Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday to me!

This weekend was great. I got a belated birthday present, a grilled cheese sandwich made with bleu cheese (my favorite!), made homemade chocolate chip cookies (they were delicious if I do say so myself), ran 4 miles and went to IKEA.

My belated birthday present was . . . drumroll please - ROLLER SKATES!! I love to roller skate, I always have. SO, I skated around liberty park and was in heaven. Even though this guy in roller skates totally made me look bad as he skated and danced and sang to "No Diggity" and looked like he should have been in Roll Bounce. He is my idol. Here are my skates.

Monday, August 23, 2010

13.1 miles

Me sweaty and happy just after a run.

Well I have decided I am going to run a half marathon. THAT'S RIGHT. So now I am in training? I put a question mark, because I am not sure what that means exactly. But I am following THIS running schedule and I am doing THIS race . . . in Florida . . . in NOVEMBER! With THIS guy. I'm excited. It's going to be great. I hope I don't die. Anyone that has done a half marathon before please let me know what to expect and/or any advice to give. It is on my list of 50 things to do before I die- so as long as I finish I guess dying wouldn't be so bad.

More . . .

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cathedral Park

Pictures By Sarah Jones Mellor

Thursday, August 19, 2010

So I did it

I drove to Portland and drove back all in one weekend. I didn't bring a camera so the only picture I have to show of it is this:

We went to the science museum for free. It was mildly educational and fun. Except for the part where they showed all the dead babies (gross) and the fun house that made you feel like you were in an earthquake (Sarah got sick) and helping the two little kids build an arch out of blocks (sooo many high fives), oh wait, that last part was awesome.

We also ate so much- food carts, grilled cheese, creme brulee oatmeal, iced chai tea (shh don't tell on me). Saw two movies. Cyrus (eh) and The secret in their eyes (soooooo goooooood).

There also was a night of camping in a super small tent and we were so exhausted. We were there at Cannon Beach to see the meteor shower, clearest night ever, until we got to the beach and it was all foggy (sad face). But the camping was worth it. Even if I did smell like a pet store.

All in all, awesome trip. I got to see my favorite pregnant girl (she is ADORABLE by the way) and my favorite town. September 2011 it WILL be my home.

P.S. Sarah took tons of pictures so I will be sure to post some when I get them. Also I love rest stops, especially the clean ones.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I wish . . .

I wish that 8 hours didn't feel like 80 hours and I was already on my fun trip to Portland.

I wish I wasn't still waiting for my library book requests to be filled. It's been a month and I really want to read them.

I wish the dress I just ordered from Mod Cloth would magically show up on my doorstep today even though I only bought it yesterday.

I wish I could eat pretzel M&M's all day long and not feel like I needed to run ten miles to make up for it.

I wish every weekend was a four day weekend.

I wish I was driving to Portland and not driving back, but staying there forever and had a cute little apartment right in the city and a great job and a cute boyfriend and was living happily ever after . . .in Portland . . . Oregon. THE END

Monday, August 9, 2010

Guess what?

This weekend I am leaving this town:

To drive to this town:

To visit this girl:

And eat this doughnut: