Saturday, February 9, 2008

I am a Hamster

For those who are curious, I've started running again.

I recently joined a nice community gym that has lots of treadmills and friendly people. Even better, they have a deal for new members so that if I work out 24 times in the next two months (roughly 3 times a week), I get my third month free. How cool! Not only do I save money, but I have an extra incentive to put in the work necessary to form the good habits I need.

Chicago 2008 is coming... And I'm planning to actually train well for it this year! :)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

been a while

I expect to start posting regularly again... :)

I was thinking about the Circ today, and realized that it has been dead (or sleeping?) for a long time now. I thought, "That's a real shame," and considered reviving it. And then I realized that the Circ did not just die--it died and became something else, like seeds do. It is the Blogs now! So now this is my humble effort to remain connected to my family despite the death of the Circ.

Today we have a snow day, so I went in to work for about an hour and a half, stopped by home for lunch, and have been at Lemonjello's pretty much ever since. I think I'm probably one of the people most hated by the employees here because I walk in with my big bag of stuff, spend a dollar or two, and then spend hours on end taking up a whole table near a plug. Today I am working on my admissions essays and some writing for AmeriCorps. Sometimes I complain to my friends about how much work it is to apply to grad school, but in reality I'm glad for the work. I'm glad to have a reason to write and think critically again.

And here's the Picture of the Day, taken last May:

Ahh summer... Does anyone miss the SUN as much as I do?? :)