I’m loving right now.
To celebrate getting my new kicks, I thought it’d be fun to compile a list of my favorite spinning songs from this year.
Spinning instructors out there, please weigh in on the type of drills these songs would be suited for. I could definitely be wrong!
[REVISED 12/31] And I just realized I was short one song for the 10. Oops! See that missing 10th song at the end of the list.
What do you get when you combine a beautiful venue and an amazing photographer?
Needless to say, we loved seeing all our photos when we got the full set. And even though it’s been just 2 months, I’m already nostalgic. I might do a wedding day post a little later, and maybe put up a couple more photos, too.
Plus, Emily just blogged Part 2 of our (epic) engagement shoot. That was so fun!
You know you’re a spin addict when…
- You spend more time browsing workout gear than regular clothes
- You are very attached to your special spin class water bottle (you know, the one that holds the perfect amount of water for a class, fits in the cup holder, and has a fliptop or nozzle)
- Your car smells perpetually like sweat
- Your musical taste has likely gone down a couple notches
- You mentally categorize a new song you hear as a sprint, climb, or jog. And when you hear a new song, your first thought is often “Can I spin to this?”
- You schedule important appointments around your favorite spin class
- You have taken one class earlier than 7:00 am
- You get more excited than needed when you hear a requested song played in class
- You feel elated when an instructor compliments you in class
- When a favorite instructor stops teaching your class time, your response is close to mourning
Any of these describe you? If you exhibit more than 5 of these signs, you’re surely one of us. Welcome! We are a very nice bunch.
I’m loving right now.
J Crew Matchstick jeans, especially in the “Classic Rinse” wash
Sharon Segal tees – My favorite t-shirt brand. Quite possibly the perfect v-neck. Everything about this shirt is perfect: Fit, length, fabric, the shape of the V. I like the crew neck, too, but the v-neck is perfection.
Tegan & Sara’s new album (“Closer” is a great spin song)
Buffalo Gal Organics lip balm
Flywheel – More like a year-long addiction. Review coming soon!
Page-wrapped Mason jars are done! As of Friday night.
Well, yesterday was an eventful day. I got up early, but still managed to be behind schedule, for the So Cal UX Camp. On the way, I hit a speed trap on the 60E. The kicker about the whole thing is that I shouldn’t even have been on the 60E in the first place, but stayed on the 5S. Google Maps confounded me again with their overly detailed directions. Let’s take a closer look at that fateful step:
From Google Maps: “Keep left to continue on I-5 S, follow signs for Soto St/Santa Ana/State Hwy 60 E/Pomona”
What does this mean? Well, in true Google Maps fashion (convoluted), it means stay on the 5. But in my hurry (and poorly-made decision to not carefully study the map), I read it as “Get on the 60E.” As a result, I got seriously waylaid and on top of getting that speeding ticket I was about an hour and a half late.
Anyway, So Cal UX Camp was another good event. I met a designer who told me about a crowd-sourced mapping and traffic app that she swears by. I checked it out this morning and boy, am I sold. I almost want a smartphone right now so I can start using it right away. Yes, I’m one of the few people left who does not yet own a smartphone (!)
The day gradually picked up after that stressful morning. After the event, I headed to Newport Beach to meet with a flower wholesaler and ended up booking my wedding flowers. And on the way home, I stopped by here at the Outlets in Orange for some retail therapy. I think that might be the only store where shoe shopping is not chaotic, pointless, or all-around dreadful.
Well, at least I have a pretty tuberose bouquet here on the dining table that the florist made for me to take home yesterday.
For my mom, along with a 10″ tres leches cake and over a dozen other pastries from Portos (I should have taken a picture of those, huh?)
Like my arrangement?
Trader Joe’s has a great flower selection. I like to buy 2 or 3 flower types and arrange myself, though some of their own arrangements aren’t bad either.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! This blog has been plaguing me with guilt due to my lack of updates.