OBSESSED with "Serial." The podcast is a spin-off of "This American Life," a long time favorite of mine, and looks at one-story — a 1999 murder case — over its season. It's been popular from the start, a fact some of you were probably hip to, and incredibly addictive. I've binge listened to the available episodes — so much so that I find reasons to drive just to listen. I'm on No. 8, "The Deal with Jay," and will be lost when I'm caught up.
SAD that my lunch is gone. In what was probably an excuse to listen to "Serial," I decided to venture just a bit outside downtown and go to one of my favorite spots for an udon bowl. Udon noodles, shredded carrots, bean sprouts, cucumber, basil, peanuts, avocado and crispy pork belly. My friends, it doesn't get much better. If you ask why the pork belly, I ask you why not. The spot has more healthful offerings, depending on your definition, but its known for its duck and pork belly. I usually go for the duck but getting the pork belly allowed me to pay with cash.
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CONTEMPLATING running the Gingerbread Pursuit next weekend just so I have a reason to wear the new SOM. My pair is already on the way — it's just a matter of choosing where to wear them. The race is 4 miles and the extended forecast is reasonable, which are two big pluses in the pro column. However, as Mark stressed, I can participate in the event but I can't race it. It might be challenging mentally and physically to take part when I'm not at my best.
ENAMORED with my boys. I might have been a teensy weensy bit disappointed that Baby X is a boy but I quickly got over it when I was reminded just how sweet of a child I have. A child who is a boy. Miles is very complimentary, telling me that my freshly painted nails are beautiful or that I look pretty today or that he loves me. He doesn't hesitate to give hugs and will enthusiastically tell me to, "Watch this," as he gives me a huge squeeze.
Mark isn't so bad, either. Filed under the "we've been married long enough" category, he surprised me with an early Christmas gift — a new quilt and shams for the bed. I've never liked the duvet and cover we got as a wedding gift (hassle and a half) and our sheets have seen better days. The new set is like a makeover for the room!
PLANNING to run tonight. In a sly move to maintain my sanity over the holidays, I'm skipping dinner with the in-laws (Mark and Miles will go) and running with Denali. A bit of quiet time (or time with "Serial") will do my mind and body some good. It looks like the #RWRunStreak is on ... for now.
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