Friday, March 8, 2013

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday!  I'm finally completely healed from being sick for close to two weeks.  What a hassle.  I don't like being down, and I really dislike taking antibiotics, although I am grateful for them. 

The antibiotics I've been taking make my mouth taste like I've been eating rusty door knobs. Not that I've ever eaten rusty door knobs...I'm just sayin'..  I have been constantly shoving these Listerine strips in my mouth one after the other to mask the nasty taste..  At one point I wondered if you can overdose on them...I'm thinking not. Since I'm still alive.

Since I've had plenty of downtime I finally decided to begin the Delirium Trilogy, by Lauren Oliver. Marcie was telling me all about it on our Mardi Gras trip, so I decided to go ahead and order the first book from Amazon.  I'm glad Amazon can ship as fast as I can read.  I knocked out the first two books in four days, and now I'm a few chapters into the last book.  The picture on Requiem looks just like my friend Catharina.  I told her so, and she said "I hope my check is in the mail because I didn't give them full rights to that photo" She's so funny.  I love her and all, but it's kinda freaky having her staring at me from my bedside table. lol (she's looking at me now) Anyway, the books are soooo super good...hard to put down.  If you liked the Hunger Games you will like this tril.  Marcie and I have been sending random text messages back and forth discussing the book, our views on it, and anticipating what we think will happen next.  Most of the texts start out with an "omg" followed by half a dozen exclamation points.  Kinda like our own little book club from Tennessee to Ohio.  She texted me at 6 something this morning to tell me she finished the last book, and I know she has already chosen what we will read next..Eeek..I guess I better catch up.

This little kitty cat of mine likes to read with me.

My throwback Thursday pic this week is my absolute most favorite picture of my niece and I.  She is so little here, and I find it hard to believe that she will be 13 next weekend. 

You know the drive-in theater I've been talking about periodically for the last year?  Well, it opens today.  All Summer straight into the Fall.  I can't wait to go.. Who wants to go with me??

Check out their website for the deets...

Yesterday I got a nice surprise in the mail.  Birchbox sent me this key chain and a thank you card for being a loyal customer.  It has a little pouch that allows you to carry a product.  I will probably carry a chap stick, or a gloss.  Did any of you Birchbox-ers receive a gift?

Speaking of bbox...have you heard the news?  Birchbox will team up with Women's Health Magazine for our April boxes.  Your box will feature products hand picked by the editors of Women's Health.  I don't know about you, but I'm pretty pumped about my April box, and my March box hasn't even arrived yet!

Don't forget to spring forward this weekend....I'm really excited for longer days.  Since taking up running last summer I got bored doing the same route over and over in my neighborhood.  Even changing it up a bit eventually became extremely boring. I found a few places in town where I have really enjoyed running.  They all close at dark, and it seems I'm always rushing to get there in time to get a good run in before the sun goes down.  It's kinda creepy finishing up a run in the dark on some of the trails, not to mention potentially dangerous. I say bring on the few extra hours of sunshine..I'm ready!

Speaking of all you ladies on my team - we have 22 days until race day.
Time to get excited...are you ready?

Friday for me time!!

I will leave you with a few funny punnies I read this week...

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary?  A thesaurus

A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

How does Moses make his tea?  Hebrews it

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore (lol)

I know, I'm a total nerd.  I hope you all have an amazing weekend...get outside and do something fun!



  1. I do love the way your mind works! Happy Friday to you, too!

  2. Stopping by from High Five for Friday- that's such exciting news about the Birchbox in April! New follower here!


    1. Hey Sara! Thanks for stopping by, and for being my newest follower!!

  3. Aww your kitty is so darn cute I can barely stand it! I am coming from the linkup and wanted to wish you a wonderful weekend - so excited about the April Birchbox!

  4. Ok first off your cat is the prettiest thing I have seen (Other than mine of course). Second I can't wait for the April Birchbox and reading this makes me more excited.
    And third, LOVE drive in movies! So fun on a summers night.
    I found you from the link up! Happy Friday!

    Beth @ Clothes & Cocktails

  5. Love that picture of your cat! So cute!!
    I haven't been to a drive in movie in a few years, but there's one near us, so I'd really like to go this spring! I think it opens pretty soon.