Book it!

I wish we had Book it!  for adults — or, I don’t even know if it is still around , but if it were I would be racking up on Pizza Hut pizzas.

I just love reading. It’s so much better than a T.V. episode or a movie in forms of entertainment. It captures my attention longer because it usually takes me way more than 30mins to 2 hours to read a book. Plus, a book allows me to make up a unique story in my mind with the unwritten characteristics for the characters and settings.

When I was reading Harry Potter, I envisioned the characters slightly different than the ones they picked for the movie. I even pronounced Hermonie differently. I was able to take the story and make it my own and have an emotional connection to the book that no one else had. Sure, there were shared experiences from things explicitly stated in the book, but for the things not completely described, my imagination could run wild and create a more enriching story.

I love the way books engulf, the way they transport us from our surroundings when it’s a rainy day or a bright sunny summer afternoon.

I wish I could be engulfed while munching on some hot Pizza Hut pizza too.

Heyyyy Jonah

I just love it when people turn away from eating junk and not being physically active to looking good and healthy. I just want to highlight Jonah because he looks sooo good now. He’s even maintaining his new lifestyle from what I can tell from his tweets. He’s not going to be one of those stars that loses the weight and then packs it all back in. Plus, his career is taking off now too. There’s Oscar buzz surrounding him for his performance in Moneyball with Brad Pitt and he has a couple cool projects coming up.

Keep it up Jonah!

Used books tell tales.

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I finally got it! The book I’ve wanted since 2006 when my love affair with Wicked began— Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. I was making a visit to my local library to turn in some books and pick up some ones that I had on hold when I looked through their $1 used books and found it!

I love used books because not only are you getting a book that contains a story, but you’re getting a book with a story of its own. Having been exchanged with an infinite number of readers. It has its own history and life. I just love feeling the heartbeat of a book life well lived.

I particularly like this book because the pages are green:) how fitting. The story that I know from the play is filled with integrity by standing up for what you believe in no matter how unpopular it is, passionate love, and friendship. I can’t wait to read the book version!

No mas manic Mondays.

It happens every week. A couple of days after the greatest day of our week lives, Friday.  We have so much fun getting to Friday because of promises of freedom for a night and two whole days, but when Sunday night comes around it brings tension and anxiety because we have to get back to reality. Mondays cut the fun short.

What if they didn’t? What if we had “Cheers to the freakin’ weekday!” —Rihanna. The fun doesn’t have to stop with Sunday, it could spill out into the week!

Monday doesn’t have to bring us down if we plan something after work. Likkee a happy hour, going to a play, an hour venting session with a friend because your boss said ___________ or you did _____________ ( fill in the blank). Donno if that last one would be considered fun, but it may make you feel better : D.

Everyday has the potential to be a funday and packed with activities or for alone time. I’m going to make a commitment to not let Mondays get me down, but keep the fun of freedom going!

 

Whose line is it anyway?

Today I did an Improv Workshop with Washington Improv Theater. It was so fun! I felt like I was a kid again.

We did a couple of exercises that I really enjoyed. In one, we started in a line against a wall, one person  acted out doing something in front of the group , the person next to them in the line would enter the scene and say “ Hey, What are you doing?” , the original person would tell them something that they weren’t doing and that other person would have to act it out and so on.

For example it would go like this:

Person 1: Acting like they are driving

Person 2: Hey, What are you doing?

Person 1: I am brushing my teeth

Person 2: Act like they are brushing their teeth

It would go like that until everyone went.

I learned that to do improv well, you can’t think about what you’re gonna do next. You just do it when prompted. Basically you’re not supposed to think, just do. So freeing and fun. I’d definitely recommend giving it a try. It’s a huge stress reliever and has the potential to be euphoric fun.

Getting in shape is as simple as GTL.

Say what you want about the cast of Jersey Shore, but they have working out and looking good — er their definition of looking good down to a science. Gym, Tan, Laundry. It’s so simple, and they look forward to it. As soon as they hoped back in to the U.S. from beautiful Italy the only thing on their minds was fine me a gym, put me in a tanning bed, their clothes were probably dirty and wasn’t ready for partying so , get me to a washer and dryer machine!

A working out/looking good regime needs to look like that. Something you can’t wait to do even if you just jumped off a plane from beautiful Italy. If you love dancing, find a Groupon or so to a few studios and sign up for their intro classes. If you love yoga, like me! , start off with their intro class just to get in to it. You gotta ease into it. If you get the big class package and miss a few classes you’re gonna get discouraged.

Find you’re form of Gym, Tan, Laundry and you’ll be on your way to getting in shape!

Who to fly with. Where to stay.

I just wanna talk about a great experience I had with two companies this weekend and a bad one.

First up, we have Delta. I liked them because they make every effort to make their customers happy. I was sitting by the check-in desk and the stewardess was working hard to make sure families were sitting together. They also came in 15 minutes early for my flights. They are great with customer service as well as being efficient.

Country Inn & Suites had fresh baked chocolate cookies in the afternoon and 24 hour hot cocoa , tea, and coffee. Nuff said.

Continental however came in late each time requiring me to run to my connecting flights. They only served drinks and their planes had limited leg space. When I showed up for my flight, the plane wasn’t even there, 20 minutes before we were supposed to leave! They just didn’t seem very efficient to me AND they don’t even have a Twitter handle! Tisk tisk [ It was later discovered after posting that Continental was bought by United so their twitter handle is @united]