SO. I decided to do a wacky 5 mile trail run tomorrow morning in Holliday Park. Am I ready? Who cares? I’m DYING to run. If I don’t make it, I can always do the free tot trot! Heh.
I tried a new recipe tonight I found in this month’s RW. Thought it’d be a good fuelly dish for the run tomorrow:
Also, is it just me or is Rocco rockin’ the bedroom eyes? He’s pweddy.
I wish I could say the same for his recipe. It was good — but not great. I felt like it was missing something. (Oh yeah, like heavy cream and BUTTER! j/k.) It’s a great idea but it just fell flat for me.
Side note: I used TJs basil garlic linguine and that was awesome.
Side side note: Linguine, fettucine; same difference.
I also picked out a new wine from TJs:
In my Cousin Eddy voice: “it was gooooood!”
The first sip really socked the insides of my cheeks! Tart at first but then finished smooth. Something more subtle underneath, like chocolate maybe? I don’t know; I’m so bad at describing the beers/wines that I try.
When somebody else says, “oh wow, this really has hints of caramel,” I’m like, “I’ll be damned; it sure does!” But I can rarely pinpoint the flavor myself. I can taste; I just can’t describe. Which is weird for a writer, right?
No matter…whatever it was, it made my face smile. I really wanted to finish the bottle but I cut myself off after one glass in the interest of not sucking tomorrow.
And, before I turn in, here’s one more issue I’m having. I want to get a new ipod because mine is the OLD OLD 4GB mini (that’s not even considered “mini” anymore) and it pretty much poops out on me every time I try to use it for more than 20 minutes (which, as we’ve discussed, is not conducive to working out at my gym.)
I won an ipod shuffle last year in a raffle that I gave it to the Mr. and he loves it. It has plenty of storage to get him through a good dozen or so gym visits before he needs to change the songs around. I thought I’d just get myself one of those when I saw they came out with a new generation of shuffle. It looked awesome – it has controls on the headphones to allow more functionality – but then I started reading the reviews on Amazon…
They are nuts! Almost every single person who reviewed gave it a big fat F. Basically 160 people repeated the same thing: the headphone controls are right next to your face; when you sweat, it gets all over the controls and makes the thing short out.
I will give a product the benefit of the doubt if it has mostly positive reviews. Just because there are a few bad reviews doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad product. Plus, you can just tell when one person is being spiteful because they hate their life, versus someone who has a valid complaint. But apparently 160 people on Amazon all agree: the new ipod shuffle sucks!
So, I guess I’m not buying one…but the OLD shuffle costs twice as much now. The new one is $60 and the old one is $100 — Apple fail!
So if I’m going to pay $100 anyway, I might as well just spring for the nano, yes?
I hate technology.