I’m still near Baltimore, but I’m switching to my creative writing hat for the next few days. For the weekend, I’ll be meeting with 60 or so friends for lots of laughter, a little bit of talk about creativity and writing, and then more laughing. Very little sleep occurs on these weekends, so my posts next week may be incoherent. More than normal, even.
My parents headed south to Williamsburg, VA and then to warmer, coastal areas yesterday. I headed to IKEA, where I spent $5.21 on some spice jars and magazine boxes. This having no job thing seriously impedes my vacation shopping! Especially when I couple it with my desire to have less clutter. Oh well, I enjoyed walking around and looking.
I also made a Target/Grocery run yesterday. Since I’ll be in one place for five days, I loaded up the fridge with vanilla Chobani, restocked my banana supply, and bought a paring knife. (Ironically, I couldn’t get the knife out of the package because I didn’t have a sharp object with which to cut it.)
Oh, the reason I needed the knife was because I’d bought the World’s Largest Red Pear at Wegman’s last weekend. Have you ever been to Wegman’s grocery store? I don’t know where all they’re located, but I wish there was one in Memphis. Heck, if there was one in Nashville, I’d probably make a run up there every month. The gourmet/cooking types among you would love this place. Those who like to eat would love it, too.
Back to yesterday, which was also a pizza day. I thought I’d found a place that sold pizza by the slice, but I was wrong. They did have a 6″ pizza, though, so I got that. This chest congestion thingie had me wanting something tomato-ey, and this hit the spot. Especially when I chased it a few hours later with some Chobani.
Sandwiched in between the pizza and the Chobani was a good workout. This hotel has a nice workout room. They even have a weight rack, but its selection isn’t for the marginally fit gal. We have 8 pound weights, and then it jumps to 35 pounds+. Nothing in the middle. Most of my dumbbell exercises are in the 15-22.5 range, so I couldn’t do much with these weights. So I did some drop squats with the 35# dumbbell, some bicep curls with the 8#, and then back to body weights. And this beast:
I did the “glute master” workout. Ouch. And also a cool down 10 minutes on the treadmill. A father and daughter were working out (sort of) in there at the same time and kind of got in my way. But that’s okay. I think it’s good they were exercising together!
It’s a teensy photo, I know, but it’s a car with Pom Wonderful decals all over it. Someone gets paid to drive around to grocery stores and do…something. Chobani? You reading? I love to drive all over the country, and I wouldn’t mind at all driving a car with a Chobani logo on it. (Note: in addition to salary, I would expect you to keep me supplied with yogurt. Vanilla. I’ll provide the topping.)
Just down the row from the Pom car, I noticed this:
I thought this was a Memphis thing. People return their carts to the cart rack…almost. They get it to the edge, and it’s as if they just didn’t have the strength to get it all the way into the rack. The first good wind that comes along sends the carts into the side of some unfortunate car. Never theirs, because they’re long gone. *sigh*
Fearful of being detained for taking pictures of stupid things in parking lots, I returned to my car, where I spotted an interesting neighbor in the car next to mine and couldn’t resist one last photo:
It looks like he’s saying, “I’ll unlock the door when you show me the kibble.” I had to get out of there before I resorted to dog-napping. So cute!
That’s it for me this week. My friends will begin arriving today, and I’ve got to help with setting things up! Hope you all have a most wonderful fall weekend!