Friday, January 24, 2014

five things to share with you

Five quick things - let's go.

I have never seen the snow icon before so I was really excited. Notice that the high is 70 on Sunday, though! | Treadmill Desk | Bauer, needing to be near me to keep warm.

1) I had another lady date. For some of you guys, this is probably no big deal, but for me, it is. A year ago at this time, I had two real girlfriends who I rarely saw. One I have grown apart from in many ways, and the other has three young sons, so I rarely call her on a whim. Now I am so lucky to have friends that I can plan to grab lunch or drinks with so often. On Monday I was off work and got to have lunch with Caitlin. I love to hear about wedding planning, so she had lots of great stories for me. And? She lives close so I didn't have to drive far to see her. Win-win. When her life calms down, I am going to start calling her all the time for wine dates at the last minute. Be ready, lady!

2) The Treadmill Desk - I tweeted about spending my lunch on a treadmill desk and a few people were interested. The Dean at my school is a pretty fit guy and he saw these treadmill desks, so three were purchased for the school: one for faculty, one for staff, and one for students. The students refused to use theirs - they said it was weird and they felt like people were looking at them. So, it got moved to an empty office and I spent my lunch on it earlier this week. I brought my iPad and keyboard and read blogs and twitter. It was pretty great and I even broke a sweat. I definitely want to make it into a habit!

3) "You have serious food envy." The funniest and truest thing my husband said to me this week. It's true. If he or anyone else tells me about the yummy thing they ate, I immediately want that. Sometimes the feeling goes away and other times I stay hungry for that thing for days. It's ridiculous.

4) Scarves, boots, hot chocolate, fleece pants, and a snuggly kitty are some of my favorite things. Why does winter only exist in Houston for a day or two at a time, and why can't it last longer? I'm already missing it and it hasn't left yet, but it is definitely my favorite time of year. I don't like the sun or water so summer can stay away!

5) In Houston, if we are facing a hurricane or icy roads, the news media pretty much loses its mind and we all think we are going to be trapped in our homes for weeks. We are currently planning for icy roads on Friday morning and I would be lying if I said that all day Thursday wasn't spent looking for reasons to persuade the administration to close the building. You'll be able to tell by my tweets this morning if I'm at home with my coffee and Kelly and Michael or at work like any other day. I know, the east coast can handle feet of snow and a polar vortex; we shut down over a quarter inch of ice.

See More Good: You are probably already following Kerry's blog but if not, you should. She is doing random acts of kindness that are so sweet. And these people in San Francisco are opening a KitTea Cafe where patrons can mingle with kitties who need homes over coffee and tea. Yet another reason for me to travel to California.

If iI get to stay home for the day, I'm ordering Showtime so I can binge-watch the final season of Dexter and the most recent season of Homeland. If I'm at work, I'm definitely mad at Mother Nature. The Grammys are on Sunday and I can't wait to watch them along with the rest of Twitter. Hope you have a great weekend!

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23 comments:

  1. i had a feeling what a treadmill desk was but just to be sure, i googled it. a pretty creative invention if you ask me!

    kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  2. I want a bike desk!! And I hope you stay safe in the ice! P.S. If you want some winter weather, head on up to PA! Have a great weekend!

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  3. I freaking love the idea of a treadmill desk. That is awesome.

    So glad you have now have friends close that you can see on a whim.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. The treadmill desk is freaking genius! I want one!

    Yay for new girl friends! I need to find a few of those! I get lonely sometimes! Or a way to apparate to other cities Harry Potter style. Then I would call you up and be like "Yo girl, let's go get some of that yummy food you are always posting pictures of!"

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. One of my friends posted a picture on FB of her working at a treadmill desk the other day.

    Pretty awesome invention!

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  6. I've definitely been enjoying watching the news all morning.... so entertaining!! I love the treadmill desk. How fun. Is it easy to walk and type and things on it? And Bauer is thankful that he doesn't have to go outside!!

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  7. Yes to Dexter! When you finish it, let me know what you think. I really miss that show...

    Hope you got a "snow day" today! I haven't really been on twitter much this morning, but I hope you're home all snuggled in a blanket. I'm at work...ugh!

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  8. the treadmill desk sounds so cool! I want one now :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  9. awww thats AWESOME you have girlfriends you can just hang out on a whim now! a girl definitely needs that to sane. and those treadmill desks are kind of interesting, haha! i can see the students feeling weird about it though- it'd be too productive ;)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  10. So glad you are meeting girlfriends close to you! That treadmill desk is awesome. Hope you are enjoying a day on the couch with that ice! ;) Thank you so much for the mention! So awesome!

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  11. I really like that desk! So did you end up getting shut down?? I spent all of Wednesday, Thursday, & straight up until 5 am Friday morning praying for a cancellation for the district I work at. Seeing as it's 2 in the afternoon my prayers were clearly answered lol.

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  12. I have serious food envy especially in the dessert category. My car alerted me the other day because it had dropped into the 30's in Florida....I had never heard that chime before in my car :-)

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  13. Winter is a WHORE and you only want it to last longer because it doesn't... trust me. I'm SO sick of it and there's still a couple months left. :/

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  14. I love winter too!! The frigid cold is tough but as long as I'm able to cuddle up I'm happy!!! Also Bauer is the cutest! I love the idea of that treadmill desk. I think I need one in my office! Haha! Or, you know, I could get out of my house and walk my dog. Whatever.

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  15. I try to tell people here that winter only lasts 2 days in Houston and they look at me like I'm an alien. Freezing temps started in October/November here!
    I'm so jealous of the treadmill desk. I need that in my life.
    Happy Friday! Our chat session mid week made my whole week better. :)

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  16. The treadmill desk is so cool. I miss walking at work reading blogs like I did at west u. Your husbands quote about you is so funny, and so true. But that's not a bad thing :) you're passionate!

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  17. The treadmill desk is awesome! You work with some fabulous faculty members to buy that! Was it hard to "type and tread" at the same time? I can see myself doing something incredibly embarrassing lol

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  18. i'm a stay at home mom now, but when i was working i would have killed for a treadmill desk. how fun! found you via the linkup. new reader. yay!

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  19. Ha, I too want a treadmill desk! It's been cold for Florida, this week and people are acting crazy.

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  20. Sorry if this comment posts like 3 times. My Wordpress account is not cooperating.

    The treadmill desk looks neat! Not sure I would use it though... 1. I can't read in the car (ahem, motion sickness), so I doubt I could do this. And 2. The thought of me trying to do two different things (walk and read) at once make me think I would trip and fall and then I would be super embarressed.

    I'm glad you can do it and want to make a habit of it!

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  21. I've wondered how those desk treadmills work. It sounds like a great idea! I'd feel funny if people could see me but being in an office would be good.

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  22. And I thought standing 70% of my day was good - go you on the treadmill desk!

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