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September 21st

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A few reasons I am grateful this week:

– Time away with friends to recharge has left me invigorated and ready for change.

– Tri training is going exceptionally well. I am feeling stronger every day and it is making me so happy, I feel like I’m radiating cheeriness. (Consequently, I recognize how annoying I am to be around if you are grouchy.)

– I am reading Into the Wild and happened to catch Oprah yesterday, during which she interviewed Sean Penn and the author of the book. Penn just wrote and directed the movie based on this crazy story. Rarely do I love a book so much that I crave more, but this show was like icing on the cake. This sort of sweet literary delight has happened once before; I fell head over heels in love with Wicked, only to find out it was becoming a musical, which I got to see in LA. You know you are a book nerd when you get giddy at the thought of spending more time with the characters.

– My very favorite season is right around the corner and I’m joyfully planning road trips to northern Arizona for pumpkins and leaves, baking squash empanadas, having the patience to transform my dead summer patio into a beautiful autumn garden and wearing sweaters.

– The Best of Stevie Wonder on iTunes? The smartest $8 I’ve spent in a long time. I crave new running and cycling music these days and Mr. Wonder has left me smiling and whistling along. I’m considering Enrique Iglesia’s newest CD. Any other good running tune suggestions?

– Friends who’ve expressed interest in knitting.
A. It makes me feel like less of a grannie to have such a hobby.
B. It makes me happy to see others find the meditative, spiritual side of this craft. Once you find your groove, it is relaxing and satisfying.

Three cheers for Friday!
~K

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5 Responses

  1. It’s not necessarily the best music for running (depending on if you like some background music while you think important and profound thoughts or would rather listen to something which goads your muscles into going that much further) but I just discovered Sigur Ros. All I can say is ‘wow’. My husband’s response: “I want that to be the soundtrack for my life.” So if you’re looking for something new and haven’t discovered them already, check out their stuff! PS- I’m June, too. 🙂

  2. I’m so curious about Into the Wild. I had only heard of it because parts of it were filmed here in Astoria. I didn’t even know it was a book. And now with your raves of delight… I’m itching to read it. Thanks for the great book tip Kelli!

  3. i heart franz ferdinand, the killers, shakira, and the pet shop boys for running.
    and hurrah for finding knit buddies! i can’t wait to find them here 🙂

  4. I have been battling the stereotype of being a Granny since I learned to knit when I was 18. Things have changed but I am growing into the stereotype, slowly but surely.

  5. I really enjoyed Into the Wild and another of Jon Krakauer’s books – Into Thin Air. Both kept me turning the pages and wanting more.

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