It’s been a hot second since my last rambling post, so I thought it was time to link up again with Amanda from Running with Spoons for Thinking out Loud. (Well, to be honest, the link-up hasn’t been posted in a couple of months and I am not sure what’s going on, but I hope all is well with Amanda and in the meantime, I will keep this posting format going!)
+ J and I have been craving Thai food a lot lately (it’s my favorite Asian cuisine, what’s yours?) and I think I embarrassed myself this weekend (just a tad). We often go through the whole menu, just to end up ordering the same things again: Tom Kha soup with chicken (yum), Thai fried rice and an order of vegetable red curry. Our local Thai place makes a kick-ass vegetable curry with lots and lots of vegetable, including one that I love but couldn’t quite figure out what it was. When I finally asked the waitress, she (looked at me a little bit incredulously, because I think she thought I should have known) and told me it was bamboo. OF COURSE. Well, thing is, do YOU know what bamboo shoots actually look like when they don’t come cut up in little strips in a can? I didn’t (until I googled it last weekend). If I just saved you from a potentially embarrassing situation, you’re welcome. If you are way smarter than me when it comes to bamboo shoots, carry on. Nothing to see here.
+ I am working up my courage to actually try a cycling class at my gym. I am trying to get some other forms of exercise (besides running) into my workout schedule and I recently switched from the lateral trainer for warmup to a stationary bike. Now one of the girls at the gym that I regularly run into encouraged me to try the cycling class on Tuesday mornings. I know, my friend Tanja would approve. So, hold me accountable?
+ I was sad to hear about John McCain’s passing last weekend. You can disagree with the guy politically and personally all you want, but he was an honorable man and you don’t make your response to his death a political statement like a certain someone. [insert major eyeroll here] Just don’t.
+ The Google snooze button is saving my life right now.
+ My cousin B and his girlfriend just arrived in Seattle and they’ll be traveling up to and throughout Canada over the next couple of weeks. I wish I could have joined them on yet another adventure. It was so much fun to travel with them last fall. Also, how is it possible that I haven’t been to Seattle yet?
+ We went down to the waterfront last weekend and it was actually quite nice. There was a light breeze, there were boats on the river and everything was lit up nicely. I sometimes forget that while Sacramento is a “small town” compared to other big cities in California, we do have some landmarks that are pretty. We don’t go down to Old Town often because it feels kinda touristy sometimes, but every once in a while it’s fun, and the Tower Bridge really looks golden at night, am I right?
What have you been thinking about today?