Happy Friiiiiiiiiiday! We made it! I am especially excited this Friday because I’ll have friends in town and have a super fun weekend ahead of me. I don’t know about you guys, but this week totally flew by – I can’t believe Friday is already here! Woohoo! Now let’s get right down to what I’m feeling this week:
I am a certified klutz and have knocked over many-a-wine glasses in my day (I’m no pro-level red wine drinker a la Olivia Pope *sigh* – how is she always surrounded by white clothes and furniture and never spills a drop?) and I saw these stemless “Saturn Wine Glasses” designed by San Francisco’s Superduperstudio and immediately thought: GENIUS. MUST HAVE. I am mesmerized by the design concept; it is so simple but literally took until 2015 for us to get there. Finally! You can basically knock your wine glass over and have it roll all over your table without spilling a drop of vino. Yup, everyone needs one.
2. A Little Incident at Alden & Harlow
Last Friday night, two Queens of the Morons showed up at this lovely, upscale and amazingly delicious restaurant in Harvard Square (the chef-owner of which, Michael Scelfo, also happens to be the brother of someone I know), and were rude, obnoxious, insulting and abusive to the staff, and refused to leave – all while loudly threatening to leave a bad Yelp review. In turn, the owner posted an Instagram photo calling them out for their bad behavior. Should Scelfo have reacted by posting a picture of them and publicly shaming them? Perhaps not. But this should teach everyone a lesson: don’t be an asshole (because just maybe, you’ll get what’s coming to you). Your servers, bartenders, hostesses, etc. are all human beings who are doing their job in their workplace. I get really fired up when I see people being treated with disrespect period, but especially when they are simply trying to do their job – so unnecessary. Regardless of what happened, I’m happy to see an owner stick up for his staff. Go, Mike!
3. Saucony Peregrine 4 Trail Running Shoes
I finally found my second half! I’m really rolling the dice here and going for it: I’m running the Rosaryville Off-Road Half Marathon in Maryland on March 29, 2015. It’s a trail half, with supposedly fun and challenging terrain that’s still beginner friendly (I have run zero trail races and only one half, so this is sure to be a fun adventure, woot!). I know better than to try and run a trail half marathon in my road-only racing sneakers, so (since I obviously need more sneakers), I just grabbed these guys. They were highly rated and awarded, with the major props given for their superior versatility and lightweight feel. I am going to have to put some serious miles in the next three weeks to (hopefully) break them in just in time for my half (the lack of flexibility in the mid-sole is going to make it a challenge to really break in, but I’m going to do my best). Even though I haven’t run long distances in them yet (keep your fingers crossed for me!), they feel pretty fantastic. And, bonus – I didn’t really feel like shelling out $130 for the Salomon Speedcross (the Caddy of all trail-runners), and I found these on sale for $69 (REI and Amazon have some deals right now).
I am obsessed with this song. This was the last song played in Sarah’s spin class this morning, and I totally CRANKED IT, and walked out of spin class with an extra bounce in my step. I added it to my running mix as soon as I got to my car after class (it’s that addicting). What’s better than an “It’s Party Time!” pump up song on a Friday? Answer: nada. You can watch the video here. When you see me standing on the couches, turnin’ clubs into houses, water to champagne fountains… (you’re welcome – I know you want this song in your head, too).
5. This Incredibly Powerful Open Letter from a Boston Marathon Survivor to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Definitely worth a read. You can read Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory DiMartino’s open letter here. Boston Strong! ❤ ❤ ❤
I hope you guys all have a great day today. I am so excited it’s Friday! Yay! What are you guys up to this weekend?? Tell me all about it in the comments. 😀 😀 😀