The working out every day for a week thing didn’t go so well, but, realistically, I knew that going in. I almost didn’t go to the gym tonight because today was super annoying and work has been (and is going to continue being) super stressful. Then I realized that what I needed more than anything else was to get to the gym. Get some endorphins pumping. It was a good call. I walked/ran for about ten minutes, then headed into yoga. The little hispanic lady was teaching, and it was super laid back tonight, not very strenuous, which I don’t think I could have handled. It was amazing. I feel AMAZING. Ready to tackle the homework I have tonight. Ready for work tomorrow. Ready to catch up.
On a COMPLETELY different note, I went to Sacramento today. It sucked, but coming home I discovered that about 45 minutes away is SIX FLAGS DISCOVERY KINGDOM. AND that a season pass is only like $5 more than buying a ticket at the gate. GUESS WHO’S GETTING A SEASON PASS. Oh yes, it shall be mine! I am SO excited about this. AND apparently, there’s ANOTHER amusement park EVEN CLOSER! This will be awesome!
I also spent a good portion of today talking to our mechanic about cool places to visit & hang out around here, so I’ve got a few ideas in mind for excursions and road trips. Yay.
First, I want to make a note regarding my best books of 2009. These five books were my ABSOLUTE favorite books that I read last year, but it was very difficult to narrow the list down to just five. I read so many great books last year, and I would pretty happily recommend any of the books on my 2009 list. I also really liked A Northern Light, The Lovely Bones, The Demon’s Lexicon, Rampant, Graceling, etc etc. I think the only books I really DID NOT like where Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes and Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.
Second, I splurged some and bought myself a fancy new phone. It’s LOVELY. It’s the Verizon Droid, and it syncs with my Gmail and Google calendar, so I can set alerts on my phone to remind me of assignments and stuff, which I think will be helpful for school this semester. I’ve also got my school email set up on my phone, so I really won’t be able to “forget” about school this semester. Plus I’ll be able to upload pictures to Flickr and even update my blog from my phone. I’m pretty stoke about all the possibilities this phone has. Now, I’ve just got to get my bluetooth synced.
Tonight, tonight I have big plans. Cross Canadian Ragweed and Randy Rogers Band are playing in San Francisco. I am so excited for this show. It’s been about a year since the last time I saw CCR, and I’ve never seen Randy Rogers. It’s a great pairing, and I’m sure it’ll be a great show. I cannot wait.
I am going to start composting. It’s going to cut down on some of the waste I produce, not to mention the stuff I can collect at work: coffee and filters and redonkulous amounts of paper waste. Plus, it gives me something to do with all the dead leaves on my patio besides bagging them up for the trash.
I am REALLY excited about this. I can pretty much put anything in my compost pile and make the very best … dirt? mulch? fertilizer? something! for my garden! My future garden!
I’ve kind of always wanted to garden, especially in the past couple of years, but I’ve never had the room or time or energy or motivation, so it kind of always just fell by the wayside. But now! I have dirt! Good dirt! And earthworms! And a pre-exisiting rosebush! And possibly ivy! And Sookie my succulent! (Say it like Vampire Bill: Suh-kay (that show is like 50% more awesome if you dub everything Vampire Bill says into Foghorn Leghorn voice. Just try it.))
I went to Lowe’s tonight and picked up some supplies: a trash can for my compost pile, pruning shears, gardening gloves, a little shovel, a watering can and several plants, including Camilla the camellia bush and Butch the blackberry bush. I’m hoping to get the bottom part of the garbage can cut off or a hole put in it or something, so my compost pile can commune with nature, tomorrow, and I’m gonna get to planting on Saturday! Also, I would like to plant some birds of paradise, but I’m not sure how they’ll do here or even how to take care of them. I’ll have to do some reading about that.