memeguy-com:

There is no good and evil there is only power

memeguy-com:

There is no good and evil there is only power

I’ve been meaning to find an easy and efficient way to practice my Spanish (porque podría haber un viaje en mi futuro y ha sido como… seis años? que he practicado mi español ardientemente), but until recently, I’ve been super lazy about it.

ANYWAY. Last week, I saw that someone had reblogged a post about duolingo, a free and crowdsourced language-learning web- and phone-app. My hopes weren’t too high for it, but I made an account anyway.

YOU GUYS. It is so awesome. And I mean… it’s no news to anyone that’s been here longer than five minutes that I am a total dork, but I am seriously so smitten with this approach to language learning. Granted, I have a very strong language base, but the format and interface seem (to me) to be very conducive to and accommodating of various learning types/styles. I think beginners would find the environment favorable and, dare I say, fun.

If you happen to be on there, too (or if you decide to make an account), you should come find me.

(Also, as is evident from these screenshots, duolingo clearly knows me well. I now know how to say everything I need to say. Gold star, duolingo.)

I didn’t bring enough food with me to work, so when I got home, I was ravenous. You understand the constant need to feed, I know, so you do not blame me for making myself supper at 5:30. Really, I should have just made a singular piece of toast and headed out for W2D1 (3x [15 min run, 1 min walk]). Instead, I ate 3 eggs and a bunch of sautéed broccoli slaw and two slices of toast. I waited an hour, but it wasn’t really long enough. I may or may not have thrown up in my mouth after the second interval; you’ll never know for sure.

Anyway, just as I was about to head out the door in my t-shirt to enjoy a crisp 55F/13C run (do you like that I convert the temperature for you?), I realized that the weather report had lied. Either that, or my house falls into a mathematically impossible zone wherein it can rain given a 0% chance of precipitation.

Cue about face. Cue warm Patagonia quarter-zip instead of cotton tee. Cue reflective gear. Cue rear-blinking light. Cue headlamp. Cue sexy.

Anyway, I covered 3.99 miles in my 48 minutes, and I was annoyed that at one point I had stopped to tie my shoe, losing me precious seconds and at least one one-hundredth of a mile. (Because not tying my shoe would have been totally rational.)

I’m getting really cold sitting here in my wet clothes, so I’m going to go draw myself a hot lavender bubble bath, climb in with Emma,* and reshave the parts of my legs that I missed this morning before I had the benefit of corrective lenses.

First Monday is almost over. We did it.

jbizzle329:

Who will do this with me?

Utah.

jbizzle329:

Who will do this with me?

Utah.

I have no idea what you searched for to wind up here, but this feels a little awkward to me. Do you feel it, too?

I have no idea what you searched for to wind up here, but this feels a little awkward to me. Do you feel it, too?

Quotable.

The Film Lover Challenge a.k.a. Couch Potato Challenge. List 15 movies that you love as fast as you can! Then tag 5 humans. Non-humans are okay too.

I was tagged by the eloquent ladyofthehouse (who, dare I say, has very good taste in film!).

  1. Amélie. You don’t have bones of glass; you can take life’s knocks.
  2. The Matrix. MORPHEUS IS FIGHTING NEO.
  3. Willow. See this acorn? I’ll throw it at you and turn you to stone!
  4. Mean Girls. Is butter a carb?
  5. Heathers. Well, fuck me gently with a chainsaw.
  6. Fried Green Tomatoes. TOWANDA!
  7. Serenity. I am but a leaf on the wind.
  8. The Fifth Element. Big badaboom.
  9. The Shawshank Redemption. You know what they say about the Pacific? They say it has no memory.
  10. The Cider House Rules. Goodnight, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.
  11. Seven. What’s in the boooox?!
  12. Me and You and Everyone We Know. You poop into my butt hole and I poop into your butt hole… back and forth… forever. ))><((
  13. Jurassic Park. Life found a way.
  14. Jumanji. There is a lesson you will learn, sometimes you must go back a turn.
  15. State and Main. It’s not a lie. It’s a gift for fiction.

Tagging: usualchatter, shesaystomato, bourbonandabrunette, thunderstand, trivialbob

Happy First Monday!

It&#8217;s a crisp autumn morning here in the Salt Lake valley.

With my honey oat bread sliced and stored, I am off to have breakfast with The Mormon and hunt for snow.

Happy Sunday!

It’s a crisp autumn morning here in the Salt Lake valley.

With my honey oat bread sliced and stored, I am off to have breakfast with The Mormon and hunt for snow.

Happy Sunday!

Kitchen Tips/Tricks + Recipes

A few people have complained to me recently that they can’t find a certain food-related post that I made, whether it be a tip about cast iron or a banana bread recipe (spoiler: I have never posted a banana bread recipe). In an effort to make your lives easier, I just spent a good long while going through my archive/tags and organizing my food related posts.

If you’re looking for a specific recipe and can’t find it, it’s likely that I only ever posted photos and never the recipe. I’m lazy. Let me know, and I’ll transcribe it from my notebook for you.

Cheers!

I had a more detailed post of my day/run, but Tumblr ate it. Cliff notes:

  • 56F/13C and rainy
  • puddle splashing
  • police chase
  • honey oat bread
  • caramel cups

I think I wrapped up Week One nicely, too.

Week One — 4x (10 min run, 1 min walk) + 1 min run [because I like cleaner numbers]

  • Day 1: 3.30 miles (13:38 pace)
  • Day 2: 3.63 miles (12:24 pace)
  • Day 3: 3.85 miles (11:41 pace)

I’m happy with my progress so far, anyway. Not a bad first week back.

Please tell The Fox that I can’t send Oreos — I made them with real buttercream, so they would spoil. If Jess allows it, I can send you some of her caramel cups, though. I don’t think she’d mind…? (Jess — speak now or forever hold your peace.)

Thanks again for the shirt — it’s no Northface baseball tee, but it does the job.

Love and jackknives.

notjuststrongforagirl said: If you won a trip to space, would you go? Why or why not?

Oh! One more from last night.

As someone who is forever fascinated by earth-observation, I can’t see a more unique opportunity than being able to view The Blue Marble from above. Absolutely, yes. I would go.

Probably wouldn’t pass the rigorous physical tests, though, so I’ll find my own way.