The weekend high: fun in Williamsburg.
(via Alison’s instagram)
The weekend low: Monday morning.
Definitely need to start taking better care of myself.
I only went to the gym twice this week. Both times were at 6 in the morning. The only thing that could get me out of bed that early is Spin Class. Well that and maybe this. This song is one of my favorites…perfect for getting ready for the weekend!
I wish David Guetta would make magical popstars in his basement in real life. So many hits! So yeah, this is my jam right now, even when I’m forced to sprint on a spin bike.
Schmidt knows what I’m talking about:
Also some links:
My new BOOKLIST for the library: dead girls talking to from the grave. Is anyone surprised that there are a lot of books about this?
I’m getting really good at Pinterest…are you guys my friends yet?
I was telling RV about my dream birthday plans, which involves a Hamptons house, white flowy pants, some girlfriends and Cougar town-esque goblets of wine. So essentially, I want to live in a Nancy Meyers movie. RV shook his head, rolled his eyes and asked my why I like acting like an old lady.
He might be right, some of my favorite magazines are More and Oprah, I’ve already written about my love of memoirs about older ladies who find themselves, and my newest book:
Bobbi Brown: Living Beauty, a beauty book for ladies over 40. WHY DO I LOVE THIS BOOK!?! Well Bobbi Brown is a genius, the women in the book look younger than me AND it features interviews with some of my favorite celebrities including Vanessa Williams, Marcia Gay Harden and MARY STEENBURGEN. God, I love the Steenburgen.
So I don’t know what is with my fascination of women of a certain age. Maybe because I think that they have their lives together, and they get to spend there time gardening and sitting on a porch swing at their bungalow by the beach. I have a feeling I’m in for a rude awakening in 15 years or so.
Over a plate of homemade pancakes my friend Zita and I talked about running a 5K. Now Z has done this before but the last time I tried to run any kind of distance longer than to the train was in high school when I was FORCED to join the cross country team.
But I’ve been hitting the gym lately, and 3 miles or so doesn’t seem too out of control. And I’ve got the library to back me up. If you are interested in running, try the call number 796.42. I’m going to try this training schedule from Hal Higdon’s website. Oh boy…wish me luck!
So I was talking to my friend Red Vines the other day about going to the club and he was skeptical that I could hang. Clearly he didn’t know me in my college days when I was prone to stage rushing and some crazy solo dance artist moves.
When I was in Miami I went to a club where the front was your typical top 40s and 80′s dance club. But the back was more like this:
Yes, I felt like Sarah in Save the Last Dance but I think I held my own. And I didn’t even have a shiny pink triangle top!
Just a quick note that I’ve started a Pinterest account for my library branch. You should friend it! Or Join it…or follow it? Whatever you do with Pinterest . So far I have boards on Books in the News, Books you should read, Librarians and Libraries, and the Mulberry neighborhood. So follow it if you want to get little bites of whats going on in the library world.
OMG OMG I can’t believe I am telling you this, but I’ve never read anything by Toni Morrison, ever! What?!? I was an English All-Star in High School, a Comparative Literature major in college and, you know, I work in a library and am constantly shelving books by Morrison. I’m not sure why I let this slide, I was busy reading books by Caribbean writers in college (and romance novels, lets be real) and she is a writer that I always think…oh yeah…I’ll get to that eventually.
But the time is now! Especially after I read a great article about Morrison in New York magazine, where she talks about growing up in Ohio, the aftermath of her groundbreaking Nobel Prize in Literature and her newest book, Home which is about a Korean war veteran who is on a quest to save his sister.
I was able to do everything I wanted in Miami: tan, sleep, get massages, and drink margaritas. I spent a lot of time at the beach and the boardwalk. And the pool…gotta love a great pool.
I didn’t know much about Miami before I went there. My only experience with the city came from the Will Smith song and what I saw on the second season of Jersey Shore. But what I found was a very continental city, with beautiful Art Deco buildings and the clearest water I’ve seen in the states. I really loved it there and I hope to go back someday, and maybe do some of the touristy things that I missed because I wanted to lay on the beach all day.
What? Its May?!?!
So in May I think about all of the resolutions that I had in the beginning of the year…the ones that have stuck and then ones that I’ve lost along the way. And then I try to start over. This year I’ll be able to take stock on the sunny beaches of Miami!
That’s a good place to make life plans, no?
So I’ll be gone on Thursday and I’m coming back early on Sunday, which was a really bonehead move but what can you do. But don’t worry. I have some more library stories to tell you before I go.