Thursday, January 12, 2017
Man, a whole heckuva lot has been happening over here. The snow is finally starting to fall now and then. The nation is fixated on politics. Ahhhh. Here's a look around the web:
Outdoorsy - Bike Packing Adventures over at Yeti Rides
Political - President Obama's Farewell Address
Political - Trump Press Conference (Fact Check, NPR)
Surfy - Riding Waves With GoPro
Style - The Golden (Globe) Guys
Style(?) - Are Chokers A Thing Again
Shoes - I Actually Wanna Pair of J's
Motorcycles - Victory Octane Turned Into Flat Tracker
Friday, January 6, 2017
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Home for the holidays this year and enjoyed the couple of days spent with my family. As you can make out from some of these pictures, the temperature was relatively warm for this time of year. The lake was not fully frozen, so no ice skating this time around.
We overdosed on sugar and sweets and introduced my dad to the joys of Netflix. By the time I left on Monday morning, he was on the final episode of Stranger Things.
I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!
Friday, December 16, 2016
Inspired by this blog, I decided to put together my own list of things I want to do and carry on through the new year. Don't call it a resolution. It's good to reflect and remind yourself of what you want/should/need to do.
1. Read more. It's that simple, but somehow the hardest thing for me to make time for lately. I have a stack of books piling up at home and so many more on my wish list, yet I find I'm distracted by electronics and excuses. Needs. To. Stop. ::insert crosses arms girl emoji::
3. Build a better commuter bike, increase activity, & acquire *summer bod*. My current bike commute, when I'm not being weak and driving, is a 10 mile round trip adventure. It's a very easy ride and relatively flat. I come from just north of Center City Philadelphia (Fairmount) to deeeeeeep South Philly (Navy Yard). It's manageable and makes me feel so productive and alert. For 8 years I've been riding a very dependable fixed-gear bike. I'm certainly keeping her for quick jaunts, but these legs are achy and they just wanna freewheel! Oh, the frame I have was gifted from a colleague: Schwinn Circuit.
4. Learn more, solve problems. Some of you may know I've been tackling a second undergrad degree, very slowly, at night, in Civil Engineering. There have been road blocks and schedule conflicts, but I'm going to keep on chugging. Take classes when I can and read more when I can't. This is kinda like #1, but still a goal I have to remind myself of periodically. About halfway there...
5. Be relentless. Just attack everything with all I have and be tenacious. Nobody is going to do it for you. Be fierce and achieve your goals. Aside from Beyonce, these pictures represent the kinda fierceness I'm aiming for.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Keeping it classic with this guide. Retro hats, helmets, socks and shoes. This Christmas, get something for someone that'll never die with the trend of the day. And if you're looking for a Christmas-y craft to get you into the spirit of the season, try making your very own Pomander! I hold these near and dear to my heart ever since my grandmother used to sit us down to make them at the kitchen table every winter.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
I'm going cross country skiing next week and I'm getting all antsy with planning and logistics. Here's a list of things I'd be into this holiday season. Hope my dad is reading this because baby can't afford to buy herself a Leica this year,
Nigel Slater Cookbook
Weyerbacher Merry Monks Beer
Cross Country Ski Package
Black Watch Shirt