Weekend Recap

well heyyyy, friends! hope you all had terrific weekends. i packed a lot of good stuff into mine and am thankfully not too tired today, on this sunny-and-yet-warm-for-December Monday in NYC.

*running. i’m loving doing back-to-back runs on Saturdays and Sundays lately. even though Saturday was a little windy, it was still nice enough out both days to enjoy my river runs.

disclaimer: my running app was definitely not working right — it clocked my first mile on Saturday at 4 minutes, sooooo that tipped me off that something was amiss — so my pace was definitely nahhhhht 7:04. i’m just going for the distance these days, and happy with whatever pace i should acquire.

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it was back to its regular self on Sunday, however, so i was happy to be able to trust him again.
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i’m really loving getting out for runs both days on the weekends, and so thankful December has been so moderate thus far.

*partayyyy. my old roommate/good friend and her husband (he would be the catalyst for our status as non-roommates) threw a themed holiday party on Saturday night. welcome to the Hillbilly Holiday extravaganza, where Coors Light cans make lovely wreaths and no redneck gets left behind.

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i went undocumented — the best i could do was denim on denim and a trucker hat. right, so i wore what i wear 90% of the time i’m not in gym clothes or work clothes. but see those beer bottle curls? yep, i’m to thank for that styling job. 🙂

Saturday night was also my introduction to this complete mess of a hilarious disastrous crime against all things socially appropriate.

hustlei know, i know — i’m so late to this game! i can’t believe i haven’t played it before and can’t wait to play it again. it definitely leaves no offense unturned, which is hilarious to me, as i don’t get offended easily and grew up with a father who loves All in the Family. we have healthy senses of humor in the Huss house. 🙂 but i was def shocked at some of my cards — including one i absolutely could NOT put down the entire game! — and thrilled at others — including the one showcased above, which happens to be my fave nickname from some of my fab friends. i love board games anyway, but this + drinks = all kinds of insane silliness. yes please!

*movie. i watched The Giver yesterday at my wonderful friends’ apartment (the lovely married couple who gave me the above nickname and let me live with them when i first moved to NYC, to get myself settled). it’s based on the YA book by Lowis Lowry, and i have no idea how this wasn’t turned into a movie long ago. you should read the book before you watch it, if you have any intention of watching it. the storyline is cool — although everything is a post-apocalyptic world these days, isn’t it?! — and it had some cool effects and good acting, but i felt like it was missing something. it needed a little more “umphf” to really help it take off, and Katie Holmes’ horrific performance certainly brought it down a few hundred notches (but was thankfully offset by all things Meryl Streep). it wasn’t spectacular by any means, but it was decent and feel-goody and i thought the main character was very likeable and relatable, so i was invested in his fate. it also made me want to take up piano again.

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*dance. if i could have a life do-over — not that i want one, just saying — i’d make my little self start dancing from the day i could walk, and never stop. like, 24/7, every and any style of dance, til i found the one at which i excel. i absolutely love all things dance. thankfully, i have great friends who invite me to take advantage of their dance-related job perks, which landed me at the 7:30pm showing of the unbelievable Alvin Ailey dance troupe last night. !!!!!

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this was the second time i’ve seen them in the past 2 years, and it’s absolutely one of the most incredible, beautiful things i’ve ever seen. they’re a world-renown American dance theater group celebrating African-American culture and history, with a style of modern dance that blends so many other dances into it so fluidly. it’s astounding, and was the most amazing way to end my weekend. thanks, Beth!

& i’ll just leave you with this, because i think it’s lovely, and i feel it so. and i hope that you do, too.

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Highlights from your weekend?
Are you into dance? Fave type to watch live?
Seen any good movies lately?

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inspire.

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make time for the things you love most to do.

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travel. (mostly by train for me lately, skimming along beside the Hudson River on my way upstate, to people and places and things i hold most dear…but soon, by plane.)

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eat lots of veggies (and pretend you can cook!).

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believe.

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discover who you are — and do it on purpose. dare to dream, and chase it. because any new day could be the next best day of your ever-unfolding life…

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xoxo.