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The many things on my mind to-day

9 Sep

1. It feels like wonderful glorious fall

Hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick? Don’t mind if I do!


2. I’m always impressed with the high quality of decadent food you can get at a reasonable price for brunch.

Park Bruges price fix brunch includes entree, side, and cocktail. Oh yum.


Pork belly over roasted apples and potatoes, topped with two eggs, potato souffle on the side, and a mimosa.
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3. Farewell to Schenley Plaza Kids Days for the season.

Today we saw a puppet show, made a short stop at the library to run around the kids’ section, and rode the carousel FOUR times until Mommy got motion sick and said it was time to go.


Baby Beez didn’t nap well and was tired herself. On the way back to the car, the following exchange ensued:

Baby Beez: MOM

Me: Yes, baby

Baby Beez: MOM

Me: What?

Baby Beez: COFFEE

Me: No. You’re a baby. Babies don’t drink coffee.

Baby Beez: Milk?

No exaggeration, this is what she literally said. Crazy kid.

4. I fear I’m going to be run out of Pixburg with flaming torches and pitchforks for admitting this, but…

I love going to Giant Eagle during the Steelers games. Sweet sweet silence.

5. Speaking of fall weather and da Stillerz…

I could use some chili and cornbread!

6. I’m in week 4 of the Couch to 5k program

In the past I had chickened out of C25k because keeping track of all the timing was too cumbersome. Then my friend Regina introduced me to the C-2-5k Free app, and I had NO excuse to not do it. I’m almost done with week 4 of this 8 week program, and I’m glad to say that joy of running is returning to me.

With all this jogging, it was high time to update my playlist. This is what’s currently on my running list, but I’m always looking for new tunes. PLEASE feel free to suggest your favorite workout songs!! I’m perpetually seeking new additions to this playlist.

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30 Aug

I had my fantasy football draft today.  I’m playing in a league at work, and I’m the only woman in the league.

I’m satisfied with my picks.  One of the guys signed up for some online fantasy team evaluator thing and ran all the teams through.  My team is pretty well in the middle of the pack, and that’s not bad for the beginning of the season.  I always feel like the person who starts out with the stellar team is bound to hit some injuries and suspensions and tumble.

So here’s who I’ve got (full team, not just lineup):

Philip Rivers (QB)

Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB)

Brandon Marshall (WR)

Braylon Edwards (WR)

Johnny Knox (WR)

Earl Bennett (WR)

Maurice Jones-Drew (RB)

Fred Jackson (RB)

Joseph Addai (RB)

Pierre Thomas (RB)

DeMarco Murray (RB)

Vernon Davis (TE)

Zach Miller (TE)

Sebastian Janikowski (K)

Green Bay Packers (DEF)

I feel kind of like a traitor because I didn’t pick any Steelers, and I picked the Green Bay defense (booooo!)

Just as I do almost every year, I named my team Sparkle Motion.