1. I finished reading Unbroken on Sunday and not wanting to start another book right away, I resorted to watching tv on Monday night. This turned into a major fail. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some good tv like LOST, Fringe, House, etc. but I wouldn’t be totally honest if I didn’t admit that I have a propensity of getting sucked into totally awful, reality television shows. I can’t help it, I have always been so anti-drama with stuff in my life that I’m drawn to watching other peoples issues.
(you may think that I’m innocently loving my eReader but it’s also quick access to trash tv via Netflix)
Anyway, I ended up watching The Biggest Loser (which I don’t think is totally awful) and enjoying it enough to add it to the DVR (even with only one more ep to go.. I know)… although the last thing I need is another show added to the DVR. This is the point of the night where it all went downhill: after, The Biggest Loser, I decided to flip over to The Bachelor which I haven’t watched in years let alone at all this season. My initial thought was to watch the proposal so I’d know what people’s facebook statuses and tweets were referring to on Tuesday morning but after the proposal I decided that I should watch the hour long After the Rose Ceremony show thingy. Haha, what’s my problem? I’m seriously THE biggest sucker for crap tv! (note: no offense to anyone who watches The Bachelor but I do consider it kinda awful.. it’s just not for me).
2. Last year at this time, I was working like crazy on probably the hardest epidemiology assignment I’ve ever been assigned, it was the week before my last “spring break”, I wasn’t running because I had a stress fracture in my heel, and it was 80 degrees in Chicago. This year, I’m still working like crazy but without homework (woohoo!), I don’t have a spring break (:(), I’m moving in a few weeks, I’m running higher mileage than ever before, and it was 26 degrees when I went out for my run this morning. Quite the contrast right? It’s funny how much things can change in one year. I wouldn’t mind a change in temperature though…
3. One of my favorite St Patrick’s Day things is Irish soda bread. When I was at Trader Joe’s last Saturday with Ian and saw they were selling loaves of it, I was so tempted to buy one, eat it, and feel like crap just so I could have my favorite Irish bread. Then I realized how stupid that would be, why get sick off of store bought bread when I can make my own? I headed to the Internet and googled every variation of “vegan gluten free irish soda bread” and bookmarked about five different recipes. I ended up choosing this one because I already had most of the ingredients and it seemed easy enough to make. On Sunday I got to baking and tasting (because nothing is more dangerous than baking a loaf of delicious bread after a 20 mile run) and was soo impressed with the recipe!
I believe I had two slices with Earth Balance right out of the oven and have had one for breakfast and dessert on a few occasions this week. I’ve also been sending it to work with Ian and even he enjoys it! I’m debating baking another loaf this weekend but I can’t decide if it’s a good idea or not. It seems to be going a little too quickly.
What types of tv shows do you watch? What were you doing a year ago?