Archive for March 2014

as always, new resolve

Okay, yes, I realize I have over the course of a few measly months downgraded myself from thrice-weekly to Worst-Blogger-In-The-World, but in my defense I've made another cross-globe move and lost my photographer/better half somewhere along the way. Couple that with my total inability to make anything look even marginally better than reality through a lens, and you're facing a serious photo drought, leading to an equally hapless post drought. Sorrynotsorry?

I am going to try harder, though. We'll call it a springtime resolution. (Since my New Year's resolutions have long since expired.) Also on the list are: actually keeping a marathon training schedule, actually not eating sugar on a daily basis, actually bothering to find out if these are delicious or not, and actually remembering how to decline German adjectives properly. Although seriously, maybe German should make it a resolution to not make describing things so complicated.

Aaaaand to wrap it up, voilà how I make a mess of my kitchen table (above). Wishing you all (or those of you who are left still reading) a lovely week!

P.S. Travel photos to come (!!!).

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(way late) Karneval recap!

Why yes, it is good to be young, thank you.

I think this image sums up the spirit of Karneval pretty nicely: throw on some wacky clothes, drink a few beers, spend a few beer-addled hours trading wacky items of clothing with all of your friends. Sleep, shower, repeat. Detox.

(Side note: In case you're wondering or eager to jump the gun on your plans for next year's Carnival festivities, after Rio, Mainz, and New Orleans, I'm still going to have to rank New Orleans as the best Carnival experience. Maybe sometime I'll actually even write a post about it.)

For Jen and me, detox this year means trying to break our sugar addictions. If you've ever quit cigarettes I imagine you know the feeling - constant cravings to the point of jittery-ness and constant, nonsensical streams of thought that alternate between "MUST- WANT- HAVE- NOW" and "I don't need this. I don't need you. Stupid sugar."

I broke yesterday after a 13k run and had a few spoonfuls of ice cream and a whole lot of juice, but I am forgiving myself the indiscretion and pushing forward. But at least marathon training is back on schedule - I'm starting this week with a smart new running partner and beautiful weather and sore feet. I'd be telling the biggest lie of my life if I said it's easy to stay strong through all this ICE CREAM WEATHER, but I'm excited to bust out the sunscreen because it means it's almost summer already.

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