Hotel Gym, Tahoe Picks, and Milestone Achieved

Good evening! I’m chilling out at the hotel, catching up on Balanced Bites podcasts and blogs.  I am soooo happy to be going home tomorrow morning! Today was one giant blur. At the point I felt like it was lunchtime, I realized it was already 3:00! So busy.

I just finished a hotel gym workout that hit the spot:

  • 30 min Ellipical on “Random” mode, level 4, while watching “The Queen of Versailles” on Netflix. (Have you seen it? My sister Amanda recommend it a while ago, and I’m finally getting around to it.)
  • Super circuit of shoulder press, bent over rows, bench press, and bench dips, 10 reps each in 3 sets

Aaaaaand we’re done!

In between dashing from one conference room to another, I picked up another cafe lunch this afternoon:


Hot dog with sauerkraut and relish (it wasn’t very photogenic), veggies, and the nastiest diet iced tea I have ever had. Seriously, can I just get tea, without all the flavoring and crap? Tea is already a flavor!

Hulk sent me a “miss you” pick of Squish:


Crazy kid making a mess in my bedroom. Play away, my little man. You only get to be young for so long.

Last dinner in P-town was a bit of an indulgence. We went to Rivertowne, a brew pub on North Shore that has (I am told) pretty good beers. I splurged on the cornbread with whipped butter,



And some coconut shrimp and fries. The shrimp was majorly breaded and not as coco-nutty as I expected. Meh.


My dad texted some pics from our weekend in Tahoe. Obligatory happy family on a death march hike:


Squish and Grandpa:


In other news, this morning was my 200th post!


I felt like I should have thrown some confetti or something.

Time to pack and set the alarm. Gotta rise and shine early to make my flight! First class, punks!

Have a most wonderful night, and I’ll see you on the West Coast.

Who Needs Titles? [Updated]

[Update: so, I apparently forgot a title on this post. Oops. But that’s easy to fix!]

A million years ago when my mom owned a dance studio and I was forced to assisted with the “little kid” classes, we had a series of ballet warm-up songs that were all garden themed. I think the series was called “A Fantasy Garden Ballet.” Think Tendu the Tulip, Saute the Bunny, Pas de Chat the Pansy, etc. Anyway, the first warm-up song we danced to started out like, “Good Mooooorning! Good Mooooorning! It’s tiiiiiime to wake up.” Once in a while that pops in my head before I begin the day’s salutations. Anyone out there still in the dance education industry that are familiar with this series, or is it still around even?

That was random.

Anyway, good morning! I’m over here enjoying my last hotel breakfast, a repeat of Tuesday, I suppose.


Eggs, sausage, fruit, yogurt with granola, coffee, water. Boom.

It’s my last day in Pittsburgh, I head back to SF tomorrow morning. When I checked into my flight this morning, I found that I got a first class upgrade on my flight from Minneapolis to SFO. Score! Happy dance, I love having status, even if it means I spend half my life in another city.

Better shove off to the office for another big day. Are you pumped it’s almost Friday? I love heading home on Fridays.

Go make it great day!