It’s been a little over a week since I was in sunny Costa Rica, relaxing in the hot baths, sunning myself on the beach, ziplining and rappelling. So for today’s Wordless Wednesday, I’m reminiscing … and sharing some vacation photos. #SorryImNotSorry
B ziplining in Monteverde
Enjoying the Monteverde sunset
We saw toucans!
Wayyy too excited to be hands free rappelling.
Relaxing by the hot baths
boat ride to Arenal
Goats! (we later ate their cheese)
Ready for the beach wedding
My date for the wedding
That’s all for now. As they say in Costa Rica, Pura Vida!
OK, not REALLY wordless, but I’m typing very few words myself so it counts.
This is 100%, completely (well minus the actually completing a marathon part…but I ALMOST got there):
From the Oatmeal – Why I Run:
A sucker for infographics, I can’t help but share
just about every single one I see the useful ones. You can thank me later.
Here are a few awesome infographics if you like to cook/bake/eat as much as I do.
Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway through the week.
I’m officially on winter vacation! Despite a few loose ends from work I’m tying up, I’m back home in New York trying to work as little as possible, spend as much time with family and friends, and get into the holiday spirit. To help get in the mood for Christmas (while it’s 40 degrees out), I’m sharing some of my favorite holiday tunes for today’s (semi)Wordless Wednesday post. Warning – these may not be the traditional tunes you listen to year in and out. A playlist with a few of these songs, and some more, can be found here.
All I Want for Christmas Is You (Love Actually version … my favorite!)
One of my favorites from The Nutcracker – Pas De Deux
Michael Buble – Baby Please Come Home
Last Christmas (The Glee version … only version worth listening to in my opinion)
Straight No Chaser – 12 Days of Christmas
Blues Traveler – Christmas
Transiberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve in Sarajevo (Carol of the Bells) (one of B’s favorite Christmas songs)
March of the Wooden Soldiers (from one of my dad’s favorite Christmas movies, Babes in Toyland)
Baby It’s Cold Outside (Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw)
It Feels Like Christmas (from the Muppet Christmas Carol)
The Chieftains – Il Est Ne (we would listen to this album each year when putting up our tree… I swear hearing this song makes me smell pine needles!)
Weezer – We Wish You a Merry Christmas
My friend from high school, Lauren, has a blog that I read every so often. Yesterday, she introduced me to Dallas Clayton – and I instantly became enamored with his words, poetry, artwork, and messages. So for today, I leave you with some words to live by and words to love, from Dallas Clayton himself. Hey, we all need a little advice from children’s books sometimes.
I’m back from an amazing girls weekend in DC! I had such a good time laughing, drinking wine, eating, gossiping, and exploring the area with Jane and Melgar. Instead of a wrap up post — where I’d share with you details of our Friday night wine and Mediterranean dinner, Saturday run and excursion to old Alexandria, pedicure and dinner with Steve & Emily at an awesome Vietnamese place — here’s a photo collage.
I had such a great weekend – from a homemade Italian meal (thanks to Gallucci’s) Friday night, to Marine Week festivities (including checking out their live invasion of Lake Erie) and a Saturday night on the rooftop, to a Sunday Indians game with friends (thanks to Cari for the photos and Devin for taking/asking people to take them) and then Fathers’ Day celebrations. It was so much fun, but I’m still too tired to write about it. So instead? A semi-wordless Wednesday post with a photo collage instead.
A dog named “Leao” sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero on January 15, 2011.
Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. Marc Golczynski was shot on patrol during his second tour in Iraq (which he had volunteered for) just a few weeks before he was due to return home.
Two photos from 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken. If you haven’t seen them all, you must check them out. I got goosebumps and even teared up at a few photos.
I’m on vacation this week – so until I get back and have time (and motivation) to work on a full recap, here are some photos from my trip so far. And yes, as usual, it’s mostly involved food.