I'm still not recovered from Sunday's race though I'm not walking like a penguin anymore so I consider that progress! I've been drinking a ton of water and tea and chocolate soy milk because I feel like I'm still not hydrated no matter how much I drink.
I feel you, goat.
We sent mom and friend off for their trip back home which is a little sad because they make things fun. We're already planning our next visit. I don't like saying "see ya" without knowing how many days until our next chance to spend time together.
Today I slept until 11:00am!!! This is completely unheard of for me since I'm usually the first one up in the mornings. My body feels like two giant hands twisted me up like a wet rag and wrung me out. I am so glad I allowed myself some days after the race to not have to be a fully functioning human being. :)
I was very jealous that my mom and friend were going to hit up Bill's Donut Shop on the way home from the airport. They are open 24 hours and their donuts are INCREDIBLE!! And so cheap compared to SF donut prices.
My legs aren't quite ready for it this week, but I am SO excited to hop back on this beauty for some commutes to work!
This weekend is Jon's company holiday party so I'm going to get a haircut on Friday! I can't decide what I want to do and I'm half tempted to let the stylist do whatever she feels like that day. I'm not picky when it comes to hair which is pretty exciting (I guess) if you're a hair stylist!
I've had a wide range of looks over the years...
The layered highlight -
The bob -
The "I don't have kids yet so I can manage really long hair" cut -
The Groupon -
The grown out Jennifer Aniston -
And the Carol Brady fliparoo -
Tell me it would be a huge mistake to try red because I don't go to the salon often enough for the upkeep.
Have you ever had an embarrassing cut?
And now for some smatterings in my head...
Prosthetics as Works of Art
Sophie Oliveira Barata created the Alternative Limb Project which turns prosthetics into beautiful works of art. She creates realistic or alternative limbs, and works closely with her clients' doctors to produce pieces that are functional as well as creative extensions of both the artist and the patient.
She creates everything from incredibly lifelike feet or hands to a sleek spiked leg or a lovely pale green porcelain limb. When you read a little about the effect Sophie's works of art have on their owners, you understand a little about what it must be like to be an amputee. Here's one quote from her site that struck me:
"My attitude to being an amputee and wearing an artificial limb has changed with time. To begin with one is very aware of being different, of being disfigured, but as time moves on one adjusts and changes perspective. In the first few years my focus was on trying to be normal, wearing clothes that hid the fact that I was an amputee, but over the years I have become more comfortable with who I am and I now embrace having different legs for different activities and different occasions. I think losing a limb has a massive impact on one’s self esteem and body image. Having a beautifully crafted limb designed for you makes you feel special."
The Urban Fisherman
He grew up in an impoverished urban area, but Malik Wilder always found a way to get on the water to fish. From a very young age, Malik's father helped him learn and understand the importance of the sport of fishing. He attributes fishing to helping him demonstrate patience, focus, and commitment to avoiding negative pressures. He founded FISH Inc. which is an organization aimed at teaching kids how to fish, and in the process help them develop skills to build confidence.
More people like Malik Wilder, please!
A Salad for Sweet Lovers
It's always fun asking other people what their dinner table staples are for the holidays. Every family is different. One family eats ham instead of turkey at Thanksgiving, while another makes tamales the day before Christmas.
No matter what holidays you celebrate or occasions that bring your family together, I'm sure you have traditions when it comes to food. In my family, on my mom's side, everyone had a specific dish they were expected to bring. One aunt was ALWAYS on potato salad and the other had to make yeast rolls. My mom usually made appetizers like bacon and water chestnut rumaki or a cheese ball. Another aunt was in charge of making gumdrop salad, which I tracked down a recipe for and is basically ambrosia with gumdrops thrown in. Looking back, that sounds like a sugar attack but when I was little it was the most heavenly side dish you could image. AND it wasn't even considered dessert so that was a major score!
I hope you have a great night! Bedtime for Bonzo here.
(Almost) daily blogger. Sober runner. Mental sh*t stirrer. Pro gender equality in tech. Family first.