Friday Favorites! – (9/19/14)

by Her Happy Balance on September 19, 2014

This has been quite a busy week! My little break from work and school is about to end, and I wanted to make sure I used this last week off wisely. Lots of organization and cleaning took place – living a crazy life over here! I don’t know about you guys, but I feel so accomplished when I’m getting rid of old clothing and knick knacks and straightening up the house. Having things in order just makes me feel much more relaxed – must be the type A in me. Anyone else get anxious when there is too much clutter? In any case, aside from getting my life together, there were plenty of favorites from this week. I’m sharing those today and linking up with Heather and Clare. Happy Friday, friends!

Favorite #1

Gone Girl book

I’ve heard so many people rave about the book Gone Girl, so my neighbor was kind enough to let me borrow it. I am about 100 pages in and I am already hooked – I’ve just got to know what happens! It was made into a movie which is coming out in just a few short weeks, so I’d love to have the book finished before then. I’m thinking I’ll have it finished in the next week. 

Favorite #2

  grad school ecard

This past Monday I had my graduate program orientation. I went in and got to get my school ID, check out the buildings I’ll be having classes in, walk around the area a bit, and meet the people in my program. There’s around 20 of us spending the next couple of years together. I’m really hoping I make some new friendships that last. Once you leave college it seems like it’s difficult to make adult friends aside from coworkers. Everyone in my program seems really nice, along with the teachers, so I’m excited to get to know them and start studying something I really care about. As a welcome gift, the teachers gave us all measuring cups with our school logo on them – guess it’s official, I’m devoting my life to food! Mostly healthy food…mostly ;)  I’ll share more about what classes I’m taking and how I’m liking everything sometime next week. Fingers crossed that the first day goes well!

Favorite #3

I am a little bit obsessed with the song “Stolen Dance” by Milky Chance. Whenever I hear it come on the radio I totally do the awkward car dance – you know, the one where you belt out the lyrics to yourself and flail your arms around a bunch while trying to keep your car in your lane. I am actually sitting here dancing in my computer chair to it as I type this up – it’s so catchy!

Favorite #4

RnR philly

Oh and um, apparently half marathon weekend is here. Someone, hold me – pretty please!! I’m excited and nervous and I hope to use those jitters and the adrenalin to energize me and keep me going. I’ve trained hard and I know I can do it, but I’m still anxious about running an official half marathon race. The weather for Sunday is predicted to be a warmer day in the mid 80s – I’m hoping the sun and heat can hold off until the afternoon. I’ve been getting spoiled running in fall-like temperatures. I just can’t wait to have that finisher’s medal around my neck and a beer in hand.

And on that note – cheers to the weekend! Hope you all have a great one! If there are any Philly runners doing the half this Sunday, I would love to have a blogger meet-up! Or if any reader’s want to come and cheer me on / make sure I’m still alive, I’ll be the one with the tomato red face and hopefully I’ll be panting at the finish line!!!

Thoughts??
What’s your favorite song to do karaoke to? I love to sing, but I’m lame and refuse to do karaoke. 
Any races on the agenda for you this weekend?
Are you going to go see Gone Girl when it comes out in theaters? The book just always seems to be better than the movie…

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