Currently looking forward to: Visiting Traverse City over Labor Day weekend; cooler temperatures for running; and seeing some beautiful fall foliage in the coming weeks. I enjoy the transition of summer into fall.
I was also very inspired by some of the great music I heard at the Broadway in Chicago concert this past Monday. I'm planning on downloading a few new songs from 42nd Street; Carole King; and Cabaret.
Currently reading: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. It was one of a few selections considered by my book club this month. We ended up going with The Rosie Project instead (my cursory thoughts on it are here). However, I thought Luckiest Girl Alive sounded intriguing so I decided to read it on my own.
The book touches a LOT of issues. At the outset, I didn't like the main character. It was to the point that I considered DNF-ing the book! But I pushed through, and was really glad I did. The character development became more and more insightful as the story progressed.
Currently craving: Cheese-laden dishes. [Best Forrest Gump imitation:] Cheese pizza, cheesy lasagna, enchiladas with cheese, cheesy nachos, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese and crackers...
Currently drinking: Water, straight-up, maybe with a little bit of lemon juice.
For a long time, I had cut way back on my orange juice consumption (this is for various reasons). But I have to admit I am starting to revert back to my old ways here and there...
Currently experimenting with: Coconut oil. (As per usual, I jumped on a food trend bandwagon very late in the game.) Someone told me that coconut oil is terrific in pancakes and baked goods, and I definitely agree! I am a huge fan of the tropical scent, too.
Currently annoyed by: Customer service representatives who are supremely inefficient and unhelpful; and who operate in ways that are completely nonsensical. No further comment.
Currently wishing: I could go to Disney. I know it sounds cheesy (not to be confused with the cheese cravings I mentioned above). I've heard about future Disney offerings from the D23 Expo. These include new Star Wars features; the opening of Soarin' Around the World (instead of just California); and a new nighttime show at Animal Kingdom called Rivers of Light, etc., etc. It all sounds amazing!!!
I've also been getting updates about the Wine and Dine Half Marathon and other upcoming RunDisney events. Now I am wishing I was registered!
Currently in disbelief that: The Chicago Cubs hold the second wild-card playoff spot in the National League and are competing heavily for the first. I am shocked at how well they've played down the stretch. It'll be interesting to see if they can keep this up. (Never mind the anxiety it is causing Adam as a Pirates fan. He is experiencing his first-ever baseball fan conflict in Chicago!)
Can you imagine the mayhem if the Back to the Future prediction comes true???