Sunday, February 26, 2012

Awesome workout!

I just had a great SPX workout with Dean! It was so challenging and I felt awesome during (mostly) and after. The best part, though, was the mimosas afterwards! The studio does this once a month (apparently? News to me!) and it was SO NICE to talk to people afterwards. It was really mellow and I enjoyed the conversation so much! Both classes that I take regularly are quite tough and people don't interact during the class b/c it's pretty self-driven and consuming.

I do wish that it was easier to make friends as adults. As cool as the people were, I still don't know any of their names. I was talking to Mechen about this and for me, it seems that this occurs because our lives are already so packed that to make room for more is difficult, especially when I feel I already shortchange existing friendships due to work constraints, etc.

Well, there's always next month!

Week 8 round-up!

This week, I slept in three different beds in three different places! Although I am trying to impart a degree of scandal and intrigue to my blog (perhaps in an attempt to seem more Downton Abbey-ish?), it is much more boring than that.

So, this week. T-1 week until the inservice that I feel woefully underprepared for. Le sigh. It's hard to motivate when I did so well last year but I keep trying to remind myself that the reason I did well because I studied all the FREAKING TIME in February. Oh, well, no time like the present to make up for it. Apart from posting this update, going to Pilates and maybe...watching the Oscars red carpet?

I also house-sat at Suzi's place in Coronado. It was great to have such a short commute. I didn't bike around as much as I wanted but we walked around "downtown" on Orange St near the Del. Leroy's Lounge (or Le Roy's, according to Mechen), has great food and drink although I'm really averse to the name Leroy for some reason.

Brooke's 31st birthday was on Thursday and we had a pre-party in a Hard Rock Hotel suite followed by Cafe Sevilla's salsa lesson/dance Thursday. It was really a LOT of fun. I fell off my healthy eating/diet bandwagon hard thanks to Sprinkles cupcakes but I got right back on the next day. I really need to figure out a way to manage nights out better!

Ok, off to read one more Oto review article before going to Pilates.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Product Placement!

Oh my gosh! I found a new love! Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter. I bought two today in Plum and Candy Apple!

I was at the Exchange today and have been on the lookout. Embarrassingly, it was the ad that really caught my attention because Emma Stone is the face of the campaign and I really like her look plus our coloring is similar so I feel like I can gauge which colors may work.

The two colors I've bought both look really good. The feel is sort of like a buttery chapstick and not sticky at all. It feels like it would rub off quickly which makes me lick my lips and accelerate the process. The plum is more appropriate for work and the candy apple for outside due to its more pronounced color. Nothing is as ridiculously thick as my MAC matte red, but I feel like the lip butter is a good compromise as a day red as opposed to a slightly overdramatic, nighttime color.

I've tried several types of lip color- Burt's Bees, CoverGirl lipslicks, Nars lipgloss and this by far is my favorite. I like the feel, slightly heavier color and the price!

Week 7 recap

Hmmm, at some point, my erratic blogging scheduled caused me to drop a week in my weekly recaps. All the information has been included thus far. I do tend to lose steam with ideas and themes but I do want to continue this format so...

Mechen and I had a great time at the Pearl. The room was nice- clean and pretty budget, but it definitely makes the retro theme work. We went to Jimmy's All American Bar and Grill for some late afternoon day drinking followed by dinner at the Pearl. Our food and drinks were pretty good. The next morning, we went to the Mission for brunch which was delicious! I definitely missed that place. They have some great Cali-Mex breakfasts. Mechen got Los Locos which included egg, beans, potatoes, cheese, sour cream, avocado and flour tortillas. It was DELICIOUS! I had strawberry-banana pancakes. We traded our plates back and forth but next time at the Mission, I may forgo the sweet part of our usual sweet-savory brunch pairing.

This past week was pretty great in the OR. I really have been feeling pretty good with my skills and even better, I feel like I'm always picking up a few tips and tricks. This past Friday, I got to repair an orbital floor fracture with a KLS resorbable plate and it was AWESOME! I did the whole approach and plate placement myself!

Last night, Mechen, Brady and I went out to Leroy's Kitchen and Bar. Or as Mechen calls it, "Le Roy's." The food was pretty good. Delicious clams and a beat salad were the definite highlights. The grilled cheese and tomato bisque dish was good but SO TINY! Mechen called it a sandwich for elves. It was a little frustrating. But very good. Mechen had an artisan sausage he liked and Brady had a pretty good mac 'n' cheese. All of the dishes were tasty, but we all definitely had our preferences although I think the clams were #1 for all.

Today is SUCH a lazy Sunday. I went into round this morning and have been quite bummish today. Mechen and I are house-sitting in Coronado and we're going for a bike ride later.