4.16.2011

A hello to my blog

Today i just felt like typing up random things in a public venue. So here goes.

For the second year in a row, we watched all ten of the oscar best picture nominees. We saw the final one a few days ago, and just now I had us type up our individual lists- in order from favorite (#1) to least favorite (#10). They ended up being almost the same:

Mine:
1. king's speech
2. the fighter
3. toy story 3
4. social network
5. The kids are all right
6. true grit
7. black swan
8. 127 hours
9. inception
10. winter's bone


Aaron's:
1. The King’s Speech
2. Toy Story 3
3. True Grit
4. The Social Network
5. The Fighter
6. The Kids Are All Right
7. Black Swan
8. Inception
9. 127 Hours
10. Winter's Bone


Yes. It looks like we both really disliked 'winter's bone' and loved 'king's speech'. But who didn't, si?

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I recently skyped for the first time & i think it's changed my life. not a hyperbole.

Of course, meagan turning into a fish (etc, etc.) didn't hurt, either:


Skype is what i always thought of as a kid as something that would happen in the 'future'. Like, wouldn't that be crazy if we could see the other person we're talking to on the phone? Now it's happened. Ok well it happened like 5 years ago but I'm really behind the rest of the world, techno-wise.

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The past week, we ate roasted vegetables, a purple/brown rice concoction from whole foods' bulk aisle, yogurt, and steel cut oats. And a rotisserie chicken for aaron. After a week of all the goodness, we scurried to the closest Chipotle for a burrito after work on Friday. Those things are incredible. I read about how Cafe Rio is moving eastward, opening several locations in the DC area at the end of the month. At first i was like, oh but why not detroit? Then I remembered how much i love chipotle- I do think i like it best of all.

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Speaking of food, normally i don't watch what I eat that much, since I enjoy eating healthily- but i also feel no shame eating whatever i see that looks delicious (one of my favorite words, incidentally). It's why exercise exists, after all. But lately i've been reading about how bad white food is for you, the whole glycemic index thing. There's five in particular: white pasta, white rice, white sugar, white flour, white bread. As an experiment, i'm going to start limiting my intake of those 5 things (& switch to whole wheat pasta, brown rice, etc.) (excepting chipotle's cilantro-lime rice of course) and see if i feel differently. Playing with my food has taken on a new meaning.

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Today is saturday. We slept in. It is chilly. But the spring buds are awakening.