--I usually take my contacts out right before I shower at night because the steam kinda makes them uncomfortable. And I don't always put my glasses on right away when I get out of the shower. Well, apparently I need to because last night I put my underwear on inside out.
--The Fart Heard 'Round the World. Actually, more like "the fart heard 'round the office." No, It wasn't me!! It was the lady who sits in the office directly across from me. And I mean directly across - like, if I look up from my computer, we make eye contact. Which makes things really awkward when she decides to let out a loud, juicy, rip-roarin' fart while I'm typing away at my desk. I could see her look at me out of the corner of my eye and it took every ounce of willpower I had not to bust out laughing. Because I'm secretly I'm a 10-year old boy and I laugh at farts.
--My AC finally got fixed! Unfortunately, we had one casualty in The Great Heat Wave of 2011. My poor basil plant. Any advice on how to bring it back from the dead?
My dead basil (Please excuse the photo quality - I took it on my phone, almost in the dark!)
--This whole next week! We're spending the 4th in Sonoma then heading out early Tuesday to Chicago. I'm so excited for Nikki's wedding. Almost exactly 11 years ago, we were randomly assigned to be roommates in the dorm. Neither of us was really sure what to expect but we hit it off the instant we met and have been friends ever since. Now, over a decade later, I have the honor of being a bridesmaid at her wedding. Sometimes fate is pretty awesome.
--I've decided to take a new approach to working out. I'm changing my attitude. I typically workout because I hate feeling jiggly. It's almost like a punishment for me. I ate a lot of junk one day so I go to the gym or I feel a little extra bloated so I go for a run. The act of exercising is always triggered by something negative. Well, I've decided to start triggering it by something positive. I'm trying to focus instead on how good I feel after a workout when heart's pumping, the blood's flowing, and the adrenaline's rushing. The afterglow is my new motivation. So far I haven't necessarily worked out more frequently than before but I have wanted to workout more than before and I definitely enjoy it more than before. It's not easy - and it involves a lot of talking to myself ("You'll like this, Steph. Just do it. It's awesome!"). The new attitude is a work in progress but it's definitely progressing!
--Jessica's Daily Affirmations. Have you guys seen this video? I watched it before the bar exam last summer to pump myself up and it's just brilliant. If only we could all have the positive attitude this little lady has!!
**Couple follow up notes to yesterday's post. If you're concerned about scratching your lens, I typically keep a UV filter on mine so it's protected from potential scratches when doing the reverse lens technique. Also, I did some research (a.ka. Googling) and found a filter thread adapter made precisely for this technique!! I had no idea other people do it, too! So for under $10, you can get an adapter to actually mount the lens in reverse on your camera instead of just holding up to the camera body. I seriously wish I'd thought of this. It's brilliant. If you're interested, check it out here.