Rest: Life tornado

GAH! Where to start? I've gone through so much change in the last two weeks, I now find solace in the fact that my favorite TV shows are still on reruns, my dog still howls at vacuum cleaners and my car still makes that lovely crackling sound when I drive over 45 MPH. Ahhhhh, the consistencies in life; those things we can depend on for better or worse-- oh how I take them for granted. Ayways, here's the weekend run-down:
Friday: After living in my new house for a total of five days, my wonderful roommate and I decided to throw a housewarming/going-away party for Mr. Wonderful. Did you hear that? I said new house, party and Mr. Wonderful moving away all in ONE SENTENCE. That's pretty intense if you ask me.

Although our new home was void of many comfort necessities, we got it to look pretty dang decent. The cement flooring, brick fireplace and 50's style charm didn't hurt. My new boss, who is awesome, lent me some tables, lighting and drink barrels and I bought a keg of Coors Light to really get things rolling. My fabulous roommate (I need a good nick name for her.... coming soon!), made cake, cupcakes and cookies. Holy deliciousness.

To sum it up: I'd say between 45-60 people showed up throughout the night. Not only was the food delish, but everyone actually seemed to have a great time. The keg, however, was NOT Coors Light. It was in fact some gross summer/wheat/white/sweet beer that tasted more like a wine cooler than hoppy deliciousness. Bummer. Overall, it was a great night; a lot of close friends came and it ended up feeling more like a family reunion than a gathering of acquaintances.
Saturday: Headed to Tucson to help get Mr. Wonderful comfortable in the new home (he's going to law school there, in case I hadn't mentioned...). Apparently, those Tucsonians have been hiding the fact that Tucson is a whopping ten degrees cooler than Phoenix. It was seriously refreshing We met another couple (also in a semi-long distance situation) and played darts at an eclectic sports/game bar. Sadly, I have no luck when it comes to darts.
Sunday: Had an amazing run with my new Tucsonian friend. She played softball in college so she's ubelievable athletic. Very pleasant person to run with. I've also learned that Tucson is a great place to run in comparison to Phoenix. It's hilly, cooler and the air is clearer. My asthma didn't bug me at all, even though I was running at a fairly fast (moderate) pace up and down rolling hills. It was quite relieving to have a run like that without having trouble breathing. It's been a while since I had an asthma-free run. And at night? The amazing Loft Theater!!!
The Loft is an old, non-profit movie theater that looks identical to how I assume it did in its heyday. The campy movie posters, concession stand stocked with wine and beer, cheesy manikins dressed as movie stars and red velvet seating made this our new favorite spot. The theater has special showings of old classics every evening, themed nights showing certain genres of old films and a great selection of indy/foreign/awesome films. We saw Winter's Bone, and it was awesome. Go see it.
Monday: Worked a half day and headed home, only to have a wonderful dinner with Mr. Wonderful's sister and brother-in-law. It was a great end to a great weekend.

I feel like I'm caught in a life tornado, but I think it's a good thing. Everything has been tossed around and moved, but once the dust settles and the damage heals, all will be stronger and refined. Clearly, the change has left me a bit pensive-- forgive me.

Hopefully things will become more settled my mid-September, when I start training for the RNR!! Ya, I'm pretty excited.



  1. The Loft sounds amazing! Glad you've had such a great week:)

  2. That definitely is a lot going on! Lots of cool things happening though :)


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