Thinking Out Loud // 03.05.2015

Hello friends!  I’m joining up again with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her “Thursdays are for…Thinking Out Loud” series.  What’s in it for me?  A brain dump.  What’s in it for you?  Total randomness!  Enjoy!

Happy Birthday to one of my college besties!  KT – even though time and distance may separate us, we will forever be close in heart and spirit.  xoxo.


Skiing at Lake Louise.  This was my second ski experience in the Canadian Rockies.  And I had a blast!!!  A couple of us left super early to drive the hour and a half to the mountains – rented our gear – and hit the slopes!  We broke mid-day for lunch and a chance to give our legs some downtime, then took a few more trips up the mountain to round out our full day!  At 3:30 pm we decided to call it quits, turn in our gear, and head home.


Girls Night Out.  One of my co-workers is without her husband and child this week, and so graciously invited me to be a dinner and a movie!  So tonight a few of us are going to the theater to see The Theory of Everything – a movie that looks at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.  Have you seen it?


From Left to Write book club.  I was recently inspired by Ange at Cowgirl Runs to look into the virtual book club “From Left to Write.”  Instead of a traditional book review, the idea behind this club is to discuss how the book relates to you or your life experience.  I was accepted into the club, and greedily signed up for ALL THREE March books!  Aggressive, I know, but I’ve really been on the reading railroad lately and I don’t plan on stepping down!  What you can expect from me over the next month: (1) The No More Excuses Diet by Maria Kang.  Maria Kang stirred up a lot of controversy when she posted a photo of herself and her three kids, asking “What’s Your Excuse?” Now she’s sharing her philosophy, fitness, and eating tips.  This book may cause a lot of discussion about body image, health & fitness, and eating habits – whether you’re a fitness buff or not! (2) Thrive by Arianna Huffington.  This book has been on my reading list since it came out in early 2014.  The thought behind this selection is to challenge ourselves to try one of Arianna’s tips for 1 week (8 hours of sleep a day, not keeping phone by your bedside, unplug completely on weekend, etc.).  For my post, I’ll share how things went during my personal challenge.  (3) Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.  I always jump at the chance to read Non Fiction Historical books.  It has been stated that Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster (in 1915) that helped place America on the road to war.


Let’s Get Schmancy!  I have NO idea why I never published my Schmancy post back in February…but here’s a recap of our fabulous evening!  Last year’s Schmancy event was a conversation with Bryan Adams about his photography, which was on exhibit at the Glenbow.  This year’s event showcased three Canadian artists, performing what they do best to the theme of Oh, Canada, a multi-site exhibition of Canadian artists.  This year’s artists were:

  • Jessie Cruikshank – Host of Canada’s Smartest Person and former MTV Canada co-host
  • Tanya Tagaq – award-winning Inuit throat singer who melds pop hooks and punk riffs into her performance
  • Shayne Koyczan – dynamic spoken word artist who performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics



What’s on your mind?




4 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud // 03.05.2015

  1. I somehow came upon your blog with the keyword “running” and it seems like maybe I’ve gotten lost. Having said that, it was a fun and interesting read! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the book club.

    • Hi David. I’m glad you came across my blog – I always appreciate someone new stopping by! I do also blog about running 🙂 So hopefully you can stop by again with a topic that interests you. I look forward to checking out your blog too! Have a great day.

  2. Hey Jen, great blog! I must read more, I must read more! Your inspiring me to take the plunge and commit to a new read each month. Great photos! Miss seeing you and nick. Take care, be safe in your travels and know I always say a little prayer for both of you. Happy reading!

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