THIS SPRING vs. LAST SPRING.

THIS SPRING! I went to Stowe and explored the area around Moss Glen Falls. Very pretty, but still winter. That’s a real frozen waterfall.

FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.
FROZEN WATERFALL.

LAST SPRING! Very pretty, and actually Spring. Sakura! So many cherry blossoms. These are pics from my trip to Kyoto exactly one year ago. #sakurapictureporn

SPRING BREAK
SPRING BREAK
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II
SPRING BREAK II

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SEVEN DAYS FREE WILL ASTROLOGY.

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Every Wednesday afternoon, we get the new Seven Days delivered to our building; and every week, I immediately read my horoscope. I’m not a huuuuuge believer in Astrology (although I think every Leo I’ve met has the sunniest personality, I shouldn’t date Virgo’s, and I’m very much like a Libra description: INDECISIVE…ha!!), but I do love me some Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology. It’s the best. Last week, Rob told me to eat a peach and this week’s message is don’t rely on meaningless bullsh*t. I love Rob’s cryptic/weird/yet fun weekly messages. Do you read your horoscope?

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MY FAVORITE SWEATER FOR THE NEVER-ENDING WINTER.

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Gap Luxlight sweater in ANY COLOR! Comes in 8 different shades. (I have three: simply blue, camel heather, and charcoal.) Goes with jeans or a pencil shirt. Light weight but not so sheer that I need to wear a cami underneath.  Machine washable. Aaaaand it’s only $39.95, plus Gap is always having some additional sale. Even if you’re not living in a place with an eternal winter, you’ll love this sweater. You’re welcome!

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WHAT’S UP WEEKEND.

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I had a super low-key weekend.

WHAT I WORE: Caterpillar boots (outside), Swedish Hasbeen sandals (inside). I’m trying to break them in for SUMMAHTIME, which feels like it will never happen in Vermont.

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WHAT I WATCHED: All of Bravo’s the Love Broker show on iTunes. My sister told me I need first dates tips. (THANKS ALLISON!) And I tried to watch more Breaking Bad, but I had it on at breakfast time and it’s too intense over morning coffee.

WHAT I ATE: Nothing too exciting. I mostly ate at home, but I still have zero desire to actually cook or bake anything. I’ve been eating eggs and oranges for most breakfasts lately. Roasted chicken and veggies for lunches. Whatever for dinner. Something chocolately for dessert. Occasional snack bag of Doritos, something I rarely ate pre-Japan but have craved ever since I’ve come back home.

WHAT I READ: More of Hyperbole and a Half  (lovelovelovelovelovelovelove!) and I just started The Name of the Wind. One of my students said that was his favorite book of all time.

WHAT I LISTENED TO: Beach Boys. “Seasons” by Future Islands. I’m An 80s Baby playlist on Spotify. And I went out to Nectar’s for some live music on Saturday night.

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WHAT I DID FOR EXERCISE: I strained my bicep muscle (WTF?), so I haven’t been able to do pretty much anything for the past week and half. It’s been annoying to say the least. But the weather has been SO SO SO cold, that I didn’t venture outside too often all weekend. I went spinning for the first time in years. There were about 40 college kids at the class, a blacked out room, and club music. It was actually really fun! I also tried to start my day with some gentle pilates. There’s a class on campus that I go to on Mondays, or I’ve been doing this MTV Pilates from, like, the early 2000s on YouTube. It’s got Bethenny’s yoga trainer, Kristin McGee, whom I ADORE. Check it out!

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NO ENGLISH PICNIC, and other signs we’re ready for summer.

NO ENGLISH PICNIC
NO ENGLISH PICNIC
NO ENGLISH PICNIC
NO ENGLISH PICNIC
NO ENGLISH PICNIC
NO ENGLISH PICNIC
NO ENGLISH PICNIC
NO ENGLISH PICNIC

Cabin fever can’t get us down. Earlier this week some of my students pulled off a really cute mid-March indoors No English Picnic. Complete with: Balloons. Brownies. Blankets. Bubbles. Blended drinks!

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HOZIER!

I’ve been enjoying reading about all things SXSW – except for the tragic crowd car accident, which was all sorts of sad. So far, my FAVORITE new musician I discovered via SXSW news is definitely Hozier. That voice. I looked up his schedule, and sadly, he’s nowhere near me all year. Dammit.

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ANOTHER SNOWY WEEKEND: Or that time I snowshoed up a disc golf course at a ski resort.

Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush

Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush
Snowshoeing @ Sugarbush

Hi! I got out and enjoyed all the fresh snow this weekend. I did something to my left shoulder – I think from a three day intense shoulder combination of xc skiing/weights/swimming with probably not the greatest technique….- so I just snowshoed while most others skied. Jen joined me for a while in the afternoon.

In case anyone was wondering: you CAN snowshoe for free in between ski trails at Sugarbush in the winter. My friends were skeptical, but yessssss, Sugarbush has a free snowshoeing trail following the disc golf course, which essentially goes STRAIGHT up the mountain. I did the trail twice in deep, deep, deep, deep snow and was exhausted the next day. But it was so much fun! And quiet – I only saw two other people on the trails all day.

Otherwise, my friend Marissa was visiting this weekend and we hit up all my favorite Burlington food places (Prohibition Pig, Mirabelle’s, Farmhouse, and Whiskey Room). Unfortunately, I forgot to snap any pics. I also finished Season One of Breaking Bad in a Sunday afternoon Netflix marathon session. It’s SO intense and I’m hooked. Plus, those New Mexico timelapse shots – swoon. It got me looking up more New Mexico timelapse videos. I found this awesome one of a BB superfan who did a timelapse visiting some of the show’s hotspots.

 

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