back to work tomorrow

WATCH

Unfortunately, we watched the RNC on PBS. What a trainwreck.

LISTEN

New song from Regina Spektor. Everyone on high alert! Rest of the album on September 30th. Can't come soon enough.

And Mr. Robot has me listening to Phil Collins "Take Me Home." Great song.

DO

We went over to the Harrison County Fair this week. It's across the street and we always get a kick out of fair week. However, this year it is FABULOUS. New midway company and wow, it was so much nicer than usual. 

Got some photos of the baby inside my body! HA!

MOVE

The longest 7 minutes of your life. Damn you Tracy Anderson!

This has definitely been the hardest area to keep going during the first trimester. The fatigue leaves me incapable of practicing much yoga, but I've still been going for it when I can. Teaching 8 classes a week throughout helped me stay moving too.

CONSUME

Homemade pesto with fresh basil from the garden. So good.

Lemon Shakeups from the Lion's Club over at the Fair. WHY are they so good?!

READ

Skimmed a few books for school:

Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
I had high hopes for this middle grade novel about the aftermath of 9/11, but am not impressed with the first 50 or so pages. Writing is poor and lacks any kind of nuance at all. I hate it because I have a feeling this is going to be very popular and I think I'm already in the minority here.

Tru and Nelle by G. Neri
Sweet middle grade novel that is a fictionalized account of the childhood friendship between Truman Capote and Harper Lee that went on to inspire Lee to write Jem, Dill, and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. 

What is...the Summer Olympics?
Super silly biography of the Olympics. Will probably read the highlights aloud the first few weeks of school.

Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner
Fun adventure in the sci-fi, dystopic fashion. Nothing groundbreaking, but fun.

Also devoured You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein, the book of essays I mentioned last week. Hilarious.

FIND

Intrigued by these milkshakes and want to make them with Cap N Crunch.

 

31 things on my 31st birthday

Here are 31 things that are on my internet and in my brain right now. Happy birthday to me!

1. It's officially Smartwool wearing, kettle corn eating, bourbon drinking, reading season!

2. Currently reading Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh. 

3. This song. Again and again:

4. Feeling super inspired and accomplished in both my yoga practice and my yoga teaching lately. Special thanks to Christina Sell for her online classes. They are so great--She's one of my favorite teachers ever.

5. Turning 31 today and I am listening to the new Justin Bieber album on repeat.  You can laugh, but it's pretty great.

6. Love this photo from Joy Wilson's Instagram. That's really the one drawback to short hair...my hat game is pretty much non-existent.

7. It's gift guide season! I live for goop's annual holiday gift guide. My favorite items this year include a $260 wool unitard and an automatic nut milk maker..HA! You can't make this crap up.

8. Thanks Terry and Kayla. I just lost a good 20 minutes watching all the Tasty recipe videos. Hypnotic!

9. Instagram fatigue. I think I have it....bad!

10. He's back! I love this guy so much. I would love to see one of these in person.

11. We almost did this while we were out in Utah, but you know, we just couldn't find the time. Yeah right!

12. Home Alone gifs. 

13. I'm going to make my first batch of glögg soon. Yay.

14. We can rest easy, Carly Simon was talking about Dick Tracy.

15. The world seems to be very volatile right now. I'll just be here, doing this.

16. I am now in possession of a spiralizer! Let's do it! Thanks Suzie & Phil!

17. The One Part podcast. I miss it right now, but hey, Jessica's too busy writing that cookbook, so I wh

18. A Christmas Story gifs

19. A short story vending machine. Need I say more?

20. Still going strong with BOB (black on bottom). Makes my life easier when getting ready for work. However, it has only encouraged a slight shoe obsession.

21. I'm only two books away from my 2015 goal...all other resolutions already finished!

22. That reminds me, this year went insanely fast. Yes, I know it's cliche to say that, but HONESTLY.

23. Headed out later today for a yoga class and celebration at Orbis Yoga in Louisville. I'm planning to take some photos and share later this week. It is closing its doors after forty-one years.

24. Just discovered Sarah Close's YouTube channel. Amazing covers! Can we get on Spotify pretty please?! I could use you for yoga playlists!

25. This song has been on repeat for the past two months...in my car, in my house, during my yoga classes, at the library, in my headphones. Not sure why.

26. I had intentions in 2015. I feel like I stuck with them!

27. This is why JGL is my dream man. I love that I woke up this morning with this in an email from my Mom with the subject heading, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  And apparently, more people feel just the way that I do.

28. I've designed a tote bag. It took about 30 seconds. I'd like to sit on a street corner and distribute them for free. I also need one for myself.

29. Elf gifs

30. This guy doing this dance.

31. And finally...it would really stink to be this guy. Stay strong!

Well, there you have it. I think I'll go watch 50/50 now. #jgl

summer halfway point -- a listical of sorts

Okay. Let's just slow all this down. It's Monday morning and I got back from Asheville last night, enjoyed carry-out from the St. Joe picnic (NOODLES), washed a week's worth of sweaty yoga clothes (BLECH), and crashed. 

Can we just stop and observe some things?

1. THIS

Being in Asheville for the verdict was pretty epic. Especially given that I was smack dab in the middle of a Bhakti Vinyasa training...bhakti means love and to complete the theme, I listened to Aziz Ansari's book, Modern Romance, on the way down. So funny and surprisingly moving.

2. I've completed a few books, but still shy of my goal. No worries, I'm going to push on!

3. Can't wait to listen to this podcast today. One of my favorites of the year.

4. A week from today I start teaching my class at Inner Spring Yoga in New Albany! So excited! More details to come...

5. Kacey Musgraves new album. All that needs to be said.

6. I'm on episode ten of OITNB season three. Still in shock it's taken me this long to watch the season...I am unsure about it...

7. The Grove Park Inn Spa is still insanely wonderful. Worth it 100%. 

8. and finally...I'm now on Snapchat?! UUUUUUUUUUUUUGHHHHHHHHH

That's the noise I make when I talk about Snapchat. My real thoughts = that's for the "kids these days." After seeing too many cool people get on, I've decided to try it. 

Add me at: graylinsporter

I have no idea how to work it and probably won't be interested in finding out. Sounds awesome doesn't it?! Someone HELP ME!