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There is nothing that I can say about the horrible events at the Boston marathon yesterday that hasn’t already been said or will in any way make it easier to process. That is just the thing, how do you process such an event?
This post is more for future me, who will maybe some day be able to process this. This is especially for future me who in exactly 2 months will cross my first marathon finish line. That finish line has been on my mind for several months; every time I want to give up, I think about how it will feel on June 16th to cross that line and know that my hard work paid off. Knowing that others share that same dream and motivation is what establishes such a strong community and bond among runners.
So to think that someone would deliberately hurt people at the very place that symbolizes human strength and spirit, to target those who have sacrificed so much for so many months, and those who came to support and congratulate their loved ones for the hard work… it’s just too much.
June 16th is going to be a bittersweet day, and as I cross that finish line, those whose lives were destroyed by that same dream will definitely be on my mind.
As you drive up the 101 past Morrow Bay and through the hills to San Luis Obispo, you will spot one of my favorite landmarks: The Madonna Inn.
As a child I was fascinated by the building and begged my grandparents to let us stop there. They always chuckled and kept driving as I watched the pink gingerbread house– named after my favorite pop star!– fade into the highway.
The rooms are equally awesome; each has its own theme. The Madonna Inn’s website has a grid of different room amenities–proof that I am not making this up. Here are some pictures from their site of some of the rooms:
I am one of those annoying people who doesn’t work Fridays. I can feel your scorn through the screen, and it’s cool; I understand.
However, this week has been a busy one, and so I am really looking forward to the weekend…filled with grading papers.
But still, there are a few things that made me smile this week…
1. My indoor succulent garden.
1// Lisette 2// Raven 3// Rachel 4// Catalyn 5// Erin 6// Stephanie 7// Lindsay 8// Jess 9// Samantha 10// Martha 11// Nicole 12// Shannon 13// Rachel 14// Nadine 15// Kristine 16// Lisa 17// Stevie 18// Marquis
This week C and I are road tripping the new Tesla up the central coast to test out range and ease of finding charging stations (so far, so good). We’ve been hanging out in Santa Barbara and my all time favorite place, Big Sur.
So with that in mind, here are the things that are rocking my world this week:
1. Coppola Keratin dry shampoo spray.
|Not only did the Canary hotel have a wonderful bed, they had free effing wifi!|
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