ok... so when did i fall off the face of the blogosphere?
i have a bit to catch up with you guys!
first, can i just say how much i love robert downey jr?
om nom nom.
if going to prison is wrong, i don't wanna be right.
iron man 2 was really good! i liked it better than the first one.
and i'm not gonna lie, as much as i want to hate her, can i trade lives with scarlett johansson?
she's absolutely crazy in this movie.
ironic how they're posing identically.
anyways, if you liked the first iron man, go see the second one.
or if you didn't give a crap abou the first one, go watch
my husband robert downey jr!
on a completely related note, i got to go to a new favorite restaurant last week!
palani drive is a cute little place in the older part of richmond. the best way i know how to describe it is... fusion? like a mix of vegetarian, mexican and asian food...
i'm little sister, she's big sister
and apparently i have a killer vein attacking my neck.
... no wonder i have such an attractive boyfriend.
Spicy Thai Peanut – rice, black beans, spinach, spicy peanut sauce, tomatoes, scallions, crumbled peanuts, chile tortilla – 5.95
la mama and i split this, and also ate this:
Palani Salad – mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, scallions – 5.95
... and yes, that is a box of currants and a bottle of hot sauce in the background.
what, you don't bring your own accessories when you go out?
what do you carry in your purse then!?
also a noteworthy nosh:
from whole paycheck's hotbar, of course.
roasted beets, yeller squash, lemon asparagus, and the best 5 bean salad that must be recreated.
... jessica, get on that!
seriously, i could eat those beans every. flippin. day.
moving right along - today was one of the best days i've ever had.
there was a great crowd...
a few thousand people, for sure.
god totally blessed us with a perfect spring day to race.
love that breeze!
most of the race took place on the bridges over the river, which was really cool.
new favorite picture!
this fall, mom will have been in remission for 4 years.
needless to say, we were feeling a little celebratory mid-run.
the 804, baby!
the view from the bridge.
sometimes, va ain't all that bad.
post-race, in all our shweaty glory.
shameless health plug:
you guys, if i can encourage you to do anything this mother's day, please lovingly encourage your mom to get a yearly mammogram!
my mom, like a lot of other incredible moms, put her health on the back-burner to raise her kids. if she had just taken the time for her mammograms, though, she might not have had to endure hell fighting breast cancer.
other things also raise your risk:
- drinking alcohol, even one drink a day
- being overweight, even a few pounds!
- not exercising consistently
these things seem like "normal" parts of life, but they're not healthy habits.
so please, please, please, nag your mom to make her health the top priority this year.
she can't be a good mom if she doesn't put herself first every once in a while, and prevention through a healthy lifestyle is the only way we can stop this monster.
phew, you bored yet?
hopefully, tomorrow i will get the chance to post the second part of my thoughts i've been working...
and i've been really thinking about your definitions of beauty.
thanks for your thoughts, and keep 'em coming!