Friday, October 30, 2009

brown paper packages

tied up with strings . . .
truly are among my favorite things. it's been a great week for the mail in this household! thus far, we have received:

☑ my anthro package!
☑ josh's secret birthday present (DON'T look for it, babe)
☑ delicious dry-ice-packed goodness (see below)
☑ annual miami halloween bonanza

i also got the december (!) issue of runner's world and the latest clean eating (which i criticized in this post but then decided had great recipes and ideas despite the overall philosophy being a little too spartan for my taste). seriously, how much fun are packages (and mags) in the mail? there are few things more exciting then tearing into a cardboard box addressed to you!

anthro loot: fashion friday
how timely! my anthro gear (reward for my NICU suffering 2 weeks ago) arrived this week. i was super-excited to greet this box at the door! i think that i am going to keep all of the items, but i'm not 100% sure. i'd love your thoughts/opinions. also, excuse the hair. i didn't blow dry it -- it was my day off!

you can see by my (ridiculous) face that i was not completely sold on this skirt when i first put it on. it's the whorl and twirl skirt (in petite) that i got on sale.


i LOVE the fabric and the multiple layers, but . . . i know this is a horrible cliché, but i'm concerned that the pleating and overall puffiness might make my butt look big(ger). then again, since it is obviously lined and pleated, maybe it looks okay. not that anyone can really answer this question since this is only a front view. and i'm not posting butt pictures on the blog: must draw the line somewhere.

next is the directional button-up, which is pretty funky but super-comfortable (SOFT!) and quite different from the typical sweatshirt.


i was unsure at first, but i think it's a keeper. i dimmed this picture not to pretend i have a palm beach tan, but to show the details of the shirt (it sort of got 'whited out' with the first pic).

finally, we have the paragon top. this is actually the item that i was least sure about . . . tops like this are not always flattering (and sometimes look like full-on maternity wear on me). however, the light and flowy fabric made this one drape in a good (non-pregnant-appearing) way! love it.


happy halloween!
the next package arrived from miami beach, courtesy of josh's grandparents. they are a wonderful pair of fun, stylish, whimsical, artistic people! their tastes run from the refined (on the side, they deal in beautiful georg jensen silver) to absolute kitsch (as you will see below).

they do not seem think that the fact that WE ARE OLD has any impact on our need for a huge box filled with halloween goodies. or, perhaps it's a subtle hint that they would like us to procreate sooner rather than later (josh is the oldest of their 9 grandchildren, but 3 others have already produced great-grandbabies), so they can send these packages to kids who will really go nuts for them.

just check out this stash!


josh with his "scary face", demonstrating that he is in fact young at heart


i will be bringing some of this to the ER tonight to give to some deserving kiddies. although the skull plate isn't going anywhere -- i love it!

chobani
i was thrilled to receive this multicolored package from chobani! during a productive spurt on my day off last week, i wrote to a few companies whose products i was interested in trying/reviewing, and shari from chobani was nice enough to send me a yogurt variety pack! in actuality, i was most interested in the pomegranate (which is apparently backordered due to a shortage!), but any yogurt in the mail is pretty exciting as far as i'm concerned.

they arrived nice and cool, nestled in dry ice.


in my excitement, i slashed it open with a pair of scissors . . . going straight through 3 of the covers. OOPS! however, a quick layer of plastic wrap and i think they should be okay for a couple of days. josh saw these in the fridge and went for one right away.

he picked pineapple.


looks like he liked it! i tasted it and can see why: this is a great yogurt. sweet-but-not-too-sweet, with a piña colada flavor. i'll post a more detailed review later on when i've tried more of the flavors, but this one gets the S+J seal of approval.


the package that hasn't arrived
dude, where's my sigg? i sent my BPA-containing bottle back to the company (recall details in link) nearly 2 months ago. i've been bottle-less since then! not sure what's up with that.

if i have to wait much longer, i may try to get my hands on one of these . . .


yes, it's an orla kiely bottle! this collaboration with brita came out over a year ago, but is still not available in the US. there is always ebay, however . . .

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10.29.09

workout: since i was off yesterday and will be working all weekend (yuck), i did my long run early. my schedule worked out nicely in that the cutback weeks fall on my heavier work-weeks, and my 18- and 20- milers will be easier to fit in.

this time i ran in chapel hill -- i don't want to get too used to the flat tobacco trail when the marathon i am running is somewhat hilly! i finished 13 miles in 1:55, for 8:53/mi average. i was pretty tired by the end, probably because i had done speedwork just the day prior.

doin' time: no new martha creations today, but i enjoyed the chicken/mushrooms/acorn squash in bowl form along with some arugula. this lunch to me looks very kath-like!


reading: the rest of the fever workup article

18 comments:

traynharder23 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i did the same thing when i won a chobani giveaway i sliced thru the pineapple, blueberry adn vanilla. my mom grabbed the blueberry. =D

Bridgette said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have those same pumpkin socks from Kohl's--Sophie picked them out for me, and I think they are pretty comfy :) Kids always love the crazy socks--don't know what the hospital dress code says about it though!

Jennifer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I spotted you last night at Rockwood! I just thought my friends might be weirded out if I approached a stranger in a restaurant :) Was that indeed you? And did you get LoYo afterwards? Yummy!

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trayn: okay, i feel better that i'm not the only one to make this error

bridgette: i'm going to wear them tomorrow for my night shift! WOOHOO halloween spirit.

jennifer: O.M.G.! !!! you should have come and said hi -- i've never been, um, 'spotted' before!! YES, it was definitely me and YES of course there was loyo afterwards. i got plain with pears + gingersnaps -- TO DIE FOR.

inmytummy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I always think of you when I see people with Orla Kiely bags!

Meredith B. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like all 3 of those Anthro items! The top especially...so cute with the skinny jeans.

I went to Anthro in Chicago yesterday and wanted EVERYTHING. Especially all the housewares. Gorgeous plates + glasses, even cabinet knobs!

marathonmaiden said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh-mi-gawd! that is package heaven! you look fabulous in all the anthro stuff :)

Siobhan Brady said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

the skirt and the sweatshirt are definite keepers. they both look great on you, and are both stylish and unique :) the flowy shirt also looks good with the skinny jeans..

Jess said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your mail is much more exciting than mine. Most of mine went straight to the recycling bin.

hjlongmo said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Clothes-wise, I love both the sweatshirt & flowy top, but the skirt...not so much. I wish it were more form-fitting, I feel like it sort of drowns you. If only it were tighter and A-line...

Also, totally jealous of the package from Josh's grandparents. So cute, I wish my grandparents would do something like that!

Claire said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really like the skirt! Super cute...in fact, I'd love to have it. ;-)

rosasharona said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hahaha we got the annual halloween package from kk and poppop too...filled with kk's special chocolate chip cookies and halloween themed pencils and erasers...and a pair of socks just big enough for a 8-yr old haha. love em to death :D

atilla said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the sweat...looks like star trek! Who is rosasharona?
That was a great post... I love incoming mail

runsarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love everything! I think the flowy top could look cute with a skinny belt as well to give it a bit more shape. I wish we had an anthro here, sigh!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Haha I hope Josh greets me like that when I meet him in TWO weeks!! WOOHOO!!

You seem too young for babies quite yet :) Not maturity wise...just young, fun and cool!

I would go nuts if Chobani showed up at my doorstep!

glidingcalm said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

haha chobani !! yay!

i love that fashion show!! so fun!!!

sarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

fashion mavens: thank you all for your comments, constructive and otherwise! i appreciate them all! i really like the idea of a skinny belt to go with the flowy top -- i'll look into it!

rosasharona: i wonder how many boxes they send out!?! i gave out some pencils to cute patients in the ED last night!

atilla: it's mike j's sharon!

allie: you made my day by calling me young, fun and cool. !!! 3 weeks, right? i'm totally excited!

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