Saturday, July 31, 2010

weekend balance

work AND play?
last weekend was fun (and more-than-a-little-indulgent), but rather unproductive, really. but josh was off and we had a great time together, so it worked! this weekend he is bound to his pager, but rather than pouting about it, i'm actually looking forward to balancing rest/relaxation and my to-do list.

first stop: used bookstore! in the spirit of minimalism (a little apartment therapy?), josh and i have decided to keep our collection of volumes to just essentials/favorites/things we REALLY think we might want to read again. therefore, while i truly enjoyed many of these works, it's time to let them go.

don't worry, the murakami collection isn't going anywhere.

i am posting the picture in part because i am fairly certain that the used book store will not want all of these titles. if you are coveting any of them, let me know -- perhaps we can arrange a trade!

next stop: gym for some magazine catch-up time and upper body weights, and then it's cleaning/study/project tackling time. oh, it's a glamorous life i'm leading over here! certainly not spectacular blog fodder. but i have to admit that i like it.

i may not be doing anything more exciting, but it will be a new month -- which means new goals. i'm going to tear myself away from the 'work' theme . . . get ready!



workout: 30 minutes of AM yoga from yogadownload.

sushi!: we enjoyed delicious sushi from just-down-the-street sushi yoshi last night. i forgot my camera, but i've captured yoshi's delicacies before here and here. YUM.

board prep: did not happen. i was supposed to make up for slacking on tuesday but friday is just NOT meant to be a studying night for me! i was also at work until 7:30, so . . . yeah. but josh had this out when i ventured into the kitchen this AM:

hmm . . . isn't this MY territory? a subtle reminder that i need to start hitting the books unless i want a surgery resident lecturing me about glucose metabolism? thanks for the hint, babe.


  1. Funny, I've been reviewing beta oxidation and PDH regulation for my thesis :) Good to see that knowledge may be useful in the future! And if you'd like to increase your Dr. Seuss collection, I could help with that, but I don't think I have much to offer in terms of more mature literature. Also, I've got a free CD coming my way and am looking for something upbeat. If you had to choose between "The Fame" and "The Fame Monster", what would your preference be?

  2. new month = new goals indeed. can't believe how fast the summer is flying by! i feel like i was just setting july goals and reviewing june!

    and if you have any murder/mystery books that you're getting rid of i'd love to do some trading. i have a book called "Trail of crumbs" that i think you'd like based on the titles in that picture. but i also have lots of detective novels too :)

  3. Hello Sarah, I'm here from Kath eats - where you were so kind to answer to my comment!thank you ! I live in Italy and here there's no way you can rent a house like this one. Or maybe you can if you can afford, let's say, 6.000 euro minimum per month ? I don't know about the US, but that's not the standard budget here ;)
    Actually I am looking for a new house (for rent) and the one I like is about 600 euro/month, and I am talking about 1 bedroom + studio apartment (80 square meters) without garage ... So this was the reason for my curiosity ;)

    BTW... Murakami is on of my favorite writes too!(but not his last book on his running "career")

  4. luna: wow, $6000/month!! no, cville is definitely not at that level, although i am sure many homes in NYC and other areas are.

    i love murakami -- i agree his 'running' work wasn't the same writing-wise, but i still enjoyed it. my favorite is probably the wind-up bird chronicle - and i am slowly working my way through his entire (english-translated) library.

  5. bridgette: that's like asking me to choose between two children! no, kidding. i think perhaps the second, but both are great!

    MM: i have never gotten into mysteries -- but i know they are SUPER popular (i think chelsea from earlyrunner is a fan too?). although some of my murakami favorites do have mysterious angles, they don't really make 'sense' in the end the way traditional mysteries do.

  6. Sarah - Have you looked into My mom is in love with the site - you can list all your books that you're willing to swap, and for every book you send to someone, you can request a book from someone else. Not a bad idea!