i think i'm a pretty happy person, in general (perhaps one could employ this tool to analyze just HOW happy, if it were publicly available!). however, this week?
i just haven't been feeling it.
and by 'it', i mean . . . EVERYTHING.
it's so weird, and i wish i could understand it. work has not been super-busy (maybe i actually prefer when it is!?), the weather has been nice, and nothing bad has happened. i have new pens AND a new skirt, both which have been in use this week. i'm NOT on call (!). i have plenty to look forward to, with a family-centered weekend full of fun on the horizon.
my lame mood defies all logic. so, as a budding endocrinologist, i'm just going to have to blame hormones.
anyone else (male or female) experiencing inexplicable mood swings lately? and what is your favorite trick to bring a spark of color back into what feels like a drab week?
i could use some inspiration!
anthro sale picks
while the acquisition of my new skirt didn't exactly work as a miracle mood enhancer this week, the sale rack is sparkling today with some late-summer spectaculars. i will probably be abstaining, but you don't have to -- get 'em while they're hot!
i admit that this one has me the MOST tempted:
drapey, comfortable, and flattering:
workout: 5 miles with 2 @ tempo, outside in CH. the tempo miles weren't actually all that fast - average 8:25/mi pace. the run felt good overall, though i guess the endorphins weren't quite enough for me yesterday.
dinner party w/ C&L: salmon-fest 2010: josh and i enjoyed a lovely evening at craig and lacey's durham abode last night. craig had just returned from a salmon fishing trip out west (!), and with ~50 lbs of fresh wild salmon in the fridge, they were eager to share!
don't ask what craig is doing with this knife:
in his defense, i may have caught him by surprise with my camera.
nice wine . . .
and good friends.
no missing ingredients last night!
board prep: i ended up finishing up the 2010 PREP questions yesterday during the day at work. someone asked for study tips yesterday -- i definitely do NOT feel that i have been a model of a great academic these past months, but i will share some of my strategies in a post soon.