ahh, think back to high school. remember those all-important 'announcements' broadcasted in crackly lo-fi over the PA system each morning? things like, "tryouts for the production of guys and dolls will be held in the auditorium at 3:30 today!" or "the french club will be hosting their annual macaron-only bake sale today" (okay, not really).
hmm, it seems so archaic. maybe this practice has been replaced by an email or tweet! i'll have to ask one of my patients.
oh my GOD i am old.
anyway. so onto the announcements! i'll save the best for last. (don't get TOO excited. this is not like jessica's recent announcement).
#1: introducing the breakfast challenge
i wrote about being in a food rut a few weeks ago. thumbing through my new cookbook, i was impressed with a number of interesting breakfast ideas. and yet,
i pretty much eat the same variations on a theme. a tasty, but very repetitive theme. i would like to change this! as much as i enjoy this breakfast, i think i would appreciate some variety if i could just bring myself to make something else in the wee hours (i eat breakfast ridiculously early).
so next week i am going to explore the world of more exciting morning meals with a breakfast challenge! there are only two rules in this game.
a) i have to eat something different for breakfast each day
b) only one day out of the seven may be a variation on my standard theme
i am excited! of course, i have many of my favorite food blogs to turn to for inspiration in addition to my cookbooks. i think this will be fun and i will be sure to share the hits & misses of the week.
announcement #2: home is where the heart is
i am going to take part in the apartment therapy 20/20 home cure! unofficially, though, because signup is closed. basically, this is a 20-day program promising apartment bliss (and maybe inner peace?) at the low, low price of just 20 minutes a day.
i think this will be fun! <-- sick and twisted, perhaps, but true. anyone up for joining me late to this party? let me know!
announcement #3: 2011 is almost here!
i promised a very SHU box giveaway yesterday -- so i hope this suffices! see, as you all know i am quite happy with my recent planner purchase. but what i did not mention was that this little gem was a bit of an impulse buy. i had actually already ordered a space 24.
you all probably can tell where this is going! it was backordered, so by the time it actually arrived, i had already settled into my exotic little import. but the space 24 is still a beautiful and rock-solid stationery creation that i feel strongly should not go to waste.
and therefore, i will be giving it away to one of you! the cover is of the club style:
and the color is a bright bamboo.
so as long as you would be okay with carrying around an iguana-colored planner (i would!), then enter the giveaway below.
all you need to do to play is to share one thing you are planning for in 2011 in today's comment section. to get an extra entry, post a link to the contest in your blog and leave a comment letting me know you did!
contest will close in the early morning of tuesday, 11/16. and yes, i will ship internationally if need be.
workout: 5 miles easy (9:13/mi, 0.5% incline) on the TM