Monday, July 25, 2011

7 links

a SHUbox retrospective
after being tagged by jen and heather, i've been saving this little blogging exercise for the right time, and i think today is it! hello to anyone swinging by from the happiness project blog; perhaps seeing some of my favorite posts might convince you to stick around for a while! plus, this blog DOES have a little birthday coming up in the near future; what better way to celebrate than a trip down memory lane?

[disclaimer: these 'top 7' posts are weighted towards the past year because quite honestly who can remember what they posted about in 2004!?? not me, especially off of caffeine.]

my most beautiful post
i actually really like my post from just last week: expectations versus reality. i felt like i was pouring my heart out and i truly believe in what i wrote. i also love this projection into the future - it's not beautifully written, but the imagery makes me happy.

glimpse of 2021? [source]

my most popular post
sadly, i only have the ability to look back to may of 2009 with my stats. i'm a little sad to see that the #1 hit-on post was taking a break. although it does make sense, since it was up for 7 days [rather than the usual 1]. #2 is thoughts on play -- thanks to gretchen rubin!

my most controversial post
a big fat problem: my thoughts on the pediatric obesity epidemic. thankfully, i don't seem to stir up too much controversy around these parts [although commenter lac is always up for a good debate! :) ]

from this ad campaign

my most helpful post
well, you all would have to tell ME, right? i liked writing tips for the july intern as well as the little habits: MD style

it's pretty much just like scrubs. really.

a post whose success surprised me
you all blew me out of the water when over 100 of you introduced yourself/came out of lurkdom in this post! it's so much fun to know who is reading my early AM rambles.

a post i feel didn't get the attention it deserved
well, it did get some attention, but i just wanted to give a shout-out to heather's wonderful pre- prenatal nutrition guest post! it was really informative and i loved having her contribute with her RD expertise.

oh just look at that COFFEE!! although actually i'm feeling a little better sans-caf today! hopefully over the hump??

the post i'm most proud of
i am most proud that i came forward with my TTC struggles. it took me a long time to decide to do that, but since then i've received many emails from those who were really helped in knowing that they were not alone.

tagged:

caribbean princess

angeliki

allie

susan

jess

off to start the week!
i ended up taking a ridiculous nap yesterday AM [no caffeine, remember], making this weekend probably my laziest to date. maybe ever! however, i did manage to do the three essential tasks i set out to do [laundry, grocery shopping, and yoga!], AND i read a ton of never let me go and watched the glee project. so i'll consider it a success!

the great fundraising act
susan of the great balancing act was diagnosed with lymphoma a few weeks ago, and her story is heart-wrenching. she is braving through it all but there are some pretty serious financial issues with getting her the medication she needs [see her blog for details]. the blogging community -- led by janeetha -- has put together a giant auction to raise funds for her. many great companies [and bloggers themselves] have donated goods -- i definitely recommend checking it out.



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7.24.11

workout: yoga @ BP -- the planned instructor actually had an emergency and couldn't make it, but the sub was great!

summer produce is photogenic


grilled salmon with tomato + peach salsa

i know some people are tired of the heat and are hating on summer, but i never will!!