i may have just started my morning by downloading lady gaga’s album the fame. i realize how i late i am to be jumping onto her bandwagon, but i needed some fun workout music and i love her voice. she sounds a lot like christina aguilera to me — my other not-all-that-guilty pleasure. i’m pumped to hit the elliptical with her later today.
and speaking of blonde bombshells . . .
i don’t recall exactly how the conversation with my father yesterday led me to google ‘doctor barbie’, but i was so excited about my finds that i simply must share them. mattel was smart in that they chose the doctor role model little girls can most relate to — the pediatrician! while there was a surgeon barbie (in the 1970s), today’s dolls are all about caring for kids and babies. there really isn’t much glamour in pediatrics, but i am proud that barbie is moved to participate, pointed toes, silicone boobs, 15″ waist, and all.
all pictures below from amazon.com
i kind of want one. is that bad? maybe i’ll wait for ‘pediatric endocrine’ barbie, complete with testicular measurement beads, growth hormone shots, and an insulin pump.
friend of martha!
i am excited to announce that i am now a member of the friends of martha blog network. this is a group of blogs that have anything to do with ms. martha, and since i’ve been doin’ time with martha for quite some time now i figured that i might qualify!
there are some very pretty food and lifestyle blogs on the site, and many, MANY good things. which i like. the truth is, there are so many not-so-good things going on right now that i think it’s important to spend some time on the positive. to sometimes lose yourself in creating the perfect muffin or tablescape (omg, i said tablescape) can be therapeutic and important.
and with that, i’m off to enjoy my sunday.
coming next week:
• 7 nights shifts in a row
• an attempt to return to some running
• the start of spring in the everyday food: great food fast cookbook.
workout: 1 hour spin class. average HR 177, max 189. if anyone reading this uses a HRM, is this close to what they get? i feel like that’s pretty high, but i was working hard for most of this class! nothing gets me sweatier than spinning (except for maybe running in miami).
reading: nada. oops. but vicky cristina barcelona was excellent! i wholeheartedly recommend.
restaurant review: as i had mentioned, we headed to durham for dinner with some friends. after years of wondering about the place, we finally gave blu seafood and bar a try. we liked it, but i wouldn’t necessarily give it raves. i had a nice glass of california sauvignon blanc and josh and i started with some oysters. these were fun, but i can’t say that i’m a huge fan. they just don’t have tons of flavor, and the texture is a little weird. for a main course, i had a scallops and shrimp dish with a tomato-based sauce and risotto. it was good, but it didn’t seem like something i couldn’t have made at home pretty easily. finally, they brought the table a complementary slice of key lime pie, which was okay but not as good as the one i usually make! it was still a fun night with great conversation and company.