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September 17, 2010

It’s totally typical that it’s a grey, overcast Friday morning — but that the weekend forecast looks gorgeous!

What the heck is the ‘sightseeing index’? Anyone?

It’s typical that I would wake up in the morning absolutely starving and be thankful I prepared a bowl of overnight oats last night.

Last night, I mixed up 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup plain yogurt, 1 tbsp. flaxseed meal and a splash of vanilla extract. This morning I stirred in a spoonful of peanut butter, a handful of raisins and this awesome (local) apple butter:

You can’t get a much better ingredient list than apples, sugar and cinnamon. I bet that’s what heaven smells like.

Drinking coffee out of my feminist mug… also typical.

Sorry, all photos came from my iPhone this morning. My poor iPhoto is filled to the brim and takes forever to load — but I can’t find the cord that connects the external hard drive to my computer — so I don’t have time in the morning to upload new photos from my camera. That’s just so typical laziness.

As soon as I heard raindrops falling this morning, before even opening my eyes, I started dreaming about Yoga Pants Friday, an unofficial holiday Melissa and I instituted in Korea. Our school had a very casual dress code and yoga was even a class — nevermind that I didn’t teach it! — so Friday was invariably the day to throw on yoga pants and teach in comfort.

It was epic. And typical.

She’s also the one who let me know about the Rally to Restore Sanity. Are you tired of people yelling and screaming at each other on TV, accusing one group or another of being anti-American? So is Jon Stewart, which is why he organized this October 30 rally on the National Mall here in DC.

Live near Washington? Want to visit? I’ll be there on the 30th and so should you! 😀

We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.

Have you ever been to a political rally? Maybe it’s just a growing-up-in-DC thing, but I’ve marched for everything from gun control to opposing war and homelessness awareness. It’s fun!

Don’t forget to enter to win a $45 gift certificate to CSN Stores — the contest is open through  tonight!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 17, 2010 8:30 am

    The Sightseeing Index provides an overall forecast for how comfortable conditions will be while attending your favorite outdoor pastimes, or on your way to indoor venues.

    The Sightseeing Index considers a variety of weather factors, including temperature, probability of precipitation, humidity, wind speed, and cloud cover. The best index values result from shirt-sleeve temperatures, minimal chance of precipitation, low humidity, light winds, and fair skies. Conversely, cold and stormy conditions will result in the lowest Sightseeing Index values, when a bit of extra gear may be required to maximize comfort level.

    The Sightseeing Index is updated several times a day.

    The scale for our Sightseeing Index is: Excellent (10), Very Good (9, 8), Good (7, 6), Fair (5, 4), Poor (3,2), Very Poor (1)

  2. September 19, 2010 3:11 am

    “It was epic. And typical.”

    I literally laughed out loud at that. A year later, I still smile to myself when I say matter-of-factly, “Typical.”

    • September 19, 2010 3:12 am

      Ah, just noticed that the entire post is “typical.” Doesn’t take away from Randy’s voice in my head every time I say it!

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