Just kidding. I am not really hungover, but I did spend a sobriety cheat day on my birthday celebration and I did stay out far later than is advisable for a Tuesday night. It was cool to hang out late and not overdo it. I had such a great time with everyone. Lots of excellent female energy. I think our film club discussion was one of the best we have ever had. The official movies up for discussion were Evil Dead 2 and Shaun of the Dead, but with the topic of horror and comedy naturally we ended up talking about he 1996 masterpiece, Scream. I could not be happier. I really love all the wonderful people in our little club and all those who attended last night who are not usual attendees.

Just a couple of the great gals I’m grateful to have become friends with from my office. New members to film club always welcome!

The quote of the night came from my friend Lia, shouting in her beautiful Filipino accent, standing on her chair with a dramatic sweeping gesture of her arms, “WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!! TUESDAY NIGHT!”

Sometimes I do impressions of her and end up sounding like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Alicia, my dear friend and running nemesis,  has proven that she is the devil. She tricked me into staying out far later than I should by being way too much fun to hang out with. It’s funny- I used to consider getting home at 2 am an early night, now I consider it borderline insane.

Still, even getting home so late I got up without an alarm. Not at 5:30 am like usual, but at 8 am. I’ll call that a win, even if it meant having to immediately get up and put a bra on so I could get to work rather than having hours to chill out like usual.

Because of this late start I am writing this post on my lunch break rather than before work. Thank goodness today is a rest day.

Tomorrow I’ll be back at it but at an easy pace. I am feeling a bit of mild pain on the top of my right foot which Google tells me is probably tendinitis. Dr. Google also tells me I may be lacing my running shoes too tightly and may want to try an orthotic insert. I’ll be keeping an eye on it but I am not to terribly worried at this point.

As always, below is some more information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Your donations are all I want for my birthday! Please donate to this wonderful cause here!



Donations make a difference

Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your effort could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.

Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50

These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.

Wagon: $70

Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.

Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75

St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.

Creative Toys: $100

Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.

Delicious Meals: $210

St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.

One Day of Oxygen: $447

Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.

Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700

These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.

Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average

For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.


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