Ladies & Gents:
What a weird weather week in Southern New Jersey. On Tuesday, I ran a track workout at 5:45am in 76 degrees with humidity. Then on Saturday, I was battling wind and rain on a 50-something degree day. As you can see in the picture above, we had some flooding in Camden County. It was nothing compared to what happened down the shore. Sigh. Just before the third anniversary of Sandy too.
Around these parts, I'm just coming out of a work tunnel that included a temporary stop at jury duty (self employment didn't get me out of reporting on Wednesday, but it did lead me to be excused from being on a jury for a five week trial. Yikes!) On Saturday, I scoured the Haddonfield Library Booksale for interesting finds totaling $25. More on that in "What I'm Reading."
I'm having my new headshots taken this week – finally! Weather has forced us to reschedule a few times already. I am excited to eat an entire box of mac and cheese after.
If you live in the area! The Animal Welfare Association, which is where I found my dog Emily, is collecting new and gently used shoes. If they reach 2,500 pairs, they'll get $1,000. I stopped by on Sunday to donate those and some old sheets, and it took all of my willpower to NOT bring home a brother or sister for Emily. Specifically this dog. Someone please adopt him.
To the clips!
"Here's why your credit card will look different this week" for Mashable (new client!)
"How to make the best of a less than ideal race" for The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Mobile device management has become alphabet soup" for CIO.com
"Assessing Neurocognitive Changes in HIV Patients" for the University of the Sciences' Bulletin
What I'm Reading
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen. I picked this up at the library book sale because it was one of those books I meant to read. After I read the first chapter, I went to Goodreads to input that as my current read, and my account told me that I already read this on in 2009. I remember nothing from it. That's not a knock on the book, but now I'm worried….about my memory.
What I'm Watching
Parade's End via Amazon Prime. It's an odd one, though it all made more sense when I saw it was written by Tom Stoppard (fun fact: when I was at Oxford University for a semester in college, Stoppard was one of the post WW II playwrights I studied. Also, colleges at Oxford subsidize beer in their bars, so my judgement of enjoyment of my time there may have less to do with my studies and more to do with cheap beer).