Three days! I leave for Canada in three days! But that doesn't mean I don't have an update from last week.
I am still having problems with putting pictures into this $*#(& newsletter without them flipping sideways or upside down, so we'll do without for now.
The biggest and best thing that happened last week was that on Friday, I had my faux birthday party – faux because it was more than a week before my birthday. It was more of a way to hang out with my friends and drink craft beers before I leave for two weeks than a real birthday party, but it was fun either way.
Then on Saturday, my friend Andy shaved his head. He had good reason: he's running the New York City Marathon and raising money for the American Cancer Society. He said if he raised $1,000 in July, he'd shave his head. He hit his goal in 11 days. His fundraising link is here.
I'm just about ready for my trip. The Jeep got an A+ during her checkup at the mechanic. I've also taken out the back seat so I have some cargo space. The only major thing I have left to do is pack. Oh and finish all my work that's due by August 1. Little thing there.
"Summer travel scam targets your points and miles" for CIO.com (PERFECT TIMING JEN RIGHT BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR VACATION GOOD JOB)
"Running with WHYY host Peter Sagal" for The Philadelphia Inquirer (that's me in the back in blue doing the stretch wrong)
What I'm Reading: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean. Yes, I enjoy the occasional romance novel, and I have no problem with you all knowing that. Here's a fun story about the author.
What I'm Watching: God Save the Queen! Lots of British shows being streamed in the Miller household. Through the PBS app, I'm watching the new season of Last Tango in Halifax and the first season of Poldark. Both are wonderful though very different. Through Netflix, I also watched the miniseries Death Comes to Pemberley.
What I'm Wearing: For those who care, the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on right now – at least for those of us who have Nordstrom credit cards (it opens to everyone else on July 16). If you want expert advice on what to buy, check out You Look Fab. Here are the few things I grabbed: running socks (which have been part of the sale for I think four years now), oversized cardigan (which I'm taking to Canada), plaid shirt, tank, and chinos (which were on sale but not part of the sale). I promise not to make this a regular feature, but I know some of you readers would be interested.