Ladies & Gents:
YEEEEE HAW! I'm back from Texas and…well, back from Texas. This was my first trip to Austin, which I admit I enjoyed more than Fort Worth (sorry Fort Worth. Your running store is lovely though). I tried to eat my weight in tacos (see above), which was okay because, as my iPhone told me, I covered more than 47 miles in three days between walking and running while there. On the taco-pictured day, I did 22 miles. Fun, but my legs are beat.
I was there for The Running Event and had a blast (I was with runners all day, so what could be wrong with that?), and now am working on stories from it – the first of the batch is in the clips below. I'm glad I went this year because the conference is moving to Orlando for 2016. Nothing wrong with Orlando, but I've been there, done that. Austin was new to me, and this was a perfect excuse to explore the city.
One non-running highlight was visiting the LBJ Presidential Library. Another conference attendee convinced me to go, and I'm glad I did. The walk through the capital was nice too. One more new thing for me: Airbnb. I stayed in an airstream trailer. I figured if I was going to go to Austin, I might as well go all in with the weird.
And then I came home and on Saturday, I went to the Free Library of Philadelphia gala. That was fun. Theme: Alice in Wonderland. I already owned a blue dress and have long blond hair. Figuring out who to "play" was pretty easy.
And now it's time to (finally) start thinking about the holidays. How did THAT happen so quickly? Since 2011, I've traveled around that time, first, the week before Christmas, and then for two years to Southern California for the holiday. I'm relieved that I'm sticking close to home this year.
Anyway, to the clips!
"Fashion trends for 2016, 50 shades of gray (and white)" for The Philadelphia Inquirer
"5 best times to use a prepaid debit card" for Bankrate.com
What I'm Reading
I finished Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and am now onto another library book sale buy, Bill Bryson's In a Sunburned Country. I LOVE Bryson and am not sure how this one slipped by me. I also had one of those moments of seeing it was written in 2000 and realizing the book is now 15 years old. Gah.
What I'm Watching
I finished Jessica Jones. Highly recommend. I am probably one of the few people, though, who was not such a big fan of David Tennant in the villain role. I don't think he creeped me out like he was supposed to – though for sure the story line was dark and stormy. I'm back to Arrow for season three.