Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Five

The Excuse:

None needed!

The Week:

This was a bit of a reversal for me this week. I was still travelling (Dallas – Irving, more specifically), but I sat a SharePoint class this week. Was nice to be able to relax sort of, and not have to be “on” al week.

The rest of my week was pretty typical – I was at work, sleeping, working out, and spending my free time curled up in the fetal position crying over the Chargers loss.

The Exercise:

I certainly made up for lost time this week. I didn’t have a car this week (long story), so whenever I wanted dinner or the like, I had to walk a good mile or so to wherever I wanted to be. On top of that, I went running 3 days this week. Managed to go for 40 minutes on Thursday, my longest stretch yet. The one nice thing about the location of the Hotel was that there was a Verizon campus not to far away that offered some great paths that were perfect for jogging. I need to sign up for like a 10K or a half-marathon in the future (one that’s on a Saturday).

The Restaurant:

After my run on Tuesday I felt like a margarita. I found a “Fine Mexican Cuisine” place named La Joya. Normally, a place that advertises “Fine Mexican Cuisine” is still just the same Mexican food. Boy was I wrong on this place.

First up, the margaritas were ok. Nothing special. But the food was just as the sign advertised – it was Mexican cuisine, and not your normal fare. I started with a fruit salad – fresh fruit in a hollowed out pineapple half, doused with coconut rum and honey. Wow. I did want something quasi-traditional, so I did their lobster tacos, which were amazing.

A great find the whole way around.

The Five:

This is number 60. That means by the time you read this, you’ll have learned nearly 300 odd facts about jersey or thoughts jersey has. And as if that wasn’t enough, I’ve been tagged yet again, with a challenge to give up 6 blogger friends of mine (I don’t have 6) and 6 random facts about me. Right.

Thanks, Sarah.

I figure I’ll go with the normal five and call it good.

  1. I’ve never been to Maine. Or at least I don’t think I have. I have memories of being to every other state in New England, but I haven’t been to Maine where I was an age where I have some memory of it.
  2. I’d love to live in Manhattan. Even if it was for just a year. Of course, Karin would never join me.
  3. If Karin and I were to have ever had kids, the names we had picked out were Joshua Patrick and Chaela Wynn.
  4. My next tattoo will have a baby tiger and a couple of Kanji symbols. I’m not exactly sure how I want it to look yet, but there’s the foundation. I did some research on laughter in Japanese, and learned if you added another symbol it became “funny story”, which seems very appropriate for me. I just can’t commit to it yet, but that’s where I’m leaning.
  5. I think by far the greatest skill I ever learned was how to touch type. Ironically, I failed typing in high school. When I got into computers I forced myself to learn how to touch type.


Sarah said...

Yes on the tattoo.

And I have been to Maine.

Michelle said...

Ugh! SharePoint.

Last time I stayed at Gramma's (now Aunt Mary's) I kept thinking that I would love to live there.

Now, I think I'd like an extended stay, but nothing permanent.

Still not sure about the holidays yet. I'm afraid that if the Princess doesn't like the flight out there, I might never get us back home.