Heeeeeey friends. How’ve you been? Did you have a good holiday season? I did, because I spent it with people I enjoy and also because my kitchen has gotten a few upgrades, namely this grill pan which I shamefully have not yet used y’all. Operation get back to clean eating, however, starts on Sunday so I imagine the grill pan will come into play. Also, speaking of clean eating, have you seen this great little Mark Bittman post where he gives lots of yummy, veggie-based, clean recipes? Those will be delicious, especially since I am full steam ahead clean eating because I am going to a wedding in late January and I want to look bangin’.
So I’ve been acclimating to my new job, which I still like although this week, as you can imagine, was mega-slow. I am resolving to go into 2012 with lots of optimism and enthusiasm, especially because I went into 2011 with a general sense of doom and a feeling of failure in regards to my career search. New job, new attitude, old cliches!
This will be a sort of scattered-about, catch-up post since I have been VANISHED IN JOB LAND (sorry y’all). I’ve been meaning to post about this trip I took home to Sarasota way back in November, but it clearly isn’t going to happen. Instead I’ll just post a few pictures of the Siesta Key Crystal Classic, an international sand sculpture competition that was taking place the weekend I was in town. If any of you watch Sand Masters, most of those folks were present. The sculptures were only partially done when I saw them, but they were still 100% amazing. Here are a few of my favorites:
So that’s awesome right? PS if you didn’t already know, Siesta Key is an awesome beach in Sarasota that currently holds the #1 spot on Dr. Beach’s Best Beaches in America list. Siesta is famous for its white, pure sand that has the consistency of sugar. The beach is also incredibly wide. It is an unbelievably beautiful spot.
Anyways, RESOLUTIONS! Do y’all have any? Mine are pretty vague: MORE VEGETABLES, MORE BLOGGING, MORE SLEEP (I really need 8 hours guys I have to stop lying to myself), MORE GRATITUDE, LESS WHINING. I think that about covers it. What about you?
While you ponder your goals for next year, here are a few items with which I have been 100% obsessed lately:
1) Sand Cats. I didn’t know these guys existed. They are tiny, adorable cats that live in deserts in North Africa. They are THE BEST and I want one so much y’all.
LOOK AT HOW CUTE THAT IS LOOK LOOK LOOK.