What’s New?

It’s Tuesday. Sigh.  I missed the Weekend Update, which is disappointing. I don’t want to call myself a “failure,” but let’s just say I was primed and ready on Sunday to write the best Weekend Update post ever. And then I became too busy and it didn’t happen.


So I missed the boat on Monday but I still want to catch you up in the latest random happenings in my-so-called life. Here goes!

My son and I were out toodling around town recently and we spotted this feat of engineering:


The Planter’s Peanuts Nutmobile! I’d never heard of it, but apparently it’s a thing–like the Oscar Mayer weinermobile except with fewer animal byproducts. (Please ignore my son’s best attempt to look like Jack Nicholson in “The Shining.” He’s really a nice kid. Really.)

My friend Kris is running for City Council in our fair burg, and I was jazzed to introduce her at the campaign kick-off.


I’m so glad I don’t mind talking in front of groups.

This past weekend, the kids and I went to a play at Seattle Center and witnessed an annual Pacific Northwest ritual:


The Unseasonable Wearing of the Shorts and Sunbathing, both of which usually occur on the first sunny, 55+ degree day in the Northwest.

I also bonded with some of my four-legged runner friends this weekend. Like me, they were also out for their Sunday Runday:


Look how happy he/she is! I would be, too, if I had form like that.

Recently, I started following @f___jerry on Instagram. I didn’t find him myself. I swear that my most-proper-and-well-mannered Southern friend T told me I needed to follow him, and so I did.

And I laugh at least once a day at his posts, which include high-brow gems like this:


I know, it’s not exactly the New Yorker. But it’s funny and relatable, right? Right?

In other, totally unrelated news, I am now the proud owner of a sit-stand convertible work station! I’m now two full work-days into it, and I’ve sat for only about three hours total. So fantastic.


My hip flexors love me now.

Speaking of love, thank God for #mixedkidfoodtruck. He pulled me through yet another couple of work nights so that I didn’t have to pull together another dissatisfying meal for my family.

IMG_9937This time the delivery was a take on the Hawaiian lunch plate, but instead of the kalua pork, mac salad, and two scoops of rice, this Southern-cum-Pacific version included smoked spareribs and brisket, as well as fixins to make spring rolls. The vinegary slaw on the side provided the perfect acidity and crunch.


So that’s what I’ve been up to. How about you?

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently? What’s the funniest account you follow on Instagram? Have you seen the Nutmobile?

17 thoughts on “What’s New?

  1. first of all, your headshot below (on your insta feed) is the business. i’d vote for YOU to be on my city council based on that pic alone. 🙂 good luck to your friend! and that pic from the f jerry account is hilarious!! finally, what sit/stand desk did you go with? i need one of these!!

  2. That meal makes me wish I lived near you – yum! Nice workstation. I stand at mine also but it’s not convertible. I bought a high desk chair so I could sit sometimes for a break or to read documents (and then I sit in meetings). Tips – don’t lock your knees, get a footrest/paper box so you can put one foot up sometimes, consider compression socks especially when training heavy, and make sure to walk around a few minutes every hour or so. Good luck to your friend!

    • Thank you so much for the tips for a standing work station. I have also heard I should buy one of those cushy pads that grocery store clerks stand on. Do you have one of those?

  3. That food truck meal looks delicious! I’m so jealous! We have tons of food trucks around here now; I need to look into this for dinner sometime. Is this the same Kris as your running coach Kris; that would be pretty cool! I’m so glad you’re enjoying your new standing desk; such a great idea! Um, I don’t follow anything that’s nearly this funny; I’m going to follow it now, though – ha! LOVE IT!

  4. Loves the weekend update even if you missed the link up! That was me last week-i missed thinking out loud on Thursday. I had it all prepped in my head and then poof-it was Friday!

    It does look like that deer was smiling 😉

    I have never seen or heard of the planter’s truck-that is cool!

    I will have to follow that IG account. Everyone needs a good laugh everyday!

    Feel free to read my weekend update-it was a busy week/weekend for me last week.

    Have a good week!

    • I’m the only one with a sit-stand work station at my office. As soon as I installed it, though, other people expressed interest in getting one, and one of the leads here even said he wants a treadmill desk (which is what I really want). Start the movement at your office, Lesley! 🙂

  5. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    I bet that standing workstation is amazing!! I need one of those. My hip flexors and TFL hate me because I sit to blog so much!

  6. The food truck meal looks delicious!! The ribs looks like what my mom makes. So funny about the peanut mobile… I’ve never seen one before… the Oscar Mayer weinermobile…multiple times.

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