Monday, June 30, 2014

Little Happies -- A Little Bit of NYC + Other Stuff and Things


Last week was filled with lots of travel, adventuring, eating, and New York City stuffs. Per usual, I'll write a full recap post with all the deets from our great trip a little later this week. As for today's Little Happies post, I give you a list of random happy stuff that came out of my brain this morning.

And as for whether or not we keep doing this Little Happies thing weekly... I say "let's"! Let's do it. We'll keep up with it weekly for now, but possibly switch it up in the future if necessary. Sounds good to me!

--one--



The show Nashville is one of my guilty pleasures. It's way too dramatic, over the top, crazy pants at times, but I still love it. And I especially love the music. This tune was from one of the last episodes in the first season. I love the harmonies and think it's heartbreakingly beautiful. Hayden Panettiere performed it on the show (her voice is just "meh"), but here we have the two ladies who wrote the song giving it their all. Listening to it gives me goosies every time.


--two--


We bought a Wii (U)!

Our 3rd anniversary is coming up and we thought the Wii U was the perfect shared anniversary gift. It'll encourage more play time together and will make us feel like kids again. It's nice to let go of your worries for a while while working together to beat the computer in a race around Rainbow Road, no?

The four games we've gotten so far are: Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Bros U, Super Luigi U, and Zelda.  What games would you recommend?


--three--


I cantored a wedding!

Yikes, I still feel the nerves just thinking about it. I was a bundle of stress leading up to it, especially knowing that I had to perform Schubert's "Ave Maria," a piece I've never tackled before. Bah! It was scary. But I did it. And I was kindly complimented by a handful of nice people after. AND I got some extra money in the bank. I may be able to find the courage to do it again sometime. :)


--four--


Ok, so these are kinda opposite Happies, but I'm going for it.

First, going off my (anti-inflammatory) diet to eat yummy things I haven't had in a while. When in NYC, I just had to eat bread and bagels and fresh mozzarella cheese. So I did. And it was glorious. That moment when you bite into the forbidden good stuff is just pure bliss.

And then, when I get back to normal life after taking a trip and get back on the wagon, eating only the stuff I'm suppose to, I feel strong, like a dieting wonder woman. Fresh fruit smoothies, here I come!


--five--


A happy little secret for you:

We learned while flying last week that you can, in fact, bring little bottles of liquor through security and onto the plane with you and no one will stop you or make you throw away your alcohol. So we brought some Maker's Mark and Amaretto Vodka along with us and added it to our complimentary beverages. It was way cheaper than the airline bottles of alchy and it put us at ease while we should have been stressing out about whether we'd make our connection (... we didn't, but that's a story for another time).



17 comments:

  1. We love NY, DM is from there and I lived there for 2 years when we were first married! We also game too, it is fun to revisit childhood!

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    1. I didn't realize you guys had a connection to NYC!! How neat! It was a lot of fun, for sure. I'm looking forward to reflecting on our trip when I have a little more time. :) Glad to know we're not the only grown-ups who like gaming!

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    2. If you ever find yourself near us (and you are always welcome) we should defiantly game or whatever!

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    3. Thanks, guys!! That sounds AWESOME! And same to ya! You're always welcome here. :)

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  2. That sandwich looks delicious, I'm sure very worth ditching the diet for a couple of days.

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    1. Absoluuutely!! There's not much better than fresh mozzarella!

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  3. That sandwich looks delicious! I love Nashville too, the music and the drama but mostly the music!

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    1. It sure was!! :) Glad I have another Nashville fan buddy out there. We should have episode chats when the next season starts up!

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  4. Did you feel pain when you went off the anti-inflammatory diet for vacation? I'm noticing more bloat when I eat certain foods that are not well suited for my body. Hmmmm......I need to eat better than I do but I am trying...baby steps. I have thought about getting a Wi.i as well but I spend too much time on the computer, etc...I doubt having that would help.

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    1. I didn't feel much pain... just kinda bloaty and slow. Does that make sense? But it may have also been caused by my over-eating in general. Baby steps... that's the key! I'm right there with ya. We really like having the Wii because while we both like playing on our separate computers and the Wii is really just a computer for games, at least we get to enjoy them together. :) If you're on the fence, I say go for it!

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  5. Do the little bottles of alcohol count towards your liquid limitation or are they separate? That's awesome that you can do that!

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    1. Each bottle just has to be less than 3 mL and all of your bottles (plus other liquids you're transporting) have to fit into a 1 qt ziploc bag. Oh, and they have to be unopened. :) But yeah, it's awesome!!

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  6. Love that you brought liquor on your plane ride!!! What a good idea. Nice job cantoring, I bet it was beautiful!!

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    1. You are so kind, MB! Thanks for the compliment. And yes, bringing liquor on the plane was a lovely idea! I actually have my husband to thank for that. :)

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  7. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip. Sounds like a good time, despite the connection problems. :)

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    1. It was great! Only wish it had been longer. :)

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