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Scottsdale bound

Tonight I took a super late flight to Scottsdale for the weekend.  Time for a little R&R with some close girlfriends.  I’ve been out there many times and always come back feeling refreshed, renewed, with my core body temperature slightly out of sync in the red zone.  I have miles on Delta (more on that later) and booked a flight to the tune of 25,000 miles + $7.50 in taxes.

Knowing I paid the ticket taxes with my Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, means I have one free checked bag.  I decided to pack more than enough into a larger than necessary bag.  A girl likes to have options, 3 swimsuits for 4 days?  I think so!  I found my seat in the back of the plane and smiled to myself as I set eyes on my seat mates.  Both younger girls wearing yoga pants.  With a thankful sigh of relief, I scooted into my window seat.  Nine times out of ten, I have someone pushing 3 bills and reeking of cheap beer sitting next to me.  Flying takes on a whole new adventurous tone when you aren’t sure if the dude next to you is either going to try to hit on you or throw up in your lap.  Not pleasant.  I enjoyed not having a sweaty, hairy thigh pushed up against my personal leg space.  I enjoyed the camaraderie of using Apple products with competent, smart, healthy girls doing the same next to me.  Call me crazy, but that never happens and I was thankful.  As I was sitting in me seat, I watched my luggage roll up the conveyor belt underneath me into the plane.  That’s always a good sign.  The journey is off to a good start.

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Katie picks me up from the airport where I’m instantly sweating on the sidewalk.  This is going to be a test of strength and effort to not literally melt while I’m here.  No one likes a puddle!  We drive back to her apartment in Scottsdale and I haul my 44-lb luggage into the room I’ll be staying in while I’m here.  The AC is a blessing and I have a feeling we’ll be spending quite a bit of time near the pool.  Go for a run, jump in the pool.  Lunch date, then jump in the pool.

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This morning we woke up and had iced coffee + Rumchata – a true start to vacation.  Cheers to a hot, sweaty, adventurous-weekend!

Life is good!

xo,

Listening to this.

Current temperature in Scottsdale at 7:55 AM : 86 F

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knowledge really is power.

Many years ago my father turned me on to the idea of watching a single TED video a day.  What’s a TED video you ask?  TED videos are ideas worth spreading.  Five, ten, sometimes twenty-minute videos showcasing someone average standing in front of an audience, sometimes showing slides, talking about a topic that they are head over heels passionate about.  They are riveting talks about remarkable people, free to the world.  Many years ago I started to watch these videos, everything from extreme swimming with the world’s most dangerous jellyfish to flying robots.  Every time I watch a TED video, I feel empowered.  A little bit smarter.  A tad more intelligent.

 

And more than that, I get excited all over again about this amazing world we live in.  About how that saying :you can do anything you put your mind to: is SO freaking true!  The world is our oyster!  I now have the TED app on my iPhone, iPad, and bookmarked as a favorite site on my Pro.  If you can find one ten-minute segment out of each day, to enlighten yourself and take in a passionate talk about something, anything, you will be become a better, more informed person.  I swear.

 

Today’s TED talk was hilarious.  And sometimes they are.  Not only do I get to learn something, but I get to laugh-out-loud, too?  Sign me up.

Take 9 minutes and 15 seconds out of your day to watch.

I hope you enjoy it – you can thank me later.  xo

 

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laughter.

It makes the world go round.  It’s free.  This is my favorite activity.  Sometimes I laugh so hard that tears fall and my abs hurt.  Which, on some levels, could be considered a workout I suppose.

The fine people over at someecards make my day sometimes.  Like this morning.  Check out what made me laugh so that the greek yogurt I was enjoying flew out of my mouth and hit the screen of my MacBook Pro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

excuse me while I go for a run.  outside.  in Minnesota.  in 50 degree weather. and proceed to tan on the deck in the sun.  in March.

 

life is so good.

xo

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