Monday, January 27, 2014

Spoiler Alert!

If you are currently following Downton Abbey and have not elected to purchase the whole season and watch ahead, you will know that last night was episode 4. I love the anticipation of waiting until Sunday night every week and getting myself all settled in to watch. It's like a piece of chocolate waiting there for me to savor.  I don't understand the concept of watching ahead, it's like reading the last page of the book first, craziness!

As much as I have been enjoying the whole Downton experience, this season I am finding myself having some irritation with some of the characters. Shocking, I know. So if you have not seen episode 4 this season, its time to stop reading.

Here we go.

More purple?!  I'm glad that Mary is out of black, but the whole purple as a signature color thing is really getting to be a bit much.

What's up with those funky red sofas in the library?

The sous chef at the Ritz seems to bare a striking resemblance to the nasty chef in Ratatouille.

Edith going to the doctor! Never saw that coming!

Does Thomas really have to be so awful?

Potential Laverne and Shirley situation between the Dowager Countess and Mrs. Crawley.

Mr Molesley is making me cranky.  There seems to be a lot of whining going on there.  Maybe we should just call him Eeyore.

Would Dr. Clarkson tell Mrs. Crawley that he's in love with her already?

That's all I've got, for now.  Anyone else agree, disagree, sympathize, empathize, anything?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Year End and New Beginnings

The purple Air Pegasus have run the last 7 miles of the year and of their 355.8 mile, 6 month life span. My year long experiment of recording my running mileage ended with a 58.39 mile total for December and 607 miles for the year! Surprising and exciting.

The grey Air Pegasus (yes I'm a one shoe kinda girl) are waiting to fulfill their 2014 destiny.

Yesterday I heard an interview on 'The Take Away' with Todd Zwillich. The guest was the distinguished professor of public health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Barry Popkin.  His tips for getting healthier in the new year were short and to the point.

1. Exercise
2. Stop drinking beverages with calories in them
3. Cut down on snacking

Sounds like a great place to start.  Happy New Year!