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Good morning! Hope you all enjoyed the first day of Spring! It didn’t feel very “spring-y” over here. It’s still a bit chilly outside. But the temperatures have increased to the 40s-low 50s which I appreciate. If we’re not getting any snow days, I think it’s high time for warmer temperatures.
I’m trying to head into the gym early this morning to get my workout over with, but before I go, I wanted to share what I’ve been up to as of late. (If you’re interested, here’s what was up in January and in February). Play along in the comments and share what you’ve been up to as of late! Or, if you’ve got your own March Lately posts, link them up below!
If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen my post about this book. I’m only about halfway through, but I’ve been enjoying JD Vance’s memoir about growing up in the Appalachian area. I find it hard to articulate to my family and friends what it’s like to live here. In this beautiful countryside that is obscured by environmental waste and litter. It’s filled with the nicest people in the world, yet also scattered with drug addicts and corruption. It’s full of contradictions. You must read his memoir. Whether you’ve lived in the Appalachian area or not. It’s thought-provoking and opens your eyes up to what life is like in middle America.
It’s pretty difficult to tear me away from Game of Thrones right now. (I’m now on Season 4 and more addicted than ever before). But, this past weekend, Ankur and I decided to give HBO Go a break and drove up to Knoxville to watch Lion in theaters. We’re a little late to the game, but we knew it was a must after it was nominated for the Oscars. Our family and friends have also raved about it for the past few months. So we knew we were in for a treat. If you’ve been living under a rock (or live in rural TN and haven’t heard of this movie), I highly recommend it! It’s a book turned movie, but a real life story of Saroo Brierly, a man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life.
Aside from our trip to Knoxville and binge watching Game of Thrones, our weekend was spent at the coffee table. Playing Bananagrams. There’s something dangerously addicting about this game. But in a good way. In a way that I am so very present and mindful while playing. It’s almost like completing a puzzle. Your attention and focus can’t be on anything else in order for the task to be completed. The pieces are all you can focus on if you want to win.
After watching Lion in Knoxville, we stopped by Tandur – the Chipotle-styled Indian restaurant that I went to a few weeks ago. We started with the chicken samosas and then ordered two chicken dishes to share. If butter chicken had no calories and my stomach was able to hold an enormous amount of food, that’s what I’d like to stuff my face with. Please and thank you.
I still can’t get over Alessia Cara’s album. I also can’t get over the fact that she’s only 17 years old. She’s my go-to at the gym, when I’m at home cooking dinner, when I’m driving in my car. I love her voice and I love her catchy music.
While in Knoxville, we visited Bob’s Liquor store to re-stock our dry-county cabinets. Normally, I pick up the same things I always get. But this time, Deep Eddy’s Grapefruit vodka caught my eye. I mixed some of the vodka with the grapefruit La Croix and it was perfect. I’ve found myself a new favorite pink drink. This might be dangerous.
I mean, is there ever a day when I’m not craving pizza though? Probably not. This shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Questions of the Day:
- What are you eating lately? Watching lately? Playing lately?