Everyday Inspirations


~ small inspiration ~


I just enjoyed an amazing dinner of pesto pasta with salmon, and I'm now drinking white wine and blogging. Ahh, the bliss of Saturday night. 

It was quite a productive Saturday for us. Ran six miles, finished some errands, cleaned the apartment. I also fell asleep on the couch for an hour or so after arriving home, but hey, I'm not complaining. But before all that happened, I woke up around 7 a.m. (which is sleeping in for me), made my way to the couch with a mug of hot mint tea, and read.

I have discussed my love of books quite a few times on this site. I've always been an avid reader. In fact, when I was in the third grade, I won the contest of having read more books than any other classmate during the school year. My prize was a jump rope (I was SO excited), and as she handed it to me, my teacher made me promise I would use it over the summer.

Nerd, nerd, nerd.

As an adult, I've made it a point to use my love of reading to continue to educate myself. In an effort to avoid becoming that ignorant American who knows nothing about her country's past, I have started simultaneously reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States and Kenneth C. Davis' Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned. Both have been on my reading list for quite some time, and I'm so glad I've cracked them open.

I love that I live a block from a library and that we we live in an age where we can hop on the Internet to receive and share information about anything. Knowledge is so easily accessible that it can sometimes be easy to take advantage of it. I always keep in mind that learning most definitely doesn't end when you leave a classroom. I believe it is our personal responsibility to continue educate ourselves at all stages of life. 

Start with researching one topic that's interesting to you -- history, art, fashion, science, current events. The sky is the limit and the greatest thing of all is that you only make yourself better by absorbing more information about our fascinating, inspiring world.
My cute, bearded man.
PS: Who else is stoked for the Super Bowl tomorrow? We're getting together with our friends Kayla and Brian (and their sweet dog, Nikita) to watch the game. I think this is the first year I actually care about who wins. And in case you're wondering, we're rooting for the Packers for two reasons: one, Dan is from Ohio and is one serious Bengals fan--I learned quickly we do NOT like the Steelers. ;) And two, I have a little crush on Aaron Rodgers (okay, maybe this reason is unique to only me). I think it's because I have a thing for cute, bearded men...

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2/5/2011 12:16:40 pm

GO PACKERS! We hate the Steelers, too. Well, mostly b/c Ben Roethlisberger is a dirtbag. :) (And FYI--many people have told me my hubby looks like Aaron Rodgers....tee hee)

2/5/2011 10:45:08 pm

Oh, Tats, I agree about Ben. That's the same reason why I don't like Kobe Bryant. If you're a creep off the court/field, I can't support you when you're on it. Sorry. Move along. ;) That is SO funny people tell Matt he looks like Rodgers! You're like, "Yes. Yes, my husband is a stud. Thanks for noticing!"


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