Friday, August 5, 2011

Best of the Week

Welcome the return of Best of the Week (for this week at least...)! I liked writing this weekly recap so hopefully I can keep some consistency with it, but I make no promises!

I'm just happy because this week flew by for me! Without further ado...

Best of the Week
August 1 - 5, 2011

1. Well, we all knew that I couldn't let the season finale of The Bachelorette pass without mentioning it on my blog! I am so happy for Ashley & JP! Many people hate Ashley and rag on her for being a horrible bachelorette (which I did do that as well), but in the end I think she definitely made the right decision! As for Ashley's sister, I think she was way out of line with her behavior towards JP, but I'm glad that she has since apologized and admitted that she was wrong.

the picture from the photo album JP gave Ashley on their last date

Also, JP tweets now and Ashley has made her account public again!

2. I made a delicious dinner this week, courtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow. I will share the how-to and pictures next week for Tuesdays at the Table, but here is a sneak peek:

Yum! The best part was how quick & easy it was!

3. Shark Week! It's scary to see these animals in action, but fascinating! My favorite show this week was Shark City.

As a side note, C & I watched Soul Surfer last night and I cried at least 15 times. Like, legitimately had tears rolling down my face. It was so inspiring and really teaches a lesson that even if bad things happen to good people, it doesn't mean you have to react in a negative way. Instead, try to see the good in everything and every situation!

And one not so "Best of the Week" event:

My bike and I had a fight with the road, and unfortunately, the road won. It wasn't that horrible of a fall, but it still hurts! My hand is bruised from where I fell on it and my side is also bruised up. But luckily I was able to get back up and keep on going! (After remaining on the road for a few was embarrassing!)

PS - If you are a biker/runner/walker you should have a RoadID! It's a bracelet that has your name, your emergency contact's number, your insurance number, blood type, known allergies, etc. so in case you are in a bad accident, emergency help will have all of the information they need to help you immediately. Here is mine (info blacked out for obvious reasons):

Have a great weekend!


Jen said...

I am happy for Ashley and JP too. The sis was a bisnatch but at least she said she was sorry on TV so that JP could redeem himself :-) Sisters are harsh sometimes. But they looked really cute and happy. Good for them!

And I totally need one of those ID bands. I was feeling pretty lightheaded on one of my runs last week and I thought "Oh sh*t...what would happen if I passed out on this trail!". Smart thinking chicky :-)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Brunch at Saks said...

I love your round up, except for the scratch on your leg! Hope it heals quickly! Happy weekend to you :) xx

~Lindsey said...

Sorry about the fall..ouch :( Can't wait to try another one of your delicious recipes!

Krista said...

That ID band is so smart! Great idea for runners, too!
And I just have to add that I'm disappointed that Ames is going to be on Bachelor Pad and not the next Bachelor.

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Oh no! Hope your leg gets better very soon! Neosporin..... :) As for that meal, it looks so light and yummy. Sorry, don't watch Bachlorette.

Glitterista said...

I am so glad JP and Ashley seem happy and is it embarrassing I follow more than five bachelor/bachelorette people on twitter? ;)