Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
In Hush, Lake Warren is recently separated from her husband, Jack, who is suing for full custody of their two kids. She recently began working with the Advanced Fertility Center as a marketing consultant, alongside the flirtatious Dr. Keaton. But the morning after their one-night stand, Lake finds Dr. Keaton with his throat slashed. Lake is forced to lie to the police so she doesn't jeopardize her right to have full custody of her kids but they start to question her more about the murder. People at the clinic start treating her differently and she has several dangerous encounters. All Lake wants is to find out who killed Dr. Keaton so she can stop living in fear.
This book definitely lived up to my expectations and was a real page turner. I found myself saying, ok I'll stop reading at the end of this chapter, and before I knew it, 50 pages had gone by. I was shocked by the "whodunit" at the end, it was a great twist. This book held my interest from start to finish without any dull moments, and continued to be suspenseful to the very end.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I absolutely love summer & I love hot weather, not just warm weather, but hot weather. I'm not a big fan of humidity, especially with my curly hair, but give me 90 degrees and bright sunshine and I'm a happy girl. Unfortunately, Ohio weather is very finicky. One day it could be 85 degrees and the next day it could be 45 degrees. So with summer quickly approaching, here are my 2 favorite things about summer.
Todd put together a picnic for my birthday last year
The best way to spend the weekend in the summer is laying out poolside with a good book or magazine in one hand and a cocktail in the other.
With May just around the corner, I can't wait for the warm summer days to soon follow!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Monday: 40 min bike; lifted total body (hotel in Boston)
Tuesday: 20 min walk on treadmill (4.0 mph w/ hills @ 5-7%), 20 min bike; lifted core (hotel in Boston)
Wednesday: 45 min bike (hotel in Boston)
Saturday: 1 hr elliptical; lifted total body
Sunday: taught 20 min core & taught 50 min spinning
Sunday, April 25, 2010
His apartment complex is built & owned by the same company as mine so our apartments look a little similar in terms of the look of the kitchen, bathroom, and the carpet but the layouts are different. Plus, Todd has a slightly bigger apartment with higher ceilings and a balcony.
The view of the living room, balcony, and bedroom from the front door
The game was alright, but I wasn't really paying attention that much either because we were all talking to each other during the game. We also met up with Todd's cousin and his daughter and some of their friends.
We left at the beginning of the 4th quarter so I'm not sure if scarlet or gray won. Even though I don't necessarily like OSU, I do enjoy going to football games so I still had fun.
After teaching my core class & spinning at the gym today, I met up with Todd's family at the mall and we went shopping the rest of the afternoon.
It was good to visit with his family especially since I didn't go home with Todd a few weeks ago. Andrew always seems so much bigger every time I see him and he's a riot. The saying "kids say the darndest things" is so true because he just says some of the funniest things!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Our first night in Boston, we went to Quincy Market and ate at Durgin Park, a 180 year old restaurant. It's a 2 story restaurant with a nice view of the street below and had lots of steak & seafood. They're known for their Yankee Fare and sassy waitresses. For an appetizer, Todd had the clam chowder and I had Boston baked beans. Our main dishes consisted of crab cakes for Todd and pesto penne pasta for me followed by Boston Cream Pie. I was not a fan of this pie because the yellow cake part of it was soaked in rum. It wasn't the traditional Boston Cream Pie I was hoping for. In fact, Todd actually ate more of it than I did which is rare when it comes to dessert.
Boston Cream Pie from Durgin Park
The original Boston Cream Pie from The Last Hurrah in the Omni Parker House
Yellow Cream Cannoli from Mike's Pastry Boston Cream Pie from Mike's Pastry
Friday, April 23, 2010
We walked to the start of the Freedom Trail in Boston Commons. There's either a red brick path or red painted line along the entire trail so you know where to go.
A few stops later we were at the site of the 1st public school, which was founded in a 1635. It was located where the Benjamin Franklin statue is and behind it is Old City Hall.
The Old State House was the site of the Boston Massacre as well as where the 1st reading of the Declaration of Independence was held.
In the North End, we saw Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church.
Famous Paul Revere statue with the Old North Church in the background
We only had 2 stops to go but still quite a bit of walking! First, we went to the Charlestown Navy Yard and saw the U.S.S. Constitution. The U.S.S. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. It first launched in 1797.
Our last stop on the Freedom Trail was up to Bunker Hill. The monument stands 221 feet tall and we walked all 294 steps to the top. This was the site of the 1st major battle of the American Revolution.
We had a great view of Boston from the top
Thursday, April 22, 2010
We went back to Sam Adams for our tour. The first 20 minutes were spent on the floor of the brewery learning about the brewing process. I found out that Sam Adams actually does a majority of their brewing in Ohio & Pennsylvania. The next 30 minutes were spent sampling 3 of their beers.
My favorite was definitely the Summer Ale!
We've been on a lot of other brewery tours before (Anheuser Busch, Coors, etc.) so Sam Adams didn't quite live up to our expectations but we still had a good time and you can never complain about free beer.
Tuesday evening we headed over to Fenway for the Red Sox game against the Texas Rangers. We walked around Fenway for a little bit taking in all the sights. It's pretty cool because there are lots of bars, restaurants, and food vendors all around the outside of the ballpark.
We hadn't really eaten much that day either so when we went into the stadium, we walked around so we could get an idea of our options for food and take a couple pics.