tuesday things

by Joanna on April 1, 2014

pella

1. We were in Pella, Iowa for a wedding two weeks ago. Gotta love a nice small town–especially one with a town square. The bride’s twin works at a flower shop right in town and we stopped in to pick up flowers. It was such a quaint, beautiful shop. Doesn’t that sound like a great gig? I was definitely a little bit jealous! There were also two coffee shops right in town too.  I can’t believe it, but I only made it to one. And I may have visited three times in one day (yes, I’m embarrassed). I definitely want to go back for Tulip Time sometime.

2. Unlike a lot of people (including Mike), I really enjoyed the How I Met Your Mother finale.

3. I’ve been craving books that draw me in, that I can’t wait to pick up after work, that I think about when I’m not reading it. And I think the universe is answering. A coworker let me borrow Anna Quindlen’s latest Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Now I’m finishing The Book Thief. I bought in January and got about halfway through and put it down. Then, Jacquelyn posted on Facebook that it’s one of the best books she’s ever read and I thought “alright, I’ll pick this up again.” Up next is Where’d You Go, Bernadette. I heard good things and saw it on a different coworkers desk. When I asked if she was reading it, she told me to take it, that she wouldn’t have time to read it until the end of the semester. After that, I think I’ll read The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. But, I’m looking for books to take me through the end of the summer, so if you have suggestions, tell me in the comments, please!

4. My teammates and I have been watching Jimmy Fallon clips at lunch recently. I’m loving him on the Tonight Show. My favorite is hashtags: #misheardlyrics.

5. I found a walking buddy! My bus friend Kristen and I went for a walk after work yesterday. It was amazing. Two miles, good conversation. I’m looking forward to continuing this as it keeps getting nicer out.

What’s your favorite part of a small town?

What are you reading these days?

Are you a fan of walks?

(If you comment about How I Met Your Mother, please, no spoilers :) )

 

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1 Meg April 2, 2014 at 3:11 pm

You know, I really liked the HIMYM finale, too. I’m a longtime fan of the show and could see others’ points about what they didn’t like, but overall? I felt it was fitting, I laughed and cried, it was a nice wrap-up. I was texting with a friend last night about it and she was still OUTRAGED, going on and on about several points. I just can’t muster up that level of anger/annoyance.

So glad nice weather is finally returning to D.C.! What a long, hard winter. I want to start getting out and walking more, too — in fact, my husband is always up for that . . . but I typically find some excuse not to. You know, I think tonight is the night!

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2 Joanna April 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

My husband too. He keeps talking about it. My thought is, I completely agreed with what the daughter said. I was like YES! I get that some people felt a little bit misled (my husband included) but if you listen to the story, even through this season, it wasn’t all about the mother as some may say.

Hope you got out for a walk this week!

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3 Anna May 1, 2014 at 10:36 am

LOVED the Book Thief. Now I’m ready Gone Girl. Truly, my only motivation to start them was so I can read them before the movies came out. But I’m so glad I did! The next one I want to read is The Fault in Our Stars. Here’s a cute quote from it: “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”

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4 Joanna May 1, 2014 at 10:54 am

I can’t wait to watch the Book Thief movie. I loved Gone Girl. Loved it so much. I’m reading The Husband’s Secret now and it’s really drawn me in. I got it from the library on Friday last week and I’m already 150 pages in! Love when a book grabs me and I think about it when I’m not reading.

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