Shoes for the Komen 3-Day 60 Mile Walk

in 2012 I wore the Nike LunarEclispe 2 on Days 2 and 3 of the walk. For Day 1 I wore a pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10 that I loved but after many years of wear I didn’t think they would survive Day 1, let alone the whole weekend.

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(My shoe pictured on the right)

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Stimulate Your Creativity

Stimulate Your Creativity

Great photo that was shared around the office today.

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Like a Champ

Between leading tours at this crazy work conference all week and riding the rides all night at Disney, my FitBit is getting a workout! Check out my Wednesday stats….

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Bingo Night a.k.a. La Loteria

Got a chance to play a bingo-like Spanish Lottery game tonight with some friends. Since I know only 2 words in Spanish it was tough, but I survived and only messed up once by prematurely yelling “Bingo” for 4 in a row, when the actual game is won with a full board. Either way, it was good for a few laughs!!

Frozen Friday: Trader Joe’s – Potato Pancakes | Brand Eating

Found this post about these amazing frozen potato latkes that my neighborhood Trader Joe’s was sampling last week. I grabbed a box and made them for breakfast today! Frozen Friday: Trader Joe’s – Potato Pancakes | Brand Eating.

Frozen Friday: Trader Joe's - Potato Pancakes | Brand Eating

You have to try them! (with applesauce and sour cream, of course)

“My daughter is a ____”

We joke at work about how our parents can never remember what type of engineering we specialize in (or even that we’re engineers in some cases). As an architectural engineer (focused on Mechanical Building Systems), most people don’t get past the first word. I’m regularly introduced as an architect, which used to bother me but now I just nod and smile with strangers or people who I know could care less… unless I have the energy to give further clarification. A common question I get after telling people what I majored in is “what is an architectural engineer?”

The easiest way for me to describe a Mechanical Engineer with an Architectural Engineering (AE) background, is to say I work on the comfort systems for a building – such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing… the systems that make being inside more bearable. Other AE’s may work with structural systems (holding the building up), electrical (power and lighting systems) or even construction management.

Last week I found these handy images that explain the difference between architects and architectural engineers even better…

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Lost my Fitbit Force band

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After a stressful week of hard core searching, I finally give up. R.I.P. to my beloved Fitbit Force. I am grieving. And thanks to the recall of only 1% of customers affected, I can’t replace it since there are none available in the stores. There is absolutely no motivation to take the stairs anymore. Even more so, I’m mad about all the steps I’ll be missing as I train for the 3-day 60 Mile walk in August!!

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Hair Stuff – Travel/Trial Size Oil

I use the fact that I travel a lot as my excise to buy excessive amount of travel sized beauty products, when I really just want to try them out for more than a sample run but not spend a lot of my hard earned money. Enter Ojon Rare Blend Oil – Total Hair Therapy. I saw it in those bins near the Ulta registers and gave it a try for my curly winter hair that was starting to lose its sheen and it works great. Every few days I would use some on my scalp and rub it thru my hair. A little goes a long way (which is good since that tiny bottle costs $15). I guess maybe I’ll spring for the larger 1.5 oz bottle at $35… Ya know, when I stop travelling as much. LOL

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