May 1, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I sure hope so, at least! I think it may have rained 28 out of the 30 days in April here in Boston! The forecast for the weekend looks great so I'm doing a little spring cleaning and then am going to take a book and sit on my roof deck and soak up the sun!

Happy May everyone! I am so excited about this month for so many reasons, but I won't give them away now, you'll just have to read about them as they unfold!

It has now been 2 months since I started this little blog and almost 3 months since I turned 23 and made my 25 Before 25 list and I'm really happy with how much I've accomplished in this last month! While I haven't crossed anything off the list yet, I'm well on my way to getting a few things crossed off before I reach my quarter-of-the-way-there mark!

So, let's re-cap! In the month of April, I:
  • Ran my first race, a 10k, and worked my way up to being able to run 10 miles straight! I'm still a long way away from the big 26.2, but I'm getting there! (#1 on The List)
  • Have been pretty religious about keeping my blog and even met some blog friends out there! I'm shocked by the number of followers I've gotten in the last two months and am so excited to keep blogging! (#4)
  • Made a decision on where to go for my Masters - and gotten incredible support from all of you in the process! (#8)
  • Watched Seasons 1, 2 and half of Season 3 of The Office - and laughed a whole lot in the process! (#13)
  • Read 4 books on The Book List - A Passage to India, Beloved, Winnie-the-Pooh, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (#14)
  • Bought a travel map - now, I just need ideas of how to frame it so I can start tacking off all the places I've been! (#23)
  • Given a presentation in my Spanish class and am planning to take another class this summer! (#24)
So I think it's been a good month!

Now, I just finished One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest last night, so I'll give a quick re-cap!

I loved this book. It took me much longer than expected to get through it, but I loved it. For those of you who haven't read it, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is about a man named Randall McMurphy who is admitted to an insane asylum after behavioral issues on a prison work camp. McMurphy, whose only ties to insanity are his youthful energy and tall tales, tries to bring out the best in the other men in his ward, making them feel like real men, rather than 'nutcases' locked up in an institution. I highly, highly recommend this book to anyone who hasn't read it. The movie, starring Jack Nicholson, is on my IMDB Top 100 list, so I definitely plan on watching that this weekend!

Now, my groceries are about to be delivered and I'm going to hurry up and get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather!

In the mean time, my sister, Tatiana just started a blog! She just started the Couch to 5k program and we're aiming for a 5k together sometime in June! She's also hilarious and SUPER motivated! Go check her out and give her some support!

And one last thing! For those of you looking for Mother's Day presents (or any other presents, for that matter!), my sister Zuzy's DVD, "Cooking for the Clueless" was listed in LA Splash Magazine's Mother's Day Gift Guide 2010! Check it out!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


  1. Just started reading your blog and I love it. Way to go with all that you've accomplished!

  2. Congrats on so many accomplishments! I think it's amazing what you've done these past few months!!!

  3. Glad you are well on your way to accomplishing your list!! Keep it up! & I am def going to read that book. I have been wanting to for a while now, I think I'll pick it up this summer!!

  4. i absolutely loved one flew over the cuckoos nest! i had to read it in school but your review really makes me want to read it again!

  5. You are doing great as well! For framing your travel map, is there a way you can adhere it to something firmer and then use small pieces of wood to frame it? Then you can paint the frame in cool colors? Not sure if that would work. Good luck!

  6. Your blog has inspired me to create my own list of things to do before turning 25 (I've got about a year and a half).

    I've also just read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - and also loved it!

    You're off to an awesome start on your list!

  7. sounds like a great month! you're definitely crossing things off your list! <3

  8. congrats on the 10k! i ran a 5k today.. i'm in the beginning stages of "becoming" a runner. what keeps you motivated?


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