Nothing much, just a path way a couple doors down…ahhhhhhhhhh, Charleston.
Monthly Archives: April 2014
Happy April 15th!
To all my homies in public accounting – welcome back to the world! 🙂
How Many Have you Read?
The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors
To get you started, here’s “The Top Top Ten”:
1. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
2. Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
3. War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
4. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
6. Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
7. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. In Search of Lost Time, by Marcel Proust
9. The stories of Anton Chekhov
10. Middlemarch, by George Eliot
Feel snubbed that one of you favorites wasn’t listed?
Personally, I’m surprised that Dickens didn’t make this ‘top top’ list, but then again, I’ve only read half of these, better get going. I’m NOT surprised by Tolstoy’s place at the top, if you haven’t read Anna Karenina, go forth and make yourself better off than you were before…
Feels like the First Weekend of Spring
So to celebrate the first weekend with forecasted temperatures over 75 degrees, we went out to Folly Beach to stay with our friends Ben and Tress. Hollis of course was in tow. However, I forgot my computer so I have a couple of ‘make up’ posts to do.
Anyway, here’s some pictures of a typical Folly weekend…
Lunch at Locklear’s on the pier
Sun and Sea Festival (basically a large street carnival)
Nike+ Running App Is My New Best Friend
Gone are the days when running intervals consisted of me using the timer on my iPhone, having to start and stop the thing every minute, grasping frantically at my arm band, so not watching the road and almost running into people/trees/etc. Not. Pretty.
Bring on the days of the Nike+ Running App
A voice over set to your needs tells you the time ran, distance, and average pace in a very soothing voice. It also will play over either Pandora or Spotify (an absolute must for me) and will track your route via GPS.
I hadn’t had so much fun on a run in a long time, trying to best my ‘average pace’ and not having to fool around with shutting off and on my timer – instead I could just sit back (well, run), relax, and let the app guide my way. Aaaaaaah, technology.
Maybe one of the Best Lineups of All Time at a Festival
Where: New York City
When: June 6-8
We got our tickets and are ready to rock!
Best news of 2014?
CONOR OBERST (lead singer/songwriter of my favorite band of all time BRIGHT EYES) has a new album coming out! Link below to him performing a single from his new record.
I’d like to also take this post as an opportunity to announce that he’s coming to Charleston on May 11th and Matt and I have front row tickets! Life. Is. Good. Maybe we’ll get to hang out with him like we did almost 6 years ago!
20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Superb Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life
From Brain Pickings – an incredible website I subscribe to that sends out weekly emails of interest to me (the emails come in on Sundays)
Settlers of Catan Saturday!
It’s porch weather in Charleston, folks, time to be outside, conquering worlds!