Welcome to another edition of Friday Randomness!

So I successfully survived my first day with “dirty hair.” It really wasn’t that bad and I didn’t think my hair looked very greasy… so we’ll see how this goes.

I still feel absolutely exhausted (SO looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow) and had a hard time getting out of bed so I did 3 miles this morning. I am sacrificing a potentially rain-free run tomorrow so I can get some sleep and rest. I think my body will be very appreciative of that. This week definitely has not been the easiest…


Favorite Five



Yesterday was World Pasta Day and to celebrate (and because I had no idea what to make for dinner), I decided to take a shot at making this taco pasta. Of course, I improvised a bit — replaced the chicken with ground beef and also used reduced fat sour cream instead of the cream cheese and Greek yogurt. My Wisconsin roots were cringing that there wasn’t a call for cheese so of course I had to top it off with some of that. In the end, it turned out REALLY good and I think the originally recipe would be that too, if not better! Highly recommend.


Before we left for our wedding/honeymoon, I started reading the book “Gone Girl.” I really had no idea what it was about, and truthfully thought it was another vampire/mystical creature book. Truthfully I had heard that it was good and liked the cover design so I wanted to read it (I promise I’m not always that superficial). Soo I quickly learned that the book may not have been the best choice to read as we celebrated our marriage:

Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

Ha, oops. I actually finished reading it this week and it was really good. There was a really good twist that I wasn’t expecting (but yeah, I wasn’t expecting anything in the book to be honest!). I highly recommend it! Now I am onto the Stephanie Plum series… it seems like a good funny and light read.


What are your random thoughts today? Any fun plans for the weekend?

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