Friday Favorites

Hey from Venice!

We came down last night hence the reason for no post yesterday. I was a tad bit busy but enough about that, lets dive right in. Let’s talk about my Friday favorites.

First up, the Legacy Trail. Y’all know how much I love that thing, right? It’s one of the reasons I love to come down here so much and it doesn’t hurt that it runs directly behind my house. The only thing that irritates me about it is that when I’m not running and I see other people running, I get a little jealous. Runner’s problems I guess.

Another think I’m loving this week is my Vera Bradley bags, not just my new ones, but just Vera Bradley in general. You can put the kitchen sink in these bags and still have room for more!

Vera Bradley vb2

This next thing I just got last week and I don’t know how I ever lived without it….
It’s from Scunci, the same people who make the hair bands. This thing is awesome! It’s a hairband with a built in visor and at only 7 bucks, you can’t go wrong. I am totally going to get my money’s worth with this one.

Visor visor

I’m also loving you tube lately. I will never get bored of workouts with you tube around because my God, there are billions. This week I’ve chosen something different every day and strength training has never been so enjoyable.

Last thing, Family. I am so thankful that we have the ability to spend some quality time with our family doing so many of the things that we love. I wish we could do this all the time but since we can’t, we’re going to really make the most of the time we have.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll be updating again soon…

What are some of your favorite things this week?

WTF Wednesday, shopping isn’t sane.

I bought 3 new Vera Bradley purses last week. THREE! I’m not even sorry about it. They were all on sale so I can easily justify the purchases. What I cannot justify is the fact that I’ve been online all morning trying to find the matching accessories and luggage. Whatever, somebody needs to boost the economy. Might as well be me.

Vera Bradley purses

I prefer to shop for clothing and accessories over groceries but since we needed some essentials I went to the grocery store this morning. I went to Aldi since they are close, cheap and had the things I needed. I’m not sure why I torture myself in this way.

The store was ridiculously crowded by the time I got there but I made my way through the droves of people to each of the items I needed. At every item I had to wait as somebody picked through or picked over the very same thing I was looking for but finally, I got the things I needed and proceeded to the checkout.


Oh dear God, the hands! Hands and germs are everywhere!

In the checkout line there was a lady behind me and a lady in a blue jumpsuit directly behind her. The first lady had a few items in her hand and the lady in the blue jumpsuit had one item in her hand too, but she also had a bag chock full of stuff down by her side.

Normally if I see someone behind me with only an item or two and I have more, I’ll let them in front of me. This wasn’t the case today and so I opted not to offer up my spot in line, but that didn’t stop the lady directly behind me.

The lady behind me turned to the woman in the blue jumpsuit and said, “You only have the one item so why don’t you go ahead and get in front of me.” Of course I knew the lady had a bag full of stuff and way more than the girl in front of her and more than me, but the blue Jumpsuit lady replied “Oh no, I actually have some wine as well, in this bag here.”

ReallyThere was a lot more than a few bottles of wine in that bag I assure you. If it was only wine, it was a barrel of wine and probably some cheese too.

Just then the lady behind me said, “No really, it’s okay, go ahead and get in front of me”, and then she pointed to me and continued, “and I’m sure she won’t mind if you go ahead and get in front of her too.”

Are you out of your ever lovin mind?
Are you out of your ever-lovin’ mind?

Oh no you didn’t! Who does that? Who offers up someone else’s place in line? Obviously this lady was clueless but now everyone was looking at me and if I said no, I would be the bad guy. So I let the blue jumpsuit lady in front of me but I looked at the lady behind me and I sneered at her.

What else could I do? It would be really awkward to explain how I got an assault charge at the grocery store to any future employers or business associates, so I took the high road.

WTF? It must be Wednesday!

Tell me about a grocery store experience that you’ve had.

Tech Tuesday – Smart wearables for you AND your dogs!

It’s time for another edition of Tech Tuesday!

science cat

Japanese tomato company, Kagome developed this little robot as a marketing tactic. An employee wore it while running the Tokyo Marathon. It feeds the runner tomatoes, but at 18 pounds, it seems really heavy to be wearing while running any distance much less a marathon.

Tomato FeederBut wait……….
On second thought…if you put some chocolate in that puppy, I’d wear that thing morning, noon and night. Back problems, pshhhhhhhhhh, who cares!

Japan is on a roll lately. Dole Japan is also the first to come out with the first edible wearable!

Dole Japan

Did you happen to see these bananas at the Tokyo Marathon?

I have so many questions….and I’m really hungry now.

And finally someone is looking out for our four-legged friends! FitBark, the activity monitor designed for dogs of all sizes. Not only does it monitor their activity but also their rest patterns.

I love this thing and I want two of them for my fur babies.

They even have a wi-fi base station. It can turn your wireless router into an open hub for any FitBark nearby. This is great for owners with multiple dogs, like me!

fitbark wifi
Learn more about the FitBark here.

Have you heard about any cool technology lately? Please share!
What do you think of the tomato feeder and the edible banana wearable?
Most importantly, would you buy a wearable fitness device for your dog?