Friday, April 29, 2011

Best of the Week #18

Phew. It has been a week. Sorry for the no-post-Wednesday and Thursday. In my defense, since Tuesday afternoon my office has been likened to the 1980s Congo, Nazi Germany, and a Raymond Carver short story. So. There’s that. (Leave it to me to come up with inappropriate genocide references…jeesh.)

But in the big picture scheme of things, everyone and everything is ok. And my adult points are off the charts, so that’s a win…
And it’s Friday! Guess what I’m doing tonight? Running a race! It's the last Crystal City 5K Friday, so at 6:30 pm I will be lining up to test myself...oof. I haven’t raced a 5K since about this time last year, so this should be interesting...I'll report back on Monday.
In Best of the Week news, my most popular post this week was Lemon Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting, closely followed by Fun Facts about DC Monuments (h/t DC Blogs).
Quote of the week comes from LLC via gchat:
so believe it or not, stress eating chocolate chip cookies and coffee does not magically increase your Chinese language abilities or otherwise solve problems
And another (this time actually wise) quote from LLC, that I think can apply to a lot of situations:
You are just in there having a clear-sighted conversation about your realistic needs.
I found this Amazing Fact Generator that can kill an embarrassing amount of time…2 new facts to add to my repertoire of ridiculousness: 
The S in Harry S Truman didn’t stand for anything; Truman had a middle initial but no middle name.
Orang means “man” in Malay and hutan means forest so orangutan means “man of the forest.”
Food-wise, on Monday 6x6 and I took our Swahili teacher to dinner at Ghana CafĂ© – always a delicious win! 

And after a horrendously humid workout on Tuesday night, SpeedyKate, Jessica, and I chilled out at Los Cuates. Their chips and salsa are fantastic – very fresh and chunky.

I must admit, I’ve been to Fro Zen Yo twice already this week…what can I say? It’s delicious! My favorite flavor combo is the cappuccino/dulce de leche swirl with cake crumbles, nuts, and hot fudge. Swoon!

And I made this cake (but in cupcake form) as a going away present for one of my co-workers. 

Hope you have a great weekend! Think me some fast thoughts tonight! :)