Welcoming November w/ Friday Favorites

Another week accomplished and my oh my it’s the beginning of November! Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Halloween last night 🙂  That or are excited for their festivities tonight and tomorrow.  Just like college, Halloween seems to extend into a weeklong celebration.  What a better way to start it off than with some of my favorite things.

  • Carving pumpkins at work.  This doesn’t happen everyday and I’m sure doesn’t happen at any other company, but it sure was a blast.  Some of the people got really (and I mean REALLY) into it. 


  • Encountering a piece of history.  Well, that is if you consider a piece of Banksy art history.  I mentioned a couple weeks ago that the artist Banksy is distributing a piece of art each day in October.  He leaves a line about where it’s located and it’s up to instagram followers to determine the exact location.  I was walking home from the gym around 7:30pm and happened to see a bunch of people lined up outside a furniture store.  Just my lucky day!


  • Random Throw Back Music – A couple weeks ago my coworkers told me about this new phone app and website called Songza, which is considered the latest music concierge.  It allows you to select a mix of music based upon the time of day and activity you are doing.  For example, if it’s a Tuesday morning, you may be working out, waking up, commuting, or starting the workday.  Sure enough, they provide a medley of options for each one of these activities.

For the past few years I’ve been a hard core Pandora user but have been a little frustrated with their selection of songs, the fact they repeat so many of the songs, and the inability to fast forward through most of them.  I have a huge case of music ADD so it can make for a very frustrating run.


There was one time my friends told me that real runners run without music.  I looked at him and said I don’t care, I have to get through the next 5 miles in the heat, 4 miles uphill at 2am, and 5 miles tomorrow so if I want to listen to music, I will and there will be no judgement.  This was during my first Ragnar Relay in Utah, so I needed all the help I could get.

I don’t really know what my favorite type of music is, I just know that my favorite band is Train and I enjoy running to songs with a good beat.  I don’t discriminate against Brittany Spears and was totally loving this throwback selection on Songza.

  • Sweet treats – Found this on Facebook.  What are Ben & Jerry up to??? It might certainly be worth a splurge this weekend if I find someone to help me finish it 🙂


  • Friends who agree to your random adventures – From free yoga to artichoke pizza, we are quite the classy bunch out here. 



Have a great weekend and enjoy your fall!

“I just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing. The real question is, why did other people stop?” – William Stafford

2 thoughts on “Welcoming November w/ Friday Favorites

  1. i have been hearing all about banksy from some other new york city bloggers. jealous of that one for sure. and i’ve had that flavor ben and jerry’s (and every other flavor too, but whos counting? haha) and it’s really good, like amazing. like i think i’m gonna go get some now too!

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