I love Valentine's day. I always have, even though I didn't have a man on V-Day until Evan.. It's a day of red, pink, chocolate, romance, and love. So what more could a girl ask for?
This year I bought a ton of decorations for our house. We kept saying we'd put them up, but we've been so busy and exhausted from work and school that we just never got around to doing it. This morning I woke up, walked out to the living room...and Evan had put them up. He has to wake up at 5:30 to go to work, but he still made time to do it. I love it when he figures out my language of love.
In grad school news, I have to write a paper over All News Is Local by Richard C. Stanton and tie it in with the interrelation of globalization and media. It won't be difficult, but it's just a matter of doing it. I'm not a big fan of "reports" on non-fiction books. It's hard to get motivated...it's like I'm enlarging the pompous authors' egos to a dangerous size, and they don't really need any help in that area. Stanton doesn't seem to be as pompous as most of the other authors on the reading list, but.... still...
In fitness contest news, I've lost 4 pounds since Sunday. I worked out really hard Sunday night. I thought I was going to pass out on that damn elliptical, but I put a magazine in front of me with Kate Beckinsale pictures all over it.. That will definitely make you press on and not let your fat ass get off the machine. That woman is ridiculously gorgeous. Yesterday I was a little under the weather, so we didn't go to them gym...I still lost weight though. We will be going tonight. I've got to figure out a way to wake up in the early morning to do my Biggest Loser videos.. And after a long day, it's so hard to peel myself off the recliner and go. Maybe I should put up Kate Beckinsale wallpaper all over my house.
Not too long until my fat pants are extra loose... :)
P.S. I don't know if any of you have given into the phenomenon that is young adult fiction, but really--there's some really great stuff out there. One of my very favorites is the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. Check it out. He makes complex Greek mythology so enjoyable and easy to understand. It's so amazing...I wish it would have been around when I was a kid. I don't know when I'll find the time, but I really want to re-read the series very soon.