Hey there! Hope you’re off to a good Monday. I had a great weekend! I got to catch up with my mom, watch the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight with Adam and celebrate Cecil’s 10th birthday!
Of course as I was trying to wrap his gifts, Cecil was all over them. He’s very impatient! But I was able to wrangle them away from him and I hid them in a kitchen cabinet.
On Sunday we finally let Cecil tear into the wrapping paper and get his gifts. He loooooved his new catnip toys, of course! The Big Ol Catnip Sack was a giant hit, and of course he demanded to taste test all the new treats too.
After Cecil tore into his gifts, Adam and I went out for a celebratory Chipotle 🙂 and then I headed down to the beach for my a good, long walk. My surgery is tomorrow morning, which I am simultaneously anxious and excited for. I’m not sure how long it’s going to be before I can get in a long walk or a run, so I figured I better head out for a good one!
It rained the entire time I was out there but that didn’t really phase me. It’s just so nice every time I’m down by the beach taking in the fresh air! I saw a bunch of people out there running and I felt super motivated. I’m sure they’re in training for fall races and I can’t wait to train for a race again too!
I saw these two gentlemen, probably in their 50s, enjoying some good conversation while simultaneously running at a pretty good clip. They looked great!
A middle aged couple walking near me, one smoking a cigarette, started to make fun of the guys once they had run past us. I was like REALLY? It made me wonder how many people have laughed at me behind my back while I’m out there running, and then I decided I don’t care! I just can’t understand why you would ever make fun of someone exercising.
I’m absolutely sure those two awesome runners wouldn’t give a second thought to the couple so I’ll try not to either!
Okay so now let’s talk about something really important: the new Taylor Swift single, Look What You Made Me Do. What are your thoughts? I’m a total Swiftie and have been since a friend of mine, who likes country music, introduced me to Teardrops on My Guitar back in 2006.
I can probably list the number of Taylor songs I don’t like on one hand, but this new single is going on that list.
I’ve read a bunch of takes on the song from critics who say everything from: this is the case of a white woman placing blame on a black man (Kanye) for something she did wrong (lie about Famous lyrics)🐍, to critics wondering why she’s writing songs about celebrity grudges when she should be taking a political stance with her music since she has such a big platform.
I don’t think my dislike of the song really runs that deep. It’s just kind of a bad song (that’s still a little bit catchy). Let’s just say it’s no Wildest Dreams or Style, her two best songs IMO! I’m excited to hear the rest of the album though, I’m sure there will be plenty of awesome bops on it even if it’s not better than the 1989 album, one of my favorite albums of all time!
♫ Cause you got that James Dean daydream look in your eye, and I got that red lip, classic thing that you like … ♫
Thoughts on Look What You Made Me Do?
Best thing about your weekend? Did you get rained on?
Positive thoughts to everyone in Texas.