Hola! Today I thought we should take a minute to catch up on all the little random things going on in life.
1. My run last night was pretty awesome.
It rained all day which actually brought about slightly cooler temps. During my run it was 81*F/27*C with 77% humidity but it actually felt cool!
Tbh every summer my sense of temperature gets really warped. I remember two years ago I shivered and got goose bumps one night when a light breeze swept over me. I went home and told Adam it was cooling down. He checked and it was 85*F out!
By the end of August I’ll be telling you that 90*F feels brisk and I’ll actually believe it.
2. I’m going to an Escape Room this Friday!
At work we’re doing an Escape Room as a team building exercise!
It’s basically a giant logic game where you have to work together to get out! Perfect for team building, or bonding with friends!
The one we’re doing is called Panic Room. The scenario is that we’re going to visit a relative in a mental ward and we get locked in a room. We have to come together to figure out all the puzzles to escape within an hour or they will perform experiments on us!
The Washington Post published an article about Escape Rooms that explains why they’re so popular all over the country right now if you’re interested.
If you live in South Florida, here’s a link to the one we’re going to!
3. I’m making my way through the OJ documentary on ESPN.
WOW. This documentary has been eye opening in so many ways. When the bronco chase happened in 1994 I was only about eight years old so I don’t remember a lot about the case.
Through the years I was never curious enough to dig into the details about OJ, although I knew that many people felt really sure that he was guilty. I watched the FX show about OJ earlier this year which was enlightening, but nothing at all like this documentary.
First of all, the documentary does an AMAZING job at explaining what race relations were like in LA during the time of the trial. This was about the same time that Rodney King was mercilessly beat by the LAPD. I had never seen the Rodney King footage before… it is horrifying. Of course what happened to King was caught on tape, but black people were experiencing injustices at the hands of the law on a day-to-day basis.
The documentary really helped me understand why the jury was so keen to acquit OJ of murder when all of the evidence pointed to him being guilty.
I head a rumor that OJ is finally ready to confess. Supposedly he is going to say that he never intended to commit murder, and that if Nicole hadn’t answered her door with a knife he wouldn’t have stabbed her to death. This sounds totally incredulous, but the documentary really brought to light what a big ego OJ has and how nothing was ever his fault, even all the times that he beat and raped Nicole. If OJ really says comes out with this version of the story, it will be victim shaming at its finest.
4. I’m onto Chamber of Secrets!
On a MUCH lighter note, I finished Sorcerer’s Stone a few nights ago and started Chamber of Secrets.
Truthfully, this is my least favorite of the HP books, but Lockhart is something else isn’t he? Ridiculous!
5. I am loving my closet!
I am so pleased with my closet re-organization project. The mismatched-but-still-kind-of-matching baskets have totally grown on me and now I love them!
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out my latest vlog here:
Thanks for watching :).
Have you ever been to an Escape Room?
Are you watching the OJ documentary?
What’s a non-running thing going on in your life right now?!