Monday, October 24, 2011

Learning out west

This past week I was lucky to go out to Scottsdale Arizona to train on one of the products my company sells. Gaggenau appliances. They blend very well with our Pedini Kitchens. I have been really looking forward to learning how to use them properly and of course cook.

So last Monday I hopped a flight out to Arizona to learn all I could and be treated fabulously while I was out there. Gaggenau products are incredibly engineered. They are hand crafted and made for people who want to get the best results out of the food they prepare. It was awesome to cook on them and have the advice of a real chef around to ask questions. The chef made braised lamb shanks and I can't wait to try my hand at it at home.  I may just have to come in to work and play around some more with them.

Going the distance

Last week was a very busy week for me, but it started with something that has become a fun past time for me running. I took up running in May and decided that to be official I needed to run a race. So I chose a 5k that seemed do-able and registered. Well I had a 3 week siesta from running with a bum ankle but was still determined to run my race. I had been out running again and finally made the 3 mile mark again. So Sunday I got into my gear, made a playlist and got ready. Eric was on the sidelines cheering me on.  I ran it in 40 minutes. I am proud of that before I hurt myself I was running 10 minute miles so I was pretty happy the results on my first run. Now it's time to find my next race. :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

If I had a scooter...

I would want this helmet.

I think it's a really great design. I'm not sure how safe it would be but very stylish.
It's designed by Daniel Don Chang. His website is full of cleverly designed ideas, but this helmet stole the show for me.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

This month is going to be crazy busy

I am really excited about this month. September ended with a bang. I took part of my NCIDQ test. I'm hoping I did well. I studied hard, and I am the only person I really know that has ever taken it so I wasn't sure what to really expect. So fingers crossed.

October began wonderfully. Eric and I along with his brother and girlfriend went to the Petit Le Mans race. It was so much fun. I had forgotten how loud the cars are, how amazing it is to see them driving 150-200 miles an hour. We also got to drive around a real test track. I got to drive a Mazda MX-5 and everyone else drove Mazda 3 S sports. It was really cool to be on a race track. I would love to learn how to drive like a race car driver. This was also my second manual car ever. I drive mine, but have never driven anyone else's. I was a bit nervous that I would stall it out in front of everyone. I  didn't. :) The race was great and I can't wait to go back next year. Maybe with a bike. The race track is huge and it would be great to get around on one.

That's photo from Autosport

Upcoming this week is an Airshow. Yeah for planes! Then my 5k, out to Arizona, and back for a wedding and a concert. This month is packed full.