november is so my month
November is so my month! Besides it being my birthday month, T. & I were also featured in Momentum Magazine’s November issue. It’s nothing much to brag about, they didn’t actually feature us as much as a panda shot of us riding our Raleighs home one night. T. took the photo, so he gets full credit. But still, it’s so fun to see us in a cycling magazine!
I’m still waiting on my paper copy to see it in print and in real life. For now, I’m enjoying perusing the online version of this month’s issue…want to see it for yourself? Check it out here!
Also, thank you so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes on my post yesterday! It made my day to keep returning to the site and see them. Our night went as planned – we biked to the restaurant despite it being 27F (my coldest bike ride yet!). But it made the food taste all the better and I felt like we were kids again, all bundled up and pedaling furiously through the evening air. After dinner, I settled in with Eat, Pray, Love while T. slaved away in the kitchen, baking the most delicious raspberry white chocolate cheesecake. (Now he’s really raised the stakes for the birthday cake I’ll have to make when it’s my turn).
Some of you asked about the movie in relation to the book. I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book and I really loved it. So I was hesitant to see the movie, not wanting to spoil the impression left by the book in my mind. I can’t say that the movie was anywhere near as good a the book (you just can’t convey the kind of depth the book offered in 120 minutes of screen time). But it was pretty good and I enjoyed all the beautiful scenery of Italy, India, and Bali. And all the Italian food…mmmm…. can I please go on an eating trip to Rome today? So if you haven’t seen either, start with the book. It’s a wonderful read. And if you’ve read the book or seen the movie, what were your thoughts on either of them? I’d love to hear them!
PS: I also read her follow-up book Committed: A Skeptic makes Peace with Marriage, in which she writes about the social as well as her personal history with marriage and I thought it extremely well researched and written. I would definitely recommend it for both skeptics and marriage pushers on your holiday gift list this year.