Random Friday Thoughts

by Lisa on Friday: Mar 15, 2013

It’s Friday and I’ve got a lot of random stuff on my mind, so I thought I’d give you some random Friday thoughts:

1. As blog readers, I’m sure many of you have heard that Google Reader is going to be shut down come July 1. I saw the notification pop up on my reader yesterday and I was shocked! I’ve been using Google Reader for years, and I’m on it practically all day every day keeping up with blogs and the news. I had no idea that RSS readers had started becoming unpopular, and frankly, I don’t think this void can be filled by a regular old social networking site. I will need to start looking for new RSS readers to take over. Anyone have any recommendations?

2. Bootcamp officially ended about a week ago, but I’m a few weeks behind due to starting a week late, taking a little time off for a small injury and just generally not doing 5 of their workouts every week (instead peppering in my own workouts as well). I still have about 3 weeks worth of workouts left to complete, but at this point, I’m going to take my time and not rush to finish them.

3. Speaking of bootcamp, last weekend, D and I did one of the workouts together! It was his first time trying out one of these bootcamp workouts, and we were both feeling it the next day. I think he finally understands how hard these workouts are, and I have to say it was really fun having someone to commiserate with while we were both feeling the pain of the reps.

4. Last weekend the weather was nice for the first time in a long time, so D and I ventured out to an outdoor mall in a nearby town. I decided to force myself to buy at least one article of clothing while we were out. Generally, clothes shopping and I don’t get along whatsoever. I’m too picky and too unwilling to part with my money. We went to pretty much the only store where I ever find clothes that I like: New York & Company and they had SO many pretty things in spring colors. I ended up buying a dressy shirt and a bright blue skirt.


I tried on many more things than just those two, but nothing else quite felt right. I was reminded again of how much I’d like to drop a size or two by summer.

5. I’m officially getting my hair cut tomorrow afternoon! I can’t even remember the last time I got a hair cut, so I’m hoping this will be a nice change. I really shouldn’t go this long without at least a trim.

6. Important info for vegetarians, especially with St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend: Guinness beer is not vegetarian. Read more about it here.

How do you feel about the Google Reader news? Anyone as upset as me?

6 Responses to “Random Friday Thoughts”

  1. Rosey says:

    You’re oh so right, when trying to drop a few pounds, nothing inspires like trying on cute clothes! I’m visiting today from Friday Chaos, and now I’m going to go read about the Guinness!

  2. Meagan says:

    So I had no idea what RSS readers/RSS feeds were before reading this post. I still don’t really know, as I also don’t know what Google Reader is, haha. Sorry I can’t help you on that one. I’m sorry it’s being shut down, though.

    I like those clothes you bought! I am not a big fan of clothes shopping, as I hate trying stuff on.

    Hooray for hair cuts! Even when it’s just a trim, I love that fresh feeling you get from a hair cut. And you can’t beat the salon sampoo and conditioner!

  3. Holly KN says:

    The Google Reader news has been majorly bumming me out. About 2 weeks ago, my husband mentioned in conversation (NERD conversation, but whatever) that RSS feeds were becoming obsolete, and things like twitter posts were the replacement. I laughed at the ridiculousness. Then, BAM. It’s like he had a direct line to Google or something. *sigh*

    NY&Co: Only place I shopped for quite a few years. Cute finds. Love the bright skirt! 🙂

  4. Guiness isn’t vegetarian? Ack! Who knew?

    I don’t know what to do about Google reader either.

  5. A lot of people seem to be switching to blogluvin. In fact, one of the participants of the hop posted excellent tips on how to back up and switch over. That’s what I think I’m going to do. Thanks for linking up to the hop!

  6. I am really liking Blog Lovin! link to bloglovin.com

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