in other other news

The Brandenburg Gate is illuminated in the colors of the British national flag to pay tribute to the victims of an attack in London, at the German capital in Berlin, Thursday, March 23, 2017. - Markus Schreiber AP Photo


Today’s practice was an IM set and the last of the tough 6 weeks of training we have been going through. 

Today was one of those days where everything just felt good.  The water was a cooler (but comfortable) temp and nice and clear. 

This practice was actually fun because it went by fast and the mix of strokes kept things interesting. 

And then I stayed a bit longer to make up for some lost yards over the past week or so.

In other news my Dad came home from the hospital yesterday.  He was doing great - now the key will be to keep it that way!  Appreciate all the thoughts and well wishes you all send each time this keeps happening!

In other, other news - tomorrow is the big Opening Reception for the Art Exhibition I am part of.  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about it!

200 swim/kick/pull

16 x 25 on :40

  • 4 rounds of: 1-3=free, 4=FAST IMOrder (fr/fr/fr/FLY/fr/fr/fr/BK/fr/fr/fr/BR/fr/fr/fr/FR)

1 x 100 IM FAST

12 x 25 on :40 

  • 4 rounds of: 1-2=free, 3=FAST IMO (fr/fr/FLY/fr/fr/BK/fr/fr/BR/fr/fr/FR)

1 x 100 IM FAST

8 x 25 on :40 

  • 4 rounds of: 1=free, 2=FAST IMO (fr/FLY/fr/BK/fr/BR/fr/FR)

1 x 100 IM FAST

4 x 25 on :50 


1 x 100 IM FAST


4x75 kick, rest :20

  • 1 of each stroke, kick 50 steady, rest :05, 25 sprint kick

Added yards until I hit 3000 for the day



Philly’s “pay what you can” restaurant offers new solution to food insecurity

  • 22% of all Philadelphians are food insecure. 
  • Enter EAT (Everyone At the Table) Café, a nonprofit, pay-what-you-wish cafe that opened in West Philadelphia in late October.
  • On the menu: three courses, including soup or salad, a hearty entree with a side and dessert, as well as a hot or cold beverage. 
  • Guests can pay the suggested price of the check, less, more (as a donation) or nothing at all. Read more

this is truly one of the most puzzling and cryptic lines in all of star wars. i saw this episode months and months ago and i’m still thinking about this line. anakin, what is the story behind this piece of wisdom? what could you possibly have discovered in a shady farmer’s barn on tatooine when you were a small child that would stick with you enough to make you say this 10+ years later? why were you investigating barns in the first place? were you a 9-year-old detective? this boy has Seen Some Shit

My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!

(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)