Last night A and I went to go see Ides of March at the Riverview Theater. We had been talking about going for the last several days so we finally decided to go last night. As we were walking up to the theater, I saw a group of kids hanging around. As we got closer, I realized they were my students from the Fall. I said hello and as they realized that it was me, they went nuts (in a good way.) One of my favorite boys from the class (he has a giant afro, and is hilarious) came running up and gave me a hug. They told me that they missed me, and that they want me to come back. It was pretty awesome, to tell you the truth. A got a hair emotional and shed a tear (of joy) and then we went to see the movie. This was the beginning of what has become a pretty great weekend.
After the movie (which was pretty good, and damn Ryan Gosling is hot) we came home and went to bed fairly early so we could get up today to do hot yoga. And guess what...we *actually* got up and did hot yoga. Have you ever done hot yoga? it is amazing. Patrick helps out there on Saturday mornings and told us all about it. So we tried it and I am already hooked.
Lastly, I received a great package in the mail. Let me give you a little back story here... When I was a kid, I watched the movie Rad all the time (80's movie about a hometown bmx kid who gets a chance to go up against the top riders in the country when the big race is held in his hometown. it is beyond amazing.) I was like most kid sister, and wanted nothing more than to be like my big brother, who was way into bmx and first showed me this movie when I was about 4 or 5. This movie became a pivotal part of my youth and even my adulthood. Even now when I am doing a bike race, I usually listen to a song or two from the movie before hand for inspiration. Also, every team I have created or been involved in that is bike related I name team rad.
Anyhow, Vans recently released a limited edition shoe with a Rad theme. My brother clued me in about these on the old fb, so I ordered a pair. Check em out...
And to give you a better idea of the joy of the movie Rad, below are some great scenes.
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