fun facts friday – 3 day weekend style

October 7, 2011

1. I purposely walk through leaves in the fall just to hear them crunch. Don’t act like you don’t do that — unless you live in somewhere that does not experience fall.

2. You should probably check out this article. Thanks to Ellen for featuring me on College Lifestyles! And thanks to Heather for commenting!

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3. Whenever my alarm clock goes off, I get up right away. There’s no snoozing for this girl here. Unfortunately, the Husband is the snooze button king, which drives me bonkers when I’m still sleeping.

4. My nine miler that was really eight miles today was horrible. I suppose there is a really big difference between running in 55 degree weather (perfection!) and 80 degree weather (blech). I should have known that it was going to be rough when Charlie could only make it through 1.5 miles of his usual 3.5 loop. It was no bueno. I suppose if I have had good long runs for the last three weeks, that I’ll take one bad one in the mix.

5. Three day weekends are a rare and beautiful thing. I don’t know what I’m going to do with my extra day, but whatever it is, it better be good.

6. This exists. And it’s wonderful.

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7. I feel like I have added a lot of new friends to my reader in the past few weeks. You should probably visit her, her, her, and her. Just sayin’..

8. Right now I have a master list of about 20 recipes I want to try to create. It’s going to be a good month.

9. Any good book recommendations? I hate to sound like a book snob, but I’ve usually read every book that people recommend to me. I neeeeed one that can suck me in!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Your new reader adds…I have been reading Elise and Joy for ages but not the other two..new to me!

The salsa looks…fabulous!

And your horrible run…ugh. But I would rather take hot than cold, any day! I had a craptastic run in the rain the other day. I’d rather sweat :)

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Kim @ Wonderings October 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I’ve been trying to bulk up my google reader. Thanks for the suggestions!

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Jackie Smith October 7, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Do you like thrillers? I just finished Live Wire by Harlan Coben and it was awesome. Easy & fast read.

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 7:09 pm

My mom and sister love Harlan Coben – I’m not so much a fan for some reason.

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Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 7, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Sarah’s Key, The Hunger Games, The Help, Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz, One Amazing Thing by Divakaruni are all ones I’ve read recently and enjoyed. Others recommended to me that I haven’t read are Revolutionary Road, Tender at the Bone, the Saint the Surfer and the CEO, and Little Bee.

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Alyse October 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I go bonkers for anything by Rick Bayless. Had no idea the chipotle pumpkin salsa existed – must find immediately!!

A couple of books I’ve really enjoyed lately: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, and Room by Emma Donoghue. I also finally read Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and it was awesome. No wonder it won a Pulitzer…

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Middlesex sounds like a good read. I might have to check it out.

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Sarah @ studiofood October 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I read AS Byatt’s Posession and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History recently and loved them both, have you read either of them?

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Pumpkin Salsa? My world is now complete :D

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Lauren A. @ Newest Obsession October 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I just finished a book called “The Violets of March” by Sarah Jio and it was an excellent, captivating read! I couldn’t put it down.

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I loved that book! I read it earlier this spring!

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles October 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Did you just hear me scream about being added to your reader?!!?! That is a sincere scream, it really happened!
I totally have a book you need to read! “32 3rd Graders and One Class Bunny” It will be the best book you’ve ever read. I can almost guarantee it!

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm

:) I don’t even know why you weren’t already in there. I feel like we’ve been blog buddies for so long!

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Candy @ Healthy in Candy Land October 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

With pumpkin salsa in existence, everything is going to be okay.

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Amen.

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aubrey @ italktofood October 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm

im excited to see what recipes you create!

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm

me too! :)

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Kaila @healthyhelperblog! October 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm

PUMPKIN SALSA???
Sounds incredible!!!!!!

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Lauren October 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

On my long run today (8 miles too!), I had a mini leaf hurricane while I was running through. I definitely loved hearing all the crunch from the ones underneath me.

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Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles October 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I’m definitely a pine cone cruncher. It’s so satisfying!
Happy 3 Day Weekend!

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Maggie October 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Have you read The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson? It’s a world view changer. Hello, paradigm shift. It’s also an exquisite story. Goat Song by Brad Kessler is also exquisite, and substantially shorter.

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I have not read either of those! Thank you!

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Maggie October 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Oh, you’re so welcome!! I love to share great books!!! (I think it’s hereditary.) Have a fabulous, extended weekend, Chelsey!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

I’m the same way when my alarm clock goes off – I’m immediately out of bed. I think it’s the paranoia that I’m going to sleep in too late and miss something. Aaand yes, my husband is a snooze king as well, and it drives me insane when I want to sleep!

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Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness October 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Room by Emma Donaghue. Sooo so intriguing, it’s the ultimate page turner. And so thought provoking!

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm

<3'ed that book.

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Amber K October 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I am with you on #3 all the way. Either get up or don’t, but don’t torment me with the snooze button! I wish there was a three-day weekend in my future. Especially this weekend, celebrating my 10 year HS reunion and my 5 year wedding anniversary. Whew!

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sarah@spinach and spice October 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Love your article on College Lifestyles! :)

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Thanks, Sarah!

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Lindsay October 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm

I have found that some of the cheap books for Kindle are fun and quick reads. When i get on my kindle next, I will give you the name of a few. I LOVE reading and have literally read 50 books since July when I got my Kindle for my Birthday! :)

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I have been buying some of the cheaper ones on my kindle as well – I haven’t liked a bunch of them though!

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Emily October 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I never snooze either! It drives me nuts.
Have you read “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave? I haven’t been able to put it down since I started last week. I definitely recommend it.

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I read that last year – it was good in a this is really disturbing kind of way.

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List October 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

You are awesome for featuring me – but you mispelled my name in the link. ;) I love you!! And am honored. Seriously!

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lindsay October 7, 2011 at 7:24 pm

way to represent the LINDSAY! hehe.

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List October 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

lol…best way to spell it. ;)

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Lauren October 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I would probably die in 80 degree temps too. Oh well, 8 is still impressive! Have you read The Bell Jar? Or The Handmaid’s Tale? Or The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? All favorites of mine. Just don’t read Atlas Shrugged. I’m never going to finish it. Ever.

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cleaneatingchelsey October 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I looooved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society! It was awesome!

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lindsay October 7, 2011 at 7:24 pm

oh the humidity sucks the life out of you on a run. But at least its done! Love that new reader list. Lindsay is hilarious, plus I think she has a cool name.
;)

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List October 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Right back atcha, lady!

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Amanda - RunToTheFinish October 7, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I am a crazy book reader, what kind of book are you looking for?

I have a huge list of recipes that I keep adding to and trying to make at least one new one a week!

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Lauren October 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I get up the second my alarm goes off too!!! I think if I would ever hit the snooze, I wouldn’t be waking up.

Have a lovely weekend darling!

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Jess@atasteofconfidence October 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Pumpkin salsa? That sounds awesome. Heading over to the article now!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Ugh, I haven’t read anything in the past month that wasn’t a textbook or a scholarly journal article! :P

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I hear ya on running in the heat. While I’m happy the warm temps are coming back this weekend, I’m not happy they’re sticking around for Monday when I have 9 miles planned.

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Heather October 7, 2011 at 10:43 pm

You rule. Thank you so much for the shout out! I meant every word, girl. :-)

Pumpkin salsa! Ahhhh! Must find.

As for book recommendations, I would just reread The Great Gatsby over and over again. In all seriousness, I would totally recommend Ghostwritten by David Mitchell.

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chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files October 7, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Loved the article! And that pumpkin salsa sounds amazing!

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Khushboo October 8, 2011 at 1:59 am

Nice going on the 8 miler! I have 8 miles planned as my long week next week and I am kinda scurrred…it’s been a long while since my legs have tackled that distance!

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nicole marie October 8, 2011 at 3:57 am

my little monkey gwendolyn is patiently awaiting the return of cool, crisp, autumn weather, too! she’s not a fan of sitting in the bicycle trailer in this heat, so mommy is forfeiting bicycle rides until next weekend! although we’re not exercising to capacity, we are healthy and happy! we’re headed to new york city on monday, and we’re wondering if you have any fabulous vegan, clean-eating restaurants with outdoor seating that you’d recommend! please tell us, if so! :) xx

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Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee October 8, 2011 at 5:27 am

I experience the leaves falling off the trees, but it happens in spring!!! Sorry you had to go running in the heat. That salsa looks like heaven on a tortilla chip. :)

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers October 8, 2011 at 6:51 am

Yay for new reader friends!

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Caitlin October 8, 2011 at 7:14 am

if you are looking for nonfiction, I would recommend Unbearable by Portia De Rossi. It is a great book and a quick read (which I know is helpful when you work in a school)!

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cleaneatingchelsey October 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

I have heard great things about that book! I’ll have to put it on my list!

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Michaela October 8, 2011 at 9:22 am

can´t wait for all the fall leaves to “crunch through” :)

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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake October 8, 2011 at 10:04 am

Aw I <3 Julie of S&S… such a positive girl! :-) I'll have to check out your other "new" friends as well!

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Christina October 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Please let us know how you use your pumpkin salsa. I have some, too, and wonder if I should bake it with chicken or something or just eat with chips. The delicious confusion that is Pumpkin Salsa. :)

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Sophie @ threetimesf October 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Stepping in the leaves is one of my favourite things about Autumn!

Have you read The Pact by Jodi Picoult? That’s my favourite. I’m about to start on One Day because everyone’s been raving about it lately!

Have a good weekend Chelsey!

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cleaneatingchelsey October 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I have read everything by Jodi Picoult! She is one of my favorites!

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Stacey October 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I got sucked into the Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins). The first 2 were great, the 3rd a bit harder to get through, but well worth the time to read them.
BTW, I have truly enjoyed reading your blog.

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cleaneatingchelsey October 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Thanks, Stacey! I loved the Hunger Games series!

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Trisha October 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Pumpkin salsa? goodness that sounds delicious! And I’m not sure I’ve ever hit snooze in my life…pretty sure I wake up to my alarm clock turning on, even before going off!

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Joanna October 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I’m not sure if you’ve heard of this one, but I just read ‘Before I Go To Sleep’ by S.J. Watson in two days! It was so good I obviously barely put it down.

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elise October 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm

you are so sweet! thanks for the link love lady :)

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Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count October 9, 2011 at 6:38 am

The Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa look incredible!! Where did you find it?!?

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Tracy October 9, 2011 at 9:58 am

Have you read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman or The kitchen House by Kathleen Grisson? Also, Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda? Those were all good.

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Amanda October 9, 2011 at 10:16 am

Have you read the Happiness Project?? I’m going to do a review of it on my blog soon. I loved it! Happy Sunday :)

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