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sleeping, socializing, sipping

It’s a brilliant day!

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I was sooo close to oversleeping, but woke up just in time to see the city again. Sometimes I’m not thrilled to step outside, but after a mile or so, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.

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Except for maybe back home again. After a long flight and especially long ride from Baltimore to DC, Anthony and I made it  home (well, this home) a little after midnight, yesterday morning. We would have been down in the dumps, but we were still on a high from making immense progress on the Santa puzzle only hours before.

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Not surprisingly, the pace has picked up considerably since returning to DC. Work, errands, public transportation… oh, the joys of being a single lady in the big city! Luckily I’ve been able to put most things off thus far because last night I partied instead. First stop was my work holiday party; second stop was the DC Road Runners for a holiday get-together at Carpool.

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Carpool is in Virginia. I can’t believe how massive this place is! Once you leave the District, space is plentiful.

We had a good turnout! Lots of running talk, as usual. DSC02360On my long Metro voyage home, I started thinking about the wine and beer I’d happily downed in the company of good friends. And go to wondering whether wine is considered “healthier” than beer. I think we’ve all heard that moderate wine intake can be good for you — but this article claims that determining health benefits or detriments of drinks isn’t so easy. Wine drinkers do tend to have a lower mortality rate than beer drinkers; however, wine drinkers are also more likely to exercise, less likely to smoke, and generally younger than beer drinkers.

So I’ll keep drinking both, just to be safe.

  • Do you prefer wine or beer?
  • Did you see the sunrise today?
  • What’s your favorite thing about going home?

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