Friday, July 16, 2010

Fun Friday: Lebowski Edition

Hey peeps! It's a beautiful day in central Illinois! The humidity is down and I've had four cups of coffee this morning! I also came home to that sight on my porch (above)--two happy Fraggles with their heads poked through the porch railing!

What are you up to this weekend?

I reeeeally want to go see Inception tonight. It's directed by Christopher Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt...purrrr...

On Saturday, I'm doing a "launch" of TurboKick at the gym where I teach. A "launch" is just a huge party where people can attend classes for free and get their fitness-party on.

Then, Saturday night, I'm headed to a "Big Lebowski"-themed birthday/costume party. Have you seen the movie? It's got some pretty fantastic philosophy themes in it. I don't know who I will dress up as because there's only, like, TWO female characters in the whole movie! Any ideas? Maybe I'll dress up as a female version of The Dude...

The Dude Abides...


After yesterday, you know I'm completely obsessed with raspberries. Well, I've invented the perfect summertime-refreshing-alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverage--

I give you: Rasp-B-errry Electric Lemonade!

Ingredients (makes one serving):
-1 cup light lemonade (I used Country Time Light Lemonade)
-1 and a half shots Raspberry Vodka (optional)
-6 raspberries
-1 packet sweetener (I used Splenda)

It's SUPER easy to make:
1. In a small bowl or food processor smash 6-10 raspberries with 1 packet sweetener and raspberry vodka.
2. Fill a glass with ice, pour cup of lemonade on ice.
3. Finally, pour raspberry/vodka puree on top. Stir all to combine.

You can add more lemonade (or hell, let's be real--more vodka) to top it off! Or, you can make it without the vodka at all. It's refreshing, low-cal, and sneaks a serving of fruit into your beverage!


I found this HI-larious fitness video on Cowboy Hip Hop?!?! Say wha?!?! You better believe it! Watch for the dancers' introductions. "TJ" and "Jake" crack me up!

And finally, as with every Fun Friday, I leave you with some sweet weekend workout jams. Click the hyperlink and it will take you to a YouTube video of the song. Let me know if you like any of these.

1. Shark in the Water by VV Brown

2. Cooler Than Me by Mike Posner

3. Bionic by Christina Aguilera

4. Alright by Pitbull

5. Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine (a beautiful cool-down track)

Today's my "rest day" so I'm going shopping (or maybe just some window shopping. lol)!

QOD: What summer movie are you excited to see? What are you up to this weekend? What's your go-to summer beverage?


  1. Oh I bet that drink is awesome. I'm thinking strawberries would work well too.... Nicely done. During the summer, I actually like Mike's Light Hard Lemonade (if I can find it). My weekend is all up in the air as everyone around me is sick...

    Oh and your pups are just too cute!

  2. You should be the dude....the dude is awesome:-D

  3. I'm *dying* to see Inception, too. I love both of them (and Ellen Page and Marion Cotillard, whose name I might have massacred). I know it'll be packed on the first night, but I've been dying to see this for so long it might be worth the teen-packed theater.

  4. @Heather--ooohh, strawberries would be nice too! I have some of those, so I'll have to try it!

    @Rachaelle--got the robe and Bubby's V-neck shirt--all set to be The "Dudette" :)

    @Tracey--If you see it, let me know what you think! I don't think I'll be able to make it to the theater until Monday :( boo.

    Thanks everyone for the comments and for stopping by my blog. You rock!

  5. Ohh I want to see Inception tonight! How was it?? Joseph Gordon Levitt is HOTTT in that pic! Mm mm mm!