Mama says they was magic shoes. They could take me anywhere.

1 Mar

First things first-I wanted to say thank you to all of you with your encouraging words about running and great acorn squash ideas–that made my Monday a little more tolerable!

Monday already? March already? I am not diggin how fast time is flying. I haven’t really been wanting hot coffee lately….even though it is 30 something degrees when I wake up. I made an iced coffee spinach smoothie to take on the bus with me in my cool new Vortex cup I got this wknd

I was expecting my inbox at work to be out of control from being out on Friday but it wasn’t too bad at all. Our department did want us to take the Keirsey Temperment report to see what type of personality we are. Ummm I am the fun kind-duh! I’ve always wanted to do one of these but never had the chance and  found that I am an Idealist Champion —–Idealists are spiritual, intuitive people who can enjoy spending a great deal of time and energy working toward a better understanding of who they are. The ultimate hope of this group is to attain true wisdom. For the most part, Idealists are enthusiastic individuals who can find joy meaningful relationships as well as the world around them. People of this temperament can pride themselves on being loving, kindhearted, and authentic. Other fine traits include being more giving and trusting than many around them. An often-passionate temperament that yearns for romance, Idealists can make intense mates, nurturing parents, and inspirational leaders.
In a world filled with unique individuals, when it comes to personality there are only four different temperaments and 16 types of people. Understanding these personality types and mastering your own can be the keys to achieving your goals.
Your temperament is the Idealist (NF). Idealists are relatively rare, making up no more than 15 to 20 percent of the population. Yet their ability to inspire people with their enthusiasm and idealism has given them influence far beyond their numbers. Your particular personality type, the Champion (ENFP), make up little more than 3-4 percent of the total population.

Love it, that is me to a T. We are going to share our results in our team mtng this wk and I am anxious to see everyone else (since my team is full of socially awkward people)

Breakfast was TJ’s Apricot Mango Greek Yogurt with frozen berries and flax mixed in.


I sported my new green sweater I got this wknd and got mad compliments. That just put me in a good mood and way to start off the month. The people like what they see, what can I say? :)

I ran into my Starbucks buddy this morning (I didn’t go this morning because I am trying to get off the Bucks) and was telling him  about my running this wknd and made a joke about how I was running like Forrest Gump.

He looked at me as if I were speaking Japanese and turns out he has never seen it. This then followed by me freaking out and asking him how he has never seen it. And I may have pushed him ala Elaine from Seinfeld but I just don’t think I have ever met anyone who hasn’t seen the movie. Given, I have nevr seen Star Wars or Breaveheart but I thought everyone has seen Forrest Gump.

By 11A, I was about to break into my lunch (that’s how I get knowing I brought leftover Mexican food for lunch). I tried to hold off as long as I could but that turned out to be 1145A.Seriously, if you had this waiting for you, would you be able to resist it’s siren call?

Didn’t think so. Oh Mexican food, I heart you but you are no es bueno for my booty. I am talking about the greasy, cheesy kind I have a few times a year. I love it. The best is when I got a bite and had some refried beans, rice and the chicken enchilada all together in one forkful. It’s like when you get the nucleus of nachos and have a sampler in your mouth!
This afternoon was fairly uneventful. I didn’t have too much going on so I surfed the internet, did some work and took a nice 20 min walk around the uptown area in an attempt to wake me up.

Dinner was a clean meal and delicious. I bought a piece of tilapia last wk at Bi-Lo, which is one of the supermarkets here. Everyone says that Harris Teeter has the best seafood out of all the supermarkets but I haven’t had a good experience with that store and love Bi-Lo. Even if people think they are ghetto fabulous.

Anywho, I thawed the tilapia and rubbed some evoo and lemon garlic on it and baked for about 15 minutes. While that was going, I cooked some Barilla whole wheat thin spaghetti and grilled onions, mushrooms, baby spinach and shallots in evoo and old bay seasoning.

On another note, I absolutely love having my kitchen scale. I can’t believe how much I used to think “a serving” was. Now I measure it out in grams, make the serving size and split in two for two meals.

Then I took some shredded carrots and parsley, dashed white vinegar on it, threw in some salt and pepper on and let sit for 10 minutes. A great refreshing treat!

So simply yet I’ve never tried or even thought to combine these two. I love parsley and when I buy it, try to incorporate it into as many dishes as possible. I feel so much better than normal when I eat clean, feel like I am getting so much more bang for my buck and feel accomplished since I didn’t have to go to a box and make a meal out of ingredients I can’t even pronounce

And the question for the night-will he choose sugar….or spice??

That’s right Jakey-Poo, you’re going to need a lot of vino if you’re planning on making Vienna your wife!

T-Minus 30 minutes to the Bachelor—can’t wait!

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12 Responses to “Mama says they was magic shoes. They could take me anywhere.”

  1. sophia March 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    That was interesting…that personality report….I think I’m an Idealist, too. But I’ll have to look at the other personality traits as well…

    Urgh, I KNOW! How is it the third month of 2010 already?!

    • simplyshaka March 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

      I loved taking this test-I definitely recommend you do the same.

      And honey, time goes by faster the older you get–it sucks!!

  2. Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce March 2, 2010 at 2:39 am #

    i need one of those smoothie shaker things, i love fit n fresh tupperware stuff! and i love forest gump :). my dog is a terrier mutt, he’s about 11 lbs, we got him from the humane society so nobody really knows what he is! i want to see pics of your dog! who knows, maybe they ARE sibs!

    • simplyshaka March 2, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

      Funny, I have never heard of that brand before but they have a ton of stuff super cheap at SteinMart—not sure if the west coast has that or not?

      And yes, your dog and mine are definitely related. My friend couldn’t tell the difference when I sent her two pics today–one of each!!

  3. Naomi (onefitfoodie) March 2, 2010 at 9:20 am #

    mmm everything loosk graet! I love the taste of fresh parsely, but not too much, don’t like it when its overboard LOL, basil on teh other hand, you can pile that on i LOVE fresh basil

    • simplyshaka March 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

      I hear ya, my first experience cooking with parsley was making lasagna and I thought it said one bunch parsley where it really said three stems because I like to ignore directions. It was my only bad lasagna experience eva!

  4. teneightsixfour March 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    A) The Mexican food looks delicious….end of story!

    B) I heard the Bachelor picked the wrong girl…..

  5. cookinfanatic March 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Oh Jake… what can I say about you. Oh yes, now I remember, “you picked the wrong girl!”

    Love the vino crack ;)

  6. TheCrazyApron March 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    Seriously, what was he thinking? And I’m pretty flippin’ disappointed to see that Alli will be the new bachelorette. I feel the whole phone call/”take me back” mumbo-jumbo was all a set up. PS: I’m stealing your new cup thing. Just thought you should be forewarned. By the time you read this, it will have been stolen already.

    • simplyshaka March 2, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

      EXACTLY! So all of a sudden, she has to go to work and now she can take off for x amt of wks, fall in love, get proposed to and such? I think it’s all a ploy to promote Facebook personally.

      And try to steal the cup, I dare you!! However it may be cheaper to go to the store since I got it for 6 bones than a place ticket to Charlotte. Or you could be like the crazy NASA chick and drive here while wearing a diaper all in pursuit of stealing my cup lol

  7. kat March 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    I will have to try that carrot/parsley dish. I always resist buying parsley because I never use it fast enough before it goes wilty. Thanks for the idea!

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