Archive | July, 2010

Yawn

18 Jul

Today has been a pretty relaxing day, I broke into my box of Kashi Go Lean Crisp! for breakfast and made a banana parfait with Trader Joe’s 2% Plain Greek Yogurt

I shouldn’t have eaten something so big, I completely forgot I was meeting a friend at 11A for brunch at Pewter Rose Bistro. I normally wake up so early on the weekends but slept in until 9A today so I could’ve had a banana but this was still delicious. Regardless, I’ve never been to Pewter Rose and have heard raves about their weekend brunch so it was on like Donkey Kong!!

They serve you fresh, warm butterscotch scones-nothing wrong with that

I was contemplating getting either the Mashed Potato Omelet (cheddar cheese, bacon,scallions, sour cream) or Banana Fosters French Toast (rum butter, sweet banana cream, whipped cream,maple syrup) but french toast always wins!

The french toast was delectable and had a rich banana cream on the inside (it reminded me of the honey walnut cream cheese at Einsteins) I wanted to lick the plate but remained a lady and left one bite on my plate but everything else was happily devoured. I will be going back fo sho!


Lincoln is a tad tired from posting yesterday

I got some cute buys at Target

Yes, I know I am 30 years old but will forever be a child of the 80s

Polka dot notecards for $1!!

Found the Cardio Burn Yoga DVD Mari gave me when I visited NYC

Dinner was random, my stomach is still acting up a bit and I was full from the fabulous french toast I had earlier on.

I cut up two whole wheat tortillas, brushed with extra virgin olive oil, pepper and chili powder and baked at 300 degrees for 15 minutes or until crisp

Put some soup on the stove top

The “chips” came out perfect and I paired with Trader Joe’s Spicy Hummus

After a few chips, I wasn’t feeling the hummus (I don’t think I’ve ever said that in my life) so I just ate the chips plain and they were still terrific. I broke into my newly purchased bag of Trader Joe’s Wasabi Peas. I’ve seen bloggers writing about these and finally caved in and bought a bag, they were delicious!

Pretty much a boring day but I am feeling better and hope this week at work goes quickly. I am driving to Indianapolis on Friday (with Lincoln) and working overtime throughout the week so I won’t have to use any vacation time to leave early on Friday. Hope everyone had a fabulous (and perhaps more exciting) weekend than I did!

The World According to Lincoln

17 Jul

Arf Arf, this is Lincoln.

My momma still isn’t feeling well so I am going to write about today.

She fell asleep while watching Food Network. I was going in and out of sleep but I could still hear the tv on. First there was this loud, annoying brunette who kept saying things like “Yumm-o” and “E.V.O.O.” I have no clue what either of those mean. Next there was this couple making comfort food and couldn’t keep their hands off each other, I was a bit put off by this. The last show I remember was a southern woman with big hair making things with a lot of butter, I liked her and her food looked good.

My momma got up and decided to switch it up to the bedroom so we napped there for a while. She kept tossing and turning and so did I but eventually I had a dream about the cute Maltese I met yesterday who lives across the street from us. Her name is Sprinkles, she is cute and voluptuous. Momma got frustrated after a while with not being able to fall asleep so she got up to make something to eat. I don’t think she was too hungry but she needed something in her system so she made something she calls a green monster.

She broke out the blender and threw in some baby spinach, greek yogurt, ice, frozen blueberries, a banana and vanilla protein powder and blended for a long while. It was really noisy but it came out pretty and purple.

It must have been good b/c she slurped it up but I think she got a headache from drinking it too fast. We went back to the living room to watch tv and nap. She fell asleep to some show about wedding dresses but I really wish she would leave Animal Planet on if she is going to go to sleep so I can see some cute bitches. I’m stuck in this place all day and get to see some cuties when I go outside to do my thing but I like seeing bitches from other regions as well. Just like Ludacris, I want to have ho’s in different area codes. Throw a dog a bone!

This is my food, Chef Michael’s Rotisserie Chicken Flavor. I love this stuff–I think they lace it with doggie crack. I don’t really get too hungry during the day and am a night eater when momma is getting a good nights rest so she can rock it at work and pay for the both of us to live. And there’s always a lot of water, I need to stay hydrated!

We really didn’t do too much this afternoon, we went for a long walk before the rain started coming down and then just watched tv and cuddled, it was nice. She was watching this show called DC Cupcakes, about Georgetown Cupcake in DC, she was excited to watch the show because went there back in April and really enjoyed the cupcakes (but she kept saying that she liked Crumbs better).

Soon it was dinner time, momma bought some shrimp this morning along with stir fry vegetables such as mushrooms, zucchini and onion for a healthy, cheap meal.

I think she really enjoyed this she kept rubbing her belly and “Mmmmmm-ing” while eating it. She kept reaching for her water though so I think it was a tad too salty for her but she seemed satisfied afterwards. I hope we have more snuggle time later, her head hurts so I am sure that will be on the agenda!

Woof woof!

Ill Communication

17 Jul

Ma Bell,  I’m not feeling too hot right now and it hasn’t been too exciting the past few days but will do a little recap of food, drinks and other stuff.

Egg white, turkey, white american cheese and avocado breakfast wrap

Finally got “Heart of The Matter” from the library after three months of waiting!

Yoplait was handing out free yogurt on Thursday and I tried the vanilla. Since I am a fan of the greek yogurt, I was not impressed because it was thin and tart compared to the thicker stuff.

But then got a free Espresso Monster and it was frickin great! I would actually buy it in the store, it reminded me of Starbucks Double Shot. Click here if you would like to get a coupon for BOGO Starbucks Double Shot + Energy Coffee

Sweet Basil Pesto Chicken Sausage with grilled mushrooms, artichokes and spinach over brown rice

Drunk dog

Sober dog

Chocolate Chip Bagel with cream cheese—thanks work for the free breakfast!

Blueberry Juice Infused Craisins

I was off to meet up with some friends for happy hour last night, thank God 1Baby Girl was leading the way. I cannot stand personalized license plates (sorry if you have one–we can still be friends) and had to look at this the whole way but I guess 1Baby Girl was no going to get her drink on. My friends send me texts of random ones they see b/c they know this and when I see one I can’t figure out, it drives me mad.

We were meeting at San Antonio’s, which is a newer restaurant in town with an awesome drink special–$1 Margaritas, $2 Sangrias, $3 Beers. That right there is how you can reel me in! Little did I know, I would soon be calling it San Antoni—noooooo’s.

The Sangria—it was what you would expect a $2 Sangria to be but drinkable. They brought us a big platter of chips and salsa and sadly, the salsa was runny and bland. The service kinda sucked—our waitress was a bit clueless. I waitressed for six years so I have a lot of patience when I go out to eat but I felt like it was her first day or something. One of my friends ordered a mojito and the waitress had to ask how that was spelled. Whatever happened to menu knowledge?? Oi. I made the mistake of getting a margarita after the sangria to see what the $1 hype was all about it. The nice thing is they give you the option of adding a shot of tequila for $1 extra which made it a tad strong but it just did not taste good. And it was weird—after sitting out for awhile it separated into two blocks of ice within the cup. I wish I would have taken a picture because it looked like a margaritas science experiment gone wrong.

Pollo Nachos. Look at all that gooey cheese and jalapenos–yum! These tasted great however when I was a few bites in, something weird happened. I had a wave of nausea come over me, was light-headed, sweating, started seeing spots and couldn’t hear anyone talking to me but had an intense ringing noise in my head. The girls at the table looked at me because I did a 180 in mood and they were talking to me and I just couldn’t hear them. I grabbed my water and chugged it and I’ve fainted, had strep, mono, you name it but had never felt like this before. I wanted to go to the bathroom to get away from all the noise but feared if I got up, I would faint. One of the girls gave me some tums and my stomach settled down a bit so that was one less thing to worry about. Eventually it went away and I could hear and see normal again but then it came back. They were suggesting perhaps an anxiety attack which I’ve never had and don’t know why I would have since I was in the company of food, drinks and friends which are some of my favorite things. Then one of them mentioned a migraine. Now I’ve had headaches before and I thought I’ve had migraines but apparently not. I got home ok and felt like crap the rest of the night. I laid on the couch with Lincoln in the dark and watched tv at a very low volume. I couldn’t fall asleep because my head was pounding and my stomach was cramping.  I just felt horrible and felt bad that I was being a Debbie Downer of sorts and ruining the evening for everyone (and only finishing a 1.3 of the nachos, I think that is a first for me)

 I woke up early this morning still feeling off but I was ok to get up and move around. I took Lincoln out and while he was dropping the kids off in the grass, he started scooting on the grass so doo-doo all over his butt. Beautiful. This is exactly what I want to deal with at 6A after a horrible night so I had to take him in the yard and hose his booty off and make sure it was all gone. This right here? Is how much I love this little dog (and my new rugs)

I was starving afterwards and made an egg white, white american cheese and tomato sandwich on a honey wheat sandwich thin

I wasn’t feeling the sandwich at first but then I saw this cheese oozing out and knew it was meant to be

I always feel like, somebody’s watching me

That being said, I still don’t feel well. My stomach hurts, my head is aching a bit and I am just feeling off. I hate not feeling well when it is beautiful out so I am hoping the day takes a turn for the worse and it gets cloud and rains again. Off to curl in a fetal position with Lincoln! Hope everyone’s weekend is off to a better start!

PS-Click here for a chance to win some Olympic Granola!

Muffins In Your Bag

14 Jul

Happy Hump Day! I am in a great mood because it feels like a Monday for me so excuse me if I am so happy. I took a new bus line to work and I was a little nervous. 1) Because it’s the local line as opposed to the express line. On the express line, we had cushioned seats, A/C and heat and looked like a charter bus. The local line? Well, it isn’t a charter bus, I can tell you that! Plastic cold seats with some sketchy characters on it so it gets an A+ for people watching. And the driver looked like this guy!

I love celebrity lookalikes. I almost wanted to start singing to him”Where would I be without youuuuuuu?” Well, I know the answer—the bus stop! Hahahahahah!

 When I got into work today our systems were down so that definitely was NOT the way to start the day for me. And I hate when people send out an email saying our systems aren’t working then when you walk in and haven’t even had a chance to set your stuff down, they come over to tell you it’s not working and they sent an email letting you and others know. WTF. Really? So you’re coming over to tell me what you emailed me about already? And after I am coming back to work after being off for four days so I probably have hundreds of emails to answer before looking at yours? Hello frustration, it’s nice to see you again.

At least I had Animal with me

Apparently, I had Animal sitting around in my old apartment and I threw him in my purse so that’s his new home. I think he is going to start going with me everywhere so look for him in pics. He may even become little a hidden Mickey and you will have to try to spot him in pics!

Lunch was leftover Pad Thai from the other night

One of my older co-workers came over to my desk and just said “I put some muffins in your bag” and I looked at her very perplexed as to what she was talking about it. I thought she was doing a little drug deal or something and got the wrong person and that was the code phrase. Little did I know she was talking about my lunch bag in the break room and muffins she made this wknd. She’s so sweet—she knows by the size of my butt I love the baked goods and made some lemon cream cheese muffins this wknd. 

 Inspired by Ja Rule earlier this morning, I got up and started breaking it down and rapping it “I put the muffins in your bag, put the the the the muffins in your bag” and even dropped it like its hot. She laughed at me and I love her for that b/c she is what I strive to be like when I am older. She’s in her mid fifties but has a garden, loves cold beer and wine, wears her funky jewelry and cusses. I always tell her I want to be like her when I am older and she almost smacks me each time I say that.

Oh yeah, guess I should show pics of the lovely muffins

 Another celebrity lookalike on the way home! This chick looked like a younger Frances Conroy (the mom from Six Feet Under)

Dinner was Black Bean, Mushroom and Pork Tacos topped with Avocado and Tomato

I broke into my Goya Recaito Cilantro Sauce. I saw this on Bikini By 30 last month ago and was intrigued since I love the ethnic dishes and love sauces.

I cooked both the black beans and mushrooms in it along with some chili powder and garlic and cooked the pork in Recaito sauce alone

Topped with Trader Joe’s Salsa Authentica…..love this stuff! I prefer their pineapple or mango salsa but seeing that I can down a jar of it in one sitting, I try not to buy it too often.

Delicioso!

Before I end this, I forgot about a perturbing part of my day. I have really funky dreams sometimes which I am used to by now. But last night was a really weird one involving another blogger, Mari.

Looks sweet and wouldn’t hurt a fly right? In my dream—big WRONG! I dreamed she was a serial killer but it was more like a Dexter-esque situation where she was taking out the bad guys. I remember that and how I was talking with her in a parking garage (which I hate parking garages because they are creepy and someone always gets murdered in them in the movies) and she was telling me how she wanted to stop but couldn’t. So thanks for not killing me in my dream, Mari! When I told her this morning that she was a serial killer in my dream, she asked if she had a theme song! I was like “WTF?” when I read this but she said that if she were ever to be a serial killer (not that she would ever choose to be one nor do I believe it’s in her genes if that’s your school of thought) her theme song would be “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and that just made me laugh because I never really thought what  my serial killer theme song would be. And a question that I have never asked in my life—–What would your serial killer theme song be?

Tonight was pretty quiet. Lincoln and I headed out for a walk and I wasn’t expecting us to go too far but we ended up going on a two-mile walk and getting our cardio in. Poor little guy was lagging on the way back but he was a trooper and kept prancing. I just love my new neighborhood, they were so many people out running, walking their dogs, cycling, etc. We even got a few honks and I will be nice and say they were for Lincoln haha.

Refueled with some M&M’s, damn you Valentine’s Day clearance candy! I don’t know what’s up with M&M kick lately but it needs to stop. These are a comfort food for me and take me back to childhood and having BOGO coupons for them is not helping me….or my booty.

Sidenote-why does fake ex con Leonardo DiCaprio look so good but normal Leo doesn’t do anything for me?

Do you have weird dreams?

 I used to have weird dreams alot but then I stopped drinking diet coke before bed and it stopped but still have some weird ones from time to time

 

Press

13 Jul

Hello all—apparently alot of peeps didn’t know that Dove chocolate products you can buy online existed. Hakuna Matata–I didn’t know either but they have a Mary Kay kind of thing going on where you can be a sales consultant and host parties. Check out the site here.  I would love to host a chocolate party! I would poll my friends to see which ones were on the same cycle and plan a party a day before when hormones are raging!

I wonder if they make dresses like this?

Today is the last day of leisure before going back to work. I like this not working thing but could see how it could get boring (unless I have unlimited cash flow of course) and am kinda looking forward to going back to work tomorrow. Once I start complaining about work, please remind me I said that. I am taking a new route to work now and that means a completely new bus line. I have the option of three of them so I am going to try one tomorrow and then a different one each day. They aren’t express lines, which I am used to riding, and are the normal bus lines which means more opportunities for good people watching! I will keep on my sunglasses, listen to my ipod and not make eye contact in hopes that they won’t bother me and my commute will only be 15 minutes. Bring it.

For breakfast, I had an egg white sandwich with turkey and white american cheese folded in the egg topped with ketchup and tomato and a side of kiwi and banana

Peace yo!

I did some more cleaning at my old apartment this morning. Note to self–next time I move, be sure to vacuum and clean before you turn off the electric. Cleaning a shower in a window-less bathroom is not fun. I was a hot mess afterwards so fro-yo was an appropriate choice. When I get fro-yo I go for the fruity flavors but today I did a 180 and mixed it up—-alot.

If you read my blog often, you really won’t see nut butters . I’m just not a huge fan, it takes me over half a year to polish off one jar and I hate the way it sticks to your mouth. Alot of people go nuts (pun intended) for the stuff but I just can’t get into it. However if you add chocolate to the mix, I don’t mind it so much.

 So I present:

Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fro Yo topped with coconut shavings, crushed graham crackers and chocolate chips drizzled in caramel.

Lunch was a veggie hummus wrap with baby spinach, artichokes, mushrooms, tomatoes and Trader Joe’s Spicy Hummus

You can never get enough Lincoln love

I had a pretty sweet sweat session later. I was getting a bit annoyed though b/c I was doing a bunch of jumping around in between sets but my heart rate monitor was acting funky and not reflecting my correct heart rate (I can assure you, it’s not 89 when doing 40+ jumping jacks)

Kettlebell-20 lbs

Side Bends (20 reps, 2 sets)

Halos (13 reps, 2 sets)

Upright Deltoid Row (13 reps, 2 sets)

*Bentover Row (13 reps, 2 sets)

Step Ups (25 reps, 1 set each leg)

Dead Lifts (15 reps, 1 set)

Squats (13 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell-15 lbs

Close Grip Dumbbell Bench Press (13 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell Bench Press  (13 reps, 2 sets)

Concentration Curls (13 reps, 2 sets)

Seated Shoulder Press (12 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell 10 lbs

Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks  (13 reps, 2 sets)

Tricep Extensions (13 reps, 2 sets)

Zottman Curls (13 reps, 2 sets)

Reverse Fly (12 reps, 2 sets)

Front Lateral Raise (13 reps, 2 sets)

Really Polar, 121 average heart rate? Boooooo, start working again please!

If yesterday was all about NJ, today was all about CA and catching up with my bff

Loves her.

I’ve been seeing a lot of previews for Charlie St. Cloud which Zac Efron. I think it looks stupid but I can finally appreciate why people think he is cute. He is too pretty for my taste but he looks like a young Rob Lowe, I can be down for that

One drawback of moving: Not knowing what my preparation time is anymore. At my old place, I knew how long I needed to get ready and drive to this area if I wanted to go out and I showered, deep conditioned my hair, got ready at a leisurely pace and was still 45 minutes ahead of time. I even tried on a few different outfits to make sure I was wearing something cute…..still ahead of time. What shall I do with this extra time? Clean? Take Lincoln out? Clean My Kitchen? Nope. I choose beer and snack foods

Beach Bum Blonde Ale by Michelob

Eagle Sweet Onion Potato Crisps

I met up with my womens networking group at Press Wine and Food, they have $5 glasses of wine on Tuesday nights and I’ve heard they have great food including sushi so  I was super excited!

Drink wise-I had a glass of the Bridlewood Chardonnay and two glasses of Santa Ema Barrel Select Carmenere. I am not a huge red fan but the Carmenere was amazing. I had the Trio of Wasabi Roll-“Crabmeat, shrimp, & cucumber rolled with wasabi peas & topped with wasabi roe & wasabi aioli” and Fuji Kabayaki Roll- “Crab, avocado, & Fuji apple topped with warm BBQ eel, tempura flakes, & a drizzle of eel sauce” Both of these were absolutely fabulous. The Wasabii Roll had true Wasabi flavor but it didn’t overpower the crab or shrimp and the Fuji Kabayaki Roll was great. I never would have thought pairing apple with crab or avocado but it was a smooth, rich combination.

Now, I’m watching Lincoln attacking his baby and getting ready for bed—hope everyone had a terrific Tuesday!

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The Garden State

12 Jul

I would love to say that I was really productive today but then I would be lying. I’ve been sitting here watching Real Housewives of NJ for the past 5 hours-ugh. This right here is why I had basic cable, I get so sucked into these marathons and then *poof* there goes my day. I did fit in two 1-mile walk sessions with Lincoln so I did something and was a bit active but yeah, the afternoon was spent yelling at these ladies

Caroline just annoys the living hell out of me. All she talks about is respect, family and honor. Right on to all three however I don’t need to the tough talking Jersey act going on 24.7, act stupid like the other girls…..try it Caroline….it’s fun! And Danielle, well, we won’t even touch that one.

Then there was the childish drama with Danielle and Ashley via Facebook and such. It seems like every scene Ashley is wearing some kind of beret so I was happy I found a picture of her without one.

Teresa and Gia—-Just kidding! I love Teresa-I think she is hilarious and love all her things that are leopard print. Ok, homegirl slice has a bit of a temper but I still think she is great. I have no desire at all to be a mom but Gia makes me second guess that notion, she is just too adorable.

Some pictures of the new pad:

A midgie dishwasher!

Speaking of midgies-I am loving this commercial!! I get so happy when it comes on!

But back to my new home, I am totally loving it just wish I had more storage and counter space in the kitchen

But I am willing to deal with it for now due to the location and all that it offers.

I was feeling some pasta for dinner, I cooked mushrooms, spinach and artichoke hearts with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes on the stovetop while the capellini was boiling

New product to try!! Sweet Basil Pesto Chicken +Turkey Sausage from Trader Joe’s

When I opened the package up, all I could smell was basil and it was fresh and fabulous!

You got that right, Lincoln. It was a fabulous meal, I didn’t use any sauce but just sprinkled extra virgin olive oil on the noodles and let sit while the sausage was finishing up cooking. I went for a mile walk afterwards so I didn’t feel disgusting from the pasta. I am not a huge pasta person but will get a craving every now and then  for it but feel gross afterwards since it’s so heavy. It was still humid as all hell outside so it was a short session but at least I moved a little. While walking, there was some construction going on and I saw the sign “Men Working”. When did this happen? Whatever happened to Men at Work? Each time I see one of those signs, I always got this song in my head and if those signs are no longer when will I ever sing Men At Works songs?

I popped open my bag of Pretzel M&M’s that have been sitting around for the past few wks

These were really good, I’ve heard mixed reviews so I wasn’t sure if I would like them or not but anything that is both sweet and salty I can be down with. I think I would buy yogurt covered pretzels next time around instead of these.

I’ve been wanting to try Chai Tea but don’t want to waste money on it at the Bucks if I don’t like it. One of my friends gave me a Dove Chocolate At Home Chocolate Chai Tea

Yummmmmy! I really liked this but don’t know if it’s really Chai flavor or not so I need to compare it to the real thing. Looks like I’m going to Starbucks tomorrow! Any pointers or recommendations for Chai other than Starbucks? Can I get it iced or hot? And most importantly, does it have caffeine?

One more episode and I am out like this boy

Love and light!

Movin’ On Up

12 Jul

So exhausted! Thanks all for your warm wishes on a good move. I am settled in but still moving some stuff around and figuring out where things are so I think by tomorrow I should be all set. I have today and Tuesday off as well so that will be some extra time for me to clean, unpack, go find a pool to play in and such :) On Saturday, I woke up at 630A to start moving stuff and really didn’t get a chance to sit down the whole day but I did fit in an hour nap in the late afternoon once my friends who helped me left and the Time Warner guy stopped by. Speaking of which, I’ve had basic cable for the past year but now I have TBS, Bravo, VH-1, Food Network, Comedy Central and many others. Thanks Time Warner dude? I didn’t look cute at all and was in a crabby mood but apparently that’s what the men like. I have so many shows to catch up on, it’s not even funny. I need to just sit down and enjoy it because I keep thinking one day they are going to discover this snafu and then it will go bye-bye.

 I met up with some girlfriends at Nikko’s, an awesome sushi restaurant in South End area of Charlotte. I absolutely love this place—the atmosphere is more clubby than restaurant with modern decor, lighting and fist pumping music. I only frequent Nikko’s every now and then since it can be pricey (or suggest it when I have a date  and am confident the guy will be paying, I’m a brat I know :)) but when I do go, I enjoy it immensely.  I had the Tuna Crunchy Roll and Rainbow Roll along with a Sake Bomb and Sapporo Light

After that, we headed Uptown to go to the Dandelion Market but once we were a block away we heard it was dead so we ventured into The Attic. I pass by that bar every day since it’s right near work but never been there…..and now I know why. It was full of 23 and 24 yr olds who were just so happy to be out–which is cool, really it is. I was loving their enthusiasm mostly because I was like that—six or seven years ago. I have to be in a “Let’s go out and get wasted” kind of mood to enjoy scenes like that and truth be told, that’s just not me anymore. I would rather go out, be able to hear people I’m with, not have some youngin dry hump me multiple times (not making that up), have a few drinks and go home at a decent hour. Plus, with the fact I had been up so early doing manual labor and such, I was ready to go home.

Yesterday morning, I walked over to Dilworth Coffee and got a large cup and stopped at Harris Teeter for some random items

I feasted on a blueberry bagel with light cream cheese and sliced banana pieces

Let’s not even talk about the mess I had to conquer…..oi vey. I don’t have a lot of storage so that was the main issue. I did make a lot of it work though and only have a little bit to get to still but I ended up going through my stuff once again and putting some away to donate to the Salvation Army.

While I was getting through that monstrosity, Lincoln was pulling out his ninja moves and exploring his new pad

Lunch was a Mardi Gras Salad from Harris Teeter. The name intrigued me, I think it would be cute if they added beads for decoration but nothing nipple related please.

Oh, have I mentioned that I don’t have gas until Monday so I can’t make anything hot?

I went back to my old place in the afternoon and got the most of everything out of there but I keep forgetting about all of my cutting boards, pans and sheets under the oven so I need to make a mental note to pick those up next time. Besides that, I just need to clean the place out which I’m dreading.

I’ve been craving Thai and ordered takeout from Thai Thai because I’ve heard good things about it. One of these days I’m going to try someone other than Pad Thai but today was not that day. I got Chicken Pad Thai with a Medium Spicy sauce.

The portion size was ridiculous—I think it could be three servings which isn’t bad at all for $9 but I wasn’t too impressed. It had a hint of spice but the spice overtook the peanut flavor so it was good but not the taste I was expecting. Maybe that’s my sign to try something different next time?

Lincoln and I went for a walk last night and when we made it to Freedom Park (the halfway point), it started downpouring. 20 minutes later with littler coverage, we were still there but found a commercial building near and waited it out. It was still sprinkling by the time we started walking again and we were completely drenched. Poor Lincoln, he looked like a drowned rat :(

Sigh, my little homeless looking dog.

Today has been pretty boring—got some laundry done, unpacked some more, gas turned on so I can start cooking again and found the Trader Joe’s in my area. I was so out of sorts when I was there but the TJ’s employees were super nice….unlike the ones at the other location. Don’t get me wrong, they weren’t rude but they would never chat me up when I checked out like they do with everyone else. Seeing that I think I’m pretty effin personable, it kinda annoyed me. I talked to some nice ones at my location and chatted with a cutie for a few minutes and he asked if I moved here from Caliornia…..maybe b/c I talk like a valley girl? Who knows. Anyways, I love my new one and got the lowdown on when their not so busy hours are. I stopped at Target and Harris Teeter afterwards and yet again, it started downpouring. I am really over this rain but it’s perfect whether to sit at home in and catch up with these ladies

I have so much to catch up on. I was never really a Real Housewives fan b/c the other cities have been pretty boring with no drama but NJ I totally love.

Lunch was a turkey, cheese, spinach and spicy hummus wrap with Grandma Gibble’s Popcorn 

I feel like I should go do something or clean but screw it, I’m sitting here on my butt watching trash tv! Hope everyone is having a great start to the wk!

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