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Reflections of the Bachelor

15 Feb

Ahhhh Bachelor-you continue to steal two hours of my life each Monday.

I love how Jake said he would love to come back to St Lucia on his honeymoon. I would think that would be a little awkward. You go their on your honeymoon but were previously there making out on the beach, talking about falling in love and possibly making the love with two other chicks? Negatron Jake, negatron.

He mentions how he is the protective type–in other words…..jealous

I cannot stand Tenley’s voice. It reminds me of a strung out Minnie Mouse.

Were they really playing “On The Wings of Love” the instrumental version when Jake and Vienna were on the pirate ship?

I stopped counting the number of times Jake said marriage or wife after 26 (I was really trying to keep track but was multi tasking with laundry and cleaning!)

When he is with Vienna, I feel like he is her baby sitter.

Ali got served!!!

Dear ABC: Thank you for sending them somewhere warm (where Jake can go shirtless 75% of the time) and not somewhere cold.

Mental note: Add Jake saying  “toughest decision yet” and “breaks my heart” to phrases to drink to during The Bachelor drinking game

When he chose Mia, I gasped and Lincoln started licking my face uncontrollably, too cute.

Sigh…..that’s it.  Next week’s reunion should be interesting.

Prevent Love Chub

15 Feb

 I was lounging on the couch today reading through this month’s Women’s Health Magazine. Apparently I have a dirty mind and was not thinking what this article meant when the headline read “PREVENT LOVE CHUB” Hehe, oops.

I had a great workout this afternoon-did some kettlebell exercises, took it outside and walked up and down a bunch of flights of stairs in my complex, pushups and planks (which I have never done before but love!!)

 I love when a nap happens when you least expect it. I was watching snowboarding Olympics event and was covered up and had Lincoln under the cover (he likes to burrow under the covers to keep warm. It’s one of the cutest things ever). I ended up napping for two hours and felt so good afterwards. When I worked in Phoenix, we had a “quiet room” at work you could book it for 30 mins when you just wanted a quick nap or quiet. I wish work had one of those but they won’t take to my idea-boo.

I am watching the news right now and  this lady they are interviewing keeps saying “askes” (i.e. She always askes me if we can do that).  Thank god her kid is in the Olympics because with grammar like that? No. And she keeps repeating it and no one said anything or took five to tell her that askes isn’t a word. Arrgh!!

Dinner was something new-brussel sprouts! I grew up in a household where we went out to more than we ate in so vegetables were not put on me all the time. Kinda sad since I love veggies now and trying new ways to prepare them.

I found a recipe from this book and was prepared with carmelized onions. I tossed the Brussel sprouts in evoo, salt and pepper and then baked for 30 mins. I also tried Lloyd’s Barbeque Pork (which I don’t like pre packaged bbq but had a coupon plus it was buy one get one free so I got two tubs for $3).

Interesting meal. I liked the brussel sprouts but they were not the texture I was expecting. I don’t think I would make them so plain next time but will definitely experiment again with it. The pork barbeque I could live without. It wasn’t horrible but the sauce wasn’t good (I like a smoky and spicy sauce with my q)

Dessert is fresh watermelon which is so good to have because I haven’t had it since summer time.

 And I cannot wait for the Bachelor!! We shall see what happens…..

Lady of Leisure

15 Feb

I heart sleeping in!!! I slept in until 8A today and had a relaxing morning. I made my coffee and watched the Today show.

I made oats with soy milk, banana, 1 tbsp of TJ’s Pumpkin Butter, flax and apple pie seasoning in my cool Chicago Bears bowl 🙂

While watching the Today show, they had a segment asking different Olympians who their Vancouver Olympic crush is. I now know who mine is—-Ted Ligety—rawr!!

I had nothing to do today. I could have clean, do laundry, look up jobs in DC but none of that sounded fun. I ended up going to Walmart to get half price V Day stuff (Reece’s Pieces for $1.75, the Gods of Moderation will hopefully come to my side!) and some bubble bath. After that, I ventured over to Salvation Army. I love thrifting and prefer Salvation over Goodwill since they have sales each day on different colored tags on their items.

I found these adorable salt and pepper shakers for $1!!

I got some cute hats for $.99 as well but no pics until I wash those!

It is rainy and cold out so I wanted something hot. I was coming home from Salvation and remembered that I have a free 12 inch sub at Harris Teeter due to me. While checking out, I ran into this:

Drama! I almost shelled out the 4 bones to buy this but decided not to. That girl is straight up trouble (and I wish she would dye her hair back to brown-blonde is not a good look on her) Then I was reading The Hollywood Gossip about this as well. I just love celebrity gossip! I cannot wait to watch this tonight!

Back to Harris Teeter…..

 I went with the meatball sub and got cut in two pieces. I usually have one half and put it in the oven and top with cheese for a hearty meal.

 And a big salad with broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, snap peas, honey mustard and balsamic vinegar.

 Suffice to say, I can’t move now. Too much food.

I could totally get used to this not working gig. But only for a day or two, I think after that I would go crazy! Happy President’s Day!