A day without a hippie.

27 Apr

I love not being busy at work. I had time to meet one of my old co-workers for coffee this morning and wasn’t stressed about time at all. We went to Caribou Coffee since I had two $1 off coupons that are expiring this wk. I got a large coffee for $1.08—score!

I just love this cup from Caribou it just made me smile. I really need to follow these especially
“Hold Hands Not Grudges”. I don’t like Caribou drip coffee as much but their specialty drinks beat Starbucks hands down in my book. But then again, I think Starbucks laces their coffee with a little something extra to get you addicted. I used to love Dunkin Donuts but had it recently and it tasted like coffee flavor water….ick. I’m progressing with weaning myself off the Diet Coke but don’t know if I could get off the Bucks.

I had a Kashi Go Lean Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie bar as breakfast

The 13g of protein I loved. The 280 calories for that little bar, not so much.

Today was a relatively slow day again. I wish it would just even out with a steady pace instead of being super crazed one day then dead the next.

I did a side by side with a co-worker today who does a different job function so that killed a good hour of my day. Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement about the manager position role I mentioned yesterday (and the taking down of Stinky!). I got more questions from coworkers today if I’m going to apply for the manager position or not. I’m going to think long and hard about this because I KNOW I would do an awesome job but its Stinkalicious that’s getting in my way. And it would be more money and cmon who doesn’t like that? But then again in the words of Biggie…..mo money month problems.

Sigh, decisions decisions.

For lunch I had a Cedarlane Chile Relleno. I’m not a big fan of frozen meals but it was a) Cheap and b) Mexican so I was game.

 It was good…except that I had to re-nuke it three tops. Originally I cut into it after heating for the recommended time and kept getting icy bits. I would have loved to have tortilla chips to dip in the sauce but didn’t have any there. I think if I would’ve had a reliable microwave I would liked it more but I would try again.

I saw Scott Stapp lookalike again and didn’t recognize him b.c he has a beard. Not. A. Fan. I am anti facial hair—what about yall? He just looks a little too hippie for me. And speaking of hippies, my hippies (yes I now own them) weren’t out today….sadness.


I was hoping to get some veggies but they don’t come out when it rains. Which confuses me b.c aren’t hippies supposed to be one with nature? BS I tell you.

I had half a container of Chobani peach greek yogurt with blueberries for a snack since that was going to my brekkie.

Didn’t keep me full too long though b.c I remembered I had these mini size candies hidden in a drawer.

I had some Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Pizza Dough leftover and decided to make a pizza with a side salad for dinner.

Salad with red onions, half a tomato and Ken’s Lite Honey Mustard Dressing, Boring I know. If the hippies would have been out, it could have been prettier.

And look at this—I made an almost round pizza—no Richard Nixon looking or California shaped pizza! Go me 🙂

I love the combination of mushrooms and artichokes with garlic and red pepper flakes–yum!

Even though the hippies weren’t out today, I had my own hippie–Lincoln! He got into a bush when I took him out and turned into a flower child.

And I’m sorry but I think Lincoln is just one of the cutest dogs ever. And he is so much cuter in person since he doesn’t photograph well. But seriously, how could you look at him and not be happy?

I spent a good 10 minutes getting the mess out of his hair and it obviously exhausted him. Poor baby.

And I forgot—I signed up for another 5K today! I am going the Great Harvest Bread 5K on May 22nd.

 I have been slacking on running lately and this will push me to get out on the road again. And I was all set to go tonight and course the rain is coming down. Maybe the hippies did a rain dance?

10 Responses to “A day without a hippie.”

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness April 27, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    Artichokes are what I need for my pizza! Why in the world have I not thought of that yet???

    And yeah- those Kashi chewy bars are freakin’ fantastic. But the one I like (cookies and cream or something like that) has a sugar count that is out of control!!!

  2. Karla April 28, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    OMG I love facial hair on men! Beards are the way to be!

  3. terrid April 28, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    i say GO FOR the manager position! mo money is a GREAT thing. who cares about stink bomb. dont let that stop you!
    facial hair……i LOVE a sexy five oclock shadown….oh yeah. but def not a fan of beards or goatee (did i even spell that right?!~i dont think so. you get my point!
    congrats on signing up for the 5K. nothing gets us kicked into high gear then registering for a RACE!
    happy humpday~enjoy it!!!!
    p.s. i love that saying, “hold hands, not grudges”…i could definitely use a little help in that area also!xoxo

  4. Lauree April 28, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    Lincoln is adorable!!! I love all of your food pics and congrats on the weight loss- i’m starting WW today and starting a blog about it so hopefully I will have some awesome before and after pics too. and i loooove me some facial hair on men.. especially if combined with long hippie locks..

  5. BikiniBy30 April 28, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    1) I think a nice scruffy beard is hot, but I don’t want it to kiss me! Thus, Mr. BB30 better be being paid lotsa moolah for a show if he grows facial hair!

    2) I want to pet your dog.

    3) I have to force myself to run each and every time I do it. I am jealous that you enjoy it.

    4) Can’t you go to HR and tell them that you would love the manager position, but you would rather sacrifice a better position and more money than have to work more closely with that stinky employee?? Don’t HR depts want to know things like that? I know the HR people at my day job say that they can’t address problems if they aren’t brought up.

  6. teneightsixfour April 28, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    Gah You just inspired me to make pizza for dinner tonight. yum yum & more yum!

    Days when you don’t have a lot going on are awesome…unfortunately, its days when I’m too busy that are few and far between for me.

  7. Kelly April 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    What a yum day! I love those Cedarline meals when I am in a pinch…they have a gluten-free line which is perfect! 🙂

  8. kat April 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    I like beards for eye candy but not rubbing on my face. Is that weird?

    • simplyshaka May 1, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

      Hmmm I’m the complete opposite, I like how it feels but hate how it looks. I think it has to do with a date that I went on in college and the guy was having his side salad and there was ranch just sitting there in his hair. I was hoping he would eventually wipe away but he never did and I had to say something.

  9. Mari April 28, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    OMG those pictures of Lincoln totally made my night! but that pizza looked even better!!!!!!

    have a great night chickie!

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