The Longest Day and a Giveaway!

21 Jun

Happy Longest Day of the Year! I got schooled on the summer solstice today, click here for some fun information and facts! My fondest memory of this day was back in college. It’s one of my best friends birthdays today and we went out for her 21st birthday. Your truly got completely wrecked and she ended up being DD on her own birthday while I decided to get rid of the liquor consumed that night via mouth with the window rolled down on the way home. She drove to the gas station right after that and was hosing off the car……at 2A….on her birthday (not my greatest moment in friend history) and whole doing so I was laughing, pointing at different “spots” she missed and letting her know so. She’s forgiven me but doesn’t let me forget about this night.

And did you know this Friday is Take Your Dog To Work Day? I think if people are allowed to take their kids to work, dog owners like me should be able to their dogs to work on this day. I am sure my company wouldn’t be too keen on the idea but Lincoln would absolutely love it. I could even put up one of those baby gates at my desk and let Lincoln ply in my space. If not, he is very lovable, he would probably go up to people in their cubes and sit in their laps. He would spread joy to everyone!

Speaking of……one of my co-workers came in today with his baby. Edit….his sick baby. I was petting the baby (b/c I don’t know how to interact with them so I pet them like a dog) and he was like “Yeah, I brought him in because he’s running a fever”. Naturally, I jumped back and reached for the sanitizer but doesn’t anyone see something  wrong with this picture? He was only there for an hour but bringing your sick baby into work? Not cool at all. When I get sick, I get really sick. I surpass over a cold, I get bronchitis or a sinus infection and I don’t get a stomach bug, I get a full on flu. Plus with me going to NYC next wk (I can’t believe it’s almost here!!!), the last thing I need is getting sick. So here’s to sanitizing my hands every hour and filling up on my vitamins. On a happier note, I rocked my cute dress I bought a few months ago. This was my first time wearing it and it was so comfy. I think I looked pretty cute as well, everyone kept asking me if I had an interview and what the special occasion was though. But I looked like a lady….oh how looks can be deceiving.

I’m going to pair up with my red heels next time I wear it. I hate being on a limited closet right now with all my stuff, packed and ready to go!

Blueberry was yet again the theme for my breakfast—I had Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt with Kashi Go Lean Crunch and a grande Pike from Starbucks.

I had a big salad for lunch with baby spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and turkey topped with T Marzetti’s Light Ancho Chipotle Ranch with half a packet of Sea Salt Somersaults

Did anyone watch True Blood last night? I have been catching mine online since my cable company finally caught onto the fact I was getting the HBO for free and desperately miss True Blood and Entourage. I am hoping to watch it tonight or sometime this week so I can catch up on its juiciness! I read five of the Charlaine Harris books (which the series is based on of and I highly recommend and was always Team Bill but after seeing the show I’ve converted—Team Eric all the way. Rawr.

For dinner, I made Chicken Fried Rice.

I am not a fan of frozen veggies at all but I am trying to clean out my freezer and used half a bag of stir fry vegetables


In lieu of me moving, I have a lot to pack up and get rid of at the same time. What does this mean for those reading? A giveaway!

I’m giving away some random stuff but it’s all fun and I am sure someone will enjoy it  🙂

Package O’ Love includes:

*Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisp Variety Box

*Chocolate Cheerios Single Serving Box

*Giuseppe’s Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Mix

*Peach Crystal Light (almost full box, I wasn’t a huge fan of the flavor but know a lot of other people like it)

*Kashi Chewy Cookies N Cream Bar

*Coke Zero Pedometer

*Raw Revolution Cashew and Agave Nectar Bar

*Blue Diamond Almonds 100 Calorie Pack

*Two Packs Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs

Multiple ways to win:

1) Leave a Comment telling me your favorite book

2) Favorite new song

2) Link this contest back to your blog and let me know

Contest runs up until midnight EST on Thursday and I will announce a randomly selected winner  (via on Friday (Residents of US and Canada please) good luck all!

52 Responses to “The Longest Day and a Giveaway!”

  1. terri June 21, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    ahhh a fun giveaway! yipee skippy!

    fav book….lol. i am reading a book called, japanese women dont get fat. not my fav, but clearly entertaining…well sort of.

    i cant even think of my favorite book. does forever by judy blume count? lol. yes i am a dork….and clearly dating myself.

    anywhosies….glad your packing is going well! and i agree on bringing the dog to work day!

    enjoy the rest of your monday evening!

  2. christina June 21, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    omg you pet the baby!? hahahahah i LOVE this! babyies kinda scare me too.

    so weird, bc i wore a fancier dress than normal and everyone kept asking me when my interview or hot date was!! weird! at least we both looked hot!!!

    oooh the giveaway! i need this!! my favorite book is Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen. soo good.

  3. christina June 21, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    my favorite new song is country. ok it’s not new but i really like “she’s country” by jason aldean. i can’t believe i’m admitting that. i hope you like country too and don’t think i’m a freak!!

  4. Baking Serendipity June 22, 2010 at 12:03 am #

    I used to work at the American Heart Association and we had a bring your dog to work day. It got a little out of control at times…dog fights in the lunch room :/ Favorite book? Hmmmm, I’m a big fan of Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver (or anything Kingsolver really).

  5. Diana@mymarblerye June 22, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    Team Eric all the way! Fave book is sleepers.. I love fictional crimes!

  6. April June 22, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    My favorite book is Super Pickle!!!

  7. April June 22, 2010 at 6:55 am #

    Hmmmm…my fave new song is Slipknots Snuff.

  8. Amy @ Second City Randomness June 22, 2010 at 7:06 am #

    My favorite book is still The Lovely Bones. Haven’t found one to beat it yet… (and is it wrong how super excited I am about the chance to try out the chocolate cheerios? lol)

  9. Amy @ Second City Randomness June 22, 2010 at 7:06 am #

    My favorite song at the moment is “Got Your Back” by Keri Hilson and TI. It’s too catchy not to love…

  10. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl June 22, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    My favorite book is Jane Eyre!

    I need to find that dressing at the store when I go…I am so jealous of your salads every time that you post them! YUM!!

  11. Erin at the Healthy Apron June 22, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Hey girly! I am about to add this contest to my next post!
    Favorite Book: Either The choice by nicholas Sparks or Anticancer-A New Way of life…
    Fav. new song: The country song “red light” not sure of the singer!

  12. Lauree June 22, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    that dress is soooo adorable!! and that rice looks yum! I definately recommend reading the rest of the true blood books. I just reread all of them before reading the last book that came out a few wks ago. I am team eric! Thanks for the giveaway- I would have to say right now my favorite book is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (oldie but goodie)!

  13. thehungryscholar June 22, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Work that dress, girl!

    Favorite book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I like to think I was meant to live in the roaring 20s because I look good in a bob.
    Favorite New Song: “Monster” by Lady Gaga. I imagine I am dancing with Vampire Eric when I listen to it.

  14. Ally @ Sweet & Savory June 22, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    Great giveaway! My current fave books are two – Bread Alone and now I just started the sequel The Baker’s Apprentice, great for foodies!

  15. Ally @ Sweet & Savory June 22, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    Favorite song – not sure the title, but it features some girl talking about Airplanes…it’s on the radio all the time!

  16. kace @ no guts no glory June 22, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    Favorite song(s) right now are OMG by Usher, Break Your Heart by Taio, All I Do is Win by DJ Khaled, and Can’t Be Tamed by Miley.

  17. lisaou11 June 22, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    whooohoo! this is kind of silly, but my favorite book has always been Summer of the Monkeys. I read it when I was younger and I just LOVE it.

  18. Angela @ A Healthy Fit June 22, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    Yeah for giveaways! One of my favorite books is A Million Little Pieces!

  19. Barbara June 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    Infidel or An Imperfect Offering; Humanitarianism in the 21 century by Dr. James Orbinski!!!
    Nice giveaway! I’ve been dying to try the new Crystal Light skin essentials!

  20. Monique June 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    i love this giveaway
    I love the way you look in that dress. sexy momma

    i have several favorite books. Im a TwiHard… so all of those books (some more than others), Emily Giffin Novels (met her and LOVE her), Jennifer Weiner, Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham

    i am loving Bullet proof… and OMG…. and Din Daa Daa.

  21. Megs June 22, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    It is so hard to choose a favorite book. I think I have a new favorite with each new book I read. But one of my favorites has to be The Perks of being a Wallflower. I first read it in high school and I think I have read it several times since then. I have to include Tuesdays with Morrie as well. I read it whenever I’m going through a tough time and it always helps get me through.

  22. emily June 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    Book = Alice in Wonderland

    Song = A Light on the Hill

  23. C June 23, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    Hmm. My favorite book would have to be Eat Pray Love. It’s really inspirational and definitely made me want to go get fat off of Italian food in Italy. I’m still planning that trip (it’ll probably happen in about 5 years haha) but ya… it’s definitely a great book.

  24. Morgan June 23, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn! I just did a post about all of my favorite books 🙂

  25. traynharder23 June 23, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    has to be a book i can read ALL THE TIME: which would be “these happy golden years” by laura ingalls wilder. it’s a great read, and i love her descriptions of the meals that the family eats together.

    dynamite by taio cruz, or count on me with big time rush and jordin sparks

  26. June 23, 2010 at 10:50 am #


    hmm my favorite book is “Food is not the problem; deal with what is” by Michelle Morand.

  27. June 23, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    favorite new song… “Find you Love” by Drake !! ❤

  28. janetha June 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    gah. alexander skarsgard is so dreamy! and i love that it is take your dog to work day coming up! when i got penny, she got to come to work with me for a whole MONTH! it was awesome. my work is very pet-friendly and my dogs visit all the time 🙂 hooray for giving stuff away when you move! i did this type of giveaway last weekend. i plan to do many more! they are a great way to get rid of stuff.


  29. jbdoxey June 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    Favorite book: The People of Paper (it will change your life)

    Favorite song as of late: The Best of Times – Page Francis

    Love this giveaway, for real!

  30. actorsdiet June 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    great giveaway! my favorite book is “are you there god it’s me margaret” by judy blume.

  31. Jenna June 23, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Favorite book: Anything by Mary Higgins Clark…lame but true!

  32. Jenna June 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    Favorite new song: the one about airplanes and the night sky? haha I don’t even know the name, but so catchy!

  33. Karla June 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    Woah Momma! How did I miss this?!?
    I must say I do love the Sookie Stackhouse Series but I think my favorite book is Wuthering Heights!

  34. Karla June 23, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    Favorite song changes every day for the most part but if I really had to choose one…
    Moonshadow by Cat Stevens

  35. lifewithacrazypup June 24, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    I just found your blog and love it! My favorite new song is probably Airplanes or If We Ever Meet Again.

  36. April June 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    Linked your giveaway…about to hit publish 😉

  37. Katherine: What About Summer? June 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    my favorite book is Swan House by Elisabeth Musser. No, wait. my favorite book is Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. No- Breaking Free by Gene Roth. No; I like them all and they’re all different. I have a favorite of the week, I think!

    PS: where can I get that dress for me? I love it

  38. Julie June 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    My favorite book would be……….hmmmmm…….thinking……..something by Daniel Steel???? I’m not a big book reader.
    My FAV new song is Nothing on You, by B.O.B., I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!! Hey, and I’m excited that I was turned on to your blog! I love it also! Now I’m off to post your link on my blog about your giveaway.

  39. Ashley S June 24, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    Yum! My fav book is Memoirs of a Geisha!

  40. Ashley S June 24, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    Fav song is ‘Everywhere’ by Tim McGraw 🙂

  41. Jessica June 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    My favourite book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck, followed by almost anything by John Irving. So good!

  42. Jessica June 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    My fav song of the moment? OMG by Usher. I wish it weren’t so catchy.

  43. Julia June 24, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    Yum, all your eats look fabulous! And what a wonderful give-away 🙂

    My favorite book is the Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I read it during my Freshmen year of highschool… and I guess it inspired a rennasance of myself. I’ve read many wonderful books since, but nothing comes close to Wallflower’s complex, yet innocent nature.

  44. Julia June 24, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    As far as songs go? I’ve been in love with Iris, by the Goo Goo Dolls, since the first time I ever heard it. Infact, I repeat the lyrics over in my head during tough races as sort of a mental relaxation method.

  45. Whole Body Love June 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    My favorite book right now is Such A Pretty Fat. …and hold up! I have never seen Kashi chewy cookies n cream! I must have one!

  46. Meagan June 25, 2010 at 4:33 am #

    Favorite book is at the moment Mindhunter. I’m a sucker for criminal profiling and fortunately I love my major enough to read this in my spare time!


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