Do you want the real answer or the fake one?

30 Jul

Today was yet another hellacious day at work. We had three people off and it’s month end, which is always the busiest day of the month for us. My phone was ringing non stop, my email box was never empty and I was just struggling to stay on top of everything all day along with helping others on my team. People would call me and ask how I was doing since they knew about our understaffed team for the day and I would just reply “Do you want the real answer or the fake one?” Of course everyone wanted both answers

Fake answer- “I’m super fabulous!”

Real answer- “I want to crawl into a fetal position with a bottle of wine”

But it’s all over with (for now) and I can go in this wknd and catch up on things. Okay and get some time and a half-pay in the meantime (which will be going towards Lincoln’s boarding in a few wks when I go to Phoenix or some snazzy digs for me!)

The day started off questionable, I slept in late (yay!) but woke up to a text from my ex boyfriend from college (boo!)

I found my “Keep Austin Weird” mug that I got four years ago when I visited for a weekend. I loved Austin so much and would love to go back. Sso if any of you ever want to me to stay with you, let me know, will be over ASAP and I will bring Trader Joe’s goodies since you have the Whole Foods mothership!

I think I was going for overeasy eggs but it was kind of a fail in that aspect but still tasty.

I mixed it up (pun intended) with a Venti shaken Iced Green Tea.Lemonade with two splendas—tasty as well! I didn’t know refills of these were only $.55, when did that happen??

As busy as it as this morning (understatement of the year), I forced myself to take a short lunch break and visit my hippies and stop by Chick Fil A to buy a pakcet of their Fat Free Honey Mustard. This stuff is laced with southern goodness crack. I wish they would start selling it in stores because I will walk to Chick Fil A and offer to buy a few packets but they give it to me for free. Then I feel bad about it since they are always so nice about it and say “My pleasure”, which is what I totally to say to people at work when I am super busy and it’s more in a facetious tone

All that produce for $6, I love my hippies!

With that, I had a BIG salad for lunch with romaine, mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, ham, onion and tuna salad with my beloved fat free honey mustard. Seriously, if you haven’t tried their FF honey mustard, please do-it’s out of this world!

Anyone remember that tv show? I used to love watching it and dearly miss the fashion of the late 80’s

A late afternoon sugar rush is always necessary on a bad day. Swedish fish are the bane of my existence.

By the time I got off work, I had zero mental energy. I just wanted to get home, change into my comfy clothes and zone out. After reading Monique’s post about having home-made take out the other night, I knew that was going to be the meal plan for the night!

My favorite Trader Joe’s product of ALL time—Mandarin Orange Chicken. If you haven’t tried this, it really does taste like something you would get when eating out (if not better)

While that was baking, I cooked up some quinoa and red pepper, onion and zucchini…..and voila—home made take out!

Hope everyone’s weekend is off to a great start! I took a huge nap after dinner so I am all out of whack time wise right now.

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11 Responses to “Do you want the real answer or the fake one?”

  1. dianacheung July 31, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    I’m so selfish…I’m happy someone is miserable at work as well!!! Jesus, it’s “summer” and we are SLAMMED with work!! for me it’s like WHY THE HELL ARE YOU SICK YOU FREAK? IT’S SUMMER! Anyways… I seriously think that austin reference was for me…you were staring and thinking of me while you typed that…and seriously if you visit…we could have tonza fun…and food! And stop teasing me with all those fresh veggies and (not really) chinese food..hahah not really cause we really don’t eat that…but I do…my parents hate it but I love that americanized chinese food!

  2. Yasmin July 31, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    I love your coffee cup…representing my city!

  3. livelaughloveandrun July 31, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    I don’t know if the honey mustard is the same as the little condiment packets they had years ago, but if so.. that stuff is AMAZING! They switched it up a few years ago to bbq honey mustard and I was so upset. I haven’t been to chick-fil-a in awhile so I’ll have to check it out and see if it’s the long lost honey mustard! Have a great weekend!!

    • simplyshaka August 1, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

      I agree the bbq honey mustard was a complete let down….boo!

      The ff honey mustard comes in a bigger squeeze packet. I definitely recommend!

  4. nic - the auspicious squirrel July 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    Your hippy stash looks good! 🙂 I love taking pictures of produce. 😀

  5. Angela @ A Healthy Fit July 31, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    I use to love Out of This World. Evi was the bomb!!!

  6. Monique@She's Going The Distance July 31, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    MMMMM I love TJs Orange Chicken 🙂 almost as much as Swedish Fish!!!

    And you know, when I was in Portland last December, Keep Portland Weird was painted on every parking garage. I believe it though, they have so many hippies there haha.

    • simplyshaka August 1, 2010 at 11:41 pm #

      Portland was very hippie-licious, I wasn’t expecting it and it threw me offguard!

  7. kat July 31, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    I am a firm believer that everyone should visit Austin at least a handful of times in their life! I think your mug could use a parter!

    • simplyshaka August 1, 2010 at 11:44 pm #

      I agree its been too long and i was only there for two days.

  8. genesis August 2, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    your hippie stash is so awesome. officially jealous.

    never been to austin. its on my to-do list though.

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