Archive | 10:15 pm

We’re Out of Cupcakes

15 Aug

And break out the kettlebell I did. I had an awesome workout today, more awesome than the last few kettlebell sessions I’ve had.

Kettlebell-20 lbs

Side Bends (20 reps, 3 sets)

Shrugs (12 reps, 2 sets)

Windmills (13 reps, 1 set)

Halos (13 reps, 3 sets)

Swings (13 reps, 2 sets)

Squats (13 reps, 3 sets)

Plie Squats (13 reps, 2 sets)

Backwards Lunges (15 reps)

Dumbbell-15 lbs

Front Lateral Raise***first time doing it with a 15 lber-yay*** (13 reps, 2 sets)

Shoulder press (12 reps, 2 sets)

Curls (13 reps, 2 sets)

Concentration Curls (13 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell 10 lbs

Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks  (13 reps, 3 sets)

Reverse Fly (13 reps, 3 sets)

Tricep Extrension (13 reps, 2 sets)

Lincoln and I went to the park for an hour and walked around. It was starting to get toasty by the end of our walk and his tongue would not go back inside his mouth so we packed it up and went back home


Post Walk

 Lunch didn’t go exactly as planned today and I was not too happy about that. These have been sitting in my freezer for a while and I wanted to try them out.


Well, I thought they would individually wrapped but no dice. I didn’t really defrost them at all so I had a big block of chicken patties and no way to thaw them out (This is when I miss having a microwave) so that was out of the question. I had a little leftover chicken sitting in the fridge  from tacos the other night  so I put them on the skillet to warm them up while I had mushrooms and red onion cooking in the stove. I made a side salad of red pepper, cucumber and carrot ribbons with extra virgin olive oil, white vinegar, black pepper, salt and garlic.

When the chicken was warm I placed on the tortillas with the mushrooms and onions and some salsa. I was giving the tacos a mean look because I thought they were going to suck. Wow, what does that say about me as a person if I am mean to my food? Hmmmm..

Anyways, the meal was better than I thought it was going to be but nothing out of this world. If I had cheese it would’ve been a whole other story since cheese makes everything better. The only kind I have is parmesan or mozzarella and both would have been nasty.

My Meetup group had a meetup at Crave Dessert Bar tonight and I was looking forward to it. I’ve only been once and was quite pleased with it. And Sundays are 1/2 price cupcake days so that is a nice ending to the wknd right? Right in a perfect world but when I asked out waiter about the cupcakes he said they were already out. Say whhhhhaaaaa??!! You are a dessert bar with a specific special on Sundays and already out? He said they ran out the night before and have been really busy. This does not jive well in my book at all. Can’t they make some more or walk over to Harris Teeter?  I would totally eat store bought cupcakes and probably wouldn’t know the difference. Once he told me that, I was in a bit of a sour mood. But the arms of red wine sangria embraced me and brought me back to my normal self

But still, them not having the cupcakes threw me off and I really wasn’t in a dessert mood anyways. I didn’t need cupcakes but I had a plan of attack when I was going to order them (they come in orders of two and you can mix and match), I was going to have one there then put the other in the freezer and enjoy later this week. Most of the girls got desserts but I went with the Combination Slider platter-one mini beef burger, one grilled chicken and one crab cake slider.

This was good but not anything to write home about. I had the hummus platter last time I went and wish I would’ve ordered that again.

One of the girls got the Julia’s Child-chocolate mousse paired with raspberry sorbet- and it was so pretty I had to take a picture.

Look at the mousse spilling over the cup!! Drool baby drool.

It was good to get out and have some nice conversations but it was kind of a let down after the first time I went. The no cupcake scenario just sucked but our server did as well. He was a tad on the snippy and sassy side and while I can respect that, be nice, you’re working for a tip. He was nice at first but then when we started to order, he got a little attitude and was taking his time with everything (and we were the only table at the time!)

Dear sucky, snippy, sassy server—When I ask you politely to take a picture of us, please don’t get attitude like I’m totally inconveniencing you. Also, if you could wipe the sweat beading down your forehead that would be great since I really don’t like a sweaty sangria. 

Suck it,



15 Aug

I had to get my car inspected yesterday morning—–at 7A. What fun. I grabbed a Kind bar and was on my way to the inspection place. After reading this post by Janaetha about fitting in workout moves into your every day life, I also grabbed my heart rate monitor so I could go on a walk while my car was being inspected. I figure I could sit on my booty reading some old magazines or play on my phone until the battery died since I forgot to charge the night before or I could get some cardio action in. I fit two miles in while my car was being inspected (I was hoping I would walk by Marshall Park b/c it would have been too freaky and fun seeing that’s Janaetha’s hubby’s name but no go).

I am a total Starbucks whore but at times, get a craving for Dunkin Donuts. I keep forgetting we one in my area and yesterday was the day I would hit it up after a hiatus. I got a medium strawberry Coolata and their new French Toast Bagel Twist

The bagel twist was super tasty….until I looked online and saw that it has 380 calories. It was good but I don’t want to waste that many calories on something so little. I finished half of the Coolata and kept the rest to enjoy later on an inevitable hot day.

 Saturday afternoon, some friends and I went to the Charlotte Summer Irish Festival

Hair sticking to my forehead is not hot

Ok, so I’ve been before but this year it was kind of lame. I went the first year when it wasn’t such more of a festival in a parking lot but in Connoly’s bar with bands playing, drinks a plenty and like a casino, you had no concept of what time it was since it was a dark and smoky bar. This year they had a lot of vendors, more family friendly stuff, dancers and such but it was outside in a barely covered parking lot and it was just dreadful outside. The one positive was that beers were only $3 but after being there for an hour, we were ready to head inside for some food and air conditioning!

Do you have a place in your city that you insist people go to when they visit? Well, I have a few of them and Mac’s Speedshop is at the top of my list. Mac’s is a bbq joint but also kind of a biker bar and anytime I have someone asking where they should go to eat when they are in Charlotte, Mac’s is my answer. They also have a patio area with picnic tables that’s great to kick back with some beers and bbq when it’s nice out but it was just too hot out this time.

 I got the Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich with grilled onions and a side of mac n cheese. This was MAJOR for me since the only thing I’ve ordered in the past has been the pulled pork sandwich (the Big Pig) and I have been so happy with it. I hate when I have an item I always order somewhere and I don’t want to stray away from it because what happens if I don’t like it as much?  But what if I try something new and it’s the new LOML? That’s love of my life folks.  This time I got the brisket and was not disappointed at all.

I didn’t mention how the brisket is served on Texas Toast huh? And this right here is one of the reasons I love Mac’s so much!

Come to momma!!!

My belly was so happy and full after this meal. The brisket was awesome and I didn’t even need a knife to cut it since it was so tender. I can’t believe it took me so long to try something different but I am sure happy I did. I was telling my friend that this restaurant is reason alone why I will never give up meat. Yeah, there is tempeh and tofu but I’m sorry it just doesn’t compared to some oink oink or moo moo.

That was kind of a linner meal going on so I wasn’t too hungry later on that evening. I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich thin with Peanut Butter & Co. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl and Cranberry Preserve on a Arnold Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin.

Now I can see why people like the peanut butter so much. This was delicious!

This morning I brought back and oldie but goodie–eggs in a hole

with a side of fresh, sliced peaches

Just an fyi, eggs in a hole does not work with liquid egg whites. Now that I type that out, it’s a big obvious but when it’s 8A in the morning and I haven’t had coffee it didn’t seem so clear and obvious. Regardless, I love a hearty Sunday morning breakfast.

I don’t know what today will bring and I  really don’t have any plans until the evening. I think I am going to break out the  kettbell and maybe take Lincoln to the park for a walk since he seems bored lately.

Happy Sunday Funday!