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,


22 Responses to “We’re Out of Cupcakes”

  1. Nicole August 16, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    Lincoln post-walk is HILARIOUS! That tongue!! too cute 🙂

    I hate when waiters/waitresses act all inconvenienced over pictures, too. It’s not like you ask them to retake it 4x so everyone looks their best!

    Have a great week, and thanks TONS for your comments on my blog re: Skinnygirl. What a load of DRAMA!

    • simplyshaka August 16, 2010 at 1:43 pm #

      Thanks—I kept trying to shut his mouth, it would stay closed for a sec or two and get back to the tongue hanging out. He is entertainment fo sho 🙂

  2. Lindsay August 16, 2010 at 7:33 am #

    Lincoln is such a cutie pie! How could they be out of cupcakes? How disappointing is that???

    • simplyshaka August 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

      Seriously. I thought he was playing a cruel joke on me but it was true, sadness

  3. diana@mymarblerye August 16, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    WTF? It’s like going to bk or mcd’s and them saying “yeah we were busy…we’re out of burgers”..if they are a restaurant that specializes in desserts they better call that pastry chef in to make some. WTF!! BTW i totally didn’t know it was you who requested to me my yelp friend. 😉

    • simplyshaka August 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

      HAHAHAHAHAH, exactly!!!

      Your name popped up on there (I guess from my email or something) and was like Diana? Diana? Diana? Then ahhhhhhh Gaga Texas Diana. Oh, whenever I think of you now, I now associate you with the Gaga.

  4. Laury @thefitnessdish August 16, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    That’s crazy about the cupcakes!! i never heard of such a thing!!!

    The puppy is adorable 🙂

    Thanks for finding me, btw! Your blog is adorable! I look forward to reading more adventures 😉

    • simplyshaka August 16, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

      Thanks and look forward to reading more of yours as well! 🙂

  5. Amy @ Second City Randomness August 16, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    Is it bad that sometimes the camera skills they provide affects the tip I leave? True story…

    I tried those chicken burgers when they were handing out samples at TJ’s a few weeks ago- they were good, but you’re right- nothing to write home about.

    Happy Monday, lady!

    • simplyshaka August 16, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

      Trust me, I would have done the same but damn gratuity was already added. Damn big groups.

  6. genesis August 16, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    i dislike snippy waiters….like seriously, i know you need the tips, so the least you can do is be nice. i do feel horrible about this one time where i totally dissed our server because her manager was hovering over me and i couldnt think straight on how much tip to give her and so I just rounded it to the nearest dollar…i felt so guilty, but it was all her managers fault for hounding me.

    • simplyshaka August 16, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

      Exactly!! I worked as a waitress for seven years so I know where they are coming from but I can take my hard earned money and go somewhere else if I am going to get attitude. That about the manager is absolutely ridiculous, how do these people have jobs? Seriously.

  7. christina August 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    i would attack those burgers if i had a trader joe’s around here. that is just RUDE that they were out of cupcakes! awful!

    • simplyshaka August 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

      Sigh, I always forgot you don’t have TJ’s—-gah! But then again, you have WF so you’re a lucky gal. Lincoln and I shall bring you some!!

  8. Mo Diva August 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Dear SSSS, I know where you WORK! consider tht a warning!

    Damn link! you have a hugr tongue! lol

    the food looks good though… too bad it was just okay… i think the server made it worse. I will bring you a cuppycake! 🙂

    • simplyshaka August 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

      He did make it worse. And trust me, I love me a sassy man but he was a little over the top. But then again, he said he was from Jersey so maybe that’s why he was so snippy? 🙂

  9. Katie August 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    I love those wine glasses that had the red wine sangria in! They’re so unique looking and it makes me wonder how they can stand on their own, haha!

    • simplyshaka August 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

      Haha, I know when they brought it out I was all happy since it was bigger than the standard pour. I’m trying to get the most bang for my buck 🙂

  10. Monique@She's Going The Distance August 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    I think I probably look like Lincoln after I work out 🙂

    And I tried those chili lime burgers before and LOVED THEM!! What I ended up doing was thawing the entire block, cooking them all and saving the leftovers. We had sliders, then chicken fiesta salad, etc. It was yummy 🙂

    • simplyshaka August 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

      Me too, I am a hot mess and beet red lol

      Thats a great idea for the chicken burgers, I am thawing them out now so they will be reading to cook soon—thanks for the tip!

  11. nic - the auspicious squirrel August 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    I came across this today and it reminded me of this post, where there were no cupcakes. 😉



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