Whatcha gonna do with all that junk?

15 Jun

Happy hump day humpers! This week has flown by, with packing, tying up loose ends and getting together with friends. I say this every single time that I move, this will be my last move. And it never is and I have a feeling it’s not going to stop anytime soon so I better get used to the smell of boxes and moving tape.

And can I just say you all rock? Thanks for all the words of encouragement and support on my last post, it is much appreciated and each comment made me smile and reminded me why I love the blogging community. Teardrop.

On Monday, I had a bunch of errands to do before meeting a friend for lunch. But before I left, I set an easy meal in the crock pot. It only had four ingredients:

Along with half a chopped onion. I set at low and let cook for eight hours

However I forgot that I was going for Mexican food for lunch so it was going to be Mexican food twice in one day. Awesome way to start the week if you ask me! I met my friend at this restaurant called Casa Grande in a sketchy strip mall, like the kind that has a laundromat and check cashing. Thank God we went for lunch because god only knows what it would have been like during night time. Casa Grande was authentic, like menus all in spanish with no english whatsoever and no pictures authentic. I took four years of spanish and grew up in South Florida so I like to think I can get by with my espanol skills. I can understand it somewhat and read but speaking spanish doesn’t work with me. For those who know me or have talked with me, you know I talk fast so it seems like it would be a match made in heaven. I think the problem is the language is too fast for me. But not too furious.

They have specials of the day and I saw pollo y arroz so I had a semi understanding of what lunch would consist of. But peep this-all this food for only $6!

The chicken was delicious and anytime I can get a serving of potatoes and rice, I’m a happy gal. I finished half of the plate and took the rest to go so really it’s two meals for $6, my kind of place!

I stopped to get a new leash for Lincoln since he broke it on Sunday. I went to two different Ross’ and nothing. I always go there for dog accessories and toys and was disappointed they didn’t have them in stock. Disappointed not only because it was a waste of time but because when I bought Lincoln’s leash there, it was only $7 or $8. Petco doesn’t roll like that. I stopped there and got a cute, lime green leash for Lincoln for 22 bones. Ugh.

At least he will walk in style.

The chicken turned out wonderful and the chicken melted off the bone. I topped with cheese and served with leftover spaghetti and veggies.

On Tuesday, I went to Dilworth Coffee to get my wi fi on. I was sitting there, working on internship stuff, catching up on blogs when suddenly, I heard The Strokes first  cd “Is This It?”  The Strokes are my favorite band and I get giddy whenever I hear their music in public or hear people talking about them.


I told the barista he made my day by playing that. We started talking Strokes but he seemed taken aback that I liked them. Maybe it was the Vera Bradley headband or Life is Good t shirt I had on that had my looking like a yuppie who likes Colbie Caillat?

Gah, I love that headband and so. And love that I got it for free at the thrift store since the cashier was too lazy to look up the price and didn’t know who Vera Bradley is.

Anyways, back to the Strokes. I asked him if he heard the new cd and he said he hadn’t had a chance to listen yet so I went to my car and they played it-score!

Afterwards, I dined al fresco since it was a gorgeous day out and I needed to work on my tan. I made two chicken, hummus and hot sauce wraps with sliced apple

and Lincoln did as well

And catch up with Jen Lancaster

I wasn’t feeling the book at first because it’s her first fiction piece of work and it’s based off of her life as are the two main characters, Mia and Mac. Which is weird that I say that because she is my favorite author but I guess I was expecting something different from her normal work. I just have to embrace the whole notion of write what you know, even if it does apply to fiction.  A few chapters in, I couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to finish it!

The rest of the afternoon was spent packing, cleaning and cleaning out purses.

I don’t know how I have so much random crap in my purses, I’m talking random like soy sauce, chopsticks, pens, splendas, Yelp swag, aspirin, lip gloss, maracas and more.

When I cleaned out a majority of my purses that I’m giving away to the thrift store, it was enough to fill up two purses, wtf?

Do you use one purse or switch it up all the time? If you do switch it up, do you clean them out often?  As you can see, I definitely need to start cleaning them out more. I’m a hoarder when it comes to the contents of my purse.

PS–If you haven’t entered my giveaway, it ends tomorrow night!


25 Responses to “Whatcha gonna do with all that junk?”

  1. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons June 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    I’ve been eating outside every day… you and lincoln should join me =) and I LOVE your headband! =)

    ahhh moving… i’m going to be in your shoes shortly with an abundance of junk and a fridge to clean out! eep!

  2. Kelly June 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Both of your meals looked awesome. I swear Mexican food sings to me. haha!

  3. Amy @ Second City Randomness June 15, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    I have two purses that I switch out regularly. One of which desperately needs to be replaced. I’m just too stingy to do it! Meh.

    When it comes to Mexican joints, I sometimes feel like the sketchier the strip mall, the better the food. Am I right???

  4. getfitwithjuju June 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    The bigger the bag, the more junk we put in them! Believe me, I usually switch up my bags, with my outfit, or just because, and moving all my crap back and forth is like hell! My husband looks at me like wthell~ He asks me, why am I putting junk back into my purse, and I say it’s something I’ll use later. Yeah, then he takes out a used napkin, that I spit gum on, and asks how will I use it later…
    Yea, I know the feeling of purse hell! So this summer, I’ve been using a wristlet, that only can carry my i.d., phone and credit card! And maybe I can stuff my chapstick in there 🙂

    I love all latin foods, so all your meals look delicioso? … you know what I mean. And that crockpot chicken meal, looks very tasty!! 🙂

    • simplyshaka June 16, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

      Isn’t it weird-boys just don’t understand!! 🙂

  5. Alyssa @ Life of bLyss June 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Okay, I love the vera headband. 😉 Anddd I actually STOPPED using purses cause I’m a hoarder and keep everything in there. I mean everything. It’s sick.

    I’m a wristlet girl nowww!

    • simplyshaka June 16, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

      I hear ya sister. I may have to look into wrislets. It’s just not having everything on hand that scares me. I like to know I can pull a Macguyver move if need be!

  6. miriam June 16, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    One purse and a tote bag (for when it’s hot.) It can be quite scary cleaning the thing out…old pieces of gym, stray almonds and 1/2 pieces of wrapped up, gross protein bars – shudders – and stuff like napkins. Because apparently, most places don’t like it when you take a ton of napkins.

    • simplyshaka June 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

      Oh, they had it. But I don’t care because I am all about the free splenda and napkins.

  7. leashieloo June 16, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    I have a purse addiction, so I usually switch things up every few days depending on my outfit. That Newman’s Own salsa is my faaavorite flavor! I throw the salsa with crumbled chicken in the crockpot for an easy dip and I love that you had the barista play the Strokes!

  8. OliePants June 16, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    I might be alone on this but I don’t usually like eating outside. I think I’m too paranoid that something will bite or land in my food. I’m a freak like that.

    I have two purses that I switch back and forth with for everyday use – brown v. black. I need to start buying more purses – thanks for the reminder!

    • simplyshaka June 16, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

      I would love to give you some of mine. I donated a good five or six to the thrift store, I’m having separation anxiety.

  9. Tamara June 16, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    That’s cool that you got them to play The Strokes! I love them as well (still haven’t heard the new album though). I saw them live a couple of times back in the day and both times, it was insane! Moshing and crowd surfing, really?!

    • simplyshaka June 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

      I’m hoping if I burn him a cd, he will hook me up with a free chai latte 🙂

  10. vixter2010 June 16, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    I take it by purse you mean handbag? Over here a purse is your wallet :)Anyway, I use one for work as it’s roomy for all my bits and switch it up on the weekend depending on my outfit!

    • simplyshaka June 16, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

      That’s cute, I never knew there were differences!

  11. Joanna B. June 16, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Super score on your Vera Bradley headband! And I use one purse until I destroy it, I wish I didn’t do it that way, but I’m too lazy to switch it up.

  12. Jacqui June 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    Love the headband!

  13. MelissaNibbles June 16, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    I love The Strokes and Colbie Caillet. I’m a mess.
    I want a maraca for my purse!

    • simplyshaka June 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

      If I find extras, I will send you some!

  14. Liz June 17, 2011 at 3:22 am #

    I can’t wait to read that book! I’m so obsessed with that woman it’s obscene.

    • simplyshaka June 17, 2011 at 8:26 am #

      Me too, it’s sad (the obsession not the book) I stayed up until 1:30am reading it and wanted to keep going but finally decided to call it a night. I got excited in Chicago when I passed Altged street (b.c her twitter handle is Altgedshrugged)

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