Hipster dinner

Our friends own a restaurant and invited us to a special Chef’s choice dinner.

The food was fantastic.

D and I joked that the venue and concept were such that it was like being in an episode of Portlandia. Our friends confirmed that they could in fact find out the name of the chicken we were eating if we so desired.


Blog challenge, Day 21 – My top ten favorite foods

  1. Ribeye steak. Medium rare. With cajun rub and/or blue cheese butter.
  2. Buffalo wings. The spicier the better.
  3. Cheese. Especially: goat cheese, blue cheese, and extra sharp cheddar.
  4. Cake. Except angel food cake. Ugh.
  5. Cookies.
  6. A steak or carnitas burrito from Chipotle with cheese, white cilantro rice, hot salsa, and extra sour cream.
  7. Tacos.
  8. Potatoes. Especially loaded & baked, au gratin, and french fries.
  9. Pizza. My favorite is from Faraci (stl style, baby).
  10. Sushi – especially rolls with spicy tuna.

I’m hungry now.


I’m pretty sure that the “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” people have never tasted this:

Holy. Fucking. Shit. 

In other news, tomorrow morning is weigh in day. It was supposed to be today, but I only just got around to changing the batteries in my scale. Regardless of what it says, I’m not letting anything get me down tomorrow. Tomorrow is a very important and fabulous day. More on that later. 

sick day

I feel very blah, so I’m staying in bed until it is time to get my kid from school this afternoon. Fuck it. I deserve a bed day. 

It’s pretty cozy in here with my mountain of pillows, super soft, warm blankets, Macbook Air, Kindle, and the meowingest cat of all time cuddling me. 

I suppose I’ll crawl out of bed for food eventually, but really only because I’m currently addicted to hummus. Sabra Supremely Spicy Hummus may be the greatest thing I have ever put in my mouth. 

Okay, okay. That may be a bit of an aggressive statement.  I can think of at least one other thing I’d rather have in my mouth. ❤

no place for promises here

  • I want to be in a hot spring in Iceland.
  • I’m so very tired. 
  • My knee is fucked.  Arthritis flare up. That’s prob why I’m so tired.
  • I met the cutest little old couple today at the Jeff co office.  I kind of love them now. They made me laugh.  The old guy was like, “Tell Scott I said hi. He and I are tight.” Adorable.  It’s refreshing to meet the good ones. The good ones keep me going.
  • I’ve been ridiculously stressed this last week. I can’t even write it down. It’s just too much.
  • Been listening to The Bones Of What You Believe over and over and over. *IT’S SO GOOD*
  • I bought a new blanket for my bed and I love it. I may just stay here for a while. I have my bed, wine, and my laptop. What else do I really need?
  • My boyfriend. I need him here, too.  And maybe a cupcake or three.
  • For dinner, I ate 840 calories worth of feta & caramelized onion tarts. No regrets.  I love Trader Joe’s.
  • Oh and also pork bao. I fucking love that shit. You can also get that at TJ’s.
  • The bf and I have been watching True Detective. I can’t figure out if I’m into it or not. I’m going to finish it b/c I feel like I should.  But GoT has been so awesome this season. The last episode was amazing, and I think I’m going to re-watch it.  I’m super excited about OITNB season 2. It’s almost time!
  • It’s time to get hardcore about working out. I want to get into better shape.  I plan on doing some yoga tomorrow morning, along with squats, planks, and abdominal work. I’m going to keep track of my progress with pics, and keep using My Fitness Pal (I love that app so much).   I may post the before pic here if I’m brave enough.
  • Why am I still awake?

while the boyfriends are away, the besties will play

Mine is in Scotland. Her’s is in Arkansas.  This left us with plenty of free time to do the following:

  1. Eat lunch at Sugarfire. So. Much. Yum.
  2. We finally got our matching bff tattoos. (This was something we discussed back in the chemo lounge, so it was exciting to finally get it done.)  We each got a pink heart.
  3. Parenthood marathon. She’s been telling me to check it out for months now. I finally went for it. I love it so far.
  4. Yummy mexican food and sangria at Gringo.
  5. The Cup.  Their cupcakes are the best. Totally worth the calories.
  6.  We watched The Conjuring, which she hadn’t seen. I love that she will watch horror movies with me. ❤
  7. Then she told me she had never seen It’s Always Sunny and I was like, “Um…wtf?” so we fixed that.

I love bestie bonding time. 

things you should know

  • Industrial piercings fucking hurt.  It’s been a few weeks, and it still hurts a lot of the time.  It currently hurts quite a bit.  Ouch.  But it looks cool so whatever.
  • Claussen hot & spicy pickles are surprisingly spicy, and I have a high tolerance for spiciness.  I love them.
  • I’m addicted to chocolate chip cookies from STL Bread Co.
  • I go back to training tomorrow for the first time in three weeks.  I’m scared. I told Naarah to be gentle.
  • I’m running a 10k on Thursday morning, and I’m completely unprepared.  My goal is simply to finish.
  • The white couch is a no-go. I’ve come to my senses. Worst idea ever.
  • It’s difficult to find a decent grocery store in the city.  I found myself at a sketchy as fuck Shop ‘n Save this evening because I got lost. In this way (and I’m sure many others that I will soon discover), west county really spoiled me.
  • That said, you can take the girl out of north county, but you can’t take north county out of the girl.  I’ve got this.
  • I’m directionally challenged.  See above.
  • It is so great to live so much closer to all of my friends.  I get to see them for quick visits on week nights and it’s no big deal.  We got to hang with Carrie tonight, and it was great.  Loving this.
  • The worst part about my new place: it’s so far away from my awesome boyfriend.  Oh well.  That just means more sleepovers. 🙂
  • I’ve gotten good at finding the silver lining.