Sunday, February 6, 2011

i used her she used me but neither one cared we were getting our share

Well today is the Super Bowl. Who do I think should win? Well it's hard for me to choose considering I think one team is cocky and the other has a rapist...
Let your imagination fall where it may.

Oh, and lucky for us the Black Eyed Peas are performing.

I'm just kidding. I couldn't be less interested in a half-time performance. Well I take that back. I'd be less interested if it was some old washed up band like it has been in the past.
Ok, ok I know I sound bitter about the Super Bowl, but I'm really not I swear. I just love me some Peyton Manning....and he plays for the Colts...which isn't the Packers or the Steelers. Ok, I'm gad we've cleared that up.

Um, on a totally unrelated note, Lifetime movies are Da Bomb! Yep I'm bringing that back. Last night I watched the scariest one I've ever seen. It was called The Secrets in the Walls, or something like that. I snapped a picture for proof of my lameness...

Focus on the fact that it was about this crazy dead girl from the 50s, and ignore the fact that there's some creepy ceramic cat under my television.
Grandmas give great gifts.

And now for an animal update...

Zeppelin is a baller.

Gatsby has turned to the sauce.

p.s. I am a Disney Insider (so they send me sweet e-mails with updates, I'm kind of a big deal)....anyway Bambi is coming out of that pesky vault they keep.


Friday, February 4, 2011

all the men of faith and men of science had their questions

No, I wasn't abducted by E.T. because I like Reese's Pieces, and no, I wasn't kidnapped and held for Ransom because Mel Gibson is my dad (thank god)...

I've been missing in action because I've been living life. I was getting overwhelmed with everything I had to do (work, school, etc.) and keeping up with the blog. I definately didn't want to do a bad job documenting my life. However, now that I've had eh, six or so months to reflect and catch my breath, I'm ready.

Things will be a tad different though. I will most certainly not be solely focused on nutrition and fitness. Those things are still an important part of my life, but definately not thee most important parts of my life.

Consider this, a place for my brain to throw up. Graphic, yes.

Of the top of my head, I'm thinking the things to look forward to on this blog are:

1) Music
2) Wedding Ideas/Planning
3) Fashion
4) Food
5) Fitness
6) Oh and pics of my cute animals (and future hubby)

After all, this will be whatever I want it to be.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

i change shapes just to hide in this place

Serious updates and pictures are in order!
Ok for starters, let’s jump right into some recent eats.
Chips, Fajitas, Scones, Pizza, Waffles, Crackers, O My! Sounds like the plan of an obese person. 

Well I don’t consider myself obese, but I threw in some veggies for good measure.
So my update from yesterday needs some explaining doesn’t it.
The bf (Excuse me, Fiancé. Weird.) was to be surprised with a new vehicle. I was in cahoots with his parents to make a trip to Vegas for the old and new car switcheroo. So we got on the road.
Gatsby enjoyed himself.
And drooled a lot.
There were some interesting sights along the way...
...and then we finally arrived. The fiancé was stoked about his new vehicle and it started the weekend off on a rather joyous note.
We gallivanted around Vegas, enjoyed some eats, as well as a flick…
Not my choice by the way, but it was alright.
To make a long story short, I was proposed to on Friday the 13th, on a rooftop.
The next day I enjoyed flashing my bling and consuming liquor in the middle of the day. When in Rome
It’s both exciting and exhausting informing everyone about an engagement. I’m also both stressed and excited. Any tips?
Plus, how could I forget about son #3, Gatsby was love struck by this beauty.
They had a whirlwind romance.

Monday, August 16, 2010

eliminate the need for water replace it with a safe shell

Holy Moly!

I know the last time I checked in it was Wednesday evening. Can I just say a lot has happened since then. I will continue to update for the next couple of days, but here is a Top 5 List.

1) The bf was surprised with a new car. Hybrid style. Awesome.
2) Gatsby got his first girlfriend. She's a chiuaua. It's long distance relationship though, and I think he's too immature to handle it.
3) I ate my first Hush Puppy.
4) I took a week off of exercise.
5) Oh and I got ENGAGED!

(I'm feeling exhausted and drained though this evening, so I think regualr blogness will continue tomorrow. I unfortunately didn't get too many food photos while in Vegas because we frequently ate with family and new friends. I didn't feel like explaining.)

So with that I leave you with a song that always reminds me of the bf: "Penelope" by Pinback

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

galaxies pour down my cheeks

So remember I said I had a fun weekend announcement?
Guess where the bf and I are headed?

Speaking of Las you see any resemblance here?
I love the three man wolf pack.

I won't be able to post while gone, but I will be sure and take pics of the blog worthy eats and adventures.

Today was typical in the food department.
Bagel, Laughing Cow.
Cauliflower, Laughing Cow, and Marinara Sauce.
Plus a lot of snacking a lot. 

I also found some pretty awesome jeans at Express and a dress on sale at American Eagle.

Mexican Food tonight. awesome.
Hair cut and Vegas road trip tomorrow. More awesome.
What's to come in Vegas. Most awesome.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

don't waste your touch, you won't feel anything

Zeppelin wants to be a secret spy so bad!
I'm not breaking the news to him that he can't live out his dream. This must be how a parent feels when their child says they want to be a rockstar or an astronaut. "Sure, sure sweetheart, you can be anything you want." When deep inside you know you wanted to be a ballerina, and look at where that took you. Eh, I like to eat too much, ballerinas have to do too little of it. 
I lack this.

Gatsby made a new friend on his walk last night as well.
He sort of thinks he's a tough guy though. If only he knew Zeppelin outweighed him by 6 pounds. I can't shoot down the dreams of all of my animals though. 
He'll lose his puppy teeth soon. The doggie tooth fairy is real. 
See I can play along.
For dinner I definately had cookies and a slice of pizza. Note to self: don't bake a batch of cookies without a recipient (outside of the home) in mind. I will eat the whole lot. 

Breakfast was another Fall favorite (yes I realize it's August), the pumpkin cinnamon oats.
1/2c oats
1c water
3 tbsp pumpkin puree
sprinkle of cinnamon
Truvia packet

It's pretty isn't it.

Lunch was:
3 tomaotes
parsnip fries w ketchup
Tomato Basil Boca Bruscetta burger in a whole wheat pita w more ketchup
Truth be told, I wasn't really feeling the parsnip fries so I didn't really eat them. But I did school a co-worker on what a parsnip was. I was in the kitchen microwaving these babies when the question "What is a parsnip?" arose. I was like "Are you serious?" She might as well have suggested she had no idea what color the sky was. I promptly googles parsnip, showed her a pic, made her sample the fair, and converted another parsnip fry believer. 

That's a successful day if you ask me.

Hit your eardrums with: "The Leaving Song, Pt. 2" by A.F.I

Monday, August 9, 2010

A little diddy about jack and diane

 Three fun facts about today

1)    Today is the 41st anniversary of the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland.
2)    In 1854, Henry David Thoreau's "Walden," which described Thoreau's experiences while living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts, was first published.
3)    In 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally slain at Tate's Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Mansonand a group of his followers were later convicted of the crime.
So why didn’t anybody tell me last week was Shark Week? I planned on wearing my “live every week like its shark week” shirt, but now I’d just look like I missed the memo. Lame. 
Fun fact: It's a shark-eat-shark world ... sometimes even before the sharks are born. When some species' embryos begin to develop teeth, they eat their unborn brothers and sisters until one shark remains, an act known as intrauterine cannibalism.
That’s hard-core.
Ok so I suppose you want to read about food considering this is a food blog. Ok, I’ll oblige.
Last night for dinner the bf and I headed out to a local pizza place with one of his long lost friends and his wife. The joint is called Blind Onion. I didn’t take any pics though because I didn’t want to look like a weirdo, but we ordered a pitcher of Shock Top and a Large Carnivore. It was divine. The pizza had pepperoni, Italian sausageCanadian bacon, linguisa, and salami. I had 1 slice and about 1 ½ beers. I was still pretty full from all of my cookie tasting and sushi gorging, but a sane woman doesn’t pass up pizza I don’t care how full you are.

This morning I enjoyed some much needed coffee with grapefruit and a chocolate almond milk infused oat creation.
Lunch was heavy on the veggies, just the way I like it. I’ve still been trying to work my way through the bags and bags of fresh tomatoes my parents gave me, so every meal seems to include them.
This one was no exception. In the mix: tomatoes, bell pepper, laughing cow, whole wheat pita, ¾ c egg white, squirt of ketchup.
Snacks were a mini whole wheat bagel with a laughing cow (unpictured), and some of this:
Let me start by saying that I was in the work kitchen area minding my own beeswax, when suddenly this beauty was unveiled. So I’m like many women, a straight up lover of all things chocolate and cake.

A co-worker inquired “Aren’t you going to have some?”
To which I replied, “No, no.”
“Why is that?” I was asked.
“O because I’m not a big fan of Pillsbury frosting.”
“I think it’s homemade, how can you tell it’s Pillsbury?”
“I can smell it.”
This is legitimately how the conversation went.  I mean I didn’t lie. I have an excellent sense of smell and I don’t like certain frostings.
But in the end, Swan Lake ate her cake.
Every. Last. Crumb.

On another note, today is the official official start to half-marathon training. Whoo Hoo! I’m scheduled to do some cross training so by golly that’s what I’m doing. Then some weights, then some Gatsby walking, then some more cookie eating.
I also have an exciting weekend planned that I’ll talk more about later this week, so stay tuned.
I can’t be the only one who has a heightened sense of smell! Anyone else? If so what can you sniff out from a mile away?