Monthly Archives: October 2011
Last night, Adam and I attended our second Halloween Costume party this year. At the last minute, I bailed on last weeks Winehouse and decided to do something different.
I don’t know how the idea came to me, but it did and it was awesome.
I was an Emmarie board!
Get it? It’s a play on words! Yuk, yuk, yuk!
The party was hosted by Joe and Tara. We had a fabulous time.
Facing my fears with this. Michael Myers terrifies me!
There are a million more pictures like this…
So, I’ll spare you anymore of that!
I ended up spending a huge portion of the day snuggled on the couch. I bought a Kitchen Aid stand mixer from QVC, and I already thought of next years Halloween costume.
Now, that’s what you call a productive day, my friends.
As I mentioned earlier, I really have nothing in my house to eat for dinner.
I suppose this is a slight exaggeration, as I could have canned pumpkin, a can of crabmeat or a 5 year old box of hamburger helper with no hamburger for dinner. (mmmm )
Adam and I decided to try a restaurant that I’ve been wanting to check out since we moved to this area.
It’s called The Poppyseed.
A few of my co workers have been there before, and always raved about it. It’s a small little place in a strip mall, that you’d probably walk right by if you didn’t know it was there.
The menu is pretty big considering how small the restaurant itself is small, but my eyes were immediately drawn to the extensive sandwich selection.
I started with a side salad, which was filled with chick peas. Ew. Don’t you think a restaurant should disclose when their side salads come with those? Just saying.
I ordered the gorgonzola ciabatta sandwich, which was grilled eggplant and zucchini, roasted red peppers and a gorgonzola artichoke spread. It was delicious.
You better believe I ordered the fries and ate every last one. I did package up the other half of my sandwich though. (Notice a trend?)
Now, I have a collection of half sandwiches in my fridge, which may or may not get eaten.
Adam and I weren’t on the same page with the awesomeness of the restaurant. Adam ordered a reuben (delicious, but boring) and overall, thought the place was a little over priced for sandwiches.
I thought it was great and can’t wait to go back, but without Adam apparently. Are you listening girlfriends? Looks like we have a new place to go!
Adam and I decided to spend the remainder of our evening just hanging out at home, even though we have quite a few things we need to do.
One of them is putting the finishing touches on my costume for tomorrow’s Halloween party.
Yay for more parties!!
Last night, I was invited to hang out with some girlfriends for drinks and dinner.
We went to Friday’s, and I got there early, to get started on the 2 for 1 deals.
I’ll take 2 Captain and Ginger Ale’s, my good sir.
And if you’ve never had that before, it’s like candy.
Waiter, waiter! I’ll take 2 more!
After our group went to town on an appetizer sampler, we were ready to order our dinners.
I went with the Jack Daniels chicken sandwich. It was topped with lettuce, tomato, onion straws and bacon.
I ordered broccoli as my side and devoured it, as well as half of my sandwich.
Luckily I packed the other half to eat for lunch today cause Mother Hubbards my cupboards are bare.
It was really bottom of the barrel, as I was packing my lunch for today. The lack luster contents of my lunch paled in comparison to my breakfast.
I made some chocolate protein oats. It included 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats, 1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder and 3/4 cup of milk. I let it go in the microwave for about 1 minute, but realized I’d like it a little warmer. Sure enough, I walk away for the last 30 seconds, and this happens.
I already took the cup out, if you’re wondering why there’s a ring in the middle.
Despite that little hiccup, my breakfast still managed to be delicious, and warm. I needed something warm this morning!
Baby, it’s friggin’ cold outside!!
This morning, I had the remaining piece of the frittata that I made the other day. I swear!
I would have loved to make another trip to Tim Horton’s this morning. Especially because I think my coffee maker finally kicked the bucket. I prepared an entire pot, and walked away, expecting it to do its thang. I looked at it much later and saw that the damn thing is only half full with coffee Where’s the rest of it, you ask? Well, it’s all backed up in the basket, with the grounds, overflowing. EEw.
Now, I’m sorry, because I’ve told you this exact same story before, and maybe you’re thinking it’s my fault for continuing to use it, but I thought it was a one time thing. Now I know.
Lesson learned, my friends, lesson learned.
After the coffee fiasco, I was standing in the kitchen, searching for some lunch contents that didn’t exist. Adam ate the last cheese stick, GAH! I have no more fruit, D’OH! And yesterday, I finished my bag of salad, DAG!
Thankfully, I had some asparagus soup that I made months ago, and threw in the freezer.
Being that we’re so close to Halloween, doesn’t this soup make you want to scream out “THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELLS YOU!”
I’m not going to lie. I’m not all that excited about my lunch selection. I wasn’t all that excited when I first gave it a spin a while back. Luckily, I packed a few slices of rye bread to toast up with the soup. And I know I’ve professed my love for rye toast.
The thought of eating asparagus soup while a co worker is chowing down on some Mickey D’s or Buffalo Chicken pizza right next to me, is not thrilling. And did I mention he has a HUGE bag of Peanut Butter M&M’s I saw him hide in his desk? Sharing is caring, dude!
Edited to add: I ate the soup. While it vaguely reminded me of the spew from Linda Blair’s mouth, it still tasted good.
I gotta be straight with ya today. I wrote this mornings blog post all while sitting on my couch for far too long. After I had written the entire post and scheduled it, I realized that I was still in my jammies, with no lunch packed and no time to make the waffles.
Truth No. 1:
I lied this morning about what I ate for breakfast.
Now, don’t go reading too much into this. I swear this is the first time I’ve ever fibbed on the bloggity blog. I just ran out of time to correct it. I really had a bagel from Tim Horton’s
I did find enough time to pack my gym bag this morning, however…
Truth No. 2
I busted out a tried and true gym skipping excuse
I skipped the gym today because I was starving. It’s true. My lunch was a small salad. I ate my 2:00pm cheese stick at 1:00pm, and my 4:00pm granola bar at 2:30pm. There was no way I was heading to the gym with an empty(ish) hole in my belly. It would have made for a really uncomfortable workout.
As I was driving home, I thought of…
Truth No. 3
I still love Chris Brown’s Forever
I know, its old, and it’s been played out in that wedding party You Tube video, and then parodied on The Office. And yeah, he may have back handed that other pop star, but I don’t care. That song just makes me want to dance. Dancing while driving is probably not the best idea, you might hit a pedestrian. Which brings me to…
Truth No. 4.
I drove into a building while dance driving once*
Actually, my fourth truth is…
I like Taco Bell more than Mighty Taco
I know, I’m a disgrace to all Buffalonians. While Mighty is good, I can’t get a chicken quesadilla or a side of rice, both items I devoured at TB for dinner.
I promise not to lie to you anymore.
*If you’re from Buffalo, then I hope you get my joke.
Yesterday was a long day. When I finally got home from work, I was beat.
I didn’t have much to blog about, so I figured I’d spare you a post. But in case you’re dying to know what my evening was like, it went a little like this.
Come home, eat Wendy’s for dinner, went to bed at 9:30pm.
Part of the reason the day was so exhausting was the attempt to make a real doctor’s appointment for my hip.
I called a doctor, recommended by my Father in Law. I gave the receptionist all my information, only to be told their office hours are Wednesdays 8am to 12 noon, and Thursdays 12 noon to 2pm.
Are you frickin’ kidding me? What the hell kinda hours are those?
So, I was defeated and I pretty much told the receptionist to forget about it.
I called Adam in tears.
But honestly, that’s the reason I’ve been putting this off for so long. I mean, I had (what I thought was ) an appointment for myself, the week I was on vacation, only to be majorly disappointed.
I finally just called UB Orthopedics and asked the girl on the phone.
“Is there anyone there who has evening hours??”
To wrap this all up, I finally have an appointment! I’ve given it some thought and realized that I’ve had this hip pain for about two months now, so it’s time to figure out what it is.
OOh, I’m glad I got that out.
I also had the same delicious fruit topped waffles this morning for breakfast, So, here’s another photo of that amazingness.
Lastly today, as I was writing this post this morning, I was distracted by a trailer on TV for Breaking Dawn.
Can I just have a moment to say:
I can’t believe it’s almost here!!
My Twilight love has slightly waned, thanks to the uber sexy True Blood, but seeing the trailers gets my heart pumping. I am so excited.
Jesse on the other hand…..
last night after dinner, Adam and I stopped by my parents house to pick up something. While we were there, we decided to do our name pulling for Christmas.
I know, I’m a little early.
This year, like last year, we pulled names, because it can get a little out of control with spending.
In fact, I pull names for almost every gift giving function I attend.
I’ll admit, that pulling names is definitely the best route to take, as opposed to buying something for everyone, which can get really expensive, but it’s killing me inside that I’m not buying for one special person in my family.
And no, it’s not Adam, we’ll still be doing our own exchange.
This shall make for an interesting Christmas.
Do you guys pull names, or do you just buy for everyone?
This morning, I made myself some more waffles, but this time I decided to get all gourmet on ‘em.
I filled a small ramkin with frozen blueberries and 2 whole frozen strawberries. I tossed that in the microwave for about 1 minute and then mashed the fruit with a fork, until it was similar to a compote.
I topped my waffles with the fruit, and a drizzle of blueberry honey.
It was amazing, and I already started thinking about what else I could top with this delicious fruit compote.
Ice cream, maybe?
First off, I want to say a big “Hello” to you all, new and old readers. You guys must have been loving my Halloween pics, my views hit my highest yet. Thanks for that, and if you are new, I hope you like what you see and stick around for more.
I didn’t have time to blog this morning, I was feverishly trying to scrub off Saturday’s temporary tattoos, without much luck. At least I managed to scrub off the big ol boobies I had on my left arm.
*Amy Winehouse really did have boobies on her arm, FYI.
I had my gym bag packed and I headed over to the gym after work. I have to admit, taking the past few weeks off, made it really hard to get going. I’ve gotten quite used to coming right home and spending extra time with Adam and Zeusy.
But I accepted long ago, that working out is just a part of my life now, and I need to make time for me.
I started out with a 10 minute warm up of the StairClimber. I did a level 8 with 2 minute intervals of single step and skipping a step. I pushed myself in the last 2 minutes, by upping the intensity to a level 10.
Then I hopped on the treadmill. I did a total of 2 miles, .25 miles walking, .25 miles running. I could feel that my hip was not right, but I was comfortably able to do the quarter miles, so I kept going. Sure enough though, the pain has gotten increasingly worse. I popped an Aleve as soon as I got home. Plus, my father in law had given me the names of a few Dr.’s he thinks I should check out. I just keep forgetting to call them.
When I got home I started dinner. I decided to make a frittata. I started my frying up 6 slices of bacon. I chopped up some red and yellow peppers, and red onion.
I’m not sure what I was thinking, but I decided to make the frittata in the pan with the bacon grease. How very Paula Deen of me, no? After I removed the cooked bacon, I put the peppers and onion in the pan, and let them get soft and brown. Then I crumbled the bacon and added about 11 scrambled eggs. (I know, odd amount, it’s just what I had left.)
Throw it in a 350* oven for about 20 minutes, or until the center is set.
I was a little concerned that it was going to be too greasy, but luckily I only made 6 slices of bacon, so there wasn’t too much grease. Plus, who are we kidding, fat = flavor.
It’s true, and it’s ok.
And it’s delicious.
Last night was the first of two Halloween parties we have this year.
I went dressed as a Zombie Amy Winehouse.
I know, I’m classy.
I had an amazing time, dancing, laughing and handing out Jello shots like no body’s business.
In fact, there were a few brave souls that did all seven of my shots, in a row. I called it the 7 Deadly Sins.
It did not end well for one of the above people, take a guess who?
We got home pretty late, but I somehow managed to shower, wash off all the makeup, peel off my fake eyelashes and eat two slices of pizza, all of which I have no memory of doing.
So, that’s healthy.
I got up this morning, and I was feeling a little, umm not good.
I survived, but honestly, still have a little bit of a headache, so this is all I got for you.
More pictures of me, in a drunken, makeup-ed, Winehouse-ed stupor.
I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!
Last night, I had a dream. In my dream, I was at a BBQ with a bunch of friends.
Since there were a bunch of people there, and everyone brought friends, there were a lot of faces I didn’t recognize.
But someone was friends with Joe Manganiello, and he was in attendance at the party.
For those who don’t know who he is, Joe plays Alcide on True Blood.
I don’t remember every detail of my dream, but lets just say that he’s moved into first place as my celebrity free pass.
Heyyy, Joe Manganiello
You can make me some color copies, any day!
I think after my dream, I can officially say “Buh Bye, Ryan Reynolds”
maybe not “buh bye”, more of a “see ya later”
And FYI, that’s exactly what Adam looks like when he takes his shirt off.