Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 18: My day, in great detail

I like this topic because it really exemplifies the reason I started this blog in the first place. A friend called me one night to tell me that one of her friends somehow stumbled upon my Facebook page and decided I was the coolest, most glamorous subject of random Facebook stalking they had ever come across. My friend told me they wanted to know if I had a blog so they could follow along with my glamorous life. The record had to be set straight, and this blog was created. I wonder if those girls are still reading, or if I let them down a long time ago.

The deal was that if I started a blog, my very talented friend who called me would start an Etsy store. I'm still waiting on that Etsy store...

Anyway, today's challenge was to describe my day in great detail. Good thing I had a most exciting day that began with a brutal fight against Ike over use of the yoga mat.

Ike won. As usual.

Then there was breakfast:

I'm on a diet. Sort of. See, I'm kind of addicted to peanut butter. I'm trying to cut down to eating peanut butter just once a day. It's difficult... this was today's peanut butter meal. Yesterday's was peanut butter frosting on a cupcake. I'm a work in progress.

I had the crazy idea to dress for fall today. Either I'm crazy, or the rest of the world is. The weatherman this morning said, "It's pretty cold outside today, but tomorrow it should be nicer." So I put on my boots and my tights and my jacket. It was 75 degrees; I couldn't make it to my car without sweating. My boss asked me, "Aren't you cold in that little dress?" Is she living in a different climate than I am?

My ritual when I leave in the morning: I throw Ike some treats and make him wait until I'm outside before he eats them. See? He can behave!

Welcome to work, where I tackled my list of incredibly challenging tasks.

My lunch lasts all day, so I bring enough food to basically eat something every hour. Nothing contained peanut butter. Small victories.

Back home after a very strange workout class that involved way too much running in place for my taste. I decided to be festive and break out the Jake apron while making brussels sprouts and ravioli - a surprisingly good combination.

A friend came over and we decided to have a baking/Firefly evening. Above is the finished result: Pear Walnut Gingerbread Upside Down Cake. Not a bad way to end the night.

Can you beat me? Was your day more interesting than mine? I know Y's was; while I was copy/file/editing, he helped remove someone's colon.

I'd still take my day over his.


  1. fyi, you have two day 17's.... But I'm not really sure how this whole blogging thing works anyway.

    MY day consisted of:

    waking up at 5:58am as I do every wednesday to go to our weekly safety meeting at our office (which is just a bigger trailer than the office I go to every day). The "safety meeting" which is given by a different member of our office each week was really just a 5 minute slide show of those "stupid construction photos". It was better than hearing about the dangers of ladders for the 8th time, though.

    THEN I went to breakfast with my friend at this cool cafe uptown (like we do every Wednesday). I had one GIANT whole wheat pancake and an Iced Coffee. It was yum.

    I then eventually reported to my own office trailer at my jobsite at a pump station in lakeview. I did nothing for the next 7.5 hours except meet the same friend for lunch at Chick-Fil-A. It was yum.

    3:00 finally came and I went home, changed clothes, walked to NOLA Fit and VERY reluctantly joined the gym. After 14 minutes on the cross trainer machine, I said eff this, and went home. Money well spent, I say.

    Then cooked some leftover broccoli. It was yum.

    My friend Nick invited me over for a spaghetti dinner, and like a good gay, I had to bring something (but I knew they'd already have wine). So I made brownies. They smelled yum.

    I ate the turkey meat sauce on whole wheat spaghetti with whole wheat dinner rolls. Then we ate my brownies. It was all yum.

    I then went home, and went to bed. The next part really is part of today, but it really describes my strong dislike of exercise. So since I went to bed at 9:30pm last night, my body thought it'd be a great idea to wake up at 5:20am. I thought, "Hmm, its only 5:20 and I'm not tired anymore! I should go workout!"....(20 seconds later) HA! noo freakin way! Goodnight, David" .... alarm went off at 6:30 and here I am at work! All over again! So this comment MAY be longer than your entire blog entry.

  2. oops, I put 17 instead of 18. You should definitely start a blog and discuss all the yum that happens in your day because it sounds like a lot... I'm jealous. My hard boiled eggs were yum but probably not as yum as Chick Fil A.

    PS I saw on FB that Zac Efron goes to your gym in the mornings... HOW DOES THAT NOT GET YOU OUT OF BED???

  3. It was a total tragedy that I forgot about that until 6:30 when my alarm went off, and i thought DOH! I shoulda gone!