Buzz Me Some Breaky!

I have a smoothie every day for breakfast.  Every work day that is, every weekend I have waffles, and pancakes, and sausages, and Bandita’s……I LOVE weekend breakfast.  But this is not about SMOOTHIES!  Smoothies are an amazing way to get whatever you need to get into your body quickly and easily and hopefully yummilly.  I myself have fallen into a rut and so what better fix than a ….. wait for it …. CHALLENGE! Yup, i am the queen of challenges…making them, and breaking them.  My issues are twice fold.  For A:  a few times in my life i have ROCKED a BIG challenge.  Simply kicked it’s ass so far into next week it’s really the week after.  I lost about 70 pounds once.  I have now quit smoking twice for more than 6 months (yes, as of today i am 12 days away from my 6 month quitaversary but no worries..it’s the only thing i have to give to my mom for her birthday 😉 …. hi mom!) and i went cold turkey from omnivore to Vegan (just passed my 2 year mark at the beginning of Jan! Whoot!).  This makes me think i can and should create grand challenges instead of smaller ones.  If anyone remembers my resolution list a few years back….i think i had about 30 resolutions….WTF?  Who does that?!?  The 2nd reason i am forever making challenges and breaking them is that i get excited/bored easily.  First i get all super gung ho on the challenge, this can sometimes lead me to challenge others. Then i either get bored of said challenge or am easily swayed by the exciting idea of not sticking with the challenge.  No booze November once ended because wouldn’t it be AWESOME to do a shot before a theatrical production?!?!  Eating clean August was totally derailed by…well….SUMMER for eff sakes!  So, with all that said i think i may have finally learned my lesson.  I don’t need to only drink smoothies for a month! I can simply create, enjoy, and share…7!

And so i give you….

A WEEK OF AWESOME SMOOTHIES!!!!  Whoot hoo hoo hoo and hooray!  Are you as excited as i am?  Either way …  click the blender to jump to the awesomeness!


The Thought Process Behind: Somewhat Tipsilly Putting a Screen Protector on My Phone, By Accident

Whilste cleaning the kitchen,  before the house cleaner comes.

“Where’s the Ikea bag closer thingee?”

“Junk drawer!”

“I should really put this screen protector on my phone, it’s been sitting in the junk drawer for ages and meanwhile my phone could get scratched!” <– i have been subconsciously trying to destroy my iPhone in the hopes of having to buy a new iPhone 4.  This has included dropping into a tiolet and onto pavement several times.

“Shoot, eek, that’s not right.  Fuck, shit, that’s not working”

“I should not be doing this after 1/2  bottle of wine”

“he he he” <– he he he!

“Goddamn it, the sticker that is supposed to help me affix this screen protector to the phone is stuck to the screen protector, that’s dumb”

“Didn’t i buy matte, not glossy?” <– this is the key…..

“Fuck it, i have another one, i bought two!”

“i am so smart!”

Here is where i throw the “glossy” screen protector with the sticker stuck to it away.

“Waaaaiiiiit aminute.  I’ll wait until tomorrow to do this, when i am not kind of tipsy!”

“i am so smart!”

“dumb de dumb” <– continuing to clean kitchen, you know, so the house cleaner doesn’t think (know) i suck at domesticity.  I then pick up phone to txt the boy when…..

“Waaaaiiiit aminute….there is now a screen protector on my phone….”

“?????”

“What the???”

this is what comes up when you type "what the" into Google and click images. Seriously.

Here is where i deduce that while trying to affix the “glossy” cover that protects the actual screen protector I managed to actually affix said screen protector.

With me?

“i am so smart!”

….and i wish i could draw as rad as Allie so you could have had a visual.  Sigh.

 

“Whoot!”

Testing 1…2…3….

this is a test.  this is only a test.

The Great “No Container” Challenge of 2010 – Have I Lost Already?!?!

It’s up to Josie but I want you vote!

Here are the facts:

Yesterday Jenn txt’d to say she was going to go get takeout, did i want to join?

I was at home when the text came through

When we got to the restaurant (Noodle Box….mmmmm) and i realized what was about to happen i made Jenn pay so i wasn’t to blame

I thought about adding vegan potstickers to the order but didn’t, because it would be another container

I wore the takeout box as a hat the rest of the evening so that it wouldn’t have been used in vain

The hat thing was not true.

Again, Josie will make the final call, but maybe you could sway her…….

Booze at the Dentist and Other Fine Ideas

This is about things that annoy me.  One should not dwell on the negative but there is something to be said for cathartic release.

Of course tights as pants annoy me.  I don’t know if you are aware but i feel pretty strongly that tights are not pants.  However, i must admit, if all of a sudden this ridiculous fad ends i will miss saying “look, someone forgot their pants” behind girls backs.  That would be sad.

Last week Yandi asked me to mention the way dates are written and how annoying it is.  Everyone writes dates differently.  I like a good old 01Apr10 (my birthday!) as it’s pretty obvious what is the day, month, and year.  I thought, ok, that’s kind of annoying but bloggable?  Then i pulled a bag of chips out of the recesses of my cupboard last night with the date 09/07/10.  What the fuck does that mean?  The 9th of July 2010?  Yay i can eat them!  The 7th of September 2010?  Even better!  But wait, they are chips and have been in there since who knows when.  That date could easily be the 10th of July 2009 and blam, i have food poisoning.  Annoying.  When i rule the world everyone must write dates as day/month/year.  It just makes sense.  To me.

The other day Josie and i  had a nail appointment.  We showed up on time and waited 5 minutes before someone said “it’ll be another 10” (which BTW, it wasn’t, it was more like 20).  This REALLY annoys me because it’s such an easy fix.  How hard is it to say “I’m sorry.  We’re running late.  We’ll be with you in another 10 min.  Thank you for waiting.”???????  Not that hard.  Also if you have to wait for an appointment you should get booze.

It annoys me when i run out of toilet paper.  Again, such an easy fix.  Why can’t i make an effort to buy toilet paper with, like, 3 rolls left instead of 1/2 of 1?  Also i should put a bottle of booze in the cupboard so that when i run out of toilet paper at least i can relax and have a drink.

NON VEGAN NON-DAIRY CHEESE!  Arrrrrrg!  What is the effing point of non-dairy cheese that is not vegan?  Who is eating it?  Lactose intolerant people?  Nope, they are popping pills in order to eat the real stuff.  I’ll tell you whose eating it, new vegans who don’t read the label assuming that non-dairy cheese has NO MILK PRODUCTS IN IT.  And it’s bad enough in the stores but at restaurants it is especially annoying.  Yes Steamrollers, i am talking to you.

People not commenting also annoys me, so comment bitches!

My Hands Smell Like Basil and My House is Sparkly….Radical

Tonight’s dinner?  One of my faves, Kitchen Sink Spaghetti.  That’s where you take everything in your fridge that needs to be used, add it to diced tomatoes, and serve on spaghetti, nice!  Tonight this included peppers, artichoke hearts, zucchini, and the best part – fresh basil and cilantro.  Top it all of with the best vegan cheese around, Daiya,  and you have yourself a yumtastic dinner and unwasted food!

**according to my spellcheck, yumtastic and unwasted are not words.  whatev.

Why is my house sparkly?  Is it because i got off my ass and cleaned?  Nope, it’s cuz i stayed on my ass and hired someone to do it for me.  Because that’s how i roll.  Next will be a makeup artist and hair stylist who will do me up in the morning as i drink my coffee…ahhhhh.  Anyway i highly recommend hiring a cleaner and here’s why:

  • my place is spotless and i didn’t spend hours cleaning
  • it’s super ass fun to come home to a clean apartment, it’s like magic
  • it motivates me to keep the place tidy all week long

If you are looking for someone professional and friendly who uses all natural products and charges a reasonable fee email Heather from Healthy Habitats. You won’t be sorry 🙂

This Just In! Facebook Stalking Leads to Cute Toes!

As you may or not be aware, i have been obsessed with getting kick ass, cute as hell designs on my toes for some time.  Generally I have gone to Bloom as their designs are pretty darn fab but recently Josie and I realized that Adrienne, our fave at Bloom was missing!  Where did she go?  We googled, found nothing, so we went to the Bloom FB page….maybe there would be a clue!?!?  Low and behold there was a message from a fellow Adrienne fan lamenting Blooms loss.  Hmmm, obviously it would make sense to message this stranger and ask “do you happen to know where Adrienne is?”.  Sure enough she did!  Polish’d is Adrienne’s new home, and what a cute home it is!  Nestled away in a little room in the upstairs of the Chop Shop on Granville is a pink and black paradise of funky finger designs. Phew.  And just like always Adrienne was funny and friendly as she painted out toes and left us walking out with these!!!!!!

Can you see?!?!  Can you see?!?!  Blue and black checks with CHERRY SKULLS on my big toe!  Yes, i am aware my big toes are humongous.  All the better for painting on!

And Josie got purple, WITH A CUPCAKE on one big toe and a LOLLIPOP WITH BAT WINGS on the other!!  It’s hard to see but i can attest, super rad!

The moral of this story is never hesitate to Facebook stalk, as it always works out well, and get your toes done at Polish’d, if you want to be rad like me.  And Josie.  Email Adrienne at estheticsbyadrienne@live.com

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