Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'm Bringing Sexy Back

I wouldn't consider myself super stylish.  I think I have a good sense for looking put together, but when it comes to cutting edge fashion, I'll admit, I'm usually a few months (or years) behind.  For example, I was never able to get into the whole skinny jeans with flats.So many girls pull this look off, but I just look silly.  

Another look I can't master- the pashmina.  I try on this one, but I always feel like I'm doing it wrong.  

As much I as try to bring my sexy back……

Most of the time, I'm rockin' the yoga pants, sweatshirt, and big fuzzy slippers. (PS- I would LIVE in Express Yoga pants if it were socially acceptable.  I own 5 pairs) 

Regardless of what I think of my own personal style, a few of you were so sweet to include me in the alleged "Stylish Blogger Award."

Thank you Katharina and Alaina.

Now, in order to accept this award, I need to share 7 things about myself with you that you may not know.  You already know about my clothing habits, so let's see what else there is to know…..

  1. I’m an English graduate who can not spell to save her life- its true, not everyone with a BA in English and Writing is also an avid speller.  I blame this on the fact that I grew up in the age of spell check and acronyms.  Now grammar is an entirely different subject for me.  Give me a sentence to dissect and my inner passion for syntax emerges.  All I can say is, thank God Mac’s have spell check on everything.
  2. I hate any winter related activity- I would rather get a cavity filled than participate in any snow associated activity- i.e. sledding, tubing, skiing, snowboarding, shoveling, driving…..
  3. I believe that the added licks, bites, and sneaks don’t count- I am a huge offender of licking the spoon, grabbing a handful of cereal from the box, scraping the side of the brownie pan and I fully feel that these little grab and go’s won’t have any affect on your overall calorie consumption for the day. In fact, one of my most signature moves is taking the very first bite of ice cream from the container immediately after bringing it home from the store.  This is by far, the very best bite of ice cream and I always feel as though I deserve it.
  4. I’ve been SLIMED- When I was 10, I visited Universal Studios and was slicked on Nickelodeon TV. It was the coolest experience of my childhood.  Somehow, I got chosen out of the hundreds of screaming children to star in a short TV clip.  Every kid in the world dreamed of being slimed on Nick during my day and I lived that dream.  Come to think of it, what ever happened to slime?
  5. More than ½ of my incentive to work out in the winter is to be warm- I’ll admit it, I love to work out and run, but I HATE being cold so that brutal 5 min drive to the gym when I am shivering uncontrollably is hard.  I think of how painful it will be to undress into my ice cold gym clothes that have been sitting in my car all day, but I just think to myself how hot I will be after 5 min of running and 99.9% of the time, that wins me over.
  6. I sometimes pretend I'm a really good singer and envision myself on stage in front of thousand of screaming fans- Come on, I know you do this one too! 
  7. I have never broken a bone- And I hope to keep this one going for life.  The thought of breaking, dislocating, or seriously messing up a body part is a HUGE fear of mine.  
 So there you have it.  I'm pretty sure you know almost everything there is to know about me now.  Okay, maybe not everything, but a girls gotta keep some things left to the unknown. ;) 

One thing that I didn't need to share that you SHOULD already know about me is that I love my breakfasts. 

Natures Path Vanilla Sunrise, Barbara's Vanilla Shredded Oats, Blackberries, Banana, Vanilla Chobani, Vanilla Granola, White Chocolate Wonderful PB

This bowl reminded me of rice krispie treats for some reason.  Does anyone remember when Rice Krispies Treats had their own cereal?   I do!  I also remember eating it with vanilla ice cream instead of milk.  In my opinion, this was probably the next best thing.

Work kind of blew today.  Not that I don't love my job, but because of the snow, all of my school events that I spent all week preparing for were cancelled.  My jam packed day turned into a excruciating 8 hours of staring at my computer screen. I am NOT an office person.

Sticking to my vow to eat my packed lunch, I broke into the salad I packed originally for yesterday.

It wasn't so bad eating at my desk, but I know I can't do it often or else I would go crazy.  I like to keep my work and my food separate.

When I left work, the snow was really picking up.  I thought I could get in a quickie at the gym before the roads got bad.

I was in and out in about 35 min with a 4 mile run.  Not bad.

When I got home, I wasn't sure what to make for dinner.  Wednesdays, Toly and I usually go out because my parent's have their church group over, but it was cancelled tonight because of the bad weather.

I remembered I had some quick TJ's dinners in the freezer and gave Toly the option, Thai or Italian.

He said Italian and then I changed his mind to Thai. (Don't know why I even ask him sometimes)

First up, TJ's Thai Veggie Pot Stickers 

 These are delicious!  Bursting with shredded veggies and dipped in sweet and sour, it's just as good as the real thing.

For me, I opened the bottle of TJ's Red Curry Sauce I've had for awhile now.  I love curry but I've never tried the pre-bottled kind.  I usually make my own sauce, but I've heard good things about it.

I made a quick stir fry of eggplant, broccoli and tofu and added the sauce.

Toly had TJ's Spicy Orange Chicken.  His favorite!

I really enjoyed the curry.  Definitely a different taste than the curry I get at our Thai restaurant, but still very good.

I'm off to relax in my flannel PJ bottoms, big pink fuzzy slippers, and oversized long sleeve T-shirt.  I don't even try and I'm still bringing my sexy back! ;) 



  1. hehe- I haven't felt right in skinny jeans period! And I think you always look well put together! How cool that you got slimmed. I am jealous. I dreamed about getting slimmed as a kid. The lunch salad is gorgeous and I want pot stickers now. I'm outside DC for work travel and the snow here stinks! I don't know how I'm going to get home tomorrow- bah!

  2. Oh stop - you ARE super stylish!!

    Love learning more about you! :) Confession = I too wonder what happened to the slime... Nickelodeon just isn't the same these days...

  3. My husband and I had those pot stickers from Trader Joe's the other night - so darn delicious!

  4. I totally loved your facts. My Husband can't spell either - I've always been a good speller, so I won't lie, I get annoyed that he can't! Whoops...

  5. I am guilty of number 6! I even sang in high school and I loved it. I'm also the same as number 7 (knock on wood). The worst I've had is a sprained ankle.

    And I'm not into winter stuff either. Maybe just tubing but that's about it. I can't ski for my life. I do love ice skating but I can do that in the summer. :-)

  6. I'm a horrible speller. I blame Whole Language approaches to teaching. I don't like most winter activities either! :)

  7. I'm the grammar isn't stellar but I can spell well! Together we would be a great writer :)

  8. I've never broken a bone either! (knock on wood!) And that is SOO cool about getting slimed! omg, i remember watching those shows on Nickelodeon as a kid & just longing so badly for that to happen 2to me one day : ) so funny!

  9. Of course you're bringing sexy back!!

    I loved reading your list :D I do the same with ice cream too hehe. That first bite always seems the creamiest. It can be the biggest too!!! I think it's hilarious that you've been slimed lol. I remember those game shows hahahaha. That dinner looks mighty tasty ;) AND your breakfasts always have got me craving something. I can just imagine all of that goodness yum!

    Rice Krispies doesn't make cereal anymore? And with ice cream? AWESOME! Whenever I had Rice Krispies I would have it with some sugar sprinkled on top lol.


    p.s. you should have ice cream for breakfast again :D I love it!


  10. I always love coming to your blog to gaze at your amazing breakfasts!!!

    Have a great day :)


  11. I'm SO with you on the working out to be warm thing, as well as the bites licks and tastes one. I LOVE leaving the gym sweating and staying warm the whole walk home! And those bites never count. It's a law of the universe :)

  12. I am so jealous you've been slimed! Every little kid's dream! Haha :)

  13. OOO Express has yoga pants?! Well, I mean I'm sure they do.... I am just BROKE, so I havent been in a long time!! But hey, MENTAL NOTE.

    And I've never broken a bone either!! But I have countless of other injuries from skating! UGH.

    Love those eats too!! I need to get myself to TJ's. It has been AGES.


  14. i always wanted to be slimed!! you totally lived up the nickelodeon kid's dream!!! ha

  15. Rice Krispies still exist! They came before the Treats, I think. Now you can buy puffed brown rice too, which is the same, only healthier since it's whole grain.

  16. I am so guilty of having the same reasons for working out in the winter! I HATE being cold! Sometimes, I put on more than enough layers to workout just so that I can get warmer faster! So cool that you've been slimed! I used to watch Nikelodeon all the time and be so jealous of the kids that got green goo dumped on them! I've never broken a bone either (knock on wood) and THAT is saying something being as how I'm such a klutz!

  17. I'm pretty sure you can still get Rice Krispies Treats Cereal!