yum. run. !!!

have you seen my icard?

because i cannot find it ANYWHERE. grumble grumble.

no matter. this is not a lost and found blog.

lets begin with my late night noshes.

d’anjou pear. lindt chocolate. almonds.

and then i was satisfied and went to bed.

hahahaha. i think we know better.
i mean come on now. whats a day without peanut butter?
no day of mine. thats for damn sure.

random cereal mix. soymilk. frozen banana. chocolate chunks. PEANUT BUTTER.

and then i went back for another spoonful or three. mmmm.

this morning i wanted oatmeal but opted for something a bit more low maintenance for the sake of time.

cottage cheese. kashi h2h. blues. and some chopped up pistachios for good measure.

i had wanted to try sarahs cottage cheese nonsense but it was early and my magic bullet is anything but considerate. all in good time my friends. all in good time.

then i discovered my icard is missing. and i NEED it for important university things. but mostly i just wanted to do some crosstraining after my classes. bummer. and its twentybucks to replace goshdarnit. thats like eighteen pounds of bananas ill never get to eat. :/

after class i came home and ripped apart my room in search of my icard but no such luck. so i comforted my heavy heart with a delightful little treat.

cutiecutie and reeeeeses!!! my group won the review game of sorts we had played in my discussion this morning [i swear in not still in middle school]. so i took my handful of reeses for winning. and then a handful or two more because some of my group members didnt want theres. [doubleyouteeeff?!] of course i had more than just the one pictured. but i was trying to be cutesie.

since i couldnt crosstrain at the arc and its GORGE out again today i decided id just go for an easy run. reeses arent necessarily the best prerun fuel so i ate half a clif bar. [remember the one i didnt get to yesterday? his day had finally come. mwahahaha.]

i just went for a nice threemiles and only had to deal with one full red light and a couple halvsies. schwing. i got home and hung out with my girl jillian michaels for a few while we shredded it up. level three style.

heres my lunch ‘salad’. aka a bit of romaine and spinach with a MOUND of butternut squash and some green and yellow peppers all roasted up. grapes joined the party.

roommate rant: so this gal that i live with. shes the antithesis of a healthy eater. she lives on fiery cheetos and blue kool-aid but whatever. to each her own. however. every time i am cooking something with a nutritional value she makes a big scene about how gross and smelly and disgusting my food is. she walked in this afternoon when i was heating up my squash and was like ‘OH MY GOD. WHAT IS THAT SMELL. IT SMELLS HEALTHY. THATS SO GROSS. WHAT IS THAT!?’ ugh. its getting old. okay. end rant.

anywho. now im just sort of chillin out. pretending my neverending list of things to do does not exist. sigh. if only.

ive gotta work tonight so if youre jonesin for a cupcake feel free to stop on by. ;]


whats the last thing you lost?



i hadnt burnt my thumb. ow.

anyways. hello. top o the mornin. erm..evening?

hope everyone had/is having/will continue to have a swell saintpatrickday!

im always behind.
lets take a quick journey back to yesterday morn.

hello monday.

babies for breakfast. nom!
aka cottage cheese and blues and fone. [iber takes too long to type?]

pear for some serious snackage on my walk back to my apartment from class. i was going to eat it in class but i refrained from munchcrunching the poor chap next to mes ear off.

i picked up a shift for a girlie at work so i packed up this romaine/spinach salad with chicken and black beans salsa zukes summer squash carrots peppers etc.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaand some pretzels and a cutie for good measure.
im all out of those pretzels now and am sad. they were quite convenient and on sale for super cheap at meijer a while back [i never would have bought them otherwise].

work was pretty alright. i started to snap a few pictures of the joint so get ready for a cupcaketastic post in the near future.

we had a sign out about ordering our chocolate stout cupcakes for the festivities today and a guy who works at a restaurant across the street came in to talk to me about them. apparently they make a stout cake over in those parts. any which way. he thought it was the bees knees that we had similar cupcakes and so a few hours later he brought me back a big ole honkin piece of his cake for me to try. im not huge into cake. id much rather have a cookie or ice cream or chocolate. but who am i to turn down a gift? i was trying to get a picture but a customer came in. heres the box he brought it over in though. cute:

after i got home from work i wasnt starved but thought i should eat something dinneresque.
turkey. bbq sauce. veggies. all on a sandwich thin. with grapes. i had sooo many more than that. and some leftover carrot and pepper pieces.

get ready for some monotony in the next few days as i use up what i got here in the apartment before SPRING BREAK. WOO.

late night snackies. h2h. probar crumbles. lindt seventypercentdark. peanutbutter!!! apples slices. etc. [i thought this probar was loads better than the first flavor i tried. check it out yall. haha. ‘AMAZING GRASS.’ i suppose ‘SAMBAZON’ is pretty fun as well.]

and lord knows i went back for way more peanut butter. had to make a dent in the new jar. you know how it is.

i ended the evening with some nice detox yoga. it was a pretty lowkey day on the exercise front [as my mondays always are].

this morning i woke up and opted for some cereal. which is weird. because i never actually eat cereal when its to be expected. ill blame the hormones.
heaven. otherwise known as kashi h2h. fone. frozen banana. dried berries [last of the bag. tragic.] and chopped almonds. oh. any soymilk. yum.

then i went for a fabulous sixmiler. it took me fiftytwominutes ish based on the clock when i left and returned but i had to jog in place for FIVE full red lights. obnoxious for sure.

and um. hello gorgeous weather. it was highsixties/lowseventies all day long. with a nice cool breeze. i was so happy. yay yay yay.

in not so happy news. i managed to bleed all up in my shoe. the same thing happened in the other shoe a few weeks back. classy. [at least now theyre balanced?]

bleeding makes me hungry. or maybe running six miles does. or maybe breathing does. yeah. im gonna go with that one.

lunch was three eggies scrambled up with black beans. random veggies. turkey. and salsa. garnished with my roommates hot sauce. super good. and the rest of last nights apple cinnamized.

a cutie. my fav clif. an iced coffee/latte of sorts. and water. all packed up for class. i didnt end up eating the clif though. dont worry. its time will come. mwahahaha. ?

dinner was sooo good. i had a butternut squash that needed to get eatin before heading home for break so i roasted the whole thing up. then i mixed up some chickpeas. pepper. corn. and carrot. with some rice wine vinegar and bbq sauce and let the flavors all meld together. after the squash was ready to i plopped my mixture into the seedcubbiehole and popped it back into my toven [oaster takes too long to type?] and broiled it for a few minutes. SO GOOD. too bad i totally burnt my thumb off through the pot holder. i mean towel. that i was using to get it out of the toven. totally worth it though. i had some grapies to go along. picture that wee dish times thirtyseven. give or take.

now im just sort of hangin out. realizing that i ramblepost. sorry yall.

i think im going to do some yoga now.
i think youre going to go check out the jenns stellar giveaway.

that is all.

wait. no its not.

as much as i appreciate when everyone posts teabag/dovechocolate wrapper/etc wisdom i prefer to get mine elsewhere.

talk about a great product. leakage protection and motivation all rolled into one.

hahaha. sorry im so crude.

now for real. that is all.

wet dog.
March 10, 2009, 8:51 pm
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check out what i received in the mail the other day!! :]


my great swag from the heather/marks giveaway from way back when.
thanks again you two!
[yeah. i alphabetized them for the picture. oy. i need a hobby.]

since i know youre all curious [/horribly concerned] yes..im still sick. its a total buzzkill.

i started my morning off with a great twentyminute power vinyasa flow [number four] from yogadownload. perfect.

tuesday morning means no class til three so PLENTY of time to make my favorite oaties. delicious as always.

after piddling around for a bit and then polishing off my fig stash i got my workout on in hopes of sweating this crud out of me. it was a pretty chill workout since i didnt want to die. success!

lunch was sort of weird. i guess you could call it a lettuce wrap? im seriously low of food these days so my carb options were slim to none so i threw some hummus. turkey. carrots. and pepper on a big ole romaine leaf. on the side i had half an apple with hummus and one of my favorite combos: kashi fireroastedvegetable crackers with cottage cheese. i love salty crunchy things with cottage cheese. bbq chips and/or tortilla chips are definitely the bestttt.

i ended up rolling up the lettucething and smoking it it. wait. no.

class snacks included a cutie and half of arts original blend it seems. i wasnt sure what to expect. i mean there are papayas and such on the wrapper but i hadnt really read the ingredients. it was pretty interesting. i think i need to have the other half to fully decide on it. i cant wait to try the rest of the flavors! oh. and this was my first experience with carob chips. as far as i can tell theyre good but its hard to say because this bar had LOTS of flavors going on. [fyi i just brought the part in the baggie but i thought the wrapper was cute and i was just feelin the orange vibe.]

class. class. group meeting at the library.

and then just to solidify the fact that im NEVER going to get better i got poured on for a good fifteen minutes on my walk home tonight. [way to forget your umbrella. nincompoop.] now im smelly and damp. herein lies the inspiration for this posts title.

dinner was super scrumptious. flatout bbq chicken pizza with carrots and peppers and pineapple and such. on spinach. yum. and of course i could not resist more of my stolen fruit. its all gone except a couple of blackberries that ive been saving. so sad. but i certainly enjoyed it while it lasted.

well. nature calls. and by nature i mean college.

wet dog. over and out.

oh hey. its me.

hey my bad.
things were gettin crazydaisy on this end.

i managed to take two pictures over the course of friday and saturday.
breakfast each day of course. at least i started off well?

fridays frozen banana frozen blueberry cottage cheese cereal jumble.
that was the last of my kashi golean. and im out of crunch too. sad.

then i ate lots of other things. delicious im sure. use your imagination!

saturdays breakfast was a yum bowl of naneroats with peanut butter and coffee. notice the line in the peanut butter. weird. maybe because i had just opened the jar. saturday morning. new jar. well discuss this more later.

then i had to jet off to an all day workshop of sorts for the college of media. stimulating. heh.

i did manage to swipe a few extra boxed up lunches on my way for the superb fruit it had. mmm. dont worry. its comin up.

sunday morning i woke up still sick. but im a silly goose.
so i made this yummy oatmeal and then after a bit of digestion and a few too many figs i headed out for another ten mile run.

still being sick and all i should NOT have ran i know. but it was so niiiice outside. oops. it wasnt the most attractive of runs. me hacking up phlegm and coughing all the while. mmmm. i sure know how to paint a pretty picture. eh?

im blaming the fact that im still sick on that run.
im also blaming my tight ass on that run. ;]

lunch was a fab flatoutwrap stuffed with eggwhites and a bit of yolk [creepy. but it broke.] and salsa and spinach. alongside i had a hunk of carrot i had in the fridge with hummus and pretzels. and some of the stolen fruit. delicious.

then during my intense afternoon of school work i had some kashi h2h and frozen blues.

and a cherry tootsie pop! cherry are definitely my favorite flavor so i love when valentines day rolls around since you can get a whole bag of JUST cherry. hot damn.

dinner seems to have been a FIESTA salad of sorts. i cooked up some chicken and peppers and carrots and corn and black beans on the stove with some lime juice and spices and such. and then plopped it on romaine/spinach with pretzels and salsa. ole.

!!! i love this ice cream. edys loaded butterfinger. i die. [hahahaha. rachel zoe you crazy.] with fiber one. because i can. i ate waaaaaay more than this. its so good. so good.

unpictured eats of the day included but were not limited to:
lots of figs. [almost out. must steal more from work!]
half a lindt dark chocolate bar.
the last of my cashew stash.
and uh..half a jar of peanut butter?! well. minus two scoops. for breakfast saturday and sunday.
as i mentioned earlier i opened the jar on saturday morning. and somehow throughout the day managed to polish off half of the damn thing.
word to the wise: dont just leave a jar of peanut butter with a spoon in it out on your desk while you work on your huge midterm project that you put off until the last minute. crazy things happen.


this morning i had more of the usual fruit cottage cheese cereal thang. i took the picture premix because it looks nicer.

but then i realized i like to keep it legit. this is what i eat yall.

obligatory class snackies.

i pulled a bagel out of the freezer and made a hummus veggie turkey bagelwich with some more of that fruit from saturday. doesnt it look so good?! i was flabbergasted when i opened up my box on saturday to find not only melon and pineapple but berries and kiwi and the likes.

a lot of one of these went into my nose. a lot of the other went into my nose.
ill let you decide.

it was gettin close to dinner time but i couldnt hold out so i had a snack. or two. or three.

lots of crunchin and saltin and sweetin goin on over here.

dinner was divine and another go at the congestioncoughingscratchythroat comfort food.

sweet po with broccoli black beans and corn. all jazzed up with some chili powder.

and now its about time for some yoga and peanut butter.
not together. well..maybe? ill try just about anything once.


oh. and check out this stellar giveaway.
i want to win so badly. ive been dying to
try pb2 and barney butter and that tea!!

and the darlin honeynutlo is doin a NOLA-themed giveaway. too fun.

santa got sick.

when i was in second grade i co-authored a story entitled ‘santa got sick’.
the premise of the story was..santa got sick.

well move over santa because erin got sick.

thats right folks ive got it all.
cough: check.
sore throat: check.
achy body: check.
headache: check.
major congestion: check.

i am starting to feel much better than i have the past thirtysix hours or so though. yay for that.


here are most..erm..some of my eats since we last chitted and chatted.
imagine copious amounts of peanut butter and chocolate and frozen bananas for throat easing purposes [just the bananas were for the throat. the chocolate and peanut butter were for my soul.]

i really like this picture. haha.
here we have a mix of cottage cheese. kashi golean. kashi heart to heart. frozen blueberries. and frozen banana. super yum.

nice little snicksnack to get me through my morning classes.

flatout wrap stuffed with romaine. spinach. peppers. carrots. chicken. balsamic. etc. extra carrots and peppers on the side with salsa. and apple chunks.

this is when i started to feel like death so comfort food was very much in order. baked sweet potato with chickpeas and bbq sauce. all atop some wilted spinach and cinnamon coated apples. divine.

and then the snacking began. popcorn. cereal. chocolate. etc. you know the drill.

wow wow wow. so good. chocolate covered pretzels and peanut butter get me EVERYTIME. picture this. times a million. because thats how many i ate. :]

simple banana oats with a fig and peanut butter.

a ‘green’ smoothie. which was not green at all. too many blueberries. not enough spinach. also contained more frozen banana. soymilk. and chocolate protein powder. topped with a heap of kashi golean.

class fuel. kashi h2h. almonds. dried berries. and of course a cutie.

all i wanted for dinner was soup but i have none. so i cooked up some carrots. asparagus. corn. peas. and tofu. and mixed it all up with lots of tomato sauce and spices. and pretended it was soup. alongside i had a sandwich thin for dipping.

i burnt my tongue on the damn ‘soup’ so i think some ice cream is my near future. out of necessity of course.

ETA: yep. we got some edys loaded butterfinger goin on up in here. drool.

also. somewhere in that mishmosh i did an hour on the arc trainer. ran fourandahalf miles. and did two twenty minute yoga sessions. woo. go me.

i only intended on doing the arctrainer for fortyfive minutes but i got sucked into the damn episode of without a trace. i had to know which twin killed her!

and the run that took place this morning should not have happened. because well..im sick. but it was SO nice outside today and i wont be able to run tomorrow or saturday due to my schedule. ergo i ran today. feeling like death. and into intense gusts of wind. but running always makes me feel better so i did what i had to do. haha.

sorry for such a spastic lame post but now i must depart.

i will leave you with this.

[i just noticed what a scrub i am. nice water spill in the background.]

little bird.

hey party people!

its march third.
you know what that means?!
two weeks until my birthday!
woo baby.
come on may third.
come on mimsosas with my mamacita.

hope your day went swimmingly.
mine was a pretty typical tuesday. tttttttt.

eats? okay okay. if you insist.

i have a nast picture from dinner last night.
the meal itself was splendid.
unfortunately the photography was quite lacking.

here we have a lovely pita smeared with some tomato sauce that i jazzed up with some balsamic and a mishmosh of various spices and such. topped with roasted veggies and some chickpeas for good measure. yum yum.

for a post dinner sweet treat i went with a little bowl of heaven.
we got popcorn. figfigs. quaker oatmeal squares. and some almonds. nom. i topped it all off with some salt and cinnamon. and a cozy mug o cocoa tied it all together. mmm. comfort.
[sorry for the sideways picture. stupid wordpress.]

later on i managed to eat an apple and half a chocolate chip peanut clif bar i had lying around.
i didnt take a picture of the apple because im lazy.
i COULDNT take a picture of the clif bar because it was recalled and therefore does not really exist. ;]

this is where sleep came in. zzzzzzz.

i started the day off right with twentyminute morning flow from yogadownload.com. definitely the best way to begin my tuesday.

eventually i made myself fab cup of honey nut drizzle coffee. archer farm brand because its all about the target in these parts.
accompanying my coffee was oats. much like on sunday but with some fiber one added for good measure. and good bowel movements. haha. ew.
hello camera.



i bundled up for hopefully one of the last times and made my journey to the arc to pound out five miles in just under thirtyeightminutes. then i did some upperbody weight stuff ish because this girl doesnt fool around.

after a nice shower i made lunch.

toasted up sandwich thin with the last of my hummus :/ and some roasted vegetables from last night. on the side i had part of a big ole smushed up pear. and a chocolate banana soymilk protein shake of sorts.

apparently in college people have class. so i did the damn thing and this snicksnacks managed to tag along.
sweet cutie. ;]

another bar letdown. ive seen quite a few people sample this bar byway of foodbuzz or free samples [how i obtained the bar] and the general consensus seems to be that its alright. but not worth actually paying for it. but free food is free food. right?

i am totally in love with my dinner picture. this salad was divine.

romaine and spinach topped with some green and yellow pepper. carrots. the rest of my lunch pear. and some quasi gliding calm tofu. half a sandwich thin with jimmyjam snuck onto my plate as well.
wait. something doesnt seem right here..

im sure more munching is on its way but for now i am quite content.

perhaps i should go work on my new media midterm.
perhaps not.

either which way. until we meet again!

OH! wait. even more giveaways:

our spunky ukrainian pal olga is giving away free cereal. !!!
mom on the run is giving away raw revolution bars.
and fit for free is doing a granola giveaway.

and speaking of giveaways! i was won a couple in my preblog lurker days.

i was lucky enough to win some naturally nutty peanut butter thanks to nicks 100th post!
heather and mark tried to help me unhangry my pants probar style. [i say tried because they never actually came. bummer. oh well. i still won! ish.]
and as previously mentioned i won kristis valentines day giveaway.

man oh man i love blogville.

thanks nick. heather/mark. and kristi.


creepy baby.
March 2, 2009, 4:19 pm
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chim chimney!

how are we all today!?
general consensus seems to be cold. i concur.

last night..as predicted..i had a munchfest including but not necessarily limited to a cereal mishmash. a good deal of cashews almonds and dried fruit. and chocolate chocolate chocolate. keep in mind that i didnt WANT to eat any of this. but i HAD too. i had ran ten miles after all.

this morning i woke up with ease. i slept like a ROCK last night.

breakfast was sort of in parts since i had to jet off to class.
i started off with this bowl of strawberries.
jaykay. there was lots of cottage cheese and fiber one in the bowl as well. see:
and then i packed up this cutie mandarin orange clementine thing and a gnu bar that i had received from winning kristis valentines day giveaway. [thanks again galpal!]
the cutie was splendid. though many a person in my lecture gave me the stinkeye for spritzing them with the juices while i peeled away.

sad news for the gnu bar. i didnt like him. i think its because theyre sweetened with fruit juice. the taste was just a bit off for me. maybe id like a different flavor better? i hate to write off gnu bars all together because the ingredients and nutritions are pretty good. twelve grams of fiber. all which were totally necessary since i hardly got any fiber from that fiber one i had with breakfast. haha. riiiight.
only eight grams of sugar and four grams of protein though. ya dig?

once i made it back to my apartment i did my daily dose of yoga.
today was the sixtyminute yoga for runners courtesy of my girl dawnelle over at yogadownload. i do this most every monday since i do my long runs on sundays. it works out quite nicely.

lunch time was the last of some homemade chicken chili i had in the freezer from my mum. !!! i bulked it up with some veggies and had it over some spinach which wilted up quite nicely from the heat of the soup. on the side i had carrot sticks and some apple slices with hummus. mmm. apples with hummus is definitely one of my favorite blogworld discoveries. [speaking of hummus. im freakishly close to being out and was planning on making my own. anyone have a tried and true recipe sans tahini?]
and then i may have finished up with this yum.
im pretty apathetic about frangos for the most part. but i can never get enough of the limited edition candy cane ones that are only available around christmas. i have a big ole box here at school and another tucked away for me when im at home.

and it must be said that the chicago frangos trump the seattle ones. those i do love that the seattle ones are individually wrapped. like wee little presents.

oh. and about that baby. yeah. creepfest for sure. those are the babies we put in the ‘king cake’ cupcakes for mardi gras. i swiped one. but now am regretting it because the damn thing gives me the heebiejeebies. im gonna say that picture is so out of focus because my camera was absolutely petrified. ;]

im rambling. i need to go pretend im in college and do some serious work.

see you potatoheads later.

strawberryshortstuff is giving away more simplybars!
onefrugalfoodie is giving away MY cookies/brownies/granola.
and oh man. i wanna try barney butter soooo badly so do NOT comment on luckytastebuds giveaway!