Fierce First Date
Hello beauties! What a wonderful discussion was had yesterday! You’re all bossy, gorgeous and need to embrace it everyday. Love it!
As I mentioned yesterday, I once again did the morning workout. It was fantastic. I was in and out and then it was finished for the day. By the afternoon, I kind of forgot I’d even done any real exercise.
A mistake I’m probably making is waiting a solid two hours post-workout to eat anything. I’m pretending that’s not a problem. Janetha will probably tell me otherwise.
Breakfast was a reliable addiction and a newbie:
Chocolate chip peanut reminded me of a Kudos bar sans the chocolate coating. Essentially, it was gasmic.
Work was super busy yesterday. As on Tuesday, I had to call numerous chefs. One chef was even opening a restaurant yesterday. I wished him luck. As if he needs that from a complete stranger.
Between calling people, leaving many voicemails and going through three years of magazines in search for a certain advertiser, I hadn’t much time to think about eating until 1:30pm. I was far past hunger.
I quickly dashed down the street for an organic salad bar from this tiny little health food store. It was incredible:
On the mix: romaine bed, kabocha with onions, broccoli head, acorn squash piecelette, brussels, barbecue tofu (fried and amazing) and a bit of balsamic. To accompany the salad, I sliced a dying Fuji:
This kept me plenty full for a few hours. And then there was office cake. It was someone’s last day and I gladly accepted a piece of chocolate layer cake with ganache icing. After a few bites, though, I thought I was going to hurl. I’m so not used to the richness.
After work, I finally got around to what I’d been looking forward all day–an official first date with the beautiful Sarah. It took a stab or two at getting the correct subway, but before long, Sarah and I were sitting at a dimly lit table and ordering wine.
Like any good date, we were gabbing nonstop. In fact, we sat down for dinner at 6pm and didn’t leave until 11:30. Fierce, indeed. Even fiercer was the vino:
And the food? Outrageous. We split this Mediterranean sampler appetizer:
We were both completely in love with this fat pita bread:
And because I’m in New York and couldn’t resist the chance to try a Mediterranean quesadilla made of grilled veggies and goat cheese, we ordered and enjoyed this beauty:
The date was so fabulous I don’t even know in which restaurant we dined. All I know is that it was phenomenal and my company was even better. I am so thankful I get to be in the city and create Snack Diaries with Sarah.
The transit home was treacherous. It was pouring and windy and I had no idea where I was going. A ton of waiting and construction was involved:
At 1am, I finally changed into my pj’s, washed my face, brushed and flossed my teeth and hit the hay, pita belly still intact.
We’re almost to Friday, honeybuns! Woopwoop! Have a joyous Thursday!
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: What makes a good first date?
All I need: good food, good conversation, good sense of humor. Unfortunately, those last two rarely are found in men. Oh singledom, why must I be so picky?
P.S. If you love hilarious things, brews and vino, please head over to lovely Danielle’s giveaway!
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