Santa Claus is Coming to Town
What up, boos! It’s Friday, glorious Friday and I am ready for the weekend. Before I get ahead of myself, I must rewind to Thursday.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, I slept through two alarms and awoke to my roomie shaking me. Roomie was even convinced I was dead at one point. This is so peculiar for me because I’m usually a very light sleeper. Must have been that Lo who wore me out Wednesday night.
While walking to work I contemplated breakfast. There was something I’d been craving all week that needed to be taken care of. So I did the damn thang:
Why don’t I eat bagels more often, I wondered as I ate this chewy yet fluffy yet crunchy delicacy. Actually, I know why. The Great Carb Scare of the early oo’s is to blame. I remember Matty Rich telling me, “Kailey, you know eating a bagel is like eating five pieces of bread.” How he knew that at age 14 is beyond me, but it was enough to make me listen. Now I despise the word “carb” mainly because of its negative connotations.
But that is of no matter, as life is short and bagels are delicious. What wasn’t as delicious or satisfying, though, was my sad little lunch:
Mighty Mapes, hummus, carrots (multiply by three), an apple and many, many handfuls of Milton’s crackers were tasty, but my appetite was off the chain for the rest of the day! I’m not even sure if you can combine appetite with “off the chain.”
Work was rather slow in the afternoon. Like any blog addict, I used the time to clean out my Google Reader. From the 300’s to 0 in a day? It can be done.
After work I headed to Trader Joe’s to pick up essentials. And maybe I missed my main man and feeling like I was back in San Fran, OK? I collected bananas, greens, a cucumber, an orange and some fun things I’ll share in a bit, and then I faced this:
This, my friends, is what the TJ’s is like in Union Square–a hot mess. Actually, a cold mess. What you see are people waiting in line in the back of the store. If TJ’s weren’t so affordable and full of addicting products, I’d never wait in a line like this. But wait I did:
The elderly woman behind me kept running into my heels with her cart. I almost lost it, but then I envisioned her being so pissed that she’d spit on me. That’s where your mind goes when you’re waiting to buy 12 or fewer items.
Leaving unscathed and un-expectorated on, I braved the cold and eventually made it back to Hoboken. I’m pretty sure this is the face I make while walking against the wind:
And once inside, I’m as happy as Snooki is when she’s doing back flips in da club with her cooch hanging out (I love her, though!):
One of my favorite parts about buying new groceries is unpacking them and staring at them for a while:
These are only the “dry goods,” which always tend to be the most interesting. What I’m most excited about:
As soon as I unpacked and had a photo shoot, I got to work on dinner. Hard labor went into this:
In the mix: greens, cucumber, salsa, ginger-soy vinaigrette, breakfast Sunshine patty and cilantro-jalapeno hummus. I know I’m dramatic or enthusiastic or what have you, but I mean it when I say this was the best salad I’ve had in months. Exquisite combination of flavors and textures.
And accompanying it was the even more laborious part of of the dinner-making process:
It looks even better when heated and bowled:
I dined with the gentlemen of the Entourage cast and thought I’d dessert with them as well:
This was such a stellar combination that I had to go back for more popcorn. And then more cookies. And then more popcorn. SnackFace was ON!
I’ve already had a fantastic workout today, which has made me even more amped up for Santa’s Friday night arrival. “Who is this Santa?” you’re wondering. None other than my beloved Muffin! I can’t wait to see my girl!
I wish you all fabulous, happy, delicious weekends!
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: How do you feel about the atrocious word “CARBS”?…and…Do you wait in line when you don’t have to?
My thought on “carbs”: Let’s stop calling them that. It’s FOOD. And I say, the more, the merrier.
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