Hey hey crazy kids! It’s been a long weekend that involved over 300 miles of driving to/from Charlotte, NC, an exciting night out with a lemon (yes, the citrus fruit) as my plus one, and a roller coaster of bodily feelings (nausea, pain, exhilaration, fatigue, and I’m sure all sorts of other stuff.) The past week has been an odd one, and, if you have been following, you know why. Cliff Notes Version: Started feeling a tooth infection on Sunday and Monday, diagnosed on Tuesday, couldn’t eat solid foods all those other days, until I started painkiller on Thursday. I’m still not 100%, but I’ll see an oral surgeon tomorrow and hopefully it’ll get resolved.
On Saturday morning, I wrote a pretty hilarious summary of what goes on in my head during a typical Body Pump class here, take a look if you missed it (and I guess, don’t hold it against me if you don’t think it’s funny. I laughed the whole time while writing it, but I was on painkillers so you can never be too sure…)
Six Pack Sunday, y’all
- On Wednesday, I went to the grocery store in hopes to find something that I could eat with a mouth that didn’t work (at least the right side of it) and also without mind-searing pain. I grabbed ingredients for smoothies in a bowl when I saw this:
I spent a solid 4 minutes contemplating buying baby food. I am a 23 year old woman. This was what I was reduced to. Please, don’t look at me.
- I can’t stand hotdogs if they’re cooked in a microwave or boiled. That being said, this new product (Happy Hot Dog Man) makes them in the shape of happy men.
Maybe I will reconsider nuking my dogs if I can dress them up like hula hooping ladies! (probably not)
- If you have an international market or Indian specialty food store near you, search for a box that looks like this:
I can’t find a website for this company, but I picked up one of these Healthy Tiffin frozen meals the other day on a whim, hoping that I could get an Indian food fix without indulging quite as much (Indian food = salty, fatty, and a little pricey for this broad). For 400 calories and 9 grams of fiber, this was FANTASTIC. Soooo much more flavor than your standard frozen meal. Find them, eat them all, and maybe they’ll put up a website.
- The following adult beverage should never be consumed.
Apparently, MD 20/20 is bottled by the 20/20 wine company in Westfield, NY. In Chapel Hill, it’s affectionately known as “bum wine.” I had never tried this before Friday night, when I ventured one sip of each of these flavors. Electric Watermelon and “Bling Bling” Blue Raspberry. First off, those should never be flavors of anything. Second of all, they both just tasted like radioactive colors. You know, like when you were little and people asked what your favorite flavor of Italian ice was, and you just responded “BLUE!” Imagine that… on crack. Avoid like the plague.
- If you like fashion, and also are obsessed with your University/College/Alma Mater (GO HEELS!! I BLEED CAROLINA BLUE WOOOOO!!), let me tell you about the coolest clothing company I’ve heard about in the past 2 years. School House Clothing, based in Durham, NC, is a brand that makes the most fashionable collegiate clothing I’ve ever seen and, best part, they are fully dedicated to running business practices that allow their company to be a sustainable organization. From the website:
In 2007, Rachel Weeks traveled to Sri Lanka as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar on a mission to bring better collegiate apparel to her alma mater. Not just better designs, better fit, and better quality, but with a better story… she teamed up with Colleen McCann, fashion designer extraordinaire, and ALARM, a Sri Lankan coalition of labor rights organizations and trade unions, to launch a brand that brings ethical fashion to universities everywhere.
First and foremost, School House is about people. We pay premium prices to our suppliers to ensure that living wages are being paid in the manufacturing facilities producing our brand. Why? Because School House believes that a free but fair fashion market is possible, and that when it teams up with quality design, it’s unstoppable. Of course, we have a long way to go on the road to running a sustainable business. But we’re learning – every day, and t-shirt by t-shirt – how to build a better brand.
My thoughts: The clothing fits pretty snug, but looks fantastic (sometimes you just have to go up a size).
Check them out, buy their clothes, and be more stylish than your friends.
- On Saturday evening, we stopped by Brixx Pizza in Charlotte for a beer and some nibblers. Before our food came, I stopped by the bathroom. In the handicapped restroom, this was the scene:
I know that women like to go to the bathroom in groups, but never in my entire life have I thought to myself “I wish I had a buddy here to hold my hand as I used the facilities.” Because that’s how close we would be, if someone sat in that chair. Silly planning, Brixx. Tasty pizza, though.
So yes, those are the thoughts that tie up the loose ends from this weekend. If you weren’t sure about the lemon, here’s the explanation. On my way to visit my friend, I purchased the ingredients to make a beer/lemonade shandy with a lemon garnish. Only I never used the garnish, and just left it in my purse. Of course, when we went out, and I had a lemon with me, I decided to show it a good time. The lemon definitely hit the town hard. The only awkward part?
Woops. Lemon drop shot, in front of a lemon? That’s like going to a steakhouse with a cow. Shame, shame. That sums up this week’s Six Pack Sunday, off to watch the only sure thing in my entire life:
How was your weekend?
Do you like hotdogs? What if they’re in the shape of tiny people?