Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tangent Tuesday

This post is going to be a conglomeration (woooo…fancy word!) of random thoughts.  We’ll call it Tangent Tuesday since that is what a lot of other bloggers do on Tuesdays.


Here was what I ate yesterday.  As you can see, I take my food very seriously!

Jasmine green tea, cottage cheese mixed with Greek yogurt (was running out of both so I combined the two), diced strawberries, walnuts, drizzled with honey and topped with freshly ground cinnamon.  Eaten directly from the container. #classylikethat

whole wheat pita stuffed with sliced smoked turkey breast, swiss cheese, and roasted red bell pepper; cantaloupe and grapes on the side, ice water with freshly squeezed lemon.  Oh, and a slice of the most luscious chocolate cakes that my friend Astrid (aka “Betty Crocker, Jr.”) made.
The rest of my fruit from lunch that I did not finish.  Cup of chicken soup.
Snack #2
Usually pre-workout fuel.  Today I skipped it, though.
Pan seared chicken breasts (pounded and seasoned with my salt/garlic powder, pepper, dried parsley mixture), orecchiette pasta with brocolli, brussel sprouts, red bell pepper, onion, and bacon in a spicy (red pepper flakes) garlic cream sauce
Jasmine green tea


I have to tell you something that I found so hilarious today!  My friend Rachel (one of my BFFs and my Trader Joe buddy from Saturday) text messaged me about her first experience with curry.  We both bought a jar of yellow curry sauce from TJ’s on Saturday and she decided to make curry for dinner yesterday.  She wrote, “I just want to share with you that my house smells like Bangladesh and my nails are stained yellow from this curry chicken that I cooked!!!  And I have discovered that I don’t like curry, I only like the COLOR of curry!” Part of the reason that this all struck me as so funny was that I could totally visualize the whole scene in my head; her anticipation of the delicious-smelling (and surely tasting) food, the disappointment when she realized she didn’t even like the taste after all that hard work of preparing it, and the horror when she discovered her stained nails!  She might like the color of curry but not on her nails!  My poor friend.  I don’t mean to find humor in her situation…but you have to admit that was one funny text message!  She is, by far, one of the funniest people Iknow!


Being new at this whole blogging thing, I’m still trying to figure out…well, just about everything. I have worked through a couple of things, though.

1) Ideally, I would like to post at least once a day;

2) I want to write about life, food, running, food, music, working out and food.  In that order

3) I want to include lots of pictures, inspirational quotes, links to interesting articles to read, and whatever else tickles my fancy at the time!  Of course, I welcome any suggestions from you all as well!  


My workout today was 3 miles on the treadmill (the hubs ran along side me!) to warm up and then I did weights.  I focused on arms today: biceps and triceps and finished off with some planks.  As we were leaving the gym, the sky was picturesque, to say the least.  Being the artist that he is, and with his photographic eye that is always at work and ready to catch some beautiful image, he automatically posed me and snapped this picture using his phone (he had actually left the Cannons at home, which almost never happens!):

Wait, did I just insinuate that I was the beautiful image that he captured?  Totally didn’t mean that!  Just look at the sky behind me!  This pic is all real...no editing whatsoever!


Dinner was SO DELISH that even the hubby ate all the veggies in the pasta!  No, you don’t understand, he almost never eats the veggies!



1. What do you think of the blog so far? 

2. What kinds of things would you like to see more of/readabout? 

3. What is it that would make you want to keep coming backfor more?

4. What was your work out today?

5. What kinds of delicious foods have you been you grubbingon lately?


  1. I think your blog is great! I'm not one of those kinds of people that likes to read or write about every day life, but I do enjoy reading your post's. :)
    And thanks for the "shout-out" about my chocolate cake!

  2. I'm glad that you are enjoying it so far! And don't worry, stay tuned...I promise to try to write crazy things that will make you want to come back for more (even though you don't like reading about everyday life). :)
    Thanks for your support!

  3. I was seriously horrified by the curry situation, which btw is STILL on my nails. I mean, there is something seriously wrong with that picture. Imagine what my insides look like?? Your dinner looked delicious- no wonder our hubby ate all of his vegetables :)

  4. Yes! He ate his veggies last night too. We had Pork Tenderloin, green beans, and orzo salad (orzo, celery, red bell pepper and a little bit of light cream cheese just to bind it all together). He said he doesn't know what is going on with him! He even went back for dessert later...and ended up getting another bwol of green beans instead! LOL!!

  5. Okay first of all why am I missing out on the chocolate cake?! Lame. Second, I can totally picture this all happening in Rachel's adorable kitchen!