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Irks a Nerve

Oh hello there, and happy Wednesday to you.  How is everyone this morning?  I myself am doing much better than yesterday because I’ve had a full cup of coffee, no headache, and well it’s not Tuesday.

So, have ya’ll seen those stickers that people put on their back windshields.  You know, the ones with all the family members?  Here’s an example that was in front of me on my way to work this morning.

Does anyone else find these as fugly and annoying as I do?  I really can’t explain why I hate them so much, but I do.  Oh, you have four kids? How nice for you.  I hope that youngest is a boy or I feel bad for the husband, four daughters?  No thanks.  In 5-10 years if I attempt to put something like this on my car, please point me in the direction of this post.

Thankfully I managed to avoid a migraine yesterday and kicked the headache by mid-afternoon.  I took a quick break from my monotonous work day and headed across the street for a late afternoon workout.  About an hour of full body weights that included:

  • leg press machine
  • calf raises (the assisted pull up and tricep dip machine is really good for standing on and doing these)
  • Split squat with rear leg on weight bench
  • Plie squat with 15 lb dumbbell
  • bicep curls
  • bent over bicep row
  • skull crushers
  • tricep chest press
  • shoulder press
  • hyperextensions with a 10lb plate
  • Abs

Phew, it was a good one, and that is typically what I do once a week when I say I’m doing a full body weights workout.  I sometimes alternate tricep kickbacks for skull crushers though.  Ideally I would do this two times a week, but I’m lazy.

After work I could not wait to get home and cook dinner.  I happened to have all the ingredients on hand for one of my favorite cooler weather meals, and despite the 85 degree temps yesterday, I still wanted it.  Shepherd’s Pie with mashed sweet potatoes on top instead of regular mashed.  So freaking good.

I sent that picture to Dar, and he said “That looks disgusting babe.”  Maybe it does, but it tasted fucking awesome.  I had two giant plates for dinner, and have leftovers for the rest of the week, ironically when it will actually be cooler out.  I really love the sweet potato/ground beef combo, please try this.

Ok, and now I need you guys to help me with something.  I’ve been really boring myself on the blog lately, which means I’m probably boring you all to death.  So, what do you want to see more of here?  I’m not training for anything right now, so detailed descriptions of long runs aren’t an option, and my life is pretty lame.  Anything ya’ll want me to post about? Please give me ideas.  I’m begging.

Alright, peace out.

Mother Effing Rain

So, at this point, I really don’t think it’s going to ever stop raining.  Who wants to help me build and ark and start gathering two of every animal.  I have one female cat.  Oh wait, she can’t reproduce.  Well, I’m still bringing her.  On the plus side, I now have a swimming pool in my backyard, so that’s cool.

Also, if I hear one more person say, “Well at least it’s not snow!”  I am going to punch them, because if this was snow, it would be like 5 feet of snow, and I could be sitting home on my couch drinking Irish coffee instead of battling traffic with you assholes.  Some people are lucky enough to have “rain days” today, I however am not one of them.

Anyway, with yesterday’s 4 hour thunderstorm, I wanted nothing more to go right home after work and never leave my house again.  So that’s what I did, no workout, whatever I’m over it.  Maybe if it finally stops raining at some point this weekend I’ll get to play my football game tomorrow and go for a walk or something.

So what did I do?  I improvised on ingredients and made one of my favorite crappy weather comfort foods, meatloaf.  I made stuffed peppers with ground turkey one day last week, and had some leftover ground turkey hanging out in the freezer.  I had the forethought to defrost said turkey, and threw together a pretty delicious meal if I do say so myself.  I was missing the Cream of Tomato soup that usual makes an appearance in my meatloaf, so I subbed ketchup, and it worked pretty well.

I’d apologize for the crappy iPhone photos, but I don’t really care that much.  If you do, then get a life.

  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg white slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • Enough ketchup to hold the loaf together

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and form the loaf.  Place in a glass baking dish, and cook at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.  Basically until it’s finished.  I served mine with a bag of Steam Fresh veggies in a light cheese sauce.

It was good, not as moist as it could be, but I suspect using the can of soup would remedy this problem.  Either way I ate two pretty large slices and enjoyed myself.

Happy Friday, betches.  I’m off to find a canoe to row home in.

It Just Keeps Coming

So who on the East Coast is ready for more natural disaster related fun this weekend?!?

I know I can’t wait to break out my Hurricane 40s and party like it’s 2003.  Oh, that’s how we celebrated Hurricane Isabel back then, as cute little college Freshmen.  Living in a basement dorm room during the worst hurricane to hit Virginia in a long time was really fun.  I got to watch the water rise and rise outside my window until it stopped just below the actual frame. Fun times!

No but seriously, I know of a few people getting married this weekend and I feel so bad for them.  I would cry, especially because I think they were originally scheduled for outdoors.  At least I hear rain on your wedding day is good luck, so a hurricane must be super lucky!

Anyway, on to yesterdays activities.  I did a full body weights workout during lunch yesterday, which has left me somewhat sore today and the reason I was contemplating eating my arm off at 3:30 yesterday afternoon.  Sadly, dinner was extremely far away because as soon as I walked in the door after work, the roommates and I were back out again to go look at bridesmaids dresses.  Our bride wants to order them all together, so we needed to decide on final styles and sizes, which ended up being a disaster.

We went to a different store to see if they had more of a selection and the lady was so rude! Once she found out we wouldn’t be ordering from there she was completely unhelpful and left us to sort through the rack of dresses ourselves.  Then she tried to tell us it would be $20 to get measured without ordering anything.  Um no thanks, I have measuring tape, I’ll do it myself.  She was awful, the three of us left so annoyed, but at least we were all able to decide on final dresses.  Anyway, don’t ever go to Katherine’s Bridal in Alexandria.  The worst.

Finally, here’s the other recipe I said I was going to post yesterday.  It’s not really a recipe, but more of an improvement of the egg bake I made last week that wasn’t quite right.  This turned out so much better and I am loving it.

Bacon and Veggie Egg Bake

Olive Oil
1 Pepper
3/4 Large Onion
1 clove garlic
8 pieces of bacon
8 eggs
Salt and Pepper

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut up the 8 pieces of bacon into bite size pieces and cook in a large skillet.  I use scissors and just cut the bacon over the pan.  While the bacon is cooking, chop your pepper and onion into thin slices, and dice some garlic  Once the bacon is cooked, transfer it to a plate covered with a paper towel, and place another paper towel on top to absorb the grease.  Drain the remaining bacon grease out of your pan, give it a quick wipe down with a paper towel, add a little olive oil, and throw in your peppers, onions, and garlic.  While those are sauteing together, mix your eggs in a big bowl and add a little water.  Grease the bottoms and sides of a casserole dish with some butter or non-stick spray, and combine all of the ingredients together.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then pop it into a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.  Super easy, and now I have breakfast for the whole week.