Reasons why I love the city:
The Ferry Building - which I recently discovered is home to both history and numerous restaurants, organic markets, gelaterias, chocolatiers, pastry shops, and Blue Bottle Coffee! And here I thought this building was a boring landmark... silly me.
A FIVE POUND CHOCOLATE BAR for only 60 dollars?! What a steal!! Guess who carried that home in her purse... okay, kidding. I wish.
The pumpkin curry from last night -- I realized I didn't show you guys a close up of my favorite dish. The pumpkin curry was creamy and delicious, with bits of kabocha squash and chicken smothered in a coconut curry sauce and topped with crunchy, shredded sweet potatoes.
Alright, now we can officially discuss TODAY'S EVENTS since I no longer feel guilty for holding out on you with all that food porn. My phones been burning a hole in my pocket with those babies :)
Anyways, guess who had work at 7:45 -- in the morning.
I wasn't actually complaining, since I woke up at 6:45 and took my time enjoying coffee and some blogs before packing up my breakfast to go.
This was special oatmeal.
Why? I randomly found butter flavored extract!! and it makes everything tastes like it came from Paula Deen's kitchen.
I combined a packet of Lower-Sugar Apples and Cinnamon Oats, a handful of rolled oats, 2 cups of water, and some butter extract -- kind of tasted like heaven in a bowl. Or apple pie with a buttery crust. I topped it off with some fiber one honey grahams cereal.
So, while I was at work (on my new Sunday 7:45 shift)... a miracle happened.
REASON #1 WHY THE WORLD LOVES ME
My savior was reincarnated in the form of a nice old man who brings homemade lunches to all the gym employees every Sunday at 10 am!! Apparently this is well-known, but it was my first Sunday shift!! In my lunch bag there was...
An organic turkey sandwich with swiss cheese made on home made herb bread and stuffed with a garlic aioli sauce and sprouts. He also packed us a vegan strawberry newton!
And a sweet medjool date!
Is that man a sweetheart or what? He even brought lunches for our custodial staff - just because it's Sunday! He put a smile on my face and yummy food in my belly.
REASON #2 WHY THE WORLD LOVES ME:
I got asked to go on a running date with some guys from work -- who actually never run -- so, I laced up my shoes and told them I'd take 'em on an easy jog :) It's supposed to be my recovery day anyways, so I figured I'd chat away with some good company.
REASON #3 WHY THE WORLD LOVES ME:
I remembered to anti-chafe my buttcheeks and my underboobs before the run! Guess who's ass is happy with her.... and thank God my roommate didn't walk in while this was happening.
REASON #1 WHY MY LEGS HATE ME!!!
I ended up running 11.6 miles.
I ran an easy 6 and 1/2 before meeting up with them (because we originally planned to only go one or two miles)... but then I remembered how easy it easy to get carried away when you talk and run at the same time. So, 11.5 miles later, I got back to my apartment.
I got a text shortly after that said "had a good time but I don't think I will be able to run with you anymore... I can't feel my legs." damn.
SO, I realized I had 30 minutes to shower and eat before an Arabic meeting.
I needed major protein fast -- so I made a Fried Rice Quinoa Bowl with onions, yellow squash, broccoli, and soy crumbles.
REASON #4 WHY THE WORLD LOVES ME
Okay, this is more of a reason why I love myself at the moment...
I discovered cinnamon sugar rice cakes and caramel rice cakes -- dipped in peanut butter, chocolate sauce, and fat-free cool whip.
Oh my oh my.
I've been eating this dessert for the past two days and I foresee it to be a major staple in my diet :)
reason #1 why I should be awake right now instead of sleeping...
Goodnight!! Hope you had a great weekend and if the world doesn't love you, remember that I DO!!