Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So.. What Happens Now?

Well, we've found ourselves in that awkward in-between stage...

You know, that time when Christmas is over but you're still in the holiday spirit so you have to wait around for New Year's to roll around in order to have yet another reason to celebrate?

What are you supposed to do with yourself?!?!

I've narrowed it down to three crucial things:
      1. Shopping
      2. Salads
      3. Running

Boxing day shopping (which is basically a holiday in itself) for 6 hours, where you will spend half your month's paycheck on absolutely nothing you really need.

Sister and I picked up our friend and headed to Carlsbad Outlets for some boxing day celebrations. And boy did we celebrate.  We hit up all the girly places: BCBG, Lucky, Banana Republic, Coach... the list is kind of endless.  I walked away with some prizes!  Including 3 skirts, a sweater, and a cardigan from Banana for 80 dollars!  whaaat?!?! 

We stopped at Rubio's for some premium Americanized Mexican food... which is still delicious.  You really can't complain when fish tacos are involved. 

I got the Balsamic and Roasted Veggies Salad with Chicken and it was glorious.

Pretty impressive for a taco place, huh?  The roasted veggies and the corn were my favorite.  I added like 5 different kinds of salsa which gave it that Mexican kick (aka I can't feel my tongue anymore because it might be on fire).

Sister and I stopped at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for an after-lunch dessert.  We grabbed a S'mores on a Stick and an Almond Joy Marshmallow stick.

Don't worry, we only took a bite of each and then put them away for later.  And the shopping continued... Sister literally almost bought a 44" television... I made the mistake of sitting down on the couch in Bose and got totally suckered in with the whole "guess where the hidden speakers are" demonstration.  Plus it had a reallly cool remote... you can't blame me.

We came home, napped (shopping drains you, man), and got up to go on an awesome run right as the sun was setting.  I wanted to snap a pic, but I was on a roll.  7.5 miles/8:23 pace 

Sister and I whipped up leftover salad with vegetable tian and beer can turkey and put in Dexter, everybody's favorite serial killer, which is basically my idea of a perfect night.

Hello, gorgeous... you will be the future father of my children.  I will even let you kill all my ex-boyfriends!  don't judge, he's a hunk. I can overlook minor flaws like that horrible habit of murdering people



Still on that shopping, running, salad kick!

But, instead of shopping, Sister and I tried to be productive -- we woke up early and watched Gilmore Girls while doing some work (she's a real person with real work, I applied to internships)

Workout of the day: 10.3 mile run, some boxing with Sister.


This is like my dream come true: all you can eat salad bar, carb bar, froyo.... oh my.
We stocked up on the salad (which is inevitable, no matter how hard you try to "just take a little")

 And then hit up muffin heaven -- I had about a million blueberry muffin tops, apple cranberry muffin tops and some cornbread.  (btw muffin tops are only drool-worthy when actually on a muffin)

And THEN I hit up their STUFFING with turkey soup.  Only I scooped the stuffing in first and drizzled the creamy turkey soup on top (kind of like a gravy).  It was like Thanksgiving all over again.

Oh... and then the apple cranberry cobbler with vanilla froyo x 2 happened.

I'm telling you, only go to Souplantation if you don't plan on moving for the next 4 hours.  You might have to be rolled to the car because you're too full to walk like a normal person.

I went to my high school's girls' basketball game with an old friend/ex boyfriend, and it was fun just to catch up and pretend like we didn't graduate from high school a billion years ago.  


Sister and I scored some free tickets to the Holiday Bowl!!!! I know a player on the team and he's a sweetheart (with extra tickets) sooo... Go Bears!

Catch ya later with some updates!

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