Did You Try It Yet?

Well, did you?

Click here to accept the challenge I posted this morning.

This game is maddening!

Wanna know what’s even more maddening? Ryan got it on his first try in 15 seconds. It’s okay, you can hate him. I did. But only for .05 seconds and it was out of complete jealousy.

This game was making the rounds at work today and the agitation and anger felt around the office was intense. When I finally got it, I actually jumped out of my chair and did a fist pump. No lie.

The Fist Pump

I apologize for my tasteless selection of a picture of the cheater extraordinaire Tiger Woods, but go ahead and do a Google Images search for a fist pump and tell me what you find. 😉 Tiger. Tiger. More Tiger.


Lunch today hit the spot!

Pasta Bowl

  • Roasted garlic Carba Nada Noodles
  • Marinara sauce
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Yellow squash
  • Broccoli

Friday's Lunch

Pasta, I love you.

Friday Night Happenings

After work today, Ryan, Sadie and I are heading to St. Pete to stay at my parents’ house for the evening. I plan on spending most of the night baking and preparing yummy goodies for our BBQ party before the big UCF bowl game on Saturday. Let’s go Knights! 😀

My friends will be arriving around noon tomorrow to enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, other munchies and drinks before we head out to tailgate for a few hours before the game at 8 p.m. My friend Ashley is in town from Chicago and I can’t wait to see her!

Food on the agenda so far includes:

  • Hamburgers
  • Hot dogs
  • Baked beans
  • Pasta salad
  • Puppy chow (I’ll post the recipe for this one! So stinkin’ good!)
  • Rice Krispie treats
  • Chips and dip (guacamole, chili dip, spinach dip)
  • Veggie platter
  • Pumpkin spice cookies (aka the easiest cookies in the world – only two ingredients!)
  • Oreo balls (a la Jessica)
  • Apple slices with peanut and brown sugar cream cheese dip

I’m sure changes to the proposed menu will occur, but that’s the tentative list!

What’s your favorite food to enjoy at a BBQ?

Still Obsessed

My obsession lives on! With what, you ask?

Two things:

My awesome FREE coffee cup from my orthodontist…

Me and My Beloved Mug

…and Straight No Chaser‘s Christmas holiday albums.

(Note: In the above picture I was stopped in my car, waiting for a train. I had some time to spare. 😉 )

This morning started out on a great note when I stopped by my orthodontist’s office for an emergency Invisalign appointment (my bottom aligner ripped… oh no!). My orthodontist saw my blog and knew how obnoxiously obsessed I was over the first free (eco-friendly!) coffee cup she gave me that she gave me another one to keep at work. Awesome! (Here’s the post where the love affair began.)

As for my love for Straight No Chaser, I was jammin’ to “Carol of the Bells” on their first Christmas album on my way to work today. (Click here to enjoy this fabulous song.)

Straight No Chaser: Holiday Spirits

I love singing in my car and sometimes I think I sound pretty decent! This encourages me to turn down the music to see if it’s really me that sounds good, or if it’s the help of the professional singers and the band that’s making me sound so fantastic. After about half of a second, I always realize that it is, in fact, Carrie Underwood who sounds good… not me.

What is your favorite holiday song?

I love “O Holy Night.” I think it is so gorgeous and I can’t get enough! I also really enjoy “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Carol of the Bells.”

Workout and Breakfast

This morning I did not want to get out of bed. I attribute this to the sound of rain on my window. How relaxing! I was so comfy under my blankets. Still, I knew I’d feel better after my workout and so I went to the gym and took a BodyPump class, followed by 20 minutes of cardio on the elliptical.

Breakfast was tasty: A warmbowl of Flax Z Snax hot cereal with a scoop of cinnamon All the Whey protein powder and some frozen raspberries.

Flax Hot Cereal and Raspberries

Of course I enjoyed some hot coffee in my free mug (and a Hershey kiss on the side)! 🙂

It’s the little things in life that matter most, right?

Friday's Breakfast

(Gross! You can see my Invisalign aligners in the above picture. Ewwww. I apologize… please don’t leave me!)

Up for a Challenge?

Click here and report back if you can beat this game in under two minutes.

Ryan, I have high hopes for you on this one!