Breakfast Bake Buddy!

Happy Monday fellow humans!  How was your weekend?  I would tell you how mine was, but I blogged, so it’s easy to find out!

Today’s post is brought to you by procrastination!  I’m supposed to be finishing my Methods section (which I was supposed to finish last week, and over the summer… but whatever).

I ate breakfast!

I know this doesn’t look great, but I brought breakfast for my friend and we ate together. It was hot when it went into the container, so the chocolate chips melted all over the place.  But, it was delicious!  It’s been so long since I’ve made an oatmeal bake.  I miss it!  Now with the colder weather, this might be a regular thing again!

I really should get to work.  I know this was a super short entry.  I’ll cook dinner tonight and have more to say, but I really need to get to work now!

Hope your Monday is fantastic!

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Walkin’ on Sunshine!

Do you ever wake up in the morning and the first thing you think is “uh… I could use a shower.”  That happened to me this morning.  I don’t know what it was, but I really wanted a shower!  But… I also wanted to go to the gym, so I had to wait.

I got my KlutchClub box yesterday.  It’s “spa month,” so there is lots of relaxing stuff including a CD and 2 full size samples.  I’m enjoying it.

I tried this sample of Dream Water last night.  It didn’t taste bad and I did nearly pass out very soon after.  I even tweeted about trying it and they tweeted me back!

I love it when people tweet me back.  I’m a nerd, I know.  🙂

Anyway!  I didn’t go to the gym this morning.  Instead, I asked Jon if he wanted to go for a walk.  Yesterday we were looking for walking routs on RunKeeper and saw a 4-miler that might be good, so he was excited to try it!

We got a little lost…

But it was a good walk!  I had 10,000 steps by lunchtime!  I told Jon we should do that every day!  I don’t think that will be feasible, but a walk every day that we see each other (Weds- Sun) would be pretty nice.


Now I have to write.  I have a revised Methods section due tomorrow at 2 and I am not done.  Oops!






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Pumpkin pumpkin everywhere…

Today, we went in search for a new pair of pants for me.  It was hard and horrible, so I ended up with a cheap-o pair that just need to get me through some work at the VA.  We decided to go to the Norwood/Walpole/Dedham area so that we could hit up The BBC on the way home.

Beer!  Jon saw that they had a sampler of some seasonal stuff, so he did that.. then settled on the Sam Adams Fat Jack…. which he eventually knocked over….. twice.

I drank less than half of this Pumking.  It’s one of my favorites, but I’m not a big beer drinker and I got WAY full off of lunch..

They called it an italian grilled cheese, but it was just kind of a grilled cheese with tomato and basil in it.  Good.. not great.  You know what was great?  That soup in the back!

Jon got his own and ended up eating most of mine (I’m not a big soup person either).  It was a pumpkin ale bisque.  It tasted like something that should be illegal!  So amazing!

Afterward, we split a dessert

Even splitting it, we didn’t finish it, but it was pretty tasty.  It made up for the last time I came and they didn’t have a dessert I wanted.

The waitress HATED me.  I think she thought Jon was cute and was having non of my antics.  Even though he was the one who spilled his beer… twice… on me, she brought HIM wet naps.  Jerk.  At least it was funny.

After lunch, we went for a walk.  Jon was very much not sober and I am not comfortable driving a stick.

It was a beautiful day and we ended up wandering around a cemetery.  I used RunKeeper to log it so it would count toward my Gym-Pact.

We ended up going 2.28 miles.

Look.. I know that’s not what that says, but I turned it on late.

See?  It was cool, but I was not wearing my walking shoes.  Chucks and thin socks are not made for walking!

I feel good about my walk.  I contemplated walking to the gym this morning (4 miles) but didn’t know if I’d want to walk home.  I really need to run and I’d like to do it outside.. there are just no sidewalks in my neighborhood.  I might have to really think about this.  Any suggestions?  I’m scared of the street and love shade.

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The sweetest things

I think I walk a strange line.  I am messy.  I’ve always left some kind of trail behind me.  But, I can also be hyper rigid and almost OCD.  I was supposed to work on a paper today with my friend, but we ended up at Target instead!  So, I might have to create a super rigid schedule for myself to make sure I get everything done.  I sorta hope it doesn’t work so I don’t end up doing it all the time.

I forgot to take a picture of my dinner.  I know, I know.. so surprising, but at least I’m remembering to update!

A little post-dinner snack!  Love my new plate?  Me, too!

The only other picture I have is from Target..

Oreo Birthday Blast!  I love oreo ice cream!  I also love cake batter ice cream!  Combining them?  I’ll take it!  Except I didn’t.  I got candy corn  🙂

I’m trying to decide if I want to go to the gym tonight or tomorrow morning.  I would do both, but I like to have some recovery time.  Thoughts?



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And if you’re paralyzed by the voice inside your head.. it’s the standing still that should be scaring you instead..

I love that line.  It’s from the new Ben Folds Five album!  The song is “Do It Anyway” and if you haven’t seen the video, you need to!  (unless you’re too young to know what a fraggle is.. but if that’s the case, you should probably find out..)

Cereal!!!!  Kashi Go Lean with rasins and unsweetened almond milk.  Today, I added cinnamon and it’s GREAT!  I love the added cinnamon!  I’m pretty stoked!

Pairing it with my iced tea!  It’s turning out to be a good day.  And as you might be able to see in the background, I got my 10,000 steps in for yesterday..

I really should be getting these in EVERY DAY, but when I have to spend my day tied to a desk, it gets hard.  But seriously… half an hour or an hour of walking would cinch this.. and that’s something I should be doing every day.  Sooooo yeah.

Yesterday, we drove to campus and took a walk.  Jon graduated from my college in 2008, so it’s fun to go there with him.  I like showing him what’s new and he’s blown away by how much has changed.

This is the new science building!  It’s so nice.  I haven’t been inside because I don’t take science or math classes, but it looks way better than any other building on our campus…

See?  Isn’t that nasty?  I hope they re-do the building that the psychology classes are in.  My school was originally a teaching college, so there are a lot of education majors.  There are also a lot of psych majors (I love my school’s psych department!) and a nice new building would be such a treat!  Not that I’ll ever get to use it since I graduate in May… but still!

After our walk, we got a pizza and went into a liquor store.  I really want to try this wine..

I love a good wine.. but I’m also a sucker for labels (and covers of books..), so I wanna buy this.

My friend is over now and I need to write a report about my summer grant… and work on my thesis… and work out… and go to the VA… ugh… Jon’s going out tonight, so at least I can veg later!  I watched the pilot episode of Supernatural the other night and quite enjoyed it.  I look forward to watching some more episodes!



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Doctor doctor, give me the news..

As you [maybe] can tell, I’m on a quest to be healthy.  I know that sometimes my food choices don’t reflect that, but the fact is I’m a work in progress.  Part of that is to have a primary care physician.  I haven’t had one since, oh, my last one tried to kill me (8 years?).

Today, I went to the doctor.  I generally don’t like to go to doctors because I’ve had many bad experiences with them.  I’m also always scared that they won’t listen to me and just blame everything on my weight.

Now, I’m lucky.. I’m healthy.  I don’t take medication, I have low blood pressure, don’t smoke, don’t really drink, and don’t have much to complain about in general.  Sometimes, that makes it worse.  I know I need to lose weight, but when a doctor tells that to you and it really looks like they can’t give you a good reason for it… it’s kinda annoying.  I’d like to hear, “you’re in excellent health!  Now, if you’d like to keep it that way, you need to lose weight, but other than that… rock on!”

I ended up fasting.  Not because anyone told me to, but because I wasn’t hungry (and I suspected they would want some blood work done).  All my life (even in my skinny days) I have been a hard vein to find.  I’ve given blood many many times and am used to people poking me, searching, poking me somewhere else, searching, and poking me for a third time before finally finding one.  This time, the guy gave up after the first poke and went to my hand.  I prefer it in the arm for many reasons, but I appreciate only being poked twice.

When I left, I was THIRSTY!  I hadn’t had anything to drink all morning (just because of poor planning, not because I thought I couldn’t drink), so I stopped at Dunkin Donuts on the way home..

Why yes!  That IS two iced teas!  Thanks for noticing!  I knew I would suck the first one down, so I got the second one in case I wanted it later.  I really need to work on my thesis today, so I wanted to limit the desire to leave the house.

Annndd… because technology knows me so well… I got exciting news in my inbox..

Season 2 of Sherlock is on Netflix!  I’ve seen one episode from season 2, but Jon can’t handle the hour and half format (but he sure can watch 6 hours of Dark Shadows), now it’s on Netflix and I can watch it without him if need be!  I should probably re-watch the first episode of the season.  Now, did Netflix send this to everyone?  Probably.  But I’d rather think that Netflix knows me SO well that it knew that I have been waiting for this!

Ok.. now I have to go make a vagina doctor appointment, a dermatologist appointment, and work on my paper!  Tata!

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Rant and rave and b*tch and moan

Good evening one and all!  I have not yet had dinner- I have no idea what I’m going to have, but I’m pretty sure it won’t be more exciting than buttered pasta.

I’m working hard over here.  I updating my methods section for my thesis and undergraduate journal article.  That’s only half the desk.. the other half is full of papers on Parkinson’s and Biopsychology notes for the study session I’m running tonight.  Good times.

As you can see, my reading material lately is not all fun and games.  I actually turned this to colorful pictures because the writing in here is super dense!

I just updated my iOS on my phone.

Exciting, huh?  It took forever to finish, so I had to take a food picture with my computer..

Stop!  Banana time!

My sweet, wonderful, kind-hearted, amazing husband is currently playing Borderlands 2

He’s got his headphones on and is talking to someone on the other end.  I asked if he would be talking all night and he shrugged at me.  I’m sitting at my desk (about 2 and a half feet to his left) and was planning to run my study session here and work on my thesis.  Do you know how FRIGGIN’ distracting it is to listen to one side of a conversation about a game you’ve never played?!?!?!  ARG!

My mood has gone from..


I shouldn’t complain.  He’s been excited for this game for a while, but in our old apartment, his computer was in the bedroom.. now it’s in the living room.  I can’t even watch TV if I want to.  I may have to pack up all my stuff and work in bed.  It’s hard enough to stay focused on the study sessions when I’m alone…

At least I have a sweet treat to get me through the night..

Now, I’m off to cook some food.

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