Alternative post title: I Just Wanna Chat!
About stuffed sweet potatoes.
Kidding. I’ll get to that in a sec, though.
Happy Friday! Wow, what a crrraazy week. The combination of a few unexpected events and my excitement about the upcoming week ahead (friends visiting, Oscar partying, mom visiting, wedding celebrating!), means my ADD is buzzing today.
So, instead of trying to piece things together in what would undoubtedly be a painfully incoherent post, let’s do this in bullet form!
1. I have a serious case of spring fever right now. And by that I mean I’ve been doing way too much online shopping for floral printed tops, pastel pants and mint green everything.
It all started when I began looking for a dress to wear to my friend’s wedding next weekend. (By the way, thank you so much for all your input regarding which one to buy! By the time I’d made up my mind (dress #2 was the winner), both options were sold out! Thus, the search continues…). I’d gone nearly an entire month without doing any online browsing, but as of today, my virtual shopping carts are filled to the brim.
I’ve been good, though. No purchases! Sometimes just clicking “add to cart” satisfies that retail craving.
2. And speaking of cravings…My salmon cravings have been through the roof this week. It all started the sashimi I dunked into guacamole last weekend. This week, salmon sashimi has been my lunch of choice not once, not twice, but three times. The sushi man at Whole Foods knows me by name now. Oy.
I seriously need to stop this addiction—not just for my wallet’s sake, but because my fingers are beginning to turn orange.
3. Oh wait, that might be because I’ve been eating so many sweet potatoes . Nothing new about that, except the fact that I finally caved and tried the over-stuffed potato trend I’ve seen on so many blogs. You guys. If you haven’t gone here yet…
You need to. Don’t wait another second.
That was dinner last night. I simply a baked sweet potato, fluffed the insides a bit, and topped it with roasted chicken, barbecue sauce, cheddar, green bell pepper, and sesame seeds. I popped the whole thing back in the oven for five minutes, which made the cheese all melty good.
4. Since we’re talking about potatoes, let’s also talk about potatoes on maps!
Check out the upper lefthand corner of this picture. See where it says “potatoes?” Well, that’s one of my homes—Idaho!— known for its potatoes (and not much else!). I’m also from the “life of the party state.” Can you find it?
If you’re from the US, which region do you live in?
5. For those of you who aren’t from the US, here’s some more stereotype fun.
Earlier this week, my friend told me about the Google search tool, “why is ____ so…” Basically, you fill in the blank with the name of place, and Google autocomplete will list the four most commonly searched words associated with that place. So, as you can see, Canada is thought to be pro-Israel, lame, expensive and beautiful! 😉
I did a search for Washington, DC, which is where I currently live.
6. On a completely unrelated note, I’ve been salivating over this picture all week.
That would be a homemade girl scout cookie…gone gluten free! (and Paleo-friendly, for those of you who are avoiding grains). Is is just me, or does it look 10,000 gazillion times better than those which come in a package? Just sayin. Samoas are my all-time favorite girl scout cookie. Second favorite? Tagalongs (aka chocolate peanut butter sandwich cookies).
7. I set a personal record this week! I’m not talking about bench presses or squats (although, I actually did complete six 50 pound bicep barbell curls!), I’m talking about containers of hummus consumed. I bought three of these on Sunday…
and finished the last one yesterday.
8. And since we’re talking about personal records, gyms, and marathons (in the hummus eating sense…heh), check out this video. I’ve watched it 20+ times since Kelly posted it a week ago, and it makes me laugh out loud every time. I think the guy hits every gym-obsessed woman stereotype there is out there.
9. Has anyone heard of this line of perfume?
Ellen was talking about them on her show yesterday, and I kinda sorta really want to buy a bottle of London…and Paris…and Bali. Oh heck, I want them all! Apparently the scents “transport” you to the given place. They cost $45, but hey, talk about big time travel savings. 😉
10. Finally…I think these might be the most fun-looking protein bars I’ve ever seen.
Bring on the confetti!
I hope you all have a fun, restful, revitalizing—whatever you want it to be weekend!
I’m going to be taking a 10 day blogging break, so that I can complete work and school-related projects, spend time with special people, and relax a bit before my mom and friends arrive for the wedding bonanza next weekend. Don’t expect me to drop off the face of the earth completely, though; I’ll be reading YOUR blogs whenever I have time!
I’ll miss you guys, but I’ll be back before you know it—Monday, March 4th! Until then, please stay in touch via Instagram (I’m Sarabeara2).
I want to know…
What are your thoughts about the mint green trend? When shopping online, do you ever “add items to your cart” without buying them?
Which four stereotypes is your city, state, province, country (or all of the above) known for? TYPE IT GOOGLE and tell me in the comments. If you’re from the US, which word describes the region (on the first map) where you’re from?
If a scent could transport you to any place, which place would it be?
I can’t decide between London, Paris, Dubai and Bali! Oh, and I think there should be a Maui scent, too.