The Easter Bunny didn’t even bring me candy this year. He brought me Vibrams, but somehow I found my mini buggy scooting down the candy aisle full of after-Easter sales. The pastel-colored pretzel M&Ms will not get out of my hand, dangit.
Speaking of Easter, I was sent home with left-over ham and a baja slaw my mom made. Today I made an open-faced hawaiian melt (ham+pineapple+melted mozzarella) with the baja slaw on the side. The best part: I added crushed cashews to the slaw. Mmmmm.
And. and. and. What was my life like before Trader Joe’s? I went yesterday and got some new to me TJ’s goodies: Strawberry yogurt O’s and tempting trail mix. They are both equally delicious: I topped the cereal on my strawberry oatmeal this morning and the trail mix…. well before, between, and after meals. I could make a meal out of M&Ms and that trail mix.
The Color Run was so fun, although, next year I will sign up for the Piedmont Park one instead! This is a picture of me and my close friend, Kael, after the run and before the color “festival” where everyone releases a packet of color.
And lastly, I came across this blog post titled My Personality from Aubrey over at italktofood <– by the way, go and check out her blog! I love it.} and I decided to participate in her personality quiz for those of you who don’t know me other than the food I tweet and the words I write on this lil’ blog.
1. When a cashier in the checkout line at the grocery store is being a grump for no reason, how do you typically react?
I have learned from my ma to kill them with kindness. For instance, if a cashier grabs my stuff, scans it, without saying anything besides the total amount of the purchase, I will respond with “So, how are you today?” or something in that nature. Rudeness has become one of my biggest pet peeves, but admittedly, something I could work on as well.
2. Are you the type that likes going out with your girlfriends or staying in?
I love going out and hanging with friends but I stay in more often than not. I have honestly found a balance and have found that it is not necessary to go out 24/7. Most of the time (but not all), I will go out for special occasions or because someone is visiting.
3. Do you sob and get emotional watching romance movies?
Not really. But then again, I hardly watch movies. Or tv. I have the attention span of a 5-year old.
4. What stresses you out the most?
Decisions. The older I get, decisions are getting to be very important and pretty big. I’m always flip-flopping and making last minute… again, decisions.
5. What do you think people think of you?
Good question. To be honest, it depends on which person you are talking about. Before I moved away for college and a little bit during college, I was the impulsive, free-spirited party girl. Want to do something? I was down. Now a days (in the past year or so) I am more calm, mature, and patient. I hope that those who have been around me in the more recent times can sense at least one of the above traits.
6. When you overindulge do you hit the gym to burn it all off, or just accept the indulgence and follow your same routine?
Enjoy every single bite and continue on with my same routine. It bothers me so much to see someone post or say “Well I ate this (blank) today, so that means (this many) miles on the treadmill” or “I woke up at 5AM before my indulgent day.” If you wake up at 5 AM to wake up and workout on a regular basis, do ya thang girl… but just because you’re eating a piece of cake, or two then that is a leeetle ridiculous. 🙂
7. Are you easily annoyed?
Yeahhhh. With the tiniest things that don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. I always have to take a deep breath and move on (most of the time.)
8. What do you think is your biggest personality flaw?
Like Aubrey, not thinking before I speak. More often than not, I will be in a situation where I “stick my foot in my mouth.” This is one of the things I try to work on daily and while I am a lot better than I used to be, it still happens. I even remember writing on my hand a time or two, “THINK!!”
9. What is one thing you don’t think people see enough of when it comes to your personality?
Uh. I guess people don’t see my soft heart as much. Ever since I can remember, although I was a tender-hearted child, I have always had a “hard shell.” Or at least tried to come across that way. I promise up under it is a sweet and caring person. This is another one of the things that I have accumulated over the past year- caring for others and realizing not to take friends + family for granted. I ❤ ya’ll!!!
10. Can you feel relaxed in a busy crowd or messy room?
Busy crowds have never really bothered me. I am a people-person and if I am not one that particular day, I just do what I was supposed to do (buy groceries, order food, etc.) like a lady on a mission. <– LAME.
I go through these weird stages with cleaning. One week, I will have the messiest room and apartment. Then, I will get in my – what Seth likes to call- “psycho cleaning lady” mode. Everything will be spotless. To answer the question, yes I can feel relaxed in a messy room…. for a few days and then I am stressed.
Andddd, that’s it folks.