Monday, March 31, 2008

Never again.


So, last night we went and ate Hibachi for LeAnns’ birthday. We always go to the same place, Oi Shii in Lake Worth. It’s DE-licious, so you must try it if you haven’t already. Anyways, we all order the hibachi stuff, while Chase’s Uncle Don always orders sushi. I’ve always wanted to try sushi, but just never had the courage. I mean, I love seafood, and I love Chinese, and pretty much any other Asian food, it would only be natural that I like sushi, right? I’d heard from several different people that the California Roll was about the most tame kind of sushi, so when Uncle Don asked me if I wanted to try it, I gave in and said yes. I mean, come on, CHASE even likes it and we KNOW how he is when it comes to food. So, they dipped it in a little soy sauce and …



I don’t remember the last time I wanted to spit out my food that quickly.

Seriously, I was gagging, but I somehow managed to swallow it. I don’t even know if I chewed it more than 3 times before I swallowed it whole. I honestly couldn’t take it. The last time I’ve tried something that bad was in Thailand – and it looked like snot.

Sushi is not for me.
*Florida pics coming soon....

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Food Pyramid....what's that?


I woke up starving this morning, but since I didn’t go grocery shopping this week, I had nothing to eat. We almost always have snacks in the kitchen at work, and today was no different. My boss had bought some chocolate chip cookies yesterday and we had leftovers. SCORE! As I was eating them, I just kept thinking, this is probably not the best thing to be eating for breakfast. As I continued to think about what all I had eaten this week, I wanted to throw up. See for yourself.

MONDAY
Breakfast
– Package of Cheese crackers
Snack – mini-Butterfinger
Lunch – Leftover Cajun Chicken Pasta from Chili’s
Snack – chocolate chip cookie
Dinner – Fried Popcorn Shrimp & French Fries from LJS
Snack – Bowl of cereal

TUESDAY
Breakfast – 1 glazed donut
Snack – 15 or so Cracked Black Pepper & Olive Oil Triscuits (yummmm…)
Lunch – 1 party taco from Taco Bueno and some chips & queso
Snack – 6 ct. package of Peanut Butter & Honey crackers
Dinner – Arby’s French Dip Sandwich dipped in lots of au jus (which I’m sure is just another word for all the fatty juice that drips off of the fatty roast beef, but tastes like heaven in a cup.)

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast
– 1 bite of Apple Cinnamon oatmeal. (yuck)
Lunch – Bowl of baked potato soup, garden salad with no veggies, but lots of cheddar cheese (hey, I did top it with low-cal Italian dressing, that counts for something right?? No?) & a Brownie Bite
Snack – 2 chocolate chip cookies
Dinner – bite of Chase’s Frito Chili Pie at 6:00 (it DID use Lean beef chili), a small bag of Cheez-its at 8:00, & a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios at 9:30

THURSDAY
Breakfast – a sip of gross coffee, 2 chocolate chip cookies

Seriously, do I always eat this bad? Granted, I haven’t cooked once this week, unless you count making a Frito chili pie cooking…but still. The closest I got to somewhat healthy was a salad, but it was covered in cheese. There may have actually been more cheese than lettuce (ahh the greatness of Salads N Such by NE Mall. If you haven’t been there, trust me, it’s delicious!

Anyways, I am SO heading to Subway for lunch. I was thinking about going jogging when I get home too, but I have some shopping to do…does walking a mile inside Target count as exercising?

Monday, March 10, 2008

Well I had a super fun weekend!! I went on a much needed date with my hubby, I got to hang out with Shelby, which I LOVE doing, and I went shopping with Meredith!

Chase told me to pick where we were going to eat on Friday night. Now usually, this is were I come up with somewhere we never go, or haven’t gone in a long time. So where did we end up?? Chili’s @ Fossil Creek. Original, huh? We’ve actually both been to Chili’s within the last 2 weeks (Chase had actually gone on Wednesday) but it just sounded so good to both of us. And it was sooo yummy. Afterwards we went to Baskin-Robbins where my perfect evening hit a bump in the road when I arrived to find that they didn’t have my favorite flavor, Pink Bubblegum. Luckily I found a flavor that had dark chocolate and brownie chunks, so all was well. We got home and were watching a couple of episodes of The Office when Shelb got hold of me and asked us to go the movies. I just LOVE her, and I hadn’t seen her in a while, so I was way excited to see her!

I usually pride myself on being able to find my way around pretty much anywhere. Sometime it’s like I have a built-in GPS in my head. Well, that was not the case on Saturday. Yes – I got lost. Technically, I wasn’t lost lost (Chase is going to kill me for doing my double word thing). I knew how to get back to where I came from, but I just figured if I kept driving, I would eventually find my way. Meredith thought that would be a good idea too. We were WRONG. Apparently I’m just not all that familiar with the Hulen area. I had gotten stuck in a turn only lane, and instead of turning around, we just figured we’d keep going and find another way. I checked the map today to see where I actually was. WOW. If I had wanted to drive straight into Benbrook Lake, I would have been right on target. But unfortunately, that is NOT where I was trying to go. Too bad Chase had TomTom with him, since he’s normally the directionally challenged one. It could have definitely helped!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Is today Wednesday? I’ve been completely lost as to what day it is all week. I went to bed last night thinking that it was going to be Thursday when I woke up. When I woke up this morning, I still thought it was Thursday. I was trying to figure out all morning what I was going to make for dinner tonight (since I basically only cook on Mondays and Thursdays). It wasn’t until I went to eat lunch with Meredith that I realized it was Wednesday. Funny thing, she thought it was Thursday too! Glad I’m not the only crazy person.

We got to talking about our trip to Florida and I am just super pumped. I really want to go to Disney World again. I need new pictures. Last time we went I had just turned 17 and I don’t think I knew what “presentable in public” meant. Seriously, did my family know how bad I looked? Did I own a hairbrush? Or tweezers? Or clothes that weren’t hideous?

Granted, I was never one to really care what I looked like when I was in high school. I was way more interested in hanging out with my friends that trying to get a boyfriend, but still! When I have kids and I show them pictures from when their mommy went to Disney World, I don’t want them to say “Who’s that scary girl with Mickey Mouse?”

Then I got to thinking; that trip took place a few months after I had met Chase. Did he realize how bad I looked? He probably didn’t due to the fact that he had a girlfriend at the time (and a very pretty one I might add! I bet she owned a pair of tweezers…), but we became friends shortly after this trip. Maybe I looked bad on this trip because it was humid and hot. Yeah, I’m sure that’s it. I just figured, “Hey, it’s hot and I’m in another state, so I’ll abandon all sense of style and grooming this week.”

I would let you see these pictures, that way you could judge yourself whether or not I just had a bad week or if I actually looked like that all the time, but I’m too scared of the answers I might get. So they will stay safely tucked away in my drawer at home.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Goodness, it’s been a while. Not much has been going on, so there hasn't been much to blog about…Chase found out for sure that he gets to go to Florida and so does Meredith, so I’m super excited about that! My birthday is during our trip, so I’ll have 3 of my best friends with me all day on my birthday. I’m hoping we get to hang out on the beach that day. Which reminds me…I need a new bathing suit and a tan STAT! The bathing suit shouldn't be a problem, but I’m starting to consider taking some SPF 5,000 sunscreen and sticking with the pasty look this summer. I would love to go tanning and have a nice skin color all the time, but
1. I can’t afford it.
2. It fades my hair, no matter how much “color protection” junk I put on it.
AND 3. I found a little lump on my back and it has me a little nervous, so I don’t want to take any risks.

(REMINDER: call the doctor to get little lump checked out.)


I don’t mean to sound…whatever I’m going to sound like, but I can’t stand my skin color. Not as in the fact that I’m white, but the tone of my skin. It’s definitely pale, but it’s not pretty pale. My face is always more red than the rest of my body. A few weeks ago, I got to thinking, maybe I’ve been using the wrong color foundation/powder all of this time (even though I switched several times). NOPE. I’ve gone to work 2 days in a row now with no facial makeup on, just to see if it was actually my makeup. Still red-faced.

I’ve tried different face washes, thinking that maybe I’m using something too strong and it’s irritating my skin. Nope. I can use the most gentle face wash and it doesn’t change anything. I’ve tried using paler makeup, but then I just look like a ghost. It makes no sense!

The only thing I can really do to help is put bronzer from my neck down to the top of my shirts. It’s not that big of a deal unless I’m wearing a white colored shirt because then it always gets on the collar of the shirt.

So frustrating.