If you are a reader of xoJane, you probably know Natalie.
She and her lovely boyfriend, Chris, are on holiday in Florida right now, so they popped up for a football game and FOOD.
We started with mimosas (which I forgot to photograph) and then hit up Target to see the new designer collection. I bought this dress but — more importantly — Natalie and I both purchased this doughnut sweater:
Then we went to brunch at The Oxford Exchange.
I finally had a Pimm’s cup.
The Brits confirmed it was made properly.
These most excellent sprouts were shared.
And I had a wonderful salad with steak.
Complete with quail egg.
Then we made our way to the game, where we consumed beers and (terribly sweet and cloying just plain awful) margs.
V. decent for a stadium.
Just awful, but very large.
We got rained on.
But it was okay.
Supper was Publix subs and cocktails.
Italian greyhounds and the like.
Then we all slept quite well.
We’re going to take a break from what I ate for juuuuuust a second and talk about what I did.
I did the Life’s A Beach “Slacker” Triathlon.
The 200-yard swim, 5-mile bike ride, and 2 mile run probably comprises the smallest tri one can do, but it actually felt like quite a big accomplishment.
Medal doubles as a bottle opener.
Sean thinks I could do a sprint distance.
Back to the food.
On the way home, I had an Americano and celebratory cake pop.
Then nachos and beer were consumed.
MANGO KEY LIME.
Several beers, tbh.
But not Stella, just out of a Stella glass.
Supper was a delicious veggie burger and Cesar salad (not pictured).
Poorly lit, but tasty.
Oh and I had a McFlurry because I was still celebrating.
Consumed while watching Doctor Who.
I’m slooooowly adjusting to Matt Smith but literally having dreams of Tennant.
I think I had coffee but I’m not totally positive.
I am positive that I made a pizza omelet, which is just an omelet with cut-up pieces of pizza folder into it.
Just an innovention.
Sean and I had a Friday beer at 7eventh Sun.
Then we went grocery shopping and ate half a bag of Doritos on the way home.
Could be spicier tbh.
I made some spaghetti and pasta sauce.
Added some wine this time.
And snack on Parmesan while cooking.
Then I went to bed and didn’t sleep because I knew I had to get up early for my baby triathlon.
I think I had coffee, but I am not sure.
I know I had potato salad.
Angie went to the vet. She’s okay.
I found these.
“Could Be Worse”
Late in the afternoon, I ate what little of the custard Sean had not eaten the night before.
Also some melted cheese in a tortilla.
Around 8:45, we picked up some pizza and ate it with friends. I also had some boxed wine. I did not take pics of either.
The day began with coffee and water from an Erlenmeyer flask.
Lol that water isn’t really flammable, guys.
Then I ate a gathering of plant parts.
Dramatically lit plant parts.
Then a secret box arrived so I taste tested its contents. Review should be on xoJane any day now.
WHO COULD IT BE NOW?
Then I made “sushi toast” which is toast with avocado, spicy mayo, a drizzle of soy sauce, crumbled nori, and pickled ginger.
I don’t get me either.
I went for a swim to prepare for the Turtle Triathlon I am doing and then we went and got Culver’s because it is new here.
It was okay. The burger was kinda dry.
I need my cheese melted.
But the cheese curds were delicious.
We went to Target to buy soap.
I bought these.
Stabbing knows no season.
Then I had about two bites of some of the to-go custard and fell asleep.
Yeah. I skipped the weekend. I was in GA visiting family and I didn’t want to take pics of my food.
But I’m back now.
I started my day with cottage cheese with nutritional yeast but forgot to photo.
I know, not off to a strong start am I?
Lunch was tuna salad, sauteed carrots, and tomatoes.
Strange but good.
Snack was coconut yogurt.
Tasted kinda like sunscreen.
A later snack was apple with cheese and some burnt popcorn (not pictured).
THEN. I RODE MY BIKE FOR 4.5 MILES AND THEN RAN FOR A MILE AND A HALF.
I’m proud of me.
I had a beer after that, but did not take a pic because I didn’t have my phone.
Supper was eggs, potatoes, and carrots (again).
I had some more of that boxed wine.
And some chocolate.
Then I watched Doctor Who and cried for the rest of my life.
OH YOU KNOW A NORMAL BREAKFAST OF COTTAGE CHEESE WITH YEAST AND TOMATOES.
That breakfast was fuel for a bike ride.
A bike ride that led me to coffee and beer and Katie.
This is southern tier warlock and it is here to change your life.
Then we went to a different bar to drink different beer.
IDK it was good.
The bartender gave us a little taste of this magic.
cute tiny glass!
Uh. So, then I went home and made a bunch of strange canapes out of what was in my fridge.
AS ONE DOES.
I grilled the bread and everything.
Then I ate some of those macarons.
Angie tried to help.
BASIL + WHITE CHOC
Much later, Sean and I went to got watch the football game and I got some mediocre shrimp and grits.