Daily Archive: November 28, 2012

6 Tangents

Posted by Nicole

I’m not gonna lie, today hasn’t been the best. I swear I am more homesick as a junior than I was as a college freshman. Oh well, rolling with the punches here. Here are some tangents from the day because tangents are fun… especially when we are talking about math. I’m going stream of conscious here so it might be a bit wordier than normal.

1. I woke up tired and groggy after 11 hours of sleep (I know, woe is me), showered, made breakfast, and went to class. Exciting news: I officially only have 5 more class days left before study days and final exams. I’m happy about this because my brain is reaching capacity for the semester. Lectures are becoming a big jumble of information… oh wait, lectures actually are a big jumble of information:

2. Luckily, I got out of class just as it started to rain. I walked home in the light drizzle, and stopped for a 4 o’clock pick-me-up. They were out of SF hazelnut syrup so I got SF caramel in my coffee and it was pretty darn good. It reminded me of the caramel frapps I used to order back in the day before I knew about all the “oMg CaLoRieSSS”

3. After class, I started Season 8 of How I Met Your Mother. This show kind of drives me crazy because I just want to know who the mother is!! Anyone else feel like this show is dragging on and on? That said, it was the perfect half-paying-attention-show while doing my accounting project/homework for a few hours. (Side note: double monitors are amazing.)

4. My room has been a mess since Thanksgiving break. How you liking that American flag headboard? I had to put it somewhere while I’m not wearing it… Anyways, I got my act together and cleaned up most of the mess.

5. I have some food and workout updates which will be compiled in a post at the end of the week. In general, workouts have been going great, but today was just “off.” Anyways, I bundled up for the cold walk to the gym (not really, it was 60 degrees). I got through my workout with Thought Catalog entertainment, notably these articles: The 10 Commandments of Borrowing Clothes (cough cough Lauren), I’m Tired of Thinking About Boys (real talk), and 12 Great (Yet Underappreciated) TV Shows You Should Start Watching (not like I need anymore suggestions).

6. The remainder of my night is and will continue to be accompanied by this white powdered crack… #horriblejoke. Hoping that doesn’t lead to any questionable search engine referrals.

Hope your week is going well. We made it past Wednesday and the weekend is near. Holla.

– Nicole

Q4U: Are you the type of person that multitasks while watching TV?

I sure know Lauren and I are… I get so antsy when I am watching TV without doing other tasks.

WIAW 11/28: Stuffing and Stuff

Posted by Lauren

I’m terrible about following the proper WIAW rules.

Nothing I do is comprehensive, or chronological for that matter. I randomly take photos from my phone and use WIAW as a place to dump the camera roll. Whoops! Compromise: I’ll limit myself to one food photo per day:



I spent 5 hours at Starbucks first thing Sunday morning. I ordered my favorite spinach & egg wrap (I especially love the crunchy, toasted ends of each wrap!). I drank plain coffee and got a free refill while doing work-work, planning my 2013 race schedule, and compulsively updating my Fantasy Football app.

I won my matchup this week, in case you were curious…8-4 record, 2 of 12 in league!




I started out my Monday morning with a big bowl of protein oats, then had turkey chili for lunch, snacked on 2 nutrigrain bars and an apple throughout the day, and heated up leftover turkey/veggies for dinner. I picked up frozen yogurt on my way to Kyle’s and it was so. darn. GOOD! Pistachio, pumpkin, and white chocolate macadamia nut froyo in that cup up there!!



Tuesday night I went to my moms house to make special cupcakes for an upcoming product launch at work (more on that soon!). I was ecstatic to see more leftover creole stuffing. Jordan asked for more info, so here’s the story: last year our mom’s fiance David declared that he was making stuffing for Thanksgiving. He bought a million ingredients and worked for hours to produce All Recipes’ Creole Cornbread Stuffing.

I remember the first bite…. it was spicy and sweet and crumbly and gooey. I fell in love with that stuffing. Really, it’s the best stuffing I’ve ever ever ever had. From now until the end of time, I want my Thanksgiving table to have a bowl of this stuffing. It’s fairly time intensive and requires a lot of ingredients (eggs, buttermilk, butter – the healthy stuff), but it’s 100% worth it.

Question: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Pick ONE!


p.s. more links at Jenn’s party!