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Coffee or Hot Tea or Maybe Some Hot Chocolate

January 20, 2014 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Life, Shopping (Tags: , ) |  Comments Off on Coffee or Hot Tea or Maybe Some Hot Chocolate

This cold weather has me craving a warm mug with some type of comforting beverage in it. I want a nice mug of coffee with some flavored creamer, or maybe a nice cup of hot tea – green tea with Mandarin orange bits – or maybe some hot chocolate with real milk and real chocolate melted in it and some marshmallows floating on the top until they melt.

The only other hot beverage that I can think of for a cold winter night might be some hot mulled cider. I found a recipe online that calls for cider and orange juice and some spices that you put into a gauze pocket and let it steep in a crock pot for a couple of hours on low. It sounds delicious but I don’t have any cider, so that will have to come later after I get to the store.

Cutting Back on Sodas

November 27, 2012 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Life (Tags: , , ) |  Comments Off on Cutting Back on Sodas

Well, my dentist has told me that my teeth are in bad shape and he is blaming all the sodas that I drink. So now I am going to have to cut back on the sodas and drink something with less sugar. I guess I don’t need the calories from the sodas, either. So it’s for the best, healthwise.

So, what else is there to drink. I have to find something that has some flavor to it. I don’t like milk, but I guess I have to start drinking a couple of glasses of milk in the mornings. Maybe if I add some chocolate syrup or even strawberry syrup to the milk that it will go down a little easier?

One thing I do like to drink is water with a little sprinkle of Crystal Lite lemonade or other fruit flavors. I tried the lemonade with raspberry and it was delicious. They also have a green tea line of flavors, so maybe I can find enough variety to keep this new resolve going strong and get my teeth back to good shape – and a smaller waistline, too!

Sweet Potato Fries are Really Good

September 30, 2012 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Life, Shopping (Tags: , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Sweet Potato Fries are Really Good

Hamburgers are just not on my dinner menu very much any more. For one thing, the good ones are costing $5 each. And then if you add fried and a drink and tax you are looking at $10 for lunch or dinner. That’s crazy expensive and the cheap hamburgers – like the dollar menu – are so nasty that I wouldn’t want to eat them unless I was starving and had no choice.

So, I got a craving for a hamburger and it had to be a good one. I drove over to the Backyard Burgers drive through and got a hamburger with cheddar cheese and bacon – OMFG it was good! And they have a special feature on the menu – sweet potato fries. So I decided to try them. WOWZA! They knocked my socks off! OMG – I can’t wait to go back and get some more sweet potato fies – even if I don’t get another burger – I’d get those sweet potato fries on their own as a great snack!

Spotted the Ex

September 19, 2012 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Friends, Life (Tags: , , ) |  Comments Off on Spotted the Ex

Don’t you hate it when you are out with friends having a nice time and then all of a sudden you see your most hated ex walk into the room? That is a huge downer moment for me. I am always very uncomfortable about how to handle that. My first instinct is always to just grab my purse, pay my tab and get the fuck out of there. But then I think, why should that asshole spoil my good time? So sometimes I just stay and ignore the motherfucker.

That happened last night and I was so tempted to just leave. I know he saw me at the bar with my friends and he walked in with a couple of his guy friends. I bet if I hadn’t been there, that he and his friends would have come over to hit on the other girls. I thought if I left then maybe one of the girls would have a shot at meeting one of his friends. Then I realized that the ex might be the one to hit on one of my friends and that would be seriously wrong for me to wish that hot mess on any of my friends. So I stayed and just ignored the motherfucker, and after about 20 minutes I saw him leave with his friends and walk down the street to some other club.

Popcorn Lunch

September 13, 2012 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Friends, Life, Shopping, Work (Tags: , , ) |  Comments Off on Popcorn Lunch

Things were so crazy busy around here that all I had for lunch was a bag of microwave popcorn. I don’t even like popcorn all that much, but I was starving and that was the only thing I could see in the vending machine that would be even halfway healthy. I like chocolate as much as the next girl, but when you are hungry, chocolate does not fill you up.

Never knew there were so many different brands and flavors of popcorn until I went to Kroger this morning to pick up some popcorn and just keep it in my desk. I also picked up 5 frozen dinners to keep in the break room at work. They were on sale for $2 a piece and you can’t beat that price plus the convenience of them being just 6 minutes in the microwave away from being a fast lunch.

The only problem with putting a lot of food in the freezer at work is that people steal your food when they are stuck there late at night working on a deadline and don’t want to go out to buy their own fucking dinner. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to the freezer to grab one of my frozen lunches and I find a sticky note in there saying I.O.U. and my lunch is gone. When that happens I track down the fucker who stole my lunch and make him take me out to Longhorn Steakhouse for a lunch. That always costs about $20 instead of the $2 frozen lunch that they stole from me. But some of those guys don’t care at all – they even write it off on their expense reports and we both get to eat for free.