Sunday, January 4, 2009

Dead Santa

Good afternoon! Thanks for being so understanding about my slackerdom yesterday. I feel nice and energized today!

Backtrack to yesterday: Ari and I saw this sad sight on the way to breakfast. That might be even more depressing than brown Christmas trees on the sidewalk!

I ordered a huge bowl of oatmeal, which I added skim milk, brown sugar and honey to. Gotta problem with that?

"I wear my sunglasses inside..."

Artsy fartsy picture on the way back from breakkie:

After the gym, I met my mom for some of the best Turkish food I have ever had. We went to Seven's Turkish Grill and each ordered a vegetarian lentil soup:

... and the cold appetizer platter with smoked eggplant, minty yogurt dip (a little thicker than a regular tsatsiki), homemade hummus (!!!), tabouleh, spicy fava bean salad, olives...

And the most bomb-diggity warm and salty bread.

I took a little catnap, then had my pre-work snack. I had a Coconut Cream Pie Larabar, which was, as I remember, fab. I think they should change the name to Coconut Macaroon, though.

I also had some white tea and berry fruit salad.

When I got off work around 11, I had my usual Crispy Crunchy Veggie Salad, but this time I had it with no croutons and added a hard-boiled egg (whose yolk I flicked out... yuck!).

Another caramel Skinny Dipper when I got home... love these guys.

I'm sure there are some Redskins fans out in the blogosphere, so this water bottle will probably only make sense to you. It complimented the photo of my breakfast cookie:

In the cookie:
1/2 cup oatmeal (used up the last of it!)
1/2 scoop protein powder
1 T peanut butter
1 tangerine
2 scoops yogurt
toppings: craisins, raisins, almonds, chocolate chips (this is a keeper!), a date

I had coffee with Ari while he had breakfast. This is him "being a mushroom":

I fully intended on going to the gym today, but time ran out and I am still super duper sore from yoga the other day. Isn't that silly? One of the women I work with is a massage therapist so she pushed on my trigger points, which helped a lot, but I still feel like I have bricks on the backs of my thighs. Ow!

I'm off to have lunch with Kalle, Mike and Greg. Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

i love the date nose on the breakfast cookie!

VeggieGirl said...

Poor Santa!! ;-)

I LOOOOOVE the artsy shot of you two!!

Hang in there with the soreness!!

Laura said...

Haha, poor Santa!

The "being a mushroom" comment made me laugh! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Anonymous said...

I always try and shake out the yolk if there's hb eggs at the salad bar :D! I hate when it's all dry and crumbly....Have a great lunch and day..

K said...

Oh my gosh they killed Santa :(

You two are so cute! Love the artsy pic :)

Haha I may have laughed at the date nose! Hope you had a great lunch!

Cassandra said...

love the artsy fartsy, just found your blog! it made me very happy!

ConsiderEatz! said...

Oh man, I HATE seeing the Xmas pile's! :(
That lunch looks/sounds amazing! I need to remember that place!

Anonymous said...

You and Ari are the cutest couple ever! Wow, he makes a really convincing mushroom actually, I ws almost convinced!
Fava beans are the best! I think they absorb flavor really well.

megan said...

I am sorry you are sore from yoga, but at the same time doesn't the soreness feel amazing? I think it does anyway :)
I love your artsy fartsy photo. Those are the best!
Hope your Sunday was fabulous, girl.