Happy Monday again, my dear friends and followers! I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving week again… where did 2017 go?! I for one am excited to eat my weight in Turkey and various carb-loaded side dishes (mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and stuffing, I’m lookin’ at you).
In honor of Thanksgiving, this week’s quote comes from David Mamet and is a hilarious way of coping with too much family time.
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”
— David Mamet
Happy Monday, friends and followers! Another Monday is here, and I’m trying to get back in the habit of cooking and meal prepping to hopefully slim down a bit before I put on all that holiday weight (so basically zero out by the end of the year). In order to do that, I stopped by Trader Joe’s yesterday and spent way too much money on food (which should really be the name of my memoir at this point).
I’ve been doing pretty well; I stayed in all weekend, getting some work done around the house, watching Netflix, and getting a jumpstart on all the work I have to do this week. I cleaned out my closet, and am selling a bunch of my clothes on Poshmark, so if you’re looking to save some money shopping for clothes, check out what I’ve got available!
This week’s quote comes from Laurie Colwin, and is helping me to get more inspired for cooking at home, even if I am cooking for 1. Hope you enjoy!
“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”
— Laurie Colwin
Happy Monday everyone! I had a very busy weekend in Washington DC visiting friends, eating lots of sushi, and celebrating our space program at a party at the Air & Space Museum. It was quite the eventful weekend.
My friends thought I was lame for getting this balloon hat, but they clearly don’t know what cool is.
Tomorrow is election day, so in honor of that, I give you a quote from Charles de Gaulle. Technically he was talking about France, but I feel like it applies to us, too.
“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”
— Charles de Gaulle
It’s here! My second favorite holiday of the year: Halloween!
This week’s quote is in honor of all the chocoholics out there like me.
“Candy is my religion.”
— Sarah Addison Allen
Happy Monday again, my followers! I spent the weekend in Greenville and got to see 2 of my best friends, go apple picking, get attacked by bees, play lots of games, and eat waaay too much delicious food. Hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I did!
This week’s quote comes from Ernest Hemingway, an author I generally dislike, but ended up really liking this particular quote (thanks, Goodreads, for the inspiration).
“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”
— Ernest Hemingway
Proof that good food makes us all happy.
Happy Monday, followers!
You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit MIA lately. I have spent the past couple months helping plan a giant and awesome costume party for Yelp, called YelpCon, which happened this past Saturday. It was soooo much fun (seriously, look at the pictures), but the planning kind of took over my life for a bit. I’m getting back on track now and plan to get back to my usual 3x-a-week posting schedule… (fingers crossed).
Let’s get started with a quote that I read from author James Patterson, which I thought sounded exactly like something I would say. Enjoy the rest of your week!
“Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely. Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha.”
— James Patterson
Don’t even try to tell me you’ve never done it.
I had a wonderfully lazy weekend this weekend. I basically did nothing except lounge around the house and eat food. I had a friend come over and we watched lots of movies and it was positively blissful.
This week’s quote comes from Becky G. and sums up my idea of the perfect weekend:
“If I can, I love staying in pajamas all day and watching movies and eating good food.”
– Becky G.
I mean, is there anything more relaxing?
If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been a bit busy this month (hence this being only my second post in 2 weeks… yikes!). I’m trying to get back into the groove of things now that I’m not traveling all over the place! I’ve made some changes in my life lately, and things are finally starting to settle down, so hopefully I’ll be able to create a schedule and stick to it!
This week’s quote is in honor of the fact that I spent a wonderful weekend with great friends this past weekend and this upcoming weekend, I’ll have friends coming in from DC for the Eclipse!
“You can’t just eat good food… you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”
— Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
And you can’t be friends with me unless you want to eat and talk about good food.
So, I’ve been getting kind of fatigued from all those arbitrary “NATIONAL XFOOD DAY” posts that have been inundating my social media feeds lately, but National Avocado Day is one I’ll make an exception for. Because yes, I know the guac is extra, and I don’t care.
“I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live.”
— Frank Bruni
So in addition to summer slowly coming to a close, I’m also going through a lot of changes in my life right now. I look back at where I was 1 year ago or 2 years ago and I’m so proud and grateful for the progress I’ve made, the adventures I’ve had, and the people I’ve met. In honor of that, I found this quote to be particularly profound, and I hope all of you will enjoy it as well.
“I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.”
Potatoes are bae.