holler. anyone have a case of the mondays? i did earlier today. the case was so big that i couldn’t take it in my carry-on luggage.. i had to check it. lucky for me the work day is over and i can happily forget about the drama of the office—at least until tomorrow :)
i don’t have much to report which is pretty rare for me, i lead an exciting life, i know. jokes. yesterday was pretty uneventful, i guess i was worn out from the first part of the weekend!
i woke up around 10:30 feeling like i was thrown out of a building and landed on my back. every muscle in my back is sore from wakeboarding, i forgot how many muscles you use! i tried to have penelope give me a massage but then quickly remembered she has no thumbs and instead enjoyed some coffee with a side of google reader.. this occupied me until about 1 PM when marshall finally decided to come home from kung fu~rare that he has it on a sunday but he did and it made for a very hungry morning because i was waiting for him to go eat with me!
there are not many all-day breakfast spots up in his neck of the woods, unfortunately. there are a plethora of locations in the SLC but he lives about 35 miles north of me and there are slim pickings if you want brunch on a sunday. i turned to my friend the internet and found a spot to dine at~karen’s cafe which is located in ogden.
cute little spot, looked promising. once in the door it took quite awhile to get menus.
we finally got some menus and ordered some coffee then took a look at the selection. the prices were super reasonable..
the coffee took a long, long time to come out and the waitress never did bring us the cream marshall had asked for. he ended up getting up and grabbing some from another table. whatevs.
wow. i mean i know i never should expect anything great from a diner in ogden but i honestly thought i would be safe going with an omelette.. but the whole plate was so incredibly greasy.. kind of a downer. i also ordered some dry wheat toast that came out as untoasted buttered bread… another downer.
ick. the omelette tasted pretty good, the one part i did like was the abundance of fresh veggies inside~that was a plus. but the grease factor and the lack of getting my food as i had ordered it was two strikes. the extremely horrible service we received was strike 3 meaning we will not be going back.
at least the coffee was good… and there were cowboys on the booth seats.
sorry karen, we were not sold on your cafe. we still left a 25% tip though, you gotta.
well this won’t come as a surprise but i wasn’t hungry the rest of the day. when i eat grease-laden meals i just get this real gross full feeling and try to chug water the rest of the day. which is what i did. while watching season 2 of weeds.. i have a lot of catching up to do. good show though!
then we went and saw food, inc last night.
so i am a little late in seeing this but it is because i live in utah and it took forever to come here. now that i have seen it i want to go back and read all the fabulous reviews many of you have written about the documentary. i am not going to write a review on this. while i did walk away with some really strong feelings, i don’t feel like i am educated enough to write a review on such a heavy topic. i do want to voice my thoughts, however, just not in any type of review structure.
- after seeing food, inc i felt extremely uneducated about where my food is coming from. i love cooking, eating, talking about food, going to new restaurants, trying new cuisines.. but i feel like a fool. there are things the documentary talked about that i knew existed but i had no idea how extreme everything was until i saw this.
- i felt betrayed. maybe you guys had this feeling when watching? i felt like i was betrayed~i don’t know who or what to point the blame at or why i had this feeling, but i honestly had some scandalous taste of betrayal in my mouth as i left.
- i felt discouraged. while i do want to do everything i can to avoid supporting such horrible things documented in the film, i feel very discouraged about knowing that i will be supporting these assholes in one way or another and it genuinely sucks.
- i was motivated. while the feeling of discouragement lingered, i also felt a sense of empowerment to start doing what i can to change my habits. support the right things and try to avoid the wrong things. while i may not know much, i know i can learn..and i can become a better consumer.
my head is full of all sorts of thoughts that were never there prior to last night. where have i been? am i really that ignorant of a person? i feel a little guilty for not knowing about all of this. bottom line, everyone should go see this documentary..you owe it to yourself.
that is all i am going to say about that, but i would really, really love to hear what YOU thought about the flick. maybe your thoughts can help me learn more.
i also felt retarded for eating all that movie popcorn during the previews.
before bed i had a little hunger pang and had a little serving of some leftover couscous chickpea salad from the other night’s BBQ and also a slice of bread with some tillamook cheddar melted on it.. and then i vowed to hop back on the body for life eating style bandwagon because my eats were way, way, waaaay too crappy the past 3 days.
when i mess up with my eating i try not to let it get to me. granted, the nasty food hangover makes it hard to forget about how bad i screwed myself over eating-wise.. but i don’t like to get down on myself. it is not worth it, i am too happy of a person to get discouraged with myself because i ate a meal that had more grease than elvis presley’s hair.
when i have a bad day of eating.. or in this case a bad THREE days.. i just reassess my goals, write them down (which i think is important), make a plan and tell myself that i will stick to it no matter what. and then i can forget about the garbage weekend and go about my happy life and hope for a better day tomorrow. that is all i CAN do. the food has been eaten, there is no sense in dwelling on it because this will just piss me off more and make me grumpy and no fun to be around. i refuse to let something as trivial as lunch control my mood for the week.
end of shpill. thanks for reading.
i also had some dry wheat toast & coffee.. this was a perfectly balanced body for life style meal.. protein? check! carb? check! healthy fat? check! veggies? check! good job janetha b.
lunch was a little tricky as i am just finishing up my fridge clearing mission at work. i finally used the last of my food in the work fridge! well, aside from some baba ganoush and some tribe hummus that hurts my geographic tongue (unfortunately)..
so this randomness was 1 1 slice of ham, cheddar, cottage cheese + ranch seasoning & 2 mini whole wheat pitas
it was random but it did the trick :)
i have also had 3 liters of water today and so i have one more to go to hit my gallon-a-day goal. easy peasy. i have some serious working out to do today since i missed both my uppr body workout and a session of HIIT over the weekend.. but i kind of think wakeboarding should count for upper body, dont you? ;)
okay, i have some questions and one of them is mandatory!
here’s the deal: my friend is going up the canyon for a team strengthening thang with her work.. (she manages a store in the mall) and wants me to give her ideas for food. so far i am thinking to do fruit kebabs and white chocolate mini cheesecakes. i need a main dish and a side dish. i want to do a pasta salad and put it in individual cups and maybe some sort of phenomenal sandwich or wrap…
1. what main/side dish recipes do you think would be fabulous for the occasion? they have to be easily portable..picnic-style type recipes. let’s hear it!
2. have you seen food, inc? walking away from it did you feel discouraged? empowered? something else?
3. how do you tip when you have ultra crappy service?