bits & pieces from california.

by Janetha on November 29, 2010

in meals

i hope you all got a chance to read my interview with body for life champion, emily alvers. if not, make sure you check it out!

the last couple days have been pretty ho-hum. i am still sick. i worked out for the first time in 8 days today. i ran on the treadmill. it was hard and it hurt my lungs. i saw the latest harry potter yesterday, which was cool, but i wish i knew a little bit more about what was going on in the whole saga. the packers lost and that sent marshall into a deep depression. i thoroughly enjoyed last night’s episode of dexter and that was probably the highlight of my life these past two days.

i told you, it’s been ho-hum.

i did have a few lingering photos on the ol’ camera card from my trip to california. i can’t let them go unblogged!

i won at yahtzee!


i really never win at anything, so that was cool.IMG_3321IMG_3315IMG_3313

i love playing games with my family. especially when i win Winking smile

hole in the wall, greasy spoon diners are always fun to go to.


i love the atmosphere. the worn down booths. the fake wood paneling on the walls.


i love the coffee. made from the old school coffee brewing station.


can you believe that 99% of the menu was filled with different omelet choices? fact.


i went veggie.


avocado, bell pepper, mushroom, spinach, cheddar & salsa.


there was not a CHANCE i was going to finish that meal. however, i did make a dent.


no matter how much i love hole in the wall breakfast joints.. i always feel really crappy about an hour later. i guess my stomach doesn’t love the grease.


sorry dean’s café, i probably won’t be back.

i am tragically horrible at bowling.


it’s true. i am the worst bowler on the planet.

you guys. i bowled a 53.

and although my pouting disposition may have fooled everyone—i really did have a good time. we all did.


danica is too sweet for words.

when we hung out on wednesday, she brought me two amazing treats.

first up: annie the baker cookies!


yes, you can be jealous.

she brought me a couple of the sugar cookies with rainbow sprinkles:


and a couple chocolate chip:


these are balls of heaven.

because danica couldn’t find any annie’s snickerdoodles (my favorite kind of cookie) she went above and beyond the point of niceness and brought me a couple snickerdoodle cupcakes from a fancy bakery.


words CANNOT describe how delicious the cinnamon cream cheese topping was on these cupcakes.


i am serious. best cupcake ever.



when in california, at least one trip to trader joe’s is mandatory.

i got some good stuff! i am sure you will see some of the things i bought pop up this week.


when your husband has to go home early for a funeral, you should console your sadness with ice cream.


you guys. i am kidding. i would have eaten ice cream whether marshall was there or not. obviously. but he did have to go home early, and that was sad. and the ice cream was good.


i only had ONE leftover turkey, cranberry & stuffing sandwich.


oh, the tragedy of having thanksgiving out of town. no leftovers at home. i want 10 more of these delicious sandwiches.


being lazy with family members is one of my favorite ways to spend my time.


and i really wish my sister, brother in law and nieces lived in utah.


even if my sister spends 73% of the lazy family time on the computer Winking smile


i miss them already. thanks to my sis and her fam for letting us spend the holiday with her. it was a much needed vacation—marshall and i both agree.

back to business as usual! hope you all enjoyed the long holiday weekend and that your monday was somewhat tolerable. here’s to getting back into the swing of every day things.. until christmas hits, that is.


1. who is/are your favorite person/people to be lazy with? or do you like being lazy alone? dogs and marshall are at the top of my list. my mom is a blast to be lazy with because she is the only one who can rival me in boggle. Winking smile

2. are you a horrible bowler? please say yes. it will make me feel better about my shortcomings as a bowler.

xo. janetha g.

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 30, 2010 at 8:08 pm

“the packers lost and that sent marshall into a deep depression.”
I used to work at a place where i am not kidding you, when any of that state’s multiple college football or basketball teams lost, wife beating and crimes against women rose, sharply. I am not kidding, wish i was! I know marshall isn’t THAT depressed tho :)

Seriously, very sorry for his loss. My condolences.

The pics of you and the fam are all great!

hole in the wall food is always great goin’ down, feel like sh*t an hour later. fact.

And the cinny buttercream icing on that cupcake?! omg!

I am still sick too, so is skylar, it sucks. The show must go on tho…ugh.

Katie November 30, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Boo, sorry you’re still feeling sick! That’s never fun.

I love being lazy with the husband – we can just lounge forever.

I’m the worst bowler ever. And I hate it. But I do LOVE yahtzee…congrats on your win!

kissmybroccoli November 30, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Wow, that menu is crazy huge! Almonds as an omelet ingredient? Never heard of that one.

I totally suck at bowling…unless the bumpers are up! ;)

I love being lazy with my little sis. We can chat it up the whole time, watch movies, or do our own things on our laptops…and we always enjoy each other’s company!

Haleigh November 30, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I am always super lazy when I go home to stay with my mom. It’s non uncommon to see me still on the couch in my pj’s at 3 pm ;)

It looks like you and your family had such a fun time in California! Sadly, I’ve never been there. I’m hoping I’ll change get the chance to change that soon! I’d probably go there just for that cupcake, haha

Em November 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm

almonds in an omelette? hm.

1. I’m not good at being lazy. I like the idea of being lazy with my husband. usually what happens is I get restless, which then either amuses or frustrates him. or, his favorite raiders lose and he falls into a deep depression.

2. I don’t have much bowling experience. I get mad when I’m not good at something so I’d probably get mad at bowling. I’m really mad at golf.

twobooswhoeat November 30, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Snickerdoodle cupcakes….holy crap. I want one ASAP. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies too.

I’m craving a leftover thanksgiving sandwich too. I am so sad we don’t have any leftovers. :(

Um, I am a way worse bowler. One time I bowled a 23. No joke.

kristastes December 1, 2010 at 8:19 am

I love being lazy with my pup, too! She’s either a complete bum or SUPERDOG ready to chase her squeak ball for 2 hours straight. Your fam is so cute!

actorsdiet December 2, 2010 at 6:35 pm

i think i went to that bowling alley – is it in SLC?!? if so, i went there! and i dominated!

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