Mismatched Meals

-pita with hummus


-better than sex cake

-2 slices of peaches


-part of an apple


-1/2 cup oatmeal

-1/2 cup cereal with banana

-one pancake

I miss being able to eat whatever I want whenever.  Instead, I only get to do this for lunches on the weekend and for breakfasts.  I love breakfast and the weekends because we get to eat our own food instead of prepared food by the kitchen staff.  On the plus side, I am glad that we are able to provide jobs and get to know the people who prepare and serve the food for us.


pillow fight

Toga! As a group, the Twenty4Seven interns, decided to end May with a Toga party complete with falafel, hummus, pitas, and better than sex cake.  Everyone sported togas made out of sheets.  We all helped cook and clean up (typically, one team cooks and the other cleans up–my team consists of Allen, Sam, Tara and myself and our team name is AKTS). I ate so much and felt completely satisfied! After we ate, we piled on the couches later to keep warm after, of course, a little pillow fighting.

toga!p.s. when did my hair get so long!?

16 (Random) Things

So, I got tagged on facebook, but I’m more of a “blogger” than a “write notes on facebook” so I’m going to cheat and do this on here.  Let’s see where this takes us…

Once you’ve been tagged, you have to write a note with 16 random things, shortcomings, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end choose 16 people to be tagged, listing their names and why you chose them. You have to tag the person who tagged you.

  1. I will only buy something if it fits the ever changing definition of “happy.”  For example, I found the most amazing shoes at Ron Jon Surf Shop and let me tell you they were the epitome of happy.  Comfy, leather, green and white flowers. 
  2. I will have 4 bookshelves in my room at home when I leave for South Africa.
  3. I trust easily.  I will give people the full benefit of the doubt whenever possible.  Yet, I struggle with trusting God in many things.
  4. I will show you every possible angle and not let you generalize about things. This may drive you nuts…
  5. I gave up drinking pop/soda.  I last drank pop probably in fall 2007.  The only kinds I crave are Orange Soda and Root Beer–in the form of Root Beer floats.  Occasionally others, but not as much as those two.
  6. White chocolate is my downfall.  I love it. I could eat it all the time.  Lindt White chocolate truffles especially.  
  7. I get attached to things and am bit possessive.  For example, I’m in love with my bike and am already sad to be leaving it.  I also get attached to books and get all sentimental and can’t bear to think of giving them away.
  8. I could walk on the beach for hours and hours, miles and miles, and not get bored.
  9. I am a pen clicker.  Give me a click-y pen and I will click.
  10. I made a goal to take/pick a picture a day for this next year.  In the end, I want to make a sweet collage.  So far, so good.
  11. I prefer small silverware.  Small spoons, forks, knives.  Especially at Coldstone when you can use the “sample” spoon.
  12. Toast with peanut butter and honey is one of my favorite snacks.
  13. I love cake. Better than sex cake, strawberry cake, white cake, funfetti cake, everything.  Though, I’m not a huge fan of chocolate frosting.
  14. I like to play songs on repeat.  “Turn it Up” by Aaron lines has 237 plays on iTunes, which is not counting all the other plays on CDs and my iPod.
  15. I used to collect quotes. All sorts. I would post them all over my room.  I did the same with fortunes from fortune cookies.
  16. I leave for South Africa “next” week.

Yikes, do I really have to pick 16 people?  Nah, 16 is way too many people to tag in a blog.  Facebook, sure. Here, nope.  But, I will say thank-you, Sarah for tagging me on facebook!  Hope you enjoy my random list and I hope you’re doing well across the ocean!

Ragamuffintop Week 5

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Raked a LOT of pine needles.  We raked for probably about 3-4 hours.  I am still amazed at the size of the pile we amassed.  I would have taken a picture, but I didn’t have a camera that worked with me.  I called that good enough for the day.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Ran 20 minutes, walked 10 minutes–tried to run with the dog for about 5 minutes 🙂

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Walked–ummm, 30 minutes? I didn’t keep track because of the great conversation!

Food: 3/4 cup Yogurt Burst Cherrios, milk, 20 carrots, handful of grapes, 1 piece of bread with 1/2 slice pepper jack cheese and turkey, 1 package peanut butter crackers (190 calories), 1 brownie, 8 chips & guacamole, chicken wild rice soup, baguette, frontega chicken, white chocolate chips, hot chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows 

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Walked: 25 minutes

Ran: 22 minutes

10 Minute Pilates–Total Body Workout section for 10 minutes

Food: Bread and peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pear, carrots, better than sex cake, and I forgot to write down what I had for dinner…

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

10 Minute Pilates–Waist Slimmer

Power Sculpt Workout Week 1/2–20 minutes

Food: Kashi cereal, milk, carrots, grapes, pears, 2 pieces of bread with turkey, green peppers and cheese, better than sex cake, 2 pieces of banana bread

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

5-10 minute wake-me up stretching/yoga

Walk: 20 minutes kind of…over lunch in heels 🙂

Run: 20 minutes at 2.1 miles it was hot. very hot. and a guy stopped and asked me directions so maybe that’s why I was slow 🙂  

Walked: 20 minutes

Food: Yogurt burst cherrios, milk, 1 piece of toast with peanut butter and honey, 1/2 pear, 1 sample package of honey bunches of oats (120 calories), better than sex cake, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, tortilla with cheese and greenpeppers

Friday, June 27th, 2008

10 minute Power Sculpt DVD Workout 3–I’m liking this getting up a little early and doing a mini workout. baby steps to running in the morning I like to think 🙂

Food: Kashi cereal, 2 pieces of bread with cheese and green peppers (I know I’m weird), carrots, snackers snack well thing, better than sex cake, 2 pancakes with peanut butter/chocolate chips, eggs, milk, craisins trail mix


Final rambling thoughts: Yikes…a triathlon??  I like my hair today.  I feel like I’m too balanced to gain or lose weight.  Do I need to buy a scale? The pants are the same fit.  Daring Bakers Challenge here I come!