La mañana de martes began as every morning does.
Only a little mejor.
Because, while coffee gets the day off to a good start, Godiva Chocolate Truffle Cafe gets the day off to a delectable start.
Breakfast was a double.
No, not that kind of double. I wish.
Rather, I refer to a double bowl breakfast (D.B.B.).
I turn to D.B.B.s when I’m either super hungry, or super indecisive.
Ayer, I was both.
Bowl Numero Uno
Kashi 7 Grain Puffs, vanilla almond milk, Truvia, ground flax, cinnamon and a PB spoon.
And since I’m a sog-loving freak, I put bowl #1 in the fridge to marinate while I concocted and consumed bowl #2.
Bowl Numero Dos
Plain Oikos, honey drizzle and pomegranate arils.
Each delicious in its own right. I’m sort of addicted to the popping sensation of biting down on pom arils; so that yogurt bowl was wondrous. However, the super sogginess of 10-minute marinated cereal, helped along by an almond milk-marinated PB spoon: indescribable.
Soon after desayuno, the dainty aroma of polyurethane began to fill la casa.
At which point, I decided I’d like to continue breathing and made the executive decision to pack snacks and haul culo to my local Starbucks.
Manzana y Honey Graham Z-Bar
La manzana was freakishly GRANDE.
That, or my hands are freakishly small because they couldn’t really wrap around this large and in charge piece o’ produce.
(When I ate it in Starbucks, I felt like everyone around me was staring at my big apple. Or maybe I’m just a loud chewer…)
Moving along, I took a stroll to Starbucks in the GORGEOUS 55° and sunny weather; I’m thinking I stole some sunshine from Florida.
I’d intended to get my first red cup of the season (which is actually a lie since I got one while on vacation—so my first documented, NYC red cup of the season)—but I can’t not get iced coffee when it’s warm out. Sacrilegious.
So I opted for a venti (normal venti—not 36 oz. slushie cup “venti” :() iced coffee con sugar and cinnamon. Pat on the back for not going for the yellow packets.
(Note how serious I look. I was trying so hard to not look like I was doing a creepy MySpace photoshoot.)
Being the productive chica that I am, I then decided to have a silent Starbucks video chat session con la hermana.
Wherein I lost my I’m-too-awkward-for-camera-action-in-cafes inhibitions.
Hermana was being too cómica to not photograph.
This is Melissa stripping down to share with me two of her latest discoveries. Interested? Claro que si.
First, she wanted to show me that the tinted Jergens moisturizer she’s been using is working—and indeed, tinting her bod. (I think she’s a little celosa [jealous] that somebody just got some sol in Florida…)
Next, she wanted to show me that another recent discovery also, uh, works. This nuevo purchase would be the Victoria’s Secret Miraculous push-up bra. It claims to add two cup sizes—and yesterday I, and several other Starbucks patrons, learned that, indeed, it does.
I was laughing hysterically—and everyone who passed me scoped out my computadora screen, likely in an attempt to understand why some chica loca was giggling and taking pictures of her computer screen.
It was pretty awkward. But the damage was done, so I continued on with my public vid chat and even snapped a non-webcam iced coffee shot for you all.
(Spotted: a special snacky birthday girl in the background.)
I spent about tres horas blogging, blog reading, Z-Bar and apple eating, coffee
sipping chugging and eavesdropping—hoping for some good Overheard in Starbucks material. Unfortunately, I think I was the most eccentric character in Starbucks yesterday because the cafe convo was sparse y aburrido.
When I came home, I took a few deep breaths to test toxicity levels, lived and whipped up a late real lunch. Because, in my book, a bar and an apple do not a lunch make.
In the mix: spinach + romaine, hummus-coated baked chicken, 1/2 avocado, feta, onions, roasted red peppers, oil-cured black olives, yellow pepper, cucumber and balsamic vinaigrette.
Oh, and I might have throw a little Sabra in the center.
In case the hummus-coated pollo didn’t do the trick.
I hadn’t had one of my mix-in-everything-I’ve-got grande salads in over a week—so this was increíble.
And this brings us to the title of this post—which, by the way, is meant to be sung to this tune.
(In the process of searching YouTube for that song, I came across this really creepy children’s video. If you’re bored…)
Anyhow, I’d like to introduce you to my newest friends:
Annie’s Bunny Graham Friends! I received these a couple of weeks ago when Annie’s sent me a ridiculous goodie bag for winning a contest, and I was most excited to try these amigos since I love all things graham.
I was a little disappointed upon realizing that the bunny friends weren’t straight-up grahams—but rather a blend of honey, chocolate and chocolate chip bunnies. But I quickly came up with a strategic remedy.
Because I have a weird I-need-to-save-the-best-for-last OCD thing, I decided I would eat all of the chocolate bunny friends first so that I’d have a box of honey and chocolate chip (which are basically just honey with little chocolate specs) amigos left.
Needless to say, this was a malo idea. Mostly because it got competitive, and I literally ate all of the chocolate bunnies in the entire box.
Despite my chocolate trash-talking, these amigos nuevos are AMAZING. And I can’t wait to dig into my chocolate-less box. (Which is now 1/2 empty because there were a disproportional amount of chocolate bunnies. Oops.)
Dinner was lazy.
Red Snapper & Shrimp
How did I make crispy Cajun fish and shrimp sans kitchen?
I simply had the foresight to order it to-go Monday night so that I’d have Tuesday’s dinner. Un idea muy inteligente because I was muy perezosa last night.
I think I’m still in vacation-mode because I’ve had no desire to experiment with microwave magic; that or I’m just getting antsy for the kitchen to be done.
This fish was incredible, and massive. And I think it automatically tasted better because it required cero effort.
I put un poco microwaveable effort into dessert.
Popcorn + sriracha, how I’ve missed thee.
Ok, I hope you all have gleeful Wednesday night plans!