Murphy’s Law

by Holly on November 7, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,eating out

You suck Murphy.

Murphy’s Law in action…

…when you wake up for some PB+B toast to find out you only have Dark Chocolate Dreams left.  Not the worst thing in the world, but sometimes you just want regular ol’ PB or AB.


…you go to a rockin’ 60-minute Spinning class over lunch and accidentally wear both bras (as in regular + sports), meaning you have nothing but two sweaty bras to chose from to wear back to work.

…you are trying to diligently save money but the thought of yesterday’s lunch is too delicious to not repeat exactly and buy again.


…after a crazy busy week, you get called into work 5:30 – 9:30pm at your part-time job on a Friday night.

…unprepared for work, you grab a haphazard dinner of a PB roll-up, roasted brussel sprouts + apple as you fly out the door and are inevitably still starving at work.


…trying to catch up on three episodes of The Office, you fall asleep during episode #2 and wake up at 2:56am wondering why all the lights are on in your apartment, you are sitting up in bed with a computer on your lap and still haven’t brushed your teeth.

…you are trying to sleep in for the first time in weeks when your body decides it wants to wake up at 8:15am.

…you can’t decide what to have for breakfast, ponder about it for 1/2 hour and then end up with something so-so.

1/3 cup oats
2/3 cup organic skim milk
pinch of salt
1/2 smashed ripe naner
1 tbsp. shredded coconut
1 tsp. coconut oil
drizzle of agave
1 tbsp. Dylan’s Chia Granola
1 scoop DCD PB


…the weather is GORGEOUS outside but you really, really, really need to clean your apartment and catch up on life.

Damn you Murphy. Damn you.


Evan Thomas November 7, 2009 at 10:35 am

I’m pretty sure Murphy’s Law doesn’t account for such awesome eats.
I hope you didn’t sleep through flossing ;-)
And DEFINITELY catch up with The Office. The new episode is priceless

insideiamdancing November 7, 2009 at 10:37 am

Damn you, Murphy, indeed, Girl, take today for YOU. Go buy some PB (totally hear you on the plain regular stuff muchos needed at times) and spend the day relaxing! I fell asleep last night with my laptop on me too… I am using it as a heater right now since I have no heat in my apartment and got lost in Google Reader/facebook until the wee hours. Then, Bam. 6am I wake up needing coffee (ie, heat!) and food.

Have a chilled and fun weekend- you’ve MORE than earned this one!

Mama Pea November 7, 2009 at 10:50 am

That’s hilarious that Chocolate Dreams is a bad thing for you :) And how do you accidentally wear two bras? What are you smoking before you go to the gym?

Hope today is better, girl!

Diana November 7, 2009 at 10:51 am

Aw, I hope you end up having a good day. :)

K November 7, 2009 at 11:02 am

Murphy is a bastard, isn’t he? I hope you have a SPECTACULAR Saturday!! You deserve all of the R&R and pampering in the world so soak it up :)

Lauren November 7, 2009 at 11:10 am

Oh Murphy…that crazy little man likes to throw in these days from time to time. Just no fighting it. But it sounds like you were able to make the best given the sitatuations.

Have a lovely weekend girl!

Jenny November 7, 2009 at 11:31 am

is it shameful that I had to look up what Murphy’s law meant?

nothing worse than sweat tatas.. I feel you boo!

hope everything goes right today :)

Susan November 7, 2009 at 11:31 am

Awww, that does sound rough :( There are few things that sadden me more than getting excited to make something for breakfast, only to realize I’m missing an ingredient.

While Murphy’s Law may suck, at least we know whatever goes down must go up (okay, so I reversed it a bit :P ). So that means your weekend HAS to take a turn for the better!

Madeline @ GreensAndJeans November 7, 2009 at 11:58 am

Oh lady, I think you need to declare today a day of rest. Take a nap, watch The Office, and hope the cleaning fairies will show up and clean your apartment. At least, that’s what I would do…

Matt November 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Murphy sucks!

Hopefully you have some time for some R&R today. I feel you on busy weeks!

Chelsea @ (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) November 7, 2009 at 12:26 pm

That Murphy is a rascal, like Rumsey Playfield. Sorry to hear your schedule went all bugaboo on you! I hate abrupt wake up calls from the body on a weekend morning.

Whether or not your breakfast was planned out ahead of time, that bowl of oats still looks pretty nummy.

elise November 7, 2009 at 12:28 pm

that murphys law is a real beezy! sorry things didnt roll the way you like…

aside from the wedding episode, im only soso about this season of the office. have you watched the music video kelly and erin made? its hilarious, you should totally check it out (i think its on or hulu)

Lauren @ eater not a runner November 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I’m sorry, I hate days like that! I hope your weekend improves. I do have to say that your oatmeal looks delicious :-)

Maya November 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm

The first one isn’t so bad! Dark chocolate dreams+banana toast=delicious.

The Voracious Vegan November 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Damn you Murphy indeed! I can’t believe you wore 2 bras to spinning class, HAHAH! How does that even happen!?!?

Your roasted Bsprouts look yummy! I haven’t had any in ages, but I bought some yesterday so they are on the menu this week for sure.

Graze With Me November 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Two bras at once?? Whooops! I’m sorry. :(

I’m having the same issues as you, tried to sleep in, woke up at 7:30. It’s beautiful outside but I’m in the middle of house cleaning, meal prepping all day. Plus my breakfast was good but not the best….bah.

Hope the rest of your weekend goes as planned!

Bekah November 7, 2009 at 1:03 pm

aw keep up the good spirits miss holly.
despite your busy, crazy week, you still managed to come up with some delicious eats. :)

the bra thing made me laugh. he he.

Tina November 7, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Hate the game, don’t hate the player – Murphy can do just as much about his law as Newton can about gravity…
(We have the funnies Murphy’s Law Poster in our schools computer room… it’s hilarious and ironic at the same time when you realize the fact that it’s all true 0_0)
And as Susan already said: what goes down, must come up (I think us three should start an Anti-Murphy-movement!)


Tay November 7, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Awww I hope things look better for you soon! Try and enjoy the outside beauty at least a little bit today :-)

BroccoliHut November 7, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Coincidentally, I am running low on DCDreams PB too. Gotta say, it put a little damper on my morning.

Emily (The Experimentarian) November 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Stupid Murphy. Glad it’s nice out for ya today, though. What’s the weather like this time of year in Wisconsin? SLC is usually beezy freezy, but it’s been gracing us with a more pleasant presence lately.

Katie November 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Go buy PB and chill. If I felt better I’d be outside in the gorgeous air, but I’m so exhausted I can’t bear the thought of moving.

April November 7, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Totally with you on the pb.. I normally only like those flavored ones on treats!

What kind of tortillas do you use?

And don’t worry.. I often wear my nasty bras after working out to school! haha

Emily November 7, 2009 at 3:20 pm

oh no, forced to eat dark chocolate pb? :)

I feel that last point: I want to go out and enjoy the day but I’ve got some cleaning and studying I should do, plus my body is feeling exhausted today! sigh.

Liz November 7, 2009 at 3:40 pm

sounds like you didn’t have the best day ever…maybe today will be better?

Katie November 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I STILL have not tried DCD, and the store is in my freaking city! GRR.

Sorry you’ve been so buz… I’d unload some of that work from ya if I could!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Oh girl, it seems like you’ve had a crazy week! Hope you get to relax this weekend. I hate my when DCD pb is gone, too. Booo.

Jenna November 7, 2009 at 5:41 pm

that salad looks great! i don’t blame ya for having it two days in a row!

Erica November 7, 2009 at 7:35 pm

dohhhhhhhhhh! At least you still have Sunday! That salad does look just too good- I would have had it both days as well :) And you deserved it after such a crazy busy day!

Abby November 7, 2009 at 8:21 pm

How bout you combat Murphy’s Law with Holly’s law–the one where you kick his ass, eat your PB, sit on your butt all day catching up on The Office wearing NO bra to make up for the double duty (how does that happen?) from the other day?

I declare it officially enacted as of now…get to it.

Anne K. November 7, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Ohhh, I’m sorry! The 2 bras thing did make me laugh, though ;) It’s totally something I’d do! That lunch does look amazing though. Hope you have a good night!

Tracey @ TropicalHappiness November 7, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Sounds like “just one of those days.” The sports bra/regular bra thing is just a teensy bit funny… maybe you’ll look back on it an laugh! :) Hope your Sunday is wonderful!

Lynn @ The Actors Diet November 7, 2009 at 10:07 pm

i keep falling asleep during the office too – arrrrgh!

Kailey (SnackFace) November 7, 2009 at 11:36 pm

I really like Abby’s suggestion- that is exactly what should happen some time soon.

I loved the 2 bras story. Can’t say I’ve ever done that, but when I was a cheerleader I used to wear two sports bras…as though I have huge tots. I do not. TMI, but I’m really just stating the obvious.

I’m so awful – I’ve watched The Office like, twice? I missed it from the start, so I’m screwed.

I really hope you’re relaxing right now! Love youuuu!!! xoxoxox

Lizzy November 8, 2009 at 12:13 am

i hope your saturday was nothing short of amazing girl! :)

Nicole November 8, 2009 at 2:03 am

Two bras to spin class? I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve done that before. You were in a hurry weren’t you? Then you didn’t want to get off your bike when the class started right?

Well, maybe you will get to sleep in Sunday morning! :)

Nicole November 8, 2009 at 7:19 am

Oh, just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Your Blog is Over the Top Award …
Now it’s your turn to fill out the silly questionnaire!! :)

Cindy November 8, 2009 at 10:50 am

Damn you Murphy is RIGHT!

you make me smile chica!

devan November 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm

haha awe. I agree with Evan. Your eats look awesome , no matter with murphys law:P

Low November 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Sorry about all the murphy’s law mishaps dear! I hope your weekend turned things around :)

Paige @ Running Around Normal November 8, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Yeah Murphy pretty much sucks. But all that food looks amazing!!

Michelle November 8, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Ma’am would you stop taking pictures of such delicious looking food??? I bet I wouldn’t be snacking on crap half as much as I do if I actually made myself the yummy looking stuff that you do. Holly, you should consider being a high paying personal chef or deesign a menu somewhere. As if I haven’t said this before.

I see what you mean about the delicious salad…*drool* WF rapes my wallet, but somehow….my soul wants to belongs there. *sigh*

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