I maintain a girl needs to have standards, which is why I strongly stand by several non-negotiables in my life. There are just things I cannot and will not stand for…no matter what.
For example, boyfriends.
When I am out man-hunting with my bow and arrow of humor and sarcasm, I inevitably look for one important characteristic: is he smoking cigarettes?
If the answer is yes, he is immediately banished from my list of potentials. That includes Jake Gyllenhaal, for the record.
No ifs, ands or buts about it.
No pun intended.
When it comes to tough budgetary times (which is all the time, as of late), there are two items I will always buy at the grocery store no matter how much money I need to save: fresh fruits + vegetables.
It’s a must – for my health, sanity and the meager amount of ad revenue I make from this blog.
However, the most important non-negotiable in my life is sleep.
I rarely ever get less than seven hours of sleep a night.
If the choice is to be made between doing the dishes and getting my zzz’s, the letter Z wins.
In a cage match fight between working out and sleeping, you might as well consider sleeping The Undertaker of priorities in my life. It never EVER loses.
If it’s between blogging and sleeping, I sleep, sleep, sleep away.
This last one is partially why I’ve pulled more disappearing acts on the blog lately. These last couple weeks have been crazy busy with family time, freelance writing time, driving time, extra work time, exercising time, friend time and most importantly – fun time.
However, even if I don’t post, you can be rest assured my eats haven’t changed…
Case in point: toasted Ezekiel bread, Justin’s Maple Almond Butter + banana.
Don’t believe me?
You should, because I had it two days in a row.
The banana may have been mushed and a sprinkle of cinnamon added, but it’s the same concept.
Lunches have included lots of grad party leftovers, which Mama + Daddy Everythingtarian were more than happy to let me take off their hands…
There is NOTHING like real Cheetos.
I mean, I don’t really “do” chips – y’all know I prefer the sweet over the salty. However, Cheetos is a whole other story…and I’m leaving it at that.
Yog messes are obvs still in my life.
1 cup Oikos plain Greek yog
1 cup Kashi Toasted Berry Crumble Cereal
Leftover fruit salad and trail mix make perfect snackage…
I just realized I have no pictures of dinner.
Refer to my above sub sandwich lunch. Take away the Cheetos, replace the carrots with cucumbers, and you have yourself last night’s Everythingtarian dinner.
Classy, I know.
These past couple nights have consisted of a lot of this…
McMac (my laptop), decaf coffee and fast + furious typing on a writing project.
When Mama’s got student loans, credit card debt and an apartment she prefers not to get evicted from, she’s got to make some extra $$$ to pay her bills somehow.
And that’s one non-negotiable I would be okay living without.