My Rambling Quota

by Holly on May 26, 2010

in 55 Knives,breakfast,dinner,Indian,lunch,rambling

After listening to this song about 43 times on repeat, I feel ready to announce to the universe what my ultimate dream is. It’s time to just put it out there and see what happens.

It’s to be a Broadway star.

I kid, I kid.

Well, sort of.

My ultimate dream is in fact to be on Broadway. However, there’s one minor detail to this fantastical childhood dream: I can’t sing.

Don’t believe me? Watch this. It’s all the truth you need.

Anyways, it’s not the goal I spoke of in my last post.

No siree.

That one will stay under wraps for a bit longer.

Speaking of…I inhaled this PB+J wrap after a 6-mile run bright and early with Brett this morning. Followed with a cup of coffee, I merely considered this breakfast part #1.

Before eating part #2, I needed to shower.

One problem: construction workers on the roof next door with a direct, clear-as-glass view of a potentially naked me in the shower.

What’s a gal to do?

First, call Mama Everythingtarian to laugh about the situation.

Then, go at it MacGyver-style and nail a large, forest-green  towel over the window to avoid inappropriate peep shows at 7:45am.

Done and done.

Maybe I was a 1/2 hour late to work, but better that than having to bare my pancake arse to a group of overeager, middle-aged men who would most likely mistake me for a boy with the two bee stings permanently sitting on my chest.


It was good.

I spent it outside lounging in the humid, hot weather alongside my friend Emily.

Subway. I loves.

Turkey on honey oat with spinach, cucumber, tomato, onion, green pepper, banana peppers + yellow mustard, plus carrots, a teeny apple + Harvest Cheddar SunChips on the side.

Emily + I lunched to start planning a appetizer-themed dinner party we’re hosting.

Yes, only appetizers allowed.

Like bacon-wrapped, blue cheese-stuffed dates.

And stuffed endive leaves.

And mini gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.

I know I said food is just food. Because it is. But it is going to bring together a bunch of our friends for a fun cocktail party. And that’s why I love food. It’s not the actual food but more what it represents – culture, togetherness, family, friendship, enjoyment, life, fun, pleasure and all the things life should be on a daily basis.


Yogurt raisins, how I love thee.

I swear when I work out in the morning, my appetite is out of control all day.

I was hungry immediately after eating these and still hungry 20 minutes later per that theory it takes that long for your brain to register hunger.

When I got home and realized I had ALL NIGHT to do whatever I wanted, I popped a sweet ‘tater in the microwave and topped it with leftover Zucchini Curry

…then crawled in bed, watched last night’s Glee and last week’s The Office while a rumbling, bumbling thunderstorm poured down rain outside.


Thanks for all your lovely comments on my contribution to the 55 Knives cookbook! I am truly VERY excited about this – get your own copy here (if you aren’t horribly poor and actually have money to spare, unlike me).

Alright, I think I’ve filled my rambling quota for the day.

Until next time.

Peace, love and peep shows y’all.


katie May 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

no, your rambling quota will never reach its limits!! love your dinner! SO creative. subway is the bomb too!

Run Sarah May 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Your zucchini curry looks amazing. Shout out to the Bunny Luv carrots – one of my Costco must buy products! Awesome job with a 6-miler on a weekday too, I don’t think I’ve ever been able to get up early enough for that much running before work!

Adrien May 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Ohhh love the glee poker face- so freaking good!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans May 26, 2010 at 11:36 pm

My sophomore year I lived in a dorm across from a frat. On the last day of classes two guys came up to me in the dining hall and said “thank you for getting naked and not closing your curtains all year.” I almost passed out from embarrassment…

janetha May 26, 2010 at 11:49 pm

i am glad i read your last post just now so i didn’t have to wait in suspense all day. lucky construction workers! and i could totally see you on broadway. good singer or not.. you have the right hair AND legs.

Jamie @ Tearaveler May 27, 2010 at 2:28 am

I could see you on broadway, staring in the ‘the girl who couldn’t sing’ … and in the end, they’d just do a voice over =). Hah love that you had to share your potential 8 am red light district show with your mom! You crack me up! hah

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete May 27, 2010 at 4:33 am

I’m sure you don’t have two bee stings for boobs! Geez! You crack me up. I would have totally covered the window though. Although I don’t mind running around half naked, I don’t like weird men gocking at me. Sounds weird, eh?

Have a great day!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is May 27, 2010 at 5:36 am

I feel your pain on the bee stings.

Lauren May 27, 2010 at 6:00 am

I work out every morning which probably explains my ravenous appetite every day of my life! :)

You should definitely rethink this Broadway dream. I fully see this happening someday! :)

Susan May 27, 2010 at 7:36 am

I woke up to a guy washing my window once. I hadn’t closed my curtains and I was sleeping in my birthday suit.

Jenna May 27, 2010 at 7:52 am

Too funny holly!
I’m gonna try that subway combo-sounds delishhh!

Mellissa May 27, 2010 at 8:01 am

I had a pest control guy walk in on me in the shower growing up and we had an all glass shower. Talk about complete and utter embarrassment for a 15 year old.

Kacy May 27, 2010 at 9:15 am

Ooh, glad you took care of that shower situation. You would have seriously decreased those construction workers’ productivity for the day :)

claire May 27, 2010 at 9:32 am

I just caught up and love the last post too lady about dreams. I can totally relate. My neighbor in high school was a boy a year younger and one day his younger sister told mine he watched me change a lot cause I always forgot to close the blinds at night, oops! hilarious post though…

The curry still looks amazing!

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) May 27, 2010 at 9:53 am

Ever since I made a cauliflower curry, I am obsessed with curry dishes. Love the idea of a zucchini curry. It sounds amazing. :D

samantha May 27, 2010 at 10:21 am

GET OUT HOLLY! i’ve been listening to poker face and i dreamed a dream ON REPEAT for the past week. not kidding. listening to it right now.

i want to be idina menzel so badly i don’t even know what to do with myself.

Kristin (Salty Tooth) May 27, 2010 at 10:23 am

Ha ha ha, I love the peep show story! I had a similar experience this week involving an open bathroom window and my neighbor’s creepy landscaping guy.

Angharad May 27, 2010 at 10:23 am

I see subway in my very near future…road trips how I love you. Annnd I see YOU in my future very shortly! Email to follow…xxx

lo May 27, 2010 at 10:24 am

well it is still my dream to host the travel channel with you. lezzzzz make this happen. or lez just write a book togeths, and be as famous as those skinny bitches in the kitch. k? perf. love uuuu holly bear.


sophia May 27, 2010 at 10:32 am

LOL! You crack me up so much, Holly. My secret dream IS to be a broadway star, too. But like you…I sing as well as a sick cat. Yowl, yowl, hiss….:(

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) May 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

So many good things to comment on! 6 mile morning runs, pb & j wraps, Sunchips (!!!), free evenings. Looks like you’re livin’ the good life :-)

Memorial Day weekend…so close!

Katie May 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Revved up appetite, welcome to my life. I stared amping up my workouts a few months ago (just the thought of a bikini motivates me like no other…) and I swear I haven’t been full in TWO MONTHS. I eat, and am hungry within 30 minutes. Frustrating and kind of wonderful if you love to eat.

Hope those construction workers are outta there soon…

mary ann May 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm

can we just take a moment to pause and celebrate the use of “lunch”as a verb?…so classy I cant stand it. Touche on the food-is-just-food concept. Because like you said in your last post, it really is just food. But it is the foundation of so much more. So much love and comfort and nourishment for the body and soul. I could talk for hours about my beloved chocolate bacon. But when it comes down to it, its not only the candy im loving;its the whimsy, the obscure, the opportunity to chat with people about complex flavor profiles and damn. good. eats. Its sharing, connecting, appreciating and even rejecting at times. This is why family meals are so important. I remember a T once telling me how much the environment and mood at the dinner table greatly impacts a child’s relationship with food. interesting….
je t’aime
REALLY curious about the dream now… for a meditation teacher I have a serious lack of patience problem

Alex @ IEatAsphalt May 27, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I looooved this weeks episode of Glee!! Hysterical post by the way. I have a huge window in my bathroom that is about 10 feet away from my neighbors balcony… needless to say, I’m sure they’ve been flashed.

amanda May 27, 2010 at 9:03 pm

mmm, good thing you caught the construction workers before hopping in the shower. no need to show off your goods to just anyway!

i heart subway.

Hayden Hughes June 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm

What a fabulous blog! I love reading your entries…you are such a fantastic writer. Keep it coming…You are amazing!

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