Sometimes I Wonder

by Holly on August 23, 2010

in dinner,fun finds,lunch,meet-up,reviews,vegan

…if I am actually as much of a crazy-scheduled busy body as I think I am or if I am just being a 25-year-old baby who can’t handle the demands of real, adult life.

…if I am just a person who perspires profusely at 6am or if yoga indeed brings out the sweat in me.

…why people like Cheryl from America’s Nutrition are so nice as to send me this FABULOUS PurAthletics yoga towel to help with said bodily function issue. The best part? It’s a full-length towel, which means extra surface area to sop up all that hard-earned perspiration.

…why Cheryl from America’s Nutrition is EXTRA nice as to also send me this salad shaker chiller to review for the blog as well. Trust me, I am nowhere near as cool as I should be to receive such kindness.

why didn’t anybody think of this sooner? It’s got a special compartment for your dressing (that’s turnable and releases the dressing into the shaker), spacious room to accommodate a ginormous junk salad, a freezer ring to keep everything cool and it clickety-clacks all together!

…why I can’t go a single meal without spilling on myself. Twenty-five years and still going strong…

…how such good-for-you ingredients can taste so dang good for you. Then I realize in the beginning of mankind, before the invention of KFC Double Down Sandwiches, Candwiches and one Fast Food Nation suped up on processed faux-food, real food was good because it was well…real.

1 cup mixed greens
1/4 cup diced heirloom tomato
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1 grated carrot
sprinkle of nutritional yeast
crumbled Garden Herb Sunshine Burger
drizzle of Lemon Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

…how I can come back to Earth in my second life as a Russian ballerina.

…if I tried really, really hard, could I be a vegan again? With recipes like Vegan Yum Yum’s Rainbow Rice and vegan-friendly friends like Kristie, I am sure I could do much better than my two-month stint several years ago when I lived in the middle of Nowheresville, WI with access to zippo vegan eats.

…why beer can’t be a food group.

…when some crazy intelligent college nerd is going to invent me a machine that single-handedly does my dishes for me.¬†Oh wait! That’s called a dishwasher, and I’m too poor to own one.

…if there is anything better in life than devouring¬†warm chocolate chip cookies + coconut milk vanilla bean ice cream after dinner while rehashing college drinking stories and hanging out with good people.

…if spilling on yourself at lunch really happened if you can’t see the stain on your white blouse in a point n’ shoot camera shot from 10 feet away (ya know…like if a tree falls in the forest but no one hears it, does it really make a sound?). Ponder that.

…why there can’t just be more hours in the day. I mean, is it too much to ask if the Earth’s axis, laws of outer space and time can all shift just for me? I think not. Then I could lurk all the links in cyberspace I want with those extra precious couple of hours…

Finish this sentence, “Sometimes I wonder…”


Evan Thomas August 23, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Sometimes I wonder why I spent 5 hours today watching Lifetime, television for women. Answer: 3 hours of greys and a new movie with an actress from greys.

Kelly@ Runners 'N' Nailpolish August 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm

I’ve had a salad shaker for years. Pretty much since I was a little kid. I like yours better, its prettier.

Major love for the towel.

Christine August 23, 2010 at 10:13 pm

1) I can’t seem to get into yoga. I want to, I REALLY do (I am always frazzled and I don’t stretch enough, which makes me sore… boo), but I just haven’t had that “AH-HA! YOGA!” moment yet. My mind just wanders and wanders and wanders. Shame.

2) Real food is so delicious. Real vegetables, real sugar, real MEAT…. Yummmmmm

3) Beer and wine recently met and declared themselves partner CEOs in their own, newly established food group. It has its own solid place in the middle of the pyramid. Word.

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete August 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm

I love that salad thing!! That is so simple yet so innovative. ;)

And, welcome to my life. I spill something on myself every single day. My husband has even come to expect it.

Angharad August 23, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Sometimes I wonder why I don’t do more hot yoga. I love it!
And I also want one of those salad shaker thingys! Awesome. I hate toting around salad and dressing separately. Beer is a food group, fyi so no worries there.

crunchy granola gal August 23, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Sometimes I wonder if I’m a forty year old housewife on the inside, as I find practical items like the salas container with a dressing spot totally awesome.

If beer is a food group, can wine be one too?

Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches August 23, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Sometimes I wonder if I could magically acquire Harry Potter-style wizarding powers and command my room to pack itself up by itself in preparation for my move next week while I lounge around in the sun and eat bonbons all day? It could happen.

Molly August 23, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Sometimes I wonder why we haven’t met in ‘real life’. And you.are.awesome. Expect a lot of comments now, I’m catching up on all my favorite bloggers!!!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans August 23, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Sometimes I wonder why I don’t just eat ice cream for every meal in the summer? I also wonder why I didn’t have an ice cream maker until now (I just made pumpkin frozen yogurt. Yeah. It happened).

Adam August 23, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Sometimes i wonder if my true passion lies in writing children’s novels… Sometimes? Wierd, huh? I also wonder why i don’t just pack up and move to Seattle tomorrow, but i think waiting means a solid foundation of dolla bills once i get out there which is important to i guess… right? Right! You always make beer sound so appealing. I may have to try one someday :)

andi August 24, 2010 at 12:45 am

sometimes I wonder … why I can’t have 25 hours in a day. really, that one extra hour makes all the difference.

and I had to comment, since this post involves beer, of course! although I find it particularly unfair that you have Spotted Cow and access to New Holland beer (brewed about 20 minutes from where I live). I’m coming to Wisconsin (not for the concert, but soooon). be ready. ;)

Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) August 24, 2010 at 1:13 am

I, too, wonder the same about the Earth’s axis. Spare time is such a luxury, that even having the ability to take a leisurely shower is something I have to schedule now.

Also, I wonder how I can get my hands on that amazing salad container ASAP. That’s PERFECT for packing my lunches in.

Also, I would love to swap drinking stories with you sometime. I bet it would be a hoot and a half!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is August 24, 2010 at 5:38 am

Someone needs to tell you – beer IS a food group!

rebecca lustig August 24, 2010 at 6:02 am

fact: i spill on myself every single meal. no shame, girlfriend.

fact: i am envious of that sweat towel. i sweat profusely during yoga/workouts. it’s almost absurd

have a great day!

Lauren August 24, 2010 at 6:03 am

Sometimes I wonder if I will be able to have children. I think about this all the time. My husband and I both want kids, but sometimes I wonder if we will even be able to have them.

I do believe that warm chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream is one of the top 3 best desserts on earth.

PS- You’re so stunning. Love the outfit you rocked to work! Even if you did spill some dressing on it! ;)

Matt August 24, 2010 at 6:03 am

I totally have that salad shaker! I love it :)

Uncle Tommie Timbertoes August 24, 2010 at 7:20 am

sometimes I wonder if we call an orange orange why don’t we call a lemon yellow.

Erica August 24, 2010 at 8:00 am

I have that salad shaker too! I got it in the Athenos giveaway and it ROCKS. Such a smart idea. I get excited every time I use it. That rice mixture looks so tasty! Nom Nom for sure. I think about being a vegan…but I just love regular yogurt and cheese too much…

Abby August 24, 2010 at 8:20 am

Everyone thinks they’re the busiest person on the planet, so take a deep breath and only do what you can, my dear :)
Also, I spill on myself daily, don’t use my dishwasher and wonder why more people don’t appreciate good food, good writing and good company. Oh well…more for me!

amanda August 24, 2010 at 8:26 am

amen! to beer being a food group.

sometimes i wonder when i’ll actually feel grown up.
sometimes i wonder why things can’t all just work out.

Krissy August 24, 2010 at 9:04 am

Sometimes I wonder how it is possible that I am really 28 – I still feel 19!! Why does time go so quickly??

I just have to say – your blog honestly brightens my mornings! I adore you :) xoxo

Kaleigh August 24, 2010 at 9:41 am

You are so sweet too! Thanks for the shout out for our blog! And sweet shaker! Shake that thing like a polaroid picture! Have a great day!

Kailey (SnackFace) August 24, 2010 at 10:05 am

Sometimes I wonder why I wonder too much, so I’m working on quieting the mind a bit! You know!

Wuv you. Are you on gchat today at alllll?

Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) August 24, 2010 at 11:19 am

Sometimes I wonder if I will be a 50 year old woman eating kiddie cereal and mac & cheese and pigs in a blanket. Probably. But here is hoping for more veggies :)

Sometimes I wonder why I moved to Africa and other days I wonder why I am ever going to leave!

Sometimes I wonder how the mac&cheese in the Kraft box HAS that neon color…

okay clearly I want mac and cheese. fun post girl :)

Katie August 24, 2010 at 12:58 pm

That salad container!! I need it, I want it!!!

Sometimes i wonder if I should really be a teacher because I let my kiddos get away with so much. Then I want to cry because my class is too wild. I wonder if I’ll ever strike a balance between fun teacher/sane teacher.

Jenna August 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Sometimes I wonder where life will take me. I have so many different aspirations in life, who knows where I’ll end up!

emily (a nutritionist eats) August 24, 2010 at 1:43 pm

How I’m going to have kids, my life seems so crazy already!!

Megan (Braise the Roof) August 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Sometimes I wonder if we are the same person. I am not allowed to wear white shirts because I always spill on myself. (actually, I DO wear white shirts, I just have to have a Tide-To-Go stick strapped to my thigh in a holster for when the inevitable spill occurs.)

BroccoliHut August 24, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Fellow chronic food spiller here! My mom likes to call me the “dribble queen.”

Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum August 24, 2010 at 5:58 pm

sometimes I wonder if I’ll have time to read all these blogs once I start teaching again!?!

wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas August 24, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Sometimes I wonder if I should just bag it all, pull a Thoreau, and live in a shack in the woods, foraging and reading books!

Ashley August 24, 2010 at 8:24 pm

ssometimes i wonder how my life would be without beautiful and inspiring blogs like your to make it through my day and see that i can be a healthy and nutritous girl (:
p.s. i love those containers! so convient and amazing! also, cute yoga towel, so creative and awesome

Hayley August 24, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Spilled on myself this morning. Brownish green smoothie on a white shirt… and I knew it was going to happen, too. The white shirt curse.

Sometimes I wonder where I get my intuition. And sometimes I wonder why you’re so cute!

janetha g. August 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm



that salad bowl wins at life! my old roommate had one similar~ same concept but not as functional. although you look sad in the spill photo, that shirt is fabulous, especially on you!

beer CAN be a food group. what should we put it as? grain? sure, ok :)

sometimes i wonder if i will ever be a morning person. still trying.

love you!

Rachael August 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Sometimes I wonder how I went from aspiring to be Secretary of State (and taking over Russia, not sure how those two were linked) to composting my own poop and loving a man who showers (maybe) twice a month.
Should I be frightened as to what my next incarnation will be?
All of my clothes, by the way, are marked with stains. And I have no recollection of from whence most of them sprang.
AND, according to the British government circa 16th century, beer is a food group. Though I’m pretty sure the concept of the food pyramid wasn’t fully elucidated back then. August 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm

cookies and ice cream!!! <3

awe i think uve got bad luck with food and spillage, but when i wear anything white, shirts particularily, thats when i ALWAYS spill lol. its the universe playing a cruel joke. aweee haha


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