This Weekend

by Holly on April 3, 2011

in breakfast,life,lunch,rambling,weekend

This weekend, as I meticulously organized my planner + Gmail calendar so they were perfectly in synch, I realized I have seven weddings to attend this year.

Not even a minute later, one of my best friends called to tell me she got engaged.

I let out an excited “Eep!”

Congratulated her + her new fiancee.

And the reality of my own dire relationship status, or lack thereof, was made obviously apparent to me once again.

I wanted a drink, preferably with alcohol.

But not before I wondered when I got so Type A about my calendars.

So I went out with two friends, ate andouille sausage pretzel dogs, drank too much beer and woke up to a dull headache and a mighty fine jar of oatmeal.

1 almost empty almond butter jar
1/2 cup oatmeal + 2 T brown rice protein powder
1 1/4 cup water
1 T brown sugar
1 T maple syrup
1 mashed banana
2 T dried pineapple chunks

Then, I listened to this song 21 times in a row.

Played around on Photoshop, which my friend Thomas so lovingly bestowed a copy of on me.

Spent $6.49 on a cherry red lip stain pen that makes me feel très Parisian chic.

And took 29 pictures of blood oranges.

I cleaned my apartment, which required a sinkful of four day old dishes and a bicep workout scrubbing them, and headed back out on the town Saturday night, red lips in tow.

I ended the night with a drink called “The Regret.”

Death’s Door Vodka. Rosemary-infused simple syrup. Lime juice.

Luckily, the only regret I woke up with didn’t involve a man, but rather the realization I should have been drinking this most delicious cocktail all night long instead of crappy Bud Light.

Then, I fed myself PB+B toast, coffee, water and eventually lunch.

In the process, I proceeded to eat this entire bag of SunChips.

I recommend you go buy them.

Like now.

Then, my dad called me to tell me he can’t find my W-2 forms I gave him, which puts into jeopardy my much-needed tax refund due in 15 days.

So I made Banana Bran Muffins.

Ran to the gym, took a 75-minute yoga class and ran home.

Now, I’m blogging.

And still pretending my dad didn’t tell me that.

When I get done, I will most likely eat another muffin (my third) slathered in peanut butter, shower, rewatch Jake Gyllenhaal’s appearance on The Daily Show for the 7th time and call it a weekend.

Fill in the blank: This weekend, I __________.

Don’t forget to enter my Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter giveaway! You have until Monday night to enter before I announce a winner.


Low April 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm

watched Season 6 of SATC and contemplated my life’s meaning. The usual :)
I heart you. We are such kindred souls.

Lauren April 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm

This weekend I made the cutest pumpkin nut muffins (apparently you and I were on the same brainwave) and also… drank too much beer :)

my little celebration April 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Great post, as always.

This weekend I, went on a bike ride, had a picnic, got a tan, deep cleaned my apartment, considered quitting my blog, lifted weights, made apple crisp, cried a little, laughed a lot, and ate pizza.

Eh, typical weekend.

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 3, 2011 at 8:10 pm

made my husband do everything on his honey do list because apparently when I’m on break from work, I think he is too.

Matt @ The Athlete's Plate April 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm

This weekend, I did nothing. LOL.

hippierunner April 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm

This weekend I laughed my head off at Jake’s appearance on the Daily Show. Those two are so funny together! Good luck with those forms!

Jessica April 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm

1. I almost bought those Sun Chips at Target. They sound delicious.
2. Where did you get that drink? I must try it.
3. I’m so jealous you have Photoshop

Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm

you lots of great stuff! Congratulations!

grace b April 3, 2011 at 8:57 pm

This weekend I ignored all of my work to think about guy who I see myself with. I also caught up with my friends, went out and (ew) drank beer, and fielded a drunk dial from said guy. I have now talked to pretty much everyone I know about this guy situation and he wants to spend this week thinking things over which I’m cool with.

I still have a ton of homework to do.

Lauren @chigallauren April 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm

LOVE blood oranges, they’re so pretty!!! Say no more about the Sun Chips, I’m on it!

Erica D @ Gratitouille April 3, 2011 at 9:05 pm

This weekend, I spent all of my time with either ruggers or dancers, and not enough time sleeping in my bed or doing my reading. Oh well!

Shannon April 3, 2011 at 9:05 pm

This weekend I studied, studied, oh and studied! For insurance nonetheless! Fun and exciting I know!

caitlin April 3, 2011 at 9:09 pm

This weekend I went for a bike ride, got a pedicure, repainted the bathroom, went running, took 3 naps, TRIED to bake and blogged about it all.
I’ve never had blood oranges, worth trying?!

Maren April 3, 2011 at 9:15 pm

man, you’re going to go broke with all the dresses and gifts you have to buy! ;) this weekend I ran a half-marathon in kansas city and then drove 9 and a half hours back home. I was still high from the race, so I didn’t even care about the drive! ….my legs care today though.

kathleen April 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I went to a pre-farmers market meat sale. Bought enough meat and eggs for my husband to eat for at least a month. Had to walk the mile home with a baby strapped to me and about 15 pounds of meat in my bags. Yeah, the way the bags were situated… i had a 5 pound frozen chicken making my butt checks numb in the already freezing weather. Oh and don’t worry too much about your taxes. The automatic extension form is really easy to fill out and just has to be postmarked by the 18th. Then you have until august to find or beg your company for your w-2. Oh and yes everyone seems to get married all at once, have babies all at once and then (hopefully not) be divorced all at once. Enjoy the freedom to do what you want whenever you want and to be completely selfish….

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 3, 2011 at 9:47 pm

And took 29 pictures of blood oranges = that just means you are a food blogger AND you are a photography buff. I am the same. Or try to be :)

That drink…sounds awesome. So do the sun chips.

Your relationship status…hang in there. All those prince charmings just don’t know what they’re missing. Just wait til they hear you’re single! They will be fighting over you! :)

sarah (sarah learns) April 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm

ate out almost every single meal and consumed a LOT of beer…

Amber April 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm

This weekend, I tried to come up with a new muffin recipe that came out great minus the fact that it needed a bit more sweetness, finish Water for Elephants, had a kettlebell training session, and cleaned the house.

Frances April 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm

went dancing at a gay club. worked 15 hours, total. biked a bunch, went for a run, ate at least 10 bananas, drank at least 4 soy cafe-a-laits, spent some time with a good friend, and saw a movie at the cleveland international film festival.

full weekend!

Kaleigh April 3, 2011 at 11:27 pm

This weekend I stuck to my detox even though I really wanted rosemary french fries and a cheeseburger :)

Gretchen April 3, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Um, this was a great post…but yours usually are (just saying).

This weekend, I got sad about how the independent bookstore where I work is closing soon, but then my boyfriend made me blackened tilapia tacos and I felt better.

Erica April 4, 2011 at 12:30 am

When it rains weddings, it pours weddings. This is the first summer that I don’t think we have any weddings….it feels strange. The marathon wedding train has been running around us for probably 4 or 5 years now. Great eats along with the craziness. I still haven’t tried a blood orange- they look so good. And you’re making me want to bake with bananas. Hang in there chicky and I hope your dad finds the W2

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] April 4, 2011 at 2:10 am

That drink sounds yummy :) :)

lora April 4, 2011 at 2:40 am

spent too much money, and made all my summer plans…haha im an eager person.


Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport April 4, 2011 at 2:53 am

I just saw those bright red Parisian lips ALL over Paris! You will be such a beaut!

This weekend I toured my first U.S. friend visitor around Madrid… and still going. 2 Euro wine! She nearly died!

Lauren April 4, 2011 at 5:59 am

Sounds like a fab weekend! Especially because of those muffins. :)

I ran the DC Cherry Blossom 10 mile race!!! Awesome!

Katie April 4, 2011 at 6:26 am

This weekend I just sent off my tax stuff and did a bunch of wedding stuff ! Mike and I did date night too on Friday night, no drinking this past weekend because the drinking I did last week in Chicago, I was still recovering from, haha!!

I love sun chips, once at a party, the big bowl of sun chips was like my gold, I ate soooooooo many, the next day after I was hungover , lol, I could still taste sun chips, I didn’t eat sun chips for a long time again, but they are so good!

Pure2raw twins April 4, 2011 at 6:49 am

7 weddings??? how fun, love weddings

this weekend I enjoyed some chocolate, sugar, and wine, everything I am supposed to be avoiding. but it was fabulous :)

Madeline - Greens and Jeans April 4, 2011 at 7:26 am

Good freaking gravy. Dear all of my friends, PLEASE STOP getting engaged and married. At least until I’m ready to process all of this. Like, maybe in 5 years. Also, you should move to Philly to take advantage of all the hot men in suits. And go on bike rides with me. And Colin and I bought a waffle maker literally so we can make our own ice cream waffle sandwiches.

sofia April 4, 2011 at 7:43 am

oh, lady. don’t fret. people are getting married wayyy too early these days (yes, i am aging myself in saying this) and it shows: think of your friends who married. how many of them ended up with their first guy/ boyfriend/ first time doing you-know-what. i’m not saying these people are settling, but their not exploring much either. being single allows for so much growth, exploration, and dinner dates with more than one dude. and sometimes more than dinner dates, which i think is healthy. variety is the spice of life, and i’m not just talking about sprucing up your oatmeal.

don’t fret, ya hear?

as for your question, this weekend i… ate falafel at 2AM. spent most of saturday terribly hungover. finished my resume. ate the most amazing meatballs. made guac. did yoga. nothing out of the ordinary, really.

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 4, 2011 at 8:00 am

This weekend I… pretended like I was 21 again at one of my best friend’s wedding. Good times.

That drink sounds amazing. As do the chips. At 9am. :)

Elizabeth@The Sweet Life April 4, 2011 at 8:07 am

Bridesmaid season can be a tough one–hang in there!

brandi April 4, 2011 at 8:35 am

that drink sounds really good ;)

This weekend, I pulled down all the fruit wallpaper in our kitchen with Nick and his parents and started painting!

Mellissa April 4, 2011 at 8:36 am

Just had an amazing weekend with someone special, its new and its fun :)

Christine @ Merf In Progress April 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

This weekend, I went to the gym, quit Couch to 5k, started “Merf to 5k”, went to a birthday lunch with my parents, made soft pretzels, went to church, made red velvet cupcakes, went out to a birthday dinner with my husband where I drank too much wine.

Michelle April 4, 2011 at 11:40 am

This weekend I made chocolate chip cookie dough truffles and then proceeded to eat most of them. They were awesome :-)

Would you ever consider sharing some photoshop tips? I have had it for a little while now but still don’t know how to use most of it. I’d appreciate the help!

Sarah @ One Love Sarah April 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I think we might be two peas in a pod. While I don’t have that many weddings to go to I did RSVP to one and now I have a month to find a date. Awesome. And now I want a banana bran muffin :)

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Haha, I’ve run to the gym before too! I always regret it when I’m leaving though- I always feel too tired!

amanda April 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

the regret, eh? i shall keep that in mind for next weekend. lip stain is uber sexy! i just bought some myself. lurveeee.

this weekend i played in dc while wearing fake wedding rings. yupppp. i was sick and tired of not being married so i decided to create my own destiny.

Eloise April 4, 2011 at 5:03 pm

I feel ya, darlin. Nothing like a good stiff drink to wipe away the thought of crashing drunkenly into your empty bed later in the night. My poison of choice is usually a dirty gin martini.

Jen April 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I tried Photoshop, but it’s too complicated for me! I recently started using a free web based photo editing site and I’m hooked!!!

masha April 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Love your writing style! and totally feel you on being single and watching what seems like everyone else getting married. so you’re not alone :)

Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby April 9, 2011 at 10:24 am

this weekend i adored this post. hardcore. i love your realness and genuine voice, my dear. save me a bran muffin, if you will. i’m thinking a visit needs to happen soooooon. and especially if i give up on dating and just marry my dog, you will have to come to that wedding. sound good? it’ll be in october.


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