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Computer Glazed July 1, 2009

You know when you sit behind a computer for way too long – everything starts getting fuzzy, you are glazed over like a big ol’ bakery doughnut and feel completely spaced out?  Well, that was me today :).  I had a total computer-based project I was doing all day, and I walked out of work like a total zombie.

Luckily, it was truly of breakfast of champions to start the day – toasted Ezekiel bread layered with peanut butter, smooshed naner and cinnamon.  Man, I LOVE me my cinnamon!

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The haziness and glazed over eyes (doesn’t the word glazed just totally make you WANT a doughnut?  Seriously.) slowly but surely increased until I gave myself a break around 11am to eat Stonyfield Organic Blueberry Yogurt. Since I had another lunch date today, I just needed something small to tide me over a bit longer.  I love the color of blueberry yogurt – it’s one of those weird small things that just makes me happy :).

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For lunchie, I met up with my hilarious friend Brad for some yummy eats at Cheeky Monkey Deli in St. Paul.  If you don’t remember, it’s where I devoured the famous Nutella + Banana Sandwich not so long ago.  The Cheeky Monkey is totally adorable – it is healthy, sources from local ingredients and has cucumber water.  Yes, I said cucumber water.  It was practically like being in a spa ;).

Today, I tried something new and went for the Roasted Veggie + Hummus sandwich on ciabatta, along with a side of pickles and I stole some of Brad’s yummy spiced potato chips.  Divine food, divine company, divine time!

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The afternoon zoomed by, thanks in part to a long lunch and a lovely snack.  Lunch was totes filling, but I knew I when I got home I needed to hammer out 5 miles so I did a little pre-fueling.  If I come home hungry, you can forget about running.  Soooo…I prevented the hunger with my favorite Lara and a cup of lemon green tea:

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When I got home, I entered the kitchen to the sweet smell of Megan throwing a baking party.  Dangerous!  She’s getting prepared for her 4th of July fiesta, which meant the kitchen was filled with chocolate Special K bars, rice krispie bars, muffins and other goodies.  Ummm..yum!  I got dressed and ran out the door to bang out my 5 miles, which took me about an hour (including walking an extra mile afterwards).

Then when I got home, I grabbed a whole wheat mini cherry chocolate muffin

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Watch out Martha Stewart!  Good work on the baked delights Meggy Moo!

I stretched, drank lots of water and watched the new TV show Dance Your Ass Off  prepared to make dinner.  On the menu tonight….some Thai food goodness!  Every week, I usually get nostalgic for my travels abroad and crave Thai food (even though, let’s be real, mine doesn’t even compare to the food I ate there).  Here is a picture of me at Wat Phra Kaew, which is on the grounds of the great Grand Palace in Bangkok…

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Don’t I look simply fabulous in my gecko-printed skirt?

One of my favorite dishes in Thailand was a good Thai curry.  So, I bought a premade Thai Kitchen yellow curry simmer sauce, mixed it with veggies and tempeh, then served it over brown rice for a little Yellow Tempeh Thai Curry.  Honestly, the yellow curry simmer sauce wasn’t the best, but it was still good nonetheless.

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Then it was an after dinner cocktail to further hydrate…

10 oz. sparkling water
4 strawberries, pureed
1 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. sugar

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Looks gross & chunky but tasted ah-may-zing!  Probably would have tasted better with a splash of…I can’t quite put my finger on it…

Sorry dudes and dudettes, but this gal has got to run – I’ve gots a 10:15pm beach volleyball game coming my way tonight, which means I need to slam a Diet Coke take a nap to keep me up until midnight.  Let’s pray that we don’t lose all 3 games again tonight!  Happy (for real) humpday – 4th of July fun is just around the corner!

What are everyone’s plans for the 4th?  I might stick around MN or head to hang out with Barbie & Ken and the fam this weekend – haven’t decided yet :).

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21 Responses to “Computer Glazed”

  1. Kailey Says:

    so the ezekiel smashed nanner combo sounds amazing!!
    im heading to DC for the 4th :)

  2. Matt Says:

    I think I am going to a BBQ for the 4th. Hopefully I can find some fireworks as well! I have a long run the next day so I need to keep it kind of chill.

  3. Alison Says:

    10:15 PM VOLLEYBALL GAME?! Shoot me now! A nap indeed!

    And bangkok! Awesome! You are totally rockin that gecko skirt sista!

  4. I just recently was in Thailand and went to the Grand Palace too! In fact, I cut my foot on an umbrella stand while trying to put on my flip flops again after visiting the temple. Good thing I had gotten my tetanus shot!

  5. Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) Says:

    That veggie sandwich looks like heaven!!

    No July 4th plans here… Just packing for our move – and perhaps enjoying a Corona in the sunshine! :-)

  6. april Says:

    I love all that cinnamon! I always dump it on everything!

    I’m going to my grandparents house for the 4th of july.. kinda like a family reunion type thing!

  7. Whit Says:

    Yes you do look adorable in that gecko skirt!

    I am laking it all weekend. Chyeahh!

  8. Angharad Says:

    Goodness me, you need to GET OUT OF MY HEAD! Same breakfast as me and memories of Thailand that have got me drooling through my thai-cooking pictures and longing for perfect beaches…

    Fourth July – for some reason I have absolutely no plans except brunch at a friend’s Saturday morning. I imagine something will get organized last minute though and it’ll likely include grilling, fireworks and a swim in the lake!

    Where do Barbie and Ken live?

  9. I totally know what you mean about the zombie-ish feeling (which usually hits around 3PM for me) at the office. Most of the tasks I must complete on a daily basis are mind-numbingly dull, and some days I am literally about to gouge my eyes out in my chair. Hah.

    Oh and I love your food choices overall — I eat pretty much the same stuff! (Although I slice my banana instead of smoosh it on the toast. And I add a little honey to the mix – you’ve gotta try it!)

  10. That veggie sandwich actually looks really tasty! I haven’t had one of those in a while.

    For my 4th, I’m going to the beach, and running a 5k with a bunch of family the next day. If I can avoid overindulging on the 4th, I’m hoping to PR because beach=flat.

  11. ksgoodeats Says:

    Sure, sure. Blame the computer for the glazed effect ;)

    That lunch looks A-mazing! Don’t kill me but I’ve never had Thai food! I’m missing out.

    10PM?! Oy! That’s late!! When I was still in my sport (winkwink) we used to have marathon practices that would go from 8PM-12AM or 5AM-7AM. Surprisingly, I liked the 5AM ones the best.

    The 4th is my birthday :D

  12. Mmm…smooshed bananas are the best, I have to say. :D

    For the 4th I’m going to a birthday party/4th of July celebration, followed by (hopefully) some fireworks. :D

    Hope you’re having a great day! :D

  13. jenngirl Says:

    Hate that zombie feeling, I’ve totally been feeling that way lately too, but I don’t think it’s computer induced for me…

    I’m heading to DC tonight for the weekend! So excited :)

  14. I’m liking your pb and banana combo, of course! Also, I think its so funny that you call your friend Megan “Meggy Moo”. My mom used to call me that when I was little – she still does sometimes!

    This 4th of July I’m headed to my parent’s place in Pennsylvania and am going to attempt a 3 mile race on Saturday. However, given my recent injuries, I think it will be more like a 3 mile jog for me :-)

  15. Katharina Says:

    My mom has been bugging me to go to a bakery and get some good bread and your ciabatta sandwich just reminded me. Mom knows best, right?

    That’s so cool that you went to Thailand! It’s such a colorful country and their food is so freaking good. I would turn into a spicy coconut if I went there.

    lol the cocktail would’ve been good with some Stoli vanilla!

  16. lowandbhold Says:

    Ick, I spend all day everyday of work at the computer, so I completely know what you’re talking about. More often than not I leave with a headache!

    You look totally fab in your Thai-wear! I’m so jealous, Thai food is one of my faves and going there is a serious dream. I hope it happens someday.

    Good luck with your v-ball games (actually it’s over now…) hope they went well!

  17. tiponz Says:

    that smooshed banana ezekiel pb combo looks awesome! gonna give that one a go next time

  18. janetha Says:

    ooooh i love thai food! i went to a thai cooking class recently and was shocked at how authentic the recipes we made tasted. good stuff. cute photo of you in thailand! have a great weekend :)

  19. Faith Says:

    That roasted veg & hummus sandwich looks AMAZING. It reminds me of the sausage/pepper/onion sandwich that I love to get at our local fair every summer, only much healthier!

  20. Anne K. Says:

    Ooh I love your breakfast! That combo looks delicious. The roasted veggie sammie looks so yummy, too :D


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