WIAW + award

It’s Wednesday! Therefore, no need to beat around the bush, let’s get right to WIAW.

Pre-workout Snack
I woke up around 7 this morning to get an early workout in since I knew I was going to have a busy day ahead of me. I made these date squares from Oh She Glows the other day because I had lots of dates to be used up (don’t get that confused with my personal life). My verdict on these bars? Amazing!

I then headed out to run on the beach. The weather was amazing so I coudn’t resist. I ran 20 minutes out and 20 minutes back.

I’m pretty sure I say this every time I make pancakes, but these were, no joke, the best batch I’ve made yet! I ran out of my other protein powder so I used a different one and that may have done the trick.

Banana Nut Protein Pancakes with Maple Syrup (I also had an orange while these were cooking because I’m way too impatient.)

I ate my lunch at work because a) I get 50% off b) I see food go by me all day and c) the food is amazing.

Saigon Rolls: lemongrass tofu, daikon, carrots, brown rice, cucumbers, cilantro, basil, in a whole wheat wrap with peanut sauce


Broccoli, apple, and date square

I had to run a few errands to get my brother’s girlfriends gift together. She loves making cupcakes, so when I saw this on Pinterest, I knew it was meant for her. I stopped at TJ Maxx because they have a TON of cupcake goods. I must say, my box turned out pretty darn good, definitely not under $5 like they said. Plus, she loved it!

When I got home, I got to opening the most amazing package ever: my new iPad. Apparently, it’s going to be a requirement at my school next year for all students to have some sort of device for “mobile learning.” Plus, they were selling the iPads for $100. 100 bucks! But it’s the least they could do with an overpriced education… After that excitement, I headed off to more exciting things: voting. Weeoo.

For the birthday dinner, we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Shwack Beach Grill. They’re veggie burger is one of the best I’ve ever had so I’m more than happy whenever we go there.

Veggie burger on a whole wheat bun with caramelized onions, tomatoes and sriracha and a side of Asian slaw.

I blame my new found love with sriracha on Lea. Really. I never had it before she mentioned it. But I’ll talk about more why later.
Now onto the award! The wonderful ladies, KateAlex and Linnyann, nominated me for an award. And who doesn’t love winning awards? (Don’t lie). For this award, I’m to tell you 7 facts about msyself and then nominate a few other bloggers. Heck yeahh.

  1. So about that sriracha thing I said earlier. When I was about 5, my brother (who would have been 11 at the time), told me to smell the sriracha. So I bent down to smell it and…he squirted in my eye. In his defense, the bottle can be very sparadic. But let’s just say, I’ve been scarred for awhile. 14 years later and I finally decided to give sriracha another try! 
  2. Every night, I brush my teeth twice and floss once. I have no idea if brushing your teeth more than once is good, but I’m paranoid. And I really floss every night so when the dentist asks, I can be honest. 
  3. Apparently I was in a local Dairy Queen commercial when I was 3. What the heck? I literally just found this out on Sunday. I could have had an acting career! Okay, not really.
  4. If I could meet one person, it would be Sarah Palin. No joke. (Don’t hate me.) She is so bada**. 
  5. In the first grade, I came home “sick” from school one day and proceeded to eat 8 eggs. That’s right, 8. I really felt sick after that (shocker) and couldn’t even look at an egg for awhile. Now they’re one of my favorite foods.
  6. I am probably one of the most lazy people you will meet. Sure, I’ll run marathons and do triathlons. But ask me to take out the trash or clean my room? Good luck. I’m  trying to be less lazy, but sometimes, it’s just way easier to sit on the couch and watch Dr. Phil.
  7. I really don’t know another random fact about me but I’m sure it will come to me as soon as I hit publish. So I’ll say a random fact about my cat instead. Adi (my cat), was found under a bush when she was just a little kitten. She was taken to a vet and one of the workers took her home. Well, Adi turned out to be too crazy for the lady so she put an ad on Craigslist, and just like that, history was made. Also, her name comes from ADIdas, the sports company. I used to be obsessed with their products. Every basketball shoe, short, and shirt had to be theirs. Ironic, since I love Nike now. But we kept Adi’s name.

Now, I nominate:

Aja @ Writing and Recovering
Isa @ Nanner Bananer 
Juliana @ Juliana Banana 
Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

Have an amazing day and try not to spend it on the couch watching Dr. Phil! (I’m mostly talking to myself with that last part.)

If you could meet one person, who would it be?
Do you watch any day time TV or talk shows?
Would you consider yourself to be lazy? (Let’s be honest here, people…)


40 thoughts on “WIAW + award

  1. Ok, seriously, cutest picture with the cat. Also, the beach you run on looks fantastic – so beautiful! I love your breakfast and lunch and dinner – hell, it all looks fantastic. I hate the whole ‘if you could meet one person thing’ because I am torn – JK Rowling, Stephen Moffat or Frederick de Klerk.

  2. haha this is hilarious!! i feel ya on the laziness thing… i love to move, but hate making my bed, unloading the dishwasher, other simple chores like that!

  3. ooohhh man those date bars look awesome. And I’m super jealous of your iPad! I love my laptop and all but I reeeeeeally want one of those…..and LOL about the toothbrushing! I brush 2-3 times a day, once in the morning and once at night, and sometimes after lunch if I’m home, and DEFINITELY after I eat fish. I also carry mouthwash and floss in my purse. Wow that makes me sound really anal retentive about my dental health. lol.

  4. That schwak grill place looks awesome! So does that protein pancake 🙂 And that’s hilarious about the dairy queen commercial! Can I have your autograph??

  5. I’ve made those date squares before and I totally agree on their awesomeness – I ate the whole pan in 2 days!

    Also I’m so lazy too! So far this summer I’ve been sitting on my butt and watching wayyy more tv than is healthy. 😛

  6. i am epically lazy. and i didn’t read that number! i seriously don’t watch any TV though. usually i’m working or reading or sleeping or blogging… so i do get my fair amount of “screen” time.

  7. See sriracha is magical stuff! And I love that shirt, so accurate.
    I LOVE daytime tv. But I think I might just like it because I have to be home during the day (as in not in class or at work) to watch it. But I live for Rachael Ray and The Chew.

  8. Ooh the cupcake box is so cute! Too bad I don’t really like cupcakes, but I’m definitely making that for someone! I followed you on pinterest hehe

  9. Gosh your lunch looks toooo good. I’m also SO JEAL you get to run on DA BEACH! If I could meet one person, it would be Ellen Degeneres.. I’M OBSESSED. Then Hugh Laurie. I have an old man crush on him.

  10. Your lunch looks amazingly delicious! I’m gonna have to try to recreate those little wraps. I am so lazy when it comes to doing the dishwasher. I also hate washing off other people’s dishes so I always try to avoid having to load it!

  11. Hm, yep, totally didn’t ready your blog before posting my Lovely Facts earlier this afternoon. Bethany fails 😦 And I totally nominated you in my post bahahaha. Awk. Oh well. Thanks for the love regardless, chica! You rock my socks 🙂

  12. I would do anything to be able to run on the beach every morning! Those Saigon Rolls look amazing! I love Sriracha, but keep on forgetting to put it on stuff. Good call!

  13. so many delicious things on this post – those date bars are calling my name! love me some dates. Can you come make me pancakes 😉 Mine never turn out that delicious or big

  14. That is too funny about the DQ commercial, can I grab your autograph when we meet haha Sarah Palin is an… interesting… person, and while I don’t love her necessarily, I can understand wanting to meet her!
    I want to meet Leonardo Dicaprio… I have been in love with him since about age 8 and he is my future husband so we need to meet asap to seal the deal! 😉

  15. Your run sounds lovely, I love the beach 🙂 Your breakfast pancakes look delicious! Actually so does your lunch, want to send me some? 😛 Loved reading your survey, you’ve reminded me that I really should floss more often! Also your cat is adorable!

  16. Those date bars look SO good! I want to make them now!

    I am a bit lazy…I go through periods when I’m really on top of things and really not lazy and then periods when I’m super lazy!

    And I really need to floss more, thanks to your post for reminding me!

  17. Wow, your beach is absolutely gorgeous! I eat at my restaurant all the time too! You really can’t beat that 50% off. Sooo jealous of that veggie burger + slaw! Looks amazing 🙂

  18. I totally get you when you say your too impatient to wait. Even when what I’m making only takes a few minutes I’m eating my apple or pear or whatever I’m having as I wait. 😉

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