WIAW: At the Zoo
May I preface this WIAW post by saying I
hate really dislike the zoo. I always have.
If you’ve seen one monkey, haven’t you seen them all?
And how many times do I really need to see a lion in my life?
Seals are a totally different story — you can never see too many seals.
The seals weren’t out yesterday.
But despite all that, and the fact that zoo animals are even more boring than I remembered, I still had fun taking my nephew there yesterday. If only, because the way he dragged me on the miniature train with him and burst into wailing tears the minute the ride started was hilarious. Yes, I find others’ pain amusing, are you surprised?
And this is what I ate Wednesday… at the zoo.
Because running comes before everything these days, literally and figuratively.
Un-pictured half a banana and peanut butter. <— Do I sense a recurring theme here?
4 miles later…
Topped with microwaved apples, maple almond butter, granola and peach-rhubarb jam.
If you’ve never mixed apple slices, nut butter and milk and tossed it all into the microwave, you’re in for a delicious surprise.
I don’t know where my mom got these, but they tasted like toffee, they were delicious and I ate 3.
Packed for me by my mom. She’s perfect.
Camera cord photo bomb… again.
A few hours of monkey-watching, train-riding (see above), and giraffe-gawking (seriously, I never want to see what those two giraffes were doing together ever again…) later, we had a traffic-y ride home with my nephew telling me he was going to “hurt me” the entire way.
Needless to say, I needed
a drink hummus. What, a long day at the zoo doesn’t make you crave oven-roasted carrots and hummus?
If the face you’re making in reply right now is anything like Joey’s was, then I’ll assume that’s a no.
For the record, the hummus recipe from the Peas and Thank You cookbook is the best hummus I’ve ever tasted.
We made tacos! Let’s forget I ever said I didn’t like tacos, shall we? I seem to eat them a lot.
These tacos to be exact.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had to re-plate leftovers because the sun was down by the time you ate dinner.
I’m raising my hand.
And I’m not happy about it.
Shot glasses for our accompanying tequila.
Or because they hold tacos up nicely.
Too lazy to put avocado or cheese on just for the picture, but those two ingredients were included last night, plus some black beans on the side.
Served in bed, naturally.
I have maybe 2 slices of bread left from this loaf and I’m worried about what I’ll eat before bed when it’s gone!
And in case you haven’t heard enough complaining from me today, when I walked into the kitchen to do the dishes, I stepped in a puddle…
And then we saw this.
Now it looks like this.
I’m not sure if that’s much better, but Joey has this need to try to fix things himself.
Luckily, maintenance is on its way!
Are you a fan of the zoo? What’s your favorite animal?
Best thing you ate today (or yesterday)?
Any complaining you’d like to do?