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May 27, 2011

Growl, my 4 year old HP laptop is running soooo slow lately.  It’s truly obnoxious and frustrating.

At least it’s Friday, right??

I wish I had a good excuse for neglecting you all yesterday but in actuality I was just busy indulging in some relaxation, aka getting a manicure, watching Sex and the City and attending a Rockies game (albeit a disappointing one Sad smile).  There were a few job interviews mixed in there too!

Even though I wasn’t posting, I was still contemplating things I could write about.  Like all the oddities of my daily routine, quirks if you will, that usually don’t get included on the blog.

For instance, I usually share my morning breakfast creations with you.

Day 2 of eating Bailey’s Irish Cream oats.


But what I don’t usually share is the fact that I always take an extra bite of all the toppings I use before returning them to their proper place. 

Handful of granola in the bowl, a pinch in my mouth.

Handful of raisins in the bowl, 4 extra in my mouth.

You get the idea. 

I can’t help myself.

You may have noticed by now, but another quirk of mine is that that I’ve never turned down an odd food combo.

Pumpkin, hummus, apple, cheese pizza a la Amanda.  This was phenomenal, do yourself a favor and go try it.  Now.


I bought these tortillas at WF a couple weeks ago because I needed a wrap “like right now” and this was my first time using them.  Again, I’m odd.





Cheese makes my world go ‘round.




If you’ve never tried apple and cheese together, you’re missing out.  It might sound weird but I assure you it’s the perfect combo of sweet and savory. 

Another quirk, I use this knife for everything.


And I also exaggerate a lot.  So please stop picturing me spreading hummus on a tortilla with this knife.

But do picture me cutting an extra bite of cheese off the block because now that you know I have to take an extra bite of everything, you know that cheese is no exception.

Then I proceeded to let the knife sit on the end of my plate the entire time I ate.  My roommates probably would have been frightened had they walked in while I was eating.

I have a love/hate tolerate/dislike relationship with coleslaw.

I made some on Tuesday and was unhappy with how it turned out but dove in head first when I tried it again yesterday.  I eventually had to put some in a bowl before I ate the entire container.


I’m just going to chalk it up to extreme hunger after going on a run.


I’m notorious for letting things burn/boil over on the stove. 

I did it twice yesterday.  First, with my oatmeal, second with my quinoa.


Whoops!  Oh well, it added a “smokey” flavor to my black bean burgers.  Or so I’m telling myself.

What can I say, my favorite episode of Sex and the City was much more important that quinoa.

I guess you could add the fact that there’s apparently no rhyme or reason to my use of bold and italics in my posts to my list of quirks as well.


What are some of your quirks?

Or more importantly, what is your favorite episode of Sex and the City?

20 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2011 1:01 PM

    Loving those bailey oats, looks so yummy, I eat some of my toppings before placing them too haha And I’ve been guilty of burning some quinoa, I like it charred 😉

  2. May 27, 2011 2:51 PM

    Haha I love your quirks!! I always add extra letters to words for noooo reeeason. 😀
    Favorite episode of STC??? I wish I could pick just one!!

    • May 27, 2011 4:46 PM

      Having more than one, or more than 10 even it totally acceptable 🙂

  3. May 27, 2011 3:09 PM

    Ack! You tried it! CAR-AZAY good, right? Looking at yours makes me want one really bad now. Grr at you!

    I have the same quirks when it comes to grabbing an extra little pinch of whatever it is I’m using to taste-test it right away. Oh, and I basically eat like 90% of my meals from a bowl. I don’t know why, but I’m not big on plates…

    • May 27, 2011 4:45 PM

      The kinds of foods you eat out of a bowl just sound better than the ones you’d eat off a plate, don’t they?

  4. May 27, 2011 3:21 PM

    Computers suck.. they stop working way too fast.

  5. May 27, 2011 3:30 PM

    I’m pretty quirky. I have to be on the right side o fpeople – always. Like if I’m walking with someone, and I’m on the left, I feel so awkward and uncomfortable that I kind of stop walking for a second, go behind them, and go on the right!

    • May 27, 2011 4:44 PM

      Ha ha I can understand that Chelsey! When Joey and I run he has to be on my left side. It just doesn’t feel right the other way!

  6. May 27, 2011 4:40 PM

    I don’t think there is enough space to list my quirks, so I won’t. Instead, I’ll say that my fav episode of Sex and the City is The Real Me….when Carrie falls during her strut down the runway but still manages to hold her head up high. I don’t know why, but that episode never fails to make me smile. Honestly though, I love ALL of the episodes. 🙂 One of my fav tv shows ever!

    • May 27, 2011 4:43 PM

      I love that episode! It has a great message 🙂 My favorite is I Heart NY where Big moves to Napa and Miranda has her baby at the end.

      “I’m tired of old New York.
      If you’re tired, you take a napa you don’t move to Napa.” Seriously one of my favorite lines ever!!

  7. May 27, 2011 4:53 PM

    Hahaa! You sound just like me! Extra bites, burning things, weird food combos (cheese + apple used to be a frequent snack of mine)…..oh and I love the episode where Carrie says, “I got arrested for smoking a doobie”. Cracks me up every time! 🙂

    • May 27, 2011 7:47 PM

      Hahaha! I LOVE that episode! And Burger breaks up with her in a post it.

  8. May 27, 2011 4:54 PM

    Oh and Lindsay…..I love the catwalk episode too……aw man they’re all good!! 🙂

  9. May 27, 2011 5:22 PM

    I love reading about your quirks :] And funny you should mention always sneaking “extras,” because I do the exact same thing. Glad I’m not alone 😉

  10. May 27, 2011 8:39 PM

    Cheese (and chocolate) really does make the world go round! I am a pretty quirky person too! I have this really annoying habit of wanting to inspect every single picture that’s ever taken of me. And until I approve, the picture taking resumes. People kinda hate me for it sometimes! Have a great night!

  11. May 28, 2011 2:13 PM

    Such a delicious looking pizza! Cheese and apple go so well together 🙂

  12. June 9, 2011 3:48 PM

    I love this combo! I am addicted!


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