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January 14, 2011

Good morning! It’s a long weekend — do you have any fun plans? I didn’t realize MLK Day was this Monday until someone mentioned it earlier this week.

The desire to cook seems to swing on such a pendulum for me. Some weeks, I’m gung-ho about getting into the kitchen every night and whipping up something delicious. Other weeks (such as the entire month of January so far), I make whatever is easiest. I don’t think the oven has even been turned on since Christmas! Last night, I got home from the gym and was craving nothing, so poured a big bowl of cereal, yogurt and raisins and called it a night. Simplicity works.

Simplicity also works when it comes to overnight oats. No mess involved and only one dish to clean — perfect!

What is a boysenberry? I’ve eaten boysenberry-flavored foods — like this Yoplait yogurt — but never seen an actual boysenberry. It looks like a blackberry or raspberry on the package, though.

Random discovery I made about Yoplait: the ‘lite’ yogurt lists high fructore corn syrup as one of its main ingredients, while the ‘original’ version doesn’t. I realized this after putting a dozen ‘lite’ Yoplait yogurt cups into my cart only to switch them all out for regular when I read the ingredient list.

Always read the ingredient list first. I’ll take 100 extra calories for not putting HFCS in my body, thankyouverymuch.

Allie tagged me in a survery going around blog-land so I thought I’d fill that out while eating breakfast, then tag a few new people at the bottom.

Four TV Shows I Watch:

  • ‘Modern Family’
  • ’30 Rock’
  • ‘The Office’
  • Does the news count? Can you tell I don’t have cable? 😉

Four Things I’m Passionate About:

  • Politics
  • Saving the newspaper
  • Breakfast
  • Recycling

Four Words/Phrases I Use Too Much:

Four Things I Learned In the Past:

  • Street food is always a good choice. Try it. Eat it. Love it.
  • Everything in moderation, including moderation.
  • Sometimes the only person you can depend on is yourself — and your parents.
  • If you just sit at home your whole life, you’ll never go anywhere.

Four Things I’m Looking Forward To:

  • A 3-day weekend with lots of exciting plans
  • Exciting opportunities at work
  • Planning a vacation for summer/fall 2011… and mini trips around the US throughout the year 🙂
  • My birthday next weekend!

Four Things I Love About Winter:

  • Tights/leggings + boots
  • Snow!
  • Homemade soup
  • The sound and smell of a fire crackling in a fireplace

Four People I Want to Complete This Survey:

Let’s get Friday started! The sooner is starts, the sooner the weekend can begin. That’s how these things work, right?

Do you have fun plans for the long weekend?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Gretchen permalink
    January 14, 2011 8:33 am

    There are berry bushes around my parents’ house, and for years we thought we were picking boysenberries…but I think we finally determined that they’re actually blackberries. So I don’t know if I’ve ever actually seen a boysenberry either, but apparently they are indeed very similar to blackberries.

  2. January 14, 2011 8:34 am

    I’ve been feeling humdrum in the kitchen too lately. I blame January!

  3. January 14, 2011 9:18 am

    “Sometimes the only person you can depend on is yourself — and your parents.” Ah, yes sometimes this is so darn true!

    Love all your facts… big fan of Modern Family myself!

  4. January 14, 2011 9:56 am

    Totally agree–tights and boots are the best thing about winter.

  5. Marie permalink
    January 14, 2011 10:02 am

    Weird about the Yoplait! I’m a huge fan of plain full-fat Greek yogurt though because I love adding my own sweetener and fruits. Mmmmm… and I haven’t had overnight oats in too too long. Thanks for tagging me! Lol’d at the Mandy Moore Scrubs reference… and I say that all the time, too.

  6. January 14, 2011 5:32 pm

    I’m taking my niece to a movie for her birthday!

  7. January 14, 2011 6:55 pm

    Haha, I didn’t realize that Monday was MLK day until my mom told me…and I work for the gov’t so I had the day off!! I lovelovelove long weekends.

  8. January 26, 2011 8:13 am

    Ahhh! There’s a similar phrase I’ve come to love and it’s “Everything in moderation and moderation in moderation”. Basically usually live in moderation and then sometimes, go a lil crazy! Love it 🙂

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