This week has been jam-packed for me! Between work and social engagements I was one exhausted chica yesterday and spend all evening and night watching Season 1 of The Hills on Netflix!
And, thank you for all of your comments about how un-coordinated you are! Well, most of you! It made me feel a lot better. I too like to dance in my room!
Thursday afternoon my friend Colleen called me up and we found a happy hour that we could get $3 margaritas at- can't beat that! We sipped our drinks, devoured chips + salsa, and chatted for a good 3 hours. It is so nice to sit outside in this great spring weather! I didn't get any pictures with her! So, here is an old one:
We remembered that our friend Adam was going to be at another bar for Chuckleheads. Adam had the idea that there were no real comedy clubs in Lubbock so he started hosting a sort of open mic night for any comedians or funny people that wanted to get up on stage! He hosts Chuckleheads every month and neither of us had been to one yet, so we decided to check it out!
Also, our friend's band S.O.A.P were playing:
Chuckleheads came on after the band and it was absolutely hilarious! A lot of my friends signed up to go on stage but I was too nervous...I am the type of person that needs to write things and advance and practice them in front of the mirror, then in front of my mom. Ha ha!
I am planning on writing some jokes and going on stage at the next event though- it will be at the end of June. I have a joke in the works about how people always ask me, "What are you?" (as in race or ethnicity), and when I say "I'm Indian," they ask, "What tribe are you from?" ha!
Living in Texas and having brown skin, most people think I am Hispanic and cannot believe that I don't speak Spanish. I once had a woman come up to me and ask me something in Spanish, and when I told her I didn't understand, she told me that my parents hadn't taught me well!
My friends and I ended up staying out until 2:30 in the morning! I used to be able to do that on a regular basis, but now it is pretty rare for me, especially since I work from 9-4 every weekday. I didn't drink too much that night, but I was still a little dehydrated when I woke up (after 4 hours of sleep).
And that reminds me of this fun chart I made last year for GraphJam, How to tell if you have had Too Much Wine:
And speaking of being dehydrated, Faith did a wonderful post on staying hydrated and the dangers of dehydration on her blog- check it out!
I also posted a new look to Lookville this week:
Moving on again,
I have been eating a lot of raw fruits and veggies lately, and it feels great!
A ton of broccoli,
Apples with cinnamon,
If I eat 5 carrots, an entire pineapple, or half a head of broccoli, are you still interested in seeing those pictures? Or, would you rather see the other non-single-ingredient things (more like recipes) that I eat?
Speaking of recipes, I recently tried 2 new recipes from Averie's blog.
First, I made her amazing Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls. The only change I made was to replace the vanilla with half the amount of almond extract.
These came out really well! The dough was a little too sticky to work with though, and I was too impatient to stick it in the fridge before I worked with it.
Instead, I flattened the dough on a sheet of saran wrap:
Sprinkled with the chocolate chips:
and wrapped it up to knead it without touching the actual dough:
Then, I rolled it out into a log so it would be easy to portion:
I'm surprised I was able to grind the ingredients in it!
I also made Averie's Vegan Slaw Horseradish Relish Dressing (that's a mouthful!) And the only change I made was to use dill relish instead of sweet.
I served up the dressing with some delicious veggies:
This was so delicious- I can't believe I waited so long to make this recipe.
I suggest that everyone head over to Averie's site. Not only is she a goddess in the kitchen, she is training for her first fitness competition, and I absolutely love her blog!
Have you tried Goji Berries? I bought some for the first time and I'm not quite sure what to do with them besides put them in a trail mix or eat them plain. They have a very interesting flavor...it is growing on me though! I also made a tea with them:
Goji berries, hot water, and stevia to sweeten it.
Any ideas or recipes that I could use for these goji berries?
Do you want to see pictures when I chow down on a whole cantaloupe, or several carrots? Or, would you rather see the highlights and recipes?