So no one actually likes pants. Hmmm. We should start a movement. Yes?
Anyhoo, I feel like it’s been too long!
Not just because I didn’t post yesterday, but because I’m still trying to catch up with how everyone else’s holidays went… :)
Anyways, the story left off in St. Louis. I spent the night at my friend Mary’s house, not only to break up my trip back home, but to spend some time with two of my best friends over the holidays.Another wine night. We had originally talked up a big night out. Drinks flowing… dancing… cute shoes…
We went out to pick out a bottle and get a red box movie. After agonizing for 10 minutes over a selection, we ended up deciding on watching Entourage reruns instead. We’re wild like that.
And reruns of Entourage turned into an episode of South Park that was about the shake weight and people’s ridiculous obsession with the Food Network. I think I laughed the loudest.
All three of us got up around 9:30 yesterday morning. Yes- 9:30. After we all said we would probably “naturally” wakeup by 7:30. The long holiday weekend has clearly taken a toll on everyone. Anyone else suffering the “holiday hangover”?
Getting up that late only means one thing.
Time for BRUNCH!We hit a local joint just down the road from Mary. Last time us girls were together, we all ordered the same thing (it’s ok to roll your eyes here- we were just as embarrassed about it as you’d think). This time wasn’t any different. Omelets for everyone! Like the “Bacado” pictured above. Mine was stuffed with avocado and bacon and I couldn’t have been happier.
We’ll discuss how this triggered my avocado obsession (again) at a different time.
We sat there and chatted over free refills of coffee for way too long. Not too long because I needed to go (which is probably true), but because we were rivaling all the old people with time spent there and the waitress was getting annoyed. Oops.
Do you ever overestimate how productive you’ll be during the day? I do- all the time. Original thoughts were to leave St. Louis by noon or so, get a good run in (I’ve been dying to- that’s not a joke), grocery shop, unpack, etc etc.
I didn’t leave until close to 1:00. Hit some traffic. Lost any energy to workout. And the ONLY reason grocery shopping happened was because it happened before I got home- I knew I wouldn’t drive back out to do it otherwise. And a girl needs to eat.
And if you think any of my stuff is unpacked, you’re just crazy. Who was I kidding? I usually live out of my bag until it’s all been used or it has to be repacked. True story.
However, it should be noted how thankful I am for fantastic driving conditions to and from Missouri. That never happens.
And I would also like to note my favorite road trip tune came from a station somewhere in central Illinois. Chumbawamba? YES PLEASE!
Because I got to bed early, getting up to work out this morning wasn’t that big of a deal. I figured this work week should be started with a BANG. Tuesday won’t take me down that easily.
I did my new Jillian Michaels “No More Trouble Zones” dvd. It left me a little sore the first time I did it, so I’m assuming it’ll let me know once again where all my underworked muscles are.
On that note, I did “feel it” from the P90X “Ab Ripper” cd. Just not as badly as expected. Maybe it was because people were building it up to such a horrible thing. Maybe because it should be combined with other circuits (really have no clue how that system works). But I had planned to crawl out of bed. And was pleasantly surprised when I didn’t have to. Awesome.
Let’s pretend Tuesday doesn’t suck and focus our attention on how it’s yet another holiday (aka “short”) work week!
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