Posts tagged ‘BBQ’

The longest post ever

Ok, I am seriously loving work recently… I guess I always love work when I’m busy because I feel like I blink my eyes and it’s already time for lunch or to go home!  Plus, the people I work with are pretty awesome… 🙂  We have our Holiday Party tonight for my division, which I am super psyched about.  We’re going to this place called Slate which sounds pretty fun – pool tables, ping pong tables, open bar (of course) and heavy appetizers for dinner.  Yes please!

Lunch was super satisfying, although not too fancy.  I had a Rudi’s spelt English Muffin with some ZAP peanut butter and Polaner jam, two carrots, a huuuge and delicious orange, and a big macintosh apple.  Yummers!!img_2300img_2297

img_2298Don’t forget to send me some delicious carrot recipes friends!  You have until 7pm EST on Sunday, December 21st.  Get cooking!!

Party, Party!

Soo… Office party at Slate = way more fun than I thought.  Tons of pool tables and a ping pong table and our own VIP section.  Yes please!!  According to my boss Lindsay Lohan had her birthday party there… hey, if it’s good enough for Lindsay… 🙂 

Food was incredible too!  Coconut shrimp, vegetarian quesadillas, mini spring rolls, Asian chicken skewers, pigs in blankets, greek salad and an assortment of desserts which I wasn’t too interested in so I couldn’t tell

And now, as promised….


Oh man was Festivus fun!  There were only 7 attendees this year as our friends Peter & his fiancee Courtney were unable to attend because they are staying down in D.C. this year.   That was definitely listed as a grievance!  😉

We started off the night with some wine at my sister & her husband’s apartment.  This little guy was the unofficial “host” of the evening, so of course he had to get pinned.  Not to hard, but he sure does wiggle around alot!!  We tried to go to two different places for dinner around 9pm, but with 7 people it was hard to just walk in anywhere.  We finally settled on the restuarant that Justin Timberlake opened on 2nd Ave – “Southern Hospitality“.  Admittadly not my ideal type of food, but it was really good BBQ if that’s your thing! 

I started off with a delicious Stella Artois and then we got two of the appetizer samplers for the table.  Each sampler included fried pickles (um way yo ruin a pickle!), deep fried BBQ ribs, hot buffalo wings, pulled pork sliders and BBQ nachos topped with guacamole, vegetarian baked beans, cheese and fresh salsa.  The nachos were definitely my favorite part…. 😀img_2292

For dinner I went with the pulled chicken sandwich with vegetarian baked beans on the side instead of fries and some coleslaw.  I also had a ton of the sister’s tater-tots.  So good, I couldn’t resist!  They kind of reminded me of camp – I used to go to town on those back in the day…

At the end of a super fun dinner my sister got pinned by her husband because we both decided that a puppy couldn’t officially host Festivus.  Man, I wish I had gotten out my camera in time!! 

I won’t bore you with pics of my brekkie today as it was just a Chobani and some Honey Rice Puffins again.  I’m nursing a bit of a hangover so creativity at breakfast just wasn’t happening.

Ok lovies, I have lots to do so I’d better get crackin!!

I almost forgot… stop over to Caroline’s blog Banana Cabana for a chance to win a Jamba Juice gift card!!!  I sooo want it!!  🙂


December 19, 2008 at 2:00 pm 15 comments

The un-illustrated post.

Good morning bloggies!!  Last night was so so much fun… I love getting together with my siblings and our significant others.  🙂  We ended up celebrating Festivus at a place called “Southern Hospitality“.  Oh yeah, that’s right… Justin Timberlake’s restaurant on 2nd Ave between 76th & 77th St.  They specialize in Memphis-style BBQ… which is so incredibly good you have no freakin idea.  I will do a post on that tonight though because I haven’t uploaded any pics yet – sorry!!

I woke up this morning with a bit of a tummy ache… I guess all that rich BBQ food didn’t sit so well in my stomach.  😦  Oh well, it tasted good at least.  I headed down to the gym and had planned on just doing a light run, but I decided to crank it up a notch and did 3 miles, alternating between a 3.0 and a 4.0 incline between songs as I listened to my iPod.  I finished off with 2 sets of 20 reps @ 10lbs. for bicep curl, tricep press down and tricep overhead extension (I think I’m naming them right…)  In between of each set I did a set of crunches (all different kinds).  Heck yeah for an awesome workout!!  😀

Brekkie was brought to work with me because I was running out the door – eek!  Totally underestimated how long I was in the shower I guess… I had a peach Chobani and a bag od Honey-Rice and Cinnamon Puffin cereal, but unfortunately I couldn’t upload pics before I left.  Really sorry guys, I promise to post all pics from last night, brekkie and lunch tonight!!  To all you fellow bloggers out there: When do you prefer to get your blogging done?  Are you finding that with all the added excitement / shopping / holiday parties of the season is making it more difficult to blog?  I am having some issues trying to fit it all in as you may have guessed, so I apologize again and promise that things will be less all over the place once Christmas and New Years is out of the way.  Thanks for continuing to read though – I absolutely love reading all of your comments!!  🙂

December 18, 2008 at 11:18 am 15 comments

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