May 16, 2009

I slept much better last night with a cooler room and ear plugs, but we’re running on only 6.5 hours of sleep :(

We’re also running late because there was a THREE INCH ROACH in our bathroom this morning! Thankfully Karen saw it first, she’s much braver than I am and actually showered with it nearby. I was standing up on the bed on the lookout.

Three cheers for our hero: Kanzi!! He rescued us bravely (but reluctantly) and I was able to shower calmly. Whew. There is something instinctually terrorizing for me about them. I know they’re not going to hurt me, but I convulse just thinking about it.

I was in the mood for cold cereal this morning. I had a teeny bit too much wine last night and am feeling a little parched. So I dove into the Cheerios, which are a good option being low sugar and with some fiber to ‘em.

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Complemented with half a banana, 2% milk (yum!), and more Flanigan Farm’s Trail Mix

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Plus a shot of OJ

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And a shot of coffee –

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We’re all dressed up and walking to the Superdome for graduation. I’ve got an array of Clif Bars for us to have mid-morning because we’re not having brunch until 2pm!

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1 Heather May 16, 2009 at 8:26 am

Another totally healthy hotel breakfast Kath! I love seeing how you are able to have your own healthy eats while traveling… definitely giving me some good ideas! And that trailmix looks so good. What a great mixture.

Have a wonderful time at the graduation today! :)


2 RK May 16, 2009 at 8:28 am

Sounds like you are having a fabulous time in NOLA! Your breakfast, once again, looks delicious and healthy. Can’t wait to hear your recap of the graduation and about seeing Ellen! Have a great day!


3 Linda May 16, 2009 at 8:39 am

I agree – your breakfast looks nice whether they are in styrofoam or beautifully adorned ceramic bowls!


4 May 16, 2009 at 8:46 am

Yum! Cold cereal is delish. Plus Cheerios are like another form of oatmeal. hehe



5 Moran (The Running Addict) May 16, 2009 at 8:48 am

I absolutely share your fear of roaches! There really is just something about them….ewwww


6 K May 16, 2009 at 8:50 am

YUCK to the roach!! They’re just not right!! Have fun today! Say hi to Ellen for me 😉


7 Jordan May 16, 2009 at 8:58 am

I wish I had some Cherrios right now, because that actually looks amazing.


8 Sharon May 16, 2009 at 9:17 am

Mmmm cereal, love the crunch!


9 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats May 16, 2009 at 9:17 am

OMG Roach! I literally would have gone un-showered for the day – or had to move rooms…even though there were probably roaches there too…eeeeeeek!! Have a great – roach free – day!


10 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale May 16, 2009 at 9:18 am

I’m (unfortunately) the roach killer in our house. My husband is terrified of them. So, I take the bugs (I used to live in Australia, and the bugs are so big there, you get used to them!), and he takes any other critters (we’ve had incidents with frogs and bats before!)


11 Natalie May 16, 2009 at 9:19 am

Have fun today! I bet brunch will be amazing. New Orleans really knows how to do brunch :)


12 Adi ( - repaired!) May 16, 2009 at 9:24 am

Happy graduation day! Hope the Clif bars tie you over! :) Looking forward to seeing brunch pics.


13 Lisa May 16, 2009 at 9:27 am

Heehee, I love how in New Orleans “brunch” doesn’t roll around until 2 in the afternoon!


14 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 16, 2009 at 9:43 am

WTG with the healthy breakfast! Congrats to Andrew on the graduation!


15 erin May 16, 2009 at 9:51 am

i absolutely love how you’re always prepared for everyone that you’re with! I try to be like that, especially on road trips, i think it makes me feel like a dork, but when we save money, everyone’s like AWESOME! and i feel better when we have food with us instead of buying!!!


16 Christina May 16, 2009 at 10:03 am

I hate roaches so much. They’re a fact of life in warm climates- but I still squeal when I see them. Eeek.


17 Jenny May 16, 2009 at 10:08 am

glad you were able to get some sleep last night but ugh – sorry about your little unexpected guest! roaches creep me out!

awesome healthy breakfast girl :)!


18 Nicole May 16, 2009 at 10:14 am

Ew. Roaches. I saw a ginormous one the first night I moved into my apartment and nearly had a heart attack. Thankfully (knock on wood!) I haven’t seen any since. Blech…

And your breakfast looks delicious! Hotels, take note…


19 Ellen @ Peace in Motion May 16, 2009 at 10:30 am

I went through such a cheerios phase awhile ago and they are just so good. I never liked ’em when I was younger, but last semester I could not get enough!

Glad you were rescued from the roach :)


20 emmy May 16, 2009 at 10:44 am

I am with you on roaches! I am probably even worse, the other day I saw a random bug on the kitchen counter after dinner and proceded to throw up like a crazy person!


21 Sarah May 16, 2009 at 10:54 am

I don’t know how you managed to make me crave a bowl of cheerios, but you just did! 😀

Thankfully I have yet to encounter a roach, but I’m sure I’d share the same reaction as you! Ick!


22 sue May 16, 2009 at 10:54 am

eek! i feel the same way around roaches! glad it was taken care of 😛

congrats on graduating andrew!


23 Oh She Glows May 16, 2009 at 11:12 am

Have a great day at the graduation!


24 Jen May 16, 2009 at 11:20 am

Eek, I hate cockroaches. I had a huge, dark black spider in my room last night that kept running away, and I couldn’t fall asleep because I knew it was in my room somewhere! THE WORST. :(

Hope the graduation is super fun! :)


25 Kailey (SnackFace) May 16, 2009 at 11:24 am

Just caught up on the last post too- I saw that flavor of Mad Dog at a party last night! Haha. We were making fun of it because it’s called “Banana Red.” Uh, what’s the red?

Girrrl you know how to work a hotel breakfast! Lookin’ good. Have fun at the graduation ceremony!


26 Jen May 16, 2009 at 11:25 am

Roaches are the worst. Just be prepared if you ever come to Texas because we have roaches that can fly!!


27 Danica May 16, 2009 at 11:52 am

Ick to roaches! But in the same sentence I am going to have to say that your Cheerio combo actually looks great!


28 Jess May 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Cheerios are my favorite. Not very filling, which is a great excuse to eat more of them. :)


29 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 16, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Kath- you aren’t the only one who would freak out when seeing a roach!! ahhhh! Creepy!! Thank God for husbands! :-)
I love your overflowing bowl of cereal! yum!\
Enjoy the ceremony and hopefully you can catch up on some sleep!


30 meg May 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm

That was one big roach. Have fun at graduation!


31 Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now May 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I’m really enjoying all of your photos from your weekend away! It looks like you are having so much fun.

I hate roaches! When I lived in Australia there were SO many of them!!

They’d come out of our toaster in the morning when we put our bread in. So gross!


32 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday May 16, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Yuck!! I hate roaches, too!!

Have a great time today!


33 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) May 16, 2009 at 1:53 pm

I love Cheerios! Cheerios with banana is such a good combo, as is Cheerios with strawberries!

Oh, and Cheerios are the perfect crunchy topping for ice cream!

Have a great day!


34 Bec May 16, 2009 at 2:04 pm

ew a roach, I’d be terrified!


35 Meredith (Pursuing Balance) May 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Ew about the roach! That’s how big they are in Miami too :( It’s awful!


36 Christina May 16, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Good ol’ cheerios! Have a great day :)


37 Michelle Hisae May 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

I know how you feel – the 2nd day in my new apartment we found a dead roach in our shower! Now we know not to leave the window in there open. EEK!


38 Natilie! May 16, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I love you site!
I just heard this really good article over at the Glam Gals!

Some lady in Idaho Lost 100 pounds with eating healthy. No pills, no fab diet.

here is the link::

I will be back to your site for more information on my journey to loose 90 pounds


39 Suzanne May 16, 2009 at 4:18 pm

eek! I feel the same way about roaches (and all insects!). My sympathies!

How was the graduation ceremony? I was just watching ELLEN on DVR (she’s my fave!) and she mentioned that she will be doing the commencement speech at Tulane! how neat!

You’ll have to tell us how it was when you return.

Enjoy the rest of your trip! :)


40 Tyler May 16, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Hey Kath,

What do you think of the adminstrations recent attack on Cheerios? Are they serious?!

Or do you think Cheerios really is engaging in false marketing?

I love Cheerios in the morning so would be curious to hear your opinion.



41 Elizabeth May 17, 2009 at 5:59 am

Three cheers for Cheerios! :)

I always pack snacks for my sidekicks too….


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