Cinematic Afternoon

December 13, 2008

Willy Wonka was such a classic :) I still quote that movie from time and time and only when I heard my quotes did I remember where they originally came from! (Such as “He con’t swem!!” when Augustus falls into the river :mrgreen: )

I even managed to take a nap and drool on the couch during the movie!!! 😳 This week + this morning’s race sure wore me out.

Here are two more cinematic masterpieces to share:

The first is a cool girl power piece that reader Molly sent me. I love these word videos with strong messages:

The second is a cool a capella group that BethT emailed me called Straight No Chaser. I LOVE a capella songs and this holiday version is great (but for an even better one search You Tube for: Sitcom Medley along with Straight No Chaser!)

After my nap I was pretty hungry and had a small bowl of mixed cereals with milk…..I may have added a spoonful of Barney Butter to this. Hard to remember 😉


….. and my cashew cookie mini LaraBar. I love these most of all for their portion size! I like having a 2-part snack.


Plus tea!


We were invited to Karen’s for dinner tonight because Andrew is back in town for a night before he heads to South Carolina for Lasik eye surgery!

I started with some Murphey Goode Sauv. Blanc


And 2 pieces of cheese with crackers. I decided that cheese and crackers are better eaten separately. The cheese covers the flavors of the crackers and the crackers mean I don’t savor the cheese as much, so I will be eating these one at a time from now on. The blue cheese was so amazing without a cracker!


Wine #2 (half glass)


Karen made Chicken Chili for dinner – topped with cheese + light sour cream


Plus spinach salad with pecans and cranberries in Annie’s Poppyseed dressing –


And Great Harvest ciabatta (compliments of us!)



Salad seconds (and thirds!)


Wine #3 (just a tiny bit)


And ice cream with cookies for dessert :)


I can’t wait to sleep in tomorrow!!!!!!! I. am. beat.


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1 Andrea December 13, 2008 at 10:50 pm

DADDY… I WANT A PONY!!!!! ahaha love it


2 Kath December 13, 2008 at 10:52 pm

“Wonka. Haw much for the gawlden goose.” :mrgreen:


3 Heather McD (heather eats almond butter) December 13, 2008 at 10:52 pm

Yum, Karen makes such good eats. Enjoy sleeping in tomorrow. I am planning on doing the same!


4 Sharon December 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm

Glad you had a great time! And delicious eats!


5 Oh She Glows December 13, 2008 at 11:01 pm

Looks like you had a wonderful day!!

mmm that chicken chili looks delicious 😀 Way to go Karen!



6 polly December 13, 2008 at 11:01 pm

hi Kath! Great job on your race today and yummy Lara Bar stash! That chicken chili sounds great. Is there dairy in it? Maybe Karen can share the recipe?

Love how you and hub are together and enjoy just life stuff. I think it’s cool he went to your race and all that. When you have kids, you’ll be this little 3some and go on jogging dates with the jogger stroller I bet. :) We loved doing that!

Willy Wonka… awesome movie. The original is the best BY FAR. I love when the gum had all the dinner courses. Can you imagine? YUM!

Nite friend!


7 Melissa P. December 13, 2008 at 11:06 pm

I love Karen’s decorating style in the background. It all looks so pretty and sophisticated!


8 Madison December 13, 2008 at 11:09 pm

If I drool when I’m sleeping that means I’m REALLY tired. Enjoy your sleep-in tomorrow!!!! You deserve it~


9 musicfan December 13, 2008 at 11:09 pm

the dialogue sounds more swedish chef than Austrian or British. :o) lovely dinner. you might like rockapella or take 6. Or Sweet Honey in the Rock. :o) Or perhaps you prefer, Hall and “Oates” HAH HAH with breakfast! youtube Gonzo and chicken chorus singing Strauss, the blue danube.


10 thepinkpeppercorn December 13, 2008 at 11:16 pm

And here I thought after your run this morning, you’d just have a nap for the rest of the day – how did you even complete this post with 3 glasses of wine!! Good for you!!! (I would have been out cold…awaiting morning)


11 Courtney December 13, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Sounds like you had quite the day!


12 Katelyn December 13, 2008 at 11:45 pm

Your chicken chili looks wonderful! And, your living room is so well decorated!


13 claire December 14, 2008 at 12:23 am

That group was SO good! I enjoyed that! And chicken chili…I just had that last week and realized that I had forgotten how good it is. Mmm!


14 Lisa December 14, 2008 at 12:29 am

I really admire all the time you put in with GOTR. Believe me, you’re making a difference.


15 Bridget December 14, 2008 at 12:54 am

Sounds like you had an awesome relaxing day after the race!
I volunteered with GOTR this fall as well and just loved every minute with those girls! We had our own Wonder Girl 5K and it was so much fun :)


16 Niki F December 14, 2008 at 2:35 am

Ooooh, that chicken chili looks yum! I know you didn’t make it, but I’d love a recipe! :)


17 Moran December 14, 2008 at 3:34 am

Karen’s food is great!


18 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) December 14, 2008 at 5:47 am

sleep well kath….that salad looks to die for!


19 Kath December 14, 2008 at 7:53 am

polly ,
I can’t WAIT to have a jogging stroller! I was just saying yesterday how cool it would be to run a 5K with our kid/s.

(+ Niki F)
I don’t think there was dairy in the chilli, but I don’t have the recipe :( It was pretty simple – chicken, corn, (onions 👿 ), broth, garlic, maybe carrot? But it was mostly chicken and corn.

Madison ,
I’ve always been a nap drooler – so maybe you’re right since I only take naps when I’m very tired! But I also drool when I sleep with my head on the husband’s shoulder. I usually catch myself and he laughs when I do. I think it moves my jaw out of socket or something.


20 Shelby December 14, 2008 at 8:26 am

haha I love the part in Willy Wonka when Augustus falls into the river and Wonka is like Stop. No. Don’t. He is so unenthusiastic about it which makes it hilarious!


21 Tina December 14, 2008 at 8:36 am

Molly sent me the same video– I love the message that the video sent!


22 VeggieGirl December 14, 2008 at 8:43 am

No worries!! You deserve a nap after a long day and race.

MINI LARABAR!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉


23 K December 14, 2008 at 9:01 am

Haha – love the accent on the quote 😉

Enjoy sleeping in!!


24 mel h December 14, 2008 at 9:28 am

haha I drool when I take naps too! I need to close my mouth!! din din looks great and enjoy your relaxing day today! I still have two more 4 hr finals before I finish my first semester of law school. I’m so over school right now~ haha


25 AppleC December 14, 2008 at 9:41 am

Ok -wait! how cold was that sub freezing temp. for your jingle run? If you need tips on how to dress like a snow bunny and run warm, let me know. Running here yesterday was a challenge but at 11 deg. managed to stay comfortable. Sounds like yo had a great run yesterday, and what a way to top of the day. Great job! (sorry – day late with the congrats!)


26 Tara December 14, 2008 at 9:46 am

oooh. loves the original willy wonka. could watch that any day, all day. i always used to fast-forward the singing bits when i was a kid though. i think i’ve only really started to tolerate those parts as i’ve gotten older… the part where grandpa jo takes 10 minutes to get out of bed still drives me nuts though… get on with it! we want more chocolate factory footage! 😛

also love powerful word videos like that. i like the end of an inconvenient truth when they’re doing the credits, but also talking about how you can help by playing with the letters in the names. coolness.

something you might be interested in – i did this last year for christmas presents for everyone:

you get a cute little card in the mail that you can then send to whoever you bought the gift for. not sure what kind of plans you have for gift-giving, but it was kind of hilarious to be buying people crocodiles and things. 😀


27 Erin December 14, 2008 at 9:52 am

“I WANT THE WORLD I WANT THE WHOLE WORLD!” My sister and I still joke about that movie all the time.

Dinner looked great!


28 Kath December 14, 2008 at 9:58 am

Tara ,
I learned yesterday that when Willy Wonka makes his appearance the movie is HALF OVER!!!

And what a wonderful site!! I’m going to share that in a post later.



29 jayne December 14, 2008 at 10:18 am

hey kath,

i made your bourbon baked beans last night, but (almost) doubled the sauce and added two chopped sweet potatoes before baking.

so good! a big hit.


30 Kath December 14, 2008 at 11:04 am

jayne ,
Glad it turned out!! I thought about adding a sweet potato myself – sounds delicious!



31 Missy (Missy Maintains) December 15, 2008 at 11:51 am

Willie Wonka is my favorite movie ever! I used to call myself Violet because I chew gum all day long!!
(Except I don’t put it behind my ears at meals!)


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