Hunger + Flights: Right On Schedule

August 21, 2008

Hello from high in the sky!!! Blogging is such a good way to pass a flight :mrgreen:

I made the mistake of getting a coffee, and now my hands are shaking so bad I can barely type!!!

I was up at 4:50 this morning, after not falling asleep until after 11. We are off of the early-to-bed, early-to-rise routine and the husband fidgeted for about an hour. Then he got OUT of bed because there was a roach shadow on the curtains. He got up to see if it was inside or outside the house. Luckily it was outside, but it was still really creepy. My hero!! Always on the watch for me :)

Anyway, we got up at 4:50 and were out the door at 5:35. I asked the hub. to take me to the airport to save on parking, so I had the luxury of being chauffeured. It was SO. much. nicer than having to drive in the dark, park, take the shuttle, all with 2 heavy bags. Thanks husband XOXO.

I had to get from 6am to about 1pm before a real meal, so my breakfast plan was to spread food out every few hours rather than have a big meal all at once. I also decided to take advantage of the airport options (which are better than you think and exciting for a change) and get 30 minutes more sleep than making oatmeal or having cereal at home. My stop: Jamba Juice!

The Schedule:

1) Smoothie in Charlotte @ 6:15

2) Coffee in NYC @9:30

3) English muffin on Flight #2 @ 10:30

I wanted something more than just fruit because I needed it to last a few hours, so I settled on one of the yogurt + soymilk blends: Bright-Eyed Blueberry (I think that’s what it was called). It was smaller than I expected (I got the 12 oz) but was perfect for first thing in the morning.

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I almost didn’t get coffee at LaGuardia because I wasn’t really hungry or cold, but then I smelled some hazelnut at Au Bon Pain and decided to get some anyway. With a touch of 2% milk –

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I was lucky to have Boingo Wireless at LaGuardia. Boingo gave BlogHer conference attendees a few months free so I couldn’t have been happier. But after I logged on I saw that KathEats.com was down – uggg. After a 20 minute chat with BlueHost, it was up and running again, but certainly not the best way to spend time in an airport. I’ll be spending more time in LaGuardia on Sunday, and was ecstatic to find that Au Bon Pain also has an OATMEAL BAR like the SF Soup Co. did a few weeks ago. I should be arriving into NYC around 9:00 on Sunday AM (without delays, that is) so maybe I’ll plan to have breakfast there and just something small in Boston early (my flight is at 8am, which means I”ll have to be up at 5ish again). I did bring a packet of instant with me to have with hot water if need be, but I’d rather wait and have fresh oatmeal with sliced almonds, raisins and of course a banana. I also saw tons of good bars like Nectar and Clif (would be fun to try a Clif bar) but no PB LaraBars :(

NYC from the sky!! I REALLY wanted to go spend a few hours in the city… And, haha, one guy saw a tiny golf course and said “Hey, I think that’s Central Park!”

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Our flight took off right on time (woo hoo!!) and my hunger was punctual as well. My stomach started growling right at 10:30 so I brought out the ol’ muffin with AB and jam that I packed last night. It was SO delicious. Food sure does taste good when you’re hungry.

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And last but certainly not least! The husband told me he had a surprise for me and I’d have to find it. Well I did when I uploaded my photos!!! HILARIOUS!!!

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We’ve got a big day ahead! See you guys late tonight :)

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1 Lindsey August 21, 2008 at 10:39 am

Your husband is such a sweetheart! Have a safe trip!

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2 Allison K. August 21, 2008 at 10:47 am

ha ha.That picture of the Husband is hilarious!

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3 erica August 21, 2008 at 10:53 am

Aww, your husband is so sweet!

Have a safe flight! And I wish you would’ve been able to stop in NY, I would’ve loved to have lunch!

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4 BethT August 21, 2008 at 11:10 am

I hope you can go to Flour bakery while you’re there!! (jealous)

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5 Andrea August 21, 2008 at 11:12 am

haha your hubby is adorable! enjoy your stay in boston…i wish i could come to the dinner!

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6 Melissa August 21, 2008 at 11:13 am

You two are too cute (I mean you and The Husband)!
JP Licks in Boston looks amazing. I would have to try the oatmeal raisin frozen yogurt. Sounds amazing.
I took your advice and created my own blog. It is rough and not very exciting yet, but it is up! Now I just hope to meet some CO folks from it.
http://www.missycravescupcakes.blogspot.com

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7 ChocolateCoveredVegan August 21, 2008 at 11:18 am

Woah, you’re able to blog from an airplane?! I am seriously impressed by the advances being made in technology!

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8 Justy2003 August 21, 2008 at 11:21 am

Awe, that husband of yours is a keeper ;)

Enjoy your trip to Boston!

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9 VeggieGirl August 21, 2008 at 11:24 am

Great photographs from the plane!! Haha, love the photograph from Matt as well :-D

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10 Heather August 21, 2008 at 11:25 am

Aww- that is so cute!

I’ve never been anywhere with an oatmeal bar… that sounds pretty sweet.

Have a safe flight and hope Boston is fun!!

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11 fitnessista August 21, 2008 at 11:29 am

that pic cracked me up- very cute!

have an amazing trip!!!

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12 ttfn300 August 21, 2008 at 11:32 am

too cute:) where can I find one for me? haha

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13 eatingbender August 21, 2008 at 11:33 am

Aw, such a cute picture! A great surprise, for sure :)

Food truly is its most delicious when you are hungry. It’s always something to keep in mind when I’m reaching into the pantry for a snack on a full stomach!

Have a great trip, Kath!

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14 Erica August 21, 2008 at 11:34 am

hahahaha that photo is so cute! have fun in boston!

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15 jenny August 21, 2008 at 11:35 am

omg you are in new york right now. are you planning to stay for awhile?

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16 ModelBehavior August 21, 2008 at 11:45 am

I love plane pictures! Have fun in Boston!

http://www.modbehav.com

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17 MH August 21, 2008 at 11:53 am

I love your blog but never comment…until today since you’re flying right over my city! Wish you could come down and visit us New York gals :)

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18 natalie August 21, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Such a funny picture of the husband!

What a great view of NYC, I really wish I was there now. :)

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19 jayne August 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm

welcome to boston, kath!

If you need any food/restaurant recs, just drop me a line. someone on the comment thread mentioned JP Licks. There is one right next to my apartment, and it’s such an awesome treat. the Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt (the hard serve kind) is one of my favorite foods of all time!

Logan has some great options for healthy eats. a few terminals have big gourmet food stands with larabars, chobani, fruit cups, hard-boiled eggs, etc.

as an aside, I’ve now gone to two wholefoods in search of the famous and storied PB larabars… to no avail. someday!

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20 Morgan August 21, 2008 at 12:15 pm

I think sometimes when I fly, ALL I do is eat…especially when I have downtime during a layover. Maybe it’s due to stress or something. It makes things so…uncomfortable. I should try out the whole ‘waiting until I’m hungry’ thing.

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21 Danielle August 21, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Haha, aww, that was so sweet of the husband! Have a wonderful time in beantown!

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22 Cathy August 21, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Jayne, if you’re in the area I found the PB larabars in Porter Square. They sell them in the Natural Foods store (I think its called Cambridge Naturals) that’s right by Shaws & the bookstore.

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23 tfh August 21, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Matt is very sweeative (sweet+creative). Sometimes it’s great to be reminded that it’s the little, silly gestures that add up to marital happiness– the notes and the roach patrol and the early morning airport drives…

The only part I like about flying is treating myself to (healthy) airport snacks and coffee!

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24 babycakes August 21, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Welcome to Boston Kath!!! (my home) I’m so excited to have you here (even though I won’t see you). I hope you have a wonderful time here :)

And Matt, you are such a sweetheart!

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25 Fleur August 21, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Such a cute pic of Matt, and a great one from over NYC. Looks like a nice day for travelling.

Enjoy Boston!

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26 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 21, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Awww, your hubby is so sweet!

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27 michelle Jacobs August 21, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Hi first time commenter i think! Love your blog and all your great recipes.

I love the photo of NYC! Someday you should come to NYC and meet up will all of us for a nice dinner!!!

M

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28 Quinn August 21, 2008 at 1:29 pm

I work in DC and there are literally ABP’s on every corner. LOVE their oatmeal bars. It’s so fun to mix and match toppings! Have a safe trip and a GREAT time!

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29 Kath August 21, 2008 at 1:47 pm

ChocolateCoveredVegan ,
I just wrote the post mile-high, but I uploaded with airport wireless :)

jayne ,
Thanks for the airport info! Glad to know I can get Chobani there – yum!

New Yorkers,
I’m coming some day!! It’s on our short list of places to visit and I will definitely do a blog get together.

Kath

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30 Rika August 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm

OH MY GOODNESS! that’s the cutest thing ever!!

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31 jayne August 21, 2008 at 2:57 pm

cathy,

thanks so much! I live right by there and stop in from time to time, but not regularly. i’ll now be going on my way home from work tonight.

HELLO PB Larabars!

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32 lainb August 21, 2008 at 4:40 pm

The husband is so sweet and creative with his “miss you” messages. Seriously, does he have any single friends? ;-)

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33 runjess August 22, 2008 at 10:19 am

Coffee is NEVER a mistake when you get up at 4:50.

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