Kranky Kath

October 29, 2008

I had a frustrating afternoon/evening that left me cranky πŸ˜₯

Girls on the Run went well though! They did a scavenger hunt and had fun, which makes our job as coaches easier.

I decided this afternoon that I would treat myself to dinner out rather than make a sandwich for dinner. I picked the closest cafe I could find to minimize my time getting to campus to cram for my exam: Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe. I was excited by the menu when I checked it out this afternoon and was planning to get a huge salad and cup or bowl of soup for dinner. But when I got there the only soup they had was chicken noodle :( I didn’t think that would fill me up enough, so I decided to try a half sandwich instead. I chose a “Paris” sandwich with ham, brie, apple and spinach (and high-fat honey mustard that I got on the side). I wanted to get half, but they said it only came in full size. So I just decided to get that. Then I ordered a House Salad but she said it came with one so I just had that.

Well the wrap turned out to be incredibly small. I knew from the menu that it was about a 500 calorie wrap, so I had thought one half would be the size of the whole thing based on other restaurant’s wraps.

And the salad – even smaller!!! I wanted something as big as the whole container!

When I opened the (wasteful and unattractive) plastic styrofoam container I was so disappointed.


However, they both did taste very good!

I ate 1/2 of the wrap plus 2 bites more  –


And all of the salad with a little bit of honey mustard


After some major cramming, I went in for our Micro test. I think I did OK – so hard to tell because she’s a killer grader. For our other two exams we were allowed to go as soon as we finished. Most of the class assumed this would be the same and left. I handed her my test, looked her in the eye and left. Well LUCKILY someone in the hall told me that she said to wait and come back at 7:30 for lab. She only told ONE person this and didn’t tell them to tell everyone else. SO, turns out I had to stay for another hour and do this dumb lab!! I was SO mad since I had been about to leave and get home early.

But I did snack on this little treat in my spooky car in the parking lot. It was good – definitely the best one I’ve had yet. I loved the chocolate chunks!


Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer!

Tomorrow’s another day and I get to have a big bowl of oatmeal in less than 12 hours!! Wahoo!

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1 RhodeyGirl October 29, 2008 at 8:31 pm

maybe the idea of another spooktacular treat coming your may cheer you up?! keep your eye on the mail!

hope you feel better.


2 Justy2003 October 29, 2008 at 8:35 pm

“Tomorrow’s another day and I get to have a big bowl of oatmeal in less than 12 hours!! Wahoo!” Way to look on the bright side! πŸ˜‰ My morning bowl of oats cheers me right up, too :)


3 Sidi October 29, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Small portions, it happened to me once in an Italian fast-food where a half sandwich costs 10$. Very tasty, but not filling.
I hate when my schedule changes unexpectedly. And waiting an hour for a boring lab must have been hell.
God bless the oatmeal!


4 sharon October 29, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Sorry to hear about your frustrating day, Kath :-(
I’m glad that the sandwich & salad tasted good even if it was small. Hope you did great on your test and hope things look brighter tomorrow!


5 coco October 29, 2008 at 8:49 pm

sorry about the bad day! Have a good night sleep and tomorrow will be a new day~~


6 Bobbi October 29, 2008 at 8:55 pm

awww I am sorry you had such a rough day, maybe this will cheer you up.

How do you mend a broken jack o’ lantern?
— with a pumpkin patch. lol…ok silly but one of my students told me it today and it made me laugh:)


7 Meghann October 29, 2008 at 9:01 pm

You’re the third blog I’ve ready today with Debbi Downer int he post. I think the odd weather has gotten everybody down. Cheer up! At least the wrap and salad still tasted good :)


8 Lillian October 29, 2008 at 9:02 pm


What a wonderful riddle!


9 Amy October 29, 2008 at 9:14 pm

sorry about the dissapointing take out…that’s the worst! & what a weird thing for your teacher to do…annoying !


10 Megan October 29, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Glad you liked the z-bar! Sorry today was disappointing! I hope tomorrow is better!


11 Becca October 29, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Kath (or anyone who knows)

Last winter time you were drinking eggnog and pumpkin spice tea. I have looked everywhere and cannot find any. I just wanted to know the band you buy. Thanks.


12 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 29, 2008 at 9:25 pm

Sorry you had a bad day :(
Hope tomorrow will be better! Yay for yummy oatmeal!


13 Jack October 29, 2008 at 9:34 pm

While I usually admire your attitude, perhaps you need a bit of perspective when a perfectly good meal ruins you day b/c it is not exactly what you wanted. Plenty of folks around the world would cherish your dinner w/o second thought.


14 Jen October 29, 2008 at 9:38 pm

I hate when that happens. If it does, I tend to drink way too much diet coke.
I just found your blog and really like it.


15 yadi October 29, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Kath felt a little cranky Jack – she wasn’t devastated. I think the real foodie in her strives for more than what she got – so she was sharing her slight dissapointment. I get your point, but I get Kath’s as well. This is why I also pack meals as often as I can. I’m mostly dissapointed by most meals when we eat out. The are usuallly not worth my hard earned money… Just my two cents :] Go GOTR!


16 Lee (seelivelee) October 29, 2008 at 9:49 pm

I understand where you are coming from Kath!!! But girlll…i wish you could hear this song I’m listening to. “Sandcastle Disco” By Solange. Always cheers me up! Hope tomorrow is a better day Kath, sleep well!!!!

Jack, you do bring up a good point. flexibility is a very important part of a healthy diet and relationship with food, and I know there have been plenty of times (especially eating out) where I am not satisfied with what I ordered. It takes practice, and I think it’s something we can all work on!


17 Biz319 October 29, 2008 at 9:52 pm

That sucks, I hate when that happens!

Oh well, its not the end of the world and you’ve got oatmeal soon!

Hope you did good on your test, I am sure you did.


18 Grounded Fitness October 29, 2008 at 9:55 pm

haha i think thats the 3rd time ive seen a blogger use debbie downer today! must be something in the air…

Kelly Turner


19 emmy October 29, 2008 at 9:55 pm

bobbi – that joke is going into my cheesy line-up STAT!

what kind of bees make milk? Boobies (booBees)! even classier when you grab yours post joke telling.


20 haya October 29, 2008 at 10:04 pm

i thought mustard was fat free. what’s the deal with this?


21 Fancy October 29, 2008 at 10:36 pm

I love when I go to bed already excited about my breakfast! I just bought a new brand of whole grain waffles and I can’t wait to have them tomorrow morning….yum….


22 Miss Tiffie October 29, 2008 at 10:48 pm

haha bobbi, that made me laugh :] good one…

awww kath!!! tomorrow’s a new day πŸ˜€ smile!!! i hate it when i don’t get what i expect for food :[ but it’s okay, at least it was yummy!!! it’d be horrible if it didn’t taste good!!!

hope you had a wonderrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrful nite and a great nite’s rest!!! see you bright and early (er, read you*) tomorrow!!!


23 santa barbara dreaming October 29, 2008 at 10:55 pm

Awwww shucks, I hated it when teachers made us stay for class even after a test! I always secretly gave them mad stink eye from the back of the class room.
I hope tomorrow will be a bright and cheery day for you filled with oatmeal yumminess! :)


24 jen October 29, 2008 at 11:30 pm

yeah…but..but…phills win! sorry, city jubilation’s infectious. πŸ˜€


25 Christina October 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

Jack – I think you are being a little judgemental. Of course we all have alot to be grateful for, but that doesn’t mean we can’t say when we don’t like something, and lording your virtue over people just comes off as so rude. It really bugs me when people ascribe the worst possible motives to others instead of giving someone the benefit of the doubt…grrr! Sorry for the mini-rant…


26 Alicia October 30, 2008 at 1:44 am

Poor Kath, I get upset when I have horrid meals as well. At least yours tasted good. I had a horrible tasting lunch last saturday and it feels like I wasted a meal eating bad food.

Food ranks high on my list so naturally I get upset when I waste an opportunity to eat good food.


27 M October 30, 2008 at 4:17 am

You only had half of the wrap, so would you really have wanted it to be any bigger? Or are you talking in terms of volume, that for the calories, you’d prefer something less dense?


28 M October 30, 2008 at 4:19 am

I should add, that wrap DOES look tiny.
Jack, Kath isn’t just upset about the meal — she also had the test and the lab issues.

And, like everyone has said, she’s not devastated. Kath, you’re allowed to complain!


29 VeggieGirl October 30, 2008 at 6:03 am

Hang in there, Kath!! It’s morning, so it’s time for your oatmeal!! πŸ˜€


30 Mara October 30, 2008 at 6:10 am

I hate when food that I buy comes out to be disappointing… the sandwich sounded great, but you’re right! TINY!


31 Tina October 30, 2008 at 6:13 am

The Spooky Smores look so good! Anyone know where I can find them?


32 Holly October 30, 2008 at 7:05 am

Sorry for the bad day. :-( I hate it when you order something (new) and it’s totally not what you expected! We had a Camille’s here but they closed….they had one panini that was fabuloso!

Hope tomorrow is a better day! :-)


33 Kath October 30, 2008 at 7:05 am

Love the spooky jokes!! I pretty much love all jokes, good and bad :)

Thanks for all of you who “get” me.

Becca ,
Bigelow brand! Find them here:

(And in your grocery store too)

Jen ,

haya ,
Not the kind that serves as a sauce and salad dressing. For 2 oz it is usually about 250 calories and 23 grams of fat (that’s why I distinguished it from the low-fat HM’s you find sometimes)

I wanted more volume in the form of veggies in both parts of the meal.



34 goalie30 October 30, 2008 at 7:06 am

I think it’s amusing that all of the bloggers read each others’ blogs and then subconsciously use words they’ve seen in their posts. The “debbie downer” comment has been in 3 big blogs in the past 24 hours! That and all the bloggers tend to have similar snacks and meals a lot of the time, not that it’s a bad thing, I just find it interesting but at least they all have health in mind!

Dont’ worry Kath, many of us out there had just as hard or worse of a day, it will be better tomorrow :)


35 Melissa (the other one) October 30, 2008 at 7:13 am

I really wish they had those clif z bars by me :( Can’t find them anywhere though !


36 zestycook October 30, 2008 at 7:14 am

Aww Kath – sorry to hear that you are cranky! I cannot even imagine that :) I am sure you will be fine when you get the mail again :)



37 Beth October 30, 2008 at 8:11 am

I’m sorry you had a bad day! I did too – I’m SO stressed with school that I have acne for the first time in my life and my stomach hurts all the time. And a barge ran into a bridge on the street my bus runs on – grarrrrrr! So my bus won’t run normally until then. I definitely understand your frustration. I guess we all have those days!


38 Fancy October 30, 2008 at 8:40 am

Beth, I’m assuming you live in Chicago as well? That barge caused so much traffic on Chicago Avenue yesterday that I couldn’t vote! I was trying to do “early voting” but they close at 5 and are located on Chicago Avenue. Soooo….I will have to try again today! I hope your bus is running smoothly today!


39 Rachel October 30, 2008 at 9:04 am

I’m with ya on that, Kath. I get upset when I’ve just spent money on something I didn’t really eat, or am not happy with entirely.


40 Cat October 30, 2008 at 9:41 am

Yuck. I used to hate when teachers wouldn’t let us leave when we were finished with tests… especially because sometimes it was just to pass out old papers or give an announcement. Come on!!


41 runjess October 30, 2008 at 11:34 am

Don’t you think the S’mores Z bars taste exactly like the Chocolate Brownie?


42 Kath October 30, 2008 at 12:20 pm

runjess ,
Absolutely not – I think they are way better. Chocolate is bad dry, but the graham flavor is much more appealing kind of oat-y as the bars are.



43 Kate October 30, 2008 at 4:39 pm

probably not what you want to hear, but i just have to tell you how refreshing it is to see that you — even you! — get really freakin’ annoyed from time to time. it makes me feel more human. :)

hope things are looking up. (i haven’t read today’s post yet, so i’m about to find out!)


44 Beth October 30, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Fancy – I do live in Chicago. The bus won’t be normal til Monday, but I shouldn’t need it until then…I hope! What frustrates me even more is that that CTA issued NO alerts about this. None! I swear I get more frustrated with the CTA every day that passes….those of you that live in Chicago feel my pain I am sure.


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