The King & I

March 25, 2012

Made it to Blacksburg in one piece! And that big lunch meant I was full through dinnertime.

Once I got here and checked in, I debated going out for dinner, but the rain and cold weather made my king bed look extra tempting…Just check out these pillows!! I dove into them and haven’t moved since.

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I cracked open a “cocktail” I brought from home and debated my options. For dinner I packed a PB&J sandwich on Dakota plus grapes, strawberries and an apple and tons of snacky things like trail mix and granola.

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But a sandwich just didn’t sound appealing tonight, so I peeked at the room service menu and decided to treat myself to a salad and salmon. For the nutrients, right!? I’m saving my sandwich for breakfast – unless the conference has something really good like hot oatmeal or greek yogurt!

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It was nothing special, but given my circumstances on this rainy night and the fact that it was delivered hot to my door in 20 minutes, I’d call my first (second maybe?) in-room dining dinner experience a success.

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I’ve been having fun watching Hulu and The Office and browsing baby stuff on the Internet. I’m hoping to write a few blog posts before bed and get a good night’s sleep.

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For dessert I picked out the chocolate chips from my trail mix (so naughty!) and had my only two strawberries. Not bad!

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Sleep tight!

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Edited to add: Baby KERF decided I didn’t have any carbs at dinner and 2 hours post-meal demanded some sandwich. Good thing I had it on hand!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat March 25, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I’ve only ever ordered room service once on a cruise ship (because it was free!). The prices usually aren’t too bad though if the food is decent. Enjoy the conference!

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2 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Ooh, those pillows look very luxurious. Sleep tight!

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3 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Can’t beat fast room service – never that great but sometimes the convenience is worth it! I’d already be in that huge bed with all those pillows if I were you!

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4 Sana March 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I was always sketched out by room service, but it is convenient!

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5 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Wow! I think the salmon and salad looks quite appetizing for room service!

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6 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Ooh that looks like an inviting bed! Enjoy your night!

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7 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Ooooh the pillows! I’d be diving into them first thing as well. The salmon looks pretty good for room service! Have a great night Kath. :)

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8 dana March 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

oh, how I miss Blacksburg! go hokies :)

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9 JCHokie March 25, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Go Hokies!!! :)

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10 Amanda March 25, 2012 at 8:01 pm

yayyyy hokies! the inn is quite a nice place to stay :)

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11 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I’m glad you made it safe, and without me driving you! I can’t remember the last time I had room service, I was probably a little kid on vacation with my parents!

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12 anon March 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

For breakfast go to Gillies. Its progressive vegetarian and so, so good. I highly recommend the red earth made with tofu and the biscuit. Miss blacksburg so much!!! I went to graduate school there.

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13 Amanda March 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm

omg! gillie’s is AHHHHMAZING! and mill mountain coffee.

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14 Em (Wine and Butter) March 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I’ve only had one room service experience and it was actually REALLY good.

In Thailand though, and we also hit the mini bar Thai whiskey pretty hard, so that could have had something to do with it. Salmon is so satisfying though!

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15 Allison k March 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Ahhh room service. I have only ordered it once…the night of my highschool reunion. Let’s just say multiple bottles of champagne and hamburgers did not make for a cheap bill… But at 3 am it was the perfect end to a fantastic reunion.

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16 JCHokie March 25, 2012 at 8:01 pm

What cha doing in good ol’ Blacksburg? My old stumping ground. Go Hokies!!!

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17 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Virginia Dietetics Meeting

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18 Chetney (Czesia Lives) March 25, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I just watched that house hunters episode on hulu today too! I like the house they picked :)

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19 Robyn March 25, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Are you in Blacksburg for the VDA conference?? If so let me know! I will be there tomorrow as well and will be presenting some research at the poster session, stop by :)

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20 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Yeah!!! We should have carpooled!

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21 katie @KatieDid March 25, 2012 at 8:10 pm

lol about the sandwich! Gotta abide to BERF. Hope you have a great day at the conference.

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22 j3nn March 25, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I just discovered Izze! I love the “orange” (I think it’s tangerine?) flavor. So good! And I love ordering room service even though I’ve only had it like 3 times in my 32 years of life, haha.

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23 Eva @thehealthyparty March 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Thats great! Looks like you’re eating well on the go. I tend to have a little too much fun with my food when Im traveling.

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24 kaila@ healthy helper blog! March 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Looks like a pretty yummy salad for room service! Love the big salmon fillet!

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25 kathleen @ the daily crumb March 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm

i’m the worst trail mix picker — it drives my husband crazy!!

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26 Emily @LivingLongfellow March 25, 2012 at 8:43 pm

On our honeymoon, we reserved 2 nights in San Jose Costa Rica, after we’d spent 8 days on the coast. Well, San Jose was definitely sketchy, and since we’d heard of muggings and robberies by gunpoint just down the street, we hid out in our hotel room for 2 days and ordered room service several times. Sometimes it’s totally justifiable :)

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27 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm

That drink sounds yummy and the bed luxurious! Have fun :)

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28 Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Love ordering room service! So fun.

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29 JessicaE March 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I have been craving salmon!
Kath, when you have time would you mind telling me your top 5-10 favorite blogs/blogs that you read the most? The blogroll is so long that its overwhelming and I’m looking for some new blogs.

Thanks :)

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30 KathEats March 26, 2012 at 5:48 am

Oh gosh, hard call! My favorite blogs really depend on my stage of life, so they’re probably all pregnancy and house blogs right now!

The ones I get most excited about an update these days…

Healthy Tipping Point
I Heart Organizing
Brie Fit
The SHU Box
Bake Bike Blog
Bower Power
Young House Love

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31 Lauren N. March 25, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Hi Kath! I’m from Cville and am a huge fan of Great Harvest!! I met you a few months ago at the bakery and you mentioned you would be coming to VDA. I’m a student at Virginia Tech and I’ll be presenting some of my research at the poster session at VDA tomorrow. I’d love to meet up! Enjoy your stay at The Inn :)

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32 KathEats March 26, 2012 at 5:49 am

Hey!!! I’ll look for a Lauren nametag :)

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33 jojo March 25, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I love Izze drinks.. It’s not overly sweet.
It’s always good to have a snack when you are carrying a child inside you :) Hunger comes FAST!

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34 Annie@stronghealthyfit March 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Chocolate is not naughty, it’s just chocolate. Enjoy yourself and don’t promote food guilt.

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35 KathEats March 26, 2012 at 5:45 am

C’mon guys, do you really think the naughty was guilty over 5 chocolate chips? The naughty refers to the fact that I picked the ‘good stuff’ out of my trail mix. Like a kid picking marshmallows out of his Lucky Charms

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36 JessicaE March 26, 2012 at 11:58 am

Haha when I was a kid I’d eat all the cereal part of the Lucky Charms first and then eat the marshmallows by themselves.

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37 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles March 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I LOVE hotel room service. It’s the best after you’ve been traveling and are too tired to go to a restaurant and sit up straight for an hour!

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38 Liz March 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I agree with the, “so naughty” comment, please don’t promote feeling bad about eating chocolate. Come on.

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39 KathEats March 26, 2012 at 5:49 am

See my comment above

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40 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Oh, when they’re right, hotel pillows can be oh, so, very, very right. Glad you dove in and haven’t moved…other than for chocolate & strawberries :)

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41 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 25, 2012 at 11:10 pm

That bed looks INCREDIBLE!!!!

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42 Khushboo Thadani March 26, 2012 at 12:36 am

Even when the food isn’t up to mark, something about ordering room service always feels special…and painful when I consider the price :)!

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43 Eva @thehealthyparty March 26, 2012 at 3:33 am

haahha I just got the ‘King and I” joke in the post title :)

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44 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 26, 2012 at 6:04 am

I love the big beds and all of the pillows you get at a hotel!

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45 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 26, 2012 at 6:55 am

Those pillows look so fluffy! :) Ordering room service is so fun! I can’t wait to do it when I go on my honeymoon!

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46 jassy @ Healthy Egg March 26, 2012 at 6:57 am

you’re pregnant, too?! wow! i like the style of the bottle you brought from home :)

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47 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not March 26, 2012 at 7:20 am

I’ve never ordered room service…I think no matter what I got it would feel so fancy haha – but anytime you travel is definitely an excuse to treat yo’ self (parks and rec fan??) :)

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48 Heather @ Run Eat Play March 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

Love the big fluffy pillows! I stayed at a hotel last year that had a pillow menu! Isn’t that cool?! I didn’t want to order a $10 pillow, but I still thought that it was cool!

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49 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 26, 2012 at 8:46 am

That salad actually looks pretty impressive for room service!
I haven’t ever had an Izze esque before. I actually looked for a “single” one at Whole Foods this weekend, because I didn’t want to commit to a 4-pack. No such luck…

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50 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings March 26, 2012 at 8:48 am

Hotels with good beds and those pillows are to die for! Looks like the perfect spot to curl up and have an rainy evening to yourself :)

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51 Angel7 March 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

Those pillows look so comfy and cozy!

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52 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles March 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Awesome row of pillows! I’d have wanted to dive right in!

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