I’ve got another round of blogitis in my hand. Too much typing and mouse scrolling . I’ve got to stay away from my mouse today and rest so I’ll keep this short.
Made a big batch of chilly pumpkin oatmeal :
- 1/2 serving prepared steel cut oats
- A little more than 1/2 a cup pumpkin
- 1/3 cup greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup TJ High Fiber cereal
- 1 tbsp leftover granola
- 2 tbsp or so of Panda Puffins
- 1/2 a small banana
- Pumpkin pie spice
It was on the boring side 🙁 Tomorrow I need hot banana oats with a good nut butter and crunch!
Nerd Alert #26
The husband bought a foldable bike to ride to work (to the lightrail and back and when he gets uptown to his office) to save him the 60 minutes of walking. It was quite hilarious to see him off this morning. He’s like a teenager!
I’m having lunch with Christy today at M5!!! Not until 1:30 so I might have to plan a snack 🙂 Beautiful day here!
Sorry about the boring breakfast- it looks really good, though!
And LOL at the foldable bike. I don’t think I’v ever seen one of those. Are they super lightweight?
i really love it that the husband walks/bikes to the lightrail instead of dirving. YAY captain planet!
Haha. Love the bike! 🙂
the husband says
“Hey buddy, did ya get a load of the nerd?!” – Homer
Kate(the teenager) says
Tina O. says
A foldable bike-how cool! I personally want a tricyle with baskets to go to the store. I can’t even tell you what a loser my friends and family think I am!
Way to go, husband!! I’m also a nerd for biking to work every day 🙂 But its so convenient and you never have to worry about traffic!
Now that is transportation. Love the cool breakfast. Have a great weekend 🙂
Bikes aren’t nerdy! I love them–good for the environment, good for your body, good for stress levels…
But you better tell the husband to roll up his right side pant leg unless he wants to wear ripped pants to work!
husband is so cute on his bike!
btw… i want his job where it is OK to dress so casual!
its prob casual fridays ! matt- you are too cute! go you!
Allison K. says
love the fact that he is wearing a helmet.
Also, I’m a nerd…I thought your panda puffins were garbanzo beans at first! duh.
Betsy in Pittsburgh says
Those tires are so small… I don’t think he needs to worry about ripped pants!
Haha, I know what you mean about “blogitis”, good name for it!
i’m loving the bike.
That breakfast doesn’t seem boring at all, I think it sounds really good!
I’m loving the foldable bike, I didn’t even know those existed. What a good idea!
Tina O., a guy on my street has one of those tricycles! It’s teal. And slightly rusty.
LOL for the bike… I just started biking to work too and I must look a little silly 🙂
Total nerd alert, but I love it!!! Glad to see that helmet on his noggin!
Sorry for the yucky question but I need help –
I tried a Blue Moon for the first time (OK a beer for the first time unless you count Smirnoff Ice as beer) and I did not like the taste and the smell but had maybe around 10 oz cause it was sitting in front of me.
Since then my stomach is totally bloated and I feel sick at the sight of food. I haven’t worked out in 3 days.
I tried eating prunes and ground oregano (someone told me it helps) and I have had so much water that I am always running to the loo.
Anyone else experienced this or knows what I should do? I am tired of surfing the net.
Wow. I’m no doctor but it seems highly unlikely that 10 oz. of beer can cause a three-day (ore more) hangover. Maybe you’ve got a touch of something.
Kelly T says
beerphobe- yikes. if you can handle a super sugary smirnoff, blue moom (my fave) shouldnt do THAT to you. maybe you are alergic to something in it?
I’ve got a fantastic new grain for you to try: Farro! I discovered it in whole foods the other day and it was fantastic-kind of like a mix between a wheatberry and an oat (VERY chewy!). It is best if you soak it in water for a few hours and then season it. I have a great recipe if you (or anyone else) wants to try it! It is loaded with protein and fiber and sooo delicious so you should really try it. Love the blog!
i just bought farro for the first time (it is also called emmer, i think) and would LOVE a recipe! kath, your blog always brightens my day.
beerphone: seriously, there are tons of things in beer that people are allegric to. i had a friend that ended up in the hospital after drinking beer (from allegries).
i would get tested by an allegrist for sure!
Hahah i want one! it’s like one notch above a unicycle.
does anyone have a gold’s membership or take classes there that wears a heart monitor??
i take alot of their classes like bodystep, attack, and pump, and was wondering how they compare burning calorie wise compared to my normal workouts…not only for my general curiosity but also so i know im eating enough to maintain. THANKS!
Does anyone happen to live in the Minneapolis area? I am moving there in August and was wondering about good areas to live. I hear they have a lot of nice trails and are bike friendly.
What a cute bike! He does look like a teenager! 😆
My husband has been contemplating getting a bike to ride to work also because there’s absolutely no parking there. Where did you guys find it?
the husband says
The bike is a Dahon Speed D7. I was searching around on eBay and found some bike store in NY called Brands Cycle and Fitness who was selling it for $60 less than the company website! They even hooked me up with a warranty so that one year of regular maintenance is covered, and because I don’t live nearby they’ll reimburse me if I take to a store around here. Sweet!
Pretty comfortable ride too – wouldn’t recommend for super long rides, but it’s excellent for leisurely riding, quick errands, and commuting.
Do you have to live right in Minneapolis? I lived in St. Paul, the Grand Ave. area, for 1 1/2 years and loved it. The Uptown area in Minneapolis is a fun place and has nice neighborhoods, too. If you’re looking for a suburb, Maple Grove (NE of Mpls.) or Woodbury (East of St. Paul) are nice, too. I think Maple Grove is a pretty up and coming suburb and there’s lots of growth in Woodbury. And, of course, downtown Mpls. has lots of loft housing available but is probably pricey. If you’re working in downtown Mpls. the bus system is a great option. Mpls./St. Paul is a great area for exercising, biking, running, etc. Lots of trails, running/biking clubs and, overall, a good emphasis on healthy living. I’d be happy to share more if you’d like!
nicole r. says
i’m going to say you are more than likely allergic to something in the beer. probably the sulfites or one of the other additives, unless you’re a celiac?
also nice job on the helmet!! the neuroscientist loves it 🙂
Alright, I’m a little slow to comment but figure it would be best to comment on todays post. Kath, that pesto looks divine! What kind of food processor do you use? I’m looking at investing in one and need some suggestions.
I cycle to work too! My bike has a big wicker basket on it.
Make sure to get bike lights when it starts getting dark early.
BeerPhobe – coould have celiac’s disease (allergic to wheat) or also allergic to oranges….my friend can’t drink blue moon b/c she’s allergic to oranges. Definitely probably allergic to something. Check with your Dr.!!
Poor BeerPhobe! Not being able to drink Blue Moon would suck. 🙁
Sorry…Maple Grove is NW of Minneapolis, not NE.
I’ve heard of farro but haven’t seen it yet – I’ll look harder at EarthFare. Sounds good!!
We have a Cuisinart food processor. It was expensive (wedding gift) but I love it.
I used to live in the Twin Cities (Woodbury for the most part). Its a great place!
Thanks gals and guys. I think I am much better today after being on a liquid diet all day.
Never again a Blue Moon for me. 🙂
Betsy in Pittsburgh–I’m worried about his pants getting caught in the chain ring (the ring with teeth that the pedal cranks are attached to), not in the wheels! It only takes once to learn that lesson…My boyfriend once came home with his pants ripped all the way up to the crotch!
Still love that bike! Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks Stacey! I probably will look into some suburbs rather than downtown.