…or does it? Sometimes I just want what I want when I want it, and barring access to something that I want seems needlessly cruel. For this reason, I often choose not to partake in Lent – most of the time I fail and then some: I end up doing (eating) whatever it is I decided not to do (eat) even more than I did in the first place. However, now that I am in the latter part of my 31st year, I think maybe I should try adulthood on for size. Challenge: accepted.
This year I am giving up pasta & pizza. Monday thru Thursday this will be a cake walk mmm cake but come Friday, Saturday, and Sunday…well, I’m going to have to dig deep. Every weekend I have one or the other or both, and I am already concerned about what I’ll have instead. Like, seriously, what does one eat on Sunday if not the homemade Fettucini Al Sugo Toscano from Max Trattoria? I guess I’ll find out. This also means no more Pizza Friday….I did not think this through. I wish I’d given up cake.
My Last Supper on Tuesday. I am not even kidding: this meal of Whole Foods Cheese Ravioli on a bed of sauteed spinach is the closest I’ve ever come to Stuffed Pasta Heaven. It goes without saying that I am adroit in the kitchen, particularly when it comes to boiling water, but that crack they put in the ravioli is damn good. You can find these pastas in the refrigerated pasta section at your local Whole Foods.
At least I’m not the only one who’s concerned about making it thru the Lenten season:
Hilary: yuuuum wait did you give up pasta for lent?
me: pasta and pizza
Hilary: oy vey. i thought about giving up fried foods. but i can’t seem to pull the triggeri need to though
me: it’s really only going to be a problem on the wknds when that’s pretty much all i eat
Hilary: yeah i’m going to do it. no fried foods for 40 days
me: there ya go
Hilary: OMG I WISH I WAS DEAD ALREADY
You’re an inspiration to us all, Hildebeast.
I’m heading south manana!! Ahh, ATL – I have missed you…I’m excited about the following:
- Seeing G-Force, Geoffrey, and frands. If you’re one of the lucky ones, BOLO for a huge MASH. Hilary, you can BOLO for a cold shoulder and a look of disinterest
- Driving a car. I miss having a whip. Plus, riding in a car pretty much eradicates any chance of you sitting in a stranger’s lap
- CHEESE DIP. If you need me, I’ll be by the queso.
- Weather that is not this. I don’t even bother looking at the forecast anymore – I just automatically don my puffer, boots, scarf, and ear warmers before leaving the house
- Taking long walks and cozy naps with this ANGEL MUFFIN, Sally, the lab my parents are temporarily hosting via Atlanta Lab Rescue.
Look at that – me & ATL is a perfect example of absence making the heart grow fonder…guess it can go either way #themindreels
Elsewhere on the interweb:
-Buzzfeed did some good work (The 54 Best GIFs of 2012 & The 41 Most Awkward Things That Have Ever Happened)
wait for it….
Awkward Nirvana + Charles Barkley
–Witty + Pretty told the truth about girls and their favorite fat foods in honor of Fat Tuesday.
–WHO IS THE YELLOW KING?? We find out on Sunday…
Guys, I very nearly didn’t write today (I think you can probably see why, if you’ve even made it to the end to read this), but I’ve written every single week of 2014 – can’t let this hot streak fizzle. Happy Thursday to you and yours! A, pour me out some of that hashtagwine in prep for my imminent arrival…