It’s Difficult to Eat Tacos With Good Manners

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thanks for hosting the partay, Amanda ♥ 

1) I’m mighty happy that the WIAW switch-up with Gemma yesterday was so well-received! Thanks a ton for your comments (as always). I enjoyed going out of my blogging comfort zone by collaborating with such a cool gal! Thanks again, Gemma!

2) Corn on the cob. How do you feel about it? People say it’s a quintessential summer BBQ food, and I guess I agree, but I’m not head over heels for it. Stuff also gets stuck in your teeth when you gnaw it off the cob. HOWEVER, when you cook it in milk and butter with a sprinkle of sea salt (as suggested by Jo)…then I’m like a woodchuck eating the corn off the cob.

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3) My tailbone has been hurting and I have no idea why. It started out as almost a relieving feeling whenever I sat down after standing for a while, but now it just hurts. A good ol’ Google search gave me the 411; My pain could be due to pressure, injury, childbirth, or a tumor.

I like to think that the cause is pressure or injury, but who knows? My dad might be suspicious that I birthed a baby.

4) Back to food. I had the most barbaric eating experience of my life last night, thanks to these lettuce wrap tacos.

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Attempt to wrap the darn (delicious) thing ➔ stuff falls out and juice starts rolling down my arm. Bite the darn (delicious) thing ➔ stuff falls onto the plate/table and all over my face. Try to get a bite of tomato, cheese, meat, barley, lettuce, greek yogurt, and cheese all in one bite ➔ end up getting some of my hair in my mouth and looking like a squirrel packing acorns in its mouth.

Tacos are worth it. (Next time, real tortillas. We just didn’t have any this time.)

5) I ate this dinner in complete solitude, so I didn’t scar anyone for life with my horrendous manners, in case you were concerned.

6) Speaking of acorns though… I’m excited for autumn now! Our summer was fairly mild overall, but a few cooler days that we’ve had recently are leaving me longing for cool, crisp temperatures. I know Amanda agrees with me on this one 🙂

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yesterday’s breakfast made me think of autumn too

7) Speaking of fall… Move-in day for college is in less than two weeks. I wanna scream and shout and let it all out—the nervousness, the excitement, the EVERYTHING.

8) I feel like I need to unplug from reading blogs and from blogging in order to get everything on my to-do list done every day, but I like you guys a lot, so it’s hard.

9) I’ve developed a new “beauty mark” (or sun spot?) on my arm, and I’m trying really hard to accept the fact that it’s now a part of me, especially as my thumb birth mark starts to disappear. Out with the old, in with the new?

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superbly dry hands = story of my life

Is this a sign? A symbol for a new chapter in my life? What is the MEANING?

9) Totally kidding about the meaning. I couldn’t really care less.

10) Dad and I are headed up to Ontario on Saturday to visit my relatives for the weekend! Road triiiiip (<— said in the most white girl accent imaginable)!!!

Hope you all have a fantastic day! Keep your head up, it’s almost Friday 🙂

So tell me:

Do you like corn on the cob?

Do you ever eat something so messily that you question your civility?

Have you ever developed new beauty marks or have you ever lost birth marks?

Fascinating Friday Links #39

Happy Fourth of July!

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Eat your corn on the cob!

I hope all my fellow Americans have a lovely, festive Independence Day today! My town had a less-than-ideal start to our festivities when our fireworks celebration got rained out big time.

Instead of watching fireworks, I stayed under the awning of my house to watch the nasty (but super cool) thunderstorm. I don’t know about you all, but I absolutely love thunderstorms! Did you know I used to want to be a meteorologist? Wait, what if I was on the Today Show?! Non-mid-life crisis happening right now??

Anyway…if you’re not enjoying grilled foods, ice cream, and fireworks, you can check out this week’s fascinating Friday links!

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Health and Fitness

[You can still indulge without overwhelming yourself] Boxed Lunch, Or You Can’t Have It All via Kath Eats

[All about that little demon we call sugar] Sugar Simplified via The Real Life RD

[Eating for a purpose— to live life!] Becoming an Intuitive Eater via Julianna Bananna

[Walking is so underrated!] Walking Workouts via Peanut Butter Fingers

[Move and groove] Do Anywhere Plyometric Workout via Cotter Crunch + Wicked Bodyweight WOD via The Blonde Ponytail + 12 Minute Stability Ball Workout via Purely Twins + Summer Shape Up Week 3 Workout via Fitnessista

[Awesome free workout program!] Glute Camp via Your Trainer Paige

Food for Thought

[Amen] Stupid Weight Loss Tips via Snack Therapy

[Important] 25 Things People in Healthy Relationships Don’t Do via Marc and Angel Hack Life

[Love this lady] Why I Won’t Be Working For a Bikini Body This Summer via Running With Spoons

[She’s awesome] I Have Cellulite— So What? via Your Trainer Paige

[Stop criticizing and use her example to LEARN] Miley Can’t Hear You— But We Can via Chastity Project

Food for Belly

[PLEASE] Caramelized Peach Caprese with Smoked Sea Salt via How Sweet It Is

[So, so cute] Gooey Whole Grain Cinnamon Rolls in Orange Cups via Yeah…Imma Eat That

[Love how fresh this looks] Herbed Quinoa Garden Veggie Salad via Pinch of Yum

[Now THAT’S a sandwich!!!] Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Avocado Melts with Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Mayo via Iowa Girl Eats

[Heavenly] Banana Bread Waffles with Honey Caramelized Bananas via Chocolate and Carrots

Miscellaneous Fun

[Hilarious] Need a Pick Me Up? via Peanut Butter Lover

[Mind-blowing] 50 Life Hacks to Simplify Your World via Twisted Sifter

[If you haven’t seen Always’ new commercial #likeagirl…watch it!] #LikeAGirl Commercial via YouTube

[The pie looks fantastic, but there’s a paperclip trick for pitting cherries?!] Sweet Cherry Pie via Flourishing Foodie

[YES, DAVS! Informative video for bloggers!] 4 Reasons to Start Building Your Email Subscribers Today via The Healthy Maven

[So great] 11 GIFs That Prove Dads Are Superheroes via BuzzFeed

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

So tell me:

What are you 4th of July plans?

I’m going to Michael’s graduation/4th of July/his mother’s birthday party!

 

What are you non-Americans doing this weekend?