Are you ever so cheerful you annoy yourself?
It’s false cheer. Sort of. I’m not in a bad mood… but does anyone really look forward to a Monday like they do a Saturday? Yet another reason to love Katie’s Marvelous Monday link up.
First up in the world of marvelous is this #vitamixporn. That’s a legit hash tag, no?
This deliciousness is a Chocolate-Beet protein smoothie. It was so thick and creamy I ate it with a spoon… like I do with just about every smoothie. It’s the only way to go after a hot, sweaty romp in the gym.
You can make this in a regular blender, it just might not be quite as ice cream-like. I posted the recipe here on Facebook.
Marvelous item #2 involves one of my favorite movies – Grease! Saturday it was playing it on the big screen at a the Fox Theatre… it was done like a sing-along! The words to every song were scrolled across the bottom of the screen and they handed out little props for people to use throughout the movie.
The less-then-marvelous part is that I was supposed to go with my best friend, but at the last minute she got the stomach flu! So I went by myself. It was a little awkward due to the interactive nature, but I sat back and enjoyed the show and the people watching. It was rich – the over 50 crowed came out in full-force dressed like Pink Ladies and T-Birds.
In the end, I was happy. I was in a loner mood for some reason anyway. When I got home there was more marvelous = clean sheets! I put myself to bed with a book and a handmade mason jar candle.
This next item is more hilarious than marvelous. I was in the gym, minding my business, when I came upon a full spread of beauty supplies in the locker room.
The pic doesn’t even show it all. I couldn’t fit in the towel wrap, 2 pairs of shoes, flip-flops, bobby pins, comb… and dirty clothes on the floor. I chuckled… and then I Instagrammed. (She was in the shower… I’m not quite that ballsy.)
I had to take a picture.* If I had to bring THAT much crap to shower at the gym, I’d just go home. (I have never showered at a gym, actually.) If I hadn’t been in a hurry, I would have waited to see what she looked like after getting all dolled up.
*Nothing shocks me anymore at my gym – last week there was a girl there carrying a dog around in her purse. In the weightroom. While using the leg extension machine.
Lastly, I have to include food in the weekend marvelousness. This happened before I made it to the market. you can always tell when it’s the end of the week because I’m eating a random hodge podge of protein. There are 3 types of fish on that plate.
The real marvelous part was the salad. I managed to end the week with a lot of veggie goodies left over, and throw together a fresh, raw salad.
If you haven’t had corn raw before, check out this #strangebutgood Berry Corny Salad too. It fabulously sweet and crunchy!
Raw Tomato Corn Thyme Salad
- 1/4 C sweet corn kernels
- 1/4 C cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 C raw asparagus, sliced
- 1 T diced shallot
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- Drizzle champagne vinegar (or other vinegar)
- Freshly ground black pepper
Mix together veggies and drizzle of vinegar. Finish with fresh black pepper.
Note: You could also add olive oil, nuts, or other herbs!
It must be the crazy humidity, but I’m craving raw foods lately… which simply means I’m (re)learning you can put just about anything in a blender.
What is the strangest thing you’ve ever seen in the gym?
Would you go to a show at a theatre by yourself? What is your favorite character from Grease? Mine’s Rizzo!