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Thursday Thoughts

May 24, 2012

Hey everyone! I hope your week is going well! I’m in Colorado Springs now enjoying a couple days with my mom. We arrived Tuesday night and I’ll be heading to Denver on Friday, then back to Colorado Saturday! Only a couple days so I’m trying to enjoy my time here!

Haha don’t be too jealous, on Tuesday I begin a full-time unpaid internship… Great opportunity, don’t get me wrong, but so hard to wrap my head around working another summer unpaid and with no time for a part time job if I also want to train for the marathon… Ahhhhhh. Oh well, trying not to stress! Hence the need for this time in Colorado!

Seeing as it’s Thursday, it’s time for more Thursday Thoughts!


1. This recipe basically involves mixing whisked egg whites with applesauce and a few other things. I didn’t know you could just eat plain egg whites? Is that okay? Haha I hope so because I want to try this!

Omenalumi - Apple Snow by scandifoodie: Dusted with cinnamon and as light as a cloud. (This uses raw egg whites. Substitute pasteurized egg white powder if you like.) #Apple_Cloud #scandiefood


2. I’ve discovered that President Obama is stalking me. Yes, he is forming his very busy schedule around mine. Why, you ask? Well, he gave the commencement speech at a high school in Joplin, MO a couple days ago while I was in KC (Joplin is south of KC) and then he gave the commencement speech at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on my first day there! See? Totally stalking me. Right? I must be important…


3. These look sooooo good! I love corn bread and I think these cornbread cakes would be delicious!

Summer Corn Cakes, with chopped tomato and avocado salsa.


4. I love reading Emily’s blog, Daily Garnish. Mostly, I love watching her adorable son, Cullen, grow up! One thing I found very amusing is that he is about 7 months old and has a full head of hair. I, however, was not so lucky as a child. Here I am on my first birthday:

Monday, October 22, 2001 (Image #7)

Please note that 1) I am practically bald and 2) I clearly loved cake from an early age…


5. I saw this and now am dying for chocolate chip cookies with (gluten free) pretzels mixed in. How delicious does that sound? And yes, I realize there is a lot of food on this Thursday Thoughts edition…

choc chip cookie pretzel bars. salty + sweet = perfection


6. My twin, Amy Lee, has called me many times over the past couple weeks. I have yet to return her phone call (okay, I tried once). I can never answer (or don’t hear it) when she calls and then I forget to call back when I have time. Fault #346: I am awful at calling people. Amy Lee, please accept this as my formal apology. I loooove you!


p.s. When I say “twin” it’s a sorority thing. Lol, for clarification.


7. My mom and I are planning on going to the zoo today. The Zoo. In the mountains. Feel free to be jealous. I LOVE the zoo!!!! 


8. I’ve not been feeling well lately with traveling and some GI issues brought on by a new prescription, so today I am going to try and only think “happy thoughts” because those always make me (mentally) feel better!

happy thoughts


Are you a good phone person?

Head of hair or baldie as a kid?

28 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2012 7:52 am

    oh gah medicine does that to my stomach too I am sorry! Hope you start to feel better. I know when I say those terms about sorority stuff I always get funny looks. What is that first recipe – it looks like a delicious cloud honestly!

  2. May 24, 2012 8:14 am

    I AM super jealous of the zoo! And also, those cornbread cakes look pretty amazing!

  3. Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) permalink
    May 24, 2012 8:30 am

    I totally hear you on the GI problems. They can really put a damper on your day! Have fun at the zoo!

  4. May 24, 2012 8:33 am

    I actually despise talking on the phone. There’s usually I lot of dead air or ‘uh’ and ‘um’ ad interrupting. Perhaps I sound a little senile since the majority of my phone calls lately have been to call centers (DMV, immigration, customs, insurance companies) barf.

  5. May 24, 2012 8:48 am

    i love reading emily’s blog too!! cullen is just so stinkin adorable, i can’t stand it. and those chocolate chip pretzel bars look amazing! yum. i hope you start feeling better SOON! that must be so frustrating. it seems like you’re having a great attitude though. have fun at the zoo!!

  6. May 24, 2012 9:30 am

    I’m looking for good desserts for my housewarming party. What’s the link to those brownies with pretzels?

    I was born with a full head of hair. Good thing my mom likes babies with lots of hair 🙂

    And I HATE the phone. Hate it. I screen all my calls and get all anxious when I have to return a phone call. Just send me an email, please.

    • May 24, 2012 4:44 pm

      Haha I’m the same way about the phone! If you click on the picture it should take you to the recipe. If it doesn’t work it’s on my pinterest. Sorry I’d just put it on there but my computer isn’t working!

  7. May 24, 2012 9:37 am

    Those chocolate chio cookies look amazing!!

  8. May 24, 2012 10:42 am

    Oooooh have fun at the zoo!! I did have hair as a baby….and YES I want those choc chip cookies w/pretzels. YUMM!

  9. May 24, 2012 10:52 am

    Obama spoek at my college graduation- it was awesome!

    I also get e-mails from Barack on occasion. I somehow must have been put on a list but its pretty funny to open your e-mail and see a message from “Barack Obama”.

  10. May 24, 2012 11:06 am

    I was born with a full head of jet black hair as a baby – a few weeks later it all fell out and I’ve been a blonde since!

  11. May 24, 2012 11:48 am

    I’m terrible on the phone. I’m so bad about returning phone calls and it’s so difficult for me to concentrate on the phone so I just end up totally zoning out. I’m definitely more of a written word type.

  12. May 24, 2012 1:03 pm

    HAPPY ZOOING!!! Your post was successful: I’m super jealous.

  13. May 24, 2012 1:33 pm

    I’m bad at returning phone calls. I’m not one of those people that always carries my phone with me, so sometimes it takes me a while to realize that I’ve missed a call. And I just really don’t like talking on the phone.

  14. May 24, 2012 2:19 pm

    You were such a cute child, although yes no hair! ha I love it! I had a lot of black hair! While my sister had a lot of red hair, and my brother blonde hair as a child. We did not look like we came from the same father! ha
    Hope you enjoy your trip!!! Sounds like a blast! Hope you get feeling better as well!!!

  15. May 24, 2012 5:57 pm

    Love your Thursday thoughts! Love those cookies with pretzels even more! I am definintely a terrible phone person – since the advent of texting, I find phone conversations boring!

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