Since Jenny Penny and I are hitting up wine country starting Thursday (Napa, watch out, we’re two wild and crazy gals), I’ve been going non-stop since I got back from Chicago. I want to get in as many hours at work so I don’t have to use my precious vacation time.
Working 8:15 to 6:15, what a way to make a livin’
You guys singing yet? Is it in your head? Are you doing an office chair dance?
Unfortunately on my way out to the parking lot, I was surprised by a flat tire.
You think one little flat tire is going to stop me from driving home?
Even after a coworker offered to put in air in it (apparently smart vehicle owners carry portable air pumps. I am not one of those people). Since I’m super awkward and dumb, I turned his offer down. No big whoop, I got this thing.
And I did make it home, but I should have accepted the help. Need to work on social awkwardness.
Luckily, Brian and I had already decided on an easy squeezy, cheap dinner. Can’t go wrong with tasty sandwiches right?
Silver Mine Subs is kind of a step up from Subway. Their bread is better and according to Brian, their meat is better.
My creation was the Pikes Peak or Bust (cheesy gold miney names complete the theme, adorbs), which comes with provolone, lettuce, tomato and avocado. I always throw on extra veggies and jalapeno peppers to bulk up the sandwich more. Extra delicious with a bit of honey mustard.
Eats for today
- Morningstar griller
- Tofurkey (3 slices)
- Salad w/ leftover lentils and brown rice
After scarfing down my sandwich (I ate the whole darn thing and was too fullllllll), I scooted out the door for roller derby practice.
Lucky me got to drive Brian’s Jeep which smells like cow poop. A few weeks back, he left a bag of manure in the back of the car for a day or two. Lets just say the combination of warm days and small space makes for a smelly car. Like sitting in the middle of a cow pasture.
I threatened with spraying him down with a hose while he sits in the car if he doesn’t get it professionally cleaned this weekend.
2 hours later, I was handed my ass in an excellent practice. I am going to be feeling it tomorrow. It feels good to get out and sweat. I mean, it doesn’t take much to get me sweating, but I skated as hard as I could.
Which means beer was a much deserved reward.
Brian’s coworker’s husband (you got that?) has taken up home brewing beers and this is his first creation. I was told it was a coffee beer (Brian definitely listens to details) and in my eyes it resembled a porter.
The beer was good, but not as coffee-y as I would have liked. I suppose I expected it to be a bit bolder and more of a guinness type of beer. However, on the whole, I give it a thumbs up. Not bad for a first attempt. Just what I needed after practice.
The roses in the background are from our blooming-like-crazy rose bushes out front. Pretty.
Tomorrow we’re going to see Arcade Fire and Local Natives (squeal!) and Thursday, its off to Napa Valley. If I’m a bit quiet for the rest of the week its because I’m drinking my way through fancy wineries. Feel free to be jealous.