Thursday Thoughts December 19th

For the past few months I have been [ever so silently] swimming about Amanda’s website. In short: I love it. Not only are her posts humorous, but I also relate to them 100%. I observe many a ‘blogger, but only a select few have actually caused me to actually return on a regular basis. Her website it one of the few. As such I feel it reasonable to partake in her weekly ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from time-to-time.

While I do love the WIAW bang-wagon, my eats are hardly interesting enough to document on a weekly [or even biweekly] basis. In short, you would get bored of seeing cereal, sweet potato, vegetables, yogurt, hummus and beans. I honestly have a boring diet. This used to really embarrass me, but it comes with the territory: virtually everything gives me an upset stomach. I do not know if it is ED related, in that my body does not digest as well as it used to, but a lot of things [gluten, onion, garlic, olives and oils – excluding coconut, hard cheeses, etc] cause me discomfort. I am not about to suggest celiac disease or lactose intolerance, because in very small amounts, both are totally doable. But, every time I ate something with ample amounts of the ingredients listed above… things do not … move as smoothly as I would like.

Yes… likely one of those things you do not talk about, right?

Regardless, as such my diet is pretty standard and, yep, boring. But I would honestly rather have a boing diet than a broken belly. So, I sit out of WIAW. If I have something really cool one week [there are a few new foods I am dying to try], I will share on a Wednesday, but other than that… Puffins in a bowl will always be Puffins in a bowl.

This however is right up my alley. I think a lot – perhaps too much. :) So without further ado, let’s giv’er.


  1. Speaking of new foods I would like love to try, lately I have been becoming increasing interested in try a few new to me foods. First and foremost, artichokes. Being a love of all things vegetable, you would likely think I would be all over that bad boy like white on rice. Well, sadly no. I have never had artichoke. I think I find it insanely daunting. First I have no idea how to prepare it, second I have no idea how or what to eat it with. The meaty texture of it really appeals to me, though. I have also been wanting to re-introduce quinoa into my diet. I have tried and tried and tried to like rice. I do not like it. I also used to dislike quinoa, but I have not given it a real try since I have introduced grains or starches back into my regular diet, so I do not really know if it was the quinoa I did not like or the calories. Hmm. Perhaps I will make a quinoa and artichoke salad/dinner soon.
  2. I am still in complete shock that in, well, six sleeps [which is only a sleep more than a hands worth… that’s a big deal] until the big day. I am so excited. Kind of worried, too. As I have mentioned this Christmas will be vastly different from past Christmases, which is fine, but will be odd. Maybe I am being too sensitive, but I am worried that it will just be so different with Grampy gone. I truly hope that my family a sense of happiness in memory. I greatly worry about them this holiday.
  3. Lately Baba and I have been watching this adorable little bit:
    The New Girl, with Zooey Deschanel… it is actually adorable. I think I have a crush on her.
  4. Speaking of adorable… I recently watched something else that was almost too cute for words:

    You are likely thinking: what is cute about two men screaming, in a row boat. That is a very reasonable question. Baba’s friend from work suggested he watch this movie. I will admit, at first, I was apprehensive. I was not really sure what to expect, all I knew was, ‘it is like a classic horror movie but in the other way’. Now, it is important for you to know that I have this weird obsession with horror movies. I love them. My parents started me on them when I was very young, so I take horror movies very seriously. No funny business. Until now. If you have no seen this movie, go do so. It is actually hilariously adorable.

Have you seen Dale and Tucker vs Evil?
What about The New Girl?
Have you tried artichoke? If, so did you like it?

Let me know :)


5 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts December 19th

  1. Artichokes… oh goodness. Daunting is right! Not only do I really have no idea how to prepare them, but they scare me in the same way that cactuses do. ALl the talk of “trimming the spiky parts” just makes me think that those things shouldn’t be eaten. I’ve been coming across a lot of recipes for them lately, but I think I’ll stick to safer vegetables for now… like broccoli and kabocha :lol: Speaking of which… my kabocha obsession is getting a little out of hand. At least I’m maintaining a nice “glow” over the winter?

    Happy Thursday to you, Caitlyn!

  2. I CAN’T STOP WATCHING NEW GIRL!!!! I started the series two days ago and I am already in the middle of the second season. I also have a full time job. So basically I’ve been binge-watching episodes and cutting sleep. Worth it. For sure.

  3. I highly doubt that your food is not worth documenting. Have you seen the number of people who link up to wiaw? an enormous amount, let me tell you. I’m pretty sure your food would appeal to at least a few…and some people could probably really relate to you. just a thought…

    i’ve only ever had artichokes on pizza..and it was my favorite pizza ever! I’ve never bought artichokes from the store..but one of my friends tells me that she can make a mean artichoke dip. i’ve never tried it but she absolutely loves it!

    i love zooey deschanel! i’ve never seen the new girl though..but i’ve been wanting to..i’m stuck on once upon a time at the moment…

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