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I Need To Get Out More

Great feedback on Confessions of a Food Blogger!

I think I shall make this a regular column on the blog. To, you know, add some spice to your life.

To tide you over till the next addition, picture this: me, driving to Target today to buy deep conditioner, nail polish remover and BUTTER, singing the theme song to Pocahontas at the top of my lungs. Don’t tell me you don’t have that song on a random mixed tape in your car.

I know you do.

Don’t be shy. I can’t be the only one here that can play the entire soundtrack on my flute from fourth grade. Some may consider that to be a spectacular talent and feat. It has gotten me far in life I assure you.


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The blue corn moon gets me every time and I just can’t help myself. The funniest part of all of this is that the mixed tape that includes the Pocahontas song also includes Madonna, Vanessa Carlton and….50 Cent. Circa 2000 right there, friends.

But on a serious note, I’m just so glad we all have gotten our mutual love for Almanzo out there in the open. Don’t you feel so much better?? I mean, I don’t know about you, but I just have the itch to go put on a petticoat and read The Long Winter again with some cambric tea.

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Laura, I love you.

Anyways.
Today I finally ran five miles. After which I tore these open with vengeance and gusto:

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I’d rather have a real bagel than these measly little thins but clearly people in California aren’t really as down with the carbohydrates like we are down South and there’s not a Panera or an Einsteins to be found. I’ve looked. There’s actually one Panera near Sacramento but nothing in the Sonoma County lines.
I toasted my meager bagel and layered on turkey, laughing cow cheese, honey mustard and spinach. Some pop chips and an apple to round out the meal—

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Sadly, I did not find a pool to crash as anticipated. I resorted to drinking a Vibranz in my backyard on an old bath towel. I closed my eyes and pretended I was here and the world was made right. I actually went to Miravel with my mom right after I graduated high school and it still is permanently etched into my head as the best vacation of all time. I got to lay in the desert sun, have beautiful people apply hot stones to my pressure points and ride horses into the sunset. Plus, the food there is soooooooo good. It’s totally normal that my mom and I talk about how we want to go back, like, every other day.

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Snack:

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And, guess what? Kelly got me out of the house tonight! That’s right dears, I FINALLY LEFT THE HOUSE. No more aimlessly roaming in my bathrobe, breaking eggs and eating frosting. After two nights of sweet potatoes, I was ready to rumble.
However, since I am 88 and used to eating by myself on my floor at 5:00, I was starving my pants off at 5:13 when normal people are still doing important things like working or having pre-dinner cocktails.
I ate some carrots.

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Some peas.

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And was going to make some tea but then I dropped my favorite mug. Seriously, I almost shed a tear. You KNOW how much I love this mug. Now it shall remain a little bowl, if you will, that I can grip with my fingers while I slurp down my earl gray. RIP local food mug. You have served me well.

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So instead I stared up longingly at the empty wine bottles in my living room, wishing I had a glass of Julia’s Vineyard in my hand. These bottles have been there since a particularly epic weekend in December.

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FINALLY, Kelly called at the ungastly hour of 6:20 pm, after I had painted my toes, organized iphoto, rubbed Tigerbalm on my shins, drank the rest of the Vibranz, eaten a carrot, polished off the bag of peas and dreamt of red wine.
I really need to get out more.
But it was worth the wait!

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Gosh, I am so spoiled by the plethora of fine Mexican cuisine we have around these parts. Especially at Guadalajara. I’ve been here once before and thoroughly enjoyed myself and was so excited to go back and feast again! I got the same thing as last time, the Guadalajara burrito, which is a gigantic vegan feast. I don’t know if they actually mean for it to be so vegan….but it is. And, so.
Extra guacamole with that please. If it ain’t got cheese, you KNOW it better have a ton of guac ๐Ÿ˜‰
Since Kelly and I were pretty much separated at birth and lead pretty busy separate lives (well she’s busy working and in grad school and I’m…..busy), whenever we get together we tend to talk for about two hours without taking any breathing breaks.
Conversations usually go as followed:
Ohmygod I’ve missed you so much

why don’t we hang out more

your hair is blonde again

how was Tahoe

how is the boyfriend

when can we arrange a double date

I’m so hungry I could eat a horse

Dexter says hi

how is work

how is school

let’s plan a trip to the city

i’m so broke

i’m so broke

i’m so broke

let’s go get coffee.

Pause to breathe.
Naturally, we went out for coffee. She bore fudge!

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MMMmmm chocolateeeeeeeeeeeee

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I had some tea with my chocolate and now I’m on my eleventh sugar high of the weekend.
One more thing……

Give. Us. Freeeeeeeeeeeeeee (name that movie)

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86 Comments

  • Reply
    holly the healthy everythingtarian
    April 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    haha…i love seeing your writing style come out! and guacamole. i love seeing that too.

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    holly the healthy everythingtarian
    April 17, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    p.s. i need to get out more too. i just organized my gmail calendar, drank apple cider tea and read another chapter in free food for millionaires. let’s be friends.

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    Lauren @ A Fit Foodie
    April 17, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I’ve seen those bagel thins and wondered about them. I just think I’d miss all the bread of a regular bagel. Sad that you don’t have a Panera around you. That would’ve totally hit the spot!

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    Ashley
    April 17, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Are bagel thins worth it? I’ve seen them and then hesitated.
    My evening consisted of eating Chipolte and Pink Berry in lulu pants and an old hoodie while reading blogs, updating mine, writing thank you notes, and laughing at Bo while he tried to post Craigslist ads. Yup, I guess we’re all a bit old sometimes:)

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    Molly @FuelHerUp
    April 17, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Hahaha! Your posts lately have been hilarious! I’ve always loved your blog, but lately I’ve been cracking up! Love it!

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    Midgetkeeper
    April 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Hahahaha love that last picture and that restaurant looks perfect.

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    Jillian
    April 17, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Girl, you have been cracking me up all day.
    1. loved the confessions…we all have stuff under the rug.
    2. I have those convos with my friends all of the time too… that’s what happens when busy lives get in the way- boo.
    3. Dexter, freaking hilar. Shaw-shank-re-dexter.
    4. my robe is the robe my mom wore, um let’s guess 10+ yrs ago. It’s terry-cloth and like a big beach towel. It’s pink and probably makes me look like a big beached whale.

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    Jin
    April 17, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I’m loving your posts lately!!!
    RIP for your mug ๐Ÿ™ It must be heart breaking to see such a beloved piece of utensil go! I would cry if my red starbucks one broke.
    I’m sort of glad that we don’t have those bagel thins here or else I would,really, roll my eyes out of my sockets! Never understood the low-cal,low fat, low carb, low low low everything hype!
    Keep the hilarious posts coming!

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    Emily S.
    April 17, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    COLORS OF THE WIND!!! Oh my, I definitely had the flute solo during that song in the 5th grade band concert. Ahhh good times. And with that confession, I’m going to bed. Have a good one, Jenna!

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    Kelly
    April 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I really hear you on missing Panera- I was in Arizona for one week and googled Panera several times- I just couldn’t believe they didn’t have one. I did learn though that some are coming to the Phoenix area for 2011…maybe there is hope for more locations in CA too?

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    Jaime
    April 17, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    loving your new posts. you are quite hilarious!

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    Danielle (Coffee Run)
    April 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I always eat dinner at 5…am I a grandma too? Literally…if 5:15 rolls around, I’m reaching starvation.
    And I def. have a mixed CD with not just 1 disney song…but 25. “Be our guest” anyone??

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    CW
    April 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    If you want a REAl bagel, head up north to Humboldt County (a four hour drive for you, WORTH IT for the amazing scenery and throwback hippie culture), go to Arcata and seek out Los Bagels. Best bagel I’ve had outside of New York. They’re the real deal! But I’m sure you could also find good bagels somewhere in the City, no? Gotta be some good kosher delis somewhere…

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    Lisa
    April 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Hahaha!!! Cute kitty! Mine always did that too!

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    Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    April 17, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Pocahontas!! One of the best Disney movies by far. Let me ask you one thing Jenna, can YOU paint with all the colors of the wind?!?!
    P.S. Your posts lately have been..well..in one word. EPIC.

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    Chelsea
    April 17, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    wow – your posts have been so much more enjoyable as of late! What’s going on? ๐Ÿ™‚ Whatever it is, it’s working! Thanks for the fun read!

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    April 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I used to listen to the Pocahontas soundtrack day and night and day and night…and day and night…

    RIP muggie. I think I’d have to crawl up in my bed for 48 hours if I ever dropped my favorite mug. At least the whole thing didn’t shatter. You could superglue the handle back on right?

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    kimmy
    April 17, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Isnt the movie Amistad??

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    April 17, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Oh and the owner of the company I interned at last summer owns or owned Miravel…

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    Blaine
    April 17, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I’m so entertained by your stories lately, bring on that writing flair! I’d take your witty musings and anecdotes over some pictures of oatmeal any day.
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jennifer
    April 17, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I let out an audible gasp upon reading the fate of your mug. I (faithful stalker) remember you always claiming clumsiness. Turns out, it’s true, ha . ๐Ÿ˜€

    I think your new writing resonates with more people than you think. We are all nosey. Sure we care about the food, but eh, there are tons of blogs about that. I just like reading about your life. I hope your book is somewhat like this. Don’t get me wrong, I’m buying it no matter what, but still. Know that we all think you’re cool.

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    Tiffany
    April 17, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I love Pocahontas! However, you’re more likely to find belting out “A Whole New World” (complete with male and female voices, heh) or any song from the Lion King soundtrack! And yes, those are sometimes my song of choice at random karaoke bars =)

    I’m so sad that you don’t have a Panera or Einstein’s near you. More reason for you to visit Sunny San Diego (especially now that you’ll be in CA awhile longer)! I can think of 3 or 4 locations within a 10 mile radius of where I live (in fact, I had dinner at one last night, when my internet was acting up and I needed to use their wi-fi haha)

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    Tiffany
    April 17, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    oops, more likely to find me belting out*

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    Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    April 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I was just thinking the other day that I need to re-read the Little House on the Prairie series! =)

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    Karla
    April 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    FYI Einstein’s Bagels is called Noah’s in California. Not sure if you knew but that might help your search ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Liz
    April 17, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Braveheart, only the best movie EVER, come on people!

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    Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    April 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I went to target today to get corn syrup and cream of tartar with a side of hand lotion. Love it.

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    Liz
    April 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I mean…come on Liz, you’re totally wrong….too many Bull Dogs for you tonight (corona dumpped in a margarita)…amistad, also the best movie EVER (next to legally blonde of course!)

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    liane
    April 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Oh Pocahontas… While I can belt out ‘Colors of the Wind” like the best of them, I’m more prone to break into “Part of Your World” from the Little Mermaid or “A whole new world” from Aladdin. Now, I just want to curl up on my couch and a have a Disney movie marathon.
    I’m very sorry to hear about your mug, I would be devasted if that occured to my beloved red starbucks mug. I would cry for days.

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    April 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Pocahontas and Cinderella ‘So This is Love’ in French (Pocahontas in French does not work) are my two fave animated feature songs.

    “Thatโ€™s right dears, I FINALLY LEFT THE HOUSE. No more aimlessly roaming in my [slightly burnt] bathrobe, breaking eggs and eating frosting..” ROTFLMAO. Puuuhleeze at least swear not in a shower cap……hahahaha

    Dexter is hysterical. Looks like cat performance art—needs a little kitty beret. Do you put him on a leash and take him out? Next he’ll be rigging electronics to cut himself a way out.

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    Julia
    April 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I definitely laughed out loud when I read the thing about Panera. I was so happy when I found out that the only Panera in CA (or one of the only ones) was about a mile from my apartment, because I ate Panera at least once a week back in Michigan. Love me some carbs and Asian Chicken Salad!
    So if you ever need Panera so bad that you drive to Sacramento to get some, let me know – I’ll totally join you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Julia
    April 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I definitely laughed out loud when I read the thing about Panera. I was so happy when I found out that the only Panera in CA (or one of the only ones) was about a mile from my apartment, because I ate Panera at least once a week back in Michigan. Love me some carbs and Asian Chicken Salad!
    So if you ever need Panera so bad that you drive to Sacramento to get some, let me know – I’ll totally join you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Abbey
    April 17, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    omg I LOL’ed at the pocahontas thing….i TOTALLY DO THAT TOO!!!! XD this blog entry srsly cracked me up for real. i can see this blog becoming as mainstream as perezhilton.com or another high-traffic site if you stick to the hilarious writing ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Amanda
    April 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    LMAO at you in your robe eating carrots and breaking eggs! You are so funny!!!!

    Alas RIP dear mug : (

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    jb
    April 17, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    oh, i went to miraval with my mom a few years ago and still pine after it as well! glad to hear that someone else loves the desert sun as much as i do.

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    April 17, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    O-M-G. I’m practically wetting my pants right now. I LOVE hyper Jenna posts – soooo funny!!! I think I like it when Jenna stays in and gets a little ‘stir crazy’. It makes for some exciting posts =]]]

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    Diana
    April 17, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    LOL @ Dexter on that last pic ๐Ÿ˜€
    And my bff and I are totally like that too when we get together after a long timw without seeing each other!

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    lola
    April 18, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Hahahhaha I haven’t checked your blog since friday evening and I’m just laughing with every new post haha you are so hilarious Jenna!

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    April 18, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Oh gosh, I soo need to get out more too!! Especially with my good girly friends, I love the kinda convo you just listed ๐Ÿ˜€
    And – GO DEXTER!! RUN CAT, RUN!

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    kaitlin
    April 18, 2010 at 12:25 am

    are you trying to quote braveheart? it’s “but they’ll never take our freedom”

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    Crunchy Granola Gal
    April 18, 2010 at 2:24 am

    jenna, your writing/ blogging style has changed almost overnight. i like this new turn your blog has taken – very whimsical and honest. keep it up girl!

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    Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
    April 18, 2010 at 3:41 am

    I love Confessions! I think it’s time for Confessions of a Yoga Blogger for me, believe me there are a lot…

    Like Caitlin said on Twitter, your blog has become epic. Could this be that now your first draft of the book is done your writing is coming out more in the blog?

    Cat bids for freedom. Yeah we have them about 8 times a day around here!!!

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    Christie {Honoring Health}
    April 18, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Epic, indeeed. Love your new blogging approach. I have loved your blog since I started reading a couple of years ago but this new phase in your life is really shining and I love it!

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    Alison
    April 18, 2010 at 4:20 am

    So not leaving your house for a few days is a BAD thing?!? Uh oh, I’m in trouble. I’m sorry about your broken mug; I once broke my favorite bowl and was in a funk for far too long. Having an odd attachment to ceramic dishware is completely normal, I assure you. At least, that’s what I tell myself.

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    Sally
    April 18, 2010 at 4:33 am

    The movie is definately amistad. and Dexter does it proud, that picture is too funny!

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    Ann @ Appalachian Appetites
    April 18, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Oh my gosh, I want whatever you are having!! You are freaking hilarious!! I’ve loved the last few posts. AWESOME! You make me smile!! Keep it up!!

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    M(a different M than the other M!!)
    April 18, 2010 at 5:10 am

    I like this writing style and I do like your “other” style too!

    keep ’em BOTH coming…pretty please!

    I like the deep stuff too ๐Ÿ™‚

    All the best!

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    Michele
    April 18, 2010 at 5:10 am

    It’s so amusing how you’re talking about being 88. Recently, my brother said something like, “Yeah, this is my 80 year old sister who goes can’t stay out past 7pm on Saturday night because she has to go to bed at 9pm.” Hey, early to rise. When you get up at 5:30am, you gotta go to bed early to read and go to sleep. Carry on, 88. Sincerely, Your 80 year old reader.

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    runnerforever
    April 18, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Nobody really seems to be loving the bagel thins, interesting.
    That mexican restaurant looks like it has some amazing food and is very authentic, sadly that probably means it is not a chain and so is not near me ๐Ÿ™

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    April 18, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Don’t worry; I totally have days where I don’t leave my house either ๐Ÿ˜€ Why leave if you have wine, clif bars, and the Felicity boxed set?

    Yummy meal! Meals with girlfriends are the best.

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    diana@mymarblerye
    April 18, 2010 at 5:15 am

    okay…your posts are so full of energy and love and hope lately. LOVE IT. Keep it up Jenna. You’ve certainly had a change of mood in a month! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Betsy
    April 18, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Girl, I think you’ve been bitten by the love bug ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Also, you have prompted me to uncover my little house books and read them today. Thank you!

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    Britton
    April 18, 2010 at 5:35 am

    I love love love that you eat dinner at 5:00. I though I was the only girl in my twenties who does that!

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    jennifer @ take the day off
    April 18, 2010 at 5:39 am

    oh, mix tapes! the best was pressing play and record at the same time on and taping songs–usually partial songs–when they came on the radio. Oh how times have changed! thanks, iTunes.

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    Jen
    April 18, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Fear not– there ARE fabulous bagels in California!!! I had such a hard time adjusting to Georgia because I missed the “real deal” from my home state! Ask at the local coffee shops and bakeries, because they often have the yummy, crusty, chewy bagels I grew up on, not the big, bready, soft things like you often get in the south. Look for Manhattan Bagel, Noah’s Bagels, and for Jewish delis. I think bagels are much more a part of everyday life, and less a special-trip-to-Panera because it’s the only place that sells them type thing in Cali. BUT– you do live in the local food area, so you might have to head into Santa Rosa to find some! Good luck, and definitely update us on this quest! (PS- I only had to resort to the poor Thomas substitute while in Atlanta, so surely you can find some good ones outside the grocery!)

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    Janelle
    April 18, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Nothing wrong with a love for Disney show tunes! I am (not so secretly) thrilled that it is acceptable for me to listen to the Lion King and Aladdin in my car with my one-year old. And that Pocahontas song is lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    April 18, 2010 at 6:11 am

    I agree with you on the bagel thins…not my favorite! I would much rather have the entire bagel!

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    Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    April 18, 2010 at 6:17 am

    I love singing disney songs, haha!
    Your stories are way too cute! I can’t wait for your book, seriously ๐Ÿ™‚

    And Dexter! Here’s to hoping he doesn’t actually make it out one day!!

    xo
    K

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    Becky
    April 18, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Braveheart! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kait
    April 18, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Haha, your cat is insane! I would just like to say you’re posts have been especially great lately! You seem so happy and content with life, there is a certain silliness and giddiness coming through in everything you’ve written lately. I hope you have a great Sunday!

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    eatmovelove
    April 18, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Bagel THINS?! That’s an oxymoron.
    I love that cat picture!
    And I LUV PopaChips – I ate that bag last evening with a myriad of others – also love Sunchips.
    Great post.

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    Brittney
    April 18, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who eats earlier in the evening. I don’t feel so lame anymore ๐Ÿ™‚ And I think it’s a tragedy that you don’t have a Panera around you. I could not imagine living life without access to a Panera whenever I wanted it.

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    Dana
    April 18, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Give. Us. Free….Amistad?

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    Annie@stronghealthyfit
    April 18, 2010 at 6:39 am

    That picture of Dexter is freakin’ hilarious. And I have sung that Pocahontas song about a million times. But only when I’m alone, of course ๐Ÿ™‚
    So sad about the Panera!!!! But you do have the mexican food…. I was blown away by that when I visited California.

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    Annie@stronghealthyfit
    April 18, 2010 at 6:40 am

    That picture of Dexter is freakin’ hilarious. And I have sung that Pocahontas song about a million times. But only when I’m alone, of course ๐Ÿ™‚
    So sad about the Panera!!!! But you do have the mexican food…. I was blown away by that when I visited California.

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    Betsy
    April 18, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Hilarious.
    I have been wondering about the bagel thins also. Would you buy them again?

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    Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    April 18, 2010 at 6:54 am

    I am sad you don’t have a Panera or an Einstein’s around. Do you have a Noah’s nearby? When I’ve visited family in CA, I have LOVED going to Noah’s for bagels with cream cheese. They’re so good if you can find one!

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    BethT
    April 18, 2010 at 7:01 am

    There actually IS a secret Panera in SF, near the ballpark. We can hella go there if Brenda’s is too busy… ๐Ÿ™‚ Otherwise Noah’s is the only bagel game in town. It surprises me, too. I don’t think it’s because people here hate carbs, I think it’s because there aren’t enough NY transplants to show them how bagels REALLY should taste.

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    Jil
    April 18, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Awww RIP mug – you are not alone…when I was little my neighbor/best friend and I used to make up entire choreographed dances/musicals to the disney soundtracks. I can vividly remember our dances to the Lion King (you know back when you had to stop when side one was done and flip it over) and to Aladdin. Ohh, good times. Disney songs have always held a place in my heart – and iPod…haha

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    Liz
    April 18, 2010 at 7:15 am

    There are more Paneras opening up in California….I know of at least 5 already. I love the posts, but I miss the pictures of you! I like to see the pretty outfits you wear every day!

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    Emily
    April 18, 2010 at 7:34 am

    This blog post seriously made my day. I TOTALLY agree about “The Blue Coooooooorn Moon” thats how it sounds in my head anyways. And yes, I used to read those Little House books- EVERY girl needs to!

    Bagel thins- not too bad! Just think all the calories Panera bagels have ๐Ÿ™‚ But of course, Panera is WAY better!

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    Julie @savvyeats
    April 18, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I am adoring your writing style lately!

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    Lisa
    April 18, 2010 at 8:07 am

    I second the last few posts – I live in the bay area and I see Paneras, Noahs, and bagel shops all over the place. By the ballpark, airport, and in strip malls in the south bay. I think some chains like that just aren’t as popular because there is so much good local food you don’t need to go there, especially up in wine country! PS – have you tried ACME bread from Berkeley? BEST bread around!

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    Carolyn
    April 18, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Yes! Little House in the Big Woods!!! I just read that with my 2nd grade class ๐Ÿ™‚ They loved it obviously

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    Haute Teapot
    April 18, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Bagel THINS are a joke. Bagels are meant to be FAT and I like them that way. AND what’s up with some food bloggers that SCOOP out their bagels??? It’s like taking everything that makes a bagel amazing and spitting on it. Yeah, come back to the south, we have Panera AND Atlanta Bread, although I’m a bigger fan of the previous.

    Also, can I get a copy of this circa 2000 re-mix tape? I have The Little Mermaid and Big Pimpin’…I’d call that fair trade.

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    April 18, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I still have the flute music for that movie. I played it as a solo for the band!

    And vegan mexican food sounds divine. I don’t like all the cheese because it doesn’t agree with me.

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    Charles
    April 18, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Despite not having it on a mix tape/cd nor on my ipod, while visiting my wife’s cousin in Phoenix, I found myself singing along with their little girl to Part of Your World from the little mermaid. My little brother seemed to have it on endless repeat as a kid, and I guess it got burnt into my brain.

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    Kelly Olexa
    April 18, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I forgot to mention in my last comment that I LOVE LAURA INGALLS and all those books. I lived them (wait meaning that I read them over and over and over) in 4th and 5th grade! Now I want to read them again. ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe

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    Ashley
    April 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I don’t know if I should be telling you this…because there is much better food than Panera in these parts. But there’s a Panera in Marin County, San Rafael, Northgate “mall”

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    Kailey (SnackFace)
    April 18, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    THANK YOU. Erryone else has been loving on the bagel thins, but I said the exact same thing when I reviewed them. And then I ate four in one night, but I blame a fab night out on that. Took care of the bag fairly quickly.

    Homegirl, I know you’ve heard this twenty hundred times in the past two days, but this writing style is SINGING. I always, always read, but I absolutely had to say sunthin about the energy I’m feeling in these posts. Love, love, love. (To the tune of Bad Romance? Why not.)

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    April 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    i love amistad…such a great movie!

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    jenna
    April 18, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    glad ya had a great night ๐Ÿ™‚
    jenna

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    jenna
    April 18, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    glad ya had a great night ๐Ÿ™‚
    jenna

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    Natalie Wolfsdorf (natattacks)
    April 19, 2010 at 3:16 am

    JENNA!

    Its been awhile since I have commented and writing this I realize I never emailed you back, sorry. Stink fellow blogger…you know how it can be…I can say I have never stopped reading, my TRUE OG BLOG that has gotten me addicted to the blogging world and has opened the doors to: http://natattacks.wordpress.com/

    I just wanted to say im lovin’ your style and enthusiasm from your last couple of posts way to banish my blue monday that I have had. KEEP ME SMILING by simply doing what you do best…

    send me some california cuisine ASAP (inparticular, some heavenly mexican food) you dont get that here in new zealand. thats fo’ sho’ not sure if well manage a 14 hour courier!

    Ciao x

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    Corinne
    April 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

    baaaaaaaaahahahah i could play that song on my flute back in the day tooo. hilarity defined.

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    Caroline
    April 22, 2010 at 7:07 am

    I’ve got Mulan covered! On flute as well. Surely we can cover most of the big Disney movies amongst us bloggers?
    Every Christmas I would put on my parents’ Christmas tree skirt (which was green and red plaid with a ruffle at the edge) and pretend I was Laura (LOVE the full skirt feeling) and sit on the back of the love seat, pretending it was the wagon…. Needless to say the skirt was replaced some years ago due to velcro failure. Totally miss it too ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am completely with you on the early-bird dinners… I tend to eat to if I’m going out with someone!

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