Along for the Ride

Good mornin’!

I have a few things to say. First of all, last night after I blogged I ended up eating two cookies at home and then going to a business dinner with the boy and eating like three desserts and a glass of wine. I just thought you should know. Sorry, but when I’m faced with strawberry semifreddo everything starts to go downhill fast. Not that I’m even the biggest fan of strawberry (I prefer chocolate), but I do love me some good semifreddo.

I’m also finally going to the doctor at 1:30! By 2:00 today we will know the great mystery of the spotted tonsil. I told my mom I didn’t want to go, but she said we could go to La Crema after so I relented.


Just polished off some protein oats in a jar and getting ready to head to Peet’s to caffeinate before a day of doctors, Wal-Mart, Target, Trader Joe’s and World Market. My mom has decided to make my apartment the magnum opus of her interior design degree and I don’t question these things. I just go along for the ride, offering solo concerts of Steady as the Beating Drum when necessary.

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  • Katie
    June 9, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Three desserts sounds totally normal to me!

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    June 9, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I love when mom comes to town and shops for me!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    June 9, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I can’t wait to see what your mama does to your apartment. You will show us, right? : )

    I also hope your throat gets healthy stat. Take care!

  • Becki @ HikeBikeEat
    June 9, 2010 at 8:20 am

    That flaxseed peanut butter is my favorite! Trader Joe’s is amazing!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    June 9, 2010 at 8:22 am

    HA! A trip to La Crema would get me at the doctor’s office in ten seconds flat! Hope everything checks out okay! Enjoy your mama time!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    June 9, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I need some strawberry semifreddo in my life! I wouldn’t be able to stop either.

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please
    June 9, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I feel like posting a video of these amazing flute concerts might be necessary! 😉

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit!
    June 9, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I was going to ask, are you going to bring your flute?

  • Jo
    June 9, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Don’t worry! Your body probably needed all the extra carbs in those cookies and desserts cause your sick.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    June 9, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I have no idea what strawberry semifreddo is…but if it involves strawberries, I don’t blame you for going mad!
    Have fun at the doctors 🙂

  • Carolyn @
    June 9, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Moms are the best!! 🙂

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    June 9, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Oooo how fun – shopping with your Mom to decorate your new place! I LOVE getting new fun stuff! I went a little nuts with my first apartment and bought too many cute things, then didn’t have the room to fit it all in! 😉

    Hope your visit to the doc goes well!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    June 9, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Food is how I bribe Hunni to go to the doctor too 🙂 Hope it turns out to be a good solution.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    June 9, 2010 at 8:48 am

    My mom acts like she’s getting her interior design degree when she visits me. I don’t protest. I’d be sitting on the floor if it weren’t for her.

  • Karen
    June 9, 2010 at 8:52 am

    glad to see even as an adult Moms can bribe their kids with goodies. Hope you feel better.

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    June 9, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I’ve never had semifreddo, but I’ve been really close to making it myself. Have a great day Jenna!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    June 9, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I’ve never even heard of a semifreddo before but I just googled it and it looks incredible. yuM!

  • Amanda
    June 9, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I hope the spotted tonsil gets better!

    Sounds like, despite the tonsil, you are in for an awesome day!

  • Cara
    June 9, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Shopping with mom that sounds so amazing. Seems like you have a busy day….don’t forget to tell us the new treasures you buy today !

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    June 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Hysterical! ‘Magnum Opus of her design degree.’ TOTALLY understand!! I managed about $1B in design/construction projects pre-UCLA writing program/career change—and am a real wizard of cheap chic. Have myself thought ‘Just let me at that apartment!!!’ A girl can’t help it. You’re Mom is going to be in Designer Freakin’ Make-Over Heaven!!! Bwahahahhaha.

  • karen
    June 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Sounds like an amazing day you’ve got planned!! I just made poached eggs for the first time using your tutorial and they were great! 🙂 you rock!!

  • MMiller
    June 9, 2010 at 9:05 am

    3 desserts sounds great to me! I am so so glad that mom bribed you to go to the doctors! And I don’t know what semifreddo is either, but I’m sure I would love it!

    Good luck at the doctors…hoping for some meds and rest to recover quickly!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    June 9, 2010 at 9:15 am

    That’ll be so nice to have your mom decorate your apartment! Mom’s are so handy to have around. 😉

    I hope your doctor’s appointment goes well!

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy
    June 9, 2010 at 9:21 am

    What is semifreddo? I don’t feel like googling it 🙂

  • Mindy
    June 9, 2010 at 9:21 am

    your mom has an interior design degree??! that is SO AWESOME! you have to show us the finished result!

  • eatmovelove
    June 9, 2010 at 9:26 am

    IS 3 desserts NOT the norm?! 🙂
    Good luck with the “mystery” Tonsil…

  • Amanda
    June 9, 2010 at 9:26 am

    oo la la. I can’t wait to see what your apartment looks like once your mom gets going.

  • Tina
    June 9, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I don’t go to the doctor unless something is falling off of me, so I feel your pain-good luck!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    June 9, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Sounds like your mom is going to hook you up!! VERY cool!! Love love love World Market!
    And 3 desserts? It’s all good. Life is too short to not eat three desserts in my opinion 🙂

  • Sharon
    June 9, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I could be easily pursuaded to do things for La Crema too….
    Can’t wait to see what your mom does with your apartment-sounds fun!

  • Abby
    June 9, 2010 at 9:50 am

    My mom was the same way. I was happy with just a couch and TV, never actually thinking that a color scheme or “theme” should be implemented into window fixtures and throw blankets. But hey…I just went with it and we compromised. It made her feel wanted 😉

    Plus, who doesn’t love Target and World Market?

  • Katherine
    June 9, 2010 at 9:52 am

    all those errands are on my list of things to do (plus a Trader Joes run couldn’t hurt)

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    June 9, 2010 at 9:57 am

    hurray for mom decorating! i love world market…i think i could really totally decorate my house completely from there! hope to see pictures when it’s done!

  • ida
    June 9, 2010 at 9:57 am

    good luck at the Dr’s!! world market has the greatest stuff, your place is going to be adorable.

  • Lindsey
    June 9, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I love how even in our twenties our moms can suggest wine (instead of the standard ice cream cone we were bribed with when we were kids) and we still crumble immediately! 🙂

  • Cyclist Kate
    June 9, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I BEG for “after” pics of your apartment!! I’m a little obsessed with interior design and would love to see what your mom does to your place.

  • Kelly
    June 9, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Hmm…semifreddo…a dessert I’ve never had. Like I need something else to salivate over ;). Are you including a recipe in your cookbook?

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething
    June 9, 2010 at 10:32 am

    good luck with your throat! la crema chard is my fav 🙂

  • jenna
    June 9, 2010 at 10:44 am

    moms are the BEST! 🙂

  • Lacy
    June 9, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Love Protein Oats!!!

  • Sana
    June 9, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Have a blast with your mom! Mummm I was sooo craving cookies last night! I hope they were warm and goooey ( however you spell it)!!

  • M.
    June 9, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Have a fabulous shopping extravaganza with your mum!
    Wishing you a lovely birthday visit time with her…
    what does she think of your apartment in general?
    I am looking forward to pics of your place and hope you do get a sofa and table& chairs…life will seem a little different not having to eat on the floor 😉
    Happy Bday (not sure the day? How old/young are ya turnin’?You are way younger than aged ME!!) All the best!

  • Danika
    June 9, 2010 at 11:10 am

    awe. your mom is precious 🙂 fun stuff!

  • Stacey
    June 9, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Oh that sucks that you have to go to the doctor. Best of luck.

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    June 9, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Good luck at your appointment! Hope it all goes well. Three desserts…totally acceptable. Sometimes you’ve just got to throw the healthy stuff at the window and do whatever makes you happy 🙂

  • sassy molassy
    June 9, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Gah, I LOVE the Valencia PB or AB. SOOO amazing. I’m almost out…need more! PS- I played flute through high school too. So nerdy, but all of my friends since middle school came from band so I couldn’t stop. Plus, I was balancing the nerdy side with a lot of athletics. And I still have that Pocahontas music book somewhere at my parent’s house.

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances
    June 9, 2010 at 11:53 am

    All of that dessert sounds fabulous! Pleeease post pics of your apartment after your mom fixes it up – I love to see newly decorated spaces!!!

  • Sara @
    June 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I love when my mom has sudden urges to buy things for me, whether it’s gas, groceries or decorative goods. Moms are the bomb!

  • Rebecca
    June 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I agree – what is semifreddo? I think we need a lesson. Future blog post?

  • jane
    June 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    i have a question for you about You mentioned a while back that you use it to track your expenses. i am interested in trying out the site but decided against it when they asked for all my bank account numbers and passwords…how do you feel about this? i called my bank and they said never give out this info. thanks for your input

  • CW
    June 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I think the last two sentences of your post are the best things I’ve read all day (your mom seriously rocks). I should bust out my old clarinet…

  • Kathryn
    June 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    oooh, please post pics of your apartment when your mom is done decorating! I can’t wait to see her masterpiece! : )

  • diana@mymarblerye
    June 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    makeover of new apt=vlog right?

  • runnerforever
    June 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I wish I could have someone redecorate my room, it really needs it! I bet yours will look great!

  • Helen
    June 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    How exciting, I can’t wait to see what your mum does with your apartment! I hope the doctors goes well later, let us all know.

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    June 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    AW FEEL BETTER!!! In the mean time, at least you had delicious oats! Dying to try that nut butter!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises
    June 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I recently broke up with my very long term boyfriend and had to move right away. My favorite part was having my mom help me decorate my new place! Have fun.

  • Corinne (breathe and savor)
    June 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    ooooooo decors by mom…the best possible! mom’s just have a way with furniture and decorations dont they? similar to gardening…i hope one day i will have an eye for all things gardens and decor. have FUN

  • miladybowen
    June 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I just bought the same amy’s soup yesterday! Now I am more excited to try it. Definately with goat cheese.

  • Annie @ stronghealthyfit
    June 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Lucky 🙂

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    June 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I love World Market! Hope you got some good news at the doc.

  • Alycia @ Fit n Fresh
    June 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Haha your mom sounds like mine!! Can’t wait to see what changes she makes. And good luck at the doctors, I hope it’s nothing serious (:

  • Karen
    June 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    This is SUCH a witty post! Great job, Jenna!
    Off topic question: What are the logistics of the summer book discussion program? When are we discussing each book and where are the discussions taking place (in the book nerd tab?)

  • Anne
    June 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    ha ha very funny! (La crema: Wow! You’re lucky, they have a sublime chardonnay)

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople
    June 9, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I had to google (technically blackle) semifreddo, but it sounds tasty!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    June 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Good luck at the docs, and have fun shopping! Your mom is awesome 🙂

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    June 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Sounds like an awesome night of eats to me! I don’t know what strawberry semifreddo is!! lol 🙁


  • Becky
    June 9, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I love this pb!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Good luck at the doctors!!!! 🙂
    PS – Semifreddo is too good 🙂

  • Kyla
    June 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    “Que que na-to-ra
    You will understand
    Listen with your heart
    You will understandLet it break upon you
    Like a wave upon the sand
    Listen with your heart
    You will understand”

    I’m loving the Pocahontas references. She was my favorite.

  • Annie D. @ Annie's Simple Life
    June 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I have wanted to try that PB for some time now!!

  • Marika
    June 9, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    LOL, all your recent references to flute solos of Pocahontas songs crack me up. I was also obsessed with that movie back in the day.

  • Rachael
    June 10, 2010 at 10:09 am

    How cool is that? I wish I had a mom that liked to decorate. I guess I am my mothers child!