Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Friday Night Brew

Ahhhh! I didn’t get to watch the Debates tonight but no one tell me anything! My mom tivod them for me and I plan to watch them tomorrow afternoon once I’m home.

Ryan didn’t end up getting in until about 8:45 so dinner was quite late! We went to BJs Brewhouse down the street from my apartment and the food was surprisingly really really good! I was expecting a Fridays type of restaurant, but this was really yummy. I was really hungry when I got there and know myself that drinking wine on an empty stomach only leads to headaches so instead I reached for the super long beer list in the spirit of my last class.

I decided on a “blonde” German beer. It was the lightest they had and was pretty good to sip on for a few hours.


Right when we sat down we ordered the Bruschetta appetizer. Oh man, it was a-m-a-z-i-n-g!


Here was my portion. I could have easily eaten the entire plate but I had to stop myself.


And for my entree I ordered the BBQ Chicken Salad with no onion rings on top and the dressing on the side.


It was HUGE!!!!! I ate about half.

But Ryan had the big winner for the night: a personal sized deep dish pizza!


I had a big chunk that Ryan tore off a piece:


Amazing. Enough said.

We ended up meeting Ryan’s cousin there since he was in town on business so we stayed really late. I almost finished my beer but not quite.

As for the rest of the day! 

I had to say goodbye to my best friend since she left this afternoon after the movers came and went. We’ve been best friends for a little over 15 years now so I’m sure we will see each other sometime soon but it’s still sad! My lunch actually held me over all afternoon until around 4:00, when I snacked on a Pure Protein bar.


And then later, around 6:30, I went out for a run. I mapped out 3 miles around the lake near my apartment and ran it in about 30 minutes. My last Orlando run, how sad. In a few days I’ll be running near the ocean and where I grew up so I’m looking forward to that. Vero Beach is quiet and sort of like a retirement community, but it very calming and a nice place to come back to when things get crazy.

After my run I munched on an apple while I got ready for Ryan to get here.


I also had a couple almonds but they made it in my mouth before the camera could click….woops

It’s about midnight and I’m headed to bed…..on the floor! The bed is gone and we are camped out on my mattress on the floor. How romantic. I hope yall had a great night!

Oh! And how cute is this??!! When Ryan and I were walking back up the stairs after dinner we looked up and saw Dexter sitting in the window on the third floor! All you can see is his eyes!!!


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  • Julz
    September 27, 2008 at 4:08 am

    That Salad looks SOOO FAB! I loove me some BIG ASS SALADS 🙂 I’m thinking of picking up dinner from Moe’s tomorrow night? You said they have big salads, right? I usually end up making another salad when they are small and puny (I HATE SMALL SALADS! THEY DRIVE ME NUTS! haha), so I’m really wanting a biggie 🙂

    And the Pure Protein Bars… Are they like UBER SWEET/SALTY? I find that the PB Clif Mini was SALTY SALTY (like WHOA!) and I couldn’t eat it… Are they like that? That’s why I love the mini ones… They are perfect for road testing 😉 I’m really sensitive to salt… LOVE THE KIND BARS!!! (Apricot Almond and Banana Oat Bran aare the only ones I’ve tried, though… A little sweet, but not too bad) But even Chocolate tastes salty to me! Apples! Whenever I eat apples, I have to have water by my side! I think it’s too sweet/too salty? Okay, I’m still sick I need to sleep. Hha.

  • Marissa
    September 27, 2008 at 5:14 am

    there’s this new show that is basically gwyneth paltrow and the chef mario batali eating their way through spain and i just thought that youd love it…i believe it’s called “Spain: on the road again” not exactly sure and it may be on pbs?? it is SO fun to watch!!

  • Megan
    September 27, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Love the cat eyes!

    That appetizer looks amazing!

    Sorry you had to say bye to your friend, but it sounds like you guys are “true” friends and will never lose touch with each other!

  • Kristie
    September 27, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    WHOA does that brushcetta ever look good.
    I love sleeping on mattresses on the floor for some reason. It’s like a whole new sleeping experience.
    Getting to be able to run near the ocean will be amaaazing.

  • Nicole
    September 27, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    I would totally eat all that bruschetta too, it looks so so good. Have fun tomorrow!

  • Christie I.
    September 27, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    All that food looks great!

    That pic of Dexter is SPOOKY!

    Be safe with that mattress!

  • VeggieGirl
    September 27, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Bruschetta!!! Classic dish – loooove the stuff. I need to make a gluten-free version, stat.

    That photograph of Dexter in the window is SOOOO “Alfred Hitchcock movie-esque,” haha 😉


  • Becca A
    September 27, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Dexter is too cute.

  • AshleyH
    September 27, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Seriously BJ’s is one of the most amazing restaurants on earth when I lived with my folks we used to go there all the time. All their pizzas are amazing totally worth the splurge and I have to say I am a little disappointed that you didnt get dessert becuase their Pizookies (basically giant fresh out of the oven cookies in a multitude of flavors) are amazing
    Have fun moving the rest of your stuff and good luck on the rest of your life’s journey we’ll all be watching lol

  • Anne P
    September 27, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    i heart dexter.

  • Sara
    September 27, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Yum! BJ’s is one of my favorite restaurants! There pizza is to die for and so are their Pazookies. I’ve never tried that appetizer before, but now I know that I should! Good luck with the move.

  • gina (fitnessista)
    September 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    the bruschetta and salad look amazing!!
    have you tried the pazookie?? they’re do diiiiie for
    happy saturday!

  • Camille
    September 27, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Ahh, you should definately watch the presidential debate! It was very informative and showed the type of people that Mccain and obama are….just wondering jenna, but who are you leaning towards right now? I am leaning towards Obama and am excited to get to vote for the first time this year! (18!!!)

  • HangryPants
    September 27, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Dexter is just too cute. This is your first Halloween with your black cat! Will you be dressing him up?

    Oh, and all of your out to eat eats look so good. How did you find the ability to NOT eat that whole appetizer?


  • jenna
    September 27, 2008 at 7:43 pm


    I don’t think they are salty at all actually but then again, I love salt and crave salty things! I would say clif bars are saltier than these though. I really like them!


    That looks right up my ally!!! Thanks for letting me know! 🙂


    So great that you are so excited to vote! I remember voting for the first time 4 years ago and it was so exciting. One of my sorority sisters and I stayed up ALL night to watch the entire election and were so excited we had a hand in it! As for my vote, I’m a Republican and side with McCain and Palin.


    I picked the edges off of every piece of toast. hahaha 🙂