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Jet-Setting Life?

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone is doing okay today….sorry I couldn’t post last night! I was actually in the middle of it but then the guys whisked me off for a late night adventure to Bodega Bay, on the coast. When I get the photos from Adam I will post them because it was really mind blowing and my tiny broken point and shoot couldn’t do it a bit of justice. Luckily, I was with two pro photographers! The Pacific was (trying to think of a word to describe this….) raw. So different than my gentle Gulf of Mexico and I can’t even believe that only a little over a month ago I was surfing in the Atlantic! You couldn’t PAY me to even stick my big toe into the freezing Pacific but it was lovely to look at. Lots of huge cliffs and rocks and big wild waves. Going and seeing things like that is the reason I moved to California and, yes, I’m still totally pinching myself. I can’t believe I live here.

We didn’t get back until almost 1am and I totally crashed in the car on the way home. So tired!

But anyways, to back up a bit, let’s go back to yesterday:


I’ll be the first to admit, my food was SO random.



Okay. Before I explain myself you need a little background information. First of all, these guys are obsessed with BACON. Their freezer is full of it and they make these things called “bacon explosions” (don’t ask…Rocky, would you like to add anything here?!). So yesterday morning, naturally, Rocky was cooking bacon and then fried up some potstickers in the grease. I knew I needed to eat something before going to work but my options were limited so I was chowing down on a whole wheat tortilla with raw almond butter but….the smell………it was good. So, I had half of this almond butter wrap and three bacon greasy potstickers. And it was delicious. Enough said. Be grossed out if you want but it’s every man for himself (herself!) over here and sometimes we have to embrace the grease.

Don’t worry about that taste of Sauvignon Blanc in the background of the photo. It’s our job! 😉

As for pouring at The Harvest Fair—it was fun!


Fun, but exhausting. I think I described every detail of our 05 Cab and Pinot Blanc to about 1,000 people and by the end of the day I couldn’t even form sentences. I did snack on an unpictured Amazing Grass protein bar while I worked!

More randomness once home:


While I worked on Saturday, Adam………bought a new big screen plasma tv so he could watch college football. I walked in the door and heard the joyful familiar sound of football blasting and Adam…yelling. Poor Aggies. College football makes me miss the South big time! 🙁

The three of us headed to the store to find dinner ingredients and Rocky made some delicious BBQ ribs, kale and sweet potatoes.


And then around 10:00 we headed out to the Coast! We’re just a little family over here, clearly. 😉

Can’t even believe this was 2 1/2 months ago!


Apparently we were all thinner then. Who would have thought back in July we all would move to California and be best friends??! Oh, Murphy-Goode.

This morning I had a bowl of oatmeal (made with almond milk, banana and almond butter) and some instant coffee!


So today, as most know, I am flying to NYC!


I can’t believe I just got here and I’m about to jet BACK across the country……I was finally *almost* on west coast time!!!

However, I have a super important secret meeting tomorrow morning in Manhattan that I must attend. My flight leaves San Francisco today at 2pm and I get into the City around 10:30. Staying the night in the City, going to my meeting in the morning, then flying back to San Francisco tomorrow night. My crazy, crazy life.

While I’m gone, Adam will be transferring the blog once and for all from his server to DreamHost because, unfortunately (fortunately?), the blog has just gotten too large and needs a more powerful server. That being said, there MAY be a bit of downtown tonight. Don’t freak out. ELR will return! I’ll blog if I can when I get into New York tonight and I’ll be tweeting, so follow me there 🙂

Wheeewwwwwwww Here I gooooooooo! Back to the East Coast!

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  • simpledaisy
    October 4, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Wow… You are one busy girl!!
    Can’t wait to hear what your secret meeting in NY is all about:)

  • Jocelyn
    October 4, 2009 at 8:44 am

    my my my such a busy lady!
    I’m glad you are embracing potstickers and grease and just rolling with the randomness… I think you are doing great!

  • Ada
    October 4, 2009 at 8:52 am

    That’s so cool that you got to go to Bodega Bay, it must have been spooky since that’s where The Birds was filmed haha. I hope you enjoy my hometown:)

  • Matt
    October 4, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Have a blast in NYC!

  • Katie
    October 4, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Have fun in NYC! I live here and I recommend packing your running shoes and going for a quick jog/stroll in Central Park. The reservoir loop is pretty nice and short. CP is my favorite place to run! Might help you de-stress after your meeting! I am guessing some sort of book, magazine, webshow or other opportunity?

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    October 4, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Definitely some delicious eats you got there! You certainly are fitting in well in CA. 🙂

    Have a safe trip and can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • Jolene (
    October 4, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I think potstickers in bacon grease sounds delicious. And I love bacon too … it is not just a boy thing 🙂

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 4, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Have fun in NYC! Hope your badass covert meeting goes well!

  • Daria @ Daria Can Cook
    October 4, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Have a great trip! Can’t wait to hear about this super secret meeting. 🙂

  • Leah @ Simply fabulous
    October 4, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Have fun in NYC!!! Good luck with the host transfer!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 4, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I love, love, LOVE bacon grease. I obviously rarely eat it, but I love cooking with it. My mother and grandmother have ALWAYS cooked with it and they are both thin! All in moderation….yum. 🙂

  • Lindsay
    October 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

    I’m glad you had fun yesterday! Have a fun trip to NYC! I can’t wait to hear what this super secret meeting is all about.

  • Lizzy
    October 4, 2009 at 9:36 am

    busy busy Jenna. i love it! i can’t wait to hear about this secret NY meeting! Have a safe flight!

  • Diana
    October 4, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I’m a little jealous because you get to travel so much. 🙂
    Good luck for your meeting tomorrow!

  • Leianna
    October 4, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Out all night and jetsetting across the country, total envy!
    Have a great trip to NYC!

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    October 4, 2009 at 9:41 am

    I am so glad you are enjoying yourself in Cali – I am sure the West coast is so much different than the East coast. Good luck in NYC!

  • sue
    October 4, 2009 at 9:41 am

    i miss california! the ocean isn’t so crazy further south- you’d love it. have a fab time in nyc…safe travels!

  • Evan Thomas
    October 4, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Have fun in NY you lucky girl!

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    October 4, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Bodega Bay is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. If you get a chance, go camping up there some weekend! Have fun and good luck in NYC!

  • Rocky Slaughter
    October 4, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Jenna’s just joking. She made all the unhealthy foods. I only eat carbon dioxide and make oxygen biproducts.

  • Allison (Balance in Bites)
    October 4, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Good luck with everything! It sounds like you’re having a blast =)

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    October 4, 2009 at 9:49 am

    The suspense if killing me!! lol

  • christie, honoring health
    October 4, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Travel safe, dear jenna!!

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal)
    October 4, 2009 at 10:17 am

    One word: Jealous.

    Anything fried in bacon grease is awesome and I would have been on that pot sticker like white on rice. So good. Also – you don’t look any different in the “before” picture, which is good news! It’s hard to live with boys, working at a winery, in the best foodie state there is without gaining a few – but I think you’re doing a great job balancing everything out!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat)
    October 4, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Cracking up at the bacon and potstickers for breakfast! Hey a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

    Have a great flight!

  • Marina
    October 4, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I hope your trip goes well 🙂
    and good job on that bacon 😉

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    October 4, 2009 at 11:00 am

    So exciting!! Your job looks amazing!

  • Becky
    October 4, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Mmm those potstickers look good! Have fun in NY! Can’t wait to hear what this mysterious meeting is all about! 🙂

  • angieinatlanta
    October 4, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Jenna, I totally understand – bacon might be the most delicious smell of all time. Period. End of story.

    Have a safe flight!

  • Jenna
    October 4, 2009 at 11:17 am

    jenna! have fun in the east coast 🙂

  • Julia
    October 4, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Good luck with your secret meeting, you’re making me a bit curious about that really… But any excuse to fly to NYC!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • skinnyrunner
    October 4, 2009 at 11:39 am

    what are you going for??? tell us! im dying over here! have a fun trip in nyc.

  • M
    October 4, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I think the secret meeting is about a book deal! Am I right? 🙂 Good luck whatever the meeting is about!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 4, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I think my stomach would love the smell of those potstickers but not the after effects as it sits in my stomach.

    But I do understand living in someone elses home and having to eat out of their kitchen. Soon you’ll be free to invite them over for a meal 🙂

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    October 4, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Sounds like you are living the good life!! So much fun 🙂 Can’t wait to hear what the super secret meeting is!

  • MarathonVal
    October 4, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Sooooo jealous that you live in one of the most beautiful places in the world!!! Have a great trip to NY! 🙂

  • Kirsten
    October 4, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Have a great trip! Its supposed to be sunny and warm over here on the East coast tomorrow 🙂

  • Tina
    October 4, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I totally feel you on eating some unhealthy foods once in a while. As much as I’m focused on eating healthy, sometimes I gotta let loose among all my friends at school!

  • Jenna
    October 4, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Have fun in NYC!!! It looks like you are having a blast 🙂

  • Sarah
    October 4, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    What a fun life you are living! Have a great trip to NYC!

  • allie
    October 4, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I hope you have a good flight! And how weird, I’m an Aggie too :), I guess we didn’t win- sad day.

  • Maria (anthimeria)
    October 4, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Love that red flowered shirt!

  • Anne P
    October 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    biatch!! call me from the airport, i miss you!

  • GG
    October 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Wow…I’ve been away from your blog for a couple of weeks, I come back to find you’ve moved to California! I am so excited for you! It looks like you are having a blast. Good luck 🙂

  • kristina
    October 4, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    you look like you are having a blast jenna!!! enjoy it all, you deserve it!! hey, like sarah asks, not to be nosey, but i guess i am being just that, was adam the reason why you and your ex split?? maybe others are saying this too, but i think that you and adam would make a cute couple, no? 😉

  • Adriane (Wholesome Foodie)
    October 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Have fun and good luck!

  • Cara (Cara Craves...)
    October 4, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Good luck with your meeting and safe travels!

  • Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles)
    October 4, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Have a great trip!


  • Abbey
    October 4, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    lol cut yourself some slack Jenna. We are all human and eat junk from time to time. Just have fun & enjoy yourself 🙂 Your readers will love you no matter what : )

  • marla
    October 4, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Oh I think M nailed it…I can’t believe the rest of us didn’t guess this!
    So perhaps you are meeting re an agent for a book deal…!If so, best of luck!If for some reason this meeting doesn’t go the way you want,it just means a much better book deal is around the corner for you!We all admire you and are proud of our blog “friend”!You are quite a resilient and thoughtful woman.
    And when people ask about you and Adam,I think it’s just because we almost feel we are reading a book or diary every day and we are trying to guess the next “chapter”!!
    But I guess we all need to step back and realize this is someone’s LIFE we are talking about and some things are none of our business to be butting into…so sorry that I asked about you and Adam…..we are just all looking for “happy endings” in every turn of your “story”,but only from OUR point of view! 😉

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    October 4, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I hope your trip in NYC is productive and exciting. It looks like you are loving life in Cali – the area you are in sounds and looks so beautiful from your pictures!

  • Stephanie
    October 4, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I keep seeing those big turquoise bowls in your pix and I totally have them too… I love ’em haha. Have a great trip girl! 🙂

  • Ellen @ peaceinmotion
    October 4, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    sometimes you just need a random eats day. have fun in NYC.

  • Dee
    October 4, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Jenna! Bacon. Bacon. How about a hot dog topped with bacon and peanut butter. Absolutely superb!!!

    Love NYC! We have a trip planned there for April 2010, after I run the Boston marathon!

    Have great fun!

  • Ali
    October 4, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Jenna (and anyone else for that matter)-
    I am so envious of your amazing new lifestyle- how cool are you!?!?

    I was wondering if you would check out this post: I know you have SOOOOO MANY to read, but I’d really like to hear your thoughts:
    thank you!!!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    October 4, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Secrets are awesome, but you have to let us know eventually right?!?! Have a super time in NY.

  • Jenny @JennyLikesToRun, healthy living blog :)
    October 4, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Have a fantastic trip and loads of fun in NYC 😀 Take heaps of photos for us to see 🙂
    Your food might be random, but looks yummy!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    October 4, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Exciting! Hope you’re having fun in my city!

  • BroccoliHut
    October 4, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Hehe, I totally have that red shirt from Anthropologie:)
    Safe travels!

  • Erica
    October 4, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Next time you are in Bodega Bay you must stop at Lucas Wharf and order the calamari!!! It is so amazing!! Butter and wine so good. I love to dip the bread in the juice! I think you can tell from the exclamations it is my favorite.
    Reading your posts are making me miss NorCal like crazy. I am glad to see you are enjoying yourself.

  • Rachel
    October 4, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Hey, what’s wrong with bacon grease?!?! Just a tiny bit, of course 🙂

    Still loving reading about all your adventures…

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    October 4, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Have a great time!

  • Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    October 5, 2009 at 5:46 am

    Have fun in NYC!!! Can’t wait to hear about your secret meeting 🙂

  • Jenna
    October 5, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    soooo fun!! you are living a wild life right now! I hope your enjoying the ride! 🙂

  • Sarah
    October 5, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    So happy you’re lovin Cali (I miss it)! Can’t wait to hear about the NYC adventure!

  • kristen
    October 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    embrace the bacon- it really is delicious. i hope things went well in new york!

  • Shannon
    October 5, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    You’re going to be near me! Its a fabulous city so please enjoy!!!!

  • dragonfly180
    October 5, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    where did you live in the south? i live in MS and know all about the football craze. we are right in the middle of it right now. hope you have a fabulous trip to NYC!

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats
    October 5, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    You are too much fun. 🙂 That rib meal looks amazing! Can’t wait to hear about your nyc trip 🙂

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    October 5, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about your NY trip! I had a great BLT the other day with avocado and chicken breast – it was sooo good!

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    October 5, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Can’t wait to hear what you were up to in NYC!