Not What You Think

Two humorous things to clear up.

First of all, I totally did not eat all those fries but it would be hysterical if I did. We didn’t even make a dent in them actually! Hahaha I just nibbled on them a little bit and they were delicious!

Second of all, I really don’t drink massive amounts of wine all day. It might seem like I do but when you do tastings, you are only literally getting a very tiny swallow and when I’m at work, I usually spit.

Anyways, happy Wednesday! I spent my last night on the futon last night because I didn’t have it in me to drag the rest of my stuff to my new place. I was sooo exhausted after going back up and down those stairs a million times. I’ll take some pictures today for y’all! It’s very “little house on the prairie-ish” with no microwave, dishwasher or garbage disposal. But I love it!

Am currently eating oatmeal for breakfast:


I promise my breakfasts will get more interesting when I have more to work with! I’m so excited to have a kitchen of my very own….maybe once I’m set up I’ll do a video tour for y’all! 🙂

Today I’m loading up my car with my suitcases, dropping them off at my apartment and then going to work all day. I think between moving and working, today might be insane.

I would kill for some YOGA right now!!!!!!!

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  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    October 7, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Congrats on your Foodbuzz Blog Award Nominations! I can definitely see you having your own cooking show!

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers
    October 7, 2009 at 7:33 am

    i think that breakfast looks pretty darn delicious! 🙂 and we know you’re a professional & aren’t drinking buckets of wine at work. 😉

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers
    October 7, 2009 at 7:34 am

    i think that breakfast looks pretty flippin’ delicious & not at all boring! also, we know you’re a professional & aren’t drinking buckets of wine at work! 😉

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers
    October 7, 2009 at 7:35 am

    don’t worry! we know you’re a professional & aren’t drinking buckets of wine at work 😉

  • lora
    October 7, 2009 at 7:42 am

    moving overall kinda sucks, but the final result is a WONDERFUL feeling! Enjoy decorating and getting everything together! i feel like Im still moving in LOL and its been 3 months 😉 and your oatmeal is never boring, so keep on enjoying it…


  • Jil
    October 7, 2009 at 7:46 am

    I agree with Lo…moving does suck, but the feeling of sinking into your own couch, in your own apartment, at the end of a long day…sooo worth it. haha Have fun decorating and setting up! 🙂

  • Heather
    October 7, 2009 at 7:46 am

    2 thumbs up 🙂

  • megan
    October 7, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Good luck with the busy day today!!!

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded)
    October 7, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Can’t wait to see pictures of your new place!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 7, 2009 at 8:04 am

    SOunds like a very busy day. Have a good one. 🙂

  • BethT @ Pretty By The Bay
    October 7, 2009 at 8:05 am

    All that wine = carbo loading for Nike!

  • kay (eating machine)
    October 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

    no dishwasher or garbage disposal has been the norm most places i’ve lived… and you bring your own microwave… you get used to it!
    you just gotta watch when you’re doing dishes-clogged sink are no fun

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat)
    October 7, 2009 at 8:08 am

    You spit the wine out?? Now, that’s no fun;P
    Congrats on your new place!

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 7, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Hahaha no judgement had you eaten all the fries 🙂

  • Pure2Raw Twins
    October 7, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Sounds like you are going to be having a busy day. Excited to see the new place! Moving can be such a pain sometimes, you would think that after all my moving I would be good at it. Nope— it still causes me stress. 🙂

  • brandi
    October 7, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Those fries looked good, either way 🙂

    We don’t have a dishwasher or disposal either! It’s liveable 🙂

  • Julia
    October 7, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Congrats on the new place, I’m sure life will feel much more organized once you’re all moved in.
    I couldn’t even imagine eating all those fries with the help of another person lol!

  • Nicole
    October 7, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Haha, I didn’t think you were getting wasted everyday at work! Don’t feel bad about not having a garbage disposal. They are actually illegal in Germany! I haven’t had one for about a year and a half. Once you get used to not having one, it is not a big deal. Plus, it is much better for the environment!

  • Leianna
    October 7, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Excited to see your new apartment! And your TJ”s loot, miss that store now that I moved to Iowa!

  • Sarah
    October 7, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Can anyone eat that many fries? Congrats on yur Foodbuzz nominations!

  • Sarah
    October 7, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Can anyone eat that many fries? Congrats on your Foodbuzz nominations!

  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life
    October 7, 2009 at 8:26 am

    hahah!!! I am glad you dind’t eat all of those fries! I can imagine how stressed you are!

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    October 7, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Life would be rather ridiculous if I had to drink buckets of wine all day — I would have to spit it out too!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 7, 2009 at 8:28 am

    I love your breakfast. They remind me of mine and they look delicious. Besides if you like them why not, right?

    LOL at drinking all that wine. I don’t think anyone would function if they drank that much everyday. I kind of assumed you were doing the tasting way.

  • Dotsie
    October 7, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Glad to know you didn’t eat all those fries or get drunk off wine like, alll time 😉

    Enjoy your Wednesday!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    October 7, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I’m so impressed that you landed, started work, have been to Bodega Bay, NYC, hot spots in wine country, rented a car, kep up the blog and running, found a place and are moving….in what? A Week?? Bwahahaha! Amazing!!

  • CourtneyS
    October 7, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Jenna, you don’t have to defend yourself. Eating matchstick fries and drinking good wine are two of life’s pleasures. I enjoy both on a regular basis!

  • Lizzy
    October 7, 2009 at 8:44 am

    tehe little swigs of wine are always the best! you get just a little bit of everything! 🙂 Enjoy your day, and maybe you’ll have time for that Yoga today!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    October 7, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I think your breakfast looks really good. I love fixing oatmeal because it’s so versatile – you can make it thick, thin, hot, cold, sweet, savory, plain, banana-ey. It’s not boring!

  • Jess
    October 7, 2009 at 8:45 am

    I didn’t know not having a garbage disposal or dishwasher is little house in the praireish. I guess you’d think I’m living in squalor – I don’t have a washer and dryer, either.

  • Daria @ Daria Can Cook
    October 7, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Ha! I’ve lived without a micorwave, dishwasher, and garbage disposal for years. Never considered it little-house-on-the-prairie-ish, but I like that visual. 😉

  • Diana
    October 7, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Did anybody actually think you ate all of that? lol
    Glad to see things are getting in place 🙂

    I’m curious to see your new home 😛

  • Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    October 7, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Good luck in the new apartment! Sooo lucky to be near a TJ’s. It’s the BEST!

  • Britt
    October 7, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Ahh too funny!
    Glad to hear you aren’t a massive french fry eating wino… LOL

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    October 7, 2009 at 9:23 am

    LOL I just saw your post from last night – that sure is a ginormous stack of fries!
    Good luck as the move into your new place continues.

  • greenbean
    October 7, 2009 at 9:29 am

    i wish disclaimers like this weren’t necessary. eat fries. drink wine. eat half or eat it all. i wish it wasn’t necessary to clear these kinda things up. i haven’t read thru the comments from the last post, but i guess you were asked about it.

  • WendyF
    October 7, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Those fries look like the type that once you start eating you can not stop. Good luck on the move, I have found that moving in to a new place is always fun and exciting, (execpt for the actual moving part) By the way, I am hooked on the amazing grass. 🙂 . I bought some on my way back from Hopland and after the century it made a noticable difference in my energy levels. On the bacon front tell the boys to seek out Bentons bacon, they won’t be sorry. I think its the best bacon around.

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    October 7, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Have a good day!!! Hope you get some down time in all that busy-ness!!!

  • Evan Thomas
    October 7, 2009 at 9:34 am

    “when I’m at work, I usually spit” That totally made me TWSS my computer

  • Jessica
    October 7, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I agree, I love oatmeal and yours looks delicious, not boring at all. Also, i can’t wait to see pictures of your apartment and a video tour would be cool!

  • Stephanie
    October 7, 2009 at 10:33 am

    I lived in a popular part of our city in a house (converted duplex) for 2 years that was built in 1910 that had no dishwasher or garbage disposal (or central A/C for that matter), so I can totally relate! However the place had exposed brick, loads of character and was amazing, plus I could walk to multiple one of a kind bars and restaurants so it was SO worth it 🙂

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats
    October 7, 2009 at 10:36 am

    oh my gosh it looks like you’re having such a fun timeeeeee 🙂 This is so intense waiting to hear what your nyc trip was all about. Have a great day!!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    October 7, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Don’t worry about what other commenters say about your eating / drinking… sometimes, people get real judge-y in the blogosphere! We all know you are a balanced gal!

  • Jenna
    October 7, 2009 at 10:49 am

    can’t wait to see the new appartment!!

  • christie @ honoring health
    October 7, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Yay! I was hoping you were going to do a video of your new apt.! Can’t wait to see it.

    Have a good day!

  • Kat (kats daily plate)
    October 7, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Hahahaha, I didn’t think you had eaten all those fries, nor that you were turning into a lush! Though I do think a glass of wine a day is my new favorite “health tool”. For real!

  • Matt
    October 7, 2009 at 11:07 am

    If you had eaten all those fries, you would be my hero!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    October 7, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Haha, thanks for clearing that up! I don’t see how anyone could eat all those fries, that thing was HUGE 😉

    I can’t wait to see the new apartment! Have fun.

  • angieinatlanta
    October 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Yay! Can’t wait to see your new place! I’m sure you’ll make it cute and very Jenna!

  • Meryl
    October 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    eek! the husband and I are getting ready to pack up and move across country to Colorado… your blog has been good preparation for the stress that im sure is to come for us 🙂 and even if you have oatmeal 12 times in a row- it’s still the perfect breakfast. hang in there! things will settle down soon enough.

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    October 7, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I would LOVE to see a video tour of your new place, especially the kitchen, once you are more settled. Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday!

  • Ilana
    October 7, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Having my own kitchen is literally the most liberating experience I have had. I love that I can always buy and prepare only the foods I want to eat, and that I have so much freedom to play. Good luck in your new place!

  • Jenni
    October 7, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Jenna–I live in a little house built in 1943. No dishwasher, no garbage disposal. But I love it!! It’s charming and small but perfect for just me (and my kitties). Hopefully Dexter will come out there soon to keep you company! Can’t wait to see the pics of your new place.

  • Susan
    October 7, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Bahaha, I just read the fries post. Glad I read this one before I commented on it 😛 I wonder if they actually counted out every single fry??

    Your morning oatmeal as of late has totally been causing me to crave some comfy bowls of oats too. Hope you’re getting through your hectic day okay!

  • Mom
    October 7, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I have cast my vote!!!!!
    “Little House on the Prairie”!!!! You savored every word of every one of those books when you were younger. Shall we bring up your “prairie bonnet”?! Love you!

  • MMiller
    October 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Love your breakfasts! You have me eating steel cut oats with Almond butter for breakfast every day! Now I want to try it with pumpkin! Are those 1,ooo fries actually on the menu to order? Too funny! Hope you get settled soon! I also just moved, but I only traveled 6 miles! And I don’t think we will be settled for a while! Can’t wait to see the things you come up with from yourTrader Joe’s purchases! And to see your new place!

  • Shannon
    October 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Congratulations on the new place. I’m excited to see pictures! It is so exhausting to move. We moved over the summer, and as excited as I am to buy our first house next year, I am not looking forward to packing and unpacking all over again! Hope you can get some rest soon.

  • Rachael
    October 7, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Can’t wait to check out your new digs!!

  • maria
    October 7, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    You could always do some practice sessions. Those are what I use and they are awesome! 🙂

  • Kirsten
    October 7, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Good luck with the rest of the move! I moved 4 times in the last year so I know it can be a bit manic!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    October 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Haha, I’m glad you didn’t eat all of those fries! That would be REALLY intense!

  • Allison (Balance in Bites)
    October 7, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    LOL! I was wondering if you guys actually ate those fries!

    And I’ve been wondering too if you’re worried about gaining weight or becoming less healthy because of all the wine drinking, but you’ve cleared that up for me – it’s more about getting a few drops on your tongue, not taking huge swigs of wine!

  • Bec
    October 7, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    hope the moving/work and everything else went well today!

  • Naomi(onefitfoodie)
    October 7, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    breakfast looks so good I could lick my computer screen, ok not really but i would beacuse those look so darn tasty!!!

    LOVE your blog 🙂

  • Ellen @ peaceinmotion
    October 7, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I FINALLY got to do some yoga yesterday and it felt soooooooo good. I always forget how much I miss it!

  • Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats)
    October 7, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    That’s good to hear about the fries.. that probably would have been intense otherwise.. lol!

  • Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises)
    October 7, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I don’t know, I feel like I could finish all those fries 🙂
    I’m looking forward to seeing your new kitchen! Having my own kitchen was the one thing I loved when I lived alone.

  • marla
    October 7, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Dear Jenna,
    Can’t wait to see some pics and a tour of your new apt!yay!!
    What are the yoga studio options out there?Hope there’s some hot yoga 🙂
    I miss hearing about your yoga love…but sheeeesh you ahven’t had a moment to even get your apt properly set up yet!
    May I asked is it furnished?If not how are you getting all your furniture sorted?
    Thanks for having such a lovely blog.Lately it has been my “book ” of choice at night!Love reading it 🙂

  • marla
    October 7, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    PS is this far from you???

  • marla
    October 7, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    PS is this far from you???

  • marla
    October 7, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    PS is this far from you???

  • Maria
    October 7, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Love love love the blog! You sound so happy. And who cares if you WERE eating all those fries and drinking that wine. I agree that I hate that explanations are even needed – forget it! Enjoy food! I also love alot of the blogs that I’ve come across here – trying to start my own up – if anyone cares to add me to their roll, that’s be great! Cheers!

  • Cyndi
    October 7, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Moving is an adventure! Nothing less!

  • Jaimejoy
    October 7, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    greenbean and Maria—i TOTALLY agree with you! i wish there weren’t a ton of comments on here to the effect of “thank GOD you didn’t eat ALL THOSE fries! SO GLAD you’re not becoming a lush!” (rolls eyes). give me a break. even if she had eaten them all and drank like a fish, it would have been an abberration, not the norm. wish you hadn’t felt the need to clarify these things, Jenna, i really don’t think it was needed.

  • Kate
    October 7, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I’ve never had an apartment with a microwave or garbage disposal, less than half had a dishwasher (out of 7 college and post-college apartments). I think it depends on where you live.
    You definitely get used to it. I use my microwave maybe once a month.