I was so relieved to hear that I am not the only conehead out there who has trouble keeping headbands from squeezing off my head! I’m not alone!
But I actually may not have as big of a conehead as I thought, and I think the problem may lie more with my fine, slippery hair. Last night my experiment worked!
As I posted on my Twitter and Facebook pages (yeah, a shameless self plug. I know you want to follow me), a little bit of grease in my hair, and texture from my overnight braid, was all it took. The BIC Band successfully stayed put all throughout my bootcamp class.
It barely slipped at all, and there was tons of jumping around going on. I was pumped, and felt much more confident than that time my hair elastic broke and I had to raw dog it with my hair down all casual Friday, throwing my head around like a stripper (which you may remember, gave me a huge kink in my neck the next day).
Today at lunchtime there was a hotel tradeshow going on in my building that included free lunch. Since I love free food, and any activity that includes a free lunch, I abandoned my leftover Santa Fe Chicken and wandered down with my coworker Beth to see what kind of eats were kicking around.
At the smaller lunch tradeshows, I can usually slip in, score a quick plate and a cookie, and slip back out, but this one was a big affair. There were 20 hotels there, and it was one of those tradeshows where you go around with a little “passport” and get the vendors to sign it. Only once it is signed can you enter into a draw, and then get your lunch.
I’ll do pretty much anything for a free lunch, so I hit up every booth, and listened to all their spiels. It took about 20 minutes but I left with this:
The food was carnival themed, and included hotdogs, slider burgers, corn dogs, potatoes (I don’t know why potatoes), macaroni salad, cole slaw (which I am not really a fan of), popcorn, cookies and cake pops.
Cake pops were definitely the highlight! I scored a cookie with that as well :).
I couldn’t clean my lunch plate. I don’t like to complain, especially not about food, and especially not about free food, but…it wasn’t great. Nearly everything was cold. The best food item may have been the corn dog, which I didn’t even think I would like.
Pretty unhealthy lunch also…but ah well, free lunches can’t always be the best lunches ever! After my weekend of treats though, this really needs to stop happening.
At least I got a bag of “swag”! (read: business cards and brochures)
Oh okay, and Malteaers, which I haven’t dug into just yet…
A Gnocchi Newbie
So I tried gnocchi tonight for the first time, which if you don’t know (and I didn’t really) is a little potato dumpling.
Tonight I chose to make kind of a gnocchi pasta with a marinara veggie sauce topped with parmesan cheese.
I sautéed half a small yellow onion and two cloves of garlic with a teaspoon of olive oil, before adding a chopped red bell pepper and two handfuls of baby spinach. Once everything was cooked through, I added a jar of Prego pasta sauce and continued cooking until everything was nice and warm. I then added it to the gnocchi. And then I ate it.
I was a fan! It was yummy and surprisingly (or maybe not surprisingly) filling…I once again could not completely clean my plate. Ando was a gnocchi newbie as well, and I think I turned him into a lover!
Welp, I’m off to watch The Walking Dead. Alejandrew and I started watching the first season last night and I am already hooked. It’s a bit on the scary side, but I like it! And apparently it makes TrueBlood look like iCarly (according to the promos, which made me laugh).
Questions of the Evening
- Have you tried gnocchi, and are you a fan?
- How far have you gone to score free food?