Somedays I wake up, open my blinds and immediately crawl back into bed and pretend it’s still 4am. I pitch a little tent with my blanket and it’s just dark enough for my imagination to work it’s magic and convince my half-asleep self that it’s still sleepy time.
This morning was definitely one of those mornings. I fell asleep to hail lastnight and woke up to grey skies, I want some sunshine pronto! Wanna know what else I fell asleep to? You probably don’t, but I’m going to tell you anyway.
I was innocently walking upstairs to hit the sack lastnight and low and behold, waiting to attack – a house centipede. Cleverly trying to disguise himself in between the cracks of the door to a room and the wall. Sneaky, but not sneaky enough! I may or may not have squeeled and/or almost wet myself. If you’ve ever seen one of these things, you TOTALLY understand…worst nightmare on legs.
So I proceeded to grab probably 94% of the roll of toilet paper, balled it up and went in for the squish. I missed. Go figure. Homeboy vanished underneath the door…thankfully not the door to my room. What’s a girl to do? I’ll tell you. I stuffed the underneath of my door with towels so tightly that there was no possibly way he’d get in my room (and don’t tell me the other ways he can get in…I don’t wanna hear it.) This wasn’t a problem til I had to pee at 3am and had to almost drunkenly unstuff my door before peeing my pants. Til we meet again centipede…til we meet again. It’s a problem.
Anyways, excuse my bitchfit, but I had to get it out. Prancing around the house and gym all day, my pup and chatting with friends made me realize how good life is, even when it’s crappy outside. Know what else makes a grey day better? These five things:
1) Packages. Specifically from Sephora. Product reviews to come, probably in video form. Get pumped.
2) Looking through recent pictures tagged on Facebook and realizing that having two-too many cocktails really brings out my eyes…er…lazy eye.
3) This face. End of story.
4) Frozen Chobani. Just do it. Right now sounds good.
5) Homemade chili is best when shared. With your dog, of course! (Disclaimer: I only shared the ground beef…tomato + doggy digestive system = disaster all over your floor. I just went there, yep.)
Five Alarm Chili
12 oz ground beef
1/2-1 cup peppers and onions, sliced
1 can diced tomatoes (I used no salt added)
1/4 cup tomato paste
1-2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional – this is the “five alarm” part aka SPICY)
1/2 tbsp chili powder
salt + pepper to taste
Cook ground beef thoroughly and add in peppers + onions. Combine and heat other ingredients in a medium-sized pot and simmer over medium heat; add beef + veggies and continue simmering on low/medium heat for about an hour til chili is thicker. Serve immediately or store and save til later. (It’s REALLY good if you let it sit for a day or two in the fridge!) Serves 2-3.
Super simple and super delicious. Also, I know this isn’t the recipe I mentioned in my last post – but that one’s coming, don’t worry – I’m still perfecting it!
I’m off to watch Wipeout and wish I was a contestant.
What’s your worst nightmare on legs?
What’s your favorite soup/stew/chili?
Peace and love!
p.s. PLEASE keep the votes coming, you can vote once per day…I appreciate it so much 🙂 http://photos.fitnessmagazine.com/category/vote/photo/751190/33