Hello, beauties! I hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks to my country?s traditional allegiance to the monarchy, my (and almost every other Canadian?s) weekend is extended by a day! Holla! Happy Victoria Day to all celebrating! This?ll be a shorty for a few reasons ? one of which being that the fam jam and I will be road tripping it to get outta the big city for the day. As much as I absolutely love living in the big city, and I wouldn?t classify myself as an outdoors-y girl by any means, it?s nice to get out and breathe air that isn?t actually smog ? especially in this heat!
Why else will this be a shorter blog post? Well, since raving about my laptop?s miracle recovery in my last post, it has since died ? again. I?m presently blogging on my dad?s monster of a computer from 2002. This time, it?s been diagnosed as a failure of the motherboard ? aka, total and utter kaputnik.
[[ RIP, $1500 Laptop + Lifesource (2008-2010) ]]
Also, when I was in the process of moving some pictures of my eats, my camera decided to inform me that my memory card was, in fact, blank. I guess it was hungry and ate the pictures of my delicious eats? Well, this guy has been on its last lifeline for a while now, so I guess it?s due time to bid adieu to him too.
[[ RIP, $40 eBay camera (2006-2010) ]]
So here I sit without the two major tools of a food blogger. Thankfully, my dad?s quite understanding and is allowing me to use his old 20 pound monster of a laptop until I get a new one and his old (but newer than my deceased) Casio point and shoot. Phew.
I have no clue how or when I?m going to afford these two things, unless Apple wants to donate a lovely new Macbook to the “Izzy Foundation“?yes?…maybe?…no?mmmkay.
One thing I realized between spaz-attacks was how attached I became to both my laptop and my camera. Not only because I love food blogging and camwhoring with my friends and playing Google Pacman in my spare time ? because I guess they?ve become extensions of my body.
Think what you will of my addiction to technology and media (what can I say ? I?m a media studies major!), but what really bugged me about my reaction was how truly upset I was about the breakdown of these mere objects but how long I allowed my own body to deteriorate and, truly breakdown from the inside-out. What does that say about my self worth? Do I really place more value on these replaceable items than, literally, myself?!
Answer: Not anymore! But how effed up does thinking of it that way make ED sound? Really, just about anything about ED sounds effed up the healthy you become. Looks like the almond butter is working and my brain is finally beginning to rebuild!
As a result of the aforementioned technological-breakdown, I have but a few photos from yesterday afternoon/evening. Well?enjoy!:
[[ Yesterday's amazeballs dinner ]]
[[ Health Valley Lentil Soup pimp'd with TVP, celery and carrots ]]
[[ Sweet tater fries - baked with EVOO, chili powder, ginger and cinnamon - with a side of Mr. Spice Honey BBQ Sauce ]]
[[ Lara-lovin ]]
[[ Fun fact - I always break off a small piece of my Larabar and nuke the rest ]]
[[ Told ya I'd be baking this weekend! My last Oatmeal Almond Craisin cookie - they came out a little thin because of a liquidy batter but so good. ]]
We?re off to Stouffville! I?ll be enjoying my breakfast of oatmeal and TVP cooked in soy milk with a bananner, cinnamon, almonds and hemp in a thermos in the car because for some reason, I?m not hungry yet! I?m also hoping to hit up the mall up there and check out ? gasp ? Forever 21!!!
(What can I say ? I?m really not an ?outdoors? person)
Mucho love, loves!
PS. Check out this chocolate covered giveaway by the lovely Katie!