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Currently #3

Before getting into today’s post I just want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts on Friday’s post. It means a bunch to me.

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Right now I am riding a holiday high. Even though I am up to my eyeballs in tests, reports and presentations (3 in one class for example), the thought of Thanksgiving being only just over one week away is keeping me going. Then after that there’s only one month until Christmas. CHRISTMAS.

Just the word evokes a smile and the image of a million twinkling bulbs on a tall green tree. You know that feeling, don’t you?

Well, right now I am kind of in a positive mood, very unusual for a Sunday night, so I decided to skip any serious posts for the moment and instead update you all on some of my favorite things currently. Edition #3.

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Current Book: Bitter Kingdom. The third book in Rae Carson’s series that I mentioned a few weeks ago. I actually went to a book fair recently and got to meet her in person so that she could sign my copy!

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Current Music: All things Christmas. All the time. Scotty McCreery’s album in particular though. He has such an amazing low voice.

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Current Guilty Pleasure: Facebook and Blog stalking. So thrilling, I know.

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Current Nail Color: Does orange and yellow count from where my squash stained them? 😉

Current Drink: Water from my Brita Pitcher. No nasty city water for me.

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Current Food: Same old, same old.

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Current TV Show: Arrow, and Nashville.

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Current Wish List: So many things… Right now though I’ve been looking for some local doctors as I’m getting the courage to visit one again and see if a different perspective has any new insights.

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Time travelling is NOT on my list of requirements though for potential picks…

Current Need: Thanksgiving break.

Current Triumph: Making a dent in my homework. I didn’t finish as much as I would have wished, but certainly more than I expected being that my weekend was full of tempting distractions.

Current Bane of my Existence: Teachers who think we only have one class.

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Current Celebrity Crush: Leonardo DiCaprio will always remain #1 for me, however I should probably diversify some. I’m kind of crushing on Josh Hutcherson right now. Watching his interviews he just seems tp have his act together. Pretty refreshing.

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Current Indulgence: Cinnamon. Ya. I bought some at the grocery store this week and kind of have been sprinkling insane amounts on my food. I probably should stop because my stomach doesn’t seem to be dealing well. It’s just so good though!

Current Blessing: My parents for giving the gentle (and sometimes not so gentle) nudges to do things that I know I need, but do not want, to do.

Current Slang: Oh goodness. Not really slang. Almost the opposite of slang in that it makes me sound like an old granny.

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Current Outfit: Blue Adidas athletic pants and a Minions t-shirt. (Remind me to take a picture and show you!)

Current Excitement: Catching Fire this weekend with my best friend!

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Current Mood: Worn out.

Current Link: Recipe Redux. Among many.

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And today I’m linking up with Katie at Healthy Diva Eats for Marvelous in my Monday!

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Questions for you:

What have you been loving currently? Answer some (or all!) of the subjects above!

Are you part of Recipe Redux? Ready for Thursday?

Who is ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas?!

Food for the…

I was very tempted not to post today but since Wednesday was the only day that I blogged so far this week I decided I had better put something up. Also, I kind of already had this all planned out ahead of time (I love when that happens!) so it wouldn’t take as long as usual. For the past week I’ve been carrying around a notebook with me and when I get the rare free moment before class I’ll jot down some blog posts ideas or notes. For Wednesday’s I actually had the entire intro written out by hand before typing it up. I would really recommend this for those, like me, who get spurts of inspiration on the go, promise yourself that you won’t forget your aha moment, and then when it comes down to finally write… nothing but blank space and musical crickets in that noggin of yours up there.

Before I get into all of the articles, links, pictures, etc. that I want to share, I suppose that I should probably explain briefly why I didn’t want to post today. Quite simply I just don’t feel well. Even though I haven’t mentioned it for awhile, my stomach and allergies are still battling with me full-force. Not a day goes by where I can go without stomach pain (or a number of other problems), not want to scream over my boring bowl of vegetables and meat, or feel like things will never get better.

I’ve been thinking lately about what I would do if we really did undergo a zombie apocalypse like so many have been gunning for. Most likely my companions would abandon me after a day or two of not being able to keep up. My reasoning behind this statement is  that my body would be rejecting the canned/boxed foods that I would be forced to eat and I would be no help.

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“Give me the box of funfetti cake mix, a bottle of water and a fork, and let me die in blissful stomach-wrenching indulgence!”

You see, I had to be practical here. When I eat “normal” food I am literally incapacitated to the point where I cannot function at even 50% so the most likely scenario is that those who I was trying to escape the grips of zombies with would have to leave me so that they had a chance of survival. But if I had to die, I would want to at least die eating cake batter with a fork straight from the box.

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We’ve got to think of all of the possibilities here folks. I would also take a jar of nut butter if deemed necessary.

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And with those images left fresh in your brain, I’m moving onto some of the recent things that I’ve found interesting on the web:

FOOD FOR THE MIND

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Whose Responsibility is It? — from Long Drive Journey

The Air Diet — from Healthy Helper

Looks Can Be Deceiving — also from Healthy Helper

This is Not a Joke — from Picky Runner

The Comparison Trap with Blogging — from The Big Man’s World

Keep Calm… and Rest — from Running with Spoons

Journaling: Yes or No? — from Jessie Loves to Run

Here’s the Deal — from Gluten-Free Girl

The Shrinking Woman — from Kath Eats Real Food

FOOD FOR THE BELLY

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Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Dip — from Nibbles and Noshes

Apple Gouda Quiche — from Clean Eats Fast Feets

Bean Balls and Spaghetti Squash Noodles — from The Little Honey Bee

Simple Chorizo Butternut Squash Hash — from PaleOMG

Pumpkin Pie STUFT Paleo N’Oats — from STUFT Mama

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie — from Peachy Palate

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles — from The Healthy Maven

Cranberry Streusel Cheesecake Bars — from Peas and Crayons

Everything Puppy Chow — from Me (Arman, this is fueled by your Instagram comment 😉 )

FOOD FOR THE EYES

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The Brown Eye Blue Eye Experiment — from Jane Elliott

Maleficent Trailer — from Disney

Divergent Trailer — from Summit Entertainment

Hilariously Awesome Dance 3 — from Carroll Senior Powderpuff Cheerleaders

What’s New on Netflix this Month — from Vulture

New Catching Fire Clip — from HG Fansite

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

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Happy Birthday! — Slices of Sarah Pie

Congratulations on First Place! — from Peanut Butter Lover

Awesome Figure Competition — from Sprint 2 the Table

Ironman Finisher (and amazing recap) — from Meals and Miles

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Questions for you:

What is your weekly Food for the… Mind, Belly, Eyes, and Soul?

What are you thoughts on some of these articles? A couple of them are pretty thought-provoking and controversial. I have mixed feelings on a few and would love to hear your input!

What food would you want to be left behind with in the event of a zombie apocalypse? (Yep… if you skipped the first part of this post you missed a doozy!)