Thinking Out Loud: From First to FUN!

HAPPeeeeeeey New YEEEEEEEEar!

New Year's Champagne

Ok, I know…I’m like a week late, but what can I say? Hmm…

I could say that I’ve been recruited into the CIA and have been involved in super secret CIA activities wherein I get to wear a seriously sexy black turtleneck and strappy boots, but well, then I’d have to hunt you all down and “take care of you” for knowing my super secret information. So I guess I could just save us all the heartache involved in international snipering and just hypnotize you with my munFUNdane…

New Year's Day Dinner

Like my family dinner on the first complete with ham, corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and lucky black-eyed peas that were practically licked clean from the pan.

Like making it all the way to season THREE of Portlandia in record time since the holidays are finally over and I can justify sitting inside all day long.

Like the fact that it is currently 8ºF (but “feels like” -8ºF <-NEG-A-TIVE EIGHT, people!) outside and that isn’t enough reason to justify sitting inside all day long.

Freezing Sunrise

Like the fact that this was taken Monday morning when I got home from work and was very much intended to be the LAST time I stepped outside the house for the following four days.

Like the fact that I uploaded that picture to Instagram just because I’d noticed that it’d been three days since my last post.

Taco Soup

Like whipping up a pot of soup with ALL THE THINGS since I went to the grocery store on my way to work Sunday, with the intention of transforming into a seasonal hermit since I knew it was going to be bloody fucking cold all week. Bollucks!

Like flipping into an English accent halfway through this post because I watched Snatch for the first time last night and haven’t been able to stop talking like that (or daydreaming about Brad Pitt’s abs) since.

Like allowing a friend to talk me into going to Nashville to run a few post-holiday errands. I claimed DJ status for the ride down since discovered the Coachella playlist on Spotify.

Steak & Sweet Potato Fries

Like indulging in a steak dinner lunch at the end of said trip to Nashville because I earned it dammit I wanted some grilled MEAT! Omg, T.G.I.Fridays has the BEST sweet potato fries!

Like surprising the hell out of myself and leaving the comforts of my 72°F degree home yesterday to go to the gym and…


Like DYING all over that treadmill. Longest (pant) thirty minutes (pant) EVER! Ugh, I’m so out of shape…but determined to do it all over again today (especially since I discovered the 3pm sweet spot…aka, before all the New Year’s resolutioners get off work!). 😉

And then I’m coming home, donning ANOTHER pair of pajamas, cuddling up with a blanket and some of that leftover soup, and diving into the last season of Portlandia.


And it’s definitely fun to be back with Spoons and all her crew for another round of ToL. Be sure to check out all the linkups this week!

What have YOU done for the first week of the year?

Anyone going to Coachella? Don’t tell me! I’m jealous!

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16 Responses to Thinking Out Loud: From First to FUN!

  1. So it was -22F here the other day and my eyeballs were sticking together whenever I blinked. Just sayin’ 😛 And it’s been forever since I’ve watched Snatch, but that seriously has to be one of my favourite movies ever. Brad Pitt’s abs… yes, yes, YES. And as it really only been a week since New Year’s? Because it feels like forever ago. I should probably get around to ironing out my resolutions, then 😆

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Well there ya go! Next time it’s balls cold outside, just start thinking about those abs! 😉 Girl, one of these days I’m gonna have to whisk you away from that frozen abyss up there!

  2. My gym has been so crowded this week (I go in the mornings) and I’m not sure if its all resolutioners or if its also because its SO cold and icy out that anyone who usually runs outside has been forced onto a treadmill. Maybe a combination of both. Looks like 3pm is the time to go!

  3. It’s 70 in Vegas today. Hee hee. Love you!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Can I be a stowaway on your next trip out there? You won’t even know I’m there…as long as I can have a daily allowance and access to all the buffets. 😉

  4. It’s freeeeeeeeezing here too. Like I’m dying. I just want to go somewhere warm!!!

    Ok what is Portlandia about? I think I need to watch it based on how much you’ve been talking about it!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      It’s this really goofy comedy centered in Portland, OR. It kinda pokes fun at all the hippy/hipsters who live out there. Like, during the first episode, the two main characters were at a restaurant where the waitress told them that the chicken served that day came from a four acre local farm and was fed a diet of sheep’s milk, soy and hazelnuts. Oh and his name was Colin. Lol

      I think we should take off to the Bahamas and do nothing but sit in the sun and Netflix Portandia while we sip from drinks with tiny pink umbrellas in them. Deal? 😉

  5. I am totally a winter hibernator! Kudos to you for getting out in the freaking cold to hit the gym!! I’m so out of shape and have been doing at home workouts to get back into it, but it is time to head to the gym for some treadmill work.

  6. Any day I get to fantasize about Brad Pitt’s abs is a great day in my book. 🙂

  7. Sp F-ing cold! Doesn’t the weather know we live in the South????

  8. it’s 30 degrees here today. Celcius…..maybe high 80’s for you? Come on over 😉

    TGI Friday’s have the best JACK DANIELS SAUCE EVER. I literally get 3 servings and drink it. Did you see Carrie Underwood in Nashville? I always associate her with there. Fail.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh that would be HEAVEN! I serioulsy need to get to work on that teleportation device don’t I? 😉

      Haha! ‘Fraid not my friend. I’ve actually never seen any country music stars IN Nashville. But I did stand in line behind Nicole Kiddman at Starbucks one day! 😀

  9. Ughhh this winter is killing me a little. I’m always just grateful when my car actually starts in the morning if I’ve been working all night!
    Also: sweet potato fries. I want them.

  10. OMG, these sweet potato fries look heavenly!!
    I think it is absolute perfection to stay inside ALL THE TIME, eating soup and drroling over Brad Pitt’s abs. DEFINITELY.

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