Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Insert Clever Title Here

Good morning friends! So all in all I had a pretty boring Monday, so no clever blog title today. The ex-boy and I had a phone date to discuss our possible future, but that ended badly. He of course couldn't get out of his own way and had to continue being a stubborn jackass, thus ruining any possible chance he had of redeeming himself. I firmly believe that everyone deserves second chances, but I have given him way more than two already. It's about time I just move on and find someone who is right for me. And there ends my rant.

Lunch was a chipotle chicken hot pressed sandwich from Roly Poly. If you work in the financial district/downtown area, you really must try this place. It's small and out of the way, but the food is awesome...and they always play the best music.

Dessert was a stop over at the 'Bucks. I ordered my usual caramel macchiato and decided to splurge and get a petite vanilla bean scone.

They aren't lying when they call it petite. It's really only 3 steph-sized bites. It was really good though and satisfied my sweet craving. You want to hear something amazing? Earth shattering? An oh my god moment? Up until this scone...I hadn't had a sweet treat (besides a couple of lollipops) in over a week. That's right. No cookies, no cake, no pie, no candy. I know I know. It's amazing I'm still alive.

For dinner I had a few crackers and strawberries before I left the house because I knew there was going to be copious amounts of food at my book club meeting...and sure enough, there was. I know you're nerd radar is going off the chart right now, but I love to read. This month's book was actually one of my suggestions (I love to toot my own horn). The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

I definitely think this book would be more interesting to women than to men, but I personally thought it was excellent. Henrietta Lacks died of cancer back in the 1950's, but not before her doctor took a sample of her cells. These cells became the first "immortal" cells, and reproduced at a shocking rate. It was the research done on these cells that produced the cure for many diseases, and is still one of the most widely used cell samples used in medical research today. The book is the story of Henrietta's life, and the lives of her remaining family.

I really enjoy my book club. It's nice to be able to get my nerd on with other like minded people...plus it forces me to read books I wouldn't normally read since we take turns suggesting books.

Anyone else have a more exciting Monday? Have you ever thought about joining a book club?


  1. I am also a believer in second chances. I do have to say though when it comes to boyfriends, many of their habits dont change all that much. Sad thruth. My Monday was pretty standard...work, gym, dinner, bachelor.

  2. Join a book club?! Pshh - I, at one point, wanted to START a book club. But, unfortunately my friends at that time did not think that was going to be fun...lol! I love book clubs!

    My Monday was pretty regular actually. Mondays usually are.

  3. My monday was pretty spectacular (awesome run).
    I have always wanted to be part of a bookclub but for some reason it's never worked out. One day though...

  4. I love the idea of a book club! Unfortunately I don't know anyone who would want to do it aside from my sisters :) I just read Room, which was fantastic. Thanks for this new book recco, I'm on the hunt for new ones!

  5. Way to go without eating sweets for a week! That would definitely be a challenge for me!

    And those petite scones at Starbucks are petite!

  6. I always struggle with coming up with a post title!

    I would love to join a book club - I love to read and learn more about people's thoughts and interpretations of books!

  7. Sorry to hear about the boy. Hopefully it will be easier to move on knowing that there's no looking back!

    I devour books almost as fast as I devour sweets. Which is fast :)

  8. Sorry the conversation didn't go well. Just keep in mind that that wasn't a second chance you were giving him, it was like a 30th. You have to do what's right for you though. Only you know your relationship and your feelings. But you deserve and will find 100% happiness if you have faith and patience that it will happen.
    I love reading. I want to join a book club!

  9. I love those little petit scones when I'm having a sweet craving but yep, like you said, so little. And I know I don't need more but I usually end up wanting some more, meh.

    Our Roly Poly just closed and that depresses me. I didn't go there that much but when I did, it never disappointed.

    I wa in a book club when I lived in Phoenix but we never got that much into discussion. We would open the wine bottles and then book discussion would turn into celebrity gossip!

  10. Sorry your convo didn't go well. There's a Roly Poly near my office but I've only been once like 7 years ago.

  11. How did you find your book club? I'm desperate to meet new people where I live, and love to read!!

  12. That book looks great! I was in a book club for a little while, but it was too far from my house, and 7 of the 10 of us were already friends. (I was not one of the ones who already knew each other.) One of them had a Book Club Christmas Party and 'forgot' to invite the other 3 of us, so we quit book club. If they wanted us out, it worked! I was bummed, because I love to read, too, and I read some good books with that club.