What I’m Listening To
What I’m Watching
You heard it here first, folks: women can be funny. And raunchy. And the world won’t explode.
How I’m Working Out
It’s been all yoga, all the time this week. To be honest, I’m just being lazy post-runathon that I did in March. Still working on striking that balance again.
What I’m Eating
Yes I live in Chicago so of course I love deep dish…but in my opinion the best kind of pizza is thin crust cheese with onions and green peppers. I rarely get to order exactly what I want on my pizza (pizza ordering is all about compromising, isn’t it? The worst) but my dad happens to be the most low-maintenance date out there so I was a happy camper.
Iced coffee is back at Starbucks. “Lore” is happy.
My new doctor told me to “take a lollipop!” as I left. It was amazing. Then I saw that her lollipops were organic. The world these days, I tell ya…
What I’m Loving
In what can only be described as the most random occurrence in the history of existence, this little cartoon character has been mentioned to me twice in the past week. Haven’t thought about him in almost two decades, but I know you all remember Gus Gus:
I used to think when I grew up I’d be Cinderella. But now I’m realizing I relate to Gus Gus more and more every day. Have you ever tried to make your way from the kitchen to your bed with your laptop, phone, water bottle, and your assortment of midnight snacks? Enter the photo above.
Balancing all the things life throws at me makes me feel like Gus Gus a lot too. Who knew so many parallels could be drawn from a childhood cartoon? For example, most of the (many) things I spend my time on I do not get paid for. I know that I chose this kind of life and I’m working towards my goals with everything I do. I also know that life isn’t all about money. But I’d be lying if I said money isn’t something I worry or care about. Finding the balance, handling it all is tricky — spending time volunteering, blogging, and taking on more responsibilities at work while still dealing with loans, living in an expensive city on my own, and trying to save is, in a word, scary.
That being said, can you imagine how boring life would be as Cinderella? I’m happy balancing all my cheese, thank you very much. Gus Gus for the win.
- Who was your favorite cartoon character growing up?
- What’s your ideal pizza?
- Favorite show right now?
True story- My friend can do the voice of gus gus. Maybe that’s why he’s one of my favourite characters too! I totally hear you on finding the balance- As much as we want to make money (c’mon, we need to- Just for every day life)- Sometimes other things get in the way or need to be compromised. Also…YES. snacks, laptop, water bottle and add heater to that.
Hahahaha okay so if and when you come to Chicago you have to bring said friend. I need the voice of Gus Gus back in my life 🙂
Some of the names I have been given in Starbucks have been hilarious. The most recent one was Donnie.
I think I’ve figured out their game…the cashier puts a weird name on the cup, then the barista has to figure out what the real name is and call it out. Because when I had “Lore” on my cup he still called out Lauren…oooor they’re just bored haha
Oh my goodness I love gus gus! David and I watched Cinderella over Christmas and I kept on telling David how much I loved him and how he steals the show of the whole movie, well in my option 😉 (also I cannot say Cinderella, I always call it cinderellie – like the mice do!)
Nice sunny day here today so I think I will head out to starbucks to do my work – iced Americano on the cards!
Gus Gus is the real star of Cinderella…aaaand now I have that “Cinderellie” song stuck in my head! lol thanks! Have a great weekend 🙂
I totally feel like Gus Gus these days too! I feel like I’m trying to be three different people at once and it’s really tiring.
Now you’ve got me craving pizza big time. I love tomatoes, basil, and feta cheese on my pizza!
That sounds like a great pizza too. Basil is king!
Tee hee. Make the cheese chocolate and I am totally Gus Gus. Plus, Cinderella was pretty drippy. Wet mop, if you ask me.
Lol that’s one way to put it. And I think Gus Gus, like you and me, would want ALL the snacks. If chocolate were offered to him it’d be a whooooole other set of problems.
LOVE your comparison to Gus Gus! I feel like that all the time! Finding balance is sometimes difficult, but I love the variety of everything on my plate and wouldn’t trade it for anything!
Definitely! For ever day that I get worried or stressed out about it, I have weeks on end where I’m so, so happy with my choices.
Haha I love this post and the Gus Gus comparison- I identify much more with Gus Gus for sure. Hahaha Lore 🙂 That pizza looks SO good- thin crust is my favorite, too, so you get a higher topping-to-crust ratio!
Crispy, thin crust is perfect 🙂 I think I might have to get some this weekend too. This is going to be a problem…
Generally I don’t like pizza (I know. I’m weird.) But my fave is if I make it myself with red peppers, ricotta, and shrimp. I have to admit though that as far as pizzas go, that one up there looks really good AND the best pizza I’ve ever had while not at my house was in Chicago!
Chicago definitely knows how to do it right! What a weird pizza though haha shrimp? I mean I guess I can’t knock it ’til I try it? 😉 Have a good weekend!
I LOVE BROAD CITY! I have to find some way to watch it over here in Scotland, I was mid season 2 when I moved and they don’t have it streaming anywhere here 😦 Seriously, the episode where Abbi gets her wisdom teeth out and goes to Whole Foods with the gigantic stuffed tooth LOL. Those chicks are seriously hilarious!
Hahahahaha that episode! Honestly there are so many clips from that show that are so, so, soooo hilarious. When Abbi’s “art show” is in a vegan sandwich shop and ilana is like “you put me thru all this for a “suh-and-wich sh-ah-ohp” ? Some of those one liners are amazing! You HAVE to find a way to watch it!!
Love that Needtobreathe song! Haven’t gotten to see them live since that song came out but hoping to catch them again soon! Growing up, I had a crush on the girl from Inspector Gadget. Lol!!!
I just found out that Needtobreathe is playing at an outdoor venue this summer and I can’t think of anything better to look forward to for the hot months. Lol I think we all had crushes on cartoons at one point…we were in for a rude awakening
Aw my hamster was named Gus after Gus Gus. He’s so precious. I definitely understand you on the money issue. I have been having internal battles about it for awhile…really since I’ve been here. I know that the things I am doing are putting me closer to my end goal, but the patience with the process and myself is sometimes hard to grasp. You’ll get there!
Yeah I bet you and I relate a lot on this. We just have to view the whole picture and remember we are building a life we love!
I love Gus Gus! Another thing about him is that determination. Even in the face of danger, he did not want to give up!!
I’m having pizza tomorrow night (hello first carbo-loading marathon prep session!! yayyyy!!!) and I love getting it with chicken, green peppers, and jalapeños! But maybe I’ll branch out and get sausage because I just had some chicken today and it wasn’t too yummy and now I don’t feel like having chicken for awhile haha
What a fun combo! Carb load like a boss — extra sausage cuz it’s so flavorful! You’re so right about Gus Gus haha we could all learn from him 🙂
Mmmm that pizza! I may have to get me some this weekend after my long run. Hope you enjoy your weekend!
Pizza is all I crave after a hard workout — probably cuz it hits so many food groups but it’s so decadent at the same time!
My husband and my go-to pizza order is peppers and onions 🙂 While I’m missing the Houston Tex Mex, I am freaking loving pizza on the East Coast.
You’re so lucky you two agree! Hahah that’s great criteria for picking out a mate (no joke….lol)
So true! Gus Gus was always the most entertaining! I was always drawn to the goofy characters and still am!
So true! And Gus Gus was always the most entertaining! I was always drawn to the goofy characters, and still am!
His voice, his walk, his tummy, his antics…all SO goofy!!
haha that Cindy/Gus Gus metaphor was so cute and appropriate! i mean, who wants to clean a big house all day, anyway? the only way i can relate to Cinderella is i’d totally fall in love (“love” in my life means HI that boy is adorable and i should kiss him now) at a ball and then Irish exit and leave a shoe. story of my life. 🙂
Hahahahaha the Irish exit. Cinderella totally invented it! Mystery solved!
Your doctor gives out lollipops?! Jealous! My doctor has given me juice boxes and crackers, but that’s only because I fainted 😛 Not the same!
Also, that pizza is so impressive! I’ve seen half and half pizzas before, of course, but the symmetry in that one is a thing of beauty.
It’s a new doctor I was testing out, and HECK YES I made her my primary care physician after I saw the lollipops!
I hear you on striking a workout balance. I did yoga for the first time in weeks yesterday and definitely need to get back on track with it. It’s good you’re giving your body a rest!
It is good but I’m starting to feel on the verge of lazy haha. Yoga is always a good idea, though!
I just finished SSN 3 of Revenge on Netflix and cannot wait till SSN comes on. They just finished the season on TV, but I don’t have one so I have to wait. In the mean time, I’m watching Grey’s Anatomy. My ideal pizza is thin crust so you can fold it in half into a pizza sandwich! My favorite cartoon character growing up was probably Arthur. I watched it everyday no fail 😉
I’ve never once in my life folded my pizza! I know that’s a standard thing some people do though — crazy! I didn’t have cable growing up (still don’t!) so Arthur and I were best friends too! I know the whole gang haha DW, Buster, The Brain…you name it!
I haven’t had pizza in what feels like 10 thousand years. When I did eat it, I would just go for the straight up cheese but these days, if I could eat it…. Oh I would make it Mediterranean style with anchovies, olives, artichoke hearts….. THE WORKS yo! 🙂
I’m sorry to tempt you with the delicious photo and question 😦 but I’m sure you’d MUCH rather have a happy stomach than ten seconds of tasty pizza in yo mouth.
Ahhh!!! This is SO fun! I love pizza and miss it so much! Haha, if only! …and oh my word those lollies!?!?! SWOON! I love Yummy Earth!
Aren’t they the cutest? I still haven’t eaten it! Gotta get on that!
Aw, Gus Gus. I’m not kidding, until today I thought he was trying to carry Corn Nuts, my childhood junk food of choice. Cheese makes more sense.
Hahaha I’m glad I could clear some things up for you! I hope I didn’t shatter your world though 😉
We love Shameless…it’s so raunchy and funny! Plus it’s filmed in Chicago : ) I”v been all about the yoga too!
I’ve heard that’s so good — I should start that too!
I LOVE Gus Gus. So much better than Cinderella. Also pizza. And yoga. (Well, pilates but close-ish) You are super awesome in my book.
I still have to try pilates!