08 December 2009

three hundred sixty-five days

Can you believe it?!! It's been a full year since I started this 'Coming Clean' endeavor! To commemorate my one year anniversary, I am going to present this blog with a traditional gift -- paper -- in a non-traditional way. Over the next few days, I hope to replenish its paper supply and freshen it up with some new ink. Stay tuned!

23 June 2009

flavor of the day :: Palomar

Palomar - Top Banana

Mull over a cuppa!

21 May 2009

flavor of the day :: Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Mull over a cuppa!

19 May 2009

coming clean :: chomp, chomp, chomp

My last swim meet of the SCY season got cancelled, so I took the opportunity to give my body a well-deserved break. During this time, I swam a little, ran a little... and ate a lot! My body was craving popcorn and froyo, so I just went with it. What do these two things have in common? A gazillion possibilities!

I may or may not need to take another week to recover from my recovery week. In case I don't see you until then, hope y'all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

flavor of the day :: Lester Lewis

Lester Lewis - Boy Hangover (featuring Bonnie McKee)

Mull over a cuppa!

18 May 2009

smarty pants award :: "just pick three!"

"What is that?"
"I don't know how to explain it in English."

"What is that?"

"What is that?"
"I don't know how to explain it in English. Just pick three."

So, I know one of the three things I chose for this Vietnamese dessert was lychee-flavored agar agar. But what were the other two? My second selection was yellow and tasted of softer gelatin. The third selection -- the grey and white thingies -- tasted like they might be some sort of seed.

No good deed goes unrecognized. You will be mentioned in an upcoming post and win the 3rd Oriental Banana Smarty Pants Award ("SPA")! Imagine how prestigious that will look on your resume :: wink ::

16 May 2009

coming clean :: day one hundred sixty

Workout: morning @ pilates + afternoon @ trail run (2.88 miles)

My fav Pilates exercise of the day was the
advanced corkscrew!

I was supposed to have gone jogging BEFORE Pilates, but it was raining (and, okay, I couldn't get out of bed). I had run parts of the trail during a fun run, but didn't know it extended as far as it did. Turned around at 15:00, but will run the entire way next time. Short river crossing = wet shoes. Saw my first two wild chipmunks!

Coming Clean:

face: Carrot Facial by
Body Language Soaps

hair: Seanik Solid Shampoo by
Lush and Vegan Original Citrus Blast Intense Hair Conditioner by Gudonya Soap and Spa

body: Vegan Citrus Glaze Sugar Scrub by
Body Language Soaps

This was included with my latest order. I'll admit, I almost didn't give it a chance. Body scrubs leave my skin feeling wonderful, but it can also leave a film of oily residue in my tub. I've used some that have left my tub so slippery that I had to sit on the edge and swing my legs over to get out because I was so afraid of falling over and hitting my head! It turns out that this was the perfect day to try it out. My tub was due for a cleaning anyway, and if it did leave any residue, I could just scrub it away.

Well, all I have to say is... BL Soaps has done it again! The sugar scrub was exactly the way it was described in their listing: "I combined two of my favorite scents in this fabulous blend, Sweet Orange and Wild Honey! The result, a decadently rich blend that is sweet and tantalizing! ... After one use, you'll be addicted to how soft your skin feels, and sugar scrubs will become a regular necessity in your beauty routine. We've made our sugar scrubs with special emulsifiers to cut down on the oiliness not only on your skin, but also in your tub. Leaves a lotion like feel when rinsed with water."

It left my skin feeling wonderful and eau de chlorine-less. I didn't even have to moisturize afterwards! And, yes, I did clean my tub afterwards. But only because I had to. I'll definitely be back for more!

Naughty Points:

1 large sweet tea (because I was thirsty after after my trail run)
1 "
just pick three!" Vietnamese dessert
The Fetching Hound 'blue balls' bitty bites

Needless to say, I was completely satiated by day's end :: wink ::

15 May 2009

flavor of the day :: 311

311 - I'll Be Here Awhile

Mull over a cuppa!