Dressed For Success

Well, I accomplished my shoe finding mission today, and mom made all the hemming adjustments to my clothes (damn short legs), so I’m officially ready to start work tomorrow!

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – what about all that happened today?

I unexpectedly was able to sleep in just a wee bit longer this morning, as my sister was feeling under the weather and not going to work. I usually hitch a ride with her to the train, but she leaves about 20 min earlier than I actually need to in order to get to class on time. I definitely relished lounging in bed just that little bit longer.

Of course, that little bit longer may have turned into a lot longer, so breakfast ended up being rushed. Oops!

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Fortunately, there is always cereal there to save me.

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I went with a combination of Nature’s Path Pumpkin Raisin Crunch, Multigrain Cheerios, and craisins.

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And a glass of Happy Planet Mango Peach Party. Fun fact – one of the founders of Happy Planet is the current Mayor of Vancouver.

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My dad always jokes that I’m just making him rich by buying his juice. Whatever, the stuff tastes good, is organic, and isn’t made from shoddy ingredients.

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I couldn’t handle another day of the usual cucumber and carrot combo in my lunch, so I packed a sort of second breakfast instead.

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Some Liberté Greek Yogurt mixed with peanut butter and agave. What can I say, it tastes good that way.

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Kashi GoLean Crunch and pumpkin seeds to mix it later on – you don’t want that getting soggy!

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And some dragon fruit, kiwi, and lime to squeeze over top (trust me – it’s awesome with the dragon fruit).

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You can just pretend that Cashew Cookie Larabar doesn’t exist – it never made it into my belly.

After some riveting sleep inducing lectures, I hopped on the bus and head out on a shopping adventure. Now, let me rant here for a moment. There are some people saying that they don’t think this city is behind the Games, and that they aren’t showing their excitement, blah, blah. I don’t know what crack they’ve been smoking, but I see Canada flags everywhere, well wishes for our athletes, people sporting Olympic clothing out the wazoo. Heck, I even stopped in Whole Foods for a browse, and not only do they have flags up, but they’ve themed their hot bar with selections representing different regions of Canada. And check out these flags at Metrotown Mall.

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Sure looks like lack of Olympic spirit to me. *insert massive eye roll here*

So anyways, I got all my errands done, found my work shoes, then stopped for a snack on my way out of the mall, as this little place caught my eye.

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Qoola Frozen Yogurt Bar. Could it be – a fro-yo shop similiar to all those fancy ones I see you US bloggers raving about? And what’s that? Why, they are not only Canadian, but a Vancouver company to boot.

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I chatted with the cashier there, and she let me know they just opened in January, so they are relatively new. She also let me taste out the flavours before committing to anything. It’s a serve yourself deal, where you pick your fro-yo, then add toppings, and pay based on weight. I can’t remember what the price was per 100 grams, but I know mine only came to just over $3, so I’d say it’s a pretty good deal.

My only complaint – they only have one size of container. And it’s huge!

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Don’t they know us food bloggers need appropriate sized containers so the stuff looks good for photos?! When you only fill it up maybe half way, it just looks sad.

Moving on – I went with the green tea/original tart fro-yo swirl, and topped it with coconut, mochi, and triple chocolate shavings.

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I tried to get a good pick of the fro-yo underneath, but it just wasn’t happening.

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Loved the tartness of these two flavours. I might go full on green tea though next time, because I’m hardcore like that. And the mochi was fun – I just used the regular mochi, but they also have some flavoured candied mochi I want to try. The other fro-yo flavours on site were mango, berry, vanilla, and capuccino. They had tons of toppings including fruit, cereal, nuts, and syrups. I think I even saw peanut butter. I think they need their machine to run a wee bit cooler though, because my fro-yo was a touch watery at the bottom. And get a second, smaller size of cup.

I then made my way home, and made myself comfy to watch some hockey. My team lost, but at least dinner was tasty, so the night wasn’t a total bust.

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My sister made chicken fajitas. Nevermind the fact that a) she cut all the fillings into chunks rather than strips, and b) bought wraps instead of small flour tortillas. It was still good – chicken, peppers, onions, salsa, sour cream, and cheddar.

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And there were leftovers, which I fashioned into a tasty lunch for tomorrow.

I spent some time getting random things done, did some ab work, then decided to slice up this beauty.

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Jet-fresh Hawaiian papaya. I’d picked them up at work on sale, and this one was perfectly ripe.

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I ended up doing the fruit rounds of the house, so my family could all taste it. I had a few chunks myself. Still half of it left – perhaps breakfast tomorrow?

I wanted something a little more carb-y later on, so cinnamon toast did the trick.

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Paired with a nice mug of raspberry herbal tea.

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But now my friends, I must hit the sack. It’s going to be a long day tomorrow – up at 5:30, classes until 1 pm, then I work from 3 – 9 pm. I will be T-I-R-E-D when I finally get home! So now I sleep. Night!

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6 Comments on “Dressed For Success”

  1. February 5, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    Two thumbs up to both the FroYo AND work clothes!! I love shopping for work clothes for two reasons: 1. At my current job, my clothes are super comfy and 2. For my future job, I just shop at my usual stores 🙂

    Good luck today!!

  2. adrienmelaine
    February 5, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    First off- your cereal combo looks fantastic!

    Secondly- that froyo place is INSANE! I’m going to hunt it down when I’m in Van for the Games- it looks like a classy TCBY. Love it!

  3. February 5, 2010 at 7:58 am #

    Yummy. Fro-yo? Looks so good.

    The city is totally behind the games. People just have to complain about something. If they’re gonna complain, complain about the crazy traffic stuff going on!

  4. February 5, 2010 at 11:02 am #

    That Fro-yo looks awesome!!!!!

  5. February 5, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    Love that pb-yogurt-agave combo! Sounds delicious. And that’s pretty funny about your dad’s juice comment 😉

  6. February 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    All these Fro-yo shops I see on the foodie blogs make me envious! We are quite deprived here in Wyoming! Looks amaze!

    And Dragon Fruit! I have never even tried that! What is it like? Looks like it has poppy seeds; fun.

    BTW — I mix yogurt and PB all the time….so great on oatmeal. Nom!

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