Hey Everyone! This week is already almost over! I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday because it was go, go, go.
I went straight from work to Target to pick up a white elephant gift and then straight to my director’s house for my team holiday party. Ugly sweaters were definitely on the agenda. I really wish I had taken picture, but I felt weird snapping a ton of photos since nobody else was.
Speaking of which, I did end up finding an “ugly” sweater at Forever 21 because I didn’t have time to find my nearest thrift store (thanks for your suggestions!). From what I’m told, it wasn’t very ugly at all, but definitely not something I would normally wear.
So we did a white elephant gift exchange for work, but I personally don’t like them because you get crappy gifts that you don’t want, and there’s usually a huge fuss over the few decent gifts. What were the “hot” items this year, you ask?
1) Justin Bieber singing toothbrush (wtf?!)
2) Shake Weight (double wtf?!)
3) Touching-Belly Buddha Figure
It turns out we have some closet Bieber lovers, a few people trying to firm up their arms, and some zen seekers. Each of these gifts was stolen the max number of times LOL. As for me, I walked away with UNO and Monopoly card games. I’m not sure which is better, this year’s gift or last. Last year, I ended up with Fartless Black Bean Salsa. I’m not going to lie, I was kind of annoyed when I got it, so I stashed it away in my pantry. After a few months, I ended up needing salsa for a meatloaf I was making, and whipped it out. Turns out, that stuff is DELICIOUS. I’m not going to be a hater no mo’.
I wish I had taken pictures of food from the party yesterday, but I was too busy stuffing my face. Instead, here are some things I’ve eaten over the past 2 days.
Happy Hour @ Kona Grill was yummy as usual. It is a chain restaurant, but their happy hour specials are great (used to be way better) and the food isn’t bad. My friend, Trish, and I ended up ordering way too much heavy food, and I left feeling like a bloated ball of grease. Sexy.
It was definitely more of a semi-savory, hearty salad that was composed of a blend of mixed greens and romaine hearts w/ quinoa salsa, beets, edamame, carrots, tempeh, and frizzled leeks. Yummy! I got much fuller off of this one due to the grains, and I loved the change.
I took a rest day yesterday due to the hectic schedule, and I’ll be taking another one today because I have one last Christmas party to attend. I’ll be back on track on Saturday with my half marathon training schedule. We’ll see if I can sneak in a Shake Weight workout during work …jk! I will try to sneak in my quick upper body weights workout today or tomorrow so that I’m doing something active besides Christmas shopping.
Question of the Day: Have you ever done a white elephant gift exchange? If so, what was the best/worst present you’ve received?