Spring Break Confessions

by Sarah on April 7, 2013 · 14 comments

I am blatantly offering false salaciousness in the title of this post.

Considering that the only alcoholic drink I consumed throughout the entire week was this one glass of prosecco at The Local last night while catching up with Alex and celebrating change–

–my Spring Break was a lot less Girls Gone Wild and a whole lot more…whatever the opposite of that is. Regardless of how controversial they may or may not be, here are my Spring Break Confessions:

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Speaking of movies (of various levels of professionalism and quality), the best movie I watched might have been about a ten-year-old boy who grew out of the ground.

This some how seems fitting, as the best book I read was about a ten-year-old, mom-managed pop star whose career trajectory bears striking resemblence to that of Justin Bieber. [Although I do thank Brittany for her Blackberry Winter recommendation.]

confession: it made me really happy that it was my request that led the library to purchase this novel

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The only “local culture” I experienced was my own.

opening day at the cville farmers market!

But at least I explored with a friend, and tried new local flavors. [Still think I prefer Great Harvest's High Five Fiber, but the CVille Crunch IS super doughy...]

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From new flavors, to new flirtations.* [Hey, Mr. Egg, how you doing?]

*If only they were with actual men.

After I perfected my ability to poach an egg–

poached egg on spinach, roasted red peppers, and curry broccoli slaw crust

–I drank the vinegar-infused poaching liquid from a mug.

It helped with the digestion, right?

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I will probably hit ‘mark all as read’ for a whole lot of blogs. Or I might read and not comment. You will never know…

Speaking of blog comments, I recieved a rather nasty one from someone regarding my Traveling Freak Snack Show post. I hope y’all understand I was being my silly, tongue-in-cheek self, and that I not only ate more than I showed in the post, but also would (and did) spend money if (and when) I had to.

Confession: I rarely get negative comments, but when I do, they bother me way more than they should.

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My most exciting recipe triumph was a single-serving, giant-sized Cinnamon Oat + Buckwheat Protein Pancake. 

(Which I packed in my bookbag for my trip to Alabama.)

However, this Cheesy (Vegan) Kale + Mushroom Pizza Rice Bake so absolutely hit the mark on what I was craving, I ended up eating the whole dish in one night. (Two dinners? Nothing wrong with that…right?)

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I had a king-sized bed in my Alabama hotel room.

I slept in one tiny little corner of it.

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I feel truly blessed and lucky to be a Love Grown Foods LOVE Blogger.

SO not worthy.

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I spent a lot of time packing and shipping Nutty Butter orders during the week.

Confession: I love when my ‘blends’ win the giveaways. :)

(The winning entries were actually about following on twitter, but the ice cream flavors are just so much more interesting.)

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And my final confession:

Going back to school is even more difficult for the teachers than the students.

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Yay congrats to the winners!! I slept in a King sized bed at the hotel before my 1/2 marathon and I too only slept in a corner. But my full sized bed at home I take up the whole thing! Funny how that works…

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) April 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

1. boo. can you please rig your giveaway so i can win please? thank you.
2. im sorry you received a negative comment, HOWEVER i sometimes think the same thing and am torn. i’m all about taking your own healthy snacks with you, but there is truth to there is nothing wrong buying a pre-packaged snack/food from an airport or anywhere really. it’s all about being spontaneous, living in the moment, and just going with the flow.
3. i love you. you rock. you’re amazing. come visit. bring nutty butter.

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance April 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm

TRUE! It is way harder as a teacher than it was as a student to go back to school. I also look forward to Friday’s, long weekends, and breaks much more now. lol.

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Haha that last confession is so true! ;) Our spring break is this coming week. But since my baby is due this week, I won’t actually be going back like the rest of the school staff. Instead, I’ll be staying up all hours of the night, taking care of a 7 lb bundle of joy (or screaming banchee … we’ll see which way that goes haha!). ;)

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Lindsey @ Pas de Deux April 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Thanks for the shout-out! Sorry about the snarky comment…. I certainly pack travel snacks, and think it is a “best practice” of healthy living. I do agree with Debbie, though, that sometimes you need to buy something to supplement what you packed, or just because it sounds good in the moment (but I also think you know and (would) do just that)! Enjoy your last few hours of break :-)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 7, 2013 at 5:31 pm

You know I think your travel meals rock. Planning is awesome – especially when you’re going to smaller, unknown airports/towns. I’ll be packing my stuff like a champ next week for a trip. No shame!!!

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Danica @ It's Progression April 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Sorry you got that comment…unfortunately, people judge quickly and are most often very wrong!
Also, I’m crazy excited for my nutty butter order to get here! :)

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate April 8, 2013 at 2:01 am

I officially just deemed this the best post I’ve read all week. :-)

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Sarah April 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Thank you. I accept that honor humbly.

[Even if it IS just because you won some Nutty Butter. ;) ]

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 8, 2013 at 10:36 am

I love your confessions- they are so YOU and made me laugh! :)
And I’m sorry you got that nasty comment- I really do NOT understand why people feel the need to leave something negative. If you disagree, then fine, leave it at that. There’s no reason to say “I’m unsubscribing to your blog.” Just go ahead and unsubscribe- you don’t need to broadcast it!
I definitely plan and pack travel snacks. BUT, I also just know that no matter where I go, I’ll figure something out and find something to eat. Food is super important, but then you also have to think – It’s JUST one meal. It’s JUST food- it shouldn’t be such a big deal all the time.
Love you, love. Hope you are surviving with spring break being over. Going back was always SO hard…. (though not as hard as returning from winter break!!)

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Melissa @ Treats With a Twist April 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm

So sad I didn’t win!! And I totally get what you mean about the commenter…it sticks with me when it’s negative. I know you ate more than you packed, it was just a funny way of showing your preparedness!
I do that too though. I always pack tons of food and snacks…because you just never know!! I have an extreme fear of a hunger pang going unanswered or of being stuck somewhere with only food that I know will make me sick…so I’d rather pack and snag what I can than be sorry :)

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables April 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I love your confessions posts… I can hear you in these posts. Does that even make sense?? Who cares… I’m getting more crack… I mean Nutty Butter! ;)
I’m so sad your spring break is over! I’m ready for BLEND. I need another Sarah fix asap!

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Allie April 9, 2013 at 6:41 am

I’m now imagining an opposite-of-Girls-Gone-Wild video, where average sober gals start in tank tops and then add layers. I’m sure there’s someone out there who’s into that.

Ahaha, I do the same thing on King beds. My confession? I am a grown (sort of…) woman who has a twin bed…and I still only use about half of it.

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli April 20, 2013 at 7:04 pm

I’m sorry, I tried to finish reading this, but after seeing that comment, my eyes were too blurred with anger to even see the rest. Seriously?! WTF?! Yes, we all know you have the ABILITY to pay for food outside of what you bring yourself…but why should you have to shell out OBSCENE amounts of food when you can use your RESOURCES and still eat healthfully in a way that honors your body and your CRAVINGS?! I can’t help it, but I am a firm believer in the advice that if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all…especially when it is not warranted and totally UNNECESSARY!

Ugh!!!!

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