Forgetful Friday

by Sarah on May 24, 2013 · 13 comments

This post really has nothing to do with Friday, specifically, but who could forget how much I love alliteration?


Before I forget, I should say thank you and give y’all ALL one big giant squishy kiss--which is so not something I would actually do, by the way, being one who expresses her affection in words–for the positive comments, support, and encouragement on both my body image post from last week, and yesterday’s post about losing myself in healthy living. (Luckily I haven’t completely forgotten who I am.)

I would love to say that I will eventually go back and write comments on all of your comments…but in the sake of being honest and realistic, let’s all just forget I said that may ever happen.


Over the winter, I nearly forgot how quickly I can eat watermelon.

as soon as this photo was taken i panicked about having enough. i went immediately to purchase another one.

I did not beat my ate-a-whole-one-in-18-hours record with this one. But I got close.


I completely forgot to post on Tuesday to tell y’all that I revamped a favorite recipe from last spring as a guest post on Brittany’s fabulous blog. Please go read all about one of my favorite family recipes that I of course had to change. [That’s what happens when you forget to buy key ingredients.]

crunchy spinach + cabbage salad with salty sweet tahini vinaigrette

When I say ‘revamped,’ this of course means ‘copied and pasted and took out parts specific to the actual day they were written.’ Because I tend to tell people I will write guest posts for them, and then subsequently forget (even if I do ‘write’ it on 300,000 digital stickies), I’ve decided my new modus operandi is to reuse old posts–where I found myself to be utterly hilarious/witty/genius/creative–that very few people actually read.

i also nearly forgot i used to write for an online magazine. i actually had to get quickly to a point when i wrote those posts. shocking.


Forget chocolate.

This buttery cinnamon sugar-laced, cinnamon streusel-topped bread that appeared in the staff lounge fridge has been both my delight and my nemesis all week.

And in case I forget to tell y’all in a confessions post, I did take more than one piece, eat just the cinnamon ribbon and streusel, and throw the bread away.


You can also forget alcohol.

Diet Coke will be what sends me to rehab.*

*R.I.P. Amy Winehouse

I am still limiting it to trips and travel. And Fridays. And weekends. And at restaurants.




I always forget to pick winners for giveaways. In case you were wondering who won the NuNaturals liquid stevia drops and/or Rudi’s “Live Your Best Life” Food + Fitness prize pack, well…go back to the original posts and check it out.

I could take screen shots of the winning comments like I normally do, but I’m feeling lazy. So forget that.


However, I did just take a screen shot of a second Rudi’s promotion that I nearly forgot to tell y’all about. Rudi’s is offering ten kids the chance to go to a gluten-free summer camp this summer.

All they have to do to enter is visit Rudi’s facebook page and write a short essay about what going to a gluten-free summer camp would mean to them.

I have not had to deal with surviving thriving in a non-gluten-free environment, but I DO know the value of summer camp. The summers I spent at camp are some of the most unforgettable, life-changing summers of my life, so for a kid to experience that–and also have the worry of dietary restrictions taken off the table*–would be amazing, don’t y’all think?

that could be me out there in that canoe.

*Pun unintended, but appreciated. [Wait. I forget if that is really a pun..]^

^I forgot how much I love footnotes.


Although my nut butter boyfriend, Justin, was able to get the “knead & squeeze” part of the equation, he forgot that in order to get every last yummable bit out of those packs, you also must “rip & lick.”

What he, I, and y’all should absolutely NEVER forget is the incredibly satisfying combination of nut butter, bananas, and rice cakes.


Listening to the new Pop2K station on Sirius has reminded me that I will never forget the lyrics to every pop princess and boy band song ever made, and a rather large number of rap songs–including Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady” and “Lose Yourself”–from the early 2000s.

You can also forget me trying NOT to perform in my car should any of these songs come on while I am driving.


If you forget you’ve left a half-eaten bag of trail mix in the car, you will discover that you now have nutty dark chocolate bark instead.

This will NOT be a bad thing.


I’m sure I had some brilliantly wonderful way of ending this post. But if I did, well, I obviously forgot.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Bad ass is my favorite word. And this enture post had be chuckling. Chuckle may be my second favortie word.

I think that bark thing is a perfect way to end this post. I was jealous when I saw it on IG.


Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut May 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Yes for the chuckling! I might have actually been giggling though..


Michelle @ Eat Move Balance May 24, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I agree with Laura. “Bad ass” is a great phrase. Who came up with that? I like it.

Confession: I am totally the person that eats the streusel and cinnamon ribbon and discards the bread! Oh, and if there are pecans (and there should be. and preferably candied), I dig those out, too.


Beth @ Mangoes and Miles May 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Oh my goodness YES about Justin’s nut butters. Whenever I’m in public and eating it, I always get such weird looks when I rip apart the package to lick up the remaining morsels. The packet cost me 99 cents, I might as well get my money’s worth, no? 😉

And watermelon…I’ve had SO MUCH over the past few days. Not that I’m complaining. In fact, you’ve made me want watermelon. So I’m going to get some watermelon. (You’re welcome for the thought process!)


Annette@FitnessPerks May 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I can eat watermelon like nobody’s business. So so gooooooood!


Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl May 24, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Watermelon is amazing. It is one of the reasons that I love Summertime! 😉 Though, I can’t decide if I like watermelon or cantaloupe more!


Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 24, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Do I need to admit I was eating watermelon out of the watermelon with a spoon this evening? I don’t think I can put it on a confessions post… 😉


Brooke: Not On A Diet May 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I now want watermelon! And I too know words to random Eminem songs. Haha.

Loved this post, it was fun! :)


Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut May 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm

I love your writing style! Possibly because it shows there is someone else who likes to talk in asides or footnotes as you call them (or because you are stinkin’ hilarious!)! I generally have 20-30 parenthesis in a post! 😉


Sarah @ My (Mostly) Healthy Life May 26, 2013 at 8:10 am

I love your writing style as well!!! Its so funny and so real… keep it up girl!!!


Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli May 27, 2013 at 3:41 am

You cease to amaze with your fruit consumption! I’ve been wanting to buy a watermelon for WEEKS now but I’m afraid it will go bad before I finish it! Haha! Maybe you should come for a visit? 😉

And seriously?! LONG LIVE THE FOOTNOTE!! Glad to see they’ve made a comeback! 😉


Brittany @ Delights and Delectables May 27, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Now, I’m craving watermelon… Why must I be allergic to watermelon?? Can I just forget about that and dive into one head first?? :)


Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets May 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Aren’t you just randy today, and I like it. I especially like you ate the streusel frosting cinnamon-y bit and threw out the bread. I would totally do that too, and your chocolate bark…yes please. I’ll take two.


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