I’m Ready to Play Fair

A wise woman once told me that Southwest’s Business Plan was written on a napkin. Instinctively, I believed her. Naturally, I wanted to know if it was true. But really, I didn’t want to see if she was wrong. ‘Cause how often is your favorite airline, the one headquartered in Dallas — Dallas LUV Field, the root of all lies?

To understand what I’m talking about, imagine a world without coffee. I loved coffee so much…too much. To the point where I was ready to give it up. But then, I found a really strong coffee that I couldn’t get enough of and decided to give it a try. My Husband and I did a taste test…back in the day, they used to call it the Pepsi-Taste-Test or the Coca-Cola-Taste-Test…I really don’t remember (I haven’t acquired the taste for either of them).

Anyway, it took me back to the time when He and I shared our first Starbucks coffee. He used to say he hated coffee. But, now he drinks it because of me. Well, it may be because he likes it– I don’t know?

Starbucks Lovers

San Diego, 2008

The coffee is an Alon Market Blend. It’s one of their signature blends of South American and Hawaiian Coffee Beans. It’s smooth, fruity, full-bodied, and has a clean finish. It’s exclusively sold at OUR H-E-B. I like to call it, “KONA FANCY,” even though it’s not that fancy at all.

H‑E‑B Cafe Ole Hawaiian Kona Blend Coffee

H‑E‑B Cafe Ole Hawaiian Kona Blend Coffee

I made two cups for him using the same coffee grounds, and let him try them first. One really strong, and one a little weaker. He chose the really strong one. Guess which one I liked. Okay, you probably already know. I liked the one he liked, but because I liked it– not because he did.

You never know if you’re going to like something unless you give it a chance. The truth about Love and Coffee is that sometimes you do things you don’t want to do to make others happy. Keep in mind it’s the way you do it that counts. I once made him eat a tomato on my birthday, it’s a really funny story; but, that’s a blog post for another time.

For now, I’ll just reminisce about the love I have for my Starbucks Lover or is it, the “long list of ex-lovers,” as Taylor Swift has confirmed? Confirmations bring peace to the mind. In case you’re still wondering, yes, Southwest Business Corporation’s business plan was written on a napkin. But, don’t you wish you would have just trusted me?


bring on the rain

i jinxed myself! turns out, i was only able to go 7 days without fast food! but in my defense, it was pouring rain! i did really well to pack my lunches for the week but forgot to defrost something…anything for dinner! 🙁
oh well, we can try again! even if i eat fastfood just 3 times this month that will be an accomplishment for me!

yesterday was also my first day off my shins. i will say this, not working out= laziness! i ate and went straight to bed! i really hope my shins heal or this will have been a waste! 🙂 at least it was raining so it was very relaxing listening to the rain. i adore the rain!

what i love about rain?

♥ snuggling
♥ white chocolate mocha
♥ the smell before & after
♥ doing absolutely nothing
♥ rainbows

looking forward to my turkey burger & sweet potatoe fries after practice! i will not be running but my teammates will…i think i make a better cheerleader than a runner anyway 🙂


what a wonderful weekend!

i would like to begin this blog by telling you that i am 7 days fast-food free!! i didn’t say i’ve been eating healthy, but i have not had a bite of fast food in 7 whole days! that’s a huge accomplishment for me! only 23 more days to go! actually, i’m hoping to break the habit!

[friday] i had an early airrosti appointment and decided to take the rest of the day off. the session went well, but still was not able to run on saturday 🙁 i was very productive for a day off. i cooked and cleaned, went grocery shopping, did laundry, did the dishes twice! and if you know me, you know that i HATE dishes! i also spent the day packing my lunch for the week, slicing fruit and putting into containers. i bought these awesome containers (pictured above) at walmart 3/$1.50!! i bought several! i packed turkey, pepper jack cheese & spinach sandwiches, carrots & a small spinach salad in each. i also packed some spinach, grilled chicken w/parmesan cheese in others. a yummy treat!

[saturday] i intended to run 12 miles, but my shins had a mind of their own. they still hurt and i ended up walking only 10. another participant on the team, alyson, had the same problem w/her shins so we walked together- i sure hope we heal soon! after practice i made a mad dash home to shower and change and met mom at the movies. we saw EAT, PRAY, LOVE! such a great movie! i read the book and absolutely loved it! as always the book is way better, but i must say i was impressed by the movie! julia roberts did a great job…and i’m not saying that because she’s my favorite actress either! i left the movies and headed to meet the boyfriend to go shopping for his one-year-old neice and then to her birthday party! birthday parties are more fun when you have kids…we have no intention of having kids, but i should have brought my god-daughter! too bad the kid had prior engagements! 🙂

[sunday] my boyfriend and i spent the day at seaworld. apparently everyone else in san antonio had the same idea! needless to say, we did not stay very long. however, we did have a lot of fun feeding the dolphins! precious, isn’t she?


[monday] the annual labor day whine run! and i did whine a lot! my shins hurt sooo much and i think i will be staying off it for awhile. it’s only when you’re hurt that you notice the other hurt people on the course looking like idiots determined to finish at any expense! here is lila, me & kelley before the race:


and us w/a few fellow TNTers enjoying some wine afterwards! sangria to be exact!

then we spent the rest of the afternoon bbq’ing at kelley’s house. we ate and drank and ate a lot more! a perfect way to end the wonderful weekend!