Baked Zucchini Sticks

zucchini sticks

I’m very lazy when it comes to cooking–and I want my food at be as healthy as possible with as little effort as possible.  I decided to throw some chopped zucchini into bread crumbs, baked them, and call it “zucchini sticks.”  I don’t really know what I was expecting.  Okay.  I lied.  I knew exactly what I expected: Point-free, bar-style zucchini sticks.

Result?  They were terrible.  They got cold really fast and tasted like bleck.  If you want to make these and have them taste like bar-food, make them fried.  This is not the way.

Week One Hundred and Forty-Two

After the breakdown of last week, I tried really hard this week to just keep it together (and move around a lot), and pulled in a 2.6 pound loss.  I’m still not at my lowest, but at least this week it’s going in the right direction.  The test will be whether or not I can keep it off next week.  So far, though I’m only four days into it, I’m doing well.  Send me your positive energy!

I signed up for the Color Run again, which I’m excited for.  I’m going to begin training for it once the weather is nice enough to allow me to go outside often.  Hopefully I can get back to where I was when I stopped running easily.  Love and affection for this week–enjoy it before it gets cold again!

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson #4)

battle of the labyrinthThe Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson #4

Rick Riordan

This is the best one in the series yet!  I was immediately hooked and after that, couldn’t put it down.  The Greek references were GREAT!  It completely filled my egotistical need to know things and was filled with enough action as suspense to keep me hungry for more.

I love the set-up for the final book–it’s going to be a great finish.  And how can Poseidon not be your favorite?  He’s so completely adorable.  I kind of wish he was my dad.  Well, not really.  But kind of.

Go read the books!  The first one is here:  The Lightening Thief (Percy Jackson #1)

Little Women

Little WomenI have to admit–Little Women is one of my least favorite books of all times.  I am never one to not finish a book, but this torture device has caused me to give up on it five times.  However, this awesome card from the US makes me happy to see (when I pretend it’s a scene from any other book, haha).

Dear Woman Who Walked In Front Of Me When It Was Time To Board The F Train,

It’s funny how they keep forgetting to inform the rest of us that you’re so much more important than anyone else.  That is literally the only reason i can think of to justify why you think you don’t have to wait like everyone else on the platform.  No one should be that rude.

Love,

The chick staring daggers into your back.

Week God Knows What

Life has been really hard lately.  My eating has been all over the place, I barely have enough time most days to shower and sleep (let along exercise) and frankly, I find myself coping by guzzling large amounts of chocolate and diet soda.  It’s not good or healthy, and my weight has been showing it.

I’m not quite sure if there’s a solution to this anywhere in the near future, but I’ve been using a new product that tracks my activity and maybe this will start motivating me to do better.  Please send me your love and well wishes.  May next week have better news.

Kill Shakespeare: The Blast of War (Volume Two)

Kill Shakespeare Volume 2Kill Shakespeare: The Blast of War (Volume Two)

Conor McCreery

I was expecting this series to last several volumes, but it looks like two is all we get.  I won’t lie and say I’m not glad to finally pick a series that has an end, though!  Haha.

The cute thing about this volume is they messed up the first batch of prints, and just added an insert to fix the problem page.  I thought that was adorable.  Or cool.  I’m not sure if a misprint can be adorable.  Either way, it excited my inner-nerd.

This volume concludes our tale of unhappy characters searching for their God, Shakespeare.  They find him, and all characters get their due.  I would love to read more adventures of Hamlet and Juliet, but I don’t see that happening in the future (though I spoke to the creators at Comic Con and they said they definitely had more stuff in the works*).  Regardless, I still loved the “inside joke” feel of the story–especially the extra story at the end.

To tell the truth, I might even buy this volume (I did at Comic Con!*).  I enjoyed it that much!  Go check it out.

*Added later as an update