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Bit a of whirlwind day!  My plan was to run a few errands, get some work done, clean the house, bike with Ashley, and hang out with my friends from Miami tonight.  But I was in a wee bit of a car accident around 12:30 on my way home!


Nothing major, but I did have to wait 3.5 hours for a tow!  As a result, I basically hung out on a street corner all day.


“Lunch” was from the gas station:


I had peanut butter crackers and a banana


I also used my last $2 to buy a lottery ticket while I waited for my tow.  I had such an unlucky morning, and it’s weird…. but I just totally had a feeling that my luck was going to immediately improve.  🙂


I love it when life works out this way.  Little things like winning $40 on a scratch off 30 minutes after being in a car accident totally makes my day.  And it restores my faith… in what, I’m not sure.  🙂




My eating schedule is totally thrown off, but I did have a grilled cheese sandwich and cherries.


As well as an orange.


My BFF Lisette and her husband Danny are staying with us tonight – I am so excited to see them!  I called Lisette and told her what happened, and she said that she had a rough day, too.  We both agreed that bowling and brews are in order!



  • Courtney January 21, 2010, 7:07 pm

    Glad you are ok! Hope your car is too. Awesome on the lottery tix…just what you needed!!
    adventures in tri-ing

  • Runeatrepeat January 21, 2010, 7:07 pm

    It’s great your BFF is around on this day. Enjoy bowling and brews – you deserve a good night 🙂

  • Sana January 21, 2010, 7:09 pm

    :)! I am happy your day turned around, have fun wit the bff 🙂

  • Evan Thomas January 21, 2010, 7:11 pm

    Sorry to hear about the car, but that’s great about your luck! It really turned around

  • Mama Pea January 21, 2010, 7:13 pm

    I have a feeling you are buying beers tonight!

  • Ashley January 21, 2010, 7:16 pm

    Ugh…3.5hrs!!! Glad you’re okay…I haven’t won over $10 on a scratch off in like 5yrs. Way to go 😉 mmmm, beers…I think I need one!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner January 21, 2010, 7:21 pm

    Sorry to hear about the car accident! The lottery ticket is pretty awesome though 😉

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) January 21, 2010, 7:23 pm

    Woot congrats on winning!
    Enjoy your night 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 21, 2010, 7:23 pm

    Oh no! Sorry to hear about the accident! Definitely sounds like a night for a few brews!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite January 21, 2010, 7:29 pm

    Glad to hear you’re doing okay! Nothing’s better than a winning lotto ticket!

    Have fun bowling 🙂

  • Brittany January 21, 2010, 7:31 pm

    Sorry to hear about the car accident, but glad to know you are okay. Hooray for winning $40.00 on the lottery ticket. I never win on those things!!

  • FoodCents January 21, 2010, 7:37 pm

    So glad to hear you are OK after the accident.

    Hanging out on street corners, sorry but that brought a smile to my face. Always gotta’ keep the sense of humor.

    Enjoy the brews!!!

  • Catherine January 21, 2010, 7:38 pm

    Those winning tickets are the cosmos making amends to you for that unfortunate accident. Beer money! See, it all balances out.

    I recently had the most embarrassing car accident ever… I crashed through the garage door of my condo. I just forgot how tall my new car was (SUV as opposed to a tiny car) and didn’t wait for the door to raise enough before pulling in. I had to explain what happened to my 2 roommates, the landlord, and my neighbors. They were baffled. I think everyone assumed I had been drinking, but I wasn’t. The garage door had to be replaced and the roof of my new car caved in a bit. It sucked. But I hope it made you feel better about your accident 🙂

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun) January 21, 2010, 7:42 pm

    Sorry to hear about your accident. Congratulations on the scratch off! $40 is a lot to win from those things! The grilled cheese looks mighty delicious 😛

  • Matt January 21, 2010, 7:42 pm

    Glad you are ok!

  • emily January 21, 2010, 7:48 pm

    yikes, glad you are ok!

  • Tina January 21, 2010, 7:48 pm

    Oh wow. I hope everything turns out okay with the accident and its not too much damage. Accidents are the worst! At least there was some silver lining to the day with the lotto ticket 🙂

  • Jessica Lee January 21, 2010, 7:54 pm

    Sorry to hear of your car troubles. That’s always so annoying when those unexpected things happen and then take up 2-4 hours of your day! Glad it was nothing serious though and that you’re okay.

    Meanwhile, I think I need to make a grilled cheese now. They’re such good comfort kid foods 🙂 I have some sliced pepperjack…

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 21, 2010, 7:54 pm

    I love it when a little bit of surprise and happiness goes along with a rough day! 😀 It sounds like you really handled the car situation well though, and I’m glad you’re okay! I had a fender bender a couple weeks back, and realized how fortunate I was that neither the lady who hit me nor myself got hurt.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 21, 2010, 7:55 pm

    Aww that’s awful about the wreck but at least you are ok!! That’s the most important thing!!

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health January 21, 2010, 7:56 pm

    Major bummer! I hope everything works out with the car situation. Thankfully you a) won the LOTTERY (even if it was just $40, you should go around telling everyone you won the lottery ;)) and b) you have good friends/a hubby to spend time with! Live it up, girl =)

  • megan January 21, 2010, 7:59 pm

    haha that’s great about the lottery ticket. little things like that help keep your mood up. 🙂 sorry about the car though – hope everything turns out ok!

  • Katharine January 21, 2010, 8:00 pm

    LOVE grilled cheese – I even had it for breakfast the other day. (Oops.) Have a fun night! Can’t beat bowling and beer. 🙂

  • Holly M January 21, 2010, 8:04 pm

    Wow I haven’t had a grilled cheese in way too long!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) January 21, 2010, 8:09 pm

    bowling and brews can mend just about any day, right? 🙂 so sorry it wasn’t a great one, but your attitude is so wonderful!

    i love grilled cheese and would totally pay a lot for one right now 🙂

  • Jolene ( January 21, 2010, 8:14 pm

    Sorry to hear about the fender bender – those are never fun!

  • Penny January 21, 2010, 8:24 pm

    Glad you are alright. And congrats on the $40!

  • Lauren January 21, 2010, 8:24 pm

    Oh NOOOOO so sorry to hear about your car accident, but THANK GOD you are okay!!!!

    And how great that you at least won a little cash from it all. There is a silver lining in everything, right? 😉

    Have a great night babe!

  • Island Girl Eats January 21, 2010, 8:33 pm

    Sorry to hear about your car accident, but glad to hear that you were alright. Well dont on your winnings!

  • Island Girl Eats January 21, 2010, 8:34 pm

    Sorry to hear about your car accident, but glad to hear that you were alright. Well done on your winnings!

  • Nicci January 21, 2010, 8:37 pm

    Sorry to hear about the accident. Keep your head up girlie.

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place January 21, 2010, 8:38 pm

    i hope everything is ok!

  • Christy January 21, 2010, 8:44 pm

    Cool lotto win! I love how life throws in little things to make ya smile 🙂

  • Heather January 21, 2010, 8:54 pm

    Oh I love bowling and beers! Have fun! Sorry to hear about the car accident, no fun, but glad you are okay 🙂

  • Catherine January 21, 2010, 8:56 pm

    Hmmm bowling & brewskies? Yes please! I’m so sorry about your accident though!

  • Bryan January 21, 2010, 8:57 pm

    I’m glad to know all is well for you. I have never had grilled cheese sandwich for ages, thanks for your post I might make one for me later.

  • Julie January 21, 2010, 9:00 pm

    Sorry about the fender bender, but how awesome about the scratch ticket!! I never win on those things!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 21, 2010, 9:06 pm

    Glad everything worked out okay in the end — and it’s always fun to win money! 😀

  • Amber K January 21, 2010, 9:18 pm

    Car accident ~ scary! So glad you’re ok though!!

    And winning a bit on a lotto ticket would feel great after such a crazy experience. You still have a way of making your food look fantastic though!

  • Tammy @ Defining Wellness January 21, 2010, 9:24 pm

    So sorry about the car accident — but, wow! That’s pretty cool that you won $40! At least the whole day wasn’t a waste! 🙂

  • katherine January 21, 2010, 9:32 pm

    Glad to see your luck turned around!!

  • Nicole January 21, 2010, 9:52 pm

    Bowling and brews with a bff, nothing beats that. Sorry about the accident, but glad everyone’s okay!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 21, 2010, 9:54 pm

    haha that’s hilarious. Awesome and good luck!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 21, 2010, 9:55 pm

    Hope you guys are having a great time! At least that lottery ticket brightened the day. 🙂

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances January 21, 2010, 10:22 pm

    Sucks that you got into a car accident, but glad you are okay! Congrats on your $40 win – funny how “luck” seems to change so randomly!

  • Niki January 21, 2010, 10:36 pm

    So sad to hear about your wreck!! But glad you’re ok!! Super exciting that your luck turned around and you won some $$!!

  • Darci January 21, 2010, 10:37 pm

    bummer on the car…but i love that you bought a lottery ticket in the midst of all that! 🙂

  • Teacherwoman January 21, 2010, 11:08 pm

    bummer about the wee bit of a car accident, but glad to hear you are OK! and, congrats on the lotto!

  • Karla January 21, 2010, 11:18 pm

    Oh no! Accident! I hope everyone is okay!

    Winning some moolah always makes the day better!

  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid January 21, 2010, 11:40 pm

    Working the street corner for over three hours and you made $40 . . . hmmm

  • Mandy @ University Cooking January 22, 2010, 12:33 am

    Congrats on the win!

  • nicole January 22, 2010, 12:46 am

    Hi Caitlin,

    Congrats on winning $40- way more than i ever have.

    I am 19 and think your blog promotes a very healthy message for teens like myself. I have been reading your blog for quite a few months now and have a question about running. I figured because you do a lot of running you may be able to answer my problem.

    I have recently started to run 5k, 3-5 times a week. I find about half way through, my upper stomach or where my abs are, start to burn. When i get this feeling, it’s generally because i am pushing myself to keep up the pace or go faster. So will this go away as I get fitter and my endurance increases? Will doing core strength exercises like sit ups help?

    If your too busy to answer then i understand but thanks anyway 🙂

    • Caitlin January 22, 2010, 7:04 am

      i would try doing bicycle crunches in addition to your runs (maybe 3 times a week). the intro to iron pumping challenge has really taught me that running does not create muscles like strength training does. work on your core, and running will be sooo much easier.

  • Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride January 22, 2010, 1:09 am

    Well that stinks about the accident, but fun that you got the 40 dollars!

  • amanda January 22, 2010, 1:44 am

    ugh i got in an accident last sunday! lame! i just saw the pic of u in middle school- hehe i had the same hair color- I liked to use that sun in stuff and it made my hair like that too! is it weird that if u had not said it was an old pic I would have thought it was a current pic (minus the hair) U look exactly the same! its like u dont age!!!

  • Freya @ January 22, 2010, 3:41 am

    Oh no! Gosh I hope you and your car are ok!! Haha someone must’ve been smilin on you for you to get the $40 straight after a car accident, that’s brilliant 🙂
    I’ve never had a grilled cheese sandwich…I don’t know why, but EVERYTHING bloggers blog about looks so appealing, even with foods I don’t like! Weird :s

  • Sara January 22, 2010, 7:56 am

    Gosh at least you win things on the lottery – I have never won anything lol much less off a lottery ticket. Lucky!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat January 22, 2010, 8:55 am

    How awesome about the lottery ticket. Just think if you hadn’t had the accident you never would’ve been there. Glad you are okay 🙂

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 22, 2010, 9:21 am

    Woohoo for 40 bucks!! Sorry about the car accident-glad you’re ok!

  • Jenny January 22, 2010, 9:49 am

    Sorry to hear about your car accident, even the minor ones are so frustrating and inconvenient!–But congrats on winning some cash! 🙂

  • Jenna January 22, 2010, 10:35 am

    Sorry about the accident 🙁

  • Crystal January 22, 2010, 11:06 am

    Sorry about the accident! A little over a month ago I drove my dad’s car through the front of the garage!I immediately felt 16 again, like I was going to get my driving privilege taken away or something, car accidents suck!

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