Hitting the Fan

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It’s only my second day back to work and it seems like the poo is already hitting the fan.  I wish I was in Napa on my honeymoon. 🙁


So, yes — my dad raced a 125 mile bike race yesterday! How cool is that? He does tons of crazy long distance races during which he has to sleep on the side of the road and whatnot.  I got my athleticism from my pap!  Here’s his sweet bike (its actually a tricycle):


Lunch was an easy and healthy version of a quesadilla.


My quesadella (which I pressed in the George Foreman) included:


  • 1/2 a small sweet potato, cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 tablespoon Anne’s Organic BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese


It was pretty unique and delicious tasting!  Go George Foreman!


With some celery and carrots on the side…


Back to the grind!


What’s your favorite part of your job? What’s your least favorite?  My favorite part is the creative writing I get to do (sometimes; mostly it’s just technical stuff).  My least favorite part is being removed from office politics since I work from home.



  • therunningaddict January 19, 2009, 1:15 pm

    My favourite part is my kids – I love teaching them and seeing them develop! It is so rewarding.
    Worst? The commuting! It takes about 1 and a half hours each direction :S

  • Chic Runner January 19, 2009, 1:15 pm

    I for sure need get me a grill like that! Thanks for the great idea.

    Things I love about my job. Working with all guys! No drama or politics.

    Things I don’t love. Being here all day long. 🙁

  • VeggieGirl January 19, 2009, 1:17 pm

    Congratulations to your dad!!

    Mmm, LOVE your lunch (sweet potatoes!!!! holy yum).

  • K January 19, 2009, 1:34 pm

    Oh – that’s a fun bike! Congrats again to your dad!

    Fabulous ‘dilla 🙂

  • dailygoods January 19, 2009, 1:40 pm

    that quesadilla looks so good! love your black beans and sweet potato combo, and i’m loving this bbq sauce and cheese addition!!

  • Kristin January 19, 2009, 1:42 pm

    Favorite thing- Crazy customers. (I work in retail!) Sometimes they just make me laugh!

    Worst Thing- Crazy customers. Sometimes they make me want to rip my hair out!!

  • talesofexpansion January 19, 2009, 2:24 pm

    fun quesadilla!

    the best part of my job is watching the relationship between new moms and their babies develop over time. the worst part is having to go outside in yucky weather to do it!

  • Mica January 19, 2009, 2:24 pm

    Ooh, BBQ sauce with sweet potato. That sounds awesome!

    I don’t really have a job as I am a full-time grad student. It’s great being paid to study what I love, but I hate that my weekends and nights are not mine to enjoy. Homework at 22!

  • jenngirl January 19, 2009, 3:01 pm

    You’re dad rocks! 🙂

    I LOVE using my george foreman to make quesadillas, pressed wraps, and grilled cheeses! Soo awesome!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) January 19, 2009, 3:30 pm

    Yummo quesadilla!

    My favorite part of my “job” is not missing a single hilarious word that comes out of my girls’ mouths!

    My least favorite part (besides times like today where Livy peed on the floor) is that sometimes I get a little stir crazy!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) January 19, 2009, 3:41 pm

    Wow, your dad has a really cool bike!

  • Olga January 19, 2009, 3:42 pm

    my favorite part of the job (a student!) is constantly learning new things while learning how to live independently and developing my interests.

    And least favorite? The fact that sometimes academic education gets in the way of life and social justice activities I am interested in.

    Beautiful sandwich!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog January 19, 2009, 4:18 pm

    man your dad is so cool!

    I thought i was the only one who liked the black bean + sweet potato + bbq sauce combo! love it!

  • teacherwoman January 19, 2009, 5:39 pm

    Probably one of the favorite things about my job (asside from working with the kids) is problem solving to determine and pinpoint what it is that is causing a student to struggle in the academic setting.

    Things I don’t care for? The drama and whining of all the other teachers.

  • Katie January 19, 2009, 5:43 pm

    That bike is sa-WEET! Yay for your dad!

    Hang in there with work. That first week back after the honeymoon is really rough. You’ll be back in the swing of things soon, though.

    Favorite part of my job? Having a job in this economy when so many people are losing theirs.
    Least favorite part? Listening to my coworkers complain all day about everything.

  • brandi January 19, 2009, 7:48 pm

    That quesadilla looks great!

    Things I love?
    Getting paid.

    things I hate?
    Everything else?

    I’m in a job that I have no passion for, but it pays the bills.

    Your Dad sounds awesome! That is such an accomplishment!

  • HangryPants January 19, 2009, 7:54 pm

    Your dad is awesome! I defintiely see how you get your running motivation/inspiration.

    You DON’T like being removed from office politics? I can tell you it’s annoying and similar to high school lockers between classes. 😀

    Love the quesadilla.

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