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Only halfway through my epic two-week travel extravaganza – I’m only going to be home two days from May 21 to June 6 – and I’m already sick of eating out


However, I did discover something awesome at the Chinese buffet in the Pittsburgh airport:


I practically SCREAMED at the guy behind the counter, “TOFU!? OHMIGOD PLEASE LET ME HAVE SOME TOFUUUUU.”  Crazy vegetarian.


However, I’m not sure this tofu is going to sit well in my tummy.  It was a little slimy.  I bet it’s been sitting there since noon.  Yum.


But it was tofu!  And steamed veg!  As long as it wasn’t pizza (I probably ate 10 slices of unblogged bachelorette pizza this weekend…), I was grateful.  :)  I ate about 2/3 of the rice and tofu and all the veggies.


Dessert was a coconut macaroon:


And I’m bringing a banana on the plane.


For the plane ride home, I’m going to read this book, which I selected solely because it looked mindless and the cover was cute.


I’ll admit… I pick books based on covers.  Authors have very little say in book covers (unless you’re a bestseller), which is why I was so happy that my book’s cover is nice.


I forgot to tell you all… THE HUSBAND IS OFFICIALLY DONE WITH SCHOOL.  He passed all of his finals and board exams, which means he’s a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) now and can apply for his North Carolina license.  After 3 years of an insanely hard graduate program, I know he’s excited to be done + start practicing.  And I’m excited to have a working Husband!  🙂


My flight is boarding!



  • Maura May 30, 2010, 5:23 pm

    Make sure you tell us what you think of the book…I love a mindless read!

  • Helen May 30, 2010, 5:24 pm

    Congrats to your husband! How great it is that hw can start practicing, I bet he can’t wait.
    Good find with the airport food, I hope the tofu has no ill effects on you!

  • Samantha May 30, 2010, 5:24 pm

    Many congrats to your husband, how awesome!

    My sister got to pick her book cover and hired me to design it. With the 2nd printing we did a redesign as well. But you’re right, that isn’t the norm. Very much looking forward to your book, it’s on preorder for me!

  • Evan Thomas May 30, 2010, 5:24 pm

    After too long without tofu and I’d be screaming for it, too. I’m having BBQ tofu for dinner. Yumm

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please May 30, 2010, 5:36 pm

    Wow, you’re becoming the airport food pro with all of your traveling! If I’m looking for an easy read, then I judge a book by its cover too!

  • *Andrea* May 30, 2010, 5:37 pm

    congrats to hubby!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 30, 2010, 5:48 pm

    Congratulations to your husband. I hoe you have a safe flight!

  • Helga May 30, 2010, 5:51 pm

    Congrats to your husband!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 30, 2010, 5:56 pm

    Sure sounds like you had a great weekend!! I too had a busy weekend and am craving veggies like mad!!!!

  • Run Sarah May 30, 2010, 5:59 pm

    Congrats to the hubs! I absolutely crave tofu when I haven’t had it for awhile and have been lacking in good protein. Even slimy tofu is SO worth it!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething May 30, 2010, 6:10 pm

    Oh so happy for the hubs and you! It really takes two to support each other-school is not easy. My hubs and I call it team love!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner May 30, 2010, 6:28 pm

    Congrats to the Husband! Awesome!!!

  • Mindy May 30, 2010, 6:30 pm

    Congrats to the hubby!

    The book looks cute…let us know what you think!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life) May 30, 2010, 6:40 pm

    Ooh, hope that tofu doesn’t do you wrong! 😐

    Congrats to your hubs!!!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches May 30, 2010, 6:48 pm

    I get the same way after traveling for a long while…I just get sick of eating out. I’m a little too Type A to enjoy not having control over my food after a while! I’m like, “What is in this? How much oil are they using? Why is this drenched in butter? WAAAAAAH!!!” I actually just got back from a mini-vacation over the weekend during which I indulged A LOT, and I’ve already whipped myself up a raw veggie salad for dinner. It feels so good to be able to make your own meals again!

  • Michele May 30, 2010, 7:01 pm

    Congratulations on finding the tofu. I do the same exact thing (kind of) when it comes to picking books. The covers make me pick them up and then I read the back and decide if it sounds good from that point.

  • jenny May 30, 2010, 7:04 pm

    I love a good mindless book, but I actually had a hard time getting through that book. It was a little boring :/ haha. Hope you enjoy it more than I did!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 30, 2010, 7:06 pm

    Congrats to your husband!! Woohoo!! And I’m a sucker for cute covers too 🙂

  • eatmovelove May 30, 2010, 7:09 pm

    Congrats to your husband!

    Wow I am still just “Catching up” and learning about your blog and Operation Beautiful…I had no idea the extent of it…

    I look forward to seeing your book in the stores!

  • eatmovelove May 30, 2010, 7:10 pm

    …oh and do you ever stop reading a book or more or less “skim” it if your just not “feeling” it…I’ve been split between a few books lately…but can’t seem to get into either of them…or think I should be reading the other!! My extra reading time is limited and precious…

  • Camille May 30, 2010, 7:15 pm

    Congrats to the Husband!

    I know what you mean about just wanting to eat at home. When I go visit my boyfriend’s family, who are Midwesterners (and eat like it too!), I come home and all I want to eat is vegetables for a month straight. I can’t even bear to look at a piece of pizza! And these are usually only week long trips 🙂

  • Lauren May 30, 2010, 7:21 pm

    OMGAH spicy tofuuuu!
    I was in Chicago O’Hare last summer and they had an INSANE salad bar that let me put crispy fried tofu on my salad… so being me, I had to put hummus on it too. 😉
    Have a happy flight!

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 30, 2010, 7:32 pm

    That tofu box looks delish, actually!! 🙂 I know that after a few days of eating out I pine for homecooking, too.

    Congrats to your husband!! 😀


  • Alicia May 30, 2010, 7:45 pm

    My mom is a flight attendant: after a long trip away, the first thing she wants to do is cook a home made meal because she’s so tired of airport food!

    Congrats to your husband! He must be very happy to be finished.

  • Wei-Wei May 30, 2010, 7:55 pm

    Chinese tofu is gooooooood. Even from takeout. (Beats all that pizza, I’m guessing? ;))

    Congratulations to the husband! 😀 Send him our best wishes! 😀


  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 30, 2010, 8:03 pm

    Congrats to the husband!!!!

    Hope that tofu sits okay in your tummy! The macaroon looks divine!

  • TorontoGirloutWest May 30, 2010, 8:05 pm

    A massive congratulations to both of you!!!!! Here is to a wonderful new stage in your lives!!!!

  • adrienmelaine May 30, 2010, 8:34 pm

    Congrats to the hubster!

    I let a couple of pizza slices miss my blog this weekend too- funny how that happens!

  • Bobbie (mymamaruns) May 30, 2010, 8:49 pm

    Congrats to your husband and to you too of course! I clicked on your link to check out your book cover and it is cute! I also noticed that it said, “most people buy this book with…” and it was hooked up with a sookie stackhouse novel. I don’t know why but I got a kick out of that…I thought it was a cute book to be paired with!~

  • Mica May 30, 2010, 8:52 pm

    Congratulations to the husband! That is very exciting news, and he should definitely be proud.

    When I was abroad, all of the airports served tasty Korean food with good vegetarian options. We need to get more of that here!

  • Kath May 30, 2010, 8:59 pm

    Congrats husband!!!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 30, 2010, 10:29 pm

    COngrats to your hubby!

  • Amanda May 30, 2010, 10:37 pm

    Totally guilty of judging books by colors, in fact that’s what many moons ago I wrote my college admission essay about. I’m sure it’s good though!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople May 30, 2010, 10:47 pm

    I can’t wait for your book to come out!!!!

    And congrats to the husband. That’s awesome. =)

  • jassy May 31, 2010, 12:00 am

    congrats to your husband!=)

  • Hayley @ Breath of Fire May 31, 2010, 12:03 am

    Yay for the husband. I am so interested in Oriental Medicine.. I’ve been getting acupuncture treatments lately and I have had some really positive results!

    I like your book cover 🙂

  • Jolene ( May 31, 2010, 12:41 am

    Congrats to your hubby – that must be so exciting for you both!!!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises May 31, 2010, 12:55 am

    I’m currently away and I’m dying to go home and make my own food! I hope the flight back was unevenentful – especially for your stomach!

  • Hedda May 31, 2010, 2:47 am

    Gratulerer to your husband- that is amazing 😉

    I choose books based on the cover sometimes too, hahaha. Which often leads to me spending way too much money on books with beautiful, intriguing covers. And not always that intriguing content :p

  • kerry May 31, 2010, 2:56 am

    your airport food looks much nicer than in the uk! xx

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 31, 2010, 3:14 am

    YAAYY well done to the husband, he must be thrilled!!
    And crikey onlt 2 days!? I’d hate that – I love home lol 😛
    I hope you got back safe and sound 🙂

  • Amanda Adams May 31, 2010, 4:00 am

    Tofu in the airport!? That’s pretty incredible.

    Safe travels.


  • Little Bookworm May 31, 2010, 6:17 am

    Congratulations to the husband!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) May 31, 2010, 7:34 am

    Congrats to the husband! That’s incredibly exciting for both of you. He must be thrilled. 😀

    And I can relate to that feeling of just wanting something normal to eat. 😉

  • Marieke May 31, 2010, 7:44 am

    Ugh, I’m not a big fan of Chinese food because I think that many of the sauces are too slimy 🙁 Maybe I go to the wrong places, but I’m sure they use corn flour to thicken a lot of it hence the slime. Correct me if I’m wrong and if it’s totally different over there. Congratulations to the husband!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is May 31, 2010, 8:21 am

    Congrats to your husband. I tend to pick books based on covers, too! Hahaha.

  • betsy May 31, 2010, 9:59 am

    same here, I ate plane food/at airports 9 times in 2 weeks foul! Although the food in Japan was healthy, everywhere else notsomuch.
    looks like you made good choices, though.

    congrats Husband! Yes, I know his name but prefer calling him that.

  • Marissa May 31, 2010, 10:01 am

    Yeah for your husband! And I know what you mean about eating out… or even eating really heavy homecooked meals. The week after a vacation all I ever want is VEGGIES.

  • Stacey May 31, 2010, 10:32 am

    Just finished that book after starting it on a flight last week – definitely a mindless read but I had hard time putting it down.

  • Nicole May 31, 2010, 11:33 am

    Yay! Congrats to your hubby!! I’m so excited for both of you!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) May 31, 2010, 11:38 am

    I pick by cover too. But I do sometimes take suggestions and read books that the covers aren’t the greatest.

  • Julie May 31, 2010, 12:19 pm

    That book is seriously rockn’. Candace Bushnell is a pretty awesome writer.

  • Susan @ Journey for Health May 31, 2010, 2:34 pm

    Very true about author’s having little say on the artwork. That is even true for a few bestsellers that I know of….they just kinda go with what their people say, and if they are still selling, then it must not affect the sales very much. But I do wish the author’s got a bit more to say about it since they’re the ones who are usually “blamed” if readers do not like a cover.

    Thanks for the posts about airplane and airport food. With me going away to grad school soon, I’ll be traveling more and I hate having to either starve or eat crappy food while traveling. I think better planning will be my best option.

    Good luck on your travels.

  • Nicole Y. @ An Adventurous life May 31, 2010, 3:37 pm

    I totally choose books by their covers as well! It’s difficult when you don’t really have any book recommendations and you’re just aimlessly perusing the shelves at your local bookstore. If you think about it, what else do you have to catch your eye? Title and cover. It’s a shame because I’m sure I’ve passed on so many amazing books..

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) May 31, 2010, 4:29 pm

    congrats to your hubby!!! And yes…I loveeee eating out and treating myself but after awhile it’s kinda..gross. 😐

  • John May 31, 2010, 5:34 pm

    Congrats to your husband!

    Haven’t forgot about you but you had the most posts to catch up on so lucky you are just getting read now 🙁

  • Marci June 1, 2010, 12:53 pm

    Based on what you usually read, and knowing that I read that book last summer, I do not think you will have a good review of this book! I thought it was silly and superficial, but typical for Candice Bushnell. I like mindless reads sometimes too, but this one not so much.

  • Corinne (breathe and savor) June 1, 2010, 2:07 pm

    YAY htp hubby! So exciting 🙂 Good luck new home hunting!

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