Currently in pdx for a few days and thought it would be fun to document what I ate this trip 2 years post-veganism.
I made two Chemex this morning, one for immediate enjoyment and one for the car. I added Great Lakes collagen, Silk vanilla soy creamer, and a small amount of mct oil.
Breakfast was one and a half hard boiled eggs and two slices of sesame Ezekiel bread toasted with butter. *kisses fingers*
We left around 10 a.m. and at about two p.m. stopped for gas and snacks as we didn’t feel like a proper meal when we passed through Pasco. I grabbed two hard boiled eggs (which we split), a peanut butter chocolate Cliff Builder Bar, mozzarella stick wrapped in prosciutto, and some fancy adult lunchable that we split.
After checking into our downtown hotel room I dealt with an overflowing menstrual cup and jean washing in the sink. Fun! Thankfully no permanent staining! We then headed up to NW twenty-third for new jeans and dinner with our friend.
Thanks to Levis and weightlifting I experienced one of the easiest fitting room moments of my life. Indecisiveness led us to The Matador where I ordered a shot of tequila on ice and shredded chicken street tacos, blvd style. With an open facade, balmy outside temps and nice music the ambiance was 💯. Oh and I shared one of my tacos with J.
We ended the night with small pours at Bailey’s Taproom. I ordered ten ounces of Modern Times Fruitlands Gose. Delightful. And somehow we accomplished over ten thousand steps despite sitting in the car all day.
I was going through old emails and saw I had earned some rewards maybe from 2016?
And thought I’d check it out. The link led to an unsecure page. Ruh oh!
After a lot of google stalking it appears they did the same thing I did and just evaporated from social media altogether.
Not sure if they did a few final goodbye posts on any of their social media, but IG and facebook are deleted as is their website. Twitter is still up, but hasn’t been used since 2014.
RIP Rainbow Honey. ???? ????
I (Inside flap/back of the book summaries: Too much information or too little? Your opinion?)
Must have. I know I’ve gone a little crazy-eyed flipping a book around and around to find the summary. I especially hate when paperbacks just have a list of kudos quotes. Like. No. Draw me in. Put the needle in my arm and pull me along.
So, yeah. I love summaries. I love ones that give you enough, but leave out everything. Similar to a good movie trailer.
N New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest.
I would say it doesn’t matter, but I probably prefer paperbacks. Don’t tell my husband, hardbacks are his #1.
I love ‘abusing’ books. Curled up in bed clutching the cover with intensity as my eyes crawl over the page. It’s intimate.
I try to buy kindle copies first, because confession time…I’m a book hoarder. I love buying books I won’t read for years. Just holding onto them is like a weird comforting osmosis. Kindle allows me to hoard and easily look up the meaning of words or highlight lines I love.
S Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in books while you’re reading or do you keep your books clean?
No. Definitely not. As much as I might like curling a cover or cornering a page, writing in a book seems offensive. Even books you’re supposed to write in, I like to use a notebook instead.
I have come around to writing in cookbooks to rate recipes or make notes. But that’s it.
I In your best voice, read us your favorite opening line.
I don’t know how I’d ever keep track of a favorite opening line. I remember loving things in the moment, but nothing that I’d remember word for word later. Or it just hasn’t happened yet.
I love when a book is able to grab me with the very first sentence vs 20 pages in. I think The Girl on the Train did that for me. So, that must mean ‘favorite first line’.
I’m going to start paying attention to this.
D Does it matter whether the book you’re readings author is male or female?
Not really. I love books no matter. But if I’ve solely read male authors for awhile, I try to make a point to balance it out. It’s good to balance perspective.
E Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page before you got there?
Not intentionally. That’s a lie. It was under the guise to see how many pages were in the book and oops I read a few words on the page.
The only other time was when I lost my place and started reading too far ahead.
I generally don’t like to do that though. I’m patient.
O Organized bookshelves or outrageous?
Kind of organized. I have mostly non-fiction and cookbooks, so I organize them in collections. Genocide. Atomic bomb testing. Native American. Vegan cooking. Fermentation.
I love when I see books organized by colors or first letters of the title, but I don’t think I could ever do that. I’m more like a library.
U Under oath: Have you ever bought a book based on ONLY the cover?
Oh. Absolutely. Book aesthetics get me hard. I’ve even been disappointed when a book’s cover art has changed. ???? Like why?! Why did they do that?
I especially like judging when picking a book at random.
T Take it out to read or stay in?
It has to be a really good book for me to read it outside. I’m easily distracted and love to observe what’s going on around me.
That being said I do love reading on the beach, but I’ve never tried going on a hike to summit read.
My favorite spot to read is in bed. It’s something familiar from childhood where I can draw the walls around me and fall into the story.
How do you feel about some or all of these things? Tag yourself and let me know on Twitter @michellefelt!