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Supermassive photo post!

9 Mar

The last two days have been so very shiny!
My breakfast… don’t laugh…

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Oats with cinnamon, Apple sauce, and rice whip cream. Oh yes. I thought, what the heck. It was nice and creamy ^^
Lunch? Bam!

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Ginger and clove turkey patties with more quinoa and wilted spinach and kale.
I was so excited all day because I wad going to the screening of Blue Like Jazz!!
In line, everyone received a gratis Twizzler from the director.

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Yes, Steven Taylor was handing these out to each person. So adorable.

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That is Steven on the left, and the author Donald Miller on the right. Me, as red faced chick πŸ˜›

I was filling out the survey at the end, and thank goodness my friend caught my attention, otherwise I would have missed my name in the credits! Blue Like Jazz is such a fabulous book, and they did a wonderful job with the film.

http://youtu.be/GOglQgyxYkI

I was extremely curious how they could turn Blue Like Jazz into a movie. The book is an internal monologue of the author, asking questions about God, and his interaction with the world around him, and organizing his observations into coherent realizations. I love this book so much , as does everyone I have ever met who has read it. Don’s style of writing is just perfect. I wish I would write like him. His words come off the page so easily, and you become his best friend. It was like he is writing from my own thoughts. I was so pleased with the film, because it kept the honesty of the book. The movie didn’t turn into a “christian conversion” movie. It wasn’t defensive of any belief. It was depicting a young adult’s journey of individuality, and it was beautiful. The entire movie I felt like hugging the screen. Like, a big ol’ bear hug. Full body hug. Can cradle it to my bosom. A lot of if was filmed in Portland, Oregon, so of course it was beautiful, and made me want to make love to the screen! **For the record, in the Q&A Don said that Reed Collage (where the movie takes place) is worse than what is depicted. Ha! Keep that in mind.** I took a friend of mine, who said that the overwhelming support really struck him. See, about 4 years ago, a major investor backed out of the project, which basically meant that the movie was not going to be made. To make a long story short, the project was handed over to the public. and in 30 days 4,495 people raised $345,995 to put the movie into production! WHAT?!

Read more detail about the production and the movie itself at www.BlueLikeJazzTheMovie.com

Blue Like Jazz opens April 13, and I am plugging this because I really believe in this project and its positive message.
This morning I skipped work. OHyes. Massive shopping trip to Trader Joe’s!! Many fresh things, and I feel much better with my refrigerator and pantry shelves stocked. I feel more secure knowing I have a plethora of good things to choose from.

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I am convinced Trader Joe’s has direct shipment from heaven itself. This chicken quesadilla was BANGIN’! Just defrost, and made crispy in a pan with some coconut oil. On a bed of spinach? Muuuuaaahh~
Among my mountain of healthy food, I picked these up:

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I knew it was a bad idea. But they were so good! Note the past tense. Yup. They are all gone.
The rest if the afternoon was spent in the kitchen! WIN! (Similar to reading, I have recently discovered how much baking brings me joy!)

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Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

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All wrapped up and ready for snacks!
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On top is a variant of the Chocolate protein bars I have been wanting to do for a very long time: Chocolate Almond Coconut. I added almond extract (I love almond flavoring) and sliced almonds to the batter, and dusted finely shaved coconut on top!
Another fav. of mine is the Cinnamon Swirl protein bread. Mmmm. That one I am going to take to work, as my co workers keep hearing about the things I make but never get to try them! Also, made especially for giving away…
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Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies! Nothing healthy about these folks! Those are going to work as well πŸ˜›

Tonight was my last performance of Trial By Jury, which wad held at The New York Bar Association. Appropriate, no? Then right after that performance I went to catch another rehearsal! Whew.

These past two says have just been so wonderful, and I have been so happy. It is a very nice to feel this shiny.

Sleep now! More rehearsals tomorrow! Start your weekend right!

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Look you in the eye and tell it like it is.

28 Feb

I had to do some serious verbal affirmation today πŸ™‚ I had a one on one in the mirror in my workplace, and shaped up quick. Hey, I mean business. Can’t look down, gotta look forward.

Worked my arms yesterday, and felt good. I tweaked the angle of my incline DB curls, and really felt it in the head of my right bicep. It felt a little tear-y, but don’t worry, I was very attentive to make sure no actual tear would happen. I Thought it would be more sore today, but it thankfully isn’t.

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Chicken with cinnamon baked apples. When in doubt, always bake apples.

I really want to do cardio, but today is legs, so… Just no. In fact I couldn’t do my single leg squats because my left glute was cramping! That’s ok. I felt like I did good.

Positive note: I get to see an advanced screening of Blue Like Jazz the movie! I was one of the thousand of direct backers for the movie, and I am so excited to see it!! The book looks like this an is muy fabuloso:

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The author Don Miller and director Steve Taylor will be there! It’a been such a great journey! Side note, Don also write a book about writing the screenplay for Blue Like Jazz

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And I think I love it even more. I have to re-read it every now and then. It is about how he learned about living out an epic and fulfilling story in life. It is an incredible book.

I think I shall make a future post about books that are amazing, and ones tgat are important to me. Yes. Yes, it shall be so.

But not now. This old lady’s bones are creaking, an’ she gotta hit the hay. (That’s my excuse for being lazy.)