Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Delicious Day In LA

I know. I've been a bad blogger. And I've got a ton to tell all of you (teaser)! I want to talk about training plans. And how Diet Coke randomly sent me a free refrigerator. (awesome -  Life goal of getting free stuff from blog achieved).

But before all of this, I'll just tell ya why I haven't been writing this weekend. I've been par-taying up a storm with Anthony. My taste senses have gotten a workout even if my running legs haven't!

Rae's Diner in LA.
Why is this cool?
It's delicious old school diner food (rare in LA. biscuits from heaven.).  Also, it's the diner featured in the movie True Romance AND was on the album cover of an Elton John album (love him).

Next?  We wandered randomly around the Santa Monica pier.  This is where I ran my totally awful 5k a couple weeks back.  It's a lot more fun to go there when it's the afternoon and you're hanging out at the beach rather than wondering why the heck there are no mile markers in you race :).

It was a beautiful day.  Even for southern California, it was awesome.  We drank some beer and watched the crazy people on the pier impersonate Batman and Michael Jackson.

I was too hungry to wait until dinner so I went into Jamba Juice.  They now have frozen yogurt....they grind up fruit into it.  There is all sorts of new stuff on the menu now!  Honestly...I wasn't crazy about it.  And I've never met a frozen dairy desert I don't like.  It was $3.50 for a small.

And then we went to Jiraffe for dinner.  Yes, spelled with a "J".  More pretentious that way!  Pricey but omg omg delicious.  And this:

It's even got fruit in it.  Healthy, no?  

Despite what you might think from the blog, I swear I'm not a big drinker.  =)  Mostly because I'd rather eat or drink stuff that tastes good.  And IMO most alcohol tastes subpar when compared with normal food or orange juice.  How dudes drink scotch and stuff is beyond me.

Do you actually like the taste of beer / wine / moonshine ?  

Have you tried any of the new stuff from Jamba Juice?  (fro-yo, breakfast...random)

 Hope UR weekend was rockin'!


  1. I would MUCH rather have a huge plate of delicious food than hard liquor any day. Margaritas and mojitos interest me not at all. A good glass of wine does, but I'd still rather have dessert. Scotch and its ilk? Blech.

    I had something new at Jamba Juice the other day, called a topper. It was pretty tasty.

  2. Congrats on the DC! Dessert def best use of calories IMO. I like the steel cut oats at Jamba. They are often just $1 with the purchase of a drink. I put them in the fridge and heat the next day for breakfast...yum!

  3. I would definitely rather eat my weight in candy than booze it up, most of the time. But in the right out wine!

  4. cocktails have calories?

    when i was in slc i was surprised to see the new menu at jamba juice but i got my usu all-fruit smoothie.

  5. I would rather eat my calories than drink them.

    But that doesn't mean I still don't love a good happy hour/ day drink event now and then!

  6. im bored pls put up a new post

  7. Mmmm I love the way a cold beer tastes on a hot day. My weekend was filled with lots of booze as well, which it typically isn't, but with a cookout Saturday and Tim McGraw concert Sunday, I think I drank my weekend calorie allotment.

  8. I love wine, but I agree with the idea of eating my calories over drinking them - I just recently got into smoothies, but only because it has been too hot to eat anything around here!

  9. I agree with Christina. Bloggers should post extra on Mondays and Fridays. Those are days I am most bored :).

  10. I have NOT tried the new stuff from Jamba I want too though. Not sure I trust their yogurt. They should stick to smoothies! Haha! I prefer the fro yo places where you get to put on your own toppings.....gummy bears...yesssss.

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