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My Life As A Broccoli Floret

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Cynthia:  So in my ongoing quest to stave off prediabetes, Alzheimer’s, and I don’t know… other horrible things, I am trying my best to cut out sugar and limit (but not eliminate) my carb intake. I’ve found that –

Marcy:  Uh… Cindy?

Cynthia:  Yes. Marcy?

Marcy:  What did you bring into the house yesterday?

Cynthia (innocently):  What? Oh. Uhhh… That. Well, that was just a one off.

Marcy:  Ahem…

Cynthia (sheepishly):  Okay… so it was a grapefruit sparkling drink.

 



Marcy:  And how many grams of sugar did it contain?

Cynthia:  I don’t know.

Marcy:  Ahem.

Cynthia:  Thirty-five.

Marcy:  And how many carbohydrates?

Cynthia:  Ummm… hmmmm… thirty-six? Uh. Yes. Thirty-six grams. Of carbohydrates. But, it was 100 degrees out and it tasted sooooo good and I rarely do that. I mean I have to have fun sometimes! Although the headache I got after drinking it was not fun. Sugar is a passive aggressive meany.

Marcy (patronizingly):  I just want our readers to know that even though we are talking about healthy eating we ourselves fall off the bandwagon.

Cynthia:  Fully disclosed. Okay so on to broccoli.

Marcy:  Ugh. Broccoli is a bore. Bore. Bore. Bore.

Cynthia:  Broccoli is not a bore! Just ask our dear friend, Jenni, of Gnome Lover. She has a great and easy broccoli dish she serves that even her kids love! Check it out here.

Cynthia:  And Rachel Beller’s Broccoli Soup is delicious and super duper easy to make. Check that one out here.

 

Rachel Beller’s Broccoli Soup

 

Cynthia:  I add large doses of turmeric, garam masala, and black pepper to make the soup even healthier (Turmeric and black pepper combined form a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent) and spicier. Really, I just add until the whole pot turns bright yellow!

Marcy (wrinkling her nose):  I’d add a dash of Friskies Salmon Dinner to it. Then you’d get a beautiful pink color.

Cynthia (ignoring her):  Broccoli is an excellent source of fiber,vitamin c, calcium, potassium, and protein.  Plus, it’s loaded with compounds that fight cancer, aging, arthritis, heart disease, as well as lowers blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Broccoli is great for skin health and eye health. I love it!

Marcy:  By the way, you know salmon is a vegetable, right? A pretty pink vegetable. With eyes.

 

 

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Fashion

Super Flare

  Cynthia struts into Marcy’s Nap Area grooving to a Bee Gees song, pretending she is John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.

Cindy Disco 2 (1)

Cynthia:  In keeping with the groovy ’70’s theme we’ve got going on lately, I thought I would mention that flared jeans are EVERYWHERE right now, Marcy! I am way cool.Cynthia starts to dance the hustle, waving her disco ball in the air.

Marcy:  Yeah, in your dreams, Cindy. Now get that disco ball out of my face

Cynthia (hustle dancing):  It’s true. Bells are back, Baby!Marcy:  You mean you are actually and truly on trend right now? Prove it.

Cynthia:  Well, first off – look at one of our favorite bloggers- Jenni of GnomeLover – in flares. She has perfected the modern day easy breezy California Girl look that Christie Brinkley made so popular back in the ’70’s.

Jenni of Gnomelover in Flares

Marcy (sighing):  She’s so pretty.

Cynthia:  I know. And funny. And sweet. And a super talented writer.

And look at another favorite blogger – Roxy of Effortless Anthropologie – in flares. Love her New York take on bells. Super cool.

Roxy of Effortless Anthropologie in Flares

Marcy (gasping):  She’s hot.

Cynthia:  I know.  And chic. And fiercely intelligent and driven. She’s THE definitive resource on all things Anthropologie.

And here’s my first ever blogger I discovered years ago. The cheeky and stylish everygirl – Kendi of Kendi Everday – in flares.

Kendi of Kendi Everday in Flares


Marcy:  She is sooooo cute.

Cynthia:  I know! Love her. Her blog is super famous.

Even celebrities are wearing flares like crazy.


Marcy:
 Yeah, what?Cynthia (triumphantly):  So I know what the moral of this story is.

Cynthia:  If you stubbornly wear an item of clothing for years and years, risking ridicule and taunts and family members who won’t walk down the street with you – eventually the tide will turn and you will be “IN”. Ha!

Cynthia resumes dancing the hustle with her disco ball.

Marcy:  I still won’t walk down the street with you. I’m a cat. Not a stupid dog.

 

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