Oh, hiiiii!

A list of things:

1. I’m still alive!! In 2 days my life will return to normal, and it cannot come soon enough. I miss quinoa! And how quiet it is at 5 am when I drive to the gym.

2. I did not look like a stuffed sausage in my RTR dress (see below). Praise the fashion gods.


Boop! Look at those side cutouts! πŸ˜‰



Also I just want to say that 75% of the people at my formal sorority event wore a full length gown. I wore that dress. Welcome to CLUB BOOYAH, BABY!!! Owww owwww! I also killed on the dance floor because my dress was so strechy and I could bust some serious moves without any silk chiffon B.S. getting in the way. Yeaaaah buddy! Also here’s the proof:


3. Western New York is beautiful.


This was taken at a rest stop on I-90 (aka the Thruway). BAM! Look at those clouds. Stunning.

4. Specifically, Rochester. Because it has garbage plates and Abbott’s (neither are vegan, but stay tuned – vegan garbage plates will be coming your way when B&B kitchen reopens). What are these things? Let Huffington Post tell you all about it.


Grilled cheese plate as it is served from H-Hots


My plate with my additions πŸ˜€ Ketchup and Franks, ALWAYS!


Classic plate up top (with lots of meat!) and my little veggie plate.


Abbott’s Chocolate Frozen Custard with rainbow sprinkles (because, duh.).

5. LILACS ARE BLOOMING! My fave shiz ever.


I took this photo with a sh*tty iPhone 4 in 2009. I wish I could send you the smell of the lilacs in my hood blooming over the internet. THEY SMELL DELIGHTFUL.


There’s a throwback Thursday pic for ya from the Lilac Festival in Rochester in 2009. πŸ˜€

6. Also, these are delicious. And have been feeding me for about a month.


7. Also this stuff:

IMG_1003IMG_1006Thank you Chipotle and Pinky’s Pizza, for getting me through these stressful times and contributing to my Stress Eating Junk Food Syndrome. πŸ˜€ OH WELL. Life goes on!

Who’s excited for the Bubbles and Booyah kitchen to reopen?! *Raises hand* Meeeeee! Recipes will be coming at you on Monday, May 18. EVERYONE SET AN ALARM. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

We are going to get this Booyah poppin’ once again folks. Also, I have definitely lost a bunch of my strength and endurance so I’ll be working right along side you guys to get where I need to be for my back to back half marathons that are happening in 16 days. Oh yeah, there’s that too…

I’m pumped to be back! Missed all of you gorgeous people.

With LOTSA warmth,



32 thoughts on “Oh, hiiiii!

  1. Hey, girl, hey! Hot dress – definitely not sausage-like. Those garbage plates look AMAZING and I need one. NOW. And one of those pizzas! Now, I’m hangry and it’s all your fault… πŸ˜›


    • Thanks Briana! I was concerned about those side cut outs, but everything worked out okay! πŸ˜€ Um YES, garbage plates are goddamn spectacular, and when I whip up the veg version soon, I will invite you over so you can sample. Delicious. And yes, I was slobbering a little while picking pictures for today’s post. YUM.

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  2. Garbage plates! I grew up in the suburbs of Rochester; love seeing some familiarity of home, no one has heard of a garbage plate in Cleveland. Happy Thursday!


    • YAY!! Um yes, garbage plates + Wegmans + Finger Lakes are pretty much my top three favorite things about Rochester/Western New York. I grew up there too! But now I live in Boston where no one knows what I’m talking about – at least we have Wegmans now! I’m glad you got as excited as I was to eat it πŸ™‚ Happy Thursday to you, too!

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    • YAYYYY! The ROC! I miss the Lilac fest. I totally creep on my neighbor’s lilac bushes because the smell reminds me so much of home this time of year! I bet we crossed paths and didn’t even know it. That was the last one I went to before I moved to Boston. And that is a solid rest stop – it has the nicest Starbucks πŸ˜› Happy Thursday, Taylor!


  3. Garden Burgers are amazing.! haven’t had one in a while
    and you look great in that dress.! Every girl needs a little black dress.


  4. OMG just everything about this post!!!!! A. Welcome back!! B. Must. Find. Garbage. Plate. C. Smelling my neighbs lilacs like whoa hashtag why don’t we have a lilac festival?! D. Banging dress – alleluia RTR!! E. Abbots noommss


    • Okay, so I’m not going to lie – as I was writing this post I was like, “I know that Alyssa will be loving all of this shiz…” I was thinking of you, my fellow Rochesterian! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Hashtag, we need a lilac fest, g-plates and ABBOTTS IS IN BRIGHTON, MA!!!! You can totally go get some. It made my life when I found that out!!!

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  5. Garbage plates, nice! Appreciate the helpful huffpo link. It’s kind of like what you could get from the Rutgers grease trucks or Hoagie Haven in Princeton, except in those cases it’s on a bun.


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