Monday, November 25, 2013

Blog Reader Appreciation Series Part 6: Thanksgiving Special

What I want to know is why Monday keeps happening.

But at least this Monday is considerably less heartbreaking than normal because (in case you haven't heard) Thursday is Thanksgiving which means a shortened week!  So today is more like Wednesday, right?

So just to make my own series just that much more ridiculous...

I don't care how much your Monday sucks or how many nuclear options you've had to pull out... I know you're thankful for something.  So grab some tea because no matter what you're thankful for, I've got something here for you.

Don't even worry about it.  There's no way you looked as stupid as these people...

If You Ever Feel Stupid, Just Look At What These 30 People Did. You’ll Feel Better…Trust Me.

Understandable, because evidently 23 isn't much to get worked up about.

Every Year Of Your Twenties, Ranked From Worst To Best

Ok, maybe this is no one.  But you can hardly blame me; I live in the brunch capital of the US after all.

Finally, a Definitive Map of Which States Drink Bloody Marys and Which Prefer Mimosas

Believe me: you're not the only one.  Lots of money, lots of travel, lots of family asking awkward questions... don't do it alone.  Let one of these pretties help you out.

#1. Pumpkin Pie Eggnog via The Cooking Bride
#2. Winter Sangria via Joy Ever After
#3. Grown Up Hot Chocolate with Homemade Bailey’s Marshmallows via How Sweet It Is

She sounds like a keeper.

10 Ways to Know Your Woman is a Keeper

I agree.  The only thing better than Chipotle is more Chipotle.

How To Get Huge Portions At Chipotle

You should be.  Mental strength is not a joke.

Mentally Strong People: the 13 Things They Avoid

I can assure you that you weren't as thankful as I was.

You might remember me mentioning Toast last weekend, a new brunch location I was jonesing to try. Unfortunately, it turned out to be nothing but a mascarpone and Nutella stuffed dream in light of the unfortunate storms that swept through the Midwest last Sunday.

The weather went from being unseasonably deadly to absolutely frigid in the 7 days I had to wait for this brunch.  Derrick said at one point that it burned his throat to breathe.

But whereas I was grudgingly willing to put my plans on hold for widespread natural disaster, I wasn't about to do it for Derrick's trachea.  Luckily Derrick is a good sport about, well, everything; the only time he really mentioned the sub 20's temperature was as he puffed out little clouds of breath for me to get a picture of.

But despite that photography failure, the rest of the afternoon lived up to almost every powdered sugar expectation I had.

Ok, maybe that's an overstatement.  To be honest, I was a little disappointed with Toast's signature wasabi Bloody Mary mix.  I thought I was in for a real treat when the waitress brought it out, apologizing for it being "really full."  (If delivering a larger than usual Bloody is her idea of offensive then I'd beg her to kick me in the shins and call me names.)

But it turns out that some things are better when they don't immediately clear out your nostrils.  One sip and I was suddenly feeling much more sympathetic towards Derrick's trachea.

But the food was so good that we both left Toast saying we should come back, even with the subpar Bloody experience.  And if you've been reading this blog at all, you know that's saying something.

Just something about those scrambled eggs with tomato, prosciutto, gruyere, and fresh house pesto, house potatoes, fresh fruit, and strawberry, brown sugar, and cinnamon crepes... it got to us.

Call us crazy, I guess.

Happy pseudo-Hump Day!  Make it a good one.

Not feeling appreciated or just not digging that turkey head?  Maybe I can make it better:

Blog Reader Appreciation Series

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