Wedge salad from my dreams and climbing the stairs of torture from my nightmares.

Billy, don’t worry I hold onto my iPad very tightly and I will never ever drop it from the stair climber that is 10 feet above the ground. Reading makes the time fly by as I climb up stairs.  The little book holder on the one and only stairclimber at my gym is broken so I have to resort to the death grip.  In case you haven’t noticed, we kind of have an obsession with Apple products.

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Why is it so much harder to do other forms of cardio for an hour compared to running?  Please give me the answer.

After the gym I had a hot date.  Billy bought a groupon deal for Smash Burger and I know I say this over and over again but you really have to believe me this time, this was one of my all-time favorite meals. The burger was perfection, on a whole wheat bun with the spiciest jalepeno’s and grilled onions.  I had the wedge salad on the side and I am pretty sure I could live off of this for the rest of my life.

I wish I would have taken a close up picture of the salad because it deserves a post all by itself in order to describe how good it was…cheese, bacon, red onion, tomatoes and a creamy dressing….yes.

SmashBurger, I will be back tomorrow for the full wedge salad.

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And what do we have here?  Look what was directly next door to Smash Burger.  What a coincidence that I even had a buy one get one free coupon in my purse waiting to be used.

Billy is a purist and only gets one flavor and one type of topping (tangerine tango with granola) and I had 3 flavors and 9 different types of toppings (I only fill up my cup half way with yogurt and then layer on the toppings).  The little ball things are called Bobo balls and they are filled with fruit juice and pop when you bite them, takes me back to my Gusher days in elementary school (and last week).

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Meat, salad and sugar….Billy has learned the way to my heart.  I guess it is pretty easy to get to my heart.

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After dinner one of my bestest friends ever and her fiancee came over to drop off my bridesmaid dress….please fit please fit please fit.  Most gorgeous couple ever.

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Only 5 hours and 40 minutes of work today, I don’t know why i call it work because I really do love every second of it and today we are playing soccer outside….better believe I brought my cleats.

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Email me ladies and we will get you registered and a $10 gift card to University Mall!

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Tell me about the best meal you have had recently?

What has been your favorite job?  If you haven’t had a favorite yet…what would be your DREAM job?

Do you ever use Groupon?  What is the best deal that you have found?

Married peeps, what month did you get married in?

-I got married in May and the bff is getting married in April.

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We got married in March and just celebrated our one year anniversary! You HAVE to do something special for your anniversary this year!! The last one without kids!

I’m a teacher! That’s a pretty good dream job. But if it was my dream my students would come to my house so I didn’t have to leave my puppy all day…

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Happy one year anniversary:) I know…we better plan something fun. I love that you love your job so much too and I think you should bring your puppy to school:)

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Best meal (recently) is probably baked ziti with garlic bread. I always liked being a waitress (server). Movie tickets was a good Groupon. Or bowling. I got married in Sept.

The Kidless Kronicles

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That sounds amazing, I need that right this second. I enjoyed being a server too (except for the rude costumers every now and then.

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Hi VincentThanks again for a very enjoyable and iimtrfaonve session on the evening of Saturday 8th September. With my new skills, I can’t wait to get out there with my camera again to put into practice what you taught us.You instruction was easy to follow and I learnt so much in such a small time. I hope to join you again soon.Will you be running anymore Groupon promotions in the near future?Very best regardsMark

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I’m super impressed not just that you can read while doing cardio, but that you held your ipad in one hand and your camera/phone in another?? That takes talent. I would have have probably first dropped the ipad and then fallen off myself. haha.

I agree about walking stairs. I have never been on a stairmaster, but I literally get winded walking up two flights of stairs. And this is the same person than can run multiple marathons in one year. What the heck??

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Pure talent and a lot of practice ha. I know exactly what you mean….running does not get us in shape for everything ha!

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My hubby is the same way – cake batter yogurt with butterfinger topping. That’s it. How fun it that?! Last time we got fro-yo, my son had those Bobo balls. I’ll have to try them next time, I a huge Gusher fan!

I accidently bought a $129 Groupon the other day. Not fun! I had to call to get it canceled. I’ve bought Groupon before, and they save the credit card number, and I hit purchase without realizing it.

I recently bought a Living Social deal to see Legally Blonde the Musical. We’re going Sunday. I can’t wait!

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I am so happy you were able to cancel it! TRY the bobo balls, you will love them. Have so much fun seeing Legally Blonde this weekend…that is so exciting.

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Gushers were a favorite growing up…nothing beats the blue raspberry flavor..even better when my teeth let it be known to the public every time I had consumed some :)!

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Oh my goodness a burger suddenly sounds SO GOOD right now!!!!!!!!
I do use Groupon’s, but only ever for restaurants :) Free food is the best!!

Happy Friday! Have a great day!

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Last night we had sushi from whole foods which I think is pretty dang good! I have my dream job. Designing clothes and (maybe some workout clothes but shhhh.. More on that later :))
If I had to take another job it would be to own a flower and landscape shop. I love all things green.
I am picky about Groupon but we did just buy one for a 7 day stay at an awesome resort in Mexico. It was pretty awesome!
Scott and I got married in March and just celebrated our 3 years.
Happy Friday!

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There’s a couple “Smash Burgers” in the area, and I’ve been curious to check one out … sounds like I definitely should! And I’m with you on the fro-yo … the more toppings, the better! :)

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We got married in June.

Favorite meal lately has been paleo burgers – burgers on a big grilled portobello mushroom, topped with provolone cheese, two slices of bacon and guacamole. OMG, all my favorites in one!

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I have never heard of Smash Burgers but it sounds delicious! The only groupon I have ever used was for an Indian restaurant. (it was fantastic) totally worth it..
I got married in August. It was SO hot, we got married outside at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Regardless of the heat I would not change a thing :) it was perfect.

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So neat! I’m getting married at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens! Next March, though. :)

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That is so exciting!!! We got married in the Renaissance Garden and it was amazing!!!! I’m so excited for you :) now I will stalk your blog for pictures! Haha.

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Haha well you might not find much, my Windows Live Writer won’t work and I hate blogging through WordPress. Renaissance Gardens are gorgeous! I’ve seen so many weddings there. Ours is at the Rose Hall Gazebos :)

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(sorry for hijacking the comments Janae! :))

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Tell me about the best meal you have had recently?
– My best meal was probably yesterday. We had a massive food day at work, and my plate consisted of muffins, cookies, and chips with rotel.

What has been your favorite job? If you haven’t had a favorite yet…what would be your DREAM job?
– When I was young, my dream job was to literally work at Target. Turns out, it wasn’t much of a ‘dream job’ once I got it. Thank goodness I’m done with retail!

Do you ever use Groupon? What is the best deal that you have found?
– Best groupon purchase ever was a special gift I got my husband for his wedding gift. =)

Married peeps, what month did you get married in?
– I’m a forever August bride!<3

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Best meal was earlier this week and will be a staple. Quinoa cooked with taco seasoning, black beans, salsa, salmon patty cut up, steamed green peppers & onions, & some greek yogurt. Tastes like a fish taco & is incredibly healthy :)

I have zero idea what I want to do with my life..good thing I graduate in 1.5 months =/

I got a skydiving groupon and although it wasn’t the best deal it was the best time ever. I am hooked!

Even though I’m yearsss away from marriage I am a girl so naturally I think of my dream wedding. It will be in early October when all the leaves are changing :)

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Last weekend my husband made us Grapefruit Peanut Chicken Satay which was unbelievable – guess I should let him cook more!
I think my current job? I am very lucky to have a great job! But I also would love something that was more for me vs a company if that makes sense! Maybe FT Blogger? haha! I wish ;)
Yes I have used Groupon a few times, best deal was a photography course for $99 reg $350.
Married in September, my favorite month!

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I just made an amazing mahi mahi dish last night that is so far my favorite meal.

As for groupon, I use it all the time. We got a great sushi and wine tasting deal one time that was awesome and super cheap.

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That burger sounds delicious. The best meal I had lately was last night! It’s restaurant week in Boston so 3 course meal for a much cheaper price. Started with thai chicken satays, then extra cheesy extra crunchy mac n cheese (bacon was the crunch) and finished with a nutella banana chocolate crepe. I left in a food coma with a banana chocolate food baby.

I’m getting married this December…I can’t wait!

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I’m an April bride too – going on 8 years!

Smash Burger sounds and looks delicious – too bad we don’t have any where I live. You’ve got me craving a good burger right now.

After reading about your obsession with your lip gloss, what brand/color is it? It’s a gorgeous .

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My dream job is a teacher and a writer! Accomplished one so far!
Happy Friday! :)

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You must have some crazy balancing skills to have the ipad in one hand and a camera in the other!
My favourite job has been working with refugees and newcomers to Canada and helping them get settled which i love doing!
I got married in January.. i never thought I would have a winter wedding but I actually loved it and the snow looked really pretty in the pictures.

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I had some fun jobs in college and law school, but as far as real jobs go, the one I have now is probably my favorite. I like the type of work that I do and the hours aren’t too bad (for a lawyer anyway). I love Groupon and buy them all the time. Last year I got an amazing full day at a super nice hotel spa for about 1/4 of what it would have been otherwise. We’ve gotten some good food deals too. I got married in May. Our anniversary is coming up on May 8th.

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I had Smash burger the first time a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was ok. I wasn’t all too impressed. I had their special fries and I didnt’ like them at all.

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We got married in August – it’ll be 10 years this August! Can’t believe it :) I had my dream job: health education coordinator for a non-profit. Great work and worked with great people. We moved for my husband’s job and I miss it. But now my new job is a stay at home mom (and I work remotely part time for my old company), and that one is equally as amazing :)

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I got married in June! Teacher schedule…….that’s the only month I had off work!! Regarding work/jobs…..I worked at a fro-yo place in HS and college. I LOVED it. Granted, I can’t eat it, but the atmosphere was great. I have been begging my husband to let us open one in our current city. I KNOW it would do well. He’s scared….
I love teaching and I love (97%) of my students, but the state and administrative crap makes me hate my job. Sucks.
I use Groupon for boutiques. Shopping!!

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I always PLAN to be a purist and stick to one flavor – but then I get excited and pick 3 or 4. :)

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Hmmm on Wednesday I went to this restaurant called Ballecaux and had some amazing falafel. It was sooo delicious. I love local restaurants.

I also have a slew of groupons to use… so that might need to happen this weekend!

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i LOVE wedge salads, so much fun! it sounds so boring but the best meal ive had this week was the one we made last night…salmon with honey roasted sweet potatoes and roasted broccoli. i couldve easily housed two plates of it but i figured i should let kevin have dinner too, ya know?

p.s. i sent you a msg on FB about my doctors appointment yesterday…i’m off to research obsessively this morning. :)

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I miss Gushers. And the Stairmaster at my gym – it just disappeared one day :(

I’m going to be a little bit optimistic here and say the best meal I’ve had recently is the one I’m going to eat tonight – going for Thai! I’ve been thinking about it since I lined up the dinner on Monday.

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Best meal I had recently was at a Greek reataurant lat night for my bf’s birthday – I had chicken pear fettucini and it was amazing! SO excited to eat the leftovers :)

Your friend looks like Holly Madison – she’s gorgeous!

I actually love my current job. I work at a law firm, but it’s so much more lax than most firms I’ve worked for and no one is pretentious at all. It’s the people that make the job, and the hours aren’t insane (unlike some firms I’ve worked for, where you’d out in 12-14 hour days and were tired all the time). My dream job would be to be a personal trainer/ fitness instructor a la Biggest Loser. I pretty much want to BE Jillian Michaels!

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Wedge salads are the best! I love them topped with lots of bleu cheese!!
My favorite job is staying at home with my daughter…note as also the hardest job I’ve ever had, too!!

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A burger sounds delicious right now and it is 7:30 AM! I got married in June. Did the dress fit? I was in my friends wedding while 4 months pregnant. Unfortunately, my dress did not fit. I had to get it taken out in order for it to zip up.

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awww, yes such a gorgeous couple!!! dang, the four of u guys combined are just making us all feel like sweaty messes!! jk. :)

that said, i think fro-you would get right to my heart too and i LUV the cinn. toast crunch front and center. Have a great Friday!!!

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Hello Janae ,hope you are OK. My best meal that I have eaten recently is an Iranian traditional food that I can’t name it in English but with the photos you’ve uploaded I think one day my best meal would be the Smash Burger!
My favorite job is being a dentist(I’m sorry I know most of you dislike dentists!)
I really love that job so pray for me to become a good dentist.
One day at school, my friend showed me some movie tickets and asked me to come with him to the cinema!The film was great and we enjoyed a lot.
Maybe it was a good Groupon since it surprised me.
Ah, I forgot to say, I defeated my cousin.Yes I did it!But I was almost dead after running!You see that I am a good runner!Thank you and take care.

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Holy cow! The fact that you can do the stair-climber for an hour is almost more impressive to me than your ability to run a marathon. Those things are HARD.

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I got on the stairstepper for 5 minutes the other day, jumped right off and got on an elliptical instead. I just couldn’t hack it :)

My favorite job is the one I have now- working in a lab at Mayo Clinic. I know I’m very fortunate to have made a career out of what I actually went to school for!

My husband and I got married on July 1st last year- our favorite month because both of our birthdays are in July as well :) Our first anniversary will be here before we know it!

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When I took Chris for fro-yo, he almost go just fro-yo (he is that much of a purist) till I keep insiting that was craziness, and he put like two chocolate chips on top.

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I don’t know how you could read while climbing the stairs! I’ve tried that with stairs and treadmill but it’s so hard! Too much rocking and moving I guess.. maybe I just need more practice.
I love yogurtland!

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Best meal recently was a tofu teriyaki bowl at a local sushi restaurant. So good!

My favorite dream job is the job/jobs I have now. I love what I do! I am in the safety advocacy profession. It’s been a lifelong passion and now I get paid to do it. And I get to set my own hours. Love, love, love!

Never used a Groupon deal. We don’t really have them here. Though some businesses here will advertise in the larger cities 3+ hours away.

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I LOVE my job(s) too!!! I am a full-time health coach, and part-time fitness instructor and fitness/wellness coach. They are all the bomb (and keep me crazy busy).

Have fun playing soccer today!!!

Best meal recently: turkey burger with lots of ketchup and spinach! MMM

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May 23rd!!!! Yay! we’re may wedding twins

and FYI I LOVE JERILEE – she’s great! you’ll have fun!

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Last night, we grilled seasoned turkey burgers and topped them with goat cheese and grilled red, yellow and green bell peppers. Served with fresh green beans, sauteed mushrooms and a spinach salad. We got married in February, which is funny because I never thought we would get married in the winter months. However we had to if we wanted Adam’s brother who was currently serving in Afganistan to attend. He had to plan his leave just right. Thankfully, he was able to attend. I always thought I would get married in May or June.

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best meal i’ve had recently? peanut thai salad topped with ginger glazed salmon. peanuts, peanut butter dressing, glazed salmon, fried onion strings, and red peppers. UH-MAZING!!! PS: your wedge salad looks tasty :)

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Best recent meals have been black bean nachos OR a crispy chicken teriyaki bowl- made both and def planning to make them again [soon]!

I use Groupon and a handful of other coupon websites a bunch but I def think Groupon is the best- great customer service!

I’m getting married THIS SEPTEMBER GAHHH :D

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My husband and I are the exact same when it comes to froyo! He gets 1 flavor and toppings that match. I get like 5 flavors and toppings that don’t match (like fruit and candy with fruit and candy type froyo). His is always better tasting than mine, but I can never decide on just one thing I want! Those juice balls and mochi are the bomb!

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I am a groupon addict and have to stop myself from buying everything up. House cleaning, window cleaning, tree trimming, massages, half off food places I would be going to anyways. (and this was all just within the last month)

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My husband always makes fun of my froyo because I get more toppings than yogurt. He always just gets butterfinger and maybe sometimes oreo also, but limits it to that. Boys are crazy, I tell ya :p.

I think I need to give Smashburger another try. Everyone loves it but when I had it, I still liked 5 guys better…

My mom, sisters, and I just got a Groupon to a spa in Salt Lake. It was a $110 face value for $30. So excited for that :).

We got married in July. 3 years this year! I can’t believe its been that long!

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Oh and one more thing, you did an HOUR on the stair climer?! Holy moley 10-15 minutes kills me on that thing! My gym only has one of those also. What the heck.

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Ummmmm yum.

Dream meal is pizza with dough bubbles, parmesan bites, chocolate cake, froyo, huge salad with thin chicken, feta, cranberries and some kind of sweet dressing. o and some fluffy donuts. ;)

dream job is my “job” now. makeup artist. I somehow even got published in glamour mag a few years ago. my fav is photography makeup and natural makeup. my most favorite client ever was the most precious lady who was sick with cancer and was getting a family portrait done and a couple of weeks later, her family came in and said she had passed away but she just “glowed” in the pics!! Ahhhhhh!!!

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You forgot the BEST thing about Smashburger…their sweet potatoe fries YUM!!!

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So I wish we were real BFF because I wanted to text you a picture of my dinner last night. I had chocolate chip pancakes, with peanut putters layered and banana foster topping. It was amazing.
I got married in April.. Almost 4 years ago.
I am a stay at home mom at the moment and most days I love it!

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I think you should text me a picture of it….now I need pancakes:) happy almost 4 year anniversary!

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So funny that you bring up Smash Burger…because I did the Dallas 1/2 marathon last sunday…and went there afterwards and had a black bean burger, sweet potato fries, and an oreo milkshake. Not the best meal I’ve ever had but it was good after a hot race! I had never heard of Smash Burger before!

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I use Groupon (and Living Social, Google Offers, Amazon deals, etc.) all the time!! It’s kind of bad because usually half my inbox is from these local deal places, but I find a good one pretty often.
Have a great weekend!

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We got married in July :) I LOVE wedge salads.. I’m obsessed!

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Our anniversary is in May too. I honestly can’t remember the best meal I’ve had recently…does copious amounts of watermelon count? :)

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Ahhh froyo! I always get at least 2 flavors of yogurt, and then about 8 different toppings… I’m so indecisive.

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I haven’t commented in a long time and have missed doing so!

I agree! The stair stepper takes FOREVER!

You’re going to be so cute for your friend’s wedding! She and her fiance and adorable!

Best meal lately = does eating cookies and cream ice cream straight from the container while watching 24 count?!

Favorite job ever = when I used to teach dance classes!

Don’t use groupon–I’m more of a coupon clipper.

Married peeps, what month did you get married in?

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We got married at the end of June, just so that our friends and family wouldn’t have to try and schedule their day around a wedding and a graduation open house.

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woohoo! I love winning stuff :). I think I was somehow randomly chosen because I stated how scared I am of the 5k!
I was married April 7th! Coming right up here- 11 years. Oh goodness.
I haven’t had a really great meal in a while. I think it’s time!

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I’m getting married in May!

Also, the stairclimber kicks my butt.

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I’m kind of addicted to groupon. One time, I got six tickets to a comedy club plus a free appetizer for 25 bucks. One ticket alone costs $25 without the groupon! I double-checked my research because I thought it was too good to be true! :)

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Mike and I got married in April. Our two year anniversary is Tuesday. Woo!

Last night I had movie theater popcorn for dinner and it was pretty fantastic.

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Whoa! I live in San Diego and our Smashburger and Yogurtland are next door, too! 1) Best job – teaching kindergarten, until I quit and got a NEW best job: staying at home with my super sweet (but also sassy) 1 1/2 year old. 2) Best dinner – NOTHING has sounded good lately because I am PREGNANT! YAY! It’s super early, so hardly anyone knows, but I can tell YOU because you won’t tell anyone. hahaha. 3) I bought so many groupons that I had to give myself an intervention. I got crazy… but froyo deals are always the best. 4) Married in Sept! Almost 6 years now ;) Happy almost anniversary to you and Mr. Hungry Runner! Do something fun! A babymoon, perhaps??

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I emailed you! I need more details!

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I just went to Graffiato in DC, love that place. It’s delicious every time!! http://graffiatodc.com/

The burger and salad sound great!

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