bacon. bonanza.

April 19, 2010

Marathon Monday = Christmas in April

How to make this week any better? Two words. Bacon. Beer.

Yes, it’s true..

It’s as if this was my own birthday party so thoughtfully planned out by complete strangers. Not on my birthday.

Questions that linger:
– will this hold up to the original baconfest, the one Skybil and I discovered before it was even cool to like bacon?
– how much bacon is too much bacon? Unlike beer, which gives you a pretty good indication on when you should be put in timeout.
why am I racing at Dartmouth the next day? Not even sure why I’m going at all. If you recall, this was the scene of my most horrific crash to date. (And shockingly, that was NOT the elbow fracture).
– how do I top my outfit from Halloween?

p rey. pardoned.

November 26, 2009

Obama’s first presidential pardon

Happy Danagiving! Hope everyone had a turbaconducken for the feast!

u-fries. u-phoria.

September 29, 2009

Back to the dirty dirty to make good on my bet (oh, and go a wedding).

Warning: videos are basically only funny to those who were actually feasting at U-Joint. It was probably the beer.

Important lessons learnt from the wedding weekend:

1. Don’t wait til the last minute to realize that you still need to buy a wedding present.

2. But neverfear, as long as said couple is not on Twitter, you can still receive sound advice:
– @jaredlombard @dpnation See if they registered on
– @Cybil @dpnation Forget finding out where they are registered, bacon always makes a lovely gift.
[for the record, they were indeed found on And they will be receiving a deep fryer shortly]

3. If you are male, deny deny deny:
– @jaredlombard @dpnation I plead the 5th about knowing about

4. Don’t call it a comeback!
– @uvatexn Excited about the ‘triumphant return’ to #ATL of @dpnation
– @Cybil Mentally preparing for Dana’s atl invasion

5. Make sure you check your receipt prior to driving off in the economy lot.

6. Invite friends to brunch, realize they are all on Twitter! (Except for Mrs. @uvatexn)

7. Attempt to combat friend theft.
– @Namski09 @dpnation You ran away from me, now what am I suppose to do. @Cybil is a last resort! 🙂 haha! I can’t wait to hang out @Cybil!!!

8. Escape in the nick of time.

instant. gratification.

May 5, 2009


This seems like something right up @Cybil‘s alley..

Also might be particularly useful when I don’t have Hillside’s plethora of lunchtime desserts at my fingertips.

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (Microwave Safe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.

Pour in the milk and oil and mix well..

Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.

The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous — yeah right).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

no! crash!

March 17, 2009

Hooray! Survived my first crash-free race weekend of the season.

“So fabulous….what i would do for a little Mike’s [Hard Lemonade] right now….even more fabulous — your biking outfit. get some.” -Pink

Cycling weekend recap

Spotted: The Brit on gchat, who has not changed her status message in literally two years.

So I’ve been afflicted with the Black Lung for about two weeks now. Did you know that eating a whole bag of cough drops means you consume well over 400 calories? Over the span of two days per package, this is probably not a good pace to be keeping.

Spotten in Chelsea Market: Sesame Street!

This isn’t a cupcake.. it’s a vessel for frosting.

Did you know.. bacon was invented by the romans in 300 BCE? First aqueducts, now this.

My heart rate monitor just broke on hill climbs, which means either A) it was a cheap piece of crap ($20) or B) my heart exploded. Cast your vote.

nike. newbies.

June 26, 2008

Welcome to the family..

Nike Zoom Hayward+ 3

Nike Zoom Hayward+3

These will hopefully tide me over until the Nike Lunaracer and Lunar Trainer come out. Sometime in July, supposedly. Unless J stumbles upon a pair in my size. You might recall (but probably not), that Lance was wearing custom LiveStrong lunars at the Boston Marathon.

Sneak peak of the goodies:

Lunar Trainer

Also totally digging the red:

Lunar Trainer -- red

Curious to see what the women’s colorways will be.. unfortunately, they are usually less cool. (Hence why I bought the men’s Haywards rather than the pink ones. For the record, I like pink, it just wasn’t working for me in this instance).

Nike Jasari

The Haywards replace the Nike Jasari+, aka my 2-face shoes. (hard to see, but they are solid grey on the inside. Kinda bipolar looking). Still thinking about the kicks and outfit for the NYC half, which is in exactly a month (July 27th).

And speaking of races, totally forgot to mention that Anthony Edwards, aka Dr. Mark Greene of ER, was at the race as the designated celebrity person.


we have totally normal conversations

QOTD Honorable mention:
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Cybil
Date: Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 5:55 PM
Subject: I can’t wait to see Dana’s accessories!
To: “Dana”, “Rachel”

ATLANTA, June 25 GA-Chic-fil-A-cow-day
ATLANTA, June 25 — Holy cow! It’s time to break out your cow suit and leave your wallet out to pasture. On Friday, July 11, the Chick-fil-A(R) chain will celebrate its annual Cow Appreciation Day event by offering a free meal to any customer who isn’t “too chicken” to visit any of the chain’s nearly 1,400 participating restaurants fully dressed as a cow.

ghetto. fab.

March 10, 2008

Spring break is in the books. Bacon everyday in ATL.. if you need me, I’ll be recovering from my meat coma.

spring break ATL

“I have yet to stop talking about the Ghetto Burger that changed my life.” -skybil