Monday, March 2, 2015

Wait, what?

So you guys. I got a phone call yesterday from a fellow friend and blogger who was like "Hey, congrats on being a top five finalist for the most humorous blogs" and I was like "Wait, what?" And obviously thought it was a joke and didn't look into it for several hours.

And then I was like "Wait, WHAT?" Because it turns out that it's actually true.


Though, if we're being honest, it's kind of the only way I could ever be a part of something like this - by not being a part of it at ALL. I mean, I'm totally oblivious with most things, but c'mon, Beck, get it together!

I knew that the nominating process was happening (by reading other people's blogs), but I was like "Oh, that's awesome! I can't wait to see who wins!" and then never thought of nominating myself, or asking you guys to do it. Because I'm terrible at this?

But whatever, I basically feel like I've won already, and not even in a fake "it's just an honor to be nominated" speech that will hate spiral me into depression if/when I don't win. Because my blog is next to The Bloggess, you guys. Which kind of gave me a touch of the vapors, I'm not gonna lie.

Also, I want to thank my fellow blogger and nominee over at Tanktronic who has always been a big supporter of this little blog. So let's send the love back his way. He's nominated in the "Best Kept Secret" category, so help get the secret out!

Alright, so now that I know that this is happening and I should apparently be involved - and ONLY if you want to (you totally want to) - please head on over (by clicking here) and vote for Stories About My Underpants in the "Most Humorous Weblog" category (#nuts), as well as Tanktronic....and in the food category, Skinnytaste. It's not an exaggeration to say that everything I have cooked and continue to cook in the last 18 months has come from her blog and/or cookbook. It's AMAZING, you guys.

And then you can feel good about yourselves that you've accomplished something today that required almost no effort. Which is how I like to count my accomplishments so that I have more things on the list. It's what the most successful people do.

Thank you so much for supporting this blog for the last four years, and thank you UNIVERSE for being like "oh, you think you might have to blog less because your life is so busy and important? THINK AGAIN, lady!"

Message received.


  1. Thanks B! Let's do this. Congrats again, you deserve it.

  2. Yay! That's so super exciting! Good for you, and I will go vote, promptly!

    Also - love skinnytaste! I got the cookbook for Christmas! What's your favourite recipe of hers? Or, what are your staples?

    1. Oh thank you!!!

      I'm like a cult follower of Skinnytaste - got the book for christmas, gave one to my mom and one to my inlaws.

      Some of my favorites:
      Jalapeno popper stuffed chicken. OH MY GOD.
      Her pulled pork recipe is delicious and super easy!
      The honey sesame shredded chicken for the crockpot is seriously so easy and one of CB's favorites!
      She has a great crock pot (noticing a trend?) recipe for Balsamic Pork Roast. It's super easy and DELICIOUS. Really good if you are having people over, goes really well with her garlic parmesean greenbeans.
      Her buffalo chicken pizza recipe we literally eat weekly. Easy, delicious, and low cal!
      Um....and those are just a few. :-)

  3. I LOVE HER JALAPENO stuffed chicken. So good! And so are her garlic parmesan green beans! Haven't tried her sesame chicken yet, so that is sooo totally happening this week! NOW I HAVE TO TRY ALL OF THESE!

    I'm loving her kung pau chicken for two with zoodles, also - they're delicious! I love my spiralizer.

    I hate the whole weight-gain aspect of pregnancy - especially because we've had a few scares so I keep being denied the right to exercise. And then add in my incredibly insatiable NEED for chocolate chip cookies.. it's not a good time. So I want to mix things up a little!

    Have you tried the zucchini lasagna? While I was making it, I actually cried because I decided that I was doing it all wrong and it was going to be disgusting and I was wasting time and the world was ending (hormones!). It was friggen.. amazing. DELICIOUS. But I'm afraid to make it again because no one needs to cry over lasagna twice.

    1. Hahaha crying over lasagna....I've not done that yet, but I've cried over fried chicken, so same thing. I don't have a spiralizer so I haven't made any of her zoodles! Hmmm, maybe I should invest in one? I want to try her kung pau chicken now!

      Um, I'm also obsessed all of a sudden with chocolate chip cookies but also can relate to feeling in a food rut. I'm craving things I don't typically eat (i.e. red meat - a LOT of it) and hate the whole weight-gain aspect of pregnancy, too. But it's for a good cause! Just keep telling yourself that, it's all worth it in the end :-)

  4. Congrats lady! How awesome for you! :) As for skinnytaste, try the crockpot chicken taco chili, I made some Sunday afternoon, will eat this week and freeze some as well. DELISH! --Amanda

    1. Thank you!! Oooh I"ll definitely try it, thank you!!! (have you tried her turkey sloppy joe? SO good. Forgot to mention that one earlier.)