Anniversary Lunch & New Laptop

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Our fourth wedding anniversary was last week, but Mal and I celebrated today (since I traveled 3,000 miles away from him on our actual anniversary).

We planned to celebrate with a late lunch in Cambridge, so we exchanged cards before we started driving to the restaurant.

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My card, the one with the pugs on it, said: “After all our years together”¦ that look and those eyes still get me, doggone it! Happy Anniversary!” Mal and I have this thing about eyes in our relationship. I joke that he has big bug eyes and I often poke him in the eye by mistake””I have no idea how it happens so much, but it does. Even our first dance as a married couple was about eyes (“Fan of Your Eyes” by Tim Blane). Ok, we’re weird. That’s ok.

Mal’s card to me had two old people sitting on a couch on the front and inside it said: “For their anniversary, Larry and Linda tried a new position.” Of course, Mal crossed out Larry and Linda and wrote Mal and Tina. We have this long running joke about me sleeping on Mal’s side of the bed. For some reason, he won’t switch spots with me””even just for one night. I actually think it’s gotten to the point where I only want to sleep on his side of the bed because he won’t let me. Mal thinks the whole thing is hilarious, so now he’s really adamant about not letting me sleep on his side of the bed””but, according to the card, maybe we’ll try a new position when we’re super old.


For lunch, we went to Miracle of Science in Central Square. We’ve had a gift certificate there for nearly a year now, so we finally cashed it in today.

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Mal and I were both starving, so we started with chips and guacamole.

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For my meal, I ordered the veggie burger, which came with melted Jack cheese and a spicy jalapeno aioli. It was awesome.

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On the side were roasted red potatoes with a sun-dried tomato sauce. They were also awesome.

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My only gripe about Miracle of Science is that it was uncomfortably hot inside. I don’t know if the air conditioning broke or what, but Mal and I were sweating like crazy just sitting there, which didn’t make for a very enjoyable meal. We pretty much chowed our food and got the heck out of there. If you look closely in the photo below, you can see sweat marks on the front of Mal’s shirt. I had them dripping down my front as well.

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On the drive home, I picked up my new laptop. Hooray! I can’t even explain how excited I am about this baby. My current laptop is the biggest piece of crap (ever), so I’m more than ready to say goodbye to it and welcome my new HP Folio 13 with open arms!

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I’m usually not a fan of PCs (I’m forever a Mac gal), but I bought another one, so let me explain why. Basically, Apple doesn’t have a blogging software as good as Windows Live Writer (WLW), which you can only use on PCs (unless you get Parallels, but I’ve heard it’s kind of a pain in the butt and doesn’t always work properly). I’ve tried many Mac blogging programs over the years and none are as good as WLW. (Remember my relationship with Ecto? Ugh, that program made me crazy.) I use WLW multiple times a day for my job, so I sucked it up and bought another one. However, this time, I did some serious research (with the help of Mal and my friend Mike) before purchasing this laptop. I know it’s a good one!

An Inspiring Weekend at the CrossFit Games

Last weekend, I attended the 2012 CrossFit Games in Carson, California. It was an amazing opportunity and one that I will never forget. Watching the athletes compete in the various physical competitions left me feeling inspired and even more in love with the “sport of fitness.” After spending the weekend surrounded by some of the fittest people in the world, I now realize just how much CrossFit has changed my life””physically, mentally, and socially. (And thank you to Reebok and GNC; they paid for my travel and accommodations at the games.)

CrossFit could change your life too, so here are five reasons why you should try CrossFit. Haven’t heard of CrossFit? It’s a community-based fitness program with studios, or “boxes” as they’re called, popping up just about everywhere! Read more.

Question of the Day

Which do you prefer: Macs or PCs?

P.S. I still have two more posts from the CrossFit Games to publish. Hopefully, I’ll have them up tomorrow!

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