Candy, The Oscars, And Other Lies Your Mother Told You

I don’t think anything but the first 3 words of that title are really fitting, but it sounded nice :-) Up first, the candy!

Jokerz Go Max Go Foods Candy Bar

I knew I wanted something “special” for Oscars night, so I picked out this all-natural candy bar from Whole Foods earlier in the day. It’s 1 of 4 Go Max Go Foods makes, it’s vegan, and it involves a layer of nougat topped with caramel and peanuts wrapped in (vegan) milk chocolate; sound heavenly, anybody? Well, I was really hoping it would be after dropping $2.50 on it.

Jokerz Go Max Go Foods Candy Bar

Food porn alert! The Jokerz bar was everything I could have hoped for and more; because I really wanted to describe it to you well, I even made up a review page for it. Even though you practically had to claw the $2.50 out of my hands to get me to pay for this at first(yes, that’s right, $2.50), I’m already planning when I should buy another. I figure it’s not that bad either if you think of it less like a candy bar and more like going out to get frozen yogurt with 10 different toppings, especially since I’d probably rather have this.

Oatmeal With Chocolate Peanut Butter

Of course, I was watching The Oscars all throughout, and made this oatmeal with Justin’s chocolate peanut butter at some point. I thought Steve and Alec were some of the funniest host of any show in years; what less could you expect of them? But oh my God did the show drag on! At 11:40, after the best actor award, I had to throw in the towel.

Homemade Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

I really should have gone to bed when I was tired at 11; staying up an extra hour when you already have troubles sleeping sometimes is not productive. But I really wanted to see the show, which then caused midnight snack cravings including this homemade Reeses’ from Valentine’s day. The secret for me for a good homemade peanut butter cup is a) milk chocolate, b) powdered sugar, c) salted peanut butter. It’s as simple as candy making :-)

Apple

When my alarm went off at 6:50 this morning–well, that was a big fat no thank you. I can not do with 7 hours of sleep; I did that and less through most of high school and I’m enjoying the full 8 hours I get these days, thank you very much. I slept in another 45 minutes, and got to the gym 35 minutes behind planned(how I gained those 10 I have no clue). I grabbed an apple to eat fast beforehand, too.

12 Miles in 1:45:59

Well, I got just what I wanted, on the TV that is. I really wanted to hear all the Oscar buzz and recaps and see what I miss, and that was all over The Today Show. I’m so happy for my Hollywood crush, Sandra Bullock! She definitely deserved it. Now if only I’d see that movie… To be honest, these 12 miles were tough. I really wanted to quit after 8, and for no other reason than time. But then I thought about the Oscar winners, who put the time into what they wanted and got great outcomes from that. That thought and simply not looking down at distance pushed me through.

Butter Toffee Peanut Butter Oatmeal, Greek Yogurt With Vanilla Cupcake And Jelly Beans

After powerwalking to the campus cafe and back, showering, pressing tofu, shoving laundry in the machine, and fuddling with the microwave, breakfast was served; gotta love Mondays. I quickly threw some in with a little too little water and topped that with a big scoop of butter toffee peanut butter by Naturally Nutty. That tasted like candy, but actually candy found its way onto my yogurt.

Agave Sweetened Greek Yogurt With 1/2 Vanilla Cupcake And Jelly Beans

The combination here might seem weird to some, but it makes perfect sense to me. We always have celebrated my birthday and Easter together with the relatives(and more recently my baby cousin’s birthday), so cake and eggs? Sure, why not. Throw in a milk chocolate bunny, too, while you’re at it. I sweetened the plain yogurt just with some Xagave; I don’t know how other bloggers can do it but truly plain yogurt does not sit well with my taste buds.

Well, lastly it’s time for some lies :-)  Astra and a bunch of you have tagged me for the 7 lies meme and so I’m finally throwing in the towel and giving it a go. You can also enter Astra’s contest here to win some peanut butter along with guessing her lies! Can you spot the truth? I’ll leave this running through tomorrow. And, in lieu of tagging anyone because I have no clue who–if anyone–hasn’t done this, consider yourself tagged if you haven’t but really want to. Now, my laundry is definitely ready to switch machines, and I’m having too much fun with jelly beans(it rhymed!).

1. My favorite candy growing up was Snickers!

2. I was debating between going to Princeton, Stanford, and Brown. While I think I might have got a better education at Princeton, I stuck more local to be near my family.

3. I’ve been on every continent but Antarctica(I’m coming for you, glaciers ;-) ).

4. I left my passport on a plane on a school trip to Greece, but thankfully we got it before the plane left the gate

5. I speak fluently 3 languages.

6. My parents were extremely strict on anything electronic growing up, so I never owned a video game console until I got one as a High School graduation present.

7. The first time I had greek yogurt was in Greece on restaurant sidewalk with peaches and honey.

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  1. kbwood 08. Mar, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    hmmm im guessing number 4 is true? or 1? haha i have no idea!! freaking jealous if number 7 is true!

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  2. Jessica @ How Sweet 08. Mar, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    Jelly beans! I haven’t seen them yet this year, but I sure could go for some!!

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  3. kyko 08. Mar, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    If you speak 3 languages fluently…marry me now.
    ;)

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  4. Susan 08. Mar, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    I know what you mean about the Oscars dragging on. After I’d seen that Samsung commercial for the tenth time, I was about to throw in the towel!

    I’m guessing #4!

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  5. Emily 08. Mar, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    I’m going to guess that you speak three languages fluently. :)

    Hope you had an awesome weekend and an even better Monday!

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  6. Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce 08. Mar, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    i say #6. that was the case for me lol, except it was my bros who got the video game console. evan, don’t toy with me, i need that jokerz bar!!

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  7. Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) 08. Mar, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    That peanut butter cup looks amazing! I couldn’t find the instructions on your site – would you be willing to share the recipe?

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  8. marathonmaiden 08. Mar, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    i can see #4 being the truth. i would say #5 but i think you speak more than 3 ha!

    i’m also WAY jealous of all your sleep. i’m the opposite of you, i got 8-9 hours during high school but now i’m running on much, much less hah

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  9. Kelly 08. Mar, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    What a good run…good for you for NOTquitting! Mental toughness is the best quality! :)

    As for your truth…I am going to say that #2 is the truth. Can’t wait to find out which one is right!! :)

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  10. Matt 08. Mar, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    Haha I didn’t actually watch the Oscars. Why my boss scheduled our inservice meeting for that night, I will never know…

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  11. Nicole 08. Mar, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    I think this is true: 2. I was debating between going to Princeton, Stanford, and Brown. While I think I might have got a better education at Princeton, I stuck more local to be near my family.

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  12. masteringpublichealth 08. Mar, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    You’ve directed me to so many great giveaways in the past, I wanted to tell you that I’m hosting a sweet promotion on my blog for Love Street Living Foods (organic/raw/vegan chocolate, etc.) for a discount + FREEBIES! Check it out. ;)

    PS- How ’bout “Days” recently?

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