Can’t Get More Random Than This

I have nothing truly worthwhile to share today. It’s a holiday weekend here in the U.S., and I’m trying my hardest not to have any useful thoughts all weekend. It’s surprisingly easy. :)

We’ve reached that time of year in the Mid-South, when the weather forecasts look like this:

weather forecast - Memphis

Weather Forecast - Memphis

What happens is that the sun shines brightly all day, heating up the atmosphere quite nicely, and then–BOOM! Afternoon thundershowers move in, it rains like crazy for a short time, and then we’re left with steamy asphalt for certain procrastinating types to deal with to get in their daily exercise.

That’s not what happened yesterday, though, because by the time I finished 2-1/2 hours of yard work, I didn’t have any strength left. Also, I looked like Patty Pigpen, because I decided yesterday was the day to pull up some old stumps (which I did, ALL BY MYSELF!) and I was covered head to toe in dirt, dust, and grass clippings. I must’ve burned off an extra 100 calories laughing at myself when I passed the mirror, which was good because I had a few hundred (thousand?) extra calories to use up. Read on to find out why.

I had seen Gigi’s Cupcakes written up in the local paper, but I’d never been, of course. (Of course!) Well, when I stopped at the garden center yesterday, I happened to notice that Gigi’s was only a block away. I decided it was Destiny at work, and I dropped in to check them out.

Oh. My. Lord. I’m certain the Gigi’s display case is what Heaven looks like, only with George Clooney serving up the treats. Shirtless. And pointing to a sign that says, “Reminder: Heaven is Calorie Free.”

After drooling all over their counter (there wasn’t a sign that said I couldn’t), I chose the Italian Cream cupcake. In a word? Divine. In a bunch of words? The Splurge to End All Splurges. There was as much frosting as there was cupcake, which is just the way I like them. I’m pretty sure my Weekly Brownie just became a Semi-Monthly Cupcake. If that causes a waistband problem, I’ll drop it back to a Monthly Cupcake. (Plan B is adding 100 hours of cardio to my weekly exercise schedule.)

So anyway, that’s why the extra strenuous yard work yesterday. I had also hoped to get in a recreational bike ride, but since I’d already showered, post-yard work, I decided enough was enough. Plus, the rains came and the steamy asphalt didn’t look inviting. Instead, I had yummy taco salad for dinner, and then super sweet dreams.

See? I told you it was random. :)

I hope you’re all having a wickedly wonderful weekend! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for an author-signed copy of Hungry Girl 1-2-3: The Easiest, Most Delicious, Guilt-Free Recipes on the Planet! I can’t wait to try this recipe: Chunky Veggie Pumpkin Chili (sans mushrooms–ick!)

12 thoughts on “Can’t Get More Random Than This

  1. Cammy I got your blog from Genie. I love her blog and now after reading yours I love yours too. Thanks for the visual of the cupcake…I loved the George with out a shirt…HUBBA HUBBA! I wish we had one out here so I could try them it sounded very yummy. Enjoy your weather as we are still not getting very warm here yet but looks like it maybe coming soon. Hurray for us out here in UT. Come to my blog I think you will be a great support for

  2. Oh that sounds yummy:) I was having my own blog lack of inspiration this weekend too. Maybe I need a little splurge to write about.

  3. oh my god i checked out gigi’s website and those cupcakes look like they are to die for! i can totally see why you would be working one in a couple times a month, wow. nice job pulling stumps, you are hardcore!

  4. Oh cupcakes. They are so wonderful. And the extra icing? Mandatory! I even eat the cake part first and save the frosting for last in all its insulin jacking glory.

    Rock on with stump pulling. Like tire flipping – hard core strength needed 😀
    .-= Lori (Finding Radiance)´s last blog ..Post picnic and pizza. =-.

  5. Wow, that’s amazing to me that you do such strenuous yardwork! Pulling out stumps – are you serious????? That’s what a shirtless George Clooney double is for!!!

    “What are you doing after you get off from the Cupcake Factory?” WINK.

    Glistening George Clooney muscles doing yardwork. Now that’s something to drool over….. Just sayin’

    I know I could lose my soul to those cupcakes. Better that I never look. I appreciate the no-calorie vicarious experience. WINK.

  6. Ahahahaha! This made me giggle. Mmmm cupcakes. Today I am going out for lunch to get pulled pork sandwiches from a diner around the corner. SPLURGE! Tasty tasty splurge.

  7. I want to go sugar-free, but I hate the idea of giving up something like that for always. Well, cheat day rolls around in 5 days :)

  8. You worked hard for that cupcake Cammy! They look delicious too!!!!!!!! Well deserved & you already know how to manage it so no prob there!

    I am guessing that is humidity heat??? :-) Can you say straight hair for you & even frizzier hair for me! :-)

  9. OMG! Your weather is beautiful. Can you send some of that to me? Also, the cupcake sounded divine! 😉
    .-= Purplemoon´s last blog ..The New Me Diet =-.

  10. hey honey,
    thank you for all your support..your unwavering support! Your comments mean a lot to me and I’m super grateful!! :)

    I think the Hungry Girl recipes all sound awesome but i can’t get my head around the splenda thing:( Hurts my tummy.


  11. I am so sorry I clicked on that cupcake link. Now I am wondering how much it costs to buy a franchise – forget the diet! That is the reason I am not allowed a cheat! I don’t know when to stop nor can I exercise enough to make up dor it!
    .-= Brightside Susan´s last blog ..FRIDAY FAST ONES =-.

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