Saturday, June 7, 2008
Today I'm blue, but that doesn't mean I'm blue in the sense that I am sad. I'm just including more of this lovely hue in my diet and my attire (I hear it complements my bright blue eyes beautifully).
For instance, this week I purchased a large quantity of blueberries. They're great in a smoothie, sprinkled in my cereal bowl, layered in a parfait and out of this world when paired with chocolate (Isn't everything better with chocolate?).
Yes, I said chocolate. Just check out these chocolate bars my friend Jenny posted on her blog a while back. Delish! They remind me of the chocolate covered blueberries I love tossed into trail mix or folded into a chocolate n'ice cream.
Still hooked on banana-based raw n'ice cream, I also like to add a few handfuls of fresh blueberries to my frozen chocolate berry dessert. You should try it sometime. Yum!
Now enough about blueberries. If I'm not careful, I'm going to turn into one.
But seriously folks, it's a good idea to mix up the colors in your diet and taste the rainbow (no, I'm not talking about eating Skittles). Sometimes I make it a personal goal (although not difficult to achieve on a raw diet) to eat all the colors of the produce spectrum everyday. (I hear Kristen has been known to do the same thing - you go girl!).
Besides, other fruits go well with chocolate, too. Who could pass up a chocolate covered strawberry? Some of those would've been a sweet addition to my sister's "Sex and the City" party she held for the premiere. The girlie event included an all chocolate food and drink theme. It's a shame I missed it.
If I had attended, I would have been tempted to wear my Manolo Blahniks, although they're not vegan. They are the only leather shoes I kept when I decided to stop wearing animals.
Now, please don't criticize me for not going all the way; I just couldn't bare to part with such an iconic shoe. I guess I do have a little Carrie in me. She wore the same ones in a "SATC" episode, although hers were pink and mine are, you guessed it, blue.
No matter what, I definitely would have showed up at the party in heels, something my mom even sported for the occasion.
Speaking of an occasion, today is my sister Lori's birthday (Happy b-day girlie girl. Lylas!) I hoped to take her to see the new "SATC" movie, but she beat me to it. So, instead, I got her the soundtrack and a big bouquet of sunflowers (they reminded me of the large flowers Carrie made popular in the series).
Unfortunately, Lori was disappointed in the big screen version, but I still hope to eventually judge it for myself. Anyone else want to share a review?
Posted by shannonmarie at 12:43 PM