Life Lately 

It’s been a while since my last rant about boys and I’m feeling like ouap needs something a little more welcoming on the home page…ya know, in case there’s anyone out there who has yet to discover this thing, stumbling “upon my plate” for the very first time.

Before I get going, let me take one second to say to thank you for the ridiculous amount of love that was sent my way after I hit publish on September 28th. I heard from a whole lot of people; strangers, dear friends and surprisingly, ex-boyfriends and ex-boys-that-were-never-my-boyfriends…all positive things. All really positive things. It was a good feeling, to apprehensively put myself out there and quickly realize that I was speaking for myself and for a whole bunch of others. So thanks, to everyone who read and shared and texted and cared. You guys all rock.

Here’s what I’m doing currently and what I’ve been up to lately. Currently: Solo brunching at the bar at Bee’s Knees Supply Co., sipping my coffee slow and taking very small bites of a big bowl of hash, eggs and potatoes (so as to make sure it lasts for.ev.er). There’s an old bicycle hanging from the ceiling above me and a guy from Vermont sampling cheese and mimosas at a small table to my right. There’s some easy listening tunes playing trough the speakers but it’s hard to hear over the interchanging buzz of the coffee machine and juice press and the clatter of mis-matched forks and knives scraping against big stainless steel bowls filled with leafy greens and organic yogurt. This place is a market, a deli, a juice bar, a coffee shop, and a cafe with succulents, handmade gifts and craft beer sprinkled in here and there, and it’s quickly becoming my favorite neighborhood spot.

Because this is a “food blog” I should note, this hash (sadly, now all gone) was the second best I’ve ever had, coming up  very close behind Eastham’s The Fairway.

I ended up here after a morning of very sweaty yoga; finding peace and direction and self-worth in a much needed early morning practice inside the Red Room, heated to 98 degrees at Sweat & Soul Yoga. I’m thinking I could very easily get used to this Sunday morning routine; peaceful and toasty followed by full and tasty.

Lately, I’ve been loving Justin Bieber (sorry, Andrew) and eating a lot of solo meals at bars; both of which I highly recommend. I’ve been seriously considering going back to school and seriously considering joining a spin studio (sorry, dad). I’ve also been eating a lot of bagels but only because “market research” is in my job description. Actually, bagels have kind of taken over my life and you can find out why on Wednesday via @ShopTheStreet.

Life lately has been good. I’m finding comfort in my new home and new neighborhood, getting holiday-busy at work (read as: covered in glitter and drowning in Swag), and preparing for another long winter in Boston. So looking to forward to feasting with the family and doing laundry in a place that’s not shared with 90 other somebody’s. Home for the holidays means baking and brothers and babies and for all of that, my heart can’t wait.

Stay tuned for the possible return of “Thank Goodness it’s FriYAY”, a series filled with links to items on my christmas wish list..i mean..links to articles and cool stuff that I love and that you might also like…and maybe even an increase in actual food related stories and more posts in general.

For now, I’m headed to the home The Sweet Scene, for foodball and friendship and food. Enjoy your Sunday friends!

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