Two Lives, One Lifestyle


A Bar Crawl and Intuitive Spending? by Katie
March 8, 2010, 10:15 pm
Filed under: Beer, Dessert, Dinner, Ice cream, Katie, Lunch, Run

Sunday was a gorgeous day, and with nice days comes ice cream cravings!  I’ve been following Sweet Action Ice Cream on Twitter and drooling over their tweets that usually look like this:

“Dark rum raisin, white choco cinnamon, lemon sorbet, grapefruit sorbet, chai, pb&j cupcake, vegan choc brownie, vegan cookies&cream…”

John had ESB (English Style Beer) Oreo in a cone and I tried a little bit of Stranahan’s Whiskey Brickle & PB&J cupcake!  All the flavors were good, and the flavors were all very evident but well mixed.  The ESB and oreo worked well together, as did PB&J in ice cream.

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After a nice walk, we got in the car only to realize it was already 4, and we were supposed to be at a Team in Training fundraising bar crawl at 5. Whoops! After a quick trip back to John’s to change, we headed back over to the Broadway area.  The Pub Crawl included

  • The Hornet
  • Dougherty’s
  • The Irish Rover
  • 3 Kings

Here are a few highlights… as the night progressed.

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I took a lot more pictures, but I’ve been using my camera mainly for food so I wasn’t used to indoor shots, especially in bars with quickly moving drunk people ;).  How RIDICULOUS is that guy’s tattoo!?

Initially, the plan was that I wouldn’t have any drinks and drive us home, but after the first bar, I decided to move my car somwhere it could stay overnight “just in case.”  It was a smart decision, since Dougherty’s donated Jameson shots! YUM.  Getting ready for St. Patrick’s day celebrations next weekend!

This morning, John left for work and got a flat tire! I didn’t get my car this AM so it ended up that I stayed at his house all day, with no car.  Unfortunately, in a house with NO food except some Great Harvest whole wheat.  I’ve had at least 3-4 slices in the last 24 hours (including this AM).

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I ordered lunch from Thai Basil (there is not much in walking distance… and I was ultra lazy today)- lunch sized portion of peanut-curry chicken.  They must read the blog because it was filled with tons of veggies- red and green peppers, baby corn, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, beans, onion, asparagus.  Just like home…. almost.

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After digesting lunch, I hit the road for a run.  I averaged about a 9:40 pace but really had to use every mind game in the book to keep myself going- maybe it was just the depressing gray and rainy skies.  This yummy orange was waiting for me post-run.  Anyone ever have cravings for oranges after running?!

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Dinner was a yummy Chipotle burrito.  I usually go for the salads or a bowl but the real deal sounded good today.  I saved a little less than half of it and keep having a few bites here and there.

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My mood all day was a bit down.  Last night was so much fun and I haven’t had a night out at the bars like that in quite awhile.  The only downside of going out is I feel so guilty the next morning about the money I spent.  Dinner out at a restaurant I never feel that bad about because even if a meal out was pricey, we did need to eat.  Spending money on beer and shots though… guilt guilt guilt.

On my run, I was thinking how I’ve learned to stop feeling guilty about food choices.  If I eat something like onion rings for dinner (last night ;)), I get over it because I know that 80-90% of the time, what I eat is balanced and has some nutritional value.  I treat my checking account more like a strict calorie-counting diet.  Jeans feeling a bit tight is kinda like when I have to dip into my savings- time to cut back a little- and I can handle tight jeans, but get seriously stressed about overspending.

What do you think- is it possible to be an “intuitive spender” or is it important to be a “calorie-counting spender”?