Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hitting The Crest

I’ve been too busy this week to blog about daily life things.  I guess you could say I’ve been living life, which is a good thing.  I have many blog posts planned this week, including a giveaway/blog hop, Project Life Week 16, a stuff-I’ve-been-cooking-and-eating-at-home-and-I’ve-lost-two-pounds post, and a couple more others.  So this week will be quite busy on the listgirl blog!  :)

This past Monday Todd and I took the day off work to hang out.  We both have a lot of un-used time off at work.  If we don’t take the days off, we lose future vacation time accruals because we’re bumping up against the maximum that we could accrue.  So every month we take a couple of days off, usually Mondays.  Because let’s face it, working from Tuesday to Friday is better than working from Monday to Friday!  :p  Until we can take a weeklong vacation off, we’ll always be bumping up against our max vacation accrual at work.

As per our new Monday off tradition, we drove down to Crest Café in Hillcrest for breakfast.  We discovered it earlier this year after driving down to try Hash House A Go-Go and finding a huge wait there.  We walked down the street to Crest Café and it was excellent!  Our new favorite breakfast place.

I had the usual Hangover Omelette with potatoes.  The omelette has pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, and chicken sausage inside.  I shared the potatoes with Todd, and I only ate half the omelette and saved the other half for the next day.  The best part about the omelette?  The green chimichurri sauce on top.  It is tangy and nutty and utterly delicious.

Instead of the banana walnut waffle, Todd got a blueberry waffle.  He does not like eggs or cheese, so his breakfast favorites are sweet items and potatoes.

And because there hasn’t been a Todd Shot on the blog lately, here’s one for you!

After breakfast, we put more coins into the parking meter and walked over to our favorite thrift/used clothing store, Buffalo Exchange.  This Buffalo Exchange location always has shirts that fit Todd’s slim figure.  He tried on a couple and liked them, so we bought them.

And what would be an excursion to Hillcrest without going to Todd’s favorite bakery, Bread & Cie?  The sweet choices were many.

As well as breads.
But Todd always gets their brownie, which is his favorite. 

We walked around on 5th Ave because there’s cool buildings to look at.

And a new Urban Outfitters.

After Hillcrest, we stopped by Target on the way home because I needed hair conditioner.  I looked in the stationary aisle near the Post-It notes, and what did I see?  Washi tape.  Four rolls for $4, so cheap!  So I got some.


  1. How awesome that you guys get to take some time off together! I ran into the same problem a few years ago and decided I would take Wednesdays off. It. Was. AWESOME! I worked 2 days, had a day off, worked 2 more days and then had my weekend off.

    Love all the stamps pure making! Totally inspiring :)

  2. Sounds like a busy week of blog reading / comment posting ahead for me ... woo-hoo! I LOVE the "Todd shot" for 2 reasons:
    1) It's Todd and his goofy antics are also a welcome sight!
    2) It puts the size of your breakfast choices into perspective for me!
    I'm forever watching programmes like Man Vs Food and I'm always amazed at the portion sizes ... so I was curious to know & your "Todd shot" satisfied my curiosity ;-)

    Now I have to ask ... do you ever use the washi tape or do you just collect it and swoon over it?!?!? I know whenever I buy new stationery, it takes all my willpower to actually use it ... it always looks soooo pretty!!!

    Anyhoo, enough of my waffling ... looking forward to the next installment in yours / Todd's lives. xoxo

  3. Thank you for posting the 'Todd eating something' photo..I've missed them! :D

    The buildings on 5th ave. look almost fake to me...very cool architecture. I'm hungry for chimichurri sauce. (good for you for saving 1/2 for the next day!)

    Looking forward to reading about your awesome life this week. :)

  4. I love the washi tape from Target! I found another color (yellow/orange combo) at the target by dan's work in national city.


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