Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Gitz Bits 2010: Week 16

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Friday, April 16, 2010


My friend Mandy is ridiculous. In a good way. A few times a month she, myself and a couple other girls do what we call Skwyne. Which just means that we all Skype so we can chat with each other while drinking wine. It’s a great combination.

So, at some point we were discussing our love of peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars when she realized I can no longer eat them because of this ridiculous whey allergy. She kept saying “No whey!” and I’d answer “Whey!” and that went on for longer than I might like to admit.

That may have been the wine part of Skwyne taking over.

So what does the girl do? She figures out how to create a vegan version of the granola bar, makes them and mails them to me. After tasting them, I promised to fall at her feet and worship her when she comes to visit next month. I’m hoping she knows I meant that metaphorically since falling at her feet might require a team of professionals to get me back up.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010


I’ve gotten this look from Riley a lot in the last few weeks. Loosely translated, he is saying “Where is Alece? What did you do with her and when is she coming back? I suddenly find you boring in comparison.”

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Sunday, April 18, 2010


Remember a few weeks ago when I showed you my Alice.com order? Well, I forgot to mention that they include a free gift in every delivery. How crazy is that?

In that order I got a full-size tin of Ceylon tea… which I was kind of excited about because I don’t have a lot of beverages that I enjoy since I gave up pop. Or soda, depending on where you hail from. While I love the smell of coffee, I have an intense dislike for the flavor, and the only tea I’ve ever enjoyed was chai.

So I gave this a try. I sweetened it [generously] and the first couple of sips I determined that I didn’t hate the tea. Another couple sips and I determined I put too much sugar in it. I’m hoping there’s a happy medium, but the verdict is still out as to whether or not I’ll become a tea drinker.

For now, water remains my steady companion. :)

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Monday, April 19, 2010


Ok, I just had to show you all what the big “basket in the hallway” fuss was all about. Yes, that is the big, bad, scary basket that garnered a ridiculous amount of harassment from someone in my building. I’m happy to report the basket can stay. And the drama has hopefully ended. And yes, I am rolling my eyes as I type this day’s Gitz Bits.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Can you say CUTE?!?!?!? And CREATIVE?!?!?!

Ms. Marla sent me these adorable Scrabble pieces with magnets attached to the back so I could spell Gitz Bits out on my fridge.

Seriously. C.U.T.E.

I’m going to get a creative shot of them and re-do my Gitz Bits logo because I love them that much. People are so stinkin’ thoughtful. I would have never in a million years thought of something as sweet as this.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Remember last week’s revelation about my lack of salsa?

Well, I have another confession. I have since discovered that the salsa I ate [just a regular old Tostitos jar concoction] was not real salsa. Many told me this, but I just figured salsa was salsa, right?


My friends Kelly and Kathy came over on Wednesday night for supper and picked up Carlos O’Kelly’s salsa and chips. And I am here to tell you there is a major difference.

I do maintain it’s weird, though, that a Mexican restaurant has a name that sounds more like an Irish establishment.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010


I got an early birthday present, people, which means I am officially here to announce: I AM A GLEEK!!! I love this show. Love. Love. Love.

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