Good LORD I’m sore today! Yesterday’s chest workout definitely did a number on me (in a good way). I had intentions of completing a ZWOW this morning and was so excited to do my first-and-only HIIT workout of the week. I had a little debate in my head. My body was sore but my mind was so ready to tackle a workout. I was pumped and energized, so I decided to give it a go. Ha. About three minutes in, I knew my body needed a rest day so I stopped. While I was kind of bummed that my body couldn’t handle a workout, I had a date with my man to look forward to!
Around 9:00 a.m., Matty picked me up and, per his suggestion, the two of us went to Julian’s for breakfast. We hadn’t seen each other since Tuesday, so a date was much-needed. We hit the road and listened to NPR on the way up. Thanks to Cait and Matty, I’ve totally fallen in love with NPR. I love the wide array of subjects the station covers; I always learn something new!
Julian’s is such a great place. I’ve written about it a couple times and I am seeing a pattern, here. There always seems to be a picture of me drinking a beverage – once pinot grigo and twice coffee. Exhibit A (or, technically C and if you view the above posts first):
Ignore the woman behind me with a pained expression on her face. Maybe she has a caffeine-induced headache? Wimp. In all seriousness, the artwork, while a bit morbid, is amazing! Rebecca Adams is a Providence, RI native who specializes in black and white portraiture. Her art was all over the walls and I was really taken by it.
We sipped our coffee and perused Julian’s eclectic menu.
Before opening the above menu, I knew exactly what I wanted: a tofu scramble!
I ordered my scramble with mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, and red onion. It was amazing! My meal also came with a side of their incredible home fries, which are stir fried in olive oil and a bunch of spices. With a dollop of their homemade ketchup, this breakfast totally hit the spot.
Matty ordered some pancakes (and also helped me demolish my home fries).
Before taking some pictures of our food, I noticed my cell phone’s camera was acting funky. Everything was rainbow-style! It looked like we were in a club instead of a restaurant.
Real girls get down on the flo’.
Has this happened to anyone else’s cell phone cameras? So strange!
After breakfast, we went to Brown University’s bookstore to select a book for us to read together. Matty and I started reading Super Sad True Love Story together this year and I was not fan, so he ended up finishing the book on his own. At breakfast today, I declared it was time for us to embark on reading a new book.
I’ve been wanting to read Steve Martin’s An Object of Beauty for the past two years. I really admire Steve Martin – he’s sort of a Renaissance man with his talents as a comedian, songwriter, and author. Matty and I are excited to start reading it. Couples who read together stay together, right? Right.
Okay, I’m off to pack (ew) and then head to Connecticut (yay!) for the evening. I’ll catch up with you tomorrow!
Question of the Day: Have you read An Object of Beauty? If not, what are you reading right now?