[Semi-]Professional baker. Wine enthusiast. Crazy Cat Lady. Amateur yogini. Currently cooking my way through a CSA farm share.

All content created, photographed, and eaten by Cody Clark unless otherwise noted.

Catching Elephant is a theme by Andy Taylor.

 

c25k w1d1 take two

I made another attempt at Couch to 5k, Week One, Day One today. I got a little further, and I feel a LOT better afterwards… though, I admit I stopped to pet a cat for awhile.

I’ve sorted out the notes as best I can, rolled a d12, and the winner is hhanji!
(I’ve just messaged you asking for your email address.)

I’ve sorted out the notes as best I can, rolled a d12, and the winner is hhanji!

(I’ve just messaged you asking for your email address.)

Contest is now closed. I will be announcing the winner later today, once I figure out how to count all the reblogs. (Currently anyone who reblogged multiple times is only showing up once in the notes. I’ve added a few reblogs by hand, from memory and by checking blogs. I’m sorry I wasn’t aware that would happen.)

Graze Box Giveaway!

In honor of reaching another follower milestone of sorts, I wanted to do a giveaway.

Graze is a snacks-by-mail service that delivers a box of goodies to your mailbox weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what you choose. There are over 90 types of snacks, including nuts, seeds, dried fruit, granola bars, dips, and popcorn. You can rate the snacks (like/love/trash) even before you try them, to make sure you’re getting something you want. All the snacks are pretty healthy, but you can also choose a low-calorie box if you like.

One winner will get: A three-box gift voucher ($18) by email. (The FAQ assures me that you won’t need to sign up for regular deliveries, just order each box whenever you wish.)

The rules:

  • US only. Graze currently only delivers to the lower 48. :(
  • Reblog this post as much as you like before October 1st, 2014.
  • You don’t have to be following me, but if you like 99% original content about food, cats, and yoga, it would be appreciated.
  • Winner will be announced and contacted October 1st, around 2pm EST.
  • GOOD LUCK!
My bookcase. It was meant to be more autumn than Halloween, but the black cat and gargoyle live there year-round.

My bookcase. It was meant to be more autumn than Halloween, but the black cat and gargoyle live there year-round.

I haven’t worked out in a week. I should have left for work already. I’ve been having ragefits over stupid things. Basically everything is stupid and I don’t want to do it.

My doctor put me on hormones a week ago. It’s not been fun.

(In better news, I bought a new bed and it’s like sleeping on a fluffy, supportive cloud.)

becoming-rachelgreysummers replied to your post “Headed out to volunteer at the food bank again today. There was a…”

how is that “unmotivated”?? that psych student sounds like a real jerk.

I don’t think he’d heard me say that I went to community college for culinary arts, work in a restaurant, and don’t have a car until after he’d talked about ‘unmotivated’ people he knows, but basically I think there was a pretty big lack of understanding that some people don’t exactly have those opportunities.

The funny thing is, when I was in high school, I really wanted to go to WMU for Psychology, but received basically zero encouragement (and occasionally active discouragement) from family and even my career center’s counselor. Not to mention I had no money and a pretty big social phobia that made the idea of dorm life terrifying.

C’est la vie, I suppose.

Headed out to volunteer at the food bank again today. There was a great group of people last week, not counting the psychology student who “had to” be there for his program (helping people! imagine!) and who implied community college, service work, and not owning a car was “unmotivated.” I kept my temper down by telling myself he can’t imagine my life any more than I can imagine what it must be like to be able to afford to do “better.”

Anyway. This is probably my last time working in the garden. Starting next month I want to start working in the kitchen, which is actually just down the street from me.

This month’s ClubW wine, and the goblet from last week’s Renaissance festival feast. A proper review of Rust, a two-barrel collaboration with Top Chef Michael Voltaggio, is forthcoming.

I have two boxes of ClubW (three bottles each) to give away, if anyone is interested. You pay shipping, around $9. US only and over 21, please. Message me your email address. First come, first serve.