Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Carb Craze Continues, 25 Main and Ski to Live

So Danny told me to write a new blog because he was sick of my old one.

Agreed, I haven’t written for a while, so I guess it’s time.  I’ve been sick (I blame the lack of carbs… my body has nothing to fight off disease with!)  I’m kidding, but I cannot tell a lie.

My non-diet diet has practically ceased to exist.  I found girl scout cookies in my mother’s freezer… I was at their house alone, so all of the sudden it’s like I was thinking "if no one can see me eat the calories, they probably don’t exist!”

I am so sick of this.

The moral of the story is… I really feel soooo much better when I’m off the white bread and desserts… truly. My head craves them, but my front bum can do without. ;)


I interrupt this post to bring you the following MESSAGE:

There is a FABULOUS new restaurant in St. George.  (And if you think that Olive Garden qualifies as a good restaurant I don’t know why you’d read my blog because I swear I am the anti-chain restaurant.

So it’s called “25 Main” and it’s on, you guessed it… Main street! Just up from the Tabernacle by Little Professor Bookstore … My buddies opened it… I had the pesto pasta today with mushrooms and artichokes and we had this tremendous salad with grapes, apples and (Get this!) “FIG” dressing… it was delightful.

And the gal that owns it is the same chick that did the artistic and culinary creation that was our Wedding cake (Designer cakes by Erin Dye). You can actually see our cake on her website... it's about 9 or so pictures in... the first white cake with pink flowers/designs and is like 4 or five layers (I can't even remember)... I just checked.  It's 5 layers.

So if you make the trek to SG anytime soon… PLEASE check it out!!!  Finally a place in St. George that isn’t the likes of Chili’s, Applebees or Sizzler… EEEK! 

25 Main has such a cool vibe… and they even have a special “cupcake” bar for dessert… delightful! And all the art work on the walls looks like it was taken right out of that Smashing Pumpkins video where they play the cellos on the stars… you know the one?

Wraps, paninis, pastas, salads and sandwiches… seriously, you’ve got to check it out especially if you live in SG! (Darth Spencer, you’ve got to check it out.)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled post:

 

One other thing to mention…

I went to this “Ski to Live” camp this past weekend… for those of you not “in the know” (I’m kidding, I had never heard of it until Kristen Ulmer contacted my editor about writing a story for SkyWest Magazine)... well, it’s a ZEN ski and yoga camp… about how to listen to the inner voices (the doubter, the seeker, fear, anger, the critic, the controller, the protector, etc) … well, how to tap into or recognize the voices to ski like a crazy person (I definitely ski like a crazy person… I still haven’t figured out that whole “pole plant” thing)… but there was thins ZEN master Genpo Roshi that came to work with us in the evenings and we’d ski in the day and then do yoga… and all of this self work.

There were people from Utah, and some from back east and all over the country… there was even a lady that came from New Zealand to attend the camp.  It ended up being a great experience… but I didn’t know if I was going to make it after the first night or two.  My ski coach was a shaman healer who asked us to ski like different animals (my “hummingbird” was the fastest and my “snake” was the most effective… though I did find “jaguar” quite effective for the mini-moguls.)

Does this sound crazy?  It was.  But I’m going to write a story for the winter edition of SkyWest Magazine, so once I get my thoughts together in a more coherent form…

9 comments:

Darth Spencer said...

I will give 25 Main a try. Allison is affraid I will hate it because of my hate for Foothill's Red Butte and anything like it (Eggs in the City- I'd rather shoot myself in the head).

Your ski trip sounded awesome. Your chi must be very balanced.

Make and Takes said...

I like Olive Garden, Suite. But I like you more!!

I need to hit up SG and check out the new food. I will tell my SG family all about it.

Cicely said...

Quit it. You aren't even doing it anyway. Find a healthier way to be unhappy.

Love your wise little sister.

Bree said...

skiing and yoga..cool, so hip, too hip for me, but hey, maybe this mom of 3 will someday take up skiing again and include a little yoga while i'm at it!

ww meeting this saturday 8 am -8600S. 1300 E. it's my saving grace!

Cory and Holly said...

Um, so I was doing a little "blogstalking" and since you are so random, I thought I'd leave a random Hello!! Things looks good suite!

Tell your fam Hi!
Holly

WIKKY said...

you have such a fun life... keep it up and quit thinking so much about food! It will be so much less stress in your life. It is hard not to though! Enjoy, and we are doing a St. George run in August, so we will look for that place to eat!

swensen clan said...

Quit your worying about food and enjoy it:) you are great and I will have to try that restaurant when I get down toe SG! I need to get your email so I can add you on my blog - I went private. So email me at amyswensen@msn.com

Melissa said...

Bummer! I just came back from SG- and not being a frequent visitor there, I settled for eating dinner with the co-workers at "Claim Jumper"...I missed out.

I laughed out loud for a full minute when I clicked on your girl scout cookie link-- so true, so true!

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