Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Obsessions: Pineapple Greek Yogurt, We Are In Love, and the Drafting Cave

Heeeey sweet readers!

*Sigh* I'm afraid it's gonna be another fast Friday Obsessions.
Not that you all are heartbroken or anything, but I do enjoy talking to you.

I have to cram a lot of stuff into today, but it's for a very good reason - tomorrow, I'm driving for three and a half hours both ways to meet a couple of my critique partners in person. (I won't tell you who. I don't want you to get more jealous than you already are just because I'm in collusion with them. Don't deny it.)

I know. It's probably one of the most amazing things that will happen to me all year. I'm super excited, but damn I can write a lot of words in 7 hours.

Anyway. Now that I've ramble-typed for five minutes, here they are:

Friday Obsessions!

1. Pineapple Greek Yogurt
So, you know how I had a baby about three months ago? And how I probably ate a little a lot too much when I was pregnant with her, and how I have like twenty five pounds to lose now?

Apparently I'm way less likely to lose the pounds if I eat marshmallow cereal for breakfast. It sucks, but you gotta do what you gotta do. (I'm not looking for dieting advice. It makes me stabby. Please don't give it to me. Seriously. I would probably delete your comment, that's how stabby it makes me. Not joking.)

I've been eating Greek yogurt because of the high-protein, low-fat, low-calories thing. But between you and me? That stuff SUCKS. It's like tangy and thick and bleh. But yesterday, I found Greek yogurt with pineapple on the bottom.

You guys? It. Is. Incredible.
I mean, not INCREDIBLE, but way better. Hallelujah.

2. We Are In Love by Cider Sky.

Oh, this song. So young, so strong, so beautiful. So Merrin and Elias. Yeah, I know, I'm supposed to be thinking of the next book, but damn I love these two.

3. The Drafting Cave
Speaking of The Next Book, I'm just about to hit the homestretch. I kind of failed it during Camp NaNoWriMo, and only got something like 28K done in the month of June.

But now I'm at 43K, and figured out that if I pull 3k/day between now and next Friday, not counting Saturday, I can hit 65K (finished!) a week from now.

Aaaaaand that's pretty much all I need for motivation.
I'll report back next Friday, but please cheer for me and my sweet YA romance!

Okay, your turn! What were you obsessed with this week?
(Rachel posted her week's obsessions yesterday. By all means, guys, if you post about yours, link up!)


  1. Mmmm I love to have plain greek yoghurt with curry.

    ...And now I want a curry...

    There ya go, there's my Friday obsession - curry! Mmmm paneer masala ^_^

    Have fun with your CPs :D

    1. *gasp* OMG. Now THAT sounds delicious.
      Have a great weekend!

    2. It's amazing! It takes away the painful heat of a curry without spoiling the taste.


  2. I found coconut flavored greek yogurt and added granola. Oh yes, my friend, oh yes.

    1. WHOA. See, I think the EXTREME SWEETNESS of the pineapple is what helps so much for me....

  3. Holy shiz, Leigh Ann, THAT SONG.

    *clicks repeat* *clicks repeat* *clicks repeat*

    I might have to steal it for my WIP.

    You might have just paid me back for Enchanted.


  4. I LOVE GREEK YOGURT!!!!!! <3

    Good luck finishing your draft! Is this Solving for Ex?? I'm trying to redo/look at a WIP of mine

  5. I was totally obsessed with chicken McNuggets this week. OM NOMNOMNOM!!!

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  7. I have never tried greek yogurt before -- but I totally must now.

    And good luck with your draft!

  8. MMMMMM. I like the greek yogurt with a little bit of fat in it... like the 2% pineapple chobani (which is the kind I'm presuming you found) because the 0% fat is too... DRY.


  9. Me likey the song!!! And greek yogurt is definitely an acquired taste. I'm prego right now and I usually eat the strawberry banana kind, but I used to like the pineapple kind, before the hormones kicked in, you know. ;) And woot woot on your WIP! :D

  10. what do you mean you don't like Greek yogurt? as long as it isn't plain or some other ridiculous flavor, it's delicious. like strawberry. and vanilla. I've never seen pineapple before, though... but I like pineapple and I like Greek yogurt so THERE CAN BE NOTHING WRONG.

  11. oh, love that song, love it..... way better than greek yogurt ;)

  12. Hey! Congrats on the agent! And the redesign looks great too!

  13. You get to meet your critique group?! How very very awesome! Have fun:)

  14. I am always so impressed with how fast you draft! That's so exciting you're almost done! And even more exciting to meet CPs in person! I hope you have a blast.

    Me? It was a little bit of a downer week for me. On Wednesday, I quit everything. Writing, blogging, making dinner, grocery shopping, being a cub scout leader. But I woke up Thursday and systematically un-quit everything. I feel better now. :) And it's not just because we have food in the house again. ;)

    Aren't you glad you asked? Hahahahaa!

  15. It's been forever since I last visited your blog, but I'm glad to see the awesomeness you are up to. Keep it up! :)