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I have had the most random day!

My alarm buzzed rather loudly at 6am, and by 7:15 my Mom and I were scouring the racks at Old Navy during an early morning super sale they were having on shorts. I threw a cute tank on top, and called it an outfit. :) 

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By 8:15, we were parked and heading into the crowded Downtown Farmer’s Market.

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It was madness, I tell you!

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Highlights this week, besides the fresh, local produce (obvi) include…

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The tropical steel band playing on a random corner that my Mom vows to become part of one day (random!)

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Adorable wiener dog

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and fish sculptures from the guy I got my bee stake from.

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Smoked Garlic Focaccia Bread (I die.)

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PEONIES

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PUPPIES and…

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PUPUSAS!!!!!!

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There was no WAY I was leaving the market today without devouring one of these bad boys!

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This traditional Salvadoran dish made with thick, handmade tortillas is crunchy on the outside, and creamy on the inside.

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The spinach and cheese filling that’s stuffed inside is chewy, hearty and gooey.

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The vinegary slaw and yummy salsa on top bring it on home!

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"Yes please, may I have another?!" (Also, yes, that is a dog in a stroller behind me – random! ;) )

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My Mom and I sat behind the Pupusa tent while we fought over shared our crunchy, creamy delicacy, and watched the masters at work. I loved seeing their system of roll, flatten, stuff, slap.

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Roll the tortilla dough into a ball, flatten it into a disc, stuff it with spinach, beans or cheese, then slap it onto a hot, hot griddle.

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It’s amazing that this…

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turns into THAT! :D

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After the market I made a pit stop at Bed, Bath & Beyond for a new curtain rod. The curtains in Ben’s and my bedroom have been down for cough, 2.5 years, cough, after I ran the vacuum over the edge of one of the panels, it sucked it in and ripped the entire unit off the wall (which the previous owners so nicely painted around.)

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I decided today was the day I’d finally put my tool belt on and hang the flowy, sheer panels I’d picked up at IKEA over a year ago. Yay, privacy!

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The panels are crazy long, so I took them back down to surrender to my Mom who is going to hem them for me. I can’t wait to get them back – I just love the subtle, flowery design. :)

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I kept my tool belt on and spent the next couple of hours working on Eloise in the garage. I felt like such a dude!

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Updates include thieving the water bottle off my mountain bike to attach to her frame,

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and installing a different seat. The new one I got last week was a bit too hard, while this gel-padded one I got at Scheels is very luxurious.

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BTW, bicycle seats do not just pop on and off, like I assumed they would. I used a socket wrench to take the old seat off and all of the sudden hundreds of little nuts and bolts started flying everywhere. I’m all – "AHHHHOoohhhhno. Oh No."

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Thank goodness I had another bike in the garage to use to figure out how to put it all back together. It was looking a bit bleak there for a few minutes…

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I finished my stint as Mrs. Handywoman by installing the new bike carrier my parent’s and I bought together to the back of my car.

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My Dad rides his bike a lot, and now that I’ve got Eloise and Ben has Alonzo (yeah – we found an Alonzo for $40!) we figured we’d definitely get some use out of it between the three of us, heading out to trails, etc. Loves it!

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Afterwards I took Eloise for a spin to the grocery store, gasped my way through the final Summer Shape Up Challenge Workout #1, then whipped up another Sampler Platter for a quick & easy dinner. I love these things!

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Tonight I munched on carrots & Wheat Thins dunked in Sabra’s Roasted Pine Nut Hummus.

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Crunched through a sliced Braeburn apple.

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And inhaled these Alexia Sweet Potato Fries.

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I actually went to the store in search of their new Sweet Potato Tator Tots (right?!) but they didn’t have any in stock. These did just fine though. :)

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OMG I am full.

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Sunrise shopping, pupusas, dogs in strollers, curtain rods, playing Mrs. Fixit…

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Mmm, yep! Pretty random! ;)

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I’m continuing the trend by popping in a semi-random movie tonight – True Grit.

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And munching on Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls. Not so much random as completely, and insanely delicious. Muwahahaha!

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Have a good night!

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What’s one random thing you did today?

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