I Swear, I’m Not The Stinky One.

I got to move my feet on the pavement and it felt good. It felt really good for the first 1.25 mi, and then it was a little “ouch” in the foot area, but not bad and I took it easy after that. I also got an iced tea at Wendy’s, making it the best run ever. (Until I run to Starbucks, then THAT will be the best run ever.) I’m telling you, if I ever run to a brewery, Imma gonna lose my head.

I felt so much better yesterday AND today, because well, you know, runners high. I probably should NOT have done sprints, but there were a few blocks with a lot of stinky smokers on the sidewalk, and I did NOT want to casually jog past their rank behinds. A few of them gave me dirty looks when I quickly darted between and around them to get past. I have one thing to say to you, chimney, don’t hate me because you’re freezing and I’m sweating. I wore a crapton of deodorant. I know I wasn’t the stinky one. I think.

I’m getting this tee-shirt, BTW.

What is it with smokers anyhow? I used to be one. Friends, if I was ever that big of an a-hole about it while I was smoking, I am sorry. Here’s the thing, and this goes for EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE; if you are in a group on a sidewalk, DON’T TAKE UP THE ENTIRE SIDEWALK. IT’S ANNOYING TO EVERYONE BUT YOU. This goes for large groups of slowly walking tourists as well. Keep to the side.

Before I ran through the throngs of pre-cancerous cells my fans, I made one of the yummiest batches yet. Chocolate Cashew Toffee, similar to a brittle. There are TWO ways of making this; you can make it light, and fluffy, or thin and extra crispy. My husband likes it more light and honeycombish, I like it to be like shards of toffee glass.

Batch 24, Chocolate covered cashew toffee.

Chocolate Covered Cashew Toffee
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What Goes In?

  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Cashews
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2T light corn syrup (if necessary)
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks

Avengers, Assemble!

  1. heat butter and sugar in heavy bottom saucepan on med-high
  2. cook until a deep, caramel color, turn heat to low.
  3. if it is separating, whisk in the corn syrup
  4. add in cashews and stir
  5. turn off heat and stir in baking soda
  7. pour onto silpat and DON'T SPREAD IT!! LEAVE IT!!
  8. For shards:
  9. spread it.
  10. When cool, drizzle with melted chocolate you've melted in a bain marie or in the microwave.
  11. spread over top.
  12. Gild the lily
  13. drizzle dark and white chocolate over the top
  14. Go Crazy
  15. sprinkle craisins on top


1 thought on “I Swear, I’m Not The Stinky One.

  1. There are so many breweries in Portland that if you run in town, it's almost impossible to NOT run by/near/adjacent/into one. You should come run here! We have awesome beer AND fantastic coffee....

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