i gaveeee innnnnnnn.
i went to the dark side. i succumbed to the stress. i started using smiley emoticons in my emails.
i am working through it but it’s a struggle everyday. i blame it on the force of may. it came in like a wrecking ball that bulldozed the best laid plans and left me feeling like i’m sitting in a pile of spilled quinoa on the floor. if you don’t know that feeling, it feels worse when the bachelor picks the wrong lady, but not as bad when the wrong bachelor is picked all together.
i was writing emails with less cheer and more jeer, so i added in a smiley face or two. and then it just kept happening and i couldn’t make it stop.
and every time i receive an email with a smiley face in it, i actually want to punch that person in the face. like, don’t tell me you need something “asap” and then include a smiley face. a smiley face doesn’t make “asap” feel any better or further away. it doesn’t make it better. it actually just makes me want to flip every single thing on your desk upside down. or put a piece of tape under your mouse.
so i’ve become the type of person i’d like to punch in the face. how was your may?
happyyyyy junnee! ha. here’s to not wanting to punch yourself in the face this month! #goals
i was in the los angeles (it needs a “the”, like, the facebook) last weekend for work and i had some pretty spectacular grub. we had made resos at this trendy spot, however they had forgotten to change our reso from saturday to friday, so we were all outta trendy restaurant luck. enter: yelp. because when i need to make a decision quickly, under pressure, with people who could decide i should no longer be employed, why not trust a bunch of either ecstatically pleased or miserably angry anonymous people to help me make such decisions? but that i did. we scanned the area and found a little italian eatery.
into the rental car we went. but then the serendipitous thing happened: prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe.
i know what you’re thinking. this is not that exciting. but you’re wrong. you’re as wrong about this as anyone is who thinks that cauliflower crust is almost the same thing as regular crust (fact: it is not and i’ll keep the 1 extra pound because of it). i am telling you people, i have found the ultimate summer appetizer. and you’re going to look like a genius, when you’re in fact not, because it requires all of two ingredients and zero dishes and zero cooking time.
the sweet, freshness of the cantaloupe with the smooth, saltiness of the prosciutto is like a party for your tastebuds.
you just need to stuff your face with this immediately.
- 1 lb Cantaloupe, cubed
- 1/2 lb Prosciutto, torn into strips
- tooth picks
- salt and pepper to taste
- arugula for garnish
- wrap each piece of prosciutto around a piece of cantaloupe and secure with toothpick.
- top with salt and pepper.