Weekly Wishes: Where I Admit Failure and Also Make it Rain

10.27.2013


I skipped writing weekly wishes last week because I didn't want to admit my HORRIBLE FAILURE from the week before.

Here's what happened: 

Goal #1: Cross off #25 on my 30 by 30 list 

If you looked at my list, you know that #25 is make a mojito from scratch. A weird thing to put on a 30 by 30 list, yes. But also awesome because we all know mojitos are delicious. As it turns out, every grocery store within a 15-mile radius of my apartment conspired against me, and I couldn't find mint leaves anywhere. As you know, mint leaves are a pretty important mojito ingredient. So I have limes and vodka and ginger ale sitting on my counter. But no mint, hence no mojito. Fail.


*EDIT: After a few comments from people confused about why I can't find mint leaves anywhere, I want to clarify that the stores sell mint leaves, but they're just sold out. I can only assume everyone in my town is buying mint leaves and drinking mojitos without me. This reminds me of the time I tried to find eggs to make cupcakes. First world problems.

Goal #2: Drop off clothes at Goodwill


I drive past Goodwill every. single. day. And I just straight up didn't stop to unload my trunk full of clothes and shoes and other things. Fail. 


Maybe I should just do a slow drive-by and toss boxes of stuff out the window. Yes?

Goal #3: Go to the car wash

Let's just say that almost as soon as I posted about going to the car wash, it started raining outside. And let's also say I considered running downstairs and throwing soap all over my car and letting the rain do my job for me. I didn't do the soap thing, but the bird poop washed away in the downpour, so the car wash dream lives on.

I'm considering this only a half fail. I mean, I basically MADE it rain just for me.

Goal #4: Run half marathon #6! 

Okay, I did do this one, so I'm 1 for 4. You may remember how that went. Portapotties without toilet paper. Hills that tried to kill me. Dry heaving. Good times. 

If you follow my blog on Facebook, you may have seen the race picture I posted! Note my look of intense concentration. This is me trying not to throw up. I just have to remember I paid for this kind of pain.

Aaaaanyway, this time I'm going to be realistic about my goals for the last week of October. I have a LOT going on this week, plus a few things that are super duper exciting, which I will tell you about next week. NO I'M NOT PREGNANT. Ohmygosh I can't believe you would even ask me that.

That being said, I have one single goal for this week and that is to find mint leaves and make a freaking mojito! I, an omnivore, will not be bested by a plant. 

Here's the plan: I will make a mojito, and then I will take a picture of it, and then I will blog about it.

The end.

The Nectar Collective

34 comments:

  1. I hope you find the mint leaves!! I'll send you some if you can't because that is definitely a goal that should be completed :) Hahaha "paid for this pain" ohhh runners we're so crazy!

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  2. I have a whole bunch of mint in the backyard. Just FYI.

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  3. Omgosh that last photo of you is so hardcore!!!

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  4. Hope you are able to find some mint leaves! Weird that no grocery store you went to had them..

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  5. I HATE how if you're of child bearing age, especially if you're married, you have to specify "no, not pregnant". Obnoxious.
    I'm really confused as to how you can't find mint leaves. Good luck!

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  6. Do you have a Trader Joe's near you? They always have mint. I use it chopped finely with cut chopped cucumbers with a greek yogurt dressing. Heavenly!

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  7. Missing ingredients always happens to me, my grocery store likes to only sell celery and green onions when I do not want to buy them I swear because when I go there is the tag for them but no actual item!

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  8. Missing ingredients always happens to me, my grocery store likes to only sell celery and green onions when I do not want to buy them I swear because when I go there is the tag for them but no actual item!

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  9. Mmmm, I've never had a mojito, but it sounds like a delicious pretend-its-not-30-degrees drink! I'm usually all about it being cold an all, but today is a good day to pretend winter isn't underway. Brrrr....:)

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    1. They're really good! One of my new favorites. Not that I drink all THAT much, but it's good to have a drink staple or two, you know?

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  10. I've only had a mojito once at a restaurant, and I wasn't a huge fan, but one of my goals (over the course of my lifetime, so incredibly low-pressure lol) is to cook through a whole cookbook, and the one I picked has a mojito recipe in it too, so I think I will give it another try sometime. :) Good luck finding the mint leaves!

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  11. So, the rule is that you must comment on the person who linked up right before you in Weekly Wishes, but for the record, I would have been here anyway, because you happen to my favorite :)

    I know the feeling of absolute frustration with grocery stores for not have the ONE stinking thing you need to make something! It's something every single week for me...I planned something for dinner with spaghetti squash one week...they were out that week...the next week I planned something with butternut squash...they had spaghetti squash that week, and not butternut squash. It's a game, really. Now the hunt is on for gnocchi. Good luck in your mint endeavors!

    p.s. thanks for all the race encouragement last week! Seriously. It really helped pump me up :)

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  12. Good luck with that elusive mojito! I've got one for you- I have a load of donations to take, too. I actually went shopping at my favorite charity thrift store- and left all my loads of donations at home- last week. Mega fail.

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  13. I think I need a mojito too. and congrats on the half! you look so cool and determined in the last pic!

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  14. hahaha, who knew mojitos and mint leaves could be so funny!

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  15. Haha...how do they sell out of mint leaves!?! ridiculous!!! Good luck with that! I, too, need to go to Good Will. It would take like 5 seconds...I guess I'm lazy! Love the car wash idea...you totally should've just thrown soap on your car and taken a picture LOL I would've loved to have seen that!!! And HOW did you get involved with running? I really want to "get started" but idk how to find the time or motivation or correct way to begin without killing myself. :) What is your story? Glad I found you.
    Stephanie @ meetwithasmile.blogspot.com

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  16. Just found your "how to start running" series. haha my bad!

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    1. Haha! Glad you found it! I hope it's helpful :)

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  17. good luck making your mojito! (what is it?? I assumed some kind of taco but I am thinking that's wrong) Love the race picture!

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    1. haha! No, it's not a type of taco :) A mojito is a type of mixed drink! It has mint and can also have other flavors, and it's delicious. But I do love me a good taco...

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  18. I feel like everyone is pregnant lately so it honestly wouldn't surprise me ;) #BABYBOOM !!

    .... although then your mojito would suck :D

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  19. Wow!! It sounds like you were super successful- congratulations on everything!

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  20. Your posts crack me up all the time! I love that you yelled at all of us at the end exclaiming your that you will make a freaking mojito!

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  21. Um, can I just say how much I relate to #2!? I've been driving around the past two months with two Goodwill bags and, even though I drive past one almost everyday, I have yet to do it. Why!??

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  22. Fingers crossed you find some mint leaves!! I think tossing them out the window yelling free stuff should do it! Just kidding but i know how you feel!

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  23. I have a beautiful mint plant that needs some picking! Come to my house and we'll make them together! They're my favorite! :)

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  24. Who would think that mint, of all things, would be that hard to find? We grow our own mint too, comes in handy! (it comes back after every winter, too)

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  25. And for my two cents, I say no to the everyone knowing that mojitos are awesome, but yes to the throwing of the box out the window :)

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  26. Because if you are married and have not had a kid, every time you so much as whisper it become very obvious you are hiding a pregnancy.

    Duh.

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  27. after I had addilyn chris made me a mojitos and I loved it!! we have boxes and bags of things to go to goodwill in our garage, basement and car! somehow it is so hard to get them there!!

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  28. Good luck with the mint leaves! And it's a good thing you aren't pregnant, or you wouldn't even be able to enjoy that mojito! ;)

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  29. I drove by the thrift store for weeks with 3 bags of left over garage sale items in my car. I know exactly what you mean! Drive by. THROW! haha

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  30. Oh man. There is definitely some kind of mint conspiracy going on there. That's too weird!

    And I totally drive around for weeks with bags of stuff to be donated to Goodwill in my trunk. And then when I finally take one minute to stop and drop it off I feel like I just flew to the moon or something ridiculously difficult.

    -Amy

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  31. I hope your Mojito is delicious! I'm lucky that Adam's brother went to bar-tending school. I love when he comes to family functions because truthfully I just always want a drink. Is that bad? Maybe I shouldn't admit that, haha!

    Also, I'm glad I'm not alone in going to stores and not being able to find what I'm looking for becuase it is sold out. My first date with Adam was a trip to the emergency room at Purdue, very romantic. At any rate, after about 6 hours there the doctor recommended he eat lots of banana's. 7 years later I don't really remember why he told him to eat a lot of them but, trying to be an impressive girlfriend I dropped him at home and went looking for some. I went to EVERY SINGLE GROCERY STORE in West Lafayette that night, a Wednesday, and every single one was completely sold out of banana's. I mean really?!

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