Daily Archives: November 30, 2011

Chobani Crook

On Monday, I brought a pineapple Chobani yogurt into work and never ate it. I also had a mango one there from the previous week. Oops, I guess I am a Chobani hoarder. My hoarding came back to bite me when I never ate my yogurt on Monday or Tuesday because I had to leave work early on Monday and called in sick yesterday. I caught part of Craig’s nasty virus that has lasted over a week, but thanks to the flu shot, I think I have resisted getting something worse.

Anyway, when I went to get my pineapple Chobani yogurt that I was so looking forward to for lunch today, it wasn’t there. I was pissed and then decided to take action. I e-mailed my department and asked if someone accidentally took it. My co-worker fessed up that he accidentally ate it and would replace it. I said, at about $1.25 a pop and it being one of my main sources of protein, I would appreciate that. I was thankful to have found the culprit and that he was super nice about it.

Have you ever had someone steal your lunch or take something of yours from the work fridge? I always fear this sort of thing happening and how I’ll respond. I guess it was just better to ask and not brood in anger in my cubicle all afternoon.

The worst situation I ever witnessed was when my boss threw away my co-worker’s salmon that she paid about $8 for because he thought it was moldy and old. She made him purchase a new one and was picky about the type he would buy for her. I thought to myself, “he’ll learn his lesson from this, how embarrassing.”

I didn’t eat anything all that interesting today, except for one of the last items from my lollihop box, which was this bar. It was super tasty and had lots of fiber, so it filled me up mid-morning.


On a break at work, I was looking at Pinterest on my phone and saw avocado pasta posted. I knew that was what I wanted to have for dinner because there was an avocado ripening at home that was begging to be cut open. Turns out the recipe was from Angela at Oh She Glows, who always posts excellent recipes.


It was so easy to make (which is why her blog title for the recipe is called 15 minute creamy avocado pasta). Too bad all I had were some macaroni noodles to pair it with. It still tasted divine. It actually sort of reminded me of the flavor of guacamole. So if you love guacamole like I do, this recipe is perfect for you!

Time to go read my kindle before bed! I started the book Unbroken this week and it’s a good one so far. I coincidentally keep reading books about the start of WWII. I think I need a lighter book to read next, but you take what you can get from the library overdrive system when it comes in!


Good night!


Speck CandyShell iPhone 4S case review

I’ve used my Speck CandyShell iPhone 4S case for a couple of weeks now so I thought it was time for a review!

More info from the Speck website:

When you want the look and feel of a hard case and the protection of a soft case… choose the sweet third option: CandyShell! It combines both hard shell and soft rubbery protection in a one-piece flexible iPhone 4S case.

The sleek, hard outer shell protects against impacts, plus slips easily in and out of your pockets. The rubbery lining absorbs shock and also extends to a bezel, which protects your screen if it falls screen-first, and gives it no-slip stability when you place it face down. The two-layered protection also makes for some sweet two-toned color options. One of Speck’s favorite cases for iPhone 4S!

speck candyshell case

I did A LOT of research before purchasing this case. I probably looked at about 10 different brands online before settling on Speck. The reason I purchased this type–see the pros below:


1) It offered a lot of protection and shock absorption for a clutz like me. I haven’t dropped my phone yet, but when I do, I know I’ll be glad I have a protective case for this $200 phone.

2) The design was attractive and I liked the color I picked out.

speck iPhone 4S Pirate's Cove Teal candyshell case

3) The price was reasonable. In the end, I paid $28 because I found a coupon online by googling “speck + coupon.”

4) So many cases felt slippery on the back (you can feel through the case at the store) and reviews stated this was a problem with other brands. The Speck case does have a grippy feeling, but the back is smooth.

5) The buttons all work well still and are protected. The camera cutout is perfect.


speck iPhone 4S candyshell case

6) It was easy to put the case on and there are instructions for removing it.

7) The case design does not interfere with plugging in the charger.


8) There is a one year warranty on the case.


1) For some people, this case may be somewhat bulky. It’s worth it for the protection though.

2) The back of the case scratches, but it is really not that noticeable or that much of a problem. Just a con to point out as some may be disappointed by this.

3) Some cases (Incipio brand) do come with the screen protector/film. Mine did not and I still have to purchase one (if you have a brand that works for you, please let me know)!

Side view

Speck candyshell case side view

Interior view


Bottom view


Front view


I paid for this case with my own money and was in no way compensated by the Speck company for this review. I just felt like sharing it for those people who are researching iPhone 4S cases.

If you have any questions about the Speck case, please let me know!