Thursday, June 19, 2008

#28

Good morning! I'm greatly enjoying my birthday so far-- I slept in, went for a run, now I am sipping a Starbucks iced soy latte, and Mr. Mal is making blueberry pancakes for breakfast. A fantastic start to my birthday!

Again, I apologize for the lack of photos. I'll take a few with my camera phone this morning.

Birthday Pug!


Birthday Fun

Obviously, I love birthdays! I also love astrology! Some of it is eerily accurate, but mostly, I enjoy it just for fun. 

Reveals fun statistics and astrological data for your b-day

Tells what your birth date means about you



Pumpkin-Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Muffins

The pumpkin-peanut butter-chocolate chip mini muffins once again came out wonderful! I ended up eating 3 last night and 2 this morning (before my workout). I have no control around these things! They're so incredibly delicious! I guess overindulgence is allowed on your birthday, right? :)

Just a quick note about the recipe...

I reduced the portion size of some of the high-calorie ingredients in the recipe, and the muffins still came out great! I didn't even notice the missed ingredients (and calories). My reductions/changes: 
  • Canola oil: 1/8 cup instead of 1/3 cup
  • Sugar: 1/2 cup instead of 1 cup
  • PB and chocolate chips: 1/2 cup instead of 3/4 cup 

Workout

Today's run was one of my favorites: 45-Minute Treadmill Workout. I love the variation-- it makes you work hard and keeps you interested. The walking workout is great too-- it really works your buns! :)


Question of the Day

What's your sign? Does it say anything about you?

Me: I'm a Gemini, and a lot of what the astrology says about my sign is just like me. I'm active, curious, and versatile, but I also possess that two-sidedness. If you catch me in a bad mood, watch out! :) 

32 Comments:

Bree said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day.

Allison said...

Happy Birthday!

magpie said...

Happy birthday!

sloank said...

Happy Birthday, Tina!!! Hope you have a great celebration!

meghanN said...

happy birthday! Have a wonderful day :)

chandra said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I am a Leo, but I am also very close to being (and was supposed to be) a Cancer. I think I have more traits of a cancer than a leo, but, eh - I like the lion. :) haha

Beth said...

Happy Birthday! Maybe Mal should get you a pug as a birthday/wedding gift? :P What would you name one?

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Tina! I hope that you have a fun one :o)

Monica said...

Happy Birthday Tina! I think the thing I love most about my birthday is not feeling guilty about overindulging!! Enjoy the rest of your special day!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Mine is this Saturday - the big 2-1!! Oh and i am SUCH a gemini.

Trina said...

Hey Girl!

Happy Birthday and thank you for such a fantastic blog!

Betsy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINA!!!!!! have a wonderful day.

I'm a Virgo and am soooo true to my sign. slightly ocd...

lighterportions said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you have an amazing day.

And I think I'm going to go take a stab at those pumpkin muffins right about now. I can't wait!

beth said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you're having a fabulous day! :-)

newcitygirl said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a Gemini too (23 tomorrow!), and I think the description is very fitting! I also love the birthday calculator/meaning links, so fun, haha.
Hope you have a great day!

lengslog said...

Happy Birthday!

Is that your pug? I love pugs! they're so cute!!

I'm a cappy, that means I'm extremely stubborn. ;-)

mealsfromthegirlinthelittleblackdress said...

Happy birthday Tina! And so happy Mal is pampering you.

I am a Scorpio, so I am highly passionate, which is true (to a fault)!

VeggieGirl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TINA!!! Hope your day is truly special :0)

I'm an Aries, which means that I'm adventurous, energetic, courageous, enthusiastic, quick-witted, quick-tempered, impulsive and impatient :0)

tfh said...

Happy Birthday! Just from enjoying your blog (without commenting, sorry!) for a long time now, I am dubious of your warning about catching you in a bad mood...you seem like a sweetheart! May this year bring you great happiness. It certainly is going to be a life-changing one.

Sister said...

That birthday pug is wicked cute. Happy Birthday!

Irbas said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm a Virgo, and I posses a ton of the qualities of a true virgo (fortunately, and unfortunately...)

have a great day!

glidingcalm said...

Happy birthday Tina!!!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Just wanted to let you know i clicked on your links, entered my birthday, and got responses that were strikingly true. Awesome!
Thanks for the morning fun :]

Runeatrepeat said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great day.

arielle said...

happy birthday!

romina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Beth said...

Also, Tina, I saw a birthday card today that reminded me of you:

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/ARG/21608~Pugsy-Malone-Posters.jpg

Sarah said...

Happy 28!!

ashley said...

Happy Birthday, Tina!

loveofoats said...

Happy B-day Tina!!

Allyson said...

Happy Happy Birthday Miss Tina!!

spunkysuzi said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!