I started this post on Sunday...and today is Friday. Oye.
I've made a lot of good technological purchases in the past few months, including a new laptop and camera. I mentioned before that I got a Garmin Forerunner 110 for my birthday. I just used it last weekend for a 6-mile run in the woods near our house. I'll talk to you in more detail about it later, but I promise you that I will never want to run without it again. If you don't own one but like running and have any interest whatsoever about how fast you run outdoors, I highly recommend that you buy one!
Let's backtrack to last Saturday night, shall we? My food recaps are patchy, because I haven't been taking many pictures. You're not missing anything, because I don't eat exciting things during the week.
On Saturday night (two days before the Fourth of July), I accompanied my parents to Vittorio De Roma in Palatine. The restaurant is in an ugly strip mall that is around other ugly strip malls, so I didn't expect much from it at first. However, my parents and I were blown away by the quality of the food and the service. Based on the photo of the menu below, by the way, what do you think I ordered? Hint: it's not very hard to figure out if you know my favorite food!
The first appetizer was grilled calamari.
Trader Joe's also get an honorable mention for making tasty and healthy frozen food. I picked this up a few weeks ago and made it last week when I wanted a quick and easy lunch. It has 250 calories and 5 grams of fat, AND it's not loaded with crazy dangerous chemicals.
I hope all of you wonderful people have a great weekend. I will be home studying my little brain away, but I really want to pop by a few times and say hi.