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by Meghann on February 19, 2009

Today was the quarterly corporate meeting at work. It’s where we get together and discuss the company then party it up with Wine, Beers, Snack and Cake.


As big of a wine lover as I am, I decided to pass on a glass in lieu of this beautiful chocolate cake.


The cake was in celebration of January, February, and March Birthdays and I have a rule, if a cake has my name on it then I must have a piece.


It was good too! The chocolate icing was so rich and chocoaltey. I did scrape off the vanilla pudding in the middle though. I am not a pudding fan.

I also grabbed a couple of Crackers with Cheese and a beautiful Strawberry.


Caitlin and I decided to reinstitute our Thursday night Date Night. We both decided we do not get to see nearly enough of each lately. I need my weekly dose of Caitlin!

When I arrived at the mexican restaurant we were meeting at Caitlin was already enjoying a beer, so I figured why not and has one as well.


It was my first time trying the Negra Modelo and I have to say, I really enjoyed it.

I had a hard time deciding what to order. Lately I have been on a Veggie Fajita kick at Mexican Restraints and was trying really hard to branch out. But in the end I could not resist. I can’t help it I just like Veggies too much!



I made about three Fajitas, then proceeded to finish off the beans, rice and guacamole and then picked at the remaining veggies. I still have half the veggies left which will make for a great quick lunch this weekend.


I’m usually all about ignoring the chips at Mexican Restaurants, but at Caitlin’s urging to try them I managed to snack on three with my food.


There’s something about eating dinner that brings on my sweet tooth. Even though I had that decent size piece of cake at my work party, I still wanted something sweet. I dug into the Godiva and was pleasantly surprised to discover a peanut butter center in this chocolate. 🙂



Thank you everyone for all of your advice with the Disney Marathon! I am going to watch the registration capacity for now and if I feel that it will sell out I will register for it ASAP, otherwise I will wait until after San Diego to see how I feel. 🙂

Speaking of San Diego, it has been far too long since I have plugged my Team in Training efforts with the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society. As many of us in the blog world know our dear friend Julz recently had a friend lose a well fought battle with Leukemia. With the support of Julz I have requested to run this race in Jill’s memory and to honor her fight, so that others will have the opportunity to battle as she did and hopefully win the war.

This race will be about all of those who have suffered and I want the opportunity to run in the honor of any one who has been effected by a blood born cancer. If you or some one you know is fighting the battle or is now in a better place, please send me their story to so that I may run in their honor. I want to make a difference and I know raising the money for this cause will help save or prolong a life.

1 Meg February 19, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Wow! That cake looks like it was totally delicious!

I have several friends/family fighting lymphoma and leukemia, so I am so thankful for what you are doing for the cause!

2 Mica February 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm

That cake and the fajitas look delicious. I think you were right to skip the wine for them!

(The PB Godiva looks like an ear, haha.)

3 VeggieGirl February 19, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Amazing honor for running the race – you have such a big heart, Meghann!! Love ya!!

4 Brandi February 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm

that’s awesome that you’re running for her – what a great memorial.

dinner looks fun! I need more girlfriends around here!

5 marafaye February 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm

The fact that you’re running that race in Jill’s honor brought a tear to my eye… how wonderful!

6 Amy February 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Amazing to run in the name and honor of Jill. That is truly a beautiful gift, Meghann. I commend all of your noble acts!! Love ya and that cake (damn).

7 Maggie February 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Cake > wine (in my book anyway)

Dinner looks lovely 🙂 Glad you and Caitlin got some time together!

8 caitlin February 19, 2009 at 9:44 pm

that is wonderful you are running the race for jill.

9 Shelby February 19, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Amazing cake! Now I want some.

Meghann, you are such a beautiful person…I am always so amazed and inspired by all that you do.

Much Love girly!

10 caitlin February 19, 2009 at 9:53 pm
11 livelaughlyss February 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm

wow. you are incredible! not that you weren’t before, but now that you are doing this for julz’s dear friend, my heart goes out to you even more! if you are doing any other types of bake sales/fundraisers, PLEASE LET US KNOW! i want to help as much as i can, for you and julz!

12 Hangry Pants February 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm

That is so nice about your race dedication. The support in our blog circle is tremendous.

I love your cake rule. And, I state once again, my extreme jealousy of you and Caitlin’s girl nights. I want Mexican, beer and chips!

13 eatingbender February 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Wow, great post! I definitely think that eating cake with your name on it is a rule 🙂 And I’m glad that you and Caitlin reinstated the date night!! It’s so much fun to read about your time together.

It is incredible that you are planning to run the race in Jill’s memory. What an inspiration you are! I will definitely support that journey in any way I can!

14 Melissa S. February 19, 2009 at 10:11 pm

that is so sweet you’re running for jill. julz will love ya forever, if she doesn’t already. 😉

so jealous of your mexican. !!!

15 John February 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm

I had a lot of that beer in Cancun

16 Julz February 19, 2009 at 10:39 pm

This post is incredible. I love you so, I just showed/read this to my mom and her jaw dropped. We are so touched and just so amazed at your kindness and your grace, and I am going to tell Jill’s mom about it. 🙂 Thanks again Meghs!

17 Sharon February 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Oh wow, cake looks great!

18 Marissa February 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm
19 Heather Eats Almond Butter February 19, 2009 at 11:04 pm

I’m impressed you stopped after 3 chips. Once I start, I will eat the entire basket.

That’s awesome you’re running in memory of Jill. Very cool Meghann!

20 Emily February 19, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Your cake rule is pretty much the best ever. Love it.
(now I’m craving Mexican foood!!!!!)

I think it’s pretty amazing that you’re racing in Jill’s memory. What an incredible gift. 🙂

21 Bec February 20, 2009 at 12:32 am

Godiva with peanut butter in the center? sounds way too good to be true 🙂

22 carolinebee February 20, 2009 at 12:54 am

Totally drooling at the Mexi food! I just went back and read the part about Julz and Jill..that is so sweet of you and so so touching. I’m so amazed at this little blogging world, and how it’s really not that little at all! Good luck meghann, can’t wait to see u in the LBeezy ;D

23 whitneyinchicago February 20, 2009 at 1:01 am

Negra Modelo is one of my favorite beers. Especially with some Tex-Mex (which I sadly can’t get in Chicago)

Happy Friday tomorrow!

24 Sarah February 20, 2009 at 1:35 am

Meghann, this post gave me chills, and not just because of that delish looking cake. It is so wonderful that you are honoring Julz friend and making such a difference to so many others. I’m proud to “know” you.

25 Amy February 20, 2009 at 8:44 am

That’s really great to run a marathon in someone’s honor. Running can be so cool like that!

btw, Modelos are the best! Esp. with lime 😉

26 lauren (athlEAT) February 20, 2009 at 9:07 am

wonderful mexican food! and it is so great you are going to be running in Jill’s honor…

27 Allison February 20, 2009 at 9:33 am

OH man! Your veggie fajitas look way better than my mexican meal the other night!

I don’t blame you for having that cake – it looks HEAVENLY from the pictures! 🙂

28 sarahdbelle February 20, 2009 at 10:46 am

Fantastic looking dinner! Yum!

And wow, about running for Jill. You’re incredible ; )


29 Sweet and Fit February 20, 2009 at 12:16 pm

I love that rule! I just need to get my name on more cakes =)

30 The Almost City Girl February 20, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I love your cake rule and totally agree!

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