43 responses

  1. Kayla
    January 19, 2011

    I think it is so cool that so many of your family members share a similar interest. I totally wish I had someone in real life who shared an interest in fitness related areas.
    Dance Trance sounds like such a blast. And your dinner looks awesome.
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  2. Sana
    January 19, 2011

    You have an amazing family πŸ™‚

  3. Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    January 19, 2011

    I like noisy places better to study/work in as well! I do think all the chatter helps you zone out.

    I made your stuffed chicken last week and it was FAB (with kale/bleu cheese/balsamic filling). This chicken looks great too. Sometimes it’s just so much easier to throw a piece of chicken in the oven!
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  4. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 19, 2011

    I feel that if I’m working somewhere like Starbucks, where many other people are also working, I get more done than working at a coffeeshop where people are just chatting. Something about the group mentality. I worked from home yesterday but really brought my laptop to Caribou Coffee to work and was much more productive.
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  5. Itecblogger
    January 19, 2011

    I finally bought some of that EggNog ice cream you like. That’s REALLY good stuff, yet I can control myself with it. Terrific!

  6. Kiran
    January 19, 2011

    I missed you all today πŸ™ Next week for sure πŸ˜‰
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  7. Matt @ The Kitchen of a Runner
    January 19, 2011

    He is doing a full ironman? Didn’t he just run his first half marathon? Those are on two completely different levels…

  8. Julie @ Wearing Mascara
    January 19, 2011

    I can’t wait to hear more about your new business venture! Also, I wanted to tell you that I ran out of peppermint seasonal ice cream yesterday. As a fellow peppermint lover, I figured you would want to know. RIP peppermint ice cream until next year…

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  9. Jenna @Eating Green, Staying Lean
    January 19, 2011

    Dance trance looks so fun!! I’ll have to find myself a class soon.

    As far as an “office” outside of the house goes, I used to frequent Starbucks a lot during the campaign I worked on…it’s busy enough to make you feel productive and busy enough to keep you (and others) from recognizing that you and one other person are the only people that have been there for more than two hours πŸ™‚ Plus, I lovvvee Starbucks…so maybe I’m biased.
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  10. Christine
    January 19, 2011

    I always felt self conscious “working” in public when I was in college and studying or something. Like, I could never truly feel comfortable and enjoy myself because I had to A) buy food from where ever I was, B) attempt to eat and work at the same time, C) felt awkward continuing to work once food product was gone.

    Though I have gotten some good work done out in public — I like coffee shops that are IN book stores. Starbucks in BNs? Seattles Best in Borders? Yup!

  11. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles
    January 19, 2011

    I must get my hands on those smores goldfish – they sound so good!!

  12. Kaitlin
    January 19, 2011

    Yum! I love freezing muffins for use all week long.

    Holy cow! Your brother is going to be a rockstar Ironman!
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  13. Ash Bear
    January 19, 2011

    I am going to try one of your recipes next week! πŸ™‚ It’ll be a great way to keep me accountable to cook on weeknights!

  14. Christine
    January 19, 2011

    Just discovered your blog via Twitter. I’m just getting into healthier eating and love finding blogs where people share recipes and meal ideas. Thanks!
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  15. Lew
    January 19, 2011

    I am glad u are learning where to work and where not to work. One question was Ben crazy before or after he wanted to do an iron man. Have fun on tomorrow adventure and remember its not always the noise of others sometimes its the noise in ur head.
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  16. Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    January 19, 2011

    Your chicken almost looks like a slice of pizza to me. (:
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  17. Tammy (Palm Trees and Manatees)
    January 19, 2011

    Oh, shoot! I didn’t realize you were moving to Tampa! Bummer!!

  18. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    January 19, 2011

    Uh, oh next thing you know, Ben is going to have his own blog! ;D
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  19. Laura @ Backstage Pass
    January 19, 2011

    Dance Trance sounds like a lot of fun. What was your favorite song that you danced to tonight?
    I took a Body Pump class with my favorite instructor after work. She is so awesome that she creates her own playlist from the Body Pump library, instead of using just one track and corresponding songs. Her playlist is heavy on music from the Black Eyed Peas, which makes it super fun!
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  20. Molly
    January 19, 2011

    mmm smothered chicken. I need to make that soon. Ive had it, but with barbeque sauce not salsa. You had me at “hard to mess up”
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  21. Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge
    January 19, 2011

    I love little muffins as a side dish to every meal. πŸ™‚

    This post is definitely making me crave ice cream now. And I think it’ll be great for my sore throat.
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  22. Jackie
    January 19, 2011

    So great seeing you tonight, too! I’ve been 10 times more than you and you’re picking them up way faster than me! Oh well, I still sweated a ton, so that’s what counts, huh?

    I’m a huge Infusion evangelist, but I know exactly what you mean. It’s definitely a better meeting place than solo work place. Have you tried Stardust Video and Coffee in Audobon Park (between Baldwin Park and Lew Gardens)? People LOVE it and I think it has more of a funky vibe. Haven’t been there yet myself but some other friends I know who work at home swear by it.

    Happy office hopping!
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  23. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    January 19, 2011

    An Ironman?! Whoa, go brother!
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  24. Maddi
    January 19, 2011

    i tried smores goldfish the other day and they are sooo good! haha πŸ™‚

  25. Christin@purplebirdblog
    January 20, 2011

    Congrats to your brother on his decision! I had a friend who participated in the Ironman competition years ago and watching him train was insaaaane!
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  26. Kara
    January 20, 2011

    I love your brother’s spirit! He does need a blog πŸ™‚
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  27. Katie
    January 20, 2011

    Your family is awesome, I feel like I know them just reading your blog, lol, and so cool your brother is training for the ironman ; )

    SO glad you went to dance trance again, it is fun and a sweaty workout! You have made great friends there in Orlando but I know you will make great friends in tampa too! WHen are you moving? Have a great day! : 0 )
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  28. Ashley
    January 20, 2011

    Everything you show at infusion tea looks delicious, and dance trance sounds so much fun. Good luck to Ben! He should definitely get his own blog, and your twin and parents too! Then it could just be an Anderson blog party all the time. πŸ˜€

  29. Heather
    January 20, 2011

    It seems like you have been doing 2 work outs a day since being out of work. Is that because you have more time orrr?

  30. Allie
    January 20, 2011

    You little office hopper ! Haha, that is too funny! I am glad you are able to go out and get work done in such a cool place like a tea or coffee shop πŸ™‚ Smothered chicken is such a yummy dinner.. it is a diner favorite of mine. I am wanting to try a Dance Trance class-it sounds like a lot of fun and congrats to Ben on committing to an Ironman!!!
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  31. OrlandoPaula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    January 20, 2011

    I love those smores goldfish too! I love the Vanilla goldfish grahams too…I put those in my ice cream. πŸ™‚
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  32. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    January 20, 2011

    Wahoo, way to go Ben!

  33. Hope
    January 20, 2011

    I’ve never heard of Infusion Tea. I wish there was one near me. It looks like a cool place! What a simple but delicious recipe for chicken! I never thought to do that. I have all the ingredients at home. I think I am definitely going to try it for dinner sometime next week. Thanks for the idea! πŸ™‚
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  34. Jennie @ Designed To Be Fit
    January 20, 2011

    I made something really similar for dinner, but I used pulled chicken in the crock pot and put it on a tortilla!

    I wish I had cornbread muffins to go with it!
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  35. Erin
    January 20, 2011

    I love the idea of working in a tea/coffee shop. But only theoretically! I seem to suck at it in actuality.
    I really love the dinners you’ve been making lately! They look really balanced and delicious.

  36. Eliz@The Sweet Life
    January 20, 2011

    Wow–good luck to the future Ironman. It’s quite a commitment!

  37. Ali
    January 20, 2011

    The chicken recipe looks really good! Good luck to your brother!
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  38. Kelly
    January 20, 2011

    Random question. Do you have friends in Tampa? Is Derek going to be the only one you know? My (well I don’t really know what to call him) wants me to move where he is, but I won’t know anyone but him, and I’m afraid I’ll hate it.
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    • Meghann
      January 20, 2011

      I have a couple of friends in Tampa, but not a lot. I’m afraid I’ll hate it too, but I love Derek and if I want our relationship to move forward, this is the best step for us.

  39. Gwen
    January 20, 2011

    The Andersons are machines! Go Ben!

  40. Kacy
    January 20, 2011

    You’ll find the perfect office location πŸ™‚ Practice makes perfect!
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  41. Joy
    January 21, 2011

    I love working at s’bux it’s where I am taking my writing course πŸ™‚
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  42. Tanya @ Vegan Faith
    January 21, 2011

    I work for Girls on the Run and we just returned from our annual summit. Each year at the summit they announce where the next one is going to be. Next year’s is in Tampa and it made me think of you! I will be looking towards you for inspiration for places to dine and entertain! So make sure and check it all out once you get there! You are such a beautiful, confident woman, I know you will make friends in Tampa fast! Good luck with the move!

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