Spontaneous Happy Hour

Today at work, my friend Jim invited me to meet up with our other friends Rob and Carol at the Mellow Mushroom for a brief happy hour.

Usually these spontaneous happy hours happen on Wednesday and usually I have a personal training appointment, so I can’t make it. This month, my PT is too busy with school to train the hubs and I. Since I’ve also been too busy this month losing muscle and getting fat, I gladly said yes to happy hour.

When I arrived, Carol was already a hummus and a beer in and Jim wanted his picture taken. Bad.

Oh, and Carol only gave her stamp of approval for 80% of this picture.

I didn’t want to feel like a loser without a beer and Mellow Mushroom has lots of awesome imports in bottle and on draft.

So I got a Bud Light.

Then I made Carol pose for another picture with me that she approved of by 85%.

Carol, you can thank me for my mad Paint skillz later.

I’m not a big fan of Mellow Mushroom, but most of my friends swear by their pizza. I have yet to try one that has impressed me. They do have build-your-own salads, which I love. So I ordered one of those. If lettuce is in my mouth continually, I order less beer.

Romaine, cucumber, broccoli, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and BBQ tofu.

The tofu wasn’t grilled enough or firm enough so I really didn’t like it. I mean, I ate it all. It is food after all and there could be someone out there without gross BBQ tofu.

We didn’t stay long, but in that time Jim met his Bruce Campbell soulmate at the bar. How many movies can you name with Bruce Campbell, not including the Evil Dead series? Yeah. This dude named like, seven of them. We weren’t sure if we were going to have to fight him to retain friendship rights with Jim or not. 

It was nice seeing Carol and Rob since I don’t see them too often (Rob is cut off on the left in the light pink shirt). Rob assured me pink is the new black. Plus, Jim can’t get enough of the camera.

I’m home now and it’s time to get a workout in. I really want to work on my strength training for a few months. Plus, I don’t want my PT thinking I got all lazy on the month she couldn’t see me. I’ve already lost muscle and gained body fat since the holidays. Boo.

What kind of workout are you doing tonight? (Lifting the fork to your mouth counts as a workout.)

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  1. Nikki

    I have a favorite pizza there, it’s got steak feta and mushrooms… So good. Anyhow, i was supposed to work out twice today but Brian is out of town so I uh didn’t. Shhh don’t tell k.

  2. I’m not a beer fan….or wine. I just can’t get used to the taste. Weird, I know. I already ran outside and it was just starting to snow. Fun stuff….not! But I got my km’s in and I am happy. Now I can pig out tonight 🙂

  3. I needed a happy hour after work today. It was rough. I have tried beer several times, but I just can’t handle the taste.
    My only excercise was to the microwave to heat up leftovers from Olive Garden. : )

  4. Mad props for working out after drinking. I did a lazy lazy elliptical something today. I can’t even call it a workout because I know I totally phoned it in. Then I ate cookies. Like, a dozen. I wish I were exaggerating. At least I ate vegetables for dinner. No gross bbq tofu, though.

  5. tra

    i’d train you if i was where you were at! lol 😀

    plus it’s all about morning workouts! i might do some pushups for you tho 😀

  6. Really? All those beers to choose from and you got a Bud Light??? Sad day. Happy hour looks like fun though. Way better than exercising 🙂

    • Yeah, I like my beer as close to tasting like water as possible. Unless it’s a Corona. But I can make up for it with tequila shots!

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  7. crazyrunninglegs

    WHAT – you don’t like Mellow Mushroom??? That’s crazy talk!!!

    I could just eat their crust for hours on end though. The topping are just a bonus! What kinds have you tried?

    • Whatever Jim orders and then I went there with Mimi a long time ago and didn’t like mine or Fabian’s. I like their garlic knots tho!

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      • Whatever I order? That would be the left side of the menu. But she’s probably talking about the Magical Mystery Tour or the Cosmic Karma.

  8. I agree with crazyrunninglegs…their crusts make the pizzas

  9. happy hour = happiness. woooooooooooooot! i did my workout this morning and now i’m just laying in bed. sleeping counts as a workout right?

  10. happy hour = happiness. for realzzzz. and i did my workout this morning so i’m currently in bed laying down. sleeping counts as a workout right?

  11. Spontaneous happy hours are the best, and you’ve killed my lifelong dream of wanting to go to the Mellow Mushroom. I’m way late commenting but I went to Body Pump on Wed.