I'm Sorry Sugar

I have been super busy lately. Busy watching TV and neglecting social obligations! (High five?) Well, neglecting this blog for sure. It even went down for a few days when my web host’s server was hacked. But no one noticed – including myself until well into day 2.  Anyway, it’s back up so I can tell you the important things like how I finished season 2 of Orange is the New Black. Hubs made me stay up until 2am on a school night just to watch the last three episodes. If there’s anything I love more than TV, it’s sleep. So trust me when I say that was not my choice.


And because animals falling asleep are adorable.

I need a duck and a meercat.

I loved season 2 as much as season 1 but I think it took 3-4 episodes to get going. Those first episodes didn’t have any direction, which really bothered me, because my entertainment bar is set too high apparently.

Then I finished season 2 of Orphan Black. On demand is a beautiful thing. I didn’t really care for the finale, but then again I didn’t really care for the season 1 finale either. It’s still a great show and you should watch it so we can talk about it.

Now I’m moving on to season 8 of Weeds. Where have I been that I didn’t know Weeds ended two years ago?

After Weeds, I will be out of shows to watch so I’ll either need to find something new or do something with my life.

Last weekend, hubs threw a pool party at the house for his work peeps because he’s an appreciative guy like that. He set up the whole thing, cleaned the house for weeks, picked up some BBQ catering, and spent the whole party making frozen pina coladas and margaritas for everyone. I did nothing. Ok, I helped in the only department in which I am useful – booze and desserts. I made this s’mores dessert.


It was delicious and just so bad for you. You could feel a future heart attack with every bite. I did use fat free Cool Whip, so I guess it was kinda healthy. Plus, Cool Whip is basically dairy and dairy has protein, which is good for you. Logic.

I also made these “swimming pool” blue-raspberry Jell-O shots with coconut vodka.


I know. Adorable. But it doesn’t end there. I also made these giant “beach” Jell-O shots.


I’m quite the hostess. It’s true.

The sweets kept on coming as people arrived. My friend, Jamie, made boozy pudding pops with Kahlua that were pretty amazing and these roasted s’mores shots. I repeat, roasted. s’mores. shots.


Basically I ate sugar all day long. I’m not proud. Well, I kinda am proud because it was impressive, but no. It was bad news. It made me reasses my eating habits because the party was not a one-time thing. I eat a lot of crap. So after the party, I decided to quit sugar.

I know.

I know.

Sugar is the the reason I exist so don’t think I’m happy about it. It’s only been 8 days and I want to make it to 30, which is like a year in Paula time. So we’ll see. I’ll write more on my complete misery without sugar in a week or so. The good news is my work twin, Cheyanne, quit sugar with me so it makes my heart happy to know she is miserable too.


I’m definitely drunk there.

Oh and lastly, marathon training officially started Saturday with a hot 10-miler and an early wake-up. I will miss my sleep-ins and leisurely runs at the gym while watching bad TBS movies. Now that training started, I’ll be updating my FB page a little more than usual with running bitching updates since the blogging thing seems to happen once a week these days.




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14 responses to “I'm Sorry Sugar

  1. I’m not sure we can be friends until you’re back on the ‘gur again.

  2. Oh my those are the super cutest sleeping animal gifs I’ve seen in a while! I’m sure you’ll find something to watch…or something to do…you are good like that!

    OMG Those are the cutest most awesomest jello shots eva! Like…I’m so glad you have pics, but so sad we had to miss! Dang…and those roasted s’mores ones…like wow! Glad it was all fun and sugar!

    I don’t blog much at all…maybe I’ll get inspired soon…b/c it’s been only reviews for quite a while now. Meh.

  3. holy sugary deliciousness!
    OK we are obviously TV twinsies. I finished off the whole 2nd season of Orange is the New Black.(I love how the last episode ended by the way).
    and it is so funny i watched like seasons 1-6 of weeds and then forgot about it for a while and recently watched 7&8 and didnt even realize it was over either haha.

  4. Melissa

    Your shots turned out so cute! I approve.

    I am quite proud that you’re still on the sugar free train. I will rejoin you today.

  5. Holy crap those hello shots are cute as hell. I demand you throw this exact same party next summer and invite me. I gave up sugar for 30 days once and survived. Actually fruit tasted really really sweet and delicious at the end, so there was that.

  6. Those shots are seriously awesome!

  7. I’m so impressed by your dessert/shot making skills! Teach me your ways! I normally am too focused on eating my desserts to spend time making them cute.

  8. holy shiz, for someone who is trying to cut back on sugar too, your smores cake is taunting me! Love your teddy graham decorated shots!!

    Starting marathon training with a 10-miler is a good start!!

  9. Amy

    Excellent use of teddy grahams! Adorable!

    Also, I’m over here flabbergasted by your use of the word “only” when describing how long you’ve been off sugar. 8 days is amazing! I don’t even feel a particular attachment to sugar, and I know that I couldn’t even go 1 day.

  10. I’d like to make all of those alcoholic beverages on 4th of July but there will only be 6 of us. Good thing I am getting my long run in that morning because the 5th of July I will be useless.

  11. Kathleen

    Those shots are ridiculous and I want one asap… Too bad alcohol is off the menu for a few more months. i especially love how you tied teddy Graham’s into them. I do love a good graham.

    Also… Into orphan black. Thanks. Not usually a sci fi fan, but I’m into it. This should get me a couple more weeks on the ol tready.

    Speaking of tv, have you gotten into suits? I can’t remember if you’ve talked about it but it is quality tv. Also… Don’t laugh… Mistresses. Great mindless entertainment. Not just pretty faces, but plot, too.

    • Paula

      I haven’t even heard of those! But I see Suits has a pretty good rating on IMDB. Are you trying to kill my social life forever?

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