Hello and welcome to Monday!

How was your weekend? Mine was quite fantastic actually. It was filled with lots and lots of delicious food, which I’ll discuss more in depth later in the week. But long story short, it started with some Mediterranean fare, continued with some hot pots in Chinatown and ended with a scrumptious Father’s Day dinner with my dad at one of our favorite restaurants in Boston.

Fitness-wise, I went for a 3 mile run (woohoo!) on Friday evening and I have to say this was the best run I’ve had in a very long  while. It also felt great just to be outside with the sun shining because last week was miserably rainy. Do you get tired and moody under such weather conditions? I do. Luckily the sun decided to stay out for the rest of the weekend and I appreciated it even more than I usually would.

Anyways as I was running on Friday, I was listening to Pandora’s “today’s hits” station and I was loving every song.  Thus, this week’s mixtape theme is just music I’m loving at the moment.  And there are two bonus tracks at the end by Lorde and Jessie Ware that my sister recommended, which are quickly becoming my two absolute favorite songs of the summer.

Spotify: Summer ’13 Mixtape

  1. blurred lines – robin thicke, t.i., pharrell
  2. cruise – florida georgia line
  3. radioactive – imagine dragons
  4. come & get it – selena gomez
  5. my songs know what you did in the dark (light em up) – fall out boy
  6. feel this moment – christina aguilera, pitbull
  7. love somebody – maroon 5
  8. people like us – kelly clarkson
  9. can’t hold us – macklemore, ray lewis
  10. clarity – zedd, foxes
  11. royals – lorde
  12. wildest moments – jessie ware

Hope your week is off to a great start! Go Bruins!

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How was your weekend?

Does weather affect your mood?

Are there any songs you’re particularly loving lately?


Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Mine was good, thank you. I saw the movie, Mud, which I loved and highly recommend.

Exercise-wise, Eric and I walked alllll over Boston on Saturday. I’m not even sure how or why but we must have racked up a good 10 miles by the end of the day. On Sunday I went to Bar Method which felt great after a 3 day hiatus and then I watched the French Open.

Any Nadal fans in the audience? Did you see that crazy protester run onto the court with the lit flare that looked like he borrowed a stick of TNT from Wile E Coyote’s collection of ACME products?

It was nuts. I was expecting an anvil to drop from the sky next.

Anyways, the match went on and Nadal pulled through for the win, which makes him the first guy in history to win 8 French Open titles.

Allez Nadal!

Anyways, the inspiration for today’s mixtape has nothing to do with all of that. The inspiration for today’s mixtape came from the following train of thought:

(Friday afternoon)

Inside Charlotte’s head: ‘Who sings that song ‘here I go again’ again? Ah yes, Whitesnake! Thanks Google. You know what song I haven’t heard in a while- Feel Good Inc by the Gorillaz. That was a good song… Oh that’s funny they both use animals in their names, if I had a band I would do that too. Like, Charlotte and the Sharks with Freaking Laser Beams Attached to Their Heads (that would be one of those electronic music bands that also do light shows) or Charlotte and the Sheepdogs (that would be an 80s hair band cover band.) Anyways, I’m hungry, what time is it? What meal am I on?’

(2 days later)

Charlotte aloud to nobody: “Animal band mixtape theme! Bam!”

Spotify: You’re an Animal Mixtape

  1. feel good inc- gorillaz
  2. rock of ages – def leppard
  3. next episode – snoop dogg, dre dre
  4. hurts so good -john cougar mellencamp
  5. here i go again – whitesnake
  6. beep -pussy cat dolls
  7. i’m a believer – the monkees
  8. you make me feel – cobra starship
  9. goody two shoes – adam ant
  10. the tide is high – atomic kitten
The inspiration behind this whole mixtape

The inspiration behind this whole mixtape

Did I miss any good animal bands?

What did you do this weekend?

Did you watch any the French Open?

If you had a band, what would you name it?



It’s Monday! (Yay?) Yay!

Hope you had fantastic weekends! What did you do? My weekend was pretty darn great. On Saturday Eric and I went to a restaurant in Cambridge called Craigie on Main which is known for, well, pretty much everything that comes out of their kitchen, but especially their burgers.

There’s actually a youtube of how these burgers are made in-house and the chef includes bone marrow and other hearty parts of the cow, and ahh they’re just so good. We both ordered fried eggs on top, which is normally my favorite thing to put on a burger, but in this case it may have been too rich. Yeah. This burger was that rich.

They only make a limited number of the burgers per night and we arrived somewhat late on Saturday night so we were terrified a little nervous they would run out by the time we sat down. Turns out we got the last two.

high five

However, we were both STARVING when we got to the restaurant because it was about 9pm and we had had lunch at about 11:30. So before we even chowed down on the most decadent burgers ever, we had an appetizer of pig’s tails. Yup. Pig’s tails. (Don’t google it because it will just make you sad looking at all the adorable curly tails on pigs)

But I have to say their tails are DELICIOUS. In fact, I’d like to just state for the record that I have officially found my new favorite thing. This was my first time having this part of the pig and it’s seriously out of this world good. If you ever see them on a menu, get them. They’re my new favorite pork product beating both bacon and sausage, previously my number 2 and number 1 favorite pork products, respectively.


Eric still says bacon is his number 1, but for me, it will now and forever be pig’s tails.

So, as you can tell, food was a pretty exciting part of the weekend. As I’m writing this post it’s nearly 6pm on Sunday, and I’m starving again. Starving for sweets, that is. Do you ever get a massive sweet craving after a day or two of salty foods?

It’s probably because I’m thirsty, but still.

Another example of things I do out of hunger, besides order things like pig’s tails on menus, is make playlists called FOOD that I then publish on the internet. Actually the original title was FOOD and then the second title was SUGAR but I have since changed it to Seis de Mayo because I’m cultural like that.

So, in honor of all the overindulgent deliciousness this past weekend and the craving for sweet foods that all the salty foods have left me with, this week’s mixtape is all about sweets and called: Seis de Mayo!

Spotify: Seis de Mayo Mixtape

  1. lolli lolli (pop that body)- three 6 mafia
  2. cherry pie- warrant
  3. pour some sugar on me- def leppard
  4. milkshake- kelis
  5. sugar, sugar – the archies
  6. i want candy- bow wow wow
  7. laffy taffy- d4l
  8. lollipop- lil wayne
  9. hollaback girl (this sh*t is bananas) – gwen stefani
  10. coconut- harry nilsson


What did you do this weekend? Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? (I have to admit, after all the talk on Friday’s post, there was no guacamole for me and Eric on Sunday. We had a Sol- because our neighborhood bar doesn’t carry Corona- and then went to hang out in the park because the weather was so nice)

What’s the best burger you’ve ever had?

What do you usually crave-  salty foods or sweets??






Happy Monday! Hope you all had great weekends! What did you do? I can’t believe it’s Monday already, my weekend flew by.

So, on Saturday I went to an 8am Bar Method class and afterwards I ran a mile to my gym, ran for another 35 minutes on the treadmill and hobbled ran another mile home.

Needless to say, by lunchtime I was STARVING. My boyfriend Eric- who I usually hang out with all weekend- had to do some work for a couple hours, so I was left to my own devices for lunch. I ended up making a turkey and swiss sandwich with sprouts and honey mustard on an everything bagel. So good.

Just when I was thinking lunch just doesn’t get any better than a turkey/swiss bagel, I turned on the TV and Clueless was on Comedy Central.


clueless gum

Best movie ever.

I was so utterly psyched with this fitness-lunch-movie trifecta that I found myself at a rare loss for words. And that, my friends, is the story behind why this week’s theme is: Say What??

In other words, songs with gibberish, la la la’s, and made up words in the lyrics.

Spotify: Say What?? Mixtape

  1. waka waka – shakira
  2. black betty- ram jam
  3. crocodile rock – elton john
  4. shoop – salt n pepa
  5. louie louie – the kingsmen
  6. dragostea din tei (numa numa song) – ozone
  7. obla di obla da – the beatles
  8. mm bop – hanson
  9. do wah diddy diddy – manfred mann
  10. brown eyed girl – van morrison

(I actually thought of enough songs for nearly two mixtapes, so there will have to be a Say What Part 2 at some point in the future.)


This is what I looked like as I chair-danced while I ate my sandwich, watched Clueless, and made this playlist.

Actually, the fact that I was chair dancing and not actually dancing on my feet speaks to how tired I was after my morning o’fitness. I normally dance around the room as I make these mixes. It’s how I test for quality. If a song comes on that makes me want to stop dancing, it gets the boot.

not in my house

How was your weekend??

Did you have any good workouts?

Do you ever chair dance? Perhaps in the car, at work, while having lunch, other??