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ya know what is really annoying...?

today I'm linking up with Helene and Taylor for my first ever blog every day in October challenge. better late than never, right?
Helene in Between Blogtober

today's prompt for the blogtober challenge is pet peeves. ironically, I had no idea what the prompt was today, but so many things have become annoying to me recently it just kind of fits perfectly, so let's get started!

1. if I can hear you chewing, you're doing it wrong. cereal, chips, pretzels (really anything that makes a loud crunch) -- I won't even be able to sit in the same room as you. ask Dane how I really feel about this...

2. movie theater etiquette. If you missed Monday's post, check it out.

3. the lady across the street who screams into her cell phone, at her husband and kids and to anyone who will listen at all hours of the day. she's also younger than me with 5 children and asks me at least once per week if I have a husband.

4. saying you will do something and then not doing it. if you're unable, why not just say "hey, that's not going to work for me. sorry about that!" ?!?!?!

5. wind blowing my hair into fresh lipgloss. yes, it's vain, but have you seen the price of lipgloss recently?

6. people who try too hard and/or act like they're better than you... for no apparent reason.

7. going to the gym each and every day. yep, I said it. I despise getting up, moving from my comfy house and working out. I love how it makes me feel, but actually going? GTFO.

8. losing followers on social media channels--again, vain. I don't care.

and while there are plenty more, I think that should do it for today!

what are your pet peeves?

zucchini fritters [recipe]

There are few things I like more than a quick and easy meal addition that is not just gluten free, but a healthy alternative.

This recipe for zucchini fritters has been modified from a recipe originally posted by Alissa at Diary of an Addict. When she posted it on her Instagram feed one day, it happened to be perfect timing thanks to an abundance of zucchinis from a crop share. You won't want to miss this one, I promise!
(p.s. her photos are a lot nicer than mine are! be sure to check them out if photography is what you're looking for ;))

You Will Need:
1 zucchini, grated
3 eggs
4 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup almond milk
3 green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 cup gluten free flour (Cup4Cup is my go to!)
olive oil

1. Mix the shredded zucchini, onion, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, baking power & butter together.
2. Slowly add in your eggs and almond milk. Mix well.
**I highly recommend a hand mixer.
3. Add the flour to your ingredients, continuing to mix with the hand mixer.
4. Heat olive oil in a skillet.
**I used about 3 tablespoons total.
5. Once you see the oil begin to heat up, use a tablespoon to scoop circles of mixture into the hot oil.
6. When you begin to see them brown on the bottom, flip them over and cook the other side.
7. Once cooked, take them out of the oil and place on a paper towel to soak up excess oil.
8. Serve hot and enjoy!

* In this photo, you'll see chicken topped with Boursin cheese and wrapped in prosciutto -- the combo tasted great together!

real life scenario: movie patron hell

happy monday, everyone!

we had such an amazing weekend here in hawaii (more on that later), but in the midst of recuperating from our fun weekend, dane and I decided to hit up the movie theater on sunday night.

let me just preface this by saying that we typically do not frequent the movies. it's dirty and overpriced and we just prefer the pausing method of at-home movie viewing for snacks and bathroom breaks.

that being said, fury was on our must-see list. not wanting to hold back, we did it up--popcorn, slurpees and candy. check and check.

so, we're 25 minutes into our viewing of a bloody war film that would put "band of brothers" to shame and I hear it for the first time. the distinct sound of a baby cry.

HOLD THE DAMN PHONE. someone brought a baby to this movie?!

30 more minutes pass and the baby is now in a full-fledged wail all while a german soldier is now getting his face blown off front and center.


everyone in the theater is now quite clearly annoyed by what is going down. the wail begins to carry, and the mom carries the baby toward the door, only to stay standing, by the door. at this point, several people have come and gone, making comments and complaining to the staff.

2 hours into the 2.5 hour movie: baby is still losing its mind....and so am I.

 multiple people have talked to the parents of this baby and still..the baby cried. the entire time all I could think about was "how selfish can two idiots be? to ruin the experience of an entire movie theater is just plain rude."

when the movie let out, I couldn't help myself. I said something to the manager. I didn't want my money back, I didn't want to ruin her day. I wanted her to know what was going on  in her theater.

her response is about to blow your mind (if you're like me):

"Well, it's a baby. Babies cry."

yep, that's what she said in response to two morons bringing an infant into an R-rated movie.

not "I'm sorry, I will absolutely say something to the ticket agents--that's absurd." 

not "I'm sorry you had that experience."


So I ask all of you -- how would you have reacted in this situation?