October 13, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. Wafels & Dinges - If you live in New York and don't know what Wafels & Dinges is then I'm about to enlighten you. Wafels & Dinges is a food truck that I have fallen in love with. They're a Belgian waffle truck that let's you put a whole bunch of different dinges (pronounced ding-uhs) on top of them including: nutella, strawberries, pears, blueberries, nutella, bananas, spekuloos spread (it tastes like gingerbread), maple syrup, nutella, walnuts, hot fudge, nutella, dulce de leche, ice cream, oh and did I mention nutella? I've had the wafel truck twice...but I always see them when I'm at like Mile 4 of a double digit run in Central Park and get really angry that a)I'm running and b)don't have any cash. Not only are the wafeleurs the sweetest guys around who are always happy to strike up a conversation with you but yesterday, I learned that they're sent to Belgium to learn how to make their wafels and that all of the fruit they use comes from local farms. Umm does it get any better?

Last night's waffle: Delicious...I never wanted it to end! 
2. Race Weekend - Yesterday, after exchanging several emails, texts and phone calls, I've finally started nailing down my race weekend plans and I'm getting super excited. No, I do not want to run the marathon NOW (see, I'm not taper crazy!) but I absolutely want to run it on October 30. Race Weekend is already shaping up to be fantastic...so far it will involve flying to DC (because I'm lazy and it's free), emptying my savings at the Expo, eating all of the pasta in the District, a Zombie party (which I'm pretty stoked for), sight seeing with my madre, eating more pasta and hanging out with the insane amount of bloggers who will be descending on our Nation's Capital for the weekend. I'm pretty sure it's going to be the best weekend ever...right now, there's only one thing missing and he knows what it is and is working on it so cross your fingers for me!

30,000 runners? That's way bigger than Philly was!
3. His Dark Materials - I finished another book off "The Book List." Actually, 3 books but I totally got gypped because the book was listed as 1 book but it was actually a trilogy...so my 100 books is actually 103. Rude. Anyway, "His Dark Materials" by Phillip Pullman is a trilogy that includes "The Golden Compass," (you may have seen the movie with Nicole Kidman), "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass." I loved the first 2 books. The third...not so much, it was really long and in the last paragraph of the book, instead of wrapping it up, they introduced something entirely new. which threw me way off. And even though when I started the series last month, everyone told me not to watch the movie, I think I will. I'll let you know what I think!

It's Thursday! It's been a short week for me! I'm having an "I don't feel like running" kind of day which I need to get over and then I'm off to spend the weekend writing papers, hangin' with my honey and doing all things Fall. It's definitely starting to feel like baking weather!

So tell me: Do you have any food trucks where you live? What are your favorites? Are you a New Yorker who's been wafeled? If so, what are your favorite dinges?


  1. That sounds amazing! I'll have to try it out! Have any advice for runners with shin splints? I feel like every time I start getting back into running my shins hurt too bad to continue! And rolling out my calves hurts soo bad!

  2. I love His Dark Materials! I read the books when I was probably too young to understand them ha, but I'm thinking about re-reading them. And you can watch the movie if you want, just know it was made for children and the books weren't.

    BTW, I started reading your blog about a month ago, and I love it! Keep it up. :)

  3. hmmm. are you still staying with me MCM wknd? :)

  4. ahhh i LOVED wafels and dinges when i lived in NYC!!! we have food trucks down here but they're nothing like the ones in new york

  5. Mmmm that wafel place sounds delish!! We have a food truck here called Dim and Den Sum, I have yet to try it but I know they've been on Food Network and hear they are really good!!

    Also, I am hosting a blogger swap on my blog, it's mainly for 101 in 1001 Challenges but I'm including any kind of challenge list on it. I thought of you because you have your 25 before 25 list! If you're interested, please check it out :) http://hollyjean331.blogspot.com/2011/10/101-in-1001-challenge-swap.html

  6. Hi Christy,

    I'm studying IR at Columbia SIPA! Would love to meet up at the next blogger event :) I'm running the rock n' roll 10k next weekend! Are you running that one?!

  7. Chicago is just starting to get more "food" trucks - though we have plenty of dessert trucks:)


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