Burritober – the end of a good thing?

November 2, 2008

 

Well burritober is finally over and I know this post comes a couple days late, but Taylor and I have been busy celebrating by eating things OTHER THAN BURRITOS! 

Nov 1st 2008, after all our halloween excitement, (we ended up not doing the free chipotle burritos. . not enough time, and we were over burritos 100% by then)  we took a run down to Harbor House in sunset beach (http://www.harborhousecafe.com/)  its open 24/7/365

i got the . . CALIFORNIA OMELETTE: Stuffed with Turkey, Bacon, Avocado and Cheese.   if i can remember correctly, i started crying after the first bite. .

 

Taylor got the . . VEGGIE BURGER ON WHOLE WHEAT BUN: Lite and Health Vegetarian Patty  +add avacado.  another good choice.

 

 

So now for the wrap-up  (no tortilla pun intended)

As stupid as this sounds, I’ve learned a lot from burritober.  A lot of things about myself, friends, commitments, relationships, who has what kind of burritos and how they all compare in price/taste/time to go get   etc. .. . and how to make a burrito out of just about anything.

at the start of all this it seemed like a joke, “yea man lets eat burritos every meal, every day, for a month”  we all like burritos, so,  simple enough right?   yea, thats what we thought. I came to notice i only eat at a small amount of “burrito joints” as they have come to be called. This made me think “outside the bun” – ha, to get creative and try new things. I went new places i never would have tried. It was only burritos, simple stuff, but after a couple weeks, eating at the same places got old. i know what i like, i stick to my defaults, and this was rough to go out there and do something different. As easy as getting a veggie burrito at del instead of a chicken buttito. I would have never done that normally, but some things have to be changed so that we can move on.

on relationships:     my most memorable relationship experience with burritober is when my mom and sister and i went to lunch together. before the “wraps count” rule was in, i had to “sneak” a burrito into applebees to have lunch with my family. we all have a good relationship so they were down with it and kind of laughed it off.  The people it was hard with were the ones who didnt get what burritober was all about, or just didnt care and thought it was dumb. Even deciding where to eat was a struggle sometimes, when one or two people in the group HAVE to eat burritos and the rest want chinese food it gets pretty hard for everyone to stay happy. . and friendly to eachother.   (however, my panda-rito was damn good)

some things about commitments:     when this whole thing started i think i can recall 4? 5?. . maybe 6 people who said they were “down” to do this. After a week or two there were a couple that took the “burrito a day” cop-out. . and some were just out all together.  in the end, one month later, still standing strong,  there are TWO of us on here, eating burritos, and sharing it with you.    Yea, youre right, eating burritos every meal. . .  isnt that big of a deal, in fact, its kind of stupid. From a health standpoint i can see it being a bad idea, but thats not the point.  We made a commitment to eachother, and ourselves.  I still believe a man is only as good as his word, so if you say something, and back out, thats just not a good way to go.   ill admit that ive done that, and especially after this. . im going to work a lot harder on being a better person,friend,brother,son,student. bla bla bla. 

 

check back soon for when we decide what november will be, were kind of late but i think  “new people november” is the top choice. . . we’ll see

 

maybe this last post wasnt as much of a  “grand finale” as you would have liked. im sorry for that, but before burrtober is all the way done i will say one last thing.

do something different, it doesnt even have to be something big –  tie your shoes “bunny ears” if you dont normally, try brushing your teeth with your opposite hand, take a different route to work, put on a different radio station, go somewhere NEW for lunch, turn the A/C off and open the windows instead, get out of that rut you know youre in and LIVE a little.  . .

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boo! -rito . . ber!

October 31, 2008

so its halloween. the last day of burritober. ive been away from the computer for a bit and its time for another post to catch you up. .  on whats been going down.

Taylor and I have been in the same . . county all week long, which doesnt usually happen since i live somewhere else. 

Together we have had burritos, every meal, every day.

Yesterday i watched him make a burrito out of a microwave dinner. . . we’re getting desperate. yikes. 

Along with that we have had, wahoos, del. . obviously, a trip or two to el chicken loco, some new place i had never been to, where they put pineapples in my shrimp burrito, along with some other home made meals that dont usually involve a tortilla. .

and here are the pictures i have for ya.

 

lets start with a regular ol’ del breakfast burrito. . . put the hashbrowns INSIDE it for an added treat

 

shrimp and pineapple burrito

 

taylor preparing to eat/murder his burrito

 

taylor at work. . this is either del or . . maybe wahoos.

 

my wahoos fish. . mmmm

 

then, i came home one day and my sister had made some chicken and noodles with garlic and mini trees. . she said i could have what she didnt eat.. . so it got turned into a burrito.. obviously.

 

 

i just finished a del veggie works burrito my mom brought me, if you add the french fries inside it, its pretty damn good.

 

thats that for now. tonight is free chipotle after 6 if you dress up like a burrito for halloween, (aka wrap yourself in tin foil)   that is going to be our celebration as the last day of burritober. if you want to come, get at us.

look out for the final post and summary for the month of burritober and the new party for november. it  will be a blast.


final stretch.

October 27, 2008

FIVE MORE DAYS!

i can honestly say that i have never disliked burritos as much as i currently do. friday night will mark the final burrito after 31 days of burritos for EVERY meal. i cannot express how excited i am to begin eating normal food again.

i weighed in on the 1st at 147 so we’ll see how that pans out on friday. my body has been doing weird things lately and i’m pretty sure it’s due to the lack of REAL food in my stomach. i’ve gotten creative and learned a lot thus far but i must admit that i would love to eat something else.

that being said, yesterday i had the absolute best breakfast burrito of the month. go check out Sidestreet Cafe in costa mesa if you’re interested in getting down on it. seriously amazing.


Breakfast Massive

October 25, 2008

What’s the fastest way to a hung over man’s heart? Fucking breakfast burrito. Even better? 3 of them. Josh, Shawn and I got down at Alertos. Potatos, cheese, guac, and eggs. I love my life and after I eat these asprin, I’ll love it more.

I have to admit, I’m feeling pretty good about all of this. I feel fat but I’ve actually lost a few pounds and the protein of the beans and such have really made the veggie stuff okay.

And now for the madness:


Thai-Tofu-rito

October 24, 2008

It’s the home stretch and I have no option but to get way creative. Fuck beans and cheese. I grabbed some left over Pad Thai with tofu, some yummy wheat tortillas and went to work.

I was also watching Encino Man. So epic.


gettin into it. .

October 22, 2008

chipotle. . no big deal

 

and yet again, getting creative

fettuccini alfredo burrito, complete with carrots and some mini trees.

 

its gettin tricky.

ps: halloween burrito bash.   get at us here at the blog for more info if you want to join the party.


Pizza-rito

October 21, 2008

Following suit with Josh, I went into Gina’s pizza and had them custom build me a half burrito, half pizza, filled with sun dried tomatos, roasted peppers, onions, cheese and avocado. Much respect to Brandon, Cruz and Martin at Gina’s for attending to my special needs.