three things.

14 Dec

Here´s a round-up of three things I am currently obsessing over:

spin class. I´ve been a spin fanatic since sophomore year of college. It´s embarassing, but I grew to be on a first name basis with a couple of instructors at my gym at home (make that one now, since my favorite got fired for sexual harassment). When I joined Holiday Gym near my apartment in October, I was anxious to try their spin classes and quickly found my favorite class. The teacher is motivating and basically constantly yells ¨ANDA!¨ ¨SUBE!¨ and ¨SIGUE!¨ at us, and his music is perfect. Last night´s 7pm class featured an Eminem/Punjabi mash-up, as well as my favorite song ever: ¨Day n Nite¨ by Kid Cudi (Crookers remix, of course).

salmorejo. I know, I know, I´ve written about this before. This past weekend, I spent a day and night in Alcalá de Henares with some friends. My friend Laura´s boyfriend, Juan, introduced me to salmorejo in Córdoba and I instantly fell in love with it. Not only did Juan and Laura prepare an insanely delicious traditional Spanish lunch for all of us, but Juan hooked me up with a huge take-home container of salmorejo (a blend of tomatoes, bread, olive oil, garlic, salt, and vinegar). My roommates and I dusted it off, and I´ve given myself the nickname ¨salmore-ho.¨

and this was only half of it:

froyo en madrid? In the states, frozen yogurt is literally everywhere. In Berkeley, I witnessed the great migration that took over when hordes of devotees  fled Yogurt Park on Durant in favor of Bancroft´s  newer, cleaner, and self-serve option, Yogurt Land. The frozen yogurt story at home is a dramatic one. I worked at Pinkberry in 2008, right at the height of the Pinkberry vs. Golden Spoon debate. Guaranteed that a trip to Yozen Frogurt or Menchi´s will occur within the first day or so that I return home next summer. That all being said, I knew finding frozen yogurt would be a stretch in Spain, let alone Europe. Luckily, I randomly came across ¨Llao Llao¨ located off Plaza Callao – it´s definitely inspired by Pinkberry and hits the spot. Three euros for a ¨mediana¨ with three toppings (chocolate muesli, strawberry, chocolate muesli)? Sign me up.

2 Responses to “three things.”

  1. Kathy Satterfield December 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    ANDA!¨ ¨SUBE!¨ and ¨SIGUE!¨

    Can you translate, oh wise one??

    • Gillian December 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

      of course! It basically means “go!” “up!” “continue!” Simple yet effective, haha

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