Green Eggs (No Ham)

dinner

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of October! I was long overdue for my recurring massage, which I usually get at the beginning of every month.

I had a Living Social deal for 50% off an Hour Long Massage at Thai Sabai in Hollywood. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Thai massage, it involves a lot of guided stretching, being stood on…it’s more “work” than a “normal” straight-up relaxing one.

When I first moved to L.A. I used to go here a lot, but have since found other massage places that are much more pampering for the same price. Thai Sabai is less private, a little rushed (my masseuse was a bit gruff and disconnected) and I don’t like that it’s on the floor instead of a table (where my face is smooshed into a pillow, rather thanĀ supported in a head rest).

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Still, you get to wear that cute little outfit! And with the Living Social deal, the whole thing cost about $30, with tip. For that price, I’ll just suck up the lack of privacy/comfort and shower off all the cheap baby oil they slather on.

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That’s exactly what I did the second I got home; then made myself an early dinner.

Scrambled up an egg (splash of water, s + p) with some scallions…

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…and made a quick salad with organic baby spinach, frozen bell peppers/asparagus…

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Tossed in the best Olive Oil and Vinegar combo ever – some Olinda Ridge Lemon EVOO (they sent a bunch of free samples) + Traditional Aceto Balsamico

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Salad n Eggs

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Somehow, they wound up in the same bowl. So typical of me.

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Lately, my nausea has been kicking in at night. It’s a very particular kind of sick feeling, where I feel like I want to eat something but am not hungry, and crave very specific things.

Like just a smidge of Instant Oatmeal Bread

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…mostly, I wanted to crunch on a pear.

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And right before bed, something ice cold and refreshing. Frozen grapes were perfect.

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If you’re in Philly (like my phamily) “The People I’ve Slept With” is closing the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival this Sunday night. Unfortunately, I’ll be presenting at the San Diego Asian Film Festival Gala so I can’t be there. But even if you can’t make the screening, the movie will be airing on TV starting this Sunday!!!


  • http://www.beingchelsea.com Chelsea

    I know you’re not pregnant but you just described morning sickness to a tee!

  • http://inanoyster.com Pearl Lee

    Lynn! I live in San Diego! If you have time I’d love to meet up!

    I haven’t been blogging recently so I’m sorry if I missed a notification: but are you pregnant?

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      hey pearl! unfortunately i’m only going to be in san diego for the day and have a packed itinerary but thanks for letting me know – next time i’m in town i’d love to do a meetup! and nope – i’m definitely not pregnant – trying to get my menstrual cycle back on track so the hormone shifts are making me feel ill!!!

  • http://kitchenmeditation.blogspot.com Roxan

    I purchased that Thai Sabai livingsocial deal too! I haven’t used my coupon yet though. Did you like the massage? I think that thai massages are traditionally done on the ground so i don’t mind that it’s on the ground rather than a table like the massages we’re used to. Did they use a walker? Lol, my friend told me that at thai sabai sometimes they use walkers when they’re walking on your back.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      i did like the massage, actually – it just felt rushed. i could tell she just wanted to get it over with and go to her next client. no walker :)

  • http://www.anutritionisteats.com emily (a nutritionist eats)

    I have experienced a Thai Massage on a visit to LA- very different than what I was expecting.
    Do you know any of the Asian actors/actresses in Hawaii 5-0? We noticed they have some popular ones. I said “Lynn is my favorite Asian actress!!” :) And actually, my favorite actress period!

  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    That massage sounds awful. Luckily you had a good meal afterwards!

  • http://itzyskitchen.blogspot.com Erica

    What a deal on the massage. I actually kind of like a rougher massage…so this sounds wonderful to me :) I’m obsessed with scrambled eggs right now- delicious and protein packed!

  • Bridget

    Ahh massages! I desperately need one right now. All these midterms right now and papers are super stressful. I really should be working on that right now….lol

  • http://fromheretothereinpurple.blogspot.com rebecca lustig

    i could use a massage.

    i’m going to look up the film in philly– id absolutely love to check it out!

    and this craze with frozen grapes, interests me more and more!

    happy friday lovely :)

  • http://lowandbhold.wordpress.com lowandbhold

    I’ve always wanted to try Thai massage. I need the stretching, but it intimidates me.

  • http://sweetandsweat.com sweetandsweat

    Woah being stepped on? Damn. But their prices are amazing!

  • http://une-vie-saine.com Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    Mmmm any massage would be awesome right about now- my back has been killing me!! and ugh, I know that feeling of sickness. It always happens to me with carbs!

  • http://luvtoeat.wordpress.com lequan

    Those prices actually aren’t too bad, but it IS too bad that the service isn’t that great :( What a deal for $30 though!!! I’m curious why a child would need a massage though. My children are usually the reason for my massages…teehee.

  • http://www.speak2docs.com wendy lee

    I love sprinkling a bit of Chinese Oyster Sauce on top of scrambled eggs, scallions, and peas.
    To me that massage sounded great–I must be a glutton for punishment.

  • Erin

    I have to agree with Chelsea – your nausea sounds exactly like morning sickness!

  • http://www.masterofherromaine.blogspot.com Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine

    sorry to hear that you’re still feeling nauseous! I get nauseous quite frequently and it really sucks :(
    for me, deep breathing sometimes helps, and so do mints, hot water, or having my boyfriend rub my tummy! Do you have any other tips?!