Friday Favorite–Srirpocalypse 2013

Happy Friday!

This weekend is busy for me so I am going to try and be efficient today versus just showing up Winking smile

I have some bad news. All week I’ve received emails and Facebook messages from readers telling me the rumors are true and the Sriracha plant will be closed for now.

The building is in Irwindale just outside of LA so I was considering driving up there to run the machines my damn self and single-handedly ensure the world is never without Sriracha!


But time got away from me and I decided just to stockpile it in my kitchen.

The grocery store checker asked, “What are you going to do with all that hot sauce?!”

Monican: “Eat it.”

The end.

dont mind me just taking all the sriracha (376x501)

I also bought a potato. I had the most INTENSE craving for a potato last night, like if I didn’t get one I was going to just give up and stop breathing. So, I bought one and we averted that disaster. Whew.

baked potato with ketchup (725x544)

This morning I woke up bright and early for a 6 miler. It’s still pretty chilly here (for me) so I’ve been wearing my Brooks Running Vest that is SUPER BRIGHT. I love it.


And that brings me to my Friday Favorites for this week…

Friday Favorites:

1. My pink running vest that you can see from the moon. It comes in different colors too.

2. Orange is the New Black. We randomly put it on the other day and I like it!

taco night

3. Great Harvest Granola!

A group of my blogger friends did a Secret Santa gift exchange and I got mine yesterday. She didn’t sign the card but I know my Santa is Kath from KathEats!

I consider myself quite the granola connoisseur and this stuff is DELICIOUS.

great harvest granola (668x501)massive granola clusters (376x501)

4. This Manatee Hugging a diver video. Reader Marie sent it to me and it made my life. This is happiness.

5. Smashbox Cream Shadow.

I randomly picked this up at Ulta the other day and fell in love. I am a fan of cream shadows for quick make-up mornings but hadn’t tried this brand yet. Yep, it’s good.

smashbox cream shadow (376x501)

25 Days of Fitness Challenge

Day 13 – Do 15 minutes of yoga or stretching.

Ommmmm Smile

yoga poses


Question: What’s your favorite thing this week?

Thank you if you filled out my poll yesterday! I hope to make RER more helpful and fun next year. If you haven’t – please check it out at the bottom of this post.


  1. zoe says

    Hi Monica!

    My mom bought me that vest in yellow because pedestrian safety is a major issue in my area :( buuut the vest is super cute and effective!

    my favorite thing: I got to interview a guy who works at a sustainability consulting firm- my dream job! it was so cool to speak to him and get tips on how to work in a place like that :)

  2. SamanthaK says

    I must be missing out on Sriracha–The first I heard of it was when they were talking about it on the radio last night, perhaps I should come out from under the rock I live under. I love the yoga poses–it was difficult to contain my laughter at work, but it made my day.

  3. says

    My favorite thing this week is the Chesnut Praline Latte from Starbucks! I just had my second one this season and am in looooove. I love Pumpkin Spice lattes…but this one will be the one I will look forward to every holiday season from here on out! Yum!

  4. april says

    i live about 20 mins from irwindale, so i can always drive over and help you run the machines! :)

    my favorite thing this week is eggs… i seriously cannot get enough!

  5. Courtney says

    My favorite thing this week is that I finally get the keys to my new duplex after living with my parents for last three months following a seperation/divorce from husband. I cannot wait to be livign out of more than a drawer and gym bag. I cannot wait till I see my boys faces when they see there new rooms, and we get to get our Christmas tree Sunday..

  6. Celeste says

    Favorite thing of the week: Skirt Sports had their Tough Chick long sleeved shirt 50% off today and I got one. Hidden zippered kangaroo pocket, media pocket on the arm and bright pink like Monica’s vest.

  7. Denise says

    If sriracha is going out of business what is the shelf life?

    My favorite thing this week has been the Lysse Leggings that I bought in grey. I have them in black but grey kinda makes me feel less “dark.”

  8. says

    Those yoga pose names though–now that’s hilarious! I think “Murder Victim” is my favorite!

    I’ve missed the sriracha hype too–the first time I heard about it was a few weeks ago on your blog. I don’t think we have it here in the south?

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