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Carded…at the Mall?

February 20, 2011

Post-run lunch today was a big green monster and a Dr. Praeger’s burger with soy cheese and avocado. Dessert was supercharge me batter:)

And for dinner I tried a recipe from Angela’s blog, “Lovely & Light Cranberry Almond Quinoa“.  I halved the recipe to serve one hungry girl and it was fun to use new cooking techniques like sauteeing apples in vanilla and toasting almonds in the oven.

I agree with Angela that it could use a bit more sweetness, even with a bit of maple syrup added. But the combined textures of the crunchy almonds, chewy dried cranberries, and soft apples was great!

I had a Luna bar for dessert and then went to a bar with bunch of friends. There was a birthday party bus during the day so everyone was in fine form. It was so good to see all the girls!

Michael loves being on the blog.


And now I’m home eating big bowls of cereal with strawberries and chocolate chips. Great combo.


Carded…At The Mall?

So when I was at the mall yesterday after work a police officer stopped me and asked me for my ID. I had forgotten that the St. Louis Galleria now has a rule that if you are under 16 you have to be accompanied by an adult after 3pm on the weekend. Apparently they card anyone that looks under age 25 and I definitely fit that bill.

I know hanging out at the mall is the thing to do for tons of tweens and teens. My group of friends actually preferred the movie theater during middle school, but  I know lots of fun flirting happens when these kids get dropped off by their parents. I personally haven’t had any experience with troublesome teenagers there, so I’m not sure how I feel about taking away one of the safe places they can spend time together.

  • Do you have any stories about kids causing trouble at the mall?
  • What do you think about this new rule?


Massage tomorrow morning. YESSSS!

16 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2011 12:15 am

    i’m finishing med school in may and routinely get asked what grade i’m in. if i hear from another patient, “oh you don’t look old enough to be a doctor!” i might hurt someone. i just give the standard, “oh it’ll be great when i’m 40” response. i don’t mind looking young i just hope people still take me seriously.

  2. February 20, 2011 5:39 am

    Mmmm that quinoa looks great! One of our Raleigh malls has a age limit like that, and though I’ve not been carded myself, I have seen lots of kids being escorted out!

  3. February 20, 2011 6:30 am

    Wow, I’ve never heard of that law but that’s crazy! Well, I guess it makes sense to me now, but if I were 16, I would NOT be happy about it. 3pm seems a bit early.

    How weird that you got carded!! I once got carded at an R-rated movie but what was ironic was that I had just came from dinner when I definitely drank a few too many glasses of wine and didn’t get carded for any of them.

  4. February 20, 2011 6:48 am

    Whatt!?? that is a crazy rule… i mean i guess it get sird of trouble makers- i dint realize there were troublemakers at malls! but then again.. there is only ONE mall in London and its fairly new!! dw i always get carded here for drinks.. you can drink when your 15 but i still look 12 apparently!

  5. February 20, 2011 6:48 am

    Whatt!?? that is a crazy rule… i mean i guess it get sird of trouble makers- i dint realize there were troublemakers at malls! but then again.. there is only ONE mall in London and its fairly new!! dw i always get carded here for drinks.. you can drink when your 15 and im WELL above that but i still look 12 apparently!

  6. February 20, 2011 8:31 am

    I bet they carded you in order to meet some sort of non-discrimination quota. They can’t just target the kids that look like troublemakers, so they have to card innocent solo shoppers, too, so no one complains.

    At the malls here, kids are a problem. They hang in troops, and they run around like crazy, running and bumping into people. Ordinarily it doesn’t bother me too much, but I know the store owners are irritated by it. When it *does* bother me is when I’m shopping with my children. When a teenager runs by and knocks into my stroller, or into me when I have my baby in a baby sling, or runs over my 4-year-old and knocks him down, that’s when this mama bear gets livid.

  7. February 20, 2011 9:26 am

    hahaha, that’s too funny. we actually have several outdoor and indoor malls in OC where you can’t be in a group of more than 2 or 3 people because of the gang violence they’ve had in the area. it’s kinda crazy. All the kids have a 10pm curfew at the malls, even being outside, too!

    love the post run eats! i was going to make quinoa last night (well, for the past three nights actually) but can never remember to look up how long it takes to cook them! tonight hopefully… happy sunday!

  8. February 20, 2011 10:13 am

    That is so funny! I can’t believe you have to be 16 to be at the mall alone. Is it an upscale mall? When I was in middle school, my friends and I would always get dropped off at the mall for a few hours and we thought it was so cool. We would shop and share frappucinos from Starbucks, but we definitely weren’t troublemakers. I could definitely see that law passing in Memphis.

  9. February 20, 2011 12:27 pm

    oooh the quinoa dish sounds FABULOUS! i just had a smoothie but i’m really wishing i had made it a green monst instead! it’s been way too long since i’ve had a green monster haha. one of the reasons i despise going to the mall so much is the damn kids that romp around and cause mad havvock!

  10. February 20, 2011 12:45 pm

    I’ve never heard of such a rule! That sounds a little intense. I’ve never had trouble with teens at the mall.

    That quinoa dish looks fantastic! I love that you post so many great recipes!

  11. February 20, 2011 12:55 pm

    I can’t believe they card people!! That’s a little too intense for me. Kids can be kind of crazy at malls where I live, but I don’t think there should be rules like that! Oh, and big bowls of cereal with chocolate chips = win!

  12. February 20, 2011 3:49 pm

    I’ve totally been carded too! Although they thought I was 16 when I was really 20. hmph. Your quinoa dish looks delish! I made a similar one the other day and I agree, maybe some honey?

  13. February 20, 2011 3:58 pm

    That is really funny! I think I disagreed with it when I was that age, but now that I am older I can kind of see why- but I felt like I was a good kid being punished for something I didn’t do!

  14. February 20, 2011 4:52 pm

    That’s really weird! I don’t know if they have that rule where I’m from! I hope not, I definitely don’t believe I would have liked it when I was that age. However, I do understand the need. There’s the trouble that the teenagers may cause and then there’s also the trouble that teenagers may find themselves in with sexual predators. Either way, it really should be more up to the parents to decide on something like this.

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  15. February 20, 2011 10:22 pm

    wow, ive NEVER heard of anything like that before! The kids in my area would be devastated hahah

  16. February 22, 2011 8:51 am

    I’ve totally gotten carded at the Galleria before. I understand why they are doing it, but I do side with you. It seems like a safe place for young people to hang out.

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