Oy Vey… I’m Sick

Yesterday was a loooong day. Work was pretty lame, and I was feeling pretty cruddy. I woke up with a sore throat, so I skipped my planned tabata workout. I still completed some pilates though, and with my free time, I made coffee and banana oats.


I wish I could say the warmth from the oats n’ coffee helped my throat, but I didn’t. I still carried these to the office.


For dinner, I went for the standard, chicken noodle. (BTW: Lots of cake was consumed for lunch.)

chick n noodle

As you may remember from yesterday’s post, I had a beer after dinner. After writing the WIAW: Holiday-ish Edition post, I realized the beer was the most holiday-ish thing listed. My work calendar says that yesterday was the first full day of Hannaukah. Shalom, Y’all!


This beer is a He’Brew beer from Shmaltz Brewing, which is the creative genius behind Genesis Ale and Jewbilation. (So clever!) I went for Genesis, which is an American pale ale.

This is a very beer-ish beer. I tasted heavy caramel malts, but there’s also a punch of bitterness. It’s not too bitter, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it to many beer newbies. There’s some yeast, but there’s virtually no hop flavor. If you’re a hop-head, skip this one… unless you want to buy it anyway for the marketing. As you can see, Genesis is a copper color with moderate-to-high carbonation.

Cheers… or should I say, L’Chaim!

  • Do you eat a bunch when you’re sick? I seem to be stuffing my face.
  • Ever had this beer? If so, what’d ya think?

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26 Responses to Oy Vey… I’m Sick

  1. Feel better soon!

    When I sick, I’m rarely hungry, but when I am i usally eat soup and/or bread.

  2. Alexandra says:

    Oh no! 🙁 get well soon!

  3. I have been eyeing He’brew for a couple of years now. I need to just buy some and try it for myself. Love your description that it’s a “beer-ish beer.” I totally know what you mean!

    Hope you feel better soon!!!

    • Tiff says:

      Good, I’m glad someone knew what I was talking about! It was the first thing out of my mouth to the hubs, so I thought I should include it.

  4. Corinne says:

    I hope you feel better and you’re not sick for Christmas! take a rest day – you’ll get better quicker!

  5. Sarah says:

    I’ve never had the He-brew before but I love the name! I’m not much of an eater when I’m sick.. but I sure am lazy. I guess that comes with the territory though. At least you got in some pilates! Mega points for that one! Hope your feeling better today to squeeze in a run!

  6. Sorry you’re sick, hope you feel better soon. I like He’brew beer, but I’m a fan of beery beers 🙂

  7. I hope you feel better soooon! That beer sounds really good – i’ve never heard of it, but if it’s a beerish-beer I’ll like it 🙂

  8. Dorsa says:

    boo sorry you are sick.. I hope you will start feeling better soon.

    What a clever name for a beer, I love it! I don’t think I would like the taste tho, I am as you called it a hop-head 🙂 mmmm gimmie a good IPA and I am a happy girl.. speaking of… I need to get some more beer soon. ha.

  9. Oh no! I hope you get to feeling better quick!
    I either eat a lot when I am sick or nothing at all. Just depends on what’s wrong I guess.

  10. I’m a bottom-less pit when I eat. Nothing will fill me up!

    Very jealous of your cake yesterday … I was a cookie monster! Luckily, the cleaning crew helped themselves to our cookies. Rude, but at least most are gone! haha.

    • Tiff says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one. Misery loves company! Why can’t I be one of those people who loses weight when they’re sick??? Haha

  11. I hope you feel mucho better doll!!!!!

    Ahhh I too eat a ton when sick….I just feel I want everything sweet and carby 🙂


  12. i’m so sorry to hear you’re feeling sick! 🙁 get better quick so you can be feeling good for Christmas! i actually find that i hardly have an appetite when i’m sick. i just feel lazy mostly. embrace your appetite and enjoy it!

  13. This is exactly how I feel today!! I wish I had some Riccola………Get well soon!

  14. Kimberly says:

    yes, I tend to overeat when I have just a cold and feel lazy or crummy. And I crave things that I do not normally eat — it is so strange 😛 Get well soon!!

  15. Krissie J says:

    I tend to eat less when I’m sick. Mostly because I can’t taste anything. Hope you feel better soon!

  16. I always eat more when I am sick! Feel better 🙂

  17. Oh no, I hope you feel better in time for Christmas!

    I am a bottomless pit when I am sick. I want to snack constantly. It definitely does not make my appetite go away at all.

  18. it depends what kind of “sick” I am. When it’s a stomach bug I can’t eat anything but chicken broth, but when I have a cold, i’m like a garbage disposal.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  19. Ickk crappy to be sick over christmas! I’m the same when I am full of cold or flu, I eat a ridic amount! Even if I can’t taste anything it doesn’t stop me! Haha! Hope you feel better soon love and hope you have a lovely Christmas! 🙂

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