Hey there pretty people! Males are allowed to be pretty, too. I also call guys gorgeous, and I really mean that as one of the best compliments. Gender adjective musings aside…So Wednesday was a wonderful, full-of-surprises day!
I woke up to a grey sky, but was not about to let that bog me down. As I read the sweet, kind comments about my last post (thank you so much!), I pondered breakfast options. Oats were a necessity today:
In the bowl: 1/2 c oats, water, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, 1/2 naner, splash soymilk, shredded sweetened coconut on top and spoon of Dark Chocolate Dreams.
I was running 10 minutes later than usual, but I made it to IART with time to spare. In class we reviewed some things for the final next week and sat through group presentations. Women’s chorale afterward was short and sweet. We congratulated one another on a fine performance, and completed teacher evalutations.
Then I headed home 20 minutes earlier than normal, thus giving me ample time to sip chamomile tea and finish Thank You for Smoking. My stomach has been evil today, so my appetite has been wackadoodle. Despite that, I had a wrap so good that I ate it in no time:
In the La Tortilla Factory wrap: tofu, ketchup (was craving this), mustard, BBQ sauce, spinach.
I had a few almonds and a baby chunk of the roomie’s pie after this. It was too much for my iffy stomach today, and I had to pop some Tums. Then I was in severe concentration mode to write a book review! I outlined my main points, found quotes, listened to Duke Ellington Radio on Pandora and knocked it out in an hour or so. I felt FREE after finishing this!
At 4:30ish I checked my email and found one from my modeling/talent agency. It was an email for a Go-See, which is where models Go to See the client, and from there the client decides whom they want to hire for the job. I was hesitant to even read the email because I’m in Athens and most jobs are in Cincinnati or Columbus. Reading it anyway, I discovered that the Go-See would be this Friday and Saturday (one can go to either), and the job (if booked) would be during my spring break. It would be a modeling job for Five Star, the notebook and folder line by Mead, and I thought, “hmm…if only I could get home somehow…”
SIMULTANEOUSLY, Muffin sent me a gchat saying that she wanted to go home Friday. I got so excited I thought I’d burst! Perfect timing! So the on-a-whim plan for the rest of the week: Friday, go home to Cinci, go to the Go-See on Saturday, then spend the rest of Saturday and Sunday studying in the comforts of my parents’ loving home. I’m STOKED.
It should be noted that Go-Sees aren’t that big a deal. I’ve gone on handfuls of these without getting jobs. It’s just how the modeling game goes. You either have what they’re looking for or you don’t. And you absolutely cannot take it personally. So who knows how this one will go! Would you like to see me in a Five Star ad? Haha.
Then, after the excitement subsided for a second, it was time to make a lil’ sunthin’ before class.
Question: What’s better than a sweet potato?
Answer: A sweet potato the size of my foot- a Size Ten Tater!
This one was big…just the way I like it. Get your mind out of the gutter. I washed it, cut it, sprinkled it with garam masala and baked it into this:
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to finish these beauties…
The roomie and I heard a knock on the door. It was a gentleman asking us about our gas bills. He was offering lower rates, or something, and asked to see our latest bill. We hadn’t opened it yet. When we did, I totally lost my appetite. For our tiny little square of a house, gas this month cost $311!!! I don’t have money! What am I supposed to do? This is insane! I will work it out, though (oh student loans, please come through soon!). The life of a college student…
I escaped money-troubled home and went to Review and Criticism to turn in my book review. We watched the movie (Thank You for Smoking), and now have to write a piece of criticism comparing the book to the movie. This should be enjoyable. However, I got my last review back, and was less than thrilled with the grade. Do you ever have moments where you doubt your talents? Yes, I’m a freak and a B+ bothers me.
Then I speed-walked across campus to the music building while eating a mini Clif crunch peanut butter bar. A capella practice was pleasantly productive! I left ravenous and ready for food.
So what cereal did MisterMan bring to me last night?
He’s good, isn’t he? Knows me well 🙂 So I turned it into the first of a series of snacks:
I was a fool for thinking I’d be pleased with this small snack. I then had a serving or two of just the Honey Almond Flax Crunch with light soy milk. This kind isn’t as sweet as the regular and also has a nuttier, rounder flavor. The almond slivers are a welcome surprise, too! After the SnackFaceness, MisterMan came to visit for a bit, and now I’m heading to bed!
Tomorrow I have a workout, then a reading for the women’s literary magazine (oh, and then class). I’m reading my piece in front of people, which will be liberating! I cannot wait. I will post it after the reading!
Alright, must go to bed. Again, thank you all for the touching words of support, understanding and empathy! Love you lots.
Ciao for now,
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