From SnackFace to VegFace
Hi lovelies! This may have been the best Monday ever. Really.
I woke up when it was still dark outside. The rain pricked the roof in a steady pattern, and I could barely open my eyes. Something within me pulled my sleep-deprived self out of bed and into the kitchen to make coffee. Reading blogs is my favorite way to start the day, so I did a bit of that while eating incredible oats and sipping black coffee:
These oats were similar to bowls I’ve made in the past, but I used 1/2 C almond milk and 1/2 C water instead of all water. It made them significantly creamier. In the bowl: 1/2 C oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, 1/2 naner, 1 C liquids, spoonful Smucker’s Natural p.b.
Bundled up in a scarf and pleather jacket, I speed-walked to the library to print off my magazine market analysis project before class. Every single time I checked my email today my heart pounded. Monday was the day to hear back from VegNews, and I didn’t know exactly what time I’d hear back. This made my nerves a wreck, but it kind of kept me on my toes all day!
After an enjoyable few hours of discussing magazines, I headed home and received the best mail:
Those packets are larger than I had imagined from pictures I’ve seen. I have long man-hands, and those packets are almost covering them entirely. I cannot wait to peel open these buzzed-about babies!
My stomach was roaring at me, and I had an early bird lunch at 11:30 a.m. I did eat breakfast at 7:30 a.m., but 11:30 a.m. for lunch just seems wrong! I quickly got over this feeling, and dove into lunch:
I now remember why I don’t toast sandwiches. They destroy the inside of my mouth! Skin be a-danglin’ off my gums. Nice image, right? I ended up taking the sammie apart and eating the slices separately. It did look pretty smashed together, though:
I sipped a hot tea afterward, and soon enough it was time to head back uptown for six hours of non-stop class. First up was a humanities English class, and we discussed Turgenev’s First Love. We got out 10 minutes early, so I rushed over to the library to check my e-mail. I nervously ate the grapes pictured here while I waited for my inbox to appear:
When my email opened, I saw one from VegNews. It said that they were having a hard time choosing the two interns, but they’d let me know by noon Pacific time, 3 p.m. my time. It was 2:55 p.m. when I read that. I thought I was going to hurl those nearly-moldy grapes onto the computer screen. (I am giving you lovely imagery today, aren’t I?)
I waited until 3:02, but had to leave the library to make it to my next class on time. I asked the professor if I could leave class a bit early to take care of internship business, and he had no problem with it. Immediately after I asked, I checked my email again. There it was. They email that held my fate.
Tears rushed to my eyes when I read that VegNews wants me to join them this summer as an editorial intern!!! I ran out of the room, called MamaJ and cried/screamed the news to her. HOLY SHHHH!!! SnackFace will be a VegFace in San Fransisco this summer! I’ve never even been to California! Hmm, I also don’t know anyone who lives there, but I’m sure I’ll make friends somehow.
Thank you all so much for putting that positive energy out there! I fully believe that you all helped me get where I want to go! 🙂
I had to email Cincinnati Magazine to let them know that I will not be interning with them this summer, which was sad to write. I hope they don’t hate me now. Anyway, I went to my last class of the day, Women and Writing. We talked about childhood fears today, which was fascinating! I had the Peanut Marshmallow Eclipse before this class, and I must say that it was pretty good! I liked the marshmallow cream. However, by the end of it a funky chemical, metal aftertaste lingered on the back of my tongue. Not cool. It was cool that it held me over until I got home to make dinner.
The first course was a salad. My vegetables are getting low, so this is mostly spinach and celery:
And then I had a celebratory sweet potato! I’m so sorry my food has been redundant lately, but I’ve just been craving these things!
Outstanding. They never disappoint! I had a macaroon after, for a bite of something else. The Barney Butter is really calling my name, though…
Tonight I have to start reading Daisy Miller and MisterMan is going to take me to get some groceries! Tomorrow is going to be fun– the writer David Sedaris is in town and we are going to see him speak!!! I love David Sedaris’ work!
Today’s class discussion made me want to ask you all this: What were you afraid of when you were little? When did you realize this fear was irrational?
I was terrified of falling. I didn’t climb trees, hang from monkey bars, enjoy skating/skiing/skateboarding, climbing ladders (still). The idea of crashing to the ground prevented me from partaking in many things. It still scares me today. I also am afraid of going down escalators (going up is much easier). I use them, but every single time I go to step on one I think, “I could easily miss this and crash to the bottom, hitting every sharp stair edge on the way.” If ever you see me taking an escalator, you’ll see that I have to stand at the top of it for a while before I place my foot down.
I hope everyone had a great Monday!
Ciao for now,
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