Hey kidlets! I am happy to report that my health and appetite have returned in full force! Alright, so there’s still some minor congestion, but it ain’t no thang.
I slept for a delightful five hours and woke with a spring in my step. “Feature day!” I said to myself out loud. Wednesday, May 20th, marks the day I had to turn in my first-ever magazine feature piece. The Barbering Kind was ready to be printed and turned in, and I felt excited, not scared, to turn it in.
I also woke up starving, despite eating until midnight-ish. This little puppy was waiting for me:
What if that were the name of an actual cookie? Last night I threw together the cookie part while watching the dirty Jerz women. In the cookie: 1/3 C oats, 1/2 banana, 1/2 scoop whey protein powda and cinnamon. This morning, I whipped up the icing: melt a scoop of WCW in the micro, stir with two scoops plain fat free yogurt, spread on top, sprinkle flax. My cookie wasn’t hard, but I liked eating it soft and with a spoon. Sarah, do with that sentence what you want. It was delicious:
Leaving the house a half hour earlier than normal, I was freezing. How is a girl to dress when it’s 50* F in the morning and 83* F in the afternoon? Wardrobe changes, that’s how.
I made it to the library, printed off copies of my story and giddily walked to class. We got in groups of four, swapped stories and now have a week to edit our fellow students’ stories, which I love to do. The one story I read during class was about people who work the games at Kings Island, an amusement park. The writer described a girl as follows: “She’s not fat, but she definitely doesn’t look athletic.” If that’s not the exact wording, it’s darn close. I was very upset by this. Thanks to Caitlin’s post this morning, I wasn’t afraid to let the writer know what I thought. This kind of language harvests negative body image. Nothing more. It wasn’t smart. It wasn’t funny. I wrote a more delicate note than that, though.
After class my professor said she had read mine and was very excited about it. She said it was “really good.” YESSS! I was brimming after that. Of course, there will be a hundred edits to do when I get back my graded story, but it felt so incredible to know that my professor enjoyed it! Would you all like to read it? It’s a bit long–1,606 words.
I came home very ready for lunch. I debated having another crack wrap, but I wanted some green crunch mixed with my hummus and Laughing Cow:
In the Flat-Out: Roasted Garlic Sabra hummus, Laughing Cow, bread n’ butter pickles, spinach and lettuce. Partnered with watery friends, celery and watermelon, this was refeshing, but sista wanted more. I had three of these delicious goobers:
Sorry, I don’t even want to see my nail–and cuticle–that close. Content, I packed up my things for afternoon classes, including this brilliant snack:
In my first afternoon class, I presented a scholarly article about A Doll’s House, followed by leading a class discussion. With the help of my group mates, it lasted an hour and a half or so. Afterward, my professor told me I should think about going to grad school and becoming a professor. Uhhh, not sure that’s the path for me, but I’ve never really thought about it as an option!
Next up was Graphics and Audiences, in which I turned in a magazine cover I created with InDesign. Honestly, it looks a little sparse, but I did what I could. By next Wednesday I have to have created four pages of content for the made-up magazine. AH!!!
In my last class of the day, my professor and I went over an old cover letter I’d written and then I got out of class an hour early. Thank the good Lord above, because I was starving! Seriously, that Luna combined with 30+ ounces of water didn’t do a darn thing.
I knew exactly what I wanted for dinner, though. There were two components, without a theme other than… I want this:
Method: heat oven to 450*, line baking sheet with foil, spray with non-stick, spread halved brussels evenly, sprinkle with pepper and a teeny dash of salt, bake for 15 minutes. Though it didn’t go with the other component, I really wanted this, too:
My best Gliding Calm meal yet! In the mix: 1/2 zucchini, 1/2 can fat free refried beans, lotsa salsa and spices. I scooped it with the green bell pepper. This was so good I ate it in no time! The great thing about eating vegetables with more vegetables is that even though they may seem as though they don’t go together, it doesn’t really matter. They still taste fan-freakin-tastic. That may not have made any sense, but it did in my head.
Now I am getting ready to head over to MisterMan’s! I hope everyone has had a joyous hump day! REMINDER: If you’d like to read my feature story about the barber shop, please let me know! I’ll post it tomorrow if enough people are interested! 🙂
Ciao for now,
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