Full Force

20May09

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:

Banana Breakfast Cookie with White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter Yogurt Icing and Flax Sprinkles. With Koffee.

Banana Breakfast Cookie with White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter Yogurt Icing and Flax Sprinkles. With Koffee.

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:

I spy with my little eye...banana chunks!

I spy with my little eye...banana chunks!

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:

Pink and green lunch!

Pink and green lunch!

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:

Date with Naturally More peanut butter

Date with Naturally More peanut butter

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:

Heaven in a bar. Before Clif came out with their White Chocolate Macadamia flavors, I had no idea I loved white chocolate so much!

Heaven in a bar. Before Clif came out with their White Chocolate Macadamia flavors, I had no idea I loved white chocolate so much!

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:

Toasty roasty brussels with organic Heinz

Toasty roasty brussels with organic Heinz

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:

Amazing! Spicy and hearty.

Amazing! Spicy and hearty.

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,

Kailey

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35 Responses to “Full Force”

  1. 1 The Novice Berker

    Most definitely post the story; I’d read it for shoreee. And your profs sound like they all ADORE you, you smartie!!

    P.S. That’s probably the most gorgeous breakfast cookie in the entire blogosphere. The flax sprinkles are a lovely touch. 😉

    • 2 snackface

      Berker- Thanks for the breakfast cookie compliment 🙂 Oh my gosh, and thank you for pointing out to me how obnoxious I sounded in my post. I swear I didn’t mean to! Haha oops.

  2. 3 shelby

    That breakfast cookie looks so perfect! I love it =)

    It was cold walking to school today..and then I was sweating on the way home! Weather…

    I’m so proud of you for speaking up about that girls word’s of choice. Oh and I would LOVE to read your story…maybe you could put it on a seperate page like your about me section is. That would make it easier to find and read.

    That’s one thing I miss about frivilous grocery shopping, WCMN Bars! The luna is my fav.

    I’m totally buying a can of refried beans soon, you make them look extra yummy!

  3. I would love love love to read your article and check out more of your bad ass writing skills. Good for you letting that girl know that what she wrote is pretty harsh!

  4. yaaaaaaaaaaaay i hope the beans were better that time!!!

  5. p.s. I’d love to read your story!!

  6. 7 Emma

    It sounds like you had a great day – sounds like one I had last week. 🙂 I always appreciate another smart girl who isn’t afraid of standing up for her thoughts and showing what she knows. Love it.

    Amaaazing, tempting, wonderful pictures. As always.

    Love,
    Emma

  7. 8 Megan

    Ooooh I want to read your paper!! Your bfast cookie looks so porno-ish, of course. LOVE it 🙂 have a great thursday!!

  8. ya post the story for sherz

  9. 10 Rachel

    I’m interested! 🙂

  10. Sounds like you kicked arse alllll dayyy looong! 🙂 Way to go!

    I would LOVE to read The Barbering Kind!

    kaneil, balanceisbest

  11. 12 Tyler

    your breakfast cookie looks amazing! i would love to read your story!!!

  12. 13 Sarah

    Hey Kale Chips,

    I wanna read your barber shop feature and your essay, even if it is really long (TWSS)!! See, I don’t need your breakfast cookie handouts.

    Is there anything you WON’T roast and put ketchup on? Because for me, the answer is no. Let’s get matching “I Put Ketchup on My Ketchup T-Shirts” okay?

    I’m so glad you are back to your gorgeous SnackFace-y self!

  13. 14 Bec

    glad you are feeling better that cookie looks fantastic!

  14. 15 rediscoveringlauren

    hi sweetheart,
    id love to read the barber shop story 🙂
    well done for doing so well in everything 🙂 all of your professors seem to love you! Thats so cool one of them said you should be a professor yourself!!
    that breakfast cookie looks so good and its so adorable looking (i dont know how food can be adorable, but that cookie is? does that even make sense……)
    Im so glad your feelin better *yay*
    i LOVE that luna bar…defo my favs bar of all!
    have a nice night darlin,
    xxx

  15. 16 Maya

    Definitely interested in the story!

  16. No lies – I’ve missed my SnackFace (I’ve been reading but it’s still different)! Glad you’re feeling better pudding pop! Your breakfast cookie looks almost too pretty to eat, almost.

    Post the story, holmes!! If not I’m going to drive down there and post it myself! Lovin the GC meal! Have a beautiful Thursday 🙂

  17. um hello miss cookie monster! that looks like the most fab breakfast cookie i’ve ever seeeen 🙂 and of course! you know we ALL want to read your story! have a wonderful day lovebug

  18. 19 Sarah

    i’m so happy you’re feeling better, kailey! PHEW.

    and your bfast cookie looks amaaaaazingly delicious.

    and obviously, your barbeing story is good! you’ve been working so hard on it. and i would (as I’m sure would everyone else) LOVE to read it! and great job on the class discussion. you’re just killing the heck out of every single assignment!

  19. 20 saleblan

    Yum, yum, yum…I absolutely LOVE roasted brussell sprouts. Especially with ketchup. 😀

    Everything looks so delicious!

  20. 21 eatlivelovedream

    Glad your appetite is back! I can’t stand when mine goes away. I like to eat!! and enjoy it:)

  21. what a kickass day of school, YAY! i would love to read your piece, you should definitely post it for everyone!! good luck with your in design project! the first time i had to design a magazine on there for class, i fell in love. there is something about the perfect layout & images + the perfect text that gets me all excited!!!! my senior thesis was a magazine geared toward pre-teen girls and i loved every second of it!!!

  22. Hi Kailey! I would LOVE to read your article! Please send it if you’d like! 🙂

    Great looking food!! Banana breakfast cookie looks super!!

    I love forward to reading.

    Have a wonderful day!
    melissa

  23. Kailey,

    Hey darlin! It’s so great to “see” your shining face this morning!

    Wowser! Everyone is giving GC’s meximeals love this week. 😀 They are delish–totally deserve all the attention.

    I’d love to read the article. Put it on up.

    Have a great Thursday day girlie!

    With Love,
    Emily

  24. 25 jaime

    so glad you are feeling better!!!

    a few things
    1.) would u be willing to post a little instruction on how you make ur bfast cookies?? i’m dying to make one and have been so unsuccessful!
    2.) I WANT TO READ YOUR STORY!!!!!!!!!!! i know how talented you are girl and i WOULD LOVE to read it!!
    3.) TOTALLY WITH U ON THE FAT TALK!! NEEDS TO STOP!
    4.) LOVIN my snackbaby’s eats– as always 🙂 WCMN lunas are too good! and your dindin looks FABULOUS
    5.) thank you for loving brussel sprouts 🙂 i love them too!!

    and i just love u so much! xoxo

  25. 26 homegirlcaneat

    Ooooohhhh guuurrrrl hit a homegirl up with some barber shop gossip! I would love to hear about the man who bakes you cookies and talks about football coaches getting fired (tells ya that I read yo blog WORD fo WORD!).

    Brussell sprouts with ketchup? NEED to try that because I AM A KETCHUP fanatic! I try not to expose my ketchup-loving self a lot to the general public because it could scare some people off..but when I get a dish with grilled chicken or potatos, I go full THROTLE with that sh!t and douse it with the tomato-y goodness! Wow! That was a paragraph about my devotion to ketchup! Hooray!

    According to weather.com, San Fran is experience a high of 67 and a low of 51. Please prepare yourself with shorts, dresses, jeans, and a plethora of sunscreen due to the California SUN you will be exposed to.

  26. 27 homegirlcaneat

    *EXPERIENCING!

  27. 28 Sarah

    IM INTERESTED!!!

  28. That bean, zuc, spice mixture looks awesome! and I’m with Jaime-would love to know how to make that breakfast cookie!!

  29. 30 Becca

    Hey Kailey! I just found your blog through someone else’s and I love it! That breakfast cookie looks delicious, I am so going to have to try them because I keep reading about them on various blogs! Also, I am OBSESSED with White Choc PB!!! I actually just posted about it this morning so I am so glad to see you posting about it in nearly every post – YES! A fellow WC addict! Looking forward to following you!

  30. that is how it is here during season changes.. turbo cold in the AM where there is frost on your car and then blistering hot come lunchtime. hate that.

    nice bfast cookie. never tried the banana action..kinky.

    id be stoked to read your work 🙂

  31. 32 april

    hi! just wanted to let you know i tried your sweet potato wedges/tofutti cream cheese/maple syrup on toast and omg it was good!!!

    • 33 snackface

      April! Oh my gosh! I’m so excited you tried it and enjoyed it! The hardest part about that snack is saving some sweet potato half moons specifically with that snack in mind.

  32. mmmmmm that breakfast cookie looks delish! I’ve never made one of those before because I feel they wouldn’t properly fill me up, but I think I gotta give them a try. Where did you find your flatout wraps??? I can’t find them anywhere!!!!!!

    • 35 snackface

      Hey Coco! I found my Flat-Outs at Wal-Mart, of all places! They used to have La Tortilla Factory wraps, too, but they stopped carrying them so I switched back to an old fave, the Flat-Out. And definitely try the breakfast cookie! Every time I make one I’m still afraid it’s not going to fill me up, but I eat it slowly with coffee and it does a remarkable job keeping me full for 3 to 4 hours!


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