HI pies! That’s a pretty lame title, but it really was a wild Wednesday that was non-stop from 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Thursday.
I was ready to roll out of bed after only four hours of sleep because I can’t sleep at all this week anyway. I’m too busy and excited to sleep! To kick off the day, I started with another VitaTop yogurt combo:
In the bowl: Banana Nut VitaTop, 1/2 C fat free plain yogurt, 1/2 naner, drizzle Naturally More peanut butter, sprinkle of flax. This was delicious, but the banana flavor in the VitaTop could be a bit stronger. Other than that I loved it:
With a full tum, I headed to magazine feature writing class. We got into groups and went over edits we had made to others’ stories. It’s tough to take criticism from fellow students sometimes, as some don’t know how to deliver it in a kind manner. One of the students made me feel as though she was attacking me. “No, get rid of that ending.” “Why is this relevant to anyone who doesn’t live in Athens?” “The rest of this needs way more detail.” Uhhh, okay! But you know what? It don’t mattuh. Kailz got an A, baby! I felt much better after receiving my graded paper and talking to my prof, who, by the way, won’t be here next year. This bums me out so much because I finally found a journalism professor who I love and with whom I can talk openly. Shoooo.
I came home for a little lunch and spied kitty friend outside my window:
I threw together a mediocre lunch:
I used some of the pita to make chips in the toaster. Obviously, they went from toasted to charred in no time. In the pita: Laughing Cow, Sabra, pickles, lettuce. Good enough for moi.
Afternoon snacks included:
In my first afternoon class, we had a quiz about Lady Chatterly’s Lover. I may have had to make a couple answers vague, but at least I wasn’t totally clueless. For the 3-5 p.m. chunk, I worked on my magazine layout. With the help of one very kind student and my surprising memory for the lasso tool in PhotoShop, I ended up with a product that I wasn’t completely embarassed to share. That’s all I wanted! It kind of looks like a cookbook rather than a magazine, though. Woops.
For the last class of the day, my group had to present our project on Anais Nin. Everything went smoothly and we easily talked for an hour or so of class. We were handed back our midterms as well, and thank the sweet Lord above, I got another A. YES! After class my english professor hugged me and told me to have an amazing time. Earlier in the day (I have her from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.) she told me to have a “summer lover” and to “have one perpetually.” Thanks, doc, I’ll see what I can do.
I came home at 7 p.m. tired and hungry, yet relieved that I had finished my last day of school this year. Can’t even believe I just typed that. Anyway, I ate some microed veggies while I baked the rest of dinner:
Ick. I ate these, but I realized that I just don’t like steamed veggies. I’d much rather have them raw. Or baked, as my whole dinner was:
In an attempt to use all the produce I have left, I baked the eggplant and brussels at 475* for 20 minutes total. The eggplant didn’t crisp up like I’d hoped, but it was delicious this way! Together, the meal left me not as full as I’d like. I knew how to take care of that:
Topped with a rosette of White Chocolate Wonderful, this brownie blew me away. I wasn’t expecting much, but the density combined with the rich chocolate-iness was fabulous! There were also melted chocolate chips throughout the brownie, which was a complete surprise. Loved this.
After dinner I went to the music building for a Tempo Tantrums (a capella group) meeting from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30. We talked business for next year, and then MisterMan picked me up.
We wanted to spend our last night together, but when he dropped me off I wasn’t sure I could. I still had to edit my barber shop story to turn in Thursday. Editing a piece of work on which you received an A, and of which you already love, is challenging! I finished editing (and snacking on 100 calorie popcorn with cinnamon and carob, followed by some Newman’s amazing mocha milk chocolate) at 12:45/ 1 a.m., got ready for bed and told MisterMan to come over.
We rarely spend the night together, but Wednesday night marked the last night we’ll spend together for months, if not forever. Naturally, this deeply saddens me. I’m trying my best to keep it together and not bawl. I’ve known this has been coming.
This morning I awoke and felt as though I didn’t sleep at all. I don’t mind, though. MisterMan left at 8:15 a.m. and I made an awesome breakfast to help my starving self:
One of my favorite bowls yet: Cran Bran VitaTop, 1/2 C yogurt, 1/2 naner, blueberries, cinnamon, flax. Absolutely, exquisitely delicious:
With the incredible tips from all of you, I will be packing all day! I’ll try to roll some things, take only what I need, a lot of mix-and-match clothing, as few pairs of shoes as possible (which is impossible)…MamaJ and Popsicle will be here by 5 p.m. to help anyway!
Oh, and because I forget that I’ve been gaining fabulous new readers, I’m leaving Saturday to go to San Francisco for an internship with VegNews, the best vegetarian magazine. So what if I’m biased!
Alright, I’m going to go PackFace my day away, run errands and maybe work out a bit! See you all before Saturday’s departure!
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: How do you stay sane while flying all day? How do you stay organized when traveling? What do you do to keep yourself amused while flying?
This is my first time flying solo, so I have never had to look for my flights alone. I normally follow MamaJ! I’m afraid I’m going to miss a flight or lose track of my carry-ons and luggage, or even get lost within the airport. This has to be pretty easy though, right?
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