Empire State of Mind
What up! So I have to admit that I’m super tired as I write this, but I need to give a little recap before I head to NYC Saturday afternoon. I have no idea when I’ll be able to update next. Ahhh!
I barely slept Thursday night (I’m talking not even four hours) and awoke nervous and ready to get back to studying. Oats helped motivate me:
I’m being harsh. They weren’t bad, per se, but they didn’t have the rich chocolate flavor I was expecting. In the bowl: 1/3 C oat bran, 1+2/3 C water, 1/2 banana, cinnamon, 1 T unsweetened cocoa, squirt sugar-free maple and a spoon of crunchy almond butter. I’m thinking two scoops of cocoa next time.
I studied from 7am until 9:30am, when I figured I should shower, as it had been 48 hours since my last. It should be noted that I still felt a coating of nastiness throughout my body, and my skin had taken on a deathly pallor. Nothing a heavy hand of bronzer can’t fix. Anyway, I was high and shaking off coffee and DayQuil until noon when I ate a Clif bar. I was too busy having a heart attack to take a picture.
12:20 pm. Time for the Film 201 final exam. Twenty-something fill-in-the-blanks. Five true/false. Seven essays. DOMINATED. All this information kept flowing from my brain. I had no idea I’d stored that much!
I left beaming, but achy and hungry. I had time to eat only an apple before it was time for my next final at 2:30. All we had to do was talk about the blogs we created for class, so I talked about my class blog as well as SnackFace. Couldn’t help it 😉
At 4:30 I sprinted home (a good mile away), picked up half a final case study I’d left in the wrong notebook, and sprinted back to the Scripps building just before the 5 pm deadline. Then I really thought I was going to have a heart attack.
While walking back, stress finally lifted and I had a moment of clarity. I leave for New York tomorrow.
Happy as a clam, I checked my email and then fed my rumbling stomach:
In the mix: greens, cucumber, green beans, cherry toms, carrots, roasted nip (turnip, kids), balls, Frankie and dressing of mustard, maple and more Frank. However delicious and filling it may have been, you know your Snackie needed more:
I ate the last of Holly’s vegan pumpkin molasses cookies dipped into So Delicious coco milk. Out of this world. I did snack on other things throughout the night, but they went unpictured. I really was too distracted. First with Glee, then with this monstrosity:
I am the world’s worst packer. I want to bring everything with me so my clothes don’t feel lonely or left out. I swear, the above picture was of what I thought was choosiness. Not so. The shoes presented a similar dilemma:
It took two hours and having to sit on my suitcase to zip it up, but I managed. That makes it sound as though I fit everything into one suitcase. Hell naw. A huge duffel bag is housing the shoes, gym clothes and toiletries, and a carry-on is holding more sweats, makeup and everything else that didn’t fit in the other two bags. I will be a sight.
And now, my loves, I bid adieu as I fly to that crazy city known as New York. With classes fully out of the way, I’m certainly in an empire state of mind. See you in the city!
Ciao for now,
P.S. No question, but sorry if this is a bit rushed. I’m complete toast after that Film 201 final!
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