Excuse me, Officer

I was halfway to school before I realized that there was a white envelope wedged under the wipers on my windshield… yep, I got a ticket.  Apparently I parked a wee bit too close to the crosswalk. Whoops! The only other time I’ve gotten a ticket was when I was parked right across the street from my own house for street -cleaning or something. A lot of us seem to be having car trouble lately!

I had early class this morning, so I just went to the cafeteria afterwards.  I made a big salad with mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers, beets, and some kind of grainy salad. I also got two big slices of tofu, which I added chili sauce to.


Something was up with the salad-part of my meal… I hate wasting food, but it just wasn’t tasting right.  I ate about half, then just plopped the tofu into this curried tomato soup with some coconut, peanuts and parsley.


I had a grapefruit, heart-shaped chocolate and coffee with skim while reading the paper.


I did the unthinkable and had a Sugar Free Redbull during my poetry class… I didn’t want to feel sluggish during Step so I needed a quick fix.  I also had half of a Balance Bare bar (and ate the other half after my workout).


I forgot my HRM today, which is too bad because Step was great today! We learned a lot of new moves, and although it was really challenging, I didn’t take a single break that the instructor didn’t call for.  After class, I ran a quick mile (@ 5.4 mph, then @ 6.2 mph for the last .15 mile).  I was one sweaty sister, as you can imagine!

When I got home, my prize form Meg’s contest was waiting for me!  Every single recipe looks DIVINE.  Here are some ideas of what you’ll be seeing in the near future: Sesame Soy Squares, Alfredo Sauce (healthy Alfredo!!!), Vegan Gumbo, Mock Chicken Salad (like the stuff at WF I’m in love with), Fruit Quick Bread, Thai Coconut Curry (!)… Holy Yum, as Miss Veggie Girl would say!


Look at this great bookmark! I think she’s telling me I need to make some sweet treats


This was such a perfect gift. Thanks again, Megan!

I got home from school completely exhausted.  I try to avoid spending the entire day on campus, but today I couldn’t help it.  The idea of cholent & polenta again did not strike my fancy, so instead I had a simpler meal.

Small side salad of spinach, diced tomatoes, onion, chili flakes, and Annie’s Light Honey Mustard dressing:


I followed Sarah’s lead and made Annie’s mac & cheese with salmon instead of tuna.


This was my first time using canned (well, pouch-ed) salmon, and it was really good! I also bought regular instead of white cheddar packets.  I don’t know, there’s something about the orange cheez color that brings back very happy memories.  The first Christmas I was vegetarian for, in 8th grade, I told my dad I didn’t want  him to make me a nice meat substitute. Instead, I wanted Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Deluxe. Yep, that’s the kind where the cheese is already in a semi-solid, semi-liquid form and you just squeeze it onto the noodles. And that’s what I had on Christmas Day.  Yes sirreebob.

To keep the color theme, I also had a “Pink” navel orange.


Dessert was another Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich with almond butter… but this was my last one! Boohoo.


So, now I’m just enjoying my ice cream while watching my favorite episode of The Office reading over my notes.  I have a big presentation tomorrow during my night class, but a few hours (like, 5 am!) after that’s over I’ll be heading home for the weekend!  This could not be better timing, because I am POOPED.

On another happy note: my friend Katie just got engaged!!! How exciting is that?! I can’t wait to hear about all the planning that goes into it… and she and her fiancé are both photographers, so you know there’s going to be some gorgeous documentation. Woohoo!

Back to the grind… enjoy the rest of your evenings!

P.S. What’s up with no Gossip Girl this week or last? I need my fix!


9 responses to “Excuse me, Officer

  1. You do step? SO cool. I wish I did some form of dance or something at school. And I agree with you about Gossip Girl- what gives?

  2. Bummer about the parking ticket!

    Good luck with your presentation!

  3. Alright, I kept wondering why you weren’t posting as there was never a new post from you in my google reader. So sad. I never updated to your wordpress site. That situation has been remedied.

    Sorry about the ticket. Booo.

  4. Fight the ticket…Hangry Heather and I will be your team of attorneys! 😉

    Caffeine + half a balance bar preworkout = ME!

    If you do end up watching Jeopardy, our friend’s name is Gavin!

  5. yay for salmon mac&cheese, the office, and going home soon!

    boo to tickets and red bull. that stuff is so gross! I think I just have such bad memories because I drank it with vodka once back in my youth of freshman year and got sick and haven’t been able to even smell the stuff ever since.

  6. Hang in there with the ticket 😦

    Congratulations to your friend!!

  7. man dont you just HATE getting tickets?! Last year I let my sister borrow my parking pass (because we go to the same college) and when I went to pay my fees so I could GRADUATE, she had racked up $250 worth of parking tickets. I dont even know how that is possible. I made her pay me back WITH interest 🙂

  8. oh wow, can’t wait to see all the tofu recipes you try! it might actually get me to like tofu…
    oh god, that sucks about the tickets! I hope you never get one ever again.

  9. NO WAY!! That is my FAVORITE episode of The Office. Ever.

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