That is one B-I-G WOOHOO!!! I’ve still got some edits to make on a poetry review for my independent study, but that will most likely continue into the summer, so… I can pretty much say I AM DONE with the academic part of my senior year! Honestly, I didn’t think I’d make it. I thought of transferring so many times, even of dropping out, but… I made it. Whew! Anyway, I have a lot of pictures to share since yesterday (and a weird problem with WordPress, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to upload all of them), so here we go:
Last night I went out to dinner with my friends Megan and Max.
We went to a Vietnamese place called Mai Village. There is a lot of inexpensive Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Thai in the Twin Cities, which I definitely didn’t take advantage of!
I ordered a noodle salad with grilled shrimp. Underneath the massive tangle of noodles was a lot of lettuce; the top was garnished with carrots, mint, and peanuts. It was so good, and even though it was an enormous portion, I ate almost all of it!
After dinner, Megan and I went to Izzy’s for one last (well… probably not the “last,” let’s be honest) hurrah. I got the Dizzy Izzy in a Cup: 5 mini scoops of ice cream (Oreo, salted caramel, strawberry cheesecake, chocolate, and chai) with hot fudge. Mm-mm GOOD!
Well, I didn’t end up staying up all night to write my paper yesterday… I went to bed at 10! At least I can say that I haven’t pulled an “all-nighter” (to do work, in any case) since sophmore year.
This morning I popped right up at 6 and decided to go on a run. I had half of a brownie Z bar before I left:
My heart rate monitor was being all kinds of crazy, so other than the time I don’t have accurate stats.
Total time: 30:31 minutes
Distance: 2.82 miles
Calories burned: 250-300?
Hopefully this problem will resolve itself soon…
Eggwhites with ketchup and Tobasco:
Honey Wheat English muffin, 3/4 with vegan marjarine, 1/4 with sunflower butter and 1/4 with cinnamon and sugar for old times (I used to eat this EVERY day).
With coffee and the paper. It’ll be so nice to have time to enjoy a luxurious breakfast again!
Around 10 I snacked on an I-can’t-believe-I’m-the-only-one-in-the-library pear.
I broke for lunch around 12:30 to eat in the cafeteria with some friends. I got stewed tempeh and chickpeas (to which I added raisins and coconut):
I also had a salad with spinach, peppers, carrots, peas, and lemon juice:
Ants on a fiery log:
And my last (I hope) magic bar.
At 1:30, there was a special Champagne Toast and Sendoff Lecture for the seniors. A glass of champagne was enjoyed, briefly… then back to the library it was!
I shared an orange with my friends Luke and Megan in the library… we probably made up 50% of the library’s business.
I celebrated finishing school with a trip to Whole Foods for fruit, yogurt, and apples. I still had some Oikos coupons, so I only ended up spending $5! That has to be some kind of Whole Foods record.
There were lots of delicious samples. I had my first Dr. Kracker today! This was the sunflower cheddar flavor… it was really good. It’s a hearty cracker, sort of like a Wasa or Ryvita.
A sample of Food Should Taste Good (more like a tortilla chip):
There’s a senior event at Stella’s Fish Café tonight. There will be “light appetizers” and a cash bar, which could mean anything, so I just wanted a light snack.
I steamed up some rebel carrots:
I did something blasphemous: I didn’t drink the carrot water (or the Kool-Aid 😉 )! I figure I’m going to be consuming a fair amount of liquid tonight, and I don’t want to be bloated before I even get there! Lilveggiepatch will be back to her old self soon, I promise.
Have a lovely night!