Good morning and happy humpday! The week goes so fast when you’ve had a long weekend. I can’t believe Boston is in two days! I still don’t know who all is going to be there, so if you’re reading this and are going, please drop me a line!
Yesterday, I started my morning with another awesome parfait.
- plain nonfat yogurt
- 1 white peach
- 1 plum
- 2 cherries
This didn’t hold me too well, sadly, and I had to break into one of my snacks on the way to my internship. I’m running dangerously low on fig bars; a trip to TJ’s is greatly needed!
I went to Starbucks on my lunch break. Even though I brought lunch with me, I wanted a place to sit and get out of the sun. It was almost 100 yesterday! I ordered a tall iced coffee (and added skim and sugar in the raw) to grant me a chair.
I brought 1/2 serving of my leftover spinach fettucine con vongole:
I still had some leftover dressing from my raw “peanut” noodles, so I brought that and dipped leftover steamed kale and romaine in it. Deliciously messy.
With an apple, it made a pretty good for a lunch on the go!
After a few more hours of work at the office, I headed across town to go to the restaurant. I’d been craving a smoothie all day, so I stopped at Elixir. Every day they have $5 specials, so I went with that and got the Smart Start: banana, apple cider, orange juice, strawberries, melon, gingko, and protein powder.
A pretty hefty “snack”, but I thought I was going to have to power through another 8-hour shift.
Thinking I would have to wait until 11 to eat dinner, I split a Ginger Snap Larabar with my friend Cornelius around 7.
Unfortunately, by 7:45 I’d only had one table (whose grand total came to $11.92), so I went home with a wrinkly dollar in my pocket. I should have only made $.65 after tip-out (we have to give back 35%), but the busboys, bartender and manager didn’t want the $.10.
I took a salad to go; new policy says that wait-staff can only have plain lettuce or plain pasta, so I took my dinner home and beefed it up.
I added tomatoes, goat cheese, a chik’n patty, hummus, red pepper flakes and lemon vinaigrette.
I was craving chemicals for dessert and had a Skinny Cow vanilla-flavored Skinny Dipper.
While watching Almost Famous for the 23rd time, I did some therapeutic laundry-folding and felt a little better.
Sorry for that little rant. Today will be better! Ho ho ho.