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Feeling Foggy


Have you ever had days where your mind feels more than a smidgen awry, and you think, “Who the hell am I?”

Of course, I could be feeling foggy for many reasons. Shall I count the ways?

  • My head’s a little shaken from my rugby game this afternoon. We were missing a couple of key players, so it was rough and everyone got considerably banged up.
  • I was drunk on Friday night. Not that unusual for a college student, but I don’t drink often, and I didn’t plan for it while eating dinner (read: did not eat bread to soak up the alcohol!) so 2 shots and I was done for.
  • I pulled an all-nighter to write a paper on Thursday night. In my defense, I had dance rehearsals & performances every night that week, and I didn’t start the paper until 1 a.m. Ok, that’s a pitiful defense.
  • I’ve been listening to Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman on my iPod. Ergo, my head is spinning with dreams of my own real-life romance with a cowboy.
  • My mom and my sister are coming to visit in a week, so I need to finish my final paper for class before they arrive. Good thing analyzing Ramakrishna’s mystio-erotic spirtuality through the lens of Hindu masculinity will be an exciting paper to write!

Who the hell am I?

School-produced vegetarian goodness! That blue dot conveys how local the ingredients are; I think the blue is the closest?

The dinner that was not sufficient to withstand alcohol a couple hours later. Being a lightweight is both a gift and a curse!

Not just an egg..

An egg on top of a spinach, onion, mushroom, & chickpea salad. It was lovely.

And yes, it was really sunny that day! Hence the summery, east-coast-y dress. Topped with a J.Crew sweater, no less. You can take the girl outta Connecticut...

Pear & PB oats. I stirred in a spoonful of plain greek yogurt at the end that made them really gooey!

Golden delicious.

Orange. It tasted amazing when I was very slightly hungover.

Roasted brussels sprouts! It's been too long.

Post-rugby spinach with chickpeas, brussels sprouts, & nutritional yeast.

Despite the fog, here’s what’s making me happy at the moment:

My roomate did not pick up ORGANIC spinach like I asked, but for the first time I'm having Popeye-mascot-branded spinach!! How cute!

On that note, the apartment fridge is STOCKED. Can you spot the questionable purchases?

Not only did I roast brussels sprouts today, but I prepped my smoothie for tomorrow morning!

I enjoy creeping on my roommates playing frisbee. The mountain background is irresistably epic!

And last but not least…

I can't wait to keep listening to this on my way to school tomorrow! Yum.

Questions:

Anything not-so-nice about your weekend worth ranting about?

What is your opinion on frisbee?

 


Gotta Move


Since I’m returning to school in Colorado on Friday (!), I spent today flying around like a crazy person. But it was a blissful day; I was doing exactly what I wanted!

  • CoreYoga
  • Food
  • Road trip
  • Friend
  • Coffee
  • Gym
  • Trashy TV

I’m still under 21, so I’m still allowed to watch ABC Family sitcoms without shame. Right?

I’ll defend myself later.

Last night, I made a dinner that did not pass the little sister test.

Eggplant “lasagna” with tomato sauce & parmesan cheese, mixed greens with carrots

I love this eggplant recipe from the Fitnessista; it’s really easy!

We made some tomato sauce

Coated thinly sliced eggplant in a mix of olive oil, garlic and herbs (those are pretty flexible)

and roast at 375 F for 15 minutes on one side, 10 on the other.

Add a salad.Yay vegetables! What wondrous plants. Too bad the sister hates them, and this meal was scowled at. More for me!! 🙂

The morning came soon enough, as did another tough CoreYoga class.

I came home needing nourishment right away!

Kashi Go Lean Crunch (Honey Flax) + Kashi Cinnamon Harvest, 1/2 banana, blueberries, cinnamon, soymilkI don’t really do “simple” when it comes to cereal. I’m ok with that.

After a 45-minute road trip into the nearest city (New Haven), I was so in need of coffee. However, I ended up choosing a tall chai tea latte with soy milk.

And a good friend to share it with! We hadn’t seen each other in a year, so we had a lot to catch up on.

We discussed the Middle East, homosexuality, veganism, New Orleans, and earrings.

You know, the usual.

After she had to leave, I wandered into a cafe that made me feel instantly better about my diet choices…

The full name is Claire’s Corner Copia: “Vegetarian, organic and sustainable, and Kosher Restaurant….”

I wasn’t hungry, but that didn’t stop me from gawking at the bakery section for a minute.

Sigh.

It was a long trip to make for conversation and gawking, but so worth it. I love New Haven.

I hate cities, but I love this one because it’s got Yale.

And Yale’s gothic architecture is gorgeous.

As is the green…I was once again charmed but this little city, then crushed again.

Oh, fuck.

At least the ticket was just $20 and not $50 like all of Colorado’s are!

And I’m supporting the town of New Haven, right? Good karma…sort of?

After rugby weights #1 and a BodyCombat class at the gym, I picked up dinner at the health food store. A special treat!

$2.49?! Bless you, FoodWorks.

It was even more delicious consumed at a friend’s house watching the season premieres of Pretty Little Liars and Greek.

And with that, it’s time to get ready for another day. Gotta move!

How do you feel about cities? Do they jazz you up or get you down? Cities really bum me out; I like to be surrounded by nature. But if the architecture takes me back to another time, the city grows on me.


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