Thank you for all of the outrage on my behalf regarding my (alliteration alert!) plagiarizing project partner… if thoughts could kill, she would so be dead by now! However, they can’t, and so I was a very responsible and mature adult about the situation. (Cue insane giggles.) Actually, I just fixed up the problems, put in citations (which I had to find myself since the links she gave me, after I requested them, proved to be dead), and sent it off to the professor. I included a note explaining what happened; I didn’t go so far as to say outright, “It was her fault,” but hopefully she can infer that at least it wasn’t mine. After I sent it to the professor, I sent it to the PPP telling her what I had done. Which, if you ask me, was entirely unnecessary, but there you have it.
Try not to be too shocked, but I am exhausted… I am posting anyway, though, because I know that if I don’t, I’m going to have a total logjam after the holiday is over (Sunday night… finally!!!!) and that idea just doesn’t appeal to me.
So… the title of this post! I hate coffee. Recently I decided that maybe that was because I’d never had real coffee (i.e., brewed vs. instant), and so I needed to try that before I write it off completely. I’ve been meaning to do that for a while, but I just never got around to it until today… so I met Ellie at a Starbucks and got… something.
The uncertainty is because I really don’t know what it was. Plain coffee, since that’s all I can buy at Starbucks. And a frightening amount of sweetener, which didn’t do anything to diminish the bitter taste. After that, I realized that I actually could use the sugar-free vanilla syrup, so I pumped that in too… which might have helped, had I not had the sweeteners in there already! Will have to try this again.
The “baby” coffee is mine, obviously.
When I got home from the concert last night, I wanted nothing more than to fall into bed, but I realized I hadn’t packed a lunch for the next day… I was feeling extremely uninspired and not in the mood of thinking about food at all, not to mention way too tired to stay awake long enough to roast anything, and so this is the strangest, most random salad ever.
Romaine, alfalfa sprouts, and Texas BBQ Primal Strips. The only dressing I have at work is a raspberry vinaigrette, which I think sounds rather unappetizing when paired with BBQ anything, so I turned to my trusty sauteed eggplant…
I plopped a dollop of this on top, figuring it theoretically could serve as a dressing.
Okay, fine, I’m lying. It wasn’t a dollop, it was the whole container. Don’t judge!
I came home to find two packages waiting! I love packages, so that was nice.
The first one was from POM Wonderful (thank you!)…
Two huge bottles: one of pomegranate nectarine juice, and one of pomegranate kiwi juice. Reviews to come!
The second package was from Mikey, and it was even more gorgeous than it appeared in her photo!
Thank you so much — I completely love it! (No need for envy, people — you can get your own unique mask, too! ;))
Went to nutrionist. Blah blah blah. Went to the supermarket, where I saw the hugest spaghetti squash ever… it looked like a large yellow watermelon. (To put this photo in perspective, I don’t have especially large hands!)
I got an enormous bag of baby peppers, because they were so adorable, and now I can have pretty pepper rings in my salad next week! Though I find it a bit odd that there aren’t any green peppers here… not that I mind, it’s my least favorite color pepper anyway!
I also bought a new (to me) vegetable — a waxed turnip.
I probably should have thought this through before buying it, but anyone have any suggestions re: what to do with this thing?!
Tomorrow is going to be a totally keeeeraaaayyyyzeeeee day. (So will Saturday and Sunday, come to think of it; but not in the same way.) I have so many things to do, it’s not even a joke… I will be running around like a headless chicken! Stress piled upon stress piled upon stress. Should be fun…
Have a fantabulous weekend!