Something strange happened on Friday morning: I woke up feeling refreshed. This almost never happens! I all but bounced out of bed and into the shower, did a few things around the house, and made this:
Oat bran with pumpkin, Truvia, and lots of cinnamon. This bowl was huge. I’m very used to eating when I don’t feel like it, but even I could not finish this. It was delicious when I started, but at some point it began to nauseate me, and since most of the time, nausea = vomit … finishing this wouldn’t work for someone who is emetophobic!!
My alertness took a nosedive once the soporific subway air had its way with me… by the time I got to work, I was tired again. Stops along the way to go to the gym, Whole Foods, and Walgreens helped, but only a little bit. I got one four-pack of Steaz, taking pity on my poor beleaguered back. And I bought another canister of sunscreen, because mine is nearly finished. I hate sunscreen… but I am ghostly white, so I’d sort of prefer to avoid this and this. (Oh, yeah, and there is that little matter of skin cancer, too…)
Turtle Mountain Experiment; I think this brings the experiment to a close, actually, because the rest of the flavors I can find all have a dairy symbol on them.
Soy Delicious Awesome Chocolate, and Soy Delicious Green Tea.
Awesome Chocolate… while it wasn’t the most awesome flavor, it wasn’t bad. It was just… chocolate. I think I prefer it to the Purely Decadent Belgian Chocolate, though, because that one had a slightly bitter “coffee” taste to it.
Green Tea — for once, we were all in agreement. This got a total thumbs down; none of us liked it. The color was off-putting, the smell was nothing to brag about, and the taste… oh, don’t get me started. We will definitely not be having this one again. I can’t figure out why it was so awful, either; I generally like green tea just fine. Oh, well… you win some, you lose some.
This is a semi-win: I made cottage cheese pancakes twice over the past couple of days, and while yesterday’s were okay, tonight’s were beautiful and merit more than one picture. :p I do have to say, however, that they took about half an hour from start to finish. That is too long for someone with my attention span (i.e., three seconds). If I only had a dairy microwave…
Yesterday’s had cottage cheese, Fiber One, egg white, vanilla extract, Truvia, and cinnamon. I just blended it all up together, and a lot of the Fiber One didn’t get crushed. Which was fine, taste-wise, but it made it difficult for me to determine whether or not they were actually cooked through. So tonight, I decided to pulverize the Fiber One first. It kind of helped, probably, that I didn’t have enough Fiber One and had to substitute with some wheat bran…
I never, ever thought I’d find a way to like cottage cheese. Make it tolerable, yes; but love it? Seemed impossible. It is not. (By the way, I was just wondering who actually “discovered” cottage cheese. I mean, after all, it’s curdled milk. If I saw that my milk had turned, I wouldn’t think, Hmmm, I wonder what this would taste like. I would throw it out!!)
Another thing that I thought I wouldn’t like very much, but actually do, is this. I wasn’t overly fond of the chocolate, but I do quite like the berry vanilla. Even if there is no “berry” flavor to it… just a very discernible vanilla flavor, which is perfectly fine with me.
Of course, it’s still best in yogurt!
The thermal drapes which my dad so kindly put up for me don’t do much to keep my room warmer, really. When I think “thermal drapes,” I imagine something thicker than this. As it is, I’m still freezing my ass off. But it does make my room darker. Which makes it all that much easier to stay in bed until noon! My poor frozen toes finally coaxed me out… I’m sure my bladder had a say in the matter, too. Oh, I can’t wait to find myself in warmer climes…
Speaking of that… I am actually packed! Well, 98.3% anyway. There are always a few last-minute things that I can’t throw in until right before I leave the house. I originally had two separate pieces of luggage, but then I weighed them both and realized that it wouldn’t be overweight if I combined the contents of both pieces into one … so now I have quite a bulging bag. I hope it makes it in one piece!! The bonus of having roughly fifteen pounds’ worth of food is that I definitely don’t need to worry about my bags being overweight on the trip back… I mean, how much can I buy over there already?!
I will be taking my Mini with me (that was its purpose, after all!), and the hotel supposedly has free WiFi (yeah, I’m an Internet addict and try whenever possible to stay somewhere that I can feed said addiction), so I may be blogging over my vacation. I guess it depends on the speed of the connection, since I’ve gotten spoiled with cable! Either way, while I will dread my return to the Big Apple…
The winner of my last giveaway didn’t have pierced ears, so I still have these. (They’re apples. Okay, fine, that’s not very funny. Whatever.)
They’re up for grabs again! I always need to have another vacation in the works, or I get very depressed. So… for an entry, leave a comment telling me where you went on your favorite vacation, and why it was your favorite! I’ll be choosing the winner sometime next Friday. Once I am back in the icebox. 😦
My Google Reader is approaching 50, which frightens me; and I need to ask my dad if he can take me to the airport tomorrow. I hate asking people for things. So much. Sigh.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!