If you noticed I was gone for a couple of days — it’s because I was actually busy. If you didn’t notice, then never mind!
Last year, I explained my “tradition” of going to a baseball game on or around my birthday. Because I do not want to go with someone who is only with me since I sponsored their ticket, the past couple of years I went with my dad. But this year he won’t go, because some kid saw him there last year. Said kid’s father did not want the kid to go, but the kid complained that it wasn’t fair, since “Even Rabbi X was there!” Kid’s father complained to my dad that he didn’t know what to say to that, and so now my dad won’t go because it “doesn’t look right.” That is really kind of pathetic… my own father doesn’t even want to spend time with me. I guess I must be more horrible than I thought. Because he feels bad, I guess, about leaving me in the lurch, he offered to pay for a pair of tickets for me and someone else. But honestly? I don’t see how that’s any different than me paying for my companion’s ticket. I’d rather just go myself than spend time with someone who doesn’t even want to be there with me! Am I completely crazy for feeling this way?!
Then my dad suggested I take my nephew. I’ve actually taken one of my nephews to a game with me before, and it was fine; he’s a good kid. But now that I have a few older nephews who are baseball fans, if I take one, I have to take them all. It’s supposed to be my birthday tradition; I don’t want to spend it babysitting!
Like I always say… I hate birthdays.
I was inspired to give my protein pancakes another shot. Evidently, inspiration does not necessarily equal success.
20g soy protein powder, one egg white, packet Truvia, cinnamon, and 1/4 cup hemp milk. I added some water because I thought it needed more liquid, but that was apparently overkill. At least I discovered something I never would have known otherwise: blackberries and syrup are a good combination.
Oats + oat bran, cocoa powder, Truvia, banana (half cooked in), chunky peanut butter.
Vanilla yogurt, microwaved Apple Crispalicious Jamfrakas bar. Yes, I am neurotic and diced the bar instead of crumbling it.
Popcorn and nooch… not a fan of this combination. I’ll stick with salt here!
Pre-wrap: hommus, sprouts, soy nuts. And no post-wrap photo, because, um, I didn’t feel like taking one?
Kashi Autumn Wheat, cinnamon, and hemp milk. Which I just had to dilute with water, because the taste of it is so nasty! I don’t usually like soggy cereal, but shredded wheat cereals like this are the exception, so I used hot water.
Okay, wow, that was a lot of food right there. Yikes. Anyway.
Lately, I have had this strange urge to run. It doesn’t make any sense because I’ve never liked running, and my knees don’t like me to run either. I can’t figure it out, but it’s driving me crazy. Even if I did want to run, doing that in a skirt is kind of difficult. As much as I hate treadmills, I hopped on one at the gym today — for exactly 1:34, because that thing was a million years old and wouldn’t go fast enough. I didn’t want to go to the room with the shiny new treadmills because I tend to avoid heavily populated areas! So I’m still wanting to run, and I don’t know why. Except maybe that it’s symbolic of the fact that I quite literally do want to run away from everything!
I’m also getting the urge to go back to karate, but that, at least, makes sense to me.
And I will now get off the topic of urges before I wander into “dangerous” territory.
Good news: the Assignment from Hell is probably about 95% completed. I just need to present it this week for feedback, and then e-mail the final version to the professor before the last day of classes. It really is quite depressing to have spent so much time doing such a useless project, but I’m glad it’s nearly over! Now to tackle the huge assignment for my other class… *gulp*
In the meantime, I’m going to just practice the whole “fake it ’til you make it” thing…
That would be me. (Hahahahahaha…) Can you tell I don’t even have any energy to complain?? Oh, my, I never thought that day would arrive…
Have a great start to your week.
“A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.”