First order of business: Hi new readers!!!!!!! I’ve gotten a lot of new readers in the past few days, so shout out to you all!
Second order of business:
Last night, after we last spoke, I got a craving for sweets (again). Clearly my Reeses Pieces I inhaled yesterday weren’t enough. Sigh. I appeased it with an Oikos vanilla and a couple spoonfuls of my homemade “trail mix” (Cheerios, cashews, dark chocolate chips, raisins).
After a restful night’s sleep, rocked to sleep by the sounds of the first thunderstorm of the season (VA has a LOT), I slept well and woke up in time to say goodbye to Tiffany and Johnny this morning They left for work and school, and I got myself ready to go. While I was packing, I noticed how I packed the essentials together. Clearly, I know the important things in life: Food and running.
I was pretty hungry but had to hold out for breakfast with my friend Kim. I drove out to campus and met her at my old dining hall. I mean I know I’ve only been gone since December, but it is amazing how much changes in that time! Like automatic (energy-wasting) doors in the commons? Weird.
The egg line usually has egg whites, but they were out However, Josh The Egg Man (we really call him that) was the one making eggs, so that brightened my spirits! It was quite a delicious egg! I miss the breakfast selection at D-Hall. Yogurt, cottage cheese, granola, 18 cereals, eggs, bagels, toast, waffles, french toast, bacon, sausage, etc… And it is amazing how many students (football players) actually eat ALL of that in a serving.
My university was ranked one of the fittest campuses in the country (which does not explain how I got so unhealthy in college…) and when I changed all my habits just over a year ago, I really took advantage of the dining service’s website that had a nutrition calculator for ALL food served on campus. I could look up stats on any food served anywhere. It was amazing!
After breakfast, I met up with my old suitemate, Charlotte (hey, Cha!) from last semester. We hung out and caught up on life until she had to go to class. Since I used to live in the adjoining room, I just chilled in her room to kill time after she left for class and before I left for my hot lunch date.
Now I’m on my hot lunch date This involves organic food, local food, tofu, computers, coffee, and my Facebook husband (aka Harris, my best guy friend). We’re actually married according to Facebook When I lived in Argentina all my friends from down there who would add me on F-book would ask if I was actually married. Apparently down there, it isn’t as common to make fake relationships?
Harris has work to do for school, so I’m pretending to be doing stuff on my computer. I have my serious face on and I look concentrated. What I’m really doing? Watching episode 2 of Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” (WATCH IT!!!) on Hulu and people watching. We’re at Ellwood’s Coffee, an amazing coffee shop that is directly across the street from the Richmond institution Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market. I wish I had taken advantage of ET’s more often in college, but I always stuck with Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. However, I did come to this coffee shop a lot to study last semester when it opened. The food is all either organic or local (most of the time both) and they have a lot of cool vegan and vegetarian options. They also have organic agave and cane sugar to sweeten coffee with, and use locally roasted, fair-trade coffee. If you are in Richmond, stop by and see it, this place is fun! I’ve never eaten here before (just my addiction: agave sweetened organic pumpkin spice lattes) but the food was fantastic. I loved my wrap
Back to my serious “work”. Maybe shopping with Harris later and then tonight is the Seder dinner with his family!!!