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Spill It Sunday – VLOG

Hello everyone!

Tonight I felt like doing a vlog so I pulled out my laptop and made one 🙂

I just started my internship today so I share a little recap of my first day. Also, I answered some fun questions from Arman’s Spill It Sunday survey (with Sarah from Slices of Sarah Pie).

Spill It Sundays

Questions answered:

    1. What is your middle name? If you don’t have one do you wish you did? What would it be?
    2. When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
    3. What do you keep in the glove box of your car?
    4. Name one food that always seems to go bad before you eat it?
    5. What was the last workout you did?
    6. When was the last time you got the giggles in an inappropriate moment? What did you do?
    7. If you had to pick one song to play continuously in the background of your everyday life what would you pick?
    8. What would you do if you got 25 hours in a day while everyone else was still stuck with 24?
    9. Pick a great picture of you/your family/your friends, tell us the background story of what’s happening in it.
    10. Whats your favorite quote/song/image when you need a little inspiration?


Notes from video:

So… I am going to go down the hall, get some ice from the ice machine, and tuck into bed with some of my books. Tomorrow is day two of my internship when I will hopefully get to settle into the office and actually start my job 🙂

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Breakfast Take 1, 2, 3 (WIAW)

Do you ever get that feeling in your eyes, when you are tired and they feel like they are burning? Exhaustion maybe. But I actually got 8 1/2 hours of sleep last night, so it could also just be my eyes are tired of staring at computer screens all day for class. Seriously, out of all three of my classes today I was on the computer for every single one of them. I guess I should expect that with our increasing dependence on technology, but that still surprises me. Although, tomorrow I am only on the computer for one of my three classes so maybe I just took the wrong day to examine.

Either way, I’m finding it hard to concentrate so if I make some big goof like misspelling every single word, or having a slip of the tongue and calling eggs – chicken or pancakes – waffles, forgive me just this once*

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*Well, maybe more than once since I cannot see into the future. My gut tells me that this will happen again when exams roll around. Or next week. Who really knows?

So spell check just told me that I misspelled “misspelling.” Since when have there been two Ss? Like I said, spelling errors galore. You would have never guessed that I was in the county spelling bee for three years in middle school. Better believe it though with my shiny gold participation trophies displayed proudly on my bookshelves at home.

Tomorrow morning I have an early advising appointment where I get to discuss my future (aka classes for next fall). I already had one with my honors advisor on Monday so I have a pretty good idea of what I’ll be taking. I’m looking forward to it though because I would like to discuss my specialization options and what will work best with my schedule.

You know your life is boring when planning your classes is the highlight of your week.

Among other exciting things, I am going to turn in my notarized lease tomorrow for my apartment, start my accounting simulation for the semester, and apply to more internships (*fingers crossed* but not too hopeful).

THESE EYES ARE ON FIRRRRREEEEEE

Sing that to the tune of Alicia Key’s song and you will be in my brain right now.

this-girl-is-on-fire

Now my mind is telling me it is seriously time to get on with today’s post. FINE.

Another WIAW! Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting once again. Check out the link-up today for tons of other great bloggers and their food pictures.

I entitled this WIAW “Breakfast Take 1, 2, 3” because I have mostly breakfast photos to share with you. In reality only one was made for breakfast as I have no qualms about making (and my family has no qualms about eating) breakfast foods for other meals of the day.

Breakfast Take #1

This glorious stack of pancakes below was split by my mom and dad. They are just my basic paleo pancakes that I posted a few months ago. Topped with grass-fed butter, and honey.

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Breakfast Take #2

Waffles! These are not just any waffles however, but SAVORY waffles from The Big Man’s World. In case you don’t know what savory is, you are not alone. My dad went to put honey on his and I said, “No Dad, they’re SAVORY.” And he responded, “What’s ‘savory’?” *sigh* He has so much to learn.

waffles-savory-butter-sharp

Breakfast Take #3

Of course, what is a WIAW without a disclaimer of ugly food ahead? So forewarning, the next picture really is delicious. All three of my family members ate it. When my parents eat something you know it’s acceptable. When they get seconds you know it’s good. When my brother ventures to take a bowl you know it’s a SUCCESS. This is an attempt at a recreation of Meghan’s Breakfast Salad. I just sauteed some potatoes, onions and spinach in my cast iron with butter. Then I cracked in a bunch of eggs (extra because I accidentally dropped the carton in the process and had to use the rest up. Whoops), and then seasoned the scramble with sea salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.

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Snack

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, on Sunday I made a homemade version of the Shamrock Shake. I used avocado, coconut milk, a frozen banana, vanilla extract, and some peppermint stevia. I really wanted to use plain mint extract and some honey for sweetener but there was no mint extract to be found. My dad said these tasted kind of “chemically” which is most likely from the huge amount of stevia I had to dump in to make them taste minty. Lesson learned for sure.

smoothies-two-tall-sharp

Dessert

While the shakes were not a win, these brownies most certainly were. My mom even asked if I had written down the recipe just to be sure that I hadn’t forgotten it. She knows me so well. I’ll be posting these hopefully next week after I get a chance to make them again (next time perhaps with frosting as my dad requested that addition… he’s getting to be quite the dessert connoisseur).

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What I Ate

So obviously all of those things above are not foods that I am able to eat (although I did try some of the shake, much to the chagrin of my stomach). I tried again to introduce some other foods without success, and since I last updated you on my health issues I have visited two doctors. There isn’t anything to report except frustrations. I will try to share what happened with my last doctor in the future though because it was unbelievable. For now, all you need to know is that I have it in my plans to go to every Doctor rating website there is and give him a negative ten zillion stars. Yes, although zillion is not a real number I am going to give him a negative of it. That’s how horrible that appointment was. I do not use fake quantities lightly.

Oh right, so the food that I ate over my break includes this very boring bowl of boiled zucchini noodles below topped with shrimp (although this is not a good picture I still couldn’t bother waiting to eat half the shrimp before taking the picture). I also sprinkled on some sea salt and olive oil.

zucchini-shrimp-bowl-sharp

And the cucumber juice was back this week at school. Except this time I didn’t manage to freeze it separately into ice cubes so now I have a huge block of juice in my freezer. While before it looked like some wicked witch potion, this now reminds me of Superman’s kryptonite. I call dibs on Lois Lane. No take-backs.

cucumber-block-sharp

And there you have it. I hope you found my rambling humorous rather than annoying, and my food pictures if not appealing, at least non-repulsive. How you could ever hate on a picture of pancakes though is beyond me.

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Questions for you:

Are you tired? Are your eyes on fire?

Do you ramble like I do when you are sleepy or become a silent mouse?

If you were to say “savory” to your parents/friends, would they know what you meant?

If you could be any superhero’s significant other, who would you be?