Wednesday, October 23, 2013

food addictions and other things related to college

{photo courtesy of lady ilg photography}

somewhere between August and today i picked up this marvelous addiction to trail mix.
we're not just talking any trail mix though, we're talking THE trail mix.
the trail mix all trail-mixes aspire to be: the big kahuna, the cream of the crop, THE trail mix.
trail mix with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, m&ms, raisins, and peanuts.
oh. my. lord.
did i mention i'm addicted to it?
i realized how much of a problem this was when i went through a 36 oz container in four days (that's 2.4 pounds of trail mix people. oh lord.) luckily i had bought a back-up but still. either my body is highly deficient of protein or i'm have a serious issue here and should consult a counselor...
i guess i'm not really terrified of the freshman fifteen despite this unnatural infatuation. i mean, it's protein. and nuts are good for you. and raisins are a fruit. and i'm finally able to run again. so really, i don't think we have much to worry about.
and, in new news and a sweeping amount of adulthood, i got a job. i'm kind of excited about it. hopefully now every time i go buy gas i don't have to mentally balance my budget and mentally cry .6 gallons of water.
have a great rest of your week everyone!

Monday, September 16, 2013

things college has taught me

this photo actually has nothing to do with what college has taught me.

One month into being a college student and I already feel like I have gained a wealth of knowledge. I'm telling you people, higher education is worth it!
  • Make sure your kidneys are in good health; you’ll need to sell one to buy your textbooks.
  • Trail Mix is highly addicting, especially after one-too-many bad pasta dishes. I love you, Trail Mix!
  • If a restaurant has a dinner special like four dollar burger night or half-off sushi from 3-6, you go. Even if you don’t like sushi you go because that’s cheap and it’s not cafeteria food.
  • And while we're on the subject: cafeteria food is not that great. Especially when your mother is Martha Freaking Stewart*. I don't want to bash it too much because said food has been providing me with strength and essential nutrients, but sometimes I just want a home-cooked meal, you know? 
  • People are so, so kind. I landed myself on crutches recently and navigating the campus was exhausting in the beginning. I ran out of fingers and toes counting how many random strangers offered me piggy-back rides. And my heart swoons at the couple times I was princess-carried down flights of stairs.
  • You will question everything you have ever known. I cannot tell you how many times I have asked God “why?” in the last couple weeks. I feel like an infant in Christ. My mind is being expanded in ways I never knew were possible! It’s amazing and painful at the same time.

*My mother is not actually Martha Freaking Stewart