All Downhill

Story of my day. It started out strong, and progressively went down from there. Fortunately, I’ve gotten away without any major injuries, and it’s almost bed time, so hopefully sleep will turn it all around.

I started my morning with some oats inspired by a few bloggers (who I would love to link to, but wouldn’t you know it, my auto linking in WLW still doesn’t work from my laptop. ARGH). I broke out the caffeine this morning for some mocha almond oats.

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  • 1/2 cup oats, milk, water
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • brown sugar (to take the edge off the bitter coffee flavour)
  • chocolate chips
  • almond slivers

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I guess you could say it was a take on the mocha almond fudge cheesecake I made for Thanksgiving dessert πŸ™‚

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And of course, there was a glass of juice. Today was cranberry peach. Meh.

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It was a lovely oat mocha to start the day, and the caffeine definitely did it’s job. Too bad it also wrecked havoc on my digestive system for the rest of the day. It made sitting through lectures less than fun – and I’ll just leave it at that.

I spent part of my break today tending to my virtual farm & cafe finishing up my journals and submitting them before the deadline. Then it was time for a little UBC blogger lunch. I met up with Bronwyn from Will Work For Peanut Butter at Red Burrito. From what I gather, it’s similar to Chipotle in the US in terms of menu, but I have no idea if the quality is similar or not.

When at Red Burrito, what do you order? Well, I figured a burrito was a good idea πŸ™‚

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Seems like all the food I order on campus comes in wrap form. HA!

I went with the chicken burrito, stuffed with chicken (duh), rice, black beans, lettuce, roasted corn, spicy salsa, and a wee bit of sour cream.

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Lots of fun flavours and textures going on that burrito, that’s for sure. I’m no Mexican connoisseur or anything, but I enjoyed it. There are other fillings available, like salsa verde, tomatoes, cilantro, cheese, and guacamole. I totally wanted to go for the guacamole, but it cost extra, and I’m a poor student, so I refrained. But I bet it would have totally taken that burrito to the next level.

And let me tell you – this burrito kept my hunger at bay until I got home. I didn’t dig into any of the snacks I brought with me – can’t go wrong with that!

I completely failed as a blogger though – Bronwyn and I never took the obligatory blogger meet up photo. And I failed to take any restaurant pics. Seriously, where was my head? I blame the morning oats – they were still making me feel funky.

I went off to my 4 hour class, which we ended up leaving early, and made my way home on transit. Lucky me, a total cracked out meth head decided to get on my bus. It was such a joy to watch him have a very loud, profanity-ladden conversation with…no one. And spit on the bus. And throw his bag around. I was glad when we got to the train station, and I’m sure everyone else on the bus was as well.

Finally I get home, and see that soup & grilled cheese sandwiches were on the menu. There was leftover soup for me to heat up, but I was on my own to build the grilled cheese.

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I made mine fancy – Silver Hills bread, aged white cheddar, ham, and red pepper jelly.

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Too bad I completely charred the damn thing on one side (you’ll see in a minute).

I cut up a carrot to have with some dill dip.

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And my tomato soup.

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And then…

I dropped my camera…

in the soup.

*insert profanity and frantic clean up here*

I don’t know what happened. I was leaning over the soup to take a photo, and just spazzed out, and it went straight in. Soup everywhere – on the freshly washed kitchen floor, counter, cupboards, camera. UGH. It seemed to be confined to only the lens, but still! I worry it’s going to get stuck if there is any more soup in there.

As I was cleaning, and cleaning, and making sure all the parts were still moving, I snapped a test photo of my charred sandwich – to prove how craptastic my day was now going.

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The blur is due to the fact the lens still had a slight tomato soup coating on it. If you notice though, the top left corner is pretty much in focus. And I’ve taken some more test photos, and other than the shutter sticking ever so slightly when I turn the camera on, so far so good.

I eventually sat down and ate my lukewarm dinner, but not before Sienna helped herself to some of my sandwich when I wasn’t looking. BRAT!

Later on I settled in to watch some SYTYCD, and thought I’d get started on some psychology studying for my midterm next week. Wouldn’t you know it? I get a freakin’ papercut from my textbook. Seriously. Not my day. I gave up on the studying, and just sat on the couch so I wouldn’t get hurt anymore.

When I wandered back in the kitchen, what did I find?

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Oh yes, not only did she steal my dinner, she was curled up on the laptop. But hey – proof my camera is still working!

So, I’m thinking I should head to bed to avoid the last hour of the day. And it’s only Tuesday. Ugh. Night.

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8 Comments on “All Downhill”

  1. October 21, 2009 at 7:15 am #

    the photo of your cat on your laptop is priceless πŸ™‚

  2. October 21, 2009 at 8:03 am #

    OH No! That is not a good day at all. I really hope your camera will be all good. Sucks cause it’s pretty new too. 😦 Oh well. And yes we totally did fail with the blogger meet up photos! Oh well, totally just brain dead right? It’s that time of year! πŸ˜‰

    Your cat is so pretty!

  3. October 21, 2009 at 9:20 am #

    Oh geez! Between the tummy issues, the camera, and the paper cut you had quite the day!! At least you were able to have a blogger meet up!? Those are always fun πŸ™‚

    Hope today is MUCHO better!!

  4. October 21, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    What. A. Day.

    You poor ting.

  5. littlemissminny
    October 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

    Oh good, poor camera πŸ˜€
    I love mocha oats, maybe I should try that combination

  6. October 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

    My cats (yes all 5 of them) take turns bothering me when I am blogging. Gotta love the fur babies.

    Hope today is a better day!

  7. October 21, 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    sorry about your day!!! i’m sure tomorrow will be much better!! hugs!

  8. October 21, 2009 at 8:56 pm #

    Mm I lurve me some mocha oats–it’s the only way I like coffee!
    Hope today is a better day:)

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