The Same, But Different

Okay, so my fantabulous bagel melt for lunch wasn’t quite enough food to keep me going through a 4 hour lecture, and the commute home from school (and really, I knew that would be the case). Good thing I’d packed up a mighty fine snack for the afternoon.

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Yogurt & granola mess, featuring quince! Remember those beauties I bought earlier this week? Well, I cooked them up with some water and agave nectar into a sort of compote/paste/jam thing.

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They turn a very pretty rose colour, and keep that lovely floral aroma. I decide they would make a good yogurt topping along with some pomegranate arils.

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I really like the quince, but man, they are a pain to work with. They are SO HARD to cut and core, and they oxidize (turn brown) so fast! Plus they take quite awhile to cook. So while I’m not against them, I’d have to be in the mood for some hard work if I were to buy them again.

Class today was…trying. I was not impressed with my group. We have a big paper that’s due at the end of the term, which we only get to start on now (not our choice, it’s how the course is). It involves us going into some schools to interview them about their food system there. So we only have 2 weeks left of classes, which means these visits need to happen ASAP. And not everyone in our group has even contacted their schools yet to go in there. Not to mention some of my group members haven’t read the outline for the paper, and had no input into our group discussions. It’s like pulling teeth, I tell you! ARGH. I was so close to walking out of there. I would much rather write this paper on my own, because I bet I could bust it out in a weekend, and get a decent mark. Alas, that is not an option. Le sigh.

Getting home from school took FOREVER tonight as well. And it was pouring rain, so my feet ended up soaked through my runners 😦 This, coupled with my trying class, did not make for a happy camper

What did make for a happy camper was the garlic bread I found when I got home. If there is one thing I could probably gorge myself on, it would be garlic bread. Is that weird?

Obviously, I had some with dinner.

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As well as leftover shepherd’s pie, ketchup included.

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And some salad leftover from my parents’ dinner earlier that I only half ate – it wasn’t doing it for me.

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You know I totally went back for seconds on that garlic bread though 😉

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That plate looks like a crap ton of food, but it’s actually not a proper sized dinner plate, so it’s not as much as you think. I’m just saying.

My mom must have known I’d had a crappy day, and that my tootsies were soaked from the rain, because she said we’re going down to the mall this weekend in search of good boots – early Christmas present. Hurray!

I chillaxed on the couch, watched some Survivor and CSI, and drank some tea – Silk Road Lychee Fruit Double Happiness Tea.

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I’m going to be sad when all my Silk Road teas are gone. I guess that just means I’ll need to head on over to Victoria for a visit!

Time to get some shut eye. Only one more day of early mornings this week, and I’m determined to not be late. Night!

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6 Comments on “The Same, But Different”

  1. November 20, 2009 at 1:42 am #

    school is rough! I know exactly how you feel with early mornings, and then not getting home until late!! (my situation is quite similar). Hang in there, almost the weekend!

  2. November 20, 2009 at 5:14 am #

    Good luck finding some good boots! I need a new pair of boots myself, and I’m going to the Outlet malls tonight to search for that and much more 🙂

    I used to HATE doing group papers. I think they should be outlawed. No joke. I was always the one pulling teeth to get others to participate and actually add something to the group. It was always like I was getting walked on, which really sucked. Why do teachers still insist on assigning group papers? It’s so dumb.

    There’s nothing wrong with gorging on garlic bread!! If I ate wheat (WHEN I ate wheat) I loved garlic bread!

  3. November 20, 2009 at 6:23 am #

    I love garlic bread too. OH man and slap some cheese on there and I’m a happy girl! 🙂

  4. November 20, 2009 at 7:17 am #

    That’s why I hate group work! I’m so type A that I end up doing most of the work. Good luck with all of that – how aggravating!

  5. November 20, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    Are your group members younger than you? I think I would find it very difficult to go back to school now and have to deal with younger people who are on their first go of school…

  6. November 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    I hate team work. I just can’t rely on somebody else, I trust only me when it comes to school work:)

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