I remember being so jealous of people who had access to Trader Joe's when I lived in San Antonio. Well, I've been in southern California for about a year now and I gotta say it: meh. Trader Joe's is so not all that. I actually prefer Whole Foods, despite the douchosity of its CEO. Of course, the closest WF is over an hour away so I suppose my preference doesn't really matter. Ha ha. The selection at Trader Joe's is really small and the one by my house is frequented by rich people with a ridiculous sense of entitlement. That is not a generalization. Every time I go there somebody does something completely rude to me. My sister says I'm just used to Texas, where complete strangers say "hello." She might be on to something. Hmm...
Today I got some bbq pulled chik'n from Trader Joe's and decided to make a bowl with brown rice, corn, and red chard. That chik'n was one of the worst things I have ever had the displeasure of putting in my mouth. I seriously gagged. It reminded me of the first time I ever tried store bought seitan and it smelled like cat food and I never wanted to eat vegan food ever again.
Afterwards, I went to World Market to look around. I love the grocery section in there! There are so many really cool things. I could stare at marzipan all day. Today, I found these dark chocolate bars that have insane flavors. The two I picked up were chile limon and sea salt. I have yet to try them, though.
Today I slacked majorly. My Food Network Friday will be tomorrow. I also didn't feel like doing a mosaic today because I didn't have much of an appetite. Staying up late reading mofo entries and waking up early to do homework seriously caught up to me! I'm a bit run down right now.
Breakfast: huge smoothie (chocolate soymilk, banana, flax meal, spinach, walnuts, frozen strawberries and blueberries). sounds like a lot, but it was one of the best smoothies I ever had!
Snack: slice of sourdough with chocolate spread, giant apple, and some chips
Dinner: bbq bowl (bbq chik'n, rice w/ corn, red chard), spiced apple cider (like drinking apple pie)
Notes-I am fried from this week. I'm at that point of happy delirium when I know I need sleep because everything is hilarious. I always forget that sleep is an incredibly important part of good health. I am the first to admit that I will run myself ragged in the name of my projects or homework. So I'll work on that.
Tomorrow is the last day of health week. I'm excited about budget week! I am super good at being super cheap. Mind out of the gutter, you bunch of filthy mcnasties! Happy Friday to all!