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Oh my what a weekend, not in the went to a Rave, and flew to Europe for the day kind of way but in a I worked a lot and am so excited for the holiday next week kind of way ;).

There are about 117 things I have to share.

First, Friday night S and I grilled… and that means I chopped up a few peppers and she did all the rest of the work 😀

It was very dark by the time we got home and everything ready but it’s still pretty gorgeous. I can’t find my phone at the moment but I took my tofu slices (only two because I dropped one between the grates when I “helped”) and some peppers, an LC cheese wedge and a wrap and ate it like that. It was soooooo good. I’m a big fan of the taste of tofu itself, and while delicious marinated if it’s grilled (or fried, or well baked) I’m happy with it’s flavor.

Saturday was busy busy at school, again, and I never took pictures but I had PB Puffins with soymilk, grilled cheese and french fries, and cookie dough ice cream for dinner. Now, ice cream for dinner is generally a bad idea but since my mother told me last week that she had ice cream for lunch and when I jokingly chastised her, she said it was okay once in awhile so I went for it. It ended up working in my favor because I dreamed up a recipe that I will be making for tomorrow nights dinner of real, wholesome food. Apparently, my body craves those things as much as sugary, sweetness. Good stuff.

Today, was another day at school but a very short one! S’s classroom looks great in my humble opinion. Not only is it cute, and functional, but it’s really cool to see how in tune S is with her (future) students because she considered everything before laying out the space (like where the desks should face to minimize distractions from other areas in the room, to other people in the hallways). Yea!

I’ve been waking up with stomach aches which is actually pretty normal for me, but instead of lasting a half hour or so, they’ve lasted much longer which has made breakfast difficult. I think it’s because I’m eating dinner too late, but thankfully a routine starts tomorrow so that should work itself out. So, this morning all I could manage, two hours after getting up mind you, was a PB Clif Z Bar. Then I had a late lunch so there will be no dinner tonight, maybe a snack. Weird.

I’ve also been avoiding the scale since I quit my job because my eating has been entirely different- different cooks, different schedule, etc. Even when I make something for myself I’m not as obsessed as I was and measuring everything all the time, no matter what. Today, I stepped on because I unpacked it and wanted to put it in my bathroom, and it was a pound less than the last time, this at around 9pm so I think I’m a-ok. So, since tomorrow I want to get into a good routine, since school (work) and school (my education) start on the same day, I figured that tomorrow would be a good day to set up my gym routine as well (yay! for apartment complex free gyms!). I think when I get there along with getting into a pretty set routine with my meals everything will start back on it’s way down (as in the digital numbers that pop onto my scale every week or so!).

Now, lastly since I was the worst food blogger ever and really have been for the entire month of August, I’ll leave you with the Vegan’s Hundred. The Omnivore’s Hundred has been circling the blogosphere and as one in between the two, leaning toward the former I’ll leave you with this.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble

4. Haggis
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue

8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich

14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes

22. Fresh wild berries
23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans

25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Caviar
29. Baklava
30. Pate
31. Wasabi peas
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam

38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl

44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut
50. Seaweed

51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey
54. Sheese
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake

68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate

77. Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
79. Jerky
80. Croissants
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings

84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate

91. Seitan
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough

Seventy! Only 30 left!

Night Night!

*School Tomorrow… I don’t know which one to be more nervous about!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

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the FUN

The fabulous Em of Gliding Calm tagged me! Since she’s awesome I had to do it 🙂

1) LAST MOVIE U SAW IN A THEATRE? SATC but before that it was Horton Hears a Who with the troops and the 10 movies prior to that were kid ones too 🙂
2) WHAT BOOK ARE U READING? ART: A Brief History, the Struggle for Black Equality, Praying for Sheetrock, Asian American Dreams, and Every Storm (school, school, school, school, pleasure that will probably take me 3 months to finish that one!)3) FAVOURITE BOARD GAME? Monopoly- especially with my dad and brother 🙂

4) FAVOURITE MAGAZINE? All of them, magazines are my guilty pleasure, there’s nothing better 🙂 Self, Women’s Health, Fitness, People and Glamour to name a few… oh and Real Simple too 🙂

5) FAVOURITE SMELLS? Speedstick (the boy’s deodorant… weird I know), cologne on the right guy (lol), anything baking, especially choco chip cookies or brownies or my dad’s pizza, and um lots of other things I’m sure

6) FAVOURITE SOUNDS? the opening refrains of good songs that hold lots of memories- like Christmas Canons, or Seasons of Love (from Rent)… and of course the sound of the twins voices saying “I Love You” or anyone’s voice really, that’s special
7) WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD? failing… at anything or feeling like you have
8 ) WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN U WAKE? Five more minutes, please… and then I hit the snooze for five minutes (which is probably why my alarm starts at 5am when I don’t technically need to get of bed till 6:10… oh well
9) FAVOURITE FAST FOOD PLACE? Subway… cookies, subs, chips, yum
10) FUTURE CHILD’S NAME? okay… Sophia (but really Sophie) or William… there’s another boy on that list too… but I can’t say the name or my brother will try to steal it, hahaha
11) FINISH THIS STATEMENT—IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’D… quit working while I’m in school, give a bunch of it away, pay off my parents’ mortgages and their car payments, buy my bro and me brand new cars, build a school in the Dominican Republic (named after me of course heh heh) and make it free but I’d get to pick who got in… and a bunch of other things both self-serving and selfless (balance, man, balance)
12) DO U DRIVE FAST? Nope… but I would if I could
13) DO U SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? No… I used to sleep with a doll that I named after my mom though, when I was sick
14) STORMS–COOL OR SCARY? Cool- unless I’m the only person in charge of the kids at the time
15) WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? Toyota Rav4 (*hint, hint* dd
16) FAVOURITE DRINK? Root beer (me too Em), Orange Juice, and Chinola (Passionfruit Juice) oh and lemonade from the DR17) FINISH THIS STATEMENT-IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD… read all the books I’ve wanted to read and books that I have loved, catch up on the list of 80s movies my friend CZ insists I watch… take a world cruise, take double the classes so I’d be done in half the time
18 ) DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI? yes they’re good!
19) IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY OTHER COLOUR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE? dark brown… nothing drastic… well wait… I’d put in streaks of a primary color (or hot pink) on the underside

20) NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS U HAVE LIVED IN? Santiago, Dominican Republic; Buffalo, New York; here (lol… DC Metro).

21) FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Basketball, Football (both ‘real’ and ‘American’), Baseball, Cricket, Rugby, basically any as long as it’s guys and the right team 🙂

22) ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Em is amazing… she balances quite the life- skating, dance, school, a j-o-b and has such a great attitude even when things are tough AND she makes the biggest, most delicious salads ever AND inspires me to eat so many fruits and veggies with her delicious-looking pictures
23) WHATS UNDER YOUR BED? Books, unused exercise equipment (!)
24) WOULD U LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?? yes, though my life is far from perfect I wouldn’t trade it with anyone!
25) MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL? night owl!
26) OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP? well, none… but eggs used to be my fave food and then it was scrambled
27) FAVOURITE PLACE TO RELAX? bed alone with a pile of books, magazines, the remote and a drink (any kind really)
28 ) FAVOURITE PIE? sweet potato made by my g-ma29) FAVOURITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR? coffee, mint choco chip, vanilla, ALL of them except chocolate actually

30) OF ALL THE PEOPLE U HAVE TAGGED, WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST? dunno?

okay… who to tag, who to tag?

Val (wonderful), Bex (awesome), Chris (great), Julz (sweetheart) and Erin (fab)… they’re all such wonderful people with wonderful blogs btw!