Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's still Monday in Seattle!

This was supposed to go up on MONDAY NIGHT, but my internet was tied
up. SO, instead of Monday night, it shall be posted Tuesday morning at
12:45. Heh.

Vegetarian Update! I really feel good. If I can stay this way, I know
that I can make this a long-time thing. I started out last week with
the intention of going completely dairy-free, and that didn't quite
happen. I had a birthday, see, and my dad makes A-freakingMAZING
cheesecake- mocha cheesecake, in fact. So I didn't keep up with it
over my birthday, but from that point out, I was pretty much as
dairy-free as I could go. It's actually not hard with work (Hi Kayla!)
because we have soy milk. (Actually, a soy coffee frappuccino is
REALLY REALLY good. You can hardly tell a difference.) I've heard from
SEVERAL people to be supercareful with soy, making sure that I don't
go overboard, and make sure to add some variety, and I plan on it. I'm
going to try rice milk next, then almond.

It's amazing how much of a difference I can tell in my sinuses when
I'm not having dairy. I never thought I had any problems before, just
the normal stuffyness. But I woke up on Tuesday (after only ONE DAY of
soy, and have felt the same way when I go dairy-free since) with
completely clear sinuses. It's weird! I like it!

The next step for me is to go meat-free, which I'm already enjoying.
My parents are pretty healthy eaters themselves, and my dad is a chef,
so I've grown up with some unusual foods, many of them from my mom's
favorite cookbook, which is vegetarian meals with five ingredients or
less. I got a soy toffee-nut latte at work, vegetarian pad-thai (vegan
to my knowledge... I asked for no egg, but that doesn't guarantee no
honey, etc.) and my mom made pasta with a zucchini-tomato sauce (no
meat, parmesan optional.) I want to look into getting some vitamin
supplements just to make sure I'm getting everything that I need, but
like I said, if it was this easy ( know it's not going to be like this
forever, um HELLO I've been at it for a week) I'd be a vegetarian
(with vegan tendencies) forever.

No writing this week, just homework and workwork. I'm getting mail
(with applications. *gulp*) all the time, and I'm trying to figure out
scholarships and grants and SAT scores... Stressful, let me tell you.
I also (yay!) got my full license Thursday, so I can now legally drive
whenever. I have a more writing-centered post to go up later this
week, so for now I think I'm going to go to la-la land and end this.
But not without:


I listened to: The podcast "Stuff Mom Never Told You." Two co-hosts
(one of which is named Molly!) talk about some of the most RANDOM and
awesome topics, answering those questions you always wondered about.
Like, "Is Miss America relevant?" "Do men go through menopause?" "Does
my colon need cleansing?" :)

I watched: Easy A! It watches like a good teen novel reads. There's
language, but there's language everywhere. Really funny, and
surprisingly content-free for a movie about a girl who supposedly
sleeps with [practically, or so the rumor goes] her entire senior
class. I'd see it again, AND buy it on DVD.

I read: Scrambled Eggs and Midnight (Actually, I'm readING it.) and,
Tales of a Female Nomad. Love them both.

I wrote: Thank you notes.

I wish: I had Hermione's Time Turner.

So what did you listen to, watch, read, write and wish this week?


  1. I listened to the Smiths and Mumm-Ra.
    I watched the Middeman.
    I read We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families for my Social Justice class. Heavy.
    I wrote an e-mail to an ex-boyfriend.
    I wished that I knew how to tell my parents where I want to go for University. For some strange reason, I have this weird block about it. And for some strange reason, I'm writing about it on a stranger's blog, albeit a stranger's blog which I like very much.

    Cheers, and good on you for the veg thing. See if you can find a copy of Veganomicon anywhere. It's brilliant.

  2. I'm Molly, you're Elle- See? Not strangers! Vent all you like! :D Veganomicon? To Amazon I go! Where DO you want to go to University?

  3. I'm so excited to hear about how well your vegetarian experiment(s) are going! Though I'm not sure how well it would work for my lifestyle, it's awesome to hear about the healthy, balanced choices you're making. Admittedly, I'm compelled to try the dairy-free thing based on the positive effects it's had on you. (Though that would be HARD.)

    I listened to: Atomic Tom. (See also this incredible YouTube video: http://youtu.be/NAllFWSl998 )

    I watched: The Social Network. It was thought-provoking and fascinating.

    I read: Got my hands on an ARC of Beth Revis's Across the Universe. It was A-FREAKING-MAZING. I highly, highly recommend this novel.

    I wrote: A really hard letter to a friend.

    I wish: I could get my hair to look like Taylor Swift's, and that I could go on another Disney cruise, like, ASAP. (Destination: Mediterranean.)

    PS: *waves at Elle* Hi! Good luck with your decisions, and for telling your parents about those decisions! :)

    PPS: It's been eleven years since I was in your position with all those college applications and SAT scores and all that. I've been done with college for more than six years. Regardless of those things, my stomach dropped when you mentioned all of that! haha :) I'm sure you'll do well. Plus, one day, you'll be out of college, reading someone's blog, and go…"Oohhh, yeah! That WAS hard! But I totally made it through unscathed." :) All that to say, be encouraged, and good luck!!

  4. I listened to: Taylor Swift (see a theme over the last several weeks? I'm so stuck on her, and it's not going to get better considering her new album comes out next Tuesday).

    I watched: THE TOWN (excellent movie!) and another awesome episode of CASTLE last night.

    I read: SCRAMBLED EGGS AT MIDNIGHT (I thought this was a great book, too, Molly!)

    I wrote: A resume for a family member.

    I wish: There was more time in a day!

  5. I wish I had Hermione's Time Turner too... SIGH


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