Last night after practice the team decided to go out for dinner for Christine’s birthday. I was really excited because a) we chose the papermoon diner and b) I didn’t have to cook. Two nights in a row going out? That’s like Christmas for me! I can’t believe a few years ago I would have been a mess at the idea of going out and indulging in delicious foods. I still freak out. I’m not in my healthy eating routine right now and that scares me like no other. But at the same time, I know it’s good for me to push myself out of my comfort zone of fruits and vegetables all the time. And I needed a treat after yesterday’s SPEED workout. Dying.
Anyways, back to the meat of this post:
The Papermoon Diner is fabulous. I got my standard grilled chicken caesar wrap and hot chocolate with THE BEST whipped cream.
the chocolate drizzle makes it even more fabulous
I’ve been there quite a few times now and they have the coolest menu ever. It’s a vegetarian/vegan/regular diner with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I always have such a hard time deciding what I’m in the mood for. I’ve had the pancakes before and they are extremely fluffy. When I went with my mom awhile back, she wanted us to get lunch and dinner to bring home with us because it all sounded so good. The specials are always changing, but they had caramel salted milkshakes, and some other intriguing dishes like ricotta stuffed french toast and “Mom’s Meatloaf TV dinner” or something. They have a bacon milkshake, crab mac and cheese, and other amazing sounding foods. The desserts are great, too. The table split the red velvet cake and brownie sundae and it was SO good. I had to try them even though my salted caramel milkshake filled me right up!
The brownie sundae was a crowd favorite
I’m already planning another trip in my head.
In addition to the food, look how unique it is! How many restaurants put that much detail into decorations? None that I’ve been to.
Basically, you need to go. Right now.
Now that I’m sufficiently stuffed, it’s time to get back to studying biochem for
a few hours the rest of my life. It’s not like my brain isn’t fried after this morning’s pchem exam or anything…
At least I saw this in the library as a little pick-me-up:
this guy knows how to celebrate
Onto Thankful Thursday
@Jessielovestorun has created this amazing linkup and I am so excited to be a part of it for another week! It’s such a great way to let the world know what you’re thankful for, and honestly, remind yourself that life isn’t so terrible.
I’m thankful for… surviving this hurricane. It could have been so much worse than it was. Seeing places like Ground Zero underwater really resonate with me. Even moreso, though, are the pictures of my marina. It was really hard seeing these pictures. It’s my home.
the gas dock completely underwater
the main road going downtown
It’s just so sad to see this. It makes me want to be there more than ever. All I can hope for is that everything goes back to normal and the people I love that live there now are safe from any more devastation.
I’m thankful for… my mom. As always, she is there when I freak out. Always. When I’m really stressed with school, she tells me to go watch TV, or go out to dinner, or just relax. She doesn’t pressure me to be perfect 100% of the time, and I’m beginning to realize that not everyone is that lucky. She lets me learn and make my own mistakes, but she’s also there when I hit rock bottom to help bring me back to reality.
I’m thankful for… my ability to think. I met with my advisor yesterday and we were talking about different teaching strategies for the students that just don’t get it. I was telling her about my experiences with biochem and how it doesn’t click with me at all. I can stare at a powerpoint for hours and it still won’t mean anything. She was telling me that for some people, that’s how every subject is for them. I’ve always been incredibly lucky and most information just clicks without having to put too much extra effort in. That’s not to say I don’t study, because trust me, I spend a huge amount of time on schoolwork, but I am able to get the basics without trying much for most subjects, and that’s not something everybody can say.
What did you do for Halloween? What are you thankful for?