Papermoon Diner and Thankful Thursday

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
Jessie @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?

About pickyrunner

I'm Sarah, a (mostly) health-crazed 20-year old New Englander living in Baltimore. Taste buds of a 4-year old, joints of a 90 year old, brain of a chemist, appetite of a teenage boy, legs of a runner. Mindset of a Champion. Follow @pickyrunner
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19 Responses to Papermoon Diner and Thankful Thursday

  1. 1. Although I’m not a fan of hot chocolate, your caesar wrap looks amazing!
    2. You have so many wonderful things to be thankful for. I’m so glad you decided to share all of them with us❤. Aren't moms the best? They always know just what to say.

  2. Hi! I love that hot chocolate – I’m glad we both share that same obsession. I made a pumpkin version last night…it was heaven. I love going out to eat at cool restaurants, too! There’s this place in Disney World and it’s themed like a drive-in. It’s awesome, and my family always makes a point to eat there. I’m glad everything is okay at home, and see? Your mom is the best even if she doesn’t send you random cookie cakes! Hope you have a good day!

  3. Rhode Island’s coast is looking pretty rough right now, but thankfully everyone you know is safe and sound! That restaurant looks so cool, and delicious! Glad you’re out enjoying some dinner’s out instead of worrying about being perfectly healthy all the time🙂 it’s necessary!

  4. I love how Thankful you are. It’s so nice! Glad everything is working out well for you friend. 🙂 I’m the same way though with studying, I could stare at a powerpoint for years and not know anything then when I started LOL.

  5. oh my goodness Caramel Salted milkshakes?!?! Get in ma belly! That diner sounds so unique and something right up any food blogger’s alley! I’m really glad you posted about what your advisor said. It really puts things in perspective and makes me so thankful that I have a functioning brain🙂

    • pickyrunner says:

      Literally it was my personal heaven! It was exactly what I was craving at the time, not sorry about it at all.
      But I know- sometimes advisors can be so much more helpful than you realize. She really helped calm me down about life in general, especially with not knowing exactly where I want to go with my degree post-grad!

  6. Amy Lauren says:

    That hot chocolate looks so tasty and the diner reminds me of a place we have here that my husband and I visited last week🙂. I love hometown restaurants and also when places decorate all cool and want to have character. Glad you got to go out with your team and have a little treat after that crazy track workout too! So glad the hurricane wasn’t as bad where you are.

    • pickyrunner says:

      I love the hometown restaurants too! I’m such a foodie- everyone always comes to me for recommendations on where to go even though my taste buds are pretty limited on what I like to eat. It’s just so fun discovering new places!
      Have a good thursday🙂

  7. I sat an watched scary movies for a few hours last night. Party animal😉

  8. Yum! That hot chocolate looks do good! Glad you are okay after the hurricane! It is so horrible to see the massive amount of destruction that has taken place😦 I’m so thankful for all the workers and volunteers putting in countless hours to clean up!

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  10. Came across your blog today- I live in Baltimore, too! I’ve been meaning to go to the Papermoon Diner for a while.. I would like to try the Bacon Milkshake just for the experience. Have you been to Woodberry Kitchen? I just went yesterday for dinner and it was fabulous. Definitely worth visiting!

    • pickyrunner says:

      Oh my gosh you need to go to Papermoon! I’ve been about 3 times this year alone! It’s awesome food. I’ve never been to Woodberry but it’s on my list🙂

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