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Long Day, Late Night

April 26, 2011

It’s another 2 AM closing shift for me tonight.  I’m planning on getting a paper done, but judging from last week’s closing shift, I’ll probably manage to get nothing done Smile with tongue out

I swore I was going to let myself sleep in.  I made it till 8:30.  For those of you with “grown-up jobs” that probably does sound like sleeping in but in the world of college students that probably sounds like the crack of dawn.  Hence, the iced coffee by my side right now.  Let’s hope I can stay awake for my last ever closing shift.  It’s bittersweet.

I tried something new(ish) this morning for breakfast, a smoothie in a bowl, aka a SIAB.


In the blender:

  • handful of spinach
  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1 banana
  • chia seeds

Blended and served in a bowl over another 1/4 cup of oats.  Next time I won’t blend any oats in and just serve the smoothie over the oats.


Topped with cinnamon granola and Justin’s classic peanut buttah.

A fun breakfast, although somewhat difficult to eat, plus my mini spoon kept trying to fully sink into the smoothie!


I planned on taking a rest day, but I suddenly had extra time on my hands and decided to do a short run (2 miles) plus some lifting.  It was actually really refreshing, plus workouts are so much easier to get through when you know they will only last half an hour or so.  Someone remind me to get back to yoga and stretching PLEASE.


My Denver Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon shirt never fails to make me feel like a badass.  Especially when there’s no one else in my apartment complex work out room…


My dear friend Jenn, who’s been living in L.A. for an internship this semester, is finally home and despite my best intentions to photograph our lunch at Udi’s, my excitement to catch up with her got the best of me and I totally forgot to whip out my camera.  Oops, I’m a bad blogger.  I even got something different than my usual eggplant and goat cheese panini, although I have no proof, so I wouldn’t believe me either Smile

The most annoying part of my day (thus far) was the fact that I took the trouble of taking the bus into Boulder to attend my one class and it lasted all of 20 minutes before my teacher set us free.  Waste.of.time.

I used my spare time as an excuse to go to Whole Foods, where I fully expected to leave without about 7 things I didn’t need but I surprised myself by only leaving with the essentials.


Probably only because they were out of frozen cherries again and I couldn’t find the chocolate chip banana bread I wanted! Sad smile

And in case you’re wondering, tea and raisins are totally essential.

The tea because it is seriously the best kind I’ve ever had (thanks, Dad!) and the raisins so I could make these.


Ants on a log are not just for children.  And the chia seeds were essential, so I could dump them out and use the container for said ants on a log.  Don’t worry, I dumped them into another container, not the trash.


I also whipped up some overnight oats before heading into work, because it will make my life much easier tomorrow morning when I’m all zombie like and need a breakfast that I can just pull out of the fridge.  Although I totally went home and made overnight oats at 2:45 AM last week and apparently did the same thing last semester when I closed.  I’m weird like that, and I blame Starbucks and they’re caffeinated drinks Smile with tongue out

Which reminds me, I only realized I did the same thing last semester because I came across the post while organizing/updating my recipes page.  That’s right, you heard me, my recipe page is finally updated.  That thing was seriously out of control.  Count on me to be doing unnecessary things like blog updating this week when I should be doing things like studying and writing my final college paper. 

I’m off to Foodgawk study. 

P.S. If you want to torture yourself, search “grilled cheese” on Foodgawker.  You are guaranteed to be drooling in a matter of minutes, not that I would know…

14 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2011 6:28 PM

    I cannot even imagine working until 2 in the morning. Good luck!

    • April 26, 2011 9:30 PM

      I’ll probably be going to bed when you’re waking up!!

  2. April 26, 2011 6:38 PM

    YAY on your last closing shift 🙂

    Ps.. I have never heard of aunts on a log!

    • April 26, 2011 6:41 PM

      and by aunt i totally meant ant* haha

      • April 26, 2011 9:30 PM

        What?! It’s just celery topped with peanut butter and ants, so classic 🙂

  3. April 26, 2011 8:31 PM

    This is the second blog I’ve seen SIAB on.. looks mighty tasty.

  4. April 26, 2011 8:45 PM

    I love wearing my race Ts, definitely a boost of confidence and pride! 😉 That smoothie looks GOOD, I just got a blender and I’m super pumped to start making some of my own. 😀 -jamie

  5. April 26, 2011 9:15 PM

    I thought 830a was early in college too, but now, it would mean pure bliss! 6am comes way too soon!

  6. BrittFit permalink
    April 26, 2011 9:48 PM

    working till 2?? crazy. your breakfast is something only a foodie would love…and I think it looks DELISH!!!!!

  7. April 27, 2011 2:28 AM

    Ants on a log?!?! I thought I was the only one! holllaaaaa!
    Bummer on night shifts – totally know about those suckers!

  8. April 27, 2011 4:19 AM

    hah, I foodgawk, blog update and blog surf more than study lately, too. I just can’t focus on school for much more than ten minutes at a time lately. So, you know…answer a h/w question….read a blog…rinse, repeat. lol.
    I cannot imagine working until 2. Yesterday I was ready to fall asleep at 8:30!
    (and I think frozen cherries are theee hardest things to find. when i see them i almost jump for joy. such a nice change from the usual frozen blueberries or whatever. and way better than fresh because you don’t have to pit them!)

  9. April 27, 2011 3:10 PM

    I don’t think I could make it working till 2am 😮 My bf works till 2:30 and I’m asleep a long time before then. I always get majorly distracted with foodgawker too. That dessert section is brutal!

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