Posts Tagged ‘lunch’



In Uncategorized on December 12, 2009 by Emily ( Tagged: , , , , , ,

happy friday night my dears. thank you all so very much for the wonderful encouragement, it means so much. love all of you :)

at the moment i am very against studying for my finals, they are overwhelming me, which honestly is why i am blogging right now, so not to study.

finals start sunday–

finals schedule. ew.

right now i want to run, literally just run.

you know school has always been my thing, i.e. i can do school. no i don’t do it perfectly), but i was always able to do it. i was motivated to do my homework, now that’s gone. i don’t have much motivation to do anything. and my lack of motivation scares me. alas i’m probably just being dramatic because it’s friday night and i would rather be doing anything but studying.

but now i’m blank, i no longer have anything to say, to muse upon. i’m tired but i’m afraid if i go to sleep now i will just wake up early and have more saturday to deal with.

the plan: brush my teeth and return to accounting

sorry for the drama, today did begin nicely. i thought it would be a wonderful idea to study at barnes and nobel, so after breakfast i hopped on the bus to the mall. got myself a misto and studied stats. then i walked my booty over to bloomingfoods to get a sandwich for lunch (ha i wish i took a picture, i got all the veggies on it and it was so tall that a someone walked by and goes — “that’s quite a sandwich” ha). made some more purchases. took my butt to target to attempt to get reasonably priced groceries, then came back to my dorm. now i’ve just been studying and not studying.

i ate at bloomingfoods, and after i sat down there weren’t any extra tables, so woman sat with me. she was very sweet, sometimes when i’m at school i forget how nice it is to share meals with people. i’m surprised that it’s even nice with people you don’t know.

nutcracker sweet black tea, why has no one else on the blogs pointed this baby out. it. is. perfect. omg.

i’ll let you know about the gingerbread cliff, yet to try it, actually not quite sure if i’ve ever had gingerbread in my life. i grew up as a very picky child.

as for how i am feeling about yesterday. well i’m not really thinking about it, but in the shower this morning i did wonder what i had just done. i feel a little flip about it (no i do not know what i mean by flip).

hope everyone is having a wonderful night. my sincerest apologies for this blah-tastic post.



In Uncategorized on November 19, 2009 by Emily ( Tagged: , , , , ,

hello hello hello. i survived this week, but boy was it a rocky time.

let’s just say this morning i had myself so worked up that i almost could not finish my oatmeal, and i couldn’t drink my coffee…it went down the drain :(

but the bright side, like the brightest side ever: I AM HOME RIGHT NOW :)

so how did i survive this week?

  • breath in, breath out
  • repeatedly told myself “i’m okay”
  • cried outside in the wind
  • remembered that everything will happen

however i also found myself or Ed thinking that i was just being dramatic, suck it up, go go go, you have no time to stop. these thoughts made it hard for me to fulfill my basic needs, i did the best i could.

i did snap some photos for y’all at some point during the week…

yummy veggies & salsa matches made in heaven

granny smith & gossip girl i.e. lunch break

pumpkin oats! i finally figured them out :) the milk splashed a top it totally clutch, well & the cinnamon puffins ;)

so now that the week is over i have a lot to look forward to i am very excited, a little worried (worried that i will be all in my head and not truly enjoy this week, but i have control over this)

  • hanging out down at UC tomorrow learn some ins & outs of what will be my new college
  • the mall—new stores! (can you say nordstroms or h&m?!)
  • uh whole foods whenever i please
  • hair cut, its so necessary
  • sitting on the couch while my family takes care of me (yes i’m looking forward to my wisdom teeth surgery)
  • thanksgiving day race!!

i think all of that looks good :)

What are you looking forward to this week (i’m talking thanksgiving, i’m totally in thanksgiving mode)?

and side note–>i’m heading to the doctor tomorrow, not quite sure what to expect

wishing you wonderful dreams

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” –Buddha


forgetting something?

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2009 by Emily ( Tagged: , , , , ,

good evening lovelies :) i hope you guys caught 11:11 today, sadly i was a scatter brain and missed both morning & night. bummer.

eek, thanks so much for all the positive feed back on my last post :) you guys just make my day!

today has been relatively painless, as was yesterday, but i have the itching feeling that i am forgetting some sort of homework and that i am shooting myself in the foot for not really doing much these past couple days. i actually started getting really anxious about it tonight and decided to put some coping skills into action–

  • took a great big yoga breath
  • made a to do list
  • set up a mini schedule for what needs to be done tomorrow

then i just kept breathing till i was calmer. and i was okay.

now i’m just a-blogging in bed, & disappointed that my roommate is sleeping here tonight (she usually doesn’t stay in the room) since she spent over an hour talking as loudly as she could on skype with her friend. i have nothing against her skyping, but i think she could be more respectful with her volume since i’m in the room. i didn’t turn on the tv since she was skyping. <–yet i didn’t tell her any of this :/

in future news—friday i’m heading to chicago at 4AM! heading up with the women’s financial association to network with a few companies. i’m going to take it as a challenge to eat out of my comfort zone (but i will be bringing bars for snacks). i am also trying not to think about it too much, i just want to go and have a good time. hopefully i will have some sweet photos to share!

&& that brings up another thing that has been bothering me, thinking. not just thinking in general, but food thinking, calorie thinking, meal planning thinking. its like i can’t tone down my thoughts, they are always lurking in the back of my mind, i’m sick of it. any tips/secrets/similar experiences??

oh some eats:


this spinach is amazing!

ah this salad totally broke a rule–fruit with dinner? couldn’t tell you why that’s a rule, but apparently fruit shouldn’t go with dinner. WRONG it works wonderfully & deliciously.


quite the lovely gala + the CLAW haha

not going to lie, i have not been feeling snapping pics of my eats lately…they are not particularly pretty or exciting & i think it may play into food obsessive thought a bit…so i’m going to stick with posting dishes i want to share, but the boring stuff not so much. i hope y’all understand.

oh my i’m falling asleep–so good night good night sleep tight (or as my dad would say, don’t make the bed smell)

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

i concur :)


just another average day

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2009 by Emily ( Tagged: , , , , , ,

hola mucha bonitas. no i don’t take spanish :)

feeling nostalgic—watching “according to jim” takes me back to middle school days, i’ve always found silly shows like this so relaxing & very funny.

yesterday was pretty blahh, had a group meeting, went to the mall, chilled, etc.

totally went to the mall for some new business casual wear, came out with jeans (made me a little anxious, but i think i handled it), clif, luna, & mojo bars….fail.

whatever my breakfast rocked, & i even tried to make it pretty for y’all.


van's berry waffles & pb & bananaaa

i packed my lunch since my group likes to meet when i like to meet, i felt like i a total foodie :)


crunchyy pb & jelly & pure pumpkin! & cinnamon. wow

there is no doubt that i will be making this again, super simple & super delicious!

so i found myself feeling sorry for myself yet again this morning. damn it! i was talking to my mom and she asked me what i did last night and i told her a that i did a whole lot of nothing, sighing during the process. my mom reminded me that i have to put myself out there, and that i have said myself that i know that i put up walls to keep people out. then i realized it, i know that i have been avoiding putting myself out there & using it as a reason to be a whiney baby.

so i said to myself, “self, get over yourself, you have the power to get yourself out of this rut.”

& in response to that i texted 3 of my friends, & at the moment i have tentative plans to see 10 minute student play tonight. it was easy, it didn’t kill me, no one texted back to say that they didn’t want to be around me.

so moral of the story, isolating yourself may be easy & safe, but putting yourself out there is not that hard and don’t worry i’ll be back to confirm that it is way more FUN.

this morning i rocked the 45 minute hot power fusion yogadownload class; its been a while since i’ve done more than 25 minutes of yoga–this felt very good.

i also participated in an experiment for an econ grad student & made BANK! i don’t think i’m allowed to share how much, not that it really matters, but it totally makes my jeans free :)

now that i’ve sufficiently bored you ;) let me leave you with happy & healthy things…

1. Your body is extraordinary–begin to respect and appreciate it.

2. Create a list of all the things your body lets you do. Read it and add to it often.

3. Become aware of what your body can do each day. Remember it is the instrument of your life, not just an ornament.

4. Create a list of people you admire: people who have contributed to your life, your community, or the world. Consider whether their appearance was important to their success and accomplishments.

5. Walk with your head held high, supported by pride and confidence in yourself as a person.

6. Don’t let your weight or shape keep you from activities that you enjoy.

7. Wear comfortable clothes that you like and that feel good to your body.

8. Count your blessings, not your blemishes.

9. Think about all the things you could accomplish with the time and energy you currently spend worrying about your body and appearance. Try one!

10. Be your body’s friend and supporter, not its enemy.

11. Consider this: your skin replaces itself once a month, your stomach lining every five days, your liver every six weeks, and your skeleton every three months.

12. Every morning when you wake up, thank your body for resting and rejuvenating itself so you can enjoy the day.

13. Every evening when you go to bed, tell your body how much you appreciate what it has allowed you to do throughout the day.

14. Find a method of exercise that you enjoy and do it regularly. Don’t exercise to lose weight or to fight your body. Do it to make your body healthy and strong and because it makes you feel good.

15. Think back to a time in your life when you felt good about your body. Tell yourself you can feel like that again, even in this body at this age.

16. Keep a list of 10 positive things about yourself–without mentioning your appearance. Add to it!

17. Put a sign on each of your mirrors saying, “I’m beautiful inside and out.”

18. Choose to find the beauty in the world and in yourself.

19. Start saying to yourself, “Life is too short to waste my time hating my body this way.”

20. Eat when you are hungry. Rest when you are tired. Surround yourself with people that remind you of your inner strength and beauty.

i find this list helpful and i challenge everyone to start putting these ideas into practice. i plan to start with one then keep adding. we all need to remember that we are strong & beautiful.

how will you appreciate yourself in the days to come?


modified oats in a jar! sub-ing cheerios for oats ;)


fresh friday

In Uncategorized on October 23, 2009 by Emily ( Tagged: , , ,

(i have no idea what my post title means) & awesome giveaway @ julie’s!

good evening everyone, hope everyone is out & about living it up! i for some reason or another am sitting in my dorm farting over homework. damn it.

but i do think my eats were quite delightful today, lala here comes my day:

totally rocked the oat-less breakfast :)

totally rocked the oat-less breakfast :)

then i sent out on an adventure to KIRKWOOD, um its like totally cute downtown bloomington, i really just needed out of my room.

the scenery along the way…

leaves everywhere!

leaves everywhere!

i pretty much adore this tree

i pretty much adore this tree

by the time i got there it was lunch time, so i stopped into bloomingfoods (super awesome local/ organic/ co-op grocery store that you have to go through an ally to get to [and yes i almost got hit by a van & a semi trying to get to it, oops])

most random lunch everrr

most random lunch everrr

ate these goodies at the starbucks while reading some sociology. yes exciting, at least this was exciting:

twas good, twas very good

twas good, twas very good

then i got a bit restless and wandered around kirkwood in search of some soup. i stopped in like 5 different places, none had the soup i wanted…um probably because i didn’t know what the soup i wanted was (eh this is one of the annoying things about Ed, he likes to tell me  i want something vague like soup, but then reasons that none of the soup i see is right, and i must have the exactly right soup aparently; ughhh very frustrating!)

so finally i managed to shut him up & ventured into FARM, i’ve always wanted to try it so today i figured why not, its not like i had anything better to do. (i’d strayed away before because its pricey & i felt like i had to go there with someone). but you know what i didn’t want their soup either.

that would be pumpkin atop that salad, yummmay!

that would be pumpkin atop that salad, yummmay!

at FARM everything is made fresh from locally grown ingredients, it has a lot of awards. i really liked it. i wish i would have taken a picture of what it looks like inside, it is soo cute, you would love it!

so i eventually wandered to the union to read about banana wars (chiquita business stuff, actually quite interesting).

then i was feeling sad. and i think it stemmed from feeling alone all day, urg i really wish i had someone to wander around with me :( i don’t want to sound like a whiner, but friends have been hard for me at school…anyone have any advise/tips/words of wisdom about stuff like this? i don’t know exactly what my problem is, but i tend to feel like i don’t have much in common with people and that they don’t really want to do the things i want to…

so now i’m doing some homework and considering just calling it a night to make today go away…

on a much happier note—-

so speaking of pears...aren't these awesome :)

so speaking of pears...aren't these awesome :)

found this over at glamour’s vitamin G this morning….i would totally pay big money for one of these babies!!! ah maybe my pear tree will cuties grow like these! 

night night lovelies!! hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

PS–what was the best part of your day??

so i know i was complaining, but it was great to finally make it out to kirkwood and grab lunch at bloomingfoods and chill at starbucks for a bit, it felt quite nice to just hang out somewhere other than my room.


break time

In Uncategorized on October 3, 2009 by Emily ( Tagged: , ,

happy weekend fellow bloggers! i’m taking a research/study/thinking break.

i was super excited today to enter my first giveaways :) they both are crazy fab!

Julie Golean has lots of candy goodness in her giveaway & over at One fit foodie is rocking it with her first giveaway. (not going to lie i hope i win!)

so this morning began tearful. what can i say i am a cry baby, i called mi madre and let loose a bit. the stress of my homework & social needs have got me frustrated. sometimes i forget that i do actually get my work done when i set my mind to it, and since this is college and everything the work really never goes away, but i can choose to not obsess about it all the time, i.e. relaxation/laughter/silliness/etc = a good thing

but then i went to the food court & found this:

biggest banana of my life (yea twss)

biggest banana of my life (yea twss)

haha it kind of made my morning :)

aside from that nonsense, the huge IU vs. OSU game is tonight, tailgate is officially on, but i don’t think i’m going to attend…since i have a test tomorrow afternoon & research due tonight (weekend work really sucks i think); butttt i can observe tailgate from my window since i do have the stadium view

currently full of many waste-y face people :)

currently full of many waste-y face people :)

by the way it is soo cold here today, a real ice-y chill & i don’t think i could enjoy the game no matter how many warming beverages i would consume. i don’t tend to have fun when i’m cold…

as for the new emilee/roommate, uh i don’t hate her which is a plus, but she doesn’t seem to realize that her things should not be on mine, i.e. her purse does not go on my bed & her hair dryer does not sit on my desk, i think i’ll give her a few days before i say something, you know some sort of benefit of the doubt i suppose. & she told me she doesn’t really sleep in the dorms much, i’m taking that as a plus as well :)

thank you so much for the tips when it comes to keeping overwhelming things at bay. i working through a list, and slowly but surely it is getting shorter. oh! want to see part of my lunch? sure you do.

i thought tofu pickles & tomatoes sounded good. i was right

i thought tofu pickles & tomatoes sounded good. i was right

& i found this gem, which i paired with some delish veggies!

meal points get me sabra :)

meal points get me sabra :)

i’d say lunch was success, but i’m thinking i want a snack at the moment….& i want to flex my creative muscles so stay tuned. yes, i’m trying to create suspense here :)

and i realized i did not elaborate on the wonderful-ness of my dinner last night! TURKISH really rocks! (i wish i had pictures since the presentation rocked, but i didn’t want to answer the questions that would have ensued)

we began with hummus & a yogurt-y nut dip (which was sooo good)

then we moved to soup, i tried the white bean, and i was surprised by a cheesey flavor, but yummy nonetheless

my entrée was a veggie bake, zucchini, carrots, peas, & more, with a very flavorful tomato sauce all baked together in a homemade ceramic pot

there was also a cabbage side salad that was very refreshing

&& we got turkish tea & coffee! omg the coffee was to die for, may be my favorite ever.

soo i think they may be all i have for now, time to get back to research, :(


PS–what’s your favorite non-american/ethnic food? i love greek & asian (pretty much all varieties)


new emilee in the room

In Uncategorized on October 3, 2009 by Emily ( Tagged: , ,

thank you thank you to everyone who stopped by to check out the new blog! i want us all to be friends, okay? okay.

& as the title suggests, the new roommate moved in today, but more on that in a bit.

well i am a very lucky individual who does not have friday classes, so i slept in all the way to 8AM, i know crazy right? & i enjoyed this week’s free class over at which ended with a wonderful shoulder stand :)

other than that i farted around the dorm, tidying and what not, eating both breakfast & lunch before i ever left my floor…what can i say laziness took over for once. i think i liked how my lunch looked:

stuff a pita for lunch & soup that i let explode (i'll spare you the photo)

stuff a pita for lunch & soup that i let explode (i'll spare you the photo)

i finally ventured out just to get my legs moving, so i got an iced tea at the c-store in the dorm next door. thennn i got a facebook message from the new roomie saying she would be moving in soon. so i tried to be nice and move all my sh!t that i put in her closet…

this is what she brought with her:

so i guess you can't really tell, but she took like 8 trips to get all her stuff

so i guess you can't really tell, but she took like 8 trips to get all her stuff

she seems okay…i’m staying positive about it, since it is nice to have someone around sometimes, but she did knock down my fan and leave stuff on my desk when i was gone…ergg not my favorite things.

but! as i mentioned i was out. i went out for dinner with my friend and her parents and i tried something new :)

TURKISH! it was sooo yummy, i got some veggie dish mmm, especially the coffee after dinner, love :)

but alas now i’m back to studying, what a wonderful way to spend a friday night…at least i have some kashi honey sunshine to keep me company ;)

PS–What do you do when you start to get overwhelmed by college/work/etc?


welcome to my world

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2009 by Emily ( Tagged: , , ,

hello. hello. hello.

so i’m taking 17 credit hours this semester & its pretty time consuming…but i want to blog. so i’m going to blog. got it? good :)

i think i am going to start by showing you my room. at the moment it is all mine (roommate moved to a different dorm with her high school friend) but i think someone is moving in this weekend (and her name is emilee<–yes spelled with 2 e’s). now keep in mind i’m a sophomore & i think i have roommate issues (and she’s a freshman)…uh we’ll see how this new one goes.

so here’s my humble abode:

messy much?

messy much?



doesn't everyone keep their cereal next to dirty laundry?

doesn't everyone keep their cereal next to dirty laundry?

my desk...i wish i could say i get a lot of stuff done here :/

my desk...i wish i could say i get a lot of stuff done here :/

yes, so that’s basically my room, quaint i think. & oh its on the 10th floor of the building…i choose to think of the stairs as my exercise :)

hmm, what else may you want to know…? what i had for lunch? okay.

so i had to meet with my group over lunch time...this was yummy :)

so i had to meet with my group over lunch time...this was yummy :)

+ a latte + a mega pear. but my tummy was growling after my accounting quiz…so i had some salsa & brussel sprouts. me = weird.

you know my 10 year old sister told me on the phone today that i annoy her because i eat lots of vegetables and always want her to try them….hey i’m just trying to spread the love, ha :)

so i’ve been ignoring being productive all night…i organized my homework, does that count? blahh lots of research tomorrow, but its about the awesome target corporation so at least it will be interesting (well sort of)! at the moment i’m watching private practice & it is heavyyyy, but i love it! any one else out there? greys & private practice lovers?

i should probably end my rambling :) thanks for visiting & i hope we can be friends & i promise one day i will be interesting :)

PS–anyone have any good/fun/weird study tips? corporate social strategy exam on sunday…eek