It is cold and gross. I have take to wearing both a turtleneck sweater and a hooded sweater for maximum neck and ear coverage.
And, obvi, several layers under that. And a coat. And a scarf and hat and gloves. I am just a cold person—it is a frequent subject of conversation between me and the radiator-like boy. I think I’m part reptile.
Fashion has also taken an unusual direction on my feet:
It’s not my fault that my favorite socks are lime green striped and my favorite sneakers are kelly green polka dotted. If my feet are comfiest in mismatched duds, I’m wearing mismatched duds.
So good thing: every year along with the misery of finals, there is the nice event of Coffee@Finals, in which BU opens up study rooms and provides its students with frightening amounts of caffeine and carbs.
I showed my usual restraint around free food:
Look, BU tuition is disgusting. If they’re giving out “free food”, I’m actually paying for it. I should take as much as possible!
And 3/4 of that tableau is not so bad! The upper right hand corner is my favorite Tazo tea, the upper left hand corner is half a wheat bagel, and I went for one plate of plants:
‘Loupe, ‘dew, ‘napple, grapies, and a few cherry tomatoes that were part of a garnish but looked good.
But yeah okay this plate was all crap:
Mmm. The cookies I actually put in the freezer, but I went ahead and dispatched the mini cannoli and the cupcake.
There has also been HEALTHY comfort food. For example, this tofu scramble, courtesy of Oprah. SO GOOD. In keeping with the breakfastish theme, despite actually having it for dinner (I really don’t even need to bother saying what meal it is- it’s always completely obvious due to the frustrating light situation in my apartment), I had it with toast and the last of some strawberries.
I actually used dried shiitakes instead of the fresh called for, and the combo was awesome. The tomatoes had a nice sweetness!
The cherry tomatoes and red peppers were actually also a freeb—I got them at Latkepalooza, an event that gets put on at Hillel House every year around Hannukah! I ate a whooooooole lotta latkes and stole some veggies.
Also from latkepalooza, stashed in my laptop on the way to a study date:
Gelt improves studying. This is just a fact.
Another studying addiction:
Bottle upon bottle upon bottle. Environmentally reprehensible (though I do recycle) and introducing total artificial rubbish into my body. But whatevs, sometimes you need it! During finals week, I just need something to distract me! I can either take a swig of this or bake and eat an entire batch of brownies (and believe me, I have a box. It’s the Ghiradelli kind. They’re good. It’s crossed my mind!)
On a more natural note, what is smiley mug smiling about now?
That’d be Oikos with the last (sob!) few pieces of farmer’s market apple, cranapple butter, and almonds.
So ridiculously delicious. Sweet, sour, tangy, crispy, crunchy.