I’m finally back at school! Not exactly lovin’ it 100% though, y’know? Bio three times this week + chem midterm (which I hoped would be canceled/rescheduled) = not my cup of tea. I suppose things will start to fall into place by the end of the week, but I’m going to miss my glory week of sleep, to say the least!
I’ve found a new study tactic that will hopefully reduce the amount of time I spend kneeling at my bed doodling and playing around with my iPod. Yes, because whenever I start to get distracted, I’m going to start doing jumping jacks. Yes, the evil ‘jacks that I used to do obsessively each night when DE was the dominant persona in my life. But I am determined not to abuse them again. Seeing as my exercise routine has been nonexistent for the past… 5 months, I think I need to start doing something little heart-stimulating again every so often. Okay, more like every day. :P
After I do 100 or so jumping jacks in the time that I would be spending dilly-dallying, I feel so refreshed and ready to work again. When I was exercising obsessively and not eating enough to boot, I just felt fatigued and nauseous after jumping jacks, and accordingly, I absolutely dreaded it. Now I actually am able to feel the little endorphin rush, and that exercise is not supposed to be a chore! If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my “break” from exercise, it’s that I will NOT become a whale if I don’t!
The highlight of lunch today was a bowl of ludou tang—mung bean soup, I believe? I’m tempted to say “green bean soup,” since that is what it is literally, but that’s so obviously wrong that I won’t even go there. ;P Chinese-inspired because the Asian party that we were supposed to go to was canceled due to snow. I wasn’t too disappointed about that. ‘Twas probably just another opportunity to be totally and completely awkward with people I haven’t talked to in years…
The soup is supposed to be sweet, so I added some unconventional maple syrup to it and topped it with my precious lentil-potato crunchies for added texture. It was the purrrfect combo of savory + sweet. :]
And I just realized that practically every dish I feature in my posts is held in Asian-looking dishware. Yup… the bowl above was from China, brought back in who-knows-what-year. The majority of our dishware is made up of stuff bought in Japan in the ‘80s, haha. ;]
I’m going to study now. I’m sorry if I don’t comment as much (or at all?) this week—things are picking up again, and I don’t want to get distracted or end the night feeling “guilty” about reading blogs instead of working… I still love you all, and I will try to get the scoop on what’s what come Friday evening. :)
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