Slam Buttons

I’m slowly becoming addicted to my beloved cup of Joe. I fumbled to the coffee machine and slammed the make me coffee, damn it ON button. Such a good decision to prep the night before.

 

I had to wake up at 4:45 am so that Jason could drop me off for my flight before work. Somehow I managed to get in five minutes of Whittle my middle before I thought I was going to die.

 

It took approximately 5 minutes to get through Jet Blue’s flight check in and security. I now have an hour to kill. What better way to spend it then with my bloggies? 😀

 

I only got around to drinking a few sips before being yelled at to get into the car. Once I got settled, I decided coffee round two was necessary.

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I love the RED cup! 😀

I got a seasonal favorite of mine, Gingerbread latte! Well… sort of. The regular version has 2% milk, 3 pumps of syrup, and whipped fat cream.

MY Version has:

  • nonfat milk
  • 1 pump Gingerbread syrup
  • no whip

I still got all the flavor without having a 6:00 am sugar high. 😀

 

To quiet my loudly growling tummy, I also ordered the Perfect Oatmeal.

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I mixed half of each packet into my Oatmeal:

  • Brown sugar
  • Dried fruit
  • Mixed nuts

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I can’t believe I paid 2.79 for this thing. It was tasty, but I mean I can buy a 50 serving thing of oats for that price at Publix.

 

 

I’m going to attempt to get some work done before I board…

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…oh wait, that’s not work, that’s Twitter!! (You can also follow my twitter updates on the right side of my blog)

 

I’ll be updating frequently, now that I can do so from my cell phone! 😀

 

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Well, I’m off! See you on the flip side.

 

Don’t forget to pick me up,  Debbie!!! 😀

 

❤ MegaNerd

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Five More Weeks

Happy Monday Morning!

It was tough waking up at 5:30 am this morning. I have been relaxing, lounging, sleeping in since Friday!

It was definitely a coffee kind of morning

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I hit “snooze” a few too many times, and ended up grabbing a CLIF bar on the way out the door. By the way, I love all flavors.

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By the time I got back from my first class (my second was cancelled, thank goodness!)… I was starving!

I made a green smoothie to hold me over until lunch.

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It was the most basic of green smoothies ever:

  • Ice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 TBL flax
  • 3 cups of spinach

With a little honey to sweeten up my Monday!

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The next five weeks at a glance…

 

Even though I am obsessed with my g-calendar (Google Calendar) and have been faithfully relying on it for about three years now, I do LOVE to get things written out on this board:

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I like crossing off the days, and having a general overview of when things are happening.

Some exciting things coming up in the next month or so:

  • November 18: I can run again!!
  • Nov 19-23: Going to visit BFF Debbie in New Jersey
  • Thanksgiving with my family in Tampa
  • Possible Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
  • OUC Half Marathon (my third year running, sad Deb won’t be there, but still)
  • FINALS
  • Senior Design project due! (Ummm… need to get started, STAT)

 

It’s time for me to buckle down and get some things done. I need to figure out a way to stay sane through all of this craziness!

 

Do you prefer to keep track of your days using an electronic calendar, like G-Calendar, or do you prefer to hand write it?

❤ MegaNerd

Abs and Eggs

Good morning!

For some reason, it feels like Sunday to me. I woke up a little before Jason and made some coffee. I’m really loving Starbucks’ Winter Blend lately!

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Mini Workout

After coffee, I decided to get in an ab (or core) workout since I can’t do much else yet. I did a variation of my 10-minute ab routine, but went for 15 minutes instead. Ten minutes is great for time crunch, but I really wanted to do more!

My abs are BURNING! It’s been way too long since I’ve done a formal core workout of any sort.

Breakfast

Once Jason woke up, I made omelets for breakfast. Jason’s had ham and cheese…

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I like mine oozing with veggies!

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My omelet included:

  • 1 whole egg, 2 egg whites
  • tomato
  • spinach
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese

 

On the side, a slice of toast with a bit of butter.

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Plus, a few strawberries for “dessert”.

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A square meal, on a square plate.

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I’m excited to get out of the house today! I haven’t been able to leave since my toe surgery, but I don’t need the strong pain killers anymore, meaning I can safely drive!

I can’t wait to meet the girls for a fun lunch! 😀

What are your weekend plans?

❤ MegaNerd

Things I’m Thankful For #2

Today, I am REALLY thankful for coffee.

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Specifically, iced Lattes. 😀

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I am also thankful that there is a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts on every corner.

 

With three tests in 24 hours, and not enough sleep… COFFEE IS MY SAVIOR!

 

Check out the other posts in this Series: Things I’m Thankful For

❤ MegaNerd

Meals on the Go

I had to say goodbye to my little sister this afternoon. 😦

 

Before we left for the airport, I made a Mexican themed lunch:

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I had a cup of black bean soup

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…and a salad.

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My salad included:

  • romaine lettuce
  • green bell pepper
  • crumbled chips
  • Grilled chicken breast
  • cheese
  • salsa

On the way to test number two of the day, I ate a CLIF bar mini in the car. I almost brought a Pumpkin pie Kashi bar, but I have missed the Brownie! Jason always steals them, but this one was buried in the bar stash! 😀

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I also stopped at D and D for some Latte love! 99 cents, can’t beat it!

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I packed my dinner in a little Fresh n’ Fit container that I have actually had for a while, but never use. It comes with an ice pack, and individual compartments for snacks. In case anyone is wondering, I found it at Target.

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In the main compartment I packed a turkey and cheese sandwich. The ice pack fits over the sandwich area, and rests on little “shelves” so it doesn’t squish the sandwich.

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I filled the top two containers with fruits and veggies: one with carrots and peas, and one with strawberries.

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Each of those fits into the groves on the ice pack…

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…and closes with the lid!

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It kept my food cold (for 6 hours) without having to pack the whole bulky lunch cooler! I really liked using it!

What do you use to carry around your meals or snacks when you’re on the go?

 

Edited to add: I’m currently nibbling on Mickey’s Ear… ok… putting down the rice krispie treat…

 

❤ MegaNerd

Five Tests, Three Days

The next three days are going to be chaotic. I apologize in advance if my posts seem scatterbrained.

My test schedule this week is:

  • Monday: Hydrology 2A Test 
  • Monday: Concrete Design Test
  • Tuesday: Environmental Process Design Test
  • Wednesday: Hydrology 2B Test
  • Wednesday: Electrical Engineering Test

Hopefully by Thursday, I can sleep!

 

I have been putting studying on the backburner the past few days, between the Halloween party and Disney with my sister. I have some serious work to be done!

 

I woke up extra early to get some studying in before this morning’s test. It was so much easier with the time change!

 

However, coffee was still necessary:

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As was a filling and nutritious breakfast:

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I chopped up half an apple, sprinkled it with cinnamon, and added it to my oats half way through cooking.

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My oats included:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 apple with cinnamon
  • 1 TBL flax
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • walnuts

Walnuts (before chopping them up) look like little brains to me. Maybe they will help me on my tests!

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I am starting a special blog series for the month of November, so check back around lunch time!

❤ MegaNerd

Very Productive Wednesday

I love it when I finish the day knowing I got everything accomplished that I needed to. Isn’t that the best feeling?

My sister and I started our errands pretty early this morning. We stopped at Dunkin donuts for some coffee. I forgot my camera, so I had to use hers. Her memory card isn’t compatible with my computer, so I had to take pictures of the camera. Sorry for the HORRIBLE quality!!

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I discovered that small lattes (I ordered a nonfat, one pump vanilla) are only 99 cents at DD. I traded my one dollar bill for this amazing little drink. They taste better than Starbucks!! YUMM!

I asked the lady how the pumpkin munchkins tasted, and she generously let me try one for free! Two points for DD!!

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Again, sorry for the photo.

After errands, it was time for school. I spent my entire afternoon in the lab working on my concrete design project.

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I feel bad for having to drag my sister to the lab for 5 hours, but she was a trooper!  She worked on a playlist for Saturday’s Halloween Party.

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My sister is such a ham.

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I packed my lunch along, plate and all!

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I made it in a rush this morning, so it was slightly boring.

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My lunch included:

  • Turkey and Cheese sandwich
  • Apple Slices
  • carrot
  • snap peas

No worries, there were more fruits and veggies eaten not pictured on the plate…

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…and around 4:00 pm an Endure Glo Bar. (Made by Angela, Given to me by Caitlin!)

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Once I got home it was almost 6:00 pm. I needed to get my run in, but felt a little hungry so I made a banana with Almond butter for a snack.

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I managed to get my run in, with the help of my sister!! She dragged my butt to the gym, and I managed to get in 4.0 miles in 35:45on the treadmill. It was fast, but felt easy!

This morning I was unsure about how running in the evening would be, and honestly I thought about skipping it. I’m so glad I did it.

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Dinner was delicious!

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I made a little bit of something for everyone:

My favorite part was the Salmon!!

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Plus, a chocolate chip cookie for dessert…they are so good.

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I need to continue this very productive day… I still have some things I need to get done!

Good-night!

❤ MegaNerd