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Vocab and a Crunch-y Dinner

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 Thursday was a surprisingly productive day. It’s my longest day of the week because I go straight from work to work at the gym. Come 9:00, I’m finally on my way home!

1. A lot happens between my 7:45 wake up time and closing the gym. Today, I did a lot of practice GRE Verbal Reasoning problems. Take a look at my notebook that is quickly filling up with vocab words…

 

That isn’t even the half of it!

My job stress ebbs and flows throughout each quarter – in the middle, I get super busy, and days seem to fly by (this is what I like). At the very beginning and ends, however, it’s pretty slooowww (I’m in that phase right now), but luckily I have some free time to study for the GRE. It’s a more productive way of spending my time then on Pinterest. Let’s be honest: as much as I enjoy learning 101 ways to use a mason jar, it’s not going to help me in my career. I may be inundated with vocabulary in the GREs, but soon it will not be so abstruse, and I will appear trenchant with my mellifluous new way of speaking. No need for acrimoniousness.

Did I do that right? I’m still working on it…

2. Work 2.0 – the gym. I really like working at the gym because usually the people I’m stuck with for 4+ hours are fun to talk to. That’s the case on Thursdays; we always make the best of our time behind the desk and talk about the strangest things. It cracks me up!

I had some free time before work to grab some dinner, so I decided to go outside of my normal Au Bon Pain sammy or salad and go to Clover. This restaurant is pretty cruchy, as in straight from the ground, hipsterish, vegetarian, whole foods kinda place, so I was a bit skeptical. The greeting crew was really friendly and walked me through the steps and explained the dinner menu to me. I decided on this egg and eggplant pita with cucumber salad and hummus. It came with a side of tahini sauce. Don’t be alarmed by the green drink – it’s lemonade mixed with terragon.

Very skeptical right now…

Little did I know that this meal would be delicious!! The eggplant was cooked to perfection and the egg and cucumber and hummus just went sooo well together. It was full of protein, so I wasn’t hungry at all for the rest of my shift. I wasn’t really into the tahini sauce, so I stayed away from that. The whole week pita was made in the store and extremely fluffy and yummy. Even the strange lemonade was surprisingly good 🙂 I will definitely be making other stops into Clover to check out more of their ambrosial grub!!! (look at me integrating my new vocab already!)

The eggplant is soo thick!

3. Also at the gym – one of my coworkers is going to a Sugar Ray concer this weekend. That’s right – the 90s band that sang Fly . Apparently they’re still performing! Good for them! She wanted to catch up on her Sugar Ray tunes, because she hadn’t been keeping up with them for the past 20 years…(it’s still crazy to think that the 90s were 20 years ago!!) We tuned into the Sugar Ray Pandora station during our shift behind the front desk, and had such a good time listening to these throwbacks! If you love The Goo Goo Dolls “Slide”, Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me”, “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve, or just about any awesome song from the 90s, then you’ll love this station! It’s definitely going to make more appearances in my headphones 🙂

4. Last, but certainly not least, I got back to my apartment tonight and immediately turned on Lifetime to watch Project Runway. I seriously love this show. This week’s challenge was making clothes out of candy. CANDY. There were licorice dresses, collars made from gummy sharks, and jelly bean laden peplums. You can’t even try to tell me that’s not awesome. You’re gunna want to see this episode.

Hope the coming weekend is grrrrrrrrrreat!