Salad, Discounts, & Bacchanalias.
…Okay, I really just wanted to use the word bacchanalia. Last night would more accurately be described as “stopping by Boltini for about an hour for a nice reunion and two delectable but not overly strong drinks”. But, c’mon…doesn’t bacchanalia just sound infinitely more intriguing?
Er, time to get a bit more focused. Last night Adam and I stopped by Boltini for Melissa’s (a girl I went to HS with and who is also a grad student here) 23rd birthday and to see Peter, who graduated and now rarely graces our lovely campus with his presence. I had two bellini martinis…the most I’ve drank in a couple of weeks. I feel like the illness is slowly fading…maybe? It’s mostly just a gross hacking cough that returns the minute my DayQuil has worn off. On Friday I had to leave Quantum of Solace for a few minutes because I was so embarrassed to be so loud and distracting…not cool, never-ending cold.
Before Boltini, Adam and I made a trip to Old Navy to see if my 30% would lead us to purchase anything. Adam has since ordered a new winter coat, I ordered my current favorite pair of jeans in their “tall” version (from Gap). I haven’t truly shopped in a very long time, and I’m really missing it. *Sigh* I miss pretty clothes. And accessories. And before the shopping I made this chicken salad, or at least my own version of this. Modifications: only garlic powder as I had none of the other spices in the house (so I wound up using more than the recipe called for along with some paprika and red pepper flakes), white onion instead of green as that’s what I had, chives instead of cilantro. I’m a big substituter of whatever-I-actually-have-in-my-apartment. I used yogurt, not mayo (I hate mayo almost as much as tuna) and served it with pita chips. Definitely a new favorite. I always feel so accomplished when I succeed in making something pretty/edible/worth making again.
I should be studying for neuro right now (gotta love the basal ganglia), but of course instead am procrastinating both that and getting my therapy materials together. And cleaning, and reading the article this week for School-Age. Oh, me. I cannot wait for Tuesday to be over so I can have a (relatively) relaxing rest of the week. I had intended to make up tons of lab hours this week-Thanksgiving, but as there’s essentially nothing for me to do in the lab…might not happen. Kind of a bummer as I would really love the money.
Back to studying, hopefully.
P.S. John Oliver and Rory Albanese were hysterical on Friday. I’m going to have to keep upping the regularity of my Daily Show viewings.