Okay, I'm glad I got that off my chest. I was feeling really guilty. Onto other things!
Yesterday, my cool Laptop Lunchbox arrived, and today, I got to use it! Unlike Matt, I've been trying to pack my lunch regularly to save money and eat healthy things. (The last four years, I've been eating out or going to the dining hall.) Anyway, Laptop Lunches makes this cool box with fitted compartments for your lunch; it's based on the idea of Japanese bento boxes. I should also mention that it's geared towards children...and children at heart...and control freaks.
This way, I can pack my lunch in a reusable container to cut down on disposable bags, foil, and plastic wrap. Today, I had homemade yogurt (with a bit of sugar, like the Frenchies do), carrot sticks, apple slices, and a wrap with spinach, dill pickles, and homemade hummus:
French officemate Julie was moderately amused by my lunchbox when I showed it to her. Then she rolled her eyes when I enthusiastically showed everyone else who stopped by the office this afternoon. ("Hey! Come look at my lunchbox!") Then I taught her the colorful and useful English expressions "junk in your trunk" and "shake what your momma' gave you."
Alright, so I just spent several hundred words praising a shiny, plastic lunchbox. At least I wasn't talking about my research or something grad student-y.
Tomorrow, I have two goals:
- Run seven miles, as suggested by the Half Marathon training program
- Stop mindlessly snacking. I have a really bad habit of randomly standing with the pantry door open, just eating out of the bulk containers. While a handful of Craisins seems fairly innocuous, I also mindlessly consume tortilla chips and--here's the worst--peanut butter. I shamelessly scoop out peanut butter and walk around the apartment eating it off my finger. I'm gross. I understand if you don't want to be my friend anymore...
This was a pretty lame post, so I will leave you with a picture of apartment decorations that roommate Tina found in Europe: