Sunday, March 13, 2011
eating and sleeping
have you ever had those days... or weeks... or months... where you cant stop overindulging? welcome to my weekend. im actually already bracing myself for my own embarrassed reaction when people ask me what i did this weekend.
because my weekend can literally be summed up in three words: eating and sleeping.
it's actually been kind of disgusting, yet delightful, all at the same time.
as is readily apparent to most individuals upon eating with me on a regular basis, i have a small appetite. a warm cup of chai will suffice for breakfast for me (i dont know. does milk NOT fill everyone up?). my idea of a pb&j sandwich is to have the pb&j on one slice of bread, folded in half... and that would be lunch. and dinner can range from like pita chips to a bowl of cereal. as you can see, my diet is pretty fulfilling and healthy, clearly covering all of the basic food groups (particularly those green things... what do you guys like to call them? oh, yes. vegetables. BLECH. i just gagged as i typed out the word. anyway).
this is all sufficient background necessary to understand just how much of a food coma i feel like i have perpetually been in since last thursday.
Thursday, March 10
the downward spiral actually began earlier in the week, when our gourmet cafeteria (im not kidding. it's one of the best cafeterias ive witnessed) decided to serve up some ridiculous burrito special (on monday) and some even more ridiculously delicous gyros (on wednesday). lunch is actually one of those meals i typically CANT "eat large" because i will inevitably be sleepy for the rest of the afternoon. oh well, i guess last week was different because i had no problems just gorging away. and GOD, it was so worth it. so tasty and delicious. anyway, that doesnt really explain thursday, now does it?
well, okay, thursday was the formal introduction of this thursday dinner club that a couple of my inner circle of friends instituted. so how could i turn down dinner at the suggested spot, cumin? omg, im so glad i DIDNT turn it down. this place was an AMAZING find- indian/nepalese tasty deliciousness at its finest. i went in to dinner, all prepared to eat lightly since i wasnt all that hungry to begin with. but... well, YOU try that curry and tell me there is NOT crack in it. i dare you, really. anyway! haha. so, a samosa, chicken curry, spinach dish, rice, and naan later... yeah. i was well beyond stuffed. but it was so worth it, who am i kidding? the two bottles of wine the three of us shared didn't hurt the delightfulness of our thursday dinner club experience one bit, either.
the ridiculous sleeping habits didnt begin tonight, since i obvi had to work on friday. just an fyi.
Friday, March 11
friday started out just great, considering i woke up STILL feeling full from dinner the night before. oh well, it's all about willpower and stuff, and since i already felt kind of physically sick from how full i was, i knew friday was going to be a light meal kinda day. well... it was all going just fine with a simple bowl of soup for lunch. but then i ended up staying at work later than should ever be normal for a friday night, so my coworker and i went to chipotle for a quick dinner because, quite frankly, if you at lunch like nine hours ago and ARENT hungry, something is seriously wrong with you. well, hello. when you say chipotle, what do you expect? chipotle is not exactly known for its "light fare". i ended up getting a vegetarian bowl (no meat?! i know, i know. but it's friday and it's lent so no meat for catholic me!) and, well... who knew that vegetables could be so FILLING? i guess the rice didnt help the lightness of the meal at all, but whatever. i hadnt had chipotle in SO long and i do so love me some chipotle so i was quite pleased with my clean plate at the end of it all.
anyway, i end up falling asleep around midnight on friday, all set to awaken around like 8 am, since thats what time i usually awake on the weekends (my idea of sleeping in... pathetic, i know).
Saturday, March 12 - 9:10 AM
Saturday, March 12 - 9:30 AM
i eat a small bowl of oatmeal squares... breakfast is the most important meal of the day and all that. haha. this coming from the girl who drinks coffee or chai for breakfast usually. but whatever.
Saturday, March 12 - 10:30 AM
i fall asleep. keep in mind i had been awake for a whopping 1 hour and 20 mins. it had been a taxing day.
Saturday, March 12 - 12:45 PM
i wake up. yeah. i dont know what happened. whatever, i had made plans to go to devon to get some shopping done so i had to hurry scurry to get this adventure on the road (have you been to devon via public transit? oh. an adventure, that it is). well, it's not my problem that i go to devon so infrequently, and it's not my problem that devon has some legit indian food. and it's not my problem that my friend who came with me was starving. i mean, what am i supposed to do? politeness is my middle name! haha. so you guessed it. i get my shopping done and then we go to this indian restaurant. now, here's the thing- one would think that i know how perpetually full i am, so i would ration out what i order and eat. but how can you do that if it's like family style? and you really think im going to look at that menu, see the world of naans and parathas and curries and NOT want it all? hello. didn't i tell you? legit. indian. food. PEOPLE! soo... a couple of vegetable curry dishes, puri (OMG I AM STILL SALIVATING THINKING ABOUT IT), parathas, naans, and rice dishes later... oh yeah. and we had rice pudding at the end because... well, how can you not eat dessert at the end of a meal? sigh. whatever.
so there i was, ready to fall asleep because of how overstuffed i was, when we're walking back to the bus and helloo... indian sweets shops are at like every corner in this magical land we call little india. and you know me and my very particular indian sweets (burfi is GOD THE BEST THING EVER... how can you go wrong with sugar and lard?)... anyway, so we go into this indian sweets shop and, of course, im like overcome with the beauty that is indian sweets. so of course, after trying a few and making some executive decisions, i decide to order... well, a POUND of sweets. i didnt realize how much a pound was (which is ironic, considering im probably gaining quite a FEW of them after this week!) until i saw the final product of my order. whoops. i guess that'll be lasting me like a lifetime. haha.
so after spending the afternoon on devon, i end up home by 7:30ish.
Saturday, March 12 - 8 PM
i fall asleep
Sunday, March 13 - 10 AM
dude, trust me, i know. i dont know what went so horribly wrong! i fell asleep on saturday night, thinking it was going to be a brief nap. oops. in my defense, daylight savings totally happened, so TECHNICALLY, i'd only slept till 9 AM.... sigh, whatever.
well, social butterfly that i am, i happened to have brunch plans for 11:30 AM with one of my college friends who was in town. soo... you guessed it...
Sunday, March 13 - 11:30 AM
i eat at mercadito's, this AWESOME mexican place which id just heard about but id never been to. and again, it was all family style so how could i NOT partake in all sorts of festivities? so... some chips and guac and... well, four tacos later...
OMG i want to gag but not really because it was all so tasty and delicious i really cant regret a single food decision ive made thus far. and sadly, that's not the end of that.
Sunday, March 13 - 2 PM
i get home after brunch, pretty much levitating considering how much id eaten, when i decided it was a brilliant time to... bake some cookies. okay, here's my logic for this. i have two VERY ripe bananas sitting in my fruit bowl so of COURSE im not going to eat them straight up... and i cant WASTE them. duh. so... cookies it is. hahaha. well, once i baked them, i had to taste test. OBVI. well, a couple (okay... like four. whatever.) cookies later, i was... well, SLEEPY again. hahaha. and that brings me to...
Sunday, March 13 - 3:15 PM
i fall asleep. yes, friends. again. and please do note- i slept till 5:30ish. a good two hours... all very healthy napping timespans, really.
see? i told you. three words: eating and sleeping.
an epic, raging weekend if you will. good times.