Friday, March 12, 2010

lite-brite for spring

¡Hola, my loves! How is everyone? I'm fine, having made it through my last midterms (with flying colors, I hope) and a ridiculously long day of driving. This week's highlight? The weather. Syracuse was absolutely beautiful with the most wonderful "breaking into spring" sunshine, very appropriate that it come out to play directly before spring break :).
And so, I took that as an opportunity to play around with the light in our dining room. I woke up late on Thursday (like the 12:30 p.m. kind of late) without any real reason for doing so... except, maybe, possibly, because I had hardly gotten any sleep earlier in the week with all of my assignment-preparing and midterm-studying.
Gotta make up for it somehow ;). As a result, breakfast (lunch?) consisted of a banana, handful of walnuts, and this salad. Yes, a salad upon waking, 'twas perfection. Then I leisurely got myself ready and skipped through the springtime breeze to Spanish & Latin American Literature class.
Our lovely professor let us leave early after some group work on our individual essays. Sounds silly, I know, but it helped me since I hadn't finished the book yet. We were supposed to have finished it by Tuesday, oops! At least I'll have something to read over spring break, right? 
I am a true rebel. So much so, that although I've probably reached my Glo Bar praising quota, I am going to continue on. Coming home to a package of these beauties was such a glorious feeling. Why am I such a die-hard fan, you ask? Well, not only are Angela's bars scrumptious, they're also filling and sustaining. The best snack. ever. And cheaper when you buy in bulk.
I didn't delve in right then and there though since I intend to make this shipment last me through the end of the semester :). Instead, I went for a run (yay) and straight into dinner time. I was starving a.k.a. two bowls of broccoli & tomato sauce and another of brown rice pasta with sundried-tomato alfredo sauce. There's a new phrase for times like these: please, yum, thank you.
I spent the next few hours of my evening packing, followed by a visit  to K's with Julia and our friend Vino.
We (plus my forever roomie C) shared a sophomore year apartment, so although this girl talk was the first of the year, it was hardly the first of it's kind, nor the last :). I am so blessed to have such amazing people in my life, in addition to the magnificent pair that is crackers and hummus.
Afterwards we went down to Marshall Street to mingle with more crowds. I definitely underestimated how many people had already left! A grand ol' time -> me, in bed by three.
Wish I could've slept late this morning because of it! Only kind of kidding ;). Reality: I woke up bright and early at nine, began my day with strawberry banana oats and green tea, walked over to pick up my car, filled it with friends and things, and headed home.
Le voiture got such a workout today, and based on how exhausted I am, it's going to be the only one. I drove from Syracuse to JFK to drop off Abby and Emily, (they're in LA, I'm so jealous), then to the Bronx, (broke it off with the boy; logic is beyond unfortunate in love) , and finally to my home sweet home to rest up for spring break festivities. The last part of that, the bright side of things, will include but is not limited to: my cousin's birthday party, best friend reunions, museum-hopping, a blogging potluck dinner, beer & wine tastings, cheap tourist attractions, and FitBloggin'! No matter what, I deserve to keep the fun glowing. I'll keep you posted on how much.


  1. Doesn't it feel so great to be DONE? Spring break was more welcome this year than ever before. GloBars...I want to try them so badly, but can't bring myself to shell out the dough!

    Glad you had a good night with your girls! Hummus is always such good fuel for a gabfest :) Have a great break!

  2. Enjoy your break!! I'v always wanted to try Angela's Glow bars but the shipping to the US is expensive!

  3. Glad you're done exams! Thanks for stopping by my blog lady:) I definetly love a good slice of pizza from time to time;)

  4. Gabriela: YES! Hope you get a chance to try 'em soon, they're amazing. Thanks and same to you!

    peacelovenutrition: Thank you, you too! I think she just made another deal on shipping, I'd check it out if I were you :)

    Jenny: Oh me too! It was my pleasure, enjoy the weekend!

  5. Yay for exams being done! That was always such a big relief!

  6. Wow, that salad looks amazing--plenty of broc:)

  7. LindsayRuns: Oh, how right you are!

    ChickPea: Thank you, 'course ;)

  8. Congrats on being DONE! I go back today : (

  9. I'm sure you killed those midterms!! I'm impressed by your sleeping in skills! Even when I'm in a sleep deficit I still can't sleep in. Two bowls of broc is perfection.

    Enjoy your spring break, love pie!!

  10. danielle, mi amor! why can't we live closer to one another so we can speak in spanish, have spanish book clubs, talk about traveling, eat sundried tomato alfredo bowls and top it off with vino? seriously. i am still amazed it took me this long to find you and your fabulous blog.

    mucho amor a ti! mwah!

  11. I'm so glad to have found your blog! I love it so far. Looks like you had a great time with your friends. And your food looks so fresh and delicious!
    Have a great Sunday!

  12. Susan: Thank you! Hopefully the week passes quickly for you :)

    K from ksgoodeats: Thanks, thanks, thanks so very much :) it was a wonderful idea. I sure will!

    Holly: ¡Ahhh que linda! No sé porque pero al menos nostros conocemos ahora... ¿y tal vez hay un a reunión muy necessario en nuestra futuro? I am taking a road trip this summer :)

    Andrea Thank you darling, me too! Hope the same for you!

  13. Hope you have a wonderful Spring break!!! And what yummy looking eats :)

  14. Danielle--
    Logic makes the WORST breaks-ups. I'm sorry :( (but I know you've got great things ahead of you!)

  15. Lisa (bakebikeblog): Thank you so much!

    Whitney: You're telling me :/ but thank you for your compassion and support lovely.

  16. whats up with almond butter? is it that good?

  17. Gloria: It is fantastic! I've gotten hooked :)


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