I hate sleep. There. I said it.
I don’t get people like my brother, who crawls into bed for a “sweet nap” whenever he’s bored. If I’m bored, I damn well wouldn’t be sleeping. Wait—that doesn’t matter, because I’m never bored. I always seem to have something to do.
And that’s precisely why I detest sleep. Because it is just a waste of time. 24 hours in a day is already not enough…so why would I want to be motionless with my eyes closed for hours when there are so many freaking things to do? But unfortunately, God designed humans so that we need to take a rest for 7-8 hours a day. If anybody knows why He did that, please enlighten me. I would really like to know.
That said, I have been sleeping 8 full hours for consecutive days. It’s a miracle! I usually get only 5 hours a sleep. Strangely, that has not messed up my productivity time. I still got things done. I still manage to have time to slip in a movie at night, and perhaps some blogging. So what does this say? Perhaps I’ve been sacrificing sleep for nothing. I need to experiment on this more…
Part of the reason why I’ve been able to sleep so much is because I’ve been dreaming a lot. Strange, but good dreams:
Yesterday, I dreamed that one of my friends who is struggling with an eating disorder called me up asking me to eat a Wendy’s burger with her.
Another day, I dreamed that I got a 99% on my final essay for my writing class (what bullshit)
I also dreamed that I became best friends with a popular blogger (not telling who) and she taught me how to hip-hop dance.
Sigh. If only all these dreams were true…
But I suppose that’s precisely why they are called dreams. They are wistful wishes that come true without any effort from our part. You know, I’ve always been a dreamer…but what do I actually do to achieve them? For example…
I wish I was a better Christian…yet I don’t communicate with God, or read His words as much as I should…
I wish I had better grades…yet I skip classes all the time, and rarely do my readings…
I wish I had more time…yet I waste a lot of the time I already have doing frivolous stuff…
That’s it! Time to stop wishing and to start actually doing something about it! I only get dreams when I’m sleeping anyway…when I’m motionless! Time to get moving, time to take action!
But first, let’s fuel myself with some food…
I have to admit, I’ve been extremely lazy these days, and I’ve been turning to the same stuff over and over, for the main reasons that 1) it’s fast and convenient; 2) it tastes good and is pretty nutritious; 3) I can get most of the ingredients from my school dining hall, which I now frequent daily like a kleptomaniac…
Anyway. Here’s what I’ve had for several days now:
Spicy-PB Vegetable and Cottage Cheese “Mix-it-up” Bowl
- onions, diced
- bell pepper, diced
- mushrooms, diced
- zucchini, chopped
- tomatoes, diced
- bean sprouts
- kidney beans
- Soul Food Seasoning (from Biz)
- 2 spoonfuls soy sauce
- 2 spoonfuls peanut butter
- 2 spoonfuls Habanero-Lime Salsa (from Christina)
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 4 yukon gold potatoes
- hot sauce
Okay, first the potatoes. I roasted them hasselback-style, by slicing numerous slits down the center of each potato, but not all the way through. And then I sprinkled them with this amazing seasoning:
Biz, thank you SO much for this. I’m obsessed with this seasoning now. I practically sprinkle them on anything and everything!
For the dressing ingredients, just mix everything together until smooth.
And the base ingredients: Mix everything together with plenty of that incredible Soul Food seasoning (or just salt and pepper if you don’t have it). Cook it with the dressing.
Ladle the cooked ingredients into a dish. Top with cottage cheese and potatoes. Sprinkle with hot sauce. That’s it!
Now wasn’t that the easiest thing you’ve ever heard! Well, next to pouring cereal in a bowl, of course. But this is much better. It looks more impressive!
Everything should be topped with something golden and crunchy…
Wheee! Look at it do a back-bend! Potato doing yoga!
Creamy, crunchy, spicy, peanut buttery…mmmm…
Now, isn’t this the perfect college student’s meal?
But on to the perfect college student’s snack…
I once said I hate bars. Okay, not just once. Several times, in fact. Well, I put my foot in my mouth, because I’ve decided that I do like bars. Love them, in fact. It just depends on what bars they are.
Perfect Foods Bar sent me two of each of the following bars:
- Carob Chip
- Peanut Butter
- Fruits & Nuts
- Cranberry Crunch (Lite)
Here’s what they say about their bars:
“Perfect Foods Bars are made from a delicious creamy blend of organic peanut butter and honey. The organic honey provides quick balanced energy and the added omega-3 “healthy fats” increase endurance. There’s also plenty of easy to digest, alkaline forming protein for immediate tissue repair. Enjoy this innovative approach to consuming over 30 different high nutrient foods not readily available in today’s fast pace society.”
Okay, peanut butter and honey. What’s not to love? Plus they’ve got 30 different high nutrient foods. But what about the taste?
Well, all I can say is: I’m not sure if Perfect Foods Bar is the perfect food, but it is the perfect bar indeed. Oh Em Gi. So. Freaking. Good.
They just completely melt in your mouth like fudge. I store them in the fridge, so when they enter my mouth it is cold and firm, but then slowly dissolves in my tongue…a delicious blend of pure peanut butter and intense honey…
The only thing is that it isn’t mixed with all the artificial crap, so the taste is pretty strong, bold, and intense…not a bad thing at all, but you just don’t want to finish the whole bar in one sitting, or it does get rather cloying.
I think I’ve waxed enough poetry about Perfect Foods Bar. My conclusion is this: Larabar, bye bye. You guys really got to check this stuff out!
Another bar that I’ve really enjoyed was sent by my freaking sweet friend Natalie from
Eating to Live Life After ED:
They’re called Spring Hill gourmet bars, and they were amazing. Once again, I chilled them in the fridge first. And they’re incredibly crumbly, buttery, and exactly like a shortbread cookie.
Here’s the Wildberry & Nougat one:
And the Chocolate & Oat one:
And my personal favorite, the Muesli bar:
Sorry, I don’t know where to get them here in the States. Of course. All the good stuff has to be somewhere else! Sigh. Well, we can only dream that they’ll sell them in U.S. stores someday…
Speaking of dreams…Here’s today’s question of the day:
Had any good dreams lately? Is there a dream that you are actively going to pursue instead of wishing for it to come true?