I would dare to say that it might be as warm in Berlin as it is in Charlotte, NC. Maybe not quite as bad, but man, today I wished I could walk around naked. Well, not literally of course, but the t-shirt and shorts I had on were just too warm! And what is it with Germans wearing long pants and scarves All Of The Time. I’m not going to lie, I wear my scarves as long as possible because I have a little obsession and own about a million, but seriously, how do they not sweat?! And no shorts. And by no shorts, I mean people here literally wear no shorts. Dresses yes, capris (don’t know how I feel about that) yes, shorts NO. I’m still trying to figure out how they survive!
Mondays I have a really awkward class time frame from 12-4. This means no opportune lunch time. So instead, I have a late breaky and a fairly early dinner with a small snack in my 15 min break. Overnight oats this morning were unusually delicious.
Last week I thought I was getting tired of them (SHOCK!) but I realized it was because I ran out of my wonderful white almond butter and had yet to buy more because it is so expensive! But this morning, before pulling my oats out of the fridge, I indulged! Look at the smooth-almond-deluxe!
And for some reason I was in a crunchy-refreshing mood, so I cut up half of an apple to put in as well. Yummmm 😀
While I was at the store I also bought more Allos bars. This time they had them in all kinds of flavors, and I got Hazelnut, Cranberry, Mango, and Almond. When I got home from my “The Secret of the Film Script” class (a very cool class and interesting for my future Hollywood career… I joke… unfortunately) I ate two! (I was a little hungry by the time I got home!) Almond and Cranberry. I really liked the cranberry, which I wasn’t expecting because I often don’t like fruit bars like that, and the Almond was good as well, though it almost had a little too much of a ‘marzipan’ flavor. I enjoyed them with a frozen cappuccino that they sell at school! Perfect for the sweltering day!
I decided to concoct dinner with summertime staples: Lemonade mixed with my mini garden of mint leaves and LOTS of ice cubes!, white asparagus (one of my favorite things in the ENTIRE world, but unfortunately very hard to get in the US which is why I am enjoying it now!) mixed with pasta and tomatoes and ‘light’ mozzarella and of course my self-grown basil! It was gone in about 10 minutes.
I got a little bit cheese happy. Next time I’m going to go with a little less. But the white asparagus was sooooo good! (And I just realized the fork is on the wrong side… How unfancy of me!)
Then for dessert, a summer must: Watermelon!! My first this summer!
But as you can see, I thoroughly enjoyed it while dripping all over myself!
What are your summer staples?
Also, since I’ve been catching up on The Hills instead of writing essays and studying for upcoming exams, has anyone else noticed that Speidi haven’t been on The Hills in a really long time? Not that I’m complaining… But still weird. Are they off for good?
I hope everyone had a good Monday and is ready to tackle the rest of the week! I’m excited because my Mom is coming to visit tomorrow, and I haven’t seen her since March!