Hello to everybody from beautiful New Jersey! I'm here at the College of New Jersey for a week, reading AP art history exams from high school students all around the country. The schedule is pretty full (work from 8-4:30 for 6 days) and I don't have my computer with me, so I don't get to blog (or see other blogs!) a lot.
One thing they realize here is that for someone to be able to read hundreds and hundreds of high school essays, you have to feed them well. So the above mobile phone photo is an example of how I get to eat at the college cafeteria. This was today's lunch: a big salad of mixed greens, kidney beans, broccoli, blueberries, oranges, onions, tofu, and shredded carrot. There is also some tomoatoes, cucumbers, and hummus that are not visible. I used oil and vinegar for dressing. On the side is a fruit plate with watermelon, blackberries, and honeydew. Also, a slice of rye bread.
Here is a list of some other fun vegan foods I've discovered in the cafeteria:
- veggie chili, chock full of beans
- a tomato basil soup
- smart balance margarine (the kind with no dairy!)
- Nutter-Butter cookies (ok, not exactly health food... but no animal ingredients that I know of)
There- I feel I have fulfilled my food blogging obligations!
So that is basically my day: eat, grade, repeat. It's fun, but exhausting. I try not to go crazy with caffeine, but I have to have some tea and coffee-otherwise I find myself dozing off while reading the 100th essay about the exact same painting!
Right now, Daiku is in St. Louis, visiting family. He promises me that he's taking interesting pictures, so hopefully by this weekend, we'll have some things to blog about. I can't wait to get home, so I can catch up on all your blogs! I hope everyone is having a fantastic time in blogland.