First I must apologize because I haven’t been online much this week to post a blog or two. See, I can’t afford to pay for internet and ever since I moved in over a year ago, I’ve been bumming it off some neighbor named Lindsey. Well, I don’t know if it’s her connection or if she (finally) caught on, but I haven’t had the internet for four days now. That’s right. No television or internet for four days. Really, it’s not that bad, but when it does this every so often, it is a wake up call as to how much I really use my computer.
So what does one do when they don’t have an electronic form of entertainment? She eats. She cleans. She thinks of things she wants to write about and then writes them in a journal. And she does homework. Just kidding with the homework part. And the dishes part. But seriously, she does eat and get in a great workout now that it is beautiful out.
If felt great to hit the pavement with my friend and I cannot wait until I make this a new habit. I wore a tank top and my skin felt as though it was photosynthesizing in the sun– I could feel myself become happier. After a great workout comes a great reward. And with it being St. Patrick’s Day, I jumped at the opportunity to finally try Dinosaur BBQ. Yes, I’ve been living in Troy this entire time and never tried it. But in my defense, each time I try, there’s an hour or so wait. And with the holiday, I figured no one would go for bbq. And I was right! I was seated immediately.
Okay. Here is my restaurant review: no one is paying me and I have a feeling many fellow Troy community members may disagree with me. I rate it a six. I was craving a pulled pork sandwich. I never eat pork. But if I’m going to eat bbq, it’s going to be that sandwich. I had to start with the fried green tomatoes- great! Except for the price. On a strict budget, $5.95 for THREE slices of tomato is just NOT enough. The sandwich barely had bbq sauce and the side of beans were so peppery, I barely finished my first bite. On the plus side, I think they hand cut their fries, and I ate every. last. one. To be honest, if I am going to splurge on THAT many calories, I will not be splurging at Dinosaur BBQ. Been there. Done that.
I don’t know if I ever mentioned this before, but I’ve been thinking about joining Troy’s roller derby team. I’ve gone to a couple of their bouts and I think that it would be awesome! Not only would it be a good workout and way to get out the week’s frustrations, but who doesn’t like a gal dressed up in fishnets, short booty shorts and tattoos? Yeah, not this gal. Well, a couple of weeks ago I found this poster on an old building and decided to pose with it.And then last night I found this new roller derby poster and decided a new pose was necessary. I’ve decided this will be my new tradition as I wander the streets of Troy. But seriously, I’m getting myself a pair of roller skates and will be hitting up the streets, gym, and Guptills. If you’d like to join and maybe hit up the five water cannons this summer, hit me up!
With no television comes new ways to have fun = board games and random trips to Kmart. We picked up a few (essential) fun games (uno, jenga, yahtzee), had a foam sword fight, and I got a funky new candle that smells like roses. Again with the old lady smell. Take a look!
And lastly, I’ll leave you all with my favorite obsession of the week- the southwest quinoa burgers. I ended up making a second batch and sharing some with a couple co-workers. I think I got them hooked as well. Oh, so good.
Well, for now I’m going to leave the cold bench outside on the campus and walk back to my apartment to enjoy some peace and quiet. I’ve got a long day of homework planned for tomorrow and a short run with my favorite co-worker. Don’t forget about the supermoon tomorrow evening!