Friday was one heck of a busy day.
It all started with a rather boring breakfast of vanilla protein oatmeal/oat bran made with almond milk.
Like I said, boring, but it was a filling breakfast and really easy to make as a tired student at 6:45a. I was out the door by 7:15 to make sure that I could get to my cancer counseling observation by 8a with all the rush hour traffic. I toted some pineapple lychee tea along for the ride.
After my observation, I had to get on the road to make it to a chiropractor for a “new patient” appointment. What a disaster! The chiropractor was more interested in getting me in touch with a lawyer to try and sue the semi company that hit me rather than just giving me the care that I need to get better aligned. I didn’t get good vibes and felt pretty uncomfortable the whole time I was there. She took 5 cervical x-rays to check out my neck since that is where most of the trouble is. Then I had an electrostimulation session that left some weird looking circles all over my back…
…and then I had a massage. That last part was the best but man, it took everything I had to just get out of there. When I left I drove to get my x-rays from the local hospital where I was admitted to the ER. I also snacked on some Trader Joes Cranberry Omega 3 trail mix while I waited on the films.
I figure these copies will be important for any future “new patient” appointment I have at any other chiropractic office. They are recent and will give the chiropractor a place to start. I also have to go back to the creepy office and get those cervical x-rays so I don’t have to go through more radiation exposure. Blah.
Target was next on the list. I had a few things in mind that I wanted to pick up. I ended up with a few more than I anticipated but, thanks to a happy coupon mistake by the cashier that I noticed when I got home, some things were free on accident. Yay me! I finally arrived home at 3 o’clock and immediately set to writing up my cancer counseling observation reflection. It isn’t due until December but I would rather have it done when all the information is fresh in my mind. When that was finished, I snacked on a bowl of plain yogurt, cinnamon toast crunch, and Nutella. The latter two were new additions courtesy of Target. I also munched on a piece of salt water taffy.
With renewed energy, I completed my case prep examination on 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. I think it’s totally done but I will check it out on Monday to make sure that everything is in it’s proper place. By this time, well after 6 o’clock, I set out to meet my best friend and two others for dinner at McAlister’s Deli. I had four VIP (free lunch or dinner) cards leftover from our meal here the day after my accident so I used two to cover my dinner and that of my best friend. I got the chef salad with fat-free chipotle peach dressing on the side and Joshua got the angus beef spud.
The salad was great, the dressing had a great build up of heat throughout the dish, and then the spud was HUGE. I really want to know where McAlister’s get their lemons and potatoes. I have never seen larger anywhere. As part of the VIP cards you got a cookie with your entrée. Because we both got waters instead of a drink (which is also included in the card’s terms) our awesome cashier let us pick out another cookie to make up for it. We snagged the heath, chocolate chip, and white chocolate macadamia nut flavors.
Because our other two dinner companions didn’t get dessert we split every cookie into fourths so we all could try each one. I liked the heath the best because it was the softest. The white chocolate macadamia nut one was a bit lacking in both it’s main ingredients and the chocolate chip was pretty standard and a bit more crispy than the other two. All were good though and pretty monstrous. At the end of dinner Joshua stared me down and convinced me to hit up the dance they were headed to. We drove separately to my apartment, I went upstairs to change (but didn’t end up doing it after all) and then I reemerged bearing a gift.
Oh yes, Halloween Oreos are here. Seriously, these babies are my kind of cookie. Awesome taste and my favorite color. Who would ask for more? Joshua drove us both to the venue and we danced for a few hours. I had some great dances with some wonderful people and got the chance to mess around and goof off. I do love to swing dance and I was really happy I went. It was a nice end to the day.
Later, we hit up Steak N Shake, a tradition on nights like these. I ordered a Butterfinger shake and Joshua and I split cheese fries (no photo, sorry!) which, to us, are magic. In many ways they are one of the reasons we’re best friends. The first time we ever went to SNS after a dance when we were freshman I didn’t even know Joshua that well and I started eating his cheese fries. We have been friends ever since and we always share cheese fries when we go. =D
Everything was good though I’ll admit I feel like I’m outgrowing the group we went with. I am going on my third degree and I don’t hang out with any of them on any regular basis anymore because I moved away from my old swing club in order to start genetic counseling school. Don’t get me wrong, it was nice to go and socialize but it feels different than it used to. We got me back to my apartment around 2am and I crashed. Who can blame me? I was wiped out. More to come later my friends!
Question: What is your favorite shake flavor?