Monday, October 12, 2009

Some Surprises

I've been thinking about the last 25 days and how the adjustment's going. It may surprise you to know that I:
  • have easily eaten more tofu during this 3 1/2 week span than I have in my entire life.
  • am bordering on vegetarianism (but only because I'm currently being extra-frugal).
  • still don't own a full-length mirror.
  • have yet to purchase a hairdryer.
  • usually cannot fall asleep without some sort of sleep aid -still working on blocking out noise from neighbors and the alley below.
  • have not yet consumed food or beverages from any of the following: KFC, Domino's, Starbucks, Cold Stone, McDonald's, or Krispy Kreme (but if I miraculously run across a Taco Bell, that'll be another story).
    • have also avoided Pizza Hut and Burger King, although these two didn't tempt me back home.
  • have indulged a few times at Baskin Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts.
  • have become obsessed with roti bread, a mocha-flavored bun that's rich in butter and over-the-top delicious. It tastes even better than it smells, which itself is heavenly. Rotiboy is a bakery that specializes in this treat. Their slogan? "One is never enough. Buns to die for." Well said. I may actually wind up doing an entire post on this topic. They are that amazing.

(temporarily borrowing this image until I take some pics of my own)

There are other things that have surprised me... I just can't remember them all right now.


  1. Ohhhhh... that sounds yummmmmy.

    I'm so sorry about your sleeping issues. That is never fun, especially since you work in the evening. I hope your body (especially your ears!) will soon adjust. What kind of sleeping aids do you use?


  2. Hi, Janelle.

    In no particular order: earplugs, Tylenol PM, the 2 Mary Tyler Moore Show DVDs I brought, and Ambien (but I only brought 10, and so must use them sparingly!)

    The roti bun is crazy good. Like, I can't even describe how yummy it truly is, especially when you get one right after it comes out of the oven. Yes, this topic really deserves its own entry.... stay tuned ;)

    So fun to talk with you this weekend. Let's do it again soon... maybe we can even rope in your mom one of these days.

    Keep me posted on you. Love, jse