Whoopie In The Dorm Room

Get your mind out of the gutter ;-) Did the Newlywed Game ruin that word for anyone else? Who would’ve thought the Game Show Network could scar a child.

In Latin Class yesterday morning we got to talking with each other and one of my classmates moved to a new dorm because her roommate was from hell and literally threw a shoe at her. Could you imagine having to live with someone who would do that to a stranger? Sure, a good friend or family member deserves a slipper in the face from time to time, but not someone you don’t know. Now I’m thankful I have a normal roommate(he might just wish he were able to say the same, haha).

My appetite funk really wasn’t fixed before lunch but I went ahead and tried making due anyway:

Maple Mustard Tofu, Steamed Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Corn On The Cob

Maple Mustard Tofu, Steamed Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Corn On The Cob

Clearly the maple mustard tofu has become a fave of the week with me; if you’re wondering how it tastes, the maple and mustard don’t really overpower the tofu flavor, but moreso blend with it to make some median of the 3. I recommend trying it(obviously). The sweet potato I had in my fridge from a few dinners back, and the corn was from last weeks farmers’ market. I actually finished it all(or most of it at least) before my 1 o’clock class. I didn’t think it would hold me over long but my appetite really never got going in the first place so I didn’t notice anything.

No Emma run in to report between classes. But you can’t say I didn’t try. I even went to the little cafe where I saw her last, mostly to get a cup of coffee because it’s been so cold in New England. Oh well, I heard a few weeks back she went to England for the weekend. Could you imagine what that would be like with the flight and time shift? Craziness.

When I got out of my Epic Poetry class I had something in my mailbox:

Stonyfield Mail

Stonyfield Mail

Kristina from Stonyfield sent me coupons after my moldy Oikos experience. Thanks, Kristina! It’s great that a company cares so much about their consumers. I always love it when big companies send a hand written note, too. I always stash them away with my old birthday and graduation cards because they feel special. After that I did something else that’s become a theme of the week:

Chocolate Brownie Z-Bar

Chocolate Brownie Z-Bar

Z-Bar? Check. Grocery Bag? Check. The walk over to Whole Foods was nice and relaxing once classes were done for the week and I could not think about homework for a bit. It’s supposed to rain the majority of the weekend so in case I’m stuck in doors constantly I wanted to be well stocked. There are such good sales these two weeks at Whole Foods. One of my favorite soy ice creams, So Delicious, is on sale so much I might just have to get a pint and risk it being stolen. I couldn’t help but gawk at these as I meandered the bakery section:

Huge Cupcakes

Huge Cupcakes

Really? It should be illegal to display such gawdy cupcakes to those who have hopes of unclogged arteries. I think these were about the size of my face–no lie–which the 3.99 price tag is a testament to, not to mention it came in amazing flavors like mint and peanut butter. If they made these properly sized and priced, I would have been a lot more inclined to get one, but this was slightly ridiculous. What I really was looking for was a black and white cookie like Ada has suggested, sicne I’ve never actually had one of those. I could only buy those by the pack of 10, which I wasn’t looking to splurge on, so I gave up that search for now. In the end, though, I was very delighted with my loot:

Plain Oikos, Cascadian Farms Vanilla Chip Granola Bars, Pumpkin Maple Whoopie Pies

Plain Oikos, Cascadian Farms Vanilla Chip Granola Bars, Pumpkin Maple Whoopie Pie

Oh yeah, that was a good trip. The granola bars are one of my favorite “candy bar granola bars”(i.e. higher sugar than whole grains), and they are a weekly special PLUS I had a coupon. All in all this was 3.74. Props to me for sticking to a budget. I just had to grab that whoopie pie to celebrate Cookie Friday. Pumpkin Maple sounded so delicious and like Fall.

Pumpkin Maple Whoopie Pie

Pumpkin Maple Whoopie Pie

I don’t treat myself to things like this enough. I can’t complain; a bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter and chocolate chips, for as healthy as it is, is also one of the best damn snacks around. But sometimes it’s nice to have something that you can tell someone else put time and effort into making. And when I do go for a sort of treat food, I like it to be food. As in, I recognize and own all the ingredients to this. I watched The Office while eating this. This weeks episode was cute, but I can’t wait for the wedding! That’s going to be the exciting time. I guess it wasn’t a surprise I was hungry when dinner came around after my scant eats, which is good because Friday night means fish at the Ratty:

Steamed Broccoli, Baked Pollock, Acorn Squash, Asparagus

Steamed Broccoli, Baked Pollock, Acorn Squash, Asparagus

Talk about TGIF. Apparently some people don’t like fish, like my friend Adam. What’s with that? I would eat it every night of the week if it were offered more. This was a little dry, but I was just thankful to have it. Same to say about the squash. The asparagus was just… laughable. At least it was some green on the plate? The fish had me happy enough not to care about anything else.

When Ghost Whisperer came around at 8 o’clock, I was ravenous for anything carby and peanut butter and chocolate laden–there was my appetite. Hello, oats:

Pumpkin Oats With Mighty Maple And Maple Syrup

Pumpkin Oats With Mighty Maple And Maple Syrup

Yes, yes, and yes. This bowl was pretty much perfection, especially for watching a show about murdered ghosts. Wait–scratch that last part. But ghost whisperer was really good last night; it kind of followed the same pattern as most episodes and felt like a repeat but I like it when there isn’t a huge twist in the show’s plot episode to episode. When I finished with this bowl, my hunger had actually gone away–what’s up with that? But thankfully not my appetite, which I was happy to feed:

Peanut Butter Oikos With Baking Chips And Vanilla Sugar, Cinnamon Raisin Toast With Vanilla Almond Butter

Peanut Butter Oikos With Baking Chips And Vanilla Sugar, Cinnamon Raisin Toast With Vanilla Almond Butter

Fun Fact: I would prefer baking chips to a real candy bar almost any time(except for maybe Newman’s Own Organic Mocha Milk which I’ve raved about so much). I don’t know why, maybe it’s the baker in me, but I love the flavor of those little chips. Holly asked where I plan on getting my peanut flour on. The brand I was first sent by The National Peanut Board was Byrd Mill so I think I’m going to stick with that and order from their website. I was sent the 12% light but I might try the 12% dark for a nuttier roast. Oh, and of course the Naturally Nutty vanilla almond butter was divine as usual :-) I like eating different nut butters because I feel like I’m getting different nutrients, but they flavor almond butter so much less and worse except for Naturally Nutty.

I was so tired sleep came like a breeze to me and was absolutely perfect… until about 1:30 when my dorm neighbors decided to park right outside my door and sit and chat at high volumes for an hour. I had to basically hear their life stories as I tossed and turned, trying to get back to sleep. Why do some people thing adding “I don’t know, I’m drunk right now, but…” makes whatever their saying more interesting or appealing? It doesn’t. I ate a Z-Bar midway through because being awake had my metabolism running like crazy. Needless to say I was annoyed and lost good sleep. Then at 6 my roommates alarm went off for a camping trip he has today. He was in such a rush he ended up being loud as hell stuffing things into his backpack and again waking me up. Once he left I could hear it raining so I reset my alarm, knowing that I would not be very happy at 7. I ended up waking  up at 8:30 since the gym near me opens at 9.

I may be able to complain about sleep, but I couldn’t about running this morning. When I got on the treadmill I felt great, and what was supposed to be a 6.3 miler on the road turned into a 9 at the gym at a great pace. I ended up finishing in 71:44. The better thing might have been cmoing back to an empty dorm where I can sprawl my things out onto the bed and make myself breakfast as loud as I want:

Carrot Ginger Muffin Top With Smart Balance, Yogurt With Cinnamon And Muffin Bottom

Carrot Ginger Muffin Top With Smart Balance, Yogurt With Cinnamon And Muffin Bottom

No part of the muffin went wasted today. The Carrot Ginger muffins from Trader Joe’s is one of my favorites and it pairs really well with Smart Balance “frosting” for some reason; the flavors really work. I added the butt into 4oz plain yogurt with extra cinnamon and stevia and it tasted just like carrot cake. Holy yum I should try that with the whole damn muffin next time. My bad experience of sleeping as well as some other stuff have prompted me to go home today, so I’ll be cleaning up around the dorm until my parents show up.

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No Responses to “Whoopie In The Dorm Room”

  1. Emily 03. Oct, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    hey!! i found your blog through jenny’s (pb&jenny) and i figured i would help spread the love!!! & that we could be friends :)
    i totally love that you & i share the same opinion of giant baked goods!! they are cool & all but come on let’s make something that an actual human being can eat :)

    hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  2. natalie 03. Oct, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    Awesome I totally want to try one. I’m going to go check it out right now! I need to try Okios!!

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  3. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) 03. Oct, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    Hey I just found your blog, and I really like it!! Looking forward to reading more :-)

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  4. marathonmaiden 03. Oct, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    another tm run? i guess today is justified as it is sooooo rainy out :)

    and ugh to all the loud ppl last night. when the ppl in my hall are loud at early am hours i definitely am passive aggressive and return the favor when i get up at my early am hours (which im sure are ungodly to them) ahaha

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  5. VeggieGirl 03. Oct, 2009 at 3:27 pm #

    I guessed correctly on the whoopie pie flavor!! Score :-D

    Ugh, so sorry about your dorm neighbors :( Hang in there!

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  6. Jenny 03. Oct, 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    ahhh the newlywed game! oh nostalgia!

    honestly? dorm living can be awful. My neighbors last year used to blast their music at all hours of the day (and night, we’re talking 3am) What gets me even more mad is the RAs never did anything about it! Isn’t that their job!?

    blah! hang in there Evan!

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  7. Angharad (Eating for England) 03. Oct, 2009 at 8:12 pm #

    Hey! The race isn’t til Sunday morning – thanks for asking though!!
    I really like eating baking chips as well! I am like a child in a candy shop though which isn’t necessarily a good thing!

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  8. eatingmachine 03. Oct, 2009 at 8:33 pm #

    does your wf not have mini cupcakes? i’m pretty sure mine does. and cheesecake bites.
    i love miniature desserts. my proposal involved miniature cupcakes!

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  9. MelissaNibbles 03. Oct, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    Dorm life is the worst. I moved into an apartment with only one roommate by my sophmore year. I couldn’t handle 4 years of that craziness.

    Great run! Since you run long distances on the treadmill, do you have any tips for relieving the boredom? Thanks!

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    Evan Thomas Reply:

    I would suggest never looking at the time/distance. It’s going to feel a lot slower if you keep checking how far you have to go. I’ve seen some people put a towel over that part of the treadmill which seems smart to me

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  10. Peanut Butter Bliss 03. Oct, 2009 at 9:26 pm #

    holy moly that sure does sound like a roomate from hell. who does that!?? crazy girl.

    wow all of your food looks fantastic – of course I am drooling over the broccoli and pumpkin oats!!

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  11. Kasondra 03. Oct, 2009 at 10:06 pm #

    that does sound aweful! hand in there i think everyone has bad college roomate stories!! food looks amazing though!

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  12. burpexcuzme 04. Oct, 2009 at 12:36 am #

    Wow. Now I’m SUPER glad for my roommate. She is ultra cool and nice, and half the time she ain’t even in our room to be able to throw things at me.

    Funny I’m the opposite way. I HATe baking chips. Precisely the reason why I hate chocolate chip ANYTHING. I think it tastes so…fake! >.<

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  13. Erin 04. Oct, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    Hey Evan! I found your blog through Hangry Pants and I was so pumped to find another Rhodey blogger!! I live in Pawtucket, near the East Side, so it’s pretty close to where you are. Did you come to RI for school or are you from the area?

    I looveeee the Emma Watson sightings! One of my coworkers saw her in Whole Foods so I keep crossing my fingers I’ll run into her near the almond butters. Great food/recipes too!

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    Evan Thomas Reply:

    Hi. Awesome I love new readers :-) I just finished my first month of being a Rhodey; I came here because I’m a freshman at Brown this year.And that’s awesome Emma’s been seen at Whole Foods because I’m seriously there probably once every 2 days haha

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