“This Is Going To Suck, But…”

Posted on February 17, 2010. Filed under: Daily Update | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Remember when there was all that buzz about becoming a “good mood blogger”? This would not be my entry post. This morning, I started out with a very clear thought “This day is going to suck, but I’m going to get through it”. That couldn’t have stayed true throughout it all.

Manning Chappel

I can’t say church sucked; I’m pretty sure a big lightening bolt would hit me if I tried. I can say figuring out how this was all going to work sucked. Back in Boston, it was easier; there’s a church where you can get “drive-by ashes” which we would do every Ash Wednesday after work/school and be off. First off, I needed to find the church, then what times they had mass, then which ones I could make, etc. I ended up going to one right on the main campus at noon. It was surprisingly packed and there were some people I recognized from last semester’s classes there, and even my gym friend! Didn’t get to say hi, though.

Black Bean And Acorn Squash Salad

I really couldn’t have been more off my game: I “meal planned” to eat a juicy burger on Ash Wednesday. Whoops! Well that was out, so I thought about a veggie burger. All of my veggie burgers are SOY based, meaning they fall under what I gave up for lent. Are you kidding me?! A simple lunch became a scrapping for leftovers, trip to the dining hall, and a bit of ingenuity. Spinach and black beans came from the dining hall while I diced 1/2 an acorn squash from Sunday, and topped it all with this:

Foods Alive Hemp Oil Dressing

I can’t say this sucked, but I can say my review of it will. That’s because I’m not giving one right now. And that’s because I really didn’t get a good taste of it/didn’t use enough 😦 From what I could taste, it seemed really good! It was sort of like BBQ sauce in that it was sweet but vinegary. But I had to eat my meal in discussion and didn’t get the opportunity to use more than I first poured. Bear with me on my day; it gets lamer.

Unsweetened Decaf Coffee

Unsweetened coffee? Yeah, that sucks. Between classes I had time(OK, I made time). to pick up a coffee. The only problem was that I didn’t have any stevia packets on me, and didn’t realize this until I was sitting in my next class. Whoops! Again!

Pomegranate Chobani And Brazil Nut Almond Bora Bora Bar

Midway through class I broke in to my planned snack(it’s 2 1/2 hours long). This picture sucks compared to how it was; I actually crumbled half the bar over the yogurt like granola. I just didn’t want to take out my camera in class(although the girl next to me had no problem texting the whole time. It’s not even a lecture!). We also had a lecturer from a Conneticutt museum. It’s not fair for him to say he sucked; when are guest lecturers ever good? When he asked if anyone had heard of the tribe he studies, I didn’t raise my hand even though I have; I didn’t quite know how to say “Yes, but not because of their museum. Because of Foxwoods casino which my family frequents.” That might have given the wrong impression(or the exact correct one).


I don’t have to say it; when has an apple taken from the dining hall ever been good? This one tasted especially spiteful, if only because I had just came back from a trek to recover my water bottle I left behind in discussion and still had no clue what was for dinner. This Lent thing really threw me for a loop! I decided that I would roast broccoli, whatever I was eating.

Eaten Ice Cream

When I was downstairs, throwing broccoli in the oven, I came across this empty container of Snickerdoodle ice cream. Yeah, I pretty much knew there was no chance this was anyone else’s but mine. Apparently, someone thought it would be alright to eat the last of it with a fork. Ughh. I had problems with this last semester, but they seemed to stop. Now I fear for my other 2 pints of ice cream down there(my stash of frozen bananas for banana whip not so much).

Oatmeal With A Cage Free EB Egg And Cookie Dough Peanut Butter, Roasted Broccoli

My dinner may just be the oddest thing, but it did not suck. That’s because I threw out the mentality of what it “should” be and just went with what I wanted. I needed to remind myself that no one passed a law that broccoli and oatmeal with peanut butter can’t be eaten together; the only restrictions for today are no meat and no preflavored soy, and this fits that bill. Amen to odd dinners.

My google reader and inbox are full, and yeah, that sucks, but it’s because I forwent looking at them and finished the real “work” I had to do. And now I’m going to go to the dining hall looking for plain yogurt, which they won’t have; it’s going to suck, but I’ll soften the blow by getting a decaf coffee. And then I’ll get back, slip into my PJ’s, and obsess over how Survivor’s not on tonight, and that will suck, but I’ll have the Olympics to watch. For my bemusement and your mental health, what has sucked in your life, and what was the “but”?

Life won’t suck for the winners of this Q.Bel chocolate giveaway on Mom’s Focus or this coconut peanut butter giveaway.


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Some days just freaking suck! Today sucks because we are slow as molasses at work (hence the blog commenting from the iPhone), but I got to have coffee with Averie this morning, and that never sucks!

ugh gotta take the good with the bad, right? Hope thursday is less sucky for ya!

my homework has sucked but i’m making progress on it. which is good

moving from Boston to craptown, PA sucks, but I won’t be there forever!

To be fair to PA, doesn’t moving to *anywhere* from Boston suck?

I feel your pain!!! I’m in craptown, PA myself 🙂

i have too many sucky days to count…but i know there is always something on the other side as soon as i get the sh*tty stuff done with.

Wow what a day… some days just plain suck, you know.

I just found your blog and I have to say, I’m really enjoying it! It’s so cool to read a guy’s blog.. totally different take on healthy living blogging!

yeesh, bad day! sorry to hear that evan! haha ya i think a lightning bolt would come your way if you said church sucked..drive by ashes is the funniest thing i’ve heard of. your dinner sounds awesome

someone stole my glasses at the gym on monday and I have had a headache since and not slept well. BUT I made myself a fun Lent challenge so I’m finally excited for something this week! see my challenege: http://www.sweateveryday.wordpress.com

Sometimes those weird dinners are the least sucky ones, right?

Can I just tell you how much I enjoyed your bad mood post? I get sick of relentlessly chipper bloggers, and when you’re in a bad mood you are hella witty!
Particularly: “Because of Foxwoods casino which my family frequents.”
You’ll wake up in tomorrow in a good mood! Because it won’t be today anymore!

aw I’m sorry! I hope tomorrow’s better! I don’t really know what lent is but it sounds hard. Do you have a mini fridge in your dorm room? When I was in university mine had a little freezer shelf in it. If you’re really worried about the ice cream (I know I would be) you could transfer it into smaller flatter containers so it could fit in the freezer shelf (if you have one)

Sorry your day sucked! Mine was ok, but nothing really “sucked”.

Oy, Lent can be so hard…I’m giving up caffeinated drinks..day one has been rough!! Keep at it!

It sucks that I’m up mega early so I can fit in a run before an EXTRA lecture. And it SUCKS they gave us EXTRA lectures yesterday too!!
I’m surprised that apple was nasty, it looks so tasty and red!
I hope tomorrow doesn’t suck 🙂

Ok, Evan, I hope I can help you out there on the ‘it sucks’ thing- my contributions would be- my whole year sucks! I gave up a $40, 000+ pa job (not sure what that would be in dollars, sorry!), to go back and train as a medic- costing about $35,000 just this year, and, being a ‘fast track’ course, I’m studying two years crammed into one, and the workload is unbeliveable. I could do with some of your knowledge of latin! Add to that I moved hundreds of miles away from where I had settled with all my friends, and failing majorly badly this year despite trying my hardest, oh and having a landlord who keeps hassling me…. hope that helps you out there. Also, I feel you on the lightfingered fellow students- in halls during my first degree I routinely had anything I out in the fridge/freezer swiped- Hagan Daaz ice cream, cheese, yogurt urrg. Unless you’re really drunk, why would you do it?!

I’m with you, Evan, some days just SUCK, but they’ll be over at midnight!

I’m also with you on dining hall apples – WHY are they always so nasty?!? I think I’ve maybe had one good apple a year at school, ’cause mealy & squishy just doesn’t do it for me!

If I were you, I’d put up a strongly worded sign on the fridge and then proceeded to take a gigantic sharpie and clearly label all my stuff (if you haven’t already). Not that that could/would stop anyone, but maybe you could catch them in the act if it’s labeled. Any one you can mention it to, in terms of your food not getting eaten again?

Sorry to hear about the bad day. Some days just won’t go your way no matter what you do, best to just sleep it off I guess. I hope things have begun to look up. 🙂 Thanks for mentioning the giveaway!

yesterday i had to go to work at 7:45, even though it was a late start, so there were no kids there till 10. stupid. but at least i got paid for being bored out of my mind!

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