Hello from Boston!
After ~5 hour drive up from Princeton, we made it safely to Boston late Thursday night. Thanks to some movies (The Town) and some work (Thesis, blog, etc), the drive went by smoothly. That being said, when we arrived, I was more than ready to climb off the bus and into my hotel bed!
And wait, I almost forgot- it’s Friday! (Just kidding, I didn’t forget). But still, this lovely last day of the week calls for a nice little recap to celebrate the beginning of the weekend: Friday Favourites! I’ve been loving a lot of things this week, which has helped balance out the little negative things that tend to arise from time to time.
I stumbled upon Quest bars for the first time this past summer in Philadelphia at Unite Fitness. I bought one out of curiosity after one of my workouts, and was pleasantly surprised by this high-protein bar. It didn’t have a grainy texture, nor did it taste chalky like some protein bars, and I thoroughly enjoyed every last bite.
Sadly, Quest bars aren’t sold anywhere in Princeton (the nearest store is driving distance away), so my fascination with Quest was cut short. However, it was reignited a couple weekends ago when we were in New Haven playing Yale, as I stumbled upon a plethora of the yummy bars at Gourmet Heaven. After stocking up with several bars, I left, sad but determined to find them elsewhere. And sure enough, whatever you don’t find in the stores, you can find online- Amazon Prime to be exact!
So, that’s exactly what I did. I searched for a good price on a variety box, and purchased it! I’ve since been enjoying about a bar a day, sometimes as part of breakfast, other times as a snack. So far I haven’t met a flavour I didn’t like, and although I still have many more flavours to try (they have SO many flavours), I am fairly certain I will like them just as much!
Howe Cup: Nationals at Harvard
As I mentioned earlier on, this weekend is the women’s intercollegiate squash championships, held in Cambridge. We are seeded fourth, and will be playing Yale first round. I can’t believe that this is my fourth and final Howe Cup- it’s really gone by so fast.
I’m especially excited for the weekend because my parents are flying out to watch (and bringing my grandma’s cookies with them for the team!), and I will get to see all of my squash friends from other teams. It’s kind of like junior squash all over again, except in college squash you have a team to back you up, which I’ve got to say, is pretty awesome :).
I’ll make sure to write a recap post on Monday to fill you all in!
What would a Friday Favourites post be without at least two Foodie Favourites? Boring, and non existent- that’s what! I think I fall in love (or back in love) with a new food every week, which is great because I always have something fun to write about on Fridays!
A few days ago I received a package from the kind people at Boomchickapop, which included 4 packages of snacks! I’ve only had a chance to try one so far (the white cheddar popcorn), but am planning on getting to the others next week. I know that taste testing four bags of delicious snacks is such hard work, but I’m sure I’ll manage :).
Once I’ve tried all of the flavours, I’ll be posting a review, so stay tuned for that! If you haven’t tried Boomchickapop, I highly recommend that you do- it’s low in ingredients and calories, and high in taste!
Classes this semester
It’s my final semester at Princeton, and I may have finally mastered the art of finding the perfect classes for me. Okay, to be honest I had to take one of them (Comparative Physiology) to satisfy a requirement, but it’s turning out to be really cool! On Tuesday we learned about different skeletal systems, which relates quite a bit to my thesis, and today we went over nutrition/digestion/feeding/absorption. I’m really interested in how nutrition affects performance and our day-to-day lives, so it’s pretty neat the science behind it.
Anyway, I feel as though I could go on for ages about it, but I doubt you want to read about a class second hand that you’re never going to attend, so I’d better stop. However, at some point you will definitely be hearing about my class called “Foodways: Biocultural aspects of the human diet”, because it’s sick. (What a terrible use for the term “sick”, but you know what I mean!).
Alrighty, that’s all from me today. Time to go off and kick some Bulldog butt!
What are you loving this week? Anything foodie?