I have discovered Trader Joe's energy drinks. Everything is different now.
Seriously, these things are so delicious and they're made with organic evaporated cane juice (not high fructose corn syrup), natural fruit juices (not artificial flavoring), and 150 glorious milligrams of caffeine (see this handy chart for comparison). I picked up a grip of them today, along with a big bottle of Joe's organic carrot juice and another of Joe's mango & antioxidants juice. Put the three together (as in one part each of the juices and two parts Orange Passion energy drink) and you have a serious morning beverage that really kick starts your day. Feel free to use my recipe.
I have two more State Fair trips planned before the weekend is over, and both will likely involve much more eating than what took place Monday (Monday was more of a visiting-all-the-animals, kicking-ass-at-skeeball kind of day). Also, I spotted a red hoodie in The Bazaar that I'm contemplating. Nothing really fashionable, more of an homage to my Polish heritage.
I was excited to try the new fried plantain on a stick at the West Indies Soul booth in the Food Building, but it was pretty disappointing. First of all, the coconut batter is really sweet, which I wasn't expecting because I generally eat my fried plantains with a plain batter and a nice garlicky hot sauce. They also drizzled some sort of marshmallow goo all over it before serving it to me, which threw me off even further. Two little bites and it landed in the trash.
This week's vita.mn is the back to school issue, and each contributor's byline also includes their year of college graduation. Except, you know, mine. You've found me out, vita.mn... I'm a college dropout! It's not that the U of M's Interior Design program was that challenging (trust me, it really wasn't that challenging), I just thought I'd take a stab at amateur pharmacology instead. Luckily, I didn't find that too interesting, either.