It’s official: I’ve hit a wall, as they say. The sleepless nights of studying coupled with the adrenaline rush that was last week has officially made me exhausted. It’s to be expected but there’s nothing worse to me than feeling so tired. Oh well – we shall prevail! This morning, I woke up and completed a new total body workout that had my muscles burning all over: the Bikini Sculpt workout from the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD. Fine toning is no joke, my friends.
Today was commencement ceremony rehearsal at Framingham State. I drove up to my future alma mater so the Dean could review various logistics with us. We also did a “mock walk” across the stage. So crazy to think I’ll soon be a college grad! (I’m actually not techincally graduated until June 25, when my final summer course ends). While reviewing said logistics, the Dean made a point to say, “Anyone acting illegally incapacitated will be removed from the premises by police.” Guess that means I’ll be leaving my flask at home.
After our mock ceremony, my friend Kristen and I went out for a very late lunch at the British Beer Company. She ordered a roasted veggie wrap with sweet potato fries and I opted for my beloved lettuce wraps.
The homemade hummus and red chili dipping sauce never disappoint! I asked for an extra side of hummus too – that little dollop was not nearly enough for this chica!
Kristen is a pretty amazing friend. She decided to give me my graduation gift (I’m giving Kristen her graduation gift on the day of her graduation party), and I was so touched. She picked out the most perfect card…
…and an equally perfect gift.
It’s Snoopy! I’ve been a long-time fan of The Peanuts gang, so this made me smile – and I love the saying too, of course. Side note: Did anyone else watch The Peanuts early in the morning on Nickelodeon? I distinctly remember whenever the teacher would talk, she wouldn’t have a script – it would just be her saying, “Wah, wah, wah, wah.” Classic.
By the time dinner rolled around, it was kind of late and I was in the mood for something that would come together in a snap. I whipped up my smoky tofu scramble and happily munched.
I nixed the Ezekiel bread in favor of more greens and tofu. The mesquite flavor really came through, which is always a good thing. There is nothing like that extra kick of flavor!
Law Grad Says Veganism Should Be Human Right
According to a recent article on CBC, Toronoto law school graduate Camille Labchuk is trying to get vegans’ rights protected under human rights legislation. Labchuk made her case before the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and said vegans’ right should be protected, especially in public establishments such as hospitals and prisons, where patients and inmates must rely solely on the food provided. In the event that people request a vegetarian or vegan meal and are denied, Labchuk believes that should be filed under discrimination. According to the article, Labchuk said her presentation was well received by the HRC.
You go, girl! Having worked in a hospital as a dietary aide two summers ago, I know first-hand what it’s like to be vegan and eat hospital food. It certainly isn’t easy! I brought my lunch from home every day except once – and when I asked for vegan substitutions, I received a lot of backlash, particularly from the elder members of the food service team. Some people simply don’t get the lifestyle, and I understand that, but I think a human rights legislation would be a great asset in order to get the word out some more. While this is only applicable to Canada, maybe the U.S. should jump on board too! What do you think?