Freeee (for 10 days)

We all know I love free things! Now that my last class is over and I’m flying up 95 NΒ  on the Peter Pan, I feel freer than ever πŸ™‚

In class, we did in fact have a little celebration. My professor is retiring, as of today, so she brought in coffee and lots of bagel-y goodness. Here’s napkin #1 with a “mini” everything bagel spread with whipped butter and two Italian cookies, including a slice of rainbow cookie perfection, in the background:



If you look very very closely in the background, you can see the bottom of the cup that holds my contribution to the event: Golden Star Sparkling White Jasmine Tea. I’ve zoomed in a bit in the picture on the right. I first sampled this tea at Whole Foods and got super excited about it. I don’t like champagne or wine, and I always feel like I should be at the kids’ table when I ask for sparkling cider at events. Sparkling tea has a much classier ring to it (not to mention that I love jasmine tea anyway). This tea is mostly non-alcholic (something like 0.5%), but it definitely has a more grown-up taste to it because it still goes through a fermentation process. And my class worked through the bottle I brought to share quite rapidly!


Napkin #2 had another half of an everything bagel with “1/3 less fat” cream cheese, plus some more Italian cookie crumbs.


And finally, napkin #3 had just a couple more cookies!


A few more cookies may or may not have found their way into my mouth after that, too. Whenever I see a platter of pretty colorful cookies (or pretty colorful anything, for that matter), I absolutely have to one of each. And fast — before they disappear! It’s a problem.

Anyway, like I said, I’m blogging from the bus and expect to make it to Providence just in time to join my mom and stepdad for a PawSox game! Can’t think of a better way to kick off the summer πŸ™‚

Does the “prettiness” of foods, especially of desserts, affect your interest in eating them?

14 thoughts on “Freeee (for 10 days)

  1. verbalriot says:

    youre so lucky to get interwebs on the bus! Mmm that tea looks delish!

    Uummm yes, I’ll eat any pretty dessert πŸ™‚


  2. snackface says:

    Whoahwhoahwhoah—I just caught up starting with the Breaksert–lemme just say: YOU ARE BRILLIANT. Have you ever thought of writing a cookbook? I really think you have a fresh approach and new angle to eating. It would be helpful to so many people!

    Hmm, prettiness of desserts… I’d say that dainty pretty food doesn’t pull me to it, but food that looks like I could really dig into it–like if I can see chunks or oozing bits–then I want it!


  3. Jessica (jesslikesithot) says:

    Everything bagles are my absolute FAVORITE kind, well I always loved the jalapeno ones too…but anyway, the prettiness of foods definitely affects how appetizing they are to me! For example, the desserts on this blog (that you bring home or create yourself) ALWAYS look beautiful, therefore I always want to eat them! πŸ™‚


  4. Mariposa says:

    WHAT????? coming back to N.A.??? nice! hope you have a great long weekend! : ) i expect to see lots of places you visit that I have been to as well.. lol jk

    if you are going up 95 to NA you can see my house from the highway- dont forget to egg it on the way by…


  5. Christina says:

    I can never resist those colorful rainbow cookies – they’re probably one of my top 5 fav cookies on earth πŸ™‚

    I don’t know if prettiness of desserts really affects my decision though, sometimes the not so pretty ones are the tastiest – I don’t discriminate!


  6. Brooke says:

    If I make the food and it’s a hodgepodge of foods I KNOW I will love and I douse it will ketchup and it looks nasty..I def will eat that sh!t up!

    But if it is at a party or grocery store or something and it don’t look right..homegirl ain’t a fan!


  7. Erin says:

    Blogging from the bus = committed bloggy lady


    Prettiness of food sometimes gets me. Mostly any food gets me. I’m a giant fan of all things food.

    It’s a problem.


  8. Alison says:

    Love the bagel pic! Pretty desserts are more fun to eat. But ultimately I’m drawn to the taste. I’d rather have an ugly chocolate dessert than a frou-frou fruit tart (although I like those too).


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