Oh happy Wednesday! I'm thankful to not be doing much today and without giving out any details, I'll say yesterday was just terrible. It was a bad mess yesterday that left my friends and I feeling like second-class citizens. It only made perfect sense to walk over to The Cheesecake Factory (The C.F.) in between classes (confession, I've never been there!) and we sat there for two solid hours, venting about all the mess going wrong with the (I'm going to call it "Circus") Circus right now. Our food was amazing and so was Deanna, our server. Thank you, Deanna!!
I tried the Impossible Burger for the first time. It is a 100% plant-based burger with no meat in it. I shared some with my friends and they liked it! One said, "OMG I could totally eat that every day!" I sent the picture of the burger to my dad and he said, "Are you sure that's not meat?" Ha! Wait 'til you see the actual picture of the burger I ate! It was amazing and I totally recommend everyone to try it. No animals were used to make that burger! I'm a huge fan of animal advocacy, so I was so excited about the plant burger!
Also while at The C.F. , I couldn't leave without a slice of cheesecake, right? That was my original plan anyway- to order cheesecake and that was it. When I saw the Impossible Burger on the menu, I just had to try it because it has gone viral on social media and it was something I've been looking forward to eating it!
I am really thankful that even though the first day of summer semester was crappy, I have friends that are in the same boat with me and we are able to lean on each other and vent about this. They were the highlight of my day yesterday. My day would have been so much worse if I had not spent time around good people.
I know, I know- you want to see my food, right?
I swear that burger is 100% plants and no animal products were involved! Oh my word, it was amazing and I really was worried I ate beef after I bit into it. I still wasn't convinced it wasn't beef, so I researched the Impossible Burger on google and found out it is REALLY all plants. I'm still flabbergasted by this burger! How did they make it look and taste like beef?! You have got to visit The C.F. and ask for this burger. My dad was even fooled by the look of it. SERIOUSLY, guys. My non-vegan friends loved it when they sampled a piece of my burger. That should tell you something!
Our second class of the day started after we left The C.F. and walked back to class. We have Mental Health and Gerontology on the same day. Today, I got notification that I finally got a seat in the Global Health class since I've been trying to reduce my workload for the final semester. If I take more classes now, I'll have fewer classes in my final semester prior to graduating. Win-Win, right?
After Gerontology lecture ended, one of my classmate friends and I went for an adventure in the mall nearby. It was such a good walk and much-needed. Thanks, Adi!
We visited Bath & Body Works and smelled everything. There's one item we both hated: Praline Pecan.
I originally had no plans to buy anything, but I left with something. Blame Adi, haha!
Note: I did not buy any of those candles during my store visit. I took pictures of those candles in-store to make note of them. They smell amazing! Adi and I both agreed they smell great. We both absolutely loved the Fresh Cut Lilacs scent and we both ended up buying Wallflower refills in the scents: Fresh Cut Lilacs and Mineral Springs.
Here's why I did not buy any candles last night and I certainly told Adi not to buy any:
All 3 wick candles are 50% off on the weekends every weekend!!!!! I buy them online on the weekends only. You can go in-store and get them 50% off during the weekend as well, so save your money and get them on the weekends! Because I've done that, I've tried a handful of 3 wick candles in my house. I will say they actually work and they do freshen up my house when burning for more than an hour at a time. My husband walks into the house and he's happy about the scent! I'll give you a run-down on my scent favs:
After our shopping-run there, we headed over to Lush. Another confession: I've never shopped there either because of the prices! I did get to sample some items. I brought home two free samples from there last night: Rosy Cheeks face mask and Dream Cream lotion.
I used the face mask last night while in a hot bath when I got home since yesterday was so stressful. That mask felt amazing. It has chamomile in it, so I'm guessing that calmed my skin down. The Dream Cream lotion is soft and really effective! My hands never stay soft after applying lotion, but the Dream Cream was an exception. This lotion did not dry out on my hands. If you have been looking everywhere for a lotion that won't dry out, Dream Cream might be what you're looking for. I have sensitive skin and psoriasis, so this lotion is ideal for that! The staff were amazing and they did not try to pressure us to buy anything. They were happy to give us guidance on which products were best suited for our skin types and they let us sample the items without us asking! Who even does that?! Lush wants you to try their products out. They clearly have nothing to hide and I admire that about them.
Sorry, guys- I did not buy any bath bombs. I looked at them, but I cannot justify spending that kind of money on bath bombs! :( They're cool to look at, but the scent was not strong to me except for the green and the yellow bath bombs on your far left of the above picture. But still, $7-$9 for one? I'm sorry, I just can't. Raincheck for another day?!
That's all for now! I got last minute notice that I got placed into the Global Health class literally less than 3 hours before the class starts today and I still have to ship an item I sold on eBay, work on finances, and have lunch before I had to class. I don't even have the Global Health textbook yet, but that's currently being worked on. Hey, last minute changes are better than no changes at all, right? Special shoutout to Jim in the Registrars' office for making my schedule changes possible! Also another shoutout to my dear friend Mikko for always being there, being frank with me, and for giving me the best advice in the world. Always find friends that will always keep it 100% real with you. Those are the ones you want in your life! Happy wednesday!