Oh what a gloriously delightful day it is in sunny South Carolina today! I escaped my desk for a quick bit to enjoy my lunch while soaking up some Vitamin D. (Did you know you can get all the Vitamin D your body needs for a day with 15 minutes of sunblock-free sun exposure? Get outside!)
My baby Patron bottle not only doubles as a salad dressing carrier but also as a sundial. Recycling at its finest.
My salad was bright and sunny as well, with yellow peppers, yellow dressing (mustard + olive oil + brown sugar), chickpeas, nuts, avocado, etc. Love.
My other bento layers included:
Random on the popcorn, I know. It was an impulse buy at TJMaxx and it is GOOD. Just popcorn, oil and salt. I can’t remember the brand. Somehow popcorn always tastes better to me when it’s not freshly popped. Whaaa? I know.
It’s pretty toasty out here in the midday sun, but this morning it was a brisk-ish 70 degrees so I sported my new boots in a sad attempt to will fall into existence.
I’m off to finish upwork and then I have to head straight to Charlotte for the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. I’m doing a freelance piece for Uptown Magazine. I warned them that I’m a vegetarian and they actually liked the uncomfortable (and likely hilarious) discord created by that angle. I have to spend the entire night up there watching the teams prepare the meat until the wee hours of the morning when judging will commence. Should be interesting…
[Some may see this as a conflict of interest. I do not. I see it as life. Not everyone I interact with will be a vegetarian. Ever. And I wouldn't want to live that way. I don't want to always be around people that are just like me. My family eats meat. Do I ostracize them? No. Stew ate meat when we first started dating. Did I care? No. I don't like when people give me hell for not eating meat, so I'm not going to give people hell for doing so if they please.]
And THEN… I am going straight from that to my two-year anniversary dinner with Stew. I promise I’ll shower off the pork residue first. Ew.