It looks like I took this photo at night, but I assure you, it was something like 7:30 in the morning. Yep, that's how dark it was this morning. It's so difficult to wake up in the morning when it's dark out and chilly - my building hasn't yet turned on the heat, and I don't really blame them, since the temperature is at that point where it's a delicate yo-yo; it might be 40 tonight but tomorrow it will be 70. As a shareholder with an actual vested interest in our bottom line financially, I don't want the heat on if it's going to make my apartment unbearably hot on days that are unseasonably warm!
In any case, I know I just said yesterday that I wouldn't have bento this week - and I don't! - but that first pic is my lunch for today. An awesome Greek salad from my local diner ... so, last night, I had barely any time between work and class, and I needed to eat (long story but I basically forgot to eat lunch...), and in a fit of inspiration, decided to utilize Tower Diner's online ordering system to its utmost potential by placing an order before I left work at 5:30 to be picked up at 6:45. This all worked out great and I had dinner in my grubby lil hands easily, but I took it a step further by ordering the above salad for the specific purpose of bringing it for lunch today. Even better!!! Perfect. I've had their Greek salad before - in fact, easily a dozen times this year alone (BF really likes this diner so we go there pretty often) - and really really like how they do it, except for two things: they use very fishy anchovies so I always request it without the anchovies, and they use olives with pits, which means I eat one or two and then leave the rest out. (When I make Greek salad, I use pitted olives!) Otherwise, they have a great version here. Yum!
I also just really wanted an excuse to post these pics of Keywee.
The bestest boyfriend in the entire whole world did me the greatest favor the other night. I'm a ball of stress lately (not to be confused with a stress ball; if you try to squeeze me, my latent violent tendencies might rear up and poke out and b*tchslap you...), with having no time, and very little time to spend with my absolute darling puppy (okay, she's 7 and a half, but still will always be my puppy), and just... feeling guilty... well, I had no time to take her to get groomed because I was either at work or school during their business hours. So my boyfriend picked Keywee up at 11pm on Monday... took her to her 2pm appointment on Tuesday... and dropped her back off at 11pm on Tuesday.
Yes. Yes, he did. Yet another reason why I love this man. Yes indeed.
And can I tell you? 24 hours without her and I missed her more than I thought possible. Missed her climbing into my lap while I studied, her trying to convince me that I only need one hand to study and that I should use my free hand to pet her; missed her following me around as I went from room to room looking for something, or just following me around in general. Missed her snuggling right into my belly when I lay down to sleep, missed her climbing up my chest when I'm half-lying down watching TV. Missed her.
Now she's back where she belongs, with me, in my arms, and I can't even enjoy her that much because it's been rush, rush, rush, everywhere, all the time. Ugh. I realized, however, that she is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE photography subject in the world. Even though she wiggles and sometimes won't stay still for my non-flash photography. Even though she's not something I photograph then immediately consume in deliciousness. Even though sometimes she just doesn't want to photograph.
She is my absolute favorite.
Baby I love you, and I'm sorry I waited so long to groom you and made you all uncomfortable. You smell delicious and look wonderful, and Mommy will always, always love you best out of anything in the world. Always.
Also, those photos were indeed taken directly after the salad photo. Still so dark, right? Ugh.
Think outside the lunchbox!