Sunday, September 11, 2011

Simple and Lazy

by Meghann on September 11, 2011

The afternoon fly by way too fast. It was nearly 5:00 when I finished my post and – just when I thought about having a snack – I realized it was time for dinner.

I wasn’t looking for anything complicated, just a simple dinner for a lazy night.

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I marinated some tofu in BBQ sauce and baked it with some yucca for 25 minutes at 425.

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While that was cooling off, I popped a bag of steam-in-a-bag brussels sprouts in the microwave.

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Doesn’t get much easier than that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I cut a piece of pumpkin cream cheese cake that Derek’s Mom had given us for dessert. Some fresh raspberries seemed to finish off the plate perfectly.

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My 9/11 Story

As I sit here and watch my 5th 9/11 special of the day, I still can’t believe its been 10 years since the towers fell. I was only 16 at the time and still remember passing notes back and forth with my friend Rachel in U.S. History when the plane hit the first tower. We were watching a random educational video when Mrs. House came in and whispered something into Mr. Heil’s ear. He stood up and quickly flipped to the news without saying a word. My whole class just sort of stopped and stared – I don’t think any of us really grasped what exactly was going on. The rest of the day was a blur of 24hour news coverage, the immediate panic of what might come next, and an instant feeling of pride as our nation came together in wake of a tragedy.

Now I’m 26 – and a lot has changed since that day – but that since of pride is still there. I’m proud to be an American and I always will be.

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Conquering the Clermont Hills

September 11, 2011

I’m sunburnt. I’m thirsty. I’m exhausted. And I have a high that no drug could match. Not only did I conquer the infamous Clermont hills for the first time today, but I also set a new PDR of 50 miles on the bike. Look out Augusta, here I come! Whoop! Whoop! I ended up staying more ยป

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