Monday, June 17, 2013

Photos of the Day

Drink of the day: cucumber and lemon slices, a squeeze of lemon juice, and water. I love being home so I can make this watery concoction for myself. (I realize I can absolutely find some way to make this deliciousness portable, but apparently that never occurred to me throughout my years of work.)

Highlight of the day (well, for my taste buds, but I really trust their opinion): this sandwich. Whole wheat bread, toasted to a golden brown. Havarti cheese. A few slices of avocado. Some cucumber slices. And eggplant hummus from TJ's. I already can't wait to make it again tomorrow. Another great thing about summer: having a toaster at my disposal to kick lunch up a notch.

Project of the day: Attacking the stacks of boxes from my classroom, tossing out what I don't need, reorganizing and repacking, and laughing at the notes I've collected from students over the years.

Workout of the day: Fitnessista's Summer Shape Up Week 3--Workout 3 + ab burner + 20 minutes cardio. I love Gina's workouts so far! Today included plie squat burpees, which threw a twist on the already-tough move and got my heart rate through the roof!

Weirdest part of the day: Being dead. But only for educational purposes.

My coworker Erica is teaching a summer school class this summer and starts the first class with a "crime scene". The students get to explore the scene and take notes, then spend the course learning all about biomedical sciences. Finally, the students figure out how the person "died" using their new knowledge. So today I got to be the dead body!

Here's Erica's awesome crime scene: 

That tape outline is actually an outline of me. Cool, huh?

End of the day: Attending a UCLA event for donors. The event was held at Pauley Pavilion, so we got to see the new locker rooms!

That's me with my friend Sami and the incredible jerseys. I know what you're thinking: Aren't all jerseys the same? Well, my friends, I'm here to tell you that these jerseys most certainly were not the same as those you find at any ol' store. They has an extra layer of fabric, certainly the result of some brilliant sports researcher's findings regarding the most effective fabrics to benefit the player. Regardless, they felt like victory. 

And that's it! First day of summer--success. Here's to a good night's sleep and an even better day tomorrow!

What was the highlight of your day?


  1. Highlight of my day today... Sushi Dinner after a long day of traveling... Making it to my sushi restaurant in 40 minutes during "rush hour" in LA... from LAX - Clearly Monday traffic was on my side! :)

  2. yum that sandwich looks so good! there's something about cucumber slices and melted cheese that's just so good!

  3. Your sandwich looks fab! I might need to replicate that for lunch. mmmmm!

  4. The Highlight of my day is going to PT for my tendonitis. I love the ultrasound and massage that they do on my foot. Plus tomorrow I should be able to start running again!!! I hope you have another great day!