After the technology issues I've had today, I think a good name for y’all to call me is Calamity Jane or CJ for short. In West Texas we do say “y’all,” but we don’t really say “howdy.”
I’m a graduate student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. How many seconds???
Texas Tech is the second largest continuous university campus in the United States. (The Air Force Academy is only bigger because of the runways.) Our mascots are Raider Red and The Masked Rider, and students are known as Red Raiders. We even call Lubbock “Raiderland.” Since the campus is so large, we have dozens of dining options around campus. The goal this week is to offer a sampling of what different choices our on-campus eateries offer to diners. So, without further ado, here is my Monday meal!
Today I ate at one of the dining halls inside one of our residence halls, which is conveniently close to our new College of Business building. There are many stations with many choices, and today I visited the sandwich and salad station.
I had a fruit bowl with yogurt dressing, some multi-grain chips sprinkled with brown sugar and cinnamon, and since I chose such healthy items, I also picked out a big brownie with fudge icing and pecans sprinkled on top for dessert. (I was too full for the dessert, so my mom- who is visiting me- and I each ate a quarter of it after our dinner.) There is a Cherry Coke in the picture, but I ended up drinking a bottle of water instead.
Here are my ratings…
Mouthfuls: Around 37
Health Rating: 9/10
Price: Approximately $9.00 US or £5.75(they didn't give me my receipt, so I tried to remember what each item was marked…)
Pieces of Hair: 0 (yea!)
Grape Seeds: 6 (some of them were seedless)
Guns Up: 1
This last one refers to a gesture we make with our hands when we cheer on our sports teams. We say “Get Your Guns Up!” I thought my enthusiasm for the meal would be 0, 1, or 2 “guns up.” Today was pretty good, so 1.
I hope you enjoyed reading a bit about Texas Tech! I’m excited to keep sharing with you this week!
Here is a message from another student who likes to make healthy choices:
I'm Edmilson and I study Master's in Economics in Araraquara (this
might be hard finding).
Congratulations for your blog! It's very inspiring! I'm very concerned
about eating healthy and fresh, and that our kids know it too.
I study in a public university and we have very cheap food: it's not
the greatest, but here it's good - better than where I graduated.
I don't know if you can notice, but it's a lot of food! Sometimes it's
hard eating it all.
We have a menu for every day, but usually lunch and dinner are the
same. We get rice and beans, salad, some protein (beef), some side
dish (steamed chayote), bread (optional), a dessert (jelly) and a
juice, if we bring our own cup - but it tastes so artificial I don't
Mouthfuls- more than I can count; sometimes more than I can eat
Health Rating- 8/10
Price- £0,86 (!!!)
Pieces of hair- 0 - never found one here, gratefully!
Best regards from Brazil,
Also… one more big congrats to VEG for her work with Mary’s Meals! I would like to remind all the readers to check out the website, and for my fellow US readers, there is a Mary’s Meals America! Keep the donations coming and assist VEG in helping to provide schoolchildren a healthy meal everyday at school!