Friday, March 25, 2011

Time (doesn't) Stand Still

I am only writing this today because I don't want to look around and see that it has been 2 weeks since I have posted, time definitely does not stand still! Annnnnd I wanted you to know what I'm been doing.

I have been working, and living (read: partying) like a mad woman. I haven't cooked/baked anything "new" in a very long time. Sticking to staples: smoothies, yogurt bowls, fried eggs and toast, coffee, tequila, chocolate chip cookies, bacon, oranges, and the last few pears of the season :-(. As well as...

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I've also been loving on these...

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It's been fun, and crazy, and lovely the last two weeks! And, I am glad that I had the chance to sit down and share with you!! My plans for the weekend? I wedding tonight, a Pure Romance party after that, and then lots of sleep... Tomorrow, we will see what happens! Have a great weekend!!

Monday, March 14, 2011


After telling you about my lenten sacrifice (pop, and swearing) I went back and looked at my 101 things in 1,001 days. Let's see if I've made any progress, shall we?

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Start Date: January 5, 2011
Completion Date: October 2, 2013

In Progress is in Italics
Completed is in Bold

1. Visit 3 new states (0/3) Hopefully I'm heading to Tennessee next month!
2. Visit a new country
3. See the Grand Canyon
4. See Mount Rushmore
5. Visit Ground Zero
6. See Golden Gate Bridge
7. Fly first class
8. Go to a blogging conference (Foodbuzz, Blogher, EatWriteRetreat)- Have you read my blog post about Fitbloggin'?
9. Take the train to Duluth
10. See the Vikings play outside of Minnesota

11. Get a brazilian wax
12. Read 10 new books (yes, cookbooks count!)- I have started PW's BHTW
13. Run a 5K
14. Run a 10K
15. Run a 1/2 Marathon
16. Run a Marathon
17. Take a dance class
18. Go on a dance audition
19. Wear a bikini (in public)
20. Ride a motorcycle
21. Play a round of golf
22. Get my tattoo
23. Wear 5" heels
24. Write a list of 25 things I like about myself
25. Walk through a haunted house
26. Go Skydiving
27. Adopt a dog
28. Get my own place
29. Take a ballroom dance class
30. Purchase a DSLR 2/15/11
31. Take a photography class
32. Make a family calendar with photos I've taken
33. See a musical on Broadway
34. Purchase the t-shirt quilt I have been eyeing for 4.5 years

35. Lose 20 lbs

36. Lose 50 lbs
37. Lose 75 lbs
38. Lose 101 lbs
39. Drink 2 liters of water a day for 21 days
40. Run everyday for 21 days
41. Exercise everyday for 21 days
42. Take a daily vitamin for 21 days-I am on the Gummy Vitamin Train!

43. Understand basic html
44. Learn the game of golf
45. Learn to play a song on the guitar
46. Learn to speed read
47. Plant a successful herb garden
48. Get CPR certified
49. Learn to play one card game, really well
50. Learn to knit
51. Knit an infinity scarf
52. Learn to drive a stick shift

53. Purchase Domain name 2/18/11
54. Design (or contract) a personalized header
55. Develop and post 30 new recipes (0/30)
56. Maintain an average of 4.4 posts per week
57. Write 4 guest posts for various blogs- if the opportunity arises (0/4)

58. Complete bachelor's degree
59. Get a full-time job- I am looking every day!
60. Get a freelance writing job
61. Go to 3 networking events (0/3)

62. Purchase an Erin Condren planner, and use it
63. Buy an external hardrive, and organize said hardrive 02/11
64. Get a closet organizer
65. File all of important papers (in a file cabinet)
66. Get rid of all clothes not worn in last 12 months
67. Get ANOTHER shoe organizer

68. Pay off credit cards
69. Save $1,001
70. Save for and purchase a new-to-me car
71. Invest more than the minimum to IRA for 6 months (0/6)

Food and Drink:
72. Drink only water for one week
73. Eat at 10 new(to me) local restaurants
74. Eat in for 1 whole month - I started this in January, and then got sick... and all I could keep down was wonton soup from a local chinese place
75. Give up pop for 1 year
76. Eat at 3 "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" joints (0/3)
77. Try 5 new foods (1/5) (Blood Oranges 03/11,
78. Make, pack, and enjoy a gourmet picnic
79. Visit a local farmer's market 3 times per season (0/9)
80. Host at least 4 dinner parties a year (february 2011,
81. Host a pizza party
82. Serve a gourmet 4-course dinner

83. Start and maintain a monthly away from home date night with Boomer
84. Write and send 1 "Just to say, Hi!" note every month for 6 months (0/6)
85. Start and maintain a bi-weekly girls night with Jules and J
86. Throw a kick ass bachelorette party for Jules
87. Foster relationships with 3 old friends-to the "hanging out/texting" stage (0/3)

88. Write and post 20 Operation Beautiful notes (0/20)
89. Give 5 "just because" gifts (0/5)
90. Volunteer at least 10 hours to a new charity (10 hours each) (0/10)
91. Give Blood
92. Let my sister know how much I appreciate her
93. Raise $300 for ADA's Step Out Walk
94. Actually RUN ADA'a Step Out Walk

95. Get 2 full body massages (0/2)
96. Get hair extensions
97. Get monthly manicure/pedicure from April-September (0/6) - I started early, got 1 in March!
98. Get a professional bra fitting
99. Buy 1 high quality bra

I'm 69 days into this challenge, and while I definitely could be doing more.The verdict is: Ok. There are 4 categories that I am not actively working on an item from. And there are quite a few that I could be working on "inactively." And the ones I am working on, I could definitely be doing more.

In progress: 10 items

Completed: 3 items

I'm 69 days in and it is time to get my butt in gear!

Can you help me with any of my goals? Tips, tricks, or advice?

Do you have a 101 in 1,001 goals list? Link to it in the comments.

My list is a little short, so what would you add?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Five Things

My week has been a whirlwind. I had a really great Monday, and ate some great veggies. Tuesday, I made a meat free decision, and then changed my mind, and was also the longest day of my life (I'm so dramatic). Which, made it necessary for a Mental Health day on Wednesday. Thursday I entered a contest to get a ticket to Fitbloggin' 11. And today I am looking ahead to a busy and fun couple of weeks, and reminding myself of all the things that made me smile this week despite the really awful 24 hour period I lived through.


Seared Ahi Tuna, so good it makes you wanna slap your momma.


This fortune cookie fortune that forces me to believe in myself.

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Sitting in Barnes & Noble, drinking a Starbucks skinny vanilla latte, reading cookbooks I can't afford... Especially ones about Bacon.


This gift bag I found that I thought about buying, and framing. But then I Googled it and found these. Even better.

My favorite orangey/red O.P.I Cajun Shrimp Mani/Pedi that I got, to try and will spring to come faster. I don't want to be sad anymore.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Let's Go to Fitbloggin' 11

I've been reading healthy living, fitness, and food blogs for the better part of two years. And just recently became active in the community, via commenting, e-mailing thanks, and congratulations to bloggers, and most obviously this blog. I love this community, and I have developed friendships with these bloggers (in my head), and think of them as friends. I have learned so much about food, fitness, and life, and I want to learn so much more.

I have heard of, and read about many of the different conferences that go on throughout the year, and while I have thought about what I great time all of these bloggers are having, I never really thought about going myself. That is until this year....

I have pledged to myself that I will attend at least one blogging conference before October 2013 (101 in 1,001). And Fitbloggin' is giving away 5 tickets to Fitbloggin' 11 in Baltimore this May! This is my chance!

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Fitbloggin' is a conference for fitness, wellness, and healthy living bloggers to come together and "educate, network, and make friends." I would really love to go to Fitbloggin', especially this year. They've created a 3 track structure for the conference this year. So along with the 5K run, and fitness classes, and expo on Day 1, Day 2 features 15 different sessions, falling under one of the three tracks: Lab, where you'll learn hands on skills to apply to your blog; Discussion, a group of panelists will discuss hot topics, providing insight and inspiration; and Newbie, which is specifically designed teach new bloggers the basics, and an informal format for them to ask questions.

I am most excited about networking and meeting other bloggers, and potentially making friends. But as far as sessions go I am so excited for, "Building an Online Community," "Better Blog Photography," and "Design 101." I am excited so excited to learn from so many smart, and talented speakers, including some of my favorite bloggers; Jenn Emmert - a fellow Minnesotan (PriorFat Girl), Kath Younger (Kath Eats Real Food), Monica Olivas (Run Eat Repeat), Tina Haupert (Carrots 'N' Cake), and last but not least Matt Frazier (No Meat Athlete)!!

I think this sounds like a blast, and I would love to go! if this is something that interests you, I suggest you click on the fancy little countdown doo-hickey up there and get to registering. Maybe (hopefully) I will see you there!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Funk

I am currently on my coach eating radiatore and shrimp in a tomato cream sauce, drinking wine, and watching American Idol.

I've had a never ending stream of bad news, mishaps, hiccups, and just plain old bad mojo since yesterday afternoon. Things just aren't going according to plan. So I apologize for the last (this makes) three posts not being "normal" (not that I know what normal is for this blog yet), but I'm trying to get my shiz together, and get in a groove, and a routine.

I've got a lot of things planned for this blog, and my life, but for the last 24 hours there has been a roadblock at every corner. After giving myself a migraine this morning, I took some Excedrine, and decided to stop feeling sorry for myself. I pulled myself out of bed at around 5:30 pm., and through myself into the kitchen. The plan was to make so much stuff that the only things in my head were, butter, sugar, cream, pasta, cheese, temperatures, recipes, cooking times, and boiling water. It worked until I was about to finish off my turkey enchiladas, and realized I was out of cheese. And then I had one more thing to list on my growing heap of bullsh bologna.

So, for now, I am going to finish watching this played out show, eat my pasta, drink some wine, bake some cookies, and ignore the fact that I feel like this:


And hopefully tomorrow I will feel a little more like this:


P.s. I'm giving up swearing for Lent (and pop too, because it is one of my 2011 goals, and 1,001 things, and I have kinda failed thus far). My mother reminded me that I gave up meat last year, and told me I was lame. So... bye-bye F-bombs!

A Mental Health Day

Yesterday was a very long day for me for many reasons. One of which is that I was up until about 4 a.m., and then woken up at 7 a.m. And am now suffering the consequences. I had a blog post to write, a job to hunt, some food to cook, and workout to do. But, instead I am going to sleep, read, and wish I was in a cozy hotel room looking out on the North Shore.


I'm taking a mental health day. Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I changed my mind.

Call me a wuss.

Judge me if you must.

But it's almost the eleventh hour and I am buckling under the pressure!



The Final Meat Free Decision

Good afternoon!

Let's keep it short and sweet, and then get to the matter at hand.


Day 2 of 30 Day Shred. I didn't work as hard today because I'm really sore, and my shins were on screaming even during the first circuit. I feel like a bit of a wuss because of it, and Jillian's yelling started to get to me, so I pushed harder during circuits 2 and 3.


P.F. Chang's leftovers. Buddha's Feast with brown rice (with sriracha), and approximately 2.5 Chicken Lettuce Wraps.


I was feeling snacky afterward, so I had a clementine...


And a LaraBall, while icing my shins and reading blogs. This is my homemade version of the LaraBar. I love Larabars. But they are pricey, and so I had to do something about it. I bought a big thingamajig of Medjool dates, and got to work one day. I made peanut butter chocolate chip LaraBalls. I keep them in a bag in the freezer, and eat them cold, they're good.


Question, how long am I supposed to ice my shins for? It's starting to hurt.

So... the Meat Free Decision. I'm going to go Pescatarian. Little emphasis on the Pesc. And implementing Friday as a free day. I chose Pescatarian because I worry about my protein intake. I know it's probably bullocks because I'm an American, and of all the nutrients we lack, protein is not one of them. I worry that I won't have the good sense to do my research and find other sources of protein (besides tofu), and being slightly anemic, not getting enough iron. I've started taking a multivitamin, so it should combat my worries, and inefficiencies, so I do want to limit my seafood intake to no more than 3 servings per week. And the new institution of Friday Free day is mostly because I just went grocery shopping and I want to get through some of it. My mind may change again by the end of the day, I'll let you know.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Best Vegetables I've Ever Eaten

So, I'm still on the fence about the "Meat Free Decision." And I still need your input. I weighed the options with Boomer, but we are still trying to figure out what is best for us. I'm leaning more towards Meatless Monday, and maybe Wednesday, and Friday too.


I was going to hold off on sharing but I'm kinda proud of myself. I bought Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred a couple months ago, and I've been putting off starting the program for a while, mostly because I am the queen of procrastination and excuses. But I did it, I finally did it! I started day 1 of the program! I started with level 1, it was hard, and I had to stop for a second during most sets (usually only missing 1 rep) to catch my breathe, but I got in a good sweat, kept my heart rate up and finished strong. I want to keep this up for the full thirty days, and maybe somehow work it in as part of my lent thingamajigger. And maybe when the 30 days are up I'll be able to start running! My shin splints started to hurt during the 30 second intervals of jumping jacks, and ass butt kicks, but I'm gonna try my compression socks, and icing them from here on out!


After my workout Boomer got home, so I hoped in the shower, got dressed and we headed out for dinner and a movie. We ended up at P.F. Chang's, and as we pulled into the parking lot I had already decided what I was gonna get.


Buddha's Feast. It's a "Vegetable medley (included sugar snap peas, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, and mushrooms) with five-spice tofu served steamed or stir-fried," I chose stir-fried. These are the best vegetables I have ever had. This is my second favorite thing on the menu, and I try to get it every time I'm there, but sometimes all Boomer wants is Orange Chicken. But my faaaavorite thing is.....


Seared Ahi Tuna!! "Sushi grade for the sushi fan. Served cold with spicy mustard and fresh mixed greens," but what really makes this good is the seasoning seared onto the tuna. Yummy. I also really love the spicy mustard. It was happy hour (yes, I ate dinner at like 4:30 p.m.), so we also got some cheapy happy hour stuff.


Chang's Chicken Lettucs Wraps, "Quickly-cooked spiced chicken served with cool lettuce cups." I had never tried these before, but I guess they are famous for them. They were really good, cool, refreshing, sweet, salty, garlicy, and a little ginger. It had water chestnuts in it, which aren't my fav, but I could hardly tell they were there.


We also had an order of vegetable spring rolls, which I didn't know they were fried when I ordered them, but the waitress warned us and we got them anyway. And I am glad I did, it was light and crispy, and fresh!

My Plate:


I had a second lettuce wrap, and double the veggies. I also finished the salad "garnish" on the ahi tuna plate (the spicy mustard sauce is so friggin' good)! Everything was perfect, and exactly what I needed!

I ended the night with a fortune cookie, that had the perfect fortune in it. Which added to the whole, "exactly what I needed" feeling.


After dinner we saw....


You should know something about me. I looooove the 80's. Love 'em. I was born in the wrong decade. Ahh to be a teen in the late 80's. I thought this movie was gonna be kinda dumb, I didn't really know what it was going to be about, but the trailer was just so cheesy, and it had Topher Grace (Geek God) in it, so it was a must see. And it was so cute, and funny, and pretty perfect for the transitional place that I am in, after college, finding a job, relationships, living with the parents, wondering what to do with my life, etc. Love it! If you like 80's music, and crude humor, see it.

I brought my own movie snacks, but I didn't eat any of them, I was too busy laughing!

Now it's time for a little t.v., and some shut eye!

What was the best thing you ate today?

Um... Buddha's Feast, and Seared Ahi. Duh!

What movie, that is in the theaters now that you can't wait to see?

Not gonna lie. Justin Bieber's Never Say Never.


The Meat Free Decision

I am by no means a devote Catholic. I don't think I even count as Catholic (should Catholic be capitalized?). I consider myself Spiritual Agnostic, however many moons ago I was baptized catholic. I don't ever recall going to a catholic church growing up, but I know my parents say they are Catholic, and then there is the whole baptism thing, so for all intended purposes let's just say I'm catholic.

Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday. Which means, Lent. I really like participating in Lent. Whether I'm catholic or not, I like the idea of giving up something in the name of something holy, or spiritual, sacrificing for a higher power. Now as I said before, I'm not really catholic, so I don't really know a lot about Lent, and the story/reason behind it (please enlighten me), but that is the reason I've built in my head. I've participated in lent since high school and my "sacrifices" have run the gamut from giving up pop, to pray/meditating every day, to volunteering X amount of time at the homeless shelter.

But this year, I have been struggling to come up with what I can "sacrifice" or give back. And I thought I wanted it to be something that will benefit me, and the greater good. And what came to mind was going vegetarian.

I don't want to say for sure, because truthfully I don't know that I can live without bacon, or seafood. I just don't know that I could actually do it. I've thought about just doing Meatless Monday, but I almost feel like that's not enough, and I've thought about participating in Fish Friday, but again, it seems like not enough. I'm one of those all or nothing people, which I know isn't helpful to anyone, so help show me that it's ok to compromise. Or tell me that I'm a big baby, suck it up, and Just Do It!



2 eggs over-easy on a sandwich thin with melted cheddar, 2 strips of bacon, and a cup of coffee with milk. Why yes, that is Minnie Mouse peeking out behind my eggs!


It was a Disney kind of day! ;-)


Rounded out with a 2% Mango Cho! This was delicious! I've never had 2% Cho, and it was so creamy. And Mango (along with Pineapple) is def one of my favorite flavors now!

I took a little nap after this. I worked late last night, and didn't get to bed until 2 a.m., and woke up around 7 a.m., so I took a nice 2 hours nap. I'm still not all that hungry for lunch yet. I think I'm going to squeeze in a workout, and then have a late lunch. Off I go!

Do you observe Lent? If so, what luxury are you giving up, or plan on doing differently?

What would you do in terms of going vegetarian for Lent? Do I observe meatless monday, 2 meatless meals a day, meatless Sat.-Thurs.? Or do I go with my all-or-nothing attitude?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Weekend

This is actually my second time writing this post.... Let's hope it turns out ok...

I spent a lot of the weekend job hunting. I thought I was going to get a job I interviewed for but I'm losing faith. I've spoken to the woman that interviewed me ever week since the interview, but I'm starting to get the feeling that maybe they don't know how to let me down.... So i've been eating my way through my feelings, stressing out, and job-hunting.

In my Five Things Friday post I mentioned I had a weird week. The job thing was part of it, but I was also in a bit of excitement, and despair regarding this blog, and this life of mine. But I came across a new blog, and it totally inspired, and rejuvenated what I want to do with this blog, and my life if we wanna get real deep! Enter, Run, Eat, Repeat. Monica is hilarious, and real, and I can learn a lot from her, as well as with her. If that makes sense.

On to the eats! I ate a lot, and yet have very few photos to show for it. I guess I forget to grab my camera every time I reached for a handful of Quaker Oatmeal squares, Crazy Core Skittles, clementines, granola, and yogurt. Oops, My bad. But, here is what I did document.


Friday night Freeziac run! I love self serve fro-yo, and I love this place, it has such a variety of fro-yo, and toppings, and it's yummy. I don't love that it's in the Mall of America, but oh well. I can still be in and out in 10 minutes. In the mix: tart strawberry, and lemon, sweet peanut butter, mocha cappuccino swirl, and dulce de leche. On top: fresh strawberries, blackberries, mangos, kiwis, and raspberry sauce, and cookie dough bits, and chocolate chips. Double Yum!


Saturday morning breakfast was 2 over easy eggs with swiss, on a sandwich thin, a smoothie with greek yogurt, berries, 1/2 frozen banana, grapefruit juice, almond butter, ice, and a lil granola on top (i'm out of spinach, and wished I had had some for my smoothie, I don't think I can drink a smoothie without the green stuff ever again). With a side of Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. But then I felt guilty and got back to job hunting.


I used my frozen perfect pizza crust, jarred marinara, sausage, caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, swiss cheese, and blueberry vanilla goat cheese. It may sound weird but it was good! Swiss is such a mild cheese so I went ahead and added the goat cheese. The sweetness from the blueberries really complemented the salty sausage, and sweet onions, and you still got the unmistakable tang from the goat cheese! Freakin' delicious!

Boomer also got a Neti-Pot type thing from a co-worker and used it last night. I took some pictures because I thought it was heeelarious at the time, especially Boomer's freak-out, but now the pictures just look gross. So, I'll spare you.

What has been the highlight of your weekend?

-- Fro-yo and goat cheese pizza. Yes, my life is centered around food!

What kind of eater are you? Do you eat when you're stressed, bored, tired, sad, happy, angry, hurt, or just plain old hungry?

-- All of the above, but I'm working on only eating when I;m hungry.... speaking of... is it lunch time yet?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I'm SAD.

I want to show you something.

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Welcome to my life. I don't think my SAD is going away any time soon.

Let's cry together.

Five Things

I've had a weird week. I came home from a vacation. Had my end of the year banquet for dance. Cleaned for two days straight. Had blogger's block. Made some treats. And then bought lots of Boomer food from Trader Joe's. Tried a new fruit for the first time. Cried a little. Started a new adventure by signing a Foodbuzz contract. Hoped to hear from a potential new job, got put off another week. Cried a little more. Did a lot more job-hunting. And ate more sweets. Started reading a(nother) new blog, and got inspired. Then decided it was positivity from here on out. Made some decisions about my life. And I intend to follow them. So, in the style of Emily (whom I wish I could do everything in her style), here are Five Things I am really loving this week!


These roses I got from my dancers at the banquet. I love them all very much, and it touches me that they feel the same way... (at least I think they do).


This pup and his crazy underbite getting his staples out, and being 100% again!


Crazy good Paneer Tikka Masala, and Garlic Naan from Trader Joe's. Seriously. Delish.


I still have 4 of these frozen in my freezer (duh), just 10 minutes away from consuming. And I have plans to make more tomorrow.


Importing pictures from two cameras, and finding pictures like this that remind you what awesome people you have in your life!

P.S. Go! Team! Canada!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I have an urge to talk about something other than food today. Weird, I know. I haven't cooked anything new since coming home from Lutsen. And, I have cooker's block. But let's cover Breakfast first.



Green Monster (for 2):

1 handful of spinach (I finished it!)

1/3 cup frozen berries (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry)

1 frozen banana

Black cherry Chobani

1/2 cup grapefruit juice

2 Tblsp Almond Butter

4 ice cubes

Quaker Oatmeal Squares and milk, and coffee with half and half

My appetite is kinda weird this week. I never wake up hungry, but I try to eat within and hour of getting up because I know I should, and once I start putting my breakfast together, I end up getting hungry. But, today I wasn't hungry at all. And I only ended up eating half of the cereal, half of the coffee, and I'm like 1/3 of the way into my smoothie about 1.5 hours later. Weird.

But what I would really like to talk to you about is sleep. I love to sleep. But, naturally, I am a night owl, and a late sleeper. If I let my body do it's thang naturally, no alarms, no nothing, I would go to sleep sometime after 1 a.m. and wake up any time after 11 a.m. I usually dislike mornings. But on the days that I get out of bed early, I feel that much more productive, and part of humanity.


But lately I've been forcing myself to bed between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m., and setting my alarm anywhere between 6:30 a.m., and 8 a.m.

I know that getting a sufficient amount of sleep will make me healthier, and happier, as well as aid in weight loss. I also know that when I don't get enough sleep I am cranky, and more susceptible to getting sick. But I really want to get on a "normal"schedule. So here is my problem, even on the nights that I am up late, I force myself out of bed in the morning.

The other obstacle is work. I work nights. So, if I wake up at 7 a.m. on the nights that I work I am dead tired halfway through my shift, and when I get home after 1 a.m. it's a struggle to get to sleep because I have usually gotten my second wind by then. Thus, I am up until 4 a.m., and then sleep until 2 p.m. trying to catch up. And any effort I made throughout the week, is out the window. Needless to say I'm struggling. And I'm not sure what I should be doing to get on track. I really don't like being a night owl, especially because I know I like to get 9 hours of sleep. I feel like I can't get as much done when I sleep late, and it's going to be really hard to adjust once I have a full-time job, and I absolutely HAVE to!

What do you think is the best way to approach getting on a regular sleep schedule?

How many hours of sleep do you need to get each night in order to function?

Are you a night owl, or an early bird?