May 3, 2009

Reclaiming my Sundays

Going up Grand over the hills and far away,

you come across the Stater Bros Plaza on your right side, and in it is Manna Donuts, a 24 hour donut shop that also serves sandwiches.

Bought a dozen for $6.50 to bring into work. Why? Because today is my last day working Sundays, and I wanted to celebrate. Props to all those that work every day. I just couldn't do it anymore and needed one day off the week to recoup. Jelly, crumb, maple bar, chocolate bar, glazed twist, and two rainbow sprinkles. They are not stingy w/ the jelly and use better quality stuff that actually tastes like raspberry instead of syrup. I'm also a fan of their maple bars. Their cake donuts are delicious. None of their donuts(at least the ones I've tried) are overly oily.

I also ordered the tuna sandwich for lunch (no picture sorry) for $4 bucks. You get a choice of a sub or croissant and I chose the sub. It's definitely a fatty sandwich on a somewhat airy piece of bread(I wonder if they make their own here), and the tuna salad was plain along w/ all the standard lettuce tomato, etc. A good sandwich for what you pay, but I would have appreciated some chopped onions and celery in my salad.

Overall a pretty good donut shop that also gets +1 star for being 24 hours and serving sandwiches.

My new addiction/upper to keep me going in the mornings. It's not too sweet and has a sort of plant-y (I know that's not a word, but I can't find the right word to really describe the taste) and herby flavor mixed in w/ whatever one you get. The original is fine w/ me although here I have the passion fruit and pomegranate flavors. I try to switch it up. I find that for myself it gives me just the right amount of the caffeine kick I need to stay awake in class. How do you stay up w/o caffeine or any drug? I'm always tired and need to find healthier alternatives to stay awake.

*Just looked up the key ingredients in the Passion flavor: catuaba and damiana. These herbs have a variety of remedial claims, one of them being an aphrodisiac, hence the name "Passion."

Sundays come and go too quickly. Time to enter the rat race once again.

2 rah rah rahs:

Barefoot Plumies said...

Those donuts would go really well with my coffee right now. Cake donuts are my favorite.

Glad you're getting your Sundays back. Gives you a change to recoop, good for the body and the mind.

When I was in school, I used to take little naps between classes, even 10 minutes helped me get through the day/evening. They add up. Cramming for tests, I took 45 minutes naps every few hours. No more than 45 min for me or else I'd never wake up! hehe.

Barefoot Plumies said...

Oh, I forgot to mention one other thing. I gave up booze until after finals. I think that made a big difference but I know it isn't for everyone. ;-)

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