I am trying to get some anatomy finished now to alleviate some stress in the fall. As part of that plan, I ordered my Anatomy textbook two Saturdays ago. I wanted to at least have the reading finished by the time the school year began. And I didn’t pay for expedited shipping to save money. The company, stupid TextbooksRUs.com, sent me an e-mail confirming my order and saying the book would be processed within 3 days, and the order would arrive in 7-14 days. So I waited.
After about 13 days, I thought my order should certainly be here by now. I tried to check the status, but my account had a password on it. And I couldn’t for the life of me remember the password. For another 2 days, I typed in every possible option. Of course I had requested my password my password be e-mailed to me first thing. But it was slow to arrive. Maybe my spam-blocker got it?
Finally, I signed in using Facebook–which is really creepy to me. That makes me afraid. Facebook rules the world. Anyway, my “password” was just a jumble of letters and numbers that I never would have arrived at by guessing. The status of my order said “processed.” So I thought–uh oh, they mailed it to the wrong place somehow. . . Or someone stole it. . .
Then, I clicked my order number, trying to find out ANY information. And the next screen said, “back-ordered/cancelled.” What?! Thanks for telling me, TextbooksRUs! When you cannot deliver an expected order, you use my e-mail address and TELL me!!!!!!! So I have been wasting precious study time, waiting for a book that was never going to arrive. Jerks! It infuriated me. So much so, that I will never use that textbook site again.
This one is not so easy to get ahead on, because some things are left to chance. There are a variety of nationalities and specific pathology represented. So Maybe I’ll just brainstorm some multi-cultural options for myself.
Cultures + Food:
Traditional American–twice baked potatoes
Native American (feather)–http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-maple-pie-10000000223442/
Italian-cheese & bacon frittata
pg 25 in MY cookbook:
Grease a muffin tin (only fill each half full of mixture–will rise) with butter/margarine (to add calories). Use Southwest liquid eggs and substitute bacon grease for bacon (about 1 George Foreman catcher-full, or grease from 8 pieces). Use 1 C whipping cream instead of milk to get the right calories and consistancy. +/- small sprinkle of cheese after baking.
-Shred the cauliflower florets in tiny pieces before putting in the blender.
-put glops of chip dip, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, liquid eggs, garlic salt, and half & half in the blender.
-shred broccoli and carrots to desired thickness.
-Once the mixture is blended, pour into cupcake tin.
-Bake for about 30 min.
New England, America-clam chowder
Gosh–some of these looked so good that I want to make some for ME! I’ll have to practice these over the summer, so I’ll be cool as a cucumber when this assignment comes up toward the end of the semester.