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I know the facts.

Fact #1: You can go back to college and 24 hours is just the right amount of time to do so.
Our college house! Elizabeth, Alaina, and I ventured back to Oswego for Harborfest and it was a success! It was great to see old friends and enjoy each other’s company–the way we did in college! We were there for just about 24 hours and this really was the perfect amount of time, long enough to see everyone and remember why we love that place SO much but not too long to feel sick of it. We all decided that going back once a year is the best idea, but we are DEFINITELY not cut out for that lifestyle anymore.
We stayed in the dorms!

Fact #2: Sometimes you just have to let go.

I have a special place in my heart for my Nikon camera. I have had it for almost three years and I have captured some very special moments with it.

What is that, you say?

Scotch Tape. Yes, my lovely camera was being held together by scotch tape so it was time to put her to rest.
This sassy lady just arrived today!
14 Megapixels…isn’t she pretty? I do want to get a DSLR at some point, but it just isn’t in the budget right now, so this is what I chose.

Fact #3: The only way to cook eggplant is to let it sit, sliced, with salt. This removes the bitterness and makes it oh so tender.
With this yummy eggplant, I made grilled eggplant parm. I lightly grilled four slices of eggplant after I let it sit for about 15 minutes, salted.
Then, after about 3 minutes on each side, I topped the eggplant with a scoop of sauce (Ragu from the jar!) and part skim mozz cheese. Then I popped them under the broiler for about 5 minutes and voila!
I paired this with cranberry slaw—my favorite summer side dish—and it was a great, light meal. I only ate two of the rounds, but that means I will have two for tomorrow.

Right now I’m off to bed so I can get up early and get in a good workout, I didn’t fit one in today!


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