Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I'm a Libra, Snowballs

I don't usually get too bent up about horoscopes and things like that. I can read a description for any sign and feel like some of it pertains to me. It is fun to see what they say and they can be a great source of inspiration and motivation, but I never plan anything around a horoscope.

However, there is one Libra trait that fits me 100%. Libras are indecisive.

I went through high school not sure what to study in college, whilst friends around me were already taking classes related to what they wanted to major in. My problem was too many choices. I'm interested in everything! I love art, food, music, math, history.... maybe not everything. I enjoyed studying for english but hell no was I studying it for another 4 years.
During my freshman year I had a hard time deciding what to do, I was undeclared. Even now, I've only decided to study for business because many people I know are taking business. But I felt unease in my heart.

I think I've finally come to a decision. I love food! Why not study nutrition? I can help others choose a healthy lifestyle. There are many career paths for a dietitian. Maybe someday I can work in the government for the USDA or FDA. As much as I'm frustrated with the government in many ways, I actually want to contribute to it. That's another story though.

I finally feel like this is something I want to do.

It's going to be hard for me to switch. Class registration is already closed, but there is a small opening right before classes start. Unfortunately I have another complication. I'm receiving financial aid and if I want tuition money, all my classes have to qualify for whatever major I'm in. If I switch I'd have to re-certify my classes. I might not be able to pay tuition on time.

I have to call my certification counselor tomorrow. Wish me luck.


Today I tried Casey's New Orlean's Snowballs.

One late night watching Food Network, I caught an episode of Kid in a Candy Store, hosted by the handsome Adam Gertler. The show is kind of like Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, but only features sweet treats. Ths episode showcased a New Orlean's snowball shop and I was drooling in seconds. Snowballs are different than snowcones because the ice is shaved, not crushed. As you might have guessed already, snowballs were invented in New Orleans.

When I drove by Casey's last week, I knew I had to stop by. Today I had an opportune moment with my little brother in tow. I ordered a small with black cherry (my choice) and cola (my brothers) with some sweet condensed milk on top. The total was $2.50, a moderate price for the whopping amount I got. And boy was it DELICIOUS. The condensed milk mixed together to create this creamy, heavenly experience on my tongue.

I can't compare it to any other snowcones or balls because I haven't had any in years, but if I'm ever in the area I'll be sure to stop by again. Yum!

You can read their Yelp page here.

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