Posted by Nicole
Last night was super exciting! It was the first Pac-12 men’s basketball game and we were stoked…. just check out the locker room shenanigans:
My mom was at this game and she sat right behind the dance team. (I guess she doesn’t like to look at my face?)
It was such a close game, and in the last minute, the captain of the USC team scored two free throws. When the buzzer ran out, the crowd went wild and the dance team jumped up and down like we won a championship. It sure felt like we did, considering the recent football losses :/
I was so glad that my mom was at this game because the crowd’s energy was probably the best of the season so far. Also, the team lost at the last game she attended, so it was nice for her to see what the SC team is capable of! AND AND AND we were on ESPN and the Pac-12 network. My friend Jessi sent me pictures of the game and you could see the back of my head. That makes me famous, right?
Ahh, it was such a good game! Hopefully Saturday night’s game vs. UC Berkeley is equally as exciting.
As for today, nothing too wild happened. I woke up late, ate breakfast, watched the entire season of Traffic Light on Netflix (pretty good background show while reading blogs), snacked a lot, went to the gym, stopped by the grocery store, and made a smoothie…
I’ve had this mini blender for a year, but today was my first time taking it out of the box. I used a bag of $0.48 spinach that I got from the grocery store (I also got a $0.48 bag of red apples!!!), some plain Chobani, frozen berries, ice, and water. I blended bit by bit, and ended up using that entire bag of spinach. Such a good, and tasty, way to get those greens.
After my 5-8 PM dance practice, my mom and I went to a late dinner at Margarita Pizza Bar, conveniently located in between my apartment at the USC campus.
My mom started with a banana bread beer. She said it was okay, but not worth $7.
Service was slow, but eventually we got our salads. I ordered the Goat Cheese Salad – baby spinach, warm goat cheese, marinated artichokes, sliced pears, roasted pine nuts, lemon olive oil, but I subbed the lemon olive oil for a side of bleu cheese dressing. I loved it, but there definitely weren’t any pine nuts. That’s okay though, the goat cheese and artichokes were perfectly warm and fresh. My mom ordered the Melon & Feta - fresh melon, cucumber, vine ripe tomato, feta cheese. She commented that she wished it had some actual lettuce of spinach underneath the melons. The majority of her salad was taken as leftovers.
Now we are back at the apartment and it’s time for bed. I’m taking my mom to the airport tomorrow at 6 AM :( Boooooo.
Question: What’s your favorite sport “VICTORY!!!!!” moment?