Today marks the beginning of the end of my undergraduate coursework. I am now officially in the midst of my very last semester in college. Although I’m elated, I’m still feeling a little flustered by an event that transpired in my first class of the day.
KINE 2202: Creating a Wellness Lifestyle
Sounds pretty innocent, right?
Until the professor suddenly — and I do mean suddenly — picked me out of a class of 40 students, mostly freshmen, to answer the question, “What did you eat for breakfast today?”
“Me?” This could be interesting.
“Yes, you. Katie, right?”
“Oh right. Okay, Alison, what did you eat for breakfast today?”
“You’re going to laugh.” I can feel myself starting to turn red.
“Um, okay. I had a little bison–”
“Bison. Ground bison. I, um, I broiled it last night.” I’m beginning to feel flustered.
“You mean buffalo? Like, like buffalo?!”
“Yes, bison. Buffalo.”
“Um, okay. What else?”
“Well, I had some cucumbers–raw cucumbers and some red bell pepper. And some pumpkin seeds.”
“Cucumbers? Peppers?” He’s shaking his head. “I see. And this is normal for you?”
“Um, pretty normal.” Obviously, I often eat eggs and veggies for breakfast, but leftover lamb and bison frequently make the menu.
“Hmph. Well. . .overall it’s not too bad.”
“I know that.”
“Well, thanks for being honest.”
I checked my shirt after class. Oh yes, it was drenched with sweat. Lovely.
And that, my friends, is how my Monday began.