In case you haven't noticed from reading my blog (or knowing me in real life), I tend to do some pretty stupid things. I have a unique talent for losing things and then getting them returned. Most notably was when my cell phone was stolen from a locker at 24 Hour Fitness. Thanks to the "find my iphone" app, I was able to locate my phone to the exact address. The police got a search warrant and were able to recover my phone in less than forty-eight hours. Another time, I left my debit card on the table of a sushi restaurant and didn't know it was missing until the next day. When I called, some kind person had turned it in and I was able to pick it up. I've left my wallet under a pew at church and returned later in the day to find the wallet turned in, all the contents still inside. There is one jacket I've lost twice at the rink. Both times a coach returned it to me before I even realized I had lost it. I've also left my favorite necklace at: a Pilates studio, a friend's house, and the rink. I always find it again. Oh, and I've lost my ancient ipod countless times (once for almost two months) and it always comes back to me! I should really start paying attention to my belongings...
Today I went to Whole Foods (no surprise there) just to pick up a few things. When I returned home, I discovered my carrots, cucumber, pears, peach jam, and stevia were all missing! I called the store and found that someone had turned in a stray bag of groceries so I was able to go and retrieve my precious produce. A friend commented, "Why do all these weird things only happen to you? No one else just loses a bag of groceries!" That may be true, but I've discovered through Instagram (I'm almost as addicted to this as Pinterest...almost) that I'm not the only one who gives her groceries a photo shoot. (By the way, my Instagram name is just crystalchilcott if you want to follow me!)
Oh, I also got attacked by a butter knife yesterday. Not many people can say that! My mom and brother are always using sharp knives to point at things and gesture (which always stresses me out), but as far as I know, the whole butter knife thing is unique to me. I was trying to cut a quesadilla made with sprouted corn tortillas and the knife did a rather impressive acrobatic routine before smacking me in the stomach. Luckily it was just a butter knife!
The weekend, I went back to Willy's Emporium to interview the owners for the Scribe. What was initially a short interview stretched into well over an hour, as they recommended sights to see while studying abroad, showed me various British products, and talked about British history and culture. They also gave me a copy of this British ex-pat paper. This made me one happy anglophile! My London board on Pinterest is rapidly growing.
I've been posting many of my culinary accomplishments on Instagram, but I saved this one for here. I first tried plantains in Costa Rica and think today was the first time I have had them since. I fried them in coconut oil with surprising success!
I had a really cool experience today: I got to see (and touch) Jason Brown's Olympic bronze medal! The medal is much heavier and more detailed than I expected! I was almost afraid to touch it (I break things a lot), but he assured me that a group of kindergarteners handled it without harm. I'm trying to think of a better way to describe the medal other than, "so cool" or "so neat." Instead, just know that it is absolutely amazing and Jason is one of the nicest (not to mention talented) people I have ever met!
That's all for today! Do you have any good "lost and found" stories?
Hi, I’m Crystal! I love to travel and am currently a graduate student in Scotland. You’ll get all the best tips and insights from my experiences as a former ice-skating coach in Iceland and former study abroad student. Of the 27 countries I have visited, a type 1 diabetes diagnosis has been the strangest land yet. Type 1 has not slowed down my travels and you'll learn how to take type 1 with you on the road! You can connect with me further on Instagram @CrystalChilcott, or send me ideas of where I should travel next via email: email@example.comHappy Travels, Crystal
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