I am so filled with excitement right now!!!
I just got back from a 3 hour meeting/lunch with Mary Brown, MS, RD of Nutrition Specialists, where I’ll be interning this summer. I cannot believe I found the PERFECT internship! Mary is awesome, and I am going to be doing so many cool things – from counseling sessions to learning all about the business side of owning a private practice. (Can I just put in a few more !!!!!!)
But here’s the coolest part: I asked if Mary would be open to doing any online counseling of blog readers who have expressed interest to me, and she thought it was a great idea! All of you who have emailed me for personal nutrition advice – now’s your chance! Mary and I are considering working together on this, and I wanted to gauge interest. So if you think you might be interested in an individualized nutrition evaluation and consultation (or a series of them), please shoot me an email to [email protected]. I’m not going to respond to your emails – I just want to see who might be interested to see if it’s worth opening the doors. This would be great experience for me before I start my internship next spring and hopefully a practice of my own in the coming years.
After we gabbed for a while, we walked to lunch in the neighborhood – to a Charlotte landmark: The Phat Burrito.
I have heard about the restaurant for ages but have never had the chance to go.
Boy was I ever impressed!!!
I ordered a Fish Salad – not really knowing what to expect.
It was DEEEElicious!
A tortilla, baked, stuffed with red beans + rice, lettuce, grilled white fish, cheese and cabbage. Served with spicy salsa! I ended up eating about half and brought the rest home.
Because they are “that good” we also got a kids’ size veggie quesadilla and some chips with queso. The quesadilla was stuffed with portabello mushrooms and zucchini. It was awesome. I had one of the triangles and a handful of chips –
What a yummy lunch.
And here’s the other fantastic news: grades just went up and I couldn’t have been more pleased with how I did 😉 A semester of hard work paid off!
And more excitement: I got an email from an Oprah.com producer (), who reads KERF and saw that I went to see Oprah at Duke, and she wanted to share that Oprah’s Duke Commencement Speech is now online. I’m going to go watch it again! Let me also add that I think Oprah should do a show on internet trends + food blogs, and I would be more than honored to come to Chicago and share my story
I’m going to go answer> comments + emails and then relax a little before I turn around and go back uptown for the Charlotte Dietetics Association meeting at a restaurant tonight. It’s a big nutrition day!