delicata rainbows

1. Well, I may have committed a cardinal sin…in breaking out the winter squash this week! It’s officially a week too early for fall, but I had to. It is so hard for me to find delicata squash, and it is one of my favorite squashes, so when I see it, I just have to have it. I’m compulsive that way.

2. I won’t tell you how many we now have scattered around the apartment. (Hint: double digits.)

3. Have you seen this Buzzfeed quiz? If you’re an Arrested Development fan, then you MUST. And even if you’re not…you still MUST.

4. And then cry about what politics has come to.

5. You guuyyyysss!! By this time next week, I will be a DOCTOR (of Philosophy…but mostly of knowing lots of stuff about diabetes). Not sure whether to laugh or cry about that. There is a LOT of presentation practicing/studying that still has to happen between now and my defense, starting with a real mini presentation in front of a few other labs tomorrow, so excuse me if I seem exhausted at all. I probably am.

6. Okay…I definitely am.

7. So, who is going to come make me these to celebrate next week? Someone? Anyone? PLEASE.

8. Scandal also starts next week, so I just feel that is a good luck sign. It has to be, right?

9. I have to tell you guys, I saw the most awful bug in my building’s hallway two days ago. It looked like a giant spider, which was horrifying enough and then when I tried to kill it, IT FLEW AT ME.

10. Nightmares for DAYZ.

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35 Responses to Wednesday Coffee Talk

  1. Zainab says:

    ahhhh you will be a DR soon!! So so excited for you. I know it seems daunting but you have made it through the worst…the writing of the hefty book. Now, just coast through and share all that knowledge about diabetes! Good luck!! Ps: also, I am uber excited for scandal. Been watching all this week the last season to try to remember what happened. Of course it was hard to forget how evil papa pope was.

  2. Congrats on nearly being a doctor. So exciting! Lots of winter squash to celebrate!

  3. Love the snippets on Wednesdays. 🙂
    Congrats (on dr) and good luck (with monster spider bug).

  4. You’re so close! Good luck with everything this coming week! You will rock it. All of it. 😉

  5. Johanna GGG says:

    good luck with your preparation / presentation – I hope someone does bake you some celebratory cake or doughnuts – or you have some stress relief in the kitchen- sounds like you need some winter squash baking 🙂

  6. Emily says:

    Ahhh! Winter squash already?! I forgive you though because delicata squash is something special. And gooooood luck on your PhD defense!! You’ll be awesome!

  7. Erica says:

    OMG NUMBER FIVE SERIOUSLY!?!?! Congrats!!!! I’m so excited for you DOCTOR!!!

  8. Heather says:

    I imagine you must have a lot of mixed emotions right now. Seriously, what an accomplishment, though, to have come so far!

    Also… yay Scandal next week!!

  9. Monica says:

    Omg – a Doctor! So happy and thrilled for you… what an accomplishment! : ) Keep yourself energized with plenty of veggies and some caffeine/cupcakes for the final push. ; ) I got my ‘first’ kabocha of the season the other day – so happy!

  10. SallyBR says:

    You will do great, you are almost crossing the finish line!

    bugs attack me constantly – and two days ago I smashed my face into a HUGE spider web. It was epic. Too bad you were not around to see it, I have the feeling you would have a lot more sympathy for me than the man I married.


  11. Congrats on your Doctorate, Joanne! Sorry I haven’t been by the blog recently…I feel like free time goes out the window once you have a kid. Ok, now I gotta go scroll through your recent recipes so I’m inspired to cook for fall 🙂

  12. P says:

    Wow you are soooo close to your PhD!! So excited for you 😀

    What better way to celebrate being an expert in diabetes than with sweets 😉 ?

  13. Sues says:

    Woo hoo!! To most of this list. Except for the bug. And the politics. But to everything else, woo hoo!! Congrats on almost being there 🙂 🙂

  14. Pam says:

    Big bugs = NO GOOD!

    Congrats on becoming a DOCTOR! You worked so hard for this… awesome job Joanne.

    I am so excited for Scandal to start!!!

  15. Woooohooooo!!! Can’t wait to celebrate next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. OMG OMG OMG!!! Congrats Joanne!! You are some kinda super because you have a successful blog that you keep up with religiously AND you are gonna be a doctor….

    I’ll have what she’s having!!!

  17. Congrats on becoming a DR!! So exciting!

  18. cheri says:

    That is awesome Joanne!!

  19. good luck!! you’re almost there!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Doctor has such a nice ring to it! You can use those rings of squash in lots of ways! Bad joke, I know!

  21. Beth says:

    Dr Eats Well With Others! I’m so impressed!

  22. CONGRATS! Do you KNOW how inspirational you are? You are! xoxo

  23. Joanne, first off, congrats! you’ve worked your ass off so I’m so happy for you! And, you’re a food blogger so we are allowed to break out seasonal produce at least a few weeks early 😛 . . don’t even get me started on what politics has come to. so sad. seriously. and that bug! oh my gawd, I had a similar experience yesterday and the bug was successful in biting me after it flew at me! damn bugs.



    aghhh Trump (I do enjoy Lucille, though :P)

  25. Congrats on becoming a dr.! How exciting and I’m sure exhausting. If I could I mail you a giant box of triple coffee cookies, I would.

  26. Hotly Spiced says:

    Don’t get me started on politics. This week our Prime Minister was voted out of office by his party. So we have a new PM. Our fifth in two years. It’s a joke. We voted for Tony Abbott to be our PM and now his party has voted him out for fear he won’t lead them to victory at the next election. So now we have someone running the country who no one voted for. I think we’re the laughing stock of the modern world. Congratulations Dr Joanne on an incredible accomplishment xx

  27. Reeni says:

    So excited and happy for you!! I hardly everr buy delicata! I will have to revisit them – I’d hate to be missing out.

  28. Ida connolly says:

    I love Arrested Development, but that quiz was scary. Argh!

  29. Kate says:

    Hey a doctorate is a doctorate!


    Kate, JD

  30. I’m so excited for you being so close to completion 🙂 I hope no more bugs interfere with the next crucial week!

  31. Just picked up a lovely butternut squash and can’t wait to bake it with some parmesan! Mmmmm…..such a delicious time of year.

  32. So now I have to call you Dr Joanne, right? Seriously though, congratulations. You are seriously smart and funny and talented. Even if we haven’t met, I’m glad to call you a friend.

  33. Danguole says:

    Delicata is my favorite squash too. No peeling? I’m in! Also, whazzup Dr. Joanne?!?!? Major, major congrats!

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