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Oct 07

Ultimate Coffee Date: October 2017

Hi everyone! What’s been going in your life? Pull up a chair and come catch up on life with me for the Ultimate Coffee Date!

Ultimate Coffee Date: October 2017

Ultimate Coffee Date: October 2017

If we were having tea today, I’d tell you that…this is rather belated, but guess who got to go to Expo East this year! I’d only ever been to one other expo (GFAF last year, and I’m planning on going again this year!).

I’d been excited about going to Expo East for ages, and am super glad that I managed to make it work with my schedule this year…

…but I was so not prepared for the epic proportions. :O (And apparently Expo West is 129438x bigger?!)

This is part of (yes, part of) day 1’s haul!

I’m just gonna chalk it up to me living in West Virginia for several years–I’m really not used to large crowds anymore. I’d also spent the days leading up to it studying (I’d taken part 3 of my boards licensing exam only 4 days prior) and  and had been at work every day since then whilst trying to fight off a cold. #residencylife I also got to meet Erica while I was out here! :]!!! She gave me some tips on how to tackle/make the most of the expo, which was definitely much appreciated! 😮

This is Day 2’s haul! (The rest of my photos and such are going to pop in in posts over the next couple months! 😛 )

Expo East Haul Day 2a Expo East Haul Day 2b

My shoulders were legit bruised from carrying bags around, and I have enough snacks to last me probably til the next Expo (+ enough juice to do a juice cleanse for the next week, if I believed in those). It was awesome, and I had a ton of fun–I hope I can go next year too!

If we were having tea today, I’d tell you that…two of my friends came to visit me and we decided to eat our way through New York (+ see the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty)! We haven’t seen each other since May, which is actually a shorter duration than usual, but it was awesome exploring New York with them!

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We had some fun hanging out at Dylan’s Candy Bar and happened upon some unicorn poop and snot…
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So much deliciousness!! *-*
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If we were having tea today, I’d tell you that…my fellow PGY2s and I finally got to hang out again! (The last time this got to happen was back in April or May! We started with lunch over at Joe’s place (he shall henceforth be known as the “host with the most!”)! Look how nicely he put everything together for all of us!! :O!

PGY2 Food Hangout pgy2foodhangout1 We went off to Terhune Orchards to go apple picking! :] (We have a bucket list that we’ve been slowly working through, and this was one of em’!)
pgy2fallhangout pgy2fallhangout1They have wine tasting at the orchards too! I don’t drink, but thankfully I have a fellow non-alcohol buddy! We had our apple cider, which was the inspiration for my Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts!
pgy2fallhangout2 pgy2fallhangout3

I have super exciting news in my upcoming “Day in the Life” post this Monday, but would definitely appreciate lots of good thoughts that it works out (major scheduling woes that are unfortunately completely out of my control :'(!!!)!

See past ultimate coffee dates here!

(Link-up with Coco @ Got 2 Run 4 Me & Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner!)


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  1. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    I have not been to one of those expos yet-wow looks like some serious swag! Glad you have had a chance to do have some time off with friends too
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    1. Farrah

      I’m definitely hoping to go to next year’s (and someday, Expo West! 😛 )! *-* It was awesome to have some time to hang out with friends again! :]

  2. Kimberly Hatting

    Are all of the goods from the expo free samples? If so, DANG! That’s quite an overhaul!

    1. Farrah

      They are!! So much deliciousness to be had! *-*

  3. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    I just went apple picking today!!! My brother went to Terhune the other week (without me!), but I went to a closer one for myself today 🙂 APPLE recipes galore!
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, yay for apple picking (and how dare your brother go without you! 😛 )! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  4. Marcia

    Wow that is a serious expo haul! Enjoy all those snacks! I know Erica is an expo master!

    1. Farrah

      She really is! It was great to get to finally meet her! :D!

  5. Coco

    Despite your tough work schedule you still seem to pack in a lot of fun! That expo haul is insane!

    1. Farrah

      My shoulders definitely got a good workout! :O!

  6. Lisa

    The eating trip through NYC looks like such a good time. Gotta love the creative candy they come up with now. How was the unicorn poop?

    Those hauls are intense, but it looks like you’re stocked up on stuff for awhile.

    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I didn’t actually try eating any of it, but it was fun to explore that store–so many cute finds!

      Oh, I definitely am! No need to buy groceries for a while! :O!

  7. Missy - Getting Fit to Find Myself

    My goodness that is a lot of swag!!! I cannot get over all the unicorn stuff out there! The cupcake bakery where I live has a Unicorn Poop cupcake but only available on April 1st.

    1. Farrah

      haha, yeah! They have so much of it! That’s hilarious that they have that option exclusively for April Fool’s! 😛
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  8. Jen @ SprinklesHikes

    This post totally made me hungry! It looks like you had tons of fun eating your way through NYC and hanging with friends at the orchards – looks like fall!

    1. Farrah

      hehehe, sorry for making you hungry! ;P It was definitely a super fun time! <3
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  9. Barrie

    Oh- the samples! That looks like a haul for sure! The NYC food trip is one that I’ve always wanted to do- especially with your friends, looked fun!

    1. Farrah

      I’m still working through a lot of em’! I need to start batch cooking again soon!
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  10. Ricardo

    That chocolate peppermint popcorn is hella addictive. Also yay for New York! I would have just eaten pizza the whole time.

    1. Farrah

      haha, it really is! *-* Are you sure you would’ve been able to resist all the other foods!?!?
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  11. dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    apple picking has been on my list too…sounds like you had a lovely time in NYC!!! always so nice to catch up with you.
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you get to go apple picking soon! <3 It was great to catch up with you too! :]
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  12. ShootingStarsMag

    I love the fall! That’s great you went to the expo and it looks like you got some amazing things. Yay for apple picking; how fun. I have a whole fall bucket list I’m making my way through too. That’s great you have a non-drinking buddy. I’m the only person I know that doesn’t drink alcohol.
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you get to work through that bucket list! :D!

      Aww, darn! Most of my friends here do drink alcohol, but I do have like…2 that don’t. I’m generally the designated driver, hahaha.
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  13. Clarinda

    Wow! That was serious swag. I thought we were spoiled at Blogfest. 🙂 Sounds like you had lots of fun with your friends exploring NYC and going apple picking. I hope to go out to an orchard in Vegas later this month.
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    1. Farrah

      hehe, it was definitely a ton of fun! I hope you get to go out to that orchard! :]!

  14. Kristy from Southern In Law

    Woaaaaaaaaaaaah, check out that mega haul! Holy food!
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, yes indeed! I’m still working through it right now! 😛
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