The past few years have been nothing other than an excuse to further the country's divide as Presidential Candidates were picked apart and eventually slimmed to just one. This next week is going to be a scatter of emotions for people of all ages, and instead of writing about something political, I wanted to talk about something near and dear to my heart.
Yesterday, I was wandering through the aisles of the grocery store, searching for a low-calorie snack for me to store in my dorm room. I passed crackers, granola, and macaroni and cheese until I found the mother of all snacks... the classic, and highly enjoyable, peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I, of course, prefer crunchy peanut butter, sweet orange marmalade, and a multi-grain bread (if that doesn't describe my personality than I'm not sure what could). As I loaded the jar of peanut butter, the jar of marmalade, and the loaf of bread into my cart, I couldn't help but dream about the masterpiece I was about to create the second I walked back into my dorm.
As I whipped the door of my dorm open, I threw all of the other things I had bought aside and I searched through the bags for the three items that were about to turn my great day into an even better one. I grabbed a paper towel from my desk and laid it down to act as a plate, because apparently during all of the excitement of rediscovering a PB&J sandwich I forgot half of the items on my list, including but is not limited to, plates. I searched through all of my storage bins to find a knife, but I must have forgotten them also, so I found a spoon that would do the job just as well. I laid all of these pieces onto my table and I could feel myself salivating as my hands began to craft a five star meal for myself. I couldn't make this sandwich quick enough. I was stumbling and spilling chunks of marmalade all over the place, but when I took the first bite of this beautiful gift from the heavens, I swear everything felt right in the world!
So, long story short. Go to the store and make a freaking peanut butter and jelly sandwich because it will solve all of your problems.