40 meals for $40

What an adventure!

I walked into robotics a little depressed today, but as always, it didn’t fail to perk me right back up. Since we decided to stay late tonight to get stuff done, we had to figure out something to eat, so we decided to collect some money and get some food from Publix. But somehow, after we gathered money from the nearly 40 people in the lab, we ended up with exactly 40 dollars…. so we had to feed 40 people for 40 dollars. Challenge accepted.

Ryan decided to go, and I got dragged along because I’m a vegetarian (typical :P). When we got there, Ryan almost spent $4 on a box of Girl Scout Cookies, and I had to drag him away from the table.

Ryan quickly convinced himself the only way to make a meal out of this was to buy ramen. POUNDS of dried ramen… (luckily, the neon colored, overly eye-catching BEEF FLAVORED!! label turned him away from that idea…)

So, 40 people in $40. When I told the Publix employee, he looked at me like I was crazy, but to be fair, the lady at the deli was incredibly helpful. Quickly deciding against chicken due to its exorbitant price, we ended up buying sliced chicken, provolone cheese, 4 loaves of bread, peanut butter, jelly, Ruffles, AND oreos. A meal of great minds :D.

The best part of this whole adventure was when we sat together, licking peanut butter off of our fingers and actually enjoying this simple meal… reminded me why this team makes me so happy. 😀


So, progress: we actually completed an entire swerve module today! Things are looking up, and we plan to attend the scrimmage in Riviera Beach on Saturday. Awards are done, so I just need to upload photos and click submit! AHHHH things are coming up so soon and I am SOOOO excited!

I love my team <3.


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