*for extra credit, anyone know what score Elle Woods got on her LSAT to get into Harvard Law in Legally Blonde? Anyone??*
Anyway, one student was a young woman who REALLY wanted to become a lawyer, and REALLY wanted to get into a decent law school. She actually took the class twice. And not only did she take the class, she made other changes she believed would help her chances. She stopped smoking, started eating healthy, and exercising.
One session, during breaktime, she mentioned she'd started eating flax with her cereal, because she'd heard that flaxseed was good brainfood. Figured eating flax while taking a prep class would really make her shine on test day. She asked if I knew anything about it, which I did not. But, what the heck, I'd give it a try.
Shortly after that conversation, I got some flaxseed at the healthy store and tried some on my morning bowl of cereal. Magnum did too.
It was SO gross! I couldn't finish my bowl of cereal. Magnum agreed. It didn't really taste like anything, it was just the texture. Even just thinking of that memory now has me grossed out! It was like eating cereal with little dried boogers mixed in! Seriously!
To top that off, not only had I ruined a bowl of cereal, I'd ruined the entire box. I thought it would be a time-saver to just mix a bunch of
I threw the whole box out. I should've burned it, that would have been cathartic.
Anyway, I reported my results to... let's call her "Trish"... at the next class session.
"Trish", I said, "I couldn't do it! It was like dried boogers in my cereal! How do you eat it?!"
"Boogers, what?", she replied.
I explained. Even the part about mixing it into the whole box, and throwing the whole box out.
"Don't get the seeds!", she explained. "Get the ground up stuff! It's like, powdery. Just sprinkle it on. It's not boogery at all!"
Trish is now a practicing attorney. We're buds on Linkedin where she seems happy and smart.
And I know to use ground flax.
Never whole flaxseed. Never ever. That would be stupid.
Linking up with Mama Kat this week, for the prompt
5. Share one piece of great advice you’ve received.