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This is part of The Post and Courier’s Daily Digest series, in which one of our food reporters asks a local to describe their day of eating in detail.

Connor Simonson lives in downtown Charleston. 

I’ve been trying to keep it a little healthier. I guess? I don’t know if this is even healthy, but I had a cinnamon-raisin bagel with very chunky peanut butter. The bagel was from the cheapest section of Harris Teeter. Chunky is my move. I want that extra texture. Because, if not, it’s just going to get stuck to the roof of your mouth. Creamy peanut butter is one of those weird things … it’s nice if you want to add a peanut flavor to a sauce, or a smoothie, but I don’t want it stuck on the roof of my mouth and have to try to get it out like a dog. 

I had coffee. I prefer to drink Second State (Coffee). If I could drink Second State Coffee every day, I 100 percent would. Normal drip is pretty much my go-to, and that’s what I had yesterday. But if I’m feeling fancy, I like a caramel latte. That’s my only flavored latte. I probably had four cups of coffee over the course of the day. 

I went to the library and got Starbucks refills while there. Not proud of that, but with a reusable mug it’s like 65 cents. After the library I went home and made … I guess it’s not really lunch or dinner, it’s like that 3 o’clock meal where I decided to do breakfast again. I went (with) honeywheat bread, sriracha mayo, scallions, SPAM, egg and cheese. I keep Spam on hand. I love Spam. It’s like two bucks a can. If you’re going to eat bologna, or cheap deli meats that come in a circle … I mean, no turkey is a circle, man. Anybody eating Butterball turkey, you can eat Spam. It’s just spiced ham. 

I do soft-scrambled eggs. I usually start with a mostly cold pan, then put the butter in and let the butter get there. Eggs, I’ll crack the eggs directly into the pan, and then I scramble them with the spatula itself off the heat. Then I put it back on the heat a little bit. If you make omelets a lot, you can kind of force it into a little square, and you don’t want to get it too brown because nobody likes brown eggs, but you can let it brown a little bit on the sides, then you flip it. I just fit it to fit the actual sandwich. It’s something I’m kind of proud of. Egg and cheese sandwiches are like, a thing for me. 

I’ve been trying to drink a lot of water recently, because I drink way too much coffee. Shout out to water. You forget how good water is. I’ve been trying to do the Nalgene bottles. 

Dinner came at like 7 p.m. I had leftover chicken fried rice from Spring Roll, which is like a cheap Chinese spot on King Street. I had more water with dinner. I don’t drink much (alcohol) at home. I drink in social settings, but it’s not always my thing. I’m also super-broke right now, so I save money by not buying beer. 

Come 9 o’clock, I was a little hungry again, so I went with some ramen. Cheap Top Ramen. So I like to boil the ramen in the seasoning because it adds some flavor to the noodles, then I let most of the water out and add a little bit of sesame oil to keep the noodles from clumping together, and a little Kikkoman teriyaki sauce and a little bit of sriracha. That will make bad ramen taste pretty good. 

And then at 10:30 p.m., I closed with a strawberry-frosted Pop-Tart. I love Pop-Tarts. 

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