31 October 2008

No List Friday

I am not a fan of scary movies what so ever ... thus, my favorite Halloween movies are:




30 October 2008

Adding On

Recent additions to the ol' iPod include:
  • Chasing Pavements - Adele
  • I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  • The Luckiest - Ben Folds
  • I'll Back You Up - Dave Matthews
  • Gossip In the Grain (album) - Ray LaMontagne

29 October 2008

Brownie Blunders

I love brownies ... so i decided to make some today ... everything went wrong:
  • I dropped an egg taking it out of the refrigerator
  • eggshells got into the batter
  • I was gradually adding brownie mix to the other ingredients ... and completely forgot to add about 1/4 of the mix ... until after I poured it into the baking pan
  • speaking of which, I didn't grease the pan
  • I did remember to pre-heat the oven, but then realized that the boiler pan was in the oven
  • I overcooked the brownies
  • ... but they're still editable 

25 October 2008

Pizza Pizza

I believe that technology is not helping with my anxiety issues.  I hung out with Lindsay last night and ordered pizza.  We ordered it online.  While it is convenient, it allows for one (me) to easily avoid calling in an order.  And while I do love love love being able to avoid using the phone to order a pizza from a zit faced apathetic pizza place employee ... I also recognize that things like this only encourage my reluctance to deal/ interact with people.

That's not the point of this post ... the point is that after we ordered the pizza online, Lindsay pointed out that we could track our pizza. The Pizza Tracker was set up in the following way:
  • pizza ordered
  • prep
  • bake
  • box
  • delivery
It was pretty cool ... like a countdown to when the pizza would magically appear at the door. 

23 October 2008

Questionable Trends

Yesterday afternoon First Kid was on t.v..  Am I the only one who has seen that? As the movie rolled on, I remembered that there were several other movies which featured 13-something boys with mass amounts of money. Short lived trends I suppose:

22 October 2008

Ode to my passport

  • the summer before my senior year of high school I went to Europe so I needed a passport
  • my passport expires next year ... or something like that
  • I know it's not that big of a deal, but for whatever reason I am having issues with it
  • my mom took me to get my passport pictures taken 
  • back when i was a naive 17 year old
  • it was raining and cold
  • I was wearing a gray Gap sweater that was Whitney's
  • I thought it was cool
  • since my initial trek over to Europe I have since returned to Italy
  • my passport has also accompanied me in most cases that I need more than 1 i.d.
  • it's like a loyal sidekick that has the ability to get me into other countries

19 October 2008

Stack 'Em Up

I just got my November issue of Real Simple in the mail yesterday ... when I tossed it on top of the other things I am currently reading, I realized that the stack is getting out of control ... I just keep accumulating books etc., but I'm not finishing anything.  The stack includes:
With some dedication to reading, I should be able to put a dent in the stack, especially since more than 1 book hails from the young readers section.  --- Don't ask, I think I am having an identity crisis.

18 October 2008

Clear Skin

Not to brag, but I have always had clear skin ... and by clear skin I mean, I have never had any issues with zits.  That being said, I have had more zits this year (my 25th year) than the past years of my life combined.  That got me thinking about zits in general:
  • I don't pop zits ... ever. Not even once ... I think it's funny when people start picking, poking, and squeezing the first inkling of a blemish
  • when I was a kid I always hoped I would have really bad breakouts
  • combine that with my hope for needing glasses and braces
  • ... I never got what I wanted
  • I only wash my face in the shower.  I am not coordinated enough to wash my face in the sink because I: splash water everywhere, get soap in my eyes, never feel like I adequately wash or rinse my face, and splash water all over myself
  • I think guys with acne scars trump guys without them

16 October 2008

Confessions

  • I want to be more tan
  • I want to carve pumpkins but I feel too old
  • in about 3 weeks I'll be 26
  • I think it would be cool to work in a toll booth ... maybe for like a day
  • warm weather makes me happy
  • I'd be lost without my iPod
  • stupid people should not vote
  • I own the Shrek 2 soundtrack ... I'm not sure why
  • I watch Dancing with the Stars ... I'm not sure why
  • speaking of t.v. - Korto should have won Project Runway

15 October 2008

Archaic Notions

Everything has their time to shine/ place in history ... I still think many things are cool that are past their prime:
  • typewriters
  • snail mail
  • books
  • bar soap
  • concerts/ live music
  • bikes and walking
  • notepads
  • knitting
  • styrofoam cups

14 October 2008

You, Me & Tennessee

This past weekend Alan, Lindsay, and I made the trek back to Tennessee.  Trip highlights included:
  • our first meal was a gluttonous feast at the friendly neighborhood Waffle House
  • and that was only the kick off meal, we ate a lot throughout the weekend
  • sold out festivals, we batted 0 for 2
  • a tour of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg ... it was amazing ... envision Vegas meets Nags Head, NC minus casinos and an ocean
  • beautiful scenery 
  • not realizing the demand for pancake houses in Tennessee; we must have spotted 50+
  • Lindsay's rendition of the Davey Crockett jingle ... constantly
  • go cart racing
  • Ripley's Haunted Adventure
  • Star Cars: we actually did not pay to go in, but from the outside you could see a bunch of the featured cars, including: the DeLorean from Back to the Future!
  • a night at the Dixie Stampede ... it's a Medieval Times in the form of the North v. South; it was amazing!

11 October 2008

Don't Forget

I am headed to Tennessee for the weekend ... I always seem to get frazzled when I have to remember a bunch of things at once, hence why I need to write things down so I don't forget them:
  • pillow
  • butt pillow*
  • knitting stuff
  • extra shoes
  • iPod
  • batteries
  • water
  • blanket for car ride
  • phone charger
  • camera 
* apparently when I went tubing about a month ago, I managed to break my tailbone ... when I sit for extended periods of time, it is ridiculously uncomfortable ... cue donut pillow

10 October 2008

09 October 2008

Whine Time

Sappy/ movies with utterly happy endings have been following me around lately ... I haven't been able to escape them, plus they have not been meshing with my 'lunatic spinster' aspirations.  Seriously, just in the past week I have seen:
  • Sex and the City
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • The Notebook ... twice
  • Knotting Hill
  • and Mr. Deeds is on right now.  While I understand it is not sappy, it does fall into the happy ending category

... on an unrelated side note: today is 10-9-08, get it?

08 October 2008

Wine Time

I am not a wine person ... but I feel like I should know what I like and what I don't like, so recently I have been choking down the stuff.  Typically I choose based on price and how cool the label is; that being the case, in the past week I have tried:

07 October 2008

Tuesday To-Do

  • finish orange hat
  • inventory hats
  • inventory/ rate wines consumed in the past week
  • copy patterns of hats into pattern book
  • copy wines & evaluations ... blog?
  • work on blog
  • work out ... one way or another
  • work on not consuming mass amounts of brownies that I made last night at 9:30 just because I felt like eating brownies and chocolate ice-cream
In other news:
  • I vow to quit slacking off with my blog and get back on the List train
  • most likely headed to Tennessee this weekend
  • in exactly 1 month (+ 1 day) I will be 26 - I feel like I have just come to terms with being 25, yikes!
  • I had a dream last night that I was in some sort of college level math class, and I had to take a test that was completely unprepared for

02 October 2008

Security

Things that annoy me ...
security questions.  Maybe it's just me, but internet security questions drive me nuts.  I can never remember how I respond either ... it seems like most of them could have more than one answer.  And, most of the questions are just plain dumb; as I was applying for health insurance my choices were:
  • elementary school I attended
  • favorite teacher
  • city mother was born in
  • city father was born in
  • name of childhood hero
  • my favorite pastime
  • favorite sports team
  • high school mascot
  • make of first car
  • make of first bike
seriously?