Friday, October 31, 2008
I started out the day by buying all of my morning classmates (12 of us art gals) Kolaches from the kolache factory.
I made them all yell "Trick or Treat" to get one.
Then I saw the first awesome costume of the day.
This is sure to be a good day!
There will be many Halloween related posts to come!
Have fun! Enjoy the bee-uh-yoo-tee-full weather!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
But I will make room for some things, even if my peerlings do occasionally tease me.
Last Christmas, my brother and I both received one of these lovely green Pickle Keepers:
I grew up with this lil' gem in our fridge. Pickle slices just a swift lift away. Now these guys are considered "vintage" and mine had to be ordered from eBay. I must say that I feel really lucky to have one. Mmmmmm, pickles.
Another necessity, is my Wonderbread Sandwich keeper, which has saved many a sammy from certain doom being wedged between my laptop, books, and pencil case within my backpack. What a good friend.
But do you know what I DON'T have?!?
I recently found this on SoGood's blog, and am thinking it must be added to this year's Christmas wish list. I give you, The Banana Bunker!!
In many fine colors, I'd want green of course.
Aside from this being entirely phallic (but what isn't??), I don't know why every banana-eater does not have one of these. Where has this been all my life?? Oy Vey.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
But not just any cheese, semi hard Iberico from the ole Wheatsville, recommended to me by a certain Amazonian blogosphere pal.
It did not let me down. In fact, I should have bought more because it and the Baba-Ganoush I bought while there quickly became my dinner.
I then remembered I have a test tomorrow, which may or may not confirm that I will suck as a future teacher, and so I decided to study at Quacks. While there (and still here), I decorated this guy, with their shortbread eyeball cookies. (Yes, I had a gourd in my purse.) They also have really delicious Hibiscus tea, which I am having mixed with a bit of lemonade.
My painting professor gave us next Tuesday (election day) off from class. He said he wants us to stay at home and "enjoy being citizens."
I want every day to be Citizen Day.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Why is this in the news- and a headline at that?
I guess it gives people hope.
Even the largest of us can find "true love"....
Shaela, there's hope for you yet! (you like how I've mentioned you in two blogs, don't you?)(I just re-read that and it appears as if you are obese.... but I think you know how I meant it.)
In unrelated news, "A British man drowned during his honeymoon in Spain while his helpless wife watched in horror, the Daily Mail reported."
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
As most of Austin was watching Texas beat Oklahoma St., I was running errands all over town. Riding around with lumber hanging out of my car window, and picking up the final pieces of my halloween costume from Hobby Lobby and DSW. While in the area of DSW, I decided to pay a visit to Spec's. I was hoping I would find some vegemite, because I heard it can be found there and I've always wanted to try the stuff... but instead I found all of this!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Dia De Los Muertos is coming up, a time for remembering those closest to us who have gone from this world.
I've always pictured myself dying in some tragic way. Such as being sucked down a swimming pool drain, choking on a peanut, or falling into lava. Tonight I could have died such a death.
We had a volunteer meeting at Mexic-Arte Museum on Congress, and I was forced to ride a 70+year-old elevator upstairs to look at props. The worker informed us that he had never seen this many people in the elevator at once, as it creaked slowly upwards and bounced to a stop.
I nearly peed myself.
After leaving the meeting in one piece and my heart still thumping, I breathed in the suddenly cold air that had blown in and thought to myself, "Hot damn, I'm making me some Jenainese Style chicken and rice!"
I really just wanted to mix the brown rice I bought the other day with as few things as possible, all bought from Wheatsville.
So here ya have it, my Happy October 22 pink sky meal.
Ingredients (plus some that I'm not telling, 'cuz I can't remember):
Whole Chicken- a nice (priced) organic one
Bok Choy (Gotta have some greens, yo)
Some magical butter of sorts
Brown Rice- cuz I've been craving it.
I cooked the chicken with some of the above. And some cinnamon and nutmeg because I figure the sky is pink and it's October and I can.
Cooked the rice in some of the chicken stock mixed in to the H2O.
Stir fried up some onions, bok choy, and ginger in the magic butter. Pulled off some chicken and they all had a dance party in the pan. Served it up with some chicken and orange juice on top.
Now, what to do with the yummy stock and chicken- seeing as I have no desire to debone it at the moment.
Bought some Garlic flavored mints at Toy Joy today.
Verdict: They began with an initial “Eh, these aren’t so bad.” Followed by a “Hmph, There’s the garlic flavor” ending with an “AcK! I think I’m going to refrain from eating those ever again now that my mouth tastes like a vampire puked into it.”
They also sold these little guys at Toy Joy. I’ll save them for my next trip and when I’m feeling like another good puke-in-de-mouth.
I can understand novel food, but seriously now, when should we draw the line?
I bought these for my step-dad last Christmas-
Why wouldn't sucking on wooden swine be a good idea???
Why wouldn't sucking on wooden swine be a good idea???
Now, I will give out some credit. Bertie Bott’s Harry Potter Jelly Beans, complete with vomit and dirt flavor, do have some decent tasting lil’ beans.
I am in awe of the vast variety of beanage one can consume. I wonder how those taste tests go. "Today we will be trying out 30 prototypes for booger flavor...."
My personal faves: Black pepper, PICKLE!!!, grass, and buttered popcorn.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Teacher: "I’m not sure if they are poisonous or not. "(Referring to Lionfish)
Girl: “Ahhh, miss, just Google it”
Boy: “Yeah, or Youtube!”
And so I thought to myself, "Wow, when I was in fourth grade, we'd look factoids up in the library.... I wonder if these kiddos even know what a card catalog is."
But then I realized, this is a technological age, beeatch. And I need to get my head in the game.
So I will. In my own way. In my own style.
And it will be good for me. Good for my stummy. Good for my soul.
And good for your eyes and innards as well.
Here goes Bloggin!