I guess I'm an adult now
Because this is pretty much what I consider an excellent day (and I’ve had several this week): work hard with my clients, go to the gym and work harder, come home to water the tomatoes, feed the dogs, and cook a delicious, balanced meal while listening to music and sipping wine. It’s such a satisfying feeling to finally settle in and enjoy the reward of a beautiful meal after a...
Today in my Zumba class
This mean old lady got mad at me for standing behind her. I guess she wanted to be in the back row (even though there was like 8 ft of space behind her), and I thwarted her plans. She made a really rude comment and was like: And then I was like: then I moved across the room from her. At first I was kind of frustrated because, you know, bitch I’m just here to Zumba. I’m not trying...
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In class today
Someone referenced Nell (the movie) and all I could think of was Parks and Rec: “Are you Nell? From the movie Nell?” I am a Parks and Rec junkie.
A perfect summation of my feelings about gay...
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A PREQUEL IS IN THE WORKS???
Just ordered this dress
From www.shabbyapple.com. They have really cute handmade stuff.
Simply put: you do not get to build a magazine around making women feel...– Real Quick: Glamour is shocked. I mean eviscerated. I mean shocked. « Two Whole Cakes
I don't even know
are the best. This one is just random stuff from the pantry and fridge, but it was delicious. I guess we can call it Pesto Chicken with Israeli Couscous. I oversalted the couscous, but if that hadn’t happened then this dish would have been perfect. Oh, and this broccoli is from Nanny and Granddad’s garden. It tastes so much better than the stuff in the grocery store. Pesto...
Cheesecake Marble Brownies
I made these tonight for my boyfriend to take to work tomorrow, thus solidifying my spot as the Best. Girlfriend. Ever.™ Would you like the recipe? Cheesecake Marble Brownies (Made without a single adaptation from smittenkitchen.com.) Makes 16 2-inch square, thick brownies Brownie batter 1 stick (1/2 cup or 4 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into pieces 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate,...
Today on my facebook page, one of my friends posted a video of himself playing the theme to Parks and Rec on the piano, and another friend posted the video of Dave Foley as “The Guy With a Good Attitude Toward Menstruation.”
A woman’s individual preoccupation with weight often serves as a mask for other,...– Appetites by Caroline Knapp (via summergirl88)
@paolaandfrancesca and paper-is-patient
paolaandfrancesca said: Those are really impressive! paper-is-patient said: Those look SO much more attractive than the sushi I’ve made! Aw, thanks guys! You’ve given me sushi self-esteem.
I make really good homemade sushi rolls, ya’ll.
OMG Coconut Milk Ice Cream!
Do I have your attention? This ice cream is amazing. It’s creamy, sweet, rich, and dense. And it could easily be adapted in any number of ways. Since I didn’t have full-fat coconut milk, I subbed in some regular dairy to make it creamier. But you could make this totally vegan by just using full-fat coconut milk and making sure that your cocoa powder is dairy free. Chocolate...
Growing up, my mom always made us homemade granola and bread. She actually has a grain grinder and would make her own flours out of kamut, spelt, whole oat groats, and other ancient grains. I guess this probably gives you a bit of insight into why I turned out the way I did! My friends all tease me about my interest in/obsession with (depends on who you ask) healthful foods, and I just tell them...
Cabbage Roll Soup
This is more delicious than it should be. After all, it’s cabbage. That fact notwithstanding, this stew is flavorful, filling, and super healthy. Interested? This is a head of cabbage from Nanny and Granddad’s garden. They cut it for us on Sunday. It is fresh and gorgeous, and smells like summer. Yum. Cabbage Roll Soup 1 lb ground beef 1/2 head cabbage, chopped 1/2...
I am home sick today with swollen glands and post nasal drip, but I’m lousy at resting. Whenever I take a sick day, I start off thinking that I’ll just lounge around and watch TV but end up doing all kinds of odds and ends. So far today I have written a paper for school, washed the dishes, cleaned the fridge and organized our flours and sugars into containers, made a fresh batch of...
Reading all my teacher friends’ facebook posts about summer break is making me want to punch a kitten.
Random Thought of the Day
If they made a lipstick that recreated the way my lips look right after I scrub them with a washcloth in the shower, I would buy a lifetime supply.
From an early age, boys are fitted with emotional straight-jackets tailored by a...– Joe Ehrmann, former NFL player, from “Men Can Stop Rape” (via bibliofeminista)
nemene said: Your “half of the book is a love letter to Amy Poehler” is convincing me more than any other review I’ve read. I’ll have to pick it up when I’m done with the book I’m on now. It is seriously incredibly endearing and inspiring to see how obviously these two women respect and care about each other. I love their love.
I just finished Bossypants
It’s the first book I think I’ve actually finished in months that wasn’t work- or school-related. This is a rousing endorsement. Seriously, read this book!
I made those cupcakes instead of writing a paper. Good call, me.
I mean, for real. All I was trying to do was use up the wilting strawberries in my fridge and make a treat for my boyfriend to take to work. I wasn’t trying to melt everyone’s face off with amazingness. Oh well, I guess that’s the risk you take when you bake fresh strawberry cupcakes from scratch, and then whip up some insane strawberry cream cheese frosting to boot. ...
The Best Weekend...
ever. I was in Charlotte visiting my old college friends this weekend. I would have written about it sooner but work immediately began ruining my life the moment I got back. There was so much laughter, delicious food, and wine in Charlotte- it was exactly what I needed. I was reminded of how silly and fun life can be if you just relax. I also remembered that people love me when I am being as dumb...