Saturday, February 27, 2010

fashion police

note to self: never wear a skirt that is shorter than your coat...

I captured this at our local dunkin donuts this morning. I was tempted to go over and let her know that she forgot to put her pants on this morning, but I didn't want to embarrass Chris. thank God for camera phones.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

these are the good old days

in celebration of eating disorder awareness week, steve and I have started a calorie contest. it turns out that he and I are both supposed to be eating the same amount of daily calories - between 1200-1500. so there you go, a perfect contest. so far I won Monday and steve won tuesday. I haven't entered my info for wednesday or today, so I am not sure about those. we're very lazy contestants.

we're supposed to be having a really bad snowstorm right now, but it is just not very impressive. it's been snowing all day, but it hasn't stuck on the roads or anything. it's almost funny, really. they threatened a foot or more, schools are closed. there's even a snow emergency at my house, which is really lame because I can't park on my street even though there aren't any plows because THERE ISN'T ANYTHING TO PLOW. just admit you were wrong and recall the snow emergency. no-one will think any less of you.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


the locusts were back today and now my new lights are installed. it is so bright and awesome in my office. easily the nicest room in the house. they also brought Chick-Fil-A for lunch! it has been a pretty good day.

now I just need to get a bulletin/dry erase board and a closet organizer and I should be pretty much done buying things for that room. oh, and a map of the county, if I can find one. and maybe a reading chair. then I just have to finish unpacking, put things on my shelves, and hang my curtains. then it should be all finished. I will make a before and after post when I have accomplished all of these things. Chris and I are thinking about making a separate blog about our house renovations - what do you think?

yesterday my co-worker and I went to the Fairgrounds Farmers Market for lunch yesterday. they have an entire stand dedicated to pretzel logs. do you know what a pretzel log is? it is a huge pretzel stick (more of a log, really...) filled with all sorts of things. I got one filled with chicken, bacon, ranch, and swiss. we also split a stromboli one. that's right, you heard me. a stromboli. except that instead of being inside regular old dough, it is inside a pretzel. this stand is on of the best food discoveries of the year, I think.

if you are wondering about the title of this post, it is referencing this post at Stuff White People Like. it is totally true, at least for me, as are most things on that site. you can expect more posts referencing SWPL, I expect.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

still boring

there's still not really anything to report around here. nothing has happened and I haven't had any interesting thoughts. just a lot of sleeping and working.

Chris and I didn't get to go to wings last night because there wasn't any parking at the Ugly Oyster. parking in that city is a lesson in futility. I was disappointed because we didn't get to see everyone, but at the same time that place doesn't have much variety and and is somewhat expensive for the selection I think. we went to the chinese buffet instead and it was delicious.

right now I want desperately to go to IHOP, but I don't know if I feel like spending money...

Sunday, February 14, 2010


That Guy got me flowers for Valentine's Day. he works today, and yesterday, so he gave them to me on Friday. he's so thoughtful. <3

we don't really own any vases, so I had to stick them in our cooking wine bottle.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


so I StumbledUpon a site called What happened in my birth year? You put in your birth year and it tells you all sorts of things that happened that year. pretty simple, right? as part of the script it goes through, it says the following lines:

"There's a kid outside, shouting, playing. It doesn't care about time. It doesn't know about time. It shouts and it plays and thinks time is forever. You were once that kid."

okay, the sentence is a little clunky. but nonetheless, it nearly brought me to tears. it's true, I was that kid. that kid would have thought all this snow and the possibility of two snow days in a row as pretty darned awesome. that kid would not have spent the day worrying about how in the world she would shovel out her car so she could get to work.

so the question is, can I enjoy life and take things as they come like a child would, or do I have to worry about these things because I am an adult?

growing up sucks.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

in which our hero is nearly thwarted by a snowblower

it snowed a lot over the weekend (and it is happening again as we speak), in case you didn't know. Chris' place of employment ended up closing on Saturday, so he didn't have to go in. this pleased me greatly. we spent most of his time off digging out our cars. we dug mine out so that I could move it to the front of the house on Sunday when the snow emergency was over. you know, so I wouldn't have to do it all by myself when he was at work. good idea, right?

well, when I came home from Ikea on Sunday (we did end up going and I spent waaaaaaay too much money), I decided I would move it while my parents were still here, just in case I got stuck or something. it is a good thing I made this decision. when I reached my car, I found that it was once again COVERED IN SNOW. the people living in the house I had parked next to had snowblown all over my car. and just my car. the other three cars parked around me were pristine. it would appear that they purposefully sprayed some of their excess snow on my car, but had kindly sprayed the rest into their yard. what had I done to deserve this treatment? the world may never know.

needless to say, I was outraged. anyone who knows me can tell you that the littlest things can cause me to fly off the handle. imagine my rage upon finding all my back-breaking labor had all been for naught. I immediately went to retrieve my parents, who were, as usual, the most helpful people in the world. my mum set to work re-digging me out. my dad set to work helping me dump snow onto the freshly-snowblown sidewalk. because we are super-mature adult people.

Friday, February 5, 2010

wishing well

it is snowing. a lot. probably not going to Ikea this weekend, I would guess. I am greatly distressed. I am going to be snowed in alone here. Chris has to work this weekend, just like the last big snowstorm we had. boooooooooo.

at least these big snows have been hitting over weekends this year. I feel like a huge sell-out saying that. I imagine that me from 15 years ago would be pretty disappointed to hear those words come out of my mouth (fingers?), but it is true. weekday snow is not fun as an adult. there is nothing to look forward to except a terrible drive to/from work.

not very many posts this week; I know. but nothing very interesting has happened this week. no terrible events, no funny stories. just existing, you know? it's weird, but I don't think I've worried about anything this week. well, I worried about driving home today in the crazy snow-panicked traffic, but that's not what I mean. I mean big worries about big things. totally haven't crossed my mind at all. I feel kind of empty and listless without them.

this song, referenced in the title, is one of my favorites right now. as well as this one and this one. probably go listen to them.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

late sketches!

late sketches!

my solid shampoo from lush arrived today. I am about to go wash my hair with it, but I wanted to get my sketch up before it got any later.

just finished painting the office. picked up my bookshelf from my parents' house tonight, so I am well on my way to actually finishing something! an impending snowstorm might interfere with the big shopping trip this weekend, but I hope not. it is also snowing right now, and I really wish it would stop. I am not looking forward to my commute in the morning...

Chris and I made salmon for dinner. it was delicious, but now the whole house smells like fish. fish and paint. gross.