Notions & Notations of a Novice Cook: Making... →
peegaw: Cream.cheese.crust. Martha Stewart, you have outdone yourself. Really. I’m not going to say much about this recipe (partly because I’ve just spent the last 31 hours in the hospital and am now basically a typing zombie - thank goodness this post was already in the Drafts!), except that…
Or lack thereof. I was just going through my archive and came across this post. I couldn’t find any stats posted since October 2010, but I had them saved on my computer for January 2012. Obviously I’ve gained some weight and that’s probably why I wasn’t posting it on here! Between October 2010 and January 2012, hmmm… what happened? Well, I moved home. That right...
Today, I ran 7 miles.
I haven’t run that far since my marathon, in May 2011. Actually, I take that back. Last fall when I decided to start half-ass training for a half-marathon (note to self: half only applies to the distance, not the dedication of training!), I forced myself to do 10 miles as a “wake-up call” of sorts, which was not the best of strategies. Last fall I tried to do too much, too soon,...
Pan-fried chickpeas and bacon pieces for dinner
On getting faster. And other things.
Things that are new. Here are some: I lost my one job. Then I got a new one. Then I quit my other old one. So I have one job now, Monday through Friday and I love it. Plus French lessons. I have been kicking major ass in terms of running. I have been focusing on speed rather than distance, as it seems every time I start to get my distance up again I get hurt. As a result of this, I think I...
Oh my gosh, tumblr? Is that you?
I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long, I really am! It’s just that, my life has suddenly gone from extremely lame and boring and uneventful and depressing, to still really lame and boring but busy-busy-busy! Here are some things that have happened since we last met: I got a job! (definitely already posted about this, but we’ll pretend I haven’t) It kinda sucks and I just...
Me: I was thinking about potatoes on my way home from work today...
Boyfriend: You were thinking about potatoes...
Me: Well I mean I was thinking about what to make for dinner, then I thought potatoes sounded good cuz they're warm, and comforting...
Boyfriend: *weird look*
Me: And then I got a food boner.
Boyfriend: You got a food boner?
Me: Yes, a raging food boner.
Boyfriend: You are so weird...
Boring non-food update post, or my on-again,... →
If you didn’t notice by now (you must not be very observant)… I seem to take little vacay’s from this blog quite often. Also this is the second time I’ve done this, but I switched back over the WordPress. Tumblr is so easy and convenient and I love following people here, but there are many things about it that drive me crazy. So from now on (by that I mean until I get bored...
Hmmmm what to eat, what to eat
Mother Hubbards cupboards are bare… I’m poor and car-less for the week until BF gets home (yes I realize how pathetic I sound saying that). But! I get my first paycheck this week! Ohhhh yeah, I already wrote a giant list of everything that I’m going to spend my first paycheck on. But for now… bare essentials dinner it is.
Peace Out, 2011!
Last New Year’s Eve, I took a Greyhound Bus out to Toronto to visit my boyfriend, got lost downtown, and finally found my way to the train station, where I took a GO train to his suburb and had a nice, quiet night to ring in the new year. This year I’m sitting in my apartment, which I share with said boyfriend, alone and reflecting on 2011 and what I hope 2012 will bring. As I wrote...
Steven Colbert, you heartless freak! But seriously, Norway is facing a butter shortage. Just stop and imagine that for a second. Life without butter. Holidays without butter. There’s something just inherently wrong about that.
Not Feeling Too Well
I’m just cold, tired, congested. My face looks super swollen. Attractive, right? Somebody bring me all of the sweet treats, please?
Runfos: Running for Others
Hello hello, tumblr-world. Little has happened since my somewhat-whiney update post from a few days ago, except that I made another pot of that Caldo Verde soup and it was seriously the best batch I’ve made yet, and I went for a couple-mile walk both yesterday and today. Hooray for progress, right? Oh, and also, I wanted to let you all in on a new project that I have become a part of. I...
Emotions in Bullet Point Form.
If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve been on a real blogging hiatus these past few weeks. I guess that might have something to do with the following: I haven’t been running because every time I try to, I get this sharp pain in my knee. I’m reeeeeally hoping a new pair of shoes will fix this, considering I’m still running in the shoes I partially trained for and ran...
thehonestpalate: “Pushy Pops finally addresses the most annoying part of eating: the pause between putting food in your face and putting more food in your face.” Stephen Colbert’s Though For Food segment is perfect, every time. Omg for real? For real. (Sorry I’ve been MIA, blog. I’ll be back soon, I promise.)
How Pizza Became a Vegetable →
This really gives me hope for humanity.
jolie petite histoire: Le Beaujolais Nouveau →
joliepetitehistoire: [image source] The third Thursday of November marks the annual celebration of Beaujolais Day - the release of the easy-to-drink, fruity, and affordable red wine known as Beaujolais Nouveau from France’s Beaujolais region. The wine gets its lightness and “drinkability” from its short,… Happy Beaujolais Day!
Mary Kay Holiday Gift Guide →
Check out this Holiday Gift Guide the ladies at Mary Kay put together. There are lots of limited edition products available right now that are perfect for the holidays. And don’t forget about some of the best sellers, like the TimeWise cleanser and moisturizer set, or the oil-free eye makeup remover (one of my favorites - I need to re-order some for myself pretty soon here). As always, all...
Yeah Yeah and I'm Alright.
It may be the end of the week, but I feel like it’s time for a fresh start. I promised myself to make it good last week, and I’ve been trying. I went out and applied for more jobs, and I forced myself to at least try to do things that make me happy. I did some cooking (although uninspired cooking has proven itself difficult), went out for a few walks (being unable to run has also been...