Saturday, January 12, 2008

January 12th, 2008

This is the couch we purchased today! The red color swatch on my lap is the color we are getting it in. We also ordered it as a hide-a-bed, so to encourage the Mills to come visit again! ;-)
It gets delivered in about 8 weeks! (They have to build it first.)
I'm so excited! It is super comfy and just what we had in mind. Our new computer hutch is getting delivered tomorrow as well. It is about time. I've been itching to be able to just have a nice big hutch that we can close the doors on when we are not using the computer.
The guy sitting with me on the couch is our buddy, Dustin. He bought a new TV today! It was pretty much a shopping day all around. This is the best time of year for it. Everything is on sale!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

January 10th, 2008 - Boom, Boom, Boom...

Today I tried out the new neighborhood noodle joint, Boom Noodle. It was yummy!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

January 9th, 2008 - Mashers!

On a cold, rainy Wednesday, there's nothing better than homemade mashers!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Monday, January 07, 2008

January 7th, 2008 - Daydreaming...

Mondays are always hard after vacations. The sun was coming through my window all afternoon making me wish I could go outside and play.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

January 6th, 2008 - Everything Bread

Today we went couch shopping, hit a book store, and did some cleaning.
The most fun I had today was making Everything Bread, so I am making it photo of the day.
I bought some blueberries that were on sale, but they were way too bitter to just eat on their own. I thought they would be great for cooking.
I took a basic zucchini bread recipe tweaked it a bit, added the blueberries and a grated green apple.
It turned out delicious! Almost like a cake!

2 c. sugar
1/3 c. oil
3 eggs (or 1 egg plus the two egg equiv in egg substitute)
2 c. white flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1.5 tsp. cinnamon (add to taste)
2.5 c. grated fresh zucchini (About 3 average sized zucchinis)
1 grated small tart green apple (Or 1/2 larger apple)
1 18 oz container of sour blueberries
zest of 1 Lemon
Juice of 1 Lemon
2 tsp. powdered vanilla
1/4 tsp of liquid vanilla

Mix dry ingredients together - mix wet ingredients together, add fruits & zucchini to dry ingredients and then slowly add liquids while mixing on low speed.
Bake at 350 degrees, 50-55 minutes. Makes two large loaves.


Rubbernecking roving eye guy

I have to complain about this for just a minute.
I just got back from getting coffee and then running over to the store to pick up some things for dinner this evening. While I was there, I was walking around minding my own business when I passed a young man in the cereal isle who did the head nod "hello" at me. I smiled back politely.
No big deal.
I walked to the next isle where I was looking at olive oil when I spied the same guy again. This time he was looking at me in that way that guys do when they are looking for an "opening" to come talk to you. I grabbed my oil and walked the opposite direction. I was not in the mood for making small talk with some random dude.
I wandered through the store some more and came up behind the same guy again with his girlfriend. (I'm figuring it is his girlfriend because he had his arm around her and they were discussing what they wanted for breakfast food for the next week.) When he saw me he dropped his arm and started giving me the eye while his girlfriend was still looking at different types if bagels and not quite paying attention to what he was up to. (And before you say it is all in my head, I KNOW when a guy is giving me the eye, he was doing that uncomfortable extended stare/leering thing with that cocky half smile that guys do.)
It instantly pissed me off. His girlfriend was pretty, she looked like a nice girl, what kind of sleazeball goes shopping with his girlfriend all the while trying to get the attention of some stranger when she has her head turned?!? Had she caught him, it would have been uncomfortable for her, it WAS uncomfortable for me, and he should be ashamed of himself for acting like such a pig! It got me so flustered and ticked off I just went straight to the checkout because I didn't want to run the risk of running into him in the store one more time.

Now, if this was an isolated incident, it would bother me, but not as much. The thing is, this sort of thing happens all of the time. Ask any woman. If you go out on your own, you will always run into rubbernecking roving eye guy. It is sad, and it makes me angry. Don't people have any kind of manners anymore? I mean it is just common courtesy to not try and pick up other women when you are out with your significant other. They should all know better!

And with the very recent, seemingly random murder of the single women who was coming home from the grocery store only a few blocks from here, it is already very uncomfortable, as a women, to go out on my own! The police have no leads, so everyone looks suspicious! Women do not need to be made to feel any more uncomfortable in this neighborhood right now. It is just wrong. On so many levels.

End rant.

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