Thursday, February 23, 2006

good things

Things that currently make me happy:

1. Longer days. The sun is up when I go to work now! And I can go running past 5pm! Which means...
2. Spring is coming. It is, I can feel it. Which means...
3. Spring break is coming, and I am going to New York. Yippee! I cannot wait to walk all over the city and explore on my own. Not to mention seeing long-lost friends.
4. I am a plant owner and as of yet, nothing has died on me. So of course I am going plant crazy. Only cheap plants for now, 'cause I don't want to get too attached. I haven't always had the best history with plants.

Right now I'm trying to decide if I should glue my new world map to my coffee table or not. It could look awesome, or it could ruin both a nice map and a coffee table. Hmmm.

Monday, February 20, 2006

i need a little reaction

I turned 24 on Friday, and in a stunning display of responsibility and maturity, I forgot to pay my credit card bill. For the first time, ever.

I got some very funny presents from some of my students. They are the sweetest.

Here's a present for you: it's a Mirah song. I was trying to get Dancing in the Dark up, but it didn't work for some reason. So, this one is shorter but fun.

Mirah - Dreamboat

Ok, and this has nothing to do with my birthday, but I enjoyed this bit on myspace from the Daily Show. Good lord, is everyone on the Daily Show hot? I really need cable.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

on food and other things

chili salad

This is my new favorite dinner, and it's spectacularly easy, quick, and healthy. I take a can of black beans, a can of diced tomatoes, onion, garlic and other spices, and throw it all in a pot. After it's heated and ready, I pour it into a bowl with spinach leaves in it. The heat wilts the spinach just a little, but not too much. Then throw on some crushed tortilla chips and it's an awesome chili salad.

In other food news, I want to start shopping at my local co-op more often. I also only want to buy organic cheese because it's so damn good, and good cheese is worth the money. Also, I really like these guidelines (not a true recipe, really) for vegetable soup. Good stuff.

This is completely unrelated, but requires mentioning. I've talked about checking my sitemeter and laughing at the weird search terms that lead people here, but this one takes the cake. Someone came across my blog searching for "pictures of young girls putting tampons in." Um, yeah. Here's proof.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

oh stephanie, how could you?

Jodie Sweeten does meth!!

I'm sorry. This is only fascinating to me because I always viewed Stephanie Tanner as my model peer. I often felt a certain kinship with her as I watched Full House back in the day. We were the same age, and we shared the horror of being the unwanted middle child. ["DJ is always going to be the oldest and Michelle is always going to be the youngest and I'm always going to be STUCK IN THE MIDDLE!" And then they explained that good things come in the middle, like the white part of oreo cookies and so forth. God, why do I remember all of this...] So I always based my actions growing up in comparison to her's. When Stephanie danced to Motownphilly, dammit, I wanted to dance too. Why wasn't I taking dancing lessons and wearing hideous outfits? Clearly that's what every girl my age should have been doing. And when Stephanie went to makeout parties at 13, I had to think about how uncool I must be as there were no makeout parties in sight. Sigh.

Anyway, meth? I guess that's a good way to get back into the spotlight. Or maybe it's proof that Full House is bad for everyone.