Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mid-Week Break

I'm still fighting off this stupid sinus trouble and on top of that, today wasn't really a great day.

So, to cheer myself up, I showed a coworker
a funny video.

And on the way home from work, I listened to

And now that I'm here, I've been looking at 
some of my favorite Toothpaste for Dinner comics.

And now I feel much better!

Monday, September 27, 2010


I took these (and a lot of other) pictures of the cats a couple of weeks ago (and all of the time).

I think they pretty well sum up my last four days, with the exception of somehow working a bit in there.

I've had a sinus headache that's been kicking my booty from the inside out. I'll tell anyone that will listen that I need a new nose, but apparently that's not an option. So instead, I'll just take antibiotics, my neti pot, tea, and lots of sleep. Speaking of which....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Crochet machine!

No, I didn't buy some kind of crazy crochet machine....I am a crochet machine!

I made a hat! 

I found the pattern on Ravelry, and started working on it this weekend. This won't be the first (or last) time I've made this terrible joke - but I'm hooked on crochet!

And, conveniently, my new hat matches the dress I was wearing today.

I didn't plan it this way, but I guess finishing a hat a couple of hours before the start of fall was a good idea! Happy fall, everyone!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Necesito practicar!

If not having cable has taught me anything, it's that I need to start practicing my Spanish.

¡Porque quiero entender este programa! ¡Y todos los programas!

Of course, understanding it completely probably wouldn't make much of a difference. Already, I've seen someone eat raw bacon, someone cross his eyes, and someone try to pop his shoulders out of place. I'm mesmerized.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Where have I been?

I apparently took a week off from posting...I guess due to a crazy week at work and a bizarre road trip.

Brian and Jason played Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC on Saturday night. So I, along with Jason's girlfriend, went on a crazy road trip with them.

It's about a 10 hour drive to Raleigh, but we planned to leave extra early to have time to thrift and explore. So, we left at 3am on Saturday. I drove from the GA Welcome Center to the first stop on my pre-planned Roadside America list: "Flea Market Mascot Cow".

She is a very stylish cow, complete with a hat, anklet, and really long eyelashes. She's the mascot for Keller's Flea Market in Savannah, GA.

We got there right when they "open", 8am. We drove around for 15 minutes before anything was remotely open. We finally got to walk around in the main building, which looks awesome(r) from the side:

I got four really nice vintage pins, including one that says "If you're looking for me, I just left!". No one else bought anything...The rest of the trip kind of continued in the same way. Many, many thrift stores and several cities later, I bought two shirts. It was quite a dud of a shopping day. And we ran out of time so the cow was the only roadside attraction we managed to see.

We got there, they played the show, then we turned around and drove home. My sleep has been all kinds of messed up since then, but at least we made it home! It was certainly an adventure!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Who needs cable...

When the local news is this entertaining?

Florida is funny.

This also seems like the appropriate time to plug the crack photographic reporting I do about Florida Plush in Peril for a friend's website: Free Thee Animals. It doesn't get much more perilous than getting blown up by the bomb squad.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vegetarian TropiChop Experiment

Brian and I have recently become hooked on Vegetarian TropiChops from Pollo Tropical (a caribbean-inspired fast food restaurant mostly in Florida). Fast food, generally, as a rule is terrible for you. It's also very rarely vegetarian, let alone vegan. But this has got to be the best of the bunch.

The dish is basically a bowl of beans and rice, with corn, tomatoes, and lettuce. The real kicker is when you throw in their (non-vegan) curry mustard sauce. Brian doesn't like mustard and isn't a big fan of curry, but even he loves this sauce.

Given the simplicity of the dish, and that it's a food we both can agree on, I decided to make my own. I found a recipe for the sauce and made some adjustments.

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Curry Mustard Sauce
1 cup Vegenaise
3 T mustard
1 1/2 T curry powder

Mix well. Chill overnight. (Seriously. Do it.)

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Pour on yummy food and enjoy!