Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I hate my car.

And it hates me back. I think the fuel pump finally went on it. Which isn't too bad of a fix, just frustrating as hell. But it did get me home today, somehow. I have no idea. It died on my street. Wow. 

So I guess I'll be taking the bus or riding my bike from here on out, which isn't so bad- I kinda prefer those anyways.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I've come to the realization...

...that I've really missed going to shows. Went to the Bouncing Souls tonight because one of my friends was opening. Had a blast. I was in the pit the whole time with all the sweaty testosterone-y people getting pushed down and ran into. And I didn't want to be anywhere else. I guess I'm not as old as I keep telling myself I am...

I did marry my punk rock boyfriend, after all. :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sad face...

My spring break is over. Boo. I really didn't do anything, which is incredibly disappointing. I never cracked a book, didn't start/finish any projects, and didn't ride my bike nearly as much as I wanted to. I guess it's okay, but I would've liked to have achieved more in my free time. I didn't play Wii all week, actually not really at all, though, so that's good. We went to a Zydeco festival and hubby and I cut a rug. Well, not really, but we danced anyways. We got some mango pepper jelly which is really yummy on PB&J sammiches. Spicy!

I did, however, have a fairly full day. I returned my video game to Blockbuster on time. I guess there's a first time for everything! I went out to lunch, which was GROSS. We went  and played a round of golf- first time in literally years, which is sad because I played all 4 years in high school. Oh well, it was fun and I didn't do nearly as poorly as I expected. We went out to the beach to watch the sunset, and much to our surprise the rocket launch! Gorgeous! Then we went to the gym and it kicked major butt. I'm gonna feel THAT tomorrow! Yay! Seriously, Yay!

I got some different bread today. I've wanted to try it for a while and never did... it's s sprouted grain bread (Ezekiel?) and is quite good. And healthy! Part of my attempt to avoid refined carbohydrates. 

Aaaaand that's it. Back to school in the AM- whoo!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Well I would've gone to Whole Foods...

But my battery is dead.


The newest task at hand

Okay, to follow up from yesterday, dinner was anything but a disaster. The quinoa was awesome- I got a box that had seasonings and such to try it, but now I feel confident trying my hand at just plain and spicing it up myself. The lentils turned out delish. I sauteed up a scallion, some carrots, and some garlic with a little olive oil and salt and pepper, added some thyme, marjoram, and tarragon, the rest of the veg broth I had in the fridge, and half a bag of lentils. Quick and yummy. 

Now that that's over with, it's time to start planning food for these trips I have coming up. I'm gonna take a trip to Whole Foods here in a sec and see what I can muster up. More later.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bike rides...

Are amazing. I went on a nice one today. Rode to the gym and back. It was such a beautiful day, I just couldn't see getting in the car. And I'm glad I didn't! Then I went to the grocery store... I'm going to try my hand at cooking quinoa. So for dinner tonight, we are having that and broccoli and I think tofu... ooh or maybe lentils! I love love LOVE lentils, and they are SO good for you!

I found a webpage that kinda put my butt in gear here. And here. With me and the hubs working out and such, protein is an important part of out diet, and we simply weren't getting enough. So, after researching it, like I always do, that kinda opened my eyes. It's stuff that I knew, but refined carbs are just SO delicious, ya know? I am going to try cutting the nasty, funky stuff outta my diet for a week or two, and see how it goes.

That's about it for now. Gotta go cook some dinna! <3

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Oh my...

We caved in and bought a Wii with our tax return. And have been sitting here all afternoon messing with it instead of doing anything we should be doing, like, say, housework. Or in hubby's case, homework. He's making a Mii instead (an avatar doohickey that looks like you that takes your place in games and such, for those of you unfamiliar with this Wii jargon). Oh well... it could be worse I suppose.

My lovely little bicycle is fixed! Hooray! It was not working right, I guess because the chains stretch after you first get it and I never took it in for its tune-up. But it's in awesome shape now. And rides great. I also got a rack thing for the back of it so I can strap my books or whatever to it... very necessary I found out the other day when I rode to school with my heavy backpack. Pretty stoked. 

So 2 weekends from now is the big backpacking trip! Hooray! We are actually going camping next weekend too, I guess, with some friends... don't know how I feel about it just because everyone there drinks, and I don't- might make for some awkwardness. Oh well. We're taking our own car just in case things turn funny, and then we can just go to Juniper or something. The cool thing about it is that we're going to be able to do a "shake-down," as Steve calls it. Since we'll have the car, we're going to pack as though we're going on the backpacking trip, just to determine what we need and don't, and play with our gear. That way we aren't stuck 30 miles away from the car without things we need, ya know? I'm excited... 2 weekends in a row outdoors with my love? Couldn't ask for much more. :)

And it is officially, FINALLY spring break! Steve made me promise that I'm not going to sit inside all week when he's not here and play Wii... I wasn't going to anyways. I already promised MYSELF that I'm doing fun stuff all week. Fun artsy stuff. That's not to say that there won't be any Wii playing in there at all, but it's going to be very limited. Plus, the weather is going to be amazing next week. Definitely some beach in there somewhere, and most definitely some bike rides. Lots of them. I'm going to ride out to Gulfport on the trail one of the days. Pretty excited. 

Well that's it for now. Going to a bowling/ karaoke birthday party at 8ish. Should be fun!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's March 4th...

And I have only 2 days left until Spring Break! After lab tomorrow night, I will be free free free until a week from Monday. Oh, I hope time goes by fast! It doesn't seem like it's going to, though. I guess I can only hope.

This spring break, after I tame my out-of-control apartment and get ahead on homework, I am going to do just fun stuff. Bike rides, picture-taking, yarn stuffs, and the like. Cooking is in there somewhere, as is a beach trip or two. After all, it's going to be in the 80's! Go figure, Florida- 50's this week, 80's the next. I'm also going to get down on some heavy duty reading. Then, after I go back on Monday, I only have til Wednesday and I get to go on my backpacking adventure! I have a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks... I just have to get through tomorrow.

It's only 32 hours.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

It arrived!

My film. So excited! I stuck it in the camera as soon as I opened the box, and am super happy about the results. Kinda blurry, red and orangey undertones and nicely contrasty. I love old film. Steve just doesn't get it- I keep hearing "Why don't you just use your digital and make it look old in photoshop ? Why do you want the chemicals to determine what it looks like?" Duh. It's all about the surprise and unpredictability of film! You have no idea what it's gonna look like til it develops. One of my favorite things is waiting on a Polaroid to develop. Sigh. I think we've become too dependent on shoot and look and shoot again. Doesn't leave for those funny uh-oh pictures. I'm bad about taking a picture and immediately looking at the back of my camera- I even do it with my other film camera. It's just a conditioned response. A sad one at that.

Now I have a new favorite obsession that I'm going to get. SOON. A lomo camera. Check out here. I want one! He doesn't understand that, either, but it's okay and expected at this point.

And now pictures!

First picture with the film, but Steve wanted to try something and split the front from the back... This is the front.This is the back.
This is me. :)
This is us. Not Polaroid...
And this is the cutest cat in the world. But I may be partial...