Friday, January 30, 2009
And I cleaned the really, really dirty, disgusting kitchen. Mom probably would've disowned me if she had seen it. It was that bad. I've been a little under the weather lately, so we've let the house go.
The goal tomorrow is to tackle the rest of the house. Well, at least the den. We'd like to not have to step over piles of stuff to get from point A to point B. If we actually do it, I'll take pictures so I can brag.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This massive "burger" (surely there's a better name for it as this is nothing like any burger I've seen) is made with made with two fried eggs, four slices of American cheese, and five slices of bacon, with two grilled cheese sandwiches replacing the buns.
I think Cole kinda wants to go to Atlanta now.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I've been obsessed with them for a while, and now that they have a series airing on TLC ("17 Kids and Counting") the obsession is growing. So, why, you may ask, am I bringing this up now?
Well, tomorrow night (Sunday, 1/25) "A Very Duggar Wedding" is coming on. I cannot wait. Even though Josh (the oldest Duggar) and Anna were actually married in September, their wedding is finally airing on TV. The wait is over. Oh, and if you missed the engagement, it will be coming on shortly before the wedding special. You really need to watch the proposal. It was so awkward. I'm not even going to try to explain it to you.
I hope you'll be watching tomorrow night with me. Should be fun!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
While we’re discussing the inauguration, we have to discuss Jill Biden’s choice of clothing. Ugh. What was she thinking?? In case you missed it, here are the best two pictures I could find:
Let’s just hope her stylist doesn’t let her go it on her own again.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Tonight, I finally got the chance to try out my new food processor. When Cole and I got married, we only registered for a really small one. It’s been nice, but only for small jobs like chopping garlic. When I tried to make pesto though, it would get louder, and start shaking and smelling a little like smoke. Not good. So, for my birthday, Marcia got me a new 14-cup food processor. It’s definitely big enough to handle a little pesto.
Tonight I made cheese ravioli with pesto and chicken. I used the pesto recipe from Everyday Italian by Giada de Laurentiis. We absolutely love her cookbook. Everything we've tried from it has been great. Then we used frozen ravioli and a rotisserie chicken to go with the pesto. All in all, it was a pretty easy meal to prepare, and it was quite delicious too.
I have found myself doing that already with this blog. I’ve written 3 possible posts, but I worry that they aren’t "worthy" of posting. In order to get past this, I’m going to issue a disclaimer: not all of my posts will change your life. In fact, probably none of them will. That’s not my goal. My goal is to chronicle our lives in Tuscaloosa – grad school, law school, work, preparing to move to Birmingham, family, friends, etc. Some of my posts will be pointless; some will be serious; some will be funny; and some will just be totally random. So read if you want, don’t if you don’t.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Pictures of Kendall, Cole, Simeon, and Wells looking at Simeon's baby pictures:
What I learned about myself in New York:
I don’t like to dress up.
I like to sleep late
I like to stay up late
I don’t like to shop nearly as much as I thought I did
I like to eat good food
I like to eat cheap food
I like to eat junk food
I like to eat
Once I get an idea in my head, I’m stuck on it for a while until I get bored
I think I’d like to be a copyeditor
I really like the people I work with and wish I could take them with me to my next job
I don’t really miss cooking
I miss having a microwave – specifically because I can’t pop popcorn without it
I don’t miss my car as much as I anticipated
Cole and I really do want the same things in life
I can easily become obsessed with something (babies, learning about mortgages, job searches, etc)
I hope that I show people how much I appreciate them
I wish I were better about writing people
I wish I could sing
I wish I could dance
Cole and I have named our first 3 non-existent children, but we’re not telling
I worry that I’m not good enough to make it as a writer
I miss my girlfriends
I miss living with my roommates
I really like being married – on the good days
I'm an expert time-waster
I do not like ants
I don’t like being hot
I don’t like sweating
I wish I liked to exercise
I sorta want to live in NYC
I sorta want to live in Birmingham
I sorta want to live in Greenville
I wish all the places I sorta want to live were closer to my parents
I stay up way too late
I hate going to sleep
I hate waking up
I want to get Allstate insurance because of the commercial
Cole shocked me with his analysis of me last week – in a good way
I have no discipline (big shocker, I know)
I'm obsessed with tv
I really like my mother-in-law, and I'm seriously blessed to have her
I really want to buy the house that I love in Birmingham right now, even though I know it’s ridiculous (Edit: since then, that particular house has sold, but I am in love with 3 others)
Well, there you have it. That's probably more than you ever wanted to know about me.
So far today I have run errands and done some homework. I haven't touched the huge mess that we call our house. Ugh. Maybe it will just disappear. Maybe my mom will come over and clean it all for me. Or maybe I'll just keep putting it off.
My money's on the last one. Hey, at least I'm doing homework.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Girl 2: Theft?
Girl 1: Yeah, you know. (After realizing Girl 2 thought she was crazy) Oh...that's not right. How would you say that though?
Girl 2: Ummm, stolen. Your identity was stolen.
Yes, this was overheard in one of my advanced journalism classes.
I'm taking a huge class load this semester, but I'm going to try my best to update the blog regularly. I started another blog this summer while Cole and I were in New York. It was a fun way to keep track of everything we did, but I was pretty lousy at updating it. Hopefully this blog will be a way for our friends and family to stay up to day with our lives in Tuscaloosa (soon to be Birmingham!).
Cole and I will both graduate in May (that is, if I finish my thesis and don't drop out of school), and then we'll be moving to Birmingham. We're casually looking at houses right now, but that's about to start heating up. We also need to get serious about putting our townhouse on the market. Ugh. There is so much clutter in here it's unbelievable. I'm definitely a packrat. I'm going to try to channel my best friend Emily, though, when we pack so that I won't end up with as much junk in our new house. We'll see how that goes.
Ok, until next time...