Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Haven't updated in a while. Here are some photos of things that have been happening.

I skipped class last week to visit Dylan, where he gave me a discount on a 60 cent macaroon. It was dry and not very good...karma?

This is me being the ugly 1/2 of an otherwise attractive couple before we went out.

This was Courtney's going away party. Aww.

And then on Sunday, Jared came over and made chow mein which was delicious but also made us sick because he didn't cook it enough even though he swears it was perfectly fine. He made up for it later, though. ;)

I made homemade Girl Scout samoa cookie bars. They didn't taste exactly the same, but they were yummy regardless.

Last night Courtney, Ian, Lauren, & Dyl came over to say goodbye one last time before Courtney leaves for New Zealand. She brought Samson, who I used to think was highly adorable until he shit on my rug.

Lauren, Dyl, Court aka Dylan's new "deef."

Summer better not ever end because once these babes go back to school, I'm going to be so miserable.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Snapshot Sunday

Breakfast. Pineapple spears & blueberry Clif Bar.

Work. On the way home, I drove down the same road I drive down every day, but I didn't recognize anything and thought I was lost. I may be dying.

Home. I was greeted by scrumptious Venus de Milo soup.

And these insane yet adorable children.

Dusk. Next Food Network Star, which is my new favorite show.

Current. There are noises at the door, and I'm too afraid to investigate. Lurking psychopath, please be as swift and painless as possible.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Adhere to me

I can't sleep.

My ankle is still bleeding.
Red left ankle?
The wrong one.

I am always the wrong one.


Remember when we made eggplant and the house nearly became a pile of ashes and my dad ate the leftovers the next day and threw up? Or the time you refused to come to Ian's campground but did anyway and I yelled at you for not packing pajama pants? Or the time we started a blog and only ever posted 2 entries because we decided we hated each other the next day?

Just lonely today is all.

Monday, June 7, 2010


I have not slept in 30 hours. My bones ache and my head is spinning but I can't rest.

He wore a green t-shirt, but she didn't notice. He settled into the seat beside her and smiled. She rolled her eyes, an act as automatic as groping for warmth in the middle of the night. She shifted gears and peeled out of the driveway, thinking about the time he had kissed her in the park. They had spent the week together, each day more pleasant than the last. She wondered if she had blushed as his face drew closer, and the prospect angered her. Had her mother ever blushed in the presence of a man? It was difficult to imagine the now hardened woman as a fresh-faced girl brimming with hope and naivety, but she reasoned that she must have been at one time. They drove for miles until she finally asked "Why do you like me?" He paused, then tapped her forehead and said "I like what's in here." She smiled, but felt inadequate. The car stopped. "You're in the middle of the road," he calmly observed. "I am." She smiled. "You might want to pull over," he suggested, but she pretended he hadn't spoken. She switched the CD and took a few deep breaths. She started the engine and pointed the car in the direction of home."I wore green for you," he offered. "Yes," she replied, the rattling of loose discs barely masking the disregard the brain has for the heart.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Snapshot Sunday (Snapsonic Sunday)

When I got home from work on Saturday night, I made Jared take us to Sonic, because I really needed cherry limeade.

He was not very pleased, but I made him feign excitement. And then he endured 90 hours of Katy Perry, which I suppose makes him a good boy.

This video features the entire affair, in case you actually care.

Then I slept and went to work, where a man walking out shouted "Bye ladies!" thought about it for a minute, and then added "Do you girls want to play pat-a-cake in the schoolyard?" This is Cristina being mad at me for answering "Sure!"

Halfway through my shift, Gina brought me a watermelon coolatta & bagel twist. Sooo good.

I spent the remainder of my shift spelling things on calculators.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Chicken Nachos

"That's because you only eat two things: salad and nachos." -Jared Booker

Ingredients (makes 8-12 chips):
-1/2 bunch scallions/green onions
-1/2 cup black beans
-1 tsp cumin plus salt & pepper to taste
-1 chicken breast, cooked & shredded
-1/4 cup nacho/taco cheese
-1/2 tomato
-8 to 12 tortilla chips
-canola oil

First you take a few scallions. Cut off the very bottoms, and then chop up most of the white-ish part. It doesn't really matter if they're chunky or finely diced- whichever you prefer is fine. Save the pretty green parts for later.

Then you chop up around half a tomato (a whole one if it's small).

Once your tomato is good to go, find a can of black beans, rinse them, and imagine what it would be like to be a bean taking a bath in a colander. The 3rd step is optional, but if I were you, I wouldn't risk it.

Find some cooked chicken breast and shred it. Leftover rotisserie chicken is perfect for this.

Then you just sort of throw everything except the tomatoes in a frying pan with a teeny bit of canola oil.

To this mixture, add about a teaspoon of cumin (is it me, or does cumin smell like a sweaty armpit?) and a little salt-n-pepa. Sing "Shoop" very loudly and do a pirouette, which may or may not cause your 12 year old brother to scream "SHUT UP" from the living room, where he is watching Avatar.

After everything has been hanging out over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, add tomatoes and a handful of taco/nacho shredded cheese and stir until it's melty.

Arrange tortilla chips on a baking sheet, spoon the mixture over each chip, and sprinkle more cheese on top. Bake at 350 for 3-5 minutes, until cheese is melted and chips are almost golden in color.

Garnish with the pretty green part of the scallions, serve with guac & salsa, and die because it's so so so delicious.