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Friday Fun! (Thanksgiving, Cooking)

December 2, 2011 5 comments

Hello my lovely readers!  I hope those of you who celebrate had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I had a great time with my dad.  We ordered in Thai food, which he’d never had before.  (I believe it was a hit).  I showed him one of my favorite indie bookstores.  He took me grocery shopping! (Which has been wonderful for me, I can tell you).  We spoiled my kitty rotten and went to a couple of my favorite pubs.  It was a wonderful weekend, and I hope to get to see him again very soon!

This week I got to see my friend Nina for the first time in around a month.  We went for a super long walk together in the random Indian summer weather we had at the beginning of the week and made this stir-fry out of baby bok choy, onions, pepper, garlic, parsnips, carrots, and fake steak tips (they were soy).  Oh, and sesame seeds!

Those of you book bloggers who are looking for projects and/or challenges for 2012, please be sure to check out my Diet for a New America page and my Mental Illness Advocacy 2012 page.  Even if you don’t choose to participate in them, any mentions on your blogs, facebook, and twitter are most welcome!  These types of things are always more fun the more people participate!

Also, if you missed it, I have an international giveaway currently running thanks to the author.  Be sure to check that out too!

This weekend I’ll be training in the gym, going to a tree trimming party, and editing zombies.  Also hopefully cooking something up in the slow-cooker to freeze into single servings for lunches.  Busy busy!

Happy weekends all!

Friday Fun! (Busy Week, Happy Halloween)

October 29, 2010 2 comments

Oh boy what a busy week it’s been!  It was great to get to see Team Unicorn last Saturday night, even though not all of us could be there.  The pizza was yummy, and Kristi’s apple cake was absolutely scrumptious!  We played Apples to Apples, and it was great to see how well (or not well) we all knew each other.  On Sunday E and I took our friend Nina out for her birthday to an excellent Thai restaurant.  All of the food was simply amazing.  My appetizer was this goat cheese, walnut, and grape pate.  It was to die for.  Then for my main course I had lemongrass tofu with jasmine rice.  And our drinks!  They were so fabulous.  My first one was a gin drink and came with this cucumber garnish.  Then after that we all had blackberry sours.  I think I may have found my new favorite girly drink, haha.

The beginning of my week was full of grad school.  I finally went to a full session of class healthy enough to participate.  That was good!  Then I had a big paper to write, which was what most of my time was spent on.  Last night, I went out for live music and karaoke with my friends.  Nina and I sang Poker Face, and it was awesome.  I have 1 paper, 2 projects, 2 handouts to design for my students, 1 cataloging assignment, and TAing online until the second week of December between me and graduation.  I can’t wait!  But I’ll definitely be busy in the meantime.

I hope you all have super happy Halloweens, no matter how you decide to celebrate. 🙂

Friday Fun! (Being in Your 20s)

August 6, 2010 4 comments

Hello my lovely readers!  Sorry for the relatively small number of posts this week, but I do hope you enjoyed them!  Things will be back up to snuff next week.  I’ll have at least two book reviews plus my very first product review for you all in spite of the fact that I have a rather large homework assignment due next week.  Yay!

Last weekend was pleasantly relaxing.  I went shopping with one of my friends, primarily for shoes, as I tend to wear through mine like nobody’s business.  I blame the large amount of walking that’s necessary when you live in city.  I also saw Dinner for Schmucks (definitely worth the ticket price) and had Thai food.  Yum, Thai food!

Last night I was hanging out with two of my friends and we got to talking about our experience with being in our 20s so far.  We all started our 20s highly idealistic and determined to change the world (samples: hippie tendencies, tv is evil mentality, save the planet, etc…) only to now have fizzled a bit on that.  We got out of university and encountered the real world and the real world kind of beat down on our aspirations.  Now we don’t want to save the world; we just want to be happy.  I’m wondering if the next phase of our 20s will be some sort of moderation between the two: helping the world but striving for personal happiness and improvement simultaneously.  That sounds like a happy medium to me, but I guess we’ll see.  Anyone currently in their 20s or someone older who wants to reminisce on the experience? I think it’d be interesting to hear.

I hope you all have lovely weekends! Anyone have any special plans?