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Blogging Slump


Happy spring! It’s May, which generally means that the weather will actually stay good. Maybe a bit rainy. I’m excited.

In case you hadn’t noticed, my motivation for blogging has been seriously lacking lately. I can’t even remember if I’ve made or eaten any food worth talking about lately. I suppose I could assume that such a fact would indicate that I haven’t. I’ve also been busier since changing my position to full time and starting the writing course I’m doing.

I think I’m turning away from omelets and toward cheesy veggie scrambled eggs. Same ingredients, but skips the step of having to beat the eggs first, which saves probably a whole minute of time! Fantastic! Easier to approach in the morning before work, when I don’t have several hours of leisure to enjoy. I made one yesterday with tomatoes and a bit of Mexican blend cheese. I like to buy shredded cheese because it’s just easier to deal with, even if it might be cheaper and fresher to grate it yourself.

There are three things I have learned about making scrambled eggs that have made me actually like them.

1) Do not beat them together in advance.

2) add a little cream, sour cream, cream cheese, or similar to give them a creamy (in case that wasn’t obvious) texture.

3) Like just about any other sort of eggs, I like them on the runny side. I realize that the reason I’ve disliked scrambled eggs so often in the past is that they were cooked too long. The downside, of course, is that they’re a little messier, often leaving liquid on the plate that might spill if I’m not careful. I’m ok with that, because they taste WAY better.

I went to an event last night, and I think I will post about it later. It was very loud and crowded, kind of overwhelming, but fun. I’ll give you a short recount of the highlights and probably a picture of the really awesome necklace I bought.

 

Monday Madness: Why Is It So Cold Today?


It’s about that time again. I really feel like “Madness” is accurate, although not limited to Monday. My life makes me feel crazy. 😛 I can’t really explain what I mean without going into super-backstory, so I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it. Don’t worry, I’m a functional crazy.

1) I am SO incredibly tired today. I got a pretty substantial amount of sleep this weekend, so you’d think I would be ok, but I really just wanted to hide in bed and sleep for the bulk of the day instead of getting up and going to work.

2) Leisurely breakfasts are the only way to actually have a good morning. (Perhaps, don’t take this so literally. There may be other ways, but I mean that most mornings I have that are good involve a leisurely breakfast, or at least leisurely coffee.) That did not happen today.

3) Isn’t it fucking spring? Why did my hands freeze while waiting for the bus this morning? Why does it have to be so damn windy? Wind is pretty much always guaranteed to ruin my mood. Wind is the enemy of hairdos, scarves, umbrellas, stacks of paper, and anything you happen to set down on the ground. Also of certain types of skirts. Just one more advantage to the pencil skirt, really…

I’m trying to determine what it is that I want so badly right now. I am not hungry, as I had a snack of a Kind bar and then a plastic container full of vegetables. But I keep craving something, like… a caramel latte, maybe. If you’ve never had one, they’re basically dessert dressing up as coffee. You know it’s not really coffee, but you go along pretending it is for the time that you’re drinking it.

Side note: Kind apricot-almond bars with yogurt are really good. I need to get some more of them for those times when I need a snack, but I’m lazy.

In the future I do want to try to make Monday Madness posts a little bit more coherent, focused on one thing, but like I said, my life makes me crazy and my brain is all over the place (and not a place that’s useful, like in my head. I don’t know where it went). So we’ll just have to try again next time.

Much sanity to you.

Monday Madness


Ah, the ever-oppressing Monday morning. If I really think about it, Mondays are no worse than any other day I have to wake up early and try to make myself presentable before I want to be awake… and so many people seem to do a Monday post, maybe to get themselves up and moving, or get the creativity flowing, for the week? I like the idea, but I am not sure I’ll always have something particularly interesting to say. I thought I’d try it anyway.

I’m so glad people are liking my Brattle Book Shop post. It seemed like a fun little adventure to write about, and for once my pictures didn’t suck. My phone camera does an ok job when there’s plenty of natural light, it seems. I have a few more adventures in mind, so keep your eye out for that. (What a strange phrase. I actually want you to keep your eyes in. If your eyes are out, how will you read my posts?)

This morning I actually managed to wake up early enough to shower and have coffee and watch an episode of Supernatural and still have enough time to put a tiny bit of effort into my look today. It’s the first real warm spring day, in my opinion, that doesn’t promise to give way to snow later in the week, so I had a break out my lovely cotton sundress with peacock feather details. Teal tights and a blue ruffly cardigan, silver-gray flats, leaf earrings, and blue and purple eyeliner go along with it. I’d try to take a picture for you, but I’m at work so that’s kind of awkward… sorry.

I’m bummed that hulu is failing at its job. It claimed there was a new episode of Once Upon a Time, but the “new” one they posted is actually four episodes old. I don’t know if it’s a computer glitch or human failure, but either way, I should have had new fairy tale drama to watch this morning. I was disappointed.

And I leave you with this: Pear flavored chobani. Who knew.

Anthropologie Event and Fashion Find


I’ve long been drawn to Anthropologie, and sometime last year I finally signed up for a membership. It’s free, and you get certain benefits, such as an annual birthday discount and early access to sales. Beyond that, it also came with an invitation to the spring fashion show held at their Harvard Square store. …At least, I think that was a membership perk. I can’t think of any other reason I would have received that.

Since I really like Anthropologie, and it was something new and something to do, I decided to go. There was the option to bring someone, so if you would have liked to go, I’m sorry, I was not aware. I’ll keep you in mind for next time, I guess?

The event was last night. It started at 8, so I got there just before. (I stopped at Starbucks first to get a quick coffee. I had to wait several minutes before anyone came to take my order. I didn’t complain, but they gave me a coupon for a complimentary beverage, so, free latte later!) The people checking the “list” at the door were very welcoming, although that was of course what they were there for… I stashed my coat upstairs and then headed back to the mezzanine for the complimentary refreshments. They had a selection of mini Kickass Cupcakes. I had a mojito, always a tasty choice, and some wine. There was also a table featuring pieces of flatbread pizzas, I forget where from, and Pellegrino for a non-alcoholic beverage option. I wasn’t all that thirsty, so I just went for the free wine. I believe it was a Spanish wine. I liked it, and honestly, I’m not even much of a wine-drinker.

Here's a shot of the cupcake and wine table.

Here’s a shot of the cupcake and wine table.

After my little snack, I went and found myself a seat for the fashion show part of the event. There were something like 10 models, perhaps a few more, wearing some great pieces from the store. I had a feeling that some of them may have been actual models, but others were probably Anthropologie employees. They all looked great. It’s interesting to see models in this context in clothes you could actually wear every day (some of the dresses were a little fancier), almost like flipping through a catalogue, but in 3d. (You probably get what I mean.) One of the models had on the Chroma Shadow Sheath, which I’ve been coveting for quite a while now.

When the fashion show was over, I snagged one more piece of flatbread and searched through the sale section while I was there. I picked up a few, very discounted things.

 

Including this squirrel on a bicycle.

Including this squirrel on a bicycle.

I’m really liking this whole animals-on-bicycles thing that seems to be going around.

Overall, it was a cool little event, nothing too exciting, but worth one short evening of my life. I enjoyed myself, and I got some free food out of it. Plus, with a purchase, they entered you in a raffle to win a gift card. I don’t know when they contact the winner of that… I don’t expect to win, as I never ever win raffles, but you never know.

In other news, I have been directed to a certain shopping website, called PLNDR (pronounced “plunder,” I’d guess). Everything is greatly discounted, and they have a pretty wide variety of stock in both women’s and men’s clothing. Even if you don’t find anything at first, it appears that they get new stock fairly frequently. I just ordered a few very cheap items from them (under $10 tops). I would recommend checking them out. You do have to create a login just to browse, which I generally do not like in an online store, but you won’t be charged anything to sign up. http://www.plndr.com/plndr/MembersOnly/login.aspx?r=7149401

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