Monday, August 30, 2010

Heaven

Two weekends spent with Owen! He had last Sunday off so he came up Saturday night, we went to Yakima to buy him some school clothes (so fun!), then he left early Monday morning. He had this weekend off again (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and came up Friday night, and we spent the whole weekend eating good food and watching fun movies. He'd never seen the Back to the Future trilogy (say WHAT?!), so we watched those, Back to the Future, Inglourious Basterds, Kinky Boots, Waking Ned Divine, and....something else I think but I can't remember. He had to leave early this morning, but it was an amazing weekend. The best part of it was, obviously, Owen. He is such a cool friend. I've met a lot of neat people in my life, and have made a lot of friends recently, but rarely have I met someone that I felt such an instant affinity with. I feel like I've known him all my life! We get along so well, most of the credit going to him and his insanely sweet temper. He never has a negative thing to say about anybody (except advertising people, but that's another story!), and he is always happy. I learn a lot from him.

Since this is a pseudo-food blog (Awkward Spooning, get it?) here's a recap of what I ate:

Sunday, August 22nd. 
IHOP: onion rings, orange juice
Morelli's: lobster fettuccine with Italian ham and sweet peas


Saturday, August 28th
McDonald's: Southwestern Chicken Salad with crispy chicken, fries, root beer,
Taco Bell: crunchy tacos, root beer


Sunday, August 29th
The Yellow Church Cafe: tomato bisque with "heavenly loaf" garlic cheese bread, roobteer, and salad with house Mandarin vinaigrette and root beer
McDonald's: Southwestern Chicken Salad with crispy chicken, fries, root beer, Oreo McFlurry
The Valley Cafe: House salad with balsamic vinaigrette, lamb gnocchi, bread with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and basil. Crème brûlée.


I feel guilty for spending so much money on food - both Owen and I need to be budgeting for school, but Owen likes to spend money, I like food, and we both like to explore new places, so we just went with it. I will definitely be cooking from now on, though - even McDonald's isn't that cheap anymore!


The weather here has turned Fall-like. The sky is currently extremely menacing, it's about 60 degrees, and I'm running the heat. Summertime was not nearly long enough for me, but I will make the most of the changing seasons and not lament the lack of sun. Most of my clothes are cold-weather clothes, so now I get to wear much cuter outfits. I LOVE SCARVES! I also love food - I haven't eaten much this summer because I have no appetite when I'm hot, so I'm excited to finally "crave" things again!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Now we are starting to learn.

I'm often encouraged to dance at parties, but have never felt comfortable doing so because I didn't feel I possessed the requisite knowledge of dance moves and footwork to perform admirably in public. But that's all changed now that I have learned the skills. I will be testing these out at my next party.

p.s. "Wash the Laundry"

p.p.s. "Chernobyl Child"

p.p.p.s "Wash the Laundry - Intense"

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August!

After a brief break because I hate the online social networking culture of pseudo-celebrity for maintenance, I am back online and ready to go. My Facebook and Myspace accounts will not be back online, however.

So now I will update you on the goings-on and future goings-on of my boring life while I listen to the most boring  music   known to mankind! And by boring I mean awesome!

Summer quarter is over, and I'm registered for Fall: American Foreign Relations Since 1941, French 151, and German 151 (for which I am currently wait-listed). I'll be taking French with Katherine, which is very exciting!

My friend Bennie (BENNIE! BENNIE! BENNIE and the Jeeeeeeets!) moved out of his apartment and into a house about a mile south of campus, and just before he went back to Seattle to be with his lady, he invited Garrett and me over to get acquainted with it. In a nutshell, it's going to be the new Base of Operations for our little group of friends. Lots of BBQs and formal dinner parties will take place at 408 S. Pine, I assure you.

I'm going home for the first time in months because my cousin Danny is coming up to his mum's for about a week. I do love my cousin Danny! We'll spend most of our time cooking, working on his house in Walla Walla (just a few blocks from my mum's house - I still haven't seen it!) and eating. Although the bulk of our efforts will undoubtedly go into making liege waffles (I'm going to attempt to get him to be more patient with the dough, so that it rises properly), I've requested that we attempt making croissants as well. We're both huge fans (I love them toasted and drizzled with maple frosting), but neither of us has ever attempted to make them. I intend to first get used to working with yeast by making a loaf of bread. The one "type" of food I've never attempted is bread. I can hardly believe I typed that!

I will also be attempting to make  this recipe while I'm at home in preparation for when I get back to "The Burg" because my friend Clayton   will be back from Wisconsin. (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). We've got a date to "float  the Yak " and I imagine this date will end up the same as every other friend-couple's date with the river goes: with half of the school floating along with them.  Owen is going to try to come over from  Pullman to float it with us. I believe Katherine and Chuck and Garrett will be joining us, and I'm hoping that Ben and his lady Kalila will make it over from Seattle. If everyone is cool with it, I will probably go ahead and invite other Ellensburgers (like  Anthony ). Mum said that I could borrow her raft for it and everything! I don't think it will hold all (enter total number of people who will show up here) of us and all their beer gear, but it should at least hold me which, given how much I love being in water, is all I'm really concerned about.

August!

So after a brief break because I hate the online social networking culture of pseudo-celebrity for maintenance, I am back online and ready to go. My Facebook and Myspace accounts will not be back online, however, as I never signed into Myspace, and used Facebook for nothing but wasting time and chatting with ONE friend. So, if you would like to get a hold of me, you can go ahead and email me.

UPDATES!

Summer quarter is over, and I'm registered for Fall. I'm currently registered for American Foreign Relations Since 1941, French 151, and German 151 (for which I am currently wait-listed). I'll be taking French with Katherine, which is very exciting!

My friend Bennie (BENNIE! BENNIE! BENNIE and the Jeeeeeeets!) moved out of his apartment and into a house about a mile south of campus, and just before he went back to Seattle to be with his lady, he invited Garrett and me over to get acquainted with it. It is amazing! From the sidewalk one walks through an arched arbor lined with hedges into the front yard, which features a rose bush, two trees, and lots of little flowers on either side of the front steps. It's a gorgeous little craftsman with a fully-windowed front porch with huge storage benches and built-in armoires lining the front of the house. The inside has beautiful wood floors, wood beams on the ceiling, a fireplace AND a pellet stove, beautiful built-in desks and clothing storage, a massive kitchen with butcher block countertops, a full cellar, and the biggest back yard I've ever seen (other than my mum's) that is fully fenced (with nice cedar fencing!) and a huge garage out back. In a nutshell, it's going to be the new Base of Operations for our little group of friends. Lots of BBQs and formal dinner parties will take place at 408 S. Pine, I assure you.

I just ordered myself something really exciting, but since 2/3 of my 3 readers are good Mormon girls I can't announce what it is. I WILL say that it is green, adorable, and that I got it for half off the original price. I almost bought it two weeks ago for $73 (already hugely on sale) but decided I ought to wait until after classes were over to order it. I thought there was a chance that it would go on sale a bit more, and my patience and discipline paid off: $47.00. I'm having it shipped to mum's house, because that is where I will be when it arrives next week.

Yes, I'm going home for the first time in months because my cousin Danny is coming up to his mum's for about a week. I do love my cousin Danny! We'll probably spend most of our time cooking, working on his house in Walla Walla (just a few blocks from my mum's house - I still haven't seen it!) and eating. Although the bulk of our efforts will undoubtedly go into making liege waffles (I'm going to attempt to get him to be more patient with the dough, so that it rises properly), I've requested that we attempt making croissants as well. We're both huge fans (I love them toasted and drizzled with maple frosting), but neither of us has ever attempted to make them. I intend to first get used to working with yeast by making a loaf of bread. The one "type" of food I've never attempted is bread. I can hardly believe I typed that!

When I get back to "The Burg" my friend   Clayton   will be back from Wisconsin. (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). We've got a date to "float  the Yak " and I imagine this date will end up the same as every other friend-couple's date with the river goes: with half of the school floating along with them.  Owen is going to try to come over from  Pullman to float it with us. I believe Katherine and Chuck and Garrett will be joining us, and I'm hoping that Ben and his lady Kalila will make it over from Seattle. If everyone is cool with it, I will probably go ahead and invite other Ellensburgers (like  Anthony ). Mum said that I could borrow her raft for it and everything! I don't think it will hold all (enter total number of people who will show up here) of us and all their beer gear, but it should at least hold me which, given how much I love being in water, is all I'm really concerned about.