Monday, August 31, 2009

Just might make me believe

I got miles of trouble spreading far and wide
Bills on the table getting higher and higher
They just keep on coming, there ain't no end in sight
I'm just holding on tight

I got someone who loves me more than words can say
And I'm thankful for that each and every day
And if I count all my blessings, I get a smile on my face
Still it's hard to find faith

But if you can look in my eyes
And tell me we'll be alright
If you promise never to leave
You just might make me believe

Today I am inspired by...

This green hostel in Spain.

A possible solution to my no-side-table problem.

Another possible solution to my no-side-table problem.

Creme Brulee. I need to purchase a torch.

Multiple herbs in one pot. So they can be friends.

Native grasses.

Making things tie in together. Get it..."tie." har har

Friday, August 28, 2009

Just so you know...

I am SOO done with summer. I wasn't excited about it in the first place and the lack of enthusiasm has only increased as the weeks passed on. And therefore I am choosing to ignore the fact that it is occurring and am thinking about fall decorations and pumpkin pie. Or even Christmas trees and ginger snaps.

So join me, won't you? Let's take a ride into the cosmic future... All the way to October! (We're also going to ignore the fact that October is probably the hottest part of the summer on the Central Coast)

This is what my Halloween costume will look like...

With something like this...


Brie- make.

Ok I'm done.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Buying this for our apartment...

Bought this today...Peppermint Poppyseed Homemade Soap

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Prospective Student

**Warning: This post may upset the artistic minded. I'm feeling argumentative.**

I just stumbled upon a website that listed the Top 5 Green Colleges.

Check out this little place called College of the Atlantic. It only has one major: human interaction with the environment. It's on a tiny island off the coast of Maine.

This is one of the residence halls.

The research center.

Pottery studio.

The faculty building. Whoa.

I was totally digging this campus till I saw the description on this building...

"Faculty Chalets, tucked away in the woods, are great for private, one on one meetings with faculty members."
Ummm. Sketchy...

Green is important to me- but not really for the reason you'd expect. I want to go to a place that humbles the human race- that respects the world, not for what it can do for us but for it's intrinsic value. I don't want to go to a pompous university that prizes a student for being brilliant because s/he wrote a symphony, designed a new cool looking building, or was awarded the genius award for being the foremost Proust scholar in the states. If you'll excuse my language- but that type of ego stroking is masturbation. I'm all for the arts as a hobby and finding beauty in the unlikely. But as a career- it's stupid. Why teach the geniuses how to arrange the deck chairs on the Titanic? The world needs to be saved, not artificially beautified. You can put lipstick on a cancer patient but it's not gonna save their life.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Oh dear. Two posts in one day.

It doesn't matter. I HAVE to show these to you.

This makes me beyond happy. It is the total integration of nature and humanity. Minimal impact. Respecting rather than conquering the terrain.

The Dutch

I would like to share something amazing with you. Ebelskivers.

Actually I don't think they're that amazing- they taste like pancakes. But they please my very picky boyfriend (he calls them Able-skeeven-dooben-hoppers) and THAT is amazing. And you can stuff them with things. Cinnamon apples, whipped cream, cheese. Little cheesy balls of wonder.

Cooking is my savor right now. Just look at my kitchen and you will see. Cooking is my savor- but doing dishes is not. Cooking is something that takes my mind off everything else. It's therapeutic. As is eating. You take all that uncertainty and stress and anger and you push it waaayyyyy down. And then put food on top so it won't escape. Preferrably food that involves cheese.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

And I'm too proud to beg for your attention and your friendship and your time. So you can come n' get it from now on. -B. Carlile

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In the words of Will Smith...

Oh HELLLLLLLL naww........

The place where I work just blocked access to Twitter and Facebook in a heroic attempt to make my day even more boring. I didn't know that was possible. Thank you IT douchebags, for boldly taking me closer to suicide than any individual has yet to do.

Want this.

Zero to Sixty

Or should I say "Bored to Busy"

I got the babysitting job (yay?) so I'll have some sort of income in my new town. Income is good. Income is good. I need income. I'll just keep telling myself that. Woo income. Who cares if I paid thousands of dollars for a degree that I'm not using? Ten bucks an hour is better than selling my soul to the devil and working for Chevron... I think.

On a happier note...

Ice cream maker is here!!!
The bowl is in the process of freezing, so I won't be able to make any till tomorrow. I'm thinking...


Mmmmm... And I think I'll be making a Pina Colada version for my honeybuns. Whoa- little early for a tush reference. Sorry. And I wanna make french vanilla but a freaking vanilla bean is like 15 bucks! How do you grow a vanilla plant? Is this feasible for my climate? Cause I could make bank at Farmer's Market.

Random thought: I cannot stand any sort of day planner that doesn't show me the whole month on the same page. For instance...

trumps this:

(shun the weekly planner....shun.)

What does that say for my personality? Nevermind- I already figured it out. That I plan for happiness in the future more than I plan for it in the moment. Don't even get me started on that crazy train of thought.

Moving on. I woke up at 6:15 today and I feel great. I need to start waking up earlier. You never realize the lethargy you feel until you don't feel it anymore. Or as my dad would say, "I can see clearly now- the rain is gone!"


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Comfort eating and retail therapy inevitably result in poverty, obesity, and heartburn.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

So excited for this...

She has the most amazing recipes! (And the most amazing life- but that's besides the point.)