Monday, July 24, 2006

Today I had a very miniscule amount of school. 2 hours. 9:30-11:30. First hour I had a Mods quiz, second hour I did The Post crossword puzzle when I should have been learning thermo. No one is perfect. I also ate my lunch. Cold pizza, surprisingly delicious, homemade from last night. Then I walked home.

Once home, I watched an episode of Grey’s Anatomy because it is great. I have one more episode of season 1 to watch. I figure I have to finish it now because otherwise I will be watching it during exams. That is what Sex and The City Season II is for.

In any case, after this I was bored and felt like sugar. I made a cake. I made a chocolate cake. It had 2 cups of sugar in it which seemed sufficient for my sugar craving. Too bad the whole process from initial thought to actual consumption took 2.5 hours. First, mix the batter, next bake it for an hour, next let it cool, next make icing, next ice cake, next refrigerate so icing is hard and crackly and tasty, next consume. It was however worth it as it is a very moist, very chocolate cake. Now I have 9/10ths of a chocolate cake in my fridge. This cake will not last forever. If you are in close proximity to me please come consume this cake. I would hate to toss it. Though now I am realizing I must start studying for exams beginning tomorrow meaning that I will most likely want more of this cake for myself… if you are in close proximity to me and kind of want cake but promise not to eat all of it then by all means, come over. I will share, I don’t have milk, and I can only offer water and celery as a side. No promises on either.

In other news I have been on a cooking/baking frenzy. I go through withdrawal and so I overindulge. Last week I made turkey patty thingies (Rachel Ray recipe), homemade macaroni and cheese, oatmeal banana muffins, potato chips, pizza, smoothies. This week I have made a chocolate cake. Now that exams are coming I imagine I will procrastinate by cooking and cleaning. Cleaning has a limit, cooking does not. It also has the advantage of using all of my food before I have to move/go home. Too bad I will be the only one around.

And for the sake of giving an actual update: last day of classes is tomorrow, then I study for exams, I write 2-3-4-8-10, I’m going home on the 16th or 17th, coming back on the 23rd, moving to Mississauga, hopefully starting work, doing Frosh week and then working more, after that it will be Christmas. I have nothing planned for the work term though I would enjoy it if Natasha asks me to visit her in Waterloo. Also, I’m looking forward to baking with pumpkin and cranberries for fall/winter.

I told Rob I would give him a shout out. Hi Rob, come have cake.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

a few things

To change about me:
- Fix tummy problem, that is, make it flat
- Write more snail mail
- Be more tactful and think before speaking
- Learn to keep my mouth shut, talking all the time is not attractive
- Learn better time management
- Learn to say no, even if it seems really exciting
- Learn to like mushrooms, at least pretend
- Get a tan
- Wear contacts more often
- Wear Birkenstocks less often
- Be more computer literate
- Stop shopping as much
- Don’t be so concerned about how I look

Things I want in my life:
- a career
- children
- live near fabulous shopping
- go to Memphis
- learn to make pastry, or learn to make better pastry
- enter a cooking contest of sorts
- have a massive collection of cookbooks
- a massive collection of books generally
- learn to BBQ – sad that I haven’t yet
- Make sure my parents retire somewhere great so that going to visit them is even better
- To live somewhere long enough to decorate
- Have a closet with a door
- A lab, a happy jumping full of too much love Lab that loves me no matter what
- Make it to my high school alumni Christmas party some year
- happiness!!
- use something i learned in university in my job (not likely?)

Things I want right now:
- A clean refrigerator
- Someone besides me to take out the recycling
- Real curtains on my window
- No school tomorrow
- My air conditioner to be in my window on “10” and not on my floor on “off”
- More loonies for laundry
- A stamp for the letter sitting on my desk
- A glass of water
- A bowl of fruit
- No aphids on my Rosemary
- More jazz in my iTunes
- Sex and the City Season 1 completed downloading
- Posters on my bare walls
- to be finished my fluids lab
- to be reading my book (memoirs of a geisha is amazing, go read it now)

Things I can’t change
- I talk too much
- I’m blonde but it’s darker than it used to be
- I like pop music, I cannot deny it any longer
- I will never be good at doing ponytails
- I will always love carbohydrates and will never be able to give them up
- I am just like my mother in more ways than imaginable
- I am from The Pas
- I am headed towards a male dominated career
- I can’t get sunscreen on my right shoulder
- My left shoulder is higher than my right
- I have glasses
- I live for wearing layers
- I watch too much tv
- Left side flips out, right side flips under
- I am a 35 long and it is not as great as people think