Mar. 4th, 2012

Why is changing my username so freaking difficult?

Dec. 8th, 2011

I've realized that I'm a really good cook as long as I only use these ingredients:

soy sauce
red or orange bell peppers
any kind of leafy greens
salted sesame seeds
olive oil
sesame oil
maple syrup
hot sauce

Some day maybe I'll add more to the list.

I wish I could do more Christmas shopping.

Is there anything wrong with giving a dog banana chips?

Dec. 4th, 2011

Holy crap, I've had this account for more than 10 years.

Oct. 30th, 2011

bat country
The instructions on my new toilet seat are to "Always clean and wash this product thoroughly before and after each use." That is officially taking it too far.

Aug. 25th, 2011

Check out this epic talent:

Cool, right? But that's just a left hand, and I am definitely right-handed.


I'm pretty sure no one has ever been as talented as me. Those pictures turned out pretty shitty, though. How come I can paint tiny roses left-handed, but I can't manage to push a single button on my phone with any accuracy?

I'm also pretty sure no one has ever been as weird as Pinto:

Damn it, dog! You have a very fancy and expensive bed. Why do you sleep on the disgusting carpet? Is it just to spite me?

That silly dog sat bolt-upright at 1:07 last night, and then dove into the closet. A few seconds later a major aftershock went rumbling through the apartment.

I finally hauled the suitcase out of the closet to pack for Paris. I haven't put anything in it yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my flight isn't cancelled due to MOTHERFUCKINGHURRICANE.


That earthquake was pretty fucking awesome! I have no sense of reference, but somehow I expected 5.8 to be a little...shakier. I was out to lunch with some co-workers and the floor just started gently waving, like bouncy-house style. When it stopped, I picked the conversation right back up where it had been before, and then realized that no one else was talking - they were all gripping the table and looking around wide-eyed.

After walking back to the office, we realized that our building (and pretty much every other building in DC, as far as I could tell) was shut down. I waited around for a while, and then they started sending people home. Some of my stuff is still at my desk, but whatever. I gave the new kid a ride home, and stopped at CVS for some stuff for the upcoming Paris trip, and now here I am.

I want another one now. That was cool as hell.

Aug. 20th, 2011

Spend forever on complicated dress bodice - measure, mark, and pin everything. Turns out kind of crappy.

Assemble identical lining in an hour with no marking or pinning at all. Turns out awesome.


Aug. 19th, 2011

Dear Dreamy Vet,

Thank you for taking such good care of my Pinto Bean. I'm sorry she is such a spazz and tries to hide in my cleavage whenever she sees you. Please don't take it personally. Thank you for not judging me about the hideous length of Pinto's claws or the fact that I have put off taking her to a cardiologist for two years, and for congratulating me on doing something as simple as using monthly flea prevention. Also, you are very easy on the eyes and probably the nicest man I have ever met, so I really don't care that I just gave you over $200 for 20 minutes of your time.


Aug. 18th, 2011

Man, Thursdays are the worst. Every other day I call Kristen to wake her up and we get to talk for a bit. Thursday night is Friday morning her time, and Friday is her day off so she gets to sleep in. I miss her so much.

At her suggestion, I watched Midnight in Paris, and now I'm going to be a little disappointed that the Paris we're going to (in 9 days!) isn't magically going to be in the 1920s.

Aug. 17th, 2011

Y'all, my leopard print nails did not turn out cute. There was a tutorial on Jezebel a few weeks ago and I thought I'd try it. It turned out just like it was supposed to, but did not look good:

What did turn out cute is my lunch:

I've always pretty much hated cooking. Baking is ok because that's more chemistry than anything else, but cooking meals is just no fun. I think I finally got over that, as long as those meals are tiny, tasty bento lunches. Making rice ahead of time and freezing a whole week's worth in individually-wrapped squares is totally revolutionary.