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“my neck is a gargantuan monkey fist.”

first person to identify who said that wins my undying respect….

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i made a mosaic

if you want to make one

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“last” cup of coffee: saturday @ 10 am

this cup of coffee: friday @ 2.30 pm
inbetween cups of coffee: incessant headache.

i bought this just because i liked the label.

i’m a sucker for packaging.

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grow your own!


aren’t they cute??

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midyear resolution…

since watching my new favorite show, you are what you eat, and after a particularly heinous round of pms, i have decided to start eating better. i already eat pretty well: no fast food (save occiasional subway and hamburger habit), no soda, very little processed food, etc. but i could be doing a lot better. as in, more variety of vegetables and fruit, less dairy, and less meat. i used to eat hardly any meat and was even a vegetarian for over a year, but jake had never eaten much but meat, so my habits changed when i started cooking for him. i have gotten him to like some vegetables, and he does want to eat healthy, and readily agreed to have a few vegetarian meals a week.

i am also, wait for it……………cutting out coffee. i love coffee, love, love, love it, and was never in the least ashamed of my addiction. i have an awesome coffee maker with built in grinder, buy fair-trade, shade grown, organic coffee, and don’t go a day without my 16 ounces. i have read a lot about coffee’s benefits, too. i don’t really think it’s that bad for me, but i want to see what life is like without it. for now, i am substituting green tea, which i also love. can i ever go caffeine free? we’ll see.

i love whole wheat bread and crackers, but the last time i tried whole wheat pasta and even some brown rice pasta, i just didn’t like it. BUT, i just tried trader joes multigrain spaghetti with flax, and it was very, very good. i made this recipe and it is incredible. make some and be convinced.

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newest distractions…

sarcastic responses to stupid people:
baby’s named a bad, bad thing

more sarcasm:
stuff white people like

i can’t stop searching the interwebs…help!

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are you ever overwhelmed with the sense that every recent day has been filled with mistakes, and no matter how you resolve to be more careful, you are doomed to keep making them? forgetting about the candied pecans in the broiler until they are a black and smoky heap? leaving your cell phone and important papers in the reach of the puppy who loves to chew, not to mention the remote control and the NETFLIX DVD?!?! forgetting to get licenses for the dog and cat, resulting in a $200 ticket? mistakes make life so tedious and disappointing. sigh. now i have to clean up this mess i made and have lost enthusiasm for whatever i wanted to do.

somtimes, i get really morbid and start worrying about what future mistakes i am bound to make. since i am still healthy and all, and my mistakes have not yet been too damaging, sometime i’m bound to make a huge one. it’s scary.

i wish i could say i’m like anne and i never make the same mistake twice, but alas, my cell phone has multiple teeth marks, i’ve wasted many pieces of garlic bread in the broiler, and i’m surprised i have any credit at all i forget about so many bills.

i guess all i can do is try to think of something positive, like this gem i found while looking for the anne link: anne and gilbert, the musical!

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