Saturday, December 29, 2007

food issues

new book

I can't remember where I first heard the idea that most of what we eat today isn't really food, but the idea really struck a chord with me.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

2007 Pretty Much Rocked

Getting engaged. Getting married. Finding out we're pregnant. Feeling the baby kick. Learning to cable knit. Experimenting in the kitchen. Taking a first responder class at the local fire station. A good year.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ever hate a seemingly harmless slang word?

I hate the word "preggo." That is all.

Monday, December 10, 2007

cooking up a storm

A slow storm. I bought a Crock Pot recently and am having fun experimenting with some simple recipies. Yesterday I made veggie chili. Today I am making potato corn soup. I *love* that I can start cooking and then leave the house to run errands. Woo!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Cable Knit Hat--Update!

I was at REI recently and saw the *exact same* hat that I knit by hand on sale...the only difference was a small strip of felt lining and a Northface label.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Holiday Lights!

Learner and I drove around this evening looking at Christmas lights that are already up decorating tons of houses and front lawns in our area. It was so much fun!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Side Dish Day! (one day ahead)

Hello everyone who lurks, but never posts to my blog.

Happy Thanksgiving! I don't eat Turkey or Tofurkey, but I love most of the side dishes. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, peas, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, YUM.

Plus, I am feeling so happy and thankful at the moment mom who organized a huge wedding reception for Learner and myself, two months after we ran off and got married. There are plenty of other things too: Craigslist, where I just got a fantastic glider/rocking chair; my husband for being sweet, friends and family for being themselves; Trader Joes for being kick-ass; the internet; and more and more the more I think about it.

Have a great day, everyone!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Soooo close

Learner and I are so close to being all moved and settled into our new place. Whew!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Well, I have donated four boxes of books and a dining room table and chair set, and thrown away and recycled as much as possible, including giving away my TV and DVD player (a 5 changer one) and TV stand, and my only regrets are things I still have in the house!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Don't trust anyone over 30...

Is it *over* thirty? Because I'm thirty today! Yay!

ETA: A certain sweetheart sent me beautiful, surprise pink lilies. I'll post a picture when I can.

Monday, September 24, 2007


I am donating a bunch of textbooks to our local juvenile hall. Yay! I get to stop lugging them around and worrying about where to put them. Even better, donating them should mean someone will be reading them! I never even open these books, which range from pre-high school all the way through law school.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


We're about to move to an as-yet undiscovered but fabulous new apartment, so I am decluttering an entire house in preparation. Yesterday, it was kind of overwhelming. Today, I am sugarated and shredding old correspondence already!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


dun dun duuuun

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

We're moving!

Learner got a new job. We're moving!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Naked Barbie Dolls

My favorite local band, the Naked Barbie Dolls, played a free gig at the Starry Plow in Berkeley yesterday. And they dedicated a song to me! That's a first.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Worn Out

Maybe it's the heat (106! Again!) or maybe I'm getting old, but going to classes, lugging around heavy books in the hot sun, and studying has been completely exhausting.

Maybe I should drop my classes and take some different ones, like art, or Spanish, or English.

Seriously, I only have until Tuesday to return $450 in books for a refund if I'm not going to stick out this semester. Plus, someone else might still be able to take my slot in micro (which turned people away)....

Of course, maybe I just need some more protein in my diet. I've been really lazy about cooking lately and I don't have a lot of instant protein foods.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Buried in work...already

I studied too much for micro this week (two quizzes already!) and not enough for anatomy (one quiz). I don't know how I'm going to do all this work. I think I will get a study group together, though.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Very cool teacher. Fun lab. This semester is clearly going to be a lot of work.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Microbiology 101

I started fall classes today and micro was great! I have missed science classes and labs. Of course, I have a lot of old chemistry and math and stuff to review. But I liked my classes today.

Anatomy tomorrow. Woo hoo.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm back, baby!

I've been locked out of my blog. I know, very sad. But I'll start posting again...


Monday, March 26, 2007

Best. Fracking. Episode. Ever!

Do not read if you are a BG fan who has not yet seen the season finale!
Kara's alive!
The final five!
I've seen Earth...!
And some legal drama that was professionally interesting for me as a trial attorney...who knows a lot of other trial attorneys....

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Two and a Half Weeks

Well, the living apart from my fiance arrangement has been old for about...the entire eight months we've been separated during the week...and I finally decided to quit my job to come home. I'll miss the job, but not quite as much as I miss my fiance.

Wish me luck! I gave three weeks notice, but I've got a ton to do before I leave.

Monday, January 22, 2007


Learner and I are engaged. Whew! It's hard to concentrate on anything else.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

No Sugar...48 hours

I recently read a book about the evils of sugar and decided to cut back. It's only been a couple of days, but it's pretty tough not having any sugar. I had a small glass of orange juice yesterday morning and no sugar since then...or at least, no refined white or brown sugar, no refined white flour, no honey, no hot coco, etc. My book says that the cereal and milk I had was full of sugar. (This is NOT cereal where sugar is a main ingredient...just regular cereal.)

Monday, January 08, 2007


I hate being sick. I hate missing work. Grrr. Hope all of you are well.