Friday, September 26, 2008

Random Thoughts

It's been a long week. I haven't biked in awhile either, and that makes me sad. The sun is starting to set earlier and earlier too. But I think I'll go tonight, because I miss biking and it'll be nice to go outside and get some fresh air.

I'm worried about the economy too. I was venting to my coworker yesterday about it and how things could be worse than they were during the Great Depression, and how I'll never pay off my student loans, etc etc. And she commiserated with me, which was nice. She went with me to the bank to deposit my last freelance check. So here I'm thinking my life sucks, the economy sucks, everything is sucky, when she's like "'re the second person to know this but..." And I'm thinking, oh she's got a new job or something, because we talked about freelance stuff last week. "I'm pregnant." My mouth literally dropped. "What? Are you gonna keep it?" And of course she said yea, but she's waiting till her first appt next Thursday to tell anyone at work. Her boss knows, but that's it. Moral of the story: When you think things are bad, it can always be worse.

I got my car fixed. $290 later, and I have a new distributor O ring and valve cover gasket. Whoopie.

Weird Dreams

I had the weirdest dream(s) last night. First I was in a church, and they were commemorating people who died during Hurricane Ike. Then I was lighting a candle, and all my family was up on the altar. I have no idea why.

Then I remember being at my parents house and we were cleaning in the living room. On the walls were all these ppls comments, similar to a wall you'd find on myspace or facebook--they were all referencing something my brother's friend Mike did to this girl. Something about how she shouldn't wear glasses to work, and how he hurt her feelings, but all the guys thought it was funny. I was cleaning the main window, and all of a sudden two big, hairy, black spiders came spiraling down right in front of me. Of course I screamed, and then I asked my mom if they were black widows, but they weren't because we couldn't see any spots on them, and they were all curled up. Then they started moving back up the window and when they uncurled themselves they both had long, white beards and were wearing white sunglasses. And as they were going up, up, up, I saw the underneath of them, and their legs and stuff where all made of brittle exoskelton like features, even tho on the outside they were hairy. It was definitely creepy.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yummy lunch

Side note: I had the best lunch ever today. I went grocery shopping at Sunflower on my lunch hour, and I noticed that they were grilling out. The last time I had lunch there was earlier this summer and I had a hot dog, a grilled peach, pasta salad, and a drink for $3. Anyways, this time, they were offering miso glazed salmon with a side salad, bread and butter, and a drink for $4. A $4 lunch in Boulder is unheard of. The salmon was seriously soooo good, it was just the right amount of sweet and salty. I wanted more, but I restrained myself. Instead, I asked the lady how she made it, and she said she marianted the salmon in Soy and Ginger dressing, and then grilled it. Man, just writing about this makes me want it again. I'm considering buying some this weekend and grilling out by the pool. It's worth a try!

Apparently they grill out every Wednesday--I had no idea because I usually go to Sunflower randomly during the week. And on Wednesdays, they have double ad days, so the ad for the previous week + the new ad are all honored. I wonder what they will have next week.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

One in a Million

Yesterday I finished reading One in a Million, a book written by Kimberla Lawson Roby. The book had a great plot line with a married woman winning the lottery worth 63 million dollars, the husband having an affair and divorcing said woman, the woman's aunt selling her out to the media and soon to be ex-husband, and the accountant who woos the soon-to-be-millionaire. While the plot certainly was exciting, the execution of it faltered. One in a Million was simply a boring read, and the author's words were really cliche. Yes, I did finish it, but when I told M about it, I couldn't even recall what the title of it was. As Simon from American Idol would say, this book was "forgettable." And, really, this proves to me that if she can get this published, then I can too. 

Next Review: Nice Girls Do by Sarah Duncan

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I was flipping through Entertainment Weekly and came upon an ad for PETA saying "I'm Paul McCartney and I'm a vegetarian," which made me ask myself: could I ever be a vegetarian? The quick answer would be no. I would miss eating salad with chicken, or making pasta with meat sauce. I would worry about my protein levels and force myself to take multi-vitamins.

But really, I know that being a vegetarian is possible. I'm not a fan of To-furky or anything tofu, but I could eat an occasional Boca burger. I could supplement my diet with more fish, beans, and nuts. One of my best friends is a vegetarian, and she's healthy. So maybe it is possible. Would you be a vegetarian?