Tuesday, September 25, 2012

That's how you do food at a wedding

My phone broke again last week.  I went almost an entire week without a phone.  It was awful.  How did I ever survive without a cell phone?  I mean, there was a good 18 years of my life where I didn't have one.  What did I do without instant knowledge at my fingertips???

On a completely seperate note.  A friend of mine got married this week and I went to her wedding in Queens.  The food there was INSANE. 

It started out with a dead pig on our table.  Just look at it's little face (ok, not gonna lie, the sliced up dead pig kind of disconcerted me at first, but it was yummy nonetheless).


 Then, there were all sorts of other courses.  Like abelone:

And dried scallops in sea weed

And, some other fish we never identified

Some lobster in butter

Some octopus and squid in veggies and some weird fried crab claw thing


And, what I THINK was shark fin soup, which I didn't eat.

Then, there was the pasta with crab meat


And the sticky rice under the whole crabs (oh  my god the sticky rice was amazing)
And some beef. 
Then, there was the cake, but I didn't manage to get an actual picture.  But it was green tea and chocolate ganache.  Amazing.
I wish I could have managed to eat more of everything, but seriously, I only managed about a bite or two of each because the food just kept coming.  So insane. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Ahoy mateys! 

It's talk like a pirate day, and I've pretty much exhausted my pirate vernacular with my post title and opening statement. 

I hope everyone else is doing a better job than I am! 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

There's always room for JELLO

I really wanted pudding.  Apparently so did everyone else in Delaware.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Elephants and Shot Glasses

The elephant in my dining room.

I love this thing.  It's so fun.  

And, the shot glass case.

I need a second one.  I have too many shot glasses.  Luckily, my mom is getting another one made for me for Christmas. :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Super bored

I'm sitting in the parking lot of my doctor's office because google maps said it should take about an hour and a half to get here, and it definitely was not that long (I go to a dr that was closer to the hotel I was living in, than my house.  Since I only come here once a year, wasn't worth changing). 

Anyways, I have about half an hour to sit here before heading in.  sigh. 

I don't really have a cohesive post, just some random thoughts.


I heard the best/worst pick up line my birthday weekend, and I totally fell for it.  I was walking down the street back to my car with RR, and I was carrying my purse and keys not paying attention.  Some guy ahead was like, oh wait!  You dropped something.  I stopped and looked down and he finished with, you dropped my heart. 

It totally got me.  I love cheesy pickup lines, and that was just gold. 


I invited my parents over for dinner on Saturday.  I made jambalaya (one of the few dishes I think I do really well).  I went to Home Goods with my mom (my dad stayed home with Oscar).  I bought a green elephant for my dining room.  I really like it.  It's silly looking.  I sadly don't have any pictures, but next post I'll include some. 

I also put my dad to work (don't I always?).  I have a shot glass case that I have been wanting to hang up since I moved in, but didn't have the tools I needed.  So daddy hung that in my dining room (it looks awesome) and a starburst mirror in my living room.  Again, pictures later. 

FOOTBALL!  I feel like that should be all I need to say there. 

But of course it isn't. 

I'm so excited fantasy football has started again, but I'm a little concerned my one team may have peaked in the first week, and the other team is pretty bad. 

Seriously, I love football season. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

And some more randomness

I have the freaking cutest friends ever.  SL went on vacation and gave me a heads up to check my mail.  

She freaking bought me yarn in Iceland.  How awesome is she????  It's so pretty!!!  


I managed to break every single pair of casual sunglasses I owned last week.  I have 4 pairs.  I broke EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.  I had to wear my ugly running ones (the ones that make me look RIDICULOUS).  It was a sad week for me.  

I did find a new pair that are somewhat decent, and bought those.  But I really need some new glasses.  


I spent MORE money this past weekend and bought a new mattress and boxspring.  So, in the past three months I have purchased a car, a sofa, a computer, and now a mattress.  I'm pretty sure I have run out of big expensive things to buy (I'm not buying a house anytime soon, so don't worry about that).  

I really didn't want to buy the mattress yet, but I've been waking up super sore every day for the past month now, and I finally caved.  I really needed a new one.  

On a fun note, I was totally Goldilocks while buying the mattress.  I went to the store and requested a firm mattress.  I lay down on the first one and it was way too firm.  Like sleeping on wooden slats.  Then, he had me lay on the second one.  My butt sunk in like 8 inches.  Way too soft.  

Then, the third one was JUST right.  So I bought it.  Go me. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Happy Birthday to me!

I turned 30 on Labor Day.  Since I was turning old, I decided to embrace the birthday and just have fun.  

I started with happy hour on Thursday with a bunch of work friends.  People at work like me!  They showed up! (Or they just like alcohol...either way).  

Then, RR came to visit me for the weekend, and we took a random trip to Atlantic City at 1 in the morning.  Always fun.

I picked L up the next night from the airport, and then, on my actual birthday, we had a family dinner and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN!!!!    

Such an amazing birthday weekend.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Keeping Ferb warm

I FINALLY finished Ferb's baby blanket.  This thing was a beast to make.

I had up to 17 balls of yarn attached to this blanket at one time (16 of them were continuously on there).  It was ridiculous.  

You can kind of see all the strands of yarn heading towards the middle of the couch cushion (I kept all the balls of yarn stuck between my sofa cushions to try and keep them from tangling as much).

So, here it is all finished.

And, just some gratuitous cuteness.

I LOVED this blanket and really wanted one for myself.  But seriously.  I will never make this thing again.  It was a beast and I don't really like myself enough to spend the time making it.