So I haven’t really talked about what I’ve been up to lately and I feel like I should maybe update you all. I’ve been talking about jobs and trips and all that business, but what is going on with me?
Well most of my life consists of sitting around at my kitchen table or on my living room sofa, browsing jobs, reading blogs and stalking Twitter. I have a pretty damn exciting life, let me tell you. I do try to get out of the house at least once a day though. Sometimes I’ll walk into town, sometimes I’ll take a drive down into Superior to take a walk in the middle of a field or sometimes, I go into the woods. (Although a recent chat about mountain lions has made me a little wary of going out into the woods on my own…) It is my goal to eventually get a run into my routine of laziness since I would love a healthier lifestyle.
I also tend to go out socializing at happy hours (holy crap, Boulder has a lot of those!) on practically every day of the week. I kind of wanted to kick this habit after leaving New York but unless I move to the middle of nowhere Wyoming, I don’t think it’s possible to keep me away from the social scene. I’ve stayed in the past few nights and wow, it’s amazing what some down time will do for your sleep patterns.
Today I wandered down to the Farmers Market with a recent fellow-New York transplant for only my second time. The first time was on a crazy saturday noon adventure and the amount of people was FRIGHTENING. Today was a ton more manageable and I walked away with EIGHT DOLLARS worth of PASTA. Not just any pasta though.
Sweet Potato Pappardelle and Dark Chocolate Linguine.
Yes you heard me right. DARK CHOCOLATE PASTA. It smells just as amazing as it sounds. The suggested recipe included strawberries, raspberries, chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream. Pasta that is dessert? Yes, please. I have a feeling I’ll be making frequent stops at this pasta tent at the Famer’s Market this summer to try things like Lemon Basil, Lime Cilantro, or Fruit Fusion which includes raspberry, tangerine, and strawberry pasta.
It is my goal, along with running, to start eating healthier. My diet right now SOUNDS healthy but I can’t really picture it as being all that healthy. I am currently obsessed with mushrooms so they go in every dish. I also make rice, beans, spinach, corn, brussel sprouts…basically anything I can throw in a pan. Lazy? Why yes, yes I am.
I have also realized that I have taken on a mainly vegetarian/pescatarian lifestyle since moving. I will eat chicken (and once in a very long while, beef) if I’m at a restaurant but most of the time I consume some sort of fish/shellfish and if I’m cooking for myself it is mostly all vegetables. You would think I’d be healthier but then I go out and make Tres Leches cake and screw up everything.
For serious though, that Tres Leches cake was AMAZING. Despite an epic fail when it came to the frosting. Cool whip is NOT a good substitution for homemade whipped cream frosting, just an FYI. Although you probably already knew that.
How awesome was my cutting job? We called it tetris-style cutting.
I made this for a cajun dinner party that Doni and I hosted at her new man’s digs and it was a hit. I already have re-bought the ingredients I don’t already have, just so I can make it again at a moments notice.
On top of the very successful dinner party, which included Doni’s shrimp etouffee (SO GOOD), we also had our birthday parties, Boulder Startup Week and a joint birthday party that ended with karaoke. Talk about crazy fun busy! And talk about a lot of alcohol.
I have tried keeping up with Glee (and ohmygod the latest episode?!? With Neil Patrick Harris?! SINGING DREAM ON?! Um, love. Love love love.) but haven’t seen most of it. I did get the soundtrack just so I can sing along some more in the car (and car dance too). I predict road tripping this summer and I must be prepared!! As far as Lost goes, I’m still only at Episode FOUR and the season and the show just ENDED. SUPER SADFACE. I plan on spending a chunk of this weekend glued to Hulu watching past episodes.
Speaking of sadfaces, my poor little cat Roger died this past week. You may remember I wrote about him a few months back. Curiousity did not in fact kill him, but thyroid disease did. Ironically, our other cat Cosmo ate himself to death. Roger couldn’t keep any weight on by eating and after only three weeks of medication and becoming extremely tiny for an already tiny cat, he died. RIP little cat.
I’ve been rereading through my archives at my old blog and wow I had an interesting life in NYC. That’s not really news, I DID live through it, but some of the stories are just too funny. Also, I’d talk about dates and I cannot for the life of me remember who the fuck I was talking about. That’s just how many dates I went on. Oh well, guess they didn’t really matter all that much! Or I just have a really bad memory. OR BOTH. I did have a lot of really funny stories.
Like the story about my battle with a cockroach in my kitchen at 3am. Or like the time my breathe smelled…funky…after mixing tea and cough drops. Or the cell phone races we held in my office one boring afternoon. Or the conversations I’d have WITH MYSELF filed under the tag “Slowly Going Crazy.”
I am a lot more censored on this blog now than I was on the old one. I had absolutely no filter back then and while I had to learn lessons the hard way (nasty commenters, plagiarism, constant fear of someone finding it), I don’t think I ever can be as candid as I once was. Blogging has changed a lot for me and I am also a lot less anonymous. Hell, people I know are finding my blog right and left, people who I normally would freak me out majorly (and with one I did, not knowing how she discovered me. Hi Jen!). I also know better what to post and what not to post, like in terms of dating/relationships/etc.
On that note, I want this puppy:
How does that relate to what I’ve been talking about? It doesn’t. I just thought I’d throw in some cuteness. He’s a Newfie/Golden Retriever mix and omg THE CUTE.
Anyway. This post is suffering from severe ADD and I apologize.
I never said an update on my life was going to make much sense or resemble any sense of organization. My life is about as far from organized right now as it possibly could. Once a job sets in, which will be soon, I should have some semblence of normalcy return (as well as, I’m sure, more stories). We can all hope at least.
Oh who am I kidding? I’m not normal, even on a good day. But that what makes me so special right? Right? RIGHT?
That’s what I thought.
Of course there are more things going on in my life than what I have said here, but they are all staying off the blog. One thing I will leave you all with, is just how jealous I am of everyone this weekend. Have a blast in Vegas everyone and have a shot (or two, or ten) for me!