Thursday, January 31, 2008 

and people still ask why i'm a vegetarian

i don't have the words to respond to this.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 


1. that my printer wouldn't print a test page every time i turn it on. or hook it to my computer. or there's a power surge. or it simply feels like torturing me.

2. that i could be one of those people (shan makes evil faces at all of the caughey aunts and uncles) who seem to be able to function on five hours of sleep and a cup of coffee in the morning.

3. that my cats were here.

4. that i had a new hood. because they're hard to find these days.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 

january '08 brunch

one peril of getting a group of people who know you together? you will inevitably be made fun of; yesterday was no exception. dan, while flipping through pictures in my digital camera: you took a picture of your fridge??

yes. yes i did.

you may laugh if you like, but i enjoy seeing the raw materials that resulted in this:

much, much thanks to everyone who came (and helped in the kitchen!). note the presence of the very exciting professional-grade catering serving dishes and be sure to check out the recipe for sarah's pumpkin waffles, which were by far the biggest hit.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 


thus far we're looking at ~14 for brunch. (rsvp you crazy people!)

this weekend jus came up to play a gig. kelly walked through my front door and stared at the ironing board that currently holds my recent creation. why do you have a stole???.

relax. it's not for me. i made it for one of my friends who is sort of a pastor. once i find my camera i'll put up a picture. my approach to sewing is much like my approach to cooking (hell, i can't even follow a recipe) but this came out well.

some thoughts:

i'm still sick. this cold has lasted nine days.
kelly and i do not know how to two-step. i blame her for wearing high heels.
mex-mex food is not good.
i start class and turn 29 this week.
i have two weddings coming up. it is time for some bikram yoga if i'm going to fit into those dresses.
i'm extremely fortunate to be living at the villa.
once is an extraordinary film.

off to work....

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 

is it possible for a cold to turn into the flu?


i'm high as hell on dayquil, but it's the only thing that is keeping me from tucking myself into the couch with the yellow afghan gran made with a cup of tea and the clicker. oh, and the fact that I HAVE EXHAUSTED MY SUPPLY OF MINT GREEN TEA. and i hate television with the exception of everyday italian.

for every shower and spicy meal i'm afforded roughly 30 minutes of breathing-through-nose time. when i speak it sounds like a thousand tiny porcupines with stuffy noses have decided to colonize my throat.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 

brunch on the 26th, 1PM

as usual:

breakfast tacos
french toast
garlic cheddar biscuits
coffee, tea, juice, milk, mimosas

and maybe, just maybe, pumpkin waffles. perhaps something else i've yet to dream up.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 

when you know you love your job

a geography question:
is croatia good at water polo?


when the kid outsmarts you. sort of.

shan to chase:
if you don't focus on your humanities homework i'm going to put you in detention. until you die from it.

chase to shan:
i'm going to detense your mom.


my first thought this morning

i need some magnets.

i'm just a little insane. and yes, i woke at 4AM to work on a paper.

Saturday, January 05, 2008 

new year's eve

we began the new year in the best possible way: singing around a piano with facial hair. it was a beautiful night.