Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Is it lunch-time yet?

Last night Bryce and I went out with some friends to the new Wolfgang Puck restaurant that opened recently here in Detroit. I don't even know where to begin, everything was so excellent. From the butternut squash soup with apple compote (who knew that would be such a winning combo) to the pumpkin ravioli (DEFINITELY trying that recipe at home) to the lamb chops with creamy parmesan polenta. Even the dessert was out of this world. Yum. Yum. Yum. I'm hungry again just thinking about it.

Eating good food always gets me in a cooking mood. I've whittled away the majority of my morning looking up recipes online and reading food blogs. I truly can't think of a better way to waste the day. Other than, I suppose, actually being in a kitchen cooking this stuff.

Man I wish I could call in sick tomorrow.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Good things

Maybe it's the weather, or maybe it's just sitting in an office with yellow lighting all day, every day trying to digest some of the most boring study material ever created, but I've been kind of down the past few days. So in the spirit of getting over it already I've decided to make a list of all the things that are great in my life right now.

1. I passed my Series 6! In fact, I owned that test. Best score out of my whole group. Boo-yah.

2. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia seasons 1 and 2 are out on DVD. If you aren't watching this show yet, seriously, what is wrong with you?

3. Today is Thursday, which every college student knows is the unofficial start to the weekend.

4. Tomorrow is Friday!

5. Saturday, Bryce and I are set to drive out to Ann Arbor to hit up the Farmer's Market, Zingerman's, and hopefully a cider mill to get some delicious cider and donuts and a few pumpkins for Halloween.

6. Speaking of Halloween, I really need to get moving on my naughty Girl Scout costume. Our party is only one week away, and I plan on having the BEST costume. Or maybe just the naughtiest. We shall see.

7. Oh yeah, Bryce and I are throwing a Halloween party this year that is sure to kick ass. As always.

8. It's fall - which is, as everyone knows, my favorite time of year. And this year has been no exception. I can't wait to get out and take some pictures of the beautiful colors we've been experiencing.

9. Bryce and I bought a pretty new fire pit for out backyard. Tonight, if the rain lets up, we're going to have our first bonfire.

10. Making lists is fun!

11. I've just effectively killed an hour of my morning blogging. Go me.

12. Now I'm going to go read my new Food and Wine magazine (the Thanksgiving issue!). That should get me through until lunch, at least.

13. For lunch I'm going out for yummy Thai food. Mmmm.

14. Okay, I'm really going to go try to be productive now.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Just sending it out the universe

Cold, rainy days such as these are not meant to be spend in an office with no heat. I think the tip of my nose just fell off. Thank god for coffee, that's all I have to say.

I wish I could be home right now, curled up on my couch in front of a movie. Now that I think about it, that whole scenario would be better if my house had a fireplace. ... Okay, so I change my wish. I wish that I had a fireplace. Even if I can't be there right now, I would know that it was home waiting for me. All warm and cozy. With a mug of hot chocolate. And my wonderful husband to cuddle with me.

Universe, get working on that.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Checking things off the life list

As part of my ongoing effort to personalize the Robbins Family Living Quarters, a few weeks ago (with a little inspiration from Dooce) I went through the process of developing, framing, and hanging some pictures I had taken. It turned out really well.

Some time ago I was making a list of "wants" (like "I want to get married", "I want to own a winery", "I want MSU to beat U of M in a football game that isn't controversial and therefor completely discredited" - that kind of thing). And one of the things on my list was to fill my home with my own photography.

I can't tell you how accomplished it feels to check items off this list. Plus it feels pretty great to have my house feel more and more like a home - like a family actually lives here - every day.

Friday, October 05, 2007


Yesterday was just one of those days. Murphy's Law kind of stuff. Just about everything that could go wrong did. I even fell down some stairs pretty much onto my face in front of everyone. I called Bryce on my way home, practically in tears. "Today sucked," I told him.

He greeted my at home right at the door and wrapped me up in a big hug. Have I mentioned how great marriage is? Cause, man, he can really just turn my day around, just like that.

We ordered take-out from Noodles, which we ate right in bed while watching Blades of Glory. We cuddled up with a big bowl of popcorn and watched another movie - Evening. Just us, in bed together, the whole night. So perfect.

I guess yesterday wasn't really so bad after all.

Monday, October 01, 2007

And pigs flew out of my butt

I am telling you, only my husband can win concert tickets via a text message on his cell phone. Seriously. This kind of shit just does not happen to me. So much so that when he got the text message Saturday morning from Verizon saying, "The first 5 people to respond to this win 2 free Maroon 5 tickets" I laughed at him for even bothering to reply.

Well the joke was on me.

That's 10th row floor, people. That's Adam Levine close enough to practically touch his shoe. Even my cynical ass had to admit that this was pretty sweet. Go Verizon.

In other news, I am totally obsessed with Taco Bell's new cheesy-beefy-melt. Holy god is that thing good. If you have not tried it, get thee to a TB before they run out or I've eaten them all. Go. Go right now.