Monday, November 16, 2009

My Five Faves

Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen. "What?", you say. "A blog so soon? Shocking!!". Yes, I know. But this one's a quickie. I was looking at my friend, Hilary's blog and she and her husband were discussing their favorite actors and actresses, so it made me think about MY faves. So here you go!

First, the ladies:

Reese Witherspoon
I just love her. Sweet Home Alabama, Legally Blonde, Walk the Line,
Penelope, Just Like Heaven...I love them all!!!

Rachel McAdams
I like her best with brown hair. But she was deliciously evil as
a blonde Queen Bee in Mean Girls. I love The Notebook,
Red Eye, The Time Traveler's Wife,
State of Play, and more!!

Claire Danes
My So-Called Life, Little Women, Romeo + Juliet,
The Family Stone,
and especially Stardust!!

Amy Adams
Enchanted (of course), but also Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,
Julie & Julia,
Catch Me If You Can, and Night At the Museum 2!!

Meg Ryan
So many!! Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally,
You've Got Mail, I.Q.,
City of Angels, Kate & Leopold, etc.

And now for the men:

Johnny Depp
Wow, he is so versatile!! What's Eating Gilbert Grape?,
Benny and Joon,
Edward Scissorhands, Pirates, Cry Baby (teehee),
Chocolat, Finding Neverland
and sooo much more!!!

Ryan Gosling
The Notebook (woohoo!), Lars and the Real Girl,
Young Hercules (teehee),
Remember the Titans...oh, yeah!!

Tom Hanks
He's the MAN!!! Big, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail,
Forrest Gump,
Castaway, That Thing You Do!, Splash,
...the dude is amazing!

Nathan Fillion
Now, he's on really widely know (sadly), but
this guy is AWESOME!!
Notably, Firefly and Serenity are incredible!
Loved him in Waitress, Dr. Horrible's
Sing-Along Blog (haha!), and the new series Castle!!
Sweetness!! : )
Ryan Reynolds

As talented as he is, the man is just BEAUTIFUL!! Haha! Wow.
But, yes. Talented.
The Proposal, X-Men Origins:Wolverine,
Definitely Maybe, and
there's more to come, I'm sure. ; )
So, there's my list. Can't wait to see all of yours!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

6 Months Vegetarian?!? Yup!!

I promised this post a while back, and yes, I am just getting to it. I've been told I'm a good writer, in fact my mom was sure I should have gone into Journalism, but my problem is that I don't write well under pressure. I like to take my time and choose my words wisely. That would be why I took A.P. English, but never took the test. It served me well, though, in college. English 1010 was pretty much the same class, therefore I looked like I was super smart or something. Haha! But anyway, blogging isn't something I can do spontaneously or in a short period of time. It usually takes me at least a few hours (not writing continuously, but by doing it is spurts. Taking breaks.) And I'm usually doing something else at the same time like watching tv or listening to music, which helps and hurts. But I can't just sit down and blurt words onto the computer screen. I have to feel inspired, or at the very least, I have to MAKE myself do it. Along with the "encouragement" of others. ; ) So there's my explanation for why I don't blog more. I really will try to post more often. But as I said, no promises. : )

So, here I go! Yes, I have indeed been a vegetarian for 6 whole months! Which is really hard to believe, considering how it started. It wasn't at all planned. I was always one of those who said, "What are you INSANE? You don't like MEAT? I could NEVER do that!!". Seriously. And yet here I am. It all started with a book. I'm not going to type the name of the book in the text just...because. But I put a picture of it at the bottom of this post, if you're curious. : ) So I'll just refer to it as "SB". Ahem. So it started on a Monday. May 3rd, 2009, in fact. I had work off, as I usually do, so I went to a movie and lunch with my friend Ally. I don't remember the movie, but I know we ate at Fazoli's. I had never been there, so I didn't really know what to expect. It was than I thought, but I love Italian, so I ordered some pasta dish with sausage. It was pretty good, but the sausage was WAY spicy and it reminded me that I really don't like sausage. Seriously. This goes way back to those meat and cheese Hickory Farms boxes you get at Christmas. I think I had waaay too much of the sausage stuff, and I got really sick. After that, even the smell made me want to hurl. Also, for dramatic effect, I'll tell you that in school I MADE sausage several times and I KNOW what goes into it. I won't divulge that information, but trust me...ew.

Anyway, little did I know, that was the last piece of meat I would eat for the next 6 months. Or however long I decide to remain a vegetarian. My mom still asks when I'll start eating meat again, and I really don't know. It started out as just an experiment. "One month", I told myself. And then it became 2, then 3, and so on. At this point, I kind of know what I'm doing. And I kinda like it. But back to the point, after I dropped off Ally (or she dropped me off at my car at her house, I can't remember) I headed to Barnes and Noble just to browse. I cannot be trusted in bookstores, just so you know. As much as I would love working at one, I can't. I would come home with no paycheck. : ) I REALLY LOVE BOOKS!!! Ahem. So, I was browsing and a certain book caught my eye. If you've looked at the name, you know it is definitely eye-catching, right? Yeah. So I picked it up, looked at the back and I found it intriguing. It says something like "A no nonsense guide to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous" (I don't have the book with me, I loaned it to a friend). Sounds good, right? I read a few pages and I automatically knew this is what I needed: a swift kick in the pants to point me in the right direction. I was sick of feeling bad about myself and trying to lose weight without really changing the way I live. I was at the breaking point. It was all or nothing. Something had to give. And here was my answer. SB. : )

The book wasn't lying about the no nonsense part. They (2 female authors) sort of used the "break you down so we can build you up" philosophy. More swearing than I would care for, but that was their version of "hard love", I guess. Anyway, needless to say, I bought the book. I actually ended up reading the book within the spac
e of a few hours. It was interesting and new and "in your face". And NOT at all what I was expecting. Well, it was...but it wasn't. It started talking about how you need to get rid of the horrible vices and habits you have like coffee(not a problem) and alchohol(also, no problem), but also fast food, junk food, carbonated and caffeinated sodas, and all the other crap the TV commercials tell us to buy. I was indignant at first, but when they started listing all the stuff they put in it and how literally, chemically, really REALLY bad for you it was....I started to believe. Like diet soft drinks. Yes, there are less calories, but the artificial sweeteners they use like aspartame? I don't remember the info verbatim, but basically, it will kill you. And also, it just makes me feel bad, you know? I have never eaten at a fast food place and thought afterward, "Wow!! I feel awesome!!". It's all very dramatic in the book, but they definitely prove their point. So after the junk food kick in the pants, they went into meat. Like I said, I didn't think I was signing up for vegetarianism when I started to read this book, but it is very convincing. There is indeed a chapter in there about animal cruelty, which was a factor in my "transformation" that I won't go into, but once again, VERY CONVINCING!!

Not only was it the animal cruelty, but the hormones they put in meats and therefore get into cow's milk and chicken eggs and everything...anyway, it's involved. And yes, the "recommendation" is to go vegan. (I use that word loosely because they basically call you an moron if you don't) I did try veganism for a few days to begin with, but I knew I couldn't do it properly and safely on the budget I live.
And I love cheese. Haha! Also, my boss and my parents were concerned about my protein intake, so I do eat eggs. I don't really drink cow's milk anymore, though. I loved it SO MUCH, but I drank a lot of it, and...anyway, that's easy to explain but, now I put soy or rice milk on my cereal. Neither are good by themselves, but I do like chocolate soy milk! : ) So a vegetarian I became! Everyone has had a different response when I tell them. I don't actually blurt it out to everyone, but if it comes up, I let them know. Many are curious and supportive. Some like to tell me how "unhealthy" and "crazy" it is. A lot don't even know. Or didn't until they just read this. ; ) It's still hard sometimes, but for the most part, I don't miss meat at all. But I will say that I still enjoy the smell of bacon frying. I miss it a little. Besides, there is a meat-like substitute for almost anything. I've tried a lot of them and they are not all good. Like this soy faux turkey deli "meat" stuff. One bite, and I tossed it. Truly disgusting. I have an issue with certain textures, and that one was too much for me. I keep trying stuff to see what I like, but I haven't actually technically tried tofu. I really need to cause it's an excellent source of protein. Next on my list, I swear!!

But this vegetarian choice wasn't all I had to do. It is very possible to stop eating meat and still gain weight. So, basically I had to completely change the way I looked at food. It doesn't even need to be said that I LOVE FOOD!!! If I didn't I would not have chosen the culinary profession, you know? But for so long, I had been living to eat. I now eat to live. My portion sizes are a lot smaller and no between-meals snacking. Or if I do, it's something healthy. It's not like I've gone TOTAL health nut. I still have sweets occasionally and I do eat out. I just don't go crazy. I have to ask myself, "Is it worth it?". Also, I do my best to exercise. Evening walks, yoga, resistance bands, that kind of thing. So, basically I've lost....40 lbs, give or take? I try not to be super concerned about the amount cause it'll drive me nuts. And I'm still working on it. But, yay for progress!! I'm getting better at altering recipes and I have vegetarian cookbooks that help. Yup.

Anyway, this has gone on long enough, as predicted. So there it is. There's more to it, but that's pretty much the gist. And then some. ; ) Hope you enjoyed it!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Grandma's 80th Birthday Cake

Well, here is the blog post I promised you all in my last post. So it's been, like, a month, but whatever. Haha! Anyhoo, this whole thing started with me volunteering to do my grandmother's birthday cake. In the long run, I want to eventually do wedding cakes. Well, at least on the side. But I don't have any experience, per se. We did some decorating in school and I've seen my boss do dozens of wedding cakes at work, but I decided I should do an actual, for real, full-scale cake for practice. What I did is a little elaborate for a birthday cake, but it was "fun" and definitely an experience. The quotations will make sense later, I promise. : )

So, for the actual cake, I decided to use a family recipe for "Best Chocolate Cake". That is the actual title for the recipe. I wasn't really sure how the cake would work in layers, since we usually just bake it in a 9"x13" pan and throw some frosting on it. Some cakes are better for layers and some are....not. It has to do with how moist it is, how crumbly, etc. So that was a challenge. The bottom layer was to be German Chocolate Cake and the top, cream cheese-filled. Family favorites. Three layers of cake, two layers of filling. Buttercream-covered, ribbon on the top of each layer, piped "pearls" over the ribbon, blah blah blah. Well, from the beginning my biggest obstacle was...the fridge. Sounds strange, but I could only make a cake as big as the fridge would allow. My parents have a side-by-side fridge, which is fine for everything else EXCEPT a large cake. So, I figured out how big it it could be and went from there. I had already bought round cake pans from a lady in my mom's ward, but I only had one pan of the larger size. Oh, and I didn't know what to multiply the cake recipe by. I think I did a double batch to begin with and that made 2 small cake's worth and the one large cake, which is fine, but it meant making another for that last large layer. Whatever. Anyway, I made those cakes Sunday night (the party was Monday night). I had work off Monday, so that is what I was doing. THE CAKE!

So! Monday morning, I had every intention of waking up at 8am to finish that last cake. didn't happen. I got up about 10am and did the cake, stuck it in the fridge. Then I made the cream cheese filling. My mom was kind enough to get the stuff ready for the german icing, so I did that next and stuck it in the fridge to cool. We normally pour it right onto the cake, but as a filling, it had to be cooler and more...solid. Yup. So I filled the smaller layer and put it in the fridge. Oh, and I forgot I had the made the buttercream the night before. Now, that was and experience. I had taken a recipe from work and cut it down by, I think, a fourth, but as I whipped the egg whites while adding the cooked sugar, I began to realize just wouldn't fit. Whoops. So I poured some of it into my mom's mixer (the rest remained in my mixer) and continued to whip the meringue until cool. Blah blah blah. I then had to figure out how to divide the butter so I could add it to the meringue, since it wasn't exactly even in each mixer, but once that was done and added in, I think I put it all back into my mixer to whip until smooth. I stuck that in the fridge over night and then pulled it out before I made the last cake so it would be warm enough the use.
Anyhoo, I filled the smaller cake, put it in the fridge, eventually cut the last cake, filled THAT layer and did a crumb layer for both, which is a thin layer of frosting that hopefully will prevent crumbs from getting in the final layer of frosting. More blah. Well, that was done and I finally looked at the clock...and freaked. My timeline was WAY off!! I needed more time!! Well, I just pressed on and frosted the cake. The plan was to do the frosting layer, cool it, and then "square it off", meaning make the top and sides smooth and straight with a sharp corner. Much easier to do when the frosting is more solid. But I didn't have time, so I squared it the best that I could and put it back in the fridge. We were leaving at 6 or so, and it was very nearing 5:30, so I got dressed and faced the music. This cake wasn't going to turn out like I hoped. But, once again, I did what I could and dove back in. I assembled the cake, with some difficulty, and using straws pushed through the bottom layer for stability, and put the ribbon on. I started to do the pearls, but time was up. So, we folded the middle seat down, placed the cake on it, and attempted to finish the cake en route to the restaurant, Biaggi's. It was located downtown at the Gateway, which gave me time, but speed bumps, pot holes, stop lights, and everything in between made it difficult to keep my hand steady enough to use a piping bag. Well, somehow I got it done, mostly in a hurried manner once we had parked in front of the restaurant. I carried it in and quickly typed "Happy 80th" on the top. I was DONE!! Definitely not how I wanted it to turn out, but not bad for a first big cake.

So, there you have it. Everyone enjoyed eating the cake and the party as a whole was a success!! I learned a lot, mostly "what NOT to do" things, But it was "fun". (You got the quotations now? I thought so.) I'm not sure anyone will read this, or if they did, if they enjoyed it or even thought it worth reading, but at least it's out there. For posterity...or something. Whew! And THAT is why I rarely blog. That took FOREVER. Well, ta ta for now!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer time, and the livin's easy...

Whew! It's been, like, months since I've blogged!! I would have every intention of doing so when I was away from home, but when home became reality, napping seemed more important. Haha! So this one will probably be a short one, but just thought I would actually post something new. Hmm. So...what's new? Not a whole lot, honestly. Been working a lot. After a long day at work, I kinda just lounge and chill, mostly because I can. ; ) Summer has been pretty good so far, and it's almost 2/3 over!! Crazy!! The beginning of June, I went up to Bear Lake for a week with the family. So wonderful!! I really needed the time off. I didn't even mind that it rained almost every day. I love the rain! Two weekends ago was the Annual Allred Family Campout. We always camp up at the Spruces in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It's nice to be away from everything and just play cards and read. It's fun to run around with the little kids too! I love my neices and nephews!! The next week, we celebrated my Grandma Morrells' 80th birthday. It was fun! We had a great dinner at Biaggi's and somehow I volunteered to do a huge fancy birthday cake for it! Now THAT was a learning experience. That's have to wait until another blog, though.

August is looking like it will be a time of transition. Alex leaves for college (Eeek!). I'll miss her so much! Work will be getting busier for a whole different reason than before. Oktoberfest is just around the corner! (Double EEEK!!) It starts the end of August and there is much to be prepared, like 100 german chocolate cakes and soooo many cookies and brownies. I do not look forward to it. But I am sooo ready for Fall!! I love the changing leaves and the crispness in the air!

Hmm, well, what else is there? Oh, well, a bit of news that I neglected to mention. I will be in 3 days declared 3 months Vegetarian. What?!? I know, right? That's a blog in and of itself, but that's gonna have to wait. I about to head out the door to a Relief Society retreat. Whoop. So, ta ta for now!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Huh. That's odd. I can't see!

So, I work in a bakery, right? Well, among other things, that means opening and closing oven doors all day. We have a HUGE walk-in oven at work. No joke. Huge. Well, I was getting something out of the oven the other day and it was set at 400F. About average. But this time, for some reason, I got a big blast of hot air, which hurt my eyes, so I closed them. When I turned away from the oven, I went to open my eyes, my eyelashes were STUCK TOGETHER! My mascara had MELTED!!! Now, that's just not normal, right? I've worked in the industry for years, worked at Snowbird 1 year, and that's the FIRST time that's happened. What the heck? And who else would that happen to but me? No one. Exactly. Weird.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Car Gods Must Be Angry.

So, as you've probably seen in one of my past posts, I recently purchased a Chevy Blazer to enable me to drive to and from work safely. Good plan. I love it. Except...the whole idea of me buying a vehicle with 4WD was to be able to use 4WD when the roads up the canyon were bad. WELL IT'S NOT WORKING!!! Last week, I kicked into 4WD at the top of the canyon cause there was a few inches of snow on the road. The past few times, I did it, it was like the car jarred a bit when it kicked in, but then it was fine. This time, it was like I was going over a bump every few seconds, when I wasn't. Bad sign. I told my dad and we took it in to have it looked at. Bad news. Apparently, there is supposed to be oil in the transfer case and it was bone dry. It's not like if leaked was just never there. At least, not as long as I've owned it. Awesome.

So, my dad, being the Knight in Shining Armor he is, he went to the dealership where I bought my Blazer and made them aware of the situation. As far as the warranty, well, there isn't one. It was a trade-in and it had 135,000 miles on it, so, yeah. BUT it seems I had found the one honest dealership in the world. Well, not really. I suppose they're not ALL as sleazy as they seem. Heh heh. Anyhoo, Smith Family Motors is a very honest, very moral, family-0wned place to buy a car. Because when they heard what happened, they offered to help. They aren't required to do so, but morally, it's totally justified. They didn't know there was a problem, but neither did we. So, it looks like I'll be paying $300 instead of the original estimate of $737. An improvement in price, but still...ugh. *sigh* Stupid car.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

This is what I do.

Hi, everyone. I don't really have any thoughts to share, advice to impart, or anecdotes, but I do have a fair amount of pictures of stuff I've made at work. Wanna see? Good!

The above picture is of a Pumpkin Roulade. Pumpkin sponge cake spread with a mascarpone filling. It had a lot of rum in it. haha.

This here is a Lemon Meringue Tart with blackberries, raspberry sauce, and candied lemon zest. We did this for a very VIP group. VIP= pain in the butt, in my world. Haha.Key Lime Pie

Honey Lavender Creme Brulee

Graham cracker crust topped with a cream cheese mousse and fresh strawberries. Pretty much Cheesecake-in-a-glass.

A close-up of a petit four tray we did. We used Chocolate-covered strawberries, meringue cookies, Espresso truffles, Milk chocolate raspberry truffles, and one other truffle I can't remember.

This is the full shot of the petit four tray

A pomegranate and mandarin orange tart with fresh mint. Very VIP.

Chocolate hazelnut torte with a mandarin orange compote, chocolate sauce, and a pantella stick.

Chocolate Cream Pie. Super rich.
Key Lime Pie.

New York Cheesecake.

If this didn't make you salivate, then I haven't done my job. ; ) Hope you enjoyed it. Or hate me a little for not having any to share. Haha.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Perfect Fit!! And a bag to match...

This past Monday in the late morning, I ventured out in search of 2 things: jeans and a new purse. Simple, right? Hm. In concept, yes. In execution, no so much. First of all, I am not one of those girls who owns many, many pairs of jeans in different styles, colors, fittings, etc. I usually own one, maybe two, pairs of jeans at a time. I’m very loyal to my jeans. Once one pair starts to show signs of wear, I buy another pair from the same store in the same style, same color, same size, everything. Why fix what’s not broken, right? Well, that formula stops being effective when the store CHANGES the style, sizing, or whatever. Stupid Old Navy. So, what’s a girl to do but search out for a new loyalty? Ugh. I dread it. Really. You know how it is. They’re too short, too wide, too high in the waist, too already “worn”, they make my butt look big, my knees too knobby, my hips too wide. There are a thousand different reasons with one result: the wrong fit. At this point, I’m looking forward to those shiny silver jumpsuits everyone supposedly wears in the future.

So, it seems this time around, I waited a little too long to order a new pair of jeans (Old Navy does carry a long inseam in the stores in my size, therefore I usually order them online, which is fine by me). When I finally did, I ordered what I thought was the same pair I already owned. Haha! Ahem, apparently not. They arrived and I tried them on. La dee da. Soooo not the same. Wrong color (too dark), wrong size (that was my bad), and the wrong style. Since when did the “flare” style remain fitted until mid-calf? Um… never. Back to the store you go, stupid pants. They refund me everything except the $7 for shipping. Whatever. And yet, I still remain pants-less.

Days go by, my pants being held together with iron-on patches and my desperate prayers that I won’t bend over one day and expose my underpants in public. Or in private because THEY’RE MY ONLY PAIR!!!! So after much whining and avoiding, it was finally time to do it. Find new jeans. Again, ugh. Where to go? There are only so many stores that carry jeans for women with *ahem* curves. My last and, pretty much, only prayer was a store called Torrid in Fashion Place Mall. It’s like Lane Bryant except for people who have a sense of style. I kid, I kid. It’s not that bad. Torrid is more my age, though. Now, I’ve always been a little wary of that particular store because they sell a lot of items with skulls on them. No lie. Why is that fashionable, I don’t know. They also sell lingerie. Awkward. I had to give them a chance, though. I literally HAD to.

The worst thing about finding jeans at an unfamiliar store is the sizing. You never know how they relate to sizes at other stores. A 6 at one store could be an 8 at another (yeah, like I’m a 6. HAHAHA!). Anyway, that has to be established before the try-on stage, because it’s super embarrassing to yell over the door to the lady and say, “Um, this 10 isn’t working. Can I get a, um….16?” Yeah. That’s not awkward. So when the sales lady asked me what size I normally wear I told her, adding the “long” or “tall” or “freakishly tall” or whatever they call it there. She’s like, “Oh, cool. I wear the same size. I’ll just show you some of the pants I love and we’ll go from there.” Huh. Pretty good plan, actually. Once I got in the dressing room a.k.a. “the moment of truth”, I pulled on the first pair and…TA DA!!! They fit!!! It’s a freakin’ miracle!! Not only do they fit, they look pretty flattering. Pretty fantastic. Pretty perfect, actually. Second pair was a huge letdown, and so on. So…I bought the FIRST PAIR I TRIED ON! That NEVER happens!! It was weird. But good weird, you know?

On to item number 2. La purse. There’s a story there too, and I just know you’re dying to hear it! As it so happens, I am just as loyal to my purses as I am to my jeans…but they seem to last longer. And it’s harder to replace it with the same since I somehow keep getting bigger ones to suit my needs! My first gotta-have-at-all-times purse was green camo from Old Navy (shocker, I know!). It was just the right size and really cute, but didn’t really “match” with, well, any of my clothing. Ha, oh, well. I had that purse for 5 years until it seemed too small and was falling apart. I replaced it with a slightly bigger black one with white polka dots that was, no joke, $1. Seriously! One of the best purchases I’d ever made. Buuut, at some point, the zipper broke and once again, seemed too small. That one lasted about 2 years.

Onward and upward! I found one at Payless Shoesource, of all places, and it seemed perfect! The right size, cute, plain black (seemed more professional or whatever), and had a divider in the middle to contain my assorted crap. I can’t do the huge one-huge-pocket purses where everything’s mixed together. Too much chaos for me. Anyhow, this new pursed worked well for a few weeks…until the strap started to split where it was sewn together. I now know to look for purses with straps that don’t have that. You live and learn. Once the other strap started to split, I took it back with the receipt for a refund. Of course, the sales lady tried to get me to exchange it for the same purse (yeah, right) or another questionable purse of the same value. I just asked for the refund and she seemed pissed off. What? I don’t want your freakin’ purse!! Thanks anyway! Jeez.

On that same trip, I was on the search for the perfect purse! Not an easy task, since at that point I was very anal about what I wanted. Ready for my description? Mmkay. Black. Not too big, not too small. Divider in the middle. Stands up on it’s own (don’t want it to slump over). Small pockets inside and pockets outside, if possible. Fits over my shoulder. Reasonably priced. In depth, huh? Yeah. I warned you I was particular. Well, I looked in every possible store that could carry purses in Fashion Place Mall…and nothing. What?!? I was getting desperate. I had borrowed a purse from my sister and it was the basic sack kind. No pockets. Cute, but not gonna cut it. Crap! As last resort, I stopped by Shopko on Redwood Road. Jackpot! They had semi-designer purses on sale 40% off!! Score! But being me, it took me a good 45 minutes to decide. But I found one!! As close to perfect as possible. *sigh*. I hate shopping. But I love getting results! So, it was a pretty good day.

I know that was waaaayyy too long. Sorry. Hope it was at least entertaining. ; )

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

8 Things About Me

Here are the Rules:
1) Post rules on your blog
2) Answer the six '8' items
3) Let each person know by leaving them a comment

8 Favorite TV Shows

1. Gilmore Girls!
3. The Big Bang Theory
4. Monk
5. Psych
6. Supernatural
7. Angel
8. The Black Donnellys

8 Things I Did Yesterday

1. Woke up at 6am (A feat in and of itself. ick.)
2. Drove to and from work (45 min each way. again, ick.)
3. Sliced tiramisu.
4. Made Green Tea Mousse for a banquet
5. Made Flan for the same banquet
6. Showered. (Glorious!)
7. Watched "Privileged"
8. Tried Thai-ish food.

8 Things I Look Forward To

1. Draper Temple open house this Saturday
2. Finally, a Saturday off!!
3. GNO with my sisters!
4. Payday (always!)
5. Going Bovine (a book) by Libba Bray
6. My new digital camera coming in the mail! (Hurray, hurray!)
7. Twilight Movie on DVD
8. New jeans without holes. Yippee!

8 Favorite Restaurants

1. Cafe Rio
2. Wingers
3. Olive Garden
4. Cheesecake Factory
5. Carrino's
6. Del Taco
7. Panda Express
8. Thaifoon

8 Things on My Wish List

2. To have all my debt paid off
3. A boy. ; )
4. For my new camera to come!!
5. Actually have a savings account again.
6. Get better at the guitar
7. Learn to ski/snowboard. (All in good time...)
8. Have my own place eventually.

8 People I Tag

1. Lindsey Christensen
2. Hilary
3. Shantel
4. Anna
5. Lindsey Lambert
6. Kathryn
7. Sharane
8. I'm all out!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009