Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Typing Without the Use of One Finger is a Suckfest

I cut my left pointer finger pretty badly at work today. I was julienne-ing some orange zest for Orange Honey, used on the cheese plate served as a first course. The knife was sharp. My focus was not.

I chopped off part of my nail and a good chunk of flesh. Now THERE'S a visual for ya. Ick.

So now there's a band-aid on it and it keeps bleeding and it hurts like a mo-fo. Nerve-endings exposed and all that any touch makes me cringe and curse internally.

So, yeah. Typing hurts. Tons. Tried to type on my computer without using that finger, but my fingers are specifically trained a certain way. Typos. Frustration. OW.

Which is possibly why I'm writing this on my iPhone. Thumbs. I can do thumbs...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One year ago...

One year ago, I hated my job.

One year ago, I was heartbroken.

One year ago, I felt lost.

One year ago, (almost exactly) I made a scary journey to Boston that taught me a lot.

In the past year, I have

...accepted a job without seeing where I was working/moving to.

...moved out of state for the first time in my life. Alone.

...met some great people.

...had my heart jerked around, but here I am: stronger.

...survived on a lot less than I thought I could.

...worked outside of my field getting hours to make ends meet.

...been laid off from a job I loved with no solid plan to follow.

Recently, I have

...applied for jobs I never thought I'd get.

...learned who deserves to be in my life. And who doesn't.

...interviewed at a job I never thought I'd be considered for.

...accepted a job that is more prestigious, more challenging, higher paying, and more than a little scary.

I am so incredibly amazed at what can happen in a year and how the Lord has led me by the hand so often. I was lonely sometimes, but I was never alone. I have become stronger than ever, more sure of myself, more capable than I ever thought. I can do this. This is my time to shine.

Next week, I become Pastry Chef Anika Allred. : )

Thursday, October 06, 2011


Hi. Remember me? It's okay if you don't. I know it's been a while. I suck. Whatever. Not even gonna look through past posts to see how long it's been. Nope. Oh, well.

Anywho, just thought I'd reveal the things that have consumed my time as of late.

Ready? Let's go!!


Oh, heavens. I love LOVE this man. Scottish. Gorgeous. Gravity-defying hair. Looks smashing in a suit (see above). Holy TARDIS. First time I saw him was in the 4th Harry Potter. Not the best representation of his awesomeness. Then I got into Doctor Who. Speaking of which:


Oh, man. I can't even describe it. Officially obsessed. Above is the Eleventh Doctor (played by Matt Smith) and his latest companion, Amy Pond. David Tennant was the Tenth Doctor. He was a HUGE part of why I fell in love with this show. It's kinda hard to explain if you don't know it. Time travel. But SO MUCH MORE. Sigh. You'll just have to look it up. : )

But let's just say, I may or may not have asked my Dad to build me one of these:

It's called the TARDIS (Time and Relative Demensions in Space).
And I totally want one, no matter how IMPRACTICAL it may seem. 
Pleeeeaaaaaassse, daddy?!?! :D


Amazing AMAZING band. Kinda Bluesgrass-y. Kinda FREAKIN' AWESOME. They totally get me. Yes. Yesyesyes.


This soundtrack is INCREDIBLE. Something I had forgotten cause I only saw the movie once in theaters. But I just watched it again recently and WOW, I was blown away. The movie is amazing as a whole, but the music just adds this depth and heart to it. "Test Drive" is my favorite. Check it out. Do it.


Oh, Benny, Benny, Benny. Glorious, wonderful man. Funny name. Voice like a jaguar in a cello (my fellow fangirls online describe it as such). Marvelous actor. Yes. The whole package. He played Stephen Hawking, for pete's sake!! And did a marvelous job:

And BBC Sherlock, well, I just can't even describe in words how much I loved it. Literally. Best. Adaption. EVER. It physically pains me that I have to wait til 2012 for more Sherlock. Siiiiiiigh.


Well, I think that's enough fangirling for one day. There's more. SOOOOOOO much more. I can obsess about multiple things simultaneously. I am THAT talented. Anyway, I hope you'll consider looking into these things I enjoy so much. And share what YOU are obsessed with. I so can't wait. : )