Tonight I finally got back into the scrapbooking groove. I didn't plan a page or anything, I just sort of winged it. I think it turned out well, even though it probably could've been better if I planned it. I really want to get better at measuring pictures, planning layouts and mostly, uploading those images to here. Since I decided to make the life-changing switch to 12x12 paper, I can no longer use my 8.5x11 scanner so I've been getting more and more creative about taking pictures of these things. Another thing I want to get better at..taking pictures. I need to make time for all these learnings! But I just want to watch Ghost Hunters!
Do you ever lie on the couch and think to yourself..man, I really wish I could move off this couch. That's how I felt tonight. I really wanted to get some scrapbooking done (I've got an idea in the works) but tiredness overwhelmed me. Did I mention how comfy my couch is? It's a gift and a curse. Tuesday nights are especially bad because there is nothing good on tv. I spent the night watching repeats on this genius channel called WGN..that only shows repeats of incredibly awesome shows like The New Adventures of Old Christine and How I Met Your Mother. So that's my night. I'm sorry for my boring in between entries but it's hard to be creative after a long looooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggg day of work. Meh. Until tomororw....
You probably think that being stuck inside during a hurricane is the perfect time to catch up on scrapbooking. You would be right, but that's not what I did with my forced quiet time. My parents, who live on the beach, were supposed to evacuate to my apartment but chose not to...so the entire night I worried that trees and water were going to come rushing into their house. I spent the night switching between movies and hurricane coverage and slept (quite comfortably actually) on my couch. Luckily this morning, even though my parents were without power, they were safe. The hurricane was thankfully not as bad as forecasted. The funny part is, if I wasn't worried about my parents and watching the news intensely, it's possible I wouldn't even know a hurricane was going on outside. My apartment is eerily quiet and the damage in my neighborhood was negligable. When I peeked outside this morning, a lot of stores/restuarants/bakeries were open and people were walking around like it was a regular Sunday.
Anyway, I'm staying inside just to stay safe. Plus the MTA is down so I don't really have anywhere I can go. Here are some of my adventures from the day:
Because I feel like I've been on a super powered junkfood binge, I made a healthy tuna salad for lunch:
To get my mind off of coastal flooding, I made some friendship bracelets:
Then I caught up on my astronomical amount of magazine subscriptions:
I know you are jealous of my exciting life. I need to practice my photography skills more and these are the only things I did all day (besides watching a ridiculous amount of family feud and playing The Sims on my computer - yes it's always the year 2000 in my apartment).
I watch this show called "Baggage" on the game show network. It's a really silly dating game show where contestants have their biggest secrets hidden in suitcases and the guy or girl playing has to decide whether the secrets are deal breakers or not. One girl's secret was "I write a blog that nobody reads" and I thought to myself hey..I write a blog that nobody reads. I obviously slacked on writing in the past month. Apologies faithful reader....
Unfortunately though I do not have much to write about tonight but I promise there will be more updates in the future...
I've been really into cooking this week. Sometimes when I get depressed about not having a boyfriend, I focus on cooking. I like to think that one day when I am married, my husband will brag to all his friends about what a good cook I am. It's probably completely anti-feminist but I don't care.
Tonight I made Thai chicken. It was really good..although lately I've been a bottomless pit. All I want to do is eat..and mostly crappy food. I'm trying to hold out but right now I want to run to the corner deli, get tortilla chips and make nachos. I'm going to be the worst pregnant woman some day.
The Thai chicken was suprisingly easy. First you mix asian-sesame dressing (this was surprisingly hard to find in my grocery store), peanut butter (I used the chunky kind, it's my fav), and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Brown chicken in a skillet and add the sauce mixture in, coating all of the chicken. When the chicken is brown, remove it from the skillet and add in cut up red pepper and coleslaw mix. Coat in the sauce and heat until soft, then add back in the chicken. I let it sit on the stove for a few minutes more so it all mixes together. I made a pound of chicken, and I ate almost the whole thing...and I still want to pizza. What's wrong with me!
I attempted to make fried rice balls tonight, but it was the worst cooking disaster. Looking back, I should've made the rice in the morning and refridgerated it so that it was dryer and stickier. I cooked the rice tonight and it was slimy and it did not want to be in a ball. Everytime I tried to roll it, it just slid right out of my hands...and it was slimey and it was gross. After a little while of trying, I just threw the rice out and dug through the cabinets for a dinner replacement and came up with the "rice ball failure dinner."
Basically, I cooked some pasta (I had a half a box of elbow pasta in the cabinet), then drained it and ran cold water over it. Then I found some tuna and leftover white beans from pasta I made last week, cut up some vegetables and threw it all together with olive oil and red wine vinager. It was good, but I was so disappointed in the rice balls that I didn't really have a taste for it. I have so much of it though, so it'll last a few lunches. Saving money again.
I wasn't in the mood for scrapbooking or anything creative tonight. I got a really shitty sleep last night and work drove me to drink tonight so my brain is a little foggy right now.
I was browsing on the internet for something to post on here instead, and I found this really funny thing:
Apparently Paris Hilton made a scrapbook kit in the year 2009 and I never knew about it! From various internet searches, it seems to only be available on amazon.com.
Here are some pictures I found from the internet of people using the kit:
The paper is actually kind of cute. I also rather enjoy the idea of someone who seems as snobby and clueless as Paris Hilton taking time out of her day to do some scrapbooking. I actually don't think she's as bad as she puts on. She doesn't seem as annoying as Lindsay Lohan. I imagine that if Miss Lohan did scrapbook, it would be pictures of movies she thinks she was in like Black Swan and photoshopped pictures of her with A-list celebrities. She'd also snort lines of coke off of it. Maybe she'd even paste in copies of some of her court subpoena's. Wow, sorry..tangent much. Anyway, time to watch some TV.