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10 Things That May Surprise You

January 30, 2012

1. It’s still winter.

I keep hoping on days like yesterday (when it was upper 50’s and I was trouncing around in short sleeves… okay, it was three-quarter sleeves, but still!) that we’ll just be done with cold weather, but the fact that it snowed not once, but twice last week is a harsh harsh reminder that it’s still very much winter.


2. It’s perfectly normal to have two laptops open and be working on them at the same time.

I kind of give up on thinking writing a post will be a simple process.  I keep jumping between computers, one that has Windows Live Writer on it and the other that moves about 100% faster and makes uploading pictures from my phone so easy.  And by easy, I mean they just wind up there without me lifting a finger.

3. I don’t actually like alcohol.

I just like things that taste like juice and make me feel like dancing.

Case in point, Riesling — and not just any Riesling, it has to be sweet Riesling — is my favorite wine.

4. When you’re having a bad day, a Chipotle lunch break will always make you feel better.

I could pretend writing a resume when you have little work experience and applying for dozens of jobs and barely hearing back isn’t discouraging, but I like to keep it real on the blog.  It’s pretty exhausting.  So I went to lunch, got what I was craving (a steak bowl!) and felt re-energized.  Or just full.  Same thing, right?

5. How many times in one week can someone eat fish?  At least 3!

I very rarely cook fish, but we made tilapia this week, I ate leftovers yesterday and we went out to Bonefish on Saturday.  Guys, how good is Bang Bang Shrimp?!

6. Saturday can sometimes feel like the

If you don’t have a job, spent all week “hanging out,” and can’t exactly afford to o spend money all day, Saturday can be pretty boring.  I won’t even tell you how much TV I watched.

7.  Roasting your own almonds is totally easy.

Why do almonds only come in roasted and salted or raw?  I don’t want to have to make a separate trip to Whole Foods just to get roasted and unsalted.  Solution: buy raw and roast them yourself! Ten minutes at 350*, cool for an hour and you’re good to go.

8. There are just some things you’ll never understand.

Things I’ll never understand: 

Why Footloose is a classic.  I was so bored.  Is that bad?

How I manage to let milk boil over every.single.time. I cook with it.

How many groceries I can buy while staying within my budget.  I need to stop worrying already!

What “bearded barley” is!  

9.  Arthur is, in fact, an aardvark.

Apparently this is common knowledge and I now know exactly how to spell aardvark, thanks to this lovely video.

10.  Sunday is the best.

If Saturday was a long, slow uneventful day, Sunday was the exact opposite.  Run with Joey, Starbucks, grocery, yoga, homemade dinner.  Oh, and did I mention our new Sunday morning pancake ritual?  It totally reminds me of when I was little and my mom would make pancakes that we  would use cookie cutters to shape into a bear and a pig, or used food coloring to make blue or green pancakes.

Aaaand, now I have a “Pancakes!” board on Pinterest for future “Pancake Sundays.”

Okay, so that was probably more like 10 things that don’t surprise you at all.
Oh well.  Happy Monday!
Tell me something surprising.
What’s your favorite type of wine?
Footloose, Arthur, bearded barley — thoughts?!
10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2012 10:02 AM

    HAHAHAHA What IS bearded barley? It sounds like hairy grains, which is kind of gross.

  2. brittney permalink
    January 30, 2012 10:06 AM

    Writing/trying to improve my resume is one of my least favourite tasks in the world. Jobs are overrated anyway, who even needs a good resume?
    I’m with you on the discouraging job hunt though! Just be patient… as everyone keeps telling me 🙂

  3. January 30, 2012 10:42 AM

    TJs has roasted unsalted almonds 😉

    I like Footloose but seeing it once was enough.

    Good luck on that resume!

    • January 30, 2012 10:54 AM

      I love that new icon picture 🙂 TJ’s is coming to CO!!!

  4. January 30, 2012 11:56 AM

    AMEN to #4 and #7! I absolutely adore Chipotle and roasting my own nuts. I would totally turn those roasted nuts into nut butter. 😀

  5. January 30, 2012 12:31 PM

    Bang Bang Shrimp is the bomb!! Love it! As for Footloose….it is a classic, but I can see how the younger generation finds it not such a classic.

  6. January 30, 2012 3:20 PM

    I found myself mentally nodding in response to each of these things. Haha! Footloose has been on tv SO MUCH lately…no idea why. It bores me too except for the last 3 minutes when they’re all dancing like crazy. I’ll have to try sweet riesling, I really have not met a wine that I really fell in love with…I’m always on the hunt…

  7. squigglefloey permalink
    January 31, 2012 2:17 AM

    I feel you on #6. Sometimes it’s really nice to have weekends feel NEEDED. 😛

  8. January 31, 2012 5:58 PM

    Easy…bearded barley is just barely that forgot to shave! Duh! 😉

    “I just like things that taste like juice and make me feel like dancing.” <- Bahahah! I LOVE rieslings but I can't handle the sweet ones…the dryer the better! Love that kick in the jaws!

    Omg, Bang Bang shrimp is to die for! I always forget just how AMAZING it is until I have it again! Mmm! I so need to take the boyfriend there soon…he is always craving seafood and it's time he knew more than Red Lobster! Haha!

    That tilapia looks great…so pretty with the citrus salsa thing you've got going on!

    I haven't thought about Arthur in forever! I used to watch it all the time when I was young! It came on right after Wishbone…remember that one?

    So excited about your pancakes! I need to get back on the pancake bandwagon…can you believe I've only made one batch so far this year??

  9. February 5, 2012 9:40 AM

    Funny you have the two computers.. I have the same problem. Need multiple electronic devices to keep up. Nice blog.

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