Thursday, November 23, 2006


I have several things to be thankful for this holiday. But, of note, is that you are rarely thankful for things at holidays and you tend to focus more on the negative.

I am thankful that I made my third turkey, and it is, sorry mom, one of the BEST I've ever had. The gravy from said turkey is also one of the best I've ever had, much less made. I am thankful that I have a kitchen to put all this together.

I'm pissed off that the people who we invited to dinner were supposed to show up an hour ago. Dinner is now ready, and chilling. 49 minutes late, they are finally here ... I am thankful I finally get to eat!

Happy Thanksgiving


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

My thoughts sitting through ...

Slight pressure, released, opening a new field, or is it one that is there that I don't normally recognize. Halos and lines, melding and blending, creating a wonderful amalgum of people known, familiar, but now indistinguishable. Except ... the color, a tint or hue inescapable, a tell tale trademark of indistinguishable traits. The dithering light, filtering through and around, curving and surrounding, distorting, sharp edges lost. Nearer objects blend in terrific displays and retreat to oblivion, melting into the overwhelming mass beyond. Amazing how things blend in a way they would not otherwise, as chair and desk, student and computer, become a throbbing amorphic lump, undulating and pulsing with disinterested and bored energies, feeding the life that is the lump beyond me. How baffled I am, sheltered in my myopic world. My thoughts sitting through ...

... a class without glasses.

Monday, November 13, 2006

What is this ...

A new form of blogger? If I stay with the old one am I breaking with the spirit of blogging generally? Why don't they just upgrade me?

Speaking of new ... did everyone witness the mass takeover of the Legislative branch? A madame speaker? WTH. I know this is short, but just wanted to get some ideas down that I'd been thinking about this morning.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Anticipatory Gingerbread Latte's

So we go into starbucks last night and they were officially distributing, but not 'advertising' gingerbread latte's. They officially open the christmas season, their biggest season, tomorrow at 10 minutes to 5 am CST. I'm not counting the minutes ... I swear!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Gingerbread Latte?

So, the official release date of my favorite Starbucks, the gingerbread latte, is November 9, 2006. However, my sister, in her infinite wisdom, went to startbucks today on a whim. While there she asked nonchaulantly, "You don't by any chance know when you will be carrying the gingerbread latte, my brother is just CRAZY about them."

The girl, staring at her in disbelief, gently picked up a flavor bottle, flashed the label, and caressed it gently. Apparently it was quite the spectacle behind the counter as this barista molestered the grey-market gingerbread latte flavor dispensor. So it's official, I've had my first gingerbread latte of the season, albeit a potentially illegal one ... I"M not supposed to tell anyone, but blogs give enough anonimity right? Who am I kidding ...

Hope you are all doing well


Thursday, November 02, 2006


This has been a relatively rough week. I've had tons of stuff due, received some pretty negative feedback, been generally unhappy with life, school, sleep, food etc. And now, the icing on the cake, I was asked to leave my favorite sushi place. It must have taken me a second in reality to realize what she was saying since she repeated it 3 times before I told my friends I would apparently have to see them later, stood up, almost knocking over a lady who was carrying tea and sake, and left. My sister was there, and said, over the din, "just go eat at the sushi bar, I know how much you've been looking forward to this ..." Why the fuck would I go to a sushi place, where my friends are, to eat by myself? No, really, anyone? I was seriously so upset about it I almost started crying, no joke. It was just that straw we all fear so ...

I'm at home now, eating rather marginal left over chinese food and studying for a midterm I plan on failing tomorrow. Good times. I would like to note that I was late for sushi tonight because I've been at school for 12 hours today and was unsure if I would be able to make it. Apparently it was not meant to be. It saved me about $30 .. hmm, well, I probably wasted that in gas peeling out of the parkinglot though. I was, if you couldn't tell, pissed off. As I sit here gumming my throw-back mongolian beef and crispy beef ad hoc dinner, I really really do want sushi, but is it worth spending the $30? Isabo called twice already to offer to bring me something home. Tempura and eel roll or chinese hodge podge ... mmmmm hodge podge.

I am reminded of a scene from Ab Fab as I reflect on tonight. I know, I know, how cliche, ab fab and HOMeOwners ... Anyways, the scene is from the first episode when Eddie is asking Saffy to make her a morning coffee. Eddie scoffs when Saffy pulls out the instant coffee and notes that, " I don't want those, they are just all dried up. I don't want coffee beans that have been cremated, I want the real thing. I want it fresh ... Grind some beans for gods sake." As Saffy starts to put everything together, Eddy remarks," would you mind not making that face while you grind. I don't want to drink a cup of your anger ..." I'm not sure exactly how that fits in, but there it is. I just kept thinking of that last comment over and over on my drive home. I have to wonder ... how long will it be before I can get sushi again. I wonder if isabo has left yet ...


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