Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Girl's got skillllz.

I like to cook. Really, I do. I wish I had more time, money, resources, skills, metabolism and I could cook and bake and try new things to my heart's content.

But I don't have those things, so I make do with the opportunities I have.

The BF is going away this weekend [to the Super Bowl, no less, which is in Tampa, two hours south of here] so tomorrow night I'm making him dinner. But I don't get out of class until 5 p.m. so I had to do some preparations today. [Shopping, etc.]

I won't tell you what I am making [because no one reads this blog, save the person I am trying to surprise], but I will tell you that it involved a food processor. And no less than 10 seconds in, I broke said food processor.

I have no idea how, or exactly what happened, but the damned thing just would not work. So I used a blender instead.

I do not recommend making that switch.

Anyway, I will give details on my cooking tomorrow or Friday because I came up with some awesome stuff to make that I think will be really good. I'm good at cooking with vegetables. Not so much with meat [because I don't really eat it enough to know how to cook it well] and not so much with baking [because the details sometimes escape me. It's like chemistry], but veggies, I can do. I've been eating them long enough that I understand their individual flavors and textures and cooking reactions much better than other foods.


In other news, the rain makes me a hermit, and I mostly refuse to leave my apartment if it's raining. That makes going to class pretty hard. But, I go anyway because I'm very studious [read as: guilty] and I don't like to miss stuff. But otherwise, if the weekend or evening rolls around and I don't absolutely have to be somewhere, I just won't go out. The rain is icky.

Plus it does awful things to my bangs. The horror!

I did NOT watch Lost again tonight, but that is because I had more important things to do, number one being the Jeopardy online test. I think I only got half the questions right, but I knew waaaayyy more than I expected. If you haven't done so yet, register because tomorrow is the last day to take it. Just make sure to read the details about time zones and all that.

I guess they think that, if you're smart enough to go on Jeopardy, then you should be smart enough to read the instructions for a test on the internetz.

Nothing else exciting happening. BF is going away this weekend, like I said, which will give me ample time to study for a test I have on Monday, but will also give me ample time to miss him, like I always do when I don't see him. Like right now.

Unless I'm doing something crazy interesting.

Which I never am.

Anyway, hugs and kisses and all that. Stay in school. Don't drink and drive.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Lost," in Translation

So Lost (a show you might not have heard much about because it's not very popular) premiered its fifth season last Wednesday. Now, I am probably one of the few people in the TV-viewing world who has never seen an episode of this show, but I was cajoled by my boyfriend and one of my roommates into sitting in the living room while the show was going on.

I, being the shining, upstanding student that I am, thought that I could read my finance textbook and get some work done while the two of them were absorbed in the Survivor-meets-Grey's-Anatomy-meets-Sci-Fi-Channel-Original-Movie nonsense on the screen. Plus, I could make the BF happy by watching a show HE likes for once (but really--who doesn't like America's Best Dance Crew?).

But I have this problem where, if a TV is on in my presence, I will watch it, no matter what kind of idiotic crap is on. (Everybody Loves Raymond reruns? Another E! countdown special? Sign me up!)

And, holy crap you guys, Lost is effing crazy.

I know I should have picked up on that from the zillions of people who have geeked out over this show in my presence, but I really, REALLY didn't think that it could be true. But, dear God, it is.

In the course of two hours, we had several of my favorite plot elements in all of filmed entertainment:

  • Time travel
  • Flaming arrows
  • Crazy eyes
  • Haz-mat suits
  • Paranoia
  • Science
  • Monsters, maybe?
  • Joaquin Phoenix beard
  • Murder
  • T-shirts with adorable animals on them
  • And so much more!
Any one of these things would have been individually awesome but combined it was like an explosion of candy, glitter, and confusion, all of which make for great entertainment.

I don't know if I'll end up watching another episode because it really didn't make much sense to me, but you never know. I might end up watching all of the past four seasons to prepare myself for yet ANOTHER television obsession.

In other news, I'm taking a break from watching online lectures to write this and now must go back to what I was doing. In the one I was just watching, the IT guy who was filming accidentally turned his mic on and said "I [BEEPED] up!" but they bleeped it before putting it online. Also, a couple of homeless people apparently tried to get into the lecture hall because it was cold that day and they caused a minor ruckus outside, so the prof took a break to tell them to leave.

I'm telling you, finance is way more interesting when stuff like that happens. Or when we talk about credit cards and embezzling, because those are two of my favorite hobbies.