Wow, 2 posts in one day, and on the shortest day of my life since I slept until practically dusk. . . It totally doesn't have anything to do with my friend C mentioning to me last night that she reads this old thing. Hmm.
Anyway, I made the most of my very short day by immediately breaking my vow to not drink (2 weak whiskey & diet cokes during Gossip Girl) and watching some excellent young adult programming.
Oh, Gossip Girl. Oh, Blair and Chuck. And then, worse, Bella and Edward! Yes, I finally watched Twilight. And oh. The abstinence. I will say, kids, that while it is true that abstinence is the only true form of birth control (and prevention of becoming a vampire) it is fairly unsatisfying to watch. I felt like a teenage boy or something, the way I just reallyreally wanted them to finally at least touch each other. Man. I am an old person and a perv.
During the movie I had some popcorn (on the stove, of course, since I don't have a microwave) with the usual topping of salt, curry powder, and ground cumin.
And then, at 11:45, I decided that I was going to have to either go to sleep immediately or make some dinner. Obviously I went for Option #2. Can you tell I'm down to a very small assortment of stuff in the fridge here? This was actually the last of the spinach and tomatoes, so now I really do have to go to the store tomorrow. This is just some whole wheat rotini which I boiled until al dente, drained, and then put back on the stove with: a little olive oil, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, a medium tomato, giant handful of baby spinach, crushed red pepper, and a bit of salt and pepper. When the spinach was pretty much cooked, I threw in a bit of fresh oregano and voila! Pasta aglio e olio! (That means garlic & oil, for the pasta-uninitiated.)
Now I'm going to attempt to go to sleep and get up at a reasonable hour tomorrow, since I've got a phone interview at 10, a gazillion things to do, and much cleaning and laundry to finish. Blech. I still want a vacation, but I guess I've taken it the last few days by drinking and sleeping so much. Plans for tomorrow: wake up early-ish, do some damn work, interview, free lunch at school, do some more work, then Vegetarian dim sum house for dinner! Not sure what that means for the black-eyed peas I've started soaking in anticipation of making the VWAV croquettes, but I guess they can wait until Wednesday. Can't believe my family arrives for graduation in just 2 days! Life is about to change A LOT over the next year and a half as I move to my parents' house for 2 months, then try to find something awesome to do in Aug & Sept, then start a job somewhere, and do the real lawyer thing. Crazy.
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