Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Well, I'm sitting here at work, not doing much.  I feel kind of bad because I feel like I'm wasting the University's money - I'm just reading recipes and stuff.  Not so connected to my job.  BUT at the same time, I don't feel awful because I told my boss a little bit ago that I was done with my work and needed a project to do.  So I'm doing my best to do work, and my boss knows that I'm not currently doing it... but still.

However, in this down time, I found a delicious recipe that I believe I will be trying SOON.  Homemade pop tarts.  But you don't only have to use them for unhealthy fillings! Turns out, Alton Brown has made something very similar on his show (called Pocket Pies) and the comments are full of ideas for different fillings!  Chocolate pudding, brown sugar filling, but also things like pizza, ground beef and potatoes, eggs and cheese, leftovers (kinda weird, but some leftovers would be good in a crust!), shredded pork, jam, fresh fruit filling, etc.  I'm thinking these would be SUPER tasty and hope to make some up soon.  I'll probably make a variety of kinds.  They seem like they'd be something that could be yummy to grab on the way out if I'm running late. Just keep them in the freezer, put a couple in the oven when I get up, and then Joel and I would both have breakfast ready. The egg kind sounds pretty good, I think.

Well, enjoy! I've spent a while reading about them and can't wait to try them.  I'll let you know how they turn out!

Friday, April 23, 2010


So, my boss sent this email around at work today with a bunch of "graphs to make you laugh."  Here are a couple of my favorites:

And last but definitely not least...... This one is for you, Carrie.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

coupon: Pantene Pro-V

I also have three coupons for $2 of a bottle of Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion shampoo or conditioner.  No size indicated, which means you can get whatever size you want!  I have tried this stuff, and I really like it.  Granted, I'm not picky at all about my shampoo, but I like this stuff.  It smells delicious, too :)  Again, let me know if you'd use one. :)  Expires 6/30/2010.

coupon: Puffs Plus tissues

I got five of these in the mail with a sample of Puffs Plus tissues the other day.  The company I got them from wants me to give these away to my friends, but I want to make sure and give them to people who will actually USE them.  I haven't tried the sample yet, but I know that I generally like Puffs Plus tissues.  So, if you would use one of these, let me know and I'll get it to you!  It'll be just in time for allergy season! :) Expire 7/31/2010.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Waldo and Carmen have a baby....

from Brooke :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

3 down, 3 to go.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Premise: I like plants.

As I am sitting here at my kitchen table studying for finals, I see my across-the-quad neighbors watering their plants.  They have them set out on a little table just inside the fence of their patio, and they look good!  There are five of them, and they get some great sunlight.  Then I look at our patio.  It doesn't get a lick of sunlight.  Ever.  The only sunlight we get is in our bedroom and it shines onto our bed.  Not exactly the best place to have a table of plants.  As a result, one of my favorite plants has died and another is on its way because I have no place to put them.  I want to buy a plant light.  There is one place I have thought of putting them, and that's inside the fence of our stairwell.  However, we're not really allowed to keep stuff in there.  Fire hazard or something.  Maybe I can get permission to put something there anyway?  I DO visit teach our community aid... Anyway.  (sigh) It seems unjust.

me with Apple. And also, I'm wearing that shirt right now.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

this is so awesome :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

blog topic #8: Preparation

What can I do?  More than I am doing.  What am I doing?  Not as much as I could... basically, still just making sure I have assignments and everything finished on time.  I have meant to start studying, and I have done some, but I am still a little behind.  Hopefully, I will be able to find time for everything.  What will I do?

Friday, April 9 - Do chapters 3-4 in the Living Prophets book.  Go to bed at a decent time.
Saturday, April 10 - Wake up at 7 or 8.  Start laundry.  Shower.  Buy milk.  Finish the Study & Application parts from the Living Prophets book.  Read and write in at least 14 General Conference talks.  If possible, try to finish these.  Maybe leave 1-2 for Sunday.  If time, begin putting Spanish Lit notes into Voodoo Pad.  Get cereal.  DISCIPLINE YOURSELF!  bedtime AT A GOOD TIME.
Sunday, April 11 - Do no homework, unless you have some General Conference talks left.  bedtime AT A GOOD TIME.
Monday, April 12 - Monday morning - review sewing notes.  Be ON TIME to work!  Study & Applications + Ensign are due.  Review session in Literature.  At least have reviewed "Querido Diego."  Practical final in sewing - Good luck!  After school, write final for Eff. Study & Learning.  If time, finish putting Literature notes into Voodoo Pad. Family Home Evening.  bedtime AT A GOOD TIME.
Tuesday, April 13 - No reading for D&C!  Yay!  Attend review session for ELang.  Happy last day of school!  After class, eat lunch.  Finish putting Lit notes into Voodoo Pad if not done.  Begin inputting notes into the computer/study guides for other classes.  Start with perhaps ELang.  Don't forget work at the normal time - TAKE YOUR TIME SHEET.  Dinner, possible other notes input, bedtime AT A GOOD TIME.  Unfortunately, I didn't get much done today.  I was a little too happy to be done with class...
Wednesday, April 14 - Yay!  No school!  Are all of your notes in the computer?  Study ELang study guide.  (Should be at least partly filled out from yesterday!)  Make note cards to quiz yourself.  Have Joel help if he has time.  This will be your first test (hopefully on Friday, but as late as Monday).  Also, begin doing note cards for  Literature.  This class is harder, so be prepared!  Look over Living Prophets material - this will be your second test, for Saturday.  Dinner group.  Maybe watch a show.  bedtime AT A GOOD TIME.
Thursday, April 15 - Continue preparations for Living Prophets.  Look over material from ELang.  Do some dishes if you have time.  bedtime AT A GOOD TIME.
Friday, April 16 - Take your ELang test!  You should be prepared!  The last possible day you should take it is Monday.  If you haven't turned in your Study and Learning test, it's due tomorrow!  Don't be stressed.  Exercise.  Living Prophets test tomorrow!  Make food for Study & Learning get-together tomorrow.  Support Family Togetherness Night on NBC.  The movie about the treasure hunt. :)
Saturday, April 17 - Finalize looking over Living Prophets material.  Test is 11-2.  BE ON TIME.  Be ready for your final at 3 for StDev.  Ready for Spanish Lit test on Monday?  bedtime AT A GOOD TIME.
Sunday, April 18 - Enjoy not doing homework.  bedtime AT A GOOD TIME.
Monday, April 19 - Spanish Lit final at 7am.  Take your note cards with you.  Make sure you're ready for D&C final tomorrow.  Meet with Carrie.  Family Home Evening.  Good luck!  bedtime AT A GOOD TIME.
Tuesday, April 20 - D&C final at 8am.  Then you're done!  Congratulations!  You made it! :D  

Finished! :D

Lays Limón-flavored potato chips

We made hot dogs for our dinner group this week, so we decided it might be fun to buy some chips to go with them.  We tried a new kind, one that neither of us had ever tried before...

This is me with the bag of chips.  And, contrary to the translation of the word "Limón," these chips are actually lime-flavored, not lemon-flavored.  If you've never eaten a sour chip before, well, perhaps you will feel as I did when I tried them... These are not pictures of the first time I tried one, but my reaction is still about the same as the first time.  The powder that stays on your lips is especially sour.  These are screen shots I took after taking a movie of myself eating three of these chips.  

This would be an unsuspecting picture if I hadn't already tried the chips.

Taking a bite...

I discovered with this project that this is what I look like when I eat these chips.  The sourness doesn't set in for a few chews, so this is when I'm almost done eating the chip.

Approaching the end...

I can't really eat very many at a time.

They taste pretty good, and Joel really likes them, but I don't know that I would ever buy these chips for me to eat again.  They're just too sour!  But, I guess that's one way to make sure I don't eat too many, right? ... :)

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

some things.

I am married.
I like to watch movies with my husband.  Also, to make cupcakes, pie, rice krispie treats, and butterscotch blops.  And pretty much any kind of dessert.  I love sugar.

I am trying to decide what tasty food to make for my class's "final" = potluck dinner after we hike the Y.  Any suggestions?  It doesn't have to be a dessert.  In fact, I think I want to choose something that's not a dessert.  OR paper plates, cups, forks, other paper things you eat on/with.  Not that I know how to make that stuff anyway...


I used to think that in order to get to your dashboard on blogger from your blog page, you had to click "New Post" or "Customize" and then once you had gotten there, you could click "Dashboard." This got pretty old.  Especially when I used to click "New Post" every time, and it would always be like, "Are you sure you want to go away from this page?  You might be losing stuff that you've typed into your entry!"  Except I hadn't even written anything in that box yet.  

Anyway, I was corrected today by Carrie.  I am happier.  :)