Wednesday, November 25, 2009

celebrations and unnecessary pessimism

I just spent so long trying to figure out how to save this image file onto this stupid Mac computer. I don't understand these things. I don't even know why I tried for so long. I just really liked this stupid turkey and I really wanted to share it with the world. I honestly spent about 10 minutes trying to figure it out. I don't think I'm a slow person, but I definitely understand why old people struggle with technology now..
Speaking of old people, come this Thanksgiving I shall be 24.
Which, as everyone knows is one year from being 25, which is half of my twenties having lived. Which basically means I might as well be 30 years old. My life is over. I'm calling the old folk's home to come pick me up for I am clearly too senile to operate this damned Macintosh young-people-crap.
So, whatever, I'm not with the times. Don't judge me. You know what? I also think iphones are bullshit.
Yeah I'm bashing the Macintosh brand, SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO RICH WHITE KIDS. WHAT NOW?

.. I will now award myself the stupidest, least cogent, least structured blog post trophy now.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cat Week: so much better than "Human Week"

Happy Food Times

The other day Mikey came home from work with a totally rad surprise for me-- My very own Whole Foods team member discount card! I get 20% off of everything in the store. Thank you, Whole Foods benefits program! Needless to say, I have already put that little piece of plastic to good use. This past weekend alone I have baked banana bread, sugar cookies, and lemon cookies, all of which were delish, though nothing out of the ordinary because I tend to bake sweets on a regular basis. I did break out of my shell a bit and I made some roasted red peppers stuffed with a crimini mushroom and parmesan risotto. 
Oh. My. God.
 I'm not sure if they tasted so good because they actually were, or if the taste of my pride was overpowering all the flavors of the dish itself. I didn't even follow a recipe, which I personally think is the best part.

These pictures don't make the food look very appetizing (I have terrible lighting in my apartment), and even with the discount I don't really want to spend extra money on parsley or rosemary sprigs just to use as a garnish for my food. That, and I really dislike when food is garnished with something edible that you're not even supposed to eat! How wasteful. I think next time I will sprinkle some green onions on top to add some more color and flavor. Oh, or maybe a little bit of lemon zest and nutmeg! Ugh, now I'm just making myself hungry.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

contributing to cat week

My babies. Heh-neh, Nao, stupid Grey that I don't love because he cries all night long and I want to punt him in a NON-LOVING manner.

This picture excludes Captain Mow, or as my siblings have been trying to change to "Chairman Mao".

Grey is the only cat that I refer to by actual name. All of the others have really elaborate sounds and squeals that go with their recognition. This is because Grey's an idiot. Stupid Grey. I'd kick him right now if I could.

(Echo of Kelli's voice in my head) "Why do you have to love our children unequally??!"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cat Week: Cat in a Box

self explanatory.

sexualizing coffee

<----click to enlarge (twss)
I don't know why I drew this and I don't know why I compiled these pictures of my coffee from this morning. All I know is that today was my long coveted day off and this is what I did... this... is what I did.
*Original plans consisted a little more toward getting an oil change, buying some much needed face wash from Target and studying my new menu (new job, yay!).
*Actual day was instead spent eating an entire bag of Parmesan Goldfish crackers, playing ping pong, taking pictures of my coffee and drawing this random pre-teen.

Though of course everything will be made up for by the fact that Vu and I will be attending Demetri Martin's new stand up tonight at the UCB theatre.

And to use a much dated quote from middle school: "SCORE ONE FOR THE RON MAN!!!"
(I am the Ron Man).

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cat Week: Monday


How is it possible for one thing to be so adorable? And why is there a positive relationship between the levels of adorable in small animals and my tendencies toward violence? Seriously, I see this cat and I get the urge to squeeze it until I just can't squeeze any harder. Is that normal? (Don't answer that). And he's just the right size to punt. Something tells me that drop-kicking this cat might just be the most satisfying action of my entire life.
Anyhow, I'm expecting PETA or Animal Police to come knocking at my door shortly after I post this blog, but I have a feeling that once they see this cat in person, they too shall understand my sick, sick urges.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Playlist of the Week

I had this past 2 weeks off due to a minor, uh, unemployment issue. In that time I rushed off to family in Texas, picked up my crochet hook, sold a buttload of clothes off at Buffalo Exchange (and ended up with a rad new mustard yellow purse! sweet!), rearranged and cleaned my apartment (Ok, well Mikey did most of the cleaning and rearranging, but I like to think of myself as a creative influence), got a NEW job (again, Huzzah!), and developed an addiction to this playlist on my iTunes. Now I can't leave my apartment without my iPod, and when I'm in the privacy of my home/car I catch myself singing along, which is REALLY rare for me because I am well aware that I am utterly and hopelessly tone deaf. I spent way too much a totally acceptable amount of time organizing this list. It brought me back to the first time I had a computer with a CD burner and I would spend HOURS making the perfect mixes for myself and friends. Anyhow, the list is as follows:

Phoenix - Liztomania
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
Regina Spektor - Apres Moi
Beirut - Mimizan
Metric - Raw Sugar
Yeasayer - Tightrope
Of Montreal - Oslo in the Summertime
TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose
Beirut - Nantes
Tegan and Sara - Back in your Head
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Animal Collective - My Girls
The Decemberists - Los Angeles, I'm Yours
Kate Nash - Foundations
Stars - Ageless Beauty
Rilo Kiley - With Arms Outstretched

I have a feeling I've probably ended many a playlist with that same Rilo Kiley song, it just seems to have that nice sense of an end to it, but c'est la vie.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Look at Julia's skin. What the fuck, that's so not cool.

Pitcher of Kirin Draft, Tuna Roll with no wasabi, side of rice, Juju-bean.

I keep waiting for when this combination starts to feel butchered, yet.... roughly 6 months and counting-- still FREAKING AWESOME!

Little sibling and my darling Naota-kun and Murph-le-kins.

...........Don't judge me..

Kind of proud of my locker at work even though I sense as though I should possibly be ashamed since it is the only locker decorated to such an extent.

The rebellion surges through my veins..

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Penguin Enemy

Oh, Perry Bible Fellowship, this one will never get old.