i ate a pumpkin muffin whilst writing this

October 11, 2010 - 8:28 am Comments Off

yesterday i worked the brunch hours at my school’s campus center (where we serve food… and brunch) and had to manage the table of pastries. and by manage, i mean i eyed down the doughnuts, muffins, and cake and willed people not to take the ones i had already selected to devour when my break came.

yeah, those doughnuts were good. i want to add that they were miniature doughnuts, so eating however many i did probably amounted to one normal-sized doughnut, so this all sounds ok.

i can never seem to update consistently once school starts, so maybe we should shoot for a once a month goal for me. i promise though, i’m legitimately busy this year rather than truly lazy. for one thing, i have one exam every week until thanksgiving. this is no exaggeration! in the last two weeks, i’ve already taken my psychology, organic chemistry, and macroeconomics exams. on this thursday, i have physics, and then next week, i have my psychology exam again, and everything repeats. i didn’t know this once-a-week festival of knowledge was even possible, but …yeah, it’s ongoing. what the hell?

quick updates on my day-to-day life: i sleep moderately (but i think this will change to minimally very soon. probably this week. probably tonight); i study persistently (THIS IS NEW! i never used to study in my life but decided to turn a new leaf this semester. i’ve been seriously rethinking how i might prefer being out all night and morning and just letting my grades fall where they may over studying regularly though. really, the difference between a 60 and 90 isn’t always that big… numbers are numbers. though failing and passing might have very large distinctions…?); i work periodically; i eatttt a lot.

mm… doughnuts.

happy october, everyone!

pies of the chicken sort

September 12, 2010 - 3:17 pm 10 Comments

it’s chilly out today, complete with rain and wetness! it’s reason for celebration because i am so ready for autumnal weather. though i’m just about to leave to go scavenge for some food, so by the time i get back, i’ll probably be complaining about how cold and wet i am and how this weather sucks, but… that hasn’t happened yet!

the other day, my friends and i made a chicken pot pie because i told them that i’m awesome at chicken pot pie creation, and it looked like good pie weather – kind of brisk and cloudy outside, like the presence of a warm pie and its scent would make the day more satisfying. only just about right after we began preparations, the sun came out, and it got really hot outside, and i had to turn on the air conditioning because the oven was making things uncomfortably warm.

sigh.

and during the pie extravaganza, a fire alarm sounded right when one of my pots was slightly burning (a little char on string beans and carrots really brings out the flavor, you know), so i had to turn off all of the burners and oven and dally on outside… i think it was just a drill, and there were police officers in the area that came up to anyone to ask “are you from this building? did everyone from your apartment get out safely? ok, cool,” and then walked away. um? isn’t it your job to go in and check who may or may not be burning inside and/or dying from smoke inhalation?

pie!







my brother says my presentation needs work, but slices of pie are so 1800 grandmas. chicken and vegetable mixture with crumbled pieces of crust is the pie of today, my friends. welcome to the new age.