Friday, February 25, 2011

sugar hits the fan

the universe has seemingly deemed the theme for this weekend. wholesome. and here's my thing, i'm into balance, so a weekend of wholesome is being looked forward to. some of the sickeningly quaint elle agenda points:

1. evening coffee at neighborhood coffeehouse with group of friends. - note the 'coffee' and not 'bottle of wine.'

2. a cook-off fundraiser benefiting my local community. - representation from the local raw, vegan, and gluten free constituency likely.

3. lunch with parents. - i've already been informed that we will be sitting at the table.

4. i am baking pineapple upside down cake. - like, from scratch. and then i plan on gifting it to all of the men i know, since apparently, this cake is man-kryptonite.

(i can always make next weekend crybaby and wanda approved.)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

the sushi transgression

during lunch today i bought sushi here. yeah, i know. i did it anyway, and it wasn't bad. don't tell.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

getting warmer

it is february, but it smells like spring. the prospect of warmer weather has my imagination thawed and abuzzed. big texas sky, secret swimming holes, crickets, rainstorms, and long sleepy days. and picnics!

spring is nature's way of saying, "let's party!"
-robin williams-

my annual spring/summer project #1 is already underway, more info to come......

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

the recipe

Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
Citric acid: 3 oz
Caffeine: 1 oz
Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity)
Water: 2.5 gal
Lime juice: 2 pints, 1 quart
Vanilla: 1 oz
Caramel: 1.5 oz or more for color

The secret 7X flavor (use 2 oz of flavor to 5 gals syrup):
Alcohol: 8 oz
Orange oil: 20 drops
Lemon oil: 30 drops
Nutmeg oil: 10 drops
Coriander: 5 drops
Neroli: 10 drops
Cinnamon: 10 drops

Monday, February 14, 2011

where are you burleson road?

a few things on burleson road:

1. kwik mart

2. sonic drive-in

3. club la pasadita

4. tex-con oil company

5. goodwill blue hanger outlet

what's at the new consolidated blue hanger outlet?? i will tell you. children and very determined shoppers (scavengers.) also, unidentifiable electronics, shock, and awe. awesome sunday! and after, hand sanitizer.

Monday, February 7, 2011

wayfinding weekend

i. whole foods: coconut water + olives.

ii. half price books: inanna + dianetics.

iii. nxnw restaurant: orange chicken -
grilled chicken breast with orange-rosemary butter sauce,
roasted red bell pepper mashers and seasonal vegetables.

iv. kitchen: coffee + breakfast tacos.

v. dinner with friends!: enlightening food, convo + three (3) sweet kittens.

vi. his lips: my lips + smile.

vii. strait music: instrument repair + overheard narwhal discussion.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

the fall of pretzel week.

.....apparently. boss-man purchased twenty (20) boxes of pretzels from sam's late last week. the office has moved from an initial, yay, free pretzels,! to ugg, please no more pretzels. i'm so over pretzels, that i can't even get excited talking about them anymore. luckily, one of our co-workers has a girl scout daughter, so the unappetizing pretzel memories are being replaced with a new 'please stop snack.' the caramel delight.


i have commanded the caramel delights, thin mints, and peanut butter patties unto their habitations, armed with green tea, carrot sticks, and my new found mistress, strawberry greek yogurt.

maybe next week we can have greek yogurt week. or seedless grape week......probably not, though.