Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Some Randomness of the Current Times

While everyone is taking their spring break to refresh for the close of their semester, I am starting to hunker down into a study hibernation. As of next Friday (March 27), I am completely finished with the Winter 2009 quarter, my second of seven quarters (maybe eight, depending on whether or not I "double major").

Saturday, I volunteered to wake up at the butt crack of dawn to gain extra credit points working the Best Teen Chef competition. Upon arrival, I was pleasantly surprised that it was actually a work-event, as in they had to pay me! In addition to an entire days worth of class points, I got $7.50 an hour! I know it's not much in the grand scheme of things, but all in all when you walk in expecting to gain $0.00 and you walk out with $60.00, life is good! It was a fun event to work too! AI and Food Network team up to give high schoolers the opportunity to compete to prove that they deserve a full ride scholarship to culinary school! It was a pretty interesting day and I'm more than glad that I got my butt out of bed on one of my few days to sleep past 5am.

Tripp and I have been together for 1005 days, and I just think it's kinda fun to be out of the triple digits! We went on a date last Wednesday (day 999) to celebrate- Pei Wei for dinner and Barnes and Noble for entertainment! I love my little book dork!

I get to go to Arizona in eleven days and I couldn't be more excited! I've missed my seester and brother-in-law, and I especially can't wait to eat my nephew's cute little cheeks!

I've been a slacker and haven't been running for the past few weeks, but I picked it up again yesterday and I positively love it! It completely slays me, but it feels soooo good! I ran 5- 3 minutes yesterday and 3- 5 minutes today and feel great for kicking both of their butts while they kicked mine!

I really need to go read my American Regional Cuisine book for my written final that I'm taking tomorrow...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

That Silly Beeping Noise!

While doing writing my recipe cards for next week, I am keeping my self entertained by watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. [SIDE NOTE: ABC Family has the best movie marathons! I was wanting to have an HP marathon soon, this saves me the efforts and costs of renting them all!] Recall the scene where Harry is the only one awake amongst the Dursleys, wishing himself a happy eleventh birthday; as midnight rolls around, someone's watch beeps.

Although I've seen this moving a number of times, I somehow ended up feeling like an idiot this time around- at the moment the beeping started, I looked up from my cards, scanned the room and called, "Timer!"

I guess I hadn't realized how deeply rooted some of these new practices from the kitchen had already become! Fortunately no one was around to respond to my warning. :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Random Gem I Found Today

I have so many words and yet none at all!
I guess I can just sum it up with these ones: I love Grady E. Price III!