Sunday, April 26, 2009

Challah if ya hear me!


I made challah rolls just now. No big twisty caper, just simple buns as instructed by my "Les Dames D'Escoffier" cookbook. This is a goooooood recipe.

I'm holding myself back until dinner to start plowing into them, but as you can see, I HAD to test at least one to make sure they were fit for consumption. (And they are.) Those puppies are going in the oven again right before dinner. SO GOOD.

The following are a collection of photos I found on my camera that have accumulated over the last month...

This is a mutant strawberry Matt took a picture of. It's almost like it has an evil twin trying to grow out the side. I'm sure it was delicious.

These are some shoes I bought with my share of the kitty after the DK break-up. They're cute, but I still miss DK.

This is what the apartment looks like these days (for messier or for cleaner). I DID recently move things around to accommodate my new bike trainer attachment. That's right, I exercise now.

Not quite sure why I took this picture, but one can see that my hair had gotten very long (on one side, at least). I cut it this week and am SOOO happy I did. No more sweaty hair on the back of my neck when I'm biking in my living room!

And this was just a day I found myself looking kind of good, which apparently led me to make a smirky Juliet-from-Lost face into the camera.

(Sidenote: Is my nose getting longer and bonier, or is it just the angle of this photo?)

Alright. Enough of this. That bottle o' wine ain't gonna uncork itself.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Don't worry! I did my taxes!

... And I mailed them out yesterday.

I really pushed it this year.

I've been INSANELY zooey busy. Quick rundown of why...

- The new Hungry Girl book comes out/"drops" on Tuesday. Which means my boss is going to be touring the country for the next few weeks, which means we've all been working double-time to get a bunch of stuff taken care of before she's gone. Sure, she can approve emails from the road, but it's a little hard to IM her a low-cal strawberry margarita (that's right; keep an eye out for that recipe)...

- "Gloves Required" is still running.
(I think if you click on that picture, it will take you to a bigger image.)

- I've been working on some short films! YAY! "Attack of the Werenerd" will hopefully be up online soon, and the more intensive project "Puppy Love" will hopefully be eventually making the festival circuit. Rad. Mad props to Brett Gilbert, the fool awesome guy who foolishly wisely cast me in both of those pieces.

- I participated in a staged reading for the Living Room series at the Blank Theatre of "Occupied", a new play by David Misch (who is awesome). I spent my time hanging out with really fun people and eating obscene amounts of pizza. I credit this experience for finally prompting me to buy a bike trainer, so I can get exercise in my living room (it all comes back around), since I have no control around pizza.
- ... Eh, there's been other stuff, but I don't want to go through all of it because --

I'm on Spring Break!

Granted, my "Spring Break" is a long weekend, but I'm gonna make the most of it!
And this is the last time you're gonna see these...