Thursday, October 10, 2013

Randoms – The Wifening Update, Photo Shoot, General Geekiness, and Other Randomness


UPDATES!

- The Wifening continues.... Kinda. I did make dinner again the second week This time it was Spicy Sausage Pasta.

I found the recipe for it here.

I used Aidell’s Cajun Andouille sausage for mine. I thought it was yummy. I even ate leftovers of it the next night! GASP! (Seriously – GASP! I don’t eat leftovers.... Except Chinese food, pizza, and the chicken parm from the Italian place that we go to) J thought it was “Okay.” Whatever.

And then life got busy. And I haven’t made dinner since... Unless you count ordering pizza online from the new place across the street – which I totally do.

- Remember when I was ridiculously excited about something? Well, I’m still not entirely sure how much I’m really allowed to say about it, so just quick... I got to go to Philly to be in a Nutrisystem photo shoot!! Here’s one of my cell phone pictures of the main outfit they used.

 Except the shoes – they changed those...

It was super awesome and I got to make a bunch of new friends that are also big “losers” there to have their “After” shots taken. I have no idea when or where the pictures will start to show up. People from my group have already shown up in commercials and in magazine ads. Can’t wait to see myself in the ads!!

- My dear old laptop bit the dust. It was a hard little worker, but it was already way past its prime. I was already kind of looking out for good deals, but I just couldn’t justify it as long as the old one was still kickin’. So I had to go get a new one... And since the HUGE one was on sale for $50 less than the smaller one.... Obviously. 


She starts in the corner and progressively gets closer over time... DON’T BLINK.

- Unfortunately this put a dent in my “new bow fund” for archery... So I’m stuck with my little bow for a while longer. Don’t get me wrong – my little Craze has been a great bow. And I’m pretty good with it, if I do say so myself. And I do. 


Three out of three rats would.... Agree? Disagree?

Rat Kebab!

- My office went to an Angel’s game the other day... As much as I hate baseball, it’s better than sitting in the office!



- I finally ordered myself an Adipose stress doll. If you aren’t a Doctor Who watcher, this means nothing to you... If you are like me and LOVE Doctor Who, this definitely means more. The Adipose are little creatures made up of fat and I think they are just too cute. And when I saw that they made a stress doll version of them, I just knew that it would be most like what I imagine they would feel like. I was soooo right. It’s exactly what I picture when I see them on the show... And it’s so ridiculously adorable. I honestly want to take it with me everywhere, but I don’t want anyone else to touch it.


It needs me to protect it! It’s just a baby!

I don’t even have to squeeze it to get the stress relief from it... I just have to snuggle it. And I do.

- And I will definitely enjoy snuggling it in my NEW BLANKET!! (Sorry... People from my office went to a filming of Price is Right and Bob Barker’s voice keeps playing in my head... Even though he hasn’t been on the show in YEARS...) My friend’s mum makes these super awesome blankets and I’ve always had a major green-eyed-monster desire for one. And now I have one!! Totally by surprise!! And it’s so perfectly ME. The reds and blacks.... The soft fuzziness of the back... I just love it!


ALL MINE!!!!

- We were playing cards at our friends’ house last weekend and I think their dog MAY have been taking a nap around here somewhere.......


Has anyone seen Cowboy anywhere?

- Even though I haven’t been cooking, I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately. I’ve been making my favorite cookies of all time – recipe here. I like to play with the base recipe to make other flavors... Like I’ve use Heath toffee bits instead and that’s delicious. I revisited the rolo-stuffed cookie that was a total disaster at Christmas time using this dough (minus the m’s) and was actually successful this time around! I still want to try more variations...
 To be honest, I actually use slightly less chocolate chips and mini m’s than it calls for... I know it sounds INSANE, but the first time I made them there was just a little bit too much STUFF in them....

I made these mascarpone cookies, but no one was really impressed with my attempt at making them taste like tiramisu, so I’ll just stick with the original from now on...

We’ve made scones... And plan on making them again soon – I’m thinking chocolate raspberry. Or maybe caramel... Oooh! Or chocolate toffee.... SOO many options......
 These were blueberry. They went FAST.

And I made cupcakes for archery league. In fact, most of my baked goods end up at the archery range. It’s my way of being able to bake without having the goods in my house tempting me...


One lonely little cupcake left... 

They all had my favorite marshmallow buttercream on them. There were chocolate ones too, but those went FAST. With very good reason - they were PHENOMENAL. I will be using this chocolate cupcake recipe for a LONG time. Drooling just thinking about it......

- I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to be for Halloween, but I really have NO idea... At least not anything that would be quick and easy. And I just don’t know how to top last year... 

 Being all of the Avengers at once was pretty awesome....

I’ll have to keep thinking... Someone in my department thinks we should all go as different color crayons... Could work...

So, there we are... Should be pretty much caught up. For now...

4 comments:

  1. This is a lot of awesomeness at once. I am a huge Doctor Who fan and I actually do have a stuffed Adipose. Great stress relief. We have a Tardis shed in our yard too. It always makes our visitors look twice.

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  2. Love it! And seriously....the Nutrisystem photo shoot?! How awesome is that?? (You look phenomenal, btw...just saying). Love the photos but now I'm seriously hungry for something sweet. Dammit....

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  3. What an enjoyable read...kept me from working for a few minutes...and now I want a cupcake.

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  4. You posted so many pictures of delicious food!

    My PC recently died :( I'm in the process of buying a Mac.

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