April 24, 2012

Product Testing: A Year Later

Sorry to the men who read this nonsense, but this might be a little much for you.

I'm giving you the warning now. I'm starting a series all about girly stuff...detailed, graphic [OK, maybe not so graphic], but definitely detailed girly stuff. Use your imagination, you're probably right, that's what I'm talking about. I'll always use a page break so you'll be properly warned because there will still be other fun stuff happening up in this joint too.
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That was your warning.

Don't click the link below.

Welcome women.

April 23, 2012


I'm a food snob. I'll be the first to admit it.
HOWEVER, I shall now justify my snobbery:
When you pay $2.75 for a cupcake it had better be freaking awesome.
My snobbery is equivalent to price vs quality. That sounds so mathematical, but this is a non-exact science.

Our nation's capital has a place called Georgetown Cupcakes.
Well, we HAD to go.
And we HAD to get a half-dozen cupcakes. [For $15.]
Chocolate peanut butter with a little ganache filling? If you insist.

Overall, these were good, but I don't know that I'd call them AMAZING! FANTASTIC! STELLAR! SUPERB! THEBESTI'VEEVEREATEN!!!

The frosting was delicious.
The cake was slightly dry and I wanted it to be a little sweeter. The former is a personal preference. The latter is a personal preference. But, I'm probably right.

Except the carrot cake, that was perfection.

April 22, 2012

10 of the [best] ways I'm weird

Continuing the trip to:
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1. I'm basically an introvert. People never believe me when I say this, but I've done the test: INFP. 
  • introversion
  • intuition
  • feeling
  • perception
The last three are pretty obvious and are very strong. But the first is weak, sometimes I'm an "X" a balance of introversion and extroversion, but mostly I feel like an "I."

2. I refuse to pay for cable or internet. Cable is a time-suck [that I love with all my heart] and I only want to watch Food Network, TLC, E! and Bravo. And Lifetime when it has Project Runway's on. Oh, how I love cable. Internet is me being cheap. I go to Starbucks to use the interwebs. Someday I'm going to have to bite the bullet and call whoever the internet provider is for my building.

3. When I give massages I think about a)making cupcakes, b)singing songs, c)muscles.

4. Pineapple and black olives are my favorite pizza toppings. Thank you, MG.

5. I don't think I have allergies, but I sneezed more times at our nation's capital than I have in the past year.

6. Sometimes I over-exaggerate, but I really don't think I am in #5.

7. I remember random factoids and often know just enough to get me in trouble. My mind cannot remember everything, just part of _______________. One time I was watching Food Network and I saw an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Guy went to some restaurant and they made something that looked delicious. It was in our nation's capital. That's all I remembered, but luckily I did a google search of the show name and Washington, DC and discovered that the place I vaguely remembered was called TortillaCafe.
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papusas & plantains and salmon fajitas
Hello, lovers.
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If I could marry food and it would provide all my cuddling, snuggling, loving, companionship, child-rearing needs, I would. [bonus way I'm weird]
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I may have had a moment while devouring this.
A personal moment.
Not weird, just facts people. 

8. One time I was telling someone about my move [from NC to IN] and how sad I was to leave MegB and he asked me if MegB and I had dated. Slightly awkward, but a time when I got to tell someone about loving a friend and being in a non-romantic relationship. Then we talked about how socially it's generally acceptable for women to experience that type of friendship, but for men it's more difficult. If I were a man [only because she's not into women and I'm not into women] I'd totally date her. 
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9. I always debate and deliberate when I order coffee, but I get the same thing 95% of the time.

10. I almost bought these earrings and then decided they were too quirky. Buck-toothed squirrels?
I still can't decide if that was a good move or not.

OK, that's 10.
The list is incomplete.
You'll get more some other time.
We can blame my parents for making me weird. They're the ones who reared me. Is this a nature or nurture thing? Let's debate it.

I'd rather think about it by myself though because I'm an "I".

I think I love those earrings.
Love you people.

April 21, 2012

some people

Not just any people, but people I like a whole lot:
moi, Vv, MegB, and Dan

We all met up in our nation's capital. Now is it "capitol" or "capital"? Grammar police, please assist.
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I've been debating this and have drawn no conclusion. We're not talking just about buildings, but the city of Washington, DC as "our nation's capita[o]l". [I'm going to go ahead and use the --al spelling for now.] You should know that I think saying our nation's capital is HILARIOUS especially upon repeated use. Go ahead, think I'm not funny. We all know it's a lie.
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MegB is rockin' the Charlie's Angels look.
My boobs look big [according to my mom]. That's because they are big.

So, we met up at Union Station and proceeded to get stuck underground for approximately an hour and a half. Is this because our nation's capital's metro system sucks? No, not really. Is this because we love to ride? No, not really. Is this because we are not good at staying in a group? Perhaps. Is this because we went to a stop with a non-advertised broken elevator? Why yes, it is. Is this because we went to an exit without an elevator to street level? Why yes, HOW DID YOU KNOW?!?

Were we happy to have some QT? Methinks yes.

Once we breathed the fresh city air, we headed to the first restaurant we could find. It was 2pm, I'd eaten dried fruit and almonds so far for the day and Vv and Dan hadn't eaten anything. We had an average meal with HORRIBLE service, I'm talking waiting 15 minutes for the server to pick up the incorrect check kind of service.

This was one fantastic trip to our nation's capital.
We were still having fun though because, well, WE WERE WITH EACH OTHER. Duh. (-:

So we went to the 'bucks where they don't screw things up, service is prompt and the light is nice for photos.

I'm not going to drag out the visit to our nation's capital [is it funny yet?] too much longer. This means I'll be blogging for a few days in a row! WHAT?!?! OK, I'm writing all the posts now and publishing them tomorrow and the next day and the next day and the next day. 

Love these people.
Love you people. 

April 18, 2012

5 faves

In no particular order five of my favorite pictures from the past few days:
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[I feel a little awkward saying that a picture of myself is one of my favorites, but whatev. Judge me. (-:]
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Don't worry, I have words, but I need to find time. Lots of fun happened in the DC area this past weekend! 

Love these people.
Love you people. 

April 15, 2012


cat butt is my life. It's true. Why don't cats ever want to face your face? They just want to put their butts all up in your grill. I find it annoying.

I find my cat annoying.
And yet, I love him. Do I love him because no one else will or because of his strong personality? Both I think.

I've had cats my whole life. On the farm we had all kinds of kitties from the ever-pregnant mama cat to the battling toms to the needy rubbing against your legs cat to the feral you're-not-getting-any-closer-to-me-cat. Kittens were always aplenty though.
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Someday I may quit taking pictures of pictures. Maybe.

Do you Instagram? Please do. They have it for the Android operating system now too. I quit Twitter and am now an Instagram convert. I need more friends over there. Everything is better with a picture.


Yesterday, I took care of some business I had at the post office. Finally. Why, yes, it is April.

These are my boys:
Over Easter we looked through all of my grandma's picture books and I found some gems. Those boys should be expecting some postal carrier business from moi.


I'm on vacation. I may blog more tomorrow. 
Love you people.