Red Red Wine

15 07 2012

This is going to be a quick post.

I had written out a good, full bodied post a week ago, but I accidentally closed the browser and lost it. wahh.
I might make this post almost point form…

I’m drunk right now.  Point one.  Coincidentally when I typed point it  got ‘typo’d’ into pinot.  There must be a message, even though I’m drinking red wine.

Currently I’m listening to Aladdin music while finishing off my bottle of red.  I think I MIGHT be the typical gay.

Tonight Jeff and I have been playing skyrim.  We’ve taken the night ‘off’ because we had a busy day 🙂

Lately we’ve been buying local stuff from the market that happens to be across the street from our apartment and today we bought some strawberries, a bottle of local wine, and what we thought were beans.
Tonight for supper I made rice with mushrooms, onion, and red pepper, intending to make it a side to “chicken” and the assumed beans but when I took the beans out of the bag we bought them in.. I realised they weren’t beans at all.
They were long, curled up, and had thicker bits at the end.  Not beans.

This was a concern for a bit, thinking that maybe they weren’t edible, or that we were cooking a vegetable that was supposed to be raw, or cooked slowly or something.  I braved this bold new plant and took a bite of our quickly cooked (boiled) green string-like vegetable.  Turns out they were garlic scapes, and not beans at all!
If you’re ever able to pick up some garlic scapes, or garlic tops, DO IT.  They’re so delicious!  It was like, sweeter, garlic-flavoured beans. I cut them up and mixed them into the rice+veggies mix I had made, and added the fake chicken strips into the mix as well to make an amazing stir fry.  Fucking tasty.

(Not a pretty photo)

Since then I’ve bought the Bethesda package from the Steam summer sale and now have three video games to play on my computer.  Jeff and I had been sharing his computer to play skyrim but I bought it for my own computer (along with two other games in the ‘collection’ I bought) so I’ll be able to entertain myself when he moves to Halifax for school.

I can’t really be bothered to type out more.. maybe tomorrow?

Thanks for keeping up with my blog all, I really do appreciate it.  I’ll be more informative tomorrow.

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Gone Too Far

25 08 2011

I really thought I was going to get better at keeping you all updated.. many apologies.

Don’t tell anyone, but I usually write my blogs at work, but the past while I’ve been super busy basically refurbishing our entire lab. We had to sort through every chemical and decide whether or not we still needed or not and/or if it was expired. Then we scrubbed and swept and organized everything else. At first everyone was helping, but that last about a day. Then it was virtually all me. I’m SO tired of chemicals. I just finished organizing and alphabetizing our dry chemical cabinet and there are 320 some chemicals in there alone. Eff.
So no blog writing at work for me unfortunately.

My slight OCD might have had me secretly enjoying this

It’s been 9 days since I last posted and I MIGHT struggle to remember everything that happened since then. But one thing that comes to my mind pretty quickly is that it was my birthday! I turned 22 on Sunday and had a really great weekend celebrating it! Jeff and I decided to make the weekend a little more ‘us’ focused and slightly romantic since it was my birthday but also because it was Jeff’s last weekend in Fredericton. So Friday we just hung out at home, cleaned up a bit, watched some of our favourite shows, played some games etc. It was relaxed and very necessary after our long week of work.

Saturday we had an upbeat date and the two of us had some drinks and went out! What wasn’t so unfortunate at the time but what turned out to be unfortunate was the amount of alcohol that we decided to consume. We drank everything.
We each had a bottle of wine at home before we went out and split a 6 pack. Then when we got to the bar we had a great time dancing but also had about 5 more drinks of hard liquor at the bar. We met some friends there and went back to their place and they gave us another beer.
We drank too much. I knew we were drinking too much the whole time. Where was my discipline?

Consequently, Sunday was spent trying to heal. I was a wreck. I had to make myself sick in the morning in an attempt to feel better, my head was pounding… not fun at all. So my actual “birthday” was a bit of a write off but I had so much fun Saturday night that it really wasn’t an issue 🙂 Plus it was nice to just lay in bed with Jeff taking care of me.

Monday night a couple friends came to East Side’s for apps and drinks for a modest celebration. The apps were delicious as always and I got some really sweet gifts! If any of you gift givers are reading, I really appreciate your thought! I was smiling all night. However, please note that gifts are not and never will be expected! I’m not huge on birthday attention so if in the future you’re unsure about getting me a gift, you really don’t have to worry about it 🙂

A few other quick mentions of goings-on over the past week, Jeff and I spent one of the nicer afternoons after work at the park! We just brought some snacks, our books, and the iPod+speaker and read in the sun. We also MAY have played a sailor moon drinking game one night too. HILARIOUS. Leave a comment if you’d like me to explain the rules.

We had a skype date with Serena! She’s in Ireland.. err.. was in Ireland, she’s in England again now but she’s coming back to Freddy this weekend! I won’t be seeing her until the 15th though, which really is too bad but I’ll be in Ontario until then.

I also got a haircut!

I think that might be all… I hope you all had a good week!