Saturday, April 24, 2010

Burn Notice

James has been in search of the perfect pair of sunglasses for quite sometime. He finally found a pair he really likes. The only reason he likes them is because he thinks they make him look like Michael Westen. You know, the guy who used to be a spy but then he got blacklisted. I'm pretty sure one of these days James will come home with a Dodge Charger full of yogurt.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

She's crafty, She's just my type

I haven't been doing much crafting lately but I don't believe I have blogged about these two yet. 
I made these earrings for a friend at work out of an old vinyl record.
I learned to crochet baby booties. These were not only the first booties I have ever made but also the first pattern I've ever read. Hopefully the next set will turn out a little better.

"I'm glad we were here together in our nation's capital"

Last weekend my family was visiting to celebrate my Pappy's 75th birthday! We took my mom, Amanda, and her friend Annie to DC for the day to see the sites.

We went to the Lincoln memorial ...

The WWII memorial...

And the Smithsonian's American History Museum

A Tortilla Dilemma

In Utah James and I were never without Tortillaland uncooked tortillas in our fridge. They are amazing.
Unfortunately, it seems these delicious tortillas are not sold on the Eastern Coast. I must tell you that I came upon this information after a truly EPIC search. I am very sad, but we have tried to adapt and overcome. In fact, James has found a talent for making his own tortillas.

First he rolls out the dough.

Then he uses a pan lid to cut out a perfect circle.

Then he pulls away the excess tortilla dough.

And TA-DAH! A Tortilla!

They aren't quite the same as our beloved Tortillaland tortillas, but James does a pretty great job!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Day in the Life

Some days are more eventful than others. Today included vomit, car repairs, homework, scholarship applications, and Lost.

7:00 AM - Woke up; got out of bed; dragged a comb across my head
7:30 AM - do homework, prepare lunch, eat breakfast
9:00 AM - leave for school/work
9:30 AM - wander Homewood campus so I can drop off a check for $31.80. I needed to pay in person to get a serial number to install some software I need
10:00 AM - catch JHMI shuttle (my first time on the shuttle)
10:30 AM - arrive at school/biostats
10:45 AM - Install software during class and realize it isn't what I needed
11:50 AM - class is over, start on scholarship application that is due in 5 hours
1:25 PM - finish and submit scholarship application, skip lunch
1:30 PM - go to computer lab (since my software doesn't work) to learn SAS
3:15 PM - finish work in computer lab
3:20 PM - eat lunch on the terrace and enjoy the 75 degree weather for 8 minutes
3:30 PM - pick up biostats final exam from last term (I got an A...barely)
3:45 PM - walk to work
4:00 PM - arrive at work to find the door is locked. consider going home
4:05 PM - find a secret back entrance
5:00 PM - Megan picks me up at work. She is feeling very sick
5:15 PM - Megan throws up in the car (on the floorboards!) while I'm driving us home.
5:45 PM - Arrive home, put Megan to bed
6:15 PM - repair the Jeep and actually get it to crank for the first time in several weeks
7:30 PM - watch Lost on Hulu
9:00 PM - clean and vacuum the vomit out of the car
10:00 PM - realize I don't have any epi homework due tomorrow
10:15 PM - eat dinner (cereal)
10:30 PM - finish Part I of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables on the porch while watching the deer graze 100 ft away.