I hope to spend some time here as well:
If I do happen to win big and am sober enough to type---you all will be the first to know about it!!!
Yes--it's PINK!!! I wasn't really sure about it at first, but I'm totally feeling it now. It's cute, it's compact, it's PINK, and it's a gazillion times better than my old camera. And I have it in time for my trip, thanks to my drive-like-a-maniac crazy sister.
We went out to dinner with Jen and my niece Alyssa (who skipped school-bad girl). They've never had Thai food! It's a shame. Don't they have Thai food in the Midwest?? :) Kidding of course---but really, don't they?? We grew up without it. Why did we grow up without it?? Regardless, it is here now and we love it.
Well, not all of it. I'm not going to mention names, but the youngest one at the table mentioned that she felt something we forced her to try tasted like dog food. But she did like tofu, which is good for her since she won't eat meat.
Andrew and I have Thai food about once every ten days. It's one of our favorites. We're not too crazy though, we usually have the same dishes.
We LOVE creamy wontons. They are the greatest appetizer. We sometimes get chicken satay (with peanut sauce), but it's a bit greasy and my favorite dish involves peanut sauce and chicken so it's a little unnecessary.
For main dishes, I almost always get Pra Ram, sometimes called Prince Rama. It's de-lic-ious. It's this platter of broccoli, spinach and chicken with peanut sauce on top and you eat it over a serving of rice. LOVE it.
I also like chicken pad thai (unless it's really greasy) and chicken mussamun curry, which is like a mild stew.
The kid loves loves loves pineapple fried rice, with chicken and shrimp, medium spice. One time I ordered medium spice from a restaurant near our house and they brought it to him and it was at a fire level. Seriously-he cried. (he'll deny it, but he did!)
There's also some kind of honey duck meal that he gets at one particular restaurant, with this glaze sauce that he always asks for extra of because it's just that good. I don't eat duck, though-yes I do know it's similar to a chicken!!-but he says it's the best.
And tonight, as a birthday treat and since the girls have never tasted anything, we got dessert!!!
We had sticky rice (mango is not in season-sad), black rice pudding (which Jenny refused to taste claiming to not like black rice OR pudding) and we got some mango deep fried ice cream. LOVE every one of those.
I highly encourage everyone everywhere to taste all of the above. Soon. And then report back about how much you love it all.
Murakami states that the secret to understanding the novel lies in reading it multiple times: "Kafka on the Shore contains several riddles, but there aren't any solutions provided. Instead, several of these riddles combine, and through their interaction the possibility of a solution takes shape. And the form this solution takes will be different for each reader. To put it another way, the riddles function as part of the solution. It's hard to explain, but that's the kind of novel I set out to write".
AND - maybe win a prize?
$30.00 gift certificate at Entangles, Etsy store, by Julia.$20 Starbucks Gift Card
I have personally ordered from Julia before and her stuff is great! The shipping costs are very reasonable and she is a super-fast shipper. She takes older jewelry and recycles them by creating one-of-a-kind jewelry - great idea!! I love her store and so should you. Her stuff is always changing and I don't think you would have trouble finding something you would like (or find a nice gift for someone you like). I love Etsy - if you don't know of it, it's like Ebay for handmade items. It's a cool idea, sometimes I stroll through shops for hours and find a ton of stuff I would like to have, but have never bought anything, except Julia's necklaces. They are original, pretty and economical.
$25 gift card to Powells Book Store
Powells is the best book store EVER. If you don't know Powells, I just don't know if we can be friends. It's really the best book store ever. Powells is based out of Portland and has this 8million square foot building and a gatrillion books. They have different sections for books and you can find your way to each section based on what color the walls are - like the travel section is in the green section and the sociology section is orange (totally made that up--I don't go often enough to know the colors!). If you want any book EVER -you will find it at Powells. They also buy back your books in a very easy process and they give you the option of cash or a gift card.
Guess who sold some books? Me. Guess who will benefit? You.
(and I actually sold back a LOT of books - I got $75 in cash and $25 in gift card!! Love that!)
Little Things gift set
This is a hodgepodge of small gifts that I always seem to have on hand to give to people randomly. Exact items are a surprise (mostly because I
haven't gotten that organized yet). I have some little things that I bought in Korea and some little things that I bought for some random reasons, like giving away to my favorite commenters.
Cause who doesn't need a drink now and then? And this gift card will buy you about 2.5 drinks, depending on what you get.
And all you have to do is comment!!
Fred is not shy - and as the days went on, Fred grew to love the family.
And then came the day when dear little fluffy non-rabies Fred, took a peanut directly from my beloved first-born's hand.We love Fred.
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I love blogs. Maybe because I'm nosy?
I prefer to think it's "curiosity."
I am a sociology major. Sociology, as I explained to my family every semester in college, is the Study of Human Behavior or Society.
And so when I read every blog I click on, I like to believe that I'm really just continuing on in my chosen field of study. I am studying other cultures and other familial units and random people in random situations. I am taking notes and learning and analyzing society.
Or I'm just really nosy and I like to read about other peoples lives for no other reason than I'm NOSY!!!
These are things that fascinate me:
(wow-another list!! I feel like all I do lately is make lists!)
I'm STUDYING people.
It's not being nosy.
I have a very hefty college loan to prove it.
And only 3 posts left til my big 3-5-0!!!! Are you excited??? Me TOO!!!