Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Food Network, I love you

But I really, really, really hate Bobby Flay.

Ok, you're saying, calm down. He's just a cocky chef. He's probably ok in person.

I think you're wrong. His show, Throwdown, is all about him showing up at local places and trying to make their food better than they can, cause he's just that arrogant! And then there's his new themesong (scroll down and press play). I'm not sure if one of those lines says "Think that you have what it takes to beat Bobby Flay?" or if it says "Think that you have what it takes to BE Bobby Flay?" cause it really sound like the last one to me, and frankly, he's so cocky it wouldn't surprise me. RAHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Alton Brown, on the other hand, is pretty much awesome. Tonight he taught us about oats and fiber and how to make steel cut oats in your slow cooker WHILE YOU SLEEP! Jesse exclaimed "I'm going to do that sometime! Wait! I'm going to do that tonight!" and promptly busted out the slow cooker and steel cut out and cream and was immensly proud of himself for making tomorrow's delicious breakfast in 5 seconds tonight. He's great. Thanks Alton.

In other news, we woke up at 5 this morning to do homework that we didn't do this weekend, and then it kinda ended up being JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS, if you know what I mean. Printer ate all kinds of paper, made me late so Jesse had to drive me, left my work clothes in my first class, didn't finish all my homework, made a crappy batch of apple cinnamon muffins and ruined the last of our batch of peanut butter chocolate cookies....yeah. JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS.

But there were good moments too. Like going to yoga, and feeling really really good about my body. And sitting on a bench outside reading homework and throwing some crackers from my lunch to little brown birds that were flitting about. And learning that there has been more written about Wagner than any person in the Western world except for Jesus Christ. Crazy huh?

The end.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

So nice to see you here, fall

Dear Fall,

Well hello there. Nice to see you. I'm glad you arrived this week, although I'm not so happy that you and summer keep doing this weird back and forth thing. I am happy, though, that you allowed me to break out the first hot cocoa of the season!

Witness the excitement!

I'm also glad for all the deliciousness you bring us. This week, Jesse and I made some great fall food, just because of you!

We made Pelmeni, Russian dumplings!

So tasty!

Thanks too, fall, for all the lovely colors you've brought us! These are my favorite ones:

Especially since we used them to make some delicious soup!!!!!

Thanks for being so good to us, fall :)


Monday, October 11, 2010

A conversation from this morning

But first, some background: We bought Jesse some shoe polish Saturday, cause he hasn't had any for a while, but then promptly left for Logan before he had a chance to use it on his dress shoes. This morning, having hit snooze once, leaving us not a ton of time to get ready for school, I see him rummaging around for a polishing rag in the hall closet.

Me: Are you going to polish your shoes?
Jesse: Yes!
Me: Do you have time for that this morning?
Jesse: Yep!

...two minutes later....

Jesse: Oh shoot, no, I don't have time.
Me: That's ok, you can do it tonight!
Jesse: But you really need to do it the day before, let it dry, then polish it again, then....

He has to dress up for one of his classes every Tuesday and Thursday so he got all excited this morning about his shoe polish, thinking he could polish em real quick so they'd be ready and shiny for tomorrow, and even though he didn't really have the time he soooo wanted them to be shiny! He is the sweetest ever.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

So I forgot to tell you

But Albert and Megan came to see us for conference last weekend!

And yes, that was the best picture I got of Albert all weekend ;)

Jesse was happy, I swear! :D

On Sunday we drove up the canyon between sessions so megan could shoot a roll of film for her photography class. It was lovely! Jesse looked so epic by the river :)

p.s. my sister is an awesome photographer :)

She even showed me some things!

Random: notice how our middle fingers are all crooked towards to right. We get this from our dear sweet mother :) I wonder if Aaron's are like this too?

Also random: I am dressing up as a doll for Halloween. Jesse is going to be a toy soldier. It is going to be awesome.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Today, the unthinkable happened

I went to use the bathroom.

And realized too late that there were only 4 sqaures left on the roll. And there was no more in the hall closet, 3 feet away, like there usually was. No, it was all in the livingroom closet. And the blinds were open. And Jesse wasn't home to get it for me. And this was not one of those just-drip-dry-and-you're-good times.

It was awkward.

And now you feel the awkward too.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Albert and Megan are on their way down here from Rexburg AS I TYPE to stay with us for conference this weekend and I am