Thursday, July 16, 2009


A coworker shared this LolDogs website with me. It never fails to make me smile (and make me miss my doggy at home).
These are only a few of the many of pictures with funny captions on the website. (But I must admit, the inner Grammar-Nazi in me cringes at the spelling and the cutesy lingo.)

Poll results and some more cookin'

The poll is now closed. Four votes for strawberry blonde, three votes for caramel brown. We'll see what happens. :)

But now on to my continuing cooking endeavour. On Saturday I made Taco Casserole. As you can see on the photo, it was a hot mess. But it tasted good.

On Sunday, what was supposed to be Caribbean Soy and Rice Bake became Caribbean Garbanzo and Rice Bake because my husband couldn't find frozen edamame at the grocery store. But it turned out even better than what it could have been with soy (I am not a soy fan). Yum!

Monday was Polenta with Garden Vegetables day. Good stuff!
On Wednesday, I made Southwest Cheese Bread. Not bad.

And that concludes the past few days of my cooking and eating. I've noticed that we spend a lot less money on food by cooking our dinners. I will definitely continue this trend.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Walkin' round the Grey's lake with my girls

Monday night after work I met my sisters and my friends S and D at the Grey's Lake for a nice long walk. My sister M and I even ran for a little while over the bridge. We mostly just walked and listened to my sisters complaining about work. We hung out till dark, just before all the creeps had a chance to get us.
Sister Z, Sister M, and S
Sister M, D, and S

They didn't appreciate me taking pictures of them.

Here they are, being goofy. S had to kneel down because she was blocking the view of the tower in the background. S is a giant.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Book Recommendation: City of Thieves by David Benioff

I read a lot, so I normally wouldn't blog here about books (that could be a separate blog of its own). But I just had to mention that I just finished reading "City of Thieves" by David Benioff, and I am blown away. Such a good book!

I would like to summarize some of it for you, but I wouldn't do it justice. But the setting is WWII siege of Leningrad and the two main characters are a young looter and a Red Army deserter who are spared from execution and sent out on a quest to find a dozen eggs for the colonel's daughter's wedding cake. The book, as most critics would like to point out, a blend of comedy and tragedy. This is confirmed by my best friend who told me she interchangeably laughed and cried throughout the entire book. I would agree. The ending is relatively satisfying.

It's the book selection for our "Balkan Femmes" book club that I started with my sisters and my best friend. Can't wait for us to discuss.