June 29, 2009

Happy Monday!

Good weekend!

Zach's birthday was totally rad, of course. The cupcakes went over VERY well. Here's the recipe. The frosting, too. Royal Bavaria was absolutely tasty, Opie's was goofy and fun. :D

Raychel's home! Raychel's home! Yaaaaay!

So, today Zach goes to DC, then Nantucket. 2 weeks? I can do it...

June 26, 2009

I bike commuted for the first time today! It went well, which I suspect had something to do with Zach and I doing a test run last night to find the best path. It was kind of nice to exert myself a little bit this morning, I'm not dragging my tail yet.

Speaking of dragging tail, I need to get my stuff together sooner every night. I've been staying up way too late. If only each day could be a little longer...

In my infinite wisdom, I decided the best way to get myself to unpack my house would be to set a date for a party. So, I sent invites for a little 4th of July bash. Of course, the house is still 50% in boxes. Even with the week I was off between smart style and here! oof.

I'm going to make spice cake cupcakes for my loverly Zach's birthday, which happens to be tomorrow. :D

June 25, 2009

Glorious Thursday.

Hello to the 2 people who read this damn blog. lol

It's been a busy week here in my world, I started at Hollywood Glam on Monday. So far, love it. :) hollywoodglamsalon.com

I've been reading Black Heels to Tractor Wheels: A Love Story over at The Pioneer Woman. YOU GUYS, it is soo good. Even Zach is riveted, and he doesn't like to read. She also posts amazing photos and recipes and has contests and I pretty much luuurve her.

I met Zach's momma last night. I was initially nervous when presented with the possibility, but it wasn't a big deal. She is really nice. :D

My chorus broke up in May, so we all scattered to various choruses in the metro. I've been visiting Sooner Sensations, and it's super great. There are few things in this world that leave me as exhilarated and exhausted as a good, long... chorus rehearsal. Ahem. * tee hee! * But seriously, they are all so nice, and Debbie, the director, really knows her stuff. She should, as she is a part of an international champion quartet.

Zach is going to be gone for 2 weeks at a botball conference and a trip to see a friend starting Monday. Le sad... Call me and bully me into leaving the house. Srsly. :)

June 17, 2009

so, state board said they picked someone else. boo. But, I am going to start at Hollywood Glam Salon June 22. 310-4455 for appointments. Hopefully, it will be a positive change. :)

June 8, 2009

well well well.

I went camping this last weekend. it was totally rad. we made 4 meals over the fire, and made sammiches to eat on the hiking trail. oh, the hiking trail. I am a fat kid fo sho, so it kicked my chubby butt. I stayed hydrated, nibbled some snax and sammich for additional fuel, and didn't hurt myself- save a little blister on my heel. Glo-ri-ous. :)

Today was my job interview for the State Board position. *Crosses fingers*

I made tuna patties the other night, super easy:

2 cans of tuna, drained
1 cup of breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 cup of shredded cheese
1/2 of a small onion, diced and sauteed
1/2 of a small bell pepper, diced and sauteed
a good dash of salt and pepper
a sprinkle of paprika and dill

combine all ingredients into a bowl, taking care to not cook the egg with the sauteed veggies. (room temp veggies help)
form into patties that are about 3/4-1 inch thick, place on a baking sheet, bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes, until everything's all hot and nice, with a crisp exterior.

I served these badboys up with some pipin' hot broccoli. nom nom nom!