Saturday, February 19, 2011

Valentines Day

Who's surprised it took me this long to post what I did on Valentines day? Not me. It also won't surprise you that I didn't any pictures of myself, or with Matthew.

One of my co-workers, and friend, Charles, makes tons of yummy summertime food, including ribs. I ordered Matt and I a half-rack of ribs, made fresh steamed green beans, and homemade french fries. I also whipped up a batch of Martha Stewart's red velvet cupcakes. 

As far as Valentines day gifts go Matt gave me the beautiful white tulips pictured above, a bag of Swedish fish, and a gamer tag for Xbox.  I decided to go with -  meow tacoz - if you play any games on Xbox you should add me, or friend me, or whatever you do on Xbox. (( n00b ))

Today I am home sick in bed. I've watch a million episodes of Brothers and Sisters, drank a bunch of hot chocolate, and filled a whole grocery bag with Kleenex.. Ew.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!

** picture drawn by my wonderful Aunt Mary.  Check out her website!

Pictures of my best valentines day ever will be up tomorrow!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Regional Dialect Video

The highly popular Regional Dialect video..

Say these words:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

Now answer these questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

A few of my favorites; Kaelah and Mike, MooreaVanessa and her boyfriend (who has a name for rain and sun at the same time!).

I hope you make a regional dialect video, and if you do, send me the link!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Quinoa - First Time For Everything

I am not a healthy food person. I am a rather picky eater who leans towards starches, cheese, pizza, and anything with frosting. So when the I first spotted Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) on Danielle's blog (who's been eating Quinoa her whole life) I didn't even consider cooking it. Well then I started spotting it on more and more blogs. I'd guess it's become so popular because it's still early in the year and everyone is holding up on their NYE goals.. So I decided I'd give it a try, even though I never even started a healthy eating goal. I wanted to make it for Matt, who is also not a health food eater, more of a bacon-turkey-potato-chip-tarian, but still keeps his bean poll figure (unlike myself). I thought I would try Rebecca's recipe because it's something I'd eat even without the quinoa. 

Well the good news is I LOVED it. The bad news is, Matt hated it. However; he hates tomatoes so pico = bad idea, and "can't eat too many eggs or it makes him sick" a.k.a. doesn't like those either.  I am hoping to try another recipe with it and he will like it. He said it looks like spider eggs, but I pretty much hate anything with a weird texture/funny smell/gross look and I got past it. My parents, who I also made it for, loved it as well.

Hannah's Personal Quinoa Opinion: Try it! Check out Danielle's post, she not only, tells you how to cook it, but offers a wide variety or ways to prepare it. If you have any questions or want to dine on some Quinoa together, let me know!


It's always back and forth with these memories in my head..

they start the day off and also bring it to an to an end.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

10 photos 1 day

After seeing Miss James' A Picture An Hour I really wanted to this, but I quickly realized my day is not that eventful. Winter in Iowa usually lacks fun things to do, especially when it throws you a blizzard. Then you realize that you don't have any craft supplies with you so it becomes even more uneventful. So I switched from a picture an hour, to 10 photos in 1 day. 

Good morning, welcome to my sea of afghans. Afghans are one of my favorite things to thrift. 
You pay more for 2 scans of yarn than an entire afghan! 

I was dying to have some of my Mom's taco dip, so I paired it with some eggs. 
Slightly strange, but delicious. 

Getting ready in my poorly lit bathroom.

Cleaning the basement/my living room.

Driving to Matt's and a shot of what hangs from my rearview mirror
Hanging out with Matthew.

Checking blogs -- See Elsie's Here

Lunch time! Tomato soup, grilled cheese, and Futurama; a few of our favorites!


Feeling brave and getting Subway during the snowpacalypse/snowmageddon. I had the new Caesar sub on flatbread, you must try it! Yum.

I'm sorry that wasn't very exciting. I have been working oodles and bunches the last couple days. Almost 10 hours yesterday. I have however saved up 1/12th of my 'Refill My Bank Account' Goal. When I graduated from high school my bank account had the most money I had ever seen, and now I have about 1/17th of that left. Pretty sad. So now that I am out of school I want to try and save up at least that much again. I work on Saturday and Sunday night before Valentines day and if I could get in another 1/12th of it 2 nights I'd be thrilled.

Well, I'm off to Nic's so she can, unfortunately, cover up my teal streaks. They aren't "work appropriate" and it just takes me far to long to hid them each day.

Enjoy your weekend.