Monday, April 6, 2009

A Seemingly Random, Yet Loosely Related Series of Things That Don't Suck

Today is the first day of my reincarnation as a stay-at-home mother. It only sort-of counts, since Dan is on Spring Break this week and home with us, but I am making a concerted effort to not talk about how much it sucks--indeed, I am trying to make it not suck at all in fact--and so, instead I'll talk about some other things.

Twitter: I am loving Twitter. I am forced to be pithy, witty, and, because my mother follows me on Twitter, I am also forced to be appropriate. Neither of these things come naturally to me, so it's a little like having enrolled myself in boot camp. I still hope my mother doesn't know about this blog, because if she does, I will have to stop talking about her behind her back.

"Chuck": Is anyone watching this show? It is funny and sorta edgy in a good way (executive producer is McG, of the first "Charlie's Angels" movie, the one without Demi Moore, the one that didn't suck) and smart and and tech-y, and the girls in it literally kick ass. Go to and watch the first season of it, then to and watch the most recent seven or eight episodes of it, then try to catch up with the other episodes of it, and you'll see some really swell guest stars, like Michael Duncan Clarke and Nicole Ritchie and the guy who played the heroin-addict rock star on "Lost" whose name I can't remember; I think he got killed off awhile ago but I quit watching "Lost" because, oh my crap, I seriously can't follow that show at all. Nothing has ever made me feel quite as stupid as "Lost," except maybe "Philosphy and Religion of the Modern Western World," a course I took as part of my honors humanities semester in college. I somehow managed to get in to college; this course made me think I wasn't smart enough to have finished kindergarten.

Bargain Lunch: I bought two cans of Progresso Tomato-Basil soup (10 for $10 at Safeway this weekend) and a bag of Barilla Three-Cheese Tortellini ($2.49.) I cooked and drained the pasta, then stirred it into the soup over medium heat. I added a little chopped fresh basil, freshly ground black pepper, a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, and a little parmesan cheese I found in the back of the fridge when I was cleaning it out this weekend. I have two meals, easily, for $4.49 plus the cost of whatever I already had on hand, and it's rich and filling and delicious. I also think it would be delicious with some chopped pepperoni thrown in there, but if we had any pepperoni in the house, I would just be sitting on the couch eating it. Obviously.

Doughnuts: I recently discovered Laurel Tavern Doughnuts, a tiny little doughnut joint in our town. It is run by an Asian family who only makes about six varieties of doughnut, but they are so incredibly good I may not ever go to Krispy Kreme again. These doughnuts are seriously made out of...I don't know. Angel feathers and pictures of kittens and puppies, I guess. They are light, perfectly crisp, tender, and completely perfect in every way imaginable, and I could eat probably eight of them at a sitting, especially the blueberry doughnuts. That's right, you heard me. We've been there twice in three days. They're also cheaper than Krispy Kreme by half.

Naptime: Does this require an explanation?


cici said...

great post,just found out about hulu last week. I might have to check out Laurel Tavern, because after your description my mouth is watering♥

Sarah @ said...

The part about your mother really made me laugh! My father reads my blog, so at first I tried to steer clear of awkward topics and stay appropriate.

Then I gave up.

=) I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks about these things, though.

Good luck with your reincarnation as a stay-at-home mom! I hope it goes better than expected!

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