Tuesday, July 22, 2014

soaking strawberries

Got a letter from EM yesterday. Of all the people I know, she writes the best letters. They're like presents. They're written on old vintage paper with a real pen, like she dipped a quill in ink. And she always includes a little card or note that she found in a thrift shop. And they're looong! I love them. I love her.

Other things I love are the drama Marriage Not Dating, which has replaced Seo In-guk's drama only because that drama has gone the way of angst, so I'm going to leave it alone for a few weeks until the story comes out of the doldurms and back to it's original zippy pace. Kdrama angst draaggggs. Just when you think it's over, it hits a snag and unravels so slowly, never to end until the last episode. Or the episode before the last episode. Marriage Not Dating I enjoy because it's got angst and zip built in, so I don't think the story will rocket towards that angst pit of despair. I won't gush about any of the actors because although I like the main lead, Yeon Woo-jin, he's not that pretty. Unless he really pulls out the acting chops, like Park Ki-woong in Gaksital, he's not going to make me gush. He's more winning because of his energy, which I'm hoping he gets to express in this drama. He sure was depressing in Arang, that's for sure. And how is he not serving in the military right now? Did he already go? No clue.

Also, I think I have to go to the doctor about my knee. It's been sore off and on for the past year and refuses to get better. I miss running, and I can't be serious about it when I can't really run. I used to go 4 miles every other day, and then I'd develop shin splints problems. But now I can't even run long enough to develop shin splints. Boo.

Last note: soaking strawberries in vodka just makes them mushy. No flavor explosion.

Friday, July 18, 2014

not the turkey money!

My stomach hurts in a very specific place, so I googled to see if it could be appendicitis. But it's a mild hurting so definitely not.  I guess I waited too long to eat all of those Amish biscuits and they went bad again. Every time I eat a carb, I think about how I don't need it and would rather be eating meat and veggies, but meat and veggies take longer to cook. I should heat up a turkey meatball. Can't have those going bad too. That's a whole lb of turkey money.
not the turkey money!
Kind of excited that my one coworker likes LOTR. More than me, since I only read the books once and have no intentions of reading them again. I'll just watch the movies over and over. It was a chill Friday at work and I like them like that.

Oh miracle of miracles, SH called me the other day to make promises about meeting up this weekend or next weekend, but I don't even expect it to happen. He's like my brother and my brother makes a lot of promises about when he'll be places too, and then he of course isn't in those places when the time comes. I guess everyone's finding themselves these days and those selves are located nowhere near me.

Planning the Ocean City, MD trip because I just need to go to the beach. I'm going to try on a bunch of pairs of jeans tomorrow and buy some that make me look good. I need some blue jeans. I'll sleep in, which means like 8am, and then head to the outlets. I should be out of there by the time the crowds start.
I think RA is going to start that tour soon. 6 months.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

too much sugar and too much salt

Whining is not flattering in anyone. No wonder that never worked on my mom as a kid. A grown man whined to me over the phone today and I had to listen to it for a half an hour because it's my job.
smh. i wanted to go back to sleep
Also, I managed to fail epically at life by 9am - I didn't realize I forgot my work ID until I was 5 minutes away from work, so I had to turn around and drive home. I did the commute twice today guys! And I slept horribly so I was exhausted from the moment I woke up. I did stop for food at the grocery story on the way home, but I didn't have it in me to do more than cut up the fruit I bought. Tomorrow I'll make EG's turkey meatballs again - at least then I'll have something to eat off of.
i always want more protein and veggies. tired of carbs
I thought my facial blemish problems were solved, but I had too much sugar and too much salt yesterday and it's back. Drastic measures are needed.

Monday, July 14, 2014

i want to go to peru

Reporting in - I fail at this dating app. If only 98% of the guys on it weren't white. The last 3 guys I dated were white; I think it's time for some color. Anyway, the app feels sorry for me - it now gives me 20 people a day instead of the advertised 10. I dutifully scroll through them after I get home from work. How much longer do I have to do this? The novelty wore off fast.

you and me are both too cool for this
Having this job is fine and all, but long term, what are my goals? Something. I need some goals. Half the time I decide 'no' to the PhD and half the time I say 'yes.' Right now I'm in yes mode. Can I possibly save up enough money to quit my job in a year and a few months and go into the PhD program, but in the middle of those two events go on an overseas trip? I want to go to Peru.

i'll brush up on my Spanish

Saturday, July 12, 2014


I went to an engagement party where I am only friends with the bride, and I rocked it! Meaning that I didn't stand around awkwardly and I talked to everyone in the room. I had a slow start, but I was talkative enough by the end. As you probably know, I'm on a quest to find a gay male best friend. There was only one gay guy there, but we hit it off well enough. He dresses well and I like that. We'll see if I ever see him again though. Anyway, it may have been easy to hit it off because most of the people there were nerdy scientists. I do love the nerds. But who doesn't? They're easier to talk to because I went to undergrad at the school they're attending now, so we have something in common. And then they're all physics people and some of them work with NASA people so I know people they know.  Anyway, my friend looked gorgeous, she had a great time, and the venue was only 10 minutes from my apartment. Yay! I also wore a cute black and white skirt that I got thrift shopping with my mom a few weeks ago. I was searching for something to wear when I found it - I'd actually forgotten that I owned it. And my hair was freshly done - I looked cute! Well, I try to attract potential dates whenever I can - I know I definitely don't get out enough.
men... so pretty. this is Seo In-guk

Before the party, I woke up at 8 (because I went to sleep at 9pm... just like a grandma) and went to the Amish market, then to Walmart. I only go to Walmart around here on weekend mornings because otherwise I spend 20 minutes waiting in the checkout line. I now have Neutrogena skin care stuff that is supposed to get rid of my brownspots and even my skintone in 8 weeks. September 6th I'll let you know how it went. I wouldn't have to do this if I didn't suddenly become allergic to peanuts and then breakout with lasting scars. Peanuts! Oh the betrayal.

Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family. We all know I'm an addict.
i laughed so hard