Showing posts from July, 2009

Baker Baker, Cookie Maker

Okay, first of all, my internet is being a piece of junk. Just have to get that out there.So, this week, at work we had a potluck lunch for all of the VISTAs. We do these every so often so all of us VISTAs can talk about what we're doing and what we might need help with. Everyone brings food and we eat.Well, I was a little concerned about what I would bring, as funds are low, and I have little to no food in my apartment. I had one very ripe banana, and so I thought I'd make oatmeal raisin cookies, sans raisins, since I don't have any, and substitute the banana for half of the butter. I know people don't usually use bananas in that fashion because, unlike applesauce, bananas have a very distinct flavor in their food. Nonetheless, I thought I'd give it a go.

Well, as I started the baking, I realized that I also had no eggs, and no brown sugar... I persevered however. I substituted a little oil for the eggs, although I couldn't quite remember the oil to egg ratio,…

Love Is All Around

So, being sick and missing work for two days leaves me with a lot of time to watch television. One of my all time favorite shows is The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Its funny and smart, and all my life I've wanted to be Mary Richards.Now, lets all watch the first episode on hulu and sing along to my theme song okay?
The Mary Tyler More Show- Love Is All Around

A Moment With Henry: There's More To Living Than Being Alive

I've had sort of a dilemma about what to make my Chanson de Semaine for this week. See, I was originally intending on making it "Weightless" by All Time Low, but then, for some inexplicable reason Nate removed it from his song of the day playlist, and apparently, that was the only edited version on So I considered another All Time Low song from their new album, I debated over some OneRepublic. I thought maybe I should do one of my life affirming empowerment songs since I had such a good weekend. So you know, maybe some "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac, "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey (there is no stopping here folks), "Stand Up Sydney White" by Melee, "Audrey, Start the Revolution,"by Anberlin, or refer you back to "Alexythemia" by Anberlin, which is still so applicable now, hence the title of this post (what can I say? They're amazing.)I could wax philosophical with some Sherwood, or play somet…

Oh Say Can You See?

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to …