After the experimental ice cream fail, I decided to stick with using coconut milk in the dairy free ice cream. The mint came out much better and surprisingly, coconut milk plus chocolate chips makes for a great fudge topping.
Julia’s party was pretty great. I really loved the fact that it actually started at 12. I much prefer pigging out during the day since it’s hard for me to sleep on a full stomach. It also gave us time to go to Ikea after and pick out some furniture for the guest room/giant walk in closet.
Sunday we had lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen. I tried their Korean BBQ pizza and it was delicious. We went to Pier1 after that since I had a coupon. They couldn’t order a table for me from the Pier1 near work, but they gave me the number so I could order it myself. Unfortunately they gave me the number for Middletown, NY, not NJ. Actually the NJ store is in Holmdel. I spent quite a while on the phone with customer service yesterday trying to fix that oopsie. Our table in now on route to the correct store.
We also visited Brian and Natalie for a few hours. His sister’s getting ready for her wedding in a couple of weeks that I had almost completely forgotten about. I knew we had something to do on the first.
I made a lot of ice cream this week. Saturday we went to my aunt’s to celebrate mothers day with my family. I brought over caramel ice cream and experimental dairy free ice cream I made in preparation for Julia’s birthday next weekend. The caramel ice cream was good, the experimental not so much. We had a good time. Their new dog is cute, but he has some issues he has to work through. He snapped at us when we tried to pet him.
Sunday we invited Bryan’s parents and Nana over. We made kale chips, chicken spaghetti squash pad thai and chocolate ice cream. :P Then his parents bought us a new storm door. Yeah, happy mother’s day to us! :D We also got paint for the bathroom and outlet covers for the formerly red room.
Today I gave my second toastmasters speech. On Disney, of course. You can read it here: Planning the Perfect Disney Vacation. My original speech was like 20 minutes long, but I managed to cut it down to six.
I can’t focus today. Too worried about the pizza lunch Wednesday. I think we ordered too much pizza… or maybe not enough pizza. It’s really hard when you don’t know how many people are coming and you don’t know how many slices they’ll eat.
Since I can’t focus on my work, I made a donation box. I figured if there’s pizza leftover, people can buy it.
We went to Westfield with Carolyn and Tom on Saturday. Had lunch and frozen yogurt :D
Sunday Brian and a sleeping Natalie came over for a bit. I spent most of the day looking at furniture and stuff online. We’re turning that extra bedroom into a giant closet and it’s not going to look anything like the pictures on pinterest, but I’m trying.
And yeah, we had pizza at Uno’s again.
I’m getting a little tired of interviews. The folks I’ve interviewed this year have definitely been better than previous years, so at least I’m talking to intelligent people, but it’s a little exhausting and extremely time consuming. Can’t go on too much longer I guess, the interns start in a little over a month.
I just got an email from a headhunter who found my blog. Do I give off the impression here that I’m looking for a job? Note to any future headhunters who find this: I really like my job, not because i love programming, but because I work with awesome people and you cant trade awesome people for money. So unless its an acting job … on Broadway … in Wicked, I’ll save you the time: no thanks.
Spent most of Saturday with Rachi. Had foods, went shopping, bought flamingo earrings I left at my parents’ house. Spent the rest of the weekend watching home videos with them. I was cute, I was really cute. Shoulda started on that broadway job much earlier.
This has actually been my favorite set of workouts for Best Body Bootcamp so far. The lower body workout is short, but boy was my butt hurting the next day! Awesome! And my abs! My poor, poor abs! It would have been had if I didn’t have cramps this week too :( I survived though!
I’m been doing well with the tic tacs. Averaging only about six a day. Already had two today though :O
Haven’t been doing as well with the non pigging out. Not my fault! Maryam invited us over for dinner Friday. Do you know how yummy her food is??? I couldn’t sit comfortably after I was so full, but it was worth it :P I took home leftovers too. That actually worked out well because Saturday we went to my cousin’s Eagle Scout lunch thing and I knew if I didn’t eat something before we went I’d be die, so I had a couple of Maryam’s leek dumplings before we left around 10:30. I was so glad I did because they didn’t start serving lunch until 1 and I’m starving by 11, so that would not have gone well at all. The pizza and pasta was pretty good though and always nice to see family :)
Yesterday we had dinner at Uno’s because we didn’t get enough pizza? Had the deep dish cookie sundae for dessert. Worth every single calorie. I was good the rest of the day, and we shared the dessert, so I gave myself credit for Sunday.
This week we have Jenny’s lunch, because she’s leaving :( And Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work pizza lunch, so this will be another challenging week. I might skip the pizza Thursday depending on how much we have leftover…
Bryan has been converting my baby videos from VHS to DVD. He’s thinking of doing this to earn money, so if anyone needs their videos converted, let me know!
One extra bonus of Best Body Bootcamp, it reminds me to blog :) Changed my goals up a bit this time. I’ve been doing over 10,000 steps every day regardless of giving myself a check for that, so I changed that goal to help me quit my gum chewing. The first week was only 5 pieces of gum a day, the second, 0 :O I did accomplish this, of course I was eating about 15 tic tacs a day instead. So my new goal this week is going to be 10 tic tacs a day.
I’m also going to try to incorporate more Yoga into my workouts because Yoga’s awesome.
My other goal is simply not to eat like a piggy. Something I failed miserably at this week, but I was sick :( –/good excuse–
I ran out of dymista this week and the price went up to $51. I thought about not taking anything, but then I got the cold, so now I’m back on Zyrtec. If I don’t take anything for my allergies at this point, I’ll get a sinus infection (if I don’t have one already) and be sick for weeks :( –/good excuse–
Went to my parents’ this weekend. My mom and I went through my old baby tapes while my dad was working. We plan on converting them to DVD, so we needed to figure out which ones actually had me on them and which ones were reruns of 80s dramas. We went through about 20 unlabeled tapes. One was for a book report I did when I was 12 that I taped with my Tyco Video Cam. It was a little creepy. One was of course, me with Jerry O’Connell on TRL. That one was labeled: “You lose this and you are in so much trouble!”
Looks like none of the girls are in the office today :( Gonna be a boring day. Think I’ll skip the toastmasters meeting. Don’t need the extra stress messing with my immune system –/good excuse–
So I completely forgot I had a blog…. Bad Lissy.
The most exciting thing that’s happened at work are the automatic soap and towel dispensers.
Last Saturday, I met up with Rachi, Krissy and Shawn for lunch at Panchos Burritos. I hardly ever get to see Krissy, so that was a nice treat. I also met up with Tom and Carolyn later that day and we watched a show about evil kitties.
This past Friday I took off work since everyone else had off. I had lunch with my parents, where my dad made me order the veggie wrap because “someone had to look out for my soul.” That made the waiter giggle. After, I went with Carolyn for a mani/pedi. My nails are so short I can’t open anything now, lol. Sort is good though, I let them get too long and sharp.
We met up with the rest of the girls later for dinner at Grand Luxe and The Great and Powerful Oz in 3D. The food, movie and company were all fantastic. We really had a good time, it’s a shame we don’t get to do that more often.
Normally we take Buffy for a long walk once while I’m home, but her legs have been terrible the past couple of weeks. She can only go about five limpy minutes before collapsing. Poor thing :( otherwise she’s in perfect health. Just wish she could walk :(
My dad bought her booties so she wouldn’t slip on the floor, but they seemed to just make it harder for her.
My parents came over early yesterday so my dad could fix our toilet before Bryan’s parents came. He did, but not without a lot of effort. And the new flushing mechanism is too tall for the toilet. At least it works now! Dinner was pretty great. Good foods. Everyone liked my carrot ginger soup. Bryan’s mommy made adorable Easter cupcakes. Nana got us chocolate and wine :D
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I finished re-watching Felicity today. Let me first talk about the series minus the final episode. It’s amazing how much more I appreciate it now. Maybe I just had forgotten how much I liked it, or maybe after going through high school and college I can understand the characters better.
If you ever plan on watching the series in the future, I would stop reading here as there are spoilers ahead.
I was so angry at Felicity for sleeping with the art guy originally. I had always wanted her to be with Noel. This time, I was routing for Ben. Maybe because I knew she’d end up with him and I wanted a happy ending.
The final few episodes have some terrible reviews, but I kinda loved the time travel thing, and the Twilight Zone episode as well. While Felicity is not at all a SciFi show, I liked how they made it pretty realistic. Obviously in real life, someone would stick her in a mental institution and that’s what they did.
But the finale makes no sense at all. The problem is, even if Felicity really did travel back in time and she actually managed to warn Elena, none of her other actions had any effect on the future at all. We know this because Noel is still alive.
I was reading reviews online hoping that ten years later someone can offer up an explanation as to how Elena was still alive.
This is the only plausible explanation I could find. Basically it says that Felicity warned Elena after the spell to bring her back to the future, so all actions she made in the past were erased except that one. However, there is nothing in the episode that even hints at this since the scene where Felicity warns her was left out. Biggest TV fail ever. Well, except for JJs endings to Alias and Lost… Those were worse.