September 29, 2013

deceleration

gala 2013 happened. not gonna lie, just happy it's over.

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otherwise, last weekend:
get up at 4:45 because there's a weird noise that you end up realizing is probably your neighbor sawing down a branch from the nearby pine tree? which I assume was tapping against the house in the wind and driving him crazy? then put on your coat and boots and go outside to pull the faucet protector off the hose spigot because it keeps banging against the side of the building which is conveniently right next to your sleeping head
feel mostly good that at the last minute you and your friend decided to bail on the race you were going to do in central oregon where you would have been leaving your house at 4:45 and putting your bike on the car and driving two hours and then bike racing and then paddling an inflatable kayak 4 miles down a river and then eating a burger and driving two hours home. sorry to miss the race but not sorry to be home in pajamas
make pumpkin pancakes
eat pumpkin pancakes

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watch like six episodes of arrested development
finally finish playing bioshock, the last battle of which takes you like eight tries which is why you haven't finished it already even though you got it on your birthday
watch more arrested development
make soup and put it immediately in the freezer without eating any
talk to your boyfriend on the phone
feel really great about your sudden ability to lay around
go for a run in the rain and then laugh when ten minutes later the sun comes out for the first time all day
go grocery shopping

this weekend:
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sleep in until 8:10, a truly remarkable feat given that your natural wakeup time has become something like 5:50, which is just not right guys
eat most of a bowl of oatmeal, drink most of a pot of coffee
go to target and smile at all the halloween decorations and talk yourself out of buying all of them but feel sorry that you talked yourself out of the giant foam wigs

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seriously, I gotta go back.

make one hundred things in the kitchen because for some reason you are in hardcore nesting mode. this includes a batch of chicken stock made out of the 5 or so pounds of chicken feet you've had in your freezer since a butcher day in june

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they are a truly horrifying and hilarious sight, like a pot full of tiny witch hands. but the chicken stock is incredible and since chicken feet are mostly bones the stock is so thick with bone marrow that it turns practically to jello in the fridge
watch a documentary about china
mark an extra salome cello part because one person in the section likes to have her own stand and you are nice
feel kinda mad at whoever did the parts in 1990 because the phrase markings in some of the string parts are messily whited out and you have to re-ink a lot of the music

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do a dramatic reading of the special weather alert with your friend
watch the rain

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spend probably half the time working, which sucks but what can you do, you've spent every day of the last week marking parts for 10-12 hours a day and there was no time for anything else practically
spend an hour and a half standing at the stove making tomato butter, which is worth it
buy all the pumpkin flavored things at the grocery store
fondle a bunch of lego minifigure packages at target because you and your boyfriend are playing a ridiculous and complicated game where you each have been assigned certain lego dudes to find and there's an elaborate point system and elaborate rules and he was gracious enough to give you an extra day to buy yours
correctly choose the lady robot lego, which you have been joking is going to be your half of the topper on your eventual wedding cake, which is also kind of not a joke
drink pumpkin beer because you have a problem, a pumpkin problem


things made recently, a non-definitive list

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stuffed tomatoes (from this recipe)
tomato sauce (one batch of regular; another with roasted garlic & red pepper)
tomato soup
roasted tomato soup
tomato butter
chicken stock
butternut squash soup in your PRETTY NEW CROCKPOT

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which you bought because your old one had a hairline crack down the middle and every time you used it you suffered from terrible crockpot anxiety, certain that your house was probably burning down

things you could use real bad right now
a haircut
a massage, mostly hands and right arm and neck -- being a music librarian is hard sometimes
a raincoat
more pumpkin beer GUYS WHAT

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