Saturday, January 22, 2005

Blizzard

So this blizzard is keeping everyone bored, I bet. Well, at least I got some things done today. I went to Wegmans (Fortune's Top Company to work for!) just as the blizzard was starting earlier today. I watched a couple movies and I am watching a 3rd- Aladdin is on! The last movie I watched was Raging Bull (1980), so I got to cross that off the list of AFI Top 100 movies that I need to see. I made Mexican Beef and Cheese Wontons for dinner and Margarita Pie for dessert (via Weight Watchers). Right before dinner, I finished knitting my latest scarf! It took forever with the stripes and all, but I am done! Pictures to come.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Bad Day

I am having a very bad day. I am feeling okay, but it seems like nothing is going right today. How is that possible since it's Sunday and I have barely gone out of the house? Well, I am feeling sooo uncomfortable in my glasses (since I am so blind in my peripheral vision). Let's hope the doctor says it's okay to start wearing my contacts again after Wednesday! Okay so, so far today, I have dropped clean dishes in a dirty sink, broken a glass bowl with frozen berries in it, and decided not to go into Manhattan this afternoon because of a supposed snow alert, which it seems was wrong (considering I am looking out my window and the road is completely dry).

On a good note, I made a spicy coconut shrimp soup that came out really good! If you like Thai food, you will probably like this recipe. It's from the Jan/Feb 2005 issue of Cooking Light.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Diagnosis

No contact lenses for a week! Any of you who know me, know how uncomfortable I am in my glasses. Well, with a chafed cornea, no contacts allowed. Sooo not happy...

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Even Better Laptop Bags

Ok, so I found a new website with stylish laptop bags (see this post). They are more expensive, but they might be oh, so worth it. Since my boss may be sending me out of town occasionally, it might be nice to have a stylish bag, to hide the geeky-looking laptop.



Saturday, January 08, 2005

Sadness

Last night I saw Million Dollar Baby, the new Clint Eastwood film with Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. It has to be the saddest movie I have ever seen in my entire life. The commercials and plot summaries don't tell you anything about what this movie is really about, so I had no idea what I was in for. Also, it is probably the best movie overall that I have seen in a long time. It is arguably better than Mystic River (Eastwood's last film) and will probably get a lot of Oscar nominations. The acting was amazing, especially by Swank, and the lighting and direction were very well-done.

On the Turnpike today, I saw an accident. Not as it was happening, but after the ambulances had come and gone. When I saw the car, I had to make a phone call, just to get it off my chest. Maybe it was because I had just seen the movie the night before, and I was already emotional, but the scene was disturbing. More so, I think, than any previous accident I have seen, even of those I have actually seen happen. Based upon the looks of the SUV (the entire top of it from the bottom of the windshield, on up, was missing), there is no way anyone survived in that car...

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

In Response to a Comment


Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Blah

When men say they are different, don't believe them. They never are. Even if they seem different for like a year, it all comes down to the same thing. They are all the same. They all in some way do the opposite of what they say. Most men, they are saying "oh baby, i want u i need u", then cheat and lie, or something more subtle, like they just aren't around. ...Then, the ones that think [and actually believe] they are oh so different, they treat you like they are your best friend, and your lover, and that you just fit together so well. And then they say, well....

In the end, they are all saying one thing and doing another. Just different variations on the same theme... whether they want to believe it or not.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Bombay Dreams

On the spure of the moment, I decided to see a show today. Expecting the TKTS booth to be worse than usual (it being the morning after New Year's Eve in Times Square and all), I was surprised to find the booth nearly completely empty! They had less shows available than usual, but my 2nd choice show was one of them- Bombay Dreams. It turns out my 1st choice, Wicked, is sold out until March! Guess I won't be seeing that one available at the TKTS booth anytime soon! Anyway, Bombay Dreams was excellent, but it turns out this evening's show was the last. Also, I noticed 12 Angry Men is on Broadway for the first time. I might decide I need to go see that one since the movie is amazing.

Happy New Years

Happy 2005 everyone!