Sunday, May 27, 2012

Apparently, long weekends turn me feral...

It's 2AM... I am still awake.  I have, in the last couple of hours gone on 4 or 5 online shopping sprees wherein I go to a site where I need something but then see all of these other things that I momentarily justify needing and then I go to check out, look at the total and promptly click away from the site in horror because I've spent more than the GNP of Fiji... So, as of right now, I've ended up purchasing nothing but there are things that I NEED and I can't just go and procure them because, apparently, I have no self-restraint.

I've also just discovered that, at 2AM with no need to get up at anything vaguely resembling a decent hour tomorrow, when given the choice between nice, wholesome fruit juice and a Mike's Hard Strawberry Lemonade to drink because I've started coughing dust, I'll choose the Mike's.  I am pretty sure that this is a sign that at some point my cats will sit me down and stage an intervention.

Speaking of liquor... I seem to be on the road to attempting to make my own limoncello.  I have a glass jar for mixing/steeping. I have vodka. I need lemons. And a lemon zester (although I am sure that if all I can find is a lime zester or an orange zester, that will be sufficient).

Also speaking of liquor... on Wednesday I went to a vodka tasting and was introduced to the magic that is Bakon vodka... which is a (bet you didn't see this coming) BACON flavored vodka. Now, you might think to yourself "yeah, so what?" but let me tell you, a bacon bloody mary is pretty much the best idea in the history of ever.  I think I need to work a bit on finding the perfect bloody mary mix, but Bakon Bloody Mary's even with an imperfect mixer, are pretty delicious.

Other than that, I am trying to put together a wedding ceremony... I have a ton of ideas and now I just need to make something coherent out of all of those ideas.  Oh well, I will think about it tomorrow.... or, ummm, later today as the case may be.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Catching Up

Things have been a tad chaotic, here at the CrossWorld's Cafe.  I met my heroine, Jenny "The Bloggess" Lawson and it was every bit as wonderful as I had hoped (though altogether way too brief).  I got my book signed and have now finished reading the book.

Here's the thing. I started reading the book when I first got it. And I loved it. But it wasn't something I could read on the bus (laughing on the bus is ill advised) and so it got put into the bathroom to be read whilst soaking in the tub. The only problem with that is that most of the time when I read in the tub I fall asleep and so I had to be careful to not drop my autographed copy into the bathwater.  It was a wonderful book and I laughed til it hurt and a couple of times I cried a little and found myself, perhaps all too often, nodding my head knowingly.

So, now I am finished with the book and feel a little bereft knowing I've finished and so am back to hanging around waiting for Jenny's next blog post.  Still, I have those to look forward to, so life is good.

Not so good... I've spent the past couple of days incredibly sick. I'm pretty sure it was the Indian Buffet I had on Saturday and...blargh.  My stomach is still not happy but I'm at that weird point right now where I am not entirely sure if the pain in my stomach means "feed me" or "get ready to hurl again".  Even though I desperately want mac n' cheese and bacon (I dunno, that's just what I'm hungry for), I'm having a smoothie.

Also from the not so good side... someone got shot in the parking lot in front of my apartment on Saturday.  I am thinking it was not a fatality because I can't find anything about it in the news or on the police website.

Lastly, for tonight, I had a conference call on Saturday and it looks like I will, indeed, be traveling to Boston to officiate at a wedding in June.  I am both excited and nervous.  Not so nervous about the wedding (though I am anxious about NOT SCREWING UP) but more nervous about the travel. Even though I have been flying my whole life, I don't like to do it.

So... that's the catch up for now. Have a stellar week, y'all!