Monday, June 21, 2010

Where does the time go?

It's amazing how fast time flies, right? It's June 21st. Wow. Neglecting the blog again - so busy w. school. My hands smell like rubber gloves from dissections & I'm SO sleepy. I'll be in & out of here the next few weeks!

Maybe I need one of these?
(Dismembered arm pillow found here)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Baseball, soccer...the weekend ahead.

There are a whole lot of sports-related events going on this weekend in Omaha...
at least for me, sort of.

(Going out w. these fools...I'm the cute one in the bottom left corner, FYI. I couldn't come up with an appropriate picture to go along with baseball, ha ha)
Tonight I am possibly, rain permitting, heading to the soon-to-be demolished Rosenblatt Stadium here in Omaha to watch the Royals play some baseball. Ohh, and fireworks. They have great fireworks (the baseball, from what I've heard - not so good).

(via ESPN & Kate Spade)
Then I'm going to watch the USA play England in the World Cup tomorrow. But not in South Africa. I will be watching on television, obviously. I will also be heading to Von Maur to check out the above Kate Spade bag. Shopping? Definitely a sport.
(via Flickr)
Finally, Sunday I plan to observe vampires chase humans around & eat them. Kind of a sport. True Blood premieres on HBO Sunday evening.

Hope you all have a great weekend as well!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Vampires & Weekends

Vampire Weekend? No, not the band.

Anywho, I had a great weekend - as some of you may know, I used to work for Clinique. Well, I spent one night this weekend out w. some of my old co-workers & had the best time. We started w. some Fun Ship Specials (thanks to Carnival Cruise Lines, apparently), then hit up some tacky Nebraska bars w. the locals & drank cheap pitchers of beers.

I then spent the day before class began reading the Sookie Stackhouse books - I thank Mrs. Jetplane & Pink Sass for enticing me to read them. They are constantly talking on Twitter about the series & I couldn't resist. I'm so glad I gave in!

Which leads me to my next thought - what is our deal nowadays w. vampires? Seriously though? Last night Con & I rented 'Daybreakers' which was about, what else, VAMPIRES (oh, & it sucked, literally & figuratively, WHOA!). There's True Blood, Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which I've been watching old episodes of on Netflix, ha!), Transylmania, The Vampire's Assistant, & so on. You get the idea. & BTW, I totally want to read the Bree Tanner book. I know, I know.
Conor says it's just a trend - that pirates were all the rage 4 years ago. Maybe he's right. Either way, we humans must have some major desire to feed on our kind's blood, or have someone feed on ours, because I can't think what else could possibly explain this major phenomenon. I think that if vampies honestly started populating the world, we'd all be panicked & horrified. BUT, it's a lot more fun to think that it'd be fabulously glamorous, sexy fun. I hope it's the latter if such an event ever actually occurs, ha!!

Happy week - it's hawt as heck here in NE, so I'm assuming it is everywhere else in the world as well!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Upcoming Attractions of Summer 2010...

I read yesterday on Tale of a Grits' adorable blog about what she was predicting to be her obsessions for this upcoming summer season. It got me thinking about my own....
*Season 3 of True Blood. Soon! I have finally watched both seasons 1 & 2 and must say I am a huge fan. I can't wait to see Sookie & Eric hook it up. I'm not stupid, it's totally obviously going to happen. Besides, I was starting to feel like Sookie & ol' Billiard Ball were the two most boring, lovey-dovey creatures ever.
*Nude coloured shoes - totally stolen from Miss Grits as well, but I am seriously in love this year. I have a pair of flats that I adore & am on the verge of wearing out. These two are hawt contenders for Next Member of Piper's Closet.
*Coral nails (currently Make Mine Mango by Revlon) & blurry pictures, apparently.

*Mad Men - summer tv is totes where it's at. The new photos from Vanity Fair are H-A-W-T! I am super excited for the new season. I think the last one ended like 400 years ago. In fact, I can't even remember how it ended, so I suppose I should dedicate some nice summer days to holing up in my apt. watching past seasons...

*Seasonal cocktails...I was recently gifted this book & am excited to try some fruity booze.

*Tabouleh salad. I could eat it every day. And never grow tired. Even though it IS mostly veggies....which leads to -

*Omaha's Farmer's Market. A new one just opened up by my house on Sundays. And it's not at 5am, which is much more do-able for Pipes.

*And last, but certainly not sister's pool - so long as it gets up & running soon. Here's an awesome video from last year's fun.

Well, these are a few things that I'm looking forward to - I'm sure you all have plenty more that I've forgotten (or need to be filled in on!), so please share.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Seasonal Eating

(Fresh ingredients = delicious)
Ah! PRODUCE SEASON! I love the Midwest this time of year. Pretty flowers (check out Monday's post) & delish foods. Nothing beats our farmer's markets. This past week I was able to indulge in some pretty fabulous foods. The best part is that it is all pretty good for you as well. For your viewing pleasure....

First up, lambie chops + orzo & pesto. My mama & paw made this for me when I was in Iowa last week. SO good, fresh, & simple. I ruined that tablecloth later when I knocked over a full bottle of red wine, FYI.

The meal being cooked above in it's completed state. Turkey Burgers Caprese. Again so simple, fresh, & good. Seasoned ground turkiez, fresh mozz, tomatoes in balsamic vin, & fresh basil. Corn on the cobbie completed the meal. I even used FAKE BUTTER on my corn. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter....SPRAY! ZOMG! Ha ha.

I first saw this at my dearest darling Gabby's blog. How had I not heard of blending together such amazingness? AKA, frozen chopped bananas. That's it. ONE ingredient. Probably the creamiest "ice cream" I have ever eaten. Four simple steps:
1. chop bananas
2. freeze chopped bananas for 2 hrs.
3. blend chopped frozen bananas in blender
4. binge eat frozen blended bananas

So, there you have it. An inside look into a few things I consumed last week. Pretty exciting stuff! What's your favorite fresh, healthy food?