Monday, February 22, 2010

Gift List!

My birthday is coming up in a week. I swear, I just wrote this same post a few months ago, but alas, it's actually one year later....time flies, right?

If you're wondering what you should send my way, here are a few suggestions. Gift cards to various establishments are welcome as well. Thanks!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Recap: Valentine's Day

First off, I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day, whether you were with a loved one, hangin' solo, or holed up in a cave. Ours was fairly quiet - Conor worked at the pharmacy all day & I studied for an exam. Fun stuff, right? Are you excited to read more? Don't be.
We had our usual champagne faire: Moet Imperial & Sophia Coppola were this year's choices. I made Conor a Scrabble valentine. It was free. We had some yummy cheese courtesy of Whole Foods (thank you furry cheese man for the recs) followed by chicken piccata & creme brulee.
We sat at my computer & watched old episodes of Dr. Who. Whatever, we cancelled cable a few weeks back - it limits your choices. Well, that's that. Back to paper-writing & whatnot. Dragging Conor to the gym tonight...maybe if you're lucky I'll photo him in the "workout" clothes he bought. Hee hee.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What I'm Enjoying {Today}

When you're in the midst of a cold, dreary, test-ridden school week you have to look at the bright things in life. Oh, and no drinking allowed. You've got exams, remember? Today's favorite mood boosters? Two things:
Labels on Chipotle burritos (mine is the 'Hers,' FYI). Like I said, sometimes there isn't a lot to be that excited about, so things like this make your day. Feeling sorry for me yet?
& Miss Candace Rose's pretty pictures. I received a few photos from her that I ordered this weekend. They are the perfect thing to remind me that Spring will in fact come again (I think). Go check out her Etsy page & order some pictures! I can't wait to get mine framed & hung up. I'll be sure to post the pics when it's all done.

I'm going to study a bit before my upstairs clogging neighbors get home. I call them "the trolls."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I ♥ bagels. The saddest thing is that they aren't as healthy as eating an apple, which they positively should be. And they can be expensive, and sometimes hard to find in a city like Omaha (freshly made, that is). Anyway, I found a simple enough sounding recipe online the other day after Conor had made some comments about boiling our own bagels (I wasn't even aware bagels were boiled).
(Pre-boiled & baked bagel rings, kneaded & shaped by Con.)
They turned out amazing. As in, better than Panera. But, I'm biased, as they were made in Chez VB-McC with lots of love. Oh my gawd, someone just knocked on my door.

(Boilin' bagels.)
UPS man. Sadly, he was at the wrong address.

(Final result. They have since been consumed.)
Back to the bagels. Here's the website: BAGELZZZZZ. Check it out - it was so easy & fast!
I prefer to feed on bagels with cream cheese, lox, & capers. But I'll eat them with just about anything else on them as well. Bagelz.

Monday, February 1, 2010

What's New, Darling?

{My Foursquare "Mayorships": 2 pubs, a liquor store, & dept. store -
doesn't say much about my usage of spare time, huh?
Foursquare & Skins. My two latest obsessions. Do you use Foursquare? I can't quite decide whether it's a truly annoying application (people knowing where you are 24/7?) or totally ingenious. There are definitely some things that need to be worked out, such as the allowance of gas-station checkins. I mean, come on. Gas stations? Number one, who cares whether you pump your gas at Kum & Go or the Pump & Munch (both Midwestern gas station chains, lovely right?)? And why does one spend enough time at said gas house to think to check in there online? Get your gas, Cheetos, & Diet Coke & get the hell out of there.
Anyway, back to business. I recently started watching season one of Skins. I know I'm a little late to the party (as always), but at least I showed up. I'm completely addicted. I love the characters & the crazy scenes (mental hospital happy time, anyone?). I love that it's like a combination of The OC, Degrassi, & I don't know...some other stuff. But it's great. Check it out. My favorite character is definitely Cassie Ainsworth, who's absolutely vacant & not a little crazy. Her makeup & outfits alone sold me, ha.

Well, back to the books, ta ta!