Unti555tled.mxd #146

10:44a my soapmaking stuff will be here tomorrow. along with stuff for more chap stick. i can’t wait. i love making my own stuff.

11:26a i’ve fallen in love with bigg’s dill pickle sunflower seeds. i can only seem to get them at walmart. or amazon. it’s easier to go to walmart.

11:42a i wish i had more me time

11:48a or just go on a road trip. just leave for a week and go somewhere else. it would take 2 days to get the fuck out of texas anyway

3:20p i prepped some pasta salad for dinner for the rest of the week.

10oz cherry tomatoes
1 14 oz can of quartered artichoke hearts, drained
generous 1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
onion and garlic powder to taste

150g dry rotini, i have the ronzini super greens rotini on hand
1 tbsp butter flavored coconut oil (or butter w/e)
vinegar of choice, to taste
add more seasonings to taste, i did more s&p, garlic, onion, paprika and some parsley
** preheat oven to 425*
** slice tomatoes in half
** toss tomatoes and drained artichoke hearts in olive oil and seasonings
** roast for ~30 minutes until nice (my oven might suck, set a timer for 10 minutes and adjust time as needed)

** boil salted water for pasta
** cook to al dente
** drain

** toss with butter stuff and vinegar

** combine w/ tomatoes and artichokes in a bowl, season to taste

makes 3 portions. serve cold w/ cold meat or bean of choice. i use canned tuna or canned salmon. chickpeas or great northern would be an acceptable swap.

3:37p i am digging this episode of archive 81. “exist in the place you are currently occupying”

3:58 “beano looooove elegance, beano love luxury” beano’s my favorite character on mission to zyxx

Unti555tled.mxd #136

11:47a i saw a tutorial on how to make macrame feathers and i reaaaaaally just want to go home and make some right now. i have a bunch of yarn left over from the colder months for my temperature shawl and it would be cute.

i’m halfway through feburary on the re-do temperature shawl and i’m actually happy with this new one. i went up a needle size and the drape is so much better. it’s still going to be gigantic by year’s end but that’s okay.

12:00p i was introduced to a new-to-me podcast called “are you afraid of these stories” and it’s pretty fucking hilarious. i think it’s improv? i couldn’t figure it out from their social media. but it’s supposed to be a horror show, but it’s just jokes and jokes and jokes and jokes based off of horror movie tropes.

1:48p this show is great. “that tree doesn’t have ‘croatoa’ carved in it… it says ‘gatorade: is it in you’????” deep callback to one of their first episodes. i’m trying not to laugh out loud.

i don’t think it would matter. we certified on monday and everyone took vacation. it feels like a week of fridays and that SUCKS.

“what in a kid’s value meal is going on here?”

1:58p “what in the DQ deli bar is this?”

2:46p sometimes i wish i could be an artist for a living. i’d get to sleep as much as i need to, i think.

notes from the office #23

it’s going to be a day and i can already feel it

it has not been a day. i’m happy for that. i did just notice the woman that started here the same exact day and year that i did quit apparently? another person is at her desk now and iiiidk what happened. she wasn’t super happy with her job though, and was kind of a racist. fwiw i hope she went to go work at bath & body works. i recall she said that would be her dream job she’s never worked in retail, so good luck with that.

today is super busy. i have a stack of sub plats 3 inches thick, a 2 inch stack of entity annexations, a growing pile of split/combine edits that need done and the auditor is here. and i had a combine from my dusty pending folder come due, it was so involved it took me and boss a half hour to work through. it was harder to draw though

and even through all that, all i really want to do is craft. i’m going to frog my period scarf. i’m not happy with how it’s turning out. i think i’m going to make a cowl instead, it’s easier to keep all the color floats on the wrong side working in the round.

i want to do a star trek themed cross-stitch for my office
cross stitch representation of the mycelieum(sp) specimen from discovery?
maybe a cross stitch tree of gondor while i’m at it

Episode 40 of king falls just made my entire week. the 2016 christmas special, omg. i KNOW it’s february, but who gives a shit? they obviously put a whole TON of work into the episode and it’s magical. Listening to this kind of stuff makes me wish i could sing. like i can’t listen to off book without wanting to learn how to sing.

“next year we will, next year succeed no more shitty politics fillin’ up my feed”
new catchphrase for the year yall