Saturday, February 27, 2010


I didn't think I could handle Texas weather. Or at least central Texas weather. It's still a complete mystery to me (it was 72 last Sunday, then snowed more than it has in 10 or 20 years on Tuesday) but I will take the 72 in February. Or the 63 we got today. It's gorgeous, the sun is bright and gives my hair natural highlights, and the summer is survivable. I'd still rather spend at least March to October in western WA, but this is an ok place to be for 6(ish) years.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I am drinking a delicious rice milk mocha, made with organic fair trade coffee and organic fair trade chocolate syrup. All for the same price as any 'regular' mocha from anywhere else. Now isn't that an easy decision? I thought so.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Yes, I'm fine

I've already had a couple of people ask, so yes, there was a plane crash in Austin, no, it's not near me, yes, I'm fine. I do know where it is, it's super close to where I lived last year but like 10 miles from where I am now. Thanks, guys!

Monday, February 15, 2010

I feel so decadent

I hold in my hand 50 cents worth of Valrhona cocoa powder. I am going to make hot chocolate with it. And with hershey's. And with a swiss miss mix. 3 separate cups. All at the same time. And have a personal tasting party. And then we will see if the Name lives up to its Reputation. And then I will probably go for a run or something. And it will be so worth it.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


I installed windows service pack 3 and it ate my calculator (and the games and paint and a few other things.) Apparently this is not that uncommon. To top it off, after installing the dumb thing, I realized that I didn't need it. Thanks, Microsoft, I appreciate your "help."

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cafe, you are supposed to help me study!

I am sitting here, working on homework and lesson plans for next week, and what comes on the TV at the cafe?? What Not to Wear. I say I don't watch reality TV, but in reality I watch two shows as often as possible: Project Runway and What Not to Wear. Notice the similarity? Even if you've never seen either? Yep, clothes. Both are fantastic wastes of time. Both have things that are quite similar in every episode. And yet I have trouble not watching while they're on. I guess it means I should finish my tea and head out, away from this distraction... *sigh*

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Well, when you put it that way...

I was talking to a friend here about how much I don't like grading for the level I have this semester. It's much more difficult and time-consuming. He says something like, "that's what's paying for your free ride, right?" I contend that it's not a free ride if I have to work for it! But I have to admit that, yes, grading and teaching is indeed what pays all my bills... and I can't exactly complain about that... will whine to someone else next time :)