Archive for February, 2008


Channeling Iden

February 7, 2008

That’s right, I said it. I decided to re-cook a play-by-play of the one meal I made/ate with my former house-mate Iden at least once a week last year. This is especially important considering that he is he makes up the third leg of my triumvirate of regular readers, I know there are others… but Triumvirate is such a great word.

The other day I started channeling Iden when I remembered how much better I ate last year. Seriously – how did we afford all that great stuff? Iden would come home from the Italian market with bags full of olives, prosciutto, pecorino, white balsamic…. And between the three of us (Iden Terence and Myself) it played out like this –

Iden – Low Fat High Protein
Terence – vaguely Asian casseroles
Me – Pretentious but falls drastically short of its expectations

I digress, so anyways I got bored and decided to cook.
Rigatoni – The beef of the pastas.
Pecorino Romano
Pecorino – Its like eating salt with a hint of cheese. Iden, you got me.
This is a sauce.
And the sauce. This IS a sauce. Canned tomatoes with a bit of tomato paste, garlic, onions, bell pepper, garlic chicken sausage, artichoke hearts and a bunch of random spices.
Pasta meets sauce: When two become one.
Low fat high protein
And finally – La presentation
For prosperities sake: mixed spring greens with a dijon balsamic dressing, dried cherries, and shaved parmigiana.

Iden, hopefully this has been a sufficient shout out, it was delicious – I miss you, can’t wait to see you in a few weeks.

P.S. Tuba prog is the weekend you are coming home – just wait until you see 410 TUBA.


I’m so sorry…

February 6, 2008

Hey everyone. I’m sitting at a school computer without access to my pictures but it seems *cough* that I’ve been neglecting my blogging. So more pictures to come – and stories. In the last month I’ve passed the time by pursuing an additional major in my last semester, which is just about as much fun as it sounds. I found out that because of the distribution requirements I can take a few classes this semester and qualify for a dual major in PolSci and History, which is just great, especially seeing as I loathe PolSci… So I’ve been up to my eyeballs in reading, this was supposed to be the easy semester full of bar nights with friends.

There’s a cute boy, and I could write a few pages on that, but I don’t want to embarrass him – however I can disclose that I made him some yummy wool mittens. Hopefully there will be pictures of those forthcoming, seeing as we managed to lose/misplace our newly knit mittens en route from Holland back to Ann Arbor after meeting the rentals.

Other news, the job market is a bit discouraging, I’ve thrown out the bait, but no one seems to be biting. So now on top of my hundreds of pages of reading a night I’m sending out resumes left and right, working as a lifeguard, and trying my best to keep from ripping my hair out.

Pictures soon, really, Sweatergirl