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Part of history

I can’t believe it actually happened!  I don’t even know what to say about it, really.  It is amazing.  Last night when they named Obama the projected winner, Chris and I muted the television and our entire neighborhood was just exploding in cheers and fireworks.  When I was walking Jack this morning, three people I didn’t even know stopped me to talk about it.  Everyone is so excited!  I love it.

I woke up convinced it was a dream, but then I checked my phone and saw a text from the future president himself, telling me that we made history because of my time, talent and passion.  Obviously, he only sends those texts to me. It feels nice to be appreciated.

Anyway, on to food, which is what we’re here for, after all.  Really, I am so happy, I wasn’t even hungry this morning.  This is a first for sure, but I managed to throw down a bowl of Peanut Butter Puffins:

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I got these over the weekend and I’d never had them before.  Let’s just say more than half the box is already gone.  I am obsessed.  They are so good and peanut buttery and crunchy!  I’ve been eating them for a snack just plain.

Okay, I have to get back to MSNBC work.

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It’s soup weather

Today I have been working at my desktop computer because my laptop power cord melted in a burst of sparks yesterday.  Well, not a burst, exactly, but at least one or two.  Enough to make me scream.  Doesn’t take much.

Has this happened to anyone else’s MacBook?  Because this is the second time it’s happened to me.  I have vital information saved on that thing, like work documents and email contacts and my calendar and approximately 447 pictures of chocolate chip Z bars, so I am saving the battery in case I need access to one of these things.  Apple is sending me a new cord but they ship via DHL and let’s just say I have my doubts.  The last time I was supposed to get something from DHL they left it on the sidewalk in front of my neighbor’s door during what could accurately be described as a small hurricane.

Anyway.  So I’m all set up in the bedroom at my little school desk and I feel like I should be writing English papers about Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (I am linking to the SparkNotes, but they’re quite good.  Trust me on this one).  Instead, I’m writing to you.  About soup:

This is Trader Joe’s vegan black bean soup.  I ate the whole can, and I like to add some salsa and extra corn.  It’s by far the best canned soup I’ve ever had – it’s even better with a little plain yogurt mixed in, but I haven’t bought any since I jumped on the cottage cheese bandwagon.

Which, speaking of, I had for a snack with raisins but I ate it out of the container because there was only a little bit left and I couldn’t get a good picture since it was white cottage cheese on a white container.  It looked, well, white.

After that I was still hungry and so I had a mini bowl of dry cereal:

I don’t think I need to mention that my hand went into the cereal box a few times after this.

Now I’m going to go because I still have work to do and this post took me almost 45 minutes to write because I’m all disoriented and I keep trying to use Mac shortcuts and rubbing my finger on the keyboard thinking it’s a scroll pad.  Have a good weekend!

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For starters, my nose won’t stop running.  It’s incredible.  It also means we are rapidly running out of toilet paper because we don’t have any tissues because I am a firm believer that nose blowing is all together unnecessary and disgusting and so I try to do it as infrequently as possible.

I know.  This easily explains why I currently have a sinus infection.  Don’t tell me.

The other thing that won’t stop running is the toilet.  It is driving me crazy.  So, I called Chris because he is, after all, the man of the house, and he told me that I needed to make sure that something or other was sealed in the tank.  And so I reached my hand in there and touched some slime and screamed a little and scared Jack and then fiddled with what I think was the something or other and it seemed pretty sealed to me.  Yet, the damn thing is still running.

It is making me crazy.  I can’t decide what is worse, the nose running or the toilet running.  I think I’ve settled on my nose, mostly because it is raw at this point.  You’re not supposed to blow it 458 times in six hours with toilet paper, much less generic toilet paper.  It would, obviously, be a whole different ball game if we weren’t too cheap to buy Cottonelle.

And then the other thing that has happened is I ate quite a bit of this “ice cream” because it was cold:

And then I had some cereal after that because I was hungry:

I’m sorry that my pictures suck but I have a good excuse.  My camera batteries are dead (that’s not the good part, give me a minute) and I lost my wallet yesterday, which means I lost my debit card, which apparently is the only way to access money in this day and age.  Did you know that?  It’s true.  The bank won’t give me any money because I can’t prove that I am, in fact, me, because I also lost my ID.  And my savings account ATM card and my credit card and all my cash.  Okay, I had like two dollars, but that’s not the point.  The point is I have to wait five to seven business days for them to send me all my new cards and in the meantime I have like eight quarters and two dimes and a couple of pennies, maybe, if I look under the couch.

So, please bare with the blurry blackberry photos in the meantime.

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It’s the oat clusters

So this afternoon I had a handful of cereal:

Which turned into another handful of cereal, which turned into another, which turned into my snack.  Oops.

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Dogs are good for something

Dry cereal:

We’re out of milk.  I could, of course, go buy some.  I’m sure Chris would appreciate that.  But I don’t like to put Jack through the trauma of getting in his puppy prison just so I can run to the bodega for two minutes.  And I can’t take him to the bodega with me because then I’d have to tie him up outside and apparently there is a dognapper on the loose in my neighborhood.

I think we can all agree that Jack and his cute little ears would be napped for sure.  This effectively gets me out of doing errands.

On another note, I think I am going to start doing a little weekend wrap-up instead of trying to post on Saturday and Sunday and then failing miserably.  So I will be back on Sunday with pictures.  I hope the majority of them will be of fruits and vegetables and not ice cream and beer, but we’ll see what happens.

OH!  One last thing – you should go watch Kristen bake because her daughter is the cutest little butterfly I’ve ever seen and the cookies don’t look so bad either.  Plus she’s funny and I like funny.

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I had a somewhat traumatic lunch today.  I really, really, really wanted a smoothie, but someone forgot to fill the ice cube tray after she made herself an iced coffee yesterday.

Okay.  It was me.  I hate myself.

So, with one ice cube and a fridge full of complete nonsense, I decided to have my snack first and a smoothie this afternoon after the ice cubes set up.  I poured myself a very small bowl of cereal with some strawberries:

I know.  It doesn’t look like there is any cereal in there.  But there is, I promise.  See:

Right there.  That’s a whole grain flake.  And if you look really closely, you’ll find a raisin, too.

Anyway, the problem with this plan is – and I believe I’ve discussed this before – that I can’t stop at just one bowl of cereal, much less just one very small bowl of cereal.  I always have a lot of milk left, because I don’t like milk, so I have to go back and add some more cereal so as not to waste the milk.  Wasting the milk would be just wrong.

Needless to say, I went back and refilled my little bowl twice, which equals a normal bowl of cereal and thus, a lunch.  No smoothie for me.

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I am behind the times

Snack this afternoon:

Plain yogurt with some banana and a little cereal.

Sorry this is short but I had a busy afternoon.  And also I just found the last season of Sex and The City on HBO On Demand and I may be the last person on earth who didn’t see it and therefore is still asking questions like “What? Carrie and Big got together?” and “Who moved to Paris?” and “I thought Charlotte was married to Trey?”  I have to catch up so that if I see the movie one day I’ll at least sort of know what’s going on.

So that’s what’s on the agenda for tonight.  Wild times.

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