Can I just state this for the record: MEN ARE USELESS! Thank you. Listen in on this exchange that took place this afternoon as I was rushing around like a headless lunatic doing all the things that the males in this house apparently could not do, even though they were home and I was not.
Me [whilst scrubbing the stove]: Why is the stove so dirty if nobody used it all week?
Dad: We did use it, to heat things up.
Me: Well, then, why didn’t you wipe it off?
Dad: And what’s wrong if you wipe it?!
Me [disbelieving stare]: Because it is much easier to clean it if you do it right away!!
UGH. Seriously!! And “they” sent enough food for six armies again. Which terrifies me.
Anyway. In other great news of the financial life of me (or lack thereof), I found out today that not only do I not have a scholarship, but the tuition rates have gone up. Every time I think that a situation can’t get any worse, it does. Really, though — where else could more money possibly be squeezed out of me?! Any source that has any remote ability to squeeze me, already is. I realized today that since I’ve started working at my current job, AKA, since I’ve been on my current insurance policy, my rates have practically doubled. And do you think I’m getting more services for that? Of course not.
And speaking of being squeezed financially… even though she definitely chose a rude and tactless way of saying it, my sister does have a point about my bringing back some sort of illness from Mexico, even if I don’t get sick. I don’t care if I drop dead; but if someone else gets sick because of me, I couldn’t live with the guilt. Even though I spoke with the dive shop in Mexico, and he told me that everyone there is “fit as a fiddle” … yeah. So I changed my destination. And now this vacation is a hell of a lot more expensive than it was before. (I guess that means I’d REALLY better enjoy every bit of it, huh?) I still don’t have a hotel booked, though. Urp.
For those who inquired!
Banana baked oatmeal:
1 banana, mashed
1 egg white
1/4 c Splenda granular
1 c soymilk
1/2 c oatmeal
I just mixed everything together and then stirred in
the oats at the end, poured it into a sprayed Pyrex
dish and baked at 350 F for about 45 minutes.
And I just think this is really cool. See, egg salad? Looks like it, doesn’t it? … It’s not!
…it’s tofu!! Sorry, I’m easily excitable. I’d been hearing about this forever, and I’ve always wanted to try doing it, but I never got around to it. Which was very silly of me because it took about five minutes, if even that. I don’t know how it tastes yet, but I’m still very excited about how it looks!
I went to the library today to pick up a couple of books I had put on hold (another Jodi Picoult that I haven’t read yet — yay!), and since I am incapable of walking into a library, picking up what’s on hold, and walking back out, I have another eight books to add to my pile. I hope the downpour that was here a few minutes ago comes back later tonight, because there are few things I love more than curling up on the couch with a good book on a rainy Friday night. Yes, I am a hopeless geek.
Have a great weekend!