For some reason, I’m just feeling kind of “down” right now, and I have no real idea why … so for the moment I will just pretend everything is fine and dandy and throw some photos your way. Verbal vomit to follow.
There’s been a death in the fishtank… my oldest cory catfish went belly-up. I guess the ammonia level is a bit high, but it usually is, and he’s been fine all along… must have just been old age, or something, because he didn’t even look sick. Still, I have a hard time shaking this ridiculous paranoia that something goes wrong in the fishtank = something going wrong in my life!
Very early this morning, before I did anything or went anywhere else, I made the most essential of purchases.
I was actually intending to get calamine lotion, and I know everyone uses it for insect bites, but it doesn’t actually say anywhere on the bottle “for insect bites,” so I got this instead. (Thanks for the suggestion, Jaime!) While it didn’t keep the itching at bay for more than twenty minutes at a time, that’s still twenty minutes longer than anything else I’ve tried, so this can count as a minor success.
I went to Whole Foods, too, where raspberries and blackberries were on sale. They were gorgeous. I so wanted to buy some, but I knew that I already had berries at home and that these would just go bad… and now I feel like an idiot, because I finished off the berries in my refrigerator when I got home (see below!), and now I have none. Sob. To placate myself, I got this instead. (Yeah, I know, not supposed to be buying cereal. But this is technically not cereal, it’s granola; and I finished a box yesterday, so I’m allowed to buy some of that, right?!)
It really is quite pathetic how impossibly difficult it was for me to decide which flavors to buy!! If I didn’t already have so many boxes / bags of cereal / granola at home, I probably would have taken all three types of the Yogi and all four of the Ezekiel. Speaking of the Ezekiel, I am loving the stats on this:
…in particular, the amount of protein and the lack of sugar. This might also mean it’s tasteless, so I should really develop a “taste before touting” policy! But so far, it looks great.
This was the moment where I began to kick myself for not buying the berries in Whole Foods:
Kashi Honey Sunshine is not my favorite cereal to put into yogurt, I’ve discovered. It gets soggy too quickly. I much prefer Fiber One. I was going to toss some blueberries in here too, but, well, the bowl was kind of… full. I got my blueberries elsewhere, because my oven birthed some goodness this afternoon.
I also conducted a little experiment today, which I don’t believe turned out to be a raging success. I sliced a kiwi in half and stuck it in the freezer before I left for work this morning. Genius, because the halves froze together, which meant I had to hack them apart with a knife…
Verbal Vomit time!! Okay, so my friends and I are having a barbecue on Sunday. I am less than thrilled at the timing of it — much later than is comfortable for me — and I can’t decide whether to take a chance that I won’t freak out and actually manage to eat, that late, with so many people; or if I should just eat before I go so that I don’t get shorted on calories. But that isn’t even the entire issue here. One of my friends sort of decided that arranging this whole shindig was her job, even though supposedly it was my idea, but that’s okay, since I don’t have time for it anyway. She sent us all an email saying that we shouldn’t forget our cameras, and that we should each bring money to reimburse her for all the food she bought. Now, you have to understand that while I am spendthrift, this friend is a complete cheapskate. Seriously. We’ve “battled” over a dollar before, because it was that big of a deal to her. So when I emailed her back to ask what on earth she had bought, it was just due to a genuine curiousity as to how she could possibly spend that much money on food for so few people! And she replied…
i dotn know if u know the rules of shopping, but u cant just purchase 10 hotdogs, 10 veggi/burgers and10 wings….u gotta buy them as a pack or two depeding on the quantity…and just like any restaurant where we’d split the bill…