I have a tendency to snap random pictures wherever I go. Many times, I am just too lazy to be bothered to change the camera settings to suit the situation. But in this case, I think the blurry haze is quite an apt description of the day… it was hot and hazy, both literally and metaphorically.
It is so, so frustrating to not know what I am doing. I’m not saying that I feel like I have to change the world, or anything (though that would be nice, I suppose!) … for heaven’s sake, I don’t even seem to be capable of changing my world. But if I have to spend much more time counting down the hours of every single day until I can go home, I just might cry. It isn’t that I hate my job. I am definitely appreciative that I even have one, especially in this economy. But I just don’t feel mentally stimulated by it anymore, and most of the time it’s like working in a tomb — it is so deathly silent and there is basically zero human interaction. I’m not a major “people person,” but maybe that’s a reason why I should be exposed to them more often.
I’ve mentioned before the awesomeness of Israeli dairy products (and I have never again found the pudding mentioned in the last link)… so it was incredibly exciting to be able to buy this, even though it was also incredibly expensive!
It drives me nuts the way the nutrition facts are listed for 100g… and then for the actual serving size. What is the point of that?!
Blurry picture, I know… but look at how thick and chocolate-y that is. I’ve had “regular” pudding when I was IP, and I never liked it, but now I really shudder at the memory. This stuff is incredible.
Back to the “people person” thing. Since my job isn’t very “social,” for lack of a better word, and because I am not very social (doesn’t help that 98% of my friends are married and talk about nothing but their children), I spend the vast majority of my time in my own company. Which is fine, for a hermit like me. Up to a point, at which I start to go a little crazy from living too much in my head. Bad things happen then. (Like going to bed at 11.00 PM and not falling asleep until close to 1.00 AM, the way I did last night. Not appreciated!) My therapist is all gung-ho about her “obvious solution” to this: you need to meet more people who are like you (read: single and / or not obsessed with their offspring). Um, hello. I wouldn’t say I have social anxiety disorder, but I do have social anxiety, and the idea of plopping myself into a situation like that appeals to me about as much as a trip to hell. Besides, isn’t the very definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results? Every time I’ve ever trusted someone enough to let them in even a little bit, I wound up getting hurt. Two possibilites here: A) I am too damn jaded; or B) I expect too much. It’s probably a combination of both.
New type of garlic salt!
Old vs. new. You know I love my Lawry’s, but let’s compare ingredients…
(What the hell is carrot oil?!)
Yeah, okay, I could have just combined garlic powder and salt myself. Whatever, I’m lazy. 😉 It didn’t taste all that different… maybe just a bit saltier.
In action on broccoli, cauliflower and carrots; bulgur. I really should make my way through some of the grains I have lying around (quinoa, millet, wheat berries, etc.) instead of just buying more bulgur, but, well, I like it the best! All in good time…
There are a bunch of annoying little chores I need to do — who doesn’t love gathering, photocopying, and sending in receipts for FSA reimbursement?! — but I opted instead to swim in frigid water. It was so cold that I completed ten lengths more than I usually do, but in the same amount of time, because otherwise I would have turned into a human popsicle. When I left the center, it was pouring. Normally, I hate to get wet when I’m in my clothes, but since I was wet anyway, I declined the guard’s offer of a disposable poncho and dashed out into the rain. Fun times!
This is Blue Eyed Hermit, wishing you a happy Hump day. (Think I should change the name of my blog to that?!)
“When light pushes away the darkness, eventually another darkness shall come.
When the darkness itself is transformed into light, it is a light that no darkness can oppose.”
~Bringing Heaven Down to Earth