30 July 2009

goodbye glasses!

i'm getting lasik tomorrow! hooray for no more glasses or contacts!

rice-a four letter word

i love to cook. and i like to think that i am a pretty good one. give me any recipe and usually it turns out good! give me a set of ingredients and i can turn them into something wonderful without a recipe. i make killer spaghetti. i have perfected my cheesecake recipe. what i'm trying to say is that i'm not cooking challenged.

UNLESS 'rice' is in the title.

i make great desserts, but my RICE crispy treats never, ever turn out right. growing up, we have a rice maker. you just put all the ingredients in the pot, press the on button, and a little while later you have perfect rice. when i moved out of the dorms and into an apartment with a kitchen, lara has used her dining plus to purchase a rice cooker, so we used that.

the first time i had to make rice in a pot was a couple weeks ago. it was an utter disaster. i burned the rice to a crisp. burnt black. i was not deterred. i threw it out and tried again (after looking up how to make rice online) and it actually turned out right. i tried to make rice today again. while it wasn't the disaster from last time, it wasn't super good either. boo.

apparently RICE is my four letter word when it comes to cooking. first kitchen thing i'm buying when i move is a rice cooker...

22 July 2009

some days i get sad thinking about leaving utah (strange i know) and other days i wonder why i decided to stay here for the summer and can't wait to get out to new york (today was definitely one of those days). so i have yet to find housing in NYC or actually book my plane ticket out there. BUT-i have found several things i can't wait to do when i get out there! the NYC food and wine festival put on by the food network is happening oct 9-11. how sweet would that be to hang out with all the big time food network chefs and other foodies! also, SYTYCD live in long beach! october 14! i have loved this season and would love to see them perform live!! the queens half marathon on september 20th is calling my name! can't wait for my first NYC race! and i can't forget one of my fav singers is performing in NYC November 19! i just adore him and his concerts never disappoint. and of course there's the list of shows to see, places to shop, and restaurants to go to.

...oh yeah. and there's that thing called work...NYC here I come!!!

ps-if you have any leads on housing or want to go to any of these events with me, let me know!!

20 July 2009

50 days...

So I just counted and I start life as a real person in 50 days! Ah! This summer has just flown by! I suppose it's time to get serious, perhaps buy my plane ticket to NYC, start looking for housing...

15 July 2009

Will return soon!

I haven't fallen off the face of the planet. I've been studying like a crazy person for that little test called the CPA...I take the first section tomorrow! Wish me luck!