22 September 2011

You know you basically live in the desert when...

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask becomes your twice-daily facial moisturizer.

16 September 2011

“The bravest love is wildly faithful and it falls hard again every morning. How it puts the toilet seat down and the cap on the toothpaste and winks for those already-won eyes. It knows what we seek may be found in what we already have.” -Ann Voskamp

15 September 2011

Nerdy worlds colliding!

Whoa whoa whoa whoa! Nerdy world's colliding! Doctor Who, season 2, episode 5... Barty Crouch Junior as the Doctor and Barty Crouch Senior as the bad guy! If they reference Lord of the Rings in this episode my head might explode. :)

The "beast" car

My Dad began restoring a 1972 VW Super Beetle for my mom in October and it's finished! Today was the big reveal. It's AMAZING! You can read the whole story on my mom's blog.

Hudson: "Patti can we go for a ride in your beast car?"
Patti: "You mean Beetle?"
Hudson: "Yes"

Welcome Autumn Clothing

11 September 2011

My burn wounds healed so fast I might be part Wolverine...
For the past few years, everytime the Gap had men's button-downs on sale, I would try them on with the hope that they were small enough for me, alas they are made to fit strapping American men so, no, they would never fit. But now I live in Spain where men in general are smaller and wear their clothes tighter, so much to my delight they fit! I also found this really cute-super cheap shorty sweater at H&M in my new favorite fall color. :)

09 September 2011

Pasta and Pesto

If I had a euro for everytime one of us said: "When it's not so hot I will..." (bake, not sweat all the time, *actually* enjoy life outside the apartment, etc).... I would probably have a lot of euros. ANYWAY, Stacy's been wanting to try making homemade pasta (and pesto) for awhile now and since her cheese gal at the market returned from vacation... it was time. She was the pasta mastermind and I was her sous chef. Which basically meant I helped her with whatever she needed, took pictures and provided the entertainment... and was entertained. :)
Somewhere between the well of flour and egg and the sticky blob, somewhere in the "mutter mutter, exclamation, mutter mutter" she said "Maybe Germans shouldn't make noodles..."
But after 10 minutes of "enthusiastic kneading," it turned into beautiful dough.
Which was then "draped" over the couch so it could dry out a little.
(which I thought looked like Cassandra from Doctor Who)
Noodles! Now on to the pesto...
basil (freshly cut from Stack's balcony)
toasted almonds
freshly grated parmesan (by yours truly)
garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil...
Pasta, pesto and a lactaid! :) It was in-cre-di-ble.

07 September 2011

What Not To Wear

Amiah (to Patti): "Can I wear this shirt with these shorts?"
Patti: "Well.. it looks ok..."
Amiah (to Hudson): "Hud, can I wear this shirt with these shorts?"
Hudson: "No Babe that won't work. That not look nice with that."
**gets new shorts**
Amiah (to Hudson): "Ok then can I wear THESE shorts with it?"
Hudson: "That much better, you can wear that. People not laugh at that."

06 September 2011

of knives and burns.

Nikki and Stacy came home from their vacation today bearing gifts. A tiny pocket knife?? Amazing! Also on today's list of events: I was ironing and my aneurysm flared up and I grabbed the FRONT of the iron... so here you can see my very red fingers and my budding blisters. Stupid. (Also, not sure what's up with the man-hands... I blame the burn. and water retention.)

05 September 2011


I fell asleep in my contacts last night. Maybe it was Doctor Who. Maybe it was because it was a new pair (and they felt so heavenly after I’d been wearing the other pair for… too long). At any rate, It’s a glasses kind of day.

And don’t be too confused. This is not me. This is Darren Criss.
But his glasses are pink and so are mine.