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Proof of my Knowledge

Tonight we (read: Tim) finally put the new battery into the Satillac (my sweet portmanteau of Saturn and Cadillac). however, I had some delusions of grandeur about what changing the battery would actually accomplish. Let me preface this with saying that I work in the automotive industry and at least my company does not manufacture car batteries. Below is proof of my knowledge of cars and how they happen to work.

Me: So, does this mean my car will heat up faster?
Tim: No, that’s not what the battery does.
Me: Oh, well does it mean that I won’t have to put it in neutral before it goes into drive or reverse?
Tim: Also not what the battery does.
Me: Does it at least mean I won’t have to be five feet away for the key fob to work?
Tim: ….(pause)….

dreams crushed

Anyways, today was a bit less productive than I had planned.
-go to the gym CHECK!
-finish laundry, fold & put away clothes IN PROGRESS
-clean up apartment JUST THE KITCHEN
-eat lunch at home CHECK!
-make a haircut appointment HALF CHECK

Apparently the Aveda teaching school has classes all day on Monday and only appointments from 5-9pm and I was not up for an 8:30pm haircut. I got one scheduled for tomorrow after work. I will not complain about $16 haircuts at all.

I’ve had to get back into the cooking feel of things since real life is starting again. Holiday shutdown is a totally different world. How often does one get eleven days of vacation?

Sunday night dinner was curry quinoa and roasted cauliflower. A pretty normal staple here in this house.

Today I was much too lazy to really cook for lunch. My normal lunches are work are leftovers and since most of last night’s dinner was eaten, I had to improvise.

Leftover quinoa, steamed broccoli, fried egg with red pepper flakes, tangelo (??), and cherry fruit leather strip. Very colorful!

Tonight were two recipes from the Veganomicon— BBQ Tofu and Stir-fried Greens. I had made BBQ Tofu many times before I got the book, but the recipe from the book always comes out better than my attempts. I also used up two potatoes that had been hanging around for a while to make some potato wedges. This is work lunch for tomorrow as well.

On a different note, as with most people my age, I have a lot of friends that I am not in contact with as much as I would like. I do always have my phone on me, which gives me access to my email, Facebook, and Twitter, but it is nice to receive letters and packages, especially when you are not expecting them.

That’s why I’m going to take part in the 52 Weeks, 52 Letters challenge from Katy at The Non-Consumer Advocate. I’ve got a couple of people picked out already 🙂

  1. January 4, 2011 at 11:00

    you went to the gym–way to go! you’ve got me beat. earlier this morn, I hoisted my dumbbells for one set of chest press and felt good about that. but since my lazy-but-doable New Year’s resolution is to do one exercise each time I WISH I were exercising more, now I have to go do some curls. thx!

    • shortystylee
      January 11, 2011 at 17:06

      Doing anything is better than doing nothing! Even just taking a walk 🙂

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