House and Other Resolutions

December 30, 2008

With 2008 drawing to a close, it’s time I drafted a list of resolutions. Usually, these lists remain just lists without actual actions, but as I get older, I find that changing. Case in point: flossing and running have been on my New Year’s Resolutions since my freshman year in college and now I finally do both. So here’s to resolutions that begin as ink marks on a page and (eventually) come to fruition:

  • Look into seamless gutters
  • Finish painting the kitchen, hallway, and upstairs bathroom
  • Wallpaper the downstairs bathroom
  • Fix stereo receiver or get an iPod
  • Take Daisy to the golf course more often
  • Learn how to  cook Indian and Thai food
  • Practice yoga at home
  • Stick to a meditation schedule (or at least make one)
  • Spend more time with friends

Happy New Year and a peaceful 2009!


The House of Meat

December 18, 2008

You know all the usual excuses people use to account for the dead zone that is their blog? Yup, I’ll use those too. LIfe, etc. Discuss.

But I’m on a bit of a hiatus from my own house and am spending some time at my parents’ house. Or rather The House of Meat, as I like to call it. At home, I’m strictly a vegetarian cook. It would be nice if I could say it’s due to ethical commitments and moral living, but really it’s because I can’t stand the feel of animal flesh or the way blood pools in those thin layers of plastic. It’s just too icky for me, so pass the chick peas, please.

But away from home and I’m, like, the biggest carnivore that walks the planet. For the record, here’s a brief list of items I’ve consumed in the past 24 hours:

  • Meat pie (flaky crust, direct from Canada, smeared with ketchup).  A crispy slice of pork heaven, what’s not to like?
  • Pot roast (complete with latkes and apple sauce. My favorite meal.)
  • Bacon. Thin and crisp to the point of melting on my tongue. Need I say more

Taking flexitarianism to whole new levels and dimensions, that’s me!Vacation, all I wanted.