- My planner shows one week on each page so when I was noting something for Sunday, I was already open to the page with May 1. That baffles me.
- One of my classes has a group project. It calls for me to interview the person I'm paired with, and he will interview me. I do not see his questions ahead, but each of our interviews are supposed to be 45 minutes-1 hour. I will need to then fully transcribe interviewing him (4-5.5 hours for every 1 hour of interview...so blah) and have to upload it and the audio file within a week. We're supposed to remain as flexible as possible. Most of the students in this program are in my time zone, but my interview partner? Nope. Out west in good ole PST. He wrote back to me with each day next week with when he is NOT available because it's easier than listen when he is. Oh good. Every single day he is not available at 6 or 6:30 AM until 9 or 9:45 PM. THE WHOLE TIME. So, do I stay up until midnight to START 1.5-2 hour phone conversation?!?! Ugh. I do not like group projects. (feel free to insert 2 y.o. me "I do it myself!")
- So, I have this bad (or good...I hesitate to put a value judgment on it) habit of using things well past their prime. Most people shake their heads at me and tell me to throw those things away. However, my friend Katherine and I see eye to eye on this. We use past date make-up, lotion, band-aids, sunscreen, etc. including (And let's pretend the next bit is in a hushed voice)....food. My scientist fiance does not. In fact, he's pretty funny when he cooks. Where I eyeball most things and just toss in whatever I think will make the recipe taste good, he measures, has all the ingredients necessary, and only uses those. He follows recipes. He sets timers, most often on the microwave. I turn on the oven light or open the pot and see how it looks and smells. This article made me think of our differences and laugh, except I resonate with several points too.
Anyway, I usually feel okay about my casual attitude toward expiration dates and cooking. But did I tell you about the time I thought I gave him food poisoning from old eggs or chicken past its prime because it was in my fridge but I wasn't eating much of that at home? We found out he'd gotten a stomach bug from someone at work that hit me a little later. For a couple of hours though, I thought I should really question my love and caring about another person if I actually gave him food poisoning. Whew. Dodged a bullet there.
- How is the bathroom at Kroger much cleaner and nicer than the one at Bed Bath & Beyond?? With fresh flowers even!
- Chuckle at the receipt for Lampo, the new pizza restaurant.