Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tiny Piney

So, I ended up with a seventh tree. A very small Red Pine. I am now at maximum tree capacity for my yard, even though #7 isn't taking up very much room yet. Don't laugh at him, you'll hurt his feelings! Yes, the grass is taller than him right now, but he's supposed to grow more than 2 feet per year, so lookout, soon he'll be taking over the place. They apparently had little trees for sale at Lowes for Earth Day, and when I bought this tree (several days AFTER earth day) they were all sad and homeless and on sale for fiddy cents. Lord help me if I bought everything I saw that was sad, homeless, or only fifty cents. Sheesh.

In other news. . .a friendly neighborhood mourning dove has decided to nest in a hanging basket I just planted about $9 worth of flowers in. Luckily for her I won't water her eggs. Unfortunately my flowers will die. Oh well. Baby birdies soon, yay! :)


Monday, April 28, 2008

This cuteness is all I have for tonight. Soon to come- a post about tree #7!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Meme stolen from the Bibliophile

1. What is your occupation? Graphic Artist

2. What color are your socks right now? It's above 60 degrees outside, therefore I am not wearing socks.

3. What are you listening to right now? Flight of the Conchords- The Humans Are Dead

4. What is the last thing you ate? Some sort of organic toaster pastry. A pop tart with a conscience?

5. Can you drive stick shift? Not very well.

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Cornflower blue.

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? The Bibliophile.

8. What’s your favorite yoga pose? Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

9. How old are you today? 26

10. Favorite drink? I like many different beverages!

11. What is your favorite sport to watch? ha!

12. Have you ever dyed your hair? nope

13. Pets? Yes! Three!

14. Favorite cake? Black Forest. Mmmm.

15. Last movie you saw? Last thing I saw in the theater was Spiderwick Chronicles. It was alright.

16. Favorite day of the year? Halloween!

17. How do you vent anger? Hmm. . .if I get REAL angry I usually cry. How wussy is that?

18. What was your favorite toy as a child? I lurved my My Little Ponies. Especially this aqua one I had with jewel eyes and rainbow hair.

19. Autumn or spring? Usually Autumn, but this spring stuff is pretty nice too. Except the part where it looks like some sort of plant ejaculated all over my car. Is that much pollen really necessary?!?

20. Hugs or kisses? Yes, please.

21. Cherry or blueberry? Both are nice. Except I don't generally like cherry flavored hard candy. But both fruits are wonderful, though.

22. Living arrangements? I've owned my own home for around 4 years. I have shared it with other people at various points, but right now it is just me and the three aforementioned pets.

23. Last time you cried? It has been a couple of weeks, HURRAY!

24. What is on the floor of your closet? Lots of shoes.

25. Who is the friend you’ve had the longest? I have known RabidMonkey since Kindergarten.

26. Favorite smell? A certain fella's chest. You know who you are.

27. Who or what inspires you? Artistically? Hmm. . .real basic stuff generally. Good/evil. Nature. Things like that.

28. What are you afraid of? Losing the people I care about.

29. Hamburgers? Meat-free ones, sure.

30. Favorite car? I sure love my 2003 Pontiac Vibe, but I also have an affinity for 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 convertible.

31. Number of keys on your key ring? 1 house, 1 garage, 1 work, 1 car, 1 parent's house, 1. . .I'm not sure what this last one goes to!

32. How many years at your current job? 5

33. Favorite day of the week? Probably Friday or Saturday, sometimes Sunday.

34. How many countries have you lived in? Just the one.

35. Dream job? I'll let you know when I figure that out!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I only had to work a half day today! Neener Neener!

It sure is funny to think that 2 months ago we were having ice storms and today I am wearing a sleeveless dress. I don't mind warmer weather but I'd prefer it not get any warmer than this. . .and it's only APRIL!

I totally meant to make an earth day post on Tuesday, and talk about how I wish I could plant a tree in my yard to celebrate, but seeing as I've already got SIX trees, there isn't a whole lot of room leftover. I guess I could plant another tree behind my garage, but if I ever do plant a tree I'd like to maybe have a fruit tree, and since I dunno if I will live in this house long enough to see it bear fruit, it almost seems kind of silly. I have a nice variety of trees already though, I've got the redbud, two tulip poplars, two maples (I think) and a sassafras. It would be neat to have an evergreen tree someday, and maybe a ginko! Any of you have a favorite kind of tree?

Happy Belated Earth Day :)

Sunday, April 20, 2008


I've been having a lot of fun with Mark Bittman's How To Cook Everything Vegetarian that Maltune gave me for Christmas. All cooking is fun, but baking is my favorite! Bread, cookies, scones, and MUFFINS! This recipe is great for those times you have ONE overripe banana. Not quite enough to make banana bread, so what do you do with it?

Strawberry Banana Muffins (adapted from Mark Bittman)

3 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup yogurt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 smooshed very ripe banana
1/2 cup diced and smooshed strawberries (other berries would work, too OR for just banana muffins substitute another ripe smooshed banana for the berries.)

Step 1- Preheat oven to 400ºF. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line with paper muffin cups.
Step 2- Beat together the egg, yogurt, honey and melted butter. Add the smooshed fruit. Pour this over the dry ingredients and combine till moistened.
Step 3- Spoon the batter into muffin cups. Bake for 20-30 mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Friday, April 18, 2008

I'm baaaack. . .

My back yard Redbud tree is in full bloom!

So, I finally have the internet at home again, and here I am blogging at work. Yes, I could have been blogging from work this whole time, so shoot me.

It's Friday, hurray! I'm out of work related things to do though, and the last hour on the clock is going super-slow. Hopefully more interesting blogging will happen this weekend. . .