Sunday, April 15, 2012

Our Weekend: Mozzarella, Mango Lassi, & Mother Russia

Happy Sunday all!

Since our weekend is technically Friday and Saturday due to Rob's work schedule, I figured I'd share it with you now, on Sunday.  Really anything interesting that happens to us only happens when Rob's here; when I'm alone basically it can be summed up with "bed, sleep, nap, candy, food, dog-walk, TV." Doesn't make for gripping blog content, so you're welcome for sparing you.

On Friday I still had to work but Rob handled the dog-walking for me which was nice.  We ate a late lunch of parmesan-crusted mozzarella and pesto grilled cheese sammiches which were amazing.  We'll definitely be making these again soon.

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On Saturday we hung around the house and watched the Bruins, who lost in double overtime.  I also started a new book* called Nicholas and Alexandra, because I am a straight-up geek for Russian culture and history and for nonfiction books.  The book is pretty good so far, very interestingly written particularly for nonfiction.

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Rob also got his first paycheck, making us officially a two-income household. I'm so excited about this new development since I'll have help paying our bills and rent, and we'll be able to do fun things more often, like spontaneous tattoos and date nights.  On Saturday night to celebrate his slightly increased checking account he took me out for Indian food and I drank the absolute shit out of some mango lassi.

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When we checked the mail I noticed that my latest purchase from Amazon arrived! After a couple of drinks (yeah, yeah) I decided that it was really sad that we didn't have the original Star Wars trilogy (in this home we don't recognize the prequels).  I found a good deal so I went for it.

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That night we did our normal Saturday ritual, which involves the show "Celebrity Ghost Stories," and later SNL.  Has anyone else seen Celebrity Ghost Stories, on the Biography channel?  Basically celebrities tell real-life paranormal experiences from their own lives and it is so intense.  This one story was from a writer from "The Man Show" was wicked crazy, and the guy was seriously super emotional about it.  I don't know how I feel about paranormal experiences in general--having never had one--but these stories are so convincing it's scary.

Other than that things have been pretty quiet around here.  As of this coming Wednesday Rob can get called out on fires, so I assume I'll be spending a lot more time online and drinking martinis alone.  Because I'm classy, not pathetic, I assure you.

Well now, that was a bit of a pointless post now, wasn't it? Regardless, I hope you all had a great weekend full of love, happiness, happy loveliness, Indian food, tulips, and, I don't know, candy or some shit.

*I finished "Kasher in the Rye," by the way, and it was an excellent book.  At once humorous and heart-breaking, I was found myself both laughing and crying throughout the entire thing.  Definitely a wonderful story of redemption and growth.  I just hope it's true, unlike "A Million Little Pieces."

27 comments:

  1. oh man. that mozzarella sandwich looks amazing!

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    1. It WAS amazing. Definitely want to make it again.

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  2. Sounds like a good weekend! We're busy bees this weekend with painting.. And I'd much rather be home playing skyrim :) ps I Indian food, there was a place within walking distance of our apartment and a car ran into it causing it to be shut down for good!

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    1. Such a bummer! I LOVE Indian food.

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  3. Sounds like a fabulous weekend. Congrats on the income and hooray for spontaneous tattoos. By the way, that sandwich looked like the most amazing thing ever.

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    1. It was pretty amazing. We made it with sun-dried tomato pesto because we couldn't find basil, but I bet it would be delish with basil pesto too.

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  4. Sounds like an excellent weekend! It's too bad you can't get Fridays off work to be with Rob, but looks like you guys have been managing super well so far!

    ALSO YUMMY INDIAN FOOD. Jealous!!

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    1. I'm working on modifying my schedule so that I'll be "off" when he is. Crossing my fingers! And yes, Indian food is the bomb. Yes, I just said "the bomb."

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  5. Congrats on being filthy rich now! ;]
    That sandwich looks amazing and I just might have to buy some bread and make some for myself!!

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    1. HA Filthy rich, I wish! :) And yes, sandwich was delish!

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  6. I queued up to buy that edition of the Star Wars films when it was released. And now I don't own it any more. How did that happen?!

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    1. That happened to Robbie too, except he lent it to a million different people and never got it back. Part of the reason I bought it, haha!

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  7. i looove mozzarella, especially those little mozzarella balls! so good on a salad. and congrats to rob on the paycheck, super exciting! i highly approve of spontaneous tattoos and date nights ;)

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    1. Right? I could eat straight mozzarella all day.

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  8. HUGE HUGS for not denying the films-that-should-not-exist. And an lol for celebrity ghost stories which, along with Ghosthunters, are my put-em-on-hulu-and-clean-the-house shows {oh, & Hoarders...nothing like a few episodes of Hoarders to help find the motivation to clean up lol}. Love the post & your spirit-- as always!

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    1. Hahaha glad someone agrees with me on the prequels. They're physically painful to watch, especially 1 & 2. And Hoarders, omg, that show always makes me feel like I totally have my cleaning shit together!

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  9. I love Celebrity Ghost Stories but I'm hooked on Paranormal State! Love me some ghosts :)

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    1. I don't usually like the ghost shows where they "hunt" ghosts because it's so contrived, but I like hearing stories!

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  10. Damn you and your food posts!! lol
    I have not seen Celebrity Ghost Stories but now I am intrigued... I think I walked through a ghost once when in Savanna Georgia. I was walking with my mom and aunt down the side walk and stopped suddenly because it felt like I walked through the thickest, nastiest spider web ever! I was thoroughly creeped out, and trying to pull this spider web off my face and hands when my mom and aunt turned around and asked me what was wrong. ...they were walking IN FRONT of me! So how cold it have been a spider web if they didn't walk through it first? Not to mention we were walking next to a cemetery in America's most haunted city. Pretty cool.

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    1. Such a scary experience! I've never had a paranormal experience. Rob's grandfather's house is apparently legit haunted and I still experienced nothing when we stayed there!

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  11. Ahhh I can not be reading your posts at night that have pictures of amazing looking food!!!

    Sounds like you both had an amazing weekend :-) I like low key weekends.

    Haven't seen Celebrity Ghost stories and the reason being (I know this sounds silly) But my aunt debbie (when we were kids) ran the biggest haunted house in New England at her home in Connecticut. After school and on the weekends for almost the entire month of October we were recruited (my sisters and brother) to be "props" for the haunted house. Needless to say we got the crap scared out of us. We liked scaring each other. Now as an adult, I feel like a wuss so I can't watch the show ;-) even though I am sure its pretty tame. But last time we were in connecticut my aunt debbie was telling me about the show and I thought "I can't watch that, its her way of scaring me when I am several states away" :-)

    Oh be assured.... I will find some starburst skittles to eat this week since my tooth is FINALLY healed!
    xo

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    1. I wrote a reply by email so I'll just say, ENJOY THE STARBURSTS! :)

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  12. A thought A Million Little Pieces was an incredible book, fiction or not.

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    1. Agreed - a very good book. It's unfortunate that he wrote so eloquently and still felt the need to lie though. It could've made for excellent fiction and his whole reputation wouldn't have been dragged through the mud.

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  13. I don't think I knew that A Million Little Pieces wasn't true, but I'm relieved that it isn't!

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    1. There was a big controversy over it because the guy claimed it was his experience, though I think the only jail time he ever did was for some white-collar crime. It just sucks because he clearly loved the attention of being "brave" and having gone through something so awful. Did he really think no one would think to check up on it? Anyway, very good book, but you're right, pretty dark.

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    2. oh girl, so glad you finally got the original star wars trilogy ;) can you believe i never even really watched it until i had kids??? now i'm forced to watch it weekly.

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