Jul 5, 2009

surprise! sunday

uuuuugh moving. in ten-nearly-nine days, i am going to pack up my car & start making my way from virginia to austin. i think i'm going to stop in memphis & dallas along the way. i can't imagine that anyone really loves moving, but i hate it. i get all stressed & panicky, i usually get a little bit sick to my stomach, & i always feel like it will never end. considering that the vast majority of my stuff is already boxed up & ready to go, nine more working days should be more than enough. i hope so anyway, because, as usual, i have made the moving process more difficult than it really needs to be. i am living at my parents' house right now, so i am trying to get my old room totally cleaned up so that they can use it as a nice guestroom, but with all of my important stuff nicely preserved and stowed away. the trouble is that most of my important stuff is in the garage & my room is full of stuff that i really should have taken to goodwill before i went to college. my little brother is going to be in town while i'm trying to get all of this together, &, since i rarely see him, it would be nice not to spend the entire visit packing. i also want to make sure i say a proper (read as "not crazy & sick") goodbye to my friends here. one of my best friends is here for school, & it's tough knowing that i may not see him again until thanksgiving, especially since it's not certain that i would see him then. after that? who knows...

don't get me wrong; i am really excited to be living in austin & starting my teaching career, but right now it feels like there is so. much. stuff. standing in the way. also, it's a little bittersweet. i will miss my friends in virginia (& on the east coast in general) & i've never lived this far away from home before. what can i say? it will be an adventure.

sigh. wish me luck.

Jul 4, 2009

good food, bad guts saturday

fancy cakes
Originally uploaded by kellymagelli
happy independence day!

i celebrated by getting organized to pack up & move to austin later this month. i also ate the non-traditional dinner pictured to the right. i know i probably should have been eating turkey sausage hot dogs & other tummy-friendly variations on the all-american food i generally can't eat, but i had all the ingredients to make these pancakes already...

they are super-delicious. there is tofutti "sour cream" & cornmeal in the cakes, & i whipped up a lemon maple syrup with chopped dried apricots & cranberries to go with it. plus, i like the cute silver dollar size. i'm a sucker for anything mini. & so tasty! another winner from heather van vorous.

in other food news, i got some mango slices at the local food co-op that are somewhere between dried & crystallized, & they are just about the most delicious thing ever. i'm going to have to go back & get some more, because i ate them up way too fast.

tasty food with freedom from intestinal resistance. not a bad way to spend the 4th. here's hoping your holiday was a great one!

p.s. this is my 50th blog post. yay me!

Jul 2, 2009

house of (questionable) style thursday

the pieces:

  • belted safari cashmere cardigan,
  • marc by marc jacobs blouse
  • A.P.C. wide-leg trousers
  • element bag
  • uglydoll school planner
  • clarks shoes
  • modcloth bangle

no posting so far this week not out of the usual combination of laziness & forgetfulness, but out of excitement & forgetfulness. on tuesday, i got a job! i'm going to be teaching high school science in the austin area. in honor of that, i put together an "if money was no object" first day of school outfit.