Friday, April 11, 2008

It's Friday I'm in Love

For most people Friday is the best day of the work week. The hard part is over, they can coast through a Friday with an "I'll handle that on Monday" blasé attitude. I on the other hand feel differently. I have the late shift here where I work. (2pm to 10pm.) However, on Fridays I have to make sure everything gets done for the weekend. While everyone is rockin' the above mentioned attitude all day, they forget to wrap everything up for me and the rest of the night shift army. Thus, making my Friday's not the 2pm -10pm 8 hours of happy working time, but sometimes a 2pm-5:30am blur of a retardedly tired shift putting out fires that could have been avoided if certain people in the day shift would have done their job. And that's the story of why my Friday's suck and everyone else can EAT IT. The end.

Today, I approach my Friday in a new way. All week I have been searching for the perfect ... something to make. I searched through everything from Cupcakes (which always make me happy) to happy crocheted amigrumi to maybe a mixed tape to listen to. Something that I can put together that would make my Friday just a little less worse and maybe tackle my Friday with a certain f-u-n Friday attitude that one could only get by making.... this one unestablished thing. Then, as clear as day... I found it. It had everything I was looking for. There was baking involved so that was a good start, AND my boyfriend would also enjoy it. (He's not the baked goods habitué that I am) Sugar, goodness, the ability to make my boyfriend smile, AND chocolate chips.. I'm in. After I worked out a little too late this morning giving myself only 1/2 hour before I had to get dressed, I rushed through the grocery store, ran home and started mixing. Once I put my Happy-Friday treats in the oven to bake, I ran and got dressed. I have no idea how I managed to get dressed in 10 min. and 55 sec. just in time to return to the kitchen to see the 11 minute timer run out. My Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are born. My goodness did my kitchen smell so good.

Aren't they pretty? I took them to work without even trying them. I had to at least eat a good lunch before I dive face first into the yummy Tupperware full of goodness.

I gave the first ones to Karla-quake and JG and they are a success!! Yes, of course I've had one by now. Uh, I mean two. Friday, my known nemesis.. you can EAT IT. I'll be waking up tomorrow before a know it to enjoy an awesome Saturday.

Thank you to Baking Bites for the recipe.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wait, what just happened?

I just blacked out for a second and when I came to I looked at my computer screen to find that I had just entered myself in a 1/2 marathon. What? Why would I do that? Ah man. No refund. Fine.

So, I guess I'm running the Disneyland 1/2 marathon on August 31st. It's actually pretty cool. The course is set in and around Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure, Angel's Stadum (it will never be Edison field), and the Honda Center. I get to run thru Sleeping Beauty's Castle and I will get to run the bases at Angel's Stadum!!!

Gotta run! (See.. see what I did there? I'm ending the post about running a marathon with "gotta run". Get it? It's not only indicating that I'm done with the post now, but also that I have to run because I've just signed up with... I'm an idiot. I know.)

You can click on the map below to view a larger version.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Gimme Gimme

These are so cute! I can't figure out which one I love more!

(hint hint... BIRTHDAY!!!)

UPDATE: I now own the top necklace with the cookbook! I love it! I win.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Wanderlust... finally

Here is Bjork's newest video. So good.