Tuesday, February 28, 2012

More Doodles

Thanks for all your love on my previous doodle posts! (link 1 and link 2)

To answer your question, Molly, I don't know what I'm 
gonna draw beforehand... I just start doodling and it evolves.

Here are some more...
And some close ups...


I don't know how else I'd get through some of these 3 hour classes....
Do you doodle to pay attention?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

You win some, you lose some...

I recently tried two endeavors I found via the magical blog-world...
First off, I loved the DIY Chalkboard-Cheese-Platter I saw on Emma's blog (Food Coma), so I made my own.  Here it is displaying random food I have in my cabinet...

I'm quite happy with the results. Now to find time to have a cheese party....

Secondly, I love pancakes but hate how sluggish I feel after so these low-carb delectables on Lindsay's blog (Delighted Momma) looked RIGHT up my alley. 
Boyfriend-Fellow and I whipped up a batch....

Well, they were totally delicious and amazingly, filling without sapping my energy, but they were nothing near as gorgeous as Lindsay's. 
 NOWHERE near....

To be honest though, if I had to choose which of these projects I'd like to LOOK prettier, though, I'd probably vote for the one I'll be serving food off of, not the one I inhaled in 4 minutes.

What projects are you guys itching to try?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Awkward / Awesome Volume 37

Awesome: Having someone I really respect share a secret with me.
Awkward: Accidentally blurting out a part of it the very next day.

Awesome: Remembering to wish my mom  a happy birthday.
Awkward: ... via text.  I totally forgot an actual phone call. 
Sawwy Madre! 

Awkward: Forgetting I already talked to someone and launching into the exact same story.
Awkward x 2: When they don't point this out until the end of said story.

Awesome: Beautiful foggy mornings.

Awkward AND Awesome: Going shopping with my boss.  She rollerbladed to the store and had no shoes with her.  I love my boss.

Awesome: Midnight rainbow nail painting session.

Awesome: Mid week movie dates with Boyfriend-Fellow (we saw The Artist! It was great!)
Awesome: Sitting at an outdoor fireplace afterwards.
Awkward: Realizing some old creepy dude could watch us through the other side....

Awkward: Faja got a $65 parking ticket when he visited... Wah wahhhhhh
Awesome: He talked his way out of it!

Awesome: Turning in my take-home midterm early.
Awkward: Turning in 2 more drafts.

Awkward: Presenting for 2 hours in front of faculty, peers, my boss....
Awesome: Being done with it.

Awkward: Trying to evenly put on makeup with a swollen eye....

Awkward: Posting this so late. Only 16 minutes til it's Friday!

Your turn! Link up or share your awkwards and awesomes!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Boredom bleaching + doodles

Recently, I had a lot of studying to do, so, 
like I tend do in those situations
I messed with my hair for a study break.

This time, I bleached a few little chunks here and there...
It's kinda hard to see in the picture but I like it.

Exhibit A

Annnnd, as I'm also apt to do, I doodled in class.
Exhibit B

Happy short week!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Easily Amused

Maybe it's cuz I'm coming out the other end of this....

But I'm finding this HILARIOUS.

And these...

What's been entertaining you?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Awkward / Awesome Volume 36

Awesome: Faja and Brutharrr visiting!
(photo by Boyfriend-fellow)
Awesome: Leaving a chocolate covered strawberry on my coworkers desk for her birthday.
Awkward: Finding out she's allergic to fruit.

Awesome: Saving some time by pre-peeling my breakfast hard-boiled eggs the night before.
Awkward: Wasting time by not being able to find them in the morning.
Awkward x 2: ...Not being able to find them because I left them in the cupboard when I was done, not the fridge.  Doh.

Awesome: Going on an outdoor adventure day last weekend (yay sun!) at a touristy destination.
Awkward: Forgetting sunscreen.
Awkward x 2: The only sunscreen for sale was $15 for a tiny tube!
Awesome: Pops McGee sponsored the purchase.
Awkward: I didn't end up using it.  Ooops.

Awkward: Having to make 260 copies of the scantrons for the class I'm TA-ing.  What a waste of paper.
Awkward x 2: Finding out the template we were using was printed crooked (thus, all the copies were useless).  Making 260 more copies with new, un-crooked copy.
Awkward x 3: Finding out the new, un-crooked copy wasn't the exact right scale (damn you, 'Scale to fit page' function!). Printing out 260 more copies.
I'm gonna be assassinated by an Ent.

Awkward: Getting almost to work when I realized I didn't have my running shoes in my bag.
Awkward x 2: Getting almost back home before I realized I was wearing them.

Awkward: Photos of Boyfriend-fellow and I when we're expecting it....

Awesome: Photos of Boyfriend-fellow and I when we're NOT expecting it...
(Both photos by Faja) 

Tell me your awkwards/awesomes below 
(or link 'em up if you have a post!)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Boyfriend Roach

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is Boyfriend Fellow....
 (photo by Brutharrr)

I like him.
So I named a roach at the Bronx Zoo after him.

What are you guys doing special today?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Winter Fashion Buffalo

Sometimes it's fun to see what search terms people used in before stumbling upon your blog.  This week's keywords have been...

Bonobo muscles
Beemo adventure time
corgi husky
awesome bunk beds
deborah gist
"got a haircut" short "my outfit"
3 onomatopoeia
arm hair 

and my favorite...
winter fashion buffalo

And sometimes it's fun to squeeze into a big clay pot.
(photo by Brutharrr)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Awkward / Awesome Volume 35

Awkward AND Awesome: Giving a lecture to a class of 250 undergrads
(though, when you subtract the ones who were absent and the ones that weren't paying attention, it was probably about 20).

Awkward: At the last minute, needing a dongle for my aforementioned talk.
Awesome: Borrowing Boyfriend-Fellow's.
Awkward: Leaving his dongle in the classroom.
Awesome: No one stole it after 2.5 days.

Awesome: Grading 256 essays in 2 hours.
Awkward: Now I've got 256 extra credit assignments to grade... Then repeat twice more for the next midterm and final...

Awesome: My new shoes!

Awkward: My new blisters...

Awesome: Dad and brother are coming to visit on Thursday.
Awkward: I have class all day Thursday (and I mean all day... till 10pm). Guess I wont be picking you guys up from the airport.
Awesome: My evening class got canceled! Actually, I CAN pick you up from the airport!
Awkward AND Awesome: I got asked to take photos for a department event in the evening. Um, actually, I CAN'T pick you up from the airport....

Awesome: Finding adorable baby bootie shoes in RAINBOW for super cheap.  Click. Buy.
Awkward: Receiving an email, "Thanks for your purchase of the baby booties CROTCHET PATTERN."
I don't crochet....
Awesome: Getting a refund because the seller is nice.
Seriously, aren't these adorable?!  If you crotchet, you should totally do this....I'm gonna make my sisters teach me.

Awkward: Getting seconds on dinner before someone (in this case, one of my teachers) had gotten firsts...

Awkward: This reusable bag in the trash...

Awkward AND Awesome: Frozen bananas are better when you freeze them at the slightly over-ripe stage.  Thus, I have people now saying, "Hey Rachael, this banana is rotting, I thought you'd want it!

Awesome: My stats assignment was to design a statistics problem for our classmates.  My teacher called mine 'tricky'.  He said he'd give extra points for tricky...

Awkward: Having a head cold
Awkward x 2: Head colds to me = oozing out of one side of my face (that's oozing nose and eyes)
Awkward x 3: Dripping tears all over my arm, table and notes during a review session.
Teacher: "Um, are you alright?"
This dripping tears thing is also wreaking havoc on the keyboard and mousepad of my laptop.

Awesome: Winning a photography contest
Awkward: Finding out it was rigged.

Your turn! Link up your awkward and awesomes in the comments!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hodge-podge vol. 5

My stats midterm is on Tuesday.  
Whiiiiiiich means I've discovered a lot of cool new things on the internets!
A bicycle with mirror wheels!!!
(found here)

Aquarium sink!
(Of course this came from a store called opulent items...)

Suitcase chair!
(found here)

Redesignable tattoos!

News story: 
Some prison inmate added a pig to the cow-spots on the 
Vermont Police Cruiser's decal...
From afar...

Up close...
(read about it here)

This guy just set the new world record by eating 337 chicken wings.
Gross (find the story here)

Underwater hiking trail!
(read more here)

 Famous current people look like famous long-gone people...
Millard Fillmore and Alec Baldwin 

Carey Grant and George Clooney
(see more here)

This is super cute and creative!

People re-making famous art with photography!

Aaannnd last but certainly not least.....Brutharrr's new blog mix!

Got any new cool links? 
Send 'em my way in the comments!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Awkward / Awesome Volume 34

Awesome: Getting coffee before class with Boyfriend-Fellow and having the barista call us her favorite customers.
Awkward: Spilling, nay LAUNCHING, my entire large coffee all over the counter, floor and especially Boyfriend-Fellow.
Awesome: Barista said I was STILL her favorite, Boyfriend-fellow just laughed and no clothes were stained.

Awkward: Getting a text that my friend just bought this and thought of me....
(it's jicama but it looks groooosssss)

Awesome: Making a lot of noise when I'm home alone, like banging pots around and listening to the radio.
Awkward: Finding out I'm not home alone.

Awesome: These shoes...
Awesome x 2: That this stranger let me take a picture of them.

Awesome: Getting an protective cover for my phone because I was SURE it was only a matter of time till I dropped mine.
Awkward: Accidentally immediately putting it to the test.

Awesome: Remember I said I have a 7-10pm class every week held at a professor's house?
Chipping in for the cost of the meal...

Awkward: Falling and simultaneously skinning my knees while keying my car.
(Don't worry dad, it's not bad).
Awkward x 2: Yes, there were people watching.

Awesome: Everytime I walk by my friend's office while wearing my 80s jacket, he plays the soundtrack from Drive.

Awkward AND Awesome: They're selling kettle corn on campus this week.

Leave your Awkward/Awesomes (or links to your own blogs with awkward/awesomes) in the comments!