Thursday, November 24, 2011

happy thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Yum yum, turkey time! I'm actually at a friend's house in Connecticut, and I'm going to experience my first ever truly American Thanksgiving. Excitingness. Sure I've had the turkey and the mashed potatoes before, but in a Chinese household ... Thanksgiving isn't very traditional ... and sometimes includes duck instead of turkey. Heh.

I hope everyone has a good holiday! Don't eat too too much! And try not to get trampled tomorrow, okay?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

really non-mexican tacos

I've been fairly busy lately (and still sick) so I haven't been very crafty and I haven't been making much food either. For instance, my lunch today consisted of crackers and juice. But I actually put a bit of effort into tonight's dinner! I basically survived college by eating everything in a tortilla since I can't really cook. Usually my meals involve simple reheating, a box, or a can. Eh.

I made myself some soft tacos with chicken sausage, mashed potatoes, corn, and shredded mozzarella. They were delicious. My roomies think I'm weird and I'm sure other people out there are wrinkling their noses at me, but hey - I never said I was normal!

If you're thinking: Where are the fruits and veggies? Well, the honest answer is that there are none. Nutrition-wise, I'm horrible. Not a big fan of healthy things. By no means am I suggesting that this would be a well-rounded meal for someone (unless you had a side of veggies). As one of my roommates put it, for me, the food pyramid is more of an hourglass shape, heavy on the carbs and sugar and sparse on everything else. I should probably get my cholesterol tested.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

starting on xmas cards

I like to make my own cards for Christmas because I feel like there are very few good ones out there that are unique but simple enough for my taste. And cheap enough for my budget. I'm currently experimenting, so I'm not sure what I'm going to end up with, but it'll probably just be black ink on white card stock, with maybe some added ribbon ... maybe.

I really want it to have a modern, simple look, where the typography takes precedence. Hm ... I'll have to play around more with it. I don't want it to be too boring, but if I'm making a whole buncha cards, I couldn't go too complicated either. Any suggestions?

I'll just shelve this for a while until I figure out something I'm completely satisfied with. After all, I still have over a month to make and write these cards!