maveness: (McMurray - Hardcore)
( Nov. 6th, 2010 07:37 pm)
Tonight's dinner - Biltmore's Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc de Noir, tilapia with an Italian seasoning, and parmesan couscous.

My apartment smells very lovely right now.


Those cats I mentioned last time I posted? I own them now.


Let's just say I debate daily whether that was a good idea. When they're good, they're wonderful. When they're bad, I have to throw out an ottoman.

But for the record, their names are Lila and Dale. Lila is a Russian Blue. Dale is an orange tabby who's cross-eyed and poops a lot.
maveness: (Me - OMG)
( Mar. 29th, 2010 12:07 pm)
The Adventurous Eater

My family has decided that I'm the adventurous eater. (Which, okay, in my family I am, although my sister has become very adventurous herself.)

Last night's evidence that I'm "adventurous": I got flounder stuffed with crabmeat* for dinner. No one else had ever had that, or thought about getting it, so therefore I was adventurous.

There are no words for the logic in my family.



I love that for today's anthem, they got the Martinsville High School jazz band. You know they totally got out of class to play on national television, which is awesome for them.




Allergies are kicking my ass. My grandmother still thinks it's a cold. Either way, it doesn't matter - I feel like crap and sleep a lot. I'm avoiding other humans anyway, so it's not like it's in danger of spreading to others (at least, not that much of a danger).

* It was actually flounder with deviled crabmeat spread across the top. Very good, but not quite fitting the definition of "stuffed".
maveness: (McMurray - Hardcore)
( Mar. 3rd, 2010 08:26 pm)
Sleep Deprivation At Work

What happens when in the course of 48 hours you sleep five hours and work 24?

You go to McDonald's and order a "Large Oreo McMurray".

(The irony is that McDonald's just recently sponsored McMurray's car. I wasn't even thinking of that. I just wanted a McFlurry.)

Luckily the lady in the drive through was too busy dealing with her inability to speak (laryngitis, and they put her in the drive through) to notice what I said.
maveness: (WRC - Rat)
( Nov. 13th, 2009 04:09 pm)
I just volunteered for the clean up day of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Tis the day after the reveal and all, so no "talent" on site (at least I'm guessing), but I'm an excellent cleaner. I'm a cleaner on an awesome level. In fact, I called my grandmother to see if she wanted to help. (Shockingly, she's never seen the show and had no idea what I was talking about. She'll get back to me. LOL)

Oh, they're local building a house. And the zoo is doing a partnership with Wal-Mart and gifting the family with something. Hence the opportunity.


Also, have a bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures. *whimper* I'm riding a sugar/peanut butter high right now.

Don't worry, the $5 Riesling will bring me down later.


Applied for a job today that involved the title "Office Assistant". Truly, it's an administrative assistant with tons of responsibility. The funny part is, it pays more than my last job did when I left. I could get more pay with a lesser title.
maveness: (Default)
( Sep. 10th, 2009 08:57 am)
1. Harry Potter: If you love me, you'll rec me some Ron/Hermione fics.

2. So You Think You Can Dance: Last night's ep was Hines-tastic. I so love tappers. And honestly, it's one of the few forms of dance that feels gender neutral. Bianca, Ryan and the new guy all have their own styles in tap, but there isn't something inherently girly or masculine about any of them.

3. Supernatural: SPN TONIGHT!!!!! *glee*

4. Caffeine Withdrawal: Had nothing caffeinated on Tuesday or Wednesday. Am drinking a Coke right now as I woke up with a headache. Of course, that could have been from all the sleeping (two hour naps on both days without, plus at least 10 hours' sleep each night), but either way, I don't do migraines. I can go back to no caffeine tomorrow. One Coke every three days is way better.

5. Lasik: Have an appointment for a lasik consultation next Wednesday. 90 minutes of eye dilation fun.

6. Chester: Finally, a picture of him minus hair. Sadly, the picture doesn't do the lion cut justice. Just remember, he went from hair that was about three inches long at its shortest to a foot long at its longest to this ).

7. NASCAR: So there's a BBSadler on the way. I've got money on it being a girl, because then we'll have to have a BBMcMurray and lord knows a boy would be lost on Jamie. So it would be funny if there was a baby boy McMurray.
maveness: (Jayne - Sexed)
( Sep. 5th, 2009 06:52 pm)
1. My natural hair texture wants to do 1970's news anchor type hairstyles.

2. Lemonade and vodka, heavy on the vodka.

3. A chicken sandwich with dill mayo is yummy.

4. Finished Harry Potter book six last night. I hate you all. I'm obsessed.

5. Dreams involving Harry Potter AND NASCAR are just wrong. And I'm the one that had it.

6. Planning on spending the Nationwide race painting. Finally found some inspiration. In pop art.

7. Ducklings at the WRC today. I really, really want a duck. Especially the one that had two broken legs in casts and still managed to hop around.

8. Why is the guy announcing trackside at Atlanta channeling Hulk Hogan?

9. Quitting caffeine. No lie.

10. Two weeks of unemployment left. Joy.
maveness: (Badass)
( Apr. 16th, 2009 02:24 pm)
My lunch today: crab cakes and turnips.

Just thought I'd share that.
maveness: (Hot)
( Feb. 19th, 2009 06:40 pm)
I solemnly swear that I am not allowed to touch hair dye for the next year.


I dyed my hair. I dyed my hair light natural golden brown. My hair is almost black. I do not understand the chemical make-up of my hair and why it does this!

The only good news is this - my sister's friend Misty (who always has cute hair) is currently working at a salon here in town. I'm going to call her tomorrow or Monday about an appointment to get my hair cut (I have way too much hair, plus breakage issues, plus it's been possibly 8 months since a good cut) and some highlights. At least reddish highlights or golden highlights can cut the overwhelming blackness.

Maybe Dale Earnhardt is haunting my hair. (It would explain the blackness.)


Also, could this dang headache go away? I want to be able to eat my peanut butter cup pie at some point. Just a small piece, since I had way too many salmon patties for dinner.


Vickers was on "Rome is Burning" or whatever it's called today. I'm going to watch it shortly, but I don't anticipate much. Mainly because Jim Rome hates NASCAR and has refused for years to talk about it. The only good thing is that if anyone can be calm and logical and take down Jim in an argument, Vickers can.
maveness: (Baby)
( Jan. 30th, 2009 07:08 pm)

Made meatballs with that chili/grape jelly sauce (you know, it always sounds bad but tastes good) with jasmine rice for dinner. Added some Thai chiles to the sauce. Sooooo good up until I chomped on one and singed the inside of my mouth but good.

Still. Nummy food.

(And also, leftovers for days.)

Now back to my Supernatural marathon. Yes, I have reached that stage of unemployment: the TV marathon stage.
maveness: (Light)
( Dec. 25th, 2008 07:03 pm)
I have eaten too much food and am possibly going to fall asleep any moment. I'm trying to go through Yuletide stories, but I'm not sure I have the patience to figure out what fandoms I want to read. LOL

Momentous Moments From Today:

1. Eating so much the buttons on my shirt actually burst open at random intervals. (Laughing hysterically at one point caused three to go at once.)

2. Playing "Smart Ass" with family and discovering that in the case of this game, I'm one of the least smart people in the family. (It's a game that involves clues, and I need one more clue than most everyone else.)

3. Getting one over on my grandmother (my cousin was in from Florida with her fiance, and my grandmother didn't know until cousin walked in).


Tomorrow's list of things to do:

1. Go shopping for the things I didn't get for Christmas. *g* (Because my grandparents gave me $100 and the things I didn't get are a CD, The Dark Knight, Supernatural Season 3 and a cheap warm coat. Totally doable under $100.)

2. Family dinner at five.

3. Possibly harass Bubbles. (Ha, didn't see that one coming, didja woman!)

4. Possibly lay in bed half the day and read a book.
maveness: (Brothers)
( Nov. 25th, 2008 03:29 pm)
Reasons Why I Love Thanksgiving

1. Turkey
2. Dressing
3. Gravy
4. National Dog Show

(Note that family is not on this list. It's because my family does this bizarre thing where we spend hours at our own homes cooking, then we show up at one family member's house and proceed to eat and visit for about two hours before heading back home. So in essence, we spend more time with food that day than with family. Hence me being all about the food.)


Reasons Why I Want To Go Home

1. Migraine
2. Migraine meds that make me nauseous
3. Heartburn (which may have caused the migraine or been caused by the migraine meds)
4. Because I could curl up in bed with my new electric blanket


Reasons Why I Am Looking Forward To Friday

1. Now I'm probably not going to have to work.
2. Local hairdresser is running a "holiday special" on hair color, so I'm thinking of shockingly having a professional dye it.
3. Sleeping in and being lazy.
4. Leftovers.
5. Tons of TV to catch up on.
maveness: (What?)
( Sep. 22nd, 2008 10:14 am)
Today needs to be over NOW.

In the order of sucking. The order of the first two tell you how fucked it's been.

1. Water heater broke, soaking the carpet right outside of my bathroom. Which I stepped in while half asleep.

2. Period started.

3. Figured out that the massive cramping in my thigh for the past three mornings is in fact a hamstring strain.

4. Get to office and find a mouse on the sticky pad trap just inside the door. A mouse that is kicking and squeaking like crazy. (I proceed to cry a lot until the exterminator gets to the office to retrieve it as it's totally and completely not humane.)

5. Boss goes into a fit of "I need something now". Which, of course, means everyone drops everything to do so. (Side note, hamstring starts making its presence known in the daytime for hte first time.)

6. Have not eaten. Am hungry. Food is taunting me.

7. Proofreading from boss sits on my desk but I haven't had a chance to look at it because of everything else. Never mind that when other boss asks.

8. And boss that's on vacation...we discovered this morning that her desk has been taken over by mice. So I have to clean it this afternoon.
maveness: (Beware The Evil)
( Sep. 19th, 2008 01:06 pm)
Song Obsession of the Week: "Breathe Me" by Sia

Best Premier Seen This Week: Supernatural

Food Obsession of the Week: Pizza (sadly, cooking has not been done all week)
maveness: (Muppets - Beaker)
( May. 19th, 2008 03:25 pm)
Picture of the Day

Reporter photographs wound after javelin pierces his leg. I'm not posting the actual picture because I like you, dear old f-list.


I'm having food issues. I'm not hungry, except once in a blue moon, and when I make myself eat something I'll get full quickly. Like, in one bite I'll be so full that I almost throw up the bite I'm trying to swallow.

It's annoying.


Front coming in. Stop. Am breaking out in hives. Stop. Took Benadryl. Stop. Am brainless.


I have tons of NASCAR updates from the weekend, but suffice it to say, my brain dead nature means I won't be making that post today.

The Dog

Chester got stung by a wasp yesterday. We walked out the door and he promptly stepped on the thing. Curled up in the grass whimpering and limped for two hours. I had to go to the store, buy vinegar, soak some bandages in the vinegar and then tie that to his foot and cover it with a sock to get him to leave his foot alone so I could take the pain away. Between that and the Benadryl I gave him, he was back to his old self shortly afterward. But he's really funny to watch when he limps.

Did any of that make sense? My brain is fuzzy.
maveness: (Default)
( Apr. 25th, 2008 12:52 pm)
Southern All-The-Way

I just got a shock: I went to a hot dog stand and ordered two hot dogs "all the way." Now, "all the way" means different things in different parts of the country, but specifically, the North and the South do it very differently. And in the South, "all the way" can apply to hot dogs or hamburgers.

I got my hot dogs, got back to the office...and the suckers not only have relish on them (I admittedly just don't like relish), but there's ketchup instead of chili. It was weird! And sweet. Which was even weirder.

Southern All The Way: mustard, onions, slaw, chili

Weekend To Be

The most awesome of awesome weekends starts at 5 today. [ profile] pmgoose is coming to town and she, [ profile] bubblesbrnaid, [ profile] eliz and I are going to the Richard Petty Driving Experience tomorrow. I'm going to be riding in a stock car! Huzzah!

Then a movie, then lots of hanging out (and watching the Talladega race on Sunday), then [ profile] eliz and I are going to the Bruce Springsteen concert on Monday night.

Stock cars, fast speeds and Bruce Springsteen. It's going to be legen...wait for it...


I want that theme song for my iPod.

American Idol

There's a lot I could say about this week. I'll keep it to one thing per contestant.

1. Syesha - This was the one week she should not have been in the bottom two. She probably has her interview packet to blame for being on the bottom again.

2. Carly - Going out on a high note when you shouldn't have better land you a record deal. Carly was awesome. Despite the ho-hum response from the judges.

3. Brooke - I'm in full agreement with Paula. The only thing that saved Jason's butt was Brooke. And crack-addled American voters who can't let people go have a nervous breakdown out of the public eye. (Brooke was prone and sobbing during commercial breaks on the results show. She needs to go home already!)

4. David Cook - I'm not as enamored of it as everyone else (his lower register continues to bother me, plus his eyes seem to be a bit disconnected), but I think it was a very, very smart move. He really does have a beautiful singing voice.

5. David Archuleta - He forgot words and the judges never called him on it. If he wins and never receives criticism, I honestly may be done with Idol.

6. Jason Castro - Choosing "Memory"...equal to or greater than the misstep Nikki McKibbin made when she sang "Ben"? (I vote equal. Because song sung by a cat versus song about a rat...totally equal awesome here on bad song choices.)
maveness: (Firefly - Sexed)
( Apr. 8th, 2008 02:57 pm)
Blake Shelton

[ profile] zeplum, you requested some Blake Shelton?

1. "Austin"

2. "Ol Red"

3. "This Can't Be Good"

4. "The More I Drink"

Providing more of the Blake Shelton love (giant snarky man that he is), "Ol' Red" was really high on the CMT 100 Best Videos countdown last night. As usual (since this was a redo of the 2004 special, it's rehashed), he mentions Elliott Sadler. The joke this time? "You know, I'm pretty sure Elliott drives faster in this video than he does on the track." *g*


Also, we had a big lunch in today. Tex Mex. I'm about to throw up - ate WAY too much.
maveness: (Default)
( Apr. 3rd, 2008 10:59 am)
Know Any Tex Mex?

We're doing a NCAA luncheon next Tuesday to celebrate whoever wins our office NCAA bracket. Because the final game is in San Antonio, we're doing a Tex Mex lunch theme.

And yes, chips and salsa is already taken.

Help! I need recipes. Personally I want something not so hard to reheat or hard to make. Toquitos? Maybe flautas? *sigh* Got any ideas?

Things That Are Awesome

1. Harold and Kumar 2 comes out April 25.

2. American Idol and House are on tonight, thereby providing viewing alternatives to the neverending Super Tuesday coverage. (I live in NC. I don't get to vote in primaries until May 6. Yeah, as if there'll BE a primary by then. So I want alternatives.)

3. Penzeys has garam masala. You too can make vegetable masala at home!

Add things that are awesome in the comments below!
maveness: (Firefly - Lead The Way)
( Jan. 18th, 2008 01:21 pm)
Indian Food - The Verdict

I get almost annoyed when I walk into a restaurant and they pretty much force me to get the buffet. Because quite frankly, I want to make my own choice, and the buffet doesn't necessarily always have choices.

In this case, there were only two things close to what was recommended by the fab f-list on the buffet - tandoori chicken (which was okay, but it had been westernized, so the flavor was lacking a bit) and vegetable masala (which was incredibly delicious and caused many a person at our table to rave).

That said, I think I'd prefer to go back there in the evening when I can order a full on dish. The menu is apparently very extensive.

The crazy part? All of us were eating away, talking about how we weren't full yet, and each person had a moment of taking one bite and suddenly they were full. LOL (Which meant I really shouldn't have taken two more bites, because I went from full to "OMG, almost miserably full" in that two bites.)
maveness: (NASCAR - Take a Bite)
( Jan. 18th, 2008 09:15 am)
Indian Food

Need some help folks - we're going out for Indian at lunch. I've never had Indian before. So...recommendations please! *g*


Can I just say...I'll never have a career in motorsports? OMG. I hurt so bad right now. I couldn't run a Busch Nationwide race and then a Winston Nextel Sprint Cup race the next day. Which is what I essentially did Tuesday and Wednesday. My arms hurt. Which is the funny part. My right foot is feeling better and my right knee hasn't ached since Wednesday, but my arms and shoulders are killing me.


The question I tempt fate? We're currently getting those stupid weather predictions in NC where they say "100% chance of wintry mix!" that sends everyone running to the store (and is followed by slush and no ice on the roads at ALL), and now they're predicting "a 20% chance of snow" for tomorrow. Which is just a lame chance. But you know what it means - if I don't go to the grocery store to get my caffeine tonight, we'll get two feet of snow. And if I do go get caffeine tonight, we'll get nada.


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