Trying to get back on track

1/06/2009 09:00:00 PM Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »
Ok. So in hindsight, it probably wasn't the brightest idea to start a blog right before Christmas. The holidays totally threw me off schedule and I'm so behind. *sigh* But, I'm going to try to do better. Tomorrow. LOL For now, please enjoy my very first bento lunch. :)

Top: peach yogurt with a strawberry crinkle heart, salad made of baby spinach, carrots, sprouts, and cucumber with an almost star-shaped egg, seedless red grapes on cute food picks
Bottom: wrap made with roasted chicken breast, american cheese, and a tiny bit of light italian dressing, carrot and celery sticks, and baby spinach hearts

Merry Day After Christmas!

12/26/2008 07:55:00 PM Posted In , , , Edit This 0 Comments »
I couldn't post yesterday because I had to work all day. And I mean ALL day. It was definitely not my best Christmas. 13 hours of work followed by a 2 hour drive to my parents house. Not fun at all. Especially, when work was filled with people asking brilliant questions like, "Are you open today?" Ok, obviously we're open if I'm answering the phone. Not to mention I work at a HOSPITAL. Now, maybe hospitals close in some places, but not in major metropolitan areas (I've actually never heard of a full service hospital that closes, but maybe someone else has, so I won't say they don't exist even though I kind of think that. :) ). And definitely not the hospital that is the whole region's trauma center. Seriously people. Think before you pick up the phone. And please consider not asking for information and then when I ask what kind of information, saying "I don't want to say," and then cursing at me for not being able to help you. I think that's a pretty simple request. :)

But enough ranting about work. I'm at my parent's house for a few days and I plan on enjoying myself. We exchanged gifts this morning and I got lots of lovely things. I think my favorite might be the bubble bath cupcakes. They smell yummy and look super cute. I can't wait to use them. :)

Here's a pic of the Creamy Vanilla one:

Bento and a Cold

12/24/2008 01:06:00 AM Posted In Edit This 0 Comments »
I have a cold and I'm having trouble keeping my thoughts coherent. So.....instead of entertaining with my cold medicine rambling, I'm just going to post a picture of the fabulously tasty bento I had for lunch today (or I guess I should say Tuesday since it is after midnight now and technically Wednesday morning.). That is all. Enjoy. :)

top: fried rice and shredded barbecue chicken

bottom: baby carrots, mozzarella cheese, applesauce

Q and A

12/22/2008 04:29:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 0 Comments »
I'm a member of this site called Ok, really I'm addicted to it, but that's beside the point. :) Basically you swap things. (Bet you couldn't figure that out from the name, huh. lol) And a swap I just did recently was to answer 21 questions about yourself. I figure I can reuse this Q & A to tell a little more about myself than what is in my main profile. And so I present, Q & A about Grasshopper. :)

1. What inspired your swap-bot nickname?

I'm kind of an impatient person and all my friends know this. One day I was being really impatient and one of my friends said "Patience, grasshopper," to be funny. They started calling me Grasshopper after that and I use that as my nickname online all the time.

2. What is the most unique or interesting thing about the city or country you live in?

I'm going to go with an interesting fact about the city. I'm in a suburb of Charlotte, NC and we call the downtown area uptown because no matter where you are in the city you have to travel uphill to get to the downtown/uptown area.

3. If you celebrate the winter holidays, share a special memory or thing you enjoy about the season.

Here's a memory I have about Christmas. Like I already said, I'm pretty impatient and I'm also not good at keeping secrets. I want to tell you what I know right now. LOL So, one year, I think I was like 8 years old, I was absolutely dying to tell my grandmother what we had gotten her for Christmas. We had gotten her a set of those geese you put in your front yard. She really wanted some and I knew she was going to be soooo happy. I made it all the way to Christmas Eve. We were driving around looking at Christmas lights and I was sitting in the backseat with her. (Why my parents thought that was a good idea, I don't know. LOL) It was ok for awhile, but then we passed a house that had those darn geese and she mentioned how much she liked them. That was it. I lost it. I could not stop talking about how we bought them for her and how we wrapped them, etc. I went on and on for probably 15 minutes. No one in my family ever tells me what they bought people for Christmas anymore.

4. What's your favorite song at the moment?

This is a tough one. I have many favorites at the moment. I'm going to go with "Decode" by Paramore. You listen to that song and some of my other favorites on my playlist at:

5. What's your favorite frozen food?

I love Ben and Jerry's One Cheesecake Brownie ice cream. Yum!

6. What scent do you wear the most?

I usually wear Love Spell body spray from Victoria's Secret. It smells sooooo good!

7. One word that describes me is......

dependable. Very boring, I know, but I guess it could be worse.

8. My favorite crafts are........

I like making rapunzel scarves and paper crafts.

9. If I had a million dollars I would......

pay off all my family's bills, travel the world, and give money to my favorite charities.

10. 3 things I'm good at are........... (think positive, don't leave this blank!)

1. Shopping. Seriously. If you want something, I'll find it. Even if I have to go to every store or internet site I can think of. LOL
2. Cooking. I love to cook and I don't think I've made anything yet that people didn't like, even when I'm experimenting.
3. Research papers. I can write a killer research paper. I don't particularly like them, but all my professors say I have a knack for it. I think it goes hand in hand with my shopping skills; I'll find all the facts no matter what it takes. LOL

11. My favorite childhood toy was a.......

My favorite toy was definitely my doll house. I had like a million pieces for it and I played with it everyday. I loved that thing so much.

12. Name 5 things you can't live without.......

1. family
2. friends
3. books
4. bento
5. lip gloss

13. Name 5 product things you can't live without.....

1. Starbucks raspberry white chocolate mocha
2. post-it notes
3. Deer Park bottled water
4. LUSH Sexy Peel soap
5. Trader Joe's steel cut oatmeal

14. I'm in love with.....

oh so many things! I'll go with lip gloss, books, bento, shoes, cute socks, and shopping. Plus Starbucks, Trader Joes, Swap-Bot, LUSH, anything kawaii, Johnny Depp and Colin Firth. LOL

15. A cause that I care about is.....

AIDS research.

16. My new year's resolution is to....

spend less and save more.

17. In my neighborhood it is common to see many........

children playing in the street. (Don't worry. There are always adults out there with them.)

18. On Friday nights I enjoy.....

staying home and snuggling up to watch a movie or reading a good book. Unfortunately, I usually work on Friday nights.

19. My computer desk has these items on it.....

a printer, a couple of books, post-it notes, a cup with pens and pencils, and envelopes.

20. My bedroom window faces...

my backyard.

21. Today the weather is....

icky. It's very wet and foggy.

Getting Started

12/22/2008 01:54:00 AM Edit This 0 Comments »
I've been tossing around the idea of starting a blog for awhile but I always found some reason to put it off. I kept thinking, "What in the world will you write about?" and "No one will want to read it." But today I decided to throw all the excuses out. I'm going to blog about whatever I feel like, when I feel like it. And if no one reads it, well, then I guess I just have an online journal. :) So here's to jumping in and hoping I don't drown.