let it snow let it snow let it stop snowing and warm up quickly pls kthx

28 12 2009

I’m just kidding, I love snow.

Our apartment is the one with the slivers of windows showing.

Our apartment is the one with the slivers of windows showing.

Holding snow in my bare hands for the purpose of this picture is one of those things that seems like a really good idea until 20 seconds later when my hands were freezing and all wet

Holding snow in my bare hands for the purpose of this picture is one of those things that seems like a really good idea until 20 seconds later when my hands were freezing and all wet.

It's not snowing, I'm just throwing the snow in the air. Hey, were you at my birthday a couple of months ago? Remember? There was a cake... I turned four...

But the craptastic thing concerning snow and myself is that I do not have snow shoes. And by snow shoes, I do not mean snowshoes like the kind you would wear while trekking across the Yukon, but I mean shoes that would be in any way appropriate to wear when it is cold. I have a two pairs of converse, and one pair of keds. And that’s like… it. Yeah, those get wet PRETTY QUICKLY let me just tell you. It’s lovely.


In other news: My family sent me christmas presents this year and THEY WEREN’T DELIVERED! And it was horrible and sad, and mildly depressing, and I was searching searching searching all over for them all weekend, but the good news is that I located it (at the post office, just sitting there, FOR NO APPARENT REASON) and I will be picking it up tomorrow! I can’t wait to see what my presents are! I’d like to say that I’m old enough to not have a fit when I have no presents to open on christmas, but really it was a tiny bit pathetic. Especially since I had opened my present from my roommate before she left (the complete series of Gilmore Girls, OMG I KNOW), so I REALLY had nothing to open on the 25th.

So, in the past three days or so, I’ve gotten really into knitting. Now if any of you recall, I started knitting a scarf about… oh… TWO YEARS AGO with my Grandma and still haven’t finished it. But I got a LOT done on it this weekend, and I’m already planning what I’m going to knit next and looking at fancy new needles. I know I know, I need to finish the first scarf first. But I’m really making progress, and I’m excited.

Another great thing about winter…. is FIGURE SKATING. Not that I can figure skate, but I love watching figure skating, and the WINTER OLYMPICS ARE ALMOST UPON US, GUYS! GET EXCITED!

I’m sure you are all wondering who to root for, besides Sasha Cohen, I mean. (That is if she even makes it, the poor girl. I mean I love her, but 2006 was her year, and it just didn’t work out.)

So, we are putting all of our hopes and dreams on Kim Yu-Na, from South Korea. What is it with me and the South Koreans these days? And if you are about to ask… what about the American girls???? Well, quite frankly, they suck. Sasha “I’m 25 years old and I’ve spent the last four years working on my acting career” Cohen has a pretty good shot at making the Olympic team again this year, if that’s any indication.

So on to South Korea we go. Here is my favorite Kim Yu-Na performance. She is so amazing, and pretty consistent, which is something I’m not used to, being a Sasha Cohen fan.

So her spirals aren’t as rocksolid as SC’s, and she isn’t as flexible, but I love the way she moves her arms, she’s like a little ballerina fairy! And she’s so expressive and fast and just so GOOD at skating it’s incredible. And every time she attempts a jump you don’t need to hold your breath like you do with Sasha. So she’s my pick for Vancouver.

Don’t worry Sasha, you are still my homegirl.

I love this performance from 2003. The quality is meh, but OMG she is stunning. I miss her Swan Lake program.
Do you see how her leg flies around when she lands her jumps! And the entrance to that spiral sequence (around 3:00) is INSANE. She doesn’t wobble AT ALL. My god I miss Sasha.

the inspiring truffle

3 12 2009

When I was in college, I decided to take Mandarin Chinese on a whim. My dorm neighbor at the time was taking it, and I would always look at her homework and wish I knew Chinese because the characters looked so cool. As a result of this class, I ended up making Chinese my minor, and going to Taiwan for a semester of study abroad. During study abroad, I met the girl who is currently my roommate/partner in crime/Aly to my AJ. If I didn’t have someone so badass and cool to live with here, would I have moved at all? I have no idea. So basically, suffice to say that I owe my entire life after age 18 to said dorm neighbor (who in the real world, is called Lauren).

ANYWAY, said Lauren recently started a food blog that TheRoommate and I helped her design, and I’d like to brag about it for a hot second:

I mean look at that header! (Okay, admittedly, the header DESIGN was all roommate, while the ideas came from yours truly). Oh man… and a THREE COLUMN BLOGGER LAYOUT! We actually tweaked html to do that, since blogger templates are only 2 column.

Anyway, The Inspiring Truffle reviews restaurants in NYC, Hong Kong, Taipei and anywhere else she happens to be! She’s just starting out, but already has quite a few posts and you all should go check it out if you get the chance or will be visiting any of those areas! Or just go comment to thank to her for changing my life.

Speaking of changing my life.

Holy crap Park Bom. This song is now number SIX on my iTunes Top 25 Most Played. I’ve only had it for like 2 days. It’s SO GOOD. And the music video is absolutely adorable.

Look how gorgeous her kitchen is!
She’s wearing a crown!
She’s frosting cupcakes!
I want to die it’s all so awesome!