Monday, January 4, 2010

Winter (not so)Wonderland

This weekend just reminded me about why I hate living in New York during the winter. I LIVE for when it is like 35-40° and the air is completely dry and just crisp. Those are the perfect hair days and I love to walk around all bundled up. I don't know what the temperature was today but it was horrifically cold and flurrying. I am sick of the snow as well, even though its only snowed twice and both times the snow did not last more than 3-4 days. I just want the weather to be nicer so I could enjoy these last few months of winter. Maybe the rest of my break won't be too bad and I can actually get to walking Tammy in the park, some much needed exercise for the both of us.

I played it very low-key this weekend. This winter break has put me on a terrible sleep schedule which resulted me in sleeping away most of the day and I was sick of it. So I stayed in this whole weekend and I must say I was not bored at once. The fact that there was an "Every Episode of Degrassi EVER" marathon on might have something to do with that. Last night I was in bed before 1AM and I woke up at 9 with ease. I got a lot accomplished today - finished cleaning my bedroom, went food shopping for the week and made homemade pizza for the first time. It was a spur of the moment thing and I found a recipe off of google. The recipe called for three tablespoons of olive oil to be drizzled over the pizza but I felt it was excessive so I only used three teaspoons. Apparently even that was too much because I found myself with a very soggy, oily pizza. The flavors were spot on though so that gave me confidence for the next time I attempt to make pizza.

I wanted to make a list of the things I want to accomplish in the future. I'm toying with making a "210 to do in 2010" list or one of those "101 things to do in 1001". I am having better luck with the second one and will post both of them when I complete them. I am still learning how to use this so hopefully I'll get the hang of it soon. I joined 20SB and I love it. I have found a lot of interesting blogs to read so hopefully that'll keep me off of FV during my down time this break. I also have to pretty much cook for myself so that will give me something else to do. One of the things I always had in the back of my mind was to be a chef so I know trying to perfect my cooking skills is going to be a lot of fun. I also wanted to be a writer so maybe writing in this blog could help me live some of that dream. I was thinking about this today. I am one of those people that is always telling stories, whether they are 100% true or not does not matter but it seems that I have a story for everything. While yes, this is an annoying trait to possess, I cannot help but wonder (Carrie Bradshaw moment!) if I do that for a reason... I am also ridiculously good at making up stories to get myself out of trouble. Like so good that it sometimes I scare myself at the shit I have been able to get out of. Maybe the little novelist (whoa dream BIG) inside of me that I have been silencing is trying to speak? I don't know. All I know is that it is almost midnight and I am exhausted. I am beginning to like this new, normal sleep schedule.

As I may (or may not) have mentioned in my last post, I want to do a "photo a day" thing and todays pictures capture my learning experience with margarita pizza.




Brittney said...

Ooo, I agree. Certain winter weather is perfect: hair stays nice, makeup doesnt melt off and who doesn't look awesome in a peacoat? ;)

Emma Cook said...

I was watching Degrassi too! I love that show.

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