Oi, mush!

a random assortment of thoughts, ideas, musings, and adventures around town

Monday, July 07, 2008

Sticker Shock

I just paid $5.09 for a box of Weetabix cereal. I know it's British, but it's manufactured in California. Not shipped across the pond. Savor the spoonful; breakfast just got a whole lot more luxurious.

Friday, July 04, 2008

ode to patriotism

Firecracker, Firecracker...BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Firecracker, Firecracker...BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Boys got the muscles, girls got the brains,
Burgers, dogs, and lots of beer...wait...who won the game??

Sunday, June 29, 2008

How to...

Fold a fitted sheet (from about.com):

1. Slip your hand into 2 top corners of the sheet.
2. With one hand inside each of the top 2 corners, fold the sheet (right sides together). Slip each of the top corners into one of the bottom corners.
3. Lay sheet on bed or table. Arrange and fold the corners neatly. Turn in selvage edges enough to make 4 straight sides.
4. Fold in half, then in half again. (All four corners will be stacked together, and sheet will be in a long strip.
5. Then fold the long strip in half, then in half (or thirds, depending on the size of the sheet) again to make a square.
6. Sheet should be a compact, neat square.
7. Smooth and place on shelf.

Obviously from the previous post I'm not one for reading how-to manuals. But I powered through and ended up with a semi-neat & smooth square. This is impressive considering I usually give up mid-fold and the end result looks like a wadded up heap just removed from dryer!

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Extraverted Sensing with Introverted Feeling

In reorganizing my closets & cleaning out stuff for Goodwill, I came across this paper that tells me about my personality.

ESFP's learn more from doing than from studying or reading. Check. ESFP's play the role of peacemaker. I can see that. ESFP's feel a special affinity for children & animals. Yep, that's me. ESFP's are keen observers of human behaviour, sensing what's happening with other people. True. ESFP's get a lot of fun out of life and are fun to be with. ESFP's are flexible, adaptable, congenial, and easy-going. They seldom plan ahead. ESFP's dislike theory & written explanations. A-ha, that's why I seldom read instruction manuals. ESFP's are resourceful, supportive, gregarious, fun-loving, playful, and spontaneous. That sounds like me! On the flip side, ESFP's feel frustrated if they do not find a place where they can use their gifts and be appreciated for their contributions. True. ESFP's may become distracted and overly impulsive, have trouble accepting & meeting deadlines, and overpersonalize others' actions & decision. Been there. Overall, ESFP's are exuberant lovers of life and interested in people and new experiences. Wow.

Hmm. Interesting. Between this and the life designer consultation I won at a door-prize drawing, is there some sort of sign I'm missing?!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Trail Mix

Running wooded trails
Dirt, roots, rocks
Don't drag your feet,
Trip, snake befriended.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

bistro meals

With a gallon of gas costing more than a Happy Meal, I've found myself eating in more and getting creative with items on the outer ring of the grocery. So, today, I created a tasty, healthy, aesthetically pleasing meal in my own little bistro kitchen. It's all about the presentation!

Sandwich--smoked turkey, monty jack cheese, spinach, and avocado on a toasted asiago roll

Paired with: Butternut squash--which I've never tried before, but it's amazingly easy to nuke in the microwave and tastes great sprinkled with brown sugar.

Washed down with: cold glass of milk, although a glass of chardonnay would probably be even better!


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Why I love downtown Nashville

I got to ride the policeman's Segway on the sidewalk. How cool!