Sunday, March 05, 2006

Wow. Last week felt like a month and it fried me to a crisp. By Friday afternoon I felt like one of those cream cheese wontons from a cheap Chinese food buffet. One of those that look a little wonky and so everyone leaves it behind to cook under the heat lamp until it becomes an inedible brick. Fortunately, the weekend was lovely and I'm feeling just as fresh as a Vietnamese spring roll. So to speak. Speaking of spring rolls, my (favorite) aunt Judy once reported to us that she tried a spring roll because the waiter told her that it's just like an egg roll. She thought it tasted like lettuce in a condom wrapper and had to immediately go smoke a cigarette to get that horrible taste out of her mouth. Haa! I love that story. Back to the weekend. We started it out with The Lynns at the Monte Carlo. I got to pick out the restaraunt and I got it mixed up with another place that's close by. I don't remember the name of the place that I wanted to go to, but it's famous for it's mac and cheese and it's either got a zebra on the wall or in the name... can't remember. The Monte Carlo had the best szechuan green beans I've ever had and the staff all had on black diner dresses with white aprons that I wouldn't be caught dead in, but were somehow lovely too. However, it does seem like a shame to spend $10 on a side dish, even if it is really good. I'd like to try out this recipe at home and add in some green beans. After dinner we rushed over to the Jeune Lune to see Amerika. It was pretty amazing. Throughout the entire play we kept thinking that the cast must be huge, but it turned out to be pretty small and the actors had multiple parts with insanely quick costume changes. Pretty much the only theater we usually hit comes straight to our doorstep from Netflix, so to get out and see one was a total treat. Saturday morning I had my second to last belly dancing class, and I'm already sad that it's almost over. Yes, my dance teacher is much nicer than my painting teacher. I'm thinking about giving her a card on the last day that reads: Thank you for not being a bitch like my other teacher. I wonder if Hallmark makes something along those lines? Anyway, I'll definitely register for the next session. I did some thrifting Saturday afternoon and got a cute little polyester a-line bright blue skirt... Perfect for any season and never needs to be ironed. Saturday night we chilled out on the couch with some cocktails and the newest season of NYPD Blue. I KNOW it sounds lame, but man-oh-man, it was nice to have some down time. Today we met my parents for a bit, and then caught up on a little laundry. We also started our power cleaning sessions. Zander sets his watch for 15 minutes and we both run around and clean up as fast as possible until the timer goes off. When it goes off both of us need to stop where we're at and go back to enjoying something else. Hopefully, if we do this everyday (or so) we'll stay somewhat organized and not have to spend big chunks of time doing it on the weekend. Wow, that feels like more lameness, reporting on our cleaning, or lack there of.

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4 comments:

Beth said...

I love the 15 minute cleaning sessions, it's one of the things Fly Lady says to do! It's good for someone like me who, decide to wipe down the kitchen counter and end up tearing apart the whole kithen cleaning, leaving a bigger mess!I like her whole philosophy on cleaning, I just don't subscribe to her email list because if you do, you end up with about 40 emails a day!! Have a great week Julie!

Nathan said...

Your Chinese-food anaogies are interesting. Do us students really wear you out that much? Or is it all the other stuff you do. Maybe you shouldn't put so much on your plate, you know? That's why I'm not really in anything. Sure, there's art club, but that's only once a week and it's really laid back, which is nice. I find that the best way to live life is to live it stresslessly... which is why it sucks that I need to get a job and stuff. Man, overall, I'm going to have to say that all this moving-out-and-going-to-college stuff doesn't seem entirely worth it. Can't I just be one of those old fat guys that lives in their parents' basement eating old pizza and reading comic books all day? That sounds like the life to me.

Anyway... see you tomorrow.

Julie said...

Nathan, you crack me up. No, all of you students don't wear me out. Just a few of you... Ha ha.

Messica said...

power cleaning! i love it. wonder if adam would leave his girlfriend (the computer) for that fantastic game?! will have to suggest.