Saturday, September 26, 2009

upper east side.

We saw Experimental Aircraft last night at Mohawk. They're from Austin... and they're freaking amazing.

Later in the night, we ran into T.J. (vocals, guitar) in front of Club de Ville. Such a cool guy. Support this band!

Following EA, we went over to Mixx for Rob Dickinson (of the Catherine Wheel). I'll post on that later :)


Friday, September 25, 2009

*waves hello.

Google is destined to take over the earth! Ahhhh!

Nicole sent me this link - a preview of Google wave - last night. Here's a general description, too. I think it could be rather useful... group projects anyone? Ugh yes. Take a look!

Happy Friday!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

dead or alive?!

Will this be how my finance test goes tomorrow?

fatal paper airplane crash by laser bread on flickr.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

nada es lo que parece y nada parece lo que es.

Images by Chema Madoz, "especialista del engaño" (master of deception).
Sourced at El País.

Also see this article (in Spanish) about the artist.

Monday, September 21, 2009

too cute.

I just discovered Erin Hanson's Recovering Lazyholic blog via Tolly at Austin Eavesdropper. Adorable. Need I say more?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

game day.

Texas vs. Texas Tech


Also, read this --> The Referendum


Saturday, September 12, 2009


So there are single day passes available for Fun Fun Fun Fest, as well as student discount tickets. Can't decide.

To completely change the primary topic of discussion, that being my purchase decision for FFF Fest... yes, I am watching The Emperor's New Groove while writing my internship paper.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

prune what's dead.

I'm learning more and more that it's best to just let things go. What's dead is dead. There's no reason to get hung up on past grievances... nor can you let the petty stuff get to you.

pic from Lina's spring 2009 pic diary. It fits.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

i'm in love with a german film star.

Also, I finally received Kompakt 10 in the mail from Amazon today. I'm just beginning to break into it. This track is fun :)

nom nom nom.

The new school year has begun... and this means I'll be cooking on a much more frequent basis. How is it that during the summer, when I literally have gobs of free time, I end up eating out more? Then, once school hits, suddenly I'm slaving away over a hot stove? I don't get it.

Tonight I'm making my mom's chili (can I at least pretend it's fall?!). Tomorrow night - spinach enchiladas. Recipes below. I've made both of them on multiple occasions; they're sure to please.

Jan's Kickin' Chili

1 lb. lean ground meat
1 can Mexican style stewed tomatoes
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 pack McCormick's Chili seasoning
1 small onion, chopped
4 cups water

Brown ground meat, drain if necessary. Add diced onion, stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, water, and chili seasoning. Boil 20 minutes. Reduce heat to simmer. Add beans. Heat another 5 minutes. Wah-lah! Serve and enjoy. This recipe is SO EASY. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, jalapeños, fritos, and corn bread.

Creamy Spinach Enchiladas

1 10 oz. can green enchilada sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons butter/margarine
1/2 cup sliced green onions
5 oz. frozen chopped spinach thawed and well drained
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup (divided) shredded Monterrey Jack or Mexican mix cheese
6 (6 inch) flour tortillas

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 7x9'' baking dish with cooking spray.

Melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup of green onions. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until tender-crisp. Add thawed spinach; cook 1 minute until heated. Remove from heat. Stir in ricotta cheese, sour cream, and 1/2 cup of Monterrey Jack cheese.

Spoon 1/4 cup filling down center of each tortilla, then roll up. Place tortillas seam-side down in baking dish. Pour sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of green onions.

Note - I often use lower fat sour cream and ricotta, and sometimes buy 2% milk cheese to save on calories and fat. Your call.

mmm food. I'm currently eating a snack and blogging instead of working on my finance homework. Yep yep.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

obama reaches out.

Connect to ---> Tom's Blog on Obama's back to school message.

I'm in complete agreement - the education and perseverance of America's youth is tantamount to our future success as a country. Getting kids excited about bettering their country and stepping up to help (no matter how small their contribution may be), is a great thing. Thanks for the write-up, Tom :)


en la mañana.

Good morning :)
pics courtesy of Lina, who graces my blog all too frequently <3

Have a very happy Tuesday.

Monday, September 7, 2009

j. g-l.

Dinner - Pasta, sauteed mushrooms, marinara.
Topic of discussion - Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

i love texas.

Out off any of the anti-Texas rhetoric Aggies like to throw around, the above piece probably chaps me most. Let's put decals on our cars with thumbs broken off. Wouldn't that be cute? jk! I spent this past weekend in Aggieland with my friend, Nicole. We ate at some typical college hangouts, including Chicken Oil and Blue Baker. We also made a trip out to Messina Hof, something I'd definitely recommend. For a mere $5 you receive an hour-long tour of the grounds and facilities, a complimentary wine glass, and samplings of 4 different wines bottled on site. Last night after the winery tour we watched the original 1981 version of Inglorious Bastards, directed by Enzo G. Castellari. I've yet to see the remake, so I can't offer anything in the way of a comparison just yet.

So many movies. <-- See this list at NPR detailing many of the films coming out this fall. Obviously we all want to see Where the Wild Things are, but I think Wes Anderson's kid flick, Fantastic Mr. Fox, might be some fun, too.

Time to hit the books...