Friday, January 23, 2004


Is it just me or does anyone else have a feeling that Mars will end up being a virtual junkyard of rovers some day? I say we should strap digital camera's to the hoods of all the rusted out Chevy's, Dodge's, Pontiac's etc, catapult them up there and call it good. Instead of all this money spent on building this rover thing, get a subaru, slap some 4-wheelin tires on it, some camera equip and a couple of robot arms and there you go. Mars Rover... Burien style. :-)

I made my Purple Ranch Potatoes for dinner last night, recipe was given to me by my cousin Lisa. They are soooo good, I tweaked the recipe a bit last night... here ya go:

PURPLE RANCH POTATOES (recipe for two, it's generous)
3 good size Red/Purple potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil (I use about 1/2 cup though)
1 packet dry ranch dressing/dip mix
1-2 teaspoons of minced garlic

Preheat oven to 350. Wash and cut potatoes into cubes, then put into a ziploc bag with rest of ingredients. Shake around until potatoes are covered in mixture of dressing, oil and garlic. Put in baking dish, cover and cook for one hour. I tend to check on them every now and then, give them a stir, make sure the liquid on the bottom hasn't evaporated(if it has, just add a bit of water). It may take a bit longer than an hour to cook thoroughly, the potatoes should be soft all the way through.

I am having a bad hair day. Ick. I need to be more inventive with my hairstyles. I primarily wear it in one of two ways... down and tucked behind my ears or up in a clip. For spontenaity's sake I have been wearing it up in a half pony tail and today the hair got wrapped around the rubberband, and looks a bit like a tangled knot back there. Not to mention there are one or two tightly pulled hairs that are hurting when I turn my head a certain way... I keep trying to mess with the whole thing to make it better, but the two hairs are very elusive. All the fussing with the hair has left me with nice greasy strands... anyone know of a good shampoo for oily hair? I bought this stuff at Target by clairol... I can't remember the name, but it was in a neon green bottle! I thought it was helping, but no.

Not too much to report around here, boring night of reading last night, still have about 20 pages to go to finish this weeks astronomy lessons and I want to try and get more done this weekend so I have little to do during the week.

Not much to do today in terms of personal stuff; Aaron and I are trying to really watch the budget so we don't overspend in terms of saving for the wedding. I think we will end up going to Walmart tonight though to pick up canned goods and toiletries that we need. We need to hit costco this weekend too.

Did you know I go through a pack of trident gum a day? A DAY. Fuck a duck, that's a lot of gum. I used to be addicted to the bubblegum flavor, I still use that kind when I'm at the gym, but during the day it's the original flavor all the way.

ok, enough random shit...

Friday Five

At this moment, what is your favorite...


My Immortal by Evanescence... I love this fucking song so much. Seriously, brooding and dark yet beautiful. The lead singer has one hell of a voice. This song is much better than their breakout hit 'bring me to life.'


probably seasoned rice and vegetables... or hardboiled eggs... or my purple ranch potatoes! For seasoned rice I put a bunch of johnny's seasoning salt in water, boil, add rice and frozen veggies. That's it. Sometimes I add powdered chicken broth, but not always.

3. show?

America's Next Top Model (Burien Represent!)... surely to become a tie with survivor all star though.

4. ...scent?

anything citrus or my lucky perfume

5. ...quote?

I love what Jo has on her website, that quote is awesome. :-)

That would be me, while my mom perfects chinese water torture.

Me at about age 2 or 3... sorry by the way if you are finding the childhood pictures to be boring, but oh well, It IS all about me here, don'tcha know.

Asa likes our new setup as well. He has a better eyeview of what he can beg for. Last night he ate a bite of my potatoes and salmon... he liked the potatoes more than the salmon. Go figure.

Me and my uncle Rory, this cracks me up. There is something about him, he is a shit... an undeniable shit, but he's also got this magic that my sister and I and the rest of the kids we grew up with all see and love about him.

This is Uncle Rory and I last summer when Matt and Kelly got married. I hope he comes to my wedding. :-)


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