Bullet Points

by Sarah on October 24, 2010 · 6 comments

What I Did This Weekend:
A Bulleted List
In Whatever Order I Feel Like*

*It’s my blog. I do what I want.

  • Made the best “Mac” [slash] Penne & Cheese EVER. [All shall be revealed in time...don't worry.]
  • Went mini-wine-tasting [as in, it was quick...they weren't actually miniature wines] with Teddy at East End Wines, which is a fabulous old house, refurbished as a place to enjoy and purchase grape-originating goodness.
  • Was guided into East End Wines by sidewalk chalk.
  • Was not towed.
  • Met Laura & Kat [The Foodies Not Fatties] as they took a lunch break on their culinary tour of Texas at Mr. Natural…where I ate the delish [Both the company...AND the description! Ha!] cupcakes they brought for lunch instead of ordering food.
  • Discovered that someone at delish really screwed up the red velvet cupcake that day, as it was neither red, nor particularly velvety. [Luckily the Mexican Vanilla Cupcake's icing was probably the best vanilla icing of MY LIFE so I got over the lack of Red Velvet goodness in my belly.]
  • Watched Zac Efron in Me & Orson Wells. Swooned.
  • Blew up a pumpkin in my oven.
  • Bought an excessive amount of new yogurts. This isn’t even all of ‘em. Not even close.
  • Wore shorts and flip-flops on October 24th. One week before Halloween. Shorts! Flip-flops! I love Austin!
  • Tried to finish My Fair Lazy [by Jen Lancaster] once I received an e-notice that it is due back to the ‘brary on Tuesday. Failed. (Still trying.)
  • Threw a Pumpkin Dinner! Featuring pumpkins both real (in lasagna, hummus, and bacon-wrapped dates) and fake (holding one of the best desserts I’ve ever made)……”painted” on Jen’s gluten-free cupcakes……and made of cheese. [Do not worry...you'll be hearing about this pumpkin extravaganza all week.]
  • Drank a lot of coffee. I call it the Pember Blend: 1/2 English Toffee beans + 1/2 Vanilla Latte beans.
  • Took advantage of the “Gluten-Free Jubilee” at Sprouts to buy some treasures I would have purchased whether or not they were “gluten-free”….but now they were cheap. [Or at least cheapER.] P.S.–Check out Brittany‘s post on the gluten-free phenomena/fad/whateveryawanttocallit. Interesting discussion there.
  • Did laundry.
  • Washed a lot of dishes. [Remember, I threw a party.]
  • Mopped the floor in the kitchen! [Gasp!]
  • Stopped listening to Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers long enough to listen to Jeremy Fisher‘s Goodbye Blue Monday. Still one of my favorite CDs (Albums? Can I say album?), and instantly transports me into the mindset of fall. Perhaps because it was all I listened to during the months of September, October, and November two years ago?
  • Discovered that Jeremy Fisher has a new digital CD coming out this week. Was excited.
  • Ran on the treadmill and not just ellipiticalized! [Gasp again!]
  • Lesson planned.
  • Uploaded a lot of pictures on the blog in preparation for some pre-fab(ricated) and uber-pumpkiny posts headed your way this week.
  • Took a break from watching I Am Love to blog. Took a break from a movie? Yes. I have a relatively newly developed short attention span. The movie has subtitles. [And we should probably call it a film since it has subtitles.] I’ll get back to it. And that book I said need to finish. Right away.
  • Hoped to go to bed at a “normal” hour [10:30 PM, thankyouverymuch] to be ready for what looks like a CRAZY week ahead. :)
  • Had difficulty ending this post because no bullet point seemed to be a sufficient closing. Even the one above. Which should have functioned in that manner but still seemed lacking.
  • Shrugged. Decided I needed a snack. Pushed “Publish Post.”
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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria @ Oh Healthy Day October 24, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I think you do more in your weekends than I do in a month of weekends :)

I've been meaning to check out Sprouts…

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Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free October 25, 2010 at 7:04 am

What a fun weekend! I can't wait to hear about pumpkin night!!

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Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life October 25, 2010 at 10:39 am

I'll need you to elaborate on blowing up a pumpkin in your oven, please. HAHA! Too funny!

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tehstotehara October 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Ahhh! I miss Mr. Natural SO much. Delicious empanadas. Drooool.

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Laura @ Foodies Not Fatties October 25, 2010 at 8:01 pm

"Culinary Tour?" I like that! It makes us sound like real classy broads instead of hungry girls who will rationalize a weekend of overindulgence!
So great to finally meet you! Your pumpkin-fest looks fun!

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Missy October 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

I am laughing right now because of the sandals comment…you see, I am from South Florida and moved from Austin after living there 6 years or so and you know what? I always say IT WAS TOO COLD!!! I never acclimated to the months when flip flops are out of the question and wore them at home with socks anyways.

Also? Am SO happy ypu are reading Jen Lancaster. She is addictive!!! I hope you read all her books. And her blog. She is super-gifted.

~Missy

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