Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cranberry Muffin

Sorry for the lack of blogging this week. I'd like to say it's been a crazy/busy one, but let's face it..I'm a housewife which entitles me to do a lot of nothing (i.e. do laundry, load/unload dishes into dishwasher, cook, and most importantly watch desperate housewives).  Matthew informed me this morning that I'm not a "real" blogger...because he knows EXACTLY what that entails...and that I needed to update! So, here I am..updating away.

This weekend Matt and I took a trip to Richmond-in search of running shoes...and who knew that it would be such an old/cute place?! Needless to say, I forgot my camera. BUT- don't fret because we're already planning a trip back and I WILL be taking my camera with me! We noticed a Holocaust Museum that we decided we would HAVE to go to. Also, while in Richmond, we visited a HUGE had a GARDEN RIDGE in it for crying out loud (it also had a barnes&noble and a tjmaxx-coming soon)!!

In other news, we found a wonderful mexican restaurant!! We'll probably be frequent Sunday visitors there. The only strange thing about the place is that when they brought out salsa and chips, they also sat down a bowl of ranch beside it...I'm still very unsure as to what I should do with that!?

I think that's all for now...we haven't had much excitement this past week...hopefully this week is filled with a lot more humor that I can share with you guys! I WILL be posting pictures be looking for those! Oh, and the title of my blog today is because this morning we woke up to an awful smell in the apartment that seriously needed to be masked. So, I went to the trusty scents for my scentsy and picked out Cranberry Muffin. Now it smells like a delicious breakfast treat in our house instead of a dead animal :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Who Lives Next to a Pineapple Under the Sea?...

Squidward...I had him for dinner tonight and he was disgusting! Don't get me wrong, I've had squid before and loved it, but I suppose I might only prefer it if fried (maybe it's the southern in me).   Tonight it did the most awful thing it could squeaked on my teeth!! freak me out!!!

As terrible as this squid experience was, nothing can top the awful (and I mean AWFUL) taste of octopus! I guess I should say texture rather than taste because it has absolutely no taste-and if it did, I didn't make it far enough to taste anything.  Just talking about it now makes me wanna gag!! There aren't many things that I won't eat-unless it has a freaky texture.  Yes, I am one of "those" people.  A weird texture will most certainly make me gag.  Laugh if you will, but I am not good with such strange textures.  My "normal" food aversions (due to texture) are bananas, jello, milkshakes, and syrup...random, I know!  Octopus was looking to be promising though.  It looked tender enough.  au contraire mon frere.  It was squeaky on my teeth (like squidward) and so tough/chewy! The feeling that I felt after sticking that awful piece of seafood in my mouth would (I assume) compare to the feeling you get when you are going on a date with someone new and are expecting to go somewhere nice (i.e. Olive Garden) and you end up eating a burger, fries, and a shake at Mcdonalds...such a disappointment!

So, the moral of the story (and what I told Matthew) is that we will no longer be purchasing any kind of mixed seafood....EVER!  I will stick to "chicken of the sea," shrimp, (trying new) fish, and occasionally crab.  Other than that, Matthew will have to eat his octopus at a restaurant because this army wife ain't buyin it!!

Disgusted & Disappointed,

Pleased & Humored,

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Change of Scenery

change of scenery

a move to a different place, where the surroundings are different.

New things that I'm having to get used to in Virginia:

1) living 5 minutes from such establishments as "Solomon Seafood Soulfood" (where food stamps are accepted as payment) and the adult video store (where they, so kindly, provide FREE digital viewing rooms). 

2) the time change-although we are only one hour ahead of Arkansas, this has definitely been the toughest to get used to. When I go to bed at 10 my brain still thinks it's only 9...and, even more tragic than shows that are on at "normal time" (old time) are NOT on at "normal time" (new time)-example: Hoarding Buried Alive premiered last night at 10/9C. Lucky for Arkansas you don't have to stay up from 10-11 to watch it!!!

3) COMICS-they are so not the same as they were in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette!! Virginians don't have a sense of humor-Arkansas comics are way better!

4) being able to hop in the car and drive 30 min to my mom and dad's! Matt told me last night he wouldn't be home for a few days next week because of some training stuff...well, normally when he abandons me like that, I just pack up and stay with my parents so I won't have to stay alone! As you may have guessed...I can no longer do this! :/

5) not knowing where I'm going/speed limits/etc- I'm SO very thankful for the gps my loving parents got me for Christmas! I have no clue what I would do without it-well, actually, I'd be lost! Virginia is very confusing-not like our simple roads in Arkansas. One minute you'll be driving down a two-way road, then all of a sudden it's one way...

6) being a "housewife"- it hurts to even say that- I am so used to having a job and making my own money...for the first week here though, I'm taking on a new role-cooking, cleaning, and of course watching desperate housewives.

and finally....

7) waking up EARLY! When I say early, I mean getting up before the rooster even thinks about getting up! Matt informed me that while I was being a "housewife" that I had the privilege of taking him to/from he sick or what?! Anyway, it's not as bad as it sounds- when he thanks me for taking him and apologizes for me getting up early, I quickly remind him that when I get home I'll dream of him! :)

Casi & Matt