Thursday, February 26, 2009

missed you.

i am so sorry blog. and blog readers. blogging has just been the last thing on my list of things to do lately. although i really do think about you a lot, and what i want to write, and what pictures i want to share and what recipes i need to put up. but there is always something, either homework, being sick, not having a camera for a while.

we have missed so much, even just in the last week-valentine's day, my birthday, mardi gras, lent starting.

i am writing this post at 11:14 pm while stuffing my face with grilled cheese and chocolate chip cookie bar, so i will just make this a housekeeping clean up post.

i found an amazing baking blog which gives you recipes were all sorts of creative ideas. i really envy those of you who can bake because even though i can cook a 5 course meal, baking a dessert is always disastrous for me! for my birthday my dad made this huge cookie pizza in about 15-20 mins, and i made fun of him and we died of laughter cuz the cookie wasnt cooked all the way through but he had to surprise me and frosted it but the frosting melted. BUT! it was so yummy. so ooey gooey that night and then so chewy later on. we've been eating it all week and its exactly the right consistency of a big chewy cookie you would get a a deli.

lent has started as well, so i'm on a new vegetarian cookie craze. giving up meat hasnt been that hard this week, but i'm deathly sick so i havent had quite an appetite anyways. i did make soy keema though.
  • onions, garlic, ginger
  • chilli powder
  • coriander powder
  • turmeric
  • garam masala powder
  • soy granules
  • tomatoes
  • ketchup
  • salt
  • water
  • peas
saute diced onions, garlic, and ginger till brown. while its sauteing, soak soy granules in warm water, then squeeze water out, leave to the side. add the powders into onions-sweat out the spices. add diced tomatoes. let it dissolve a little. add soy and water. bring to boil. add ketchup (my fav ingredient), salt and peas for garnish. yum! tastes just like ground beef.

did you know i love books? i got two amazing books for my birthday. i just finished reading A heartbreaking work of staggering genius / by Dave Eggers. which was strange but i read it anyways.

at work im finally getting my own official desk after 2 yrs of working there. im so excited!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

28:365 firesticks

here is an interesting art portfolio. this artist did a piece on different pictures on indian matchboxes. didn't know matches had such character. i chose this one because... i think in hindi kismet means luck? so to me it looks like it says, "if lucky, these matches can help you light your house on fire" let me know what your interpretations of this one and the others are.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


not their best.. but many more can be found here.

School is going great. Work is finally going great after a year and a half. Life is good; I am finally so happy. Now if i can just make that one person happy. bleh!

i need to make birthday plans.

valentines day is next week!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I love Jesus but I drink a little



what i've learned from this project is that i can't capture beauty as well as i intended. i'm just not skilled at it. and its kind of scary. it means that every time i gasp from true beauty (of the mountains, the sky, a flower, a friend, artwork, or life's pleasures) i gotta remember it. i can't always depend on my olympus digital camera. i have to use my brain. when i have a crappy day i need to remember the beautiful mountain range the day before or how the rain lingered on the grass. i'm not giving up-im going to continue, but honestly these pictures do not do justice for what i really see during my days. i apologize.

im giving my sister the camera for a couple days, so most pictures will be from the internet till next week.

ps. this project is hard, its hard for me to keep up with it, so there will be more massive updates like today, where a whole week or so will be updated withing 15 mins.