Month: March 2009

procrastination, in review

So like has been lamented time and time again, last week was bad and my focus was shot. Needless to say, my procrastination level went way, way up. And so, we will have procrastination in review…a time to tell of the amazing things on the internet that can only be founds through mindless surfing, facebook and gchat links. 1. “Are You A Christian Hipster:” I mean this one about made my day (although I will admit it’s been on the “to blog about list for almost 2 weeks).  It’s been all over the internet including a shout out on the “Daily Dish” from Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic. My favorite paragraph: Christian hipsters love thinking and acting Catholic, even if they are thoroughly Protestant. They love the Pope, liturgy, incense, lectio divina, Lent, and timeless phrases like “Thanks be to God” or “Peace of Christ be with you.” They enjoy Eastern Orthodox churches and mysterious iconography, and they love the elaborate cathedrals of Europe (even if they are too museum-like for hipster tastes). Christian hipsters …

High heels and Acronyms

First off, with no relevance to the rest of this post: BTWITIAILWY is the best 11 letter acronym. A friend had it up in a facebook message and I sat on my couch yesterday trying to figure it out. Thanks to google and in case you were wondering it means “By The Way I Think I Am In Love With You.” I love text massage acronyms. Yay 11 letter acronyms…especially ones that only three people figured out (and two out of the three also figured out why I love it, sometimes the obvious answer is in fact the right answer). But on to the real subject at hand…fashion in the government. I have worked in what is referred to by many as “Hollywood for Ugly People,” and while I often agree there has been an increased level of attractiveness into the Nation’s Capital as of late. So when Elle Magazine did a spread on female White House staffers dress, I was psyched. In the post, titled Capital Cool, seven member of the new administration are …

a photo montage of food

So it has been a long time without a food picture of reference on the blog, and in honor of the fact that I got my external hard drive to work today…behold, a food photo montage (and the chocolate financiers (the mini-cupcake-esque items) recipe). Without further ado, my favorites of the last few months. It is here that I should admit that the above picture was taken multiple times to snap this. Tarts, Dulce de Leche, Breakfast Buddies, and stuffing…wow do I love my family. The end of every great Christmas season in my household. The baby cupcake-esque things are the Chocolate financiers, and if anyone has a gluten-free friend…they can be the key to their brownie-missing heart. They are made with almond flour and both dense and cakey all at the same time. Add a dollop of icing, and you could win the friend of the year award. ** Also, Please take note that the camera quality became worse when you got to the end, this is really because my mother got my dream …

proof

…that I’m nuts (cause the last week and a half of blog posts didn’t prove that). My little bubble of a world right now includes: T.I & Justin Timberlake’s “Dead and Gone” on repeat + church financials and deposits + restructing the Sunday bulletin (which includes retyping the prayers). Somehow I don’t ever think that T.I, Justin and Anglican Confessions of Sin were supposed to co-exist in the same space.