Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Roommate Searching

Alright, so I've lived free of rent now for a little over a year. Saved a good amount of money. And I'm ready to move out! So after talking to my dear friend Tammy Tam about searching for roommates on Craigs List I decided what the heck, it's worth a try!

Now I know what you're all thinking....Brittany nooo only stalkers, creepy people, and whores are on Craigs List. But come on people, not everyone's crazy. There has to be some normal people out there in the land of crazies. Me for instance! (Ok, on the normalish side.) So yes, I posted a listing on there for a roommate. And I've already had a few responses. One seems pretty great actually. Now on the other hand there was a dad with a son looking for a female roommate. Eh....a little weird. Didn't respond to that one. But you have to expect a few odd balls right?

So I'm on the search....if you hear of anyone, who knows someone, who knows another someone who needs a roommate, send them my way!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Have a Problem *picture me in a self-help group*

So remember how I mentioned awhile back I like have an obsession with, recipe blogs? Well this has turned into more of a problem.

 I mean seriously. It's become my number one distraction from work and anything else important I might need to get done. The problem is there are so many good recipes out there and just not enough time in the day to read them all. Let alone cook them. Another problem with this. I'm spending more money on food than I usually do because I keep finding new delicious things to make. And if it's not the time consumption or the money spending it's the eating. I'm always hungry now!

Anyone reading that last part knows this is a lie. I'm always hungry anyways, this just gives me something to blame it on :)

Maybe I should talk about more meaningful things besides food blogs, but this is what I'm thinking about, so the meaningful stuff will have to come another day.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I have exciting news! Well it's exciting to me so I'm going to share it in the hopes that you too might think it's exciting. I am going on an amazing backpacking trip sometime in September to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Awesome right?!? 

So this all began when I started dating this guy. I think I've mentioned him before. Anyways, so he's really into this backpacking outdoorsy thing, which it so happens I am too. May not seem like that big of a coincidence but he's the first I've found that has this same interest. So anyhow...him and his friends have gone on a trip each year for a few years now, and I'm excited to participate this year! 

Now this aint no wimpy little hike, no sir e. This is a week of intense hiking, outdoor living, no showering, amazingness. And I am ecstatic. 

Now. The only downside of this, is that I am already wanting to buy all kinds of things I probably won't need. Like boots, and jackets, and shirts, etc....Needless to say I may spend a little lot of money on this trip. Let's face it, I already have a shopping problem and this is only fueling the fire!

I will leave you with this gorgeous picture of where I will be this Fall
Banff National Park offers some inspiring views for backpackers.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Food Food Food

I'm noticing a pattern in my posts. FOOD. But I'm ok with this.

So I've been thinking about starting a meal plan for the week, for a few reasons. One, my boyfriend keeps talking about how he wants more protein in his diet. I think this is just a man thing in general to want more meat in every meal, but maybe that's just me. Two, it will ensure that I eat good lunches because quite honestly I've gotten lazy about eating good lunches. So if I plan it all ahead I can have some healthy leftovers!

Not sure if my boyfriend will stick to this, he didn't exactly seem excited about the idea. His exact response, "a meal plan eh?" Although, he tends to be on the skeptical side about a lot of things, but he comes around when he realizes how gosh darn smart I am ;) So we will see how it goes. Anyways, I think it's a great way to be sure you get all those food groups in. And since I'm kind of anal and love making lists, this kills two birds with one stone!

I'm not going to list everything, because I don't think you all really care that much. But if you're interested I'll be happy to tell you. I will say I did include Superbowl food into Sundays meal plan. AKA the entire day is filled with dips and snacks and all kinds of delicious good bad for you things! I may have to share a few of those recipes this week... Very excited about them/to eat them.