Monday, August 28, 2006

Round 3

Job update: My off-site job prospect has asked me back for an interview with another project director and for a writing sample. Like I said to Porkchop and Soozi, if this doesn't pan out, I'm going to be super-pissed about all the time I've invested. Geez.

In other news, yesterday was nearly perfect in terms of my balance of activities. In the morning, I did yoga, 3 loads of laundry, and put dinner in the crock pot. Around 1:00, Soozi and I went out for lunch (at Sqwires), and then I returned home to work on one of my papers. Later, Soozi joined Porkchop and me for tortellini soup (see recipe below), and then they went to the ball game (yay Cardinals!...and some say I don't care) while I worked on my paper some more. I stopped at the bottom of page I need to reassess things, and I could really use some references to Bruno Latour's Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies. So I might be purchasing some books soon. And then re-selling them as soon as possible!

After accomplishing so much on my paper, I sat on the couch and read most of the current Bitch. Yay! What a great Sunday! Except for knitting, of which I did none.

That doesn't mean I wasn't thinking about knitting, however. I can't wait to purchase Mason-Dixon Knitting. I didn't believe the hype at first, but after skimming through it with Porkchop at Borders last week and laughing aloud, I can't wait! I'm already planning all of the band washcloths that I'll make. And rugs. And felted boxes.


I think that's it, y'all. Porkchop and I are working on getting our cars registered and licensed, but that's boring stuff. Not exciting like reading about my Sunday.

Upcoming Things
Maybe you will find some of this exciting:
  • Wednesday: Knitting night with Soozi. I'm thinking we should also make some fun small dishes and maybe have wine or other libations.

  • Labor Day isn't as fun when you don't get paid for the holiday, but maybe seeing V will make up for that. Porkchop and I are going to my parents' in northeast Arkansas, and V might drive over from Memphis for a visit.

  • Renegade Craft Fair. I've been counting the days, and it's soooo close! Yay! We will be staying with K&B...that Sunday is K's birthday, so extra fun!

Note about Luna Bars
So, the Luna bar people have a new line out: Sunrise, morning nutrition for women. Does anyone else think this is kind of ridiculous? I love Luna bars, but I hate the "for women" thing. And now, morning nutrition for women?? Is that really necessary?

I had the Vanilla Almond bar, and I didn't really like it. It was a weird consistency.

The Recipe
I nearly forgot! But here it is! This recipe is for a crock pot, but if you don't have one, just simmer the soup for a half hour or so before adding the tortellini.


1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 14.5 oz cans vegetable broth
1 cup sliced green onions
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp fresh basil (or 1-2 tsp dried)
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 lb cheese tortellini (or extra if you like)

Mix all the ingredients except the tortellini in a crock pot. Fire it up on HIGH for 4-5 hours or LOW 6-8 hours. During the last hour of cooking, add the tortellini.

That's it! Simple! I even wrote this recipe from memory!

Have a great Monday!


Anonymous said...

hmmm, i hope the job prospect works out for the best my friend. sounds like you had a perfect Sunday. yay!! i am soooo excited you will be here for my b-day. maybe you can teach me to knit...again...



Porkchop said...

Speaking of those morning Luna bars... I tried my Strawberries and Cream one and it was N-A-S-T-Y. I only took one bite and it took all of my strength not to run over and spit it out in the trash can.

Anonymous said...

I kind of like the blueberry yogurt one-- it's not great, but if you're in a bind a need a quick snack, it works. I almost bought one of the strawberries and cream ones tonight at the store, but hearing Porkchop's reaction, I'm glad that I didn't.