Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Random Photo Entry 7: Nerd Mode

It's been a while since I've posted a random photo entry, so here's my latest:

Above: I'm spending a bit of today and tomorrow working on my dissertation and e-learning stuff for my second job. Don't get me wrong -- I still did my daily gym-time, but the theme of today and tomorrow should be... productivity. So the question is here... do these glasses make me look smart? Why do people get that impression even when I'm not wearing them? I'd rather be known as athletic, just to move away from my abysmal geekiness of yore.

Above: A vegan spinach lasagna is currently sitting in "The Ukrainian's" oven. Well, I lied. The one in this picture, which I made in October, is vegan and was miiiggghty delicious, mind you. However, this time I put ground turkey meat in half of it to make it more man-friendly.

Above: Last month, I also made some pumpkin-ginger muffins, which we ate with pumpkin butter from Trader Joe's. This stuff is WAY sweeter than apple butter and is a great, great holiday treat. Anyone who knows me know that I am a sucker for pumpkin things!

Above: I also spent some time decorating "The Ukrainian's" house for the Fall. I've fallen behind on the wagon with the Christmas decor, so I think the next change-up will be winter, once I have paid my tuition and am out of dire monetary shortage.

Above: Jerry's Dogs salad. I went during a carbo-loading period thanks to my co-workers, Chris and Randy (I'll miss you two!). Yes, this wood-fired wiener place offers a salad (for relatively cheap!) and will top it with whatever they would normally place on a hot dog. This includes grilled onions, red onions, pickles, Italian dressing, cranberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, and PINE NUTS. I only finished half, but this was after hawking off some fries from my co-worker. Oh yes, and they give you a pail of peanuts to munch on while waiting. I only had one.

Above: Finally, here are some crackers that came from home. Who wouldn't want to eat such cheery snacks?

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