Jun. 1st, 2009


Jun. 1st, 2009 09:26 am
kjpepper: (The House)
I forgot to mention yesterday that there is a vase of peonies on the dining room table.

One summer when I was a kid, Mom attempted to do something with our postage stamp of a backyard. She planted a whole lot of stuff and it looked real pretty before being a postage stamp sized back yard in NY and Mom getting discouraged with gardening killed most of it. What was left went feral and took over the back yard - the peonies for one, but there are also some roses and a few scraggly stray trees. Anyway, due to the epic amount of rain we had a couple weeks ago the peonies bloomed with a vengeance. You could see this gnarled little bush just covered in these huge pink flowers from the kitchen window.

Apparently sometime while I was running around in Manhattan yesterday, Dad actually ventured into the back yard (no one goes back there, ever), cut six of the flowers, and put them in a nice vase with water. "They were just going to waste back there, and I thought you and Imm would like them. And they smell nice."

This right here is why the man still gets all the ladies.


Jun. 1st, 2009 11:47 am
kjpepper: (youtube or it didn't happen)
blame [livejournal.com profile] aersi's twitter for this one.

I am not going to make it to either the library or Trader Joe's today because I am DEAD FROM FUNNY.
kjpepper: (om nom nom)
I've invented a game! it's called Horrify the Salad People at Hale & Hearty Soups with the most bizarre combination of salad components ever. So far the score is 1 - 1, as this is the second day in a row I've gotten one of their salads for lunch. Todays winning entry: mixed greens, carrots, feta, grilled chicken, bacon, raisins, sundried tomato, apple slices, orange slices, balsamic vinagrette dressing. I actually got the swishy boy making it up to wrinkle his nose. I WIN. And yes, the salad itself is pretty delicious, if somewhat on the salty side. Only problem is regular playing of this game will be expensive, so I'm thinking weekly treat. It's kind of terrifying how much I've been craving vegetables lately.

Other than scaring people, also managed to get to the library and trader joes despite earlier. I returned Iron Council even though I wasn't done with it - I'm a little burnt out on China Mieville still. Making up for this with an anthology of New Weird fiction, a sano ichiro novel and the book I'm reading for [livejournal.com profile] t_nr.

And now, hoping to get some work done and some laundry folded... maybe some DDR later. AND SOME ZYRTEC NAU - HOLY SHITBALLS MY EYES THEY BURNINATE.

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