Monday, October 26, 2009

As anyone who really knows me would know, I'm not exactly the dieting type. Unfortunately, while this may have been okay when I was 16, it's now starting to backfire. While I don't generally feel that weight is a big deal, it definitely becomes a big deal when it reaches the point where you may need to purchase a new wardrobe. That's just a lot of money I don't have. So, I'm going on a diet to try to lose about 10 pounds. A good friend of mine turned me on to the website dailyburn.com, so I'm going to give it a try. We'll see how it goes.

In other news, my birthday has come and gone. It was very nice. My sister treated me to some items from Lush, my mother bought me a pretty necklace, Diana took me out to breakfast and my parents took me out to dinner. Aka--I spent the whole day eating and shopping. Pretty nice, huh?

Anyway, that's my life in a nutshell. Nothing else of note at the moment...(cough cough)...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Yom Huledet Sameach!

Tonight is my birthday according to the Jewish lunar calendar. Oh boy! Esrim v'Shtayim Shanim! My English birthday, on the other hand, is this upcoming Sunday. You know, just a reminder for any of you thinking of buying me presents. ^_^
I've already detailed my gift guidelines in previous posts, but you know, I accept gifts in all forms all times of year. :oD

Okay, so...that's all!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Post-Yom Tov Chatter

So, I made those cookies and they were received with rave reviews. Yay! NExt time, I'll bake them a little less to make them chewier, but otherwise this is my official cookie recipe. In other news, my yom tov was nice...

Wow...my life is pretty boring, huh? I've been listening to a lot of music lately, through pandora where I've made a chick station (Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Sara McLaughlin, Alanis Morrisette, and...I recently added Amy Winehouse to the mix. We'll see how that goes...) Thanks to Alexandra for turning me on to Fiona Apple a few years back! I really like her style. Tori Amos I liked for a while, but I'm starting to like her less and less as I'm realizing that her lyrics only SOUND deep.

So...yeah...that's all I've got right now. Sorry to disappoint. :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cookies!

I've been hunting for cookie recipes lately. The cookies I made on Friday for yom tov came out..well...not great. So, I'm looking elsewhere. What I want to know how to make are chewy sugar cookies. I am NOT a fan of the crunchy sugar cookie. I mean, they taste good enough, but they're so dry and boring. In my humble opinion, all cookies should be moist and chewy. End of discussion. So I'm on the hunt. I just found a recipe for sugar drop cookies, and I'm going to give those a try. If they come out good enough, my hunt will be over. But, ya know, I'm always up for recipes.

The recipe for the cookies I'm about to try are here: http://www.kosherinthekitch.com/?p=100

In other news, my birthday is 19 days away, and I would like to remind everyone of my present guidelines:

1) I like shiny things. It doesn't need to be expensive. just shiny.
2) I've been seriously thinking about getting an external tablet that I can use to draw a webcomic. This one would definitely be good as a starter tablet: http://cgi.ebay.com/GENIUS-8x6-GRAPHIC-DRAWING-TABLET-MOUSE-PEN-MAC-WINDOWS_W0QQitemZ110424483337QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_Mice_Trackballs?hash=item19b5cfe609&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
3) I like things that smell pretty. This could include body sprays, scented candles, or products from Lush.
4) I like things that are cute and/or fluffy. Stuffed animals are always welcome.
5) Cash is also always ALWAYS AAALLLLWAAAAYS welcome.

:oD

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Little Help From All Y'all Techies Out There?

So, here's the deal: I'm pretty sure I've got some nasty viruses on my computer. I say this because I can't install new software on my computer, including a new anti-virus. (I've been running AVG and wanted to install Comodo, but couldn't. I think it's a problem with my windows installer.) Anyway, I've been trying to find a WIndows XP Media Center Edition restore disc that will work with my nice little product key on the bottom of my lappy. While I'm doing that, I thought about Ubuntu.

Here's where you guys come in. I'm just curious to know what people think about solely using Ubuntu, as opposed to running it alongside Windows. Aka -- is it a bad idea for me to replace Windows with Ubuntu? Any advice would be helpful. :)