Burning The Souffle

"A Woman Happily In Love, She Burns The Souffle"

Gratuitous Kitteh Pictures July 16, 2009

Filed under: life is flippin suh-weet,Uncategorized — Rachel @ 2:15 pm

Have I ever told you about D’s little tiny cat? She is old, and very, very tiny.  She weighs maybe 4 lbs, and she has no tail (well, she does have a “stub”). We don’t know if she was born that way or if she lost part of her tail before she came to live with D.  She also has always had a bum paw,  but it doesn’t seem to bother her, she just holds it off the ground when she walks; we think she must have gotten in a fight with a bigger animal before finding her way home.

Anyway, she is a really sweet cat, she is a little skittish with people she doesn’t know, but she loves to be petted and snuggled.  Last night D and I were sitting on the couch with Smitty, and she happily sat on my lap and purred for the longest time.  She had to sit on a towel though, because she loved “kneading” my legs with her razor-sharp claws and my purple lounge pants weren’t enough protection.

Enjoy some gratuitous pictures of the cute kitty:

Just lounging around.

Just lounging around

Please, enough with the pictures!

Please, enough with the pictures!


For the record July 9, 2009

For the record, I am a nice person.

For the record, I am a good friend.

For the record, I am very forgiving.

For the record, I am NOT a doormat.

For the record, if I stop talking to you, there is always a reason why. (Stop pretending you don’t know why, and do us BOTH a favor, OK?)

For the record, I tried. (Even after D and numerous other people told me to just let it go.)

For the record, you did not listen. (At all.)


Girl’s Night Out July 2, 2009

Filed under: life is flippin suh-weet,Uncategorized,WOW — Rachel @ 3:07 pm

Last night I went out with some of my very favorite friends for some much needed girl time. I hadn’t gotten to see these friends since school let out in May, and I had missed them terribly.

First I went out for a fabulous dinner with my friend Ivy. We’ve been friends since freshman year. Actually, she was probably the first real friend I made at college.  Oh sure, I had made lots of acquaintances, but no real paint-my-fingernails and hold-my-hair-while-I-barf friends.

This is us then:

This is our Junior year re-do of the same picture:

She’s the best. One of those people you can ALWAYS count on to be there, no matter what.
Like I was saying, we went out for a GREAT dinner, then to a movie with some more friends. We saw “My Sister’s Keeper.” Oh dear. You need kleenex. A lot. I expected to cry at the end of the movie, but man, I cried the whole time! A great chick-flick. Guys don’t get sad movies, which is why I’m glad I went with my girls.
After the movie, we needed some ice cream for comfort. So we went and ate ice cream with hot fudge, then back to Ivy’s apartment for a photo shoot with Abby, her roommate and another great friend that went to the movie with us.
Here are our results:
This was my favorite. I’m in the middle. I have no clue what I was looking at. I might also add that I had already cried most of my make-up off.


I love my friends.


Today… June 29, 2009

Filed under: life is flippin suh-weet,Uncategorized — Rachel @ 7:04 pm

We have had beautiful weather.


From The Fishbowl June 26, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachel @ 11:28 am

“And we’re just two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl, year after year”-“Wish You Were Here”, Pink Floyd

Happy 3rd Anniversary D. I love you.

Rach and Dan at Opryland





Maybe It’s Wrong… June 24, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachel @ 11:01 am

But I am hopelessly and totally addicted to this site.  Perhaps it’s schadenfreude. Perhaps it’s just delight that these things haven’t happened to me. Or perhaps it’s just that it is DAMN FUNNY. Go visit. You will not be disappointed.


Telenovela June 21, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachel @ 11:00 pm

So, I’m sitting here, working on some biology homework, watching some TLC on the TV, when an advertisement for J&K+8 “special announcement show” came on.

I am rabidly curious.

I mean, I guess the writing is pretty much on the wall. D-I-V-O-R-C-E. I feel mildly bad, because I have really been wondering for a long time when this was going to happen, but then again, they are the ones with a TV show putting it out there for everyone to see, so I guess I am SUPPOSED  to be curious.

I am terrible for thinking that I deserve some sort of award for prognosticating this long ago. Sometime around their “vow renewal” show. It just seemed like they were trying too hard then.

I normally don’t watch much tv, usually because it either a) does not interest me, or b)during the school year, I just don’t have the time, but during the summer, I’ve been watching a little more, mostly when doing my online class. (Don’t laugh, if I don’t have something on to distract me a little bit, I can’t stay away from teh internets). I’ve noticed several interesting (and not so interesting things).

1. “Little People Big Pregnancy”-Love it! These people are so likeable, I think they could move in next door and we could be friends. Refreshing change from all the million-kids family shows.

2. “Cake Boss”-I like this one too. I like cake. I like people who yell. I like this show.

3. “Secret Life of the American Teenager”-Meh, I’ve never seen it. It looks kind of cheesy. I lived the life of an American teenager,  and not that long ago. I know what teenagers do. I don’t need to watch it again.

4. “16 and pregnant”-I like this one too. Mainly because I am glad I am not 16 and pregnant. And because I was 16 once, but not pregnant.  I like watching real people better than scripted shows, so maybe this is why I like this one better than the “Secret Life” one.   And sometimes I think I will be 16 in my mind forever. (Seriously, if I am with my parents, I can’t help but fall into the habit of asking them if I can do things.  Sometimes it boggles my mind that I AM A GROWN-UP! I CAN EAT ALL THE FRUITY PEBBLES AND NO ONE CAN SAY ANYTHING! I CAN WEAR WHATEVER I WANT! Of course, being able to do these things makes them much, much less fun. :/ )