Burning The Souffle

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

Professor You-Tube July 18, 2009

Filed under: the world around me,WOW — Rachel @ 12:21 pm

So, I am really proud of my D. I’ve always known he was a very handy guy to have around, but I never stopped to really think about and appreciate how clever he really is.

His dad needed some plumbing work done, and was going to call a plumber to do it.  “Don’t do that,” says D, “Let me look at it and see what I can do.”

So, D looks at it, develops a plan, and tries it.

It doesn’t work.

At this point, I would have felt I was out of my element, and called in a professional. Nope, not D.

He goes on YOU-TUBE to watch a video on how to do it!

Then he goes back to the hardware store, gets some more stuff, and does it!

I’m not totally sure what all they did, but it involved putting some sort of pressure regulator in and running a lot of new pipe for a new inside faucet in the basement. I might add that the water pressure dropped to a non-bullet pounding level immediately, and they only had ONE tiny little leak in all the new pipe that D had run all over the basement.

I was totally impressed. D, you are so smart, it never would have occured to me to watch a you-tube video of how to do something. (I mainly use my you-tube viewing for watching things like this, I am a shining example of maturity.)

D, I am so proud of you for wanting to learn so many new things and then just getting out there and trying them.


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.


Holy Guacamole April 28, 2009

Filed under: WOW — Rachel @ 1:12 pm

So, I rarely check my stats. Mostly because I write this blog just as a way to write down things that are interesting/puzzling/funny/irritating to me.  If people read it and are entertained by it, great,  I LOVE for people to read what I write. That being said, it doesn’t really matter to me if 1 person reads it and is entertained, or if 20 people read it and are entertained. So I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to my stats.  (Partially because I am too lazy to wait for it to load.)

This morning though (still in the throes of sickness) I did decide to look at them. And uh, y’all?

I was freaking FLOORED.

Yesterday my page had 405 views.


That’s huge to me!

I know, I know, to the big-time bloggers, that’s nothing, a drop in the hat. But for me, someone who doesn’t blog everyday, use ads, and is not thoroughly immersed in the whole blog culture (don’t get me wrong, I LOVE reading blogs), this is huge for me.

I couldn’t honestly say, but I think my top page views before then had been somewhere around 60-70 views. I can’t for the life of me figure out why anyone would find my post about being sick so interesting, or what links brought them all here, but seriously, I’m really shocked.


This time tomorrow…. December 3, 2008

This time tomorrow, I will be much less stressed indeed.

I have a final presentation to do in one class, I get back another project in that class, and then I am done with that class. Phew.

Once that one is over with, I will feel much better.

I have a particularly rant-tastic blog about that class, but I’m saving it until final grades are published. (Hey, you never know.)

I still have to present my chemistry project, and turn it in, but I am not so worried about chemistry anymore.

I have to write one last paper for another class, but I really don’t think it will be too bad.

I have to turn in practicum hours, after having my practicum teacher fill out one more thing, and then, I will be done.

Next week I have a chemistry exam (which I am not going to freak out about. The chemistry exam cannot hurt you, she set it up so that you can only gain points if you choose to take it. Bless you, chemistry professor.)

And I have another exam, one that I’m really not worried about at all.

And then, then my friends, I will be done until mid-January, when school starts back up.

I am so ready for this break. I know I just had 5 days off for Thanksgiving, but this semester has somewhat kicked my ass.  I’m glad it’s almost over.

Then, if everything goes according to plan (Please, Please, Please, God, let everything go according to plan.) I will only have 3 semesters left at this fine institution of learning (somedays I just call it the institution.)

3 semesters isn’t so bad. I’m sure they will fly by.

And then….then….it’s off into the…gulp…..real world.

Why, I’ll have to have a job.

And I’ll be married.

And I’ll have a car payment and a house payment.

Hard to believe. In a year and a half (hopefully, Please God) I will be something else entirely. I will no longer be the college student rushing around everywhere, I won’t have to get up and run to the computer lab because I forgot to print something 5 minutes before it’s due, I won’t be able to just get up and throw my hair back into a messy ponytail and some old jeans and go about my day, I won’t be like this anymore.

I’ll be D’s wife. I’ll be someone’s child’s teacher.

I wonder if I’ll feel different than I do now.

I don’t think so, I feel the same way I’ve felt since I can remember.  I honestly sometimes stop whatever I’m doing, because I can’t believe how quickly my school years have gone by.

I guess it feels like they’ve flown by and crept by all at the same time.

I wonder if it feels that way for everyone?

I wonder if I’ll look back on this time 10 years from now and think about how quickly it flew by?

I wonder.

Sorry for the disjointed nature of this post, I’m just sort of throwing the thoughts out there as they come into my head.


At least I’m famous SOMEWHERE. October 9, 2008

Filed under: WOW — Rachel @ 1:54 pm

I’m from a small town. Very small. Gettin’g bigger, but still small. Everyone in said town knows who I am. EVERYONE.

This is nice in some aspects, but a pain in others.

I can’t go to the grocery store without seeing SOMEONE I know. Then I’m faced with the annoying problem of having to say something to them in the fruit aisle, the dairy aisle, the cracker aisle, the frozen aisle…etc, etc.  I couldn’t do anything in high school without everyone knowing about it less than an hour later. (This is why I probably didn’t get into more trouble than I did.) And to this day, I’m sure I could still find a way to scandalize the whole town. (It doesn’t take much, we are some drama queens, every last one of us.)

Oh, and if I look bloated, I must be “in the family way”. Nooope. Just had too much bean dip at lunch.

But you know what really drove it home? I was snooping around a popular ahem, social networking site, and found a picture of D’s ex girlfriend sitting on MY ex boyfriend’s lap. (Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t care less, it just made me realize how interconnected everyone really is.)

Now neither of us were exactly priests when we met, and have both dated several other people.

Only in a small town.


my new obsession October 8, 2008

Filed under: life is flippin suh-weet,nerdiness,WOW — Rachel @ 8:08 pm

I started reading the twi.light series last week. I am currently on the last book. I have become so entangled with these characters that I dream about them.  (I don’t mean I daydream about them, I mean for every night since last week, I have had some sort of dream about some character in the book.) Other equally obsessed friends and I talk about the characters like they are real people.  This is SO not typical behavior for me.  This is what I get for laughing at all the Ha.rry Po.tter obsessed people back in the day.

Oh, and there is a movie coming out! Next month! Have you seen the guy playing the lead role?



Wonderful Day October 1, 2008

Filed under: good news,life is flippin suh-weet,Uncategorized,WOW — Rachel @ 8:55 pm

Today was SUCH  beautiful day outside! The sun was shining, there were just a few little streaky clouds; clouds that just seemed to be there to highlight the beauty of the bright blue sky. It was the first cool day we’ve had since last spring. I walked with a friend to get lunch, then later  we walked to get dinner. It was such a beautiful day that it would have felt like a sin to get into a car and drive. (Plus, as we reasoned, the walking burned off the calories.) I sat outside with a book (a fun book, not a textbook) between classes.  It was one of those days that makes you want to sing, a day where you feel amazed that you are lucky enough to be alive to experience. I loved it.