It's sunday morning
and everyone but me in this house is still asleep. I just noticed the title of my blog. I know this sounds stupid as I was the one that named it, but just now, I noticed it. I named it Le futur simple back when I started this because of a couple reasons. First, I like French and wish I weren’t too lazy to re-learn it. Two, I thought it was clever because the phrase has a meaning onto...
Spent a lot of time in the kitchen today
results: Lemon cake with an awesome lemon syrup on top. It’s sticky and yummy. Pasta salad for dinner tonight. (Truth: it’s a lazy salad with mayonnaise and pickled things. Still yummy enough to have me looking forward to dinner.) Chocolate pudding that is now cooling off on the counter. (The cake recipe required egg whites only. I couldn’t just toss the yolks, now could I?)
Remember when I said I was going to have a visum agency arrange everything for my visums? Well, I posted all the papers and my passport on monday. And today I suddenly realised that I’m 99,99% sure I forgot to sign one application form. So far for less stress…
Today I decided to let a visum agency handle my visum applications and pick-ups. It costs me a little more, but in return I get less stress. Because seriously ENOUGH WITH THE STRESS AND ANXIETY AND STOMACH ACHES ALREADY!! I want to start enjoying the foresight of travelling again!
I've got a new business...
David: Catherine did I mention I've got a new business?
David: Yeah. I'm...
Catherine: What's your new business?
David: I'm making statues of religious icons.
Catherine: Statues of religious icons? How's business?
David: Oh, I'm making a profit...
Catherine Tate and David Tennant. From the extra's (behind the scenes) of Tate's Christmas Special "Nan's Christmas Carol" (2009)
Spending my afternoon watching jamie oliver on youtube. Upside: It’s a really great show and I want to cook more. Downside: I’m getting really hungry and there’s nothing really to cook with in the house and the stores are closed because it’s a bank holiday. So far I’ve had radishes, cookies, chocolate and an apple for snacks.
(this happened at work. I work as a sales advisor in the kids department of a major clothing store.) A customer approaches me to ask something about sweatpants and -shirts for girls. She is holding a pink Hello Kitty sweater. Her: Do you think these trousers go with this shirt? Me: Sure. They’re not H.K. but the colour is identical. Her: I think this sweater is very cute, but I’m a...
I was buying stationary when my pack of envelopes...
lickypickysticky: a.k.a Alan Rickman. For two split seconds I froze. Then he smiled. Then I smiled. Then I uttered “You Thank”. And he walked away. My crush on Alan is from back in the Sense and Sensibility days. And he looks old and a bit frumpy and he is blondish. But fuckyeah, he is Snape. And I WAS starstruck for a little. You got to love the big cities. Why doesn’t this ever...
the dark side of travel prep
Vaccinations. I just spent nearly an hour in a doc’s office listening to him list in how many ways I could get sick and die. Then I got four shots. I still have to go back twice for a total of three shots. And get one at my regular doctor’s. All of which are super duper expensive and non refundable by my health insurance thing. And I have to buy like six boxes of really expensive...