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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Russell Brand, food, and walking dogs

Happy Friday. It's been a pretty good week except that it's raining now AND it is supposed to rain tomorrow. Myriam says that there is even a 30% chance for snow. I am not sure where she heard that but it better not snow--that is all I have to say about that.

Ok so it's Saturday now because I was too tired last night to finish my blog. It is no longer raining, there was no snow, and it's a beautiful day. Cool. Perhaps a bike ride is in order.

Here are a couple of cool things happening in my life: Russell Brand is now following me on Twitter AND he sent me a message saying he liked my blog. Yes--it is the Russell Brand and no--I have no idea how or where he found me but it's kinda neat.

I have been nominated for professor of the year. Yes, I am that much of a badass. It's pretty exciting. After having my self esteem and spirit crushed last semester by someone--this nomination has restored my faith in others and myself.

Well--lots of things actually did that but this was like the cherry on top. It's so weird how you can have like 1,000 people that love you but you focus on the one that rejects you or is mean to you. It's actually still a daily struggle but it's getting easier. It would also be easier if I could just dislike the mean people but I can't. I have a big heart and I think there is good in everyone. I'd even still be helpful to them if asked. Sometimes this is a cool trait to have and other times it can be destructive. Oh well--what doesn't kill us is supposed to make us stronger. Since I'm not dead--I must be hercules.

Wow--I went off on a little therapy rant there didn't I? Anyways--professor of the year nomination is str8 up awesome. I will focus on the positive today.

Classes are going well. Love my students this semester. Love them.

I am about half way done writing my latest one person show. It's gonna be awesome. The goal is to perform it this summer. I think that is a realistic goal. Maybe Russell will come:)

Ok--lots of food finds and food adventures in the last couple of weeks. I have already discussed coftea but some of you have requested some recipe ideas so at the end of this post you will find a few. Here are some food adventures that I have recently had:

Went to Slater's 50/50 yesterday with my friend Alan. Ok--Slaters is A....mazing. The burgers are 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon--YES--I know. We shared two burgers. One came with chili, nacho cheese sauce, raw onion, and thousand island dressing on a brioche bun (very ghettopolitan indeed.) The second burger that we shared was the burger of the month. It was--50% ground beef and 50% ground sausage. On it was marinara sauce, mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, mushrooms, and green peppers--a true pizza burger. It was delicious.

Tried a sweet potato for the first time. Not a fan. Too sweet--too mushy. I'll stick with mashed potatoes.

Trader Joes now carries...wait for it....peanut butter cream cheese spread. I have been eating peanut butter and cream cheese together for years--I am very excited that others have recognized the brilliance of the two together. $2.49 for a 7oz tub. Try it. Seriously, it's wonderful.

Tried a sub place called Lil' Pickle in Costa Mesa with my friend Randy. Love the name, love the sandwiches, loved eating there with Randy. I'd recommend it to everyone.

Next week I am going to see a Turkish woman who reads your future in coffee grounds. I think it will be fun.

Went to Wing Stop this week with Jamie. It's underrated. The potato salad is yummy. She got boneless wings--I opted for the bone in. Which do you think is better?? Jamie loves the idea of coftea though is also a little hesitant.

The cupcake place in Orange on Glassell has raspberry vodka cupcakes AND they have chocolate peanut butter bacon cupcakes. Delicious.

That's it for the food stuff.

I am now an official dog walker for the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. It's a pretty cool. I get to spend time with dogs and I get to exercise. Win win.

Ok--that's it for now. I'll post some coftea recipes later this evening. I think I'll try a few before I suggest them.

You are all awesome.


  1. YAY for Russell Brand--I love him. I met him once and he is incredibly sweet and kind to everyone. (One of these days I'll show you my pic with him where I'm grinning like a lebotomized idiot.) I think he's brilliant and fascinating to listen to--anyone who can fit a Baudelaire reference into a stand-up routine is a-ok by me. Hot and socially conscious. Spiritual. And you'd like his books very much. Ok I'll stop now...

    Oh and Wing Stop lemon pepper wings are mmm-mmm and I'm putting Slater's on my list!!

  2. I am honored to be mentioned in your blog. ^_^