Darn it, I have half a day left tomorrow of not being in the office. Let me tell you, it has been bliss.
Last night I made risotto for Cowboy and his roommates. I swear one of them almost straight up asked me to marry him. A week ago, I ordered the new turkey and cranberry risotto at La Madeleine. It was just okay but I fell in love with idea: turkey and cranberries. Yesterday, I attempted making up my own recipe along the way. DELICIOUS!
I made a simple plain risotto then mixed in dried cranberries and diced turkey (from the deli at the grocery). I did add more Parmesan cheese than I normally would. It was great. After we went and saw "Gone Baby Gone".
That was one depressing movie. But I did learn two things: Morgan Freeman is a badass when it comes to acting and Casey Affleck makes a track suit look damnnnnnnnn good! He was very easy on the eyes.
Cowboy and I had to promise each other the next movie we would see has to be a comedy. It has been nothing but depression central for us at the movies. In the past 2 weeks, we've seen: The Kingdom (I didn't like it); Into the Wild (so good, I don't even know what to say, except GO SEE IT); Saw IV (aiyee); and last night's Gone Baby Gone.
Today, being my last full day at home, we had lunch at a new Mexican restaurant in my 'hood and drank carafes of sangria on the patio. I love love love being off from work when the weather is as perfect as its been these past few days. Totally loving it.
I know I told y'all I would be watching The View and Oprah..hmm. Well, I only caught yesterday's Oprah (I've been so busy, seriously) and Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber were on it, letting people know how they live. Oprah kept coming on saying 'don't we just love to see how other people live?'
Yeah...we do. People in our means! They did have some good affordable cannot live without favorites. Then Oprah let out the secret - this year she is bringing back her screamfest Favorites episode. Back by popular demand. Who the F requested for that to come back? The producers need to tell the audience to hold in their screams until the very last item comes out. It gets old so quickly. We all know that whatever Oprah has as her favorite, the audience is getting...so do they really need to scream after each item is brought out by her elves?
And for all of you who are asking about yesterday's box...the reason it is orange is because orange, brown and cream are the colors of the event planning firm. So, the filler inside is brown. The resume, orange. The box is the same orange with the cream bow wrapped around it. The box is a canvas letter holder from the desk accessories section at The Container Store.
The idea really came about when I was just sitting around pondering how to get my resume in front of the owner. Seriously, it was a 3 hour brainstorming session. I ran through about 10 ideas on the resume delivery method. Spent about two hours on their website to gather more ideas. That night as I lied in bed, still pondering, it hit me hard with the idea. At first, I wanted an acrylic clear box, but the one at Container Store was $25, then I saw the orange canvas one - which is the perfect exact same shade they use, so it morphed into that.
Speaking of job hunting and resume sending...it's been a successful week, I've had a couple phone interviews and one face to face interview.
And that's all I got!