Monday, October 29, 2012

Bad parenting?

Can you believe that my teenage brother whom I am babysitting dared to ask me to call in sick for him for frostbite that he got while waiting for the bus that he had to take because he missed his school bus after staying up til late to play online games?  I thought about yielding this request and calling in to tell the truth, but leaving him alone at home just meant more time for him to play online games.  So I dropped him off at school despite having warned him - not once, not twice, but more than ten times - that he can't count on me as his backup plan if he misses his school bus because it would sound ridiculous if I told the school secretary that he is missing school because he couldn't catch his school bus... should I have stood firm and not drive him to school? What if he stayed home and did nothing other than online games?

Friday, October 26, 2012

sukiyaki attempt#2

this time with all the real fixings - fresh shiitake mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, konnyaku noodles, nappa cabbage, and tofu

Sunday, October 21, 2012

i'm a survivor!!

I DID IT!!  Since it was my first climb I was just hoping to finish - but I made it to the top under 27 minutes!!

I had to trick myself to think that I wasn't allowed to stop until i reached the 50th floor - then 60th - then since i was half-way done, not to stop until i reached the top - and it worked!!  of course knowing that B was waiting at the top was a huge motivation - if it wasn't for that i would have taken my time rather than pushing through the 144+ flights of stairs without a single break!

Despite the aching thighs and the stench of sweat and BO (and other smelly things I'd rather not think about), the climb itself wasn't the hardest part- rather it was the last few flights of stairs after clocking in.  We made it to the finish line - what do you mean more stairs??

Saturday, October 20, 2012

my new 10-bucks gaming mouse

 I am going to name her... sunny

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Olé, Olé, Olé

My dad and bro got to play on the field where the pro teams play so we tagged along to cheer for them - 'cause after all, what fun is it to be center stage when there's no audience?


Friday, October 12, 2012

moose's pick

airy buttery cookie with irresistibly gooey dark chocolate center

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012