Thursday, February 3, 2011

Terrible pancakes, paintings and good music.

Well, I've been [officially] snowed in for two days. But keep in mind that I was sick all weekend, so technically... I've been a hermit since Saturday afternoon, minus a stretch at work on Tuesday. School's canceled again for today, but I'm going to try and get to work this afternoon. Wish me luck! I don't want to get stranded again!!

Anyway, being home alone, I decided to make the most of it. I started off by making myself blueberry cheesecake pancakes. It sounds like heaven, and it LOOKED like heaven. It was gross. I took one bite and spit it out, and then I threw it all away. 
In my defense, I didn't make it from scratch. I had a mix leftover from this summer, and I figured this would be as good a time as any to try it out. FailFailFAIL.

Luckily, my friend "Smeather Freelman" asked me to make her a painting for her dorm room wall that was empty. 
"You should paint a picture for me while you're home. My roommate and i rearranged our room and we have a wall with nothing on it. Have any canvases sittin around?? I'll pay you for it. ;) Black, brown, burgundy-ish/maroon... "
Ha- thanks for the description.

Well anyway, I painted her this anchor-like thing because she's obsessed with anchors. I should have left the "chain" off of it.. I think it's too bright. And it's not very... realistic. I'd like to htink that it looks better in person, but quite frankly, I am not an artist. 
She's going to like it, though. I will make her like it.


After that, I cleaned my entire house and did laundry. I feel so accomplished! I also finished Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy. It was excellent, much like their other books. AND, I started The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I'm so excited! Like I said in an earlier post, the movies were superb and I'm sure the books will be more so.

I also watched The Chaos Theory, which is one of my favorite movies. You should all go watch it! I also watched When in Rome and started a ton of other movies on my free-trial of Netflix! (not to mention an assortment of 15 tv episodes)

Like I said... I've been snowed in. I have had an entire week without classes.

Moving right along, in another post, I talked about how I listened to Mumford & Sons in excess and it kinda put me in a not-so-happy mood. (This is only because their lyrics are insanely powerful and their music is rather mellow... and I take things way too seriously.) ANYWAY, I have found some "happy" music. Enjoy!



Amylou said...

nothing worse than a bad pancake!

I need to read that book!

Gwiddle said...

I wish that I had a snow weekend minus the snow. I need a break! Those pancakes sound so good, bummer they turned out nasty! I like your painting :) I hope you get warm weather soon!

kenzie said...

i had like two months where all i did was listen to mumford and sons and the feeling of the songs just STICK with you. so i can totally understand the mood to switch it up a bit :)
love your painting! so good! be safe out there with the snow! i think it snowed everywhere except alaska. go figure.

Heather said...

Hahaha First of all, you don't need to "make me" like it... I love it. It was thoughtful and its cute and i can't wait to have it up on the wall. Secondly, you sound like you've made the most of your time at home. I've been going insane here...locked in the dorm like a caged bird. But luckily we had class today.
Thirdly, i am not sure...but i was taught not to say first and second unless there's a third... mostly because that's how the outline would be set up... or something like that. And your pancakes sounded awesome...sorry they weren't. Hey--maybe that was my third!!!

K well thanks for the painting... thanks a lot actually. Let me know how much i owe you :)