Archive for January, 2013

Food things lately

January 28th, 2013

I’ve been eating healthy and losing weight. Oh, and saving money due to making my own food. Triple win! What really helps is bringing my own lunch to work, so I’m not tempted to go out for lunch all the time. I’ve decided that each week, I’ll think of something easy and healthy to make. Then, I make a bunch of it on Sunday to bring into work 3 days of the week.

A couple weeks ago, it was baked salmon with broccoli. (Sigh, tupperware photos are never pretty.)


Last week it was salad with chicken, homemade croutons, and a low calorie vinaigrette.


This week, I’ve made vegetarian chickpea sandwiches. Each dish is under 500 calories too.

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I don’t like January

January 19th, 2013

I typically don’t dislike certain months, but as I sit here with a runny nose and filling my trashcan with tissues, I’ve realized that I don’t like January.

It’s cedar season in Austin. Once upon a time, it didn’t affect me. I’d hear people complain about it and be glad that I wasn’t allergic. Then about… 4 years ago? It hit me like a ton of bricks. It was the worst I had felt when it came to allergies. Since then, I’ve been affected by the cedar season every January. It hasn’t been as bad as that first year, but I haven’t been able to sleep through the night due to waking up to blow my nose. Allergy medication and nasal rinses help a bit but not fully.

The weather is also inconsistent. I’d be happy with a warm winter. I’d be less happy with a cold winter, but I could deal. What’s annoying is that it’s both. One day it’ll be in the 70sF, and I can put on a T-shirt. The very next, it might drop to 30sF, and I have to find my thicker jackets. Make up your mind Texas! Stop being such a tease!

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New year, new layout

January 13th, 2013

Tada! New layout! The previous one was up for about a year and a half, so I finally got off my lazy butt and made a new one. Well, ok, I have to admit I cheated a little. I actually made this layout a year ago but for a different site. Here’s what it originally looked like:

Original layout

Long story short: that site isn’t going up anymore. I didn’t want the layout to go to waste, so I edited and coded it to what you see now. It’s supposed to resemble a wallpapered wall with a picture frame on it. The photo in the frame is randomly chosen from 8 of my own photos, and if you click it, you can view a larger version of it.

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