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Posted by parsingtime on October 31, 2007

I’m back from my business trip…. a new spider (slightly smaller than the last one) has taken over the web of the old spider, which is not good.

My trip sucked. I thought about quitting yesterday on the plane ride home…will someone please tell me what I should do when I grow up? I need something to be passionate about other than chocolate and ice cream. If Husband wasn’t in school I think I would have rashly quit…

I’m in a bad mood so if you have any thoughts on what I can do with my life that pays more than minimum wage let me know.

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Arachnophobia

Posted by parsingtime on October 26, 2007

I am dying under a heap of work, a boss who can’t express a clear thought to save his life and I have a Sunday deadline. I’m feeling very overwhelmed.

There are also 6 loads of laundry to be folded and THIS was outside my window today. It is ginormous and freaks the shiite out of me.

Also Husband has left to go out of town so there are no spider killers available should that huge arachnid decide to make itself at home in my home.

Please send ice cream. Husband already took care of the chocolate.

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E-Cards

Posted by parsingtime on October 25, 2007

Liking this website probably makes me a bad person but come on sometimes you think these thoughts.  http://www.someecards.com/

 My personal favorite…so appropriate…

http://www.someecards.com/upload/friendship/i_love_splitting_dessert.html

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Cuckoo

Posted by parsingtime on October 24, 2007

It bothers me to no end that there is a player named Coco Crisp on the Boston Red Sox.  I also don’t like that guy with the thick goatee, I think his name is Yuklis….he needs to find a razor soon.

In fact, I’ll go as far as to say there is a lot of bad facial hair on the team in general.

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Piyush

Posted by parsingtime on October 23, 2007

I don’t really agree with his politics but it is pretty darn cool that the Governor-Elect of Louisiana is of Indian descent.  Louisiana! The land of David Duke (former Grand Wizard of the KKK, in case you didn’t know). Really it is quite amazing.

In other amazing news I got Husband to the gym yesterday for the first time in…well, ever. 

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Parentals

Posted by parsingtime on October 19, 2007

My parents are here which means two things: I’m eating really really well and I’m not paying for it.  My mom cooked yummy yummy indian food last night and tonight we are hitting up Emma’s and Finale for sangria, pizza and yummy ginormous dessert and really it doesn’t get too much better than that.

I also realized that it is very nice of my parents to get a hotel room for the four nights that they are here. Having house-guests is stressful even when the house-guests gave you life.  I kept thinking my mother would be examining my spice shelf and make sure my house was clean enough. And my Dad, who knows about him.  It’s funny how their home is my home but my house isn’t really theirs. I wasn’t as stressed last night as when my father in law was here, but he stayed over at our place and I cooked for him so that added more stress than you can even imagine!

Anyway, my mom said nothing about my kitchen organization though she did mention that I should hang something on my walls. They seemed to enjoy their campus tour yesterday and got to meet several of Husband’s classmates.  One classmate even told Husband that he was lucky and that I was bound to age well since my mom looks great for her age.  That made my mom’s day almost as much as the day when one of her employees asked her if my dad was her dad. 

My sister arrives tonight so more fun to come…especially if she decides to regal us with her hospital stories (gag).

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Breakthrough

Posted by parsingtime on October 17, 2007

Husband has had a breakthrough and tells me he has decided on a career path.  I’m going to wait a few weeks and see if it sticks. I’m thinking it might given that he is flying to our new potential living locale and wants me to come out for the weekend to make sure that we like the area.  This is a little freaky for me because Husband never decides things this soon. He likes to waffle and torture me with thoughts like “what if we live in town X where they have a nuclear waste disposal site, we can buy a huge house for cheap”, “hey if we live with my parents we could pay off all our school loans in a year” or “hey what if I never figure out what I want to do and you keep working and I’ll stay home and buy options.”

For some reason none of these options really appeal to me.  I know, you’re shocked. Husband’s new venture is very up his alley. Risky without making us poverty stricken, he’d get to be his own boss, more or less, and we would be in the south where potentially we will be able to afford a house and kid one day.  I’m definitely feeling old given that whole house and a kid thing. I really consider myself to be more of a downtown living, condo/townhouse, tapas eating kind of girl rather than a backyard with a swing-set and diapers kind of girl.  But you know, cycle of life and all that crap.

Anyway, back to Husband. He got me all excited that we would be living in the state capital of this new state and then I went and looked it up my hopes were dashed as we are not even remotely close to the state capital.  I am quite sure I would like to work in government but since we are not close to the capital and municipal government doesn’t interest me I now need to sit down and figure out what I’m going to do with my life.

I’m going to start torturing Husbands with comments like, “hey now that we are out of school I thought I’d pop out 2.5 babies and become a soccer mom” or “hey maybe I’ll stay home for the next thirty years eating ice cream sandwiches and working out with my trainer Sven.”

It’s so not fair, he will see right through my ideas for my future whereas he was dead serious about his.

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News

Posted by parsingtime on October 11, 2007

This weekend we are heading to New Hampshire to hike in the White Mountains. I’m excited about the outdoor activities and getting away for one night with another couple that we really like. We are also doing one of the most scenic driving foliage tours on the northeast but given the unseasonably warm weather we have been having I’m not holding my breath for the foliage.

Also, I feel I should mention that I made my first stockmarket trade today. I sold some stock we own and I’ll be honest it wasn’t very exciting. It would have more exciting if money had popped out the CD drive. I’m also bitter because I sold it at $29.86 and it was trading at over $30 a share in afterhours. Eh, what can you do.

Tonight, I’m also solving my own chocolate problem…I’m trying out a receipe for chocolate chip bread pudding.  Fingers crossed it will turn out well.

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Eating

Posted by parsingtime on October 11, 2007

Things have been busy in the land of ‘Time. I’ve been working long hours. Husband has been very busy (not buying chocolate and you know, doing homework and stuff) but we have been trying to make a concerted effort to see and do more here and around Boston since we only have a few months left. We went to Nantucket a few weekends ago and we have been polling native Bostonians regarding there favorite places to eat and hitting them up.

In that vein, I must recommend Emma’s Pizza. http://emmaspizza.com/  It is much better than Cambridge One in Harvard Square by a factor of 10.  The sangria is very good and our thin crust pizza had an excellent crisp dough with great toppings. You can go unique (sweet potato, anyone) or traditional and they have three different types of sauces available. They only do pizza and salads, no desserts and no pasta but if you have a hankering for good pizza go to Emma’s.

Also, for a really unique dining experience Elephant Walk on Mass Ave near Porter Square is great. http://www.elephantwalk.com/CAMBRIDGE/index.htmIt is Cambodian/French and the flavors are really interesting. I had grouper in this tangy sauce which was excellent. They also have a ton of vegetarian options as well as a gluten free menu should you have any food restrictions.

Also, Wagamama’s www.wagamama.com  just opened up in Harvard Square and while I liked it Husband didn’t really think it was all that great. For me, Wagamama’s is a great place to get a  cooked to order, pretty healthy meal that tastes good fast. Prices are more than I would pay in Texas for “fast” food but it’s the northeast sitting on expensive real estate so what can you expect.

Rendezvouswww.rendezvouscentralsquare.com. It’s a nice restaurant where you could take your parents and the food was great. I had swordfish and ate everything on my plate. It was really excellent with entrees $20+. Husband enjoyed his meal too. The only negative was that the dessert options sucked (pannacotta? Ugh. )and the warm chocolate cake that Husband and I tried was dry and not good.  Also, this place is WAY better than Central Kitchen, where the menu is limited and the food is not that great.

It’s only been a year but we are finally finding places that we want to go back to!

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Obtuse

Posted by parsingtime on October 10, 2007

Dear Husband,

When I mention several days in a row that I wish we had chocolate and you say “yes me too” and then I say “well they sell chocolate that I like in the school co-op,” that is your clue to pick up chocolate at the school co-op that you pass EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Do you realize how many brownie points you would have received had you come home with chocolate at any point in the last two weeks? And don’t say I could have bought it for myself. You see me going to the gym four times a week and trying to be good.  I can’t buy it for myself, but if you bought it for me it would be a gift and it would be rude to not accept a gift.

And so here I am writing you, the man I married, who is clueless to my subtle hints.  It’s too late now of course, if you come home with chocolate I will be bitter and reminded of the fact that you didn’t think to bring it home yourself. And that sucks for you, I know it does, but you decided to marry a woman and sometimes we are irrational.

Perhaps I would be more rational if I had some chocolate, but we’ll never know, will we?

Bitterly,
Wife

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