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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday Thoughts

My pen jar
Today is the first day of my six day vacation! To celebrate, my immune system decided to take a short vacation too, leaving me with a cold. Oh well. I guess it gives me an excuse to stay in bed and tackle this stack of books on my bed side table! In case you are curious, those books include:

I Capture The Castle, by Dodie Smith (For my book club!)
The Kind Diet, by Alicia Silverstone (Very interesting so far!)
In Zanesville, by Jo Ann Beard
Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie (I'm almost done and I still have no idea whodunnit)

Because I'm not feeling too great today, my thoughts will be brief*. But if you're bored and looking for more to read, I wrote a movie review of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, which you can find here.
 
Without further ado, my thoughts today:

1. Another movie is being filmed right by where I work this week and next, but will I see a celebrity? NooOooO! Even with all the movies filmed in downtown Ann Arbor the last couple years, I haven't seen a one. And quite frankly, I'm tired of it. Any celebrity spotting tips out there?

2. I'm not now, nor will I ever be, a vegetarian but I'm trying to be more of a vegetarian than I used to be, and eat meat more sparingly. Do any of you have any great vegetarian recipes or websites you use for tips? I'd be very grateful!

3. With the unofficial start of summer coming this weekend (Memorial Day), I am getting very excited for summer! I want to make sure I don't miss any fun opportunities, so I am making plans. Those plans include, but are not limited to:

*Greenfield Village (I'm buying a season pass, so if you want to go with me sometime, let me know!)
*Tigers games!
*Ludington (duh)
*Travel to other destinations (yet to be disclosed)
*Bike riding, kayaking, hiking, swimming, frisbee tossing, etc...

Sigh. It's summer, I'm in love.

Happy Wednesday.

*Turns out that was a lie. Oh well, brevity was never my strong suit!

7 comments:

Amy said...

I've heard good things about I Capture the Castle - my mom and sister have told me repeatedly that I need to read it, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe I'll give it a try.

A lot of the recipes I've been trying lately have been meatless - it's kind of intentional and kind of not. My brother and his wife made a really, really good one for dinner last Sunday and when I get the recipe from them I'll pass it on to you. Here are a few others I've enjoyed recently:

http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2010/06/classic-and-simple-black-beans-and-rice.html

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/roasted-red-pepper-lasagna-2/Detail.aspx

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Addictive-Sweet-Potato-Burritos/Detail.aspx (these freeze pretty well, too)

Ashley said...

Feel better soon and enjoy your vacation!

Katherine said...

Oooh, having a cold stinks, but laying in bed reading is the best! I love the way Agatha Christie pulls you in and doesn't let go. :) As for the celebrity sighting, the only success I've had was when I actually was an extra in a movie! So that may be your next step...take a day off, sign up to be an extra! ;)

I am SUPER stoked about summer, too! Um, I reeeeeallly want to go to Greenfield Village with you! And Tigers games, and Ludington, and do all of the other things you mentioned... Yay summer!

Caitlin said...

Brief response to your brief thoughts--

Preface: Will & Maggie and REM (both by Caitlin Whitaker)

1. Checkout stand at the grocery store. TONS of celebrities!

2. Stuffed zucchini, gnocchi, polenta.

3. Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor (yum yum!)

Feel better soon!

Emily said...

Not only do I not get to go to Ludington but I have to work on Memorial Day. Lame-o 2011. Take lots of pictures and know that I am super jealous.

AB said...

I have a nifty easy unique vegetarian cookbook. It doubles as a vegetable encyclopedia.
It's called 'The Vegetable Encyclopedia & Cookbook' by Christine Ingram

Here's a link I found:
http://www.alibris.com/booksearch.detail?invid=10638164201&qwork=14237370&title=vegetable+encyclopedia+cookbook&qsort=&page=1

Liz said...

I got really confused by the asterisk because I have noticed several in this post. What were you lying about? (J/K I totally figured it out)

Spoiler Alert: in that Agatha Christi book it was the butler

It has become my soul mission in life to turn you into a Vegetarian. Why? Because vegetarians are awesome!!