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update on life

I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I’d make an update concerning my current haps.

lately, I have been:

1) studying Chinese (Mandarin)
2) studying German (to a lesser extent)
3) studying for the GMAT (ugh)
4) wheeling and dealing (taking care of investments)
5) writing my latest story
6) procrastinating at fixing my computer (I need to reinstall my OS)
7) working at MUSC; still having a good time learning new things (like using SOAP)
8) watching all the X-Files episodes in a row (thanks to tofu‘s set of DVDs – I’m up to season 6)
9) getting ready for YOU KNOW WHO to arrive
10) not playing any computer games at all (see #6 – though actually it’s a positive thing)
11) working out at the MUSC gym or rollerblading around the neighborhood
12) doing more cooking (the other day I cooked an awesome eggplant/zucchini casserole)
13) hanging with Linux (our dog)
14) sleeping more; though I seem to be doing a lot more studying with my time (at least an hour a day) I find that I’ve been sleeping more, and it helps out a whole lot
16) cleaning my home office. This has been going on for about 3 months now and it’s still in a state of total disarray
17) reading the book “The 70 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time”.

well that’s about it – other than that, no real news!

20. Jan, 2003

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  1. technocowboy
    20. Jan, 2003 at 12:04 pm #

    (like using SOAP)

    Well thank god you’re learning that. We were starting to smell ya from over here! I don’t know how Yvonne could handle sleeping in the same bed with you!

    😉

  2. seebar
    20. Jan, 2003 at 12:42 pm #

    Who is arriving?

  3. missmelysse
    20. Jan, 2003 at 1:45 pm #

    Eggplant? Zucchini? *Drool*
    Can you (will you?) share the recipe for said casserole?

    • admin
      20. Jan, 2003 at 7:59 pm #

      certainly!

      it was really nothing special – basically I took some yellow and green zucchini and cut it up into little chunks and put it in a 13 by 9 casserole pan. Then I added some pasta – tri-color spiraled. I poured in some “bake” sauce – it’s sauce that is made to be put into casseroles – you just pour it in and some water and then you can cook it in the oven (instead of heating it up in a pot).

      after that I took some eggplant and sliced it up thinly, and cooked it in a frying pan with some sunflower oil until it was nicely cooked and slightly brown on each side. I laid in the eggplant on top of the zucchini and sauce in a thick layer, then I spread on a thin layer of cottage cheese and a thin layer of sour cream.

      after this I baked the concoction in the oven, covered with aluminum foil, for half an hour or a bit more at 425 degrees. Then I took it out and added a thick layer of cheese – mozzarella, sharp cheddar, and parmesan. Then I baked it in the oven for another 10 minutes or so until the cheese was golden brown on top. Then it was done!

      it was quite good, vegetarian (though not vegan), and not so difficult to prepare.

      • missmelysse
        20. Jan, 2003 at 8:11 pm #

        Sounds yummy, though. And nice for while the weather’s still cold.

  4. diabolka
    20. Jan, 2003 at 2:31 pm #

    I’d love the zucchini and eggplant casserole recipe too, B! 🙂 Not much longer for you know who either 😉

  5. seebar
    20. Jan, 2003 at 3:12 pm #

    Nice New year’s picture! You really don’t age at all, do you?

  6. courtly
    20. Jan, 2003 at 11:24 pm #

    Linux looks hilarious!
    (Heather prefers the word “cute”).

    What OS are you putting onto your machine? Something cool, or something useful? 🙂

    • admin
      21. Jan, 2003 at 6:17 am #

      though I’d much rather use something cool, due to gaming and music making, it is a Windows variant. A while back I installed 2k over 98 and the system just crawls now – I have to completely wipe the machine and try again. I’m thinking 2k or XP.

      • courtly
        21. Jan, 2003 at 6:34 am #

        2k is lovely. xp still freaks me out.

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