Thursday, February 16, 2012

A little spray paint never hurt anyone

We moved recently. It wasn't the most annoying move of my life, but it was definitely still moving. And it was Valentines day so that was lame. But we are thankful to have a new apartment and it's all good.

Anyway, the first thing i noticed in our new apartment were our hideous electric outlets in the kitchen. I wish i had taken a picture of them. They were white with cartoon pictures of cucumbers and tomatoes and pizzas and I believe the word "voila!" It just wasn't matching my new cute blue kitchen aid. Danny was away at school, I was home unpacking. I couldn't resist. i had to paint those suckers. Immediately. I unscrewed them from the wall and brought them onto our sundeck to spray paint the heck out of them. I even put down newspapers underneath them. That is how un-lazy i was being.

 It was evening ish time so the lighting wasn't super great. Let me just say that in my defense.

I opened up the new can of black spray paint. I shook it vigourously for 1-2 minutes as indicated by the spray paint can's label. I opened the lid. I stood the adequate distance away from my objects. I did not, however, stand adequately far enough away from the can so as to ensure my complete safety.

I mashed down on the enticing red button, giddy with the excitement of my hideous outlet covers being transformed.

My excitement was short lived as it did not take long to realize that I was facing the can the wrong direction, mine eyes being the key benefactors to the generous shot of black paint I had so eagerly sprayed out of the deadly can.

At least my outlet covers look better.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Morning time

Overslept. Ran to meet friends to go running. Can't find friends. Run a mile by myself to make it feel like not a waste of waking up. Run to outdoor gym to work out. Closed. Run home. Lock on building door is broken. Can't get inside. Wait for someone to be walking by inside to let me in. Get to my apt. Eat cookies for breakfast. Working out is overrated anyway.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I teach the 3 year olds sunday school at church these days. I find myself biting my lip through a good portion of class as these little guys have some seriously funny comments.

Child 1: (looking at a picture of Jesus on the cross) Is Jesus in his underwears?
Me: Kinda... the bad guys took his clothes.
Child 1: I like to be in my underwears too.

Child 1: (later during class) Look at Jesus. He's neked!
Me: He's not naked.
Child 1: Yeah he is, he's neked. Look at him.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Looks Gross Tastes Good: My morning smoothie

I like to call this the hulk.

Coconut Greek yogurt
Almond Milk
Frozen banana

Seriously amazing.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Amanda de Lange

I've mentioned before how amazing Amanda De Lange is. If you're too lazy to click on the link, she's a lady that runs an orphanage that we went to in China. She has basically given up her life to work in this foster home that she runs, called Starfish Foster Home.
She barely gets paid to do what she does. She is there 7 days a week 24 hours a day. She doesn't go away for the holidays. And, she's in this little orphanage in the outskirts of Xian, China aka the middle of nowhere... she has to travel just to get to a market to buy groceries.
 I can't get over how selfless this lady is. Literally, her whole life is devoted to the service of others.

So why does she do it?

Because of these faces.

I was pretty sad this weekend to find out that Amanda has recently been diagnosed with cancer. I can't think of anything much scarier (medically speaking) than being treated for cancer in China. It's just not quite the same as it is here in the U.S. And insurance is definitely not the same.

The foster home needs help, and Amanda needs help.
CLICK here if you have a dollar or two to spare to help this lady receive the treatment she needs. You can give donations in any amount by clicking the "Other" box and filling in your desired amount.

Visiting this foster home changed my life and getting to know Amanda has really changed my life. If you have any questions about the foster home and other ways you can help, feel free to leave a comment.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Looks Gross Tastes Good

Tilapia, brown rice, spinach, corn, black beans, sweet onion sprinkled with feta, mozzarella, garlic and pepper. So choice.

Coming up next on Looks Gross Tastes Good: my morning smoothie

Dan The Man

I love to throw danny parties. Even if especially if it's just the two of us.
If you take a closer gander at the card on the table, you will note one Daniel the dentist and one Amber being operated upon.
Way to go Danny!