Saturday, September 20, 2008

Buy A Pair Of Brown Boots

I guess it counts still if someone else bought them for me, right? Thanks, Mom, for my early birthday present!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Buy/Make LuLu a Christmas Ornament

I made LuLu's christmas ornament today. I was going to buy her one, but the only one that I liked online was made out of polymer clay, which I had worked with before and I thought that I could make myself. So while Phillip was at his night class, I went to the store and got my supplies. It had been a few years since I had worked with polymer clay, and I had only used regular Sculpey brand clay, which when baked was pretty heavy. So when I saw Sculpey Ultra Light at the store I was pumped. It only came in white, but I was going to paint it anyway.

I think it turned out pretty cute.
Here's the real LuLu with the fake one:

Friday, September 12, 2008

Finish A Crossword Puzzle By Myself

This is one of my tasks that I wasn't expecting to finish so soon. My plan was to try every monday (monday puzzles are the easiest) until I finished one. This morning I had a bit of a wait between classes, so I thought I would get some practice in on a hard friday puzzle. Never did I think that I would finish a friday puzzle! But as I kept filling in the boxes, I was getting more and more optimistic. When I finished, I was so excited, I'd checked off my fourth task!

Yes, 50 down is WEENIE.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pickle Something

I love pickles, so when I saw big bunches of fresh dill at the store today, I knew that I would be checking another task off of my list. The pickling process isn't completely finished, but I would call this task complete. I just have to wait two days to eat them!

Let me introduce you to our pickling players:
This is minced garlic. You'll need about two cloves.
This is a small canning jar. Go Ball State!
These are small pickling cucmbers cut in half, about a dozen.
This is yummy, yummy fresh dill.
This is pickling brine. It is just 3 cups of water, 6 tbsp white vinegar, and 2 tbsp kosher salt.
Here we go:
Step One: Place a bunch of dill in the bottom of the jar.
Step Two: Cram as many of those cucumbers in the jar.
You may have to trim a few of them to get them to fit.
Step Three: Fill with brine.
Step Four: Top with garlic.
Step Five: Put the lid on.
Step Six: This is the hardest step.
Place in fridge and wait for two days.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Find a Drink That I Really Like

I have a problem at bars. I don't like beer. I'm a super-girly drinker. I don't know what I like.

Until I went out with the girls a few weeks ago. I told them about this challenge, and they wanted to help. The task that they embraced for that night was finding me a drink, and they succeeded! Thanks, Anne, you found my drink, and it's green!

Here's a recipe for my new favorite drink, the Midori Sour:

3 oz. Midori melon liqueur
1 1/2 oz. sweet & sour mix

Garnish with a cherry, and enjoy!