The nocturnal chef

9 11 2007

Since I’ve been here, I’ve had sleeping problems. Initially, it was because I never adjusted to the time. Then I got sick and couldn’t sleep for more than 3 or 4 hours at a time. Then the fire alarms started going off in the middle of the night. So now again, I can’t sleep at night. Last night I was up until 10am and slept ’til 6pm. And since it’s dark and 42 degrees outside, I won’t be venturing out to take any pics of the city. Luckily, I can access the library’s journals online so I can get some work done in my room. But, I have very little human interaction with these hours. I don’t wanna become one of those feral children found in remote caves or abandoned buildings, walking on all fours and barking because they never knew humans! I have got to find a way to sleep at night.

On a happier note, I made fried rice today!

I even deep-fried my tofu first. Yummy!

I remember being really discouraged by the amount (and taste) of vegan/veggie dishes in the supermarkets and restaurants. Granted, there are many more spots in Atlanta than I initially knew about (and thanks to Keanna, I have a new list of top 10 veggie spots to try!). I think it is just easier to prepare foods myself since I’m so restricted about what I eat. I just know that when I get home, this enthusiasm will fade and I’ll be right back at Chick-fil-A getting waffle fries and lemonade ($2.65!).

Check out my graphic skills! lol

Oh, and I added “FoxyTunes” back to the Mac. It’s like a music player that works in your browser. So, I have controls (play, back, forward, pause, etc) at the bottom of my browser page that controls what’s in my iTunes library. You can see it here, at the very bottom of my screen shot from yesterday. It also adds a signature to whatever note or blog post I’m working on at that time. I deleted a bunch of apps when the Mac was acting up and it was one of the first to go. We’re doing much better now. So, I’m back on Firefox, AdiumX, FoxyTunes, Tunderbird, and Lightning. By the way, all of these applications are free and they’re all from companies/organizations that are much more socially responsible (read: LESS GREEDY) than Microsoft.
Give them a try!

Now playing: Nas – What goes around (poison)
via FoxyTunes




One response

24 11 2007

I LOVE Chick-Fil-A fries and know they are so bad for me. I too am vegan and know exactly what you mean about food options. The good thing about cooking your own food is you know exactly what’s in it.

Love the Blog!

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