Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bad Holiday Blogger

yes yes yes, I've been a bad blogger.
I have been neglecting my blog as of late.
Here are some updates:

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve I went to my friend Stephen's house. We had orphan Christmas with some other friends, he fired up the grill and we had steak, twice baked potatoes, and broccoli. It was all delicious.

From the Foodie in Me

Twice Baked Potatoes
Every man I know LOVES twice baked potatoes. I can understand, I like them myself. However, they are the most time intensive potato ever. They seriously take 2 hours to make, but, should you have 2 hours to kill, here is the recipe.

Baking Potatoes
Sour Cream
Grated Cheddar Cheese

1. Rub potatoes with Butter and bake int he oven for an hour
2. remove potatoes from oven and spilt in half.
3. Scoop out the insides of each potato half, leaving only a small layer of potato and the potato skin.
3. Mash the potato scooping, add milk, butter, salt, and pepper. (Make mashed potatoes).
4. refill the potato halves with the mash potato mixture. Top with cheese and chives
5. put the potatoes back in the oven to bake for another 20 minutes
6.. Remove and top with sour cream.


I spent Christmas with my friends Henri and Miriam, and their friend. We all made a ton of food and ate till our little hearts content. This was the first year I didn't go home for Christmas, and it was nice to have friends to spend the holiday with. I was strange not opening gifts with my parents, or eating the traditional turkey and dressing, but I enjoyed myself.

House Flooding!!!

Those of you who live in DC know that we got about 20 inches of snow a few weeks back. Christmas day a good 10 inches was still left on the ground... then the rain came.
it POURED on Christmas Day and I came home to find my basement under 2 inches of dirty water. It wouldn't be such a big deal, except I live in the basement. So, I have been living in the living room for the past week. It's way less than ideal, especially as we have people staying in our house for New Years. Should be fun....sigh.

New Job!

I just realized that I hadn't blogged about the fact that I got a new job! I had been keeping it under wraps until I quit the old job and all the i's were dotted and the t's were crossed.
I will be working in the Department of Homeland Security.
Basically, I went on an interview on a Thursday, was offered the job an hour later, signed an offer letter on Friday, and was at the company Christmas dinner on Sunday.
I still haven't actually started and probably wont fr a few more weeks till all the paperwork is finalized. While I am not ready to go back to work full time, I am ready to be paid a full time salary!


I got a Wii for Christmas! It's my new favorite thing :) Feel free to send me any Wii games.

Grinds My Gears

People who read my blog but aren't followers! I sometimes assume no one is reading because I have so few followers, so here is my ploy to ask all of you to follow me!

Happy New Year Everyone! See you in 2010!


  1. Congrats on the new job! That's awesome!! And I follow you on Google Reader. So if that counts as following...I'm in!

  2. I follow you! I'll be making those twice baked potatoes soon :D