Monday, June 08, 2009

empty nest

the roomie has left the building. flown the coop. gotten the hell outta dodge. blown the popsicle stand. uhhhh...i ran out of aphorisms.

she technically made the move on saturday. it was hectic. tonight is our first real night alone though, as T was here last night and left this morning (we woke up at an ungodly hour to drive her to the airport.) it doesn't feel that different. we have a giant empty room in the house now. that's kind of different. but the room still feels vaguely off-limits. the fact that we're not planning on doing anything with the extra space (it seems silly to set up the living room when we're moving shortly) makes it still feel kind of occupied. we're going to use the room as a place to throw all our junk as we start to slowly pack up our gear.

yesterday for breakkie i treated T to the fat baby. look at that rise! it's magical. she was suitably impressed.

we kind of loafed around and tidied up after the upheaval of the weekend and then i headed to dodgeball for the semi-finals. we won against my brother's team. the best is when people try to badmouth my own brothers to me. either not knowing we're related, or underestimating my allegiance and loyalty to my crazy, f**ked up family. seriously, guys...i know i play dodgeball with you for a couple of hours each week, but these dudes are my KIN. we stick together and stand up for each other against ALL interlopers.

for dinner i made muttar paneer with steamed brown rice and purchased saag and naan. our buddy A came over and hung out and gave us the lowdowns on what's what in the life of a swinging jazz musician about town.

for dessert, i cranked out a batch of cookie dough. it's on my shortlist as my entry into the work picnic cookie baking contest. it's a recipe i got from the dotytron's family. they're called mona's mother's mother's favorite cookie recipe. i've included it below. they're like a mix between oatmeal cookies, florentines, and a crisp and chewy chocolate chip cookie. they're delicious.

tonight we went and visited trevor d. i'm feeling really good about our grillz. he's kind of awesome. i haven't received my gear yet but i think i would whole heartedly endorse him to anyone looking for some mouth hardware or custom jewels. as it turns out...we know people in common! lol! he said he thought we looked familiar the first time we were in. my life is totally absurd. T was totally in shock of how many people i saw out and about from various avenues of my life. not randoms. like my nemesis from library school, a friend of dr. rei's out and about, a girl i met at L's farm over new year's, some dude who i play dodgeball against bouncing at a club on college on saturday night, a dude i used to cook with on the platform waiting for the ossington bus on sunday. i actually saw trevor d out on the danny on sunday AND the dotytron's cousin. what a hodgepodge. you know you've lead an interesting life when you cross paths with so many different types - the scarborough burnout, the rocker, the cook, the brit, the ponce. i'm certainly well rounded...just not in the way that makes you a rhodes scholar or anything.

anyway, we took the molds and put in our request. he's totally hype on it. we'll be his first set of wedding grillz. heh.

then we went and got the dotytron's suit and shirt and tie and got him some snappy, narrow, classic shoes to go with. this week i'm hoping to print out the invites and have those mailed off. the invites are mostly a formality. but i had fun making them, i must say...even if it revealed my distressing tendency towards twee and cutesy design.

i'm not gonna lie. it's been a hella long day. we woke up at 5 in the a.m. to get T to the airport on time. i'm a super sad perogie that she's gone. i know a zillion people but have like, 2 friends. it sucks the big one when one of them lives across the country.



mona's mother's mother's favourite cookie recipe

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 c. flour
1 1/4 c. rolled oats
3/4 c. shredded coconut
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (i used milk chocolate ones this time, just to be saucy)

- cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy
- add the egg
- stir in the rest of the ingredients
- chill that shiz down
- preheat the oven to 350F. scoop out tablespoon sized balls and roll them up (i make mine on the large side - using the 1 1/2" diametre ice cream scoop) place them well apart on a silpat lined cookie tray (they spread. beware!)
- bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and lacy.
- cool on tray until they keep their shape and savour with a glass of cold milk

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