We have become expert apartment shoppers over the last month. We found that you can get scary neighborhoods for a little less than a dollar per square foot and you can go as high as you want.... but exactly at a dollar per square foot there is a HUGE range of apartments. Some don't have pools, no hot tub, tiny showers, smell like smoke/wet dogs, chipped mirrors, peeling vinyl floors, corroded faucets, etc... OR you can get nice counter tops, cool track lighting, soft soft carpet, real tile floors, garden tubs, crown molding, maid service, parking garages... ok not maid service but some are SO nice compared to others in the same price range. Anyway, our new home is going to be at 635 and Luna! We decided on that place because my job is 6 miles away, down a street NO ONE drives on (and because its wonnnnnderful and big and pretty and we loooove it :) - lauren) Since we're cheesy here are some pictures of the model :)
In other news, I (Lauren) am waiting to hear back from a job I interviewed with today that just happens to be 2.6 miles from our new place! :) We will update you soon. Have a great day! :)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Rowlett Creek Preserve is one of our favorite places to go mountain biking. Lauren got me TWO bikes for my wedding present. A while back I said I didn't want a bike because I didn't have anyone to go with, so she got TWO! Since I've been I knew she would want the bike shorts with the pad in the backside but I didn't think about gloves... her hands were sore after our first ride. So we got her some light blue gloves to match her helmet. If any of you want to go out with us sometime we'd LOVE it! :)
Monday, June 9, 2008
1/4 cup oil
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup kernels
1 tbsp kosher salt (more or less to taste)
Coat the bottom of a large covered pot with oil (we like corn oil because it is consistent with the corny taste) and place 3 kernels of corn evenly spaced in the bottom of the pot. Place pot on burner and heat on high, 9 out of 10. Once all 3 kernels have popped immediately add remaining kernels and sugar evenly, cover and shake to coat. Shake every 3-5 seconds until popping slows to 1 every 3 seconds. Immediately pour into large bowl while evenly adding salt. Do this quickly before coating hardens.
Sometimes it takes a few batches of burnt popcorn to get it right. Just make sure you shake it like a polaroid picture and it'll be great!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
I woke Lauren up saying "It's national donut day, it's national donut day!!" Everyone celebrates that right? I saw online that donut shops were giving away one free donut... well that isn't enough for breakfast, so what else is there to do but go to several different donut shops?? So we planned out the route and went to krispy kreme first. We ordered our donuts and they gave us the price... uuhh... we thought they were free. After a fight we got our free donuts, it was a rough day morning but it worked out. So much for the other spots on the route, we were full after the first stop! What else can you do but go to starbucks :)