Saturday, November 22, 2008

Our New Puppy, Riley!!!!

Isn't he just adorable?? This is Riley, our puppy that we just got! We had been wanting to get a puppy for months but our apartments don't allow pets. But since we're moving (oh by the way we're moving back to So Cal, if you hadn't heard) we decided we would get one for Christmas. But then, we were listing our apartment on Craig's list and I happened to get distracted in the pets section. I saw that in Pocatello they had SEVEN puppies for FREE!!! Whaaat? Free?? Oh, we couldn't pass it up. So we emailed the girl and apparently they only had one left; he was male and suuuuper cuddly and lovey. Great. We'll take 'em! He's a Icelandic Sheepdog and Australian Shepherd mix. Sooo cute.

He's suuuuch a good little puppy. And he's soooo cute. But he's not so fond of baths quite yet as apparent in the picture below.

And he's teething, so instead of letting him chew on us, he chews on this little cow thing that I got during a presentation in my accounting class. He also likes this little plush soccer ball that we have.

He's really sweet... we have a collar for him, but it's like 47 sizes too big... he drowns in it. But he'll only grow to be about 2 feet tall and about 25 lbs or so. A good sized dog.
Oh! AND! Petco is having a FREE puppy training class in two weeks! Riley is SO excited to go (or at least I am)!! We're already having tons of fun and we've only had him for a couple of days. OH! And last night was his first night sleeping all the way to a decent hour without waking us up! Good puppy...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Ok. So we've had this movie forever now--- one of our coworkers gave it to us to let us borrow it (she really thought we would like it). It had been sitting in our car, on the table, laying on the floor next to the tv, back in the car, waiting to be watched, back to the owner, "Sorry, we didn't have time to watch it, but didn't want to hang on to it forever."

"No really, just watch it-- you can keep it another week." Then again, sitting in Freddy's desk, sitting in the car, on the table, laying on the floor next to the tv, waiting to be watched. FINALLY, we watched it last night. Good, good, good movie. We'll probably buy it. I cried like, probably fourteen times. You should rent it tonight. It's in Spanish, but we had the English subtitles on (Freddy is still working on his Spanish and he wasn't sure if he would understand it all... naturally)... Also, there were a few bad words with the subtitles, but Freddy said that they weren't actually bad words, they were just poorly translated. Overall, it was a very good movie.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Great Thing About Procrastinating

One thing that I love is banana bread. Not necessarily because I really enjoy the taste or anything like that, but rather because it's the one thing that the longer I wait to make it, the better it tastes! How wonderful it is to know that I don't really have to make it when I originally want to (if I run out of time or something) because chances are I'm improving the ultimate result by procrastinating.
I cringe when I see expiration dates approaching on milk, eggs, bread, etc. because it kills me to see money wasted when we throw things away. And it doesn't help that I'm extremely cautious about expiration dates. Freddy keeps trying to tell me that when it says "SELL BY:_______" that means we still have a good two weeks or so to use it. I'm not buying it. Who wants to eat/drink old, potentially rotting food? Not I, said the Tracy.
But regardless, my bananas have been piling up lately. I've been freezing them so that I can wait even longer to make it... and today I (finally) made the commitment to actually make the bread. Little did I know that I had enough bananas to make THREE batches. We will have banana bread for months (not really, because obviously it won't last long enough to go bad---since I don't like old food). Also something that I do occasionally is this: if we can't eat something fast enough (usually a cake) we take it to work and drop it off in the break room with a sign that says "FREE FOR ALL." Easiest way to get rid of anything-- bar none.

Ok- so I only had two pans, so I made two loaves, and banana bread muffins. And surprisingly- they look really good. I haven't tried one yet-- they just got out of the oven, like a minute ago. Anyone reading this is welcome to come on over and grab a freshly baked banana muffin!