Roast chicken and a big green salad for dinner, because roast chicken on a Sunday is always perfect, and a big green salad because it's 82F and the idea of something really starchy gives me the vapors. Mini portion of ice cream for dessert? Hrm.
I started sorting laundry but then a house centipede (millipede?) ran across my pile of whites and now I'm cringing on top of the bed like a bitch.
I would pay to watch a show with you in it. - Akiva
That was awful. Jesus. - Derrick
The centipede is the one with the really long legs. - John (bird whisperer)
Did you sound like that guy on the Discover Card ad who doesn't like surprises as well? - That's So CAJ!
It did have long legs and it moved really fast! I took a swipe at it and think I got it (sorry, not sorry), but still. Ugh. - Derrick
They sometimes end up in my sink and can't get out. I have to steel myself to catch and release them. They eat lots of bad bugs like silverfish and roaches... But I understand! - Sarah from FreshFeed
Bugs, insects, spiders, and creatures of that ilk freak me out. I wish they didn't but... *shudders* - Derrick
You are so much like my son, it's funny. LOL. - Trish R
*fist bumps Kyle* :D - Derrick
I hope this turns out well...
it looks nearly amazing! - holly #ravingfangirl
It banged. I let the exterior get crispy, with a side of sour cream? Girl, bye. BYE. - Derrick
WANT. - LB needs a hero! from Android
I want this even with that dreadful stuff on it. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I could hook you up with one WITHOUT it. - Derrick
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Well. - Jenny H. from Android
I LOL'ed. - Derrick
:) - Anne Bouey
For the record, I have no idea who this person is. - Derrick
Farmer’s Mkt haul: bananas, papaya, yogurt, tortillas, cheese, apples, broccolini, bread, ice cream, some dude’s number. #hiyoooo
Hopefully you didn't have to pay for that last item. :) - That's So CAJ!
Just a smile and some pleasant conversation. :) - Derrick
I love the farmer's market! esp. that last item. :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Carbs all up and down my feed.
Yeah, sorry about that. - Katy S
Turnt up.
I found this hard cider that's aged in bourbon casks? -hic- - Derrick
That maple-y, smoky, lingering taste is sublime. - Derrick
Oh you are speaking my language right there. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It's also like 7% abv too. #howyoudoin'? - Derrick
Oh. Which one? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
It's one of the Woodchuck varieties. A limited or reserve edition? - Derrick
Fasting blood sugar situation for my doctor's appointment this morning, but I should be done around 11am AND will be at Farragut. Any recommendations for food trucks, my friend?
I do hope I'm not pregnant. - Derrick
Not pregnant, and DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO FAST. No blood work. Pfffft. - Derrick
eat all of the things! - t-ra needs this place
*looks up from sandwich* - Derrick
Food truck to celebrate? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
My bus was coming right as I left the building and I didn't want to have to wait another twenty minutes. Next time! - Derrick
Dammit I didn't see this until late! THE CREPE TRUCK WAS THERE!!!!!! - Zamms from iPhone
I see the doc for a follow up in six weeks. DULY NOTED. Maybe I'll be pregnant. - Derrick
Sometimes I think about changing my avatar because this current one's pretty old, but that sideeye I'm giving? C'mon, now.
Recreate it? - Holly's favorite Anna
The bulk of my colleagues are at #CILDC today, it's raining, and my one commitment for the day just canceled. I totes magotes could've worked from home today.
Go home? - kaijsa
^^^^^^^^^^ - RepoRat
Yeah, but I'm already here (and after a longish wait for the bus to get here, naturally). - Derrick
Come to cil and see me before I go. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫ from Android
Half our library is there, so someone's gotta mind the store. If I can steal away, I sure will though, Mo. - Derrick
Ok otherwise I will see you for a nats game this summer. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫ from Android
Or O's. :) - Derrick
Or the Frederick Keys! :D - Zamms
Is that like Alicia Keys? - Derrick
Chips + salsa for dinner. #grown
Can you bring a +1? - Shevonne
Yeah, bringing a colleague from the library. :) - Derrick
Rack of lamb like a BAWSE. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Don't forget to wear the press hat. - Joe
Also the bowtie. - RepoRat
haha, thanks! - Derrick
*casually throws shade at the poor grammar and writing ability of the candidates' letter writing recommenders*
Finding good people is so hard, y'all. Lord have mercy. - Derrick
Letters of recc aren't great anyway-talking to people lets you hear them hesitate as they search for ways to describe someone. IMO, of course - ellbeecee from Android
Letters are good for people who express themselves better with a little time to think about it. We actually have to have both phone calls and a follow-up letter for references. We tell the person we're required to have a letter in the file (HR rules, yay!), so they can take notes while we talk and basically write to answer the same questions we asked in the call. Sometimes people have really great info to add after the call. - kaijsa
This is a thing that I've long wanted to talk to our admissions staff about; as a rule, prospective students' employers outside academia write TOTAL CRAP ref letters, which then damage the applicant even though it's not the applicant's fault. - RepoRat
I will say that amongst other members of the search committee, we had our top favorites and the letters didn't really do much to sway or influence us. Moving along to the next stage. - Derrick
that's because, outside academia, reference *letters* don't usually happen. i can only get such letters now because i work in academia and they actually know what i'm talking about. - henry
The provost of the university is having the big faculty recognition dinner and I need to RSVP. Part of me is curious and wants to go; part of me is intimidated? It's fancy, at the National Press Club, high class invites and while I've worked hard to get here, part of me is I *belong* here? Trying to make sense of it all, I guess.
Normally I'd say fake it til you make it, but you've already made it, so go and have fun. - Katy S
GO and enjoy yourself. Have a free meal on the university and mingle with folks. - Mary Carmen
You got an invite, therefore you belong. Free fancy food! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Looking at what I just wrote, I guess it's telling about my insecurities, but I *have* worked hard to get here. It's just...such a thing. Mulling it over in favor of attending, I think. - Derrick
Go, but find someone to go with -- a coworker, somebody. I've been to these things (though not as high-falutin' as all that) on my own as a new faculty member and it was weird and awkward to sit at a table with a bunch of old farts (sorry, now-valued colleagues!) who all knew each other but didn't know me. You DO belong, so find someone to belong there WITH. - Catherine Pellegrino
Dude. Go. Your right to be there is beyond question. - Pete's Got To Go
Ooh, plus one. Hrm. - Derrick
I have to think that somewhere there was an invite meeting and someone said "Derrick?" and everyone else said "Fuck yeah" and gave small fist pumps. - Johnny from iPhone
We gonna need to get poppa some new shoes to roll there in style ;) - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Do you need me to come down there and shake you? Of course you belong. Go, have a great time. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
what everyone else said, esp. Catherine -- GO! and go with a good (preferably work) buddy. Also, new shoes might be required, or a new tie or something. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Alright, I'm on it! Thanks for talking me back down from the ledge. - Derrick
take photos & show us!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
haha, I don't know about all that. :) - Derrick
Glad you're going, D. Belonging is beside the point. They need you. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Acquiring plus one... - Derrick
everyone's going to be thinking "Dang, who is that sharp-looking, magnetic guy?" Except for the people who already know you. They'll be thinking, 'YAY DERRICK." - Marianne
Yay Derrick! Be sure to post pics of what you'll be wearing to this soiree. - Corinne L
Y'all are great. For all of my sassy strutting, there are times I really struggle with feeling like I have the chops for these kinds of things. Very much appreciated. - Derrick
Most welcome. FWIW, I still feel that way every time I get a special invitation to something. Or sometimes even a regular invitation :D. - Marianne
Do the damned thing. I feel the same often, but when you're doing it right... - Eric - Final Countdown
Swanky! Enjoy! - LB needs a hero!
Go have fun. Going to the National Press Club means you will now be a reporter. Be sure to wear a hat that says PRESS on it. - Joe
Go! Wear spiffy tie. Win. - Rachel Walden
Go celebrate your success and be comfortable Have fun and yeah it's a good excuse to buy some spiffy clothes - WarLord
I feel the same way sometimes! I give a ++++1 for a "campus events" buddy. - Regular Amanda
So glad you decided to go. Have fun! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I'm late to the party and happy you decided to go. Events like this are where I've met my best friends/most valuable contacts on campus. - kaijsa
Are you on the faculty? Try it on for size. - Aaron the Librarian
Yay D! We want to hear all about it (meaning the food and the gossip and what everyone was wearing, of course). - laura x from iPhone
Snow? Okay. Okay, winter. #shade
ಠ_ಠ - Zamms
I started gathering all my sweaters and boots together so I could put them away. Welp. - Derrick
I put away our winter coats. WELP. - Zamms
*nods* *raises glass* - Derrick
I feel your pain, Derrick. It's still snowing here too. I don't hate a lot but I hate this winter/spring. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
so over it. - Derrick
Yuck, I don't blame you. It's now officially spring! - Trish R
I brought a guy I met casually a few months back to a standing monthly brunch thing with friends hoping it might spark something, but ended up meeting someone there I *really* liked and well I guess me and the first guy can be friends. #womp
I guess it did spark something! Tell us about this new guy, D -- how's it going? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And the guy you brought may make a new friend too. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Very true, m9m, very true. Stephen, he's nice. Very smart, which I'm finding attractive as well. Talking to the brunch organizer who knows him and trying to get the scoop. :) - Derrick
You are an inspiration to us all! ;) - t-ra needs this place from Android
Please, I've never met a bottomless mimosa brunch I didn't love. - Derrick
Mmmmm...bottomless mimosas! - Katy S
Exactly. :) - Derrick
I do love me some brunch. Strange I never thought to leverage it for meeting eligibles. Hmmm... *plots* - t-ra needs this place from Android
I thought I was already an expert in brunch, but moving to DC has forced me to level up my brunch game. - Derrick
RECORD STORE DAY - SpecialRelease -
RECORD STORE DAY - SpecialRelease
"Butch Walker End Of The World (One More Time) / Battle vs. The War DETAILS Format: 10" Vinyl Label: Dangerbird Release type: RSD Exclusive Release More Info: Two new, exclusive tracks" - Derrick from Bookmarklet
i don't know why i'm so excited. it's not like i even have a way to play this. >.> - holly #ravingfangirl
If I see it when I'm out, I'll try and get you one. - Derrick
Every DJ has at least two copies of a record anyway. - Derrick
Baked oatmeal people: Looking at a couple recipes online. What's your method? There's one where you mix up the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet in another, combine and bake. Another where you basically do the same but let it sit in the icebox overnight and then bake. Thoughts? Impressions? Tweaks?
How about flapjacks (the British kind, not the US kind) They are yummy! Lots of recipes for them around, depending on what you're looking for. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
When I've done baked oatmeal, I usually combine the dry, then wet, then bake. Seems to work well, though I don't do it too often. - Jennifer Dittrich
The basic recipe I use is in the set description here: I then mix up the fruit options, modulate sugar added based on their sweetness, etc. - Katy S
Cool, thanks, everyone. Higlet, I'll have to try those out another time. Dipped in chocolate? Hello. - Derrick
Like Jennifer, I usually mix the dry and then add the wet ingredients. If adding berries I've mixed them gently with the dry before adding the wet stuff as it seems to help keep the fruit evenly distributed. - Galadriel C. from Android
Dang, the whole house is smelling like an oatmeal cookie. - Derrick
The smell of it baking makes me so hungry! - Katy S
My husband asked me to make this recipe that turned out nasty. Lots of protein powder spenda.baking blend I forget what else. Maybe pumpkin was in it. A waste of excellent oats. So, don't do that, lol. It I can ever forget I might try again with a normal recipe. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I did something really basic: oats, milk, eggs, butter, a little salt, a little vanilla, baking powder, some cinnamon and brown sugar. I figure I'll eat it with some yogurt and a little fresh fruit since y'all know how I feel about cooked fruit. O_o - Derrick
I have a recipe that suggests putting chocolate chips in it. :) - Katy S
I made the oatmeal last night but forgot to eat it this morning. :( I was too rattled by the snow and thinking about my commute cause I didn't wanna be late for my student appointment. Maybe I'll have it for dinner. - Derrick
I baked some oatmeal for the first time the other day. Used frozen blueberries, on top of a layer of bananas. The oats & dried things I put on top of that, with liquids (milk, eggs vanille) on top. YUMMMMMMMMM - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I tasted just a piece of it last night when I pulled it out of the oven. I know it's good! - Derrick
Hahaha was this cause of my Disney Spirit Animal quiz? Hahahaha - Shevonne
I just kind of marvel at the drama people seem to create for themselves. I get being kind, and compassionate, and wanting to be mindful of others and their feelings, but at what cost? In sparing everyone else's feelings, you're sitting here stressed out, upset, and pulling out your hair like Boo-Boo the Fool cause you didn't want to say no. Sometimes you just have to say no. You just can't please or make everyone happy, y'know? - Derrick
Amen to that shit. (I also tend to add "and fuck you" to the end of most No's these days) - Hookuh Tinypants
Take a stand, people! Put yourself first! People will use you *whispers* if you let them. - Derrick
This is a thing I am struggling with in teaching. I want to take evals and similar feedback seriously, but holy $DEITY I do not even want to READ THE DAMNED THINGS because such a large percentage are so pointlessly nasty and unconstructive, and such a large percentage of the remainder are so disconnected from what an actual human being can realistically accomplish. Days I wonder if students even realize that I am human. - RepoRat
Can you retrain yourself to change you eating habits? I can skip breakfast, eat a light lunch and then at like 8pm eat like a member of the Night Watch on Game of Thrones. o_O I'd love to start the day with breakfast being my largest meal and then pace myself with smaller meals through the rest of the day, maybe eating a total of 5 or 6 times.
Wondering if anyone has had any success with this method of eating. - Derrick
I think the biggest challenge for me is eating breakfast. I wake with no real appetite, and even eating something light can seem like a chore. I suppose I can try starting out with maybe eating multiple smaller meals throughout the day rather than three seemingly substantial ones. - Derrick
I eat pretty much all day long - starting about 75 min. after I get up. Then a snack a few hours later, then lunch, then another snack, then dinner … then another snack. All relatively small, but I am pretty much always eating. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I could never eat first thing in the morning, but I did have fruit or an egg sandwich or something and the necessary coffee once I got to work. Lunch is very important at work, mainly to get away for a while. By the time I got home I didn't feel much like cooking anything so it would be a very light meal. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I've had some success with this - the biggest thing for me was allowing myself to eat later in the morning. I'm not hungry when I get up, so I have to let myself take time about 2-3 hours later to actually eat a larger breakfast. Usually I'm hungry by then. Also, making smaller meals for dinner made it more likely I'd be hungry earlier. I used to skip, or not eat breakfast until after 10. Now, I eat a good breakfast at around 8:30-9:30. - Jennifer Dittrich
If you figure this out, please share any tips. Because I'm self-employed and working from home, I keep weird hours and sometimes my first true meal isn't until noon or later. - Corinne L
I had to train myself to eat breakfast. I started small with thing like a piece of fruit and some peanut butter and worked my way up. - Katy S from iPhone
I have this problem, too. I'd also like to change my habits so I want to eat in the mornings. - Trish R from iPhone
I should probably note that I don't always want to eat in the morning now, but I can tolerate it and I do feel like I have more energy throughout the morning as long as it's a high protein breakfast. - Katy S
What Jennifer said but in a British accent. - Akiva
I am starving when I wake up. Then I feel that way every few hours for the rest of the day. I got nothin. - laura x from iPhone
My sister was like that. She woke up starving. She was always naturally slim, too. I guess it works - if you can face food first thing in the morning. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
My current work schedule has changed my eating schedule and it's working out okay. But the healthy plan falls apart if I don't start with breakfast (cold cereal and milk and yogurt) no later than 6:30. Lunch at 10 (lately, frozen gyoza or dumplings with a frozen vegetable mix, all steamed in the microwave), before I leave the house at 10:30 to go to first job. I leave first job at 4 and... more... - bentley
D, you might look at Ian Smith's_ Shred_ plan. You eat 3-4 small meals plus snacks throughout the day on that one. Smoothies are a common breakfast option. - LB needs a hero! from Android
I got myself switched around mentally first, be deciding I wanted to follow this idea: Eat like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch, and a pauper for dinner. on days when I actually eat like this I wake up famished and the cycle becomes easier to maintain. and oddly enough every.single.thing. they say about eating breakfast becomes true. but still i often fall off the monarchy diet. - Lnorigb
Lnorigb, I like that concept! - Anne Bouey
Lnorigb, that's the idea behind my meals. I think my breakfast is the highest calorie meal and the salad is the lowest. I read about it when I was a kid, not sure where. Reader's Digest maybe? - bentley from FFHound(roid)!
I snacked on a little fruit about three hours after I woke up today, and that was even after eating a fairly light dinner last night. :( Like most all good things, this is going to take some time, I reckon. - Derrick
Yes - Shevonne from iPhone
A PBJ sandwich for breakfast has been serving my skinny daughter well for years. It's quick and easy to make, and high in protein. It's also good for curbing your appetite. Another breakfast food she reaches for on occasion, especially in winter, is slow cooked oatmeal. Stay away from quick oats or the instant stuff in the packets...metabolizes too fast and leaves you hungry shortly... more... - April Russo (FForever!)
Teaching two classes today, 1) a basic comm. writing class and 2) a research comm. incorporating data and demographics, etc. Was freaked out about the research class but knew it was the second and later class. Went to the first class...IT WAS THE RESEARCH CLASS. Welp. Recovered nicely and handled it well though I was thrown off.
And after the class, two students came up to me and wanted to talk about becoming a librarian so we're grabbing coffee next week. "Librarians are so good about thinking on their feet!" - Derrick
Awesome - Shevonne
I also prepped by learning how to work with Simmons and they were like, *shrug* over Simmons, haha. - Derrick
Simmons sucks. :) (despite the smiley, I'm not kidding on that. I hate that thing and I'm so glad we don't have it.) - ellbeecee
Simmons is o_O. I spent several hours last week and this, working on, for example, crosstabbing males, 21-34, who drink Gatorade, and play video games between 11pm and 6am and the likelihood of whether they use iPhone or Android mobile devices. x_x - Derrick
Exercising considerable restraint.
People be testing me! - Derrick
Knowing how much butter is in my biscuit recipe, it almost feels indulgent to put more butter on them when actually eating them, but OH WELL.
you do what feels right. - holly #ravingfangirl
word. - Derrick
Oh, and peanut butter is pretty awesome too. - Derrick
X___x <-- dead from pb & biscuits dude... - Zamms
It banged. - Derrick
*butters D's biscuits* - LB needs a hero!
Pause. - Derrick
Ah, the butter cooks out. You know, like wine in sauce. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Biscuits are made so you can put good things into your mouth. Doubling down on butter is fully acceptable. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
What Mo said. Yum...biscuits. - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Search committee conference call from home because of the snow day. I realize there's a level of nervousness because interview, but the rambling and...not answering the question? Mercy. *scribbles notes*
Yeah, phone interviews can bring out the rambling because of lack of visual cues. But some are just bad at answering questions! - Kirsten
This is so interesting. And illuminating. O.o - Derrick
Kirsten is right, and for some reason actually answering the question seems harder in phone interviews than in face-to-face interviews. I don't know if it's a body language/visual cues thing or what, but I've definitely noticed it as well. - Catherine Pellegrino
This IS interesting, because I prefer a phone interview and feel more confident because you don't have to worry about visual cues, eye contact, smiling at the right time, etc. A follow-up face-to-face interview seems to go so much better after a phone interview. So I'm surprised people are having trouble communicating. - Trish R
First round completed, second round tomorrow. And hopefully I can get into work tomorrow. - Derrick
What about using Skype or similar? I interviewed for my current position via Skype and I felt good about it (and apparently the search committee did, too). - Megan loves summer
Skype is huge and awesome; when I initially interviewed here, it was via Skype. Today we were blindsided by the storm so this was a back up figured out just a few hours prior to our first interview. We don't all have our work machines at home with us, others had kids and pets running around that we all couldn't necessarily corral, so this ended up working pretty well, considering we all planned to be in the office today. - Derrick
Dang, holly has influenced me to watch the Thor sequel today. Next thing you know, I'll be carrying on about how much I love pie and Butch Walker. o_O
*struts through your feed*
+thinks to myself+ he's bringing sexy back. - VALZONE#SCREWED
Hey, D! :) - Anne Bouey
What you need to do is strut up here to Pennsylvania, my friend. - Friar Will
*fans self* - Soup in a TARDIS from FFHound!
*twirls out of bed and into my comments* - Derrick
Just what I needed. - MoTO Boychick Devil
*tummy bumps D-Love* - LB needs a hero! from Android
Work it (longer) make it (better) do it (faster) makes us (stronger) more than ever (hour) after (our) work is (never over). #CHAIRDANCE
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