Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Culinary Adventures with Bob and Al: Vodka? on a Monday?

We have a lack of liquor in our home. No whiskey, no rum, not scotch and not even my favorite…tequila. I mean, this isn’t an emergency, we’ll be okay. We don’t even have a bar to store the liquor in. Robert thinks we need some liquor in the house. Maybe that’s a man thing? Maybe that’s a being married to Alexis thing?

I do agree with him, having liquor on reserve would make me feel grown up. My parents always had liquor in the house. My practically non-drinking parents. Why in the world did they always have liquor on hand? Company, I suppose? One of the many mysteries of the life and times of Jeff and Fran. Anyway, back to the Scarff liquor situation - we do have hopes of having a bar in the corner of our small dining room one of these days. Robert’s mom knows guys that can literally make almost any piece of furniture that you need by just explaining to them what you want. I am impressed by this skill. Robert told his mom and I that HE was going to build the bar; this, of course, caused Robert's mom and me to almost fall off our chairs from laughing so hard. Robert the carpenter. Making us a bar. Priceless. (Sorry to poke fun, honey. I will support you in your dreams of woodwork.)


Check out this Home Bar. I bet that was inexpensive.

Sooo....drumroll....on Monday a threshold was crossed, liquor came into our home. Bob and Al bought Vodka! Vodka in the house/duplex!


I have dementia and don't remember what kind we bought?

And why did we buy vodka? We accidentally watched The Barefoot Contessa this weekend and saw her make this. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/nick-and-tonis-penne-alla-vecchia-bettola-recipe/index.html



Hey, girl. Heyyy.

Basically the recipe is a Penne alla Vodka. It was Penne alla Fabulous. Penne alla probably the one of the best things we’ve made.

What makes it even better is what the salesgirl at the liquor store said to Robert when he was buying the vodka. He got it with a Visa gift card that we got for our wedding. When he was checking out he asked her, “Do you take these Visa gift cards?” to which she responded, “Oh yeah. No problem. (Pause) That’s exactly what I’d do if I got a gift card, straight to the liquor store!” Hmmm, okay? I have to say though, I just love that honesty. Awesome. Cheers to you salesgirl at the liquor store.

Here’s a pic of our Monday night dish. Penne alla Yum.

So, cooking with Vodka proved to be an appetizing experience and a lot of fun. I should have taken a couple shots to help me cope with Jake’s decision to choose Vienna, alas I did not. Alas, Jake called Vienna smart. Alas, that’s not the correct adjective for her. Alas, Jake keeps claiming he lives in Dallas. Alas, it is Denton. Ppppffffttttt.


Good luck reality tv show lovers!

Xoxoxo + vodka

Monday, March 1, 2010

Never too old...

I had a reawakening, a Renassiance, if you will. It started with an innocent gchat... I’ll share it with you:

Jenny: so

I was looking at our wall-to-wall conversations last night, procrastinating school of course, and man, you are one weirdo

me: hahahaaaaaaaaaaaa

12:14 PM people are strange when you're a stanger

Jenny: but I'm NOT a stranger

me: i told streeb that we have to go to dinner like asap

HAAA

Jenny: yea I know we do

me: no you are NOT a stranger

Jenny: for sure

I need to come see your place too

yikes, can't believe I haven't

me: yes, you do

i know, you obviously hate me and robert

12:15 PM come over anytime

we'll be there watching our huge 60 inch tv

***insert private/deep convo about our lives here***

me: what ever happens you have to look back with absolutely no regrets

"what's meant to be will always find a way" trisha yearwood

12:28 PM Jenny: OMG OMG OM GOMG OMGkshgieutjbn

HAHaAHAHAAHAHAHAAHA

me: hahhaaaaaaaaaaaaahaha

i know

12:29 PM Jenny: you should write weird quotes like that on my wall from random songs

it will give me a suprise and a laugh

me: oh no problem!!!

12:30 PM i feel like someone just hired me for a job i like or something!

haha

Jenny: HAAHAHAH

alexis

oh btw, one of the things you wrote on my wall "I'm jenny, Im mysterious, I have a quetsion mark for my picture"

12:31 PM me: hawhahhaaaaaaaaa omg

12:32 PM remember when i first got on facebook and i didn't understand and i created a scary goodnight group?

How does if feel to see a gchat between Jenny and I? Like you’re reading a top secret FBI file? I thought so.

Anyway, since this chat, Jenny and I have been trying to post the weirdest quotes possible on eachothers facebook wall’s. Gchat and Facebook, welcome to my life from 8-4. Anyway, it went like this. Kori even began to hop in on it, which is priceless.

Alexis Scarff I have a deep respect and love for these tiny humans, and I hope to convey in my images a measure of the beauty that exists in all children. - Anne Geddes

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February 18 at 4:21pm · Comment · Like · See Wall-to-Wall

Jenny Hoge

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.-Daniel Boone

February 19 at 12:05pm

Alexis Scarff

Punish France, ignore Germany, and forgive Russia.-
Condoleezza Rice

February 19 at 12:41pm ·

Jenny Hoge

An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything. -Whoopi Goldberg

February 19 at 1:57pm

Kori McCaskill

Sacred cows make the best hamburger.
- Mark Twain

February 19 at 2:12pm

Alexis Scarff

By sea, land and air we prosper.-Vancouver city motto

February 21 at 2:19pm

Jenny Hoge

"I like to alleviate any insecurity I have before I take on a large task."-Sarah Smith

31 minutes ago

Kori McCaskill

"When I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry. I mean, I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff."- Mariah Carey

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I don’t know if there’s something wrong with me, but I find this really funny.

Okay, back to my “rebirth”. It happened when Jenny put the quote from Sarah. I asked her if that was from Sarah’s blog and she said it wasn’t, it was from the “Quotes from our Friends” that we started in college.

Ohh, yes, Of course, “Quotes from our Friends”. These “Quotes” started being typed up by Jenny on her college computer during our sophomore year and went on throughout college. The quotes range from our whole group of friends, even some guys were involved and they always achieve in taking me back in time. Jenny just sent me the “Quote” document in its’ entirety and I was bursting out laughing during the whole thing. Ling O L. The quotes reflect how young we are, sometimes how na├»ve, but manage to reflect who we were at that moment. I love that.

It got me thinking…we’re not in college, living together, but we’re still alive. Going through things, having fun, trying to figure out what on earth we're doing and, somehow we’re still friends. Connected through the memories...

And of course, now I’m going to bring it home and talk about God and His purpose for me and molding me into the person I am at this point. How on earth was I pulled to go to OU? God put factors in my young life to lead me there and I know that it was to meet this group of people who have remained so dear to me.

To this I will say……"Quotes from our Friends" should live on. True, we don’t have a word document that’s open on Jenny’s computer at the Kappa house, but we have effcient technology and I say when there is something quotable even in a text or email; perhaps, a text or email should go out and we can keep them all together somehow?? We’ll call it “Quotes from our Friends: The Mid-Twenties Edition.” And this should include any and all people that are in our lives now that state something quote worthy.

Maybe I’ll even make it a regular on ppppfffftttt. Just call it “Quotes from our Friends” and post the quotes when they come about.

That’s what the internet is all about: To keep us connected. This idea could catch fire like status updates on facebook or be the lamest thing since the blue tooth….I leave it in your hands.


I was going to blog about when I first meant Jamie and Jenny on their bdays, so I scanned these in. I didn't get to that post, but thought a college flashback was appropriate for this one. This is Jamie and I in the bathroom of the dorms before a date party. I was teaching Jamie how to be cool.

I never could figure out why on earth I bought this party pic, but noticed that I'm screaming in the backgroud. I'm sure I was called into standards on this night... look how cute jenny, lizzy and streeby are! Oh 2002, EIGHT years ago. Good. greif.

make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold

grown up (kind of)...
even more grown up... but never too old....