Sunday, April 1, 2012


I have a propensity for letting my own housework, um, slide.  So when I get bitten by the productivity bug, I ride that wave like Kate Bosworth on Pipeline (No, you didn't watch Blue Crush? It's a lesbian cult classic!).  Because as everyone knows, once you do one productive thing, it's easier to do the next thing on your list, and the next, and the next.  This weekend was a virtual avalanche of productivity.  Saturday evening, I resigned myself to putting in laundry.  While the three loads were running, I started cleaning my room.  And cleaned, and cleaned, and cleaned.  I found my floor!  I found my chair!  By the time two loads were in the dryer and the third load was hung to dry on my enormous drying rack, I had gotten serious.  I vacuumed.  I emptied my trash.  I put things away that hadn't been put away since I moved into this apartment four months ago.  By midnight, I had clean sheets on the bed, nothing - that's right, nothing - on my floor other than furniture, the humidifier was clean and gurgling away, the candles were lit, and I was settling in to read a magazine that had been buried in my stuff for two months.  Then I promptly fell asleep.  Cleaning is exhausting.  Today, I was surprised to realize that the productivity bug hadn't left me yet.  I made my bed, I went grocery shopping before 10 AM, I made vegan carrot cake pancakes, I showered, I met an old college friend for coffee, and then I put the grand finale on this weekend by making a kick-ass dinner: linguine with a garlicky-lime sauce with broccoli, arugula, and avocado.  Serious yum.  The highlight of cooking dinner came in the form of me actually attempting to peel two heads of garlic in ten seconds.  I saw this video a while ago and was convinced it was a hoax, so I decided to give it a try.  It actually works!  Here's the proof:

Clearly, neither of us is cut out to be a film producer.

Here's to another week!

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