Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bits of Randomness & FUD

Wow. Who hasn't blogged since January?


I feel like I've let my family down a little, since they sort of keep up with us this way. (And when I say 'family,' I just mean my mom.)

During January and February, I was busy directing a little comedy, AN EVENING OF CULTURE: FAITH COUNTY 2 for our little theater. 

Then there were parent-teacher conferences, an Easter production at church, and about one thousand young adult novels to read. 

Busy girl.
Because I am not quite busy enough, I have decided to plant a garden this year.  Let me start by saying I know NOTHING about gardening.  NOTHING.  I really can't stress this enough. When I called our local extension agent, I explained that I am a total sub-novice and if there is a term indicating even less ability than that, that is the term to apply to me. 

So today, while nursing a nasty cold, I tromped out to the backyard to attempt to kill the grass in a non-poisonous way.  I had read that vinegar will kill grass/weeds/anything living, but is obviously poison-free.  So I found the only vinegar in the house - apple cider.

See, here's the problem with me.  I am not a great planner and do not typically follow directions to the tee. So I am a huge fan of improvising. HUGE. 

Needless to say, I doused a small 8x16 area of our backyard in apple cider vinegar.  As of 4pm this afternoon there was no change in the very green grass of our backyard.  After finding out that even Round-Up can take several days to kill weeds, I suppose I need to be a bit more patient with my homeopathic remedy. 

I am still busy now, procrastinating, of course.  There are lesson plans to write, food to cook, and a child to rear.

Speaking of my child. SHE IS HUGE. They shouldn't be allowed to grow up so fast. 
Have you ever seen a child approach macaroni & cheese with such trepidation?

Me neither. 

Have you ever read a blog with  worse transitions?

That's a rhetorical question, friends.

The above picture was taken at FUD, a vegan restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri.  We've eaten there several times and Little B is OBSESSED with it.  She promises that their mac & cheese isn't as good as mine, but I must admit, it is incredibly tasty.

Mr. B and I prefer the nachos. 

Frickin delish.

They are quite well know for the amazing dishes they create with green jack fruit. I'm not sure what it is and I'm too lazy to google it right now.  All I know is that it is the closest replica to meat I've had since going vegan almost two years ago. 

This would be a great place for me to go off on a tangent, but I'll spare you...this time.

How about a picture of their cuban sandwich instead?

Also delicious, in case you were wondering.

Now I'm off to take an online ADD diagnostic test. While I'm doing that, you can check out FUD here...

Happy Earth Day!