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Happy 4th!

4 Jul

This year we are celebrating the Fourth the of July a little different from last year (you could read about here).  Maybe it’s because this year it lands smack in the middle of the week, or maybe because I am not celebrating it with family, or maybe it’s because I am lazy and Luis is busying studying his harder than usual summer classes.

Answer: all of the above.

So, on this Wednesday, July 4th, we are spending it on campus at the Clough building waiting for night to fall and the fireworks to begin.  We should have a good view of Centennial Park’s fire work display from the roof deck of the Clough building.

In the meantime this is what I am doing to pass the time.

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While Luis is busy solving problems and making me feel very inadequate.

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For all I know he could be writing gibberish on the board or curing cancer.

Crossing our fingers it doesn’t rain, Happy 4th of July!

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Snaps From This Week

30 Oct

Lots of little things have happened this week.

We won the Halloween door contest!

Trick or treating for the kids at 10th and Home.  Luis and I passed out the candy.

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Afterwards the GLC (Graduate Living Center) held a party for the adults, which included a candy apple bar, witches brew, and mingling.

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What did I dress up as?  I tired and hungry straight from work paralegal, haha.

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A fun Halloween treat made with Halloween Oreos and pretzels with melted white chocolate.  After mixing the ingredients together either in a ball form or into bars just refrigerate for 15 minutes and it’s ready to eat.  I shaped mine into a ball form and cut away chunks as needed.  Candy corn, mini M&M’s, or anything can be added to the mix for more Halloween fun.

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When it’s fall, not only do the trees change colors, but everything falls to the floor.

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It’s homecoming week at Georgia Tech.  Tailgaters were throughout the campus, taking up every inch of ground for our football game against the undefeated Clemson team.  It was an amazing game, the best game I have seen this season. Everyone was pumped and it showed in our game, even with some bad calls and some things that the referees “missed” we won 31 -17.  It was a nice feeling after being 6-0, then losing two games, making our comeback and winning big.  There was lots of celebrating last night.  Happy Homecoming!

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More sweet treats inspired by Southern Belle Farm, who had some adorable and very easy marshmallow treats on display. I love any dessert made with marshmallows, just like those chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies you buy around Easter. Love those things.

I made mine with an extra caramel layer.

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After the caramel hardens in the refrigerator for a few minutes, add the chocolate layer.

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You can add sprinkles, nuts, mini M&M’s, or my favorite; graham cracker crumbs for a Smore flavor. YUM!

Oh and please ignore my half painted thumb nail, as I was testing out a new fall nail polish, oops!

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With Halloween only a day away, I am making pumpkin and squash soup!

Hope you have a Happy Hallows Eve!

Door Contest

27 Oct

Tomorrow 10th and Home is having a Halloween party, trick or treating for the kids, and a door contest.  The RA on our floor saw our door and asked if we wanted to participate.  Of course we do!

So, Luis and I added a few more touches to make the door more complete.

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I am not sure what the prize is, but  it doesn’t matter.  Decorating the door with Luis was fun enough.

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I have been in the kitchen tonight making some sweet treats as well.  The door decorating got me back into the Halloween spirit.

Here is a sneak peak at my twist on one of my favorite winter treats; Christmas bark.

I call it Halloween bark =)

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Happy Fall

23 Oct

The campus trees are changing and I wanted you to enjoy the colors with me.  So, enjoy!

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Our courtyard trees are still very green.  Not sure if the leaves will change colors or if the leaves will just drop once winter hits.

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Happy Fall!

Yellow Jackets vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

24 Sep

Today we woke up to nothing but blue skies and a temperature of 63°. An awesome day for a football game even if it did start to warm up not long after the game kicked off.  It’s also family weekend, so the streets were jammed packed with our team colors, and maybe with a few specs of blue here and there for North Carolina.

Even the dogs had Buzz fever!

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Actually, I have to admit North Carolina had a huge amount of support… lots of loud supporters full of spirit, and a great band that tried their best to drown out our band.

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In my opinion, this was the best game of the season.  It wasn’t a complete shut down like our last three games, where the opposing teams supporters/fans left half way through the game, leaving us Yellow Jackets to cheer in all of our glory.  It was a back and forth game full of errors, flags, constant turnovers, barely completing touchdowns, and a small amount of rushing yards.  It was down right stressful, but then again I know nothing about football, but I DO know I had a lot of fun and very glad we won!

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Just in case you haven’t noticed, something strange has been happening to me.  I am getting into college football.  I have never cared for college games before, only cheering for U of M in the past when a cute guy was near.   But now, I actually look up statistics of  opposing teams before we play them.  I even turned on the T.V. after the game today to watch the last quater of the U of M game and the Virginia Tech game just to get an idea of how the teams are doing for when we play against them.  This is getting ridiculous, who am I becoming?

On a different note, would it be safe to say now that we are 4-0 that maybe, just maybe Luis and I are bringing some luck to Georgia Tech haha.  How many people do you think say that?  Probably lots, but you never know… could be true.

We’re off to a birthday celebration at a new bar that we have never been to on Paces Ferry Road and we all know how happy I get to explore new places!

Career Fair @ GT

22 Sep

Luis is attending two days worth of Career Fairs to find a co-op program, and/or internship, and/or even his next potential workplace.  He could get accepted to a company in Tennessee, or Texas, or California, or Washington State.

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Interviews are within the next few weeks so, keep him in your thoughts, even though it means he would be leaving me behind in Atlanta for a whole semester…

I am hoping for Tennessee.

Ray’s New York Pizza @ Tech Square

18 Sep

We recently started a little addiction to Ray’s New York Pizza located on campus and I think it’s because of the garlic knots!

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My first time ever eating a Falafel. This one was made with bean fritters, tomatoes, cucumbers, and pickles with a sesame cream and roasted pepper  spread, served in a pita bread.

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Garlic knots.

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Bruschetta; sauteed spinach, sundried tomatoes, eggplant, feta cheese, and basil baked on flat bread.

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A Greenwich Village Calzone made with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and spinach with a side of their delicious tomato marinara sauce.

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In the dessert section of the menu was a picture of this dessert called Kunafa.  It’s something I have never had before so, of course I had to order it.  It is a baked cheesecake with shredded dough crust, topped with a sweet simple syrup and pistachios.  It was amazeballs!

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The first time we had Ray’s was before the first football game.  It was so good we had to go back a week later.  On our second visit Luis and I took advantage of the nice weather and opted to sit outside. The food was quick, inexpensive, the service was great, and the Mojito was pretty darn tasty.  That could be why this place is always packed.

Another great thing about this restaurant is that it is next door to Barrelhouse, which just opened in July.  The best thing to do (or what I think is best) is to enjoy a nice meal at Ray’s then head to Barrelhouse for some interesting and unique hand crafted drinks, but more on Barrelhouse and my bourbon muddled with fresh oranges drink concoction that Brian made me another time.