Monday, November 13, 2006

Don't leave me alone, I do crazy things!


Like make soup (see left).

Yup.

It was a slooooow weekend.

Originally it started out as a "Me"ekend. I planned to spend the weekend by myself, catching up on all the things I used to do when I would gladly spend a weekend on my own.

Of course, I reverted back to my old ways of spending too much time (and moolah)on Ebay. And I also woke up one morning and decided I hate my apartment.

Yes, a lot of financial damage was done. Apparently, for me, boredom = money.

I spent an obscene amount of it at this home goods store Homewerx that is just down the street from me. I always look at the store and think, looks funky, but thankfully I don't need any of that. That was, until I decided that my apartment sucks and needed a major overhaul. It's like I live in an IKEA showroom. I needed a few items to spice things up.

I spent over an hour in the store and charged an obscene amount to an empty credit card which I thought I had cut up but actually didn't. No willpower, what.so.ever.

The problem is that I kept seeing all these cool things I wanted to buy, and in my madness would have bought, but the fact is I live in a studio apartment. It's one room. I already have tons of furniture, art-work, photos that I would love to put all over the place but I can't, simply because there is no room for them.

Sigh. How cool would it be to have a house and be able to decorate every room...

Anyway, I went back home and spent a solid 6 hours just redoing everything. I organized from top to bottom, put everything I didn't like or need in storage and streamlined the look of the place.

Then Sunday came around and I decided I hated my curtains. I took them down. Now my place actually looks like one big room, whereas the curtains before kind of divided the bedroom and living room. I think they might be going back up tonight (I still hate them though).

Oh yes. And keeping with my domestic bacherlorette duties, I made veggie soup from scratch. I decided that I needed a day of detox and this diet friendly soup was the way to go. My mom used to make it (with cabbage) so I figured why can't I (ignoring the fact that I am a spaz in the kitchen...and the fact that it would be a perfect excuse to buy this adorable little apron from Homewerx).

I ended making a lot of soup. In fact, I made so much that I might just open up a soup kitchen in my apartment. That way, people get to try my tasty soup (I must say, I am impressed at my method of chucking a whole bunch of chopped veggies and spices in a broth and seeing what happens) and people can check out my snazzy place. Providing I know what to do with the curtains first.

19 comments:

Rachel said...

I make a pretty mean Sausage and Potato chowder. Modified the recipe that my mom has.
You can make it with no meat or meat substitute since I seem to remember that you are a veggie.

Wanderlusting said...

Veggie? Moi?
HELL NO!
I love MEAT
I'm the opposite of a vegetarian. A meatatarian. Beef, chicken, turkey, pork, ham, duck, venison, eggs etc = YUM!

Sausage and potato sounds sooo good. The reason it's veggie soup though for me is that you can basically eat as much as you want and still lose weight.

I'm eating nothing but the soup all day today and substituting the soup for two meals tomorrow and wednesday. Then I should run out by then. And I should be sick of soup by then too.

almost famous kiwi said...

I loooooove decorating, however I never have the money to do it so I live through those tv shows where they take run down rooms and within the space of an hour make them dream rooms.
However, depending on how things go, I may soon be decorating an apartment to accomodate both male and female tastes. Call me!!!!

Karinaxoxo said...

hehe - in that case I am a meatatarian too!!!
I did exactly the same on Sunday... re arranged my room, even cleaned my windows etc etc...

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Indiana said...

So will this make you the soap nazi? ~grin~

Wanderlusting said...

Probably more of a soup nazi than a soap one...

Although I did buy snazzy new antibacterial hand soap for the kitchen and a fancy stainless steel container for it to go in, so we'll see...

Rachel said...

Sorry Lusty!!! I don't know what I was thinking.
Reading too many blogs I suppose.
I would be a meatatarian as well.
Have you ever tried grilled chicken and dip the chicken in A-1 steak sauce?
Fan-tas-tic!!!

Wanderlusting said...

Whaaaaa! All I can have is soup and now I want chicken in steak sauce!

And chocolate. Damn that Paris Breakfasts blog and all it's chocolately goodness. Drooooool.

Indiana said...

LOL...don't you love typo's as one rolls out of bed and still hasn't had the waking effects of a shower. ~grin~

Walter said...

Yeah, but can you make miso soup from scratch?

Vegas Princess said...

You sound like me...bored? Find something to organize or clean. I am constantly doing that whenever I am bored. Oh and I spend a lot of money too. I seem to spend it more when I don't have it. Whenever I am broke there always seems to be a zillion things I need to buy and I can't stop myself. It's a disease.

Regarding the curtains...perhaps a folding screen for a change?

M said...

hehe, I go through the crazy 'domestic' stage too. It never lasts long though - and I'm back to my err...casual ways soon enough.

Wombat & Aspen said...

Solve two problems with one bowl:

Sell your soup under the "Lusty's Soup for Lusty Souls" brand, pay off the c/cards and start an empire.

*slaps hands together*

Lusty's life organized.

-Wombat

amanda jane said...

MMmmmm Veggie soup..... it's what I'm making tonight... but mine has a kicker!! MEAT! I made a WHOLE turkey on Sunday.. (well I watched Jason put it in)... and I have to get rid of it somehow... so Turkey stew and turkey pot pies for this week!!!

You should have called me... this weekend I spent tons I don't have on things I also don't need for my home!!

...we're still on the same level....

dusk&summer said...

Wow sounds like you got alot accomplished, I would get bored half way through decorating and quit. lol i have that short of an attention span, but I bet your apartment looks awesome!! I'm vegetarian you should post the recipe for that soup!

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Anonymous said...

Cool rant. Just checked out homewerx and bought a bunch of cool stuff- especially like their yummy food products and kitchen knick knacks. Thanks for the tip. You have good taste. No, I do.