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Friday (Snow Day!)

February 4, 2011

Lunch: leftover pizza.

Snack: the last two Oreos. Time to go grocery shopping.

Dinner with Bryan and Jason at Cafe Express: some kind of chicken alfredo pasta dish. I thought it was pretty good, though probably very fatty. Bryan and Jason gave it two (sideways) thumbs up.

Dessert: mini-Reese’s peanut butter cup Blizzard from Dairy Queen. Jason is a HUGE fan of Dairy Queen, so Bryan took us there after dinner for Blizzards. They have these mini sizes now, which is good, because I usually just pick out the candy and leave most of the ice cream, and now I won’t waste so much. 🙂

Also, we had Bryan’s 7-week old son Anderson with us, but I didn’t take any pictures because he was fast asleep in the covered carrier all night. I did risk waking him up at the end of the evening, though, when I had no choice but to smother him in kisses. He’s so cute.

And also, it snowed!

Probably about an inch. This is nothing to most of you, who actually get a real winter every year, but we never (NEVER) get snow in Austin. Actually, I think last year we had flurries for about 4 1/2 minutes one afternoon, but that’s about it. So since the roads were icy, and we Austinites are horrible at driving in any kind of inclement weather, there were a lot of road closures, and more importantly, my office was closed! So I had the day off, which I spent making final book edits, napping, and reading. It was quite lovely.

Hope you’re all keeping warm out there – we’re supposed to be back up to 59 degrees tomorrow.

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8 Discussion to this post
  1. Flavia says:

    hey, glad to hear of your day off 🙂
    funnily enough, i was just reading yesterday about fettuccine alfredo, and how it got “americanized” once it crossed the ocean. the real fettuccine alfredo is nothing but al dente fettuccine with butter and parmiggiano cheese. full stop!
    i’ve actually had it before thinking about it purely as comfort food, and never realized that what i was having was actually fettuccine alfredo. i definitely need to make these again!

    • Crystal says:

      Yes, most places here who serve “alfredo” just make a kind of creamy cheese sauce. I have made it at home with just butter, parmesan and pasta, and it’s soooo much better!

  2. designinbloom says:

    I love snow days but living in the south we get them so rarely too! Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you stayed warm!

  3. Wei-Wei says:

    YESSSS snow! The superintendent of our school is supposedly from Michigan – I don’t know the least about the geographical locations of the states, but apparently they get a lot of snow there. Which means a snow day was nearly out of the question for about 5 inches of snow here, but everyone was SO THRILLED because we rarely get snow buildup!

  4. connie says:

    haha! things were closed? I bike in that kind of snow. But it’s so neat to see snow + green leaves. What an oddity

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