Wednesday, June 27


I thought I had an idea of what I was going to write about. I forgot. I forgot while getting sidetracked while googling Yoko Ono's art works. They are unconventional, but really interesting to see on a Wednesday afternoon. Funny, but not in the humor way, in the odd-ish way. Look them up (Cut Piece, Sky Piece for Jesus Christ, the Box of Smile). Interesting.
I kind of have no idea what I'm planning to do for the rest of the day, save going to housechurch at seven, and having a quiet time between now and then. Now and then. I didn't think I would be on the internet for so long. It's been about an hour and a half. I guess that that isn't extremely long, but, at the same time, I'm not accustomed to just browsing on the Internet. I look up what I need to or play a long list of YouTube videos, but I never really just browse and follow what I find. For example, I looked up...what did I even look up? Oh, yes. I looked up "Cut Piece" and that led me to a video and a webpage about Yoko Ono, which led me to look up other art from her, which led me to look up a video of John Lennon speaking in a big bag (bagism, I don't even know what it means). Just interesting.
Today is a strange-kind-of-day. Out of the ordinary, for me, at least. And maybe even Bayna, who is now watching Doctor Who after dismissing it because of Martha Jones. She's past Martha Jones, so she's watching it again.
I woke up feeling like I am composed of a bunch of different people that I see, but only about breakfast food. I wondered what I could eat for breakfast, but everything I came up with felt like someone else's breakfast food. An egg (Papa and Mama), cereal (Bayna), toast with butter and honey (Kelsey). I like all of those other foods, but just wanted to feel like myself. To eat something that is me. So, I wrote about my conundrum in my journal. And, after doing so, I knew what I could eat for breakfast! Something that is like me to eat! Oatmeal with raisins. Mmmmm. Yes. That is a Gabri-food. In fact, my mom  bought a box of raisin, date, and walnut (walrus, I almost typed) oatmeal for me. And I'm the only one currently in my house that eats oatmeal and raisins, a Gabri-food indeed. Yay!
I did not want to be like, "So, HA!" about my raisin, date, and walnut oatmeal, but I think it proved my point.

Friday, June 1

I don't have very much to say today, but I'd definitely like to share some pictures.
I have a new camera. I didn't own an old camera; I received this one as a graduation present, but I've never owned a personal camera for my personal use before. It's a Canon something-or-other. Got it from my grandparents (thank you, Papa and Nana!), and this morning was the first time I opened the box. It was sleeping until now. I awoke the camera from its slumber. Muahahaha!
So, I took some pictures to evaluate the quality of the camera.
 A photo of the opening-everything process.

Fringe from my blanket (look at that detail, will you?).

HP book cover art.

MY PAJAMA PANTS! What detail!
Alayna says, "Llama, llama, llama!" 

After washing off a facial mask, Bayna sprouted a green beard. She models it.
Then, for lunch I cooked some quinoa pilaf with onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and green bell peppers. I felt inspired to cook, and then blog about my cooking after watching "The Pioneer Woman," Ree Drummond, another blogger's television show, with my mama. If you'd like to, head over to Ree's blog.
Here are some more pictures, featuring the quinoa pilaf. I cooked the quinoa in vegetable broth instead of water for extra flavor, then minced garlic, chopped onions, carrots, green bell peppers, and celery. Sauteed the veggies with olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper, and then added them to the cooked quinoa. It was quite tasty, but needed more flavor.