Una Cerveza


Tuesdays are never my friend. I’m not sure why, but I’m never feeling my best. And today was hormonal and a Tuesday. It was really a good day though; I just didn’t feel like doing any thing and my work tasks were bugging me. I’m usually just a social drinker, but tonight, a solo beer was in order. The choices in the fridge were this or Coors (left over from Halloween). I actually do enjoy a Negra. Especially on la playa.


The best compliment to this? Tucking myself under my down blanket with a blue cheese veggie burger and fries. I’ll spare you the beautiful photo, as I’m sure you’re familiar. Instead of the sweet taters tonight, I went with regular potatoes and made thick wedges and drenched them in garlic, vinegar, and salt. Wow. This meal made Tuesday awesome.

In other news, the buyer on house hunters just bought a house for $99,000. Despite my very tight financials right now, that actually seems doable. Oh nevermind, it failed inspection. Guess that explains a lot. Sorry, you probably don’t need a play-by-play of the episode. I’ll mute it.

So, how are we doing with Christmas shopping? I have almost all of my ideas, but I need to actually shop! I’m waiting for Matt to finish exams next week and then we’ll face the crowds and hopefully knock it out in one day. This is when I miss Newbury St. and breezy outdoor shopping.

Are you an online, outdoor, or mall kinda shopper?

  • Miranda
    December 6, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Your title made me laugh today! My housemate is in South America at the moment and before she left we were talking about how the only Spanish she needed to know was ‘una cerveza por favor’. Hopefully that’s all the Spanish she needed because none of us knew any more than that!

    I am actually done with my shopping! Bought it all in various stores except one present I ordered online from Tiffanys. Good luck doing yours – I hate crowds!

    • Laura
      December 7, 2011 at 11:33 am

      ha! I’ve love to take a trip to South America!!!

  • Shelley
    December 6, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I usually do a mix of online and mall shopping. Online is so much easier if you know exactly what you want, and can usually get a good deal and free shipping if you are lucky! I like to do the mall when I am more browsing to get inspired. Looks like it is going to be the mall for me this year as I need some ideas!

    • Laura
      December 7, 2011 at 11:32 am

      I do the opposite! Browse online for inspriration and then go to the stores to see it in person.

  • Kathryn
    December 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Hah! Your House Hunters play-by-play made me laugh out loud- thanks for the smile! I have to wait to go home for break to earn a little Christmas present money- summer savings ran out just before Thanksgiving–> the one thing I won’t miss about college!! Have everything all picked out though 🙂

    • Laura
      December 7, 2011 at 11:32 am

      I don’t miss that either:) Although, in some ways, I was more financially stable in college because I didn’t have bills to worry about…

  • Stephanie C
    December 7, 2011 at 2:22 am

    I have it easy this Xmas – we agreed no gifts and donations to Junior Blind instead. I think I like it better this way!

    • Mom
      December 7, 2011 at 8:19 am

      What a lovely idea. I looked up the site: http://www.juniorblind.org/site/ I have a sister-in-law who is blind and a writing partner who is legally blind. Off to check out the website!

    • Laura
      December 7, 2011 at 11:29 am

      That’s awesome!

  • Kristina
    December 7, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I was watching the exact same episode of House Hunters! I’m on a hyuge HGTV kick right now as I procrastinate studying.

    I’m doing mostly online shopping because I have to travel home for Christmas. Glamour.com has 31 Days of Giving and they are all presents related to a charity. Hoping to get most of mine from there this year!

  • Kath
    December 7, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I would have appreciated the play by play. Which episode was it?

    I’m an online shopper!

    • Laura
      December 7, 2011 at 11:29 am

      Lady with a family shopping near downtown St. Louis…

  • Heather
    December 7, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Hey, just popped in to say I recently discovered your blog via your sister…and I have to say I really enjoy it. Admittedly, I’m a blog fanatic, but it’s refreshing to read someone so “real” with every day problems and low energy days like the rest of us! Thanks for sharing.

    I am an online shopper. Its kind of a sickness, really, how much I’d just to prefer to shop at the comforts of home…or work 😉 …I wonder if some day this will lead me to being a little old lady hermit afraid of social interaction!

    • Laura
      December 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

      Thanks for popping over! I’m glad you’re enjoying my “real” problems:))

  • Allison
    December 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Ha, $99,000?! I’d like a house for that much that PASSES inspection 😉

    Oh em gee, I was talking with a few of my college girlfriends the other day about how much we miss our Boston life- specifically Newbury Street- not just for the shopping, but it always looked so beatufiul during the holiday season!

    • Laura
      December 7, 2011 at 11:27 am

      Agreed! I miss my Boston life daily, but am glad that its 60 degrees outside!

  • Kat
    December 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I know they say you’re not supposed to attach emotions/feelings to food, but when you’re having a long day or feel like hell, the right meal can make a WORLD of difference.

    p.s. I’m a total online shopper. I just don’t have the patience for malls. I’d much rather have a great sale delivered to my doorstep. That being said, this method only works if you already know your sizes for the stores you’re shopping at.

  • lauren
    December 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    There is nothing like curling up under a blanket after a so-so day, and even better if there is a good dinner and house hunters involved.
    I’m approximately 33% done Christmas shopping. I used to be a mall shopper, but everyone is in such a hurry these days – it does not make me feel cheery or bright to be out there with “them”. Of course, I’m always a delight 😉
    Online shopping is really great for when you know what you want, it makes comparison easy and you can see all of your options at once. But, the mall / shopping centers are necessary for when I need to browse.