Saturday, June 26, 2010

Procrastination and Pasta

I've been talking about making my own pasta for a while six months. So I decided to change my procrastinating ways and just do it!

That was on Wednesday.
On Thursday I found a reciepe online.
On Friday I went to the grocery store to buy ingredients.
And FINALLY on Saturday I actually made the pasta.

Here's how it went down...

It turns out there is not much in pasta dough. Some flour, eggs, and olive oil.

You mix it all on a cutting board! Just smoosh it until it starts to look like dough, then knead.

I took pictures of the dough going through the flattening and cutting of the pasta machine but my camera magically erased them on its own. Hmm...

It looks like pasta! It cooked very quickly but it tasted mostly of flour and egg which essentially is all it was. All in all it's way less of a project to cook pasta out of a box but that's not as fun and messy!

In other news, I cleaned my apartment for 2.5 hours today, napped, went to a booksale, and paid all my monthly bills.

How's that for kicking procrastination in the face?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hello Cyberspace...

Where to begin...I suppose with the name. Zero Ducks in a Row pretty much sums up my life right now. Up until this week I taught 4th grade until my principal decided that even though I tried my best I suck at teaching and thus no longer have a job.

So I am back to square one with any career plans and I am beginning to think that I will never make it as a teacher. That sounds like I am trying to do something spectacular like be a show girl or president but come on already...all I want to do is stand in front of kids and impart some wisdom upon them. Is that really too much to ask?

Currently I am harboring many anxieties about my future. I am on summer vacation but I have no future plans for any aspect of my life. This blog is an attempt to record and inspire(?) change in my life.

So here's to finding some ducks and forcing them to sit in a row.
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