Bizarre Foods

I was watching a show today about bizarre foods in Vietnam and it made me think of the time when Scott and I (along with some friends) were in Busan, Korea and came across a lady butchering some fish right on the street. I think it’s so fascinating and weird…I wonder what they think about how we do things in the States. You know they think our prepackaged, frozen meat is gross lol.


I haven’t posted anything in a very long time. Let’s see if I can remember what’s happened…

My book FINALLY arrived in the mail yesterday for my colllege course. Too bad I had to drop it WEEKS ago. I guess I’ll just retake the class again later.

Work is chaotic…Scott is busy with school which results in lots of after class homework and social gatherings.

I’ve been trying to upload a video of Damien that I think is super cute. It keeps giving me errors which makes me think the video is too large to upload to this site. Lame.

Now onto today…I have the day off from work day because I had the stand-by phone for after hours calls. I’ve been looking forward to this FOREVER because it will be the first time since Damien’s birth that I will have a day ENTIRELY to myself with no baby or husband. Just ME time. So I’m getting the baby ready to take to daycare and I’m about to leave the house when I can’t find my keys. After quite a thorough search, I look in my car. There they are…in the ignition from last night and Scott has already left for class…So that means my day to myself is now a day with me and Damien trapped at home…with him yelling at me ALL DAY LONG…I am so very disappointed…

I haven’t made a post in a while. Things are hectic at both work and home. I have no idea if the small changes in my diet are working. So hard to tell.

Rocky Start

My online college course on databases started today. I’m a little anxious because I have so much going on already. I really wanted to jump in and get my homework done. Unfortunately, my textbook hasn’t arrived in the mail yet and I can’t do anything. It’ll mean I’ll be really behind in my class. Lame…


Coming up with meals for the second week was extremely difficult. I just didn’t feel like there was any options. Going through my cookbooks, I couldn’t find any recipes that fit. I read online that the South Beach diet is very similar to the Weight Watchers core food plan. I looked into it a little bit more and the big difference is that on the South Beach diet you can eat whole grain breads too. So I had decided to try pizza with a whole grain crust and spaghetti with whole grain noodles. Anyways, even MORE frustrating was the fact that the Ramstein commissary doesn’t have hardly ANY options. I couldn’t find whole grain pizza crust or nonfat or even reduced fat cheese. What the Hell? By going on this diet, we are already eliminating 90% of all foods and drinks at the commissary, and then they don’t even sell all of the 10% we can eat? This is the first real diet I’ve ever been on and I can see why people have such a hard time sticking to them. We were walking up and down whole aisles with nothing we can eat. I really REALLY want this to work too. And even with trying to eat better, we still haven’t changed what we’ve been eating for lunches. I don’t know where to go from here. Still trying to make it work. I guess I shouldn’t expect change without a few bumps along the way…


2010 has been an eventful year for the us. I was promoted to SSgt and Scott was SUPPOSED to have been too (he will in a couple months). We celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. We moved from Korea to Germany and started new jobs. We had a baby. There’s not one part of our lives that hasn’t changed, except for our family. I’m hoping to maybe do a little bit of traveling this summer, but mostly I want a nice, calm year.