On making your own tater tots - yes, please! As soon as I saw this all I could think about was having a cozy weekend with my (co-comfort food loving) friend Lauren, watching movies, and making every tater tot variation we could think of.

This week is brutal. I don't know how but I hurt my shoulder/back yesterday and can't move my head all the way to the right. After a fitful night of sleep, it only seems to be worse. And I have a busy day of work ahead of me. It also means I skipped bootcamp this morning. Aarg.

Image: source. I want to be there.

From Southern California Public Radio, "the story of Ruben Vives, a boy who was almost sent away as an illegal immigrant, but managed to stay in the U.S., get an education, and is now contending for a Pulitzer Prize."

These "wings" for a little kid are some of the most magical things I've seen in a while. So awesome.

Today I had to admit a mistake at work, to a client. It was, needless to say, unpleasant. However, it did lead me to reflect on the fact that I have learned a bit about admitting mistakes in the last year, and it can be boiled down to this: do it as soon as possible, stay calm, make eye contact, and keep your own guilt out of it. I think that last point is important: remember that it's not about you and demonstrating your pain and guilt at what you've done, or failed to do. That doesn't help the person you are apologizing to and is selfish. Save that for processing with your friends. You can best help the person you are telling about the mistake by being honest, forthright, and clear. (At least in my opinion and experience.)

"Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone." - Kurt Vonnegut


Karla said...

i wish you could buy sweet potato tots, i certainly don't feel like making them! :o)

also, if you already know the awesomeness that is Tot-chos, you should. Make some tots and put nacho toppings on 'em. So good! I usually do Joanna Vaught's Yellow Rose Recipes' vegan nacho sauce, vegan sour cream, avocado/guac, hot sauce, and black beans.

Shorty said...

oooh, karla, i didnt know about tot-chos! those sound dreamy and i cant believe they never occurred to me before....my dinner last night was nachos, in fact!

Karla said...

oops- insert "don't" in that first Tot-chos sentence!

if you have leftover nacho toppings, make 'em!