A work day and a birthday party… 14-15. April 2017

14. April

 Coffee and kinako flavoured Black Thunder chocolate

 A couple of biter of four grain porridge

 Sweet potato fries, fried eggs, bacon and salad @ Koloniaal

 Buckwheat-cabbage stew with a fried egg and sour cream

15. April

 Coffee, sandwiches with sausage

 I had friends over for a belated birthday party. On the table was: haggis flavoured potato chips, sour cream and onion potato chips, cheese, chocolate, different pastries, tuna onigiri, carrots, cucumber and marinated cucumber, bread crisps, grapes 😀

 Saku Antwärk cloudberry and lime cider that was super delicious, Saku Manchester beer

 Birthday candles 😀

It was great seeing all my friends ♥

Junkfood kind of day… 22. March 2017

 Fried potatoes, sausage sandwiches and marinated cucumber.

 Kadi came to visit and she brought green tea cake and cookies from Killuke Kooki 😀 We had them with some peppermint tea. That cake was so so so good!

 Had about 1,5 bottles of beer… maybe a bit more.

 We had fun assembling some Japanese DIY candy kits. This one was called “Nyokonyoko Kororon” or as we called it “creepy candy wormies” xD The candy tasted weird and I didn’t like it much. It was fun to make though :p

This is a short vid of how the wormies were made:

 Sour cream and onion senbei that was spot on with the beer

 This candy kit was “Kurabete Neruneru”. The green goo was melon flavoured and the yellow one was pineapple flavoured. We both really liked the pineapple taste.

 Poppin’Cookin’ “Tanoshii Raamenya-san” aka “Fun Ramen Restaurant” ;D This was epic fun to make. It actually looked like real ramen and gyoza xD The gyoza tasted really nice too, the ramen had a weird texture, but didn’t taste bad.

 Chocolate ice cream break

 Soy flavoured senbei that also went great with the beer

 Tasty chickpea soup with feta cheese and assorted nuts and seeds. I followed this recipe to make the soup.

I had a really lovely and fun day with Kadi. The DIY candy kits were hilarious to assemble and after we were done with these, we just chilled with some beer and chattered away about all sorts of nonsense ♥

Most of the DIY candy was left for my boyfriend xD He appreciated it and ate them all without complaint when he got off work xD

Disappointed… 1. February 2017

 Fried potatoes and salad with garlic sprouts

 Sandwiches with bacon and avocado. I also allowed myself a beer, because of reasons.

 Chicken and orzo casserole with salad

I didn’t get the job I went in for an interview some weeks ago, so I was feeling pretty bummed out the entire day. I had already been daydreaming about working in that place, so the disappointment was great. It wasn’t that I was not qualified, but instead, after a bigger meeting, they decided a different direction for their establishment and thus they could not hire me. No hard feelings or anything, just disappointed. I did however get some neat recommendations from them for some other cafés and coffee shops, I had never heard of before, where to try and apply for a position. So, giving that a try.

The worst part about this is that it probably means more trips to the unemployment office for me and I absolutely hate going there. They always make you feel as if you are the most worthless scum of the earth, wasting “their” money and time. I have been thinking of applying to change my unemployment agent, but this could mean repercussions and I’m not sure I want to risk losing my health insurance. I really hope I’ll find a job before my next mandatory meeting. That however still doesn’t mean that any random job would do. I know what I want to do and I’ll continue searching for that.

Raid and dreams and Kiki… 14-15. January 2017

14. January

 Garlic pork, fried potatoes, salad with zucchini

 A banana

 Cookies!

 Beer

It was raid night with my guild on Rift. So much inappropriate fun ♥

Also, dreams: I dreamed that I applied for a ticket seller job at Tallinn Zoo, but was terribly late for the interview, because I was looking for the main office inside the zoo, but it turned out that it was actually a few streets away from the place. It was awfully embarrassing when I finally got there and the people interviewing me were not too impressed at me keeping them waiting for over an hour. I don’t think I got the job.

15. January

 A banana, cocoa pudding and a cup of coffee

 Sushi! Mostly with salted salmon, cucumber and avocado.
(Thanks, Josie, for the photo. I was a forgetful goose and didn’t take a photo myself. Unbelievable, but sometimes that still can happen.)

 Delicious red velvet cake

Josie came for a visit and brought cake 😀 I made sushi and we watched “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” which was a charming, but silly little movie. It was a really fun day 🙂

Otherwise I was weirdly tired and sleepy the entire day. I napped for an hour before Josie arrived and when she left after the movie I fell asleep for another 2 hours. I just couldn’t stay awake for some reason.

Friends… 20-21. Dec 2016

20. December

 A slice of mushroom and ham quiche and a cup of coffee @ Gustav Café. The quiche was not good at all, I only ate half of it. It had too much seasoning which made it very unpleasant to eat.

Maarja

 Chicken curry @ Little India. Very good stuff for a lunch  menu offering. Yum!

 Potato paratha

 Ham sandwich and coffee

 Pelmeni with sour cream and some kimchi

 Tea and a rum pastry

Shopping is hard. I spent the day with Maarja, walking around in a local super market and trying to find myself a new coat or something else to wear outside, because my only jacket was falling apart. According to my pedometer I walked 22km that day; also, I got a blister under my foot, I lost my lip piercing, a button from my old coat and broke two nails xD At least the company was good ♥ and I eventually did find a suitable parka to wear… at the very last store I went to xD

21. December

 A couple of rum pastries and a cup of coffee

Glass noodles with wakame and sour cream

 I had a beer and some deep fried potato peels with Anna ♥

 Chicken kimchi stew with some rice

I spent the day running errands and organising Yule presents. In the evening I met up with Anna for a few hours to grab a beer and to catch up. Was lovely!

Piksepini… 29. October 2016

 Coffee and some beef pastries.

 A banana.

 A very dry cheese and ham pastry.

 Jam cookies and some cheese cookies later.

 Jägermeister Spice.

 Some tortilla chips with fish salad.

 Pumpkin-banana bread with pumpkin seeds.

 Salad, baked highland cattle beef with vegetables and cheese sauce.

 All that I mentioned above with some cherry beer.

 Cake.

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It was a weird day for me. We drove to Southern Estonia in the morning, because Indrek and Liivar had an enduro race there they wanted to participate it. I was actually looking forward to the trip this time and was in a good mood, because I knew I’d get to hang out with Liia. I’ve been really whiny and not in the mood for the past few times we have been to South Estonia.

Anyway, the race was a bit boring for the audience, because the track was long and we had no idea where any good spots would be where to camp out to see guys struggle in the mud or where to snap more interesting pictures. It was still fun though, because the company was good. We ended up standing near one obstacle for a while where most racers ignored the track markings and took the easier route up a hill. We spent a while standing there, bitching at the racers and filming it all :p The video if you are by any miracle interested:

After the race was over, I left with Liia and Ly to go and do some errands. I got sick in the car and ended up throwing up on the roadside. I spent a few hours shivering and feeling sick in bed in Kiuma later. Thankfully it passed, whatever it was, but I hurt my throat when throwing up and it hurt to swallow even water for the rest of the evening.

Anyway, we ended the day in Karula, where we had dinner and belatedly celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday with his family. Ly had ordered him a cake with a hilarious photo on it :p That’s my boyfriend at the Klaperjaht race last summer, dead tired and stuck in a mud ditch xD

On drinking alone… 17. October 2016

 Coffee, Greek yoghurt with a banana, some oat cereal and chia seeds.

 Instant noodles with sour cream. Too many instant noodles, Annika! I’m really having trouble controlling my eating these days :/

 French fries and some fried wieners. Also beer. I drank about 5 bottles in the evening, because it was just that kind of a day. I didn’t get as drunk as I would have liked to which was disappointing.

I started drinking over Skype with Eva, who lives in Japan. It was pretty fun, but then eventually it became bed time for her, so I had to continue drinking alone. I haven’t really been drinking home alone for a very long time now. I used to do it a lot, but now I am more of a social drinker. For a while I had a beer or two during our rare raid nights with the guild on Rift, but I guess that counts as social drinking, because we were always chatting away over voice chat during it. We haven’t really had a raid night for over half a year now too, because everyone got busy with real life. Eh. Don’t you just hate it when real life gets in the way of gaming? :p