Thursday, October 15, 2009

Plus 2 in Hotness Points

After a lot of $$$, and some family hookups, I've been told I gained two points on the hotness scale! I got my hair (re)done the other night while Shameonyou21 got her eyelash extensions done, and then the next night, I got mine done. My sissy works at this spa as an aesthetician, (or esthetician depending on how you want to spell it) and she helped in this effort of mine.

My Mammy was the first guinea pig in helping Megs get certified to do the eyelash extensions. She looked so fabulous, and I hate my eyelashes, so I thought I would give it a try too. The girls at the spa pretty much just said it as a generalization, that all girls who get the eyelash extensions gain two hotness points, but I took it as I, personally, gained the two hotness points. Cause why not? DUH!

Sorry for the creepy pics of me, but I had to demonstrate my point. Let me know if you agree with my hotness points! You don't have to lie, I just rather you not burst my little bubble right right now by telling me the truth!




Friday, September 18, 2009

Cake Anyone?

About a month ago a friend asked me to make her wedding cake. I didn't even know she was dating anyone, not to mention engaged! I couldn't really lie to her and say I didn't know how to make cakes, since she was good friends with the two girls for whom I made those first cakes. CRAP!

There's been nothing but drama surrounding this particular cake. All during the cooking process, the stupid cakes were having issues coming out of the pans. Even though I sprayed the crap outta them with pam, greased the snot outta them on the remakes with crisco, and then both greased AND sprayed on the re-remakes. Stupid 6 inchers hated my guts all week!!!

Day of the wedding, things are finally going pretty smooth. I decide to pull out the cake stand provided me by the bride, to make sure I knew how the thing actually worked. That's when things went downhill very quickly! Assembly was really easy. Almost self explanatory. I pull out the clear plastic "glass" looking plates the cake layers are supposed to sit on while on the stand. The freaking 8" piece is MISSING!!!

After my assistant, ran all over town looking for another stand to buy, we settled on some round mirrors, which actually worked out great, cause I think they look better and they aren't cheap plastic!

My floral arrangements were courtesy of my Mammy, Sissy, and B-I-L Tay Tay! Tay Tay and EK would make FABULOUS florists doncha think???!!! Belnap Bundles of Flowers or something dumb like that!!!

I was under the impression that Shelly ordered arrangements from the local grocery store, not just individually bundled flowers. The Bride was not having any flowers of any kind at her reception, so Shelly offered to buy these for the tops cause the Bride also couldn't decide on what she wanted on top besides NOTHING! Specialty orders have to be at least two weeks in advance, so this is what the florist had in stock. The blue flowers are actually just painted baby's breath, not little cute unknown name flowers!

Anyway, here are the pics. Don't adjust your screen, the bride's colors are actually the primary colors of red, yellow, blue. Turned out better than the image I had in my head. Maybe it's the Mammy/Belnap magical floral arrangements that did the trick!

Monday, August 24, 2009

MMM Cake!

For Idyllic Ideas' birthday, I ordered her something that she'd been drooling over for a while, but never actually ordered. I was struggling with an idea, and also running out of time (even though I had tons of notice) so I came up with a brilliant plan...

Introducing one of the coolest new toys to enter my household since...well...ever! Is it a cookie? Is it cake? It's both! It is the Cookie Cake Pan!!!

According to the recipe on the box, this is what you will look like when it is all done:

It will work with any type of cake though. We made a lemon pound cake with raspberry cream cheese frosting on the inside. Idyllic did a great job while I was half sprawled out on the couch with ice on my head, and face due to my concussion and sore jaw. Next time I decide it would be fun to see what it would be like to be a brick wall, and get bull dozed over, will someone remind me it WASN'T that much fun!

I will have to get Idyllic Ideas to email me the finished product, but this is what it looks like coming right out of the pan.

Hooray for cookies. cakes, and now best of all, COOKIE CAKES!!! I think this little movie could also apply for my new friends the cookie cakes. Don't you?!

Friday, August 21, 2009

"I'm Concussed!"

Or at least that's what we think. Turns out that slow pitch softball actually can be dangerous. Who'duh thought it?! I know what some of you are saying to your computer screens right now...

"She hurt herself AGAIN?!" "What the crap did she do to herself now?!

See how well I know you! Anyway, so last night while playing on my city co-ed team, I took a turn playing catcher for an inning. Turns out that wasn't so much fun. While rounding third base, the stupid girl decides she wants to try and make it all the way home. My team throws the ball in for the play. The rules say that if there is a play at a base, the runner has to slide. She didn't. I caught the ball fully expecting to tag the runner at my feet, instead I got bulldozed to the ground. I upon landing on the ground the back of my head did a nice little bounce in the dirt. Not such a soft landing.

Technically the girl should have been out anyway since she didn't slide, but luckily for me, I held onto the ball so she was FOR SURE OUT!!! I got up and finished the game alright, with the only thing really hurting was my jaw from tensing up. Today, chewing is a bit of a task, and I've been on the verge of dizzy all day with a slight headache. That's when we decided (my Mammy and I) that a slight concussion was probably the likely outcome. Now I wish I'd gotten up and punched the retard girl in the teeth or something!

I know I have this unusual habit of injuring myself (burns while cooking, road rash from sliding into 3rd base in shorts, etc.) and a crazy attraction to an array of ski breaks, I just can't help myself. What can I say? I'm like Martin Short in the movie "Pure Luck" or something! Dumb things just have a way of finding me!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cooking Mood

I do love to cook. That is no secret, nor has it ever been. I have recently been very very lazy and not really made anything for a long time. I have eaten, don't mistake that, my meals have just been parents/sammiches/Shameonyou21's house/restaurants/VERY BAD Red Rooster fried chicken and waffle restaurants.

No worries though! I think I have found my passion again over this last week! I made homemade scones with homemade honey butter one Sunday. I came home from work one day last week, and all of a sudden had the desire to make homemade broccoli beef. So I went to walmart, bought the groceries, came home and made it! I also threw in some homemade ham fried rice for good measure!

The night before last, I asked my new roommate around midnight----OH YEAH, I forgot another new event for my list! I got a new roommate! Idyllic Ideas finally moved in! There goes all of my future roommate bashing posts though. I know how much you all believe that too! ANYWAY, I asked her what she wanted me to make for dinner the next day. She came up with the kabobs idea.

I made both chicken kabobs and steak kabobs. I bugged Shameonyou21 at 12:30 a.m. over text message for some suggestions. I marinated the chicken in my usual soy sauce/7-up marinade starting the next morning. I did not marinate the steak, but just brushed the finished kabobs with garlic butter before cooking. Idyllic Ideas really wanted to add the fruit of the devil (pineapple) to her kabobs, so I made sure those stayed far away from my kabobs (even though those that ate them said they liked them)!

I really wanted to BBQ the skewers, but somehow, my small charcoal grill disappeared at my parents' house, so I settled for baking them instead. I guess they turned out fact, they were pretty freaking fabulous!!!

My neighbor made us dinner tonight since I have basically fed her over the last month off and on! Anyone got any other ideas while I am on a roll? You all might want to try and take advantage this roll if you know what's good for you--mmm food...good...

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Post!!! (arms stretched straight in the air in glee)

Don't fall off your chairs. This IS in fact a real post!!! I have recently fallen WAY off the wagon when it comes to the blogging world. OK, so it's probably more like AWOL instead of just falling off the back of a wagon.

There's been so much that has happened over the last almost three months, I think I just got so far behind, I didn't know where to even start. I think I am just going to do a quick synopsis of what has happened over the last little while. If there is something you need more clarification on something, just let me know!

  1. My baby sis got married at the beginning of may. Beautiful bride, handsome groom, gorgeous/awesome reception. Build-your-own Panini Bar, and candy buffet. Find ME a husband committee was founded.
  2. My older bro got a long awaited call up from the LA Dodgers. He spent about three weeks with them before getting sent back down to Triple A when a suspended Manny Ramierez returned. He had his very first hit, but didn't really get a lot of opportunities to get into any kind of rhythm since he mainly only pinch hitted. He still had a .308 average in 10 at bats which is still very good. Even got a double in one of the games! Whole family (except the bro and s-i-l and nephew in PA selling alarms) flew out to CA to watch his debut week!
  3. Softball team won our tournament championship after going 0-12 in the regular season. We had to play 4 games in one night to do so, and even beat one team twice in a row (beat them badly the second game). None of us thought it was possible at the beginning of the tournament, but we found ourselves a pitcher who was also a homerun hitter so that also helped a lot too!
  4. I got a new church calling. Gospel Doctrine Teacher. Can I tell you how freaked out I was. It's always been one of those calling I always thought I never wanted. I've only taught one lesson so far, but I can tell that it is probably going to be very good for, and I will probably learn more than I will ever teach.
  5. Ink Spot moved. We moved from one happy valley city to another. Family City, USA to be more exact. It is a lot bigger location, a lot nicer location, and a lot closer to Ma and Pa. State Street is a very busy place. Provo is just not the place to be any more unless you are a student. At least that's what we keep hearing and the feedback from those who have followed us. The move was hard on all of us, but no more so than our big embroidery machine. It got dropped off a forklift and is now outta commission. The insurance company is now playing games with us, and is trying to do everything in their power to jack us around instead of paying up to replace it, even though we have good insurance and have never had a claim in the 20 years of business with them.
Anyway, I think there is more, but I can't remember right now. It has still been three months after all!!! Keep your eye out for that sore thumb that might be coming your way in the next couple of days too!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Baking Frenzy

I had the [un]fortunate pleasure this month of hosting our bunco group. Which, if you all remember one of my previous posts on that subject, everyone always seems to bail when I host it! I had to scramble to find the subs at the very last minute, so thanks to Idyllic Ideas and her roomie, and Serena for coming on short notice!

I promised them a fun, fancy, yummy treat if they came. I was originally going to make the desert that is shown on the front cover of this Culinary Institute of America textbook, but
changed my mind when I saw that I could buy frozen puff pastry shells. Not all of them baked up perfectly when I actually baked them, and the cream filling wasn't completely set, but I still think they turned out alright. My bunco group seemed to enjoy them anyway, so I guess I can't complain too much!

I had a ton of leftover cream (I made a double batch fearing I wouldn't have enough to fill the puff pastry shells), so I promised one of the girls who did me an enormous favor that I would make her cream puffs as a thank you! It's been since I was in my first couple of semesters of Culinary School since I made these, so I was WAY out of practice! I used a recipe I found in one of my textbooks, and the batter (pâte à choux or eclair paste) was runnier than I remembered, but I thought I would bake it and see how they turned out.

No need to zoom in or come back with comments about how these are either sugar cookies, or snickerdoodle cookies and not cream puffs. They are,in fact, the first batch of the puffs! No need to post a pic of the second batch, because there wasn't much change in appearance. I decided to add a bit more flour to tighten up the paste. Turns out I had too much flour in there! I again, wanted to see how they baked, just in case. Not much puffier than the original, but definitely more dense! (Heavy cream puff cookies!)

Anyway, I left and went to dinner with the fam, and was still fuming and very disappointing that these were not working and not up to "my standards!" Nats, my roommate, was quick to recite the little vinyl saying we have stuck to our kitchen wall:
"If you don't like my cooking, lower your standards"

That made me more determined to get it right! I quickly jumped on the Internet to one of my favorite recipe websites: to get a different recipe than the obvious not-going-so-well recipe I had been playing around with for two hours beforehand. I changed it a tad from what they wanted me to do, but right from the get-go I knew this was going to be a much better recipe, and a much better turnout! I was right! My cream puffs were tall and puffy, light and fluffy, and golden brown! I filled em, drizzled em with melted chocolate, and then dusted them with powdered sugar! Now these I am actually proud of enough to call them mine (meaning that I actually made them and I will admit to it), and then give them away so I don't eat them all!

They took up all the room in my fridge! I am actually suprised that my other roommate who often seems to find her way into mine and Nat's food didn't steal any! Especially when I told her I used all HER eggs to make 'em since I was out!

Monday, April 06, 2009

You Know You Might Be In For A Rough Day When...

...You have a Ski-Break night like this:
I awoke in the middle of the night with a tickle in my throat which cause me to have a few hard coughs. I keep a water bottle next to me, for just such an occasion (cause who wants to walk all the way out to the kitchen to get a glass, and wake yourself up more).

The next little bit is kind of a blur because I apparently fell back asleep again with the water bottle in hand. The next thing I remember is turning over, or twitching or moving my arm in such a way that I doused myself with water! Talk about a rude awakening. I kinda had to laugh at myself, but at the same time I was pretty upset because I had to change out of my wet pajamas!
Remember when I gave all those reasons as to why I struggle? Yeah, better add this to the bottom of the list (There are three links, this one must be number 25 or so from those previously linked lists)!

Thursday, April 02, 2009


So I am totally stealing this from Goddess Divine, because hey, it is a post, and I don't have anything more entertaining to say! Thanks Goddess!

1. Ridden in a train. (In Croatia it was much more safe than the bus!)
2. Slept under the stars (Froze my butt off each time...why'd I keep doing it?)
3.Played in a band/orchestra
4. Visited Hawaii (Happy 18th B-Day to ME!)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disney World
8. Climbed a mountain (Timpanogos here/Slieme in Croatia)
9. Held a praying mantis (More like it landed on me and I freaked!)
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (Adriatic Sea was right out the window of my apt in one of my mission areas)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (Define ART?)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (Two Words...Mama Chu's)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (Lines are 4 hours long every day...I had better things to do)
18. Grown your own vegetables (Watched others, then benefited!)
19. Had a letter to the editor published
20. Slept on an overnight train (Croatia Again)
21. Had a pillow fight (Who hasn't?)
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when not really ill. (Macey's)
24. Built a snow fort (Well mostly watched my brother's)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon (I can't run to the end of the street let alone 26 miles)
28. Seen the running of the bulls
29. Seen a total eclipse (I think anyway)
30. Watched a sunrise (These are cool!)
31. Hit a home run (Short fences)
32. Been on a cruise (Almost went again, just can't afford it)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (I know another one, but kinda had a little help with that one)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (Hard to define truly satisfied...)
38. Been on a draw-bridge (Croatia once again)
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Received a traffic ticket (Just A too many over the years!)
41. Sung karaoke (Not by choice)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (San Diego after we got done with our cruise)
46. Been transported in an ambulance (Sister and I were in a minor accident, I rode, she was being attended to)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Been a story on the news
50. Seen a wild mustang
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (Not my favorite)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (I was a dumb child)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (Kinda miss these!)
55. Been in a movie (UV Culinary Recruiting Video--regularly shown on channel 17)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (Hopefully in the future)
58. Taken a martial arts class (Want to)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen (Helped prepare T-Giving Day dinner, but didn't actually serve)
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (Only bought and eaten them)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Received flowers for no reason (Does a friend forgetting your b-day count?)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (They think I have mad cow disease now, so they won't let me anymore)
65. Gone sky diving (Never!)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (Paycheck bounced, then everything else bounced)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (Not good)
72. Pieced a quilt (Does tied one count?)
73. Stood in Times Square (SO FUN...WANNA GO BACK!)
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (Mutal hatred at Macey's)
76. Won a contest (Battle of the sexes on the cruise ship!)
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (What a rush!)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Been in a cave (Croatia)
82. Bought a brand new car (Only used)
83. Walked in Jerusalem (One day!)
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (Culinary Arts from UV)
85. Read the entire Bible or other religious book (Never completed Bible from cover to cover)
86. Visited the White House (Would love to!)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Not at the same time though!)
88. Had Chicken Pox (Scratchy Scratcherson)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury (ALMOST HAD TO)
91. Met someone famous (Few people, but it depends on how you define famous!)
92. Joined a book club (Never really participated though!)
93. Lost a loved one (Never fun)
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Been to the top of the Gateway Arch
99. Been stung by a bee (Pieces of crap!)
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument (Don't remember much, but I learned the piano!)

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Numbers

Since it is almost the end of March, and I haven't posted anything in over a month, I thought I'd better hurry and write one (that and Mjillie threatened me with violence if I didn't)!

Anyway, I went to AZ for my brother's opening weekend of Spring Training games, and read this in the Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine on the way home. I've been meaning to post this since then, which was around the beginning of the month, and just haven't out of shear laziness!!!

Here you go...

  • 4-John D. Rockefeller was nearly 4 times richer than Bill Gates. Even though he was only worth $900 million when he died, they figured today it would equal close to $190 billion. Bill Gates is worth $58 billion.
  • 2-Women generate 2 times more trash as men. We average around a dozen miscellaneous items in our medicine cabinets compared to the seven for men. They were quick to also point out that it is no wonder who the cleaner sex is!
  • 65-People over 65 dream in black and white. At least 25% of the time anyway. People under 25 said their dreams are in black & white only about 5% of the time. They figured it was due to the type of television set we watched while growing up. Whether it was a black & white set, or colored. The question was then posed as to whether or not today's kids will be dreaming in HD!
  • 633-We eat 633 hot dogs per second. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (they have one of those for real?) figures Americans eat about 20 billion hot dogs per year. The killer thing in this number is that the figures do not include sales from Wal-Mart, sporting events, or street vendors!!! They figure baseball parks sell during the regular season alone around 30 million hot dogs. Just imagine all those Family BBQ's/Costco/J-Dawgs/Sporting Event hot dogs you've eaten! Since my family has practically lived at the ballparks/sporting events my entire life, I am kinda grossed out to even think of how many I have consumed in my ripe-old lifetime to date. Probably won't be enough to stop me from getting them again though. There is just something to be said sometimes about a dumb hot dog!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What's Your Flavor?

I know this may come as a shock to some of you, and for others, you may just shake your head in shame at me and think to yourselves, "How Pathetic!" Anyway, I am on the frequent email list for The Cheesecake Factory and I received an email asking me to find out what my perfect cheesecake flavor is.
I quizzed my roommate Nats, and her friend Frino who was over, and they thought it did a pretty good job of describing them. The description makes it, not necessarily the actual flavor, so be sure to read it all the way through if you decide to play. Also, let me know what your flavor is, and what you think mine might be according to you cause that's the fun of it also!

My flavor is Carmel Pecan Turtle:

"Your precocious, yet delightful personality endears you to everyone you know. This flavor of cheesecake has that same effect, which is why it is your perfect match. How could it not be? Layers of chewy chocolate pecan brownie, and creamy caramel cheesecake swirled with caramel and Belgian fudge have that ability. Certainly you understand better than most. You're just that lovable!"

Probably not what I would have chosen for myself for my personal flavor of choice, but I guess it's kinda fun to be described as a flavor anyway!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thirty, Flirty, But Definitely NOT Thriving

Have I mentioned to anyone yet that being 30 sucks so far?  I have been sick for almost exactly 3 weeks straight now!  I remember it all started on a Monday, and I woke up with a scratchy throat.  Well the sore throat came and went but then developed into a major head cold.  That started clearing up until the sore throat came back with a vengeance (all within a week's time)!  
I spent my birthday just a little achy but I could feel it was getting worse.  Sunday, I couldn't make myself even go to church, but the more I got up and showered I felt well enough to go have birthday dinner with my family.  Monday was the last straw.  I stole the batteries out of my roommate's remote (AAA) to use in her flashlight to check the redness of my throat.  I thought it was strep, so after learning my Doctor was booked for the day, I forced myself to go to the InstaCare facility nearby.  

After the strep test came back negative, the Dr. told me it was probably a secondary infection caused by whatever infection initially caused my head cold.  I was given an antibiotic "Z-Pack" which cleared up the sore throat and sinus issues pretty well.  

All last week I had this little hack that continued to get worse and worse as the week progressed.  I went and bought some Robitussen cough syrup but after spending this past Tueday night (almost ALL night) hacking so hard I wanted to puke, I thought it was time to visit the Dr. again.  By this time I had been on Nyquil/Dayquil for sinuses, Antibiotics, Nyquil (but the regular syrup this time), and Robitussen.  I am still getting more sick.  How is that possible??!!

Again, my Dr. was booked but at least an associate in the same office was available.  After an hour and a half wait in the waiting room, the Dr. listens to my lungs, and asks me a bunch of questions (beyond the ones the nurse asked me before he got there).  He tells me he isn't liking how my breathing/lungs sounds so he wanted to get a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia.  X-ray tech was out to lunch!  He decided that instead of making me wait or come back, that an  x-ray probably wasn't 100% necessary, unless I wanted it.  How do I know if I want it or not, I am not the Dr. that's why I am here!  

I told him it was his call cause I just want this sickness gone!  3 sicknesses in 2.5 weeks.  I will do whatever it takes!  I didn't have the x-ray, but got two new prescriptions for stronger antibiotics, and cough syrup (w/codine).  So, with my high deductible it came to $150.  The pharmacist warned me before filling it, and asked what I wanted to do. 

Let's see, not get better because you are a cheapo, and really end up with a full blown form of pneumonia and be in the hospital for who knows how long--which would only cost a freakishly tiny bit more than the medicine would.  I opted for the medicine cause I am tired of spending the entire month of January wishing I could trade in my immune system for a better one!  I have to go back in a week if I am still not 100% better, so all I have to say is, 


I hardly ever get sick, and this one definitely takes the cake for the worst one in forever.  I didn't really have another choice, so hopefully February (and let's hope the last week of January too) goes MUCH better! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Cartoons

One of my favorite cartoons from this website today. Was it just me, or was the inauguration a tad bit of a let-down? I mean, its great that we have overcome such issues as race, etc. but how big of a deal do we have to make about the guy's race for crying out loud?!

I don't get too much into politics, but I have been kinda bugged by hearing every two seconds about how much this thing IS about race ever since the election. Even though the point, in my opinion, is supposed to be that we have come so far as a nation to overlook the color of a man's skin, and freedom and justice for all men. Ever since the election it has been about nothing but Obama's skin color! Don't get me wrong, I agree that history has been made, and that we really have come far as a nation. I just wish that more could be focused on him and his qualifications, what he is going to do to keep us safe from terrorists, or help rebound our economy without putting us further into a problem.

I am excited for changes, and I am excited for freshness--even though he wasn't my first choice for President. Let's hope that expectations aren't so high that Obama is looked at as a "God." It's easy to say changes need to be made coming into the situation from an outside perspective. It's another to actually do it! Drop the race card and get on with business!

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Thirty, Flirty and Thriving!"

So, I know I am only 4 years too late on this movie, but tonight was an "eventful" evening. I went to dinner with Idyllic Ideas and my roommate Nats. After that typical, obnoxious wait staff/service experience, we decided to come back to my house and watch a movie.

I received this DVD in a gift basket from some friends along with some other items to help me feel young. Coloring book and crayons, slippers, and Razzles candy. "First it's candy, then it's gum!" I don't even remember the last time I had these. Couldn't even remember why they are still around since they pretty much taste like butt!

Anyway, I watched this for the very first time, and finally understood some of the quotes that have floated around for the last four years. I don't know why I never saw the movie to tell you the truth. Just missed it somehow. It was probably during school when I felt I didn't have time to breath, let alone watch a "teeny bopper movie!" It is definately one for the collection for those times you need a blast from the past pick me up!

"Eminem is on the phone and he wants an answer PLAIN!"

Gotta love karma in it also. The "cool kids" turn out ugly, and the "dorks" turn out pretty cute. Go Mark Ruffalo! Maybe I should start lying about my age now.

"I'm 13...If you are going to start lying about your age, I would stick to 27!"

I could pass for that yeah? I don't know that I want to start claiming I am no longer in my 20's!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I Am Getting All Domesticated!

Sorry I have been MIA the last few weeks.  My body knew it was getting old, so it decided it wanted to catch the worst cold I can remember getting in a very long time!  I am finally back, so stay tuned for a lot more posts!  
Between Christmas and turning a really ripe old age, I am finally starting to get all domesticated!  It all began long ago...just kidding...a couple of years ago I got my very first Kitchen Aid Mixer.  I thought I scored big time back then, let me tell you!  Then for my birthday last year I got an angled liquid measuring cup.  That way you don't have to crouch down to eye level to see how much liquid you poured into the cup.   Trust me, it's cool, you just think you are too cool for the measuring cup!

 This Christmas I got my very first shower curtain and set of towels.  Not to mention my stainless steel cookware with utensils to actually be able to cook!

As the day of old age came and went, I got my very first down
which was SO VERY needed!  It was one of those things  that you just don't think of to ask for.  At least I didn't.  I guess I complained too much about being cold all the time or something!  

Next, since I didn't get opportunity to create my wish list, I got a gift card to a very helpful store--Target.  One night as my roommate Nats and I were making ourselves grilled chicken salads for dinner, I realized how much I have grown to dislike soggy, wet lettuce.  You know even though you drain out what water is left after washing said lettuce, it is still very damp and
 soggy.  Unless you plan on eating the leftover lettuce in a salad for breakfast the next morning,
 the gross brown spots have already begun to form.  Forget it!  

I discovered this handy little contraption while in school, a salad spinner, but didn't think to buy myself one until this gift card presented itself!  I even forced my mother to buy one about a year ago despite her thinking she didn't need or want one!  How messed up is that?  Trust me, once you use one, you will never go back to soggy, watery lettuce again!

Lastly, the main reason for thinking I am becoming all domesticated, is this last present I got.  My very own, very first,
 crock pot!  I always borrowed my Mom's whenever I decided to make something in a crock pot.  That happened only once, twice at the most, because it was a pain to haul the thing back and forth all the time!  It is 6qts. so even though I won't come close to even filling it all the way up for just my roommate and I, there is always the occasional dinner party!!! (hint hint)

Now that I am acquiring more "stuff" let's hope my landlord doesn't decide to sell the place to someone who will not continue to rent it out so I don't have to find a way to move it all somewhere else!!!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

My Christmas

Some--not all--of my Christmas Presents...(in no particular order)
All ten seasons in this one little box. It also came with a triva book. My sissy and I quizzed each other all Christmas morning and then died laughing at each question!

The first season. Nats got me addicted to it in like season 5, so I have been recording the old re-runs on the soap channel while I run on the treadmill at my parents house! I was always asking her questions, so she finally figured I needed to start from the beginning. Go Figure!

Both sweats are supposed be black. My sissy Megs gave me these, and I wear them all the time they are so comfy!

I love me some Gap lotions. This is a new kind I guess but I love it!
I have wanted these for a very long time. All it took was me ordering them and telling my Mom and Dad to go get it. If I would have known that, I would have ordered them a couple of years ago!

Hot pads, and towels to match. I guess it's a good idea I start wearing an apron when I cook anyway seeing how I always end up with crap all over myself (among other places as well) in the process!

What is some nice cookware without any utensils to use with it?! I am kinda excited for the potato masher...even though I don't know what I am going to use it for...I usually just use my kitchen aid to make smashers!

Serious food lovers is right! How perfect is the name! Gotta remember that site for next time I need a perfect present for someone!

Again, what good are pans without the essentials to back it up? I am always calling my Mammy for certain recipes out of this book. Guess she got tired of it! I went through it page by page Christmas Day. How sad is that?!

Shamelessly wasn't too thrilled with my blue liner purchase not long after I switched into the bigger room with my own bathroom. I have never been one with the "eye for decorating" like her or most other people. I thought I did a fabulous job of organizing the towels all by myself don't you?!

Digital Picture Frame Keychain...Shamelessly put some very momentous pics on there to start, and then thought I could show off my nieces and nephews in the process since I usually have them all over my phone anyway!