Wednesday, October 15

Abandoning this blog...

It's senior year in college, and i've gone back to good ol' pen and paper for my diary purposes. I am not cooking this semester as it's a hobby that takes up an entire closet, but we do have a clean kitchen so perhaps next semester. I'm just having this thing to comment on FoodWishes and Lightningismygirl. Toodles ~~

Tuesday, September 11

It's Junior Year!

It's my third year at college, and I thought, after two years of being forced to eat the school food, that I would gradually add in a little cooking to my schedule. The very first thing I cooked was plain ol' spaghetti! But boy was it delicious:

I had Barilla thin spaghetti noodles and Barilla sauce. I added this fancy organic, Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil with the fancy top spout

to the pasta water. Then I added more EVOO to the sauce. And cut up a piece of fried chicken breast (ingenious use of Cracker Barrel leftovers, if I do say so myself), and it became the best tasting thing I’ve ever consumed on campus! I didn't even add any spices (I don't have any, limited space (dorm room) and poor organizational skills). My boyfriend said it was way too olive-oily. This is probably because his mom has a very light touch when it comes to flavor intensity. However, I am the chef, I make it to MY tastes, and I could barely even taste the olive oil (I only used about two tablespoons total one for pasta water, and one for sauce). It freaks me out how much he disliked it, and how varying tastes can be (especially because I’m just starting this whole cooking thing).

My second attempt was.... ew. I made Japanese curry the same way I always do (except with chicken instead of beef). I think the chicken made the sauce less robust. It just tasted off. This has been my favorite dish for the past decade and I haven't touched my most recent attempt since I've made it (over a week ago). I put the container in the freezer, hoping the colder weather will made me crave stew.

My only other recipe is ramen. It's okay all by itself, but drop in an egg to poach (or strips of fried egg), green onion, or spam (yes, spam. It's good if you fry it with jasmine rice also - try it.)

All I am armed with, cooking-wise is:

-one pot w/lid
-a nonstick crepe pan (I have no idea, we use it to cook breakfast food on : eggs, scrapple, bacon, pancakes. It is probably horrible misuse, but hey! It’s getting used!)
-a vegetable peeler
-the smallest cutting board you've ever seen ever
-a chopping knife
-I had a wooden spoon, but bits of it broke off in to the curry (scary! i threw that cheapie away!)

Thursday, March 22

On Spring Break, bored as hell

I can't wait to get back to my dorm so that I can add on 200GB! and here my music on my new speakers. Still can't figure out the iAudio thinger. I think I have permanent brain damage from having an iPod (that crappered out) first. I got a kick out of seeing "Root" on my screen, how lame is that?

Freedom come baaaaack, I need you.

Wednesday, March 14

Shuffle Survey!

time to relax....
Put your music player on shuffle.
Press forward for each question.
Use the song title as the answer to the question.

1. How am I feeling today?
Howl - Queensriche (yeah, I totally am feeling that, in so many ways)
2. Will I get far in life?
Slaves Shall Serve - Behemoth (fuck, not very far)
3. How do my friends see me?
Dirrty - Christina Aguilera (they do? but I'm so innocent...)
4. Will I get married?
Oops, I did it again - Children of Bodom (guess it won't work out so well :/)
5. What's my theme song?
Sweating Bullets - Megadeth (I'm not sure what this phrase means, nervousness? well, then, yeah)
6. What is the story of my life?
Communication Breakdown - Sebastian Bach (*tear*, yeah, boys don't do that well)
7. How am I in bed?
Brave New World - Charlotte Church (um, not really)
8. How can I get ahead in life?
Nothing Better - The Postal Service (er.. makes no sense)
9. What is my best feature?
Time To Say Goodbye - Sarah Brightman (no! I'm better at saying "Hello")
10. How is today going to be?
I'll tell the man in the street - Kristen Chenoweth
11. What is my life like at the moment?
[i will love you] Till the End of Time - Mariah Carey (yesssss!!!)
12. What song describes my secrets?
Casualy of Love - Charlotte Church
13. What is my current lover like?
Cosmos - t.A.T.u (lol, an alien!! rwar!)
14. What song will they play at my funeral?
Burning my Soul - Dream Theater (oh no, the WORST possible song. *tear*)
15.How does the world see me?
Tell me- Destiny's Child (too shy, I suppose)
16. Will I have a happy life?
Trust - Megadeth (as long as I have this?)
17. What do my friends really think of me?
The Flower Duet - Charlotte Church (um)
18. Will I accomplish my goals in life?
Why Not - Hillary Duff (I'll have to take some chances)
19. Will I find true love?
Wierd Divide - The Shins (I don't like the sound of that)
20. How do I treat others?
Redeemer - Marilyn Manson (erm?)

Please do us all a favor

I'm annoyed to no end of the constant and blatant misspelling and short-hand on comments and in forums. The subject no longer is the picture, video, or the topic, it's momentarily interrupted by huge and ignorant mistakes in grammar and spelling.

How, in God's name, do you expect your opinion to be recognized if you're giving yourself the air of* ignorance and stupidity?

*(french expression, sorry, don't know how to put it into American colloquialism)

Tuesday, March 13

Everybody's having kids before getting married!

I don't understand this new trend of having kids without being married! My puzzlement has nothing to do with religion, it has to do with lack of security. Perhaps it's because my mom and my dad were just going out when they had me, and soon split, but I just don't get it. It's happening all in Hollywood and all in my family too. I guess no one else sees it like I do.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are both the legal parents of Madix, Zahara, Shiloh, and a new kid, Tax from Vietnam. First of all, normal people can't adopt children unless they are married, because it is a secure environment, so they faniggled some strange agreement, AND had their very own baby that Angelina gave birth to. Yet, they don't feel the need to get married, because they aren't tied to each other, they are tied to their children.

I even have 3 cousins who each have 2 children with their significant other. One of them has been dating the same guy since I could remember (over 11 years) and now have children, but aren't married yet. They might say that they just "know" that they are going to get stay together forever, but why not proclaim is openly and make a promise in front of everyone if you know that so much?

Even the lovely Charlotte Church is going to have a child with the guys she's been dating for 2 years, and living with for a year, Gavin Henson. Since she's at the very beginnings of her pregnancy, I wonder if they will get married before she gives birth.

From the perspective of someone who has a single parent, i don't get it. There's almost nothing holding someone from leaving someone else if they aren't married. If you're reading this, please openly proclaim your love for someone by marrying them before you have a child.

Saturday, February 24

Cosplay is incredible

It's amazing how people can transform themselves to look like animé characters. Beautiful and strange when done with care and attention.

*sigh* I miss Japan