HUGE Update!

Yea yea…I say this about every other post or so…I haven’t been on in a while…life happened…yadda yadda. So I’m going to cut to the update.

I’m starting culinary school!!!! I start October 15th at Lincoln Culinary. I am so excited! So I will be posting pictures and all that. woohoo! 🙂

There isn’t really much else to update you on…life has been life. My birthday is next week so I will be doing my birthday coupons posts again. The only one I have used so far was my 15% off at hot topic. I bought a wallet that also holds my phone. It’s ridiculous.
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Kitties in hats…always amazing!!

Well that’s about it for now. I’ve been really busy recently so I apologize for my lack of posts. I hope to post way more often!

As always, comments and suggestions always welcome!

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Busy, Busy, Busy…

Ok…I am sorry that it has been so long. My life has been nuts! I’ve been working…or at least trying to since my job does not give me many hours and have a life all at the same time.

What’s new with me:

  • I shaved half my head…Yes, yes I did and I have no regrets
  • I went to my shadow class at the Lincoln Culinary Institute and I hope to start in September
  • I have been dieting…with minimal success, but success none the less
  • My best friend had a baby and that is awesome!
  • Christopher and I are doing amazing!
  • It’s my best friend Walter’s 30th Birthday…he’s old…that’s funny and I love him 😉
  • I planted flowers today and feel spectacular
  • I bought a plastic pink flaming and his name is Bertram

Yes…I have a photo of Bertram. What kind of person would I be if I didn’t?

This is Bertram...He guards my flowers. This is his first night...we shall see if he is worthy of House Combies. Summer is coming.

This is Bertram…He guards my flowers. This is his first night…we shall see if he is worthy of House Combies. Summer is coming.

Well…that pretty much does it for me….
Oh wait…
I’M GOING TO GIGANTOUR!!!!

For everyone who’s saying “WTF is that?”. Well…It’s at Mohegan Sun Arena on July 5th. It’s Megadeath, Black Label Society, Device, Death Division, Newstead and Hellyeah.

Here is the site: http://www.gigantour.com/

I, of course, am going to see Black Label Society. It’s my early 26th birthday gift from my awesome mommy!! I’m beyond excited!! I will have to make a post just about that day because I will be gleaming the entire time.

I love me some Zakk Wylde

I love me some Zakk Wylde

Ok…NOW that’s everything.

World Book Night 2013

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So I decided to be a giver this year for world book night us. Their plan is to give out free books to people in hopes they will enjoy reading. I got “Look Again by Lisa Scottoline”. It was excellent!! I hope that those who decide to read the book enjoy it as much as I did.

For more information about world book night please visit: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/

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In preparation for WBN…I made book marks and printed out surveys to go in the books.

The book marks

The book marks

Put in the book marks and survey in each book

Put in the book marks and survey in each book

So many books!!!!

So many books!!!!

Well tomorrow is the big day! I haven’t quite figured out my plan of attack, but I will have pictures to share I’m sure. I hope I don’t get strange looks lol.

 

 

 

What’s your guilty childhood pleasure?

I went to Target today to grab a few things and as a ritual, I ALWAYS go to that little collection of $1-3 items section near the front of the store. I was just browsing, sort of looking for Easter hair bows to wear to work since that is my dorky festive thing I do and then I saw them.

LION KING EVERYTHING!!!!

Look at all the awesome

Look at all the awesome

    I had to have all of it! There was no doubt in my mind that it all had to come home with me today. I even made up excuses in my head as to why I must have these things. My best friend is having her first child…she was due on St. Pats and still waiting. I thought of her first. Grabbed one of each of the three items for her. Of course! She can put them in her diaper bag! You see…her and I bonded as children over our love obsession for the Lion King. Anyway, I picked up a notebook for my self…this can go in my car…I mean, who doesn’t need to write crap down? Amiright? Then came the activity pack. Why would I need this at 25 years old? Well…I have a doctors appointment tomorrow with god knows how long of a “waiting in the office” period ahead of me and an MRI next week so it seemed justified. Then the last item…the item of all items…the sticker pack! This was the Holy Grail of Lion King items. Stickers make any item instantly a Lion King thingy! I thought to my self “What can I do with these?” Really? What CAN’T I do with these?! Stick them to my phone case, scrapbook, stick them to my nephew, stick them to be niece to be, stick them to my cat…the possibilities are truly endless! There was really no choice here…it was beyond my control. My wallet wanted to be opened and my dollar bills begged me to be spent. What is done is done!

So…WordPress peeps…What is your favorite guilty childhood pleasure that you still enjoy as an adult?

The name might have changed, but I’m still awesome!!

Hey! So, after mulling it around in my head and reading and re-reading my blog, I decided to change the name of my blog. This was supposed to be a cooking blog, but it seems I pretty much talk about anything interesting. Yes…I’m mostly about cooking and food, but it’s like my blog has taken on a mind of its own and has turned in to this way more awesome thing that I have grown to love. If I had more free time to post and wasn’t sick all of the time, I might even have more friends Readers.

So…I hope this name change does not upset any of you because I am still all kinds of awesome over here…If that’s what your opinion was in the first place. If not then I am still the same level of suck I was before the name change. Either way…

Carry on! 

Zombie Survival Kit for my boyfriends’ 28th Birthday

Sorry I haven’t posted in ages. I have been sick. Double ear infection that has turned in to possibly an ear bone infection. I have to go in for an MRI next week, so keep your fingers crossed I don’t have dem brain dawgs!

Well…anyway…I made my boyfriend a Zombie Survival Kit where all the items were inspired from either Zombie related movies or video games. He says it was the best birthday gift ever!

I was going to post the video, but Facebook won’t let me download my own video and WordPress wont let me embed it. Also, he requested I not post it because he was crying tears of joy 🙂 ❤

                                                                              Chris's Zombie Survival Kit

Chris’s Zombie Survival Kit

Items:

  • Nuka-Cola caps (money – Fallout)
  • Keep Calm and Kill Zombies t-shirt
  • Ramen
  • Crisps (Shawn of the Dead)
  • Monster energy drinks
  • Rotten Flesh Jerky (Minecraft)
  • Beef Jerky
  • The Rules for the Zombie Apocalypse (Zombieland)
  • Zombie hunting license for CT and USA
  • Zombrex Vial (Dead Rising)
  • Walking Dead Vol. 11 ( uhh duh…The Walking Dead)
  • 2 bottles of Nuka-cola (Fallout)
  • photos of friends and family)
  • Power up sodas from Call of Duty Zombies
  • Caution Tape
  • Band-aids
  • Antacids
  • Machete
  • Gnome chompski bag tag (Left 4 Dead 2)
  • Tapioca pudding cups
  • Survival knife
  • Pocket Knife
  • CT map with all of his friends houses circled
  • Sunflower seeds (Plants Vs. Zombies)
  • Zombie Shot Glass
  • Captain Morgan Nipper bottle
  • Heavy Duty flash light
  • Hand sanatizer
  • Drs Masks with mustaches (Borderlands)
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Pen
  • Lighter
  • Tobasco Jelly Beans
I like the look lol

I like the look lol

SUNFLOWER!

SUNFLOWER!

He made me take this picture

He made me take this picture

His awesome cake

His awesome cake

This is how I wrapped his Walking Dead Comic

This is how I wrapped his Walking Dead Comic

All of the Power Up Sodas from Call of Duty Zombies + the Newest one that wasn't out yet because I'm a girl in the know lol

All of the Power Up Sodas from Call of Duty Zombies + the Newest one that wasn’t out yet because I’m a girl in the know lol

Nuka-Cola

Nuka-Cola

His Nuka-cola caps

His Nuka-cola caps

Hearts apart

Hearts apart

To my house!

To my house!

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My personal favorite of things I made

My personal favorite of things I made

His "hunting" license

His “hunting” license

All of his friends

Some of his friends

Gnome Chompski

Gnome Chompski

Feel free to comment and tell me what you think. I had a ton of fun making this and I’m pretty proud of it. I’d love to hear some feed back! Hope you enjoyed it!! 🙂

Impromptu post…

Ok…my bad…it has been a little while since my last post, but I went and got the flu. I know, I know…how could I. I mean…I work in retail…I should know better than to be licking my customers!!

Anyway…This post is not really anything at all. It’s just me…talking…about…me.
I have made a few discoveries recently that I felt like sharing and If I remember and have some time tonight before my forced, early bedtime for work…I WILL post a recipe.

Here are my recent discoveries:

1. Eggs
Allow me to explain. I HATE breakfast. It has always, quite literally, made me ill. I have digestive issues and have since I was a child, so eating first thing is not such a good thing for me. In the last few days, however, I have had some trouble sleeping. I am also, battling some “I’m fat” demons and have put on 30 lbs in the past 3 years. Those two things combined prompted me to make breakfast one morning and I was craving eggs like whoa! Ironically…Alton Brown just happened to be doing his Eggs episode. I watched as he caressed the hell out of those scrambled eggs. You can’t even call them scrambled. It’s more like delicately folded eggs. They. Are. So. Freaking. Good. So, do your self a favor…at about 73 calories a piece…eat some eggs!

You know you are so jealous of my Lion King mug right now...

You know you are so jealous of my Lion King mug right now…

2. Entenmann’s Chocolate Donut Coffee
Sounds totally sick, right? I wasn’t sure at first, but then I was like OMG! what is this heaven that’s in my mouth?! It doesn’t taste like mocha coffee. It literally tastes like after you dunk one of their chocolate covered donuts in your coffee. Minus those squishy, cake particles of course. Either way…it’s worth your time to go try some.

So Good!!

So Good!!

3. Expensive cookbooks for next to no money

My boyfriend’s mom swears by going to the Goodwill and consignment shops for her cookbooks. That IS a bargain, yes, but I find that the recipe ideas are always a little out dated. There is never, anything wrong with the books. Recipes themselves do not expire, but they go out of style. Also, some times ingredients do become hard to find over time. Cooking styles have also changed drastically since the 50’s which is what you usually find, that and the 70’s, at those stores. Well…I found a great alternative! Ocean State Job Lot!! I don’t know if they are country wide and if not then I am so sorry for you. I have bought some very nice cookbooks over the years from them for very, very little money, but never really thought about it. It was usually kitschy stuff like the Vampire Cookbook I found there over the summer. Last night, however, I found the holy grail, so to speak, of cookbooks. A very popular food blog, periodical and online magazine: Bon Appe’tit has hard cover cookbooks apparently! I found both. Usually $34.99 each…I paid $7.99. It might not be so amazing to those of you that do not share my relationship with cookbooks, but I literally have an orgasm every time I see some interesting cookbook. This is especially true if it’s either inexpensive, a specialty cookbook or, like previously stated, kitschy. Another somewhat decent place to look…is T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s and Home Goods, but they are pretty touch and go with that.

My amazing discoveries!!

My amazing discoveries!!

Now that my discoveries section is done…here is my “I plan to do this” list.

1. Quit smoking

I know that 99% of the people that read this blog do not know squat about me, but I am a half a pack a day smoker. I have been smoking since I was about 14 years old. 11 years of smoking has done a lot of damage on me. It’s time to quit. I did the math yesterday. 1 year of buying 5 pack a week for 52 weeks…I spend over $2400.00 That’s a car payment, or a new camera, or a mini vacation, or cute clothes, or a laptop or my back tattoo!! Enough is enough.

2. Lose 20 pounds

This is another thing that you wouldn’t be able to judge/know unless you knew me. No one, but my doctor agrees with me and that is fine. Weight is a hard subject for most and a difficult thing to understand. The most fit looking person could be the most unhealthy and the fattest person could be the most fit. Health is not all visual. That is something people forget. I have large hips, broad shoulders and a pretty wide rib cage. Weight can hide on me. I may not look like I could lose 20 lbs, but I can and I should. I am medically over weight. I’m not looking to be a super model or to strut my shit down the beach like some Baywatch bimbo…I just want to be healthy and happy. I’m not trying to impress anyone, but my self either.

3. Go to Culinary School

I love cooking, that is quite obvious. Why not get paid for it? I want to go back to school! I can get a real job, get the hell out of retail and start my adult life instead of still being stuck in High School! I’m sort of pushing 30…it’s time to start my life! I plan to take a food science class as well because I need a challenge.

All 3 of these tie together…

No one will want food that tastes like cigarettes, so there is that. If I don’t learn to take control of my weight now it will just get worse with culinary school. Chefs tend to taste all of their food AND eat 2,000 calorie meals a day. That’s why you see a lot of fat chefs…I don’t want that to be me!! So…I think that I can learn to cook healthy and maybe help some people.

But…

My ultimate goal?

OPEN UP MY OWN RESTAURANT!!

That would be awesome! Maybe one day, but one step at a time for now. I’m not old so I still have time. Thanks for reading!

Leave comments…any and all are welcome!