A bit of this and that

Hey y’all! To start things off, I’m going to include a really delicious French dessert that I love. It’s not normally a summer dessert but, I believe that if it tastes good it can be served anytime! Right?

Cherry Clafoutis
A dessert which is super rustic and pretty simple to make. Perfect for a night in, anytime of the time of year.

Ingredients:
Thick (double/heavy) cream 200 ml
Vanilla Bean 1
Milk 100 ml
Eggs 3
Caster Sugar 50 g
Plain (all-purpose) flour 70 g
Kirsch (fruit brandy) 1 tablespoon
Black Cherries 450 g
Icing Sugar for dusting

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F). Put the cream in a small saucepan. Split the vanilla bean in two, scrape out the seeds and add the scraped seeds and bean to the cream. Heat gently for a few minutes, then remove from the heat, add the milk and cool. Strain the mixture, discarding the vanilla bean.

2. Whisk the eggs with the sugar and flour, then stir into the cream mixture. Add the kirsch and cherries and stir well.

3. Pour into a 23 cm (9 inch) round baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden on top.

4. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

***Make sure you pit the cherries or buy pitted ones already!! Otherwise your friends or you might get a really unpleasant surprise. ***

*even though this recipe is best made with fresh cherries in the summer time when they are truly luscious, I sometimes make it with frozen cherries, still turns out pretty amazing ūüôā *

Moving on!

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I have some tips for any of y’all planning to start anything (exercise, healthy habits, good study habits…etc.).

So, to start of I will start by saying the first thing you must do for anything you are trying to achieve — be it good grades, a fitness goal, or forming a positive habit — is you must set out a specific short term goal. Long term goals are lovely and a great help in keeping your eye on the prize; however, they are not at all useful in day-to-day aspects of achieving that goal. We mostly taper off after the first couple weeks; first week you are super energized and excited about something- you have it all figured out and then it slowly tapers off from there. It isn’t easy to keep on track with a goal so far away (such as wanting a GPA of 4.0 at the end of the semester). It’s misleading and a false sense of realism to think that you can just set your goals so far in advance and actually get to them and not taper off or lose motivation as time goes by. I am well aware that there are people who maybe can easily say “I want to run a marathon” and 6 months later…there they are, running. Those people are rare. Most of us need some sort of constant jolt and push until we get into a rhythm and build a good habit or learn to motivate ourselves without those little nudges. A simple example of this would be for me…I want to get an A in all of my courses this semester. If that is my only aim for the entire semester, heck I doubt I would even make it to half the classes on a crappy day, but it isn’t. I make¬†daily¬†goals for myself. This may seems a little excessive but trust me, when you are working from 3% good study habits…daily min-goals are perfect. Today my tasks were to write a short outline of my essay and email my prof, then finish chapter 2 of my math textbook exercises. I did all of those things and still had time for myself. Planning is a wonderful thing! It also helps keep yourself organized because if you aren’t setting daily milestones then your bigger ambitions will fade out due to distractions and laziness (hey, it’s human nature, no shame there) and consequently never be realized. How can someone jump from nothing to having it all? They can’t. So, in order to keep yourself motivated and your passion for the aim fired up at all times, without flickering out, just give yourself daily pushes. Reward yourself for a job well done with something pleasant. I personally like to reward all my good exams with my favorite fro-yo. It’s not hard, just takes perseverance.

Once you have this all figured out and get into a grove, you’re golden. What happens after you learn to set daily tasks for yourself to check off, you’ll feel accomplished and happy. Next step is to wake up and do it all over again! There is nothing else to ¬†start on the road to successfully accomplishing an aspiration. So, really there are two steps in the beginning process: plan/set short term goals, rinse and repeat. That is all!

Along we move!

What grinds my gears- part 2:

1. When someone called you and you missed their call by a second, you call back and they don’t answer. How!? You JUST called me….what, did you drop the phone and run away once I didn’t pick up? Honestly…annoying!

2. People who park crooked. Can you please explain why you took up 1.5 parking spots with a tiny car?! I understand if someone with a big truck or trailer does this, they simply can’t do it any other way. But if you are driving a Toyota Corolla and end up taking up almost 2 spaces or parking crooked (so that when I park next to you I can’t open my door) I think you are a moron or a jackass. Only two options there.

3. Stopping in the middle of the speed-up lane entering a highway. OMG. I have been so frickin close to crashing because of those idiots! Just the other week I was driving to the US with my dad and this imbecile stops right smack in the middle and there are 5 cars behind him (including me) going at 80 km/h. NOT a good call, bud. Why in the fuck would you need to do that?! If it’s an emergency pull the F over and don’t cause a 10 car pile-up. Unless you died behind your wheel, you are fully capable of pulling to the side of the road or waiting until you hit a turn off point in order to stop. Frick on a stick, this one really pissed me off.

4. ¬†The use of the word “dear”. It’s fine when it’s in context of an e-mail, or an ancient grandmother says it…but not when it’s someone my age or actually any age that isn’t past 80 who says that to me. I just wanna smack ’em in the face with a glove. Seriously, it sounds so¬†douchey/bitchy. “Can you be a dear and…”/ “No, dear…”. Maybe most people don’t mean to sound like they are talking down to me, but it really does feel like it.

5. Talking loudly about “important” stuff. I hate when people try to look all important and purposely talk loud or just above normal voice levels to seem like a big shot. Especially when they are talking normally then all of a sudden their voice level goes up and you hear “yeah, that meeting really went well. Thank you for bringing me the paperwork, I will look over that guy’s resume….” and then tapers off to normal levels. I can almost hear the second part of that being “yes, boss I will organize it according to alphabetical order…yes of course I will have it done by Monday, thank you.” Haha. Just pathetic.

Well, my lovely readers and loyal followers, that is all for me tonight! Have a good weekend and I will be back sometime next weekend; not quite sure which day since Thursday is my birthday and I am not certain what will be going on during the weekend. So, to be safe, check back on Sunday, a new post should be up!

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21 going on 100

Hey y’all.

So…my birthday is coming up in less than 2 weeks and I realized that I am 21 going on 100 (not 22).¬†Seriously! My best friend is a pipe smoking, elbow-patched tweed and fedora wearing 24 year old, so that doesn’t help. I don’t smoke, but I do have a cat. I mean just the other day my shopping list included: Sensodine toothpaste, fresh baked bread for my afternoon tea, a small liver pate for the said bread, cat food and some oatmeal. All I was missing from really being 100 is some denture cleaning tablets and protective pads in-case I pee myself a little when I struggle to get up off my couch. Honestly…it’s slightly depressing! If you throw in my slippers, the fact that I always complain about people/society, listen to audio-books at times, need a portable heater because I get cold easily, warm my feet in hot water baths, and drink hot tea constantly…then I am one sad sounding 20-something year old. Oh, lets not forget the crazy amounts of recipes I’ve collected (and still collecting more), several tomes of classic French cooking, and that I am always complaining about drafts and breezes. Yikes not even my two tattoos will save me from being geezer-esque! No wonder I’m single…

Onward!

I realized that a show can really reach you deep down after I finished Scrubs a few months ago…yeah I know, gross squishy content. But it really can! Scrubs was quite a special show it had it all comedy, love, it had hate…it had life wrapped up in 8 fantastic seasons. After watching it…all i could think about is how well it eventually played out for the characters. I only wish life was that way…and in many cases it is, but we are too busy drowning out the good by listening too closely to all the bad.

We really do underestimate the power we have on people around us. Words, actions, even looks we give people can either help someone or hurt them. That’s a big deal. Most of us never realize that every act of kindness or cruelty comes back to us in ways we never expected it to. We all worry about what other people think…that’s normal…but sometimes the right thing to do is to not give a damn about what anyone but you thinks. Believe it or not, there are situations that are better dealt with using your own discretion. Do what makes you happy, to hell with everyone else.

No matter how much I wish things in my life went the way I wanted and heck even prayed to the lions down in Africa for them to end up a certain way…and they didn’t. I was left with a bitter sadness and I always knew that no matter how much you want something to be different, sometimes there just isn’t a thing on this green earth that can shift it for the better. The truth is, that most times we don’t really get any good with the bad…but the good normally follows soon after that bad, we just don’t realize it most of the time.

I am not a super cheerful person, heck I’m a downright pessimistic lump some days (it’s not an act to gain a “tough” rep or something either, it’s real). Most of that comes from being a realist…I don’t believe that just because I wished on a penny and threw it into a fountain I am bound to have a chance with that wish, no. Life isn’t a movie. But life is special. We all get chances, make choices, and heck sometimes we even shoot ourselves in the foot (figuratively speaking, or for some crazies, literally)…however even with all the wrong choices, bad decisions, and self sabotage…each day when we wake up we have the chance to fix it all and then go ahead and start making new choices/decisions and learning all over again. That never changes.
When it comes down to it, everyone goes through life their own way…but at the end of the day all that matters is that you have the select few people who give enough of a damn to stick around the entire bumpy ride.

*gag* Sorry that was too emotional for me…but that doesn’t make it untrue. In fact it makes it so true that it made me gag.

Now, go be filled with little warm fuzzies of happiness and have a great week!

I’m off to have my cup of tea and do a tad of cleaning before I head out to the night market here in my town, it’s my second time going there…my last visit when I was too young to remember much, so I’m excited!

 

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What Really Grinds My Gears

Hey y’all!

These are the things that piss me off.

Today’s topic: The misuse of common words and/or common expressons that bother me:

Random: one of the most annoying words I hear used in the wrong way. I am guilty of misusing this word myself on rare occasions. When someone says something is random, it means that it is without direction, rule, method or aim. It does not mean unexpected or spontaneous. However most people use the word to describe something that is surprising or sudden, for example: “this random person bumped into me” or “I’m randomly having ice cream”. Both of those statements are inaccurate. The “random person” is in fact an unfamiliar person, not a random one…though maybe he does live without direction or does things without definite aim but you don’t know that because he is a stranger; and that ice cream is something you chose to eat, though it may be a spontaneous choice, it is still not random. For something to be random…it must be erm… random.

Anti-Social: Hearing this used in the wrong way is one of the most abrasive things to my ears. Especially because it is usually used to describe an introvert or a person who doesn’t like to attend large social gatherings in order to shame them into being more extroverted (“stop being so anti-social and come out with us tonight”). When in fact being “anti-social” means that someone’s behavior is inconsiderate towards others and may cause damage to the society, being hostile and apposed to the well-being of society. Which in turn means that your friend isn’t anti-social if they merely refuse to go to your party or to accompany you to an event (maybe you are just not good company haha). They are, however, anti-social if they try to bring down the local government or take part in a massive riot which causes damage to people, property and businesses.

Ironic: This one really gets my knickers in a twist. When someone is being ironic they are using a form of humor that is most likely sarcasm or satire, or they could be using dramatic irony.Irony can also be situational. Irony does not at all mean an amusing coincidence, but, it does mean an unexpected outcome contrary to the happenings which lead to the outcome; it’s an inconsistency between a sequence of events. Therefore it is not ironic that you met an awesome guy (or girl) at a party only to find out that person is actually a student at the same university as you and was born in the same town you were born in, it’s just a pleasant surprise. Nonetheless, if you were to be searching for a tall, 24 year old Med student and happened to meet your perfect match at a party in New York, later to find out he goes to the same university, lives down the hall from you in your apartment/dorm, and was born in the same town as you. That’s very ironic! Can you sense the difference? Another misuse of the word is when people say “OMG that’s so ironic” in reference to their friend’s dad getting the same car as them in the exact shade of metallic black they did. No.

Calm Down: This expression really boils my blood. This is the most un-calming thing you can say to anyone feeling distressed or angry. Unless you are purposely pulling the tiger by the whiskers, avoid saying this.

Just Saying: So, so frustrating! There are three (and only three) reasons people say this. First reason is when they don’t have much faith in what they are saying. The second reason is they feel their thought might contradict with yours and therefore to have a safe out they add “just sayin” at the end so you don’t get mad. The third reason, being the most painfully irritating, is when people are playing the devils advocate. They pick holes in your plan, idea, or whatever else and then simply slap on “just sayin” after as a defense for destroying it. Thanks, that was super helpful!

You Always: The last of this list is the common phrase “you always”. After someone says this, you probably have already stopped listening because you’ve snapped and are just sitting there stewing in your anger waiting for a chance to speak. This is never a good argument. This phrase is a good way to annoying the person you are talking to and only anger them further. It doesn’t make any points because it makes a sweeping argument without singling out anything. This is often used when someone has a weak argument in a situation and says something like “well you always leave your dirty dishes on the table”! Just a juvenile and aggravating way to talk to someone.

 

Okay! So there you have the first look at “what really grinds my gears”. There will be more, much more, of these little rants to come!

I am off to watch some TV and snack on something so enjoy your night!

P.s. I will be back another day this weekend with a second post! So be sure to check back and see what’s new before Monday!

 

Natural DIY hair and face masks!

Hey y’all wonderful people!

I have been having quite a week! Sorry for missing my usual Thursday/Friday post…I was super busy with family and friends and some studying. I had a psychology exam on Wednesday (15th of this month) and when my professor posted my grade online a couple days ago I was¬†ecstatic! An A+! YAY! This past week has been great, I really enjoyed my classes and I even got to spend time with my dad at his job on Friday! I also found a new addiction…it’s called Pink Berry. What it is: an amazingly delicious frozen yogurt place in the mall around my area…the place¬†offers¬†different flavors of frozen yogurt that you can add crazy amounts of toppings to, but it’s not just your regular fro-yo, it’s phenomenal and it’s healthy! You guys must seek this place out in your areas and get some (if you haven’t already, maybe I’m just late in my discoveries haha). This said Pink Berry has become something I just have to have every week or so-stupidly addicted. Anyways! Getting on with things,¬†I have some cool face and hair masks that work for me when my face/hair needs some TLC. These are great home remedies/treatments that are all natural and very effective! I’m going to share them with you so you can try ’em out and reap the benefits of natural home made products. Much better than expensive masks that are made of heck knows what. So take a look at these masks and though some might seem like a bit of work and time, they are well worth the effort…trust me, these are all worth it! Your hair and face will scream thank you!

Coconut Mask for Hair:

Buy some unsweetened coconut cream, take a good dollop of it and warm it up in your hands. When it’s softened up, massage it into your hair. Warm up a towel and wrap your hair with it, like you would after a shower. Leave the mask on for one hour. Rinse with your regular shampoo and leave your hair to dry naturally.

Olive-vinegar Mask for hair:

Take 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, and 1 egg. Whisk ingredients together and massage into roots and hair. Leave it on your hair for 15-20 minutes covered with a shower cap and then rinse with shampoo and let hair dry naturally.

Yogurt-Honey Mask for hair:

1/2 cup of plain unsweetened yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey, a few capsules of vitamin E oil (cut them and squeeze out the oil). Mix ingredients until combined. Massage into hair and roots. Cover hair with a shower cap and hang around for 15-20 minutes, then rinse your hair with shampoo and warm water. Let your hair dry naturally.

Orange-tea tree hair maks:

3 drops of tea tree oil, 4 tablespoons of fresh squeezed orange juice, and 2 tablespoons honey, 1/4 cup strong brewed chamomile tea (cooled). Combine ingredients and then massage them into your hair and scalp. Leave on for 15 minutes (with a shower cap on) and rinse with warm water and mild shampoo. Let your hair dry naturally.

Cucumber-Aloe face mask:

1/2 cucumber and 3 table spoons of an all natural aloe vera gel. Puree the ingredients in a blender or food processor and then apply onto your face for 15-30 minutes (depends how much time you have, can leave it on for longer too). Rinse with cool water and pat dry with a towel.

Lemon-yogurt face mask:

Combine 2 tablespoons of plain unsweetened yogurt with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Slather onto your face for 20-30 minutes and this can be left on for longer if you wish. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Lemon-Honey face mask:

Combine about 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Apply this mask to your face and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Fennel-Chamomile-Oatmeal face mask:

Grind up oatmeal in a coffee grinder or food processor/blender. Brew 1 chamomile tea bag and 1 teaspoon fennel seeds in 1/2 cup of boiling water, let that steep for 10 minutes. Strain the tea into a small boil and combine with oatmeal, let that mixture cool to room temperature. Apply this mask to your face and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse your face with tepid water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Coconut-Papaya-Coffee face mask:

Take a slice of the papaya (discarding the seeds) and combine with 2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut cream. Brew 1/4 cup of strong coffee and let that cool to room temperature. Combine all ingredients together to make a thick paste. Apply the mask onto your face and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry with a clean towel.

*De-puff your eyes and¬†rejuvenate¬†the¬†delicate¬†eye area with this: Brew 1/4 cup of strong unflavored green tea (loose leaf kind). Let cool until just above room temperature. Soak 2 cotton make-up remover pads in the tea, squeeze out the excess (but don’t squeeze the pads completely dry) and apply to eye area for 15-20 minutes. Switching the pads to freshly soaked ones every 5 minutes.

There you have it y’all! Some interesting masks for your hair and face to explore. Try ’em out and let me know what you think of ’em. Or if you have any cool masks that work for you don’t be shy and leave me a comment!

Have a great rest of your weekend everyone! I’ll be back in a few days -Thursday/Friday as usual!

Sunday Mom Day

Hey y’all! ‘

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there! However the biggest happy Mother’s Day goes to the most wonderful and beautiful one of them all! Thank you for all your unconditional love, care and support, love you mom!

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Today is a good day, I spent it with my extraordinary mom who my dad and I took to dinner (which I just got home from). I am stuffed! Though, I am still going to get some green tea ice cream as a palate pleaser-how can I not? It’s my¬†favorite!

The only crappy part of today was when I had to do English assignments…in fact, last night as well. It was so drab, my poor brain was crying for something stimulating or at least less tedious…but anyways ¬†back to mother’s day!

The things I did to celebrate mother’s day over the years: taking mom to brunch, taking mom to dinner, buying a giant¬†bouquet¬†of flowers and cooking a dinner, buying mom Swarovski¬†crystal¬†earnings. I also tend to bake a lot for Mother’s Day…last year I made a¬†raspberry¬†mousse cheese cake. The cake came about by accident, I didn’t mean to make a mousse but some stuff went a bit wonky and it it turned out pretty delicious, my mom asked me to write down exactly how I did it so I wouldn’t forget and could replicate it haha. The shortage of¬†currency¬†made it difficult to do more creative things this year…which meant no big flower bouquets and no Swarovski…but we still had a lovely dinner and great family time!

Monday is coming up tomorrow…this week is going to be awful weather…all rain and cold. I have a psych exam on Wednesday so tomorrow and the day after will be dedicated to mathematics and psychology. Woop-dee-woop! Speaking of school work, you know where I would really like to go on¬†vacation? Hawaii!! It has been my dream destination for a get-away for years, and I went everywhere else but there! For some reason things just worked out that way haha, I am hoping my next trip will be Hawaii…the coconut mojitos, sitting with my ass in the sand sipping a cool drink and soaking up the sunshine, then going for a swim in the glistening warm water. Sigh…I might never want to leave.

To leave on a yummy note, here is a recipe for a satisfying and super scrumptious Monday breakfast idea:

Ingredients:

2 large eggs
Cheese of your choice (I like feta)
Hash brown potatoes
Pimento peppers (finely chopped)
Italian sausage (diced into small pieces)
Olives
Caramelized onions
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
Salt and pepper
Sundried tomatoes

Directions:

1. Melt butter and brush the inside of the baking dishes (or dish, if you are making one).

2. Layer the ingredients with sausage and hash browns at the bottom: reserving the eggs and cheese for the top -the rest of the order doesn’t matter. crack the eggs onto the ingredients already in the dish and sprinkle with cheese.

3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 40 minutes. Time varies depending on the oven…but in mine, once the oven is preheated it takes about 40 minutes to cook.

I wish you all a fantastic week filled with good times and pleasant experiences. See y’all next Thursday/Friday!

Week 1: Complete

Hey y’all!

So, week one of my semester has come to an end! I have to say, it’s much less painful than expected! Now, don’t get me wrong here…I am loaded with homework and¬†responsibilities¬†(one of my classes has 6 exams during the semester), however, it’s great!

I have 3 classes this semester and all of my professors are pretty good…except there is one professor in particular who is amazing; I think he is such a great person and a phenomenal teacher-he really wants to see you succeed, in fact, I would say he is my favorite professor since I started college. His daughter is in medical school, actually, and he gave me some pointers and tips on getting accepted as well as some good insight on what to expect. I have a lot of work to do and my grades have to be¬†impeccable,¬†but the reward is totally worth the effort!

Now, I started a schedule and so far have been good at keeping to it! I have modified it a bit to adjust to some days and times to better fit my needs and learning pace. I realized I like to do the homework after each class (as soon as possible on the day it was¬†assigned)¬†because that way I really cement the new material in my head; it works with your long-term memory (it also lessens the chance of you forgetting to do the assignment) because if you only cram for exams while doing minimal work during your semester that works with your short-term memory…then you forget everything you crammed for 2 days after the exam, you also will probably do poorly on the exams and future courses since you won’t remember much. So…basically: review notes after each class and do homework/study the day it was assigned to do better in your course & retain the knowledge for future related classes.

My classmates are decent, I haven’t met any cute guys yet though haha! Joking, my main focus is the work, not the guys. In fact, my first exam is on next Wednesday (the 15th) and my first (short) paper is due on Tuesday, several pages of math to do and a good amount of reading. It’s also mother’s day this Sunday and I promised to spend Saturday, so it’ll be quite the busy weekend!

All in all this week has been good, I can kind of see how the courses are, I can see the teaching style of my professors and I can also tell how heavy the work load is. Time to buckle down and work hard!

To perk up my mood after school I dig into green tea ice cream (moderate amounts, though sometimes I get carried away hehe) ! My best friend was kind and generous enough to give me a carton of it!

If y’all need a pick-me-up, here’s a recipe for a little somethin’ somethin’! This recipe is also perfect for mother’s day!

Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake: 

Ingredients:
1 cup cake flour (spooned and leveled)
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 large egg whites, room temperature
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Strawberries and fresh whipped cream, for serving
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place flour and salt in a sieve set over a bowl; sift into bowl and set aside. With a mixer, beat egg whites on medium-high until foamy, about 1 minute. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Continue to beat, gradually adding sugar; beat until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla; beat to combine.

Gently transfer egg-white mixture to a large, wide bowl. In four batches, using the sieve again, sift flour mixture over egg-white mixture. While turning the bowl, use a rubber spatula to fold in the mixture by cutting down the center and coming up the sides. Gently spoon batter into an ungreased bundt cake pan; smooth top. Gently tap the pan on your counter to release air bubbles.

Bake until cake is golden and springs back when lightly pressed, 35 to 40 minutes. Invert pan; let cool in pan, 1 hour. Run a knife around the inside of the pan and around the tube to release cake. Use knife to release cake from bottom of pan, and remove  onto a serving plate.

Slice and top each slice with whipped cream and a few sliced strawberries. Simple, delicious, and oh so satisfying.

*Recipe taken from Martha Stewart 

Enjoy the weekend y’all! I’m off to hang out with my family and have some tea! I’ll be back during the weekend with another post, so check back soon!

Sunny Saturday

Hey y’all!

I just enjoyed a very sunny, very warm and very awesome day! I went down to the high-end/posh area of my city and walked along the sea wall then sat and people watched with my best friend. It’s one of my favorite places to go to during the summer. I got a carrot-apple juice at a fresh juice bar by the area, saw some terribly spoiled rich people, saw some adorable dogs. Yep, pretty great day I’d say! Followed by a dinner at place called Memphis Blues, it’s a classic soul food and BBQ place… I ate so much I hate myself (a giant catfit po’boy, side of¬†re-fried¬†beans) and for dessert, some eye candy: two adorable guys standing right next to my table talking…fan-fucking-tastic! Haha.

Now it’s evening and I am going to be preparing for Monday. Organizing my backpack, charging my iPad, looking over the schedule for the week. I am¬†thoroughly¬†nervous now…I think I am ready but I am also incredibly anxious and nervous for what’s to come this semester. I need the grades and since I am starting fresh at a new school and a new field of study I also need a new approach to studying and success which I have have mapped out for myself but is that enough? Is it correct? This is like getting cold feet at a wedding…you know you want to go through with it and this is your dream but you’re also absolutely terrified of the what-if’s and percentage of failures and the amount of freedom you’re going to be giving up. Even though in the end it’s worth it and it makes you happiest. So it’s go time!

But to mend the anxiety I stuff myself with food and good company this weekend. This is my weekend to say goodbye to abundant free time, no-stress, and unlimited amounts of sleep. So, time to get these boots off, stop walking and start studying!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and a wonderful week! I will be getting in touch with y’all later this week…probably Thursday/Friday. I am going to be cutting down posts from daily to weekly to account for studying and my new busy schedule.

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Clothing Rant

Hey y’all!

Schools beginning in 4 days (not counting today) and frankly I am psyched! However…I went by the school just to check things out before I head there on Monday and the problem I saw was ….people wearing heels and miniskirts to class…what the F?! Full make-up too!? Holy¬†inappropriateness!! I¬†come in sweats and a T-shirt with some sneakers or yoga pants and a sweater with runners. How do these women have the time and will to do all that in the mornings. I get that most people meet their other half in college/university but…dressing like an escort won’t land you any¬†eligible¬†men. Although…there are guys at school that dress like they rolled out of bed and pulled on their dad’s pants and little brother’s shirt. Tight shirts and baggy jeans…what is that!? Or my favorite, pants that look like you stole them from your little sister. Honestly do any of the guys who show their boxers know where that tradition of showing your boxers came from!? It came from prisons!! Ya, that’s right. And no, it does not mean you are a tough guy…it means you are ready to¬†receive¬†it up your butt. Yep. That’s why they show their ass half out in boxers…or nude..whatever. But honestly, that is where the baggy/low pants “style” came from, so all of you wearing that crap…haha congratulations. Just don’t walk into a prison.

I wish men dressed like the¬†1950’s/1960’s. Or better yet the 1920’s…so dapper and charming! And women like the 1950’s/1960’s…such lady-like clothing. Ah well..that’s not at all possible haha…but you know at least clean up your look a little! I walk down the street and any man I see wearing normal clothing i.e. clothing that fits them well and looks well put together, I automatically find them more¬†appealing. Same goes to women, dressing like a club girl to everyday occasions is so awful. If you think that makes you more¬†desirable…then that’s a¬†misconception..well, kind of. Women who dress like that are desirable for a night or two of fun but not for anything that is meaningful…so hey, if that’s your goal to be a disposable sex doll then by all means keep that style going. But from¬†research (not mine) men usually prefer women who show enough skin to¬†intrigue¬†them but also cover up enough to make them not look easy. For example, in the summer when it’s hot out I could wear cow-boy boots and “short” shorts (not so short that you can see my ass) because it’s comfortable and keeps me cool but up-top I wear a plain white shirt or a¬†tank top. Which sure, to some that might mean I “slut it up” in the hot months but then again how can I avoid over heating?! I consider that¬†okay;¬†what I don’t find okay is when girls do then when it’s clearly too cold outside for such clothing…or wear that to school where you are supposed to be focused on your grades and future-how can you achieve anything if your main concern is looking like a floozy. I guess what tickles my pickle is when people dress a certain way because it’s considered “in fashion” or “everyone is doing it”. What are you in elementary school? Fuck, just be original, show some¬†creativity! Think about your figure and what looks good on you. Taking inspiration from people is good, but run with it, damn it, don’t just wear what you hear rappers rap about (or what they themselves wear)! Or if you can’t fucking generate an outfit that isn’t worthy of incinerating then take¬†inspiration¬†from someone like Emma Watson or Emma Stone or Kate Middleton…those ladies dress really elegantly; granted¬†Kate is more conservative but the two Emmas manage to look fabulous without dressing like trash bags…men adore both of them! Why not take good¬†examples instead of bad ones. And men…look at guys who dress well and are still¬†among¬†the most desirable men, to name a few: Josphen-Gordon-Levitt,¬†Ryan¬†Gosling, James Franco. Take those names,¬†Google¬†them, and use them as inspiration if you can’t figure out what well dressed men wear.

Anyways, that’s my little rant for today haha! Main point being…just…use your own¬†digression¬†and if yours is malfunctioning…¬†Google¬†the names I told you and check out those people’s styles.

It’s ¬†cold and windy outside. ūüė¶