Saturday, July 30, 2011

50 Yummy Smoothie Recipes...

Some of these would be rather unhealthy but delicious nonetheless.

1. Banana Blend 2 bananas, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.

2. Strawberry-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.

3. Strawberry Shortcake Blend 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup crumbled pound cake, 1 1/2 cups each milk and ice, and sugar to taste. Top with whipped cream and more strawberries.

4. Triple-Berry Blend 1 1/2 cups mixed blackberries, strawberries and raspberries with 1 cup each milk and ice, and sugar to taste.

5. Raspberry-Orange Blend 1 cup each orange juice and raspberries, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 cup ice, and sugar to taste.

6. Peach-Mango-Banana Blend 1 cup each chopped fresh or frozen peaches and mango, 1 cup each plain yogurt and ice, 1/2 banana, and sugar to taste.

7. Honeydew-Almond Blend 2 cups chopped honeydew melon, 1 cup each almond milk and ice, and honey to taste.

8. Cantaloupe Blend 2 cups chopped cantaloupe, the juice of 1/2 lime, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1 cup ice.

9. Carrot-Apple Blend 1 cup each carrot juice and apple juice with 1 1/2 cups ice.

10. Spa Cucumber Peel, seed and chop 2 medium cucumbers. Blend with the juice of 1 lime, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup ice and 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar or honey.

11. Kiwi-Strawberry Blend 1 cup strawberries, 2 peeled kiwis, 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 cups ice.

12. Cherry-Vanilla Blend 1 1/2 cups frozen pitted cherries, 1 1/4 cups milk, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, a pinch of salt and 1 cup ice.

13. Tangerine-Honey Peel and seed 4 tangerines, then blend with the juice of 2 limes, 1/4 cup honey and 1 cup ice.

14. Apricot-Almond Blend 1 1/2 cups apricot nectar, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 2 tablespoons almond butter and 1 cup ice.

15. Grape Blend 2 cups seedless red grapes with 1 cup concord grape juice and 1 1/2 cups ice.

16. Blueberry-Pear Blend 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, 1 chopped pear, 1 1/2 cups each maple or plain yogurt and ice, and sugar to taste.

17. Banana-Date-Lime Blend 2 bananas, 3/4 cup chopped pitted dates, the juice of 1 lime and 1 1/2 cups each soy milk and ice.

18. Peach-Ginger Blend 2 cups frozen sliced peaches, 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, 3 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger.

19. Grapefruit Peel and seed 2 grapefruits, then blend with 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar and 1 cup ice. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

20. Pomegranate-Cherry Blend 1 cup frozen pitted cherries, 3/4 cup pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch each of cinnamon and salt, and 2 cups ice.

21. Chai Blend 1 1/2 cups chai tea concentrate with 1 cup each milk and ice. Sprinkle with chai spice or ground cinnamon.

22. Blueberry-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 tablespoon each honey and lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and 1 cup ice.

23. Creamy Pineapple Blend 2 cups chopped pineapple, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup milk, 2 teaspoons honey, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, a pinch each of nutmeg and salt, and 2 cups ice.

24. Watermelon Freeze 3 cups cubed seeded watermelon until hard. Blend with 1 cup cubed fresh seeded watermelon, the juice of 1 lime, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 cup water.

25. Pineapple-Coconut Freeze about 2 cups coconut water in 1 or 2 ice-cube trays. Blend 2 cups each chopped pineapple and coconut ice cubes, 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 cup coconut water.

26. Apple-Ginger Blend 1 chopped peeled apple, a 1/2-inch piece peeled ginger, the juice of 2 limes, 1/4 cup honey, 1 cup water and 2 cups ice.

27. Black Raspberry–Vanilla Blend 1 pint blackberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1 cup vanilla yogurt and 1 tablespoon honey.

28. Creamsicle Blend 3/4 cup frozen orange or orange-tangerine concentrate with 1/2 cup cold water and 1 cup each vanilla ice cream and ice.

29. Mango-Acai Blend two 4-ounce packages frozen acai berry puree, 1 cup chopped mango, 1/2 cup orange juice and 2 cups ice.

30. Spiced Pumpkin Blend 1/2 cup each pumpkin puree and silken tofu, 3 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, a pinch of salt and 1 cup ice.

31. Mexican Coffee Blend 1/2 cup chilled espresso or strong coffee, 1/2 cup milk or almond milk, 3 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon almond extract and 1 1/2 cups ice.

32. Vietnamese Coffee Blend 1/2 cup chilled espresso or strong coffee, 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk and 1 1/2 cups ice. Top with chocolate shavings and/or chocolate syrup.

33. Banana PB&J Blend 1 frozen banana with 1 cup soy milk, 1/4 cup each creamy peanut butter and wheat germ, and 2 tablespoons seedless strawberry or raspberry jelly.

34. Peanut Butter–Apple Blend 1 chopped peeled apple, 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, 2 tablespoons flax seeds, 1 1/2 cups each soy milk and ice, and honey to taste.

35. Pomegranate-Berry Blend 1 cup blueberries, 3/4 cup each beet juice and pomegranate juice, 1 cup ice, and honey to taste.

36. Cucumber-Kale Blend 1 1/4 cups vegetable juice, 1/2 peeled cucumber, 3 kale leaves and the juice of 1/2 lemon.

37. Pineapple-Mango Blend 1 cup each chopped pineapple and mango, 1 cup coconut water, a dash of ground allspice and 1 cup ice. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.

38. Peanut Butter–Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/3 cup milk, 2 tablespoons malted milk powder, 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder, a pinch of salt and 2 cups ice.

39. Green Tea–Almond Brew 1 1/2 cups extra-strong green tea; cool completely. Blend with 1/3 cup almonds, 1/4 cup honey and 1 cup ice.

40. Chocolate-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup chocolate ice cream, 1/2 cup milk, a pinch of salt and 1/2 cup ice.

41. Chocolate-Raspberry Blend 1 cup each chocolate ice cream and raspberries, 2 tablespoons sugar and 3/4 cup each milk and ice.

42. Strawberry-Maple Blend 2 cups strawberries, 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/4 cup each maple syrup and wheat germ, a dash of ground cinnamon and 1 1/2 cups ice.

43. Chocolate Chip Cookie Blend 1 cup each vanilla ice cream, milk and crumbled chocolate chip cookies with 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips. Top with a cookie.

44. Oatmeal Cookie Blend 1 cup each vanilla ice cream, milk and crumbled oatmeal cookies with a pinch of ground cinnamon. Top with a cookie.

45. Birthday Cake Blend 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 crumbled vanilla cupcake (unfrosted), 1 cup milk and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. Top with sprinkles.

46. Black and White Blend 3/4 cup each vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream with 1 cup milk and 3 crumbled chocolate sandwich cookies. Top with a cookie.

47. Lemon–Poppy Seed Blend 2 teaspoons poppy seeds, the zest and juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup each milk and ice.

48. Apple-Spinach Blend 2 cups spinach, 1 chopped peeled apple, 1/2 cup silken tofu, 1/4 cup each soy milk and orange juice, 1 tablespoon each wheat germ, honey and lemon juice, and 1 cup ice.

49. Veggie Blend 1 1/4 cups tomato juice, 1/4 cup carrot juice, 1/2 peeled cucumber, 1/2 celery stalk, 1/4 cup each parsley and spinach, and 1/2 cup ice.

50. Mint-Jalapeno Blend 1/3 cup fresh mint, 1 seeded jalapeno pepper, 2 1/2 tablespoons honey, a pinch of salt and 2 cups each plain yogurt and ice. Top with toasted cumin seeds and cilantro.

Friday, July 29, 2011

You're not fuckin' perfect & that's okay....

I wrote then posted this to my my Tumblr yesterday but wanted it here, too.

I hate when people try to cheer someone up or encourage them by saying, “stop, you’re perfect the way you are.” If that person is hating things about themselves, telling them they’re perfect that way isn’t the best way to make them feel better. Also, they’re not going to believe your cliche false comment anyway. No one is perfect. You want to really help? Tell them actual positive things that aren’t stupid.

Tell them they have a great sense of humor and you love how they make you laugh.

Tell them how you admire how creative they are.

Tell them how smart they are.

Tell them how they make the best cookies you’ve ever had.

Tell them they have pretty eyes.

Tell them you love the way they tell a story.

Tell them they’re stronger than they think they are.

Tell them something that’s TRUE and not something that reeks of fairytale happy ending bullshit.

That way when they think about it after you say it, they know you’re being genuine. And maybe, they’ll start to believe it and you will have actually helped them a little bit.

Telling someone they’re perfect to try and encourage them is just so stupid and unoriginal. Thinking up something specific about them that you like or think is great might be harder but it will mean more.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Microwaves, hockey pants & other random stuff...

  • I really dislike when people don't clear the remaining cook time off the microwave when they pull something out before the time is up. It doesn't piss me off but when I see it, I want to smack that person. All you have to do is push another button. Takes a second to do it, lazy ass.

  • You know those stupid looking pants that have words like "slut", "juicy", "shake it", "princess", "bite me", etc written on the ass? Imagine if CCM or Easton started making hockey pants with that kind of crap on there. Now imagine NHL players wearing them. That would be horrible. And amusing. More awful than amusing, though. I couldn't take a guy with "SEXY" plastered across the ass of his hockey pants seriously. Especially if there's glitter.

  • I love those lawsuit commercials that state, "If you or someone you love have died from...." Really? Okay then.

  • I hate using public restrooms as a general rule but sometimes, there's no way around it. I do love that more and more restrooms in public have the bars on the bottom of the door so you can push it open with your foot or leg as opposed to touching it with your freshly cleaned hands. It's disgusting how many people walk out without washing their hands. Also, you can always tell the people who aren't going to wash their hands most of the time because they're the ones bolting out of the stall so quickly you'd think there's an evil flesh eating fire breathing monster about to come rolling out after them. Of course, that only happens in crappy movies.

  • Trying to put a dry sports bra on an already sweaty body can get pretty tricky.

  • Every time I hear about a gorilla or other primate escaping from a zoo or even getting out of their areas, I'm always certain that the revolution is about to start and get a little apprehensive about it. This irrational fear I've had for years is why I don't want to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes. My irrational fear being true on a movie screen for 2 hours is only going to convince my irrational mind even more that they're going to bust out and fuck our shit up one day.

  • The directions on my face wash bottle are so helpful. The final step tells me to "rinse thoroughly only using water" which is a relief. I was contemplating rinsing with the mouthwash or getting some orange juice for the job. So glad they clarified water would work best.

  • I'm also very pleased my deodorant package informs me not to orally ingest it. I might have gotten saliva confused for sweat and tried to glide some across my tongue if not for that helpful little tip.

  • I don't think there's a song more overdone by cover bands than "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. Not even anything Bon Jovi has that one beat.

I think that's enough from my mind today. ;)

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Friends With Benefits...

In celebration of me landing the cool new job I was so hoping I would get, the boyfriend took me out to dinner last night. We ended up going a couple hours later than intended because some stuff came up. No big deal. We went to a place that serves awesome smoked brisket tacos (among other things that are possibly awesome) that also has a bar with sports on so we could check out the Texas Rangers game while we ate. If you were curious, the Rangers beat the Twins 20-6. Okay, I know y'all weren't curious and some of you already knew but, I like saying it.

Anyway, after dinner and the game, we went to see a movie. We decided on seeing Friends With Benefits. Which to me just reminded me of No Strings Attached because hey, the principle is pretty much the same same. So what did I think of FWB?

I like Justin Timberlake as an actor even though I think his music is terrible, I love Mila Kunis despite the whole "her voice can get shrill and annoying" thing and I find Woody Harrelson to be an oddball and amusing as hell. So I had that going for me when going in to it.

It has it's funny moments and did make me laugh several times. I don't recall being bored during the movie ever which is something that tends to happen with me a lot during movies. I prefer doing more active things so movies tend to The dialog between the characters is entertaining. All the different characters and their relationship dynamics are amusing and there are a few parts that actually made me sad. Though, the sad parts had nothing to do with Dylan and Jamie's (Timberlake & Kunis) status and everything to do with Dylan's dad suffering from Alzheimer's which made me think of my grandfather who recently died & had Alzheimer's. And yes, I know it's only a character in a movie but it's a real disease and I've been affected by it. I digress.

In comparison to No Strings Attached, I laughed quite a bit more during Friends With Benefits. I also liked the characters in FWB more. I also found it to be a little bit less cliche and more realistic in terms of how the stages for friends who end up fucking go. I've had several of those relationships in the passed and only one of them ended well. That's another story for another day, though.

Overall, I liked the movie for the most part. I wouldn't buy it or set out to watch it again on purpose but if someone else asked me to see it again, I'd probably go with them if I weren't busy doing something else. Or fast forward a couple months to when it comes out on DVD, if someone popped it in in front of me, I wouldn't bitch and moan and beg them to turn on Sports Center. Or Discovery Channel or Phineas and Ferb.

Keep in mind when reading this, I'm not a fan of romantic comedies. Or romantic anything. I very much prefer my comedies to have very little or no romance at all in them. And most of my favorite movies have explosions, sci-fi characters or enough twisted mind fuckage to leave me contemplating shit for at least an hour after the movie has ended. I knew or at least assumed I knew going in to FWB how it would end up. And as the movie went along, I made predictions in my head because it's like every other chick flick in it's cliche predictability. I don't try to sit there and pick it apart, it just happens when what ever is going to happen seems so obvious. Which is why I don't like romantic comedies or romance-y movies in general. Though I won't get into all the reasons why I don't like chick flicks usually because there's a lot of reason. And none of them have to do with me being bitter about love and relationships. More so, I'm not a very emotional nor romantic person so I just want to laugh at the ridiculousness of most of those movies. Anyway...

As long as you go into it expecting a chick flick that's funnier than most other chick flicks and not expecting more of it than that, you're good.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Allow me a few minutes to rant....

People who can't be happy when something good happens to someone in their life annoy me. Maybe instead of being bitter that good things are happening to someone else, you should look at yourself, the way you act and the choices you're making and figure out why good things aren't happening for you. Also, you can't progress if you don't try. Things aren't handed to me, I work hard for them. I also go out and try my ass off for things I often don't get but I don't let that get me down. It sucks but you can't dwell on stuff like that. You also can't just sit on your ass whining and hoping that your pity party will pay off in some way. I'm ambitious and determined and will always strive to get what I want and that's why things happen for me. I don't "get lucky" to have them happen, I work hard and push myself to make them happen. Very little just comes to you, it has to be earned.

I don't have children. I have a lot of plans and things I want to see and do. Having children has never been something I wanted. I don't want to alter my plans and don't want to give up anything to have a child. If I did accidentally end up pregnant, I would alter my lifestyle and change some things and take responsibility for it happening. For now, I don't plan on having a child. I cannot stand when I see people bitching about what they don't get to do anymore because they have kid(s) because it's common sense that your life will change. They cannot take care of themselves and that's your job as a parent. I understand that being a parent is hard work. It's stressful and time consuming. I understand parents need breaks from time to time and need "adult time" to do fun stuff or enjoy their hobbies. When I see adults complaining because they don't have every weekend free, they can't do this, they can't do that, blah blah blah and see it happening on a very frequent basis? It pisses me off. Why the hell did you have kids if you didn't want to give up part of your life and freedom to go and do what you want when you want? No one made you have a child or start a family. It's not like the kid just showed up forcing you to drop what you're doing and take care of him or her.
If you do whine from time to time, it's understandable. Whining on a daily or even weekly basis about what you don't get to do anymore? After a while, all that constant complaining is annoying. And makes you look like a selfish asshole. Don't want to give anything up? Don't have kids. Otherwise? Grow up. Children don't ask to be brought into the world, they shouldn't be neglected or punished for requiring your time.

It's not hard to use a turn signal while driving. I am going to be annoyed when you swerve over into my lane without a turn signal. In fact, I would probably slow down to make room for you to get over if I saw you were trying to change lanes. Of course, I'm not psychic so without a turn signal, I wouldn't know that's what you're doing. If you're about to slow down a lot to make a turn, use your freaking turn signal. Put down the cell phone, coffee, news paper, lip gloss, etc etc etc and use your damn turn signal when you want to change lanes or make a turn. It takes a few seconds and really, it's not that difficult to use.

Also, when you're driving in traffic; speeding up on my ass and honking your horn, flashing your lights or just riding my ass isn't going to make the other 30 cars in front of me go any faster so I can go faster. It's also not going to make me move into the lane that's going even slower so you can just get a whole car length ahead of me. It's not like I'm driving super slow just to be annoying while other cars whip around. I'm in this long stupid line of cars as we all head in the same general direction. Believe me, I don't like going 40 when the speed limit is 65 either.
I dislike when people you live with have no respect for other people's belongings. You want to use something of mine? Cool, ask and I'll more than likely let you use it. Use something of mine without asking and end up breaking it? That sucks and you should replace it instead of putting it back or just throwing it out and not even telling me. You think I'm not going to notice something is broken when it worked fine last time I used it? You think I'm not going to notice something I had that's now missing? Accidents happen, just replace what you broke/lost and stop using my stuff without my permission for fuck's sake. It's not that hard to ask a question, especially with modern technology. If I'm not home, permission is only a text message away. And some things I don't even want permission for, like most of my kitchen tools. I do expect my stuff to be treated respectfully and I do expect people to act like mature adults and replace things they break. It's not asking too much at all.

And that's all the ranting I'm doing for today. Despite what all this ranting would imply, I'm in a fantastic mood today. :) I was on standby for jury duty and did my phone call at 11 AM and happily found out I would not be needed today or needed again so I'm off the hook this time. Hooray! Also, I had a second interview early this morning for a new job that I really wanted and I got it! So I'm in a really good mood today but just had to get some of the things that have been on my mind lately out of there and into the blogosphere, hehe.

Happy Monday, y'all!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ginger lemon chicken & rice....

Ginger Lemon Chicken and Rice:

INGREDIENTS (serves 4):

* 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
* 3 1/2 cups rice (brown or white works fine)
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1 teaspoon sesame oil (can use canola or vegetable oil)
* 3/4 Cup thinly sliced onion
* 2 Tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger, divided
* 1 cups zucchini sliced in 1/4 inch round slices
* 1 1/2 Cups broccoli florets
* 1 Cup carrots sliced in 1/4 inch round slices
* 1 Tablespoon minced fresh garlic
* 2 Tablespoon honey
* 3 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
* 3 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
* 2 Tablespoon water
* 2 teaspoon cornstarch
*Zest from 1/2 a lemon (optional)


*Cook 3 cups rice according to packaged direction and set aside.

* Combine remaining garlic, minced garlic, honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, water, cornstarch and lemon zest (optional) mixing all ingredients together until well combined. Set aside.

* Sprinkle the chicken with black pepper.

* Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

* Add chicken, onion, and 1 Tablespoon ginger, and stir-fry 4-6 minutes making sure chicken is cooked through.

* Add zucchini, carrots and broccoli florets and stir-fry for 3 minutes.

*Stir honey ginger lemon sauce mixture a few times, then add to the pan, stir fry for 4-5 minutes.

You can leave the rice and stir fry mix separate and serve the chicken and vegetables on top of the rice. Or just add the rice right after you add the sauce mixture to the pan, stir fry for 4-5 minutes.

Also, garlic powder and ground ginger can be used as substitutes for the minced ingredients but it won't taste as good, lol ;) You can use different vegetables, too. Or do no vegetables if that's how you roll. The picture above also has 1/2 a cup of squash thrown in there so I could use up the rest of some left over squash I had in the refrigerator. Worked out fine.

Happy Friday!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Intoxicated blogging of drunken musings...

I think about pretty random things when I'm sober so no surprise I think up things just as random whilst intoxicated. Last night, we had a wedding/reception to go to and then a birthday celebration after the reception. I had some alcohol at the reception which I ended up with by random people buying me drinks because the bar was cash only and I only had my card on me. I'm not a mooch, people just like me for some reason, haha. We left the reception around 11:30 and headed to the birthday celebration at a bar about 25 minutes away from the reception location. I had 6 tuaca bombs during the hour and a half we were with the birthday boy, his wife and some mutual friends. And that's when my brain decided to kick into overdrive and start ruminating things that were a combination of silly, random, senseless, insightful and just plain weird. It happens. More so when I'm drunk. Off topic here but no worries, I didn't drive at all. The boyfriend did and he didn't drink at all. That's how we roll, one drinks and the other stays sober but I digress.

I was talking to my buddy The Lawyer when I had a random thought pop into my head. I haven't heard this song in years so I'm not sure why this thought came to me but whatever. It was there. I mentioned it to my boyfriend but I'll be damned if I can remember what his response to it was. However, bringing the thought to The Lawyer's attention proved to be more fun. Here's the conversation that followed....

Me: "You know what's wrong with that hips don't lie Shakira song?"

The Lawyer: "Everything?"

Me: "Okay maybe because I hate that song but hips don't lie because they can't speak, so it would be impossible for them to lie anyway. You know, taking the lyrics in a more literal context than they were meant to have."

The Lawyer: "Haha, man.. How weird would talking hips be? Imagine if they did talk & bitched at you for food you were about to eat & clothing choices you made."
Me: "Or if you're about to have sex with someone new & they start protesting."

The Lawyer: "Haha, that might be a total mood killer depending on what your hips start saying."


The Lawyer: "Hahaha. Holy shit dude. If hips are that brutally honest, it's a good thing they don't talk."

FYI, if hips could talk then mine would totally be that blunt & brutally honest, lol. Though on the off chance they just started saying mean stuff for the hell of it, I'd have to smack them around for being bitchy to me or my boyfriend. If they're talking shit to anyone else, well it would depend on what they were saying and to whom they were saying it to.

This has been a post. Thank you and goodnight. Or good morning by the time y'all actually see this.

Happy Saturday!!! :)
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rocking the Harry Potter look, sort of....

These are my awesome Harry Potter style 3D glasses. I got them last night when we got to go to a special 7 pm screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 courtesy of my boyfriend's awesome job. He does IT work for Cinemark & gets the same perks as Cinemark Corporate employees do. So for big movies, such as HP, they do special early screenings for corporate employees.

No worries, I won't say anything about the movie other than I totally enjoyed it overall. & I kept my 3D glasses because I think they're rad, haha.

Something weird but cool is we weren't supposed to bring phones into the theater. They had security for Warner Bros standing along the walls in the theater watching for phones & recording devices. Anyone caught with one out during the movie would be thrown out & get into some trouble. Funny because as soon as they announced that, the few people who had phones out put them away immediately. And for the first time in a long time, I didn't get annoyed by someone in front of me having their phone out texting or on facebook or doing whatever during the movie. No phones going off in the middle of a scene because some jackass forgot to turn their phone on silent. No one taking a call and then rushing out of the theater. I wish theaters could more strictly enforce the rules about not having a phone out during a movie, it is annoying.

Oh, yes, I am aware that I do not pull of the Harry Potter look very well. I don't care, I look dashing, in a dorky kind of way. Also, my hair is back to black again. That's also a somewhat new hair cut I've got going on there. It's grown out a bit since I had it shortened up for the summer but I like it. Shorter and in layers is much more manageable plus feels better not to have super long hair in the Texas heat.

Happy Thursday!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Look at my mask...

I decided recently that I'd do something I've never done before. Calm down, it's not that interesting. I was in ULTA the other day getting shampoo and a new hair dryer and they had these facial masks for $1. I take really good care of my skin but I've never used an actual facial mask before. I saw a bunch for $1 so I looked through them all and picked one out. I went for Fruit Smoothie by Montagne Jeunesse.

Last night, I decided I'd finally break it out and give it a try. I read the instructions a couple times just because I wasn't really sure what to do with it. I don't care if that makes me sound like an idiot, go ahead and chuckle. I'm not the spa day kind of girl nor am I the pamper myself at home kind of girl so this was foreign to me. :p

I opened it up and the stuff smelled really good. It has a blend of raspberry, mango, apricot, peach and pomegranate in it though so it better smell delightful. The stuff is really thick and I only needed to use half the package to cover my entire face in a thick layer. It didn't feel sticky or oily. I didn't really like the way it felt as it hardened on my skin, though. It felt so weird to me. I mused on Twitter about how my face felt like it was frozen in place and wondered if that's what getting Botox felt like. My mouth was stuck like this for the 15 minutes it took to dry.....

I had to fight the urge to wash it off early just because I didn't like how it felt on there. It wasn't unpleasant or painful, just weird for me. When 15 minutes were up, I headed to the bathroom. I admit I was a little unsure on whether I was supposed to just splash it off and work it with my wet hands or use a wash cloth, lol. I just worked it with my finger tips and it came off super easy with warm water.

My skin felt super soft and smooth afterward. And smelled really good, haha. The scent of that stuff is pretty strong but it didn't irritate my skin which is awesome because I have incredibly sensitive skin. We call it "expensitive" because the products that don't irritate me tend to be a little passed what's on the cheap and affordable side. I have to be really picky about the products I use so I'm always apprehensive about trying new stuff.

And no, this isn't a product review, obviously. You know, since I paid a whole dollar for the stuff. Though normally, they're priced at $2.29 for the little packet so hooray for stuff being on sale. I just wanted to share my experience since it was a new adventure for me, haha. Not sure if I'll ever use a facial mask again beyond finishing what's left of the packet I used tonight but it was definitely interesting.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

All my friends said...

Okay, so not all of my friends but here are some of the things I had sent to me via text message by a few of my drunks friends last night. And no, I won't type them exactly as they're typed to me because horruibkle drumnk text is annoying to read. Plus, the messages are amusing enough without all the typos.

First up, we have a tale of an inflatable couch....

T: "Hey! I need your help please!

Me: "Something wrong?"

T: "Yes. I need you to come over NOW and help me get the inflatable couch out of the swimming pool. I can't do it by myself and the couch is getting wet."

Me: "Do not get into the pool drunk. Leave the couch in there, just let it drown. Also, where the hell did you get an inflatable couch."

T: "Oh came over with it! Cool right?"

Me: "Why did she bring an inflatable couch over?"

T: "Oh uh, she said she wanted my dog to have a couch to sit on."

Me: "Interesting. And how did the couch get into the pool?"

T: "Reily didn't like having his own couch."

Me: "That doesn't explain how it got into the pool."

T: "I don't know. I just know it's in the pool and I don't want it to keep getting wet and I don't want it to drown."

Me: "It'll be fine. Unless there's a hurricane in the pool over night, then it'll be destroyed."

Which I shouldn't have said since I spent the next 5 minutes convincing him that there wouldn't be a hurricane in his pool and another 3 minutes convincing him it wouldn't drown in the pool and then another 2 minutes convincing him to leave the inflatable couch alone and go back inside. If only I could have found a way to get there unnoticed, deflate the couch and sink it to the bottom of the pool, haha.


A: "You know what's a bad decision? Putting crunched up chipotle ranch potato chips onto a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and then dipping it into Italian salad dressing. Sadly not the worst decision I'm going to make tonight."

Me: "A good friend doesn't sleep with his friend's sister. Especially after eating that kind of garbage. Can you imagine if you have to throw that up later? And throw up while on top of her?"

A: "THAT'S FUCKING NASTY....and it's his cousin not sister and they're only cousins by marriage so that doesn't count as real family anyway."

Me: "It still counts, they've been cousins since they were toddlers. Rationalize it any way you want, you're still a douche in the morning."

A: "How can you cockblock me when you're not even here? Asshole haha."

Me: "You know you're still going to do it anyway."

"Or some other one word catch phrase that would fit better there."


H: "I just drank out of a beer bottle someone peed into. Should I go to the hospital? I already threw up."

Me: "Haha. Nah, you'll be okay."

H: "You sure? When I puked it was in 's hot tub. Should I go tell him?"

Before I could respond...

H: "No wait don't tell him I told you that I did that please! I'm not going to say anything to get back at him for that one time he made out with my girlfriend before I broke up with her. I'm gonna go piss on his guitar now too but don't tell him that either."

For the record, I don't even know the person he was referring to. Telling him would have been pretty impossible even if I wanted to, lol.

And that does it for this episode of drunk texts.

Have a great Saturday, y'all!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Someone on the internet is wrong, OMG...

Sometimes when I see people arguing online during the day, I wonder how they're getting any work done. Sometimes, I want to jump in the middle and tell them to go do something more productive instead of bickering over the internet. Be it over Facebook, Twitter, sometimes even Tumblr or any other social media outlet. And it's usually with the people that I know they're at work and should be working that I immediately had in mind when I saw this.........

I cracked up because I could see so many of those people just wanting to do this because they are SO into whatever online debate they're having in that moment. I'm not saying all debates had online are pointless and not worth the time put in to them because not all are. Most of the ones I ever see? Just people arguing to try and prove why their opinions and views are right and yours have to be wrong and you WILL see it their way if they repeat their opinion twelve different times instead of a mature discussion of both points of view. And that's honestly just silly.

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Ask & ye shall receive...

Who was the last person you went shopping with?
The Lawyer.

What is something you need to go shopping for?

Do you have the same first name as one of your relatives?
Not that I know of.

What kind of car do (did) your parents drive?
Uh, mom drives an SUV and dad drives a new F250 I think. Some kind of large truck that he can haul stuff in.

Are you rich?
Nope, but I'm happy.

Say you were given a pregnancy test right now. Would you pass or fail?
Definitely not pregnant.

Last restaurant you went to?
Red Robin.

How many hours did you sleep for last night?

Have you ever changed your clothes while in a vehicle?
Tons of times. Never while driving, though.

Last movie you saw in a theater?
Green Lantern.

What book are you reading?
The Grimrose Path.

Favorite board game?
Scrabble and Apples to Apples.

Favorite magazine?
I don't read any magazines.

What’s under your bed?
The floor. We don't have a frame so the bed sits on the floor.

If you had to dye your hair another color, what would be your choice?
Meh, probably dark purple. Though, there's not really a color I haven't had my hair honestly.

Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
Pass. I've moved over 20 times.

Favorite sports to watch?
Hockey. I like basketball and baseball, too.

Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Sure, I'm pretty awesome. Especially if I can be born again with all the knowledge I've gained in this life. ;)

Do you like street tacos?
Depends on the vendor, but mostly, YEAH.

Who was the last person of the opposite sex to kiss you on the cheer?
Tyler and his boyfriend Z, when they stopped by to say goodbye again since they're moving away to Austin. :( Since they both kissed me on the cheek at the same time, they both get listed.

What do you normally eat for breakfast?
Depends on what I'm in the mood for. Sometimes waffles. Usually some combination of yogurt, granola, cereal, fruit and/or a bagel.

What's your favorite restaurant that serves food all you can eat buffet style?
None. I hate places like that. I have issues picking food out of pans other people have poked around in. Among other reasons but I won't go off any more on it, lol.

When was the last time you felt like you didn't have anything to worry about?
Never. I'm always worrying about something, even when it's nothing important.

What's the best scene in the movie, The Notebook?
Couldn't tell you since I've never seen it.

Have you had a snack today? If so, what was it?
Apple slices, cinnamon graham crackers and some milk.

Do you feel like a loser when you don't have exciting plans on Friday night?
No. That actually annoys me when I see grown adults, people I know, making a big deal out of not having plans on a weekend night when they normally do. I don't mind a little complaining but going on and on about it? Annoying. Grow up.

True or false: Regular water has no taste.

Happy Sunday, y'all.