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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ho Hum

Although yesterday was the official day to have finished off all Thanksgiving leftovers, I had been saving the best for last: sweet potato casserole.
And I had planned to savor my sweet prize, topped with toasted French vanilla marshmellos, while sipping spumante and feeling throughly indulgent.

However, gravity had different plans.

As I lifted my Pyrex casserole dish out of the oven, I ogled the slight bubble of the casserole and the perfect toast of the marshmellos.
And then that glee turned to horror as the dish flew out of my hands and shattered into a mess of orangey, glassy goo. And ended up spending a good part of 30 minutes cleaning up and sweeping, sweeping and more sweeping as broken glasses causes great paranoia.

The good news, I was mostly unscathed. I only received minor stabs on two fingers and a leg.
The bad news, I no longer own a Pyrex casserole dish.

Ho hum...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Save the date

This such a cute and understated necklace from Charm & Chain.
I'd have my birthday stamped on mine.

What would you have on yours?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Autumn dreams

Autumn dreams
Autumn dreams by TuesdayRose featuring a leaf pendant

I LOVE the colors of fall: cognac tan, dove grey, muted green, burnished red and hints of black and white. As the mercury drops, I'm getting geared up to revel in all this autumnal glory.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chocolate zombie

So, I found this awesome recipe over at Kitchen Daily for cheddar pepper palmiers.
This is something I plan to make asap. However, I'm probably going to replace the ground black pepper for crushed jalapeƱos for extra spicy goodness.
Cheddar, jalapeƱos and palmiers, how could anything that sounds that good go wrong?

Speaking of food, it's that special and incredibly annoying time of the month for me and my craving for anything remotely chocolate has gone into overload.
I'm (slightly) ashamed to say that I had chocolate chip cookie dough for breakfast....
and brunch.....
and a little with lunch.

I'm a little afraid to leave the house. I may just head to the nearest gas station and buy as much chocolate and Pepsi I can get my hands on.
However, I'm pretty sure my lazy-induced self will sit right here and browse the internet.
Perhaps look at pictures of brownies and cakes with the safe-filler off!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paths are changing

As my phobia of microscopes and greatly enhanced pictures of tiny things have halted my aspirations to become a medical lab technician, so has math and all of its frustrations halting my aspirations to become of pharmacy technician.

Which pretty much leaves me with teaching and any other wacky profession I will become interested in.

I really don't know what to do anymore. To be honest, I'm worried that, in the end, I don't really want to be a teacher.

On a side note, a co-worker asked me to tutor her daughter in writing. This could definitely be something that could help me decide whether I should continue seeking a teacher career.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010


So much for thinking that yesterday wasn't going to be so bad.
It was the only day of the week I had to work and then WEEKEND!
However, I wasn't going to be let off that easily: I lost my apartment keys.

And spent most of last night and this morning digging for them.
I can only assume that someone picked them up, thought the key toppers were cute and kept them.

I'm not a perturbed as I thought I would be in a situation like this. I had a spare on me, so I'm not locked out of my apartment. And I just got paid, so I can pay for the spare.
Honestly, the donating of my old books bothers me more.

Speaking of donating, it made my day when I caused someone to do a double-take and give me a huge grin and cheer.
While leaving Walmart, there were sets of students outside each entrance/exit: one for a dance team and one for a baseball team from two different schools. (Two different school districts, I believe)
As I stepped out, one of the girls said, "Good morning."

I greeted her the same as I dug for my sunglasses.

"Would you like to donate to our dance group?"

"Sure," I said, as I pulled out all my singles.

Of the three girls, one did the jaw dropping thing, one did the double-take and the other cheer.
"Oh my god!" "Yay!" "Really?"

"Yup," I handed them two of my four singles, then motioned to the other set of teens. "Are they with your group?"

"No, those are (here she said something about their group and school, but I wasn't really listening)." "You don't want to give to them, they're boys."

I laughed. "Well, it's only fair. You guys have a good day."

"Thank you!"

I walked over to the other entrance/exit and handed the boys (there were two) the remaining two singles. I gave one to each since the boy farther from me looked disappointed that the other boy was going to get both.

That made me feel really good and so, I get to enjoy breakfast from the motherland:

Croissant, napoleon and a baguette filled with ham, Brie, feta, tomatoes and some herbs.
Baguette is not pictured; is already in my stomach. yum!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Them scandals!

When asking anyone that's ever helped me move, the one thing that's complained about the most moving my books and movies. Bins and bins full of literature and DVDs.
In an earlier post, I wrote about the tragedy and scandal of selling my DVDs for cash to pay for bills and food.

Well, I have committed another crime, though this one is without profit: I donated massive amounts of books to the local library.
It's great to know that I'm helping stock a library I frequent.
But it was completely heartbreaking to let some of those books go.

It's still sitting funny with me.
I keep thinking about them, but I know it was for the best.
It's better that they're out in the open, where others can enjoy them instead of tucked away in a big plastic bin.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A delicious birthday

As those of you that follow my Twitter feed know: I had a delicious birthday.

Here's what I ate:
Breakfast was a HUGE affair of bacon, eggs (my mum makes PERFECT eggs), grits and pancakes with strawberry.
Brunch was pieces of chocolate from the Whitman's Sampler Dad gave me.
Lunch was one of Keifer's famous gyros with grilled mozzarella AND feta. (I am a cheese whore!) I can never finish these things and the other half became the day-after-birthday lunch.
Dessert was pumpkin cheesecake ice cream in a dark chocolate dipped waffle bowl with Oreos mixed in from Marble Slab.
After-dessert dessert was more chocolates.

Which brings me to something I cooked up in my head. The ice cream was such a strange combination (or so it seemed at the time) that turned out AMAZING!
So, I want to make for Thanksgiving:

1. pumpkin pie filling and Philadelphia cream cheese
2. Oreo pie crust
3. ?????
4. Profit... er.. I mean, Eat!d

I'm sure there's more to it than that... but yeah, sounds good.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Rose vs the World

Recently watched Scott Pilgrim vs the World.
It's definitely a movie I would watch again.
The characters were weird but believable, the effects were fun and the music was pretty good too.
I'm not entirely sure why it got all of the backlash it did and still receives.

Anywho, the movie centers around Scott Pilgrim, an average twenty-something slacker in a band who becomes enamored with Ramona, a girl whose lovelife is, well, complicated. Pilgrim has to defeat her seven evil exes in order to continue dating her. He earns coins, 1-ups and a little self-respect along the way.

The world of Scott Pilgrim looks like average modern-day Canada, but it's tweaked a bit. You can travel in subspace, pull huge mallets (my personal weapon of choice) out of your purse and have vegan powers.
Perhaps that's what a lot of people have a problem with: they weren't able to fully able to suspend their disbelief and take the movie at face value.
It's not supposed to represent or teach anything... well, not really: having self-respect is good, cheating is bad, the girl (or boy) of your dreams may not be who you think they are.
It's just a movie for entertainment sake and I throughly enjoyed it.
Made me wish that I had actually started a band in high school and had a huge group of friends for constant hijinks.

I did have a few problems here and there with things that weren't explained. Like the starred doors; I didn't understand them until I read the comic. Subspace was only mentioned once, in an off-handish way, so the connection wasn't easy to make.

It's not movie of the year good, but it's certainly something I would watch again and again. Probably even buy my own copy. It comes out tomorrow, btw.
If you liked the movie, check out the soundtrack and original score.
And don't forget, the movie was based on the Scott Pilgrim comics, which are also pretty fun (actually, more fun).

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Early rise

Don't forget to turn back those clocks tonight.
Man, I LOVE when Daylight Savings Time ends.
Well, I used to love it. Now I'm just 'that's cool' about it. Now that I regularly get up at 6.30 a.m. or so, this whole setting the clocks back business is going to make me wake up even earlier.

So, those who can enjoy it, enjoy your extra hour.
At least for a little bit.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Try your luck

Here's a giveaway I'm entering in and thought you guys might be interested in entering as well:

Tell me these aren't adorable... you can't!
I would LOVE to win this blue-grey pair and prance about the flat vacuuming and dusting while wearing them.
And some pearls too!
Want to try your luck? Click here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Paranormal beh...

Got around to watch Paranormal Activity 2, and I've got to say: I was pretty disappointed.

Half of the movie was gone before anything really good happened.
There were a few REALLY good moments at the end.
And a few things in between that put a different spin on the first movie.

Verdict is:
I LOVED the first movie.
I am meh about the second movie.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


While sifting through email, I come across one from Victoria's Secret heralding their new bra line.
Interested, I hopped over to the Web site and was greeted with this:

Well, hi there!
I certainly would consider myself a bombshell.

And surprisingly, this new bra line comes in my size. Usually, I have troubles with locating ANY VS bra wear in my elusive size.

However, I took a look at the WHOLE ad:

"Instantly add 2 cup sizes..."
Holy moly! This may not bode well for me.
Having DDs make life interesting. Adding two cup sizes to that may be a health hazard.
This is certainly worth some investigation. However, this investigation will have to be put on hold until a large influx of monetary funds come available.

You know... win the lottery and all.
Perhaps I should start playing the lottery...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Colorful poop

I feel like a slacker.

"Why?" you ask.

Because it's 5.18 pm, the polls close at 7 pm and I'm not particularly set to go vote.

In my defense, (or excuse) I haven't given news much attention after being sacked from the newspaper. And while I get several emails from the president, (I kid you not!) I really don't know who or what I'm voting for. I haven't kept up with any election news or information or anything for that matter.

Shamefully, I was kinda surprised when people were like, "Have you voted today?"

According to Huffington Post, "Election web traffic tops Obama's Presidential Win."
Could that be other slackers, like myself, scurrying through the Web, trying to figure out what's going on?

I don't have cable, so I haven't caught any political ads, which are generally laughable and full of tripe anyway.

Curious about who I would PROBABLY vote for, I found a pretty fun website. Votesmart.org has this vote easy thing that breaks everything down for you by state and then asks you questions about social security, abortion, taxes and education and shows you which candidate is closest to your way of thinking.
Apparently, Anna Revies, reform, would be my candidate. However, in the state of Mississippi, a state so Republican it poops red, I doubt my little vote would weigh anything against the waves Republican and Democrat votes.
Though, my second closest choice was the Democrat candidate.

And yes, I'm aware of the disappointed head-shakes I'll receive from anyone who asks. And I'm aware of the third-degree burns from the grilling I'll get from my dad.
But, I'm just not exciting or interested.

And for that, I feel like a slacker.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Forgive yesterday's lack of post; after having a migraine Thursday, Friday AND Saturday, I used Sunday to get things done around the pad and venture outside, if only to get the past days' mail.

Got involved in a really good conversation about the pros and cons of social networking media. Good points all 'round. But it didn't change my view, but was certainly interesting. And found out that I was considered part of the 10 percent that actually use social networking to connect versus using it for attention.
::thumbs up::

For those of you that chat with me on MSN Live, you already know about the countdown I've been making to my birthday. And call me silly, but I was a little jealous when my assistant manager told me that her husband gets her a little gift everyday for the week of her birthday.

Planning to go to parents' over birthday weekend, Mum got some cheap boots for me (cheap as in not expensive). It's been a bit since I've had a decent pair!