Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nobody loves to cook

Long time no blog, I know and I am so sorry to all 4 of my followers, and by 4 I mean three because one of you has followed me twice (thank you for that, makes me feel like this actually is worth it.)
So I have a lot of things to catch up on but first off I must say


The past couple weeks I have been cooking a lot. And I would love to say that its because I'm working really hard on providing healthy meals for the boyfriend and myself, but if you know me you know that's not the case... The fact of the matter is I bought an I phone and some other random crap that I'm sure I didn't need so my Noodle World, Subway, and Togos fund is empty. PLUS I have been at my house a lot so I haven't been able to enjoy my boyfriends dads cooking. Yes we both don't live on our own, whatever. I digress, So I have been cooking and baking a lot. From my chocolate cake with some sorta raspberry jamy thing (Its from Norway I have no idea what it is or what its called, it looks and smells like raspberry jam) to breakfast burritos, to chicken Parmesan, to chicken stir fry tonight.
Delicious cake Brendon  refers to as S.. on a plate

So wrists deep in skin and meat and other stuff while deboneing the chicken breast tonight (Bone in chicken = cheaper.... WINNING!) I had an epiphany. NOBODY loves to cook.... People love to create a yummy meal that happens to, or not happens to, nourish their loved or not so loved ones and feel gratification of doing so because they are praised, but nobody loves to  actually cook. I mean seriously, think about it. Where is the fun in spending ten minutes looking for the corn starch that is not in, next to, or even in the vicinity of the place in the pantry that is marked CORN STARCH, then once finding a container marked corn starch seeing that there is no freaking corn starch or corn or starch in it. And in this ten minutes, forgetting to take out the chicken from the skillet that your cooking it in since you don't have a wok because even after 7 years of not living with your stepmother, who is a chef, you keep forgetting to buy one for your new place of residence. So now the chicken is over cooked.

Then you go to grab some brown sugar to add to your sauce (which thanks to Epic Meal Time tastes like poop because there is no bacon or Jack in it) you are making and find that it is rock hard. So you cut up an apple to put in the brown sugar expecting that placing all of the slices of apple will soften up your brown sugar quicker than one slice, and realize that that isn't doing anything, you still have a brick of hard, brown, sticky sand.

Now don't even start me on the clean up that you realize you have forgotten to do till mid blogging about why nobody loves to cook. You know that fun clean up where you scrub the burnt rice of the bottom of the pan that burnt on in that ten minute starch hunt because you don't have a rice cooker because you forgot to buy one after you moved out of the loving home of a chef 7 years ago? Yea that fun clean up where you step on a piece of uncooked chicken on the floor and don't process that you have stepped on it until it causes you to slip once you have walked all the way across the kitchen then necessitating you to now re bleach every surface of the kitchen just to be safe..... Nobody likes any of this.

You may say, "Wait! There are those famous chefs on TV. They must love to cook."
Well, I have theories about them
Emeril - He does not love to cook, he just loves to say BAM
Jacques Pepin- Does not love to cook, loves to drink wine and make Americans feel uncultured.
Rachel Ray- Does not even care about cooking, she just wanted to see everyone in the world say E.V.O.O. 
And my all time best reasoning
Paula Dean- She does not love to cook, in fact she hates to cook. What happened was one of her boys had a girlfriend who was a horrid mess when she was PMSing so dear Paula started cooking southern comfort food to get her to shut the hell up.  So now Paula is on a personal mission to get every woman on the face of the planet to shut their PMSing yap one calorie at a time.

I think I have proven my point that NOBODY loves to cook.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dear _______ I hate you, please dont take it personally.

So as of August 22, I am again a full time student. This has put a huge strain on one of my closest relationships. I had a "friend" who I loved to spend time with. I could ask it anything and we would have wonderful "conversations" exploring all sorts of answers. But since I am back at school, our "chats" have been more business then pleasure. Just opening up and spending time together gives me anxiety. I'm not enjoying what we once had. So at this moment, dear once beloved computer, I kinda hate you, but really don't take it personally. Its not you, its school.

On that note, I will get back to blogging soon.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dog eating fish and Botox at 25

I have been hanging out with Nila and the little baby a lot recently. From Scrapbooking with Kristen, to making emergency store runs, to going to the Huntington, to today visiting the California Science Center with her fam. SO MUCH FUN!  I met a new friend in the aquarium there. I really wanted to give him a hug.

This  dude was HUGE!! the picture serves him no justice, nor the eel underneath. Pretty sure they could have eaten my 50 lb dog. Watching these guys in the aquarium, I was so fascinated. I started to think about how cool fish are swimming around (or in his case sitting still). We were seeing schools of fish near the top, and the kelp flowing in the current, and the starfish being starfish. I'm just so in awe of aquatic life. I started contemplating going vegan again because I feel bad that we hunt these poor guys, then I started craving sushi and I was over it. Needless to say I had a pretty fun day. It was so cute to see Ethan so interested in all the exhibits! The kid is absolutely adorable!

Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Scrunching my eyebrows for just about every expression I make. I have always done it and it pisses me off because I have that horrid wrinkle between my eyebrows now
Cute on Boris

Not so cute on me.

Thank God for Botox right?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

They know me and they love me anyway

Day three challenge kinda cracked me up

Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
Note I hate taking pictures so I refuse to ever take a serious one.
 My mischievous foolagans. Left Cynthia, Oh man oh man, She kissed my boyfriend in 6th grade. And I still love her. To the right is Miss. Amerika. Shes the friend who calls at 2 in the afternoon to ask me to go take a 4 hour car ride to Vegas for a couple of hours because she's bored. And for some reason I always say yes.

 Brooke! This is us at her bridal shower which I must say was the best one ever! (Thank you hill!) Brooke is my sister from another mother and father, yet for some reason she was my dads fav daughter... I miss her horribly :( hopefully well see each other soon! After she is done being prego because shes cranky.
 Lisa and I have had quite a few memories together, generally me putting her in an awkward position. Shes very white so it is really easy to make her blush.
This is one of the only pics I have of Kristen and me. I love this one because shes doing the angry cupcake. I also love that us three girls are making odd faces and my dad looks like hes stuck in some really bad situation. Kristen is a moose and no one couldn't love a moose. Kristen is also who introduced me to my usually wonderful boyfriend whom I love to death. I think I owe her big time.

I cant find pics of me and some of my other amazingly awesome friends. So I hope no one gets mad. I do have some of the worlds most amazing friends. They are always there for me through everything I have been through. They always make me laugh. Humor and my friends are the best medicine for everything.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What's in a name?

Yes I am aware that I quoted Romeo and Juliette. I'm not exactly the most literary savvy person, so the fact that I quoted him may make some people thing they r looking at the wrong blog (Rick). My number two on my bucket list is be cast in a Shakespeare play. Preferably Kate in Taming of the Shrew. But I digress. I know I haven't blogged in almost a week but here we go....

Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name

Fascinating story behind my blog name. I tend to do and say very stupid things (mind you this is not my intention), and very stupid accidents tend to happen to me. For instance, when I'm down on the ground grabbing my knee I just cut open on the only piece of glass in the whole area after I jumped off a curb and biffed it because a shadow scared me, everyone tends to say in unison "Only you Suz." I think it should be called Suz's Law. If something stupid can happen it will happen to Suz. Funny since some old dead guy in my family coined the term Murphy's Law. I also tend to come up with elaborate explanations or excuses that some how always receive the response of "Only you Suz".

On another note, I am finally caving in... I am watching the harry potter septology? Srsly spent 10 minutes just trying to find the answer to what a sequence of 7 is. If anyone knows let me know because I am curious. Any way, I actually like the first one. Mind you everyone has been trying to get me to watch these movies and I ALWAYS fall asleep. Same with the books. Two minutes of reading it, I'm out cold. Fortunately I'm not giving up on the movie so I now know that Harry Potter is not the son of two drug addicted parents who all hallucinate stuff. So glad that i set up a new thing to watch since I'm already working on catching up/starting True Blood and Game of Thrones (I call it King of Thorns, don't ask why). Well off to Chamber of Secrets!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I love you, but I may punch you.

It's butt crack early, so some may ask why am I up? Well, there is a simple answer. B WONT SHARE THE STUPID BED WITH ME AND HE ALREADY SHOVED ME OFF ONCE AND IF HE DOES IT AGAIN I'M GONNA PUNCH HIM IN THE NOSE.  I wouldn't actually punch him in the nose knowingly. But if I'm asleep and parts of my body start to flail.... tough poop. I wonder if I should have him sign a release of liability waiver.

Since I am up and bored and I have no desire to be productive, I decided to search the web... and some how I came across some 30 day challenges!!! I guess when I said in my last post that maybe I'd do one, I really meant I'm gonna spend 40 minutes later looking for a good challenge.

Here is the new challenged I found

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Your favorite song.

And to start
Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
1. I'm not really into the Goonies movie, I just really love chunk.
2. I have a size 14 woman's shoe, and yes I was born female
3. The concept of pregnancy freaks me out, though I want tons of children
4. I hate olives
5. I love pickles and oreos, together
6. I am still scared of the dark
7. I believe aliens exist, I don't think its rational to think otherwise.
8. I still enjoy Disney Chanel
9. I finally adopted a bulldog and it is the best terrible idea I have ever had
10. I use my feet to grab things 20% of the time cuz I am too lazy to use my hands
11. I have played dungeons and dragons and I liked it.
12. I do love to read though I would never let my mother know
13. I do want to get into politics at some point in my life
14. I'm scared of drowning yet I swim and play water polo
15. I want to get a doctorate in Education before I'm 55

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

And so it begins... again....

SO Here I go again. Yes again. I had a blog kinda under my yahoo email (by kinda means I had it and I sucked at keeping up with it). I got the Google+ thingy which quite confused me and I some how ended up having two accounts because I had a Yahoo account and a Google account. How? I do not know. In order to simplify this whole confusing mess I some how got myself into, I deleted my yahoo google account which deleted my blog. And now to think of it, I think it also deleted my YouTube. Fudge nuckins.  I hope this is as confusing to everyone else as it was to me. Anywho.... New blog, minus depressing 30 day challenge that made me too emotional. Maybe I will do one later. maybe....

Update/Background depending who is reading this, I'm going back to school next month! Wahoo! not really. I am transferring to a new jc because the previous online one I was going to was not working out. I hated it, I couldn't follow concepts because grades were based on other students responses and it was not always monitored properly. Point being on line school was not for me. Now I have to transfer and take assessment tests and cry a lot if I don't get the classes I need. If I do get what I need, I should be done with my AS by next Winter WITH my Child development certificate. fingers crossed everyone fingers crossed.

In other news, my bffeee (best friend forever ever ever, don't ask its late) FINALLY started a blog. Which is awesome! I get updated on her bun in her oven and her randomness. So glad she started one because I love reading what she writes. I miss her terribly because she is now living in VA and I'm still her in CA. Darn u Brookelyn. I can wait to see her and my nephew (though I want to see her more!! Sorry EJ)

On top of keeping up with my as well as my friends blogs, I have so many things I want to focus on now. I need to get my finances in order and maybe a part time job. I also want to keep up with my scraping, couponing, and my newest venture, landscaping round Grams house, heaven help me on that one. New blog hopefully will help me with the new direction I want my life to go... So ready set... oh look shiny!