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Day One

Jan. 21st, 2011 | 12:56 pm
mood: bouncybouncy

So last night was a carb fest, and James (the new bf) and I are doing an Iron Chef cook-off with some of his friends on sunday. Our secret ingredient is hazelnut. Thus, we have created this menu:

1.) Hazelnut and Japanese panko encrusted chicken stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, rosemary, and goat cheese
2.) Butternut squash, fried sage, and hazelnut ravioli with homemade pasta dough
3.) Spinach, watercress, and cilantro salad with cranberries and pecorino cheese

We attempted a full dress rehearsal of it last night, and I have discovered many things.

1.) Handmade ravioli is an excruciating process. Pasta dough is incredibly finicky and tears easily.
2.) Hazelnut has a potent taste when raw, but when cooked into other foods, turns much more subtle.
3.) If you're going to puree a squash, don't bother putting it in the oven. Nuking it is just fine and takes about 1/10th of the time.

As for my diet and exercise routine, it hasn't really begun yet. I stayed over at James' last night and slept in too late. Thus I haven't had breakfast yet and it's already 1pm. Fail.

I did, however, buy new running shoes and will be continuing to jog. Tonight's plan is to drive my car and figure out the exact distance of my normal route. Will post my stats sometime this evening.


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New Idea

Jan. 20th, 2011 | 01:42 pm
mood: boredbored

Well, life has been pretty swell these last few months.
New job, new boyfriend, and soon I will have a new place to myself.

However, I've determined that my last few livejournal posts of been kinda mean and depressing. Livejournal itself hasn't really been a tool for me. Thus, in what may be an intensely obnoxious transition, I am making this a daily workout journal. Cuz homeboy needs to shed some fat and build muscle. More updates later.

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Jun. 18th, 2010 | 02:21 pm
mood: angryangry

My dad is a real fucking bastard sometimes.
Or always, depending on your definition of "bastard".

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Jun. 16th, 2010 | 11:48 am
mood: contentcontent
music: "Bulletproof" by La Roux

Well, I'm finally done with college. Woot! Now I just have to spend this summer looking for work/studying for the GREs, GMATs, and possibly the LSATs. I'm actually kinda scared by the fact that I have no school structure to guide me anymore.

Either way, in the immortal words of Mrs. Peacock, I am determined to enjoy myself.

More later. I need to collect my thoughts more and get some chores done. Livejournal, I've missed you.

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Dec. 8th, 2009 | 02:02 am
mood: annoyedFinals week. 'nuff said.

Eating too much = food baby
Bulimia = food abortion


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Nov. 25th, 2009 | 03:00 pm
mood: crankycranky

OMFG I am so fucking frustrated with my classes. A quick rant:

1.) My War and Morality class: The entire grade is based on TWO FUCKING TESTS, the midterm and the final. I can't improve my grade with participation, attendance, homework, anything. There is so much stress to perform flawlessly, I just want to die. I don't think my performance on the midterm, (I got a B), adequately reflects my full knowledge of the course material! GAH!

2.) My Logic class: I'm actually sitting in this class as I write this. Again, my grade depends upon the four tests we have in this class. Unfortunately I want to kill myself: 1.) the instructor is mind-numblingly boring. 2.) I got 100% on the first two tests, but I made one simple mistake on the last test and now my grade dropped five fucking percent!

3.) My Writing class: I'm getting an A in this class. My teacher is hot. No complaints here.

4.) My Gender and Sexualities class: The theme of the book: Everything is gendered. Absolutely everything. Your parents? Gendered. Your Pumpkin Spice Latte? Gendered. Time? Gendered. A point that could have been summed up in one class takes ten weeks to hammer home. The dead horse this class is beating? Gendered.

I want it to be Winter break already.

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Oct. 31st, 2009 | 01:06 pm
mood: cheerfulcheerful
music: the new Pink Martini album

My life is a series of non-events blown so out of proportion and without context that they become dramatic episodes that I feel the need to share with every captive audience I can get my hands on, whether or not they want to hear about it. I am, therefore, the Fox News of my own life.

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Sorry Daniel Craig, you just got ousted as the sexiest man alive.

Sep. 2nd, 2009 | 03:50 pm
mood: bouncyengaged

The results are in:

My future husband!

I'm reading his new book, "How We Decide".

It's fantastic.

...that is all...

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Aug. 21st, 2009 | 07:35 pm
mood: cheerfulcheerful


WTF are my favorite movies of all time??

I'm trying to compile a list of my top ten (even though I know it's impossible)!

In no particular order, here are as many of my favorite movies as I can come up with:

1.) Oldboy
2.) 3-Iron
3.) Topsy-Turvy
4.) Clue
5.) Judgment at Nuremburg
6.) His Girl Friday
7.) Goldeneye
8.) Princess Mononoke
9.) Grave of the Fireflies
10.) The Joy Luck Club
11.) Chocolat
12.) The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
13.) Hedwig and the Angry Inch

...clearly this will be ongoing.

P.S. Just saw Ponyo! SOOOO CUTE!

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Jul. 16th, 2009 | 10:41 am
mood: amusedamused

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