Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Mom: You wouldn't be able to either if you had my high school teacher! Evil Cuban lady....She used to throw erasers at me!
Jessie: Did you just say razors? She threw razors at you?
Jessie: Well, then why are you complaining? I mean, if she had thrown razors at you like I thought you said, she would have really been evil!
Mom: ...Where did I go wrong with you?
Haha. Ha. Ha.
My family is weird.
Also, victory of the day:
Q likes to embarrass me with PDA as much as possible.
I really dig it when it backfires on him.
|Faces and names were blacked out to protect the innocent and the not so innocent.|
Also, apparently I have a decent fan base in Denmark! Who knew!
Hello over there!
Got my final Christmas shopping done today. I did all my shopping with my cursed $50 Bath and Body Works giftcard.
Which, btw, still ticks me off!
Was it a gift? No. It was my pay check.
Every year, I do spotlight for my high school's drama production. Our drama department is a huge deal. In fact, they built a huge state-of-the-art auditorium for it last year.
Usually, plays have two spotlights. But in order to avoid training someone new, I'm the only one. I do all the parts.
[I consider it my yearly workout.]
They have a spotlight salary of $50 every year, so I always get paid $50.
When it came to the last night of the production last year, the assistant director came up to my booth with my pay....in the form of a $50 Bath and Body Works gift card.
I was ticked.
To begin with, I don't wear scented stuff, and besides, what am I going to do with fifty bucks worth of lotion, soap, and candles?
So, guess what my cousins are getting for Christmas!
May the force be with y'all!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
[Thank you, Sandra Lee. You are my hero.]
Now all I need is a cocktail and a table scape.
[Anyone? Anyone? Food Network, people.]
I made empanadas tonight.
Keep in mind that I'm not a cook. Like, at all. In fact, mom has decided that I watch the Food Network so often because I like to live vicariously through them while I lounge on the couch eating Cheetos.
Now, when I tell you what is in them, don't jump to conclusions. It really doesn't sound like too great of a combination. But I'm a green bean casserole addict, so, naturally, I had to try it at least once.
[Well, you know. Only cause I had to.]
We're on a food unit in Spanish, so our final is to present a recipe that we like, en espanol, and then pass around the food and let everyone try it.
[It's tomorrow morning...Wish me luck.]
Everyone in there has exempted it but me and six other people, so we're having ourselves a regular little fiesta.
These are really good to make after Christmas or Thanksgiving when you have leftover green bean casserole [I make mine without the soy sauce and pepper, but whatever floats your boat.] and mashed potatoes. Or, you can just go ahead and make them first, like I did tonight. Super super easy. It took me about 20 mins to do both of them beforehand.
|Yum yum yum. My favorite thing ever. And NO. That was not all me. My sister ate some too. :)|
The added bonus is that you can be a fatty like me and stand at the kitchen counter eating the casserole straight out of the pan.
|This is the way to do things. Don't be a square.|
But anyway, Here's
|Equal parts excitement and frustration.|
|I used mild, but you can go as spicy as you'd like.|
1/2 cup of mashed potatoes
1/2 cup of green bean casserole
1 teaspoon of taco seasoning
1 cup of Mexican shredded cheese
1 box of refrigerated pie crust (Pillsbury recommended)
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. (Yeah. I definitely just used Pam and only one baking sheet. But hey. Depends on the person.)
3. Combine the potatoes and the casserole in a bowl. Mix in the taco seasoning and 1/4 cup of cheese.
5. Put a teaspoon of the potato mixture on each circle. I found that you really don't need all that much. If you overfill it, they won't close properly.
6. Use a fork or knife to fold the dough in half and pinch the edges with your fingers.
7. Use a fork to seal the edges and make them look pretty.
9. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the pastries.
10. Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Monday, December 13, 2010
[Keep in mind that I have no income....At all. This is babysitting money from like June.]
|You can get them here.|
Friday, December 10, 2010
And now, in exchange for you reading the whiny bit, here are some things that I found amusing.
|This was in my study guide for the standardized test that I had to read. It amused me, which was step up from the snoring that the rest of it caused me to do.|
|This says it all.|
|Nothing like the misfortune of others to make one feel good about their own lives.|
...I'm just kidding. I'm really not a terrible person.
Well, maybe a little bit.
May the force be with y'all.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
|Um, yeah, so my bestie Matty and I? We're super cool. Same iPod, synchronized song? Ballin'.|
|The skirt? My sister's. The vest? Mom's from the 80s. Oh yeah.|
|I dig how big the vest is. I don't know why. I just do.|
It was lovely. Don't you love days like that?
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
[No, like seriously. I get weird looks in the hallways, but it's all worth it.]
It set me back $20, but so so worth it.
|Note the hand knitted Santa hat. You wish you were this cool.|
Sunday, November 28, 2010
|"Um, yeah. You're gross."|
|After running a 5K, Q and my bickering was not as amusing to her.|
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
2. You get a chance to wear every season's clothes every day because it is freezing in the morning, burning up in the afternoon, and has a nice autumn breeze in the evening....And who their momma is, where they live, and which church they attend.
And in the summer, no clothes are necessary because they would melt right off of you anyways. Shoes? They are optional all year round.3. I never need to call home and check in because my neighbors do that for me.
The same rule applies to grades on tests and whether or not I turn in my homework.4. None of that meddlesome travelling for Thanksgiving and Christmas; my family all lives in town.
It makes it so much easier to bond with your cousins when you all go to the same high school.5. No hard decisions when it comes to where to shop or eat.
With only five or six stores in town, and just as many
gooddecent restaurants, it is never hard to choose where to go. [The exception to that statement is Mexican restaurants. We have tons of those, and they are all good.]
In other news, I'm sick. The docs told me that I have bronchitis. Aka "turn around and drop your pants so we can pump you full of antibiotics and steroids."
Aside from the two shots, I'm on seven different meds.
Just in time for the annual family
May the force be with y'all.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
First off, preview tiny photo of my 80s costume!
It looks kind of off because my arms are up, but yeah. Check out the hair.
Second, I GOT IN TO GA TECH! Hells yeah. That’s my number one school, and I’m so super pumped. One of my closest guy friends got in, and we’ve been planning on going there together for as long as I can remember. I still can barely believe it.
I just got home from an all day academic bowl tournament, and I’m exhausted, so….I’m considering going to bed. And yes. It is 7:03. Does that make me
lame super cool?
Quote of the day:
Mom – You have a handful with Q.
Me – He wishes.
Mom – So do you.
May the force be with y’all.
Friday, November 12, 2010
|This would have been the best costume ever! With boxers instead of tighty whiteys, of course.|
|Ballin', right? Right.|
Hmmm. We'll see.
You guys have any ideas?
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Tango: Maureen – RENT
I am so exhausted that it’s not even funny. Like, it is really sad.
I had to work really hard to get everything done for my online class because we had a pep rally during 4th block. That is when I finish up all of the work that I need to for my class. But no. I had to play with the band instead.
Really fun!Biggest waste of time ever.
Then there was the
football gamebattle of the marching bands against our rivals. Like, seriously. The score ended up being sixty-something us and zero them. It was really sad. Our band was cheering for their school. But their band is a state recognized program, much like ours, so we had fun battling. We also did a combined halftime show. But it was miserable. We got there at four to practice, and it was raining…and freezing. And then we sat out there and ate pizza in the cold rain until the game started at 7:30. We didn’t leave until about 10. It was so icky.
Saturday and Sunday:
This weekend has been really hard. Like I said in my last post, my close friends’ father is dying of cancer. A group of friends and I spent this weekend at the hospital with them taking shifts sitting with him and holding his hands. The cancer has taken his digestive tract and they’ve taken him off of liquid nutrition. He has been unresponsive because they have him on pain meds so that he will remain comfortable. We know that he can hear us though, so we all sit in there and talk with him.
We’ve had waves of emotion all weekend. Some moments, we are all laughing and joking around and remembering funny stories. Other times, we are all crying and holding one another. It has been an extreme emotional journey, and it is taking its toll on all of us.
I have gained so much respect for a couple of my friends though. One of them graduated last year and goes to college in a city about half and hour away, but he drove down and spent all weekend at the hospital with the family. He’s driving back to school tonight, but he is going to come back and spend the night tomorrow night as well. As hard as my body is taking it, I know that he cannot feel very well right now, but he is still holding in there because he loves the family. Same goes for another guy and girl who have been there too. People always talk about how apathetic teenagers are these days, but they don’t know this group. There has been a constant flow of teenagers showing up to support the family all weekend. Besides the six of us who spent almost all weekend there, there were many others who showed up with food and spent time sitting around his bed and talking with us. There was so much love there, and it makes me so much more optimistic about human beings.
This has just been a long weekend. It doesn’t help that I’ve been having dizzy spells all weekend. Mom just medicated me to make sure that I’m not getting an ear infection or the flu. I don’t have time. We are hosting an academic bowl meet two weeks from tomorrow, and as the captain of the team, I have so much shit to do that it’s not even funny.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Nobody Wins – The Veronicas
Keep one of my friend’s family in your prayers tonight. His dad was diagnosed with cancer this summer, and this week, it has taken a turn for the worse. I really don’t know how much longer he has.
He has been one of the few father figures that I’ve had. My own father has never really been around, and he has always been around to ask me what I’m up to and to be concerned about me.
My friend is really close to him, and I’m worried about how he is going to react, so please just keep everyone in your thoughts. Thank you.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Next, in two weeks, we're having an 80s themed marching band show, and we all have to dress up. Awesome, right?
Only problem. I don't know what to wear! Any ideas? One of my friends is already doing Madonna-esque stuff, and we're trying to convince a couple of the freshmen girls to be Salt & Peppa. ;)
I need help!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
My Stupid Mouth – John Mayer
I realize that I’ve used this title before, but it is actually fitting this time.
It has come to my attention that my blog has recently become more public than it has been in the past.
I have since gone through and deleted things that can be easily identifiable with people that I know, and seeing as this blog has been my place to rant and be as sarcastic and mean as I want, I know that I have said some things that I do not totally mean and that can hurt others.
You know who you are, and I won’t mention you by name, but I really do apologize.
(This should be slightly easy. I am rather talented with my whining.)
- Poor grammar, especially when spoken by teachers.
2. People being surprised that Lindsey Lohan is doing drugs again or that Miley Cyrus is dressing like a whore.
3. The two males in my Econ class who keep scoring higher than me on tests in econ.
4. The schizophrenic Georgia weather.
5. Ugg Boots.
6. Taking online classes.
7. The Debutantes.
This is kind of a general statement. I think everyone thinks this. But for serious.8. Selfish people.
Sick nasty. Need I say more?
10. Seriously racist people.This one is pretty serious actually. Actually, I think that everyone is a little racist. (Look up “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” from Avenue Q. It has been stuck in my head all day, and it is hilarious in a terrible kind of way.) But seriously. One of my black male friends was dating this white girl, and her guardians found out. They told him that if he talked to her at all anyone, they’d move her to a different school system. He’s been torn up about it for days. It just makes me sick. He’s a good guy.
Hm. That was harder than I thought it would be since I bitch like 98% of the time
On a slightly humorous note:
Q - “Did you know that the Washington Monument is actually a lifesize monument of George Washington’s penis?”
Me - “Yeah. He didn’t actually cut down the cherry tree. He was just turning around, and it got caught in the trajectory of his penis.”
May the force be with y’all.