For all of those clean OCD’s out there - a great way to wash your produce is a sprinkle of flour + water.
After hanging out with my 60 year old coworker for the entire day, one valuable lesson I have learned: Surround yourself with people you like and care about (either a significant other or friends). Because in the end when you’re nice and old, they’re all you’re going to have. There is nothing more depressing than listening to her talk about how she hates hanging out with all of...
I have given up on buying fresh shrimp because it’s expensive and farm-raised. I recently learned a great tip for getting the fishiness out of frozen seafood. Place your frozen seafood in milk (or cream) in a sealed container and thaw over night. really does wonders. I like to rinse it off before I’m about to cook it, but I have heard of people rinsing before putting it in the milk. ...
Adapted from Alabama Fire Crackers recipe. 2/3 cup of olive oil 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp of black pepper 1 (1 oz.) packet of ranch dressing 3 Tbs of crushed red pepper flakes 3 Tbs of parsley flakes 4 sleeves of unsalted saltine crackers (or 16 oz of oyster crackers) So I went ahead and tried making them with two methods. 1. The original method - where you mix everything...
Had some heartburn/”chest pain” that wouldn’t go away. My paranoid doctor sister pushed for me to go to urgent care to rule out a pulmonary embolism (since I am on birth control) and unfortunately her friend had chest pain for a week before heading to the ER to find out that she did in fact have a PE. Opted for a blood d-dimer test first. Unfortunately it came back elevated and...
Cars are one thing my dad does not mind investing in. Nothing crazy - Honda Accord and Acura TL. But my dad sure does take care of them - car wash every 2 weeks, leather lotion, etc. And for my entire life I have been spoiled with above average vehicles. It wasn’t until today when I had to drive C’s busted ass 10 year old stock Toyota Avalon that I’ve realized how good I’ve had it. Tinted...
1. Weather is awesome 2. I get paid for travel 3. I used to have to do this shit all the time, but not anymore 4. Don’t have kids, don’t want them yet Life ain’t so bad. Esp when you’re helping out someone you like.
don’t really tell people but i use aveeno facial soap bars as regular bar soap ironically the only place i can find it is Fiesta. so boghetto
only if sf… you have to pay 10 cents for a bag. you get mlk or presidents day off you have to pay for parking on sunday D: foie gras and styrofoam are illegal. BUT I MISS IT!
SFO Put 5 dollars into the vending machine and got change in dimes and nickels. Shoot Only here would they have water filling stations for your Nalgene bottles lol
so….. today i tried to open a mexican coke with my bottle opener on my keychain that was in the engine. AND THEN i accidentally spilled coke all over Tard Kitty. What the hell am I supposed to do? Google “how to spot clean an antique british cat keychain” patience is a virtue.
Sometimes I just want to scream at people DO IT. Yea you wanna live off of the unemployment checks that taxes pay for? DO IT. quit. You think you’d make it on American Idol but (insert excuse)? Who cares. DO IT. go try out lol
Totally went to the bathroom and forgot to check for toilet paper. I don’t know what’s more awful - 1. Having to run to another stall with my pants down 2. Me not telling the lady going into the stall after me that there wasn’t toilet paper 3. That lady didn’t hesitate - no wiping after going
Fun fact: tonic water has a TON of sugar in it. The equivalent to a soda. So if you’re trying to cut calories somewhere sub it with club soda. I had no idea
There are just some people that are better at getting deals than others. And I frankly don’t have to energy to be good at it D: Apparently you can get Discount Tire to price match online prices. Well iono how E pulled that off but she did. Do your research before you get ripped off like me for tires. Next time …
Happy 2013. And the new year means dieting. I have realized that not everyone is as fortunate as I am to be brought up in a healthy environment and to have pretty good metabolism genes, but here are my thoughts: No matter what stage you are in your life, you’ll always feel your largest”. My coworkers look at me and say “oh you’re so skinny because of your metabolism”. I’m sorry but even my...
Been thinking about kitchen appliances lately. I have great friends. When I first started cooking they bought me a standing mixer. I know, awesome friends. Also got a food processor and food chopper from S recently. My kitchen is pretty fancy right now. But when it comes down to it. I usually don’t wanna bust out the big guns because I don’t feel like taking the extra effort to...
I really hate social networking sometimes It’s creating little monsters like the #cutforbiebs hysteria. And I’m scared for my future children. And hope I instill in them sound values and principles so that they will navigate through this digital world safely!! I know I’m going to complain about how they’re always on their phone etc but ahhhhhh. I know there has always been crazy in the...
As I get older, I realize more and more how incredible my parents are They came from nothing. Living in an apt with no a/c in Houston much less. Both of them worked full time and still managed to have dinner on the table every night Listening to A who is a single mom and struggling to keep herself and her children healthy. Just feel really blessed to have my parents who sacrificed everything...
I was just informed you’re supposed to apply face lotion in an upward motion. Lol all of those years pulling down on my skin….
C let me use his phone when mine died. Chivalry these day…kind of sad, but chivalrous nonetheless : )
Things my mom taught me How to hang polos. Line up the shoulders with the hangar. Have to button the top button to help the shirt keep its shape. Don’t forget to smooth out the sleeves. Jeebus who knew I’d be doing that for C’s work clothes. Gotta squat in public restrooms. And wipe the seat after she pees. Lol kind of weird but I do it too. Kind of unsanitary too lol. It’s just...
Makes me happy when people throw away their popcorn, etc trash at the movie theaters. I feel like people who leave it behind are spoiled or careless or have no manners. Damn.
Bering Omega Hospice is for people with end-stage HIV/AIDs. I have grown to love this place so much. Man in the beginning, I would whine about volunteering. Sometimes you are lucky enough you meet someone who stays alive longer than a week. Lucius. I really like Lucius. I wonder if she knows that. I always bug her when she’s on her phone. I love hearing her stories. We have story time...
White people tend to have wet mushy earwax while Asian people tend to have hard crusty earwax. Lol I rotate my qtip in my ear until it catches some pieces. Man life would be easier if it was moist, but definitely not as satisfying as when a big ole chunk falls out.
Sometimes life isn’t fair. I usually have to go to the far away offices or into work early because I don’t have kids and live in the city. Even though it’s annoying, I am very grateful for my life. Same for taxes…people don’t want to pay for other people’s mistakes or laziness. Well people on welfare don’t get that much. If they’re buying cars or whatever crap it’s probably because their...
Went to Jamba Juice to order a pretzel. The worker squeezed the pretzel before she gave it to me to make sure it was soft and realized that the other worker didn’t even turn on the conveyor toaster oven. Thank you for caring, Jamba Juice worker!!! I really hate it when I get cold stale pretzels.
Brine 1 gallon water 1 cup kosher salt 1/4 cup honey 12 bay leaves 1 head of garlic, smashed not peeled 2 tablespoons black peppercorns 1/2 of a bunch of thyme sprigs 1/2 of a bunch of flat leafed parsley sprigs Grated zest and juice of 4 large lemons For thanksgiving I brined my turkey breast in Thomas Keller’s brine! There are so many versions out there, so I just chose one from the...
I really hate the manager at UO rice village. She is the stingiest person in the world. It’s not like her dad owns UO and she’s losing money. I just wanted my dumb dress to be price adjusted for the 50% off sale. I just bought it a week ago. Sadly, this is the second time she declined one of my price adjustment requests. I should’ve just returned it and the re-bought...
Sold some clothes to buffalo exchange today. The lady almost bought my shoes but didn’t. I told her to go ahead and donate them and honestly I think she took them to the back to keep for herself. Weird lol
when i come home i feel like i am in a really intense china shop or museum. i have to shower in my parents room so i won’t make my bathroom dirty. do i have to sleep on top of the sheets of my old bed?!?!?! haha being dramatic. now i am the ghost child. i come and go with no remnant left behind this place is still a dwarf house to me. i’ve been spoiled with high ceilings and tall counter tops...
I always have to poop before I can pee Not very helpful when I’m sitting in the bathroom in silence with some other lady that is pooping I really want to pee first so that it can mask the other sounds but no. Holding my poop and in pain. Lol life.
Accidentally spilled some garlic powder from my pretzel in my car. Smells amazing. Wish it existed as a car scent. YES just got my car washed and requested FRESH GARLIC!
lately i’ve been marinating my chicken with only chinese cooking wine and some corn starch. and i guess in this instance less is more. just make sure you pound it out…tender, moist, and it’s still in the words of c “pretty and white”
so J taught me that when your sink smells, put some ice in your drain and run the garbage disposal. cleans out the little bits of food. cool
fun fact: you’re not supposed to rinse with water after using rx fluoride tooth paste. dang. i’ve been doing it all wrong for the past year. next time i will not mad dog my dentist for talking to me like i’m a 10 year old.