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Feb. 25th, 2008

1-I asked Jason what he wanted to do for his birthday this weekend. He said, "I don't want your mom and Michelle to come over. I don't want some big party. I just wanna hang out with our friends and watch Red Dawn on Saturday night, and maybe go shooting in the afternoon on Saturday or Sunday." (This is one of the reasons why I love him) So that is what we are going to do. If you are his friend, you are invited. I may or may not do a cake for him, and I'll have some snacks and junk (and non-diet pop Destiny!). Very low key. I'm thinking 6-ish, or whenever.

2-I lost my temper today. It was not cool. Very much not cool.

3-I was very relieved to find out that we did not have a model for Life Drawing today after the lovely awkwardness that was Friday.

4-I have a mid-term in my Contemporary Art History class on Thursday night. The problem is that the teacher is terribly vague in his expectations of us. I need grading rubricks!

5-Zach and John stopped by to drop off my replacement present today. It is made of win.

6-I nearly had a stroke yelling at the minivan that was in front of me on the interstate this afternoon. So, since when did a little snow and wind mean that 45mph is an acceptable speed on a highway? People are dumb.

7-I ate way too much spaghetti for dinner. Then I had leftover birthday cake and spumoni ice cream. Tummy box may explode.


I ordered a Brody cheeseburger happy meal with no bun today and specifically stated that my son was gluten intolerant. Later in the day Brody seemed to be kinda out of it, so I looked up the info and sure enough, there it was. Fucking wheat in the fries. What the hell! Jason thinks he was acting weird because he had so much candy today, and maybe he's right, but I feel like shit for being the one who gave him those damned things without checking first! I fail at mom.

LJ culling

Ok, I'm cutting some people off my friends list. Nothing personal, I just have too much going on in my life to have the time to actually pay attention to some people. Take care.
So, I've noticed an increase in general creepy and/or pathetic behavior in the LJ community, and I decided to mark the occasion with new icons! Enjoy, and if you are or know of a perpetrator of said heinousness, please feel free to gift them with these fine products.

Random recipes...

Ok, Jamie had asked for a fruit salad recipe for the holidays, and I have 3 that I thought I'd share with anyone who's interested....

Macaroni fruit salad

1 pkg ring macaroni;cooked and cooled (can't remember what it's called, but it looks like spaghettios pasta, if you cant find it, then any small tubular pasta will do)
Juice from 2 cans of pineapple tidbits (reserve fruit covered in fridge)
Juice from 1 large can fruit cocktail (reserve fruit covered in fridge)
1 C sugar
3Tbsp corn starch #tbsp lemon juice
2 eggs;beaten
1 tub cool whip
1 pkg multicolored marshmallows

Cook juices, sugar, cornstarch lemon juice and eggs over medium heat until thickened stirring constantly. pour over cooled pasta and stir. Refrigerate overnight. Stir in cool whip, fruit and marshmallows. Serve. Makes a ton! and keeps in the fridge for about 5 days and is really good leftover.

Orange/peach jello salad

1 3 oz pkg orange jello
1 3oz pkg lemon jello
1 4oz pkg lemon instant pudding
2 c cold milk
1 large can sliced peaches in syrup (do not drain)

Prepare pudding with milk according to pkg directions and let set in fridge. Mix both boxes of jello with 2c boiling water. Stir until dissolved and allow to cool. Add pudding to jello. Stir well. Add peaches with syrup and refrigerate overnight. Top with cool whip. This one is very tasty too, but makes less than the pasta fruit salad. The recipe can be doubled though.

Dr. Pepper salad

2 cans Dr Pepper
1pkg (large) cherry jello
1 3oz pkg cream cheese (softened)
1/2c maraschino cherries(chopped and drained)
1 small tub cool whip

Mix cream cheese with chopped cherries in a large bowl and set aside. Heat 1 can Dr Pepper over med-hi heat until hot. Remove from heat and add jello. Stir until dissolved. Add to cream cheese mixture and stir well. Add 2nd can of Dp, and stir well. Refrigerate overnight and top with cool whip. This is my absolute favorite and it tastes JUST LIKE Dr Pepper. The ingredients can also be substituted with Diet pop, and jello and light cream cheese and cool whip, and it tastes just as good.

Feel free too use these recipes and enjoy!

Spread the word...

A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

1) The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after women with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2) The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who's clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors to cut the clothing off quickly. Or look for women who are talking on their cell or rummaging in their purses while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4) Men are most likely to attack & rape in the early morning, between 5:00a.m and 8: 30 a.m.

The number one place women are abducted from/attacked is grocery store parking lots. Number two is office parking lots and garages Number three is public restrooms.

6) The thing about these men are that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to another location where they don't have to worry about getting caught.

7) Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5 year sentence but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years.

8) If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn't worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9) These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or other similar objects that can be used from adistance,in their hands. Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you're not worth it.

10) Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk: "I can't believe it is so cold out here", "we're in for a bad winter." Now you've seen their face and could identify them in a line-up; you lose appeal as a target.

11) If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hand in front of you and yell STOP or STAY BACK! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they'd leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

12) If you carry pepper spray yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

13) If someone grabs you, you can't beat them with strength, but you can by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm (between the elbow and armpit) OR in the upper inner thigh VERY VERY HARD. One woman in a self defense class used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands - the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it hurts.

14)After the initial hit, always GO for the GROIN. You might think that you'll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists want is a woman who will not cause a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he's out of there.

15) When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible.

16) Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior,don't dismiss it, go with your instincts!!!You may feel a little silly at the time, but you'd feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.
You Are 16% Fake

Fake doesn't even come close to describing you.
You're totally natural, and proud of who you really are!

1-So, I hate myself right now. Because I was such an idiot and decided 2 years ago that I HAD to have a Trailblazer, gas prices be damned, and talked Jason into a domestic lease, I cannot buy my FIT without about a 5 grand downpayment. Fuck GM! They suck ass when you want to get out of a lease. Oh well it's only 23 more months. By then maybe the supply won't be so small that you have to wait 4-6 weeks for a vehicle.

2-I watched The Family Stone last night, and I'm really mad at it. Those of you who know about the "reading of The Green Mile incident" know why.

3-I'm supposed to be going swimming today, I hope it works out because I loves me some water fun!

4-I'm up and on the computer way too early today.

5-Today is Dylan'd last day of first grade. Good Lord where did the time go?

It's an honor just being nominated...

To whoever nominated me for the Sunnydale fanart awards,

While I appreciate the thought, you picked an icon I DID NOT make. Most of my stuff is signed by me. If you're unsure if something is mine, just ask. Thanks.

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