Happy 4th!

I really dislike waking up any time past 10:30. I think I woke up at ~11-11:30 today. But I also went to bed at like 3:30 in the morning. Thankfully, it was a pretty productive day.

I went shopping with my mom (she bought me the Nike shoes I wanted as my early birthday present!) and then came home and helped her cook by making the salad. Then I dyed fabric, and attempted to dye a semi-gray dress dark red. It didn’t work. I think it needs a bleach bath first.

Then I decided it was finally time to clean out my little bookcase full of books and spray paint. I was going to spray paint the inside gold and the outside white, but I decided it looked legit as all gold. I’m waiting for that to dry overnight in the garage and then I’ll be able to put my books back and have more room for reorganization. I’ve got a huge bag full of books to donate.

I also went to Chili’s for the first time ever with Krista and Jordyn. It was pretty good. We went up to Lamphere Hill after to watch fireworks and that was kinda cool. We had a literal 360 view of fireworks from our city and surrounding cities. Bugs kept flying at my face.

Overall, not a bad 4th of July.

Pasta Salad.

Day 8.

Today I’m grateful for the fact that my mom cooks every day – and if she doesn’t, there’s always food on the table when I get home. (Not literally though, cause we don’t have family dinners or anything like that, but there is always food in our house.)

My mom is an amazing person in so many different ways. But the fact that she wakes up every day to cook for us is not something I think you find in many places in America, and for that I appreciate her so much. She sacrifices a lot for this family. A lot.

Today she made pasta salad. It was delicious, as always. And I kind of want to be a piggy and eat more.

Albert Nobbs and Tuna Casserole

So, I’ve wanted to see Albert Nobbs since it came out, though with more enthusiasm when I saw Glenn Close nominated for her role as Albert Nobbs at the last Academy Awards. I was going to rent it from Family Video or Amazon, but hadn’t. Today I browsed Netflix’s newest releases and was far too excited to find that it was among them. SO I WATCHED IT.

At first I was like, this is a pretty good movie. It was certainly interesting watching Glenn Close look like a man, yet in the back of my mind thinking “that is Cruella de Vil.” And the minute I saw a good enough close up of “Hubert Page” I was like THAT IS A WOMAN POSING AS A MAN. And I was right. So I mentally high fived myself.

Anyway, somehow toward the end I started feeling less excited about the movie. I mean it was still interesting, but eh. I did enjoy all the various actors in the mix though – Jonathon Rhys-Meyers and Maria Doyle Kennedy (both played in The Tudors; King Henry, his first wife, Catherine of Aragon), Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Motherfucking Moody!) Bronagh Gallagher (Tristan & Isolde) and Mia Wasikowska (Alice from Alice in Wonderland). I was amused.

I also cooked today, instead of doing homework like I probably should have. Sometimes I just get urges to cook and bake, and I couldn’t help myself today. I made tuna casserole and lemon cheesecake – which took like 5000 years to bake! But they both turned out great, except the tuna casserole got all dry on top because according to my mom, I should’ve covered it with foil. Oh well.

P.S. I really don’t like the term “casserole”.

Mmm, Good Food.

Okay guys. I need to stop spending my money. Today I dropped by DSW and Victoria’s Secret cause I had a $5 off any purchase coupon to DSW and 2 free panties coupons to Victoria’s Secret. I got this fantastic pair of dressy flats for $30 clearance at DSW and then when I when I arrived at Victoria’s Secret, they were having a 7 for $26 [getting progressively more expensive…] panty raid and as I believe I’ve mentioned before, I am an underwear fiend.

I have so much underwear, it’s ridiculous. My huge Ikea box is officially full. I could probably fit like 5 more pairs in there if I tried really hard, but it. is. to. the. brim. So I got 9 pairs for $26 today. That’s rather excellent, actually. But seriously, I have so much that I often forget I own certain pairs and when they resurface I’m like “Oh hey! I forgot you existed! I missed you!” I need to recount to see how many I have exactly, but last time I counted I had enough to give 7 day’s worth to 28 women? I think. Something like that.

Anyway, I also helped my mom cook today. She made parmesan chicken and I made parmesan potatoes and holy moley did it turn out a-mazing. Even my brother ate it. Twice. 

Yeah, my plate is on the floor. It's the only place I could get bright enough natural light. DON'T JUDGE ME.

Sadly, we did not have greeneries to add to this dish. At least not sufficient greeneries. It makes me sad on the inside. But it’s okay, potatoes are still vegetables. Hefty in the carbs, but still. If you click on parmesan potatoes in the above paragraph, you can find out how to make them so you can enjoy their deliciousness as well.

Failaroons!

Last night, my mom and I watched this text-based documentary on Youtube called New America 3. It basically talked about the coming collapse of our banking system and the US dollar, and how it’s already happening and how most people probably won’t and don’t believe it is/will happen, but it is and will continue. This immediately reminded me of a prediction that metaphysical psychologist Carmen Harra has made numerous times that is basically the same thing – that our banking system is going to collapse.

I know this sounds scary, and it is for so many reasons, but interestingly, I’m not as bothered by this as I should be. Or perhaps my mom is. The reason I’m even writing about it at all is because we were talking about it earlier and she was freaking out the way I do when I get paranoid about health related problems. She said she’s been having nightmares in relation to catastrophes and I was like listen dude, you need to calm yo tits. I keep telling her that there’s really nothing she can do, so stop worrying about it. She expressed that in the event that she loses her job, she won’t know what to do. I told her what I tell anyone who’s trying to figure out what to do with their lives: Get creative and do what you love. My personal philosophy is that wealth will come when you are doing what you love and you are happy.

Anyway, on a brighter note: I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 today and didn’t cry! I usually bawl my eyes out when Harry and Hermione are dancing in the tent after Ron leaves, and when Dobby dies. But I guess I wasn’t as emotionally invested in this watching of the movie.

Also, last night while Stumbling, I StumbleUponed this video:

I tried out her method last night and even though my hair was already naturally curled, it did a very nice job of creating the same soft curls she ends up with in the video. To see how to do the sock bun, check out this video.

Lastly, I tried making macaroons today. They turned out to be failaroons. But my parents ate them all!

ETA: New Girl was fucking hilarious tonight. I laughed out lot a lot. I want to friends with Schmidt.