January 24, 2008


1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a
hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice.

3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want Fries with that.

4. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it "IN".

5. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks.. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

6. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for smuggling diamonds".

7. Finish all your sentences with "in accordance with the prophecy".

8. Don't use any punctuation.

9. As often as possible, skip rather than walk.

10. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat - with a serious face.

11. Specify that your drive-through order is "to go".

12. Sing along at the Opera.

13. Put mosquito netting around your work area and play tropical sounds
all day at work.

14. Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don't rhyme.

15. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can't attend their party
because you're not in the mood.

16. Have your co workers address you by your wrestling name, Rock Bottom.

17. When the money comes out at the ATM, scream "I won! I won!"

18. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot yelling,
"Run for your lives, they're loose!!"

19. Tell your children over dinner "due to the economy, we are going to
have to let one of you go."

20. And the final way to keep a healthy level of insanity: share this to
someone to make them smile and laugh.

Its called therapy.



I'm off to have my hair hot combed.

Today I ran a bit late getting to training because of my hair. I was suppose to get it hot combed last night, but it didn't happen, and I had to do something with my hair when I should have been walking out the door. But it was ok, I wasn't that late, and I called ahead to let them know that I was going to be a little bit late. 

I was so tired today because I stayed up to wake up mommy. I left right after formal "training" was over. I could have stayed and hung out and see how things were done. But I know that I wasn't going to be any good to anyone including myself.

I came home and I was cold, and I was starting to fall asleep before I could get my shoes off.

Well I'm out. My sister just called to start my hair.

Oh... thanks to Misty for the list. :)

January 23, 2008

I survived the trip it seems.

As in, I survived the ride. On the way way back we had to switch drivers. The one we had was falling asleep it seems. The sad part was, I didn't even notice. When he did move the van oddly, I would look and I would just see him talking on the phone, or talking to the girl next to him, or messing with the radio. The one time I didn't look up was when he was falling asleep.

I got there, to the van that morning, quite one time. I was told that two others came before me, and they went off some where. One really went to get a money order, I don't know where the girl went to.

We had a full van when four more showed up. We were told that a coaster bus was going to be taking us up there, but it was just a van that held 11 people not including the driver. While we were trying to figure out what to do with the extra people. One of the girls, the first one that showed up after we were full, came in her cousin's car, and she was waiting there while the driver tried to call someone for help. Then as the other three showed up, they were sent over to her car to get out of the cold, while phone calls were being made.

In the end, one girl who was already in the bus said that she came in a car, and the driver asked her is she would mind driving the others up there. She said she would do it. He would pay for the gas and the tolls.

There was no light so we couldn't study until the sun came up in about 3 and half hours. I slept on and off for the whole trip, but I did try to read as much as could once the sun was up.

We were almost late getting there. I like the city a whole lot better. Up state is so spread out and drab. It took us a while to just find the street that the testing building was on. We ran from the van to the building to be seated in time to take the exam.

I'm very upset with myself for some of the questions I got wrong. I have no idea if I passed or not. But I don't want to go back up there to take another test if I don't have to. I may be sent back up there to take the test again if I let on that don't really think that I passed. I don't know which felling is heaver. Me being upset at myself for the questions that I got wrong, or the real feeling that I got so many wrong that I failed.

On the way back it snowed a little bit. I thought that we were doing better time then on the way up. But we lost all that time when I got closer to city. First we went into another state other then Jersey, then when we got into Jersey, we couldn't get of the turnpike. Then we stopped by a pit stop and every got out of the bus. It was the first time that everyone got out of the van since we ran to take the exam. It seemed to have woken everyone up. Everyone started talking and stuff on the ride into Manhattan and out of Jersey. Then when  we go the tunnel, I could have walked into it faster then it took us to get to the mouth of the tunnel. I'm sure we lost over half and hour just sliding along with traffic. By the time we made it into Brooklyn it was going for 8pm.

I got an odd text message. It was a short message from 907. I hadn't a clue what any of that was, and I even called up t-mobile to ask them if they could tell me where the message came from or what 907 was. They couldn't help me. All she could tell me was that if I wanted it to stop, just text stop to the number. I wasn't upset, I just wanted to know where it came form and what it meant.

Well I got a phone call from rapid reality this afternoon saying that my training starts tomorrow at 11am. I missed the call, and heard this from the voice message they left.

I have to go heat up dinner and grill some chicken to go with it. It's all left overs.


January 22, 2008

I'm off To Rochester, NY

Why am I going up state at 2am? Yes, my bus is leaving at 2am I'm told. I'm leaving the house at 12:30am to make sure that I'm there on time. I will not be labeled as the one that kept the bus back from leaving on time.

Well I'm trying for my real estate licence. I'm 2/3's of the way finished. I've completed the required the amount of hours of class needed. I've passed the exam at the end of the classes. I got a much higher score than I thought I would. I really didn't think that I was going to pass, but I passed really well. So now I don't feel that nervous about the state exam. That is where I'm off to now BTW. But I'm still studying, if you can call it that. I got too relaxed after passing the first test, but I have cracked the book since yesterday to go over a few things. It's mostly for the stuff that I fell asleep in class over .

The test is at 9am, and incase anything happens on our way up there, there is another one at 1pm. We should be back in the city by 5pm.

Wish me some level of luck. I think that I still need it. They have 8 exams that they use, and I hope I get the one that covers just what I know. I would love to get between none and 5 wrong. Not that it matters that much once I pass. You aren't told by how much you pass or fail. Just that you pass or fail. 

Well see ya.

January 16, 2008

How Long Has It Been?

I know that I posted something for the month already, just nothing since Friday at least.

First off, my birthday turned out ok. I now know that I don't like TGI Friday. The waiter was more interested in talking with my sister-in-law. Phillys asked for an alcoholic drink. There wasn't any alcohol in it, and I wouldn't really call it a drink to start out with. One stake showed up bleeding and was sent back. My first order was completely wrong, and was sent back. Then I had to send back what I really asked for, because I wasn't told that it was half made out of jalapeno peppers. I couldn't eat more than one bite of it. We didn't leave a tip, then went to see a movie.

I watched National Treasure 2. I liked it. It was so loud. Then when I came outside, everything seemed so bright. When I got out of there, and called Phillys and Jhodie to see where they were, it was already after 1 am. As we were heading to the subway, Phillys decided to head over to BBQ's to get something. I got my new combo. Tempura and chili. Phillys got some chicken something, and I don't think that Jhodie got anything.

We got home like an hour and a half later. We had to take the local all the way from 42nd St or so.

Earlier, we went shopping for some new skirts and pants to go with the tops I got in NJ. I got about 4 or so. I already forgot, since some of what I tried on went back.

We were suppose to leave earlier than we did, but I was under the impression that we weren't going anywhere until sunset. Phillys and mommy got into a small fight over that. As SDA, you aren't suppose to do anything between sunset Friday and sunset Saturday that isn't God related. So when we were growing up, the tv was turned off before sunset for us to welcome the Sabbath. We would read the bible or read our book for Sabbath school. Most of the time we were just sad/upset and went to bed. Then the next day we would feel sick so we wouldn't have to go to church and watch tv. My mom says that she doesn't remember us pretending to be sick to stay home. I knew she knew some times back then. She would say that it was the devil keeping us from going to church. No, it was a kid to didn't like hearing about how we were going to die and all that stuff. Once in a while I didn't mind going back to church in the afternoon for Pathfinders. It's like Brownies or Cub Scouts, just heavy on religion with all those other actives thrown in.

Either which way, the point I was trying to get at, was that here was Phillys who was going to go shopping before sunset. Ya, we aren't suppose to do any shopping or cooking on Saturday. I bring up cooking because I started to make some oatmeal cookies on Friday, and ofcourse it was dark. The sun sets at 4:30. Mom told me not to do any baking on Sabbath. That cooking thing is just up in the air, and a little wrong, but I didn't fight it completely. I just finished mixing up everything then put it up in the fridge. I had Jhodie bake them for me on Monday.

Speaking of Monday, I stated classes. I got there on time, I got everything settled, and such. I paid for my book, $40. During the second part of the day I paid $1 for one of their high lighters. I was thinking of getting a set from OfficeMax, but I just wanted to go home so I spent the dollar. I spent more than I wanted on lunch. But I had $10 on me and felt so rich. So I spent half of it on a drink and a turkey sub.

Monday and Tuesday I sat next to the same people, but one didn't come back from lunch yesterday and today he wasn't there. I showed up "late" today so I didn't get my seat that I was using before. It also seems that after lunch my body starts to shut down and I fall asleep. Tonight I'm going to bed around midnight if not sooner. I was so out of it for the last half of the day today. I don't even want to know what I looked like, but it was cold, and I tend to hibernate if it's too cold for me.

Oh, Rapid Realty has talked to us a bit for two days now. They are going to take us up to Rochester to take the state exam this Tuesday. We have to be at the office for 2am. It's a 5 hour trip. We are aiming for the 9am test time, but incase anything goes wrong we have a 1pm test time we can take. They seem to be very willing to help us do this, since they are branching out and need agents.

I think it might work out. I just have to learn how to study and cram at the same time. The school's test is "harder" as in, it has more questions, then the state exam. The school's exam is this Saturday. Ya.

Well, I'm going to have a nap now, so I don't fall asleep while I'm trying to study, then study tonight. I realized that I may know more than I think I did, because I took some of the end of the chapter questions while I was awake today, and I knew most of them. They were from yesterday. I just have to go over that last chapter or 2 from today that I wasn't really awake for, and maybe look at the next chapter, and I'll be good.

Today was the first time I took the train all the way there. I'm not doing it again unless I was late like today. It hurt my hip somehow. I rather take the bus. I get dropped off, 3 buildings from the school. The train drops me off at 17th St. The school is between 20 and 21st St and a block up a hill. That is what hurt my hip. Forget about the biting cold, it was the hill that was twice as long as the other side of the block. Today I got to see how many of use were being sponsored by the company. My friend didn't show up today. I was looking forward to seeing him today. A girl with us had gotten his number and had called him to find out what was going on, but he never answered his phone.

Today we were asked to show up at the office to see the partner and I was planing to go by this place on the way back by bus, but I didn't want to go back up the hill. I so I just took the subway back home. I stopped off at the pizza place up the street and got some garlic knots. I hate the cold. I keep feeling like one of these days my nose is just going to start bleeding. It's this weird feeling I get when I'm in the cold for too long. I think I'm just breathing too hard, and it's cracking the inside of my nose.

Ok, I may not go to sleep. I'll just take the book with me, and sit in bed with it and watch some tv at the same time. If I fall asleep, I fall asleep and I may not sleep in class tomorrow. I did learn that we will have something of a review on Friday. Good, I'm going to need it.

I think I covered most of it. Oh, Jhodie is saying that she is quitting KFC next week. If things work out, I will start working the same time she quits.

Well it's after 7pm now.

See ya. 

January 10, 2008

Fwd: jhoy has sent you a recipe

I have never understood why people don't like to eat tomatoes. It's a complete puzzle to me.

But this looks like a great dish. Just give it a try.


Baked Tomatoes with Crusty Bread

You can view the complete recipe online at: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/241195
3 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes in juice
3/4 stick unsalted butter, divided
2 medium onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar, or to taste
8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices good-quality white sandwich bread such as a pullman loaf

Preheat oven to 425°F with rack in middle. Butter a 3-quart baking dish (about 13 by 9 by 2 inches).
Drain tomatoes, reserving 1 cup juice, then chop.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a 5- to 6-quart heavy pot over medium-high heat until foam subsides, then cook onions with 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, allspice, and cloves and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
Stir in tomatoes with reserved juice, thyme, brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and briskly simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt remaining 1/2 stick butter and brush onto both sides of bread. Halve each slice.
Transfer tomato mixture to baking dish and top with bread, overlapping slightly. Bake until bubbling and bread is crisp and golden-brown, about 20 minutes.

January 2008
Edna Lewis
2007-12-07 14:15:28.0


As for me, I didn't need that much courage the other day. It seems like there is something up with the extension to the HR department at the real estate place. Either which way, my mom called up the front desk and from there I was transfered to the right place.

I asked my questions, and I did find out a few things.One, I have to pay $40 for a book that I will be needing for the classes, and then there is $15 for the state exam. I will be paid every week on Friday for every "deal" that was closed by that time that I gave a showing for and a few other things.

So once mom gives me the $40, I'm off to start classes this Monday. Classes are from Monday to Saturday.

Today, but more like tonight, we went to get some work clothes. We spent more than I wanted, but we got some good tops and got to go to NJ.

We came home to a nice dinner that we made before we left. Coconut dumplings and salt fish with some pumpkin, bread fruit and dashen I think.

My mom wants me to go to church for my birthday. I don't want to, but that doesn't mean that I can tell her no. At least she made me a fruit cake for my birthday. She had to go out to get some red wind to pure over it this afternoon. She thought that the price was rather good for the big bottle she got. It's really cake wine. But not the one marked cake wine. The one is in the kinda square bottle with the Jewish writing on it.

Well that's it. I'm uploading some AMV's, then I'm going to check on some wallpaper that I uploaded to deviant art to see if I got any comments, then I'll go dig up a story to read before I have to wake up my mom in like two hours for work.



- There I share my life.

- There I have links to what use to be my life.

- There you can find out what I might want out of life.

Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now.

January 08, 2008

January Calendar 2008 - Desktop Calendar 20081024×768 - wallcoo.com

[Kelly Clarkson - Because Of You]

January Calendar 2008 - Desktop Calendar 20081024×768第7张壁纸 - 猫猫壁纸酷 wallcoo.com

Incase you are wondering why I'm posting a link to something that looks like it's a wallpaper and is in Japanese, it's because it is a Japanese wallpaper site, and this happens to be a link to a wallpaper that for some reason has marked my birthday. If it was march I would just think that it was white day - male valentine's day for them. But it's January. I considered it a good thing. I was out looking for a new wallpaper anyway since I was due for a change anyway.

As for my job, I chickened out. I used a nice excuse. I told the girl that I would call and let then know if I wanted the job or not. So I called. I didn't get anyone. I called about 5 times and left one message. No one answered the phone. But I can't really put it off again. I'll let you know how much courage I have tomorrow.

My sister found me a "new" old computer to fiddle with. It seems to have a 3 gig hard drive. The back of the computer looks very new. My prints were the only thing on it. It looked like a fairly clean and new install of win 2000 with office 2000 on it with adobe acrobat 5 and a older version of some AV software.

[Christina Aguilera - Come On Over Baby]

I don't think that it was ever connected to the Internet. It had no service packs installed and it had IE 4.5 I think. What ever comes with win 2000. I was suppose to see if I could have added my hard drive to it and see about getting some stuff off of it, but when the time came to put in the drive I couldn't find it. Jhodie and I looked all over for it. We couldn't find it.

[One Republic, Timbaland, Lil Wayne & Bun B - Apologize (Remix)]

So I just put the only other memory stick that I had that matched what was already in there. It turned out to be only a 64 stick. Oh well. I'll hold on to it and just keep looking for the hard drive. Then I'll put in the dvd burner or cd burner. I'm not sure yet. I kinda still want to get that to Dashan. The cd burner that is.

I'm taking a brake from my hentai. I'm getting back to romance mangas right now. I decided to read a yaoi manga, and I was surprised that it was mostly romance and figuring stuff out, and it wasn't bogged down with all the nonsense that I see in girl guy romances. So far, most of the ones that I've found, they hardly spend anytime with the stuff that I don't want to see, which is good.

[Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason]

See, I take a really long time to type stuff up even though I can do about 43 wpm. But then, I'm sure that you are saying that, that isn't that fast.

Well mom is home for two days. They don't have any work for her. So she will be baking. She already has the coconuts and I think she got the carrots. Tomorrow I think she will be getting the veggie meat. I hope to be out of the house. I think that I found my $12 metro card. I also got the money from my mom for a week's pass and some keys. That's another reason I didn't run out of the house today. I didn't have any keys, and everyone went out of the house today.

[Christina Aquilera Lil Kim Mya Pink - Lady Marmalade]

It takes a while to type up what I have to think up when I'm singing along with a song. Most of the songs I have I know most of the words too. I would like to lip sync on something of a stage some time. But with who? It's going to turn out to be a sad day when everyone is drunk but me and we find a Japanese style karaoke bar, at this rate, I'll be 40 by the time that happens.

Well I'll go back to my story that I was reading. I just stopped to get the wallpaper because my mom woke up, but she's not back yet, so I guess she's staying in the kitchen. So I'll try and finish up the story so I can get a few hours sleep before leaving tomorrow.

See ya.

[Go West - Faithful]

January 06, 2008

A Small Twist On The Job Interview.

Well I got there on time, and it was easy to find. There was just one problem. The job that I came for wasn't available any more. Three of us went to have the interview together because we all came for an office job and they told us that those positions were already filled. The openings that they had left were for rental agents. Once again the jobs have been switched on me at a real estate office. The girl that was taken into the interview with me and a guy said no off the bat. She just finished college to be an admin assist. So she walked out, and the guy and I stuck around to hear them out.

First off, you are paid by commission. It's real estate after all. I have to get a real estate licence, which they will pay for you to take the classes and such. If everything goes well, in about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks you will have your licence. Meaning I past both exams. The one at the school and the one for the state. During that week, I will also be in training at the office to see how things are done there, and go out on appointments and see how to show apartments.

Once that is over with, I will have about two things to do. One is advertise apartments that we have for rent, and make appoints to show off apartments that we have to rent. I was told that your own phone would be given as a contact number for anyone trying to make an appointment, and it's that number that you will post along with the rentals that you will be advertising. And that's it. So it looks like I will be getting a second phone. I don't have to meet with land loads, or draw up leases or any of that stuff. I just show apartments and if they decided to rent the place I showed them, then I pass them on to someone else, and if that goes thought, then I get a cut along with anyone else who worked on making that happen. To up the chance of getting at least one sale a week, which I should be able more than able to do according to them, I should make no less then 5 appointments for each day. I can have more, but a minimal of 5 per day. I also have to be at my "desk" from 10am until 1pm at the office. I am to advertise and make appointments during this time. The rest of my day I should be out showing rentals and keeping appointments. I don't think that it will be all that busy the first week or so.

I don't know yet if I get paid per week, every two weeks or as each job is landed. I will find out when I start. Yes, I'm really thinking of doing this. In my cover letter, I say that I'm willing to try new things in order to get a job, well this is new, and it's a job. If I can't do the job after trying for a while, then at least I would a licence. Who knows, I hang in long enough I may be able to get switched to a desk job. So I'll call them on Monday and find out what I need to find out, and mom can get me that week metro pass.

In other news. Jhodie got her phone on Friday. It seemed like it came soon, but it took 4 days. It came with music on it, and she was asking me how to do stuff, when on the the third time it hit me to tell her. Read the manual that was sitting on her lap. Gees. She seem to like some of the songs that came on it. I know that she's charged it, but I don't know if she's added any of her music onto it yet. Jhodie has an interview for tomorrow. I don't know what for, but she will be leaving around the same time Ms Brown shows up. She is coming back for a few days. I know that she is coming for a funeral on Sunday, and I can understand her staying to the leave the next day, but why the extra day?

Oh, here's something funny. I told you about Phillys hot combed my hair right? Well it stayed, and mom touched it up before I had to leave for the interview, and I even got a slight curl going on the ends. Well I got mom's long coat, and it has the nice fake black fur at the top and around the hood. Well I was walking to catch a bus home after the interview, and first there was this trucker who stopped a bit far out cutting off the walk way. I almost started to walk across but I was too late, so I stayed put. He looked over at the light, and then looked down at me and smiled at me to walk across. I smiled back up at him and shock my head no and just waited as the lights changed and he drove off and I was thinking that he could be nice. Then this guy on a bike, went by me, said all the nice things like "hello cutie" and so on. He then stopped his bike, came back and said that I was so pretty that he had to come back and give me his number. I just smiled. I didn't see him when he was coming the first time. I was smiling about the guy in the truck I'm sure. I took the card from him with a smile, and walked across the street laughing. He asked for my number as I started to walk off, I just kept on walking. It was funny. Shame he wasn't a white guy. I might have called him. Someone did a double take when looking at me and came back to say something. Never do I remember that ever happening to me.

Well it's almost time for mom to wake up. I have to go take out the trash out of the trash bin and put a new bag in. Yesterday I stayed in bed because I had nothing to do. They then waited until I woke up to tell me to take out the trash. What about them? I do hate the fact that mom is going to take it out. They did nothing until mom came back. They shouldn't worry about me and sleeping. Since I'm starting this job I won't be doing that much sleeping in anymore. Oh, I do get two days off, I just don't know what two days yet. I think she said that I get to choose. Mom would love me to take off Saturday, but that's day I could get a "sale" since that will be a day set aside but a good number of people to go apartment shopping. I'll see.

Well night.

January 04, 2008

I have an interview.

I started to answer adds on Craigslist again, and someone called me today. I have an interview for tomorrow. It's close, so I might be taking the bus. I just have to look up the address to make sure that I know where I'm going so I don't get lost in the cold and get there late.

The other day Phillys hot combed my hair and I've had it wrapped for two days. I took out the pins and such today to see how much of it would need touching up and it doesn't look that bad. Better than I was expecting really. I just have to curl the ends and I'll be good for the interview.

On the way there I will have to think of some interesting answers to those dumb questions that they all ask you.

I damaged the fish tonight. Ya, my mom got fish and she seasoned it up and baked it, and she had the cover on then took it off and told me to check it like 5 mins later. I forgot that fish isn't suppose to be dry. I haven't baked fish in a while. Well I saw what little bit of water there was in there bubbling away and I said that there was still water in there. And there was fish eggs in there too. That will have to mashed with mayo or something so it can be eaten with bread. I can always try to get them to be moist again by steaming them. Right?

Back to my BIOS. Have even told you about this yet?

[Tina Turner - I Don't Want To Fight]

Well before December there was a great price for a dvd burner at Tigerdirect.com and mom let me buy it, because what we thought was a dvd burner that was already in the computer wasn't acting like a burner at all. We then thought that it was just a dvd rom or it was broken. When I got the new one, and put in, it acted the same way. So I thought that the mother board needed updating, and I thought I found a place where I could get a flash update for the BIOS. That was on the 5th of December. I believe that I paid them $39 for the update. It didn't work. I was sent another update. That didn't work. Had changes made. Got another update, got another error. Sent them back the error message and asked what to do now. They have now come to the conclusion that I need to have the actual BIOS chip shipped to me with the new BIOS on it. But that is going to cost about $19 more. Which isn't bad. Ofcourse I'm left to take out my old chip and put in the new one. So this weekend I will be cracking open the computer to see if it removable and not brake it in the process. Then I have to check my mom's invoice to see how much we paid for the update the first time. They said that it was $29, but I'm pretty sure we paid $39 for it. if so, we will then give them permission to take off another $9 for the shipping.

I half think about just stopping before I make the computer unusable, but it's working off a BIOS that is over 10 years old. It should be updated. If I get this job at least I'll be able to buy back a new one if do something wrong.

Well my interview is set for 2pm Friday over in park slop. I have moisturizing and such to do due to the cold. Then I was going to run the hot comb thought my hair to just fix a few things and then make sure I have my clothes set out. Well I know that they are clean, I just don't know if I hung them up or not. And if not, I have to air them out.

Another thing to do after I get the job. I have to get some new clothes that are meant for work.

[Marc Antony - I Need To Know]

Oh, as you can see, if you have been here before, I've updated my picture at the top of the page. I thought that it was about time since that wasn't really me anymore. I took this back in September I think.

Today it was like 12 degrees out. I so hope that it's a bit warmer tomorrow for me. Yes, I really don't like the cold. But we aren't the only ones suffering. I heard that there was frost warnings for the FL. It reaches that far.

[Smashmouth - All Stars]

Well that's it. I have to try and go to bed early so I wake up before noon. :) Night.

January 02, 2008

Fish & Nuts can't be against your diet.

Unless of course you are allergic. If you aren't, try this one out.



4 trout fillets with skin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, divided
3/4 cup pecans, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup chopped parsley

Pat fillets dry and rub flesh sides with cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (total). Dredge in flour.

Heat 1/2 stick butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat until foam subsides, then cook trout, skin side down, until skin is golden-brown, about 4 minutes. Turn fish over and cook until just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate with a slotted spatula and keep warm, loosely covered with foil.

Pour off butter from skillet and wipe clean, then cook pecans with remaining 3/4 stick butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and parsley and spoon over trout.


How was my new years you ask?

Everyone was home. Mom is back, and we by chance we all saw the ball drop in the same room. A few of my friends called me up to wish me a happy new year. Ok, one called me up, and a few others just texted me. I wasn't expecting the call at all. I talked to him once this year, and he called me up. It was such a shock that I left two voice mails for him. God Bless him for being so sweet.

My sister changed our phone plan to save about $30 or so, and she got a new, different phone too.

We went down earlier that day to touch a few phones at the T-Mobile store to see which ones we liked and we both decided to get the same phone since it was one of the few that was turned on for us to test out. But we had to buy them on line. So Jhodie called up T-Mobile, changed the plan which got rid of our fave 5 and we were left with the 1500 what ever mins I think, and texting. She then moved on to getting her colour of the phone. I think she was set to to get the black and I was going to get the purple one.

Nokia 5300 XpressMusic

We picked it for a few reasons. Well, one really. It can play music! It comes with a 1gig card. So we both would have our own music and we wouldn't have to see who would get the mp3 player on some days when both of us were going out, and then jump over the other person's music when we were out with it.

I am not getting one, at least not for free. Jhodie can get her's for free because she got the hand down phone that came with the original plan that our brother had. He had built up almost two years, so he was set to get a phone upgrade for free from them, and that is what she got. There were like 6 or so phones that she could have gotten for free, and a bunch others that were really reduced in price.

Then Jhodie and the CS person from T-Mobile tried to get me one, but no dice. If I wanted it, I would have to pay $50 for it. So I'm "stuck" with my razr. Which isn't so bad. I was just looking forward to getting the new one. I don't hate my phone, but it does look empty now that the fave 5 thing is gone. So now I had to get some wallpapers that actually put something on my screen unlike the ones I posted before that more or less left a nice clean space to not mess up the viewing of my fave 5 but still made it look nice.

Currently I have this as my wallpaper. Get this. When my mom say it after my fave 5 was taken away, she asked if this was what the phone company put on my phone now. I laughed.


I had to go get this off my phone just now. When I make the wallpapers, they get sent right to my phone. So I made a back up of all of them just now. I forgot that I made a few of them. I have like 5 or so new ones.

Today it was really cold, and tomorrow it's suppose to so get colder. There was some snow near the start of the day, but I didn't see any when I looked outside.

Just found out why I'm wearing pants inside the house. It's 19 degrees out.

Well night. I'm going to try and get a bit warmer.