Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WW:Love is a battlefield

Engagement party pics!

doin' what we do best [fight]

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

If only I could keep my head on straight

I feel like I've been running around here like a chicken with my head cut off for the past couple of weeks. It's really unnerving.

I don't really HAVE the time to be sitting here writing this, but I'm TAKING the time, because I absolutely need it to save myself from a mental break down.

I realized last night that Shedrick would be 23 today, and I wasn't quite sure if I should be happy, or sad.

But I made it a happy day. Because I can't stand to be sad. And we had a lot of good times.
We were what I like to call 'unconventional' friends. Because no one would have ever guessed that two people so UNlike would have gotten along as well as we did.

So Happy Birthday. We love and miss you very much. There isn't a day that goes by that you don't cross my mind.

Here's to all the memories and I hope to see you again one day ♥

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Suddenly Sunday?!

This weekend has flown by way too fast.

It seems like just yesterday I was sharing with you the yummy goodness that is banana bread, and now it's time to prepare for another dreaded week of school. Darn deadlines!

Last night my sister threw Aaron and I an engagement party. It was a lot of fun. Don't worry, I'll post pictures as soon as she uploads them. Until then....a teaser!

Kel, Matt, & Me.

Anyways, a few of you asked me to post the recipe for the banana bread, so here it is:


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Courtesy of Elise @ Simply Recipes

Hope you all have a very relaxing Sunday. As for me, I'll be here writing lesson plans and listening to pandora until my shows come on!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's only half past the point of oblivion

Have I ever told you all how much I love loved Blender; The magazine?

I had a subscription to it for the longest time, and I always looked forward to new issues. It was like giving a kid some candy. Or giving a drug addict some heroin. Anyways..
A while back, they 'went under', so to speak. I guess they just didn't have the funds to make it through this whole recession thing, so they had to stop producing the magazine.
This really, really bothered me. I went through a mini-battle of depression about it, but like all things, I eventually got over it.

A few weeks ago, I went to Nanny's and saw that she had a Maxim magazine laying on the coffee table. For a second I just stood there shocked, wondering if I should say something or if I should just keep my mouth shut, but my curiosity got the best of me.

Me: Nanny, why do you have a Maxim?
Nanny: Oh, it came here for you.
[Long Pause/WTF? moment]
I pick up the magazine, and sure enough my name is on the front cover where the address goes. But there was also a note from the company saying that since I still had almost a full subscription of Blender left, they would just fill it with Maxim, because they are owned by the same company. Well, obviously I'M not interested in seeing naked girls and learning about man things, so I decided I would take it to Aaron. I mean, I've already paid for it, right.
Nanny: You don't need to look at it. You don't even need to tell Aaron about it. It has stuff about sex in there. Just throw it away.

Aaron and I made banana bread last night.
It's delicious....see:

If you want the recipe just let me know and I will post it [or email it to you]

Monday, September 21, 2009

All about...ME!

I saw this MeMe via Lisa Anne's blog, and thought it seemed like fun, so today you will find out...

Five television shows I am totally looking forward to this season...

  1. Gossip Girl [even though I already missed the first episode]
  2. Nip/Tuck [Oct 14th! Whaaat?!]
  3. The Ruins [yes, I love reality trash tv. Sue me.]
  4. The Office
  5. Drop Dead Dive & Army Wives [although their seasons are almost over...I love love love them, and had to combine them because I will only watch one after the other...never one without the other.]
...and so many more random shows that I only catch occasionally, or that are too embarrassing to let everyone know I watch *cough*myantonio*cough*

Sunday, September 20, 2009

No, there is no Odyssey. There's no Penelope.

Aaron got a job at the local movie theater!
This is good for two reasons.
1] A steady income never hurt anyone,
2] Someone said something about free movie showings...what?! ya!

It's days like today that I am really missing teacup. *sigh*
Here's my Sunday [not-so] secret, just to keep the tradition alive for one more week at least.

In other boring news, I spent four hours at the school today [ridiculous, I know] trying to catch up.

Did I mention that I got my outfit for our engagement photos? It's super cute. Now I just need someone to come dye my hair.

Hope you all have a great week!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Goin' to the chapel...

Well, here we are, with only 87 days until Aaron and I get married.

People keep asking me if I'm stressed about the wedding. HA! There is nothing [yet] to be stressed about in that area of my life. School is what is stressing me out.

Here's our wedding website, for those of you who are interested.
  1. The venue has been booked.
  2. The chairs have been rented.Align Center
  3. The dress has arrived.
  4. The bridesmaid's have their dresses.
  5. The food has been selected.
  6. The preacher has been..reserved?
  7. The invitations are being printed AS we speak.
  8. The cake has been designed.
  9. The cake artist has been booked.
  10. The photographer [also the cake artist] has been booked.
  11. Hairstyle..check!
  12. Decorations have been decided upon.
  13. Groom's cake has been designed.
  14. Candy 'bar' is a done deal.
I can't think of anything else at the moment, but I'm sure there is more. I guess all I'm trying to say is that pretty much everything is planned, maybe not all finalized, but I'm feeling good.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

With all your cheap words, who are you kidding?

I have a few dilemmas that I would like your opinion about.
[Since you all were so helpful with the Twitter decision!]

Recently, there have been quite a few things I wanted to blog about, but refrained because [I am in no way an anonymous blogger] I am kind of worried people I know [that I don't want to read these specific thoughts] would find my blog one way or another.

I mean, this is a legitimate concern, right?

So, should I:
a. continue refraining from blogging about super personal things.
b. start a separate blog JUST for super personal posts [things I need to get off my chest] and make it a more private setting, where people can follow me, but they have to have permission from me.
c. continue my personal posts on this blog, just use code names.

My next dilemma comes by way of Myspace.
I used to be ADDICTED to myspace. It was actually kind of ridiculous how much time I spent on there. For the past few months, I've sort of switched to Facebook. I'm not AS addicted to facebook as I was to myspace, but I am beginning to like it more.
I have been trying to decide if I want to delete my myspace now.
The only time I ever get on there is if I get an email saying I have a new notification. Almost all of my friends on myspace also have facebook. I can't really see a valid reason to keep it. I used to blog on there, but obviously I stopped when I started this blog. So, what do you think? Should I keep it, just for the sake of having one? Or should I just get rid of it and stick with facebook?

Okay, I realize that these two 'dilemmas' may seem completely ridiculous to older more mature people, and I am sorry if I seem like a complete child right now. I am slowly, but surely, growing up.

Thanks in advance for the help!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another big bang and you're down on the floor

I've noticed lately that quite a few of my blogger friends have kind of fallen off the radar, and I won't lie, it makes me a little sad.

But, I do realize that most people have a lot of stuff going on in their lives right now, so I am trying to over look it. It has forced me to go out and look for new people to read, so that is a good thing, right?

Anyways, I have so many things I could say at this point, but they are all complaints. Which is why I haven't blogged in a few days; because every time I feel like I want to blog lately, it is to complain, and I know you all get tired of reading about other people's shady situations, so moving on....

Today was just stressful, we'll leave it at that.
And, one of my favorite ways to release said stress is to cook!

So, I got my pizza dough recipe from Smitten Kitchen, and went to town [figuratively].

We wanted something other than your average tomato sauce, pepperoni, cheese pizza.
We came up with the combination of alfredo sauce, shrimp, and spinach pizza topped with mozzarella cheese.

Wa-La :)
It was so delicious!

Now, we are waiting for our tummies to settle so we can go get some ice cream!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'll take the blame but that won't heal your scars

Usually, I dread having to go to my sculpture class [because my teacher is a self absorbed jerk], but today for some reason, I was actually in a good mood about it.
Granted, it didn't last long.

We've been working on the same project for about three weeks, and my teacher decides to tell me today that he doesn't understand my concept or my drawings, and that I basically need to abandon my idea, and do what he tells me to do or I'm not going to get a good grade be successful.

I realize that most of you haven't met me, but if you've been around long enough, you can probably tell that I have a pretty bad temper. I've been working on it, and I like to think I've gotten tremendously better, but I was about 2 seconds away from going off on him.

He could see that he was upsetting me, and he just kept on and on, until one of my friends was like, 'I think you should stick with your original plan' and my teacher just looked at her and walked away.

First of all, even though the teacher gave us guidelines, we have free reign over what we do as long as it follows the guidelines.

Second, yea, I am a student, but I'm not JUST a student. I'm an artist. And, I'm not going to let someone dictate the way I compose a piece.

I mean, if he has this great idea, why can't he do it himself and leave me and MY art alone?


In other news...
My painting teacher is still stuck on us painting like the renaissance.
It's kind of annoying, and kind of interesting, all at the same time.
Like the piece we just finished up..........

Inspired by

and the one I'm about to begin will be this cropped section [with my own spin on it, of course]

Inspired by

I'll be sure to post the final product!

Monday, September 7, 2009

We're Back!

Aaron and I left for King's Bay, Georgia on Friday.
It took us around 6 [long, very long] hours to get there, but it was well worth it.
But at least the weather was beautiful.
Aaron bought me some cotton candy to keep me occupied.
Saturday we went to the Cheese Cake Factory. It was so delicious. We went shopping at some ritzy shopping center in Jacksonville, and then decided to head back to Cassie's.
Sunday we decided to check out the local Catfish Festival. It was pretty interesting, to say the least, but it was very hot outside!
We tried Gator on a stick [whhhat?!] and fried pickles. They were...different.
The heat wore us all out, so we headed back home to relax.
So today, we had to drive back to Troy. It didn't seem to take as long as the trip down, but it was the same amount [obviously]. I dreaded coming back to reality. But that is life. The weekends always seem to pass by all too quickly. And here we are, at the start of another week, and it's almost time for the season finale of Secret Life HA!

I hope you all have a great one.

Friday, September 4, 2009

One for the road

Just stopping by to let you all know I'm headed to Georgia this weekend to spend time with my sister & my nephew.
Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!