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Onward to December, Goals, Thoughts & all

November got me started on writing regularly as part of the NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo project and I’m SO glad I did it! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do, and just somehow never felt I got the right blog layout or the right name or the right something. My friend has been telling me for awhile “Just DO IT!!” So this November I did! =)

And those of you that have stopped by to read, liked my posts and taken a click to share it — Thank you thank you thank you! 212023-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Red-And-Orange-Floral-Heart-Design-On-Beige

It’s not quite what i had in mind initially but what I’ve written has been a function of the festivities and news that happened to be going on while I was blogging. My initial idea for this blog was focused alot more on amusing thoughts and ridiculous ideas in my head as well as a style/beauty aspect to it. I’m going to try to get more of those *supposedly* funny ideas from my head onto posts. And we’ll see if they get an audience.

I’m absolutely aware that very often, things sound MUCH funnier in my head till i start writing it… then it falls to pieces and crashes on its head.

So I’m going to continue writing for December and it will probably take some time to get things into shape. It’s a process and I accept it. It’s something I’ve recently learned to accept and instead of going “ARGH why isn’t it perfect NOW?!?” So, I accept that this will be a process and it will take time and we’ll see where it goes =) I’ve signed up for BlogHer’s December NaBloPoMo again and look to continue writing.

I hope you’ll enjoy my posts, share them with your friends and I look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments!

My other goal is to exercise and eat better for the next three weeks in December ending Dec 21. Because who are we kidding, come Christmass and New Year’s, all bets are off!! I”m pigging out!!

Due to a series of health laments, I haven’t been exercising much. So for these 3 weeks I’m going to work on exercising at least twice a week! I need to improve on my eating habits and I’m going to try my hardest to eat by 730pm or 8pm at the latest and eat healthy protein and vegetables and minimize the carbs. Yeah, I just had a HUGE Bowl of Spaghetti Bolognese earlier =P  So that’s my goal for the next 3 weeks.

Share your goals with me, I’d love to hear them!

Have a great weekend! Hugs!

Kitchen Advice

Kitchen Advice:
1. Do not take a nap while cooking/baking
2. Do not surf the ‘net while cooking/baking. A 1 minute video will lead to 30 videos…
3. Do not write your blog while you are baking something in an oven you are using for the first time.
*runs off to check on pie*

And how do you think I know this… 😉

Kitchen Adventures! (or Mishaps…)

Along with Thanksgiving comes Sparkalicious Kitchen Madness over here.
Like Kitchen Stadium in Iron Chef except A LOT more chaotic and totally homey.
So far here’s what went down in Sparkalicious Kitchen Madness:

  • I eyed the pie dough recipe suspiciously like a boyfriend who’s entered the door reeking of alcohol with lipstick marks on his neck.
    I asked the recipe calmly “Are you SURE? At FIVE tablespoons of water? That sounds like a lot of water to me…”
  • In another great moment, I lost count of the number of tablespoons of water I’d thrown into the mix… Brilliant.
    I was like “Hmmm was that the fourth or fifth tablespoon?” Pretty ironic considering I was all concerned about the recipe calling for too much water.
  • You know what dough? (HA HA! I can’t resist!) The recipe was right. The dough was too dry and cracky with only 3-4 tablespoons of water.
  • While leaving the dough to chill out in the fridge with the wine and fruits, I happily went to preheat my oven.
    The recipe calls for 425F preheat. GUESS what I discovered? My oven only goes to 250F. cue sound effect. Great. (I recently moved so this is the first time I’m baking)
    update 830am EST:
  • You think that’s bad? (I think that’s bad. I shocked myself!)  10 mins later, I discovered the dial I *think* gives me 250F max is really the timer… Wait for it.
    There is NO temperature dial. It only goes from 1-10.
    Now you can applause for me.
  • So, what do I choose? I chose 10 (the highest setting) to bake the pie base. (Thought Process: clearly this oven isn’t meant for baking, clearly it’s not very strong and a 10 will probably only heat a sandwich…) It was suppose to bake for 15 mins. I came here to write this blog… 10 mins later, I smelled something strange…. The crust edges are slightly burnt.
  • Moral of the story : (because there always is one).
    1. Trust the recipe. Which i’m sure really means trust life, trust the guy, trust the driver , trust (fill in the blanks as relevant to you).
    2. Check the temperature settings before you proceed. Check someone’s mood and emotional range before you try anything like telling your girlfriend you have 3 kids by 3 different women.
    update 830am EST:
    3. Do not write your blog while you are baking something in an oven you are using for the first time.
    *runs off to check on pie*

Revelation: I may have found my blogging niche … unintended disasters and tragedies in the kitchen…. What do you think?

(To be continued….)
Continued… Pics & Proof

Eat Tofu!! Tofu could improve your sex life!!

Ok, so this article says tofu could improve my, yours, everyone’s sex life.

YIPPEE!!!

I’d rush to stock up and be a tofu-tarian except, I”m not.

Unless i’m suppose to have sex with tofu, it’s not going to help.
if it increases my sex drive, it’ll just make me more frustrated.
THe thing about sex is having someone else is a requirement. That’s hard. (unclear if pun is intended…)

SO Forget about the tofu. and I hope by sharing this, those of you with sex lives, will go try some tofu.

Enjoy! (pun totally intended)

http://news.discovery.com/human/eating-tofu-could-improve-your-sex-life-121120.html

photo credit: Chris 73 Wikimedia
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