Friday, August 20, 2010

Funny Friday!

I dont know how faithfully you guys have been keeping up with The Oatmeal comics, but I thought i'd go to the lengths of keeping you somewhat up-to-date.
Here is a not so new comic but still funny [click to see full comic]:

O! Click If you own an Apple product.

If you want to keep up visit the website:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Men & Me [part 9]

Recap Of Last Week: "My roommate gets back in the morning, so I tell her when we both wake up what happened. She just said "yea, he wanted to invite you out, but he didn't know if you wanted to go". What! was all I could say for the next few minutes. I asked her why she didn't tell him I'd be OK with it [a little bit more than OK actually]. "well, he didn't text me until after he dropped you off."
I didn't see Mr. Mmm again for the next few days, but when I did finally spot him at the lounge I was more than happy to see him. We were friends right? So why was I so nervous! When he wasn't working he would come over and sit with me, and when he was working he would still come over and sit with me. We'd talk about everything and anything, and some of our other friends would come sit with us from time to time.

After a while I got his blackberry messenger ID but it was still rare when we would talk over the phone. I was beginning to get confused about whether he liked me or not. So I made the decision to not take the relationship any further. Once I heard that "If you are confused about whether he likes you or not, then he probably is too". A real chicken move on my part I know.

A couple days later I saw him at one of the evening meeting again and he sat with me. We talked for a little while about movies and stuff, and like before, he offered me a ride up to my place, even offering his jacket until we got to the car. Friends don't do that do they? We get in the car and he starts showing off his bass, I pretend to care and ooo at the loud noises pounding at my head. then we get to my place and he "accidentally passes it" He reverses all the way back to the door.

I get my stuff and open the door saying some kind of lame good bye.
"er, wait!" he says.
"yea?" My heart started pounding, was he going to ask me to hang out? see a movie? finally!
He continues to mumble something and eventually explains that he wants me to watch one of the movies he had on his Ipod, one of his faves he said. Gerard Butler was in it so I didn't complain, secretly dissapointed that that was all. He asks me if I want to watch a different one, he'd go get it from his place and meet me back. Yea I was retarded and said "eh, its OK. I like Gerard Butler". [sometimes I wonder why I haven't been diagnosed with stupid]. We talked for a little while longer and then I left. Man, what was I thinking? but hey, at least I had his Ipod, which meant I would eventually have to give it back :)

My roommate gets back and asks me how it went. I explain my stupidness to her and she just laughs, she has things to tell me too. Apparently when Mr. Mmm and I left, a group over our friends saw us and assumed we were going out to have some fun [you know, the kind of fun adults have]. Yea I expected rumors to fly, but not so soon. O well, didn't bother me in the slightest, it did however lead me to think about what kind of reputation Mr Mmm had developed...
I think its safe to assume that this week was yet ANOTHER fail in terms of men, and me. This does not only include Mr Mmm, which I have better news about for the coming week, but numerous men who have all of a sudden taken special interest in my romantic life. More rumors, and more men, should be fun?

Friday, May 14, 2010

I dont know about you guys, but for some reason when something is spelled incorrectly, and still makes the same word the joke is 10x more funny. words like dood, ghey, and brutha get me all the time. Like this picture from :
lol, have a nice day

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Men & Me [part 8]

Recap of Last week: I turned around and my heart literally started skipping, or running, more like sprinting. It was him! And he was just standing there looking for somewhere to sit [or someone to sit with]. My roommate calls him over to my pleasure [now that I started catching the feelings I was even more shy than usual around him]
Mr. Mmm sat with us for the whole service. We were whispering like little kids the whole time. After the service my roommate left to deal with her own Men & Me story, so we went to the little snack stands in another room and talked. After everything died down we started heading out. My place wasn't that far from the meeting so I was just going to walk back [literally, its like a two minute walk away].

He asked me if I wanted a ride, A RIDE! All of a sudden I didn't care about not being lazy and walking the full two minutes to my place. I wanted to see his car, and even more, be in it. As we're driving up the conversation kept its flow even though I have to concentrate more on breathing evenly. He looks like he wants to say something, but its not coming out. We get to my stop too quickly and I don't even know how to say goodbye "er, well thanks for the ride, guess I'll see you around?" LAME.

He's not doing any better "o, well yea. do you, er... well yea your welcome!". I give up and leave, still happy for the ride, I mean that's some type of progress right? I can't wait until my roommate comes so I can spill it out. sure nothing got accomplished, but I was IN HIS CAR. [geez i feel like a hyper freshman in college, I'm supposed to be mature, calm, and collected].

My roommate gets back in the morning, so I tell her when we both wake up what happened. She just said "yea, he wanted to invite you out, but he didn't know if you wanted to go". What! was all I could say for the next few minutes. I asked her why she didn't tell him I'd be OK with it [a little bit more than OK actually]. "well, he didn't text me until after he dropped you off."
So yea, yet another fail with men this week. But Mr. Mmm is not to be written off as a fail. I have lots more successful stories to tell you about him. tune in next week to hear about this weeks rendezvous ;)

Friday, May 7, 2010


I'm sure we've all heard of Fail Blog by now, but it seriously never gets old! watching people fail at the most ridiculous things has a special place in my heart. Its actually pretty popular out here, whenever someones does anything from dropping their food, to fender bending a professors car, you can expect to hear the nearest person to you shout FAIL!!!
Here are some good pics:
Wording Fail
 Parenting Fail
Cute little kid on a not so cute table, alone.

Stock photo fail

You guys have to see the "Cable Moving FAIL"
 Be sure and go to their blog and have a great time. FAIL BLOG!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I Want To See The Light

It's something Ive been fascinated with since I was a little girl, but never thought that I was capable of doing; witnessing with my own eyes the aurora borealis [the northern lights!]

"named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for north wind, Boreas, by Pierre Gassendi in 1621. The aurora borealis is also called the northern polar lights, as it is only visible in the sky from the Northern Hemisphere, with the chance of visibility increasing with proximity to the North Magnetic Pole."  - wiki

A little too far fetched? That's what my roommate said. But I will see them one day...hopefully. It's just so interesting to me, how can mysterious light just appear so vibrantly. Sure I know the scientific reason, but i want to see it for myself. Am I crazy?
-What do you want to witness before you die?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Funny Friday

I know I missed Funny Friday yesterday, but here's a little image I couldnt help but chuckle at:

Maybe its just because I have a bunny, but I thought this was too cute:)
Have a great day, next Funny Friday is sure to be funny!

Men & Me [part 7] *NEW*

Recap: Wait! K2 didn't like me right? I guess I took his I-don't-give-a-crap attitude too loosely. I was flattered that he liked me, so I apologized and didn't leave K2's side for the rest of the night. [internally sad for having to leave eye candy's side]. The next morning we said our goodbyes and went to his house. Yea, we had fun ;) -gigi
Boy do I have a lot to catch up on. As the weeks passed so did my budding feelings for K2. Its not that he'd done anything wrong, but more that my feelings weren't going anywhere. No worries though, we're still friends and continue to talk every now and then.

Not very many guys are worth catching you up to speed on with the exception of Mr. Mmm [don't worry, we'll get to him]. A few dates, a few attempts at men, and a few fails have lead me to consider becoming a Nun. Is it too much to ask to get the feeling?! You know "That Feeling", the one you get when you know there is no on else you want. These guys that have attempted a shot at me for the past month have been nothing but outstanding gentlemen. They dotted their I's and crossed their T's flawlessly, but still I didn't get "That Feeling"

As time went on and with the option of joining a Nunnery coming more and more into focus, I started to hang out a little closer to school, particularly our little lounge. I did everything a good girl should; her schoolwork, more schoolwork, and some recreational reading. I began to see more of the friends that I used to hang out with and it was kinda nice. I especially began to notice one particular friend just as he began to notice me.

I call this friend Mr. Mmm. His name begins with an "M" and he's exceptionally gorgeous, but in a manly way. This isn't a particularly good thing with me, I don't EVER fall for the drop dead gorgeous. Sure their nice to look at, but when they know it, their cockiness is almost too much to handle. My Mr. Mmm however doesn't seem to notice just how handsome he really is, to me anyway.

He's the one that has all the underclassmen swooning, and all the upperclassmen trying their best to keep cool. But to me, he's just nice. Really nice. I'd never notice it much before, but now that i was hanging out in the lounge and seeing him just about everywhere the feeling was hard to ignore. He had all the basic criteria of my shallow expectations in a man [yea ladies, we all have em, mine aren't so bad], He was at least 3 years older than me, and taller than me.

One day I was sitting with my roommate at one of the alumni meetings at our college. He never went to them so I didn't even bother to save a seat. I turned around and my heart literally started skipping, or running, more like sprinting. It was him! And he was just standing there looking for somewhere to sit [or someone to sit with]. My roommate calls him over to my pleasure [now that I started catching the feelings I was even more shy than usual around him]
Tune in next week to part 8 of Men & Me to see how the rest of my evening went;)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Men & Me [part 6]

Recap of last week:
One day after class He [K2] asked if i wanted to go to a party with him. I was kind of shocked because I thought he didn't like me, and was a little hesitant to go to a party where I only knew one person. But I agreed [of course] and we went on with our day. When party day came I got to the house and there were a lot of people I had to meet. I was a little nervous at first but eventually calmed down.

I had a friend on call, just in case the party turned into a less than desirable situation. K2 was a little upset about that because I was supposed to be staying at his house for the night. I didn't want to impose in case he met someone, so I told him it was fine. Turns out I didn't need that ride.

I hit it off right away, within 10 min I had a group of guys surrounding me. Sure it was nerve wrecking answering 1 question per second, but at least I wasn't in a corner crying, right? I left K2 to socialize with all his friends, he didnt mind, I was considerably younger than him and he looked happy that I was having fun. The thought had never crossed my mind that he might genuinely be interested in me.

I really hit it off with a guy around my age. He was handsome but shorter than me, so that was a deal breaker for any fun. I really had my sight set on another piece of eye candy, and yes he was much taller than me.

Throughout the night I had a whole group of guys to make my drinks, hold them, watch me to the bathroom, and protect me from the "bad guys". I'd even gotten my eye candy to put his arms around me while we watched everyone dance. I was having fun.

While I'm having fun I feel a tap on my shoulder. I turn around and its K2's Brother, he wanted to talk to me about something out by the pool. I had no idea what he could possibly want. We got out there and he started talking about how K2 had been watching me all night, and how he was upset about me not spending anytime with him.

Wait! K2 didn't like me right? I guess I took his I-don't-give-a-crap attitude too loosely. I was flattered that he liked me, so I apologized and didn't leave K2's side for the rest of the night. [internally sad for having to leave eye candy's side].

The next morning we said our goodbyes and went to his house. Yea, we had fun ;)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Funny Friday!

Whats more cheesy than deep dish pizza? Pick up lines from a guy that's just decided he wants to "make the move" on you. Yes, those lines that make you cringe in embarrassment even though you weren't the one to speak them.

After hearing a particularly bad one, ( have I seen you before? [uh, no u dont look familiar] Oh, must have been in my dreams [:/] ...) I decided to see just how much gushy, cheesy, crappy, hilarious ones are actually out there. Turns out there are tons! Here are 24
  1. I'm a raindrop and I'm falling for you.
  2. Baby, you must be a broom, cause you just swept me off my feet
  3. I must be a Snowflake, becuase I've fallen for you.
  4. I know somebody that thinks they might like you alot. And if i wasnt so shy, I would tell you who it is.
  5. Can I buy you a drink, or do you just want the money?
  6. Are you religious? [Why?] Because you're the answer to my prayers.
  7. Can I lick that film off your teeth?
  8. Can you give me your heart?
  9. Did they just take you out of the oven? [No, why?] Because you're hot!
  10. Do you have a map? [No, why?] Because I just got lost in your eyes.
  11. Don't be so picky... I wasn't!
  12. Falling for you would be a very short trip.
  13. Hershey factories make millions of kisses a day, but I'm asking for only one.
  14. I suffer from amnesia. Do I come here often?
  15. Is it hot in here or is it just you?
  16. Let's go behind that rock, and get a little boulder.
  17. Oh, I'm sorry, I thought that was a Braille name tag.
  18. Remember me? Oh, that's right, I've met you only in my dreams.
  19. Want to play conductor? You be the engineer and I'll go choo choo.
  20. What do you like for breakfast?
  21. You be the tree, and I'll wrap you like a Koala.
  22. You don't need car keys to drive me crazy.
  23. You might not be the best looking girl here, but beauty is only a light switch away.
  24. You sure have a great looking tooth. [i dunno?]
To read hundreds more go to Romance
Or go to to see the top ten

Never, ever say these to a lady!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Do You Like Facts?

DO you like to hear random, crazy, weird, and useless facts? Well I sure do. I didn't always but my roommate got me into them. She'd literally sit there and announce random facts by the second. Sometimes it just seemed like music in the background, and sometimes I would tune in and actually listen to some of the facts.

She had a fact for every aspect of life. Facts about food, the solar system, money, animals etc. Soon I had to look up these facts for myself, what I found? Amusing

This site not only has useless facts, but quotes, "today in history", games, jokes and the list goes on. I highly recommend sites like this when you get so bored you start telling all your problems to your bunny rabbit.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How to Tell If You Have Bad Breath

I dont know how long these things have been out there without my knowing, but im getting one of these for my friend, seriously [gosh he has bad breath]

Look at the video that teaches you a trick on how to tell if you have bad breath:

Best part is you can get your first one for free!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

What Could You Get For $5?

The Wall Street Journal Recently did an article on a site called, This site allows it's users to buy and sell different task's for only five bucks!

"The "gigs," all fixed at $5, range from the silly to serious. Among them: sending a nice postcard from Paris, burning a small paper effigy of your enemy, offers for breakdancing lessons, Photoshopping monsters into your family photos, coining that nickname you never got in high school, balloon animal instruction via Skype and even the penning of Italian love songs."

I was extremely interested in the types of things that could be done so I went to check it out for myself. Turns out that people will do some VERY interesting things for only 5 dollars. Including: give you a wake-up call for a month, edit resumes, do all kinds of cool things to pictures, advertise you business/website, and much more.

If you've got five bucks to spare I suggest you go check out this site, if not only just for fun:)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Men & Me [part 5]

Recap of last week:
I casually asked if this was a group thing, he [fashion designer] said no. I also casually said that I had another date. Mean? No. I had Islanders watching me, and those are the type of men i like.
So yea, another fail on my part with men, but i think next week will be ALOT better:)

While all of this trouble with my ex, K, and supposed gay fashion designers was going on I had been talking with a buddy I met in one of my classes. His name also begins with a "K" so we'll just call him K2.

K2 and i were just friends, or at least thats all I thought. He was 6 years older than me, and we always hung out after class. He liked to remind me how much older he was from me, and how he knew all the ropes of the world. I always disagreed and told him that he wast really THAT much older than me because male's develop 2 years slower than females mentally :)

I liked him for a few reasons. 1. he was older than me. 2. he didn't really go to my college, just took one class [I have an unnatural dissatisfaction with any of the guys that go to my college. It wasn't as apparent in the first few years, but gradually developed]. and 3. He had that I-don't-give-a-crap attitude.

One day after class He asked if i wanted to go to a party with him. I was kind of shocked because I thought he didn't like me, and was a little hesitant to go to a party where I only knew one person. But I agreed [of course] and we went on with our day. When party day came I got to the house and there were a lot of people I had to meet. I was a little nervous at first but eventually calmed down.

Check in next week to see how the party went:)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Funny Friday

Cats are funny.
What makes them so funny is that they probably never really mean to be. I think everybody has heard of the Ninja Cat by now, but for those if you who haven't here's the Youtube link:
The Ninja Cat

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Putting A Couple Holes In My Body

You know whats fun?

I know what you all are thinking, wow you haven't gotten your ear's pierced yet? I can't really tell you why I haven't, I don't have an unusual fear of getting them done or anything. I just haven't ever had the urge to get them pierced.

I was talking with my aunt today and we've decided that I should have taken care of this a very long time ago, so we're going some time this week!
yea, I'm very excited.

What peaked my interest all of a sudden you ask?
Pearl earring:) Some people may say that a diamond is a woman's best friend, but a pearl is this woman's best friend.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Nice Card Trick

You guys gotta see this pretty cool card trick that also tells a story:)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Men & Me [part 4]

So lets bring you up to speed on the ex problem: He hasn't made anymore public moments with me:) He has however broadcasted his want to get back together, and how i ruined his life to everyone on the face of the earth. I think I need a vaca, yea, a vaca would be nice... Ireland?

Anyways back to the real men. A few weeks after I found out the reasons K wasn't talking to me anymore I had a fashion show to do. My first time on the runway for a charity event, and nervous was me [yea, nervous was me]. There were a bunch of designers and our group had the only male designer. We were all sure he was gay so nobody even brought it up.

We did our thing, walked, posed, changed etc. We were all happy at the end of the night, judges voted our designer as best in show, and it was over. I went back to my room very tired, and ready for some relaxing. My phone rings at like 2am and its our designer.

Thinking he wanted to congratulate everyone again I answer. Boy was I wrong, another point I was wrong on? This designer wasn't gay at all. He wanted a date for the next evening. I was definitely shocked. I don't like my men feminine. Don't get me wrong, if your a little feminine we're good, but he was WAY too feminine.

I casually asked if this was a group thing, he said no. I also casually said that I had another date. Mean? No. I had Islanders watching me, and those are the type of men i like.
So yea, another fail on my part with men, but i think next week will be ALOT better:)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Funny Friday!

I have a bunny, his name is Oliver. He is perhaps the silliest rabbit on the face of this earth. Oliver loooooves lettuce, and cantaloupe. a couple days ago i gave him a salad and took a picture of him. It literally looks like he is smiling. I thought it was so funny:

Have a good day, gigi.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Whats Better Than Singing In The Rain?

Running in the rain:)
Let's face it,there's not much to look forward to in winter. But I have discovered one of the biggest stress relievers of all time.
I love to run, and during the winter days I end up being confined to the treadmill [ugh!]. One day i was so fed up I decided that i was going to run in the pouring down rain. It was so awesome! Yea i looked like a half drowned cat, but it was totally worth it. Its like your in a different world.
To this day every time I see a really good rain, i get my running gear. :)
Seriously guys, you need to try this before rainy season has officially ended:)
-good luck

Monday, March 8, 2010

Happiness is Attainable

Ever had to stop and think when the last time you were happy, just because? I'll be the first to admit that i can go for whole days with even feeling content. Work , people, health and whatever else distracts you can become a barrier between you and your happiness.

I dont know if you guys have read the article yet on yahoo but its a pretty good one:

"while about 50 percent of our happiness quotient is determined by what researchers call our natural “set point” for happiness, and 10 percent depends on the circumstances of our lives, a whopping 40 percent is entirely up to you—the way you react to events, cope with stress, choose to spend your time and more."

So dont worry, and be happy!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The HP Mini 210

Travel much? Or don't feel like lugging your laptop to class? Well I have found the perfect solution to your problems:

"With a 10.1" diagonal LED display, a sleek design that is 0.9" thick and weighs only 2.69 lb.1, and built-in Wi-Fi2, our Mini 210 is an Internet companion you can take everywhere.

Enjoy the familiarity of genuine Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3, or simplify your daily PC activities with genuineWindows 7.
Windows 7 lets you:

Quickly get around and get things done with streamlined navigation
Browse the Web faster and more easily with Internet Explorer 8
Search fast
Stay connected while in public hotspots2
Compact and connected The HP Mini 210 optimizes Web access3 and basic communication, plus it's light enough to carry everywhere.

This little guy is available in lots of different styles and shades, and ladies take a look at this:

Vivienne Tam Edition, beautiful no?
Want more info or wanna buy one, visit HP
The best part is the price: starting at $279.99
Yea, have fun.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Men & Me [part 3]

So yesterday I went out for a night on the town with my roommate. We happened to run into a group of guys that we knew so we chilled with them. Now these weren't just any guys, these were The Islanders. Needless to say I was very happy, happy that I was finally having fun, happy to be surrounded by the funniest/sexiest/nicest guys around. We were sitting at a round table eating and talking and all of a sudden i feel a tap on my shoulder.

I look up, and its the last person I wanted/expected to see. My ex. Before you think I'm a horrible person for brushing him off let me explain.

In recent months my ex has made up his mind that there is no one in the world for him besides me. This was OK at first because i could just tell him HELL NO. But gradually his attempts became more psychotic, so much so that my friends keep pushing me to get a restraining order [yea its that bad] so I was perfectly comfortable with being rude to him [plus, who was i surrounded by? yea a bunch of muscles].

We went back to eating and talking and after a while i feel another tap on my shoulder. Yea, its him again. At this point I was so mad I was seeing red. What the hell is he trying to do? He'd always try and thwart my dating adventures before, but this was a whole new level. The only thing i wanted to do at that point was take him in the back of the building and make him permanently apart of the pavement, but this would require me to be alone with him.

Once again we all acted like this didn't happen, and there was only one guy in the whole group that even knew we had previously dated. We went back to talking and laughing and all of a sudden i hear the guys at the other end of the table noticing something. "what the hell is he doing?", does he know we can see him through the glass?", "I think he's 'window shopping'". me and my roommate decide to turn around and see what caught their attention.

I froze, my roommate gasped. It was yet again my ex, staring at me from the window. I dont think i was able to breathe for the next few seconds. not because i was mad, but because i was scared. He looked so different, and it gave me chills. It was clear that the guys had picked up on the object of his gaze, and they didn't even have to say anything but i knew id be fine. A couple minutes later me and my roommate booked it through the back exit and made our way back.

Needless to say my perfect night on the town was ruined, and i am now looking up restraining orders. So was I succesful with men this week? no, no i wasnt.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Funny Friday!

do you guys like random, sensless, video taped humor? Then Derrick Comedy is just right for you.
Derrick Comedy
ahh I remember my first Derrick Comedy youtube video, "Daughters".
I was like, ummm why am i laughing so hard? that was so ridiculous! I quickly finished all of their videos with my roomate, and we wanted more!

check their website out at: Derrick comedy

Heres one i think i missed and couldnt stop laughing:
Boy Band

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Moves for a Flat Stomach

We've all been there; not being able to snap those jeans that just fit us yesterday, grabbing that extra donut when we knew we shouldn't have, ate that whole box of to-go loaded with all that water hoarding sodium making us bloat.

The good news is along with your regular work out regime there are some moves that will give you an extra tummy tuck faster.Read this article by shine, and mimic.

[don't be fooled by their easy appearance, do them right and you will feel the burn!]

Monday, March 1, 2010

Instant Energy

Maybe we all know that a good diet and lifestyle are surefire ways to keep our energy levels in tip top shape. But what about the crash after the junk food binge brought on by your latest breakup? OK so your lack of energy might not be as dramatic as all that, but according to a poll taken by Stanford University Research 37% of people are so sleepy it gets in the way of daily activity.

So here are 3 ways to combat the lazies and get those feel good hormones pumping:


I think this is one of the most obvious ways to get up to beat. Whether its Beethoven or Britney you'll wake up and be able to more readily focus on whatever your doing.


Yea, i know it sometimes feels silly to stop whatever your doing and go to your favorites on youtube, but it actually does help give you a little boost of energy.


Peppermint can actually be an excellent waker upper. "Researcher at West Virginia's Wheeling Jesuit University Found that sniffing peppermint immediately improves both athletes' running speed and office workers' typing speed. Its scent acts as a mood enhancer that boost you motivation and concentration."

I hope you guys found this interesting, and i highly recommend either one. We all could use a little extra umph.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Favorite Dish

We all have our favorite type of food. Today im going to share with you one of my favorites, and the most favorite dish in it.

I might not be Indian, but my favorite type of food has got to be Indian food. I love the smell, taste, and texture. I didn't always like Indian food, but then i moved next to some really nice Indian people. Whenever they cooked [which was like twice a day] they would always bring me over a plate. I was a little wary at first but then they brought me this:

Indian Biryani Rice, one of India's most famous dishes.

It smelled so good, and tasted even better. Since that day Ive always looked forward to Indian meal time.
Do any of you guys like spicy foods too? we'll your in luck! I managed to get the recipe:)

Serves 6-8

Cooking the Rice
1 package Ajika Basmati Rice washed and drained
1/2 tsp. salt
10 cups water

Cooking the Biryani
2 lbs. chicken, lamb or mutton leg/shoulder cut into bite size pieces, washed and drained
5 tbs. oil or ghee
2 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
3-4 cloves of garlic minced
1 inch piece ginger minced
1-3 green chillies minced
6-7 tbsp. Ajika Biryani Spices
2- 2 1/2 tsp. salt (adjust to taste)
1/2 cup thick yoghurt
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1/2 bunch of cilantro leaves, minced
1 lime or 1/2 lemon, cut into small pieces
A few strands of saffron soaked in a tablespoon of warm water
1 tbs. Ghee

Cooking the Meat
Heat oil/ghee in a large pan and fry onions, until quite dark brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.
In the same oil (add more if needed), add spices ginger and garlic. Fry for a minute or two.
Add meat pieces, salt, chilli. Stir fry until meat is nicely browned on all sides.
Add yoghurt, tomatoes, cilantro, lime. Cook, stirring frequently, until meat is soft and only a little gravy is left.

Cooking the Rice
While meat is cooking, boil the water for rice with salt.
Add rice and bring to a rolling boil, until 2/3rd done about 5 minutes after the boil.
Drain/Seive the water off like you do when cooking pasta. You can run a little cold water over it, to stop the rice from cooking further while resting. Leave in the colander for a few minute, for the water to drain out completely.
Add ghee to grease a large oven proof dish or a pan.

Layering the Biryani
Spread 1/3rd of the rice in a layer at the base of the pan. Now layer with 1/2 of the meat.
Repeat the layering till the last layer is the rice.
Sprinkle the saffron on the top of the rice.
Add fried onions on top.
Dot with a little ghee.
Cover the pan with a tight lid.
Put it in a medium hot oven and bake for 30 minutes at 350 F the rice is fully done.

You should have the perfect Biryani.
-Indian Foods Co.

You guys HAVE to try this! If you do tell me about it.

Men & Me [part 2]

Recap from last week:

I wasn't ready for all this but i didn't want to miss out on anything, you only live once right? I admit i wasn't very enthusiastic at the thought, and it takes me a while to warm up to people. but he kissed me goodnight, and then i just waited...and waited....

And waited and waited. Yea I ended up waiting for that walk an entire week. I had no idea what could have went wrong. I backtracked the entire day, nothing. we went out for coffee, sat on the couch and watched Jurassic park, he kissed me goodnight, i couldn't find anything wrong with the entire day. I didn't see him again for months, i was so upset. Shouldn't he have had the courtesy to at least tell me why everything went so wrong? I knew i should have called to at least ask, but i was so hurt. I ran into him a couple months later and it was kind of awkward. He was the one who looked hurt, i couldn't understand.

A couple of days ago [yea, a whole lot of months later] one of my best friends ran into him. She was fed up with everything so she asked K what happened.

He told her that he was AFRAID. Apparently i had showed hesitation when he asked me to take "The Walk". He told her that he was waiting for me to call, to show him that i wanted this too. But i never called him, even days, weeks, and months later.

By this time i was very much over K but i still got upset. THATS WHY! I thought i did something horrible, or he heard some horrible false rumor about me. I started to think of how happy i was and how I wished I had shown it more on the outside.

So now i tell myself, the next person I fall in "like" with, they will know that i like them back!

Tune in next week to find out about the next weekends adventures.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Funny Friday!

Everyone has to have their favorite comedy show, maybe even several. I mean what would the world be like if there weren't any? Probably total chaos. But lets admit, some are a little bit better than others. we all have out preference, but ill share with you my top:

Ahh yes, THE OFFICE! This is my kind of comedy. I spend hours with my brother watching this show, and i cry every time.

The Office debuted in 2005 and is about a paper company in scranton. How can this be even remotly funny you ask? With the help of delusional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is my answer.

Steve Carell is one of the funniest men on T.V., even when i see him playing a different role i have to chuckle. In regards to The Office, I think its genius to have humor where its not intended, it just makes it that much more funny.

Besides Michael Scott, I think my favorite character would have to be Dwight. I hope that there are not actual people like this in the world.
heres a link to a clip of Michael Scott and Dwight: you tube
There is little drama every now and then (love between Jim and Pam, etc.) but what show would be complete without it? So I highly recommend this show to anyone with a good sense of humor.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Video Games Arent Just For Kids

So i know not everybody is as into video games as i am, and some people are probably a lot more into them then I'll ever be. But im still going to tell you my favorite and see what happens. My favorite video game is actually a series [well not series, but ya know] of video games.

My Favorite video game was created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, developed and published by NINTENDO! And has sold over 57 mil copies since the release of its first game. You save a princess and get to ride a horse.

Still dont know what im talking about?

Yes, the one, the only, The Legend Of Zelda!

Ocarina Of Time was probably my all time favorite zelda video game or any video game in the whole world for that matter.[scored 10.0 on ign! must mean its perfect right?] I think every person in the world should have played that game. But quickly following Ocarina Of Time is the more recent Twilight Princess:

Twilight princess is pretty amazing, and i dont think you should go through life without playing it. The graphics are pretty amazing for a wii game, and the storyline is of course perfect [is it weird that i had a crush on link when i was little?...] The neat thing about Zelda games [at least for me] is that they never get old. I could pick one up and start playing one again and i would have just as much fun as i did the first time. I'll never get tired of saving the land of hyrule. In fact, i think i just might go do that:)
Whats your fave videogame of all time?

Monday, February 22, 2010

You Havent Lived Until You've....

Ive always thought this was a hard question to answer. It entails knowing what you couldn't live without doing, seeing or experiencing. but not just the top 5 things that make you smile [although they can be included, and they might turn out to be the same]. Its the top 5 things that take your breath away. Those things that youve always appreciated, and you always will. Those places you went that you cant even describe. That person, that movie, that song. It can even be something silly.

You havent lived until you've:
1. Played at the ocean all day
2. Loved
3. Helped Someone
4. Listened to Nat King Cole's "LOVE"

5. Watched the "Titanic"

right, so if you couldnt tell by now im a simple girl, and i like simple things haha.

and you should know by know that my next question is what are yours? I think its always interesting hearing them.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that everyone has to have a favorite comic super hero, or even villain. [Maybe it’s just me? But I doubt it ] there are definatly a lot to choose from; you have superman, batman, wonder woman etc. My personal favorite however is Spiderman.

Ahh yes, peter parker[Tobey Maguire]. He’s grown on me so much that I think he’s hot, really hot. [Spiderman movies, not comics…that’s just wrong] too bad he’s married…

But anyways he’s the greatest! The way hes just a normal guy, or at least tries to act normal, and then BAM! saves the day [yea yea I know that’s how it goes with all superhero’s, but spidie’s different, somehow…] I thought it was so fun having a favorite superher when i was little, and your was always the coolest no matter what. And man those spiderman movies are AWESOME, yea?

who is you favorite superhero, or bad guy?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Men & Me [part 1]

Men: you can live with 'em, and you cant live without 'em.

I might not be the most accomplished gal in the field of men, but i know enough to know that I'll never know enough. I just got out of a 3 year relationship[well not just, more than a half year] and gosh i didn't know single life was so fun! this previous relationship however has left me a little lacking in dating skills area...This should make for fun times right? From happy endings to horrible disasters, once a week you get to here about my single life [or not single life], and my "attempts" at the cold, cruel world of Men, and Me.

So lets back track 5 or 6 months ago. I had the biggest "crush" [for lack of a better word] on this guy, we'll call him "K" . I thought K was handsome, funny, fun, and mature [a little shy, but o well]. His friends started talking with my friends and my friends would talk to me. Turns out K had been talking about me too! but i was "much too intimidating and out of his league" [btw guys, wth? how can you be out of someone league?] His friends had found out that i liked him and they told him to go for it. He told them there was no way i liked him, i got frustrated. So i tried to make it a little more obvious; initiating conversations and all that. He finally got the courage and started to talk to me all the time, and after a while we started going on dates. I was ecstatic! I mean, who wouldn't be? The guy you like notices you, and then likes you back, awesome. He did everything so perfectly. I'd wait for him to mess up, but nope. Perfect gentleman. [don't worry guys i knew it was only a show for the getting-to-know-each other phase] The only problem i had was the speed at which everything took place. Id just officially met him one day, and the next he was buying me coffee, the next out to a restaurant. By the forth day he wanted to "take the walk".

I wasn't ready for all this but i didn't want to miss out on anything, you only live once right? I admit i wasn't very enthusiastic at the thought, and it takes me a while to warm up to people. but he kissed me goodnight, and then i just waited...and waited....

Come back next week to hear part 2 of Men & Me :)

Funny Friday

Do you guys know what today is???
Funny Friday!

Ok so im going to be showing you guys one of my newest favorite funny guy: The Oatmeal
Have you heard of him yet? if not your missing out. I laugh so hard at all his comics i pee my pants cry, and my roomate thought i was crazy until she read them too.

Now you guys are probably wondering who this oatmeal guy is:

No! not him of course, he doesnt look funny [well maybe?]

"The Oatmeal's real name is Matthew and he lives in Seattle, Washington. He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey. He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth. His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication.
You can learn more about Matthew here:"

Follow this link and read his comics to your hearts content:
-Want to hear how you can suck at facebook?
-or why its better to pretend you dont know anything about computers?
-so many more!

you can even follow him on twitter, facebook, rss, or email:) AND BUY A COMIC BOOK OR POSTER.

-hope you guys find these comics as funny as i did [right, some are kinda crude so you have to have a good sense of humor]. Tell me what you think!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Dream House

You know what’s fun? Planning your dream house! I also think its beneficial, when you know what you want it easier when it comes time to start looking :) I think I might have a bit of a high expectation, and yea I probably wont get this house until im ready to retire…but hey, a girl can dream right?

First let’s look at the house itself:

Pretty darn nice, if I do say so myself. And yea it should be, ill be giving up an arm and a leg to get it. Its just so me! I can’t see myself living in a modern house. Don’t get me wrong, modern is good, in fact a lot of the interior design in my house is going to be modern.

Next we look at the interior:

Main Room




Yes, the various shades of white are reoccurring themes in my dream house. Its just such a clean, fresh color, you cant go wrong. Its like a blank canvas that you don’t want to mess up.

Ill be sure to tell you guys if this happens:)

What do you think? What does your dream house look like?

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