Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How to be annoying #1

I've figured out a new way to bug my boyfriend.... ask him how to say stuff in spanish...

me: "How do you say 'why' in spanish?"

J: "por que"

me: " thats what I thought, but isn't that how you say 'because' too?"

j: "yeah"

me: "?por que?" (with a stupid smile on my face)

j: " stop asking me questions...."

me: "?por que?"

J: "because."

me: " ?por que, por que?" (thinking I am saying "because why?")

J: "you can't say "because why" it doesn't translate like that. will you stop now..."

me: "you don't want me to learn spanish... you just want me to be an ignorant white girl...."

I know I bug him all the time but I think its ssooooooooo funny... plus... he enjoys it. He always laughs at all the clever and really stupid stuff I come up with to entertain myself... shit I thought it was funny...

I thought I would add this to this post because... i wanted to...

Here is a big ass catfish I caught... because I am ... you know apparently all around wonderful...


So this is so random... about 2 days ago I was sitting talking to my boyfriend about earthquakes.... yes i know that sounds like a conversation a 90 year old couple would be having... but thats besides the point... I knit damnit... I can talk grandma if I want to... He is originally from Ecuador like I have said before and then lived the rest of his life in Maryland... So his earthquake drama has been ZERO.... I was telling him how they are not scary just weird because its random and by the time I either wake up or get my ass out of bed to run to the door jam... they are over.... well God was listening to my conversation and decided that he was going to SHAKE things up a bit. We had an EARTHQUAKE !!! 5.4 I guess... and it was during the day which is weird. Most of the ones I remember are in the middle of the night. but yeah... thats about the extent of natural disasters in southern California... Minus the fires... but those are just crazy arsonist wanting to burn california down... so sad... I always see the charred hills and all I can think of is .... Bambi... all those little furry critters getting their love nest burned down... not the peoples million dollar homes with insurance... furry critters dont have home owners insurance... hahahahaha... wow I am scaring myself!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A little comfort food: Chicken Noodle Soup

I decided to post a family heirloom... My great grandmas Chicken Noodle Soup! There is only 6 ingredients... I doubt anyone will actually make it but I am telling you it is SOOOO good. the homemade noodles are sooo yum! I made it in my vintage Club Dutch Oven which I love to make soups, stews, and the whole reason I bought it was for arroz con gondules. anyways... here is the recipe... It doesn't look all that great but taste YUM YUM

hahah this pot looks dirty but it actually is just banged up... like i said... VINTAGE!!! but that is why I love it so much...


One whole boiled chicken
1 egg
1/2 egg shell of milk (mix together)
1 cup flour
3 cans campbells cream of chicken soup
3 cans swansons chicken broth

cooking directions:
Boil chicken (I do it before and let it cool down so I can shred it easier) Shred into bite sizes add to the soup pot


In a bowl add 1 egg and 1/2 egg shell of milk, mix together, slowly add 1 cup flour. add more flour if too sticky.On a floured surface, Roll out super thin and cut noodles VERY thin (once cooked they triple in size)

Add broth and let cook on medium untill noodles are fully cooked

Yes... plastic bowl... ghetto fabulous!

pretty much I took these pictures because I am trying to "improve" my photo taking... because pretty much I suck at taking macro shots... so... yeah...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A mini vacation

So I have been gone for a little bit on a little trip to central califronia. I went to Lake Nacimiento and The Hearst Castle It was actually quite fun. The drive up the coast was beautiful!!! There was little quaint beach towns that I fell in love with. There even was a cute arts and craft town and there was a NEEDLEWORK STORE... I've never seen a store just dedicated to needlework. I was so pissed, of course my dad just drove on by... RUDE... yet he stopped at my great aunts house who died three years ago and NO ONE LIVES THERE!!! oh you know... Just to "look" what the fuck do I care? I've only seen her 2 times in my life... I want some embroidery floss bitch! but other then that it was a great time. The lake was of course a little "white trash" how could living in a trailer, boating, getting sunburned, and getting towed by a boat not be a little trashy? but it was fun all in all... until I got stuck on a pontoon boat with the epitome of trailer trash... let me explain... my Dads high school friend invited us to come, well his wife's co workers came along too... where do these people come from? They were so nasty and honkeys for sure... half of them had homemade tattoos, one got caught giving head to her boyfriend as her 10 year old daughter watched... SICK... but of course her mom came in and pimp slapped her... YES one for the grandma!! so pretty much we were out of out element but stayed AWAY from them.... Until they got a pontoon and I got stuck on it with a girl with duck bill nails and they were painted bright pink... and big fake boobies she had no problem motor boating her husband in front of all us.... so me being me... I threw a fit and took the sea do back to the trailer and started stitching... finishing the pillowcase I made for my friend Sabrina...

so all in all... I got saved from white trash hell and finished the pillowcase!!! But my family rented our own boat and I took these pictures... minus the hillbillies!

Hearst Castle was beautiful yet weird... nothing matched it was just super old and expensive antiques put together to make a huge mansion. but I loved it. I like weird things plus I love old stuff.... The pools were the greatest!!! simply a-freaking-mazing ! 24 carat gold tiles throughout the whole indoor pool!!! so great!

Thats my Mom and Dad at the outdoor pool. My mom has a fat lip because it got sun burned... HA HA HA...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Dark Knight

Went and saw this movie today. 2 hours and 30 minutes. Totally worth it. I am not much of a comic book fan. But I have really enjoyed the Batman movies. Especially this one... Everyone was great in it. The whole time I was on edge. (I am a wuss for loud noises or seeing skin being cut open) and I thought for sure within those 2hrs and 30 minutes the movie was going to drag... but there was so much going on you didn't even know it was that long... minus the fact that my ass had to come back to life once I did stand up... but the graphics on one of the guys face was so good... and really ugly and sick. Heath Ledger did a great job... REALLY GOOD... and I know a lot of people think hes getting so much props because of his recent death... but really he did such a good job... I didn't even see him as a "person" but just as the joker. his mannerism was so weird and creepy... really a great job... and lets not forget Christian Bale... mmmm mmmm momma like... I am not much of a fan for skinny lips but he is one hot BBQ!!! and I love his old butler guy... I loved him in Cider House Rules as well... plus I was SO glad they took out the psycho therapist guy who sprays that green shit and makes you see maggot and stuff... he was in the first couple minutes and all I could think of was... now I am going to feel like there are bugs on me the whole freaking movie... but... it was good... minus the fact that there was an empty seat between me and a couple and the whole time during the previews I was thinking " I already know some weirdo white guy who looks like he is a serial killer is going to come and sit next to me..." HERE COMES A LARGER VERSION OF JEFFERY DAHMER.... coke bottle glasses and smells of dirty hair... sits right next to me... FUCK... oh well... he didn't do anything weird... plus... Who am I to judge... but still... he was weird... and I don't like to sit next to strangers and I don't like to fight over the arm rest... oh yeah... did I ever mention I was a brat? but pretty much I was leaning on Juan in case I got scared... He thinks its funny... yeah yeah... laugh it up... I get you back... when you are asleep...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Sabrina !!! YOU DRAG QUEEN LOVER!

Okay so these were actually taken last year on her birthday... but here is the question... In the "group shot" which one is really a MAN??? (if you guess me I'll kill you) This day was sssooo fun!!! I mean too fun.... we surprised her by taking her to Lips which is dinner and a Drag show... Seriously the funniest thing EVER!!! I've been to Asia SF before with some gay men ... but with all your girlie friends its ten times more funny.... especially Sabrina... She got drunk (which I have only seen twice) and she was telling everyone how this was the best day of her life... nothing can top that birthday... but... good news I finished numero uno of the pillow cases... one more to go... I really think it is missing something... I have to think about it.... because I love to make things too gaudy... I think she will like them though... I've spent forever and a day making the stupid things!!! luckily she doesn't drool like I do so my beautiful stitching wont get stained by morning drool!!! eeewww.... COME ON I CAN'T HELP IT!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Spanish Flan

I made this flan it is sssoooo good.I first made it for Juan so he wouldn't feel so bad about dating a white girl with no culture or good food... (just kidding) actually not really... what the hell do white people eat thats sooo good??? I love ethnic food... but I do make a MEAN chicken pot pie....mmmm anyways... I am not much of a custard texture fan... but this is ssooo good!! and so EASY I always thought flan/ custards are hard to make but its actually really simple. recipe ishere my favorite part is melting the sugar... but make sure you cook it in a water bath... I know the picture sucks. I took it with my I phone because I don't know where my digi cable is. and besides I like to add pictures to every post it makes things more interesting... well other then that... I am working on a pillowcase for a friends birthday which is hard!!! my fingers are hurting me... hahaha I am not really pleased with it either... I love the flowers but the banner in the middle... its missing something... and its sort of pissing me off... but her birthday is tomorrow and i haven't even finished the first one!! aye yi yi .... I will post pictures soon... I want to finish so I can use all of my new patterns from Sublime Stitching I cannot WAIT to use the Emily Martin ones!!! they are to die for....

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ciggies are not FOR ME!!!

Okay so I am not as tough as I thought I might be. Lately I have been having the urge to smoke a ciggie... why I have NO idea... I am one of those " She only drinks when she smokes" type of girls... Well I haven't drank nor smoked in a few months. So yesterday being the day from hell I thought... I want one... I have a pack of them from one "girls night out" where I bought some knowing if I didn't I would be bumming some Newports off my friend which I think are SICK... ok... so 2 am I get the bright idea to go outside and smoke one... I was fine... 1/2 way done... not a kick of nicotine or anything... yes! I am good!!... bend over to snuff it out... almost fall over because my head was spinning (no alcohol involved) two minutes later laying in bed... NOT SO GOOD!!! S.O.S. MAYDAY!!! I puked three times... So pretty much I think my smoking days are limited to drinking days... can I get an AMEN...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Handmade Brigade

So this was my first craft show in a few years. It was fun!!! I had a great time. Here are some pictures that Sabrina took while we were there. The last hour was so boring but we had fun overall. We are planning on doing some more and she is going to bring her vintage clothes to sell. I think it will be a great idea. Since she has like A MILLION she doesn't wear anymore. Also we are thinking of going to the Pasadena Swap meet to possibly sell there!!!

more random pics are on my Flickr of the show!!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

TO DIE FOR: Book and Muffins

Russian Concubine
Okay so I just finished the most wonderful book. I didn't think it was going to be as great as it was, They say don't judge a book by its cover... well I did. The books title sort of threw me off. its called The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall So going into it I thought she was going to become a concubine in china. But this book was filled with spirit I think I as an American lack. Survival... and the passion that comes with it. The desire to live even when times seem like its not possible. The author had a great way of portraying it and the book was actually so romantic. Not cheesey typical romance but passion and love that comes only when you see someone in their weakest state and your hearts grow together. I highly recommend this book. You can get it at Target !!! With that said... I already miss the characters of the book... and the ending was good but left you dying for more information. I sort of hate when books end like that but... oh well... and ON WITH THE SHOW...
Banana Crumb Muffins

Okay so I made the most DE-FREAKIN-LISH muffins from All Recipes. They are Banana Crumb Seriously so good!!! I didn't expect I was going to think they were the greatest things on the planet... then I tried one and I'm telling you... these are THE BOMB.COM... I added 1/3c brown sugar on accident because I didn't read the recipe all the way through (typical) and I also added some walnuts. I had to give some to my family because I knew if I didn't Juan and I would want to eat them all. And Juan is trying to work off all the love that I have been giving him, I mean feeding him this past year... hahaha the way to his heart was definitely through his stomach... and I think he fell in love with me all over again after these muffins !! :)

Monday, July 07, 2008

A blog to drool over...

Okay so I am amazed at how wonderful some peoples blogs are... but how do they do it? Especially crafting blogs. where they have these wonderful post plus pictures that look like they should be in magazines... PLUS... a craft to go with it... HOW DO U DO IT PEOPLE??? I do not even have a job right now and thinking of sewing, knitting, embroidering, and blogging makes my contacts dry! One blog that I totally drool over is Posy Gets Cozy not only does she live somewhere amazingly beautiful, she has a knack for capturing them through her photos... and her crafts are beautiful and of a wide variety... plus... Her pup is the cutest... but yeah on that note... I am getting sick of crafting... should be be cast down by the crafting gods...? possibly ! but its the home stretch for Handmade Brigade and I am feeling a little overwhelmed. I think I am sick of stitching on onesies and I hate sewing bias tape... ok enough complaining... have you seen the new patterns from Sublime Stitching ?? lovin' them. Especially the Russian nesting dolls and the black apple patterns. CAN'T WAIT TO GET THEM!!! I have a new "big project" I am planning. I am going to make myself a quilt with embroidered squares. My Grandma-ma (great grandma) made me one when I was a wee lamb and she made her own patterns plus knew stitches I have never seen before... so In loving memory of my Grandma-ma who could cuss, craft, and play the piano like its no ones business (and still manage to call herself a mormon) I am making myself a pin up quilt!!! So wish me luck because knowing me Ill never finish... :)

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Craft Show

eeeppp!!! I have a craft show coming up and I feel as though I don't have enough stuff! but at the same time I do not want to put too much time and money into something where I don't know the outcome. I do have some really cute things though... Not to toot my own horn but when I make them they make my heart melt. Baby stuff of COURSE!!!! I love little baby things. I don't even have any kids yet. I'm sure when I do they will be dressed in all the stuff I made!!! anyways the show I am going to be in is Handmade Brigade its in Tall Mouse... I Love that store... its a local craft store in cali. oh well just a little blurp... I guess we will see what happens...