Nico Vega “Beast” Music Video that I am in!!!!

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I had an amazing time being in this video. My arms were sore for days and it was completely worth it.

I love Nico Vega!

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A few quotes for the day.

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January 23rd

Last night was a cooking success. Tommy and I made the Mini Chicken Pot Pies and asparagus and it was delicious.

THANK YOU MARIANNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look at how beautiful she is! She's pretty, nice, helpful and she's making fun recipes! Coolest friend ever! I love you, Marianne!

Look at how beautiful she is! She’s pretty, nice, helpful and she’s making fun recipes! Coolest friend ever! I love you, Marianne!

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We were going to go out to eat because he flew out this morning back to Texas but we decided on spending quality time together going shopping for cooking supplies, making the food together and then eating it. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Tommy enjoyed it too.

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I definitely am going to need to learn how to keep the “basics” at my house though so that it doesn’t feel so expensive or crazy every time I prepare dinner. I realized last night how much stuff I don’t have.

Example: A good cutting knife and measuring cups.

Seriously, who doesn’t have measuring cups?

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Anyway.

Here are some pictures from last night. They aren’t cute but it’s proof that I made food and I am proud of myself for it.

I would like to dedicate this post to my boyfriend, Tommy. He has created something inside of me that actually wants to learn how to be domestic. Thank you for making me into the woman society would like for me to be. I love you.

Side Note: If you don’t understand my humor and sense my sarcasm please stop reading my blog.  I love women, empowerment, independence and equality so don’t get too offended 😛

This is the 2nd time I have referenced "Portlandia's women's book shop" when I joke about "domestic womanhood", "cooking" "society" etc. If you don't understand this reference please watch Portlandia ASAP or at least YouTube this. HILARIOUS

This is the 2nd time I have referenced “Portlandia’s women’s book shop” when I joke about “domestic womanhood”, “cooking” “society” etc. If you don’t understand this reference please watch Portlandia ASAP or at least YouTube this. HILARIOUS

I ran into these at the grocery store last night. As Tommy's sister said on Instagram when I posted "WITCH HANDS" ....ABORT CHICKEN MISSION! hahahahahhaa. No, I did not use these for our chicken pot pies. I wouldn't eat these even if I was on Fear Factor and the prize was a basket of puppies.

I ran into these at the grocery store last night. As Tommy’s sister said on Instagram when I posted “WITCH HANDS” ….ABORT CHICKEN MISSION! hahahahahhaa. No, I did not use these for our chicken pot pies. I wouldn’t eat these even if I was on Fear Factor and the prize was a basket of puppies.

Here's our dinner. It doesn't look like much but it was SOOOOO GOOD. I was making mmmm sounds the entire time I was eating. It was borderline annoying .

Here’s our dinner. It doesn’t look like much but it was SOOOOO GOOD. I was making mmmm sounds the entire time I was eating. It was borderline annoying .

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January 21st

I never learned how to cook which is why I am almost 30 years old and I haven’t even been close to getting married or engaged.

Note: I am sorry if I offended any women out there with that joke…………….

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When I think about why I never learned I have come up with a few reasons. They are as follows:

  • When I was a child I never asked my mom if I could help her in the kitchen because she was Super Woman and she looked like she didn’t need help….besides MTV Spring Break was on so I was busy watching that and learning some killer dance moves 
  • I wasn’t raised in a family full of women who loved to cook. I have ONE grandma who barely eats and when she does she tries to feed us hard-boiled eggs, old wheat bread, vegetables and non-fat, sugar free Popsicles for a delicious dessert.
  • When I was 18 my mom was diagnosed with cancer so she didn’t end up cooking a whole bunch because she didn’t feel well. I don’t blame her.
  • I moved out on my own when I was 19 and had no one around to help me in the cooking department, nor did I have the drive to learn (HEY, I’m just being honest here.)
  • I am an all or nothing person. Quite impulsive at times too. When I decide I want to do something I end up buying enough supplies to run a small operation. Then I get bored or overwhelmed and walk away from it or feel discouraged. This is exactly what happens when it comes to cooking with me. I see all of the ingredients I need, or the time it takes to prepare or I don’t understand a certain word and then I get mad and go to In N Out. I know it’s not right but it’s how I operate.
  • I also have a really bad short-term memory. Since cooking has never been something I wanted to do or enjoyed or was exposed to, I literally have no memory, opinion or anything related to what foods or meals I want to eat. When people ask me what I want for dinner the only thing I can think of is having a turkey sandwich, grilled cheese or some Skittles. It’s ridiculous.

Here’s where things have changed………………………………………..

  • I’m turning 30 this year so it’s time to grow up and start cooking like a boss…like this dude
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  • I want to learn how to cook so that my boyfriend can have another reason for sticking around and loving me even though he calls me a brat 100x a day.
  • If I learn how to cook then I will save money and can save up for that pony I always wanted Image
  • Also, if I learn how to cook I will have at least 35% more things to talk about with women I meet randomly on the street. Image
  • If I learn how to cook, I can even throw dinner parties, or at the very least make delicious plates to bring to our friend’s houses. People will eat my food and then turn to Tommy and say things like….OMG, your girlfriend cooks soooooo good, I bet you feel so lucky to be with her huh? My God….she cooks AND she tells funny jokes. Holy shit, man. You hit the jackpot. He will be forced to look at me and think to himself “I am the luckiest guy in the world.” Then he will imagine his life like this Image
  • Clearly, this cooking thing has a lot of upsides to it so I am really starting to think I have no other choice then to become a cooking machine.

So here’s my next little rant about cooking and one of the main reasons why I haven’t started ….yet.

Cookbooks bore the crap out of me. I hate tiny font, I hate when people ramble on and on and on and on about a certain recipe  Seriously, this is how I feel when people won’t get to the point about how to make food or talk about it like it is the invention of the wheel

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I reached out to my friend Marianne because I know she cooks her husband lots of great meals every day and she would break it down for me in a way that would keep me interested and willing to learn. I have to tell you that in no way did she let me down. I simply wrote her an email saying:

“Marianne….I need you to teach me how to cook. Can you email me a simple recipe once or twice a week (start off slow) so that I can start cooking food at home. That would be greattttttt.” 

This was her response email:

“Mini Chicken Pot Pies!
 
1 Can of FLAKY biscuits
2 chicken breasts
1 bag of frozen mixed veggies (corn, carrots, peas etc)
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 cup of shredded cheese
salt, pepper to taste
 
 
pre-heat over to 350
 
place chicken in boiling water, cook for 20 min, cut in cubes
 
get a mixing bowl and dump can of cream of chicken, frozen veggies, cubed chicken and cup of shredded cheese, mix that bad boy up.
 
grab your newly purchased cup cake pan and spray that shit with Pam
 
open the biscuits (try to do it with out flinching, waiting for the pop)
 
separate the FLAKY layers in halfs 
 
flatten the half of the biscuit a little, stuff one half of the biscuit down in the muffin hole so just a little biscuit hangs over…do that to all 8(?)
 
scoop a HEARTY scoop of mixture on to the biscuit, dont be shy…overfill that shit.
 
get other biscuit half and place on top of mixture and stuff all the overhang down into the muffin hole.
 
bake for 15-17 minutes.
 
BOOM goes the dynamite!  This shit is for realz tasty!
 
enjoy.”
Not only was that recipe enjoyable and funny to read but I followed it closely and I feel completely prepared and capable of making those things which brings me to my next idea….
Marianne needs to write a cookbook ASAP in that exact writing voice. I swear on EVERYTHING if there was a cookbook out there that essentially made fun of me, made jokes…..talked weirdly about the recipe……whatever, I would 100% buy it and use it everyday.
I have no idea if this kind of book exists but it needs to.
That’s pretty much all I have to say today. I will document on my blog the things I end up cooking and making for myself throughout the year. Please do not think this is a place for you to come to find recipe ideas. If nothing else, my blog will always be a place for you to come laugh at me or with me. I will never create things that look pretty but I can promise  that they will be edible and Tommy won’t die from eating it. In fact, this is a collection of pictures that I can completely identify with.
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Lastly, a veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy big thank you to my co-worker Daniela for surprising me with a rice and veggie cookie/steamer thingy for no apparent reason other than she loves me and she knows I need cooking supplies. I came back into the office after my lunch break and she presented it to me. I was totally shocked. What a lovely gesture!!!! A present for no reason?!>!!>!?!?!? People don’t even buy each other birthday gifts anymore, left alone send cards in the mail and she bought me a rice cooker just because?!? So sweet. I actually got a headache quickly after she presented it to me because I got so worked up from excitement. Thank you, Daniela!!!! XOXOXOXOOXOX
She told me that we will upgrade me to a nicer one once I start using this one and grow out of it. HAHAHAHA. Thanks, Mom!!!!

She told me that we will upgrade me to a nicer one once I start using this one and grow out of it. HAHAHAHA. Thanks, Mom!!!!

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BEST NEWS EVER

ALL FOUR OF THE DOGS WERE ADOPTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were up for adoption on the 18th (3 days ago) and they already found homes!!! The best part is the shelter told me that one person adopted all four of them so that they weren’t going to be separated. I really hope to God that the shelter didn’t just blow smoke up my @ss. If anyone is reading this and has any idea who was the Angel that adopted these dogs, please let me know. I want to send them a thank you card, balloons and a cake HAHAHAHAH. Seriously, though! 

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I wonder if it’s true?!?! I hope!

GREAT NEWS! I went on my blog to click on the links of the 4 dogs Tommy and I found last week just so I could look at their beautiful faces and get sad that I can’t adopt all of them and all four pages said that the information is no longer available and to please call the shelter to ask about availability. I currently cannot find the paperwork that has the Kennel ID #’s for each dog (I think it’s in my car) but I am going with my instincts which is pretty much saying the information is not available because they all got adopted already! I will confirm this information ASAP but I had to share this now ♥ Thanks everyone for viewing my blog and sharing my post. You all are amazing!

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The 4 dogs I found are ready for adoption!!!!

Pleaseeeeeeee someone go and adopt one or all of these doggies. They are a family and I found them together running around the Los Angeles streets like little tiny dirty children. Here are the links to their picture and information in case you are interested in adopting one of these little sunshine mitten pups. 

The Pack Leader 

The Brave One 

The Quiet Observer 

The Pensive one 

All four of these dogs were so sweet and when I put them in the back of my car they were as quiet as can be. I am telling everyone right now….if I won the lottery or had a house with a yard I would have adopted all of them. Spread the Word!!!! Please adopt! Thank you!

P.S. Please keep an open mind in terms of what they look like. I know they aren’t the “prettiest” dogs because their hair looks nutty but I swear they all look at least 50% better than the way I found them. A few more washes and hair cuts and sweet, sweet family love will do all of these dogs wonders. As a reminder this is how Tommy and I found them…….

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