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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Some of These Are Funny

WWII propaganda posters.

Rehearsal Dinner Dress

Sometime this summer Megan and I were at David's and I found this dress and decided I absolutely had to have it for our wedding rehearsal and dinner. I had been checking on it every few months to make sure it was still there. I didn't buy it right away because it was $135.00 and I didn't want to pay that much for it. So the plan was to wait for it to go on sale. Well it didn't go on sale, it just got immediately discontinued. I was in David's less than a month ago and they still had the dress. I went in last night to pick up some bridesmaid dresses, and it was gone. Gone. I asked a manager about it, and she said "Oh yeah, that one is gone. It's been discontinued for a while." I asked her if I could order it and she said that no other store would have it. Well, she's a liar. I kept looking around, and I was genuinely depressed, I didn't know what I was going to wear. I happened to walk down an aisle and found my dress, but in a size too big. I grabbed it and decided that if I had to, I'd get it altered. I went up to the front desk to ask someone with a brain if the dress altered well or not. The girl was so nice, and she even remembered me from when I was there this summer. She told me that she could call other stores and see if they had it. What? Actually help me? You're kidding. I wanted to tell the manager to kiss my ass. Anyway, she found my dress in my size in Davenport, Iowa, and it is currently being shipped directly to me. Yay! BUT, the absolute BEST part, since it was discontinued and it's one of the very last ones...I only paid $39.00 for it. $39.00!!!!! I got it for almost $100 OFF. Definitely my best buy EVER.

Go ahead and admire it:

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Amish Cookies!

These are SO GOOD. Trust me. Actually, don't trust me, make them and find out for yourself.

I got this recipe, but it came from a lady I work with who didn't really want me to have it. I had her best friend get it and give it to me. Sneaky sneaky. So I'm going to post it all over the internets so that everyone can enjoy these wonderful Amish Cookies, because hogging your recipes is. not. cool. Haha, I'll show her.

Here is her recipe for Amish Cookies:
4 cups vegetable oil
8 eggs
6 cups sugar
4 cups buttermilk (do not use low-fat, it will not work)
4 teaspoons baking soda
3 tablespoons vanilla
3 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons baking powder
12 cups of flour

Now that you've had a heart attack by the sheer amount of crap you need for this, let me tell you how I do it. For the sake of time (sorry, I don't have twelve days to bake cookies, which is basically what her recipe would require), I cut it in half. Trust me, half of the recipe makes a ton of cookies, I've given them away to everyone.

Here is my recipe:
2 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
3 cups sugar
2 cups buttermilk (do not use low-fat, it will not work)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1.5 tablespoons vanilla
1.5 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons baking powder
6 cups flour

Cream together the vegetable oil, eggs, and sugar. In a big measuring cup, dissolve the baking soda into the buttermilk, and add the vanilla. Mix with the oil, eggs and sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the salt, baking powder, and flour. Add the flour mixture a little at a time until blended.

Bake at 400° for 7 minutes

I used my mixer for the first time on this recipe, and let me tell you, it made it a thousand times easier for me than it was to make these cookies without it. It can be done though, I did it last year. I've never made the whole batch at once, and honestly I can't figure out how she gets a bowl big enough for it. The half recipe filled my mixer bowl pretty full, and it's a huge bowl. They really are easy though. You can decorate them however you want, but if you're going to use sprinkles, put them on before they go in the oven. They're pretty spongy when they come out. I'm telling you, they're so good you won't be able to breathe. Honest.

Let Me Introduce You....

This here is going to be the reason for many upcoming food postings. Meet my Kitchen Aid mixer, which I am completely in love with.


Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Pictures

My cousin Nick, his wife Hannah, me and Josh on Christmas Eve at my Uncle's house.

Me and my cousin Justin on Christmas Eve, avoiding the weirdos we're related to.

Josh's new gun, which I hear he loves.

Us after opening presents at his mom's. Can't you tell we're exhausted? When Josh was little he got tired of opening all the presents she would have for him. Ha.

Me and Josh's cousin Carsyn modeling our new clothes from Lisa. I love her coat.

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Difference Between Men and Women

How women wrap gifts for other women:

How men wrap gifts for other men:

It was very thoughtful, but I had to laugh when I saw it. Still, it was very nice.

This Will Show You What A Nerd I Am

So I went to look up the history of this picture after I posted my last blog.

I have to explain this to get on with the story. I am a big Johnny Cash fan. I love his music, but I just got into it about two or so years ago. I have this CD of his top hits that I listen to when I'm cleaning or getting ready for work sometimes. There is a song on it called "The Ballad of Ira Hayes". Listen to it:

The lyrics might not go exactly with the version in the video since it's live. The one I have on my CD sounds different than the video, but I'm pretty sure they didn't make music videos back then. :)Here are the lyrics:
Ira Hayes,
Ira Hayes

Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Gather round me people there's a story I would tell
About a brave young Indian you should remember well
From the land of the Pima Indian
A proud and noble band
Who farmed the Phoenix valley in Arizona land

Down the ditches for a thousand years
The water grew Ira's peoples' crops
'Till the white man stole the water rights
And the sparklin' water stopped

Now Ira's folks were hungry
And their land grew crops of weeds
When war came, Ira volunteered
And forgot the white man's greed

Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

There they battled up Iwo Jima's hill,
Two hundred and fifty men
But only twenty-seven lived to walk back down again

And when the fight was over
And when Old Glory raised
Among the men who held it high
Was the Indian, Ira Hayes

Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Ira returned a hero
Celebrated through the land
He was wined and speeched and honored; Everybody shook his hand

But he was just a Pima Indian
No water, no crops, no chance
At home nobody cared what Ira'd done
And when did the Indians dance

Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Then Ira started drinkin' hard;
Jail was often his home
They'd let him raise the flag and lower it
like you'd throw a dog a bone!

He died drunk one mornin'
Alone in the land he fought to save
Two inches of water in a lonely ditch
Was a grave for Ira Hayes

Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Yeah, call him drunken Ira Hayes
But his land is just as dry
And his ghost is lyin' thirsty
In the ditch where Ira died

Ok, I never understood that song until fifteen minutes ago. I know all the words, and I really like the song, it just has a whole other meaning now. In the picture of the flag raising at Iwo Jima, Ira Hayes is the man to the far left. I realize now that right in the song it says he was one of the men who raised the flag, but I never put it together. The song is basically his biography. After he got out of the war he had PTSD pretty bad, but it wasn't recognized then like it is now. He began drinking heavily and I read somewhere that he was arrested over 50 times for drunkeness. I had no idea he was a real person, I thought it was just a song. He was only 34 when he died.

I guess you do learn something new every day.

What A Coincidence.

I posted last week about this picture:

Josh and I decided we wanted to get this picture for our living room, because we're both history freaks and really liked it. Megan and I happened to be at Gordman's (which was also by chance, because we weren't even going there until I slid past the drive that goes to our house...its a funny story) and saw this photo in a nice frame with a mat and everything. Stupid me, didn't buy it when I saw it because I didn't know if Josh would like it. There are two versions of the picture and this is the diagional-ish view. Check down a few posts for both photos. Also, we wanted to make sure we were getting a good quality picture that didn't just look like a blown up poster. So I figured I'd bring him back to look at it. We went back the next Saturday to buy it, and of course it was gone. We were both really disappointed. I even tried to surprise him with it by checking back at Gordman's to see if they had gotten any more.

Fast forward to yesterday, Christmas. I was opening gifts and I opened the exact same picture from Gordman's. We had told Lisa a while ago that we wanted it, and she happened to be shopping there and bought it for us! I was soooo mad at the person who bought it out from under me, and all along it was Josh's mom! It was so crazy. I think that picture was meant to be ours.

I was just on a few different websites looking for a kitchen sign that I want (it's really hard to find something when you don't know exactly what it is that you want) and started looking at more pictures. I want to get this one too, I'm sure Josh won't care.

I'm not totally sure if I want it though. We'll see.

Let the Baking Begin!

YESSSSSS! I was so excited about this when I opened it, I almost cried. I can't wait to get it out and make something when I get home from work tonight! First I need to get some cookie sheets! I LOOOOVVVVEEEEEE it.


What a difference a year can make, right? :)


This is hilarious. Watch the other customers, they don't really notice.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Waiting Waiting Waiting...

We are getting ready to go over to my uncle's for Christmas Eve with my mom's family, and I'm waiting on Joshua to get ready. It's pretty much a Christmas miracle that I'm writing. I posted earlier today that I wanted to write about last weekend, but I was afraid we weren't quite out of the woods...well it turns out that doesn't matter.

Last Thursday night we got an ice storm in Fort Wayne. Friday morning was a mess. I woke up and checked on the dogs, and Duckie had a tree sized branch laying by her house. For some reason, I thought it was all ok. We still had power and we were all fine, which was a big misconception. Things got worse from there. Everyone I worked with lost power, but we still had it, so I thought we were fine. Josh sent me a message around 3 that ours went out. And it stayed out, until Monday afternoon.

Here is Duckie's branch:

I'm not going to lie, I thought I was going to die. I realize I was being a big sissy, but I really didn't think I was going to make it. We stayed with Josh's mom on Friday and Saturday, and almost flooded our basement, because we didn't take the sump pump seriously enough. We finally got our generator to work, but could only use the fridge, furnace, and sump pump. I know I should have been happy with heat, but I was seriously not handling it well. At all. And it was unbelievably cold outside, like -30 windchill. Safe to say, I'm glad we're past that.

So I didn't want to post because most people who lost power and had it restored, ended up losing it again. Well this morning we were having another, much smaller, freezing rain issue, and I was worried about losing power again. I got off work today at noon, and by then it had warmed up enough that all the ice melted. So I thought we were fine. Wrong. Josh came home and I was showing him an episode of Made on MTV.com (its this bodybuilding episode where this professional bodybuilder trains this whiny ass kid who wants to be a tough guy. I wanted to show it to Josh because he acts like the trainer guy, the whiny kid was getting pissed because the trainer kept giving him a hard time and being really arrogant. Josh thought it was funny.) and about halfway through the episode, we heard a loud pop and lost power. I was fine. Totally fine. Josh went down to check the fuse box to make sure it wasn't just our house, and it wasn't. So I called the power company and the guy told me that our power would be restored by "Friday and midnight". Dead serious. I was still not freaking out. I went over to check on our neighbors, and to see if they lost power too. When I got back Josh was about to lose it. He had been making fun of me all three days we were without power, and he started doing what I was doing. He went out and hooked up the generator, and I had to tell him to calm down, and if we needed it we would hook it up later. Anyway, our power came back on around 5, so we were fine. It was just funny how he freaked out, after cracking on me for being a baby.

The moral of the story is: be prepared. We are looking into getting a survival kit made for circumstances like this. Actually, Josh is looking into it.

Here are some more winter pictures:

Here is our sad little Christmas tree.

What A Year

I really do not like all the lists that come out at the end of the year. Josh has gotten two entire magazines of lists, and it gets pretty redundant. That being said, this time of year it is basically impossible for me to not reflect on my life this past year. I don't even know where to begin.

Exactly one year ago we got engaged. Wow. A whole year has passed. My first reaction is that not much has changed, but so much has when I start to think about it. I feel like Josh and I have gotten closer than ever this year, it actually feels like a totally different relationship, for the better of course. The thing is, I feel like the changes I've made to myself have made our relationship better, and stronger.

We bought a house. Holy crap. I never thought that one was going to happen. After the whole mess we went through to actually get the house, it's surprising that it's actually ours. We're just getting settled in now, and it's taking some time to adjust to my new surroundings. Of course, I had already been in this house a lot before we bought it, but now it's ours, and really doesn't look anything like what it used to. It's getting easier to look at it like my own, and not a home I'm a guest in, I'm still having a hard time though. It doesn't really feel like Christmas, and I think that might be because I'm not living with my parents anymore. It's an adjustment for all of us. William is currently not speaking to me because I don't sleep in his house anymore. It makes me feel terrible.

I lost 40 lbs. Holy crap. Last year, on December 26 when I decided I was going to really make changes, Josh and I had a conversation about how to do it. He told me that to lose weight safely and keep it off I should aim for one pound per week. At first that seemed ridiculous. Four pounds in a month seemed hardly worth it, but then when I started to think about it, 52 pounds in a year is nothing to turn your nose up at! Obviously I didn't make 52 lbs this year, but even losing 40lbs has changed my life in ways I never thought possible. The real reason I started working out seriously is because we got engaged and I decided I would not walk down the aisle looking the way I did. But then, my Nanny had a massive heart attack and very serious heart surgery. I'll never know for sure, but I'm thinking that is the real reason why I kept up on my health. I'm sure I would have given up, but it made me realize how important health is, and it made me change my entire lifestyle. If my Nanny got a second chance at life, I thought I might as well start improving mine now. I never realized how badly I was out of shape until I got back into shape. The physical changes were almost as remarkable as my personality changes. My way of thinking is completely different. I used to have a serious jealousy issue, but now that I actually have self-confidence I rarely get jealous anymore (I'm not saying never). I feel like I've really turned into a better person. I don't want to think of 2008 as the year that changed my life, but I think of 2008 as the year I changed my life.

However, I am still a procrastinator, so I'm off to wrap presents :). I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

P.S. I had quite a weekend, and I want to post about it, but I'm afraid we're not quite out of the woods yet, so I'm going to wait. I don't want to jinx myself, and trust me, it would not be good if things went back to the way they were this weekend. It was a mess.

Too Funny

The top is Beyonce's "If I Were A Boy", which I actually kinda like. I'm not a big Beyonce fan, but I do like it...not enough to go out and buy the CD, however. The actual music video is kinda sad, but I can't get the link from YouTube because they blocked the code. Anyway, the top video is for you to hear the song if you haven't, the bottom is a pretty funny parody.

"If I Were A Boy"

"If I Were A Girl"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I Love This Little Girl

Watch this, she is SO cute!

Friday, December 19, 2008


This cracks me up. I always think that she is way overboard with her facial expressions.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

All the Bad Stuff in One Post.

Adam Walsh murder solved. It took 27 years after his death until they finally say who killed Adam Walsh. I feel relieved for his family, but it seems wrong that it took so long to get this solved. The only reason the case was closed is because a new police chief took over and decided to close the case one and for all. What seems particularly tragic is that the person who was named has always been suspected, he even confessed twice, and he died over ten years ago. I cannot imagine how hard this must be for the Walsh family, but hopefully they can move on to the next part of their life and have some peace. Americans should be grateful for all that John Walsh has done. The television show America's Most Wanted has helped catch 1,049 fugitives. A "Code Adam" in department stores is to call employee's attention to a missing child. The Walsh family has really changed every aspect of child protection in the last 27 years. Click the link above to see the truly impressive work that has been done.

Drew Peterson says he's engaged. Peterson is the retired Chicago police officer who is a suspect in his fourth wife's disappearance. He was never officially named, but is also a suspect in the homicide of his third wife. And now some girl is going to marry his crazy ass. On Good Morning America this morning they had a psychologist on who was talking about women who fall in "love" with men who are under suspicion of murder or other heinous crimes. The psychologist said that Scott Peterson, who killed his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, gets mail from groupies who claim to love him. Click on the article above for the news about his engagement.

Caylee Anthony has supposedly been discovered. This story is absolutely heartbreaking. I have no idea how anyone could hurt a child. A child's body was found near Caylee's grandparents home, and it is believed to be her. Caylee's mom, Casey Anthony is in jail, on trial for Caylee's murder, even before this body was discovered. Click on the link for the latest in her case. This story makes me sick. All of these stories make me sick.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It Just Doesn't Matter.

I was just on the Knot looking around. Actually I was just sitting on the main page looking at what was listed to look at, trying to decide what to click on...and I didn't want to look at any of it. I must be weddinged out. I don't care anymore about what the decorations look like, what the cake looks like, what any of it looks like. I just want to be married. So many things in life are more important than what decorations will be at my wedding. Life is more important than that. I don't want the focus to be on the "stuff" of our wedding, I want the focus to be our marriage. I really feel like I should care more about it though. But I just can't make myself. I've changed so much since we got engaged.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Revision to Post: Saturday, Saturday, Saturday

On February 23, 2008, I posted about a visit Megan and I made to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The other day I was studying for my World Wars final and happened to come across this picture again. It's funny, because both pictures had different parts in my life last week. I remembered seeing the pictures in the exhibit we went to. I need to update my facts though, ha ha. When I posted back in February I wrote what I remembered from memory without looking up the facts. I'll start with this one:

The top picture is the one I took at the museum. The bottom is one I Googled. This was taken at the Tehran Conference. From left to right: Joseph Stalin (Soviet Union), Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA), and Winston Churchill (United Kingdom), (nicknamed the Big Three). I'll keep this short since I know hardly anyone but me cares. Basically, these three met in Tehran, Iran to discuss how to take down Nazi Germany. This was in 1943, during WWII. They agreed that the US and UK would support the USSR attack on Germany's eastern border and they discussed what would become D-Day.

This picture is what Josh and I have decided we want to get to hang in our living room.

The first is the picture I took at the museum. The second is a picture I found on Google. The third is basically the same but taken by a different photographer. They were taken on V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day). This sailor was running down the street kissing any woman he could find. Because of the flurry of excitement and celebration, the photographers did not get the names of the sailor or the woman. Last week Megan and I went to Gordman's and saw a really nice framed version of the first picture "Kissing the War Goodbye". Joshua and I went back on Saturday to buy it, and of course it was gone. I was so disappointed. We'll find it somewhere.

And that is how both of these pictures were part of my life again last week. That's all for this weeks history lesson. :)

Weekly Pasta Post

I realize that it must seem like I am obsessed with pasta. That makes sense, because I AM! It is so easy to make and I think it tastes so fantastic. Last week I made the wonderful penne that I posted about, and this week I do believe I made something even better! An awesome thing about pasta is that you can use any shape pasta to change it up.

1 box multi-grain angel hair pasta
2 jars Bertolli Vodka Sauce
Half of a white onion
Garlic powder/salt (optional)
Italian mixture of spices - oregano/thyme/basil (optional)
Parmesan cheese

Prepare pasta as directed on box. Put chopped onion into pan and cook until onions get flimsy. Add garlic and Italian seasonings. Once onions are a little less crunchy pour in both jars of sauce. Once the sauce starts to bubble (not a lot, just until its warm) add the pasta back to the pot. If you want to, you could add a big amount of Parmesan to the pot, but I just sat the jar on the table. Definitely use it though, it thickens up the sauce and makes it a million times better. Do not skip the parm. Eat it up. This stuff rocks.

The sauce.

I used this pasta, you can use anything you want though. The multi-grain pasta tastes very similar to white pasta.

The picture does it no justice.

I was reading the back of the sauce jar while I was eating (for some reason, Josh always sleeps on the nights I make the best food) and I noticed that it isn't the healthiest. It actually has quite a bit of fat in it (not a huge amount, but enough). Side note: it may be difficult to tell in these pictures, but the sauce is a creamy red color, almost a orangish/pink. One thing I've changed about my diet is that I'm not watching all the nutritional facts as close as I used to. Now it seems easier to eat in moderation (except for this meal..it was so hard!). I've been keeping much more fresh fruit in the house though to snack on. Truth is, you CAN lose weight and still eat whatever you want, just in moderation.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anyone Have A Ladder? Anyone?

How would you cut this?? Seriously.

I love Google.

Too Funny

I asked Megan last week what these certain cookies were, because I love them. She told me what they were and then I completely forgot, until I wanted to make them today. I asked her again and she told me they are Mexican Wedding Cakes - or rings (sorry if that is offensive to anyone, I can call them Hispanic if necessary). I googled "Mexican Wedding Cakes" and got this:

There's nothing like celebrating your wedding with the conquistadors.

P.S. Here is the real thing...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It Made Me Cry Like A Baby..Again

I saw this last year, and just saw it again.

What Is This?

Spencer Pratt & Heidi Montag

Vanessa Hudgens & Zac Efron

Support hose? I fail to see the good fashion in this. My grandpa is in high style now...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Where Do They Get These People?

I think that magazines purposely go out and find stupid people and ask them questions. This one is from People.com.

Pete Wentz Boasts Baby Bronx Is Like Christopher Columbus.

"It's been less than a month since wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz gave birth to Bronx Mowgli, but Pete Wentz says their baby boy is already making some groundbreaking discoveries.

"Every time I see my son, it looks like he's landing on the moon and discovering new rocks and stuff," he tells PEOPLE. "I mean, every time he looks at his hand, it's like he's Christopher Columbus making it across the ocean. It's pretty awesome."

The Fall Out Boy bassist, 29, took a time-out from daddy duty Tuesday night to debut his art exhibition, a collaboration with good pal Travis McCoy entitled "Without You I'm Not Me."

So, has Wentz created any artwork to hang near Bronx's bassinet? "No – I don't think it's appropriate for the nursery," he said. "I'm not the kind of person that's going to push something on my kid. If he decides to go, 'Hey dad, why don't you draw this for me or play this for me,' that would be cool."

McCoy, the Gym Class Heroes frontman, has been named godfather – and he's already started spoiling the newborn. "I got him his first pair of Jordans," he said. "That's just the beginning!"

As for the baby's rather unusual moniker, McCoy wasn't sure of the inspiration. But, he said, "Bronx is just a hard-a-- name."

"I'm amazing with the kid," McCoy bragged, adding that he and girlfriend Katy Perry (of "I Kissed a Girl" fame) are already suffering from baby fever.

"When I passed Bronx off to her, we both looked at each other," he said, recalling a recent visit. "Any young couple in love around another young couple in love, it's inevitable that you're going to get that spirit."

The artwork – ranging in price from $600 to $4,000 – is on display at Gallery 1988 in L.A. and the show benefited Invisible Children."

Really?? Like Christopher Columbus, huh? WTF. Some people shouldn't talk. And the art show benefited "Invisible Children"?? I'm gonna have to look that up and hope that it isn't as ridiculous as it sounds...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Best Pasta Recipe Ever

I got home tonight and decided to make dinner so I could procrastinate on studying even more. It was just going to be a quick meal...which it was, but I was supposed to study while it was cooking..which I didn't. Oops...

1 box penne pasta
2 26oz jars Great Value Onions & Garlic Chunky Tomato Sauce
Half of a white onion (chopped)
Seven string cheeses (cut length-wise and then cross ways, into little chunks)
Garlic powder
Basil/oregano/thyme (optional)
Tsp Olive Oil

We're kind of lame and only have one good pan, and I'm pretty lazy and don't like to clean a lot of pans, so I did this all in one.

First, I cooked the pasta like it said on the package. When it was done I put it in the colander in the sink.
Second, my pasta pot was now empty, (medium heat) so I put in my chopped onion with a little bit of olive oil, garlic salt and a mix of Italian spices. I sauteed that until the onions were translucent and only a little crunchy.
Third, I poured in both jars of pasta sauce, (Medium-low heat) and let it get warm and mix with the onion.
Fourth, I put the pasta back into the pan and mixed it all up. Then turned off the heat.
Last, I put the string cheese chunks into the mix.
Stir well and serve!

It was fantastic. I'm definitely making it again, it was easy!

Here is the sauce, in case you have a hard time finding it:

This is the string cheese I use. I use it because it doesn't melt and get stringy like most cheese does. It melts but it keeps a shape, it doesn't get sticky and cling to the end of your fork. I also use it because it's free...from my parents house :). This is a variety pack (which you already know if you can read, which I do believe you can). It has half original mozzarella string cheese and the other half are twisted sticks with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. I use the mozzarella ones, but if I'm out of it I'll use the twisted ones too, it tastes fine.

I know that whole wheat pasta doesn't taste the greatest, which makes it even better that they came out with this stuff. It's whole grain, but taste like white pasta. It really doesn't taste like whole wheat. I promise you wouldn't know it wasn't white pasta. Also, Barilla makes a good pasta, it's called Barilla Plus, its a good multi grain pasta.

All products found at Wal-Mart. I'm not sure about the string cheese though, I take that from my parents house, I think they get it at Kroger. I'd bet Wal-Mart has it though.

Once again, you are witness to my not studying! Ugh! Stupid finals.

Must Be A Slow News Day...

I'm sure we've all heard this story by now of the corrupt Illinois governor. I'll bet you haven't heard the other most important story of the day. Check out the "In Other News" section on the right hand side...in the light blue it says: "Ticker: Obama inaugural outfit revealed". I'm sure you are completely riveted to find out what he will be wearing right??? Well, wait no more. Here it is, Obama's outfit unveiled:

A black tuxedo. This is the picture right from the article. Let us make a huge damn deal because the guy is going to wear a black tuxedo. He is definitely going to be the next fashion icon. I cannot believe it. I did not see that one coming. I thought for sure he would wear brown, but black? What a new concept. So fashion forward of him.

CNN disappoints me. Perhaps next they could cover a story about a lonely bear at the zoo, surely people care about that, too.

Here is what CNN's Sarah Parker had to say:

(CNN) – The presidential inauguration party tops the list of formal affairs next January, and President-elect Barack Obama is rumored to be preparing for his big event: he’s believed to have ordered a simple and classic black tuxedo by the union-friendly suburban Illinois-designer Hart Schaffner Marx, a stylist in which the president-elect is said to be faithful, according to the LA times.

I'm not making this up. See this ridiculousness for yourself. You may have to scroll down the page, I have a feeling that a more important story will be posted on top of this one soon.


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