Friday, April 24, 2009

Dilemma // Unfortunate circumstance

A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or mutually exclusive.

A condition or fact that determines or must be considered in the determining of a course of action.

Neither are the words I'm looking for. The situation is something like this: I just moved into my new room, in which the internet used to only work in one little spot in the room. And only with my roommates' newer laptops. Well, turns out, the internet works almost everywhere, but still only with their laptops.

1. I wish the internet worked on my laptop because I use it the most.
2. I dont want to pay for internet
3. I dont want everyone to know because I dont want everyone in my room
4. wah wahhh wahhh

note: I like keeping secrets, and then sharing them at the best moments. Like how I kept it a secret it that we actually DO get the local channels and so now if we feel the need to waste more time, we can.

I love clean houses!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Now her body is the definition of fine but I told her that her body looks better with mine

There truly is more going on in my life than I what I allude to here. Regardless, last night I was thinking about what it would be like to write an online dating profile. I really want to just so I can face all the things about how I perceive others and myself. And possibly pinpoint some reasons why i've been called 'particular Paula' or 'pet peeve Paula'. But maybe that's just embarrassing and no one would care?

A while ago I started a "101 things to do in 1001 days" but I've been slacking alot lately. My friend and I are going to collaborate and make this summer RIDICULOUS. Then again, why make only the SUMMER ridiculous? Why not the entire year? yeah, that's more like it.

Speaking of slacking, I haven't been where I want to be in terms of cooking. I haven't cooked ANYTHING since Easter. Baking a large batch of cookies does not count. Or those garlic fries from last night.


Mooncake Foods: Veggie Special, Portobello, Cucumber Asparagus, BBQ sauce, American Cheese

Brussels Sprouts Sautéed with Garlic

Vegetarian Indian Curry Tofu Pot Pie

I can only dream

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Healthy substitutions

When I cook and bake, I rarely go by recipe... I tend to substitute this and that and use more spice than it calls for (a teaspoon of cinnamon in carrot cake?!) Obviously this has ended in numerous disasters, most of which I will still eat. But lessons have been learned in the last 24 hours:

Do not substitute applesauce for an egg in any Polish recipe because you think it will be more moist. There is a reason WHY it calls for 6 eggs, okay? Also, make SURE you separate the yolks and the whites because otherwise the whites will not attain ultimate fluffiness (primary reason for failing any Polish cake). I probably should have doubled checked the exact baking term of "szklanka", which literally means "a glass"... but then we use cups?

Also, deep fried foods are deep fried simply because they taste better that way and are meant to be that way, and only that way. Baking, boiling, heating, whatever, will not end in the same flavor. (Prime example: seasoned french fries vs. seasoned boiled potatoes. I know I know, horrible! But I was convinced it would be "healthier", even after I covered it in butter and salt)


Next on the list: russian tea cookies.