Monday, August 30, 2010

Already Falling Behind

A certain someone told me I have not blogged for a while. I think that certain someone is right ;)

Guess Ill post two things, made some snickerdoodles last week turned out alright. I'm starting to get used to the stove here.

1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix sugar, butter and shortening till it has no lumps in it. and eggs and vanilla. Stir in cream of tarter, baking soda, and salt. Add all the flour and stir. If to moist add a little more flour.
Shape dough into balls by rolling spoons-fulls of dough between your hands. Roll balls in the mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake 9 to 11 min or until slightly golden on top. Remove from cookie sheet onto wire rack.

Bought a scooter today. I am terrible at haggling.. so.. spent more than I wanted to, but, its nice and pretty new, with under 200 miles on it. Not a bad scooter... just need to get a job now to make up for the budgeted extra spending there....

Would have liked the car in the background ^^

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday Treat

Not too many interesting thoughts today. I have been reading an article for philosophy, talks about how important it is to think for yourself. Says that reading is good, but too much reading starves your own thinking process and you become a copy from others thoughts and ideas. So yeah, good idea to take a little time of the the day to just think for yourself.

I wanted a quick tasty treat for the evening. I made cake mix cookies. They don't taste like regular cookies, but they are still full of sugar and pretty good. Heres what I did:

1 package of cake mix ( I used a white cake mix )
2 eggs
1/3 cup of oil

Topping (optional)
1 tablespoon of white sugar
powdered sugar and cream cheese

Preheat oven to 350
Do not use all the cake mix unless you want dry cookies. Combine cake mix eggs and oil and mix until smooth. Roll dough into one inch balls and put on cookie sheet. Here you can roll the balls of dough in white sugar, this gives the cookies a nice finishing look and they taste a little sweeter.

Bake for 8-10 min but keep an eye on them after 9 min.

After cookies are cooled, you may top them with frosting made from powdered sugar and cream cheese.

A little undercooked at 7 min, but still tasty. I used strawberry cream cheese (only cream cheese I had in the fridge) Little different taste, but still pretty good.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Communication and Relatives

Three thoughts for the day.

I went and spent time with my great grandma today. As I have become older I have grown to appreciate her more and more. It is fun to listen to her wisdom and experiences that she has had in her life. I see her as a person now and not just as that grandma that loves to spoil her great grand kids. Looking forward to spending more time with her.

Talked with my mom and aunt today about relationships and communication. Both my mom and aunt have gone through a divorce. We talked about how guys and girls have basic communication skills that are different from each other. My aunt told us about a study preformed with two 11 year old boys and two 11 year old girls.
Two eleven year old boys were put in chairs both facing a wall. The boys stared and the wall and after some time one boy started to talk about a video game he played. He stated he got to level 37 in the game. The other boy would talk about that game and how he got to a higher level. The conversation would continue with the mail goal of the two boys being to "one up" each other. Mainly talking about themselves and accomplishments they have done.
The two girls sat in the same room staring at the same wall. The first thing they did was turn their chairs facing each other to be able to talk eye to eye. They started there conversations with questions like, how are you? how are you feeling? More personal questions about each other. They also talked eye to eye with each other.
In conclusion the basics of male communication seemed to be establishing dominance. Guys typically will not speak to each other eye to eye because it as seen as a challenge. Girls need to talk eye to eye and be able to see emotions expressed in the face.
This causes many relationships to have fights where the wife gets mad at the husband for not looking her in the eye. Then when the husband tries to leave the area and conversation the wife follows and asks for that eye to eye contact.
There are guys that have learned to be able to communicate through a feminine side. As well as girls who communicate through a masculine side. These skills are developed by the environment and friends who are around the people. As guys spend more time with friends that are girls, they learn how to communicate with the female gender. As well as girls spending time with friends that are guys, tend to develop an ability to communicate and associate more with the male communication habits.

Third thought was just the thought that as money comes, money goes. Received lots of money today. And have it pretty much all spent in the same day, for housing, food, tuition etc.
Funny how that works...

Starting a New Routine

Monday is the start of collage. Expecting to graduate in the spring, yay. English classes are done, means no more long papers. What comes with the start of school again is a new routine of classes. Finding time to talk with those I love, and find time to work and socialize as well. Always fun balancing life when more things come into a life.

So for now, keeping myself calm and excited to get into a routine and have time start passing by faster and faster.

Microwave tip of the day- If you don't want food to go soggy in the microwave, wrap it in a paper towel. This trick works very well for reheating pizza, cold toast, french fries, and any bread type foods.

Catching up to Blogging World

Figured it might be a good idea to start a blog. Thanks for the inspiration, you know who you guys are :)

Guess when it comes to blogging for me I try to write too "professionally" and not whatever is on my mind. So hopefully will get over that.

Would like to use this blog to post cooking recipes as well. Hence the Trev "Bite" name.