Sunday, September 27, 2009

More Lessons From My Brother's Relationship Fail.

For those of you who aren't aware, I am not a fan of this girl. Their entire relationship is like a PSA.

5) Don't abuse a connection. If the person you know isn't at someone's house, don't go there. You. Don't. Live. There. It's nice that his parents don't give a crap about what his sister wants and lets you invade whenever you want, but really, who does that? 
6) There is such a thing as wearing out your welcome. Do not stay at said place for a week. It's rude, and when you kick against the shared wall all night, the person in the bedroom beside you can't sleep. They live here. You don't. They want to sleep.
7) If someone tries to help you, take it. It's not like you can dress yourself properly and merely suggesting that you would look good in blue based whites is not an insult, in fact it's a compliment. Blue based whites are pretty. 
8) Sometimes things you don't think are disruptive are. Do not shower after 10. The water is loud and some people have bedrooms that share a wall with a bathroom. Some people are trying to go to bed early so that they can perform well at school. Mind you, it's really not worth trying because you're probably just going to kick the other wall all night. 
9) Don't date a baby, he should take care of himself. If your boyfriend is in the midst of a huge mantrum do not go up to him and baby him. Let him work it out himself. A child wouldn't have you running up to him, talking to him in a baby voice. When a grown man acts up he does not need to be validated, he needs to be taught that that is NOT the right way to deal with his feelings.
10) Love is about wanting what's best for someone, even if you aren't involved in it and lose a lot. Don't hold the person you're with back. I understand that you get to live in a nice house, go to fancy dinners and go on nice trips. I understand that your home life is crap and that using someone to get all the things you never had is tempting, but it's affecting him and his family. When you won't encourage him doing something because you lose all the good things you can't afford to do you're nothing more than a selfish bitch. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cooking at Home- My thoughts.

I just read a very interesting article about how people need to learn to cook. I was curious because of my newfound "I'm so in love with this" thing is Jamie Olliver's Cookbook, Jamie's Food Revolution. The article branches into eating different cuts of meat, but for those of us, like myself who are undecided on whether or not we want to put liver into our mouths I'm going to focus on the cooking at home bits.

So, as we've discovered I bought this cookbook because, well, I am a pizza ordering fiend. The first thing Panago taught their delivery guys was how to get to my house (I live in a pretty secluded area, so this actually was a neccessary endeaver). The minute my parents went out, my brother and I would hop to the phone and order some sweet, calorific delicousness.

The problem was, each time we placed about a $40 order. (a large pizza to split, and like 4 packs of wings and ridiculous amounts of coke) Despite the fact that all I ever had was a couple cans of coke and 2 or 3 slices of pizza, I usually ended up footing the bill because I'm the 4-years-younger responsible one. This habit got transferred to my alone self, and suddenly cooking took a backseat to the ease of ordering a pizza.

Not only did this take a toll on my wallet, but honestly, it wasn't doing my body any good. I heard about this new cookbook, and lets be honest here, I only bought it because it had pictures of Jamie cooking- It's a hot boy doing a hot thing! I also had an inkling of an idea that I would host dinner parties with my friends instead of going out every week. (that spiel, along with "my parents'll let your underage ass drink in the house" got Jen to allow me to buy said book) My brother, Chris, decided that it looked acceptable to him and we've actually done a lot of cooking. I think we've only gotten pizza like once in the past few months. Of course we've saved heaps of money and I've reincarnated a relationship with these things called vegetables.

In the end, I guess take out isn't that good for you. In the environmental scheme of things, I suppose it has some effect. I'm less likely to chop up some meat than I am to chop up some veggies because raw meat grosses me out a little bit. Tonight I'm on my own for dinner. I'm gonna have some of the delicious chilli I made last night, and then I might just mosey over to modcloth and reward my savvy saving with a pair of shoes....