Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
And the Reason is You.....
This is definitely not my first blog. I started blogging back in 2002. Back when I was just a little college drop out that needed some money to pay for the education i never finished. (If that made any sense) I somehow landed an accounting position which evolved into me having a crazy Assistant Controller title. Anyway, on days that didn't have enough work to keep me busy 8 hours a day i had to keep myself amused. Was chatting on AiM enough? No. Was playing Literati against MKW enough? No. So somehow I found Xanga and started blogging. I started off slow... just like this blog, I'd forget about it now and then and was updating only about once a month. Then- i got better at my job and did things faster... so i had more free time, so i blogged even more. Eventually i was spilling my heart out on that shit, i talked about everything, i came an expert on talking (typing) to myself. But one day I realized I wasn't talking to myself, (uh hello public blog, hello everyone in the world who has access to the internet) One of my friends, Phanus, was like... oh yeah Hanh what's the name of your site again? And I'm like what?? how the hell did you know about that... anyway, ever since that i was more cautious about what i typed on there... it was never the same again. Still I continued to blog almost daily about less personal stuff, but still stuff that went on in my life... it got so bad, it bothered me when i got too busy at work and couldn't blog. When something funny or cool or sad or anything happened, i thought hey i could blog about this! I thought about blog topics in the shower (but somehow forgot them by the time i got in front of the computer) Man, my blog was like my best friend who didn't give me any good advice that i was going to ignore anyway.
Eventually I switched jobs, got cubemates that i didn't want to blog in front of, and the ultimate horror happened, my job blocked xanga!!!! Seriously, i was semi-dramatically devestated. Blogging and reading other blogs took up a lot of my work day (don't worry i definitely got all my work done!)
What the hell was i talking about? Oh yeah, so anyway, in the end, no more xanga, though i have freaking access to it again, hello blogspot, hello blog during my 9-5... will i be able to pick up the addiction again?? I hope so.. i think typing to myself keeps my conversational skills in tact.
ha!ha! okay the first 6 hours of work i had nothing to do, when it's almost time to go home and i'm ready to blog again? I'm swamped-time to work!
have a good weekend errrbody!
(dayum, i just noticed all my pics were dead, i forgot i totally cancelled my old isp account)
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
On the look out for FOOD:
It is true, I've led a sad life. There are a lot of foods I didn't get to eat until I was working and semi out of college. In my family, there was no such thing as eating out at restaurants- not with 7 kids. Even when my older brother and sister had a job they never took me out to eat!! WHAT!! So when I made enough money I pretty much spent it all on food... what can I say, food is my first love.
Even with money I didn't get to experience a lot of food since I came from a small city. I did find all the local yumyums and finally realized small mom and pop restaurants had way better food than the big chains. There are two types of food that I think about now and then and actually feel a little sad that I didn't have a chance to eat it when i was younger.
One is SUSHI... man, I can still hardly afford sushi dinners... now a days I see h.s. kids all up in those restaurants and I think wth!??? Yeah, I'm pretty bitter that I came from big poor family.
The second food is girl scout cookies... people always always talked about girl scout cookies, i never got to taste them until i started a real full time job!! I didn't even know what those stupid boxes looked like... i never had a girl scout come knocking on my door selling those suckers. Anyway, come the job and a mother is selling it for her daughter- i figured they HAD to be good, everyone talked about them, and2.50 a box?? MAD CHEAP!! So i bought 5 boxes...and ate them all... and then learned that that drug only came around like once a year. So the next year i stocked up and bought 10 boxes!!!!!!! Man, thinking back... i can remember how happy and pudgy i was... mmm...
After that first job, no one sold girl scout cookies to me (again)...which was weird, because, we moved to a better neighborhood... and we all know girl scouts come from the better neighborhoods!! Anyway... i didn't think about them damn cookies again until this year. When i heard people in the office talking about it, and telling each other that their boxes came in. Man I was sad... I was SO SAD. Ask Mr Man T. I talked about it... which caused him to steal a half eaten box from his job, but whatever! I was so happy when i saw that box...but still sad that i couldn't buy all the different flavors and knew i had to savor that box so i ate like 3... and put the box away.
Come last weekend when we had to go to Walmart for some diet stuff and Hallelujah!!! Girl scouts selling girl scout cookies outside the freaking store (i don't know how they landed that location). So the little hyperactive girls were like, WANNA BUY SOME GIRL SCOUT COOOOKIES?!?! ::SMILESMILESMILE:: and i'm like YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
and now here i am trying to eat girl scout cookies and type in my blog about my love for them.
i think my keyboard is broken, honey what did you do to it?!?!!!
oh yeah, so the point of this post is that if anyone knows of any food that you think i may have not tried or eaten yet, please please please let me know so i can leave this darkness behind me forever.
Monday, March 05, 2007
The definition of "lucky":
I've always talked about how good of a cook Mr. Man T is... if i didn't love this man and wasn't able to make him my bf, I'd hire him to be my "personal chef" hint! hint!
Below is a very very small display of what I've been blessed with over the last 3 months. I wish I took more pictures, i wish i took pictures with an actual camera rather than my shitty cam.phone, i wish i could blog about each and every meal. i wish i could eat all of this over again without gaining 1 pound. Those who've had a taste of his cooking cannot deny...
This is one talented person.
99% of these pictures are from home (my home!) cooked meals.
Going from Top Left to Bottom Right:
hotpot;teasmokedducksaladwithrasberryorangevinagrette;blackberry jalapeno crustedrackoflamb;