Friday, October 3, 2008

10 Things (cont.)

#8 Cooking

I enjoy cooking. I like trying to make new things and I think that one day I'd like to have a professional kitchen. I don't know why I like it. I admit that it is way more fun when there is someone to cook for... but it is always a good stress release for me. The meals I make most, as my roommates could attest to, are:
  • Shrimp scampi, baked potato, and vegetables
  • Stir fry (with chicken) on rice
  • Chicken Parmesan with Vegetables
On the other hand, I cannot bake for my life. I ruin cookies every time. I need serious help. I don't know what it is- I just can't bake. This is why I really appreciate good cookies. I can never make them for myself.

#9 "Cali"

Okay, if you ever want to make me cringe call California "Cali." I never heard the nickname until I left California. I don't know why it bothers me so much. It is almost like people say it as if that's the cool, hip word for California. It also seems to tie into stereotypical valley girl vocabulary. It is so NOT cool. Also, "the OC." Come on. As if Orange County is heaven or something. Let me tell you... I lived there for 12 years. It isn't exactly heaven. It's city which means... mostly ugly. Not a whole lot of green. Don't believe everything you see on TV. Now I live just outside of Orange County and I like it there SO much better. I don't understand why people all the sudden made judgments about the area code you live in when that show came out. Grow up. People were paying to get their area codes tattooed the the back window of their cars. 909, 714, 951- WHO CARES?

#10 Halloween and Peter Pan

For some reason, I get more and more excited for Halloween as I get older. It seems backwords, I know. When I was younger, it was all about the candy. Now, it is like a cool Fall tradition where you can be someone else. I can dress up like a freak and not be made fun of. That's COOL!

Peter Pan is probably my favorite kids story. I have the most recent Disney verison if anyone wants to watch it :) I've never wanted to be older. Even as a teenager. I could never understand why all my friend were aso excited to get older. I think the age that I would have liked to stay was 17 or 18. But even that was old when I was younger. I wouldn't want to stay in that maturity level... but certain things are appealing. The older you get, the more responsibility you have. Funny thing is... I think I'd make a good old man. I like old man things. Old man music, the old man pass that lets you get away with anything, old man humor, etc. Haha. I guess I've just never been a particular fan of the middle part of life. Maybe because it is so blurry. There are so many choices to make. It seems like being a kid and being old is fairly predictable.


Michelle said...

for real, please cook for me. That shrimp picture made me so hungry at work that lucy went and bought me lunch. It wasn't satisfying. About California=HAHAHAHAHA. I know that people in California don't call it that. I just enjoy short words. However, I am pleased that I inspired my own number on ur 10 things.
I love peter pan and halloween also. Imagine u dressing up as peter as tall as u are. I LOVE MY YOUTH (envy me old man :P)

joyciebear said...

so now all the girls reading your blog will want you to cook for them! lol if you appreciate good cookies, you should ask brenna to bake you some peanut butter chocolate chip cookies while she's there. i taught her how to make them when we were roommates and they're quite addictive. i like cooking too, but not as much as baking.
so funny you mention "cali". I just talked to my norwegian friends about this. I told them no one who's actually FROM California calls it "Cali" it makes me want to vomit a little. High fives for the anti cali. We should start an organization called "Californians for the Anti-Cali Movement" anyway...thanks for posting these 10 things. They're interesting to read. :)

joyciebear said...

P.S. "The OC" <--No one really says that either unless they want to sound like stuffy rich kids. Yes it's ugly. The only parts really worth seeing are along PCH.

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