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State College was bumpin last night. There was rioting in response to the death of Osama Bin Laden! I went with my boyfriend to check it out. We saw people crowd surfing, setting off fire works, drinking massive amounts of alcohol, smoking cigars, and eating shitty pizza. Typical college night if you ask me haha….
It was interesting to check out! I would of liked to have slung back a beer or two to celebrate, but I was so tired by that point. It was 2 in the morning when we got home, and I had work the next day. I wanted to get up early to work out… didn’t….so now I better after work! Oh le sigh….I think there needs to be more hours in a day and I need more energy. Like an IV of redbull 24/7 so I could get everything done I wish I could!

It looks so glorious out. But, sadly it’s not… :( it’s suppose to stay in the 30’s today. I’m waiting for my car to warm up and stay running for a half n hour then I have to drive it for another half n hour to get the code for my radio reset so I can use it again. Hopefully this works. Hopefully when I go outside it will already be reset. I am trying to sell my car today. I am meeting a guy that is a brother of a friend. He totaled his car. I hope he wants it! Im going to ask 1500 for it because they’re are a few things wrong with it. The hood needs paint work, new antenna, new speakers, dents bumped out, new paint job in general! I think that’s about it…..oh yeah and the heat works when it’s cranked to 3 or 4, but not at 1 or 2. Ha….shit…. I tried to clean it as much as possible. I hope those things are minor to him. The engine is fine! And it runs very well….. it’s my baby. And, I’ll miss her…. So we’ll see how it goes! ;)

 

wish me luck!

 

Picture of the day

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St Patrick’s Day was a memorable one. I had off from work and was able to represent a little be of Irish tradition. It was a beautiful day out last Thursday, which made it all the better. It was in the 60’s! I made a traditional Irish meal that I will post the recipe for, and I had dirty girl scout drinks ready to go for when Scott got home from work.  He called me a little Suzy homemaker, but I can’t help it. I like doing stuff like that! Having little surprises ready for the person you love is purposeful to me. He does the same for me. And plus all the Madmen I’ve been watching lately probably has something to do with it. I like the 50 & 60s era. Although I am grateful that women have more opportunity and rights nowadays. I still like the idea of a woman being attentive to her man. Women were more lady like then, which is not necessarily a bad thing. I work with burping, farting girls in a salon and it’s kind of gross! I think having dinner on the table sometimes is just a nice thing to do! Of course it goes both ways. The best part about the 50’s & 60’s though was in my opinion… the hair! :D

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Love Betty’s and Jone’s hair, but Peggy’s not so much! haha Those bangs have got to go! I hate everything about them!

Anyways so this is what the “Dirty Girl Scout Drink” looked like, and here is the ingredients to it. The drink is pretty strong considering all the ingredients are alcohol with no mixer. We drank two or three of these and we were naturally prancing with anticipation to go out to the bars! :D haha Oh my and the rest of the night was kind of hazy…But I am glad I had a great Guinness to complete the night!

Dirty Girl Scout Drink:

1oz vodka

1oz coffee liqueur

1oz irish cream

1oz crème de menthe (the green kind if you want your drink to be green!)

mix the first three ingredients into ice, and then pour the crème de menthe into the middle of the ice.

Enjoy! :)

 

 

 

corned-beef-cabbage-3 Corned beef and Cabbage.

Here is the recipe for the Corned beef and cabbage I made on Thursday.

It turned out really good!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon black peppercorns, or crushed pepper

2 medium bay leaves, crumbled

2 fresh thyme sprigs or about 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme

1 corned beef, about 4 pounds

3 cups beef broth

Water

1 large onion, cut in 6 to 8 wedges

1 medium clove garlic, minced

2 1/2 to 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, washed and quartered (peel if desired)

4 large carrots, halved and cut into 3-inch lengths

1 small head Savoy cabbage or green cabbage, cored and cut into 6 to 8 wedges

1 medium rutabaga, cut into 2-inch chunks, optional

Chopped fresh parsley, optional

Preparation:

Put the corned beef in a 6- to 8-quart saucepan or Dutch oven; add beef broth. Add your spices, bay leaves, and pepper. Add enough water to cover the corned beef brisket. Add garlic and onion. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 2 hours. Remove the corned beef to a platter, cover with foil, and keep warm in a very low oven or warming drawer.

Skim fat from the broth and add the potatoes and carrots to the broth (remove some of the broth if there is too much liquid). Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes. Add cabbage wedges and continue cooking for about 20 minutes, or until cabbage and vegetables are tender.

(If you add other vegetables, such as sliced or diced parsnips or rutabaga, add with the potatoes.) Slice the corned beef and serve with the vegetables. Sprinkle parsley over the potatoes and cabbage, if desired.
Serves 6.

That is about all I have to write for today. I’ve got some things to get done today on my day off! I had this blog already typed up last night so now I am using Windows Live Writer in case anything happens I will have it backed up in a program. Geesh! What I had typed last night was better, but I forget exactly what I said. Something about how character creates you, but also the people you associate yourself with. Which is why I think I am a bit of a tom boy at heart! I spent many summers with my Cousin Chris doing all the adventurous things a kid can think of. I am the person I am today because of my past, but with room to grow! I am all ears. And, thankful for the friends I’ve had along the way. Yeah… it was something like that….anyways I’m done for today!

Ciao, Angelina

Poem Time…

Something’s got to give.
This string is now a fine thread.
I can barely see it now.
It’s as fine as a spiders web.
And for that I am grateful.
Tear the walls down. Smash the windows out.
I don’t care if I shed some blood.
Atleast I can finally feel.
And if seeing is believing,
then surely feeling is seeing.
And I am seeing that I finally know what I want.

I’m on break at work and just felt like blogging. Today’s a brisk sunny day. It feels like spring is just around the corner…cos it is ha! And, I’m pretty excited about it because i’m looking forward to testing out my green thumb. I’m reading gardening basics for Dummy’s, which should help! I need all the help I can get when it comes to gardening. I don’t plan on doing much because I don’t have my own yard. But, experimenting a little with annuals sounds fun :) I atleast want to start a little portable flower bed and see how that goes.

I work with a bunch of girls at a salon, and each one of them is going through different phases in their lives. From relationships to flings, and even death. It’s very fascinating; as I sit back and listen to their stories. I’ve been through a lot of their same situations. So, I try to give them advice. But at the same time people rarely listen your advice let alone their own. So sometimes its okay just to listen, because that’s really what they want you to do anyways. But, oh how people love to talk. Especially about theirselves.

Today was a good day so far :) I have a day off, and I get to spend the entire day with Mr.Boyfriend. I love those kind of days; we don’t get them too often. But, way more than some couples so for that I am grateful.

Lately, I have been fascinated by Alfred Hitchock’s films.We watched “The Birds”. That was my first time ever watching it. And, I loved every bird pecking second of it!

This part had me cracking up though I must say. Quit closing the door on yourself and GTFO!!! I mean seriously. What the hell! Haha, She got out though. Dragged out that is. And, shortly after that the movie abruptly ended which left me wondering what happened with the Brenner family, Ms. Daniels and of course the birds!  But, that’s how I am with most movies, always questioning things. Maybe I should try to ease up on that and let a movie just be…the movie. Ya know? I’ll work on that. Anyways, all in all it was a good movie! I am glad I finally saw it.

For lunch we went to this awesome little diner in State College that we both hadn’t been to before. The State College Diner; It’s been open for about  a year or so now. The coffee was perfect diner coffee! Not the best cup of joe in town, but 2 to 4 cups of that sweet nectar and I’m like a crack-head on redbull! Just kidding not that crazy, but I’m definitely more alert! I think it’d be nice to go there every once in a while to get out of the house and take advantage of their wifi and coffee. I agree with Scott that it’d be nice if they were open 24/7 though.

Anyways to be continued…. :) Wish Penn State wasn’t sucking so bad. Good thing I’m not real into basketball or I’d be flipping out right now.