Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
1 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 poblano, or Anaheim chile pepper, seeded and diced
2 cup(s) diced zucchini
2 cup(s) diced summer squash
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
2 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and chile; cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add zucchini, summer squash and salt; cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in cilantro (if using).
Roasted Veggie and Feta Sandwhiches
1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound) [not sure if I'll use this]
1 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 cup(s) roasted red peppers, rinsed and chopped
Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 ounce(s) feta cheese
2 teaspoon(s) lemon juice
1 teaspoon(s) dried oregano
crushed red pepper
1 round loaf whole-wheat country bread (about 9 inches across)
Preheat a grill or the broiler. Cut eggplant crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. If using a grill, oil the grill rack (see Tip). Brush 1/2 tablespoon oil over both sides of the slices. Grill or broil the eggplant until lightly browned and tender, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let cool slightly. Chop the eggplant coarsely and mix with red peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Mash feta with a fork in a small bowl. Add lemon juice, oregano, crushed red pepper and the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil; blend until smooth and spreadable. Season with pepper. Slice loaf in half horizontally and scoop out about 1 inch of the soft interior from each half. (Reserve for another use, such as breadcrumbs.) Spread the seasoned feta in the bottom half of the loaf. Spoon the chopped eggplant and peppers over the cheese and replace the bread top firmly. Cut into wedges.
That's all for now. . .I gotta do some homework.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Maddoxx is doing great! He loves me deeply and is a little attached! He follows me EVERYWHERE [even into the bathroom]. Mark spent the night the other night and he likes Mark now so that's good [=. My ma has been taking care of him while I've been at school or work. The first day she locked him in the bathroom for 3 hours and he tore up the door [yikes my dad was pissed]. My ma is going to pay to fix it since it wasn't my fault [thank god]. He wakes me up at like 4 am to go pee though so that's really unfortunate. I bought him one of the shirts I liked and its a little big because I knew he would grow some hair back but he doesn't like it. He scoots around on the floor trying to get it off it's quite entertaining actually. [=
I had a really bad money anxiety attack on Wednesday and thank god I've been sick otherwise I would still be having one. I'm really stressed about being able to afford my bills and rent when we move out. Unfortunately, I know for a fact that I am not going to be able to, so I've pretty much resolved to paying my phone bill late and then if I have to, Tina offered to lend me some money so I might have to do that. It really sucks that I don't get hours at either one of my jobs. I was counting on two pretty good checks this week and next week but I haven't gotten any hours so that was a huge FAILURE! I have yet to check the March schedule for the courts yet but I doubt the hours are going to be any different. Once again, I am in search of a new job, something to replace the tax agency with because they really don't have anything for me and although I am thankful for them giving me anything it kind of is a waste of time. I was looking online yesterday and saw some tips like donate plasma or get a paper route so I might do those on the side just for extra cash. There's also stuff like "mystery shopping" but I'm not so sure about those things. My ma sent me some emails of places I need to send my resume out to so I'm going to do that tomorrow.
Tonight we are going to a really nice steak house for that whole 5280 thing. It's called Ruth Chris'. I guess Tristan and Kyle are coming too so maybe if Mark lets me bring Maddoxx over they'll get to meet the little monster. I'll post about the experience later. Right now, I'm going to do some job hunting and then some homework before I get ready to go to dinner. [=
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
he's not bad. . .quite entertaing song called "I Love College" infact that I actually like. . .as well as a few others. He kind of reminds me of Eminem so I guess that's where I am getting my spike of interest in. [side note: my phone keeps ringing and it's a number I don't recognize so I refuse to answer cuz I'm sure it's some people I recently flatlined and want nothing to with but it's getting on my nerves, except for the dancing to my ringer hahaha]. FOCUS! Anyways, I would recommend checking him out. . .you might not like him and I respect that I just find him similar to Eminem and I kind of miss that guys work so I guess I found a substitute till Eminem puts out some more stuff other than "Crack That Bottle" or whatever it's called. [=
BTW. . .I discovered that it is one of the persons I recently flatlined that keeps calling from a different number [God how unslick you really are. . .I'm not fuckin slow]. He'll text me then call then text again. I'm not so sure why it's so hard to get the idea through his fuckin thick ass head that I don't want to be associated with him or THEM anymore so it's time to just leave me alone. Normally, I'm not so nice with people about things like this, but seriously, I'd rather not deal with the immaturity they would only bring into my life if I acted my normal self and handed out the words of how disgusted I am with them. Anyways. . .I have to be at Mark's in 30 mins. . .surprise surprise I will be LATE [=.
Friday, February 20, 2009
For now, I'm having a hard time deciding what I'm going to make myself to eat. I'll probably go with a baked potatoe that's really mushy lol, but I can't really think of anything else that doesn't require a whole lot of chewing that will fill me up. I had soup last night and I don't think it's the best idea. . .my doctor said that I shouldn't eat things that are hot I guess. I'm trying to do some reading for my Policing class but it's so boring. . .I'm glad I decided to minor in Criminal Justice instead of majoring in it. Learning this type of stuff in the field is going to be way better. I wish I had some macaroni and cheese but I ate it all lol. [ooops fatty.] I guess I'll make a baked potatoe and and do some spaghetti with veggie marinara sauce.
I wish I had my own personal cook to make me whatever I wanted when I'm too lazy to cook myself. I like to cook but there are days like today that I'm just to lazy to do it [hahahaha]. I'm still trying to find things to do to kill time til tomorrow. Maybe Mark, Kyle, and Tristin will want to go bowling or something tonight. I think I'm getting cage sickness from being in the house almost all week. Oh yeah I forgot to mention I think I found a third job! Yay! My manager at the tax spot talked to one of her clients who needs a receptionist part time and she said she was very interested in me. I gotta call my manager and email her my resume so that she can forward it on. Yay wish me luck cuz I definitely need the money [=.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
only 19.00 on overstock. I hate my white sandals.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
First of all, I can not believe that a 70 year old woman is taking care of a 14 year old, 200 lb chimpanzee. Even as babies, monkies are incredibly strong and can do quite a bit of damage. A 70 year old woman is in no condition to be taking care of animal that is that big. Second, I sympathize with this woman's losses but I think that she has some mental issues that need to be resolved because she needs to realize that substituting a monkey for her family members was not healthy. Third, WHAT IN THE FUCK WAS GOING THROUGH HER MIND THAT MADE HER THINK IT OKAY TO GIVE A MONKEY ANTIANXIETY PILLS to calm it down. Antidepressants are even completely safe for humans so why would they be completely safe for animals. Regardless of how closely these animals are related to us and how medicines and treatments are tested on them, does not mean that we are in the clear. I think this woman is totally retarded and should have removed the chimpanzee from the area that the friend would be in. . .put him in his cage and let him resolve his aggression in there. It would have been the safe and logical thing to do. Fourthly, I can't believe that the officer reported that woman's condition of "not having a face" over air. And finally, I am a huge huge animal lover. I literally will watch Animal Planet all day as long as its not talking about ants or mice [lol]. Orangutans are one of my favorite animals and being a close relative of chimpanzee's I'm am absolutely outraged by this story. I strongly believe that animals should be left in the wild in their natural habitats at all time. I do not believe we should have them in zoo's on display or as pets or as super stars for movies, commercials, etc. These things are not natural for animals and it is extremely easy for humans to form bonds with these animals and FORGET THAT THEY ARE WILD! That's when ignorance or even the tiniest mistakes occur and situations like this happen, where handlers or innocent bystanders are critically injured. I understand that some zoo animals are refugee's that have been hurt or abandoned or whatever in the wild and had to be saved, but I do not believe that just because of that we should display them in zoos in unnatural habitats, cramped quarters, and filthy living conditions. I think these animals should be placed into rescues where they can be better cared for and then people can travel to the rescue centers in order to become educated about the different animals instead of viewing them in zoos. This woman is an idiot and I think that if I was the friends family I would more than likely be pressing charges for wreckless endangerment.
You can view an interview with the owner as well as read the story at MSNBC.COM.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Uhm. . . on the whole better education thing I got my ma signed on to help me out. I'm making up some survey questions to adminsiter. I made that group on facebook but I haven't really checked it out. I know some people joined though which is great. Don't forget to get involved yourself. [=. I gotta finish up some of this homework and try to figure out what I missed in class today and what I'll be missing on Thursday since I have to get these teeth removed. Those are all the updates I got for ya.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Anyways. . .I'm quite bored. I'm waiting for my camera to charge so I can upload the zoo pictures. I've been trying to download some songs but limewire is being it's usually ass self. Damnit. . .now the window randomly closed. . .fucking bastard. Lol. I forgot to mention on my Valentine's Day my ex Josh found himself drunk texting me [six messages] about how he luvs me and how he's sorry that things didn't work out but they should have and how he doesn't care what I tell my boyfriend about him. . .woopty woopty woo. Dip shit texted me six times continuously at 3 am. Me and Mark were both pretty upset since we both fell asleep at like 8 pm hahahaha. Anyways. . .I didn't respond to any of the texts. . .I refuse to waste my time on that shit. I'm in a much more AMAZING point in my life with someone else and I've already wasted enough time on him. It's kind of amusing that he's doing that type of thing though because he swore he's not the type of person to act like this. It's amusing but only to a certain point because it seems to be a trend with a lot of my ex's. . .just weird because girl's are suppose to be doing that type of shit and I definitely don't so they like take over hahahaha. [devious grin] suckers.
Ugh I can't wait to get this wisdom tooth taken care of. I'm constantly hungry but when I start to eat it hurts so I lose my appetite. I just delicious looking grilled veggies on a bed of rice but now it's all going to complete waste because I took two bites and my mouth started hurting again. Damn infection. . .bastard child. Today was such a beautiful day. It was 60 degrees. I can't wait til summer. I got my toe nails did. . .they orange with a green and white flower. . .they're so cute. My mom was nice enough to pay otherwise I definitely can't afford that luxury right now. I really to get my hair colored. I decided I want to color it the color of the Girl's Next Door girl Kendra. . .the one that like sports I think. . .she has a really pretty ash blonde. . .I'll have to do my extensions too hopefully they turn out good. I'm going to get some more reading done. . .hopefully I don't fall asleep. [= I'll be back with pictures.
Anyways, even though I felt shitty me and Mark went to Colorado Springs and explored down there cuz that's where he use to live. His house is ginormous and absolutely beautiful. I took a nap cuz I still didn't feel well, but before that we went to the C. Springs Zoo. It was SOOOOOOO amazing. When I get the chance I will upload photos. We got to feed giraffes and because I was feeding them a baby one let me pet it. I got pictures with them sticking their tongues out all the way and standing right next to me. It was by far the best zoo experience I've had so far. I wish I could get a behind the scenes tour one day and get the chance to pet atleast all the animals once you know. That would be absolutely amazing. My ma and I are going to the Denver Dumb Friends League today to look at puppies. I can't wait. There's a puppy store right by there so I'm going to take her there too. I don't feel like going into work today so I'm playing hooky lol. Hope you guys had a good Valentines day. Pictures Coming Up Soon!
Friday, February 13, 2009
1. add me on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=54104642&ref=profile name on there is Jodii D.
2. Join the group I created called Who's For Better Education Systems? http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=50927828302&ref=mf
3. Invite your friends/family who you think may be interesting in helping as well!
4. Join in on the discussions. The first one is already up there.
Thanks A LOT! [=
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I got my first tattoo today. I'm absolutely obsessed with doves I think they're amazing beautiful birds and so I got my tattoo of one. To me it just symbolizes my determination to keep on going and being successful. [=. It's beautiful and unique and sexy and I'm absolutely in love with it.