Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
2. If you are Christian a few things might rub you wrong.
So there is my take on it. Let me know if you have read it or are going to read it. I still would love to discuss with someone this book.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Here is the last post of my old blog.
Hello my friends,
I know it has been a while. I found an awfully handsome prince and I’ve been so busy being swept off my feet that I have not had time to blog.
Today I ran into a situation that required my utmost best princess behavior. I have been dealing with a small legal issue with my landlord, which we needed to discuss. I shook his hand in the lobby. He seemed fairly nice. Then we started talking about the problem. He started with a calm voice, but as the conversation continued he started slipping in degrading jokes, and then toward the end called me an outright liar!! That is no bueno. It was amazing watching this man turn from a um…a (fill in a mediocre adjective) man to a horrible beast type. I am not sure what took me more by surprise, his awful manners or his dismal attempts of humor.
All the same I probably should not judge him right? I might be seeing him at his worse, like Nathanial in Enchanted. He seemed like an ugly jerk, but in the end he saves the day.
Maybe this man will end up like that. A princess should always look in the best for people….or at least I’m told.
Anyway after that horrid encounter, I figured I should look up a way to make sure I never ever slightly resemble acting like that man.
Here is what I learned from the pamphlets in the waiting room that I grabbed on my way out.
Get ready to talk
Ah! I thought this was brilliant. Think before you speak. I love it. I know many people just act out on emotions when they are upset or stressed. Princesses are suppose to be full of grace and poise. There are moments where princesses are allowed to act out in emotions. For example, when your one true love tells you he loves you and wants to marry you, crying and kissing him are completely appropriate responses. However, when solving a conflict, it is better to have thought through carefully what has happened and what you would like to say. It is smart to think outside of yourself and consider what you could have done better. Even though you might have not done anything wrong, princesses think of the people around them (unlike evil step-sisters) and should consider their feelings and emotions.
After that step,
Agree to talk
I personally hate this step. People can be scary when they morph into ugly dragons. Princesses should have courage too…so they set up a private place to kindly talk to the person about the problem. Sometimes it is a good idea to set guidelines, so the other person feels comfortable and not defensive. (okay they probably will still be scared but that’s just how life goes sometimes).
Orderly method to talk
Basically that means listen, validate, and then listen some more, and then finally talk. I know it becomes a very tiresome process and sometimes listening to people is boring, but listening is a form of showing someone you love them. People are more willing to listen and understand you, when they feel loved. Then there is more happily-ever-afters for both parties.
Just think, if Evil Step-mother of Snow White sat down and explained to Snow White that she was insecure about not being the prettiest of the land, then she could have been reassured by Snow White. Who knows, maybe then she would not have been killed.
Arial and her dad did not have good communication either. Arial would not listen to her dad when he tried to keep her safe. If they had better communication then she would not have turned into seafoam like Grimm’s fairytale says.
See? Evil Step-mother and Ariel, good communication skills could have saved your life.
Time for me to go think happy thoughts,
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
.39 1 large chopped yellow onion
.05 2 minced garlic cloves
.50 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
.01 1 teaspoon ground cumin
.01 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
.01 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
.01 Pinch of ground chili powder or cayenne
.33 1 quart chicken or vegetable stock (I use 3 bullion cubes and 4 cups of water)
.88 1 cup red lentils (These are at the sunflower market, and 1 cup is a little less than half a lb)
.40 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
.59 Juice of 1/2 lemon
.79 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Also, if you have any awesome recipes that are cheap and yummy, would you mind giving me a copy? I love trying new recipes.
PS I'll put a picture up as soon as I can.
PSS This is with actual Macey's prices.
Monday, January 16, 2012
|Pre-Party Dinner -- Gyros!! (They were really good)|
|Singing Happy Birthday to her|
- Jury Duty
- Sign your own medical and permission slips
- Get your own credit cards
- Model for playboy
- Work a fork lift
- Get a tattoo
- Get married
- Do not need a cosigner on a contract
- Play on game shows
- Sit at the "Grown up table"
Saturday, January 14, 2012
So how do you want to look?
|Example #1 (doesn't she kinda look like a frog?)|
I love the third one. Techincally Princess Fiona is an ogre, so maybe when I'm old I'll look like that. But can't you tell that all these people must have been pretty amusing and funny when they were growing up?
Smiling is a really good way to make people feel comfortable around you. Think, all the evil villains are not capable of a good smile that looks nice and friendly. They get that look that looks more like they are in pain than actually smiling. If someone is in trouble and they want help, they are not going to approach someone that looks like they are going to eat them.
|Haha, so I'll turn you into a tiny little flee....|
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Link for recipe: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/soups/creamy-tortellini-soup/
Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Matt in our fort
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I know you all have probably read those over the top cheesy chain letters on how to treat a women, but really compliment us when we are sick. Compliment us when we are tired and look awful. Compliment us more when we really look smoking hot. We might shrug off your compliment, but believe me most women will remember. We dress ourselves up, hoping you will notice, so please let us know you do. Romance doesn’t have to be cheesy. It came be, “Wow, you look great.” Followed by a really amazing kiss that messes up our make-up. It makes us feel good.