Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Not-So-Weekly Recipe

Hawaiian food is really similar to Southern food when you get down to it.  There's lots of deep frying, lots of side dishes, and lots of influences.  All in the best way possible.  

Manapua is without question my favorite local food so far.  

And here's my very southern take on it.

Southern Manapua


1 1/2 cups Bisquick mix
1/2 cup milk
About 1/2 cup finely chopped, cooked, chicken (I used leftovers...I generously season my chicken breasts with pepper, garlic salt, onion powder, Italian Medley Mrs. Dash, and parsley, both sides, and cook them on our little George Forman grill)
6 slices cheddar cheese, or about a handful of shredded
butter and garlic salt (optional)


1.  Preheat oven to 450*
2.  Prepare biscuit mix.  Using box directions, simply mix milk into Bisquick.  
3.  Spoon out 6 mounds of dough onto baking sheet.  Flatten as best as possible (it's pretty sticky).
4.  Pile on chicken and cheese.
5.  Cover biscuits with remaining dough.
6.  Cooks up in less than 10 minutes.  So keep an eye on 'em.
7.  Just before taking out of the oven, lightly brush with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Slice of life

Dear Blog,

I just got back from the doctor.  I had a spot (mole?) removed from my back.  Not a huge ordeal...a couple family members and a close friend also had the same thing done.  

But still... it's, uh, NOT fun.

I have a week for the stitches to heal.  And a week until results come back from the pathology lab.

Holding my breath for positive (negative?) results,

Monday, April 20, 2009


Since when did 4-20 become, like, a national holiday?

What's four twenty?

April 20th.  The day.  For stoners.  It's been all over the radio, and on tv.

Oh.  I thought that was something for Canada.


Thursday, April 16, 2009


Fuck You, Penguin:  A Blog Where I Tell Cute Animals What's What

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Body Issues

So while I was flipping around channels the other day, I stopped on the Style Network because "Style Me Famous" was on.  It'd been a long time since I'd seen an episode, and I always thought it was kinda fun.

However, this one show really got to me.  It focused on a great lady who wanted to change her look, to resemble Queen Latifah.  
About 10 minutes in, when they started to do the shopping segment, I got so fed up I turned off the t.v.  The stylist would pick out outfits, and tell the participant how great it would look on her.  How it would "fix any problem areas" or "cover your flaws."  

Heaven forbid a heavy set woman doesn't own a wrap dress that will fix her multitude of flaws.

The stylists on the show were always quick to mention undergarments and support pieces...but they weren't to make you smaller...just smooth everything out.  Because that's what's really important.

But they kept saying the word FLAWS.  I don't know how that lady put up with it.  It was so underhanded...and it really got under my skin.

Something's wrong with her body.

How horrible is it having someone repeatedly pointing out that your body is wrong, all under the pretense of helping.

It's embarrassing.

There's been lots of talk lately about accepting larger sizes; about the fashion industry veering away from size 0's.  The average American woman is a size 14.  I'm a size 14.  And it's super hard to find clothes a lot of times.  Forget high end fashion designers.  Almost all don't go passed size 10 or 12.  Big girls like interesting clothes too, you know.  

So frustrating.  

Some reading material, to see where I'm coming from:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

My Achy Breaky Heart Can't Take It Any More

I am so over Miley Cyrus.

For serious.

Why is she everywhere?  And why are all sorts of news outlets treating her like she's dropping little golden nuggets of wisdom out of her mouth?  She's 16.  She wrote a memoir.  At age 16.  ...Actually since it was just published, she had to have been at least 15 when it was done.  Which is more infuriating.  

But still.


We.  Don't.  Care.

My sister is the same age.  I love her more than anything, but I don't go to her for life-insights or to shape my world view.  Teenagers don't know anything!  That's kinda the whole point to growing up.

Get back to me in about 20 years.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Not cool...

Seeing a centipede crawling along the outside of Joe's sock drawer, as he was pulling out a pair of socks.  

The drawer is in a dresser that's right beside the bed.  

Of that dresser, the sock drawer is the only drawer at THE EXACT SAME LEVEL AS MY FACE.

I was less than 6 inches away from that sci-fi creepy crawly.  

Dude, do you even know about centipedes?  If you did, you'd so be freaking out with me on this.  They have CLAWS!  POISONOUS CLAWS!  And, like, a gazillion legs.  That make them move really fast.  And hard shells which make them hard to kill....which also causes a disgusting crunch when you finally do.  

And they leave the nastiest mess on the floor.

Ugh  ::full body shudder::

Not cool Mother Nature.  Not cool.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Black thumb

While watching tv, a commercial for Home Depot comes on.  Of course filled with tons of beautiful flowers and people looking happy in the middle of all that Spring-ness.

Me:  [heavy sigh]  I wish I had a garden like that.  I can't even keep potted plants alive.

Joe:  But there's that one on the patio...

Me:  Yeah, but it's growing sideways!

Joe:  True.  I guess it's trying to get away from you.  [laugh]  Like when you go to water it, do you hear a faint "uurrrgggg" and see exposed roots on one side?

Kinda makes a girl weak in the knees

Adorableness found at Cute and Cuter