Monthly Archives: February 2009

chipotle.

so i’ll admit it, i have a complete and utter, undying devotion to chipotle. it may be on the slightly pricier side of what it is. and not ‘authentic’ mexican food, but GOD IS IT DELICIOUS.

now this is relevant because i’ve started to cook a little more often now this semester. and while at the grocery store this past sunday, i figured i’d try and make some mexican food. calling up jocey, i asked her to find a recipe for how to make steak marinade and apparently [although i don’t know why i’m even surprised], there’s a recipe to make the tasty steak marinade from chipotle!!

i am so fucking stoked.

i’ve bought my ingredients and am going to attempt to recreate this delectable dish that i almost always get when i go to chipotle:

photo courtesy of christmascarol's flickr.

photo courtesy of christmascarol's flickr.

does that not looking abso-fucking-lutely mouthwatering?! look at all the different colors and flavors……

i strangely enough do not have my own super-close-up shot of a chipotle burrito bowl. hmm. sounds like i need to make another trip to chipotle soon…

pictures to hopefully come soon of my cooking adventures!

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this is why you’re fat.

so my sister sent me a link to this website called, “this is why you’re fat.” go to the website and you’ll see pictures of some heart-attack-inducing food such as this:

photo courtesy of thisiswhyourefat.com

photo courtesy of thisiswhyourefat.com

Lankford’s Gluttoneer

Half pound prime rib/sirloin/rib eye patty, american cheese, onions, maple bacon, hot link sausage, ketchup and honey mustard.

so it looks like people just  submit pictures of so-good-but-so-bad-for-you food and they’ll post it on this website. nothing more to it than that. while most of the food i saw on here kind of made me throw-up a little in my mouth, i will admit that some of it looked, well, kind of delicious:

photo courtesy of thisiswhyourefat.com

photo courtesy of thisiswhyourefat.com

i’ve heard that chocolate covered bacon is actually pretty delicious. something about the combination of sweet and salty makes it an extra tasty treat.

photo courtesy of thisiswhyourefat.com

photo courtesy of thisiswhyourefat.com

a deep fried cupcake covered in chocolate syrup and sprinkles. oh man. i can feel my heart quivering at the sound of this.

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madonna’s handgun high heels.

now, i’m not the biggest fan of madonna. i’m not gonna get into why. but i’m just not.

however, when she wore these shoes to her ‘filth & wisdom’ premiere in nyc, i immediately fell in love with them:

photo courtesy of whatshaute.com

photo courtesy of whatshaute.com

The gun shoes from the Chanel Spring 2009 Cruise Collection. The shoes, which come in different styles including black and silver, will retail for $2,200.

are these shoes not the most kick-ass pair of shoes you’ve ever seen? i mean seriously. awesome.

i want the silver ones!

i want the silver ones!

check out chanel’s website for more info. or just oggle at all the pretty, expensive apparel.

and just cause i find this photo amusing:

photo courtesy of teamsugar.com

photo courtesy of teamsugar.com

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a diva is a female version of a hustla.

i know, i know. most of you probably sighed when you read that title. i’ll admit it! i am totally hooked on beyonce’s ‘diva.’

i kind of stopped caring for beyonce a while ago because she seemed to get a little too big for her britches. yes, i understand that when you’re in this kind of business, you need to have a somewhat more inflated-than-normal ego to survive but still. sasha fierce? really?

anyway, when i initially heard ‘diva,’ i was just like ‘aw hell no.’ but of course, after a few more listens, i loved it. that beat, the way beyonce’s voice is all up in your face, the outrageous futuristic couture pieces she was struttin’ in, and these…

photo courtesy of myfashionlife.com

photo courtesy of myfashionlife.com

these are freakin’ amazing. yes, they really serve no other purpose than you making a statement and to make people go ‘wtf?!’ and that’s what i love about them. i mean, didn’t people say that about kanye’s shutter shades:

photo courtesy of sunglassreplicas.wordpress.com

photo courtesy of sunglassreplicas.wordpress.com

and now these fuckers are EVERYWHERE. shit.

i feel like beyonce’s fringed shades take the ridiculousness to a whole new level. so fucking fierce. i was trying to search for the designer who created these bad boys but with no success. looks like beyonce had them personally designed just for this music video.

who cares if you can’t see out of them? fuck that! at least you’ll look like a major badass. WHERE YO’ BOSS AT?

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before sunset.

 

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photo courtesy of impawards.com

 

there’s something about the film ‘before sunset,’ the sequel to ‘before sunrise,’ that i really like [be careful for spoilers in the movie links!]. as a self-labeled cynic to a certain degree, i try to be a realist when it comes to most things. especially matters of the heart. i’m not a fan of predictable/cheesy romantic comedies except for the rare ones like ‘nick & nora’s infinite playlist’ [does this constitute as a romantic comedy…?].

anyway, i remember hearing about ‘before sunset’ from my sister years ago, probably when i was in high school if not younger. but never really got around to seeing the film. probably because it didn’t seem all that interesting to me at that point my life. two people walking around and talking for the entire film? no thanks.

but for some reason, 6 months ago i decided to give the film another shot. and, as i’ve already told you by now, loved it. it’s such a simple film: in ‘before sunrise,’ jesse and celine met in vienna and spent one night together conversing about anything and everything, felt an immediate connection to one another, and eventually sleep together. by the time morning comes, jesse has to take a train out of vienna and they agree to meet back in vienna in six months and do not exchange numbers, addresses, or even last names.

nine years later, in ‘before sunset,’ jesse is in paris promoting his latest book and sees celine in the book store watching him. for a few hours, they walk around paris talking about work, what they’re up to now, and eventually what happened 9 years ago and where they’re at now.

it’s filmed in real time so, you watch this pairing for ~80 minutes just…talking. it doesn’t seem all that exciting but the dialogue is so real and well-written and the acting is great that you kind of just get sucked into watching this couple talk about their lives and interact with one another.

i guess now that i’m older and [hopefully] somewhat wiser than i was years ago, i can relate to this film so much more. the scene these two have in the car on the way to celine’s apartment is probably one of my favorites. the raw intensity and vulnerability both of them display either allows you to empathize with what the feelings they’ve been trying to negotiate these last 9 years and/or at least see where they’re coming from. 

the question of whether or not what they had 9 years ago was merely a one night connection that they’re desperately clinging to, or something almost akin to something like soulmates is very much real. and something we’ve probably experienced to one degree or another in our lives. 

i mean, isn’t this a concept we all think about sometimes? what if that person you met a week ago was that one person you were suppposed to spend the rest of your life with? does that person even exist? what i love about these two characters is that they’re very much insecure, flawed, complex human beings. and the film doesn’t try to skirt around this or sugarcoat it. 

some of my favorite quotes from the film:

“Maybe what I’m saying is, is the world might be evolving the way a person evolves. Right? Like, I mean, me for example. Am I getting worse? Am I improving? I don’t know. When I was younger, I was healthier, but I was, uh, whacked with insecurity, you know? Now I’m older and my problems are deeper, but I’m more equipped to handle them.”

and…

“I guess when you’re young, you just believe there’ll be many people with whom you’ll connect with. Later in life, you realize it only happens a few times.”

okay, i think i have sufficiently hyped this film up to the max. so go see it!

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someecards.com

my sister sent this to me a few days ago:

 

photo courtesy of someecards.com

photo courtesy of someecards.com

😀 cute. someecards.com has been gaining a fair amount of popularity for quite some time now. i always see them as bumper stickers on facebook but had actually never been to their website until now.

i stole this from it’s wiki page :]:

Someecards.com is a free online e-cards service created by Brook Lundyand Duncan Mitchell. The content of Someecards is comprised of parodies of the sentiments found in the traditional Hallmark greeting card, and sometimes features content that could be considered offensive if taken seriously.[1]Someecard’s deadpan humor has drawn widespread approval from those for whom traditional greeting and Ecards do not appeal, especially younger urban audiences.[2] The cards are divided into many categories, including events for which one might send a real greeting card, such as birthdays, weddings, and holidays. But it also contains cards for unusual occasions, such as after abreakup, to flirt, and as a “cry for help”

haha, this one’s pretty awesome:

 

photo courtesy of someecards.com

photo courtesy of someecards.com

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geosense.

thanks to phill, i now have confirmation that my geographical sense of where anything is, is pretty much close to nil. it’s kind of sad, really.

anyway, i’m referring to this site called geosense where you’re essentially testing yourself on your knowledge of where cities are in the world [or you can limit it to just europe or just the us]. 

you’re given a map and then asked to locate a certain city. points are given depending on the speed and accuracy of your response. you can play by yourself or against an opponent. while you’re playing, you can also chat with other players and the whatnot.

anyway, check it out. a somewhat educational way of wasting your time?

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