everyday food made simple

I really apologize about the lack of posts the past few months. I’m wrapping my last few quarters of school before graduation, and there’s just so much to do everyday! I really wish there were 30 hours in a day instead of 24. Twenty four hours just doesn’t feel like it’s enough. I don’t understand how people can be “bored” when I’m constantly trying to find time to get things done. It’s not like I sit around and waste my time away… somehow days and weeks are just going by way too fast.

1. It’s been one heck of a week this past week. It was perhaps the busiest and most stressful week I’ve experienced since I started the program last January. I had two major exams to study for, two big papers to write, and five worksheets that were all due by Tuesday (yesterday). It’s partially my fault that I procrastinated and put off writing those two papers all quarter, but right now, I’m just glad that it’s over and that I can focus on finals. The really ironic thing was that one of my papers was on stress/euthanasia-related stress and unhealthy/healthy coping methods. Impatience, withdrawal from friends and activities, stress eating, compulsive spending (or the feeling of the need to spend money), mental exhaustion, fatigue… check, check, check, check, and check.

I’ll be looking forward to some much needed R&R in a week :)

93 more days til graduation!!!!

2. It was also during this time of extreme stress that I really wanted to be in the kitchen to bake. It’s really all I wanted to do – I really wanted to procrastinate and go bake some cookies.. or cupcakes… or donuts. But the logical side of me told the emotional side to wait til the week is over. I guess I discovered this week that baking really is my best form of therapy. I don’t necessarily bake because I want to eat the end product, but more so for the process of being in the kitchen, piping frosting, rolling little cookie dough balls… it’s calming and very therapeutic to me for some reason.

3. I have a little confession to make: I have a little unhealthy relationship with Ramen (shh, don’t tell Brian). I love Ramen noodles. A lot. I know it’s so bad for you, that it contains a ton of sodium and all kinds of preservatives that can kill your liver, blah blah blah… but I just love it. I think it’s because Taiwan spoiled me with the different amazingly delicious flavors of Ramen noodles they have. I could probably eat a different flavor of a different brand for two months in a row. I even ask my parents to mail packages of them to me every once in a while… There, now you know another weakness of mine when it comes to food :)

4. The 27th season of Survivor (Blood vs. Water) started tonight! Brian had to work tonight, so we won’t be watching it until this weekend probably. I still remember watching the series when it first came out years and years ago.

Survivor

5. In case you’re a techie and you haven’t heard, Apple’s newest operating system, iOS 7 came out today!!!!! As big of a nerd as I am, I made sure I backed up my phone and iPad last night. I sure am not disappointed with its latest upgrade – everything is amazing and I love it so far. A few of my favorite new features include that Siri can now be a male or female, you can send someone a picture through Air Drop, iTunes radio is now available, and that you can block messages/phone calls from people you don’t want to hear from! I also discovered that Siri can speak in different languages, including Mandarin!!!! Was that a feature in the older iOS?? If so, I can’t believe I never knew that. I just had to try it out.

So I asked Siri if she was able to do my homework for me tonight. Unfortunately her response was “I don’t think I’m able to do that”.

Boo, Siri. Boo.

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