i wanted to cook and so i made this, which i’ll dub:
SPONTANEOUS MINIMALIST FRIED RICE
what you’re going to need (aka, what i happened to have):
- some rice (i had about 2 1/2 cooked cups left over from lunch)
- some salt
- leftover soy sauce packets from chinese takeout dinners
- (i used two)
- ALL THE EGGS
- (no not really like two)
- olive oil (is this a given? i don’t know i’ll list it here)
the process (aka, oh my god what am i doing what do i do):
- warm up pan in which you are to cook the fried rice. apply olive oil. sprinkle some salt in. try and mix it with the olive oil. have no idea what you’re doing.
- take rice and put in pan. break it up and mix it around a bit to get the salt mixed in. add more salt because.
- struggle to open soy sauce packets, careful not to spill it all over yourself/the stove/anywhere but the pan, while trying to keep the rice from burning.
- use tiny wooden spoon to mix it all together, ultimately failing to mix all of the rice with all of the soy sauce. refuse to fret because you got most of it to mix anyway and you have no idea what you’re doing.
- mix and stir a little. jam out to your music.
- take eggs, break into bowl, beat eggs while still trying to keep the rice from burning. curse yourself for not having prepared this before hand.
- shift rice to one side. add in beaten eggs on the other side.
- take a moment to think about the logistics of this.
- improvise and start mixing the egg and rice together, even if the egg isn’t fully cooked yet.
- sigh in relief as the egg starts cooking while you continuously mix the egg and rice together.
- do that for a little bit and then turn the heat off.
- put in bowl.
- voila! you just made SPONTANEOUS MINIMALIST FRIED RICE.
eat it by itself or as a side dish. i recommend finishing with some hot green tea mixed with honey.
I have four assignment critiques to write and 14 pages of African-American literature waiting for me. Instead, I’m listening to capsule’s new album on repeat, catching up on my dash, and messing around on FB with friends from Japanese class.
It’s just been a long day. A long week even. Work’s great and it doesn’t even feel like work, it’s that fun. Yet, I always feel drained at the end of my shift. I actually fell asleep today and took an hour long nap after my shift. Oh my god, was that nap amazing.
I want to sleep now.
But I can’t.
Welcome to college life, redux.
So, today, or rather about a couple of hours ago, was my first anniversary with Cameron. And tonight was a night to remember.
It started with dinner at Sammy’s. Our waiter was nice, and also gay, so he celebrated with us a little by being cheery and supportive. Cameron and I talked about a wide range of topics before giving each other our presents. I got him a Hello Kitty coffee cup with matching canvas print, a Wonder Woman sticker, and two books: “Someday, Someday, Maybe” by Lauren Graham and the Adventure Time comic, “Playing with Fire” along with a card I made. He loved it all! And he got me a few moleskine notebooks! This big one in particular is about us, and I’m so excited to start filling it up! He also got me two little ones of a pretty blue color and it looks like I’ll be able to carry these around!
We stopped by Barnes and Noble for a bit where we geeked out about Harry Potter and retold the story of how we first met to an approving, supportive sales associate. She was so kind and sweet! We then headed to Arclight where we got snacks and got into a little scuffle with some mustard before settling down to watch Gravity. And boy was it good. It was visually superb and the story was thrilling and never stale! I’d definitely rewatch it, especially a director’s cut. The walk back to the car was extra fun actually, because Cameron walked me into a car and from there we started wobbling and flailing around the parking lot, pretending to be in space.
And now, here we are. He’s gone to bed early and I think I’m going to join him. I’m just so frickin’ happy right now, I can’t contain myself. It was a great day, a great night, and I can’t wait for the next years. <9
Taken on April 20th, 2013
In memory of the graffiti hall on campus.
Gonna try and get back into the flow of things with this side-project of mine.
Also thinking of posting some poetry there too. We’ll see.
I went to Disneyland yesterday with Cameron and his sister’s family!
It was a blast hanging out with his niece and nephews! We left the house around 6:15, 15 minutes after we planned to, and we thought were going to be so late until his sister texted us, saying that the park wouldn’t open for a few more hours. Beforehand, the oldest, Seth, who’s like 6 or 7, called dibs on me to ride rides with him, but in the end it was his littler sister Ryan who clung to me. We partnered up for Toy Story Mania and Astro-Blasters and there were times where she wanted me to hold her hand it was just super cute!
We got there around 8ish and got into California Adventure around 8:30 a la Magic Hour and went on a whole bunch of stuff before grabbing lunch at Downtown Disney. We went back for Grizzly River Rapids and Soarin’ Over California before we jumped to Disneyland. Hit up Star Tours and bought exclusive villain pins (that were pretty snazzy! They were all puzzle piece shaped and fit together to form a mural), then went retreated to Cameron’s sister’s hotel room at Paradise Pier. The view was amazing and it was just so cool seeing the whole park from the window.
We took a nap then headed back to Disneyland around 6 or 7. Throughout the day, the parks weren’t as packed as people as usual with wait times barely going over 25 minutes, but when we went back again that night it was a whole different story. Some rides were around 80 to 120 minutes or so, but with so many people there, it’s not as if it could’ve been avoided. Since it was Friday the 13th, guests could meet Disney villains in the park at certain times and there was even a big dance party. (Though, it was a family-friendly dance party, so it wasn’t as if it was a club or anything). We went on a few more rides and hung out in front of Cinderella’s castle before heading back to the hotel to spend the night.
Speaking of spending the night, the park didn’t close until 1 and Cameron and I stayed until then. Seeing as how I was late, I initially texted my mom saying that I’d be late coming home, but later on his sister and her husband offered to let us spend the night, worried about going home so late, and to our surprise, my mom let me stay! She did ask where I was staying and said that she was trusting me, so I told her where and sent a selfie I took with Cameron, his sister, and her husband. Good times!
I loved every minute of it. Playing and having a good time with the kids and my boyfriend, it made me appreciate so much and made me even more excited for a future with kids. On the way up, Cameron and I even talked about the number of kids we’d have and their names. He was thinking Addison for a boy and I gotta say, that name’s kinda stuck. “Addie” for short. Of course, we’re still set on Flint too. But yeah, my body’s a good kind of sore, from having a great time and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Presents for Cameron~~~~~
First sent (left) and received (right) pictures off of Rando.
A really cool concept, the idea is you take a picture and send it off. Someone, somewhere on earth receives your photo, while you receive a photo from another someone, somewhere else on earth.
The one on the left went to someone in Singapore while the one on the right came from Natal, Brazil.
It’s been over a week since Cameron and I went to Disneyland for our 7-months-dating/6-months-official. Here were the selfies I was talking about.
Favorite pictures, <9.
So, I don’t know if you guys remember, but last Tuesday was Cameron and I’s (our?) 6th month anniversary (with Sunday being 7th months dating).
What do we do to celebrate? Break out the annual passes and head to Disneyland like cool kids is what.
We left our place on Saturday night and checked into a hotel before heading out the next day. Like last time, we did California Adventure first. We first gor our fastpasses for the new Carsland ride, then headed over to California Screamin’, then the ferris wheel where we had a nice chat with a woman, her son, and his grandmother.
There was a break where we had to talk some things out, but I can say (and I’m sure he would too) that we ended up stronger after. It reaffirmed my love for him and it magnified it. <9
We got some food from Ghirardelli’s and a food cart before walking around a little bit more. We rode the Little Mermaid ride again without having to wait too long, followed by the Zephyr and performance by Andy’s Army Men. We grabbed fastpasses for Tower of Terror and World of Color, before taking a lunch break.
Then Disneyland! We stopped by a food place at the behest of a friend for their sweet cream cheese and jalapeño pretzels (which were so good!). While we sat outside and ate, Cruella de Ville was doing a meet and greet, so we went up to meet her and take a selfie. We then proceeded to take selfies with all of the statues in front of Cinderella’s castle (which will have it’s own photoset so sit tight!!).
We did Astro-Blasters, which I lost at again but I still had a ton of fun nonetheless, and we looked for our old pal Zoë (who we couldn’t find at all! /frownyface) for a bit before riding It’s a Small World, which was a nice rest from all the walking around we’d been doing. We ended up back in front of Cinderella’s castle again, this time on the bridge, and we took a small nap in one of the flagpole alcoves.
We hit up Downtown Disney soon afterwards and headed for D-Street where we got into Vinylnation; a store attendant told us about trading and we actually traded with a collector outside the shop too! We headed back for California Adventure where we rode Tower of Terror and then Toy Story Mania. We finished up the night by watching the spectacular that is World of Color. It’s been awhile since I’ve last seen it and it was more special and breathtaking then than it was before. Seeing it with my special someone made it even all the more better. <9
Since we had class at nine the next day (as in yesterday), we headed out and left for home. I had started feeling queasy by the time we pulled into the parking garage so I had a quick late dinner of noodles before climbing into bed.
Sunday was such a special day for me, and as Cameron put it, “eight kinds of worth it!” This man doesn’t bring me the world, rather, he is my world now. We often talk about our kids, our first apartment together, moving to LA after graduation. I used to be a little scared at first, scared of the unknown and of adulthood, but after talking about it and opening up, that nervousness turned to excitement. Our plans together give me something new to look forward to, and they give me new purpose. Living day to day is fine and all, but that’s all it is: fine.
I am the Dummyhead to his Sunshine, the knight to his prince. I know we have our bouts here and there, but in the end we come back stronger together than ever. I love him, and I’m in love with him. <9
Since I’m waiting for class to start, I might as well show what I’m going to be tested on in… half an hour. Granted, I wrote this stuff down beforehand, but like I said.
Showcasing my knowledge to the internet, yeah~~~!