(Mostly) Angry Blah Woman Randoms

  • Thanks everyone for your suggestions regarding washing/detangling/styling LG’s hair.  I will definitely be washing it in braids from here out!
  • I cannot believe R.ick S.antorum is crazy enough to think that the public is crazy enough to think he actually said “blah” people and not black people. Sir, you are definitely a contender for O_o award of 2012 – and we’re only 10 days into the year.
  • I am about halfway through the Henrietta Lacks story.  I don’t know why I am continually amazed at how people in power abuse and profit off those with less power.  But I am.  Geez.
  • The Steelers are out of the playoffs. Now I’ve got to find a team to root for the rest of the season.  Definitely won’t be the Saints!!!
  • And I’m glad LSU got rolled last night!  Yeah, I’m not really down with the Louisiana teams…
  • I came to the realization yesterday (yep, I’m a little slow) that the way I’m eating while on this fast is how I should be eating the majority of the time.  Duh!  Definitely working on incorporating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into our diet.  Even LG said last night’s vegetable soup was tasty.
  • My crockpot is working overtime.  I’ve put something in it every night for the last couple of nights and I wake up to a nice lunch/dinner for the day.
  • Seriously???  Slave-centered math questions???
  • I need a new soup recipe.  Anybody made anything fabulous lately?  Think I shall spend the afternoon trying to find something appealing.
  • Just found out our previous governor pardoned 8 killers during his two terms in office.  The law that allows governors to do this should be repealed.  That’s all kinds of ridiculous.
  • I finally made something from Pinterest.

Behold! My paper clip bookmark. You know you're impressed!

Okay, so maybe the first picture didn't impress you. But now that you see it in action, you're impressed. Right? Riiiiight.

NOTW: OPI's "How You Blue-In" I love this color! It's a little more teal IRL, but I'm finding it hard to accurately shoot these polishes...

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33 thoughts on “(Mostly) Angry Blah Woman Randoms

  1. The Lacks story and book amazed me from beginning to end. The author, Skloot, came to speak at the federal agency I work for and all the extra stuff she told us was heartbreaking, yet riveting.

    I don’t really know what to say about those math questions. I watched a FB friend who is a teacher try to defend them. I had to close FB.

    I make tons of soups in the winter. I almost always just start with a chopped mix of onions, celery, green pepper and carrots, then build from there. Seasonings (whatever I grab) but I always include fresh, minced garlic and fresh parsley. I’ve become a big fan of adding about a 1/4 cup of dried split peas to most soups now. It adds a thickness and richness that doesn’t quite to compare to anything else.

    • She spoke at the University of Mississippi’s convocation this year and I really hate that I wasn’t able to attend.

      No comment. I understand cross-disciplinary instruction, but come on now…

      I’m picking up some split peas this weekend – thanks for the tip!

    • I don’t have any recipes :( I threw a bunch of veggies and seasonings in some vegetable broth for my soup. And pretty much did the same thing for the purple hulled peas. I’m going to try Jameil’s black and white bean soup tonight.

      Thank you. You rock!!!

  2. ROTFL @ your first pinterestness! But I’d still like to order 5. Thanks! I wanted more personal stuff in the Lacks book. I was kind of bored with a lot of the scientific stuff. You know I’m a Gator so I’m all about Tim Tebow and the Broncos for the Super Bowl! My fave soups are mostly time-consuming but I have a few that aren’t. French Onion (long) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/french-onion-soup-recipe2/index.html, Vegan Black & White Bean (short) http://therecorddish.blogspot.com/2011/12/2011-recipe-107-108-vegan-black-white.html, Rosemary White Bean (short) http://therecorddish.blogspot.com/2011/01/rosemary-white-bean-soup.html, Mushroom Soup (medium) http://therecorddish.blogspot.com/2012/01/2011-recipes-116-118-roast-chicken.html

    • I’m sorry, we are unable to fulfill your order at this time. I’m only 1/2 way through the book, but I’m good with the mix of science/anecdotes. We’ll see, I guess the Broncos are as good a team to root for as any other. I’ve never had French Onion soup. I’ll be making the black and white bean soup. Rosemary. No.

  3. nolachique says:

    I am in *tears* about your pinterest project. LOL It’s beautiful. :-)

    I read the Henrietta Lacks story and it made me sad, angry, frustrated and O_O. Great book though. I wish I enjoyed more vegetables. I just can’t get past the taste. Lol

    • Y’all really need to respect my talents!

      I was talking to a coworker about the book (he’s not read it) and he didn’t really see why I had an issue with them using the HeLa cells without consent or compensation. I know people have differing opinions, but it really never occurred to me that someone would think that’s okay.

      Eat your veggies!

  4. I am a little salty that you are over there having all kind of crockpot fun and not sharing. Fix this! I need crockpot recipes!

    Ok. Well…your pinterest project…it’s kinda cool. You know. It probably took what…about 10 maybe 15 seconds to tie the ribbon on the paperclip. Ok. It’s a start. But now we gotta move on to something a liiiiitle more challenging umkay.

    • No recipes. Sorry. I’m either making throw together soups or beans. But I do like mexican chicken – I got the recipe from Jameil’s spot. Have you tried it? Chicken, a jar of salsa, some corn and black beans, some cumin, salt, pepper. I use the finished mix for burritos, over rice, etc. Really good, really easy.

      Let me go find something up to y’alls standards on Pinterest so I can be great…

  5. I’m convinced i need a crock pot.

    Blah’s huh? yea. . okay . .

    that paperclip bookmark. . .niceeeee lol

    i love that nail polish. I’ve been all about the crackle the last few weeks. It looks so cute on top of any color

    • I am using mine more now than I ever have in the past and loving every minute of it!

      You know, blahs….

      Thank you for recognizing my artistic genius!

      Believe it or not, I’ve never crackled my nails. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it IRL.

  6. pserendipity says:

    I wonder who suggested the wonderful story of Henrietta Lacks? She should be awarded for her greatness in book selection.

    So, anyway, I enjoyed your pinterest project. Genius, I tell you!

    So, the Gubna let Karen Irby out? I can see it, I mean she only drove drunk and killed two people while possibly being beaten by her husband who was recently found with some child porn or something. But, she was rich so hey.

    LSU could possibly have needed a lesson in a little humility. And it was well given. Humble yourselves to come unto Alabama, foolz!!

    I don’t like soup. Prepare me a chowder, please and thank you.

    • You are right! I think the award shall be…a vat of soup! Please step forward to claim your prize.

      Thank you. I knew there was something about you I liked.

      No comment. Except to say good luck at work today!

      Um, what book are you quoting there???

      I’m feeling like my next mission in life is to make you like soup. I’ll add corn. Promise

    • In all fairness, a lot of the people he pardoned were already out, he just gave them their full rights back. Most people are horrified by the murderers he released – most of them shot either their current or ex- wives/girlfriends and he released them because they committed crimes of passion and aren’t dangers to society as a whole…alrightie then…

      Hope all is well!

  7. Pinterest rawks! I bookmarked those bookmarks (lol) but I have yet to make them! hehe Yours are cute!

    I have been making hashbrown cups and double layer cupcakes…Pinterest is…life.

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