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Lobsters Are Better As Friends.

June 22, 2009

Today’s quote didn’t thrill me. It was kind of self explanatory . But my horoscope for today is eerily dead on :

March 21 – April 19

// Monday, June 22
It could be a good time to take the initiative in any matters involving your family. You should really take the time to sort out any personal issues and also try to get going on anything that you’ve been meaning to deal with around the house. Now would really be the ideal time for you to focus on taking care of all these things.

Unfortunately I think the part about taking iniative in regards to my family is pretty much my fault. I still have a Father’s Day card for my father that he hasn’t recieved yet. Although he’s pretty far away and I wasn’t going to be in the area at the time . I probably should have mailed it. Or it could be the bag of photos that my mom gave me a week or so back . I am supposed to scan some on to a disc and upload them for my cousin . Many of them are of her.

I guess it’s trying to tell me to take care of loose ends, items that have gotten forgotten on the to do list. Stuff like putting in the air conditoner. Sorting through the magazine piles. Boring stuff. I figure it’s telling me now is the best time to do all of these things because if I get approved for funding I will be in school early next month.

If I don’t get approved for funding I will appeal and hopefully will get approved. I have an admissions letter for August as well as July just in case.

I did make it to the grocery store on Saturday after all. I found loads of good stuff. Broccoli, asparagus , celery , viladia onions , romaine lettuce, baby spinach , green grapes , peaches ,nectarines. I also found a new marinade by PC . It’s honey mustard and apparently good on chicken and pork. I had it on chicken the other night . I was very glad that it tasted soo much better than it smelled. I sware I don’t get paid by PC ( I wish ! ) I just happen to like a lot of their products and they have a tonne of stuff!

Among the purcahses were of course a few random items that D (bf) threw into the cart without my knowing until we reached the check out. A certain item I could not miss though .

This guy . Only he brought 2 friends with him :(

This guy . Only he brought 2 friends with him 😦

Seafood is a new food to me and I am a very picky eater in most cases. It took me almost 25 years to try shrimp or scallops . Which is all I had tried thus far. I do like shrimp but only 2 or 3 and I’m pretty much done. Scallops I adore them .

As for lobster. Not so much. D gave me a small piece of the meat (?) from the tail and a small piece from a claw. I hated the texture and I just didn’t see what the fuss was all about. I mean , it just doesn’t taste that lovely and it’s an awful lot of work just to eat. I think that will be the extent of my experience with lobsters. Well at least on my plate . I still plan to goggle at the ones in the tank at the grocery store.

Sunday I cleaned a lot . I even cleaned my oven which is my most favorite thing to clean in the entire world. I watched some more trashy tv in the background. Slice is often what channel I have it on .

For dinner D and I went to his parents house . His grandparents were there. It started to rain so we ate in the dining room instead of the patio. Everyone had some grilled steaks and there was some sort of pork tenderloin thing . I had a tonne of steamed broccoli and cauliflower , a big mixed green salad w/ celery/cucumber and spinach . His mother made a rhubarb pie for dessert that looked disgusting and then she learned that no one but her liked rhubarb pie.

As for today I woke up to early to the exact same humid weather as yesterday. I kinda want it to rain and I hate rain . A bloggers post about making homemade bubble tea inspired me to google about for iced coffee recipes . I never really did find what I was looking for. I don’t want anything that uses instant coffee. I pretty much just want the cold coffee over ice with a bit of some sort of cream product and some sweetener. But I have a feeling that brewing a pot and letting it go cold will not suffice.

I’m tackling the laundry monster and cleaning while taking A LOT of water breaks. I am already thinking about having a cold diet coke and unfortunately looking forward to tonights announcment on Jon and Kate. My theory that I shared with my mother this morning , is they will not say the word divorce but they will say it’s the last season of the show. I also predict Kate getting her own show on another network that is about her doing it on her own while managing her “career’ and new found ” stardom” .


17 Comments leave one →
  1. my3tots permalink
    June 23, 2009 10:32 pm

    aha! so you ARE following the jon/kate saga. i took grace to get her hair cut last night and wouldn’t ya know, she opened a magazine in the shop that had them plastered across the front page and a quote from Jon which said something to the effect of they had to make some decisions about where their relationship was going, but it was all very evasive. They make 50-75K USD$ per episode O.o and their kids have all their clothes donated for advertisement on the show. I certainly hope there is a trust fund for each kid for college!

    I usually use espresso with lots of ice, splenda or sf vanilla syrup and soy creamer/milk for my lattes and cold coffee for the iced coffees. I suspect it tastes differently because most commercial donut places use a coffee syrup, and for iced lattes some sort of milk powder (just discovered this at Krispy Kreme today ick).

    as for mr lobster, the poor thing. i had it once in Mass. last summer and wasn’t thrilled at the texture (or price). gimme a chilled shrimp any day!

    • soupoflife permalink*
      June 23, 2009 11:25 pm

      LOL yes unfortunately when the gift of cable arrived and then I became unemployed I also became in the know and an avid watcher of all things TLC apparently. And AE . And I watch a lot of crap too but I also buy People magazine every week so there you go .
      Ah yes they did make an announcemnet last night. But not to the kids just to like America and seperately. THey said they were seperating and that they would both be taking turns with the kids at the house so the kids wouldnt have to leave. Then a thing came up on the tv saying that he filed for divorce. Unfortunately the county or state whatever they live in , seals divorce papers 😦
      Ahh i love espresso and iced lattes but I lack the espresso maker so that’s a no go. How do you do the cold coffee? Like do you brew it and let it cool on the counter and then put it in the fridge ? Or brew it and immediatly put in fridge?
      I’ve onnly ever had an iced latte at Starbucks and the Iced Coffee’s I ve just had Tim Hortons ( they just came out with it ) and Mcdonalds. Tim Hortons I can’t really figure out if its a syrup or not . Sometimes I think its the same syrup they use for their Ice Cappucinos but other times i get really strong sips or spots i guess that resemble brewed coffee, and sometimes really sweet ones that make me think its syrup so who knows.I have no idea why they d o nt just do coffee , ice cubes , milk or cream and sugar.
      The lobster(s) I dont know I just feel like it was kinda like having sex for the first time. I was like wtf that is the BIG deal ?! It felt weird . The price wasn’t bad though because its nearing the end of the season i think and because they re having issues so lobster is really cheap .

  2. my3tots permalink
    June 24, 2009 3:45 am

    Yes, in all of the US states, family court is “closed”. You can log onto state websites and find out (with subscription to access court records) who is involved in what sort of lawsuit etc, but for anything to deal with family courts, you can’t view any details or sit in the courtroom during a proceeding unless you are an attorney involved in the case directly. As for this whole idea of parents doing in house-visitations, that will never work unless the parents are going to have some kind of friendship. She is highly critical of him, and unless she leaves the house, he will not tolerate it for long (being divorced) and it will have a negative impact on the children to be exposed to such bickering. I dont see that made-in-heaven plan working in the real world. It is really sad that fame and money has done this to them, or well, they LET it affect them so greatly. She is highly domineering and critical of him, and needs to just let him be a dad in his own way, clean shoes, perfectly matched clothes or not. Happy kids are more important than immaculate kids. I think nursing was the right field for her -perhaps she could use it as her outlet for the OCD and not on her family ;o)

    LOL at the sex thing. Yeah I thought at the price of lobsters they would be awesome but eh, it was just kinda so-so and better with some garlic butter to give it flavor.

    I usually let the coffee cool a bit and fill the glass up with ice well, dump in some splenda, creamer or milk, a bit of hersheys syrup or sf syrup and then the coffee. Rob lets it sit in the fridge overnight but then it seems bitter or stale-ish to me. I have also found that the quality of water makes a huge difference in the taste of coffee. We use spring water that we fill up ourselves in big water bottle-thingys (we have a local spring in the country), instead of tap water, but bottled filtered or spring water also gives a better taste. None of that chlorine or metallic taste.

  3. soupoflife permalink*
    June 24, 2009 2:02 pm

    AH I see . i had no idea about the laws there. I just figured because you always see th details of the divorce papers in People magazine afterwards lol

    Apparently they are both getting apartments so when he’s with the kids shes not i guess. Altho she did sya that on holidays and birthdays everyone would be together and that she was willing to put her angry aside then. Whoknows maybe he really did get an apt in the Trump Towers like it was rumoured lol.
    Ah that is pretty much what I was thinking of doing ( your way not robs) I agree it will be bitter or old ish over night. I make a pot of coffee everyday and thats fine but I wanted some iced damnit its hot!

    • my3tots permalink
      June 24, 2009 3:44 pm

      oh lord now they are gonna be one big happy family for holidays? what a farce. Well, they might work something out between themselves, but the court will give one parent primary custody with the provision that (she, most likely) has to consult him for major decisions i.e. healthcare, education etc, whereby while the other parent has to be notified, the primary custodian actually makes the decision in the end. The other parent gets agreed-upon visitation or whatever the court deems appropriate (standard is two weekends a month alternating major holidays from X’o’clock-Xo’clock on specific days if they can’t agree between themselves and end up in court over the issue). Should be interesting to see how it plays out come Christmas, etc over the next couple of years. And the word “apartment” mixed into the same sentence with “EIGHT kids” makes me just cringe.

      Oddly, iced coffee drinks have always made me feel a bit nauseous afterward, but this year I find it plain refreshing. Then again, when it comes to food stuffs, me and change are not good bedfellows lol I also think it makes a difference in taste depending on the brand of coffee I use. Starbux is a bit bitter to me, and those huge canisters of Maxwell House and such don’t seem to be as good as grinding fresh beans of better coffees. I’m also kinda anal about buying ones that say “fair trade” and “organic”. From what I’ve read, the movie Blood Diamond depicts the diamond industry, and the coffee industry isn’t so far off in terms of trade and violence.

      Ok off to see if you’ve posted a new blog today lol I ought to be reading my sociology homework and posting on the message board but it can wait ha

  4. soupoflife permalink*
    June 24, 2009 4:08 pm

    well i guess they figure an apartment is do able because the kids wont be leaving the house. Basiclly house= kids , and then jon and kate each have their seperate apartment for when it’s not their turn with the kids. Interesting I know.
    I have not posted a new blog entry today . Planning on it but to be honest yesterday worked wonders for my anxiety in the daytime ( got home and was t hankful to be alone at night because it was BAD ) but today its hit me again . Hard. Going for a walk to view an apartment ( for a friend ) with friend this afternoon . I just don’t know what else to do . DOING seems to help a lot but to be honest I’m about this close to going to the clinic and begging for drugs. Altho it didn’t help me last time.

    • my3tots permalink
      June 24, 2009 4:54 pm

      yeah i checked for an update, think i ended up clicking on someone’s else’s update by accident from your page haha I was thinking, wait, she’s going for graphic design?

      Here you can get meds for anxiety at any doctor’s clinic, but if you go into a state funded mental health clinic they won’t give anything that is slightly addictive (benzos and such). Guess they got overrun by junkies and spent more on rehab for them than budget allowed lol I pretty much walked in and said I dont want anything that will make me jones for more, how about an antidepressant or something that targets anxiety? And they said OK but you have to do counseling along with it. Well, there goes an hour of each week of my life i can never get back 😛

      I am so tempted to go to youtube and watch that last episode of Jon&Kate+eight! My kids kept saying that are getting divorced, and i kept saying no it’s a publicity stunt. Shows how much i know…

      • soupoflife permalink*
        June 27, 2009 2:02 pm

        Noo . not going for graphic design I guess they show ” similar ” updates below the entries . lol .

        You can get meds here too . That is exactly where I get hte meds that made me horirble sick . No one was interested in giivng me something that would provide relief when i needed it. They gave me paxil and later a similiar one which is fine i guess but Im panicing now , not in 6 weeks .
        On the show they said they ‘re seperated. I m pretty sure you can watch the shows on TLC .

  5. my3tots permalink
    June 24, 2009 4:54 pm

    btw: i noticed your twitter link isn’t working in the sidebar, here. not sure if mine is working, or not.

    • soupoflife permalink*
      June 27, 2009 1:59 pm

      Im not sure what is up with it . i ve tried to fix it a couple times. Its a widget so perhaps i ll just put the actual link .

  6. Amanda permalink
    June 27, 2009 1:44 am

    I have a hard time dealing with the simple tasks like sorting mail and stuff like that too. I have a friend that is so unable to cope with that kind of stuff that she lived in an apartment with ONE lamp – and the lightbulb was burned out – for three years. Just last week she got it together enough to change the lightbulb, only to find out the one she had in the lamp worked fine – it just wasn’t screwed in all the way.

    SO yeah, best to do that stuff before you get your funding! Because you’ll need to be able to have light at night to do your school work. 🙂

    • soupoflife permalink*
      June 27, 2009 1:56 pm

      Oh wow. That would be hard ( the lamp ) and it would piss me off. 1 lamp?! Did she just gather around it all the time in the winter?
      Ah yes school work 😐

      • Amanda permalink
        June 28, 2009 12:29 am

        In the winter she used the glow from her cell phone. No kidding.

  7. soupoflife permalink*
    June 27, 2009 2:42 pm

    Figured out the Twitter issue. It only works if you are public on twitter. I am not. silly me.

  8. my3tots permalink
    June 27, 2009 5:10 pm

    yeah it’s a shame that the stuff that works long term takes a month or more to kick in, and the stuff that works immediately tends to loose its effectiveness after a month or so. we can put a man on the moon and turn women into men and viceversa, but we can’t make a pill that works.

    • soupoflife permalink*
      June 27, 2009 6:50 pm

      yes it is a shame. you would think that happiness would be in pill form by now

      • my3tots permalink
        June 27, 2009 8:13 pm

        well you know, “better living thru chemistry” and all that jazz 😛

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