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Brooownies, Talkin Bout Some Broooowniiiiiessss

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Today I made ‘Whatever Floats Ya Boat Brownies’. So yummy! I am having to continually talk myself out of finishing the rest of the batch right now, reminding myself that it is heading into summer and I would like to try lose some of my spare tyre. Of course, I should probably just stop baking things like brownies and honeycomb (which I made yesterday) if I am really serious about this, but I thought it would be a nice treat for M to take to school in his lunchbox. And since when did logic ever count for much?

Before they were even cooked, I tasted a bit of the batter. Big Mistake! I was very close to blowing off baking them, and eating the friggin batter as is! And once they were cooked, phwoar!!

Warning: If you decide to bake these, make sure you have plenty of milk handy to wash it down with.

 

 

Whatever Floats Ya Boat Brownies

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

1-2 cups ‘Whatever Floats Your Boat’!

 

Preheat oven to 180 c, and grease or line a slice pan.

Combine butter and cocoa together and stir until cocoa is dissolved.

Add sugar and mix well.

Add eggs one at a time and stir well until combined.

Stir in vanilla, flour and salt, stir until you don’t see any flour but don’t over mix.

Fold in ‘Whatever Floats Your Boat’, eg mashmallows, chopped nuts, choc-chips, cherries, lollies, whatever!

Spread in pan and bake for approx 25 minutes.

Cool completely before cutting into squares.

 

 

Do not overbake or they will come out dry. I baked mine for 25 mins and pulled them out and let them cool while I cruised around doing laundry and feeding K his lunch. When I tasted one over an hour later, I wished I had let them cook for 3-4 minutes more. So adjust the time and temp according to your oven if you know it well enough.

I used 10 hazelnuts that I picked out of my trail mix and chopped up, and about 1/3 cup of choc chips that I found lurking in the back of the pantry. Seriously, they must have been about 2 years old!

 

 

 

 

Which one looks better, with flash or without?

Oh and FYI, while I was typing this I broke down and ate another one. And if anyone out there watches Rush, OMG!!! I was totally crying, I can’t believe that just happened!!

Someone Buy My Freakin Car! Plz.

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I’m selling my car and I really really really really hope someone buys it, ASAP!! I have had it for about a year and a half and unfortunately we have outgrown it. When I put the pram in the car, I cannot fit anything else in the boot. If I put the car seat that K sits in, in the middle position of the backseat, there will be no room for M. It’s a great little car but it is just not made for prams and groceries and nappy bags and kids and school bags, all at once.

It will be sucky to have to get a bigger car, because as my dad keeps reminding me, it just means more fuel = more expensive. And in this day of fuel being more expensive than…. other stuff…. it is certainly a point to be aware of. I wanted to upgrade to a NORMAL FAMILY SIZED CAR but father dearest actually said I’m trying to be bigger than I am!! First of all, who cares if I’m short. We short peoples need to drive places too ya know. And second of all, I am big! Isn’t that what people do? He says it like it’s a bad thing. What the hell does he know. Is he implying I am an undeserving person? I deserve a car that fits me and all my various shit in it, at the same time. Plus have room left over for other people. And since when is there something wrong with trying to be bigger anyway? Heaps of people do it. It’s called being social. Just because I don’t have some servant girl dusting my floor with a broom made out of dead twigs and banana leaves. Because last I heard, father dearest does. Sounds like someone is trying to be big if you ask me. Other than me, that is. Aren’t fathers supposed to be pleased if their daughters

And anyway.

A normal family sized car in this country is not like a Hummer or anything. And since it’s the most popular car on the road in Australia, how can something-hundred-million-thousand people be wrong? Are they ALL trying to be big? Stooopid. I’m getting one. And to round off this non-spite-filled post, above is a picture of a car that could very well be the one I have now. Especially totes appropes since my current car is a VW and so is this one. It’s a sign. That I deserve a big car cos I’m a big person. And not just in mouth.

 

Home is…

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I thought I would throw a little get-together.. But I don’t really have room for it here at my house.

So I will have it at my weekend house.

You are invited. But you must bring cocktail fixings.

 

If you get lost trying to find it..

It’s the one thats shaped like a leaf.

 

When you come down the driveway, I want you to realise that this place is for chillaxin. Thats why there are hammocks at my door.

 

 

Pardon? You wanna go swimming? Thats cool. My pool sort of looks like a stem. I meant to do that.

So it’s meant to be green.

 

When we play Quelf we are gonna need a pretty big table.

 

 

This is my bedroom.

 

And this is where I get my massages.

 

If you have trouble getting here, I can arrange transport for you.

 

So I’ll see you next weekend, yeah?

Got Personality?

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I just did a personality test, one I had done years ago. I had lost the results of the orginal test, and it had come up in conversation recently, so I decided to do it again.

This one is supposed to be pretty good, and based on your personality type, outlines your relationships, suitable career choices, and personality growth.

Because I had done this years ago, I was half expecting that I would have different results. After all, as you go through life, your different experiences would leave an imprint on your personality, and therefore your answers, right?

Wrong.

I got the same results as I did 4 years ago.

And even though I think the personality description is pretty spot on, in other ways I was really surprised, and even secretly annoyed. It said I am an introvert, which is certainly not what I was described as all throughout my childhood, school aged even my early teenage years. I have always been pretty loud, outgoing, and in certain situations, obnoxious. I had been told as a student that if I was less concerned with my social life and more with my studies, I would have done much better with school. Actually, it was worded much more delicately – ‘If she applied herself more… bla bla bla’.. Not that I ever struggled with the schoolwork. More that I was enjoying myself too much to bother with it much. But I still got by, even being in the highest learning bands for most of my subjects.

I can recognise that now, as an adult, and given the situations I have found myself in as an adult, I have toned down. I don’t want people to know the real me. I guess I’m not trusting anymore. I open up to my close friends and family, and that’s it. I don’t even open up to C’s family anymore. I learnt my lesson there. When I have a few drinkies in me, I open up to strangers, but not about personal stuff. I just get louder and sillier. But drinkies is something I never do anymore. So I guess it’s safe to say that I have made myself an introvert. Is that even possible? To MAKE yourself a something?

When I first did the test 4 years ago, I remember being surprised at the careers it said would be the most suited for my personality type. One or two of them seemed interesting. Most of them were nothing like me at all. Like, I have never. Had. Any. Interest. In. That. Field.

Clergy? LOLLLLL. Nursing? I have been told I would make a good nurse, but all that bodily fluid and mess? No Thanks. Bookkeeping? Boooooring. Home Economics? You mean, what I do now? Ha. Maybe I should throw myself into parenting and just suck it up. The personality test said so.

So since I am surprised at the personality type it labels me and pretty unexcited about the careers, I wonder if I can make myself another personality type, one that has some more exciting traits. Or at least one that lines up with the degree I’m doing!

What do YOU think? Go do the test and talk to me about it. Do you agree or not? What do you think about changing your personality type – is it possible, and if so, how? Can you work on it, or is it something that life does to you?

Personality Test