So for Cartoon Day..

After coming up with like three separate costume ideas for which cartoon character to go as, and that isn’t even counting the anime ones (Timmy Tuner from Fairly Odd Parents, Spanelli from Recess, Ash Ketchum from Pokemon, and Tyson Granger from Beyblade.), nor the ones I thought up for Ayesha,I finally got all dressed in my large green sweater, black skinnies, and a size too big black converse that I stole from Que (yuuup, I was THAT dedicated to my costume. I could’ve just worn my grey boots or black flats- but NO, I HAAAD to wear black converse. Big ones, at that.), and went as Number 3 from the Kids Next Door!

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It worked that I had straight, dark hair. And I’m short, so passing off as a kid has never been a true challenge. And I act like number three too, so that works ^_^

The best part was that I could burst into song- THIS song!

Rainbow monkeys, Rainbow monkeys, oh so very round and suuuper chunky!
Bringing loove wherever they go. Everyone’s made of a biig rainboooow!
Oh, red and orange, and pink and bluue,
Rainbow monkeys, Rainbow monkeys, we love yooou!!

And it would make total sense.

RAINBOW MONKEY!

The coolest thing was when I told Zaid I was Number 3 from KND, and he just had this *mindblown* expression on his face, scanned me, then went “you are!!”. But it wasn’t my outfit he was talking about, he meant that I AM Number 3. “you ARE Number 3!!”

It was fab.

Then there was this total #Beelive moment where I found out that apparently Alya went as Number 3 as well last year on Cartoon Day =D I had no idea, and I didn’t even discuss with her my costume for the day! So perfect, my beelive buddy =3

There was also some other really awesome costumes. Zaid just became “cartoony” and not a cartoon character. He wore a Daffy Duck T-shirt (one I wish was mine >.> ), jeans, SHORTS on top of the jeans, a blue strippy TIE, and a hoodie. He looked retarded and utterly hilarious.

Shayan’s costume was utterly amazing too. He wore a suit, and when asked da hell he was, he would play a song on his phone, unbutton his shirt, and flash the superman tee he was wearing underneath it. It was pretty coolio.

But not nearly as coolio as the conversation/argument/debate-ish we were having at the end of Computers.

Which was basically debating upon who was cooler- Shayan as Superman, or me as Number 3. And who had the cooler song (really, what kind of question is that? Rainbow Monkeys FTW!)

He went on how he could fly to and back from the Sun.
Pshaw, I’ve been flying since I was four! And bro, I AM the sun.
He kind of stopped there. I didn’t even get to say that without me, the sun, he wouldn’t even HAVE any super powers =(

This other dude, in Physics, Rana, thought I was the Green Lantern =O Cuz I was wearing this ring that looked like his, with a silver band, and a green gem. (Aka my Mist Guardian Yamamoto ring. Well, I named it such today, when I tried on Alya’s legit Guardian Yamamoto ring, and it matched the color of the stone in that one perfectly.) It was just SO awesome and totally made my day. I’ve been saying that I am the Green Lantern since I was in third grade. And now someone thought I actually was, even though I was dressed as something totally different. But still- it’s a part of me, and it was recognized, so I feel awesome.

Green is a huuuge contributor to me. It’s  a part of me, it simply is, for so many reasons. Ireland, Green Lantern, the Mint Chutney, Number 3 now maybe?, Shamlocks, clovers, and sooo much more =3

But still, it was fun today ^_^

Lyla went as OceanBird, Mandark/Suzan’s mom from Dexter’s Laboratory. Ammar went as TJ from Recess. I’m so glad I didn’t go as Spanelli after that =P But I didn’t see Ammar wear the hat at ALL, so I felt pretty ripped off =Y

Alya went all out and wore her Batman tights, but that’s all that was cartoony about her outfit =/

Amal stole Alya’s comic hoodie.

Tomorrow’s the day we wear white. And I don’t own anything white except for this one shirt that’s got this rainbow spider web on it, which kind of defeats the purpose of the day being themed white…I’d totally wear that, but it’s packed away in my Summer stuff, so I don’t think I’ll be able to get it out…Then the only other thing is my special special sequin snowflake sweater, but it’s too sacred to wear just cuz of the white theme. So I’m still figuring out what to do for that.

There’s also a Pajama Day, and that is the day I go yelling “Eh, Pajama party, is it?!” to everyone, and hoping beyond hope that someone gets that I’m quoting Mad Eye Moody.

Well, that’s all, I guess. Now to actually out a small theory that I firmly believe in. And all theories/philosophies deserve their own posts. It’s only natural that they be given such importance.

So now I poof.

nope.

HA HA, I deciiiieeeved you!

-The Mint Chutney
Desi to the extreme

*poof*

I was the Best Man AND the Priest

So today, Mateena finally followed up on that engagement ring she gave Alya. (It was this doodh ka dubba top thingie. Basically, this bit of white plastic that you yank off of milk boxes to open their seals.) She sort of got down on one knee, showed Alya a box for the ring, one she had handcrafted herself out of an aluminium coke can, and then pulled out the tab of the can as the ring.

It was one of the single most romantic acts I have ever seen =’)

And Alya was laughing her beanie off, she was just so overcome with this gesture. Mateena didn’t even get through with the question, and Alya was already repeatedly saying yes.

Then, right there and then, with just the three of us paying attention, I acted as both the priest, and the Best Man (cuz no matter what, that will always be my job.) I pronounced them- well, Itachi and Sasuke xD And then declared them the first Married Gay Couple of Our School (that had had a ceremony. Otherwise, the title goes to Shayan and Ammar, but only if Ammar admits that he did in fact elope with Shayan..to this day the poor lad keeps denying the truth so insistently =Y ) and deemed them fit to go on a honeymoon to Japan. With my coolio blessings, course.

So that’s where Alya was just going on about how Japan waits for no one, and if anything they should depart for her tonight. (her is Japan. Duh.)

And that’s also when Mateena made this promise that I’d love to hold her accountable for, but won’t. She said if she went to study in Japan for her Masters, or just made it there for whatever reason, she’d send Alya and I some pocky, the candy. She said even if we hadn’t talked in five years, it would still happen, but I don’t know. Now I want to make some kind of crazy promise like that too, and actually keep it. I’ll figure something out.

And now that I’ve forgotten what else I had to say, if there really was anything at all, I must get to sleep. It is late and I’m already sleepy.

‘Night y’all.

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Ze

*poof*

ps.
oh right, I remember now! It’s about tomorrow being a themed day at school- Cartoon Day. But I’ll just post about that tomorrow, I hope, after school.

*poofs for real*

MovieReview- Accepted (2006)

Yeaaah so this movie IS ancient, and I hadn’t seen it til some time around a week and a half ago. What can I say, I’m not that big on watching movies. I’m usually out of it, and out of watching them. Oh well.

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But I love this movie. It’s hilarious, random, awesome, and all tied together.  Inspiring and oddly comforting. After living my entire life having been stared at like a retard for not knowing the answer to “What do you want to do when you grow up?” or even what I want to do with my life, it’s great to think that there is at least ONE country doesn’t require you to have you’re entire future planned out or even a clue as to what to do with your time, let alone the remainder of your life. This movie’s brilliant, and it’s just an amazing look into the whole pressure of applying and getting into colleges and uni that has yet to come for me….but is just around the corner *gulp* Although this particular movie kind of skips that terrible step in the process of growing up.

Buuut forget that serious stuff, look forward to laughing at the funny and brilliant classes and courses offered by the South Hamron Institute of Technology. Yup, that is SHIT.

And while at it, might as well check out their rugby team, The SHIThead Sandwiches, and the mascot that goes along with it all.

My favourite character is the kid with ADHD as far as I can recall. The dude always dressed in a suit, all hyper and acting like a mental patient. That’s the one.

This movie makes it into my TimelessMovies list. And there aren’t that many movies there. There’s just one other since I’ve been compiling an ACTUAL list. It’s got Night at the Museum of course, but that’s all for now. I haven’t exactly added Animated Films to this list just because I’m going to dedicate them a whole other list. I know THAT one’s going to be veryyyyy long and consisting of a looooot of Disney…and Pixar, cuz Cars, and Toy Story, duh. Oh, and some Dream Works too. Who could forget stuff like Shrek.

Woah, woah, I’m going off track here. But what else is new…

So right, what’s this movie about? Well…

THere’s this boy, Something that starts with a B Gaines, and he doesn’t get into ANY of the unis he applies to. None what so ever. Not even his safe school. Or the safe safe school…His parents make it a big deal, how you need to go to university for, well, a life worth living. A marriage, a family, a house, a job, it’s all tied to higher education according to his parents. (I’m not disagreeing or agreeing. Hush hush.) In the end, with all the pressure, and his parents regarding him as a failure, he decides, simply, to reject rejection. In an angry rage, he scans a rejection letter from Hamron University, and forges an acceptance letter from the South Hamron Institute of Technology. He changes the logo from a red shield and a caps H to a blue one. And viola, he’s good to mail it off to his parents! In a drastic turn of events, he ends up getting even a campus for this SHIT uni. All to pull off the fraud. And that’s when some real SHIT goes down…since students actually show up at this supposed institute! (The reasoning they show up is muuuch more legit than how random it sounds in this description…but I’m trying to be vague so as not to steal details from the actual movie, and hence create a summary full of loads of spoilers.) So what now, Gaines? You’ve got a university full of students willing to learn, willing to pay their tuition fees, and yet it’s not a real university. So what happens now, once you’ve been -accepted- ?

*poof*

-Ze

 

Recipe- A Pasta Sandwhich

Here’s a suuuuper easy recipe that’s creative, easy to make, and Ali Approved. I mean, it’s something that even I can make. And this is the girl that has set the microwave on fire whilst making microwavable popcorn. Multiple times.

Ahem. Well, this a unique twist on what the hell to do with leftover pasta you’re just tired of reheating over and over again that will just never finish. So here’s the recipe. Well, instructions. It’s very flexible, so you can add and remove whatever you like almost. Just enjoy it.

This dish was devised being creative with leftover pasta. Please keep that in mind.

Ingredients-
1. A bit of leftover pasta (already prepared, boiled pasta with keema/minced meat added if preferable, red pasta sauce/sauce of your choice.) (rtp, or even fresh out of the fridge works.)
2. A slice of cheese of your choosing. (Mine, cheddar)
3. Two slices of your choice of bread. (Mine, white. Brown if available.)

(Sort of) Required-
1. Open-minded-ness towards different food combinations.
2. A Sandwich-maker. The kind you’d use to make a plain ol’ grilled cheese sandwich.
OR
2. A stove and a microwave. And preferbility of solid cheese over melted cheese.

Prepare-(Sandwich-maker Edition)

1. Take a slice of bread and place into your sandwich maker.
2. Spread a layer of pasta, as thick or thin as you’d like on to the bread.
3. Place your cheese slice on top of that.
4. Top with the last slice of bread.
5. Manage to slam/smush the lid of the sandwich maker down (this may vary in difficulty depending upon the helpfulness of your sandwich maker and how much pasta you stuffed your sandwich with.)

Prepare-(Stove Edition)
1. Heat one slice of bread on a pan (no oil or water in the pan necessary) both sides.
2. While heating the bread, place your pasta in the microwave and heat until you are happy with it’s temperature. Usually, I’d say popping it in for 30 seconds should do it, if not, put it in for another 10 seconds, and do so repeatedly until you’re fine with its temperature. Check in between. (Duuh.)
3. Heat second slice of bread in the same way.
4. Assemble your sandwich. Bread, pasta, solid cheese, bread. If you REALLY must have melted cheese, just pop the sandwich into the microwave again, but note that the pasta will dry up a bit, and the bread might become soggy (especially if you have used loads of pasta sauce/condiments.)

Result-
You end up with a shell of bread, stuffed full of delish warm pasta, with melted cheese a top it. True love ❤

Wanna stretch this meal out to TWO days?!
Why not make the pasta first for dinner, then have this leftover utilizer for lunch? It’s quick, efficient, and sounds like an ad for some washing soap or some tubaware like thing!

Patsa Prep-
1. Take a packet of pasta such as the macaroni type, and pour it into a a pot that is mostly full of water (tap water, since it gets dumped later on.)
2. Put the pot on the stove, and set to a medium flame. Wait for about four to seven minutes for the pasta to boil and become soft. Stir occasionally to make sure the distribution of heat is equal and so that this foamy stuff doesn’t overflow from the pot (if stirring isn’t keeping it at bay, just blow directly on top of the pot. That always works!)
3. Drain the pasta onto a wired mesh thing, on top of a sink. Be veryyy careful, since you can EASILY get burns from boiling water. And make sure to keep it away from your face, do it steadily, not all at once, and if terrified, get an adult to do it for you.
4. Put the boiled pasta back into the pot. And now add the pasta sauce. Since this is cooking for dummies, and I am completely incapable of making my own, I simply use Ragu’s red pasta sauce. If you have your own that you can make, or get Dobby to make for you, please feel free to use that instead. I didn’t say, but you can also use white pasta sauce. Obviously. You could also technically use Nutella, but let’s just stick with reasonably not technically, now shall we?
5. Stir in the sauce.
6. Heat for a bit, so the sauce also becomes warm.
7. Viola, you’re done!
8. “lol”, no you aren’t. You still gotta clean up. Unless you get Dobby to do that for you. Then you can really be done at step 7.

Aaaaand that’s my Innovative Cooking for the Lazy and Incapable!

Be it a college student, or just someone else out there with a curse like me, feel free to try this out, and send me some pictures, or comment as to how YOU liked it.

I’d especially loved it if you’d send me your own version of this recipe by adding and doing your own thing to it. Like I might put more veggies next time. (Didn’t have any this time =( ) Or try doing it with a white sauce and brown bread. Add some lettuce. Make it a legit sandwich. Meh, I don’t know, just sort of brainstorming and babbling~

OH, I’m having a few friends over tomorrow, and I’ve still got some pasta left over…well, I know what I’ll be serving them ^_^

Hope this helped, and hope you try it!

It’s REALLY not as gross as it may sound =P

-Frosty
the cool as hell snowman inspiring all

Ze End to a Swagtastic Year

2013. Nearly over. Course I had to post something about that. All the swag, YOLOs, and pathetic ‘gangsters’  we must say good bye (and good riddance) to. If we’re lucky.

Cuz we should totally Ring out the old, and Ring in the new!

^[and that is a reference to Lord Alfred Tennyson’s canto, Ring out, from his poem In Memoriam (I believe?). ]

That actually goes very much against what I believe, but it’s a reference I just HAD to make. And I’ll explain that later, but first, a bit more on the year of 2013.

Thank God that draws an end to that terrible year. And yet, despite the overview of so many terrible things that happened this year, all the deaths (of both the famous and those who luckily weren’t), the twerking, the fashion trends, and flops to music, unnecessary movie sequals, disappointing books, and many many more, the year wasn’t that bad for me.

I mean, I’ve grown! At the end of this year, I’ve grown to a different person, and in my opinion a better one, that the one I was at either the start of this year, or the end of the one before that (2012). I’ve managed a few things that I thought I never could before- yesh, I have indeed become faster at reading =3

I’ve read more books, although not nearly as many as I’d have liked to (ugh, I’m still very much behind on my reading…). I’ve become friends with more and different types of people at school and otherwise. And hey- now I can actually wave around an eyeliner without potentially maiming myself! So yeah, progress ^_^

I’ve had FUN. And that’s what I think counts at the end of the year ^_^ And you shouldn’t be summarizing everything that you hate about yourself or want to change or just want gone at the end of the year- because, let us face it, that’s exactly what you do when you write down those stupid new years resolutions. I think it’s silly, the thought that “yeah, I’m all pumped to change myself! To become a better person, with a better, healthier lifestyle! The new year starts in, oh 48 minutes, and I will do all that then! New year’s wooo!” You should focus on what great times you’ve had this year. Not diagnose the personality or social or any other type of problem that you have with yourself and just decide to change that.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s greaat to want to improve yourself, your lifestyle, and get rid of annoying/bad habits. But why is the New Year’s the time where you get motivated to do so? Is the thought of starting off with a clean slate at the beginning of a new year just so appealing? Well, it should be and can be. But, honestly? You don’t get a clean slate. You only try to suppress all wrong you’ve done in the world and all things you aren’t proud of doing/regret, and just pretend that with a new start, you’ll turn over a new leaf.

That ain’t gonna work. Because you lose that motivation in just a few weeks, maybe months. And you shouldn’t. But you do, because that illusion of having a clean slate is gone. You don’t have a clean slate, and you’re reminded of that by still doing things you don’t like about yourself- small things maybe, but they are there. And that’s where it all goes downhill. You don’t try, or you forget, or you just damn give up. 

Sure, there’s the other factor of peer pressure too. How everyone want’s to improve themselves,  so you decide, what the heck, to do it too. But then again, you lack motivation and plop, end up exactly where you were.

Ok, maybe there are a few people who stick it out, who make some sort of progress even if they don’t reach their goals. But I still think it’s a waste to do it at new years.

I personally find that life-changing goals or super-set-in-stone-rules one sets for themselves or decides to accomplish work out best whenever you’ve made up your mind to do so, be it in the middle of the year or not. I think that it’s actually much more effective any other time of year.

After all, how many people do you see join the gym in January? Triple the current population of the Earth, correct. But at the end of September, how many- no, forget September, how many at the end of APRIL will be from the initial that joined in January? Hardly any. Maybe one or two. Four if your lucky. Maybe six if two of them were lads just after some abs to woe women with. But really, peoples’ moral just disappears, no it would be more apt to say it wavers, and then wanes. Soon, it disappears, and one day they either question why they are in fact still bothering, or why they started to do so in the first place and convince themselves with ‘logic’ out of it.

“huff, huff…why..am I lifting such heavy…weights..? pant, pant…I don’t want to be buff…I’m not even that fat…and..huff…guys wouldn’t want a chick with big huge muscles…ew…pant…I’ll just…run…like, jog..every..pant, pant…morning, before school/work/whatever…I’ll do yoga…yeah, that should be enough….huff..Ok, I’m done ^_^ And feeling great =D ”

Aaand pew, that resolution flies out the window =/ In the end, a bunch of us have given up on our resolutions, and just tell ourselves we’ll definitely do it ‘next’ year. Hah. We never do nor will =(

I know I have. I had a goal I set for myself last year, as a new years resolution ( I make up a few every now and then when I feel like it. I don’t believe in the idea of coming up with self-improvements as the end of a year comes and the start of another one beckons. ), to lose weight. A typical girly teenager resolution. See, I’ve got some unproportionally large thighs. I’m not fat, I’m not chubby, but my thighs make me self-conscious. So I don’t feel comfortable in a few short-ish hoodies and skinnies. But that’s why I had this vague idea that I would loose weight in time for this winter so that I wouldn’t be self conscious. Buuut, I gave up =P I got tired of exercsizing in the summer, and I started eating my normal levels of junk food, which isn’t very normal nor should ever be recommended to anyone =/ I can literally have (and have, at that) pure honey out of a bowl with a spoon. So sugar? I live off it and love it~!

(Coolioness- I have lost weight this year even though I gave up on that ^_^ And I don’t care too much about my thighs anymore. So the self consciousness is muuuch less now =) like,I think I lost maybe 3 kg? Or 2 and a half? )

Aaaaaah, this is tooo long to explain there are just about 16 minutes til New Years left now! So more on this explanation later I guess =P Oh and I still have to post the second part to that weird dream…hm, will do, will do. But not today, tomorrow ^_^ Meh, it’s new years, gimme a break =D

And even if I’m against the resolutions, I’m so up for the partying xD But not AT 12 am. Usually afterwards =D Explanations laterrr~!

So with that, I wish y’all a HAPPY NEW YEAR~!!!

Make it full of fun, happiness, and hope! May it be a thousand times more exciting and unexpected than the last! =D

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Ze

Howdy to a lil’ Holiday DIY SnowGlobe

‘Tis the season of giving, sharing, and- why not?- MAKING!

Snow-glooobes

Wait- it’s the Winter Solstice and it ain’t snowing? And of course, it’s not the same if there are no snowflakes! But do not fret, we can change that up a bit with this simple yet gorgeous DIY I found day before yesterday, but haven’t had the time nor materials to try yet. But here goes anyways.

View the original blog I found this DIY at too, it’s pretty cool =D Plus, you can order a special kit to get all the materials to make this DIY if you want from their site too! Disclaimer- all these photos are from the original blog, Brit+Co, unless otherwise stated.

So, get down with Frosty, and create your own magical winter wonderland, complete with snow in the form of a girl’s best friend, glitter!

Snow-GLobe

I mean, just loook at that spectacular show of shimmer! #EmphasisThroughAlliteration

So let’s get started, now shall we?

Materials-
I Airtight Jar(s)
II Glitter
III A form of SuperGlue (Elfee, or UHU, or E-6000 glue.)
IV Stuff to stick on your jar- like a Christmas Bauble, or other decoration item, like a small tree, or a small figurine, etc.

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Step I- Unscrew your jar lid, and glue whatever you will be putting in the snow globe onto it.

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Press down firmly to make sure it’ll dry securely. Now let it dry properly. To be on the safe side, I’d recommend you to leave it to dry overnight, or to be on the super-safe side, dry for 24 hours. If you’re super giddy to finish the project, then I guess you could shorten the wait to 4 hours, but I’m not sure how well that’d turn out.

Step II- Fill your jar with as much water as possible. Now comes the fun part- adding the glitter! As much as you like, with as many colors as you’d like. Although, you do end up with a snow globe that might have glitter clump in it every now and then. I’ve heard of this tip that’s supposed to fix that up, which is to use hot/warm water in the jar, then use glitter glue instead of glitter as it dissolves in the water more uniformly, yet I haven’t tried this out myself, so I can’t verify whether it works or not. I’ll try this out, then get back to y’all if it does or doesn’t.

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Step III- Shake and enjoy! Have fun making these, and I hope you liked it =D I mean, this is a cute little DIY you could do with kids as a fun little project to lift the holiday spirit, or for those who are homesick without snow this season could be cheered up a bit (I know it worked on me!), and these little guys would make awesome gifts too!

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Just have fun with it, and you can use loads of different stuff instead of tiny Christmas trees. I was thinking of making an Alice in Wonderland themed one myself, honestly. With a lollipop, a peppermint candy cane, and other candies, and a figurine of the Cheshire Cat. I was  thinking of making a Christmasy/Winter Solstice one with Christmas baubles, and plastic snowflake ornaments too. I can’t wait to try this out myself! And soon, I hope!

-Frosty
the cool as hell snowman that brings inspiration to all.

Ze Winter Solstice ’13

Happy Winter Solstice y’all!

I love the Winter Solstice. I’m not Christian, but it’s basically my non-religious Christmas =D

It’s the day with the snowflakes, the day where I’ve gotta have hot chocolate and/or coffee in my specially awesome intended-to-be-Christmas-themed-coffee-thermos-that-is-now-Winter-Solstice-themed, and I hope today of all days I get to wear my Snowflake Sequined Sweater for the first time ever ^_^

But the classical agenda for the day is to read a good book, enjoy that hot drink, and stare out the window at the snowfall/imagine that snowfall if it ain’t snowing. Well, that’s if I haven’t got a party planned. And cuz of yesterday’s festivities, I don’t. But still. It’s amazing ❤

I’ll post a little Winter Solstice DIY later too =3

A little bit of info on it- It’s the 21st of December and its the shortest day of the Gregorian Calender. I don’t know that much about it, honestly. I’ve read about it cuz of Greek Mythology, but I’d love to know more about it’s origins, and how it might’ve been celebrated back in the day, if at all. I’m gonna do some research on it today now too =)

Zat’s all for now =)

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Ze