Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012, eh? It's Resolution Time, Suckas!

If I don't post my New Year aspirations here then who will judge me and hold me accountable later!?

2011 was the best and worst year of my life. The highs were high and the lows were low, but I don't think I can say I regretted a minute of it. You know what, let's count the blessings: I went to London, wined dined and romanced in Paris, stuffed my face with chocolate like a pig in the Alps of Switzerland, stepped out like a billionaire in the French Riviera, saw the pope in Rome. Basically life's been an ABC Family special of Olsen Twins movies. It's been wonderful and I am truly blessed. I love my job, my friends, and this blog, of course, where I find outlet for my weird and random musings and sometimes people read them.

So here goes it, 2012!

1. Eat Real Food!
This year, I'm taking the 100 days of real food challenge! Ever since I watched Food Inc. I've been serious about eating healthy, natural, hormone/free radical/GMO free food. Guys remember my raw milk escapades?

Once I gestapo-ed out on  my mother and forced her to read off the list of ingredients in her so-called "healthy" butter alternative. But yeah, I started slacking. However, THIS year's going to get REAL. Nothing is going into this body unless I know where it's been. *Oh, see what I did there!*

Feel free to judge me if I fall off the wagon.

2. Get back to that gym I'm still paying for every month
3. CLEAN my car
To quote my brother when he sees said car: "You have a sickness".

4. Spend more time in NYC
Uh...I didn't pay for a Spirit Air membership for nothing!

5. Go places for the heck of it
6. GIVE more!
Spending some time with my friend in the Peace Corps (Currently in Peru) this holiday made me feel like a complete loser for living extravagantly this year while so many people are suffering in my own back yard! For real. Forget Wall St.; they need to me occupying my materialistic behind!

I have to do something this year to help others. Yeah... everybody says that but not everyone is as insane as I am (in a good way...I hope).

2012 will be the year I make a difference in someone's life! (Muahahahahahaha!) Wait...That is an evil villain laugh. (hehehehe).

7. BLOG more
8. Shop less
9. Drink more wine!
10. Dance at least 60% more than I did in 2011.

Happy New Year, luvas! God bless, stay safe, and don't kiss any losers at midnight!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Don't Ask Me Why My Christmases Be Tricky...

Oh the trickiness of this photo! This is my little brother, A-Crispy-Keem. When we go places we tend to forget how to act!

Had a WONDERFUL, BIG, FAT, JAMACAN Christmas with my aunt. Only we know how to serve Turkey with coconut rice and curry goat--and make it fab. 

All I want for Christmas is YOU READERS. Keep reading, keep threatening me in other social media platforms--ha--and I'll FINALLY break down and write about the rest of my trip to NYC! I really love you all. Even the trolls! Especially the trolls!

Merry Christmas luvs!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Seriously Ghetto Christmas Songs

I'm OBSESSED with ghetto Christmas music! It all started my freshman year of college when Erica and I discovered "All I Want for Christmas" by the Dirty Boyz. So began my obsession with celebrating the birth of Christ with ridiculously absurd, ghetto, holiday jamz. I have no clue what possesses a rappers to come up with these songs but I hope they never stop! Listen to these, and enjoy...hoe. :

Hansel & Gretel

Saturday, December 17, 2011

NYC P1: There's No Walk Of Shame on Madison Ave.

As I sit in West Harlem reflecting over the past couple days, I cannot bring myself to regret the past 48 hours, or decisions that led me to sitting here, rendered an invalid for all intents and purposes, and salving the pain of my now crippled feet by stuffing my face with $50 Parisian cookies from Maison Laduree. Last night I dined like a queen in Union Square with Wall Street investors, analysts, and the like. Today I'm eating like Marie Antoinete. I ask myself, "Who funds these exquisite overtures?" Do I have some Park Ave. residing patroness of my Blog who sprinkles fairy dust into my wallet for the sole purpose of amusing herself with my later recantings? Or will the vikings of Chase bank be at my door at any moment. Because I sure don't have any explanation for how these trips/excursions keep popping up.

Last night I dined at Casa Mono, a tapas restaurant. Tapas is the Spaniard's version of an expensive practical joke in which waiters serve one single pea on a plate to a large table given heaps of champagne and red wine, and proceed to watch their patrons fight with knives and forks to the death over the last morsel. It's kinda like Hunger Games, only I didnt read that book and have no idea if that reference is even close. The only way to keep from killing your friends is to order 3-4 plates per person and pretend to be civilized as your date goes for the last bite of fried bunny.

As for the food, no expense is spared. Every wild game imaginable is on the menu: rabbit, ox, fox--whatever. My entirely middle class self tried things like rabbit, quale egg with truffles, and something called 'sweet breads' for the first time and I loved it so much, my next boyfriend will probably have to be some ax weilding huntsman able to supply me with an endless supply of wild game.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins: *whispers* They're healthy...

How to make Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins with Whole Wheat Flour

Here's a little recipe I came up with while doing some experimenting with blueberries. It's a healthy (or at least more nutritious) alternative to blueberry muffins, and the whole wheat flour makes it much denser and more fibrous, so one of these is like an entire meal. 

Whole Wheat Corn Muffins with Blueberries: 

1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of cornmeal
3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of milk
1 egg
1 1/2 cups of frozen blueberries (thawed/drained)
a dash of salt
and a few spoons of butter for good measure. 

Choosing the Right Bangs for Your Face

Bangs have definitely made a comeback this year, and it’s looking as if this trend might be here to stay. Whether you have a round face or a long face, the right bangs can compliment anyone. It’s a relatively simple way to give your face a complete makeover.
Zelo’s got the guide to help you choose the right bangs for you.
I think one of the most striking celebrity bang transitions this year is Leighton Meester’s blunt bang. Blunt or Chinese bangs work for her because of her round face. The harsh line of bangs across her forehead creates a theme of angles on her otherwise round face. It brings out her amazing cheek bones and, overall, makes her face look longer and slimmer.
Read the rest of my post over at my other blog for Zelo HERE.