Monday, July 27, 2009

FMG - Not Foly Mucking God!!!!

I have not neglected you. At all. I promise. I suddenly seemed to have possibly bitten off more than I can chew - maybe. Want a brief run-down? No? Too bad.

Thursday I'm in a fashion show - yes, I'm sort've a model .. I think. We'll see.

Friday I move into my boss's house for 2 weeks while she goes to Florida and I get to watch her gorgeous boxer Molly!

Four days after Jackie comes back I go to Toronto for five days and live it up with Swati.

Then, three or four days ater THAT I have another fashion show to do on the 30th of August!

Then, classes start back up at MUN again - for which I may not receive a loan because the government likes to jerk me around like that. October is gonna roll around and there's a HUGE fashion show coming up, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society, then it's Halloowe'en .. and then ..-deep breath- it's CHRISTMAS!

I just said the dirty 'C' word ....

But yes can you believe it! I signed with a modeling agency! Listen to me .. I sound so vain. Really, it's not something I don't think I will actively pursue it's just really something fun to do. Dev has started doing it as well, so I look at it as more of something we can do together. Thursday should be fun - I will definitely be blogging about it, and will hopefully have some great pictures to show you all. I have a few other friends who are in the show as well, plus I think I've invited almost every one I know to this thing! The girls at work are STOKED! I can't wait for them to come and see me strut it on the catwalk! -giggles- I even know fashion lingo - how weird does THAT sound!?

Ok. I know it's short and sweet today .. but srsly.. my legs are SO itchy! I need a bath so I can go shave and relax! The fact that it's 12am is not a pertinent observation and of totaly insignificance.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Rebellion's Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

1 onion finely chopped
4-6 strips of bacon, fat trimmed and fried
I pkg of Kraft Tex Mex Cheese
I can of Cream of Mushroom soup
Bread crumbs
2 cups elbow pasta
Garlic powder
Parmesan Cheese

Trim the fat from bacon before frying – a (slightly) healthier option for those who want one. But, don’t worry, you’ll still have enough of the fat left to not even need any oil. I usually drain off some of the bacon grease when cooking, but this time I left some in the pan to fry up the chopped onions. When frying the onions, I also added a sprinkle of pepper.

In a separate saucepan, bring lightly salted water to boil – your going to add your elbow pasta to this. Meanwhile, in a smaller saucepan you’re going to start making your cream of mushroom soup. You can follow the directions on the can (the one I used for called for ½ can of milk and another ½ can of water .. but you can skip the water and use a full can of milk – using your can of soup as the measurement device). If you like a really creamy mac and cheese, you can add more milk as you like.

When your making the mushroom soup, you’ll need to stir it – a lot. It comes out of the can in giant congealed glops, and looks generally disgusting. It is not, I assure you, a reflection of the taste. Now, as your soup is cooking you can add some of your Tex Mex cheese and let it all melt together – and you can add your onions too!

Now, once that’s done your going to want to mix together your soup and macaroni in a separate, a slightly large dish. Be carful, the bowl is hot. I forgot this small piece of culinary wisdom and nearly burned my fingers when mixing my delicious and aromatically orgasmic ingredients together.

Now it comes time to put it altogether so it becomes one great culinary masterpiece of which epic tales of greatness will be told. People will come from near and abroad to get even just the tiniest whiff of this concoction. Don’t believe me? Sample what your cooking. See? Wasn’t I right? You are making something so ultra fantastic, amazingly delish, and chock full of uber awesome calories that your taste buds orgasms are having orgasms!!

Alright, now that you’ve mixed and churned everything together and are no doubt covered in tiny blobs of goodness it’s time to get it ready for the oven! Set your cooking device to its optimal cooking temperature and while your waiting for it to heat up, your going to put your mac and cheese in its baking dish in layers. Yeah, that’s right. Layers. You can, in addition and only if you wish, grease your baking dish. I didn’t. We’ll see what happens. Now your first layer is your macaroni – over this you add your bacon. Just remember to cut it in small bits because you want enough to get you through a couple of layers. And you also add more cheese. Then macaroni. Then bacon. Then Cheese. Now, once you’ve added your last bit of macaroni you sprinkle bread crumbs over top of it. And, as the final piece de resisitance you can sprinkle a little dusting of parmesan cheese and some garlic powder. Now, stick it in the oven to bake – uncovered - and tell me what happens!

Friday, July 3, 2009

In Memorium - Farrah Fawcett

I'm a little young to really remember Farrah Fawcett - she rose to international fame during the 70s and 80s before I was even a gleam in my grand daddy's eye.

Farrah was perhaps most well known for her role in Charlie's Angel and her heart crushing good looks and wispy blonde hair. Her poster sales ended up breaking records, which sky rocketed the American Angel to international sex symbol status. But apart from Charlie's Angels, Farrah had an impressive acting resume - and the chops to prove it as she was a multiple time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Nominee. Her roles included films such as The Burning Bed, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, and Small Sacrifices.

Farrah also appeared on I Dream of Jeannie with several guest appearances during the 1968-69 season, as starred alongside Lee Majors in the Six Million Dollar Man, whom she later married and later divorced.

In 2006, Farrah was diagnosed with cancer and began intense treatment that included not only chemotherapy, but surgery as well. She was heralded by the Associated Press as being 'cancer free' shortly after her 60th birthday, but soon after that the cancer was back and Farrah pursued treatment in Germany. The cancer had spread, moving from the initial anal site, to her liver. She underwent a barrage o treatment, ranging to everything from a colostomy, to chemoemobilization, and laser ablation. It was during all of this, that Farrah began to document her battle with the disease that eventually took her life.

Wikipedia had this to say about her death:

Fawcett died at approximately 9:28 a.m., PDT on June 25, 2009, in the intensive care unit of Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, with O'Neal and Stewart by her side. A private funeral was held in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 30. Fawcett's son Redmond was permitted to leave his California detention center to attend his mother's funeral, where he gave the first reading.

The night of her death, ABC aired an hour-long special episode of 20/20 featuring clips from several of Barbara Walters' past interviews with Fawcett as well as new interviews with Ryan O'Neal, Jaclyn Smith, Alana Stewart, and Dr. Lawrence Piro. Walters followed up on the story on Friday's episode of 20/20. CNN's Larry King Live planned a show exclusively about Fawcett that evening until the unexpected death of Michael Jackson several hours later caused the program to shift to cover both stories. Cher, a longtime friend of Fawcett's, and Suzanne De Passe, executive producer of Fawcett's Small Sacrifices mini-series, both paid tribute to Fawcett on the program. NBC aired a Dateline NBC special "Farrah Fawcett: The Life and Death of an Angel" the following evening, June 26, preceded by a rebroadcast of Farrah's Story in prime time.That weekend and the following week, television tributes continued. MSNBC aired back-to-back episodes of its Headliners and Legends episodes featuring Fawcett and Jackson. TV Land aired a mini-marathon of Charlie's Angels and Chasing Farrah episodes. E! aired Michael & Farrah: Lost Icons and the Biography Channel aired Bio Remembers: Farrah Fawcett. The documentary Farrah's Story re-aired on the Oxygen Network and MSNBC.[59]

Larry King said of the Fawcett phenomenon,

TV had much more impact back in the '70s than it does today. Charlie's Angels got huge numbers every week — nothing really dominates the television landscape like that today. Maybe American Idol comes close, but now there are so many channels and so many more shows it's hard for anything to get the audience, or amount of attention, that Charlie's Angels got. Farrah was a major TV star when the medium was clearly dominant."

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said "Farrah was one of the iconic beauties of our time. Her girl-next-door charm combined with stunning looks made her a star on film, TV and the printed page."

Kate Jackson said,

She was a selfless person who loved her family and friends with all her heart, and what a big heart it was. Farrah showed immense courage and grace throughout her illness and was an inspiration to those around her... I will remember her kindness, her cutting dry wit and, of course, her beautiful smile...when you think of Farrah, remember her smiling because that is exactly how she wanted to be remembered: smiling.

I haven't deserted you, internet I promise! I have been swept up in the tragic passing of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Billy Mays, and Romeo LeBlanc!

And, my writing hand hurts. But I have no deserted you! I shall return hopefully soon with posts about our recently passed celebrities and news of my recent doings and wanderings!

You haven't deserted me, have you?