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Nothing like some Mexican Corn and Peanut Butter Crunch cookies…

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My mother sent me a picture of my baby Wolfgang yesterday.

Isn’t he so precious? I just LOVE my big baby.

So yesterday Olivo went to school with me to check out the campus while I had my one class for the day.

I actually enjoyed my Science Fiction class yesterday. We got to discuss King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard and I totally got to rip this girl’s ideas TO SHREADS! So I was pretty happy.

What? She said something stupid without thinking. She gets what she deserves.

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After that Olivo and I went to The Tea Farm near campus. I really love the tea there so I had to take her since she’s a tea fanatic.

I had the Green Tea Lemonade, like I always do, and it was DELICIOUS!

If you have time you should check the place out. It has a simple yet pleasing interior design, a shelf full of books for customers to read from and exchange with if they like, food options and of course, delicious tea! If you’re in Honolulu, you MUST check it out!

I’m pretty sure I’ll write a complete Yelp review soon. I feel like I’m about to pass out right now so I’ll put it off till tomorrow.

And for those of you who are curious, here is my Yelp link:

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I have reviews for places in Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco as well as some that are scattered here and there within the continental US!

After that we took a trip to the post office and I mailed a box of cookies to my friend Kana, a Christmas gift that I had to exchange for a nephew and some post cards for friends. I love the post office but I hate it. Sending mail just costs an arm and a leg. It always makes me cringe and die a little bit on the inside…

Decided to make Mexican food so I made Chicken Quesadillas and some Mexican corn on the cob! I forgot to buy the lime so it wasn’t as AMAZING as it could have been but I was pretty happy with how it turned out. First time trying to make it and I’m glad it worked out…for the most part. I’ll remember to buy limes next time though.

I had to use Parmesan instead of Cotija cheese because I doubt I could get any of that in Hawaii.

Here is the recipe I used if anyone is curious.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons mayonnaise (fat free is fine)
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (optional)
2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 ears corn, shucked

Directions:

1. Prepare grill.

2. Combine mayo and juice (if using) in a small bowl.

3.Combine cheese and seasonings in another small bowl.

4. Place corn on grill rack that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

5. Grill corn 12 minutes or until tender, turning frequently.

6. Remove from grill and brush with mayo mixture, and sprinkle with cheese mixture.

7. Serve immediately.

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Also made some Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies for the first time using the recipe on the box.

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I’ll post a recipe up soon! I love you box recipes!!!

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Look what I came home to!

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I’ve been waiting all winter to see what I would get in the mail when I got back home and I was very pleasantly surprised!

My condo management put a card on our door. Which ticked both Mark and I off a bit. It’s one of those signs that say, “HEY LOOK NO ONE IS HOME BECAUSE THIS CARD HAS BEEN HANGING ON THEIR DOOR FOR EVER!” But it was a nice gesture and no one broke in so I was happy.

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Tiffany drew me the most adorable winter scene! I was so happy to get her card!

She put my drawing on her wall so OF COURSE I’m going to put this card up on my wall!

I’m going to die it’s so cute!

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And my good friend Amy, who I miss terribly, sent me a Christmas card and an update to what’s been happening in their family!

They went to the 2012 London Olympics so that’s where they took their Christmas card picture! Haha cute.

It was a nice surprise though. Miss you Amy!

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My Japanese friend Kana sent over the cutest stuff from Tokyo Disneyland!

Apparently she went for Halloween but was just a little late in sending me a little souvenir.

I still love it though! I think there might be some chocolate inside the Minnie head. Yumm!!

I have to write her back soon too!

I love snail mail!

And what was the best gift I got in the mail while I was gone?

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Moustaches, a sombrero and a poncho!!! I told Twigg that that was what I wanted but I was half joking but he still sent them to me!!!!!

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I think I might have to take my poncho to school though because it’s been raining like crazy in Hawaii lately.

Just today it was bright and sunny when I started walking towards my car but by the time I got to the car I was DRENCHED!

It was just crazy. Bleh!

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PONCHO!

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Winter Time Fun Part 1

2012-12-15_18-01-26_527I think I’ve sent out about 30+ Christmas cards this year. By the end of it I got pretty tired of decorating the cards. I tried though…I tried.

And instead of staying in warm Hawaii for the winter we are now in Minnesota for the winter. Counterproductive right?

Mark’s family is from here so I can’t help it. Maybe they can just come spend Christmas in Hawaii next year. Haha. One can hope right?

It’s hard getting used to wearing so many articles of clothing though. And I lost one of my gloves just now even though I didn’t leave the car. You have no idea how stupid I feel.

MY $3 TARGET GLOVE! WHERE DID YOU GO?!?!?!

I’ve been killing time by wrapping gifts for everyone. I swear I’ve wrapped at least half of the presents under the tree this year. I’ll post a picture when all the presents are wrapped and under the tree.

2012-12-18_22-20-00_351Got some Peppermint Bark and it was DELICIOUS!!!!! Although I didn’t get to eat too much of it. Oh well. I’ll get some more while I’m here.

I really do love this time of year! Not the weather though. Any weather too cold for short shorts is too cold for me. That’s for sure.

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And here’s my little outfit for the cold. Not really staying warm but at least I’m staying cute. Haha. That’s all that matters right?

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And here are some pictures of the outside for those of you who are curious.

2012-12-19_11-29-05_358I’ll take more pictures when I get the chance to.

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Who doesn’t love getting mail?

I really do have the best friends in the world!

I got 3 things in the mail today! One I ordered for someone else but anywho…

First I got the Mr.Toast Art piece that I ordered!

Right when he posted a picture of it I knew I had to have it! My Mr.Toast collection is growing! Slowly but surely…

He framed it and everything for me too! I just need to find the perfect place to put it!

And then my awesome friend from New Zealand who’s living in London sent me some amazing stuff too!

The Earl Grey is so fragrant that I could smell it even before I opened the box! And I finally have Kinder Surprises and Marmite!!! Yum…And I’ve never even seen those fruit candies so I’m excited!

Boy am I one happy Panda!

Oh and last week Patty sent me a whole bunch of stuff too!

It’s all just cats! (And Astro Boy). LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I swear no one knows me like Patty does.

I have to go shopping so I can send everyone a little something back! Snail mail is the bestest! For sure!!!!

I love you guys!!!

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Retail Therapy

So it’s no secret that I’ve been a little homesick so when I asked my mother to send me some Trader Joe’s goodies she went out right away to get them for me! I had all but forgotten about Trader Joe’s while I’ve been here but I had a sudden craving for Caramel Waffles and everyone who knows knows that Trader Joe’s waffles can’t be beat! YUM!

My mother also sent other cookies and goodies that I love! And some Yerba Mate tea that ALWAYS makes me feel better when I have a stomach ache. You guys should try it some time when you aren’t feeling well. Yes it has caffeine but it does wonders! All you need is Yerba Mate with a lot of honey and it’s like you’re all better again!

She also sent me wafers which I absolutely detest. She always forgets and sends them to me anyway. *Shrug* It’s the thought that counts. I’ll eat everything else and leave the wafers for someone else to devour. I need to remind my mother about the biscotti too next time.

I’ve also been hitting the gym since I’ve been feeling a little pudgy lately and I feel great! It’s hard when you don’t have your gay best friend to go with you  but I’m trying my best to be consistent.

I’ve also been spending too much money since Mark’s been gone. But like the title says, it’s retail therapy. I’m trying to cope being alone and it’s going pretty well. I’ve made some friends and I’ve been going out so I’m doing better than I thought I would be.

Look what I got today!

I bought my little nephew (in-law) this rad Spiderman shirt so I can give it to him when we go visit during Christmas! Spiderman is EVERYTHING to this kid. Literally. Just hope he doesn’t outgrow the shirt TOO fast. And then before we go I’ll stop by Target again and get him some action figures. It’s hard when you don’t know what they have or don’t have but I’m sure he’ll be happy either way.

I also got myself the next Tokidoki Planner. 3 years strong!

I’m pretty sure I left the 2011 back home in LA.

And the only reason why I bought this one now is because in my 2012 planner there’s a page in there that says “IT’S ABOUT TIME TO ORDER YOUR NEXT PLANNER!” but then it also said “CONTINENTAL US”. Go figure.  So I decided it only made sense to just buy it when I saw it.

I also mailed out presents for my friends and family today which I hope they’ll enjoy. I just love sending mail! I really do. If anyone wants a new penpal let me know! Hahaha.

And more sports blog posts coming soon! I promise!

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I also bought these off ebay yesterday. I just couldn’t resist! They just screamed ME!

Aren’t they just adorable! Can’t wait to get them in the mail!

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I feel loved!

This is a special post to thank my two best friends who are always there for me.

Thank you Patty & Eddie. I love you guys and I miss you so much!

I came home from Hong Kong to this!

I swear he has an extra secret mind telepathy or something! I was searching around for coasters everywhere but no one but Mark knew about it! These are perfect! We both bonded over an all night Portal 2-athon when it came out, which was pretty awesome to be honest.

And I have my very own companion cube!!!!!! Ahhh!!!!! He’s safely snug next to Bear Bruce Lee and all the other stuffed animals that Patty gave to me before I left.

And just yesterday when I got back from Minnesota I came home to this!

Patty also knows everything I love, silly or not. It’s like we’ve been friends forever. Funny to think we didn’t like each other at all when we first met. Hahaha. She got me…Cat socks, cat stickers, cat pen, hello kitty chopsticks and a cat mask paint set!!!!!

HOW DOES SHE KNOW?!?!?!

She bought me a different pair of Hello Kitty chopsticks that I use all the time and now I have an extra pair just in case anyone comes over or anything! YAY!

I’ve been missing my cat Rolf a lot so getting all this kitty kat stuff makes me super happy. And if you’ve never seen my baby, here he is.

He’s at home in LA with my other dog Lala. I hope they’re doing well.

Thanks again you two!

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What better movie to watch on Valentines Day than…300?

After work (which was really stressful and irritating) I went to go workout at the gym (which I will get into later) but after that I thought I’d reward myself with a new cd, since I rarely buy CDs or DVDs to be honest with you. And guess what I saw at Amoeba? A Valentine’s Day DVD Sale section and honestly, what more romantic and sexual movie could you ask for than 300? Half naked men proving their man hood, women getting raped right and left. If that doesn’t spell out Valentine’s Day, I don’t know what does. Someone probably just put it there as a joke or just saw it as a place to put a DVD they’ve been having second thoughts about but I found it amusing nonetheless. Or maybe we should just all be watching movies about high school students getting pregnant to get into the mood? Wouldn’t that just be a turnoff? Unless that’s what you’re into…hey, for some people it is. Or maybe what gets some people off is adultery? Who would want to be with scary SVU detective Christopher Meloni anyways right? Haha, just joking. Or maybe now that technology is replacing everything we can appreciate the forming of relationships between real people and artificial intelligence? Who in god’s name picks out these movies? Were these the reject movies that they just want to get rid of that have just the bare minimum to do with love or desire? Yeah, I still stick by my original statement, out of those four movies 300 is probably the most romantic. Is it so hard to put Casablanca? Dirty Dancing? Or even The Notebook for God’s sake.

So what did I end up buying from Amoeba anyways? The new Foster the People album. I wanted a Black Keys CD but the two songs that I really like are on different CDs so instead of suffering a mental breakdown I gave up and bought a Foster the People CD since I’ve had my mind set on it for a while now as well. Can’t win them all I guess. I’ll go back for the other ones some other time. Oh and if you haven’t seen the Black Key’s-Howlin for you music video, it’s amazing! It’s just like Sucker Punch made into a music video, and for those of you that know me know that I NEVER go on youtube so me putting this link on here is hardcore.

And I think I deserve some sort of award for buying stuff on Craigslist and STILL being alive. This kid was selling Saints Row 3 for XBOX360 for $30 so I went to go pick it up since Mark has been wanting to play it for awhile. Like I want to pay $60+ bucks at GameStop. No thank you. I ended up racing an Infiniti G35 on my way to pick up the game. I won. Like always. Hahaha. Scared the shit out of Steven though (the busser at work needed a ride home) but he made it home in one piece. People get so scared when I tell them that I buy stuff off of Craigslist. I know what to watch out for, I’m not THAT stupid. Hahaha but thanks for worrying about me you guys. I can handle myself. Most times it’s just kids selling games so they can have some cash for more games. I’ve actually met the nicest people too.

While I’m still on the topic of V-Day, I didn’t really ask for anything but Mark always knows what to get me so here’s the other gift that he sent.

A Vintage Hard Top Retro Pink Samsonite Suitcase! I absolutely adore it! It’ll be perfect for all the traveling and moving that I’m going to do! My computer and PS3 will be safe and snug in there. (I really need to start playing Call of Duty again but I haven’t had any motivation lately). I still have a lot of stuff I need to pack and clean but I’ll get to it soon enough.

Yay for days off! I have to start on my essay soon…

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