Category Archives: Summer 2013

Thinking Out Loud #2

Happy Thursday!

1. I know I said that I probably wouldn’t be doing Thinking Out Loud Thursdays very often, but I liked it so much last week that I couldn’t help participating again this week!

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2. Two exams down. Three more to go. Tomorrow morning I have Business Communications at 8:30am and then Astronomy right afterwards at 10:45am. I already have a nap planned for the afternoon somewhere in the neighborhood of 2:00pm.

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3. While I am really looking forward to Christmas Break, I don’t like all the work that comes before it. I have to defrost my fridge and mini freezer before Friday. Also we have to do a major cleaning of the common area in our dorm. Fun.

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4. Even though it’s not Sunday, Arman’s Spill It Sunday link-up is still open so I figured that I’d jump on the chance to join in:

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What is your favorite genre of film?

The real question should be- why do I have to pick just ONE? Action, Sci-Fi, Romantic Comedy, Musical, Adventure, Fantasy, Superhero… I think this would be better phrased as what kind of genres I DON’T like. Easy. Horror and Gross rated R comedies.

What is your favorite ever movie?

Boy Arman, are you full of tough questions this week! I would have to go with Harry Potter. And yes I know that there is more than one film in the HP series, and no, I am not going to pick which one I like best.

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What movie do you think deserves to have never been made?

You all know my professed hatred for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and that was the first movie that popped into my mind when reading this question.

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However, there is another movie with which I’m not even sure how it was conceived let alone produced. Bubba Ho-Tep. 

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Just read the description and you’ll know where I’m coming from.

Mud Creek, Texas, is about to get all shook up. When mysterious deaths plague the Shady Rest retirement home, it’s up to an aging, cantankerous “Elvis” (Bruce Campbell) and a decrepitand black”JFK” (Ossie Davis) to defeat a 3,000-year-old-Egyptian mummy with a penchant for sucking human souls! Can the King show the world that he can still take care of business?

Here is a trailer in case you need more convincing. I’m sorry, maybe it’s just me and it’s a fantastic movie. For some reason I don’t think so though…

Wait! Hold up. I just thought of an even worse movie. Jack Black’s Bernie. We literally could not finish it and just skipped to the end so we knew what happened.

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What movie should be considered a legal sleeping pill?

The Avengers. Before you all protest, I will acknowledge that the second time I saw the movie it was slightly better, but the plot line was just not good. I fell asleep twice during the movie.

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If you made a movie, what would it be about?

I really want to see a new spy series. Jason Bourne, Mission Impossible and James Bond are so good but they all feature older males. It’s time for a new female spy series!

A movie which you love but you’d never admit…

I know that as a superhero fan I am supposed to hate the ones that deviate from the originals,  but I just love Batman and Robin with George Clooney.

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5. Somehow I have watched six and counting episodes of Glee tonight. I saw one of the auditions on Youtube and got the sudden urge to rewatch the first season. I just love Rachel and Finn.

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6. Ending on an even number today, I am so happy with all of the contributions so far with 12 Days of Allergy-Free Christmas Recipes! If you haven’t been keeping up, make sure to check out this page (also listed on my menu above) with links to all of the posts so far. We actually have all but one day filled, so if anyone is interested, let me know. And keep up the great work everyone!

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Questions for you:

  • What are your movie favorites?
  • Are there any movies that you love but everyone else hates?
  • What are you thinking about on this beautiful (cold) Thursday?

Game Changer Chocolate Frosting

No.

Time.

Ahhh!!

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Okay, now that that rant is over, I want to thank you all for your amazing comments on my last few posts! Sorry I haven’t gotten back to you. Same goes for my blog reading recently. As I said above, I just haven’t had the time.

Today my aunt helped me move all of my big furniture into my dorm room (mini fridge, microwave, chair, computer/phone setup for my internship, table). I would have moved everything today on campus but I also had an appointment with my GAPS practitioner so I couldn’t stay.

This Saturday I’ll probably finish moving up with the help of my parents (and maybe my brother depending on his mood 😉 ).

Would you believe that I already have things to do before school starts? Like non-moving in things. More specifically speaking, homework-esque things. Ugh.

But for now I am living in blissful denial until Sunday when I will tackle all of that.

Let’s focus on glorious food for now, okay?

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As I mentioned on Wednesday this past Sunday was my dad’s birthday so I made him a cake. Yellow layers with chocolate frosting.

The cake part turned out pretty tasty but not exactly sharing-material.

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The frosting however was a real winner.

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Some may call it a…

Game Changer Chocolate Frosting

Grain/Gluten/Wheat-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free, Paleo/GAPS-Friendly

Makes about 2 cups of frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup carob powder (or cocoa powder but it will not be as sweet)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • dash of sea salt and splash of vanilla (optional but recommended)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blend and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. If making a layer cake add the frosting in between the layers and freeze for a few hours. Then frost the rest of the cake with the remaining chilled frosting.

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Questions for you:

How do you people click that “Mark all as read” button on Bloglovin? I just feel SO guilty! 🙁

Is chocolate and avocado even a surprising combo anymore? Answer: Whenever I see chocolate + “surprise ingredient” I immediately guess avocado.

Feel free to rant about not having any time either! I’m all ears.