Thursday, April 28, 2011

Its a bullshit day and then there are awards

I hate when you are having a bad week, month "quarter life crisis" and you just want to whine and bitch but the person or persons you try to vent to just deny your misery and proclaim that their life is worse. You know I'm sure it is, but this is my life and I have a right to bitch about it so just be a decent "friend" and listen to me. Don't start a pissing contest with me over who's life sucks more. Now that, that is out.....

I am unemployed and it sucks. I have officially gone on about 5 interviews in the last 2 weeks, 2 of which were today. THIS SUCKS!! Nothing like sending out about bagazillion resumes a day, turning in pointless applications and then getting told "you just aren't the right fit, better luck else where."
Yes he had a yellow jacket and matching shoes!
Yesterday I answered an ad for an "admin assistant part time" Yea I can handle part bad part time to these people is 5hours a week. FIVE! UGH! Not to mention I had an awesome time at the interview. I was to meet with 2 realitors, and I guess he didn't tell her where we were meeting and then he got called off to something else. So I was expecting a man and a woman at this coffee shop, she was expecting me to show up at the office. So I sat around this coffee shop for 20mins waiting and no one showed so I called and spoke to Mister Man who then called her. Blah I went to leave and this awesomely creepy guy. 
Yea no joke this guy comes up to me as I'm walking to my car. "Excuse me, you are beautiful" (Imagine this with a spanish accent complete with little lisp. Unlike The Barreness I don't have a weak spot for Spaniards.)
"Umm thank you"
"You look like you are having a bad day....can I give you a hug?"
"NO, and I just had a job interview and got stood up"
"what about dinner"
"no thank you I have a man for that already"
At that I spun and walked even faster away. Seemed like he got the idea as he didn't follow. But as I was calling to whine to momma I see him standing a few feet behind my car and waving at me with a woman. He saw her wandering like she was looking for some one and asked if she was looking for a female interveiw-y. Why yes she was, and he pointed her in my direction. GREAT!
Anyway 5 hours a week, not the best hours and income but hey its better then nothing right?
So today I went to an interview where it was 7 other women all scheduled at the same time. Yea that was fun. I have 0 hope in getting a call back from that one.
My 2nd interview today was listed as Receptionist, but it is really inbound telemarketing. UGH! I know I am being picky now but I would rather gouge my eyeballs out with a shard of glass. So that is a no go. I think the most discouraging part is they expect me to be a super peppy person on the phone to these poor suckers.
That is what I am dealing with WEEEEEEEEE!

On to happier things......awards!
I guess it was 2 months now since Brandi gave me the 7 Facts Award. Oopes guess I kinda suck at this award thing. My bad! Anyway in accordance with rule #1 Thank You Brandi.

The rules for this thing:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
2. Post seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass on the award along to 15 5 other bloggers.
Seven Facts:
#1 I hate being touched. No really! HATE IT!
#2 I am terrified of cats.
#3 I found skydiving kind of boring. Meh not impressed. 
#4 I am addicted to cupcakes
#5 I don't know the pledge of allegiance, never learned it due to my religious up bringing. 
#6 I like pizza and orange juice
#7 I still hope for a knight in armor, it can be a little dull cause I'm not that picky.

So Im going to pass this little sucker on to:
Chef Adam
Not the Hero

and that's it because I'm a loser. Feel free to blow this off and not do it blah blah blah yada yada.

I also received this cute little one from Chanel

So thank you again Chanel.

This one I would like to pass on to:
Super Jess

and this awesome blog called
B and B Sexcapades

Enjoy and remember I think you are just lovely!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Well I did it....and my fat kid won

Last night was the Deschutes Brewery beer and dinner pairing event at Churchill's Pub. As everyone knows I am sober. However, when I was offered a ticket it was with the agreement that I would drink at least half of each of the five beers that were offered. I fought with myself over it and finally broke down and agreed. I mean the menu just looked SOO SOO good!

Deschutes Beer Pairing Menu
1. Cascade(summer ale)
Mozzarella hazelnut salad
Light buffalo mozzarella crusted with toasted hazelnuts resting on a bed of fresh spring mix and basil. Topped with blood orange segments and a citrus reduction.
Oh man this was my first and favorite beer of the evening. Cascade is super light and is more of a cider taste then nasty beer. 
Now personally I don't care for spring salad. This was very good. Mixed with the blood oranges it balanced out the tart of the greens.
Finished most of my salad and all of my half glass of beer.

2. Mirror Pond(Pale Ale)
Kobe & Confit sliders
Tender ground Kobe beef topped with caramelized shallots and tomato confit on a brioche bun. Served with crispy jalapeno fries and house made habanero ketchup.

The mirror pond is their most popular beer at the moment. It was ok for me. Nothing special, yet still tolerable. 
Oh my god!! These sliders were so good. I wish I had a whole burger of this to eat. The little nibble was so not enough. Jalapeno fries meh not wonderful.
 Finished my food, minus the fries (one was enough) and emptied my beer too. 

3. Deschutes Hefeweizen
Sautéed soft shell Blue Crab
Soft shell crab brushed with olive oil, salt, pepper, and sautéed to perfection. Served with radicchio carrot slaw and crispy plantain chips

The Deschutes Hefeweizen is so new they don't even have an actual name for it yet. I have sipped a hef before. Tasted like beer. Run of the mill who my untrained taste buds. 
I have never had soft shell crab before. Not a fan. Yes I tried it. Cut it in half and just popped the whole thing in my mouth. BLEAH BRAINS! Salty brains at that. The brewer from Deschutes was sitting to my left and gladly finished my plate for me. I did eat my plantains though. Those were yummy. 
At this point everyone around us had heard of my non-drinking past and I really didn't want to finish this beer. One of the other brewers was sitting across from my date and he even gave me the "okay" to pass since I had tried it and didn't really like it. However my date gave me a little flac and I ended up just downing it like a champ! I also took 3 papya from my purse since I had started to feel a little fuzzy headed and didn't want my stomach to revolt.

4. Black Butte(porter)
Malt & coffee smoked beef brisket
12 hour smoked all natural beef brisket with hints of coffee and roasted malt. Served with cocoa corn bread, slow simmered black bean puree and crispy kale.

This is what they call the beer for women. I was a little scared because it is a DARK almost black. Usually the darker the more bitter. I was so wrong. It is made with a hint of chocolet flavor with a touch of coffee after taste. I was very impressed! 
Now at that to the slow smoked brisket and amazing cocoa corn bread this round was matched perfectly. I might just have to jump AG the head chef and beg for this cornbread recipe. Needless to say I finished both my meal (practically licked my plate clean) and my beer with this one.
5. Jubel 2010(pinot noir barrel aged strong ale)
Poached Figs poached in Jubel 2010, port wine, vanilla and sugar. Served with vanilla bean ice cream and a Jubel 2010 reduction caramel.

I could not stomach this beer at all. I took one sip and made "the face." All scrunched up and BLEAH! Only because the man next to me had requested to see "the face" if and when it presented it self did I take another sip. Bitter and classic DARK BEER. 
The only thing I liked about this course was the reduction sauce. I couldn't eat the ice cream even if I wanted to and I wasn't willing to tempt fate tonight after drinking 4-ish beers. (More like 2 and a few sips) I did find out that I am NOT A FAN of poached figs. Nope I will keep my fig in its newton from now on.

Final tally 4 of 5 beers and 3 of 5 plates. Not so bad for a skinny kid who never drinks. 

This guy's job is to drink beer all day and schmooze.

Yes I have had a few how could you tell?!

I do have to mention I was in a prime seat. The dining room was set up for 50people. One loooong banquet table and three booths. My date and I were set directly in the middle of the banquet table with the head bartender from the pub on the right, and a brewer across from my date. I had the local distributor across from me and two brewers to my left. These guys were a load of fun! They also gave us a TON of glasses. I think we came out with a full six set of fancy glasses and at least 4 pints. Plus bottle openers and nifty leather coasters. 

I can't leave out AG.......omg! I thought I had a favorite chef at home (fla) I might have found one out here. I will rarely doubt food that AG suggests to me now. This fat kid has a new tummy crush. Now if only I could get him to make me some benoffee pie.....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Raw milk

I don't do many soap box postings, so here is one of the few.

A little back ground brought to you from
Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized.
Raw milk from grass-fed cows is a complete and balanced food. You could literally live on it and nothing else for the rest of your life.

Q: Won't raw milk make me sick?
A: Not if it is properly collected from cows fed organic grass (and a minimum of grain). Heavy grain diets change the composition of the milk and hinder its ability to protect itself. Grass-fed milk has natural antibiotic properties that help protect it (and those lucky enough to drink it) from pathogenic bacteria. If you've been using pasteurized dairy products, you might want to eat small amounts of yogurt or kefir for a week or so, to give your digestive tract a pro-biotic boost, before switching to raw milk.
This tidbit I got from 
Please note that this website recommends Real Milk--that is, milk that is full-fat, unprocessed, and from pasture-fed animals. We do NOT recommend consumption of raw milk from conventional confinement dairies or dairies which produce milk intended for pasteurization. Nor do we recommend the consumption of lowfat or skim raw milk--there are important protective factors in the butterfat. Real Milk, that is, raw whole milk from grass-fed animals (fed pasture, hay and silage), produced under clean conditions and promptly refrigerated, contains many anti-microbial and immune-supporting components; but this protective system in raw milk can be overwhelmed, and the milk contaminated, in situations conducive to filth and disease. Know your farmer!

See I know that there are dangers to drinking raw milk and why most milk is processed. Here is my story: 

I am lactose intolerant and have been since about 1998. When I eat or drink most milk products I get constipated for DAYS! Raw milk has no such effect on me. My parents own a small dairy farm in florida and I have been drinking their milk for years. When I am not home I either stay away from milk or limit my consumption to skim and no more then 8oz a day.

Yesterday I went to the local chain hippy market and found raw milk for sale in the dairy section. I was so excited I did a gahy little dance and everything. Almost professing my love for those damn hippies. Now I don't make it a habit to buy a half gallon of milk for almost $10, however this was a special occasion. Just imaging having to eat cookies and water, or cupcakes with no cold milk to wash it down. EXACTLY!! Now knowing the state of California and how it LOVES to rain on everyone parade just because it can I figured in my little head that this milk must be fairly safe. I have had no side effects and it has been a full 24hours and 4 glasses of milk. I am one happy camper!! 
This post is brought to you via facebook drama. I made the mistake of posting that I was happy about my find......

Totally just did a happy dance and squee'd in the hippy grocery store. They sell raw milk!!
Which caused a fight between my friend C, on the boil your damn milk front, and my Mother, friend A and Br on the STFU front. 
Here are the highlights: 
C: I'll just give you a small anecdote: part of the reason life expectancies were so low before the industrial revolution is unpasteurized milk. 
Br: Freaking chill pill of all the people to do something uneducated about what shes doing to herself becky isnt one of them... Furthermore there were about a million other things during the industrial revolution that caused death besides just freaking raw milk...refrigeration wasnt prevalant, dieses were more prevalant, vaccinations werent as available and countless more reasons.   
C:Clearly, I was leaving room to account for all the other things that accounted for those low life expectancies. A...ll I was saying is make sure you boil the milk before drinking it. You have no idea how many different strains of cocci and fecal coliforms are present in the milk before you drink it. It comes down to the health of the cow, the cleanliness of the equipment in the farm, how long or well the milk was refrigerated. Remember, the food danger zone is between 40 - 140 degrees F. So, even if food is there only for a brief time, bacterial growth can explode from levels that were previously harmless. Look up logarithmic growth, you can even wiki it. 
Br: He is a well meaning friend, but one that is apparently a zealot about milk. I did read it but even with the "part of the reason" included in your statment you still were stating as if milk was like the plague. Its annoying when people get preachy about something and I would imagine instead of telling people why they are wrong asking their reasoning for something and then after finding out that reason maybe including a tip. Its kind like a vaccine or perscription drugs...they arent for everyone and there are side effect that can and will be serious but some people choose them because they have a postivie effect on the person.Its kind like a vaccine or perscription drugs...they arent for everyone and there are side effect that can and will be serious but some people choose them because they have a postivie effect on the person.

C: seriously, vaccines?! You're not one of those lunatics like Jenny McCarthy that thinks they cause autism. . .

I'm not telling her not to buy it, if she wants to waste $10/gal that's fine. Just boil it before drinking so you don't ge...t sick. It may not happen this particular gallon, but it will happen.
Whatever, do what you want. Don't vaccinate your kids, drink raw milk, don't wash your hands after wiping your ass. There's no science proving the benefits to any of those things anyway . . .

MOM:  @C- "It comes down to the health of the cow, the cleanliness of the equipment in the farm, how long or well the milk was refrigerated. " That's why we have our own cows, and encourage our customers to come to the farm and see our operation for themselves.

My big thing is no one feels the need to get into my life when I am having a crisis like organs removed or my husband abandoning me, but dear lord if I want to drink milk that is OPENLY sold in a state approved grocery store in the most law heavy state in the country I better hold the GOD DAMN PHONE!!  

Sigh!!! Might as well go be a coke whore. 

Raw milk is good! Just know where you are getting it from.(yes it might taste funny that is all the goodness H&P boil and mash out of it)
If you are in Fla check out my parents.......Crooked Oak Farm
-The End 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Busy busy weekend

I feel like I have had a crazy busy weekend. Bar every night -sigh- at least I'm not as much of an alcoholic as that makes me seem since I am the resident DD of my friend group. Saturday night we took the party back to a friends house and this is the video that came forth.......

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tomorrow Tomorrow....

Tomorrow is the big day. I have to be up super early, well 6am, to drive and meet the notary who will swear me in while the judge is on the phone and can hear it. So that said judge can finalize the divorce. Not gonna lie it sucks!
I didn't want this. He did. Nothing like waiting four years (it would have been 5 on the 26th of April) for someone through various deployments just to be told the one time you go away...."yea don't bother coming back" IT SUCKS!
I don't think I will sleep well tonight. I also don't know if I will be crying my eyes out tomorrow for no reason or laughing like a retard. I'm glad it will be over. I feel like I have been stuck in limbo since I got the don't come back phone call. Guess it is time to move on and do something with myself then.

Anyway on to better topics.....

 My roomie had a friend come visit this past week. We all had a good time hanging out. Took him to some of the area tourist-y spots. Seaport village was one of those stops. Of course I had to climb a tree while I was there. 
Even got him to go to the local ren faire with us. As you can tell he didn't dress up, yes they heckled him about it too.

 And of course we had to make a stop at our local bar. Roomie was the center of attention there, but I promised I wouldn't tell THAT story. ;-)

  Untilnext time.....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I have a court date Lalalalala

I am almost totally divorced!! For once the gov'mt is being nice and understanding. According to florida law (which is where we got married) one party is supposed to show up for the final judgment in a divorce case. Well he is in Spain and I am in California. Hummm......The clerks office called me yesterday and said (ever so sweetly) we have a spot open a week from today at 9:30am, would you like it? Well SURE one week from now is GREAT to bad I'm not in the state and $500 to get there. So the clerk did some checking and got approval for me to show up via telephone. I just need to find a notary out here that will swear me in at that hour of morning which is 5:30am my time. SIGH but not a bad sigh just a UGH this is gonna cost me Sigh, hopefully less then a plane ticket to Florida.

Anyway that's all my news for now.

Friday, April 1, 2011

I talk to strangers

I just can't help it. I was raised to knock on doors of strangers from a young age and now I'm just not shy. Go figure. Gladly I escaped the door knocking. ANYWAY.....Last night Br and I went to this event put on by the people at Shadow Boudoir they do boudoir photography. At the event they had people from Deja Vu Love Boutique and Minx Nails.

Br and I got there a little after 6:30p gather our drink tickets and gift bags then proceed to mingle. All the employees are dressed in black and hot pink. Most have a rockabilly feel to them also. The first room inside the door is a reception area. Then you go in to another room with a make shift bar, hors d'oeuvers and a settee. On the settee is an woman sitting all alone. Older maybe mom aged. Since I never pass up a chance to sit down I plop on down while Br is getting snacks and drinks. Lovely lady and I start talking. She was invited out tonight by some of her coworkers and none of them showed up. So I tell her that we will adopt her for the evening so she isn't flying solo. This is the best thing I did alllllll night. As most of you know Br and I are HUGE perv's. Turns out this woman (Ms. RN) just retired from the military and was in the Ob/Gyn department as the commander. She has some stories to tell. She shared a few and had us ROLLING! We told her all about our blogs and she promised to go home and read them. She even offered to assist on some of the tougher questions we get. So don't be surprised if you see me mention her more often. Br and I deff want to chill with her again and both added her on FB.  
We grabbed seats and did a little people watching. Now if you know me IRL then you know how I people watch.......I share what I am thinking with who ever is with me. There were some gems out at this event. All in all I would say 20 to 30 ladies showed up. Plus the 10 or so employees and what not. Here are some of the highlights......
There were some VERY cute classic cali girls there, Cute top, shorty shorts and heals. All done up like some preppy girls from a movie. Heck even I was a tad jealous because I can't pull that shit off. NOW on the Other side of the table (literally this girl was sitting next to a girl with the look I think she was going for) skanky white top, short shorts that looked fresh out of the goodwill reject pile and ladies if you are going to wear shoes that show your toes please make sure your toes are either painted or bare, no pealing paint please. YUCK Poor thing looked like she was a regular on Jerry Springer. Another lady had a very striking resemblance to Cruella De Ville.

About this time the actual festivities were to begin.

Deja Vu donated some lingerie and they had some models put on a fashion show. They had a few tech troubles at first and only had 6 models. Most of which looked like they were terrified of the runway. One though, man she stole the show. She really pulled off every look they gave her and she had the crowd wrapped around her finger.

After the fashion show most of the guests cleared out pretty fast. Which meant the Minx table was open. They were doing free samples. Minx is a foil nail treatment. Imagine instead of going to the nail salon and having them put on polish they apply these paper/foil pieces to your nails and adhere it with heat. Very nifty if you ask me. They come in all sorts of designs since it is printed out prior to being applied. The lady says that that last about 2weeks at least, usually longer. Crystal was the girl who did mine and I think she is the owner of the local shop. They can do fingers and toes, its a little expensive but it lasts way longer and doesn't chip like a normal manicure. She also will come to your house for that normal price. We talked to her about doing a party and she is all about it. (Br and I are trying to get a "toy" party together and I think we are going to have Crystal come out and do nails too)

Over all it was a GREAT night.