Thursday, June 25, 2009

new home away from home

I just settled into my new apartment, and so far it's been really nice! The apt itself is spacious and clean, and my apartmentmates, even though I don't know them well, have been great as of right now as well. I've also recently now been driving, as I got to bring my car down! The only thing to complain of, though, is how hard it is to find parking sometimes, especially since I still haven't gotten down the best times to come looking for spots, and considering how my car is not all that small. It's only been 3-4 days, but just that issue has been stressing already.

The other day I got crazily frustrated with my roommate, who I've lived with for two years already. She is generally very dependable, but asking her for help two nights ago actually made me very upset. I won't go into it... but after that I'm determined to be able to mostly do things myself.

But I gotta say, having a car around here has been pretty frickin nice. It's so much more convenient to go places. I don't have to depend on anyone else or wait for other people to want to go where I want to go. Now I can go when I want, and with or without the people I want =] Last night W and I were able to go to watch a movie at a place where we couldn't have gone previously without a car. And he was nice enough to help me park my car before walking all the way home himself. We're still not official but... I don't think I mind. Maybe I got over the title thing.

Monday, June 15, 2009

mini cheesecakes

I don't really have a lot of time for cooking, with school and everything going on, but this is one of the very few things that I can make and that is unique. So if anyone is ever like, "let's do dinner and bring different foods!", I can always call dessert and make this =] My family really likes it.

I keep forgetting the exact recipe tho, so here it is for my reference. You can also try it out, I think it's pretty easy.

  • 12 vanilla wafers
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  1. line a cupcake baking pan (for 12) with paper cupcake cups
  2. fill the bottoms of the cups with vanilla wafer (crushed)
  3. in a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until creamy
  4. pour the mixture into the cups, filling 3/4
  5. bake in oven at 325F for 25 min
  6. allow to cool, or chill for colder, then eat plain or top with favorite topping!
    (fruit, strawberry preserve, chocolate syrup, etc etc)
I feel like making it now actually, just writing down the recipe haha. But I think I'm gonna save it for the holidays. Hopefully this summer, cooking for myself in the apt, I'll learn more recipes =]

Monday, June 1, 2009

blogger's block / the "middle-man" dilemma

Sometimes, I feel like I'm the only blogger out there who doesn't really know what to say. Honestly, it's not that I've neglected this blog these months. I've been coming every now and then, but when I want to start a blog post, I stop.... and I wonder what I am gonna write about. I feel like I wanna write about that one interesting thing of the day, but when I can't think of anything worth writing about, I just don't wanna write a boring summary of what I did and ate that day. Where do other bloggers get their inspirations, I wonder?

Anyway, I had a good weekend for the most part (minus the crammed studying and hurried paper-writing). W and I watched UP, which was amazing! It's a movie I wouldn't mind watching in theaters again =] and a MUST-SEE if you still haven't yet! *spazz* heh just kidding. partially. The kid in me never goes away...

Also, last week, I got the chance to grab lunch with C, former apartment mate. To be honest, I was actually just very nosy and interested in hearing her side of a rumor that had been going around for weeks now. I was hearing from W and some of my other guy friends that she was dating T, my asshole of a guy friend who twice had a crush on me at the wrong times. In fact, the 2nd time was recently, right around the time I started dating W. And it was also right before this thing he seems to be having now with C. And here is the dilemma... C believes that T has been into her from the start, which a few of us friends know not to be true, as he was attempting to ask me out at that time. I don't want to tell C that, as I wouldn't wanna ruin T's chances with her, but at the same time, as her friend too, I feel like there are some things that she might wanna know about him in making this decision to start this thing with him. Things like, oh, how he has incorrigible anger problems, he's rude and inconsiderate, and he's actually rather shady. During dinner tho, I kept my mouth shut... I didn't know what to say at the time and decided it would be best to just leave it all alone. If ever, C would find out on her own right? I think I'm gonna refrain from taking a page out of Melody's book and keep myself from causing trouble.

And finally, just for my records, my good friends T and J both have boyfriends now. I'm the last to jump on the bandwagon, but I'm guessing I'm not all too far behind, since W and I have been doing pretty well. It's weird how we all fell out of relationships around the same time over a year ago, and now are getting into them again together. Tsk tsk, it's something about spring....

it's kimmy



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