Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I love to travel, but I'm broke as fuck. So my traveling goes as far to driving to Montreal for after hours clubs.(I live in Ottawa.It's 2 hours away) As a result, I get in these moods where I OBSESS over places, read books, watch movies, internet research..anyways, my new obsession is Vegas. I went when I was 12, which I think barely counts. I stayed at the 4 queens, really amped on watching the Cartoon Network all night, while my aunts gambled downstairs. I'm really into Vegas fashion right now-so incredibly tacky that it's fabulous :)
Friday, August 6, 2010
I google everything. (I love how google is a verb now) A couple weeks ago, I googled how to change a diaper...even "what to do when you can't open a pickle jar". Last year I even googled "What to do when you fall in love with your gaybest friend". I actually got answers that really helped me out! My jar was open, my niece's diapers were changed, and I felt a little less insane about my Fagella ( see Bad Romance )
So the other day, I decided to google myself for the hell of it. First couple links were facebook links, and then I found that a random blogger had quoted me on something that I did in college. Check it out @ http://www.letswowwowwow.com/2010/01/disco-2000.html
It was for our end of the year project, which was to put on a fashion show complete with PR-Sponsors-Etc.. We had set up a class blog, and were to blog about anything that was inspiring us at the moment, in hopes of finding a theme for the show. I was heavy into the Montreal Club Scene. So of course I blogged about the NYC Club Kids of the 90s. They were amazing, still love them..Other than that I really only found out that there is a romance author named Karen Rose, an actress named Karen Gaviola, and a really cool eyewear designer named Karen Rose. Wow, I'm sooo popular and accomplished. Thank God, that was all though.. My dad told me last year, he googled my name with a few co-worers of his. Scary.
Have you ever googled yourself? Find any good dirt?
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I tried Martha Stewart's Red Velvet Cupcake recipe about a month ago and they're friggen' AMAZING! I've remixed it a bit since then. A Mocha Red Velvet and A "Baked" Red Velvet Version. I have ganja lovin' friends over a couple times a week, and they're always in high demand.
2 1/2 Cups Cake Flour
2 tbsp. Unsweetened Cocao Powder
1 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 1/2 Vegetable Oil
2 Large Eggs
1/2 tsp. Red Gel-Paste Food Color
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Distilled White Vinegar
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk together cake flour, cocoa, and salt.
2)With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, whisk together sugar and oil until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Mix in food color and vanilla.
3)Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of buttermilk, and whisking well after each. Stir together the baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl (it will foam); add mixture to the batter, and mix on medium speed 10 seconds.
4)Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes. Cupcakes can be stored overnight at room temperature, or frozen up to 2 months, in airtight containers.
-I used Apple Cider Vinegar instead of White Vinegar to add some sweetness, a tip I stole from DC Cupcakes on TLC
-When cooling the cupcakes place on top of paper towel to soak up oil, don't worry it will only be a bit oily on the bottom of them...the oil is what gives the cupcakes a moistness.
-Use Gel Food colour it's more potent than liquid. If you do use liquid, you may need the WHOLE bottle for the desired color.
For "Baked" Red Velvet Cupcakes:
You will be using the exact Recipe as above, with the addition of...
4 to 8 grams of weed , depending on how potent you'd like it.
1) Simmer weed in oil over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes. Drain Oil. Throw out weed, you won't be needing it. The THC (what makes you high) will be in the oil at this point. Oil will look a bit green.
2)Follow instructions as above. Enjoyyy :) * I really don't recommend more than 1 if you're a light weight. It will take about 1-2 hours to kick in.
MOCHA RED VELVET CUPCAKES:
Add 2 tbsp. of instant coffee to step 1 in the original recipe. Follow instructions as is.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 pound (4 cups) confectioners' sugar, sifted
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Monday, August 2, 2010
Backstage at Jean Paul Gauthier
Barbie-Inspired Makeup by MAC
As a little girl I sang Spice Girls songs at the top of my lungs every possible moment of my life. Walking to school, waiting in line to go into class, at recess, at detention, in the shower, at dinner, probably even in my sleep. I had no idea what they were even singing about half the time. 10+ years later, I am still in love! I went to their concert in college & balled my eyes out. hehe. I was listening to their music this morning, and their music still touches me, if not more. Songs on repeat and why...
Never Give Up On the Goodtimes
"Never give up on the goodtimes, believe in the love you find. Never give up on the goodtimes, Livin' it up is a state of mind. "
The words speak for themselves. A lovely mantra that anyone would benefit from.
"She used to be my enemy and never let me be free. Catching me in places I shouldn't be. Every other day, I'd cross the line. I didn't mean to be so bad. I never thought you would become the friend I never had. I had alot of time to think about, about the way I used to be. Never had a sense of my responsibility. "
'Cuz I just about killed my momma with my crazy antics, and in the end she's always the last man standing.
"Goodbye my friend. It's not the end. The times when we would play about, The way we use to scream and shout. We never drempt you'd go your own sweet way."
To all the bitches who used to be in my life. I miss them and wish them all well.