Sunday, January 30, 2011

Websites to laugh at!

There are some days when I need a laugh, I mean seriously I need to laugh! When I need to laugh I head to internet and go on some funny sites. Here are my top picks for sites that make you Laught Out Loud!
So if you have time and need a laugh, please check out these sites!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cyclone

Today is really hot! But not only is it hot is humid! Which I can't stand! When it is humid our air con doesn't work as well as it normally does which is a pain! I can stand it when its dry heat (ie not humid) and the air con works fine but when its humid everything is sticky and sweaty and even if you go swimming and cool off the moment you get out you are sweaty again! Kinda pointless right? The reason why it is humid? One word Cyclone thats right there is cyclone off the cost that is due to hit tomorrow and we are right in the area its due to hit. We normally don't get cyclones actually the last time was 1978, so very rare. Actually when the last cyclone hit my mum was walking home from school!

So we are hoping that nothing gets really badly damaged!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Last year at high school :)

It's hard to belive that this year will be my last year at school EVER. It will be the last time I will have to shop for school books. The last time I will begin the school year. The last time I will be regarded as school student. The last year I will have to wear my school uniform. The time I will be dragged to a swimming carnival and a sports carnival (yay! I hate those carnivals the best bit was not doing any work for the day! I kid you not I get dragged to them!). The last time I will be made to do cross contry around the lake.
Its sad but at the same time it feels right, I know I will miss everyone dearly. For the past 4 years I have watched as people have graduated and left the school and this time it will be my turn. I have gone from a girl who was forced to go to school to a girl who loves school! I have been to 2 different high schools, 1 I hated the other I love and don't want to leave. I have had good teachers and bad teachers. I have made and lost friends. But most of all I have grown confident and blossomed into who I am now.
I have realised how good I am at computing and how bad I am at chemistry!
At the end of the day I am finishing a chapter of my life and 2012 a new one begins!

Friday, January 21, 2011

I love to cook

I love too cook! I mean LOVE too cook! It helps me to relax and clear my head. I cook dinner once a week which gives my mum a night off which she loves!
I don't really have any speciality dishes that I cook, but there are some dishes that I love to cook like: Cannoloni (both normal and spinich and ricotta), spaghetti and meat balls which I have adapted this recipe (which is really good though a bit time consuming to begin with!). I love to take a base recipe and add to it, when I was 11 I decided to cook a meal and chose chicken skewers and salad I found a really easy marinade recipe and followed it step by step, the marinade recipe has now been adapted sooo many times is unreconiseble. I still sometimes use it as a marinade, but it has also become a brush on, a marinade for all cuts of chicken. Its the same with alot of my recipes I use. Just to prove something to you here is the recipe (what recipe? I didn't use a recipe!) for what I cooked tonight for dinner.
Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks and cheesy potato bake
Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks
You will need:
16 Chicken Drumsticks
2 tablespoons soy sauce (double it if you want it to be a marinade but keep the honey the same!)
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 a tablespoon lemon/lime juice
1 clove (or 1 teaspoon crushed) garlic
1/2  teaspoon crushed ginger (use fresh if you have it on hand)
Method
1. preheat oven to 180 degrees
2. lay the chicken in a single layer on a tray
3. combine reamaining ingreadients, and brush on both sides of chicken.
4. continue brushing on all the mix on the chicken until none is left.
5. place in over for 1 hour or until juices run clear when stabbed with a knife.
Cheesy Potato bake
you will need:
100 ml of cream
50 ml milk
1/3 of a cup parmesian cheese plus extra to sprinkle on top.
4-5 large potatoes.
Method:
1. wash and slice the poatoes thinly and layer on a dish.
2. combine milk, cream and 1/3 cup parmesian cheese in a bowl pour over potatoes.
3. sprinkle extra parmesian cheese on top
4. bake in 180 degree oven or until crisp and bubbly on top.
Serve both the chicken and Potatoe bake with salad!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Permission!

I'm not what you would call a 'daddy's girl' though at times I can be. I have always respected my parents wishes on matters like how to dress and when to date (even when they can seem far fetched at times!). Though my parents had never told me don't date till your 15 I had always felt that was  when they would most feel comfortable with me dating. They also made it clear you only date to look for someone to marry. When I turned 15 I had no desire what so ever to date though I had been asked out (seriously) by a friend of mine (2 years older than me) a few months earlier. At the beginning of last year things changed I began having feelings for friend of mine (he did too) and we went out once though this was done in such away that only my mum figured out what was going on. But the relationship didn't progress alot though we were always 'more than friends'. By september/october we both decided to call it off. It was strange in a way to have called it off, but there was no connection between us and it was the right thing to do!
I have been single from then on and it hasn't really bothered me! I haven't discussed dating with my dad at all, until recently (like sunday) when it got brought up randomly it was then my dad gave me permission to date who ever I liked (within reason). But  now I have his permission it seems strange, but in a good way!

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I don't want to be a princess,
I don't want to be a celebrity
because at the end of the day I just want to be me.

I don't want people to wear make because people claim it makes them look pretty
I don't want people to try and sell me the next 'big product' in the street
because when will people realise that they are already sweet

I don't want to be judged for who I am
I don't want to be judged for who I'm not
because at the end of the day I don't care if it matters or not

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teen Bloggers

I always hate it when people critisise my blog, it drives me mad! I also hate it when I tell people and they give me a look that says 'who would bother reading that' but I know people read my blog, why? Because the amount of times people ask me what I am doing and I say blogging every one of them says I love your blog. Which is always nice to hear!
I don't know many teens who blog though. I mean I read alot of blogs like: Loves of Life and Confessions of a cookbook queen both of which are great blogs, but they are written by adults which I'm not complaining about as they are good reads, but still I can't really relate to them. But today I discovered that one of my friends (who I met while camping) has a blog which I am looking forward to reading more closely later. Reece is a great guy and it turns our mums went to the same bible college! He is also a pastors kid which is great considering he is the first pastors kid whom I get along well with (yes one of my uncles is a pastor and yes I get along very well with my cousins but its not the same as I am related to them! Same goes for my sisters only I am not only related to them but live with them). He is also the first teen who I have met/know who blogs. Here is a link to his blog if you want to check it out which I highly recomend you do!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Holidays :)

These holidays have flown by! I mean in 2 weeks I will back at school which I am looking forward too. I mean this year is my last ever year at school which is exiting but kinda scary at the same time.
Last week me and my family went away down south, which was fun. Every year in the summer holidays we go away, its our annual family holiday and we all look forward to it. We go when there is beach mission on so me and my sisters get to participate in the activities run by them. I am in the oldest group and next year will be my last year unless I be a leader which might happen. The group I was in consisted of teens aged 13-17 and next year my sisters will be in that group. They run one day outing and bible studies at night along with the morning activities which everyone enjoys. After the bible study at night we (the teens) all hung out till around 9.30pm/10.00pm, and we played games and listened to music. I made loads of friends some of whom I had met on previous years and kept in touch with over facebook (thanks to facebook we message each other and share pictures and videos). I also made a few new ones whom I really clicked with. One of the guys I met this year (and clicked with), his parents (who weren't there, he was there with friend whose parents were on the team) knew my parents so he and his family are coming over for a meal soon which I am looking forward too! I really enjoyed this year and didn't want it to end. So here are some high lights of my week:
  • playing Ninjah Destruction (or Ninjah tag) at the play ground.
  • going to the surf beach and swimming and mucking around (this envolved burrying someone in sand and playing Ninjah Destruction).
  • Going to the point on the last night and seeing all the pretty stars o.o
  • Going on the day trip though I got burnt a bit on my back it was so much fun!
  • Creating such good friends and painting shirts.
  • watching the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

I have loved this past week but I am a little bit happy to be home :)

Oh and Happy 100th post to me! I know it is one post late but a big thank you for all who read this blog!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bad day!

Today I am in a mood that if you even dare disagree with me I will bite your head off no seriously I will! I have had a grand total of about 6 hours sleep which is 3 hours less than what I am used too. My hay fever is playing up and to add to things I have a sore back and feel sick!
Plus this day has just got even better! Our friends (not really mine) have decided to stay the night! Which makes today oh so much better, as not only do I feel sick/tired/moody I will have to put up with them running around my house, eating my food and using various things that are mine oh and kicking me off my own computer to go on farmville (which btw WONT happen! As I will bite their heads off!). I mean could the day get any worse? and its only 9.10am in the morning!
God help me!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

crying over a pair of shoes!

Lately I have been feeling very emotional (thats hormones for you!) and I have just wanted to cry at times for stupid reasons. And today (first day of the new year way to start it!) I cried and yes it was over a stupid little thing well maybe not so stupid. A few months ago I decided to buy a pair of Thongs (flip flops) that I wanted with birthday money the catch? They cost me $30! I mean you would think for $30 they would last at least a year right? Well today one of the main straps broke on one of them! So I cried about it and I was pretty annoyed too I mean $30 down the drain! But my father came to rescue and managed (nothing short of a miricle if you ask me) to some how fix the shoe with a screw and unless you look at the bottom you can't tell that they were every broken! Also the strap feels quite strong so lets hope it doesn't break again!
But I still emailed the company, because surely if I know people who still have theirs after 2 years why did mine break? I don't know what I can expect a refund? A new pair? Who knows personally I am just thankful that my shoe is fixed and I don't have to buy another pair!