Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"I Gotta Win!! If you ain't first, you're last. You know what I'm talking about?"-Ricky Bobby

This feels like a concert tee situation...I can't resist that kind of memorabilia(no matter how expensive!)-Things are just SO much more enticing with the roar of a crowd wafting in from an arena!! It's like, "80 bucks for a koozie?! ABSOLUTELY-I'll take it!!" I have an intense need for logo...ed items!
I bet I'm a huge advertisement for a local kids softball team since I bought most of their used team shirts at a thrift store-biatches owe me money!!
But-THIS shirt isn't from a concert-It's from somewhere BETTER-the mind of my friend, Amanda (aka: The Fancy Lady) at 'Cupcakes and Corsets'! It's free and the owl topper is SO magical, right?!!
They're company logo tees featuring her ESTY bake shop(under TabbyCat13) where she makes cupcakes, cookies, and other oven yummies.
She's giving away two, so go enter on her blog to get a t-shirt and HOPEFULLY-be my t-shirt twinkie...that is if I win... :)
Here's how to enter :
Leave a comment with your email on her blog and tell her how your weekend was if you did anything fun or just sat around -let her hear about your weekend .
You get 3 entries if you repost this on your blog(CHECK!), twitter, ect just make sure you link back to her ! Good luck ! Also if you win and send in a picture of you wearing your Fancy Lady t-shirt, you may get a chance to be her official Fancy Lady model!(...I wonder if Jasmine could wear a huge shirt...
I think so-Chick can rock anything!!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries!"-A.A. Milne

Guess WHAT!!!
Amanda of 'Cupcakes and Corsets' tagged me to show the contents of my purse!
This is what's in my Transversion-Loop NYC Beach Tote Bag that I got at a resale shop in New Orleans pictured at the top left-and...HOLY gummi worms...I have A LOT of stuff!
Up there next to the purse at the top right is my writing notebook where I write ideas, my school folder with study papers, an 'In Touch' Weekly, and an 'Us Weekly'.
Stephen King- 'Apt Pupil' paperback, Keys(I collect key chains), 4 nail polish bottles(purple, pink, orange, glitter), Treseme Hairspray, Penny bracelet, Hello Kitty Mirror, Clean and Clear oil absorption sheets,powder brush, Face Powder, Benefit Georgia Peach blush, CD(Nirvana, Britney Spears), Renu contact solution, Hello Kitty Contact Case, Pink i-pod, under i-pod is my workout arm band for it-I use it when I jog outside.
Next to hairspray bottle= Garnier Fructis Shine Spray, Tylenol and Chromium Piccolinate Vitamin, Glasses Case, Heart Shaped Sun Glasses, Coach Wristlet
Next to makeup= Cherry Air Heads Candy wrapper, cupcake lip gloss, 2 hair bands, 5 chapsticks(TWO CHERRY CHAPSTICK!:), 5 gum packs(Pink Bubble, Green Apple, Winterfresh, Stride Cinnamon(my fav!), and 5 Gum Cinnamon, Coconut lip balm from Dylan's Candy Bar, 2 lipsticks(pink/red), Goldie lip plumper, red lip gloss, Cotton Candy lip shimmer, red lipstick, Pink Bon Bon lip shimmer, ONE pink leg warmer(?!), Hello Kitty Wallet, Aquafina water bottle
That's Jasmine at the top right!
AND...Here's my kittle trying to stow away!
She was kind of mouthing off today, and wouldn't hug me of her own free will...but that didn't stop me from forcing the love!
"Hug me, Jamsine! HUG ME!!!"
Anywho-The people who have to show me what's in their purse are:
Kaylynn!!!! at 'Princess Kaylynn'
Mariah of 'Constantly Risking Absurdity'
The Faboosh, 'Criminogenic'
Emily at 'A Heart on a Wire'
Cheryl at 'An Artist's Photographic Life'
Now, Go dump ur purses and click!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

"For those of us who weren't allowed to watch MTV...We sure know how to rock it out now, you AND me!"-Katy Perry

So- My friend Meg who sent me the Katy Perry in Japan video sent me this! I see that it's posted on Perez Hilton now, but she sent it to me before I read Perez today, so she gets ALL the CREDIT!!!
Thank you Meg!!!!!
This is a video of Katy Perry performing at 16!!!!!!
This was back when she went by her name- Katy Hudson-and was a contemporary Christian music singer. She's performing at the 'Glass House' Club in Pomona, CA!

She has SO much personality! I can't say enough how much I'm inspired by this chick-I heard her music one day and was doing my disco point in the car-it was pure ear magic-Then I saw her pic and thought she looked just like Zooey Deschanel-WHO I LOVE, so points there, but she's not copying Zooey-they both have distinct styles! Finally-After seeing her perform and talk, her personality just felt very real, querky, and playful-That's how I try to live my life-She just felt like a kindred spirit(and neither of us were allowed to watch MTV-actually, I remember the FIRST time I saw MTV being in 10th grade!! when I saw a 'No Doubt' video playing on a friends tv). Her parents are both ministers now, but before they got saved they had quite a wild lifestyle-her mom went on a date with Jimi Hendrix! My parents had the same experience.
Also-I'm pretty sure both she and I grew up as the "Pink Sheep" in our families.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

ALMOST "Lost in Translation"

THANK YOU to my reader, MEG(You need to start a blog!) -who sent me this video of Katy Perry in Japan!
This was confusing- yet adorable-Let us do it again some time! :)

I agree with Katy that many girls in America love Japan-but I have to add that-in my experience, it's WHITE girls that love it! THIS site explains the phenomenon pretty well!
For me, Japan is like a huge-interactive- doll house with cute characters, whimsical clothes, and tiny houses.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me now." -Veruca Salt

Today is a momentous day-I got the 'WAY Better Than You' Blog Award from an anonymous blogger way back in the day, and I've decided to use it!

The 'WAY Better Than You!' Blog Award:
This award is strictly for individuals who are far beyond awesome, like Veruca Salt-who won't go to school till they have one of these NOW! :)
Penny Rules:
1) Tell me whether you KNEW you were better than everyone else or not.
2) Name one reason why YOU are beyond awesome.
3) Name one reason why the person who gave you the award is beyond awesome.
4) Name your favorite cupcake flavor.
5) Name your favorite song of ALL TIME.
6) Post Award on your blog.
7) Give this award to ONLY ONE blogger of ur choice...if there is one worthy!
8) Send the person who gave you this award a pic of yourself dressed as a Care Bear.
9) Disregard #8.

And the award goes to... Sara of 'Sara Says Awesome' because she has no clue what to do with her life, and says WHATEVER she wants!! It's that type of honesty which keeps baby birds hatching in the world! :)
Jasmine thinks you're interstellar, universe AWESOME...tho...
I think she's over shooting. Definitely Milky Way awesome with the potential to one day go interstellar, but you are still young-and I reserve interstellar status for people or kittens around the age of Meryl Streep- It's after receiving your first Oscar, but before needing an electric chair cart at the grocery.
Follow ALL the instructions-you fabulous BIATCH!!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Does that blow your mind? THAT JUST happened!" - Ricky Bobby

So- Blogger and I had a talk and we came to an agreement: I'm made of golden sprinkles, and it fessed up to being a dirty pirate hooker!
In other news- After visiting 4 'Michaels' stores in the area, I found a store with the Martha Stewart 'Poison' skull and 'Beware' Spider Cupcake Liners I mentioned before IN STOCK!! I may have scared the...confused...sales girl on the phone when I got mouthy because they can't hold items over night, but I got to the store and they were there! Waiting for me! My very own Excalibur, glowing...beckoning....
Then I did what any normal, pink blooded, american southerner would do- I put those magic beans to work! :)
Using THIS recipe, I made a Lemon Cake mix.
1 c. + 2 tbsp. butter, softened
2 1/4 c. sugar
6 eggs, separated
3 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1 c. + 2 tbsp. milk
3/4 tsp. lemon rind
1 3/4 tsp. lemon juice
Lemon Filling
Additional lemon rind
Lemon twist
Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of electric mixer. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in lemon rind and juice. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until soft peaks form; fold into batter.
Bake 24 cupcakes in lined cupcake pans 18-25 minutes.
By the who-I also got some Wilton Edible Cake Sparkles in purple to match the coloring I planned to do with my frosting on another day(hence my snazzy Dr. Seuss sweater and lack of makeup-It was early in the AM-don't judge me the way I judge you! :)
Only fill the cups HALF way with batter cuz this icing is NOT regular frosting, so you need some of the wrapper to still be visible over the edge of the cakes to work as a...dam. If you put too much, your cupcakes will come out looking like giant, psychedelic muffins/mushrooms of the apocalypse! Here's some evidence:
I also made an icing that my mom and I have been really into for a while-'French Drip Frosting'-It's sort of like having a vanilla(or in this case-a light lemon) flavored ganache. I've never seen it anywhere, and we named it...and thought of it, so I guess we invented it...TAKE THAT, Bill Nye!! :)
'French Drip Frosting' -It's a flavored buttercream frosting that is then combined with a whipped cream.
Here is the recipe for the French Drip Icing:
French Buttercream-
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 cup water
3 eggs
1 pinch salt
1 pound butter
Put sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan over high heat.
Meanwhile, beat eggs and salt until fluffy.
When all of the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is boiling, pour over beating eggs. Cut butter into cubes. When the eggs-sugar bowl is lukewarm to the touch, slowly add butter while continuing to beat until fluffy and smooth.
You then do the whipped cream-
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whip cream until almost stiff. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until cream holds peaks.

Combine Buttercream and Whipped Cream and whip together for 1 minute. It should have the consistency of a very slowly moving melted chocolate-but-it should be thick enough that if you hold ur frosted cupcake upside down for a few seconds, the icing does not start to drip. If it is too runny, add confectioners sugar(powdered sugar).

I tinted the frosting a dark purple to keep with the Halloween/sinister theme in the baking cups using Wilton Gel Food Coloring from 'Michaels'(purple and black combo).
Always let the cupcakes cool before frosting!
AND----- Check it out Kittles!!! Cupcakes!!
So- say, "Voila, and Bonjour, light-lemony-rich-taste Nirvana!"
I LOVE that they say "Poison" on them...They just feel SO 'Alice in Wonderland' inspired to me. They belong in those books! ...AND in the movie! "Call me, Tim Burton! We can work something out!" I should get some sodas in bottles and tie "Drink Me" signs on them too!
Here's a tortured one...Tis the fate of all tiny cupcakes. Don't cry for him, Argentina-He took one for the team! :)
If u don't have WAY too much motivation in the baking area of life, I recommend 'Duncan Hines' cake mix and their lemon icing mixed with some 'Dream Whip' to substitute the 'from scratch' recipes. Not as authentically Penny, but still Faboosh!
And- Here's the only usable pic of Jasmine I could get....She did NOT help the team! She almost knocked over my laptop-and attempted to jump high enough to knock over the edible sparkles, but no...She did not help.
Tho- She looked damn cute being useless didn't she?! :)

I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany-And you do THIS to me?! -Ron Burgundy

Dear Blogger,
Happy Monday and a big SCREW YOU!! I did an entire AWESOME post, and ALL the TEXT is MISSING!!!! What. The. F$@#?!! I'd NEVER do something like that to YOU! ...until now. In the following video the part of me will be played by Andy Samberg-YOU are EVERYBODY else!!
It explains pretty clearly how I feel about you!! ....dirty pirate hooker....evil...hooker....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Just remember-Today is NOT a day to diminish your criminal impulses!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend, Amanda!!! Her blog is 'Cupcakes and Corsets'! I'm sending gummi bears, lasagna, hot pink nail polish, cinnamon rolls, icing, soda pop, moon walk dances, and HUGS from me to YOU!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

"...but you're killing people!" "No! I'm killing boys!"

Hold onto your cupcakes, peeps-cuz I'm 35% sure this MAY be shocking to you!
I was watching Peter Travers(movie critic for Rolling Stone) talk about this weekends movies-as I do each week, and the more I heard about 'Jennifer's Body'-the more I wanted to see it.
This is weird because I've seen the trailers and late night talk shows talking about Megan Fox and the lesbian kiss in it, and I just thought it was for sure gonna be a lame horror flick with a naked chick...whatever!
But-He said the script was great and you don't know exactly where the story is gonna go-AND Diablo Cody wrote it!!! YES! She wrote 'Juno'-one of my fav movies EVER!
Micheal Cera-HOTNESS!
He also said the dialogue was snarky like 'Juno', but not like like Juno. AWESOME!
Now- I also DON'T like most horror movies! Many people think it's weird for me to write and read within some bounds of that genre, but dislike the movies-I think it may have something to do with me growing up sheltered and then seeing 'Ernest Scared Stupid' at 13 and being scared for...well...I still can't watch it. Don't laugh! It was almost as terrifying as 'Glitter'! at It's not the scary stuff that makes me not like those movies-It's that there is usually very little useful dialogue, and I don't want to see a slasher movie(aka- Sorority Row, Halloween, etc...). Give me 'Silence of the Lambs'-give me 'Saw' (1 only - the others sucked). THOSE movies had a point.

I hate senseless violence. ...well... except for violence against clowns... In fact, I hate anything in a book OR movie that was put there senselessly-violence, cussing, drugs. If a word or event needs to be there to make the story what it wants to be-I'm for it, but that's the only way I see it.
I think that writers and storytellers should-as long as they know what part of the world needs to hear the story they want to tell-say what the characters deserve to be saying. It's not always pretty-and you can't tie a ribbon around difficult tales, but it's our responsibility to tell them with respect and care- like in the movie 'Groundhog Day'-THAT's character development! :)
It seems this movie may just be a little more than I thought, and that intrigues me. I'll see if I can watch it and report back-I also tend to jump and scream audibly during scary movies, and my bf says he doesn't want to go to anymore of them cuz I scream and toss popcorn. :)
The movie is written by a woman(Diablo Cody-former stripper and homeless chic aficionado ),
directed by a woman( karen Kusama), and stars women(Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried).
I don't mention that in a "woman power" tone(I don't like verbalizing "feminist" propaganda cuz I think it actually sets women BACK when we throw sexism in the faces of men. There are still problems with that in the world-on some level- I think us women pointing it out is what keeps it going cuz men become defensive on top of any real discrimination(like Trump vs. Rosie O'Donnell)-and that amplifies the problem in some cases.
I'm interested to see what could be done differently when women are in charge of what is usually a genre that caters to men. I know that when I read characters written by members of the opposite sex, they seem to...lack an insight whether it's men or women.
Back to the movie-It's about a girl who is possessed, and she kills guys-her bff is trying to stop her.
THIS was my SHOCK of the day!!! :)
Ya''ll gonna see it?! Opinions?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

You can die now-cuz THIS is ALL you'll EVER need to know!

This post is gonna do THREE things, so pay attention, soak up the Penny info, and let it wash over you! :)

1) As I'm sure you were expecting, I won ANOTHER Kreativ Blogger Award from my soul mate, Debra Schubert at "Write On Target".
Check those GAMS!
(Deb- Ur hubs looks like a writing professor I had in college who was a published poet!...He didn't teach in Houston...did he?! :)
Thank You, Debra!!!! Bubbles and Sugar!!
Remember her name, cuz you'll be buying her murder mysteries soon...and I'll be standing at the front of the autograph line bouncing people, so kiss up to me too! I'll be giving you 7 short buy juicy bits from my life as per the award rules.

2) Mr. JONAS WUNDERMAN at 'Beyond Wunderman' tagged me.
The guy speaks naturally in a way that others study to perfect. MAD SKILLS!!
I freakin love his blog-and it's not just cuz he's the man is blogging from Paris...once you get past the glittering image in your head of what that might be like...and what you could be eating while blogging, you can sample some of the poetic word candy he creates over at 'Beyond Wunderman'. To do this fun "one word answer" post-I have to answer all the questions he gave me with only one word...As you'll see...It was difficult for me, and I may have cheated...just a little... :)

3) Jasmine has been hoping to have a segment to herself for some time, so the 3rd segment is for you- you spoiled furball!!
Are you ready?! Cuz I don't think so!!!

1) Kreativ Blogger Award
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated

Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

1) I sat in the same seat during a 12th grade English class that Renee Zellweger sat in while in High School-the teacher told me that. ...Mrs. Savallish apparently hated both of us.
2) THIS is my favorite quote :
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
-George Eliot (1819-1880)
What does Katy have to do with the quote?! ...nothing-Yet- she rocks it! :)
3) I read 'The Shining' at 13, and it changed my life as a writer. :)
I worship at the alter of Stephen King!!
4) When I hear music, I can see scenes in my head-that's how I write--It's full inspiration from music.
Oh, Kurt! Ur daughter is SO ugly! ...but u were SO pretty!
5) I LOVE vinyl records! My mom played them for me growing up(John Denver, Johnny Cash, Wild Cherry, Johnny Mathis)! I only have like 10, but the collection will keep growing! Here's a pic of some of hers!
6) If I was gonna get a tattoo, I would get Snoopy!
7) I love Kassem G!
As you may already know about me, I like to be super picky about who I give an award to, so GG-THIS is YOUR moment! :)
I have to give this Kreativ Blogger Award to...
1) My green thumbed friend, 'Green Girl In Wisconsin' , who touches the part of me that longs to have grown up with Tasha Tudor. She's the queen of three boys who are cuter than the Chipmunks! She loves Mr. Darcy, nature-AND she has a black belt! Go check out her space and click on some of the older posts to see many INCREDIBLE pics of her 60 acres in Wisconsin!

1. Where is your cell phone? lost
2. Your hair? Bun
3. Your mother? Selfless
4. Your father? Teddy Bear
5. Your favorite food? CUPCAKE!! (Check out my good friend, Amanda's ETSY bake shop-THESE are from them! She can ship yummies to you! She'll be closed till Oct. 22nd since her B-Day is the 2oth, but you should bookmark the page to order some of her INSANE holiday cookies, or some cupcakes! Until then, you can check out her blog, 'Cupcakes and Corsets'!)
6. Your dream last night? Chipmunk
7. Your favorite drink? - Coke Zero(cherry)
8. Your dream/goal? Author!
9. What room are you in? Living
10. Your hobby? Baking!
11. Your fear? Crocodiles
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? ...Fabulous
13. Where were you last night? Studying
14. Something that you aren’t? Selfish
15. Muffins? Ugly Cupcakes
16. Wish list item? Louboutins!
17. Where did you grow up? Houston
18. Last thing you did? Bath
19. What are you wearing? Nail Polish
20. Your TV? Jay Leno!
21. Your pets? JASMINE!!
22. Friends? Accepting Applications :)
23. Your life? Loved
24. Your mood? Smiles
25. Missing someone? CORA!
26. Vehicle? Honda :(
27. Something you’re not wearing? makeup
28. Your favorite store? Burberry!
29. Your favorite color? Hot Pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? Earlier
31. Last time you cried? ...VMAs
32. Your best friend? KAYLYNN
33. One place that I go to over and over? Perez Hilton
34. One person who emails me regularly? Emmy!
35. Favorite place to eat? Maggianos
Thank you Jonas!!!
NOW-For THIS, I have to TAG...
1) MY BESTEST FRIEND in the whole entire world, and sensational source of all that is glittery and sweet, Princess Kaylynn!
KK! Ur the jelly to my peanut butter!!
2) Debra Schubert at 'Write On Target'! I KNOW you just tagged me for the award above, but I GOTTA know ur answers to some of these!!! :) HUGS!
3) Mel at No.3! INCREDIBLE painter, lover of the natural world, owner of one of my favorite blog toppers AND a SUPER cute kitten!! You're It!!! :)

3) Jasmine's Blog Moment!
It's 10:30 at night...Do you know where your cat is?!
Is she trying on Halloween shirts?!
Is she in the laundry room?
Or is she refusing ur kisses?!