January 24, 2010

A Post About Food

Remember my resolution to try making a new recipe every week? Well, I just finished making and eating some of week 4. Here is what I have done so far:


1) Sugar Cookies: Yes, I’ve eaten sugar cookies many times before but I’ve never made and decorated them all on my own. I didn’t actually make these this year, but on New Years Eve for a party at my friend’s house. I don’t have any pictures of them (which is okay, I’m sure everyone has seen frosted sugar cookies before), however, my mom made some fun candy sushi for a party at my aunt’s house, so you should go take a look.



2) Chicken Noodle Soup: This was really good, though I’m not eager to work with a whole chicken again any time soon (which is what the recipe called for). Others would probably want to add a bit more water too it, but I’m not a big fan of watery broth, so I kept it on the dry side.


 


January 10, 2010 -Chicken Noodle Soup



3) Winter Salad: All I can say is, I’m not a fan of beets. I had never had them before, so I’m glad I tried them, but I’m not looking forward to eating them again.



January 17 -Winter Salad



4) Tomato Farci: This was super delicious and so filling that I could only eat one plate. It was not too difficult to make and I have tons of leftovers.

 



January 24 -Tomato Farci



Right now, I’m watching “Emma” on Masterpiece Theater. I’m sure it will be on again, so if you like Jane Austen books and movies, try looking it up.

January 13, 2010

The Art of Bizarre

This last summer, I watched all of “Twin Peaks” for the first time. While it was creepy watching the story of a murder unfold in locations that I had been driving past every day for years, I thoroughly enjoyed it. My favorite parts were the ones that left me with an uneasy feeling. From the man in the red suit to the giant, I enjoyed it all…except for maybe Bob.



Upon further reflection, I like a lot of things that make me feel the same way. For years I’ve been a fan of Neil Cicierega and his cohorts at Rojhelio Studios and so on. They have been leaving me uncomfortable and questioning the goodness of the human race ever since I joined YouTube. True, Smosh is hilarious, DaveDays is talented…but each are predictable.


That is why I am sharing this video…





I also want to mention that just as I hate Bob, I hate the horseman.



And, in case you are still feeling cheery and bright, prepare to have your soul smashed by yet another crazy thing that maybe the world would have been better without (just like the horseman)…Salad Fingers!





For anyone in the mood for more of my creepiest favorites, check these out:


Video Dating Tape

Llamas With Hats

The Cloak

Ben Bernanke

January 10, 2010

The Pen Is Mightier

I have mentioned before that I enjoy making collages once in a while. Well, little known fact, I also like ink drawings. Maybe it was because I liked reading Shel Silverstein’s Where The Sidewalk Ends when I was younger or maybe it’s just because it is easy and fun to do when you are bored.



© Hillary Pulsipher


© Hillary Pulsipher



© Hillary Pulsipher


© Hillary Pulsipher



The first was done in my high school art class (2008 or 2007) for “Meadowbrook Way.” The second is on the back of a note card containing bibliographical information from a history paper of sorts. The third is constructed from boredom on notebook paper. The fourth is a random, late-night creation.

January 8, 2010

Happy New Year!

Ah! My first post of 2010. How refreshing. I started my new classes and a couple New Years resolutions as well. They are as follows:



1) Go to all of the devotionals: Okay so this isn’t a year round goal, but for this term at least, I’m going to go to all of them. They are only once a week for one hour. True I have to run from the Smith Field House to the Marriot Center right after my dance class, but it will be fine. A little bit of exercise won’t hurt me (although I think I may be nearing the threshold of too much exercise, but that’s a discussion for another day).



2) Try a new recipe every week: Most of the time, I heat up a can of soup, make a sandwich or cook up a quesadilla, but this year things are going to change slightly. I’m going to try a new recipe, cooked from scratch, once a week. I have already purchased the ingredients for this Sunday’s chicken noodle soup and I’m excited. The only part of the goal that I already hate is shopping for meat. To me, that is the most disgusting thing in the world.



Well, that’s all for me, or at least those are all of the ones I’m going to share. Happy New Year everyone!