Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pathetic American Child!!

no lie, i cannot cook a meal to save my life!
Now, I can bake for an army but on top of the stove is a whole different story. I am slowly learning new ways to feed myself WITHOUT a microwave. This is very very hard for me. I didnt realize how much I used the stupid thing til I quit! It's been okay since food does taste better coming out of the oven but I came home from work and i was craving some ramen noodles. We only had the cup o ramen so for the first time in my life, I boiled water. lol I read an article a few days ago on stumbleupon about the many things that ramen can become with a little effort. Ramen Noodles 2.0 in my opinion. It inspired me to make boiled eggs to add to my ramen so I managed to boil the eggs (i wasnt sure how long they take so i did it for 8 mins) and then i boiled more water to add to my crispy noodles. It came out freakin awesome! i was soo proud of me. Its a small accomplishment but it was progress. :D yay progress !!!
My Egg Ramen Noodles

My friend started this event on FB that for 1 week you improve on yourself and try 100% on everything you do so this is me kind of improving on myself. I am 20 years old and these are skills I need to learn to survive out in the world lol Especially for when my bf and rents aren't around. So I'm going to put extra effort into my life for a week and see where that gets me.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Good Enough Degree?

Time To Get It Together
I am twenty years old and I didn't graduate high school. To this day I still dont have any sort of diploma or g.e.d. so i decided to finally get off my arse and try to get it. This was a little harder than I had predicted. The first thing I had an issue with was trying to find someplace to actually take the test. Whenever I called schools to find out more information, they always tell me that noone is in to help me... EVER. Even with me calling at different times so I finally just say fooey. I started looking at technical schools to take the test and found one about a 30 min drive from where I live so now I have a place to take it. My advice for others in the same predicament, just keep looking for the testing site. I started just by typing in google, G.E.D. in Florida (where i am located) and started from there. I will say that Florida's websites for G.E.D. are not the best at all. It was frusrating to find sites that DIDN'T look like scams. I have learned in my seaching that you CANNOT take the test online so ALL those sites are scams. 
Fool me Once Shame on you, Fool me Twice Shame on Me
I first had tried "the stepping stones school" online and gave them my debit card number and they sent me my first packet. how they work is you fill out 6 packets at home and take the test and send it back and they send you a diploma (each packet is about $45). I am grateful I only sent for one at a time because when I sent it back, thats the last I ever heard from them. I emailed them with no luck and it was just frustrating to lose $45 that way but you learn from your mistakes.
Your Brain Memory Archives Are At 0%
I never realized how much of what I learned I would forget but lordy, if you dont use it, you will lose it. I have been taking practice tests online at and its kinda of making me think in a way I haven't for awhile so I've decided to kick it up a notch and am using a G.E.D. study guide book at home so I can get enough practice. Since they charge to take the test, It gives me a little more push to do really well so I dont lose money in this. (well anymore money)
Bigger And Better Things?
my current goal is to take the test one month from now and then enroll into college and start working on getting a degree in something though im not entirely sure what yet. I have a few ideas but im hoping everything works out okay (:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Something Beautiful?

Soo about a month-ish [2.25.11] ago i started the experiment (:
sunflower and zinnia [2.28.11]

I've been wanting to do something interesting and when I saw these cute little pots at Target, i was inspired to try and start my own flower garden. I will be honest, I know NOTHING about gardens and the things that go with it so everything was just trial and error. The first error I made was putting too many seeds in the tiny pots (I thought that since i paid $1.00 US for each of them, that the seeds were probably duds) and when they started growing, they ALL started growing. I needed new pots and I needed them fast. Within 2 weeks of planting my seeds they already needed to be repotted into a larger home. I decided against planting them into the ground because of the wild things that wander into our yard at time and our soul just kills things instead of bringing life. I had a few pots already so it was a cinch ;)

 New Homes !! [3.5.11]

Trying to pick out a soil for them wasn't too hard, i picked Miracle Gro and bought some plant food (same brand). Really simple and probably not the best but since I'm just a beginner I'll take it slow. I read up on how some people make the mixes themselves to cater to the individual needs of the plants and quite frankly, i dont know how they know where to begin. Sooo Many Ingredients!! :O I was considering it but it was just tooo confusing. The pre-mix bag I bought has been doing pretty well with them, they rooted into their new pots wonderfully and I cant wait til they start looking more like flowers though. I didnt create the plants but I tended to them and am growing something beautiful. The world, well my world will be a prettier place thanks to my hard work and effort. Thats the feeling I was looking for, the warm smiley feeling of smelling the elegant beauty of a flower and the feeling of accomplishment.