Sunday, December 30, 2012

After Christmas Recovery

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! :D I know I did!! My MAMA CAME!! I don know if you can tell or not but im excited. Lol anywho here are pictures from Christmas, Dicksons Faire and general awesomeness.

Work sushi from my over night shift

Bangers and Mash!

 Corsets and Masked Mama

So much Dickens Faire! 

*Sigh* work, but makin it cute

Christmas Breakfast!!

Gifts, pets and Christmas snack!!

Bruscetta and Pizza!!!

MMmmmmm.... Prime Rib....

Push up contest and Pig Mania

Hanging out in the famous Union Square with Mama :) 

Ya.. Hope your holiday was as good as mine, but Im not sure it could be :) lol kidding. Took mama to the airport Thursday and  Picked the Gentleman Friend up from the Airport on Friday. He had a good Holiday to and brought back baby Jesus Cookies (kifles) and lots of goodies!! Right now we are eating donuts and watching the Football on Redzone... Im a spoiled girl 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

As I write this it is Christmas Eve here, but Christmas day other places. Happy all other holidays as well to those who dont celebrate this holiday, and to those who are anti holidays, hope its just a good day.

Today I had to work (why? people have to get presents 12 hours before the day) and before work i was going over some of my life choices. Im pretty happy with the physical ones, but I need to get my fiscal life together quickly, and maybe my mental health. Im good with money in the short term but long term I loose it, and its a shame. This bothers me quite a bit... which makes me sad and start feeling old bad feelings. I guess this means as good as I have been doing for the past year or so, I still have demons to conquer... we all do i guess. BTW got another ticket even though I had all he paperwork from the DMV. The officer (fiscal rapist) decided to not accept the paperwork. Well, Ill be fighting THAT one...

I didn have my shit together and so now am at my aunties house alone, their all out looking at lights. sad I missed it, but my fault. But they will be home soon and we will be together. BTW I had a beer while waiting for them, something outside my usual activities, is this why Im so cathartic? Bleh....

Ok, more happy time!! Mommy is here!! :D Yesterday for Christmas my aunties took mom and I to the Great Dickens Faire for our Christmas gift. it was so awesome!! So Dickens Faire is a Festival where they dress the Cow Palace (A real place in san francisco) up like the victorian streets of london and everyone dresses and talks like dickens characters! they act out parts of the novels at random times, lots of stage shows around, and amazing vendors. My favorite soup bowls are from there (I get one every year, soon Ill have a set! lol) We ate Bangers and Mash, listened to a hammered dolcemer, watched a family friendly "burleque" show, shopped, ate spiced nuts, and generally had a great time. Ill post pictures ASAP, but I forgot my cord for my phone...

You can see some shots on Instagram (shameless plus) at UntidyVenus

I have been making gifts like a fiend, trying new recipes, and even made a dump cake and a pie. Oh, and make these, their EASY PEASY and fun!! And soooooo good!!!

Homemade Peppermint Candies
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  1. Add condensed milk, 2 cups of powdered sugar, and peppermint extract to a large mixing bowl. Mix everything on medium speed using the paddle attachment until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Add more powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough is stiff but still pliable.
  2. Roll 3/4″ balls of dough between the palms of the hands.
  3. Press each ball down slowly and set the flattened disk on a flat cutting board or plate. Transfer peppermint disks to the freezer for no longer than 30 minutes. While the dough is chilling, temper the chocolate coating.
  4. Place chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Melt the chocolate in 30 second increments, making sure to stir after each time until chocolate is smooth. Stir in shortening to thin the chocolate. Remove patties from the freezer.
  5. Place a patty on the tines of the fork and dip in the chocolate until completely covered. Allow excess chocolate to drip off the patty before setting each one on top of wax or parchment paper.
  6. Allow the chocolate coated peppermint patties to completely set up. This can be done quicker by placing the patties in the refrigerator. The peppermint patties are ready when they are dry to the touch. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

3 of 4 Finals Down

OMG Im almost done with the semester... In digital media now, just had my critique, went alright! Then I head to the lab to take me art history final and I AM DONE!! Fashion Rachel and I are going to celebrate by eating shit tons of pizza and a batman marathon, plus making Christmas Presents!!!

GF is in Utah as of now, off to visit family. Mom comes up on saturday and OMG I might get to see her even! Weird!

Sorry, Im tired and not thinking good. lol!! But as promised, here are some last minute Poor Girl crafty gift ideas.

Home made marshmallows:

2 tablespoons gelatin
8 tablespoons cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Dust an 8- or 9-inch square pan with powdered sugar. Set aside.
In a small bowl, soak gelatin in 8 tbsp cold water. Set aside.
Combine granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a large heavy saucepan.
Cook and stir over medium heat until dissolved.
Add gelatin and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat. Pour into a large mixing bowl and let stand until partially cool.
Add salt and vanilla extract.
Beat with an electric mixer until soft and double in volume. About 10-15 minutes.
Pour into prepared pan to about 1/2 inch thick.
10 Set to cool until it will not stick to your finger.
11 Cut into 1.5 inch pieces and roll in powdered sugar.
12 Variation: toasted coconut can be substituted for powdered sugar.
13 Variation: other flavorings can be substituted for vanilla extract.

Thank you for that

Monday, December 17, 2012

Work, Finals, Work, Finals...

I have been bitching so much lately, sorry guys!! Its just getting stressful around here. Holiday hours are in full swing, (Friday I work 11:45pm to 7:45 am, because we will sell a shit ton at 3am right?) and this is finals week! Just finished Heads and Hands, which actually was fun, we drew charactures of each other. Ill post some of the good ones people drew of me. still to go, my art history final, Still life painting critique and digital media critique...

Also on a side note, MAMA IS COMING SAT!!! :D

This weekend Gentleman Friend and I exchanged gifts, sine he will be running out to Utah for almost 2 weeks.... (Im such a girl, I'll miss him) Anywho, he got me the COOLEST T-Rex Necklace!!! And a book of SHATNER!!! :D

Im such a lucky girl!! I made him action figures of some characters in a story he is writing. Ill post more pictures soon, but here is the zombie t-rex

 Also last Thursday after school GF had tickets to see Gangster Squad!! I know it doesn't come out till next year, he somehow got press passes, which included pre-show drinks, and make overs for the ladies. So I let them do my make up, munched on prechudo, and got a little buzzed :3 At the theater we split a hotdog and nachos. BTW the movie is everything you would expect from the director of Zombieland trying to do a gangster drama. GO SEE IT!! when it comes out of course...

 So ya, my work outfits are getting sillier and sillier, and i love it. So i will leave you with some shots of the bay and other silliness from work and school