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Six carry-ons.F… June 22, 2012

Filed under: Europe Trip 2012 — heycollegesreadthis @ 11:41 am
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Six carry-ons.

Five family members.

Four hours on a plane.

Three siblings bantering.

Two excited parents.

One trip to Europe.

I’ll be back around 7/12 with tons of pictures and posts.

So long blog-o-sphere and hello Europe!

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Thoughts From The Dentists Office June 19, 2012

Frankly, I don’t mind the dentist that much.

I mean; yeah, it feels pretty stupid to keep my mouth wide open while laying in a vaguely awkward position, but at least I get to keep my clothes on unlike at the doctors office.  And this is coming from someone that had two sets of braces and has been visiting the orthodontist since third grade!

Social interaction at the Dentists Office is completely wack compared to other places in society…I had some lady that I’ve never seen before pop out from behind a wall, hand me sunglasses, then told me to open wide as she began scrapping away at any remnants lurking on my teeth.

Sounds worse than it actually is; huh?(more…)

 

Here’s to the… June 11, 2012

Filed under: Poetry — heycollegesreadthis @ 9:06 am
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Here’s to the life we all tend to lead;

different in passing, difficult to leave.

We keep changing as others realize that they don’t need

what once happened should be believed.

 

Each breath should be one more saving grace

as simplicity gets tangled with personal haste

for one to figure out the difference between

love and waste.

 

The night dreamt up ways for us to perceive

why we become and why others leave.

Notions of things so hard to understand

make love so unique and promises so grand.

 

Here’s to the life no one seems to understand;

for the jokes, the sun, and the miles we ran.

To days lingering like the past can do

may the sun keep shining on just like you.

 

Leaving Marching Band: Part I June 7, 2012

Filed under: Marching Band — heycollegesreadthis @ 2:30 am
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There’s been a growing emptiness inside of me since the moment I walked off the field in Lucas Oil Stadium back in November. It was the type of emptiness characterized by knowledge; the type that you know it was your last time walking off the field even as your heart pounded pride. And that pride was the type that carried a passion like no other; one that sang dedication, commitment, and sacrifice.

I tried stopping it as best as I could. Through jumping rope to the clicks of a metronome and practicing despite no class to spending the entire day at a fundraiser and cleaning the room that felt like home. I even went the extent to applying for leadership so I could package my passion into an essay of remembrance. But I sobbed; sobbed like a baby as I emptied an entire tissue box. Throw in some outside pressures, and all I could do was continue to cry uncontrollably.

The emptiness started to verge loneliness as no one seemed to have an unbiased opinion towards what I should do. My indecision was once again becoming a hubris. So I dyed my hair a darker shade in hopes of change. Others took strongly to the dramatic jump as I loathed it to the point of stripping dye out two days later.

By the time I was supposed to have a final decision, all I had was frustration towards myself, time, and biased opinions of others nagging the shit out of me. (more…)

 

Happy 50th Birthday Dad! June 3, 2012

Filed under: Baking/Cooking,Editorial — heycollegesreadthis @ 5:14 pm
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“Hey Dad, can you help me with Chem?”

“Well…you see, I was never that great with Chem but I did take a class in college that I had to calculate time travel Physics equations with.”

Happy (day late) birthday to the man that not only allowed me to sign up for Honor’s Chem, but also reassured me that there’s more difficult parts of physical sciences than the Orbital Configuration, Stoichiometry, and various laws I’ll eventually have to face as a Biology major. I promise I love him more than the combined amu’s of the Periodic Table it’s just my mind is currently spazzing over my Chem final on Tuesday.

German Chocolate Cake

(recipe from http://foododelmundo.com)

4 oz German Chocolate (Sweet Baking Chocolate)

1/2 Cup Milk

2 1/2 Cups cake flour (or 2 1/4 all purpose flour)

1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 sticks (1 cup) Butter – room temp

1 3/4 Cup sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Cup Sour Cream

Preheat oven to 350° F

Microwave chocolate and milk in microwave safe bowl for 1:30 on high

Stir until chocolate is melted, set aside

Sift flour, baking soda and salt together in a different bowl, set aside

Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until fluffy

Add eggs one at a time, beating between each addition

Add 1/2 the flour mixture to the egg mixture, beat until well combined

Add vanilla extract and chocolate mixture, beat until smooth

Add the rest of the flour mixture and beat

Add sour cream, beat

Scrape the bottom the bowl to incorporate all the ingredients then beat some more

Divide batter between 3 cake pans

Bake 25-30 mins until a skewer stuck in the center comes out with only a few crumbs but no sticky batter

Run a knife around the inside of the pan, wait 10 mins before you flip cakes out onto cooling racks.

Coconut Pecan Frosting

14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk

1/2 Cup water

3 egg yolks

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Cup Pecans chopped

2 Cups Sweetened Coconut Flakes

pinch salt

Stir condensed milk, water, and egg yolks together in a saucepan

Add butter and cook on medium heat stirring occasionally until butter is melted and the mixture bubbles

Turn stove down to low and cook another 5 mins stirring constantly

Add remaining ingredients until evenly combined

Let cool but put on cake when still warm

Traditionally the frosting does not run down the sides, if you want it to then double the recipe