Maybe I should try polls every so often, what do you think?
I’ve been on a bit of a shopping fix since Christmas. I got an apple watch on sale, then after a day of owning it, I realized 1) I had no where in my small room to charge it properly, and 2) that plastic band it comes with, while nice, was completely not my style.
So… Wish.com it is. I mean it’s not like I needed it urgently; I could wait, and as long as Wish didn’t lose my products in the mail I could wait a month.
Well one of them arrived (the other, a leather watch strap, is still sitting in a sorting centre somewhere in British Colombia) and surprisingly it fit perfectly with where I wanted to put it.
Wish.com— wooden charging dock
Hey, don’t judge my dusty window ledge. 😉
Another item that I randomly picked up was a travel battery/portable 64GB cloud storage from TSC.ca. Yes, I need storage for my many, many photos. I take a lot of photos because of my job and because I love it so this was a nice random find that fit into my daily needs.
Last but not least… The Slap Hat from GraceEleyae.com.
graceeleyae.com— Slap Hat
For ethnic girls like me, you didn’t even know you needed this until they advertised it. I bought a simple black hat on a bogo sale and I am so happy with it. Now I can go to work and keep my head warm and moisturized without a care in the world.
Having a bad hair day? No prob! Shove it in the hat and go! Couple days until your hair gets relaxed, but not wanting to look like a bucktee in these streets? No prob! Shove it in the hat. Shoot, I don’t even need hair ties. Gave the other one to my sister for the same reason. I’m trying to keep my hair game strong in 2019.
The last thing I want is to gut my room and redecorate. I’ve had the same desk since 2001 and it’s outlived it’s usefulness. I’ve also got a small room with grown-up over-clutter. I got hit with a bite from the cleaning bug when I watched “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix, and now I’ve been obsessing with the idea of a major overhaul of my room’s style.
I feel like my small room needs more storage to put some things away out of sight, like make-up and paperwork.
Well that’s it for my random events and thoughts update. Since I didn’t get a chance to say it; Happy Belated Holidays and Happy New Year.
Carnitas Taco — made with the Carnitas Pork Shoulder Roast on sale with No Frills this week. Figured I’d make something my Dad could like if he expanded his palette a little.
So my sister wanted something different for dinner. Mission accepted.
Here’s what happened; so I am at work counting inventory, and I count a skid of stock, the number is too high to do mentally so I whip out my phone, do the calculation real quick, and put it back in my pocket.
That’s the last time I remember having my phone. I didn’t feel it drop, didn’t hear it drop, but suddenly it’s gone.
At this point, I’m just thinking, “Oh, shit! My debit card and Presto!”
Now, I had an iPhone 7. I know that it’s gone. Employee or customer took it for sure. I still walked the floor; trying to see if it went under a skid or if I just misplaced it. Once I knew for sure I lost it, I borrowed my sister’s pass and took the bus to my bank to get a new card, then to my service provider to buy a new phone.
This fool is dumb, and here is the reason why. iPhone is the one brand that literally you can burn it from anywhere. So what did I do being the petty person I am (at least to thieves)?
Reported my debit card stolen. Reported my Presto card stolen. Reported it stolen to my service provider (cus the phone is locked to that company). Reported my iPhone stolen. Then to make it extra funny, I set my iPhone to erase the second it connects to internet. It would have erased when they attempted 10 passcode attempts but why wait?
So this idiot is going to screw up either on a bus, by a cash register, or when trying to break open stolen goods because this is the age of CCTV, and if they are dumb enough not to turn it in, then they are dumb enough to go to one of these three places to use any one of them.
I know, I’m not getting the phone back. This isn’t what this is. I was planning on buying a new phone anyway. What this is, is me being salty about the fact that my iPhone 7 was supposed to go to my best friend, whose phone had died and is currently using a shitty replacement phone.
Well I am on a iPhone 8 Plus now, and this was a one-off. I’ve never lost a phone before. And I’ll be damned if I lose it again. I just feel annoyed as all fuck that my friend has to now run around with a crap-tastic android.
Well there is this scene in MLSS where she is sitting at home mixing rice in a pot with stuff that was handy around the house.
I’ve been making mix-up rice ever since. The closest thing I can say it compares to is Poke. All you need is rice, tuna (sushi grade or canned), whatever vegetables you like (I prefer cucumber, red onion and green onion), Japanese rice seasoning (or if you are like my West Indian self, add Irie Seafood Seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder and the Japanese rice seasoning because a meal without spice is not a meal) sushi/sashimi sauce, a tiny bit of sushi mayo, tsp of pure sesame seed oil and Korean pepper paste.
I affectionately call it “Ghetto Poke” because it tastes like Poke without the fish roe.
While it may not look all that great to the eye, my stomach, and the stomach of those I’ve served it to have never once complained.
So like anyone that likes to go to Starbucks, I got favourites. Three to be precise. So here is my three favs:
1) The Thai Chicken Wrap — ultimately the best pick-up and go wrap I’ve had thus far.
2) Madeleines — just the plain ones; I actually dislike the chocolate dipped ones with no actual reason. I just prefer them plain.
3) The Tiramisu Frapp — actually not on the menu at Starbucks. It’s one of those secret recipe frappuccinos that you can only get if you produce the recipe from the app. Instantly became my favourite because I am a coffee lover and this gives you a crazy amount of caffeine for a frapp.
Recipe provided taken from Secret Menu app.