My husband and I just finished a 2 month long journey in what can only be described as a Lost binge.
We watched the whole series from start to finish in a little less than 2 months.
Just to put that into perspective, there are 160 episodes, each lasting 43 minutes.
That's 6880 minutes. AKA, almost 115 hours, or 5 whole days, of my life that was spent watching fake people on a fake island that makes no sense whatsoever.
And I loved every minute of it.
Watching something for that long, in addition to being totally ridiculous, can also really mess with your mind! I had so many Lost dreams that I started to confuse reality. And yesterday I heard a phantom theme song while I was showering.
So it's probably best that it ended, but now I know how Jimmy Kimmelfelt when it was over for him. It's really devastated.
Nonetheless I totally recommend it!! Netflix rules and Lost is 4eva!
What's one thing that is arguably worse than blood diamonds?
According to my Google alerts, and this article, Mariah received $1million to perform a mere 4 songs for Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi's son.
This is pretty inexcusable. Not just because of the unethical and political implications, but also because you know Mariah Carey is not that desparate for $1million. She was named one of entertainment's 20 richest woman in 2007 and has more stilettos than Jimmy Choo himself.
She must have forgotten to read her daily diva mantra that day. You know the one? "It is not diva to perform for evil dictators."
While I may not be an expert on politics, I am an expert on Mariah Carey. So I can't tell you what the future holds for Libya, but I can tell you that my guess as to the 4 songs that could be worth a quarter of a million dollars a pop are as follows:
This recipe got rave reviews from my husband. I rarely ever use butter in cooking, but it made a huge difference when pan frying the scallops. I served the scallops with roasted asparagus, a dinner biscuit, and rice (for him).
The ingreds: 1 minced clove of garlic, 1 sliced yellow onion, 2 slices of pancetta chopped, and 0.5 lbs of little Bay Scallops.
Hey lil guys! Season scallops with some salt n' peppa and a dash of olive oil.
Start by sauteing the sliced onion in about 1 Tbsp of olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic clove and keep on medium heat for about 5 more minutes. Remove from pan.
Add chopped pancetta to the same pan and cook as you would bacon. Remove from pan and blot.
Next add 1/2 Tbsp of butter to the same pan and add in the scallops. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side. Then add the onion and garlic to reheat for just a couple of minutes.
Plate the scallop/onion combo, garnish with the crispy prosciutto and enjoy with roasted asparagus.
This was seriously delicious and decadent but was so easy to cook. And it was surprisingly cheap also. All those scallops only cost about $4!
You could totally sub the onions for any vegetable of your choice (shrooms, leaks, peppers, etc.). I just like to start with ingredients I love individually and I almost always love them all together.
This meal gets 4 stars for taste and 4 stars for ease and affordability.
This is my dog-in-law. She is the definition of a diva. She is one of those awesome dogs that not only doesn't require lots of walks and pee breaks, but actually dislikes being outside. And of course she doesn't bark!
She also has the ability to relax so hard that she looks more like a cotton ball than a living creature. See proof above! That little black spot in the middle is her nose.
She stayed with us last night. We watched the Real Housewives of Atlanta and drank wine, the way divas do.
At the behest of a friend, I have to post something quick so that the baby snot picture isn't up here any longer. Also, I figured I should post something positive after the semi-anti-baby/animal rant.
So I will!
I am literally bursting at the seams right now with excitement. I just got the best travel opportunity through work (Greece for 10 days!!!!!!!), AND I think I found an extracurricular photography group to tool around with and apply my new skillz. I recently finished a rigorous 4 week beginner photography class to learn about my new camera.
Add to that the fact that it's Wednesday, the one day a week I get to finish 2/3 of my day hates before 1pm, and things are really looking good for Mamacita!
Now if I could just figure out how to be self-employed, this would be the best week EVER!
(And please God watch the NKOTB video linked above. The outfits are un-be-lievable! Not to mention every single move they make.)
Boil up some chicken breasts. About 12-14 minutes.
In Olive Oil, Saute a Yellow Onion and Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms. About 10 minutes...
Or until a limp biscuit. Owww! My finger!
Let's try that again...Nice and floppy! This made enough topping for at least 3 pizzas.
Hello my Precious!
Using 2 forks, pull apart the cooled chicken breasts. Douse with the hot sauce, shake up in a Tupperware container (lid on!!), and viola! Buffalo chicken magic.
Assemble all ingredients on a Light Original Flatbread (only 90 calories!) that has been lightly misted with EVOO. Top with whatever cheese you want. I used light mozzarella. Full fat cheese would have melted better. Also, I think I was supposed to put the cheese on the bottom?!
Bake for about 15-18 minutes around 390 degrees. Slice and enjoy! I also added a few jalapenos on top just for good measure. :)
Obviously you can use regular pizza dough, but by using light cheese and a Flatbread, I think I made this whole pizza for under 400 cals. Not too shabby for a whole pizza!
If you want to really show that special someone that they send you to the moon, and if you have a small budget to work with, why don't you consider naming a star after him or her?!
Call me a simpleton, but I would seriously be so cuted out if my husband ever thought of something that creative. Instead, I'm 99% sure he will not even remember the holiday. Even though I'm making him red velvet cake brownies. Even though it is the 6 year anniversary of us meeting for the first time!
Last year he gave me a box of chocolates. I was shocked at the gesture because he does not do stuff like that, ever. It was so sweet! He bought them all by himself he said!
Then I found the post-it note stuck on the side of the trash can that said, "G, give this to M on Valentine's Day. Love, Mom!" BUSTED!
I'm def not going to remind him of the holiday and see if he does anything. I'll report back Monday. ;)
I saw a commercial for this pillow last night in which it was being touted as the next big, chic thing. And then they added, "Just don't sit on it."
So you know that thing has a lifespan of about one week, before your drunk friends swan dives on the couch and banishes you to the same channel for life.
Sometimes it's ok to not "reinvent" a product. A remote control might be one of them.
And please, look how ridiculous the guy above looks. Can you imagine his buddies' reaction when they come over for a Superbowl party and Pillow Pauly up there daintly grabs his pillow to turn up the volume? "Sorry boys, be careful with the pillow!!! (with lisp)" I don't see this going mainstream.
As you can see from my new (albeit ghetto looking) tabs above, I am adding some more uumph to Diva Says What.
So far the only tabs I can think of are Diveats and Domestic Diva, but I'm thinking of adding a "TV is Awesome" tab too so I can ramble on about the Bachelor and other important shows like that in a safe haven.
As always, I'm open to suggestions. So let me know if you can think of any awesome tabs to add.
It only took me 4 full hours to add the tabs I have now. Oh my gosh this is hard. My brain hurts :(
If you haven't already, you simply must try a cakeball!
This delicious petite creation is all the rage right now and is the perfect dessert/party favor for bridal showers or any sort of party shower...except actual showers, that'd be gross.
The beauty of these little guys is that you can order or make them in any flavor imagineable, and they are portable if you wrap them individually. I went to a party last weekend with the following 4 flavors (naturally I sampled them all):
1) Lemon blueberry
3) Peanut Butter
4) Chocolate Chip
Looking for ways to get involved?
If you live in the Greensboro, High Point, Winston Salem area, check out Yummy Goodness Bake Shoppe. They make great varities, including the 4 I listed above!
Or if you like to try baking things on your own, which I LOVE to do, here is a website I found with several different flavor recipes.
I am not lying to you folks, if you serve these at your next party people will think you are a genius. It was all anyone talked about at the bridal shower I went to last Saturday.
If they haven't come to a bakery near you yet, try baking them soon. The red velvet flavor featured here would be the perfect treat for your lover on Valentine's Day. However, I suggest including an alternate white chocolate coating with the milk chocolate, because that's a more Valentine's-y color combo.