Thursday, February 17, 2011

Life and Food

Wow. Hi blog. How are you? Oh I'm fine thanks.
Lord have mercy, it has been almost 5 months since my last post. I decided to take a vacation from the whole blogging thing. I started to feel pressure and I felt like I was writing for others and not myself anymore. I made sure all of my grammar was right, and all the fun fonts were correct. But now I don't care. This is MY blog. If I spell something wrong, or make a mistake, I don't care. I can't obsess over things like that because then I am not enjoying writing anymore. Writing is about expressing your feelings and thoughts and having it mean something, if not to anyone, then yourself.
Life has been a little hectic as well. I moved out of my old apartment and in with my new room mate, Shannon! We have certainly been eating a lot. Between moving, school, work, and running errands, the last thing I wanted to do was sit down and write, which is a bummer because I love to write. Speaking of which, I decided that I want to continue to go to school after I get my three Associates, and go for my Bachelor's in Journalism. I want to go to school in Denver, Seattle, San Fran, or NYC. I want to work for Bon Appetit Magazine. Oh that is the ultimate dream. I noticed that my goals and dreams have changed over the past couple of years. For instance, I wanted to go to the Art Institute of Denver, I wanted to open a Dinner Theater, I wanted to be a personal chef, I wanted to work on a cruise line and travel, and I wanted to open a little delicatessen. Now it's "Big Time Food Writer For Bon Appetit, who appears on Top Chef and The Next Iron Chef to Judge" or something like that.

So Food! Oh glorious food! That's what this really about, right? Wonderful, decadent, scrumptious food! I must say, I have been eating rather well these past couple of months. I have been trying to cook more since I moved in, and so far it's going along nicely. Made pasta and Tikka Masala. As for everything else, it's been frozen gourmet Boca burgers, frozen pizzas, salads, quesadillas, cereal, and frozen tamales. Oh but don't you worry, I always like to spice up my college meals. I have all of these big, beautiful cook books sitting in my cupboard, and I plan on using at least one a week. Just open the James Beard Cookery book, and cook something gammit....gammit is my new favorite word. It's all about time, and really, who has that now-a-days? But I am always wanting to cook. Unfortunately, I took all my cooking classes, and now I have baking classes. BLEH!!! Just got push through it, I keep telling myself.

So more posts to come. I have so much to talk about, food wise that is. Can't wait!
Long live the blogs!!!!!!!

"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure."
-Anthony Bourdain