Month: March 2016

Travelling with Your Parents

I’ve been in Australia for almost two weeks now and overall it’s been amazing. I landed in Queensland to see the sights (and my grandparents) and fell in love with Brisbane. Then I went to Murwillumbah, with its beautiful misty mountains, and am heading down to Byron bay pretty soon. It’s been a lot of fun and made me seriously want to buy tie dye haram pants and backpack in youth hostels for at least a year asap, but there is one catch.

The Donut Craze, Gluten-Free Edition

Originally posted on Another Gluten-Free Millennial:
The mourning of all the gluten-filled foods can be tough, but scavenging and finding the best gluten-free recipes is all apart of the life of a gluten-free person. Donuts are probably the thing people with gluten-free intolerances miss the most. After much time experimenting, the best (and easiest) recipe for gluten-free donuts is finally found. It was pretty simple for me and this is all you need: 1 ¼ cups pancake mix 1/4 egg 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 cup water Supplies: Mixing bowl Spoon Deep frying pan Oil Stove Slotted spoon Paper towel Topping: 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon Paper lunch bag In a large bowl, mix together the pancake mix, water, egg and small amounts of sugar and cinnamon. Mix these ingredients together until they form a dough like substance and are well blended. ? Using the frying pan pour about 1 inch of oil. Turn the heat on high and allow the oil time to reach a higher temperature, nearly a boil. Once…

Carol Movie Review

Originally posted on All My Life… I Wanted To Be A Blogster:
Todd Haynes’s Carol takes its source material from Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel, written at a time when its subject matter was considered taboo and where its hopeful conclusion was unfathomable to many of the readers. There’s a Hitchcock connection here as Highsmith is primarily known for writing the book in which Strangers on a Train is based, but The Price of Salt (in which Carol is based) tells a lesbian romance in which she used an alias to release it. Sixty plus years later, the film serves as an often engaging and very well acted tale of a different time in which this particular love story was considered toxic. Set in New York City in the 1950s (with beautiful production design and first rate cinematography), Cate Blanchett plays the title character. She’s a well to do housewife with a young daughter going through a rough divorce. Her estrangement from her husband (an always solid Kyle Chandler) is not explored in great depths, but…

Millennial Problems: I’m Jealous of My Friends

Originally posted on One Millennial Girl:
I know I’m not the only person in the world who has been jealous of someone else. We all experience jealousy on different levels, but have you ever been jealous of your friends? Yes I love my friends and I want the best for them, but I have also envied them to the point where it became unhealthy. When I say unhealthy I mean that I have been so jealous of my friends that it has caused me to fall into a depression. It’s not that I want to be like them; at times I have envied their success, the relationships they have, and their skills and abilities. When my friend went off to live in Costa Rica a few years ago, I began to feel a little twinge of jealousy. It wasn’t bad enough that I was stuck in college on the five-year plan and she had already graduated, but now she was about to go have the experience of a lifetime while I was stuck in Carrollton,…

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Rid of Your Student Loan Debt Quickly

It’s funny the things you remember when you are younger, which at the time you feel have no significance. I remember sitting in my Grade 12 calculus class, it was the final semester before high school graduation. By then, everyone had picked out their schools and had either been accepted or not. The feeling of independence, a sense of accomplishment and the eagerness to experience college/university life had filled the classroom. I then distinctly remember my teacher talking about how we would all probably need to get a student loan to attend post-secondary, how he just finished paying off his student loan last month and how it took him over 12 years to pay off. Although I did not have any understanding about personal finance back then, there was something really depressing about his comment. Granted he wasn’t an old teacher. He was probably in his early 40’s but when you are 17-18 years old….that’s old. I remember thinking to myself, 12 years to pay off a student loan, that’s crazy. He never told us…

City Review: Mumbai

Originally posted on travelux:
Mumbai is one of the most populated cities in the world and the biggest city in India in general. Before 1996, the official name of the city was Bombay, which is the name most people living there still prefer. Mumbai is definitely a wide-spread city and depending on where you stay, there are many things to see. Our city review of Mumbai gives you an impression of the most visited and popular spots in the city! Find more content about Mumbai on our city page! Admittedly, our planning may not have been ideal as we only had one day effectively in Mumbai. Getting around with Uber was our motto, which worked out so-so. Depending on the English skills of the drivers, they sometimes found us, sometimes not. In the end, this cost us a lot of time, but hey make the best of it! Walking along Marine Drive Marine Drive is right perfect for strolling around as we were able to enjoy skyline views of the Indian city! Walking is something rather…

“Holi” Crap

Originally posted on lilrant:
It’s Holi the day after tomorrow. It’s basically this? festival where people play with colored powder and drop water balloons on each others’ heads. Now, I’m secretly terrified of water. I might have been bitten by a rabid dog and never received treatment and gotten stuck with hydrophobia – I don’t know – and people attacking me with water terrifies me. Of course my secret never stayed a secret when I went to med school. During my first year at college, I had a scary arse lesbian roommate who’d have her girlfriend over and do unspeakable things. So basically, I spent a good six months practically homeless? (roomless) – and had no place to hide when Holi happened. And man, was it bad.? Everyone kept acting like weird babbling barnacles and screaming and throwing EGGS at each other. I’d thought you were only supposed to play with water. And powder. But no. There were eggs in the picture.? Rotten, smelly, putrid eggs. My friends and I were the youngest and obviously…

Why Parenting Sucks as a “Millennial”

I am considered a millennial. For you were to look up the exact definition it’s: a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000. Spoiler alert-I don’t agree but I digress. I still became a beautiful bright eyed adult around 2003 and was whisked off to the fabulous world of corporate America ripe for the picking. At 18, you would not have caught me even considering having a child. I didn’t think I would ever change my mind. I wanted to be the Mecca of business women and there was no stopping me. Sure, the idea of being that into myself and the money world wore of very quickly ( I’m not a money baby, no matter how hard I tried to fit in the box, I just want to be outside gardening) but I didn’t really change my baby making mind until I got married. Or maybe when I met my husband. There’s that background. Let me get to the suck part. I just spent the entire morning at my desk trying to figure…

Dating Shouldn’t Be This Exhausting

Originally posted on Am I Thirty Yet:
I’m tired. I’m tired of the first dates. I’m tired of the same conversations over and over again. I’m tired of making online dating profiles. I’m tired of sorting through dating profiles. I’m tired of waiting for a text back. I’m tired of trying to decode what the text means when I finally receive it. I’m tired of getting my hopes up just to be let down. I’m tired. I don’t know when dating became this exhausting. Before last year I had taken a significant break from dating. I went on a few first dates here and there but hardly ever a second one. I did date one boy for a few months but it never went anywhere. He was a great guy and we got along well. However, it was more of a friendship as I never had any physical or romantic feelings for him. For about two years, I was mostly out of the dating scene. And overall I was happy and carefree. I didn’t have much…