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,…

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…