"Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."

-William Shakespeare

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Dog Days Are Over!....

i might order that 35mm camera for photography class...? i thought that LEGO speaker/alarm clock was too clever and the aqua blue headphones were cool [x

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mambo Italiano!

Preparation Time: about 20 minutes
Cooking Time: about 30 minutes
Resting Time: about 2 hours
3 cups Flour
1 pack Dry Active Yeast
1 tsp. Salt
1/8 cup Cornmeal (optional)
1 Beaten Egg (optional)
How to make it:
1. Sift flour into a large bowl. Mix in salt with hand. Move the ingredients to the sides of the bowl, creating a large "well" (an empty space) in the middle.
2. Pour the yeast into the "well" and pour 1 cup of
lukewarm water over the yeast. Sprinkle about 1 tbsp. of flour over top. Wait (about 10 minutes) for bubbles to appear in the yeast.
3. Once the bubbles have appeared, you can start to mix together the ingredients (hands work best, but you can use a mixer) to form the dough. The best way to do this, is to gradually incorporate the flour that is "waiting" on the sides of the bowl. Doing it all at once will be too difficult. So, go bit by bit, if it's too liquid, just add a bit more flour at the end. You should finish this "
pre-kneading" stage with a round, firm ball of dough. Again, if it's too sticky, add a little more flour.
4. Kneading: remove the bread from the bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Knead it by pushing your palms into and then turning it one quarter. Keep kneading and doing quarter turns for about 5-10 minutes, or until the bread is supple and non-sticky.
5. Place the bread in a lightly floured bowl and cover with a damp dish cloth. Let it rise for about 1 hour (depends on the room temperature, you want it to be fairly warm). It should double in size.
6. Re-sprinkle a counter top (or other surface) with flour. Prepare a baking pan by lightly oiling it and sprinkling the bottom with cornmeal (if you don't have cornmeal, just use flour). With your hands, remove bread and place on floured surface. Punch it down once, hard, with your palms. Now, re-shape it into a loaf. Put the loaf on the baking pan. Cover with dish towel and let rise for about 1 hour. It should double in size.
7. If you want, coat the top with the beaten egg. Put in oven at 375°F and bake for 30 minutes (more or less, depending on how much you like it browned).

Saturday, April 24, 2010

TheWannabeNomadJournal- 101

London, England

first off.. like a typical american i love there accents.... but i dont think i would ever live there or anything.. i would wanna go to like some bookstores and cafe's... and i wanna stand in a london phonebooth [: and of course sight seeing like a typical tourist... OH YEAH of course shopping! all the british designers... ahh, the thought of shopping.. [: AND all the GREAT musuems!! goshhh, i sound lika dork and a half...

where art thou, my honeybunchesofoats?

i remember when i was little i used to randomly make invitations for some extravagent tea party and give them to my mom and we end up at the dining room table drinking juice and eating popcorn or something.... [:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Catcher in the Rye

"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."

Author: J.D. Salinger [1945]

i really like this book. i know alotta people [including myself] say "yeah, yeah, i like that book..." and they end up forgetting about it... but i sincerely like this book. i enjoyed it. it was real. the main character, Holden Caulfield, is really.... i dont know... i understand him... but yet you dont... i can kinda see myself as him easily....

Monday, April 19, 2010


whoop whoop! haha imma part of this page on fcebk called "The World Cup is better than the Super Bowl" haahahaah [x

i think it's funny.... I never really watched before until i played soccer but im pretty siked for it.... [x

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Forever Young, I wanna be Forever Youngg...

Pioneers! O Pioneers!
by Walt Whitman

-Come my tan-faced children,
Follow well in order, get your weapons ready,
Have you your pistols? have you your sharp-edged axes?
Pioneers! O pioneers!
For we cannot tarry here,
We must march my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger,
We the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us depend,
Pioneers! O pioneers!
-O you youths, Western youths,
So impatient, full of action, full of manly pride and friendship,
Plain I see you Western youths, see you tramping with the foremost,
Pioneers! O pioneers!
-Have the elder races halted?
Do they droop and end their lesson, wearied over there beyond the seas?
We take up the task eternal, and the burden and the lesson,
Pioneers! O pioneers!
-All the past we leave behind,
We debouch upon a newer mightier world, varied world,
Fresh and strong the world we seize, world of labor and the march,
Pioneers! O pioneers! .........

Take Me Out to the Ball Game [1949]

Eddie O'Brian: Oh, Miss.Higgins! You're the prettiest manger in baseball.
K.C. Higgins: You're certainly the prettiest shortstop.

Eddie O'Brian- Gene Kelly
Dennis Ryan- Frank Sinatra
K.C. Higgins- Esther Williams
Shirley Delwyn- Betty Garret

can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are shooting stars...


airplanes-b.o.b. ft. hayley williams

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

That Tree

I went to the Chrysler Meuseum of Art I went to last summer and it was aweeeesomee! I love it there! there was this exhibt called Class Pictures by Dawoud Bey and he traveled around the u.s. to different highschools and tool portraits of kids of different races and whatnot and had them write about themselves.. it was pretty neat [:
cool tulips outside my house that my grandmother [R.I.P.] planted that come back every yr. [:
and a doodle I made in geometry class [:
That Tree- Snoop Dogg ft. Kid Cudi

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I went to this restaurant called Azar's Natural Food Market & Cafe and the food was soooooo good! It's like a mediterranean food restaurant. yum yum yum!
I had this wrap w/chicken, tomatoes, pickles, and this odd sauce and it was sooo good! w/this pita like bread, REAL thick potatoe chips, and a cookie [:
and it was a lovely atmosphere since it was downtown.

Giant [1956]

Leslie Benedict: Money isn't everything, Jett
Jett Rink: Not when you've got it.

Jordan "Bick" Benedict- Rock Hudson
Leslie Benedict- Elizabeth Taylor
Jett Rink- James Dean

i watched it last night.. and yes it was an AWFULLY longgg movie, but all in all it was a nice story.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

nothing like good ol' black and whites....

Bonnie and Clyde [1967]

"This here is Miss Bonnie Parker. I'm Clyde Barrow. We rob banks."
-Clyde Barrow- Warren Beatty

Bonnie Parker- Faye Dunaway

I watched it yesterday, and... wow! it's so crazy... especially the ending.. wow.. i thought it was pretty good and it isn't just a story about a young, trigger-happy gang and notorious, unforgiveable crime i also think it's kind of a love story too. they were real risk takers alright...