I love food. A lot. Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that food is the best way to win my eternal love and affection. Many of my friends have made serious bonus points around the holidays by sharing their chocolate with me (mostly on halloween because I'm not allowed to celebrate it and a lot of friends give me the chocolate-coconut bars they don't like). I know a lot of people who tell me they don't like dark chocolate and I just sort of stare at them trying to figure out why. I know this is a horrible thing to say, but the first guy to get into my pants will probably succeed by using chocolate. I really, really, love food.
So how to be healthy? Well, one thing I've found is that if you learn how to cook, you will actually be HEALTHIER when you're making more food and learning recipes by heart. Here's why; if you know what goes into the food you eat, you are more aware of what you're eating. You are also in complete control of what you prepare and eat. Not everyone is a french chef, I understand that. So here's a really simple recipe for a healthy and delicious smoothie. Everybody makes smoothies differently so there's lots of wiggle room here.
In a blender, throw in 4 or 5 strawberries and one whole banana (peeled, obviously). As you get more comfortable making this, you can add other fruits or berries as you please, but don't go overboard. I like to put the fruit in a bag after I peel it all and throw in in the freezer the night before so it makes a colder smoothie, but you don't have to. Add a cup of milk (More or less. The more milk, the smoother it is!), some juice (cranberry works well), and some vanilla extract or almond extract. Yogurt is optional, but if you do have some on hand be wary of the flavor before you add it! Blend the whole mess until creamy, making sure you put the lid on. Sample it, and add more or less of anything, than enjoy. If it's not sweet as you would like, add a spoonful of sugar or three artificial sugar packets and blend it again.
Note: If you're allergic to these ingredients, don't eat them. I know this sounds obvious, but some people need reminding. Also, you can tamper with this by adding more or less of the ingredients you want. Don't do something really stupid like using a broken blender and make sure you have the lid on while you blend.
That's all! Enjoy.
Okay, last Jude update. It took a little while, but I eventually stopped worrying about him and Denise, so everything's cool. I pretty much ignored the incident and not being alone with him wasn't a problem because I have a group of friends surrounding me at all times. My theory is that Denise was just trying to prank me and failed. I probably was over-thinking the whole thing anyway.
But everything is fine, and I'm actually starting to become friends with him which is okay by me. The other day in chorus I asked for a pass at the beginning of the period and forgot about it, so when the teacher came up and tried to give it to me I thought it was for someone else and got so confused so Jude laughed and shook his head and said "Poor Savannah." And I was like "I'm stupid okay? Don't make fun of me..." And he said "Are you kidding? I love you! You're..." And he thought for a sec so I helped him and said "Me?" And he's like "Yeah, you're you. You're Savannah." And I said "Aww...thank you!" because that was the nicest thing anybody said to me in a while. The teacher's like "He's got your back!" which is a kind of nerdy thing to say but at the time it was actually pretty cool.
We're friends, but nothing's going further than that. Last week, he even started dating someone else, so I know I'm totally safe. This story does have a happy ending, but I don't know what I would have done without all of your advice. Thank you!
I know that I've had three posts in a row on the same subject, so skip right over this if this is boring you. At this point, I've been weighing whether to post this or not, but I might as well. It's not like people at my school know this website anyway. At this point, I just need advice. Here's why I'm mentioned that I'm...a little uncomfortable.
I was in Drama Club the other day with Liz (yes Liz again, she's a really good friend), and we were taking measurements for the costumes. She was needed onstage so she asked me to measure the last person, Jude, by myself. It was kind of awkward because he's a guy and exactly a foot taller than me, but he was funny about it and it wasn't so bad. Afterwards, I sat down to watch the actors in the front row. At this point, I was next to my friend Denise, a senior. When she got up, Jude switched seats next to me, and pretty soon, we were talking. Denise came back and sat on the seat next to him so it was like this.
Me < Jude < Denise (sorry about all the organization, but it plays a part later on. Btw, kudos if you're still reading this. You're awesome!)
I'm gonna stop the story for a little backstory. Here's what you need to know about me: I still have never been on a date before, and I haven't even kissed a guy yet. I'm pretty naive about that stuff. Here's what you need to know about Denise: she enjoys the hell out of making me blush. She jokes around a lot about sex around me, and I always get so embarrassed. Jude does that too, and once or twice they've tried to get me freaked out before.
Back to the story. I'm talking with Jude about food and I mention calamari, one of my favorite foods, and he said "I made that once. It was amazing." and I'm like "Really? I didn't know you liked to cook!" I have a borderline obsession with food so this took me completely off guard. He says "First of all, I love to cook! Second-" Then Denise leans over and whispers "Kiss her! Kiss her!" in his ear and shoves Jude gently at me. It would have been one thing if she said it in a stage whisper like a joke, but she clearly didn't want me to hear. He looked sort of annoyed for a second and didn't say anything. I had no idea what to do, so I turned my head and looked back up at the stage like nothing happened. I'm sure she just wanted to see me freak out, but I was so confused and I didn't say anything until he moved seats to go talk to her.
I know it's not his fault, but I just can't look him in the eye. It's sad because he's such a nice person, but I just don't like him...that way. If any of you have advice please help me out cuz I don't know what to do!
By the way, Let me say now that I'm sorry for not replying to comments or pms for a while. I was traveling up to the city, and I couldn't connect to a steady wi-fi network up til now. As pms only let you read what you have been sent, I don't know what I've kept or sent out. If you want to contact me, it's better at this point to send me a fresh post because I don't know how I can reply to all the ones i've missed. I'll do what I can, but I can't promise anything.
So an update on last week's post. In case you hadn't read it, I shared some weird experiences where I dreamed that something would happen and it did. On the friday before last, I dreamed I met a person who was expelled from school in my dream and then I heard that he was returning to school in real life.
Here's what happened: So on Monday, our directors from Shakespeare Club came back to our school to preform in Romeo and Juliet as Romeo and Juliet, so we were all very excited. I was walking up the hall to the auditorium and I saw Jude (that's his name) walking down the hall. Liz was all cool about it and just nodded "hey", but I ran up and hugged him and then went back with them to go to the auditorium. I know, the hugging part was a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy, but the fact that I was with Liz and Sam walking up the auditorium and it was the same hallway that I dreamed about is weird. Kinda funny coincidence.
Jude is now in Drama Club with us and he's certainly brought more fun into it. He's very up front about being kicked out of school for three months. In fact, the first thing he said when he got back to drama was "I'm back. Let me tell you one thing: I learned absolutely NOTHING while I was out. I don't know what the school is thinking that by letting you out of school you're gonna- nope, I'm still the same." I hate to say this since he's done a lot of really stupid things, but I'm glad of that. He's just a really, really nice person.
Here's where my problem with this comes in. As I sort of mentioned in my last post, Jude takes some getting used to. You like him right away, but if you don't know him, chances are you'll feel uncomfortable. I had just gotten to the point where I was totally and completely used to him and then he was kicked out, and I had to get used to the fact that I probably was never going to see him again. Now that he's back, I need to get used to him all over again. Because I'm a little uncomfortable and it shows, I don't know if he thinks I'm mad at him like a lot of people were when he left.
I don't know how I'll sort this out, but I'll try. Thank you so much for reading! More to come on Jude's return when I get back, including why he doesn't have my trust just yet.
When I was 6 years old, I had a dream where I was stumbling around and all I saw was pink and white. That winter, my parents bought me a pink snowsuit. It snowed like crazy that year, and every day I would march through the snow and struggle to get over all of it. All I could see was my snowsuit and the white snow.
When I was eight, I had a dream of a huge spider on my bed. I wrote the dream down. Spiders that I had never seen except in that dream came into my house two years later.
This is the scary one: When I was 11, I had a dream that my parents were out tag-saleing. I usually go in, but this time I stayed in the car. Suddenly, I realized the brakes weren't on and I pulled out into the street. I steered the car around in circles for the remainder of the dream. I had that dream every night for a week. On the last night, a path was there that I'd never seen before. I turned and it was a dead end. I woke up screaming. Last summer, I was tag saleing with my mother and she didn't put the brakes on when she left. I didn't know how to stop the carand she was too slow to get to it. I screamed which pedal, and she pointed to one, but fell out of the car. I had no time because the car was rolling into the street so I pushed the first one I got to. She had pointed to the wrong one and if I had hit the gas, I would have run over her.
Last night, I dreamed about a guy I knew, named Jude, which was weird because I only knew him from Shakespeare& Company and not to well. He's a really interesting person, but a little...let's say he has a weird vibe. If ask most of my friends, they'll tell you that he makes them uncomfortable. Don't ask me why, I can't really justify it. Well, three months ago he was expelled from school for reasons that are unclear to me. This annoyed me because I had just gotten used to him. He was nice and actually pretty funny. Well, last night, I dreamed that I was going to school with my friend Liz and my friend Sam for some reason or another. It was a very long dream and I don't remember most of it, but when I walked down the hallway, Jude was there. I gave him a hug and said "Wait, I thought you were expelled and he said "I thought I would be too." Then Liz yanked me down the hall to the next part of my dream. I remembered it distinctly because I was so weirded out when I woke up as in "Why the hell was I dreaming about Jude?" I hadn't really thought about him leaving since he left.
No shit. I was walking down the hallway to Drama today with Liz and Sam, and Liz tells me "Maybe we can cast Jude in the play. I just found out he's coming back on Monday."
I'm kind of scared. If we hug and he says "I thought so too." I'm going to scream.