Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank You.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
To whoever posted that anonymous comment on my last blog post thing, thank you. I'm not being sarcastic or snide or anything like that- I'm genuinely thankful.

It's been a while since I had a good long think about who I am, what I'm doing with my life, the meaning of said life, etc. I needed a little shove to push me into the deeper end of the thinking pool.
Unfortunately, half of my brain is missing, so I didn't get very far.
No, really! I mean, not literally, but I'm still not being funny, either!

You see, over the summer, I got really close to my little sister. This was a huge milestone for us, since we've kinda been plotting to kill each other at odds with each other since anyone can remember. The point is that I got so used to having her around, that she kinda became a part of my thought process. She was like my second eyeball- without her point I view, I could only think in 2D and without a whole lot of depth-perception.

Anyways, even without an eyeball/ half a brain, I think I still did pretty well for myself. I discovered a few things, none of which I find necessary to post here because I somewhat doubt anyone is interested. Unless Anonymous is interested, in which case you (anonymous) should leave a comment & I would be very willing to share.

In other news (also read as, "back to the shallow end"...)

Everything is prepared. I have the ingredients, the recipes are on the fridge, I'll have plenty of time... But I'm still scared. You see, I'm going to learn how to make ladyfingers & tiramisu. Which is why I got enough ingredients for TWO batches. I'll let you know how that goes.


I'm excited about seeing THIS KID next month.

If there's going to be one thing I hate about college, it's going to be that it made all of my friends go far away. I mean, after practically living with people for a little under four years, you get used to them being around you constantly. So it's really a no-brainer that OF COURSE I miss them.

Soogie, if you read this, I'm addicted to Korean music now.

post PS- I'd appreciate it if you would pray for me & my family. If I can't get financial aid or find a good enough job, then I won't be able to attend college. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We went to a playground ♥
My little brother & our dog Sera
lovelovelove Fall

So... I've been (kinda) working out. You know, walking more, doing some leg lifts & pushups.
I am SO out of shape.
Speaking of shape, I would like to take this moment to admit that I would absolutely love to be friends with Taylor Lautner. I mean, WOW. Talented kid (can I say kid if I'm just a year older?) AND (in my humble opinion) pretty durned good looking, not to mention the glowing testimonials of the people that he works with.
PLUS who wouldn't want to be friends with someone who laughs at G-strings while on the Tyra show? I mean, really people.

In other news...

I just got back from an interview at the Abercrombie & Fitch headquarters thing in New Albany.
First off, the guy at the 1st checkpoint/ security hut thing looked like John Travolta (except more this generation). Then we drive in, and the place is HUGE like a community of offices except it's in this wooded area & the architecture was so cool & there were random bonfires just chilling around the place (safely away from the wooded areas), and there were scooters lying around so that people could scooter around from building to building & EVERYONE was gorgeous & being friendly & ---!
It was basically like a whole different planet. I still smell like an Abercrombie store. I got into the car & my mom was like, "YOU SMELL DELICIOUS!"
Basically, I'm really excited about it.

Monday, October 19, 2009


That is the unintelligible cry of an obviously stressed out Genevieve.

Asher Roth sums up pretty well how I've been feeling recently.

I was about to go on a tirade about how parents are supposed to be at least a little bit more mature than their children, but I've decided that nothing I say is going to help so...

Here's the recipe for the pie that I made a while back, with little helpful hints of mine added in.

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
(very easy, look it up on google or buy it at the store)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced
if you're worried about the apples getting brown prior to baking, put them in a lemon juice & water mix

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
OK, here's the thing- the first time I tried this, I burned the sugar. Unless you really know what you're doing with the sugar, I'd suggest having someone there who's done it before. That way, you can blame it on them if something goes wrong; I had my mother help with that the 2nd time, and it came out perfect.
Place the bottom crust in your pan.
I didn't know this- you have to actually take about half of the pie crust dough & roll it out. Don't just squish it into the pie pan (I'll admit, that's what I did the first time). Fill with apples, mounded slightly.I'd go for a deep-dish pie tin, because otherwise you don't really use all the apples. Cover with a lattice work of crust.Roll out the dough again, cut it into strips, lay them on top. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

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Your end product should look something like this-
This is the second pie obviously, not the first.

Third time's the charm. I plan on making another soon, this time without using my mother as backup on the sugar-melting portion. Wish me luck.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trains Across the Sea & Janelle Monae

So I've been thirsting for new music recently, & my wish has been granted!

I KNOW FOR A FACT that (besides Alia) you probably have never even heard of Trains Across the Sea, and that means that you should go visit their myspace music page thingy. That is, if you enjoy folk-sy music. If folksy stuff isn't your cup of tea, then I'd suggest listening to this anyway just to see if your musical taste buds have changed any. They are quite charismatic in person- I saw their show last night at Skully's, and have been familiarizing myself with them since.

Also, how have I never heard of Janelle Monae until just today? Apparently, her album is a story thing (rock opera? Like Daft Punk & Discovery, maybe?) & this is "Many Moons," which is a part of the story. Anyways, enjoy.

In other news-

I am extremely behind on my college payments, because I thought that I had financial aid but I don't and I thought that since I was so late that I would be dropped but I haven't been and for some reason I'm still in class. This is a basic summary of a very frustrating and stressful situation, so it'd be great if you could support me in your prayers. Thanks ♥

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Delicious Treats & Family

So, remember that apple picking excursion I wrote about? Well, my mother and I are currently in the process of removing any trace of apple from our house. And this is how we propose to do it-

We actually made a multitude of baked apple treats- apple crisp, apple pie, apple fritter, apple sauce- and we STILL have apples! So, if you're in the area & feeling a bit peckish... feel free to come raid our oven.

Today, as a part of our plan to fob off as much of our apple-themed cooking as we could, we had my older sister Sieanna over to visit, along with our family friend Becky. Becky has a baby girl named Gianna, and she is quite the little charmer.
Becky & Gianna

Sieanna & Gianna (they rhyme!)

Love attack!

The slightly humorous part of this situation is that Becky had to practically wrestle my mother simply to hold her own child- my mother LOVES babies, so of course she had Gianna planted firmly on her hip as soon as they walked through the door. Sieanna is getting married soon, & while I haven't exactly heard any verbal confirmation of my theories, I believe my mother has a strong wish for Sieanna to go & procreate as quickly as possible.
Aaaah, family.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


view of the sunrise from a 2nd story window on campus

(this is probably one of those "you had to be there" stories)

So, my history class went out on a field trip today to go see the Indian Mounds in Newark (Newark Earthworks). Our prof was super-excited about it, & she was semi-upset with us because no one had done the assigned reading so nobody really knew what she was talking about. Despite our ignorance & indifference, she forged on & continued to lecture us & bombard us with lots of (in my opinion) useless information. Afterwards, she asked whether anyone had time to go see the other earthwork site, to which we all gave a sort of negative-themed noncommittal group grunt, which led her to believe that we all had classes that we had to get to. The truth is that a group of us had decided to go to Chipotle, and we weren't really as enthusiastic as our dear professor. The thing is, once we got to Chipotle, we were startled to realize that it was actually right across the street from the other site that our prof had wanted us to visit! So we ended up admiring the mounds from afar, in our cozy (if slightly crowded) table at Chipotle.


Okay, just got this in from the library, and I feel super attached to it. I mean, I'd love it any which way, but I feel as if this album would be the soundtrack of this year for me, if my life/year were a pop/techno musical. My absolute favorites are: "The Saltwater Room," "Dental Care," "The Tip of the Iceberg,"(lyrics) and "Vanilla Twilight."(lyrics)
I'd just like to note that I had typed almost the entire album before I had to narrow my choices down.

(PS- IT'S 11:11 MAKE A WISH!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Apple Picking Adventures

This is how the conversation went-
Me: Mother, do you have work today?
Mother: No, why?
Me: I need to get out of the house. We're going apple picking.


So I called up my bud Amy & she brought her friend Bri & we all went gallivanting around the countryside, climbing trees.

Amy searching for the perfect Golden Delicious.

Afterwards, I decided that since we were already halfway there, we might as well go to Mount Vernon for some of the most delicious & cheap ice cream ever- THE DAIRY ♥ ♥

Some SUPER-SWEET bikes in front of The Dairy

And now we have a ridiculous amount of apples. Amy insists that she is going on an "apple diet", but I am quite content to just sit on my porch with some fresh apple cider & enjoy Autumn whilst waiting for my mother to make apple crisp & apple pie & basically apple anything.

In other news-
I left my iPod with my sister about a month ago and I JUST GOT IT BACK.
I feel as if a piece of my soul has just returned to me.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


The guy who does the *pop!* sound effect is a cutie ♥

The point is that I have a new obsession with youtube, and I simply love all of the random music that I stumble across.

Like this one, following the "lollipop" theme-

Gaaaah so cute. Apparently, the girl group is 2NE1 & the boy group is BIGBANG.
I kinda want to think they're awesome, and I kinda want to laugh until I can't breathe.

PS- I have fallen in love with BIGBANG, simply because they are a group of hot Korean guys than can (sometimes) sing ♥
For some reason, I highly doubt that the library will have any of their CDs...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Watcha Say?

Okay, so I heard this song on the radio & while I think it's quite catchy, I just CANNOT get Imogen Heap's original versio of "Hide and Seek" out of my head now.
I mean, really!
You try it.

(then you can listen to this)



My day went pretty well, actually.
Did I mention that I love my classes?