Monday, February 25, 2008

Good weekend for me!

Well this past weekend was pretty good for me. On Saturday I went to the casino with my mom and came home with an extra $70.00 in my pocket! So that was pretty cool! That got set aside and I'm going to put it towards my student loan. Then I did my tax return and found out I'm going to get over $1000.00 back!! This is way more than I thought I would get so I am going to think carefully about what to do with it...I know I want to put lots towards my student loan but I am also contemplating buying a new flat iron ( a SUPER good one), my favourite perfume (Pure Poison by CHristian Dior), and I'm also thinking about getting a massage and maybe possibly going to Ikea. Well thats quite a few ideas so I don't think I will do all those, but we'll see.

Then today was not such a good day. After my great weekend I found out my little sister got a job and is now making more than me. Im not sure how much more but my mom said its a lot and I said don't tell me. This is absolutely humiliating. I feel like everything they tell you when you're a kid is a big lie...try hard in school, get good grades, go to college and you're set. Well I did all of that and it hasn't gotten me anywhere except in debt. Infact most of my friends from high school who didnt bother with studying, didn't care about their grades, and didn't go to college or dropped out of college are the ones making good money.
Now i personally really enjoy my job, I feel like I finally found something that I enjoy where I feel fulfilled, like I do something that matters and helps people, and here I am still living with my parents because I make just over minimum wage. Incase you were wondering, i work in a pharmacy. I feel like i work my ass off for nothing. I do way more than my job description, and I get paid like i do nothing. I can't even live on my own right now because its pretty much impossible. Something needs to change. I am going to talk to my boss, like really sit down with her and explain why I think I deserve a raise. And if that doesnt work then I am finding a new job. Which would really suck if i had to do that because I honestly love the team of women I work with....oh well...thats life i guess eh? anyways thats enough of my ranting...

I finished the book I was writing about, "Nineteen Minutes", its pretty good but I did not like the ending at all. But I would still suggest it to anyone who wants a good read and I will still be looking to read other books by this author.
On another good note, I made some really good chicken this weekend! I got the recipe from
Here is the recipe:

Garlic Chicken with Parmesan

1/2 cup butter
4 cloves chopped garlic
3-4 boneless skinless cihcken breasts
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Melt some butter and and add the chopped garlic to it. Lay the chicken breasts in a single layer in a baking dish. Cover them with grated Parmesan cheese and pat it down a bit, then pour the butter and garlic over them.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or so, until done.

Now, I dont know if the garlic was supposed to like melt into the butter or not, but it didn't. Lol so it was cheesy chicken with little chunks of garlic on top. I think you could probably get a similar result by maybe using garlic powder, or just melting garlic butter? Anyways it was still really good either way!! I suggest trying it! Anyways thats all for today, hope everyone had a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Don't You Love to Read??

A while ago I read this AMAZING book called My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I can't even begin to explain how great this book was. It was on a controversial topic and it really makes you think. Here is the description from Chapers:

"New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister -- and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. "

Well the other day I was at Walmart and i saw this book called "Nineteen Minutes" and noticed that it was by the same author. Now it was pretty cheap because Walmart is now selling books at the american price. But i decided to wait and see if they sold it at my work because I knew I would get it cheaper. Today i walked in and there it was! I bought it immediately...I read a few pages during my break and it already sounds good. So I'm pretty excited about my new book! I'm sure I will be done in a few days. Here is a preview of "Nineteen Minutes" from Chapters as well:

Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of "My Sister's Keeper" and "The Tenth Circle," pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.
Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes--or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show--destroying the closest of friendships and families. "Nineteen Minutes" asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.

If anyone reads this post I really hope you will check out this author because you will fall in love with her books!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

First Post

After starting a blog relating to monetary topics, I've decided to make another blog for a more personal use. That way I can keep that blog for money-related topics and anything else I feel like talking about can go in here. :)
In this blog I will just write about my life in general, my opinions on things and pretty much anything else I want to talk about.
I am not going to post any pictures of me, or give my real name out because I wish to remain anonymous. Thats just how I feel...

I'm pretty new to this blogging thing and I've heard you can actually make money from it! Ive done a lot of research into it and I am hoping to be able to make money with my two blogs. Most sites require your blog to be 3 months old...but for some its only 1 month so my goal is to begin earning off my blogs by the beginning of April. So we will see what happens! Anyways thats all for now! Happy Blogging!