what the heck. i swear i had updated less than a month ago, but apparently not.
it would seem that i started a bunch of posts but then never followed through.
here’s a few in their
lazy non-edit form.
date: june 15, 2011
my little sister graduated high school!
it started with an hour and half long mass and was followed by the actual convocation, with each graduate receiving the folder that they will eventually place their dogwood diploma in one they’ve completed their final exams.
the mass was, well, a catholic mass. the priest told a story about an eagle that ended up living with chickens but one day discovered he was different from his fowl family, learned to fly and took off into the clouds. the priest then explained that they should BE the eagle.
me, too. i interpreted the story of the chickens embracing the eagle despite his differences and how we should never forget the family that loves us despite our oddness. apparently, i was wrong. if you’re different, you must leave to find where other people are like you. i guess this makes sense, too, but i dunno. this story seems to easy to take liberties with. or maybe i’m just a bad catholic. though, when you think about how the bible gets interpreted, perhaps this shouldn’t be so much of a surprise for me. the priest sermon was exceptionally long and every time i thought he was done he would take a deep breath and continue on with an “and so…” you know it’s bad when the other priests sitting behind him are looking bored.
the convocation itself was fairly informal, as they were running behind because mass ran long and they had a hundred and fifty kids to hand out diplomas to. plus, there was the giving out of awards and scholarship mentions. the valedictorian gave the obligatory “i couldn’t find anything on the internet/ had to turn to books/ aren’t i a self-aware teen/ we’re the best class ever” speech but it was still touching, especially when she reminded everyone of a classmate they had lost just two years prior. the principal gave a moving speech to about how we should remember that even though they are now moving on to their adult years, don’t be so quick to disregard the advice of those who have travelled before you for they have experienced things that can help you achieve your dreams.
and then it ended. the kids through up their caps and proceeded out of the audiotorium to take pictures and scream and shout. i couldn’t help but think of my grad. i don’t remember much, to be honest. i remember not really caring that much because i was so ready to be done high school. i remember i had these terribly ugly white chunk, square toe high heel. so gross. i remember i decided to wear my hair down in it’s natural triangle form that did not make for good pictures. i remember feeling a sense of relief that it was all over and that now i could start living life like i wanted.
it was a strange feeling to be back in those memories. mainly because i can’t believe it was ten years ago that i graduated high school.
date: september 14th, 2011
this morning i woke up and peed pink. i panicked and was like, oh goodness, i’m peeing blood, i’m peeing blood, i’m peeing blood. after racking my brain for any symptoms that i may have missed – was that cramp from walking or my appendix?!? – i remembered that i had eaten a substantial amount of beets.
date: september 15th, 2011
i made miso gravy the other day. it was delightful and i would even be willing to say that it is better than meat gravy.
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1 clove of garlic, chopped
1 cup water
2 tbsp miso paste
1 tbsp sambal olek
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp cornstarch
over medium heat heat oil and add garlic. when garlic has browned, add water and then miso paste. whisk until miso paste has dissolved. add honey and sambal olek. whisk until mixed. slowly add cornstarch until reached desired consistency.
it really is that easy! the measurements are what i used but can easily be altered to taste.
haha! a whole entry made from drafts!