Ribs with the Brother

Hey! So I didn’t write anything last week. I was super excited for my new laptop and wanted to use that instead so I pushed it off. However, the laptop I bought isn’t the best or the fastest it seems but hopefully it lasts me long enough until I build my own desktop! Well, that’s the plan anyway.

I didn’t plan on making ribs but since my brother was home from school, he wanted to do something and we ended up deciding to make ribs. He found a recipe that lets us cook ribs in about an hour because I’ve only made them in a slow cooker. This is a pretty short post too since the recipe was super easy to follow.

Here are the ingredients that we used and the final results:

I would include a link but my brother didn’t send it to me like  I asked! Basically, we preheated our toaster oven (i’m loving the toaster oven but do wish it was bigger) stuck the ribs on and pour about half the sauce we made with the ingredients above and cooked for a bit. Halfway through, we flipped the meat and pour the rest of the sauce in to let it cook thoroughly. I was a bit skeptical at first because I was afraid it wouldn’t cook completely through but it did and in about an hour! If I had known that, I probably would have cooked it that way to begin with- not to say I didn’t enjoy cooking with a slow cooker.

Labor day weekend is coming up, so I think i’ll get off my lazy ass and actually make a more complicated dish. I haven’t been doing that and a few of my projects have stalled because of Running Man and Infinity Challenge. Ugh, binge watching TV shows will be the end of me….

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Stitch Fixings #3

Thank god for TMobile Tuesdays. Imagine my surprise when I see that they were giving out a $25 credit for Stitch Fix! It is totally worth it in my opinion because just the styling fee is $20 if you don’t get anything at all and considering how i’ve only bought items on the cheaper side, the entire $25 would then go towards whatever I purchase!!

Alrightyyy! Let’s start with those shoes. I was looking for some summer shoes that were not flats because I am getting sick of getting flats tan every single summer… lol. I forgot to mention that I wasn’t looking for high heeled shoes but that’s what they sent me. They were pretty uncomfortable to wear and I didn’t think they were super pretty so they were a no.

The image with my hand on my belly is mainly for the pants. They were kinda comfortable but they felt very much like sweats and I wasn’t really into that because I can probably get black sweats for cheaper elsewhere…Although… they don’t look very much like sweats in that picture. Maybe I should have given it more thought… hm…

So the black tank with the stripes were the only thing I kept because I liked it. It was pretty simple and it fit very well and as you all know, i’ve had a lot of trouble with getting clothes from Stitch Fix that fit well! Another plus was that it was only $9 after the credit! 🙂

Very last image includes two items that I received- the tank inside and the jacket. Let me just say that I was not very impressed with the tank top inside- I have nothing else to say about it besides I didn’t keep it. However!! I LOVED THE JACKET!! I forgot what it’s called and I really wish Stitch Fix kept a record online with what you received. So the reason they gave me a jacket was because I wanted a light jacket to wear in the summer for the subways and for the office whenever I get super cold. The jacket itself was super soft and pretty light but the only reason I couldn’t get it or refused to get it was the price- what’s new right?

Good thing is, i’m going to try and find that card they include in each box just to get the name of the jacket and then try to find something similar at Macy’s/ Jcpenney. Wish me luck!!!

I hope TMobile gives out another Stitch Fix reward on Tuesday. 🙂

 

8.6.17 July 2017

It’s only 4:50PM and I feel super tired. Mainly because of the delicious lunch I had today at Szechuan Mountain House, once I got home- I slept for two hours and feel like I need more.

Business first- I am pretty disappointed at myself for not writing the last two weeks. I have a few ideas of what to write but I just haven’t had the time to actually write. July has been a pretty busy month for me and my planner has been the most filled up i’ve ever seen it.

I started this post in July but after July passed, I needed to change it up a bit since it wasn’t super relevant in my opinion. I feel like July of 2017 will be a month that is super important to me- even if I won’t necessarily remember what happened in the future. In my 23 years, I don’t think i’ve come out of my comfort zone and tried many new things.

After my breakup with JS, I felt really unhappy with myself and needed to learn how to be okay with being by myself. I joined a volleyball league by myself, which I am enjoying even though my team isn’t great- we are improving every week. I’ve been going out more, went to my first comedy show (for a coworker!), first open mic, drank the most i’ve ever did in two weeks. I still wish that we didn’t have to drink to socialize but i am also feeling more social and more willing to do things/ less afraid to try these things.

This blog isn’t really meant for me to rant about my private life, but I am happy where I am at the moment and thought it was an important thing to chronicle. Not necessarily for whoever is reading this, but for myself. However, I’ve got some more posts coming so keep an eye out for that!  ❤