First off, I must say that I am not an awards ceremony fan. Be it the Oscars (the gays Super Bowl equivalent), Golden Globes, Emmy’s, Grammy’s, etc. Just not interested. Never was. Okay, I take that back. I did enjoy the MTV Music Awards from 1984-1990 (the year Madonna performed ‘Vogue‘ a la Marie Antoinette), but that was about it.
However, I DO like seeing pictures of the celebrities dressed up and trying to guess who will win what. Last night I guessed 16 correct (9 wrong…Alice in Wonderland won ‘Best Costume’? Fucking AWFUL). Personally, I was SO excited that that dingleberry Jesse Eisenberg didn’t win anything. He’s an idiot who got lucky. In an interview, Eisenberg said he didn’t even meet or talk with the real Zuckerberg, nor did he do much research during filming. It’s like that time Anne Heche was in the “re-imagining” of Psycho and admitted to never having seen the original. WTF? Smooth move, Ex-Lax. And as for Facebook: The Movie (AKA The Social Network), I have zero interest. I don’t even wanna try and give it a chance because I know I can’t sit through another one of his “quirky” stuttering twitchfests. He’s definitely a Gen Duh product that ‘speaks’ to their generation. They can have him. He’s a one trick pony.
As for the rest of the fair that was nominated, meh. The only movies I was interested in were: The Illusionist (which SHOULD have won Best Animated, instead of that Disney shit they keep cranking out), The Fighter (Mark Wahlberg shirtless), Black Swan (which I saw and LOVED) and 127 Hours (which looks nerve wracking!…plus, I like Franco.
And last, but not least, here are a few photos from the 2011 Oscars that I found swoon-worthy. I was gonna ask you who ‘Armie Hammer‘ was and where he’s been all my life…then I looked him up on IMDB…and he was in Social Network. *sigh* Oh well, he’s still pretty eyecandy and hes 6’5″?! Nice! Then there’s Jude and Robert and Jake (oh my!). Damn. Continue reading
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I‘ve never made any kind of Chinese food, so I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this and it came out PERFECT! I initially had found a recipe in an old 80’s back issue of Reader’s Digest (it too was a Minute Rice™ recipe), but naturally, I forgot to bring it with me when I went grocery shopping. So, I did the next best thing and looked on the back of the Minute Rice™ box at the grocery store and used it as a grocery list. Sure enough, there it was: Sweet & Sour Chicken.
First, I’ll give you the recipe (which I thought was kinda vague to begin with), then tell you how I went about executing it:
SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN
1 Tbsp. oil
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 bag (16 oz.) frozen stir-fry vegetables
1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
1 can (10.5 oz.) low sodium chicken broth
2 cups Minute White Rice™, uncooked
1/2 cup sweet ‘n sour sauce
1. HEAT oil in large skillet on medium-high. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 min. or until cooked through.
2. ADD vegetables and pineapple with juice; mix well. Stir in chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
3. STIR in rice; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. or until almost all of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in sweet ‘n sour sauce.
Makes 5 servings. Continue reading
A few days ago, just for kicks, I Googled “Redbox codes”, looking for potentially FREE Redbox rental codes; like the ones I bought via Groupon and/or the ones that came free inside a box of Orville Redenbacher microwave popcorn.
Well, I struck rental gold and found out a few things in the process:
• Rental codes can be used more than once, IF you use different credit/debit cards.
• With all the online sites, you may never have to pay for a Redbox rental ever again!
• A surefire way to make sure you have the codes when you need them; do what I do- store them on your cellphone’s ‘notepad’ app!