Sweat Soup

Hey, y’all! HELLO! We don’t have much news, but what we do is a HOT topic. 😉 Oh, ACG… Oh my my my.

THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER IS UPON US AS WE APPROACH THE END OF JULY, especially in our region of the nation. Nearly every day this week the weather app on my phone has reminded me to be cautious due to extreme heat. Walking outside has been voluntarily becoming ingredients in sweat soup (contents: sweat, 100% humidity, the probability of skin cancer, and deodorant that lasted .2 seconds; WARNING: may result in spontaneous human combustion). The app said 87 and the real feel portion said 104 one day. That’s insane.

How do we combat this? We have no idea. We’ve just come to accept that it’s hot in the summer; it was hot in the summer in the past, and it will always be hot in the summer. Well, until our impending ice age, BUT FIRST WE MELT!

Stay safe out in the heat, my dudes. Wear your sunscreen, and please wear your deodorant, even if it won’t last. My words of wisdom: stay in the AC, if possible. Yessssss, do that!

Drive safely away from the sun!!!

Keep your heads in the freezer and your feet in the pool! ❤ 😉 😛 🙂 😀 O.o

 

Wise Waiting

Hey, y’all! It’s just ACG here, because AJA just had her wisdom teeth removed. She’s doing really well, just tired and hurting some (as you know if you’ve ever had the…experience). I had mine done when I was younger so I don’t remember it as well, but it’s not something people forget. She’s brave and strong, though, so she should be back next week. 😉

We aren’t doing watermelon dresses like we joked about last week, and because of the circumstances, our plan for this week will be postponed until next week. (It’s really great, promise.)

Until then, keep your shirts in the pool and your toys in the dryer. 😉 😀 ❤ O.o 😛

WATERMELON!!!

Hello! Hey, y’all!!! We’re a week into July, which means summer is at its…most intense. Meaning you’re most likely to drown to death walking to your car (especially if you live in the South).  That being said, there are also some very happy and fun things in the summer (she means “heat doom time”).  Some of these things can even help you stay hydrated and keep your taste buds satisfied throughout this time of heatstroke.

One of our personal favorites of this type is watermelon! It’s sticky and sweet and a ton of fun to eat. It’s also very juicy and fresh tasting. It makes you feel less dead even when you’ve already passed out from heating exhaustion seven times in your soul.

Watermelon is great as the fruit itself, but there are also other ways to enjoy this wonderful gift to mankind. We recently found watermelon tea, and I re-found one of my favorite juices in history. Also, there’s a recipe for watermelon/fruit pizza that is amazing, especially if you trade the whipped cream out for cream cheese frosting (I think it’d be just fine with whipped cream, but you have to understand ACG is a weirdo who demands things be organized as well as rejects whipped cream, so :/ there’s no helping her).

Recently we’ve definitely been seeking out all things watermelon, although we haven’t tried the “Watermelon Dress” thing we’ve seen on the internet. No, although when I first saw that, I was really wondering how they made dresses out of watermelon. Then I opened the article. Maybe we can try it out next post. 😉 @)

Keep your seeds in the ground and your rinds in your shoes. 🙂 ;P 😀 😉 ❤ O.o

Also, watermelon is juicy, so if you’re gonna eat and drive, please do so safely. 😉 ❤

“It was the 4th of July… You and I were fireworks…”

Hello! Hey, y’all!!!

So, being the good American teenagers that we are, we want to talk about a huge part of an upcoming holiday. The holiday we’re talking about is July 4th, or Independence Day for non-Americans to whom July 4th is just another day of a month. The “huge part” of that holiday we’re talking about is a truly American tradition: blowing things up. Okay, okay… Fireworks, which aren’t actually American, but that aside. They’re pretty…like our country. Exactly! They’re one of the most integral parts of the holiday, besides family (and nationalism #) ).

There are all kinds of fireworks sold in enormous quantities leading up to the day. IMAGINE: ENTIRE STORES FILLED WITH COLORFUL EXPLOSIVES. THINGS THAT POP AND CRACKLE JUST FOR CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT. SQUEALING CHICKENS THAT HAVE BALLOONS THAT APPEAR OUT OF THEIR REARS BECAUSE YOU SET THEM ON FIRE! Nothing has ever sounded more patriotic! (I think you can tell I don’t understand what fireworks have to do with America.) I did not know those existed (city folk have to get creative since we can’t have big booms in our backyard :/). My favorites are more traditional like Butterflies and Roman Candles. Snappers were always fun to use, and sparklers (the most beautiful gift to firework kind) were a childhood memory attached to a long story about being separated from my mother.

 

hen firework

The Squealing Chicken (Source)

 

Fireworks can be really beautiful. For Americans on July 4, they are exciting and bring people together in this country to remember that we are all together in this nation that isn’t perfect every day but is pretty great on the overall.  

My personal theory on the purpose of fireworks in connection to Independence Day is not well researched, but I think it fits. There’s a line in the Star Spangled Banner that says, “the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.” Fireworks can loosely mimic cannon shots and serve as a nice piece of symbolism to remind us of the war that was fought for Americans to have their own country and make their own rules for themselves.  (This thought makes a ton of sense to me and is kind of great, in my opinion.)

Have a happy Fourth of July, whether it’s a holiday or not!!! Keep your heads in the air and your hands in the matchbox! ❤ 😀 😉 😛 O.o 🙂

Drive safely, especially if you’re in America since it’ll be a holiday! ❤

*Note about the title: Fourth of July by Fall Out Boy was stuck in my head. #)

Rockabye Lullaby

Hi! Hey, y’all! So, most people that are in school are out for summer break right now. Of course, there are some crazy humans who take summer classes, but we’re talking about most people.  For most people who are still in school, summer is a time of freedom. Even those with jobs, often are only working part time. This freedom makes it a little easy to get out of routine. All kinds of adventures happen, but one thing tends to be common with everyone: sleep schedules turn a 180.

That is exactly what has happened to the two of us. We were going to be responsible humans and try to keep some semblance of good sleep like the baby-adults that we are.

That lasted until about the beginning of this week (maybe seven weeks? give or take a few days). For vaguely concerning random pain, I was given a steroid injection, which I’d like to blame most of our lack of rest for. Since, you know, ACG and I are attached at the brain apparently. #) Of course we are. Friends that don’t-sleep together stay together. 😉 I wasn’t given a steroid shot, but I was still up, because, well, AJA and I are tight, and why not stay up for most of the dark hours together?

Really, though, for reasons other than being baby-adults we are going to try to get back on schedule, because we also like seeing each other during the daytime, too. True. And that’s sometimes a little hard to do on a continual three to five hours of sleep. Yeah, that’s not a long term functional process for anyone.

So, to everyone who is partying all night and sleeping all day, enjoy it. One day you’ll have to be more grown-up, do things during the day, and sometimes stay up too late for the occasional party. If you’re one of the ones who’s never stayed up all night at least once a week on any given summer, please try it sometime. It’s a great time (great might be a stretch, unless the company is right forgot that modifier, whoops).  

 

Keep your pillows in the garden and your sheep in the kitchen! 🙂 ❤ 😀 😉 😛 O.o

Drive safely, which can only really be done on a proper amount of sleep. 😉 ❤

Dads

Hey y’all! 

Tomorrow is Father’s Day! This post is gonna be short because of that and I am not feeling great! 

We love you and wish you and your paternal humans a Happy Father’s Day! 

Celebrate well, but not too well because you need to drive safely! ❤

Keep your dads in the spotlight and your feet in the sink!!! 🙂 ❤ ;P O.o 😉 😀

Pizza My Heart

Hi! Hey, y’all! Tonight has been inspired by supper. By pure coincidence, we both had pizza for supper, so we thought we might share with you a little bit about our preferred pizza experience. It’s the universal meal: sleepovers, rewards for clubs and teams, and family meals. Basically everybody loves some kind of pizza, and why not give it the place of honor that it’s due.

Of course, there are some Not So Great pizzas out there, so we thought tonight we’d share with you our qualifiers for a good pizza experience.

 

  1. The sauce must be good, and there must be enough of it.(Sauce texture has to be appropriate. Nothing too chunky. Truuuuue.)

  2. The crust can’t be too thick or too thin. If the flavor gets absorbed by bread, you’re doing it wrong. If you’re eating off a cracker, you’re making a questionable decision. (Handmade is my personal favorite, and I also like when the bottom is toasted and crunchy while the top under the sauce is still a little squishy.)

  3. Closely related, the crust should be able to support the entire structure of the pizza. I don’t want to bring this to friends and eat it in a living room having to use a plate, really, much less a fork. (I think napkins aren’t cool, but I like pizza that would do just as well served on a napkin as a plate.) Napkin opinions differ, but that aside, same. If you want to eat pizza with a fork, be my guest, but it should not be necessary!

  4. The flavor of the cheese on a pizza has to be rather specific. It cannot be too salty, but it has to be at least a little salty.  And, please, for the love of every pizza, do not burn your cheese!!! It should be melted (YES) and thickly layered (ALSO YES), but do not burn it. The way to know it’s done right? Does it stretch? If yes, you’re good. If no, you’re just wrong. 😉

  5. Do not try too hard (as with all things). Pizza is not supposed to be gourmet or frou frou. If I want something that has potential to be in a five star restaurant, I’m probably not going after pizza. Please make something casual and fun. Pizza, after all, is an American food. We all know that Americans really and truly are not known for having the most divine food choices. Please don’t soil that reputation.

 

Pizza preferences can vary vastly from person to person, but we both stand by these qualities. Although, I guess we won’t shame you for your pizza choices. I know people that have to have them without cheese or like them without sauce, and I can still be in the same room as them. Before we go, though, we wanted to share our favorite part of pizza: the toppings.

 

I like chicken (and sometimes mushrooms) on my pizza, if given the option. My favorite pizza flavor is Hawaiian, fruit over vegetables any day. ;P Ham and pineapple are musts, but tonight my Hawaiian also had chicken on it O.O (this sounds so good!), so that was interesting.

 

Keep your pizza on the counter and your heart in the sauce!!! 🙂 ❤ ;P 😀 😉 :O O.o

Drive safely, not distractedly by pizza, even though it is great. ❤

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