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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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The Great Teascape

Hey, y’all! ‘Ello!

So, we graduated about a year ago. That makes most of the classmates approximately nineteen. That being said, week before last we attended a double wedding shower tea for two of them (which is ridiculous! they are children! and they shouldn’t be allowed to be getting married! BUT, hopefully it will work out well, despite my opinion on their age).The interaction was a little stilted (she’s under exaggerating), but my favorite part had to be making the cake balls I took. ;D

The only super enjoyable part of this event was getting to shop and bake together honestly (true). Hats were involved (ew). Food was awkward (and random + there was too much of it). Conversation was more awkward (definitely).  Life was the most awkward (agreed).  Which is to say, while we care about these girls and wish them the best, and a dear friend hosted the event… It was not A Good Time.

No, it really wasn’t. But we went, we ate, we talked, and we were two of three that gave cards (is that weird? I thought you did that with presents?). Then, we left. I have never been so grateful to get in ACG’s truck. I have never been so grateful to have a pending errand to help my dad with that got us a reason to leave.

 

So, next time you find yourself in this sort of situation, we bid you a safe drive away from it. 😉 ❤

Keep your puns in the cabinet and your scones in the kettle. 😉 😀 ❤ 🙂 O.o

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Sorta A Birthday E-Card, Kinda Repetitive

Good evening, everyone in our time zone, and good every other time, all you other people! It is AJA tonight, not because ACG is unavailable. In fact, she’s next to me as I type this on her computer. However, Monday is her birthday, so tonight I will be posting in celebration! 😉 

ACG has been one of my closest friends for years now. She is quite literally the only human I feel like completely gets me and I am beyond lucky to have her in my life. We have shared so much, and she has been a queen through all of it. I know this is repetitive and unpoetic, but the bottom line is that she is my favorite person. I love her and I hope she has the best birthday on Monday, even though she has to wake up early for a school project. :/ 

Drive safely and celebrate the ones you love! ❤

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A Belle of a Weekend (Or, We Saw Beauty and the Beast Friday Night)

Hey, y’all! This weekend has been a beautiful magical adventure seen through 3D glasses. Not quite through a magic mirror, but still a beautiful movie. (Also, hi!) If I could get there through a book I would though. (Shh! No one tell her it was “originally” in a book 😉 )

Controversy and haters aside, the movie was great. We got to see it opening day in our own little theatre (had to wait in line to be admitted and everything–the hallway there is sloped for wheelchair access to a fire exit and that was quite a time for an easily-dizzied human). There was a preview for a movie called Coco that looked cute, too.

The storyline was fleshed out a little more (certain details I’d never understood were much more prominent and helped me enjoy the story), and the details were thorough (I’m a sucker for a good detail). Gaston was more subtle but flirty and persistent. Honestly, Gaston was terrifying in this version, which…is sorta because he represents that person who can’t comprehend the word no. LeFou was presented as comic relief but more as a human character than a complete buffoon like the comic relief in the original animated movie. Agreed. His role in the movie worked pretty well overall. Belle recognized that people thought she was different and noticed but wasn’t proud of it. In fact, she appeared to feel like an outsider and was mistreated for being an educated woman, which was heartbreaking to see. It made her a more authentic character. The Beast showed his humanity by being “a guy” about things and being her friend instead of immediately her shy lover (he wasn’t all hands on deck with reading the romances, nor did he automatically assume the love needed to be romantic to save him). Lumiere and Cogsworth (an iconic duo, in my opinion…) were both afraid and comfortable with Beast, doing the right thing by Belle and acting in the roles they always were supposed to fulfil by duty. Belle’s desire for freedom but humility and loyalty to return back to the castle to see Beast was beautiful and touching. The theme of the rose being carried through consistently was nice, too. I did love Beast having a reason to take captive Belle’s father.

Overall, my favorite line (for no solid reason other than it’s one of the lines I love from the many many many beautiful pieces of dialogue) is simple: “Very dark and very dusty.”

I don’t have a true favorite line, but I’ll leave you with a classic line of my own: drive safely. 😉 ❤

Keep your vases in the bedroom and your flip flops in the kitchen. 🙂 ❤ 😀 😉 😛 🙂

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Cookie Dough

Hey, y’all!!! Hi. So, the all famous question about cookie dough is the topic of the night: Pillsbury or Toll House brand? As if that’s a question… We both agree it’s Pillsbury.

 

We do! We also have about three tried and true ways to eat said Pillsbury cookie dough (whether it’s in the tube or the precut squares).

 

 

  1. A cookie dough milkshake is the absolute best. I am not talking about a vanilla milkshake with cookie dough chunks, but blended cookie dough with a vanilla base. It is amazing.
  2. Take a glob of cookie dough. Put it in the microwave for around 45 seconds (or until gooey). We’ve used it as a dip before with chips for the salty sweet combination, but by itself is also perfectly fine for the melted method.
  3. This list would not be complete without the classic: straight cookie dough in a spoon. Of course we love this option.

 

 

 

 

Drive safely, which is done most easily  while drinking a cookie dough milkshake. ❤

Keep your dough in the shower and your loofas in the dryer! 🙂 ;P 😀 😉 O.o ❤ 🙂

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Blurbs, Summaries, and Words

HAPPY WEEKEND! It’s always weekend when we post, but this has been a good weekend. Hey, y’all! I want to quote the Brantley Gilbert song “The Weekend,” but I cannot remember a relevant line. I want to make a joke about the musical artist The Weekend now (now that ACG has brought up music), and why Snapchat is insistent on telling me he’s dating Selena Gomez!!! Buuuuut that’s not what this post is about.

 

Nope. It’s been a while since we talked about our stories and personal projects. Therefore, tonight we want to share what we’re working on currently. Instead of us summarizing our own projects, we thought we’d summarize each other’s with no rebuttal from that person, no chance to really explain 😉. I’m nervous about this, but let’s do it!

 

AJA likes to write contemporary, and she actually finishes those stories. I don’t understand, but she does. From YouTubers to photographers, she’s done multiple things. Right now, though, she’s writing about real people with serious problems. Her main characters all have mental illnesses, and they are really struggling. It isn’t like some stories that make it seem pretty or cool or fun; it is raw and painful to read at times because of how it shows the characters hurting. These girls (and guy) don’t want to be defined by what they are dealing with and each have a method to try and do that. Different ages, personalities, and interests, all of them are trying to do the best they can with the cards they’ve been dealt, and her story is about 2/3s through and showing that well. I’m so glad to be allowed to witness this sister queen’s writing (and all the other writings she’s shared in the past)!!!

 

How to describe ACG’s current project? Hmm… I do not recall if we have ever described it on this blog before or not. This project is the final “book” (manuscript) in a trilogy. Therefore, I’m leaving out a lot of background information. That being said… Basically a chick’s dead not-brother husband comes back to life after she’s gotten involved with a new dude and given birth to the not-brother, no-longer-dead ex-ish husband’s child. The chick is also a political figure for their “country.” It’s fantasy, so the terms that would be used don’t make sense in real life, so “country.” So was her not-brother husband…since he was kind of her brother and kind of her husband. That being said, everyone has accepted his death and moved on…sorta, so the new guy and the chick are planning to get married.Then not-brother husband comes back and derails those plans. The chick is kind of afraid of not-brother husband with good reason. He pitches a couple fits. He’s very aggressive and needs to be punched very hard. She tries hide her relationship with the new guy, and her child is very uncomfortable around his biological dad because he doesn’t know him and considers the new guy his dad. Basically the overall plot is: how do we react to dead not-brother husband’s return and get married and interact and blah blah blah. It’s all very awkward and dramatic. But really well written and I’m in love with the new guy. It’s great, and I am proud of ACG for writing this much/almost being done with three consecutive, full manuscripts.

 

I hope you got a sense of what we spend most of our free time doing (or pretending to do). 😉

 

Keep your stories on sealions and your fish on shelves!!! 🙂 ❤ 😀 😉 😛

Drive safely ❤

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Friendship

This post might sound like it’s been written before, and that’s because ACG is my best friend. But tonight instead of us both getting on and writing about something arbitrary, we took that time to strengthen that bond. I am so grateful and so lucky to have a person like her in my life. She is someone who understands me when no one else does. Or, if she does not understand, will work until she does. I am amazed. I am astounded. I could not ask for anyone better to be my sister queen. I wouldn’t want to anyway. 

Have a great week! Be kind and celebrate your friends, especially your sisters. Oh, and drive safely ❤