Monthly Archives: March 2011

Card fail

In keeping with my recent line of Spring Break failures, I have one more for y’all.

This is a game of solitaire I was playing during break.

Someone tell me what is wrong with this picture?

There were two 5 of clubs on my deck!

When I saw this, I gave up and said there was no possible way I could win.

Let’s think about this, Kristy…

If there were no 5 of clubs in the deck, then yes, I would have had a hard time winning the game. But, I had two.

Where’s the problem?

I wish I would have thought that out more clearly before I scrapped my game.

Oh well, I was never good at solitaire anyway.

What are some of your funny failures? I’m interested in hearing from y’all!

Much love,

kskristy

Coloring fail

I loved coloring when I was little.

I still kind of do.

But some days I just don’t have the patience for it. Especially when using colored pencils. I prefer to color with crayons.

I realize that aesthetically speaking, colored pencils probably produce a prettier picture (oh hey there alliteration) but I just love crayons so much more. One, because of the smell. Have you ever smelled anything that even closely resembles a crayon? Not I. There’s just something about it that makes me feel like a happy little six-year-old. Two, because it takes less effort to cover the same amount of blank page. Does that make me lazy? Maybe. I prefer to say that it allows me to be more productive, to color more pictures in less time. It’s all about efficiency. This is what college has done to me.

Anyway, I tried my hand at coloring again a couple days ago. I figured, what the heck, it’s spring break, I have no homework to do, maybe I don’t need to be productive and efficient for once.

So I colored.

Badly.

One, I figured out it’s not as easy as one would think to distinguish a blue colored pencil from a purple one.

Observe.

Two, I figured out my childhood memories have failed me because I clearly do not remember the correct colors of Snow White’s dress.

Observe.

The blue should be yellow, the yellow should be red and the red should be blue. Fail.

Three, I learned that a colored pencil should be completely sharpened before coloring lips. Especially if you intend to color Snow White’s lips red and want her teeth to remain white. Snow White is now a vampire.

Observe.

But you know, despite all my coloring failures, I actually kind of like the way the picture turned out.

 

Mixed up, not perfect, yet still pretty and colorful in its own way.

Find your own pretty today.

Much love,

kskristy

Brownie fail

I love to cook and bake.

And I’m good at it. Or so I tell myself (college girl’s gotta sleep at night somehow).

But recently (ok, by now it’s more like forever ago… thank you WordPress fail) I had my first experience in baking failure.

Failure. Such a terrible word.

Upon failing, I became quite distraught. (Also a terrible word).

But, I digress (fun word). I apologize (good word, not-so-good connotations).

Anyway… back to my baking. (Failure).

I got a hankering (fun word) to bake brownies on a Friday night several weeks ago.

I got out my mixing bowl, borrowed an egg from my friend (thank you, Lindy!), measured out the correct amounts of oil and water, dumped in the brownie mix and stirred.

Side note… did you know that you’re only supposed to stir the brownie mix 50 times? What the heck? I read that rule on the back of the brownie package (because I’m weird and I like reading the back of things like brownie packages and shampoo bottles, whatever, whatever…I’m digressing again).

Anyway, I mixed everything to the T, popped the brownies in the oven and set the timer to five minutes less than package directions. (I like my brownies gooey!)

Twenty-five minutes later, I pulled the brownies out of the oven and set them on my desk in my room to let them cool.

Forty minutes later, after I couldn’t stand smelling the delicious smell anymore without having the delicious taste in my mouth at the same time, I went to cut the brownies.

And they were hard. And flat.

Say whaaat?!

I was so confused. I never fail at baking brownies. Never.

I tried cutting a piece out of the what I thought was going to be a gooey middle, but no such luck. Hard and flat.

And so began my descent into a deep well of distraught-ness (not a real word), despair (sad word), distress (fairy tale word… damsel in distress anyone?), despondency (depressing word) and disheartenment (compound word!).

It wasn’t until a few hours later that I had an epiphany (super fun word) as to why my brownies failed.

Corn oil (bad, bad, bad word).

As I was mixing the brownies, I realized I didn’t have vegetable oil like the recipe called for. But I did have corn oil. So I just substituted one for the other. Surely they were basically the same thing right?

Wrong. Wrong (funny-looking word), wrong, WRONG.

This is what corn oil does to your brownies.

 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. To me, these pictures say ugly, failure, nasty, gross, Kristy-should-never-bake-brownies-again! At least not with corn oil.

I have learned my lesson. Corn oil is not vegetable oil. But in my defense, what is a poor college girl who has no money to spend on baking supplies supposed to do?

If any of you would like to donate to the successful-brownies-by-Kristy fund (hyphenated word), I would bake you brownies (with vegetable oil) and I would send you some! I promise they would look better than this.

Until I put them in the mail.

Much love,

kskristy

Houston, we have a problem

I’m still here! I promise!

I have a fun post planned that I can’t wait for y’all to see! (It’s adds a whole new level of embarrassment to my life.)

I have been trying to update kskristy with said embarrassing post for the past three days but my WordPress has a glitch somewhere and as a result I can’t post images.

And trust me… this post needs images!

I’ll keep trying to find a solution to this problem and I hope y’all will hang in there with me until everything’s fixed.

Much love. Y’all are the greatest,

kskristy

Wednesday’s list

Happy Wednesday everybody! We are now closer to the weekend than the beginning of the week! Feels great, don’t it?

First off… let me apologize for my absence. Between my computer breaking, a nasty sinus infection, family weekend at my school, and just life in general I know I have neglected my little corner of cyberspace.

But I’m back! And I have missed you all! Thanks for sticking with me.

And because it’s Wednesday and a lot has been going on in my life as of late, I’m going to give y’all a middle-of-the-week list.

1. This was what it looked like for basically half the month of February.

Icy.

Sleet-y.

And dang stinkin’ cold.

But still beautiful.

Recently the weather has begun to turn. The spring rains are coming and the bushes are budding and soon we will see this!

Spring! Hallelujah! It’s been a long time coming.

March has never been so welcome in my life.

2. Yes, I like March weather. But, March is also very important to me because of… March Madness!

Seriously, I look forward to March Madness all year long. My obsession may or may not be a little unhealthy.

Ever since I was little, my mom and I have always watched the Selection Show together (until I went off to college that is) and filled out our brackets together. We always fill out two of them. One of how we think the tournament will actually go and one where KU wins it all. Because we are from Kansas and we love KU and we always want KU to win it all.

I won my job’s March Madness office pool during me senior year of high school. And KU won the national championship. It was glorious, but that’s a story for another day.

Back to the list.

3. I’m taking a practice LSAT test this Saturday. And I still can’t believe it. How I got to this point is a little bit of a long story, but where it sits right now is me taking this monster of a test in three days (completely cold, by the way) and starting to look into law schools.

Law school.

Never in my life would I have ever guessed that I would possibly go to law school.

People go to law school to become lawyers.

I don’t think I’m the lawyer type. But God knows what he’s doing, so I’ll just trust him and go with it! Faith is a scary thing. But that’s definitely another story.

4. I’m flying out to California in about a week and a half to celebrate my great aunt’s 90th birthday. My whole family–and I do mean whole family: every aunt, uncle, second cousin and sister-in-law by marriage twice removed–is going to be there. And I’m so excited! My family is the best family in the world in my opinion (but maybe I’m biased) and we always have the best parties! I can’t wait.

5. Once I fly back to Arkansas from California, I’ll have two days of class and then I’ll be on spring break! I can’t believe it’s that time of year already. School’s almost over. Life is about to get crazy. As if it wasn’t already.

6. Nothing is set in stone yet, but I have a good shot of completing an internship in Spain this summer. Words cannot explain how excited I am about this.

7. I went to a military ball this weekend. It was a blast! I went with one of my good friends and we had a great time together. I loved getting dressed up and learning more about the military (before I knew pretty much nothing, and I’m sure I asked my friend way too many questions about it) and just watching the people there. I expected the people there to be very formal and almost stiff because this was such a fancy shindig, but they were all pretty laid back, especially during the dinner. All in all, I had a great night.

8. I’m becoming addicted to the show Friends. Remember the popular sitcom that ran during the 90’s? Well, I’m only 10 years behind, but I’m finally jumping on that bandwagon.

9. It’s 67 degrees outside right now. Just thought you should know. I’m very happy about this.

10. KU plays tonight. And I have to write a paper before that. No more procrastinating.

The weekend is only two days away! Y’all can make it!

Much love,

kskristy

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