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Weekend Update with Chari McG: Fishay Fishay, Prom, and Swearing In

23 Apr

I could’ve sworn that I updated this last Tuesday, but I guess I didn’t. Anyway, here’s what Ive been up to.

1. Went to prom. It was awesome! I danced the night away (whoohoo!go me!!) I saw lots of people that I used to go to school with, which was nice. We went to dinner at Bonefish , nad whatever it was I ordered was absolutely delicious! Also, Bonefish now has brown paper coverings on top of their tables, so I got to draw pictures with crayons while we were waiting for our food :D. My mom came and did my makeup before we left the house.  That was the first time I’ve ever worn makeup. Probably the last until I get married. It looked good and I didn’t mind it, but it took forever to get all off.

2. I swore in Monday 😀 That was a very long day @ MEPS since I also had my physical that morning. My recruiter picked me up at 5 and I left MEPS at around 2.  There were two other recruits that swore in with me that day. I met some pretty cool people as well as some people who definitely aren’t going to make it through basic training. I’ll make another post about my experience later. I learned something to: You can take your ASVAB, physical, swear in and ship out all on the same day! For some reason I thought they didn’t do that anymore. Everything went smoothly through the day, with the exception of me almost getting the wrong job. I was going in as a 91b, but my recruiter accidentally pulled a 91p place for me. THAT would’ve been terrible. Fortunately, we caught it before I signed my contract. Oh yeah, and I almost didn’t get to swear in because of my weight. I was literally .1% over the required BMI for my height. The doctor told me that I absolutely cannot loose any weight by the time I ship to reception or they’ll make me wait until I gain it before I ship to basic. So now I’m on a strict weight lifting/protein+carb heavy/minimum running regimen until I ship.

3. I prepared my first Red Snapper for dinner Tuesday. Not a big deal to most people, but I’ve always wanted to make a meal of one and couldn’t afford it. They’re pretty expensive fishies. Like $11.99 a pound expensive. But my mom bought me one after I swore in Monday 🙂 .  I grilled it on the grill stuffed with lemon, ginger, and a teeny bit of cilantro, salt and pepper and it was delicious. I also grilled Blue Fish. We had a fish rainbow theme going on that night.

4. I spent all week (okay, not all week, more like 2 days) studying for a Latin quiz I was supposed to have Friday. When I got to class, my teacher said that she wouldn’t be giving a quiz that day.  -_- When I finally study, then we have no quiz?!

5. We have two more weeks of school left! Which is both terrifying and exciting. Here’s a pros and cons list of the last day of school.

Pros

-I’ll be done with highschool forever!!  😀

– I won’t have to write anymore essays for school until January!! 😀

– I won’t have anymore presentations to do for school!!  😀

-I’ll be done with highschool forever!! 😀

Cons

– I have a Latin final on the last day of class  -_-

– I have an essay due on the last day of class  -_-

-I have a presentation on the last day of class -_-

– I have so much stuff to turn in on the last day of class!! 😥

I’m currently trying to devise a way to get out of going the last day, thus maing all of my troubles disappear. Maybe I can see if there’s a drill scheduled anywhere for that day…

 

;D

me about to swear in

Mr. Red, Mr. Blue, and some fixin's

Mr. Red, Mr. Blue, and some fixin’s

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The Easiest Meal You’ll Ever Fix in Your Life Series

18 Oct

I’ve just been let in on the fact that a lot of people don’t cook. :O (Who knew, right? It’s like some sort of nationwide epidemic.) So far,  I’ve heard three people I know give three reasons for not fixing their own food.

  1. I’d like to, but I just don’t have the time to cook (usually people who work).
  2. Buying food costs too much (usually mis amigos in college).
  3. I don’t know how/I’m a terrible cook/I can’t even boil water (usually a little bit of everyone)

If it isn’t clear by now, knowing what’s going in your body and where it came from is very important to me. And the best way I know of accomplishing that is preparing your own food. So I’ve decided to start a series to encourage anyone who fits into the above categories that they can do it. I’m calling it the “The Easiest Meal You’ll Ever Fix in Your Life” Series. Or TEMYEFYL for short. Every TEMYEFYL (teh-mEE-Ef-ful) will fit at least one of the following categories:

  1. Affordable
  2. Easy
  3. Quick

I’ll try to post at least one TEMYEFYL a week for as long as I can think of them. Also, if you have any TEMYEFYLs of your own you’d like to see posted here, let me know and I’ll be glad to share it. 🙂