It’s starting to get dangerously close to 2008… Having taken my philosophy final this morning, today marks my last day of doing anything for classes this semester. I’m pretty well set for next for next semester, all I have to do is finalize my internship stuff. As of now, I am planning to work as the official graphic artist/webmaster/PR/advertising/etc… guy for my church for a few months. They really need a reworking of their corporate image.
But, as the year draws to a close, I a reminded of the new years resolutions I made last year, and how I failed miserably at all of them. So anyways, here’s my rough list of things I want to accomplish next year:
Exercise daily. Exercise more often. Exercise occasionally (I’m being realistic. Anything more than nothing is more than I do now)
- Eat better (Pop-tarts and candy bars do not a balanced diet make.)
- Lose some weight, gain some muscle (related to the first two.)
- Get a new job (This one is a definite need, as I’ll be intelligible to be a student employee once I graduate in May.)
- Move out of my parents house (This is also a need; If I don’t move out before May, I fully expect my parents to change the locks during the graduation ceremony)
- Finish something I’ve started (I’ve got so many unwritten books, comics, screenplays, and video games in my head, it’s disappointing that none of them are out yet.)
- Pay off Adrianna’s ring and my credit card (Interest rates are a killer.)
- Improve organizational skills (My room looks like a flea market threw up in here)
I should put “get off of caffeine” on the list, but I’m going to just file that under “to consider after I don’t heve to wake up at 3:00 AM every day”.
On a completely unrelated note, I’m going to share with you a recipe for a great dish I like to enjoy on occasion:
What you will need to prepare this recipe:
- Two (2) Hot Dog Franks
- Two (2) Hot Dog Buns
- Two (2) Slices of American Cheese
- A plate
- A Microwave Oven
To start, remove the hot dogs from their package, remembering to let the excess grease drip off of each frank before placing them on the plate.
Place the plate with the franks in your microwave and cook on high for 32 seconds. Cooking times with microwave ovens vary from model to model, so you may want to experiment to find out what time works best for you. When they come out, they should be warm, but not hot to the touch.
While the hot dogs are cooking, you can use this time to prepare the buns. I chose Kroger brand rich’n'honey buns, because they add a sweet flavor to the recipe which you don’t find with regular buns. Remove the buns from their package, separate and open them to be ready for the franks.
It’s always best to use the freshest buns possible; no more than 3 weeks past the expiration date is preferable.
After the hot dogs are heated, insert the franks into the buns, and place them back on the plate with the hinged side of the bun down. If your buns seem to be falling apart, you can rest the bottom sides of the buns against each other for support. Set the plate aside for the moment.
Unwrap the cheese slices and break each of them in half. Take one of these halves and break it in half again so you have three half-slices and two quarter-slices.
Lay two of the half-slices and the two quarter slices on the buns, covering the franks. Feel free to eat the extra half-slice now, or place it in a ziplock bag for later use.
Insert the plate into the microwave oven and cook on high for 30 seconds. This finishes cooking the hot dogs, melts the cheese, and softens the buns.
When all this is finished, serve with a chilled Mountain Dew, and your guests will have a delicious meal that they won’t soon forget. Bon Appétit!