Mon

13

Jan

2014

Trouble Cooking :(

Well, Single Guys beware, this is one woman who simply does not know how to cook! Ok, I can cook a little bit but yesterday I was at Publix looking at recipes, and they have a station called "simple meals", where they allow people to come up and eat samples. This was all fine and good, because I was hungry, and the lady cooked a nice steak with mashed potatoes.

 

Loving the food, I asked for the recipe and she handed me a packet along with the ingrediants. Now, I don't normally cook elaborate meals, but I thought I needed to make an exception here, so I spent about $30 on a first class t-bone steak to go with mashed potatoes, a glass of wine, and some green beans.

 

The green beans went fine, and although I probably overcooked the mashed potatoes, they were good too. The problem, believe it or not, was the steak! I left it on the oven way too long, because I was using a different type of cooking oil which increased the rate at which it cooked. Next thing you know, the fire alarm went off and it got all smokey, BAD IDEA.

 

Luckily, I had some left over chicken wings from the other night. So chicken wings to go with a glass of red wine :) yum, don't hate it till you try it

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Mon

13

Jan

2014

Finally Purchasing my paint!

So, as I told you all last week, I went shopping for paint at Lowes, and I received a lot of good information. However, nobody really knew much about how I could use paint to compliment the look and feel that I was going for. In fact, that guy at the front desk didn't even really know what colors made up good camouflage, and I had to show him pictures just so that he could understand what I was talking about.

 

So of course, I did a quick google search and found a site completely dedicated to camo fashion! With a little bit of digging, I was able to find some information on camo paint, and how to use it to compliment the room the way that I wanted. This is what I came up with.

 

1. The Darker the Colors, the more likely it is to look "cozy"

2. The hues matter just as much as the color

3. Choose latex paint over oil based paint

4. It is best NOT to use many colors, but to use a single color and allow accessories to flesh out the room

 

Having said all of that, I am going to go with a badge color because I don't want a cozy room, I want a bright room. I've also got enough camouflaged accessories to flesh out the room the way that I want it. How much am I going to pay for all of this? Well, the guy at Lowes said that I need to purchase about one can of paint for a room, and I plan on painting 3 rooms(Living Room, Bedroom, Den). So, 3 cans in total, at $30 dollars each, that is less than 100 bucks to paint everything myself? Pretty nice huh? I'll post some pics soon once I am done with everything
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Fri

10

Jan

2014

Trip to Lowes

Lowes as a home improvement store which recently came to town, but apparently these stores are all over the U.S. I love Lowes, because it is like the Publix of home improvement, and they care a lot about you making the right purcase as opposed to just making the most money, so I went there today to find some information on the paints.

 

Roger, the guy in the paint department took a look at a picture that I showed him of the living room. He asked me if I really wanted to paint my room camo-ish colors...and I do, so we went over color combinations. He insisted that I only use one primary color, but had a hard time explaining why I couldn't paint my room multiple colors, and what the advantages and disdvantages of each were. I'm a bit of visual girl, I need to see it in front of me to really make the most of it and get some information. He did give me some paint samples, which is awesome because I can test for myself the different types of shades in my room and decides as to whether they make sense to keep in certain shades as opposed to others.

 

The furniture might prove difficult to move on my own, so I may just leave it there and tape the walls. Shouldn't be too much of an issue as long as I leave it in one place and don't screw up too badly!

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Fri

10

Jan

2014

Painting my Room Military Colors!

So today I've decided to paint my room camo colors. I'm a big time outdoors "woman", and I already own a lot of camo clothes and furniture, so I figure, why not just go the whole 9 yards? I've actually been thinking about this for the longest time, but always stopped short of actually going through with it, because it does look a little weird, and I don't want my neighbors thinking I'm a weirdo.

 

A few things I have to do now. First, decide on how many colors, if I'm just using one primary color and painting the room one large green color, or if I am going to use multiple colors and really make it look like legit camouflage. I'll be looking for tips and ideas at Lowes Home Improvement to see what they say, but will probably do a lot more research online before I ultimately make up my decision.

 

The only person that I know who has painted their room in a weird way, was my roommate who moved into a new house about 5 years ago. I don't know if that is a good example though, because she was painting it for her little girl. Another issue that I have is whether to use primer, or if my room is ok just going with straight latex paint.

 

This is going to be a lot of work, but I love projects like this because it keeps me busy on things that I like to do. I may have to cancel my trip out on the sea if this takes too long, but its best to get it done with one go.

Camo Living room
My apartment
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Fri

10

Jan

2014

My Long Day at Work

So yesterday was an extremely long day at work. I'm not in just any line of work, I'm a police officer, so a bad day for me is a little bit different than a bad day for another person. What happened was there was a call in for an accident on the side of the road, and I was suppose to assist the other officers on the scene who had gotten there first. Thank God others arrived there first, just because its always difficult to be the first involved.

 

Anyways, when I got there, it was a really, really, bad accident. A semi-truck had ran into the side of a bridge, the driver died isntantly, but his load had flipped and crushed three other cars in the process. 12 people in total were either hurt or killed, and there were still people trapped and dieing when I got there. It was one of the worst experiences in my life, and I couldn't go home because there weren't enough officers on duty to cover my shift. I'll never forget yesterday.

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