Lover Come Back

“I’ll never be as good as I’d like to be
Eternally restless refusing to believe
But I think that we missed our connection
I wanted to feel your affection
Until my final days”

The first time I heard this song, I kind of teared up a bit. It was as if I could hear my heart actually breaking through the melancholy of the music. Each verse meant something to me. Each line was relevant. While this song makes me feel less than happy, it also makes me feel calm and find introspection. Its as if it provides an understanding of my feelings that I would not have acquired on my own. Its deeper than whats on the surface.

I don’t know if it is scary, you know, to find a song that explains your feelings with clarity or to be able to identify with something so deeply at a time that it doesn’t even seem feasible.

Every so often, Dallas Green is able to tap into my emotions and activate my tear ducts. This song has definetly created one of those moments. Whether or not you identify with this song in anyway, you will be able to find some kind of appreciation for it.

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Quick Kale Stirfry

This is one of my favourite go to recipes for dinner. I am not a vegan or a health nut, but I do believe that it is so important to have vegetables in your diet. This recipe is so easy and tasty too.

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Ingredients:

  • Chopped Kale
  • Sliced sweet peppers
  • a slice of a fresh hot pepper (jalapeno or scotch bonnet are my faves)
  • mushrooms
  • Sliced carrots
  • 2 tbsp oil (olive or vegetable)
  • 1 tsp black-pepper
  • half an Onion sliced

Steps:

  1. put pan on stove. set heat to a medium temperature
  2. add oil to pan.
  3. Add onions, black pepper, and slice of hot pepper. Let it start to Simmer.
  4. Once the pan is at a simmer, add the kale, sweet peppers, carrots to the pan. Cover and let steam for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add sliced mushrooms to the pan. Cover and let simmer for 3-5 min
  6. Check for completion.

If you like your vegetables hard, then 10 minutes total cooking time should do the trick. If you like them a tad softer, then let them simmer for a bit longer!

Hope you try this out for one of your dinners! Its quick and tasty and super duper easy to do!

 

Book Review # 5: The List

Its been a while since I have done a book review but this is simply because it has been a while since I have 51jbuzhwipl-_sx323_bo1204203200_read a book that is not for academic purposes. Now, I have just recently taken a break from all of the City Planning texts that I usually have to read to indulge in a little bit of fun and chick-lit.

The List  is the debut novel of Joanna Bolouri. This book tells the story of Phoebe Henderson, a newly single woman in her thirties who is trying to come to terms with her devastating break up. After returning home one day to find her boyfriend of 3 (or was it 4) years cheating on her in their apartment, in the bed they shared, with the perfect 10/10 woman, she was thrown into a whirlwind spiral of self loathing, obsession and simply put, depression.

When she feels that she needs to find a new way to break away from the emotional holds of her ex-boyfriend, Alex, she challenges herself to complete a list of 10 sexual challenges with a willing partner in order to liberate herself and become more introspective where her sex life is concerned. Her best friend Lucy supports her on her quest for sexual domination and supports her all throughout the book while having her own very interesting side adventures as well.

Initially, looking for a willing partner seemed to be difficult until she acquired the services of her best male friend from grade school, Oliver, to complete these challenges with her. He is more than willing and this is essentially where the story takes off. There are other partners besides the friend in shining armor and that’s what makes the story even more eccentric and hilarious at times.

This book was the perfect read for my long subway rides to school. Not only was it light and easy to comprehend, but it was also engaging and comedic. While the sexual encounters can get quite descriptive at parts, its still a worthwhile read for anyone looking to liberate themselves or their imagination. I would give this book a 4/5 just because it is great, but it isn’t literary genius or anything. Also, the ending was a complete halt compared to the general motion of the book. While I overall enjoyed the read, the ending could have been a little bit stronger.

 

Mo Money, Mo Problems

I have heard this song in the past but I have never truly appreciated its creative genius until about 3 days ago. I was browsing through a Spotify Playlist one day and this song was on the list. Since I haven’t heard this song in years, I decided to press play as a throwback moment. As soon as I heard it, I was absolutely drawn in by the upbeat sounds and the chorus. I also liked the fact that there wasn’t a ton of swearing in this song, compared to our Rap/Trap music today. It was kind of a nice moment to sit back and appreciate what Hip-Hop used to be in all its greatness. I may not be a hip-hop/rap connoisseur, but I can truthfully say that this is a good song!