Friday, October 24, 2008

R.I.P Brian

I've had a hilarious day so far. Well, I take that back. The last 15 minutes were funny. I was picking out a Get Well card for my sister because she is just miserable. She's really sick with what I had and I just love giving people cards for the hell of it. I was sitting in the card aisle of Giant Eagle for 20 minutes cracking up. These card companies know how to make me laugh more than any person I know haha

The part of my day that wasn't hilarious was when I found out one of my friends from Virginia died. His name is Brian and he was only 17. I met him on vacation a few years ago in West Virginia. He was in a car accident on Wednesday night and the kid he was driving with also died. It's just crazy how life can be taken from you so fast. It makes me want to live up every day and take more chances than I do. When I say chances, I mean say things and be more assertive I guess- not being afraid of getting hurt or what somebody might say. So hopefully, all of you will do the same thing and make sure you always buckle your seatbelt!

As for my recipes, I haven't been able to eat a lot of interesting food lately because my stomach has been acting up. I drink smoothies like it's nobody's business so I'm posting 2 of my favorites.

Here's the recipes:
Gothic Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1 generous handful of fresh spinach
juice from one medium orange/mineola
1/3 cup frozen blueberries

Blend all this stuff together and drink it down. You will get a dark purple mustache : )

Best Vanilla Milkshake Ever

1 frozen banana
1 scoop vanilla soy protein powder
1 container vanilla soy yogurt
1/2 cup pumpkin milk or non-dairy milk

Blend together and savior every gulp. It tastes just like a McDonald's vanilla milkshake. I always loved those when I ate whatever the hell i wanted haha


Anonymous said...

oh man. sorry about your sis, your friend Brian, and your stomach. rough week for you...

Jen Treehugger said...

I'm so very sorry to learn about the death of your friend. It is so sad when a life is cut short - in such a tragic way as well, not that any way is particularly good. It is a reminder to us all though that every minute is precious and to live every moment as if it's our last - because one day it will be.
R.I.P Brian

For the Love of Guava said...

damn girl... rough week... I'm sorry! It's awesome that you're taking the positive out of the situation and reminding yourself that life's too short to take for granted!! Thanks for sharing that reminder with all of us! Keep doin' lady... our thoughts are with you!

anudivya said...

I am so sorry to learn about the death of your friend Brian. You must be going through a rough patch now dealing with all that is going on with life. Pls take care.

Emily said...

I'm sorry about your friend. That's terrible! It makes me depressed.

I love the name of the smoothie though.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. How terrible. I also hope your sister is feeling better, soon.

fleur said...

That is so sad to hear about your friend Brain, 17 is so young.

Elizabeth said...

Smoothies sound delicious. Sorry about the death of a friend... :( Good reminder to live every day to its fullest.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

So sorry to hear about the sad news. 17 is so young... Hope your sister feel better soon and as for you, I think a purple moustache will cheer you up!

Erica said...

I am so sorry about your friend. That is so sad :( I hope your sister feels better.

That vanilla milkshake sounds fabulous! Cute blog layout!