Don't worry, I won't hold it in.

I absolutely, positively and undeniably cannot STAND people who constantly make themselves the victims. Get. Over. It. Seriously. Grow a fucking pair, suck it up, and deal with it. Don't snivel to anyone who will listen or make up stories to make yourself look more pathetic and vulnerable. Act like an adult, face the situation, talk it over and move the fuck on. It's not that hard. I've been doing it for years. Here's a life lesson for you that I learned long ago: Nothing is given to you. Life takes hard work, perseverance, a little pain, a lot of sweat and the guts to know that you can handle what is being thrown at you no matter how hard it may seem. The upside is that when you do make it through you're a better person. You understand yourself and the human condition more than you did on the other side of the shithole you just crossed and you should, I say should, be able to take that lesson and use it the next time a situation like that presents itself. Sadly? We live in a world where people coddle their children and don't allow them to make decisions for themselves or deal with the consequences of their actions. I thought they cut the cord right after those little bundles of joy were shot out of the cannon? Apparently not. Maybe it's just me, maybe I've been "jaded" to the point where I can't stand people who don't know how to deal with anything because I do, I don't know. But what I do know is that I'm tired of people like that making my life a living hell because they don't know how to deal. They all deserve a good throat jab, poke to the forehead and a "Listen here, you're an adult so this is how you should behave.." speech.

In other news, I made some freaking yummy tofu veggie stir fry last night. Of course, I get all the ingredients out, pull out the wok and ...... whatthefuck. Where's the cord? No where to be found, but I remember seeing it when I was moving in last July so I knew it was there somewhere. So of course I proceeded to search for the damn thing for 45 minutes and VIOLA! I found it! (Where I had looked twice already but it was hiding under a lid but anyways....) See what a little perseverance can do! It can feed you. Behold, the newest veggie culinary excursion. (Next time I'll use an actual camera, so the pictures are better :)

Behold the ingredients! (Not pictured: garlic and onion. They're a little shy.)

Put some oil in the wok, throw in the garlic and onion for a little bit, then add the tofu, some terriyaki sauce and some Thai peanut sauce... mmm....

Cook the veggies in the same sauces, once they're about done, toss in the tofu/onion/garlic mixture and let simmer to complete yumminess! Tossing in the sprouts when it's almost done because they don't take too long.

Served over brown rice and enjoyed :)

It turned out pretty awesome. I've never cooked with tofu or made stir fry from scratch (I usually just buy the bag in the frozen section with the veggies and sauce all in one, shhhhhh) but I was quite please with myself! The only thing I'll do differently next time is cut the tofu in smaller chunks, so it absorbs more of the flavor of the sauces...and maybe let it marinate for a little while so it'll be uber delicious! And...more veggies! You can never have too many veggies, though this made so much I'll be eating it for awhile. So that's two completely vegetarian meals I've cooked for myself, which is pretty awesome. Prepare yourselves to see more of my culinary masterpieces as they evolve!
I finally signed up to take the damn GRE last night. 160 bones later and I'm scheduled for 4 hours of painstaking test taking in March. I kind of want to barf from the anxiety all ready. I might be a slightly smart cookie, but me no likey tests. Especially tests that determine my eligibility and competitiveness for grad school. VOMIT. I have a feeling I might be needing a xanex on the morning of the test. Especially since in F-town, and starts at 8, and you have to be there early... which means I'll be getting up at the butt crack o' dawn. Joy.
Yes, yes adulthood blows sometimes, but guess what........
I get over it. :)


Katie said...

Since I am a huge fan of stir-fry and make it quite often, might I suggest some veggies to add for your next vegetarian excursion? Depending on what you like, but these are freakin' awesome in the 'fry: water chestnuts, baby corn and peapods. :)

Anonymous said...

As an occassional reader of your blog, I must say that you have a VERY negative undertone in many of your posts.

Maybe you're not happy with yourself, your life, or others - but you seem to be throwing a brick at a glass house with this post.

I understand that a blog is a place to vent, but I feel you should be aware of your mentality and how it may be affecting your life. Get off your high horse.

Megan Lauriana said...

Yes, I suppose Anonymous is correct. Having a mini b*tch-fest about people that can't rise up to the occasion and think and act like an adult is very negative, Anna.

How DARE you challenge the people of this world to give thought to their actions and hold them to the high, high standard of dealing with their problems with integrity instead of whining and complaining about their lot in life. Just who do you think you are, Missy?

You have absolutely -no- right to expect that adults understand that "Life takes hard work, perserverance, a little pain, a lot of sweat and the guts to know that you can handle what is being thrown at you no matter how hard it may seem."

*tsk, tsk* Anna, it is downright preposterous of you to have such expectations of people.

I do have to agree with Anonymous, about your mentality. It seems to be ALL WRONG that you yourself work for what you have and deal with what comes your way in a proper manner and also that you expect other people to behave as such. You must have some really horrible, horrible mental deficiency and we should admit you into a psych ward as soon as possible.

Although, I fear there may be no cure. *

*(insert sarcastic tone here.)

Katie said...

As a CONSISTENT reader of your blog, I must say that you have a VERY hilarious undertone in many of your posts. I'm just sayin'...

But seriously. Wow. If you have enough of a problem to comment on someone's blog about how they're such a horrible person and they need to shape up, at least have the balls to leave your name. Talk about passive aggressive... I thought I was bad.

P.S. I haven't started Wuthering Heights yet...oops...

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