Wake The Fuck Up

by Tamona on August 21, 2014 · 0 comments

Wake The Fuck Up

“All I ever hear is beepity bop beepity bop, y’all can’t think for yourselves because you always listening to that bullshit!” These were the words of my grandmother any time the radio would come on. In her own way she was warning us that we would become mindless drones to thoughts of people who know nothing of our struggles. She was right. I would never have admitted that as a child but as an adult, I can concede to her teachings. Like my grandmother, I feel sorry for the next generation of children. They will be mindless due to the excessive amounts of false information being introduced to them through various media outlets. If the misinformation does not drive them crazy, they will find that they are being led astray by politicians who will say or do anything to get people to vote against their own interests.

Media of today is nothing like the media of yesteryear.  When you turned on the news you expected to get unbiased reporting of the day’s most interesting happenings. Now, you are sure to hear the reporter delivering news laden with their opinions or words that heighten fear and distrust in your fellow man. Keywords regarding race are used to stir a fire in the belly of racists and ignite fear in the bellies of the disenfranchised. Using these types of antics will create a never ending news reel. This is great for the media outlets that prey on viewers for ratings but it will only attribute to the downfall of this generation.

Politicians have learned the value of misinformation and a solid delivery. During the Perry/Obama election, Rick Perry would spout off lies and useless information to shock both President Obama and the viewers. Those who were well informed were puzzled as to how someone running for the office of president could be so ignorant. Those who were not so informed were in awe of how quick and intelligent Rick Perry was as opposed to President Obama. Unfortunately, this particular method of debate has spilled over into daily conversations with politicians. The name of this debate method is Gish Gallop. You simply yell out the most absurd and inane information you can and watch as your opponent tries to make sense of your foolishness. When you have no opponent and you are just talking to potential voters, these lines of truth and falsehood are blurred beyond repair.

My grandmother is probably rolling over in her grave hoping that the beepity bop beepity bop would return to muddle our brains and drown out the blatant misuse of information we are being fed today. The media and politicians work hand in hand in effort to create a more ignorant society of drones that have no ability to think for themselves. All we can do is hope and pray that one day we follow the teachings of Dap from School Daze and WAKE THE FUCK UP!

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Weight Loss Update Aug 18th

by Tamona on August 20, 2014 · 0 comments

Weight Loss Update Aug 18th

 

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Its time for another update.  As you can see, I received another weight loss blessing.
I am so close to breaking out of the 400 area that I think its making me nervous. I don’t know why I would be nervous.  I’m excited about never seeing that number ever again.  Nervousness is the only solution I can think of when it comes to how I’ve been eating.
After cheat week its always hard coming back but I know its necessary.  This time, I admit,  I am struggling.  I am definitely going back to adding snacks to keep myself full and focused. Its amazing what a difference a snack can make.
How are you doing this week?

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Jalapeno Popper Biscuit Recipe

The low carb life is getting to me again. I know because I am starting to making up the most random recipes to fuel my cravings. I can’t eat my creations but it satisfying just being able to make it. Today I made jalapeno popper biscuits. These biscuits are savory and can be stuffed with your favorite leftovers to make a quick meal on the go. First you will need to follow my basic biscuit recipe.

Basic Biscuit Recipe
Dry:
2 c all purpose flour
1 tbls granulated sugar
1 tsp of salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c COLD butter

Wet:
2/3 c heavy whipping cream
1 1/6 c milk
(Totals 1 1/2 c liquid)

***To make your basic biscuit a jalapeno biscuit popper, add 4 diced jalapenos to your wet ingredients and 1 1/2 c diced or shredded sharp cheddar cheese to your dry ingredients
Bake at 425 for 8 to 10 minutes depending on oven.

When you are done, brush your biscuits with a garlic butter for added flavor.

Have fun with this recipe, add leftovers to the biscuit dough and make cheeseburger stuffed biscuits and more!

Watch me create my own Jalapeno Popper Biscuits

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Weight Loss Update Aug 18th

by Tamona on August 18, 2014 · 0 comments

Weight Loss Update Aug 18th

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Its time for another update.  As you can see, I received another weight loss blessing.
I am so close to breaking out of the 400 area that I think its making me nervous. I don’t know why I would be nervous.  I’m excited about never seeing that number ever again.  Nervousness is the only solution I can think of when it comes to how I’ve been eating.
After cheat week its always hard coming back but I know its necessary.  This time, I admit,  I am struggling.  I am definitely going back to adding snacks to keep myself full and focused. Its amazing what a difference a snack can make.
How are you doing this week?

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Leftover Chicken and Rice Recipe

Over the weekend we had some Popeyes Chicken. Unfortunately there was not enough left for a house full of teens and pre-teen so I used that leftover chicken to make a very flavorful leftover chicken and rice. My family loved this combination so it got me to thinking about more ways to use leftovers. This is one option but please, expect more.

Ingredients:
Leftover chicken
2 cups of rice
2 tbl butter
2 tbl flour
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup milk
3-4 beef buillon cubes
1 1/2 chicken broth
1 small onion

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