June 28th, 2002

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I made up something weird for dinner last night

And ya know.. the shrimp in this is totally uneccesary.
Just leave it out, put more mango in and have this for lunch or something.

4 cups of baby spinach, cleaned and with the tough lil stems removed (you can usually buy this in the prebagged salad area in any grocery story)
2 mangoes, peeled, chopped into lil squares.
1/4 chopped mint (VERY important. it has to be fresh mint. If it's *wild* fresh mint... keep in mind that it's stronger and tougher than something you'd buy in a store and adjust it accordingly)

Arrange the spinach on the plate.

Whisk together (all of these measurements are "about" ... I don't uh .. I don't tend to actually MEASURE)
3 tablespoons of orange juice, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, dash of salt, pinch of crushed red pepper. then throw the mint, mangoes and shrimp in there and coat everything.
Then just put it over the spinach.

That's it.
It's really good. It sounds GROSS.. but it's really really good.
If I had more spinach, I'd be making a no shrimp version for lunch today.
::nods::
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I'm repeating this link from punkalicia's journal because it's just sooo disturbing and I want to share the damned joy.
My reaction ?

VertJustVert: I am just soo .... disturbed and baffled and mortified and amused and entertained...
It's not really work safe.
There's something vaguely defineable as boobs in there...
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I'd be a hell of a lot more contented person if I'd just pay more attention to my menstrual cycle.
No, really.
I've been feeling like total hell the last two days especially. Weepy for no reason, emotional beyond a level that I could deem "okay" or "normal". I've been just... moody and cranky and have taken special joy in ripping into one particularly inane, whiney, self absorbed MORON in the debate forum (but then all of a sudden felt really bad for it).

Yes, moody and cranky above and beyond what is normal.
I've been horny as hell, needy as hell, crying all the time... So I took a good look at the calendar a bit ago and today is day 28.

Don't most girls get used to this whole "it's going to happen every month" thing oh ... the first *year* of their period?
And I was thinking about that yesterday too... I'm not sure that I remember how old I was when I first got mine. I was in junior high, I think.
But I'm not really sure when. I'd already dealt with it for awhile by the time I hit high school so ... I dunno.
No really clear memories of that time period.... is it really a big milestone for other people? I don't even think a big deal was made of it by my mom or sister. Just a sort of sympathetic nod and a little bit of pain management advice... which as it turned out was very much needed.

I'm always relieved when I start feeling insane and broken and realize .. that I am ... but that I'm supposed to be.
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