What I’ve Been Up to!(As of April 7th, 2019)

Hey, everybody! I am very sorry I have not been as active as I should have been. Lots of stuff has been going on with me, but as always, I have not have forgotten about my blog. 😥 I might just update it every other week now because of what is happening with me during my life currently. Hoping I will be feeling better soon! Thank you for everyone for being patient with me and still supporting my blog! T _T

But this post will be about what I have been up to lately! My life in general is not that exciting, but I always try to have fun when I can! 😀

I now loooooove loose leaf tea!

Yes! I have recently gotten into drinking loose leaf tea!

I recently got into tea because I need caffeine and I think coffee tastes gross. Dx But tea is something I can totally get down with!

I first started off with drinking tea in tea bags, but apparently the tea bags contain plastic in them and I got totally squicked out by that fact. x _o I know the link is about Britain not the United States, but other links have proven that this whole tea bag trend concerning bagged tea trends the same way! > _<; Plus, since switching to loose leaf tea and using my very own biodegradable tea bags I found on Amazon, I have found that loose leaf tea tastes a lot better than tea put inside plastic-ish tea bags. ^ _^

I have also recently bought some Matcha green tea from Costco and I loooove it as well! It’s always fun to have it in the morning when I wake up and get around to making it sometimes. ^ u^

A new bookshelf!

So… Someone at my apartment complex decided to dump a bookshelf by the dumpsters. For the longest time now, I have been using a bookshelf that I made out of cardboard to store my books in and I was SO SO HAPPY I came across this bookshelf since I have been wanting one for so long! So a big THANK YOU to whoever got rid of it because I happily took it and am using it now! ^ _^

It looks really great in my room I think! It is a little banged up, but nothing that a little wood glue can’t fix in the near future. 😉

Planning on Getting a New Furbaby!

So everyone, next to LOCFishy Leon, I will probably be getting a new pet soon that will be a hamster! I recently bough the glass cage for my future furbaby at a thrift store for $8.00 and I will be buying a few other supplies as well when I go to the pet store and pick up my new hamster that day! Can’t wait! ^ u^

Found a laptop in the dumpster… but it was broken. Boooooooo… :C

So recently around my apartment complex, I found a newer laptop model in the dumpster and I was wondering why such a new computer was in the dumpster. O _O; So I grabbed and took it home! I then looked for the model number on the laptop and ordered a charger for it on Amazon just to see if this computer was still in working order or not. But alas, it seems that someone had thrown it in the garbage for a reason because when I turned the laptop on, it seems that the previous owner had dropped it and the screen was incredibly damaged and in complete disrepair. 😦

But hey, as someone living on SSI and wanting a computer for travel, you can’t blame for me for trying right? D; So I am going to be returning the charger which was around 19 bucks to Amazon and be getting most of my money back after the return fee. Hey, I tried! > _<;

Expanding Taste in Sparkling Water

So this topic is kind of unsignificant, but I’m just going to mention it to take up some blog post space, haha. xD

Lately, I have been becoming a fan of Bubly Sparkling Water! es, I know the Pepsi company makes it, and I do hate all things soda, but I do love their sparkling water though, so I’m makin an exception this time around. 8D At first, I didn’t like their sparkling water at first, but because of my aunt letting me try their cherry flavor sparkling water, I really do like the brand now! I’m looking forward to trying more of the brand’s flavors in the near future a lot! ^ u^

These drinks, or my “sodas” I like to lovingly call them because they are carbonated,  I really enjoy drinking them cold! Best of all, they have zeroed out sugar and the drink is just carbonated water! Also, the drinks only having 2 ingredients which make up the “soda” also gets two thumbs up from me! 8D

Conclusion

So yes! That is what I have been up to so far! Like I said at the beginning of the post, I may just start updating my blog every other week now because of some personal issues going with my life at the moment. So please be patient with me everybody as I try to work things out and work on myself as well! > _<;

Have an awesome day everyone!^ o^

What have you been up to lately?

Ask a Millennial! Do I think these foods will stop existing after the Baby Boomer generation? (Part 1!)

Hey everybody! I am SO SO SORRY that my blog has been so quiet! :C I have not been feeling too well lately and had a bout of food poisoning just recently, but I have not forgotten about the blog! I have been feeling better lately, so I hope to be more active again soon-ish! ^ _^

But today’s blog post will be a very fun post! I have recently in the past found a cool link that concludes in the line of, ‘These are the Foods that Might Die with the Baby Boomers’. And after looking at the entire list as a millennial, I will have to agree that some of these foods should be sent into retirement or in a box in huge warehouse to be carted away never to be seen again. 😀

So in today’s blog post of my ‘Ask a Millennial!’ blog series, I will be going over the list provided in the featured link and tell you what I think about all of the food on the list! Let’s get started! 😀

Canned Foods

Euuughh… Can we put these foods in a well-deserved grave now? This millennial is not into canned foods that are just processed food masking as “real” food, but in a can! It does not help that most canned foods are full of salt, sugar and unhealthy fats that nobody should be eating. Like processed foods, most canned food is the same as it. Except it is in a can!

Now there are some canned foods that I do enjoy. I don’t mind buying canned veggies and beans if they are low in salt. 🙂 But if I do want veggies, I basically buy them frozen these days, heat them up in a microwave or on a stove top and consume them that way. ^ _^ I would love to be able to batch cook my very own homemade beans in an Instapot, but our apartment freezer is so small that I can’t make a lot of food at once to freeze if I ever get too lazy to make dinner. :’C

So yes, most canned foods can go straight into retirement! Their services will not be needed in the future, I am afraid. 😛

Fruitcake

Contrary to most millennials, I do enjoy fruitcake around the holidays! 😀 Except I have only had an actual GOOD fruitcake around the holiday’s thanks to LOCMom’s family passing down their awesome recipe for fruitcake! I enjoy eating it every year during the Christmas season and have no regrets!

The only thing I would change if I was the one making the fruitcake recipe would be that instead of the artificial candied fruit that goes into fruitcakes, I would just make my own candied fruit from real fruit instead and put it in my fruitcake. 🙂 All natural baby! ^ o^

Jell-O Salad

Oh god… Is this still a thing? (Let me know in the comments! :D) I remember my biological grandmother made Jell-O-ish things every Christmas, but I never partook in them as a child because they grossed me out SO. MUCH. :C There was never any vegetables in the salad like those popular Jell-O salads in the 50’s-60’s, but Kid-Me found them really gross. I think I remember as a teenager actually trying one of my grandmother’s Jell-O creations and they were just okay. : / Sweet, but not the kind of sweet that one would want to eat over and over again at parties.

But I think it would be fun to experiment with making one of these dishes with homemade Jell-O and homemade ingredients! Ergo, you would have to use food coloring probably to dye homemade Jell-O to the specific color that you want, but it would be healthier-ish! 😀 I might just try that someday. ^ _^

TV Dinners

BAAAAAAARFFF!!!!! Can these things just go away already? They are taking up WAAAAY too much of the freezer sections in grocery stores, in my honest opinion. > _<

I haven’t eaten TV Dinners in YEARS, but I do remember consuming them as a young 20-something before I started eating healthier food regularly in my older 20’s. I was raised on it, so I did not know it was not healthy for me to be eating, I am afraid. 😥 But I have since kicked the habit and try to only eat food that has mostly real ingredients in it now. ^ _^ I find that I feel better after eating real food and I do enjoy it a lot! 😀

Cereal

Oh boy, I’m not sure why this stuff hasn’t died yet but here we are… > .> Apparently according to the article, we millennials hate having cereal because we don’t like to clean up afterwards. Well, this is true. I am kind of lazy in cleaning up things right away as a millennial. D: But the dishes get done eventually! 8D

But honestly, I never really eat cereal because it is just either starch or sugar or both. D: Besides Boomers themselves, I really don’t know who eats cereal anymore… ? Haha… ^ _^;

Conclusion

So that is it for Part 1 of this blog series! I hope you will join me for Part 2 in the near future! 😀

Does anyone else eat any of these foods anymore?

Hi, everyone! – A Short Update –

Hi everybody! I am SO SO SORRY that I haven’t been around for a while. I promise I am still here and have not forgotten about the blog! I have just been stressed out and always seem to be running out of time for whatever reason in my mind. : (

But I hope to have a blog post up this week that I have managed to type out for everyone to enjoy! I may also do a post about what I have been up to since it has been so long… O _O;;; Hoping to get a blog post or two up by this week! > _<;

This is going to be super short, so I will just leave it here for now. Thank you so much for everyone still sticking around and reading all of this time! I appreciate it very much and take very good care everyone! It’s going to be lighter now in the evenings, so I am very happy about that! ^ u^

– Ms. Living on Cents