heart warming potato soup
this soup.. is a cure all. break up? bad day? lazy day? rainy day? stormy day? repressed all your feelings for too long and now they’re coming to the surface far too rapidly to get a grasp on and this was all you could manage to pour yourself into as some form of healing spellwork.. day? try this soup! aha
originally when i made this i was slugging around the kitchen throwing sh*t in the pot but i think i retained enough to slap a recipe together so here goes!
[ potato soup ]
• 2 medium yukon golds (or 3 small)
• ¼ sm onion
• 2-3 cloves of garlic
• 1 tbs sour cream
• handful of sharp cheddar
[ steps ]
cube up and boil your potatoes in some salted water, throw some thyme and pepper in the water too, do the toothpick/fork thing and when it’s time to strain save maybe a cup of the liquid for later, throw the potatoes back into the pot a sec to sautee up with your onion and garlic and some butter for a sec, just enough to infuse the flavour
chuck it into a food processor or blender to get it smooth with about 2 tbs of butter or substitute and however much of that reserved liquid it takes to get it just smooth enough to blend nice
now! get your butter and flour and make a little roux real quick, just adds a nice texture and flavour density to the soup but you could omit, from here stir in your potato sludge and more liquid as needed to reach your desired consistency
add a little more salt pepper and thyme, maybe some more garlic powder if it needs it, stir in a handful or so of sharp cheddar and about a tbs of sour cream; ofc you can omit or sub both of these if you’re vegan/lactose, let the soup simmer and serve up with a sprinkle of thyme and/or fresh cracked pepper :)
Starting to get into makeup for the professional atmosphere and fashion for the social atmosphere. It’s interesting and fun. I like mastering whatever comes my way. I’m thinking of it as an art form and a means of personal taste and expression… It should matter to you what clothes go on your body and how they serve your art and purpose. It should also matter how you present yourself and whether you’re actually conquering all social scenes like a boss. It disappoints me to know that bare faces are not considered enough but I have witnessed how a little bit of sprucing up creates a large effect on an audience, including the people I look up to. Accentuate your features or play around. It doesn’t have to be a lot for you to be taken seriously as a woman.
Beauty lies in Uniqueness.
you say you’re ugly, but you’ve never seen yourself when your favourite song comes on the radio and you smile wide. you’ve never seen yourself laugh while you read, or cry about a sad movie, or sigh softly when you lay down after a long day. you’ve never seen the way your eyes sparkle in the summer, or the way you close your eyes and smile slightly when you drink cocoa on a winter evening. you’ve never seen yourself open an incredible gift, or burst into laughter.
you say you’re ugly, but you’ve only ever seen yourself through a mirror and a camera lens, poised and reflected. you’ve never seen the pure beauty that radiates from you every day in everything you do.
be kinder to yourself, you’re a gorgeous soul.
The presence of doubt makes everything a hard no. You don’t have something til you’re sure of it. (Except joy)
sometimes when im searching my blog for something ill stumble across a vent post that i made when i was a teenager and take psychic damage
yeah i still have depression but at least im not 15
actually since i have a lot of 15 year olds following me i want to clarify
it’s not that teenagers are Ew Cringe it’s that being a teenager is hard as fuck and for me and many others those were the years that we hated ourselves the most and our average mental state was a chaotic shitstorm. so when you grow up and finally get to experience NOT being a teenager it really hits you what a terrible and difficult time it was
if you’re currently surviving your teen years you are a brave motherfucker and i salute you. shit gets better
Slow down. Life isn’t a race, it doesn’t matter how fast you buy your first house, how fast you get stuck in your career or get that promotion. Take it one step at a time, you don’t have to go to uni straight after high school. Take a gap year, fuck it, take three gap years. Let yourself have the next 5 years unplanned, because you’ve got your entire life to live. Slow down, embrace today for what it is, thank yesterday for what it gave you and have hope for tomorrow for what it can be.
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: what percent of the police live in the city?
mayor: about 5% or so
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: 5%, so 95% don’t live in the city.
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: so when you say that the vast majority of the percentage goes towards salaries, et cetera, fringe benefits, that means that they take their money on 81, go to outside the city, pay taxes in those communities that have some of the best schools while we have an underfunded school district–
someone else: $60 million up.
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: so i just want to put into context what we’re talking about, because it’s really easy to say, mayor– and with all due respect, i like you. but that was a very politician answer.
mayor: sorry, what specifically?
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: the, “we will consider, and we will look.” what we’re saying is we’re not interested in considering and looking. what we’re saying is, actually, there’s $50 million. commit to $20 million cut, because we’re sending money– as the mayor of Syracuse, when you don’t have a tax base, you’re sending money out of Syracuse. and not just for 30 years– for the rest of their life because their pensions, their health insurance, their families. so we are funding for other people’s communities to have the promise of the American dream while we are denying it in our community. that’s the context that you, as the mayor, have to look at this under.
so when we talk about renegotiating union contract, what we’re saying is you can’t play around with, “maybe, um, we will–” no. y’all got to go, because you don’t provide a service that is beneficial to the community, that is meaningful to the community. the services that you provide criminalize our community, impoverish our community, reallocate resources to suburbs. we are actually funding the suburbs, both in our police departments and in our schools.
and to be clear, just to be clear, it’s not just the fact of, like, the percentage of people. we’re also funding what race of people are on the police force, the percentage of race of teachers, as well, superintendent, board president. so we want to put in context, because it’s not just a class issue. it’s a race issue. we’re telling black and brown people and poor people, you don’t matter. the devil’s in the data and in the details, mayor. respectfully, it is not acceptable for us to be here considering.]
please take a moment to really appreciate the argument of why “most cops don’t live in the cities they oversee” needs to be addressed
Trauma made me scared, angry, and vulnerable.
I made myself kind.
“the trauma made you kind” fuck that. no. i am kind because i cannot allow anyone to go through what i did. i am soft because i chose to be.
how AM i gonna be an optimist about this?
you know what bastille……when i close my eyes….it DOES almost feel like nothing’s changed at all …
this year has made me so fucking sensitive. pompeii by bastille, a song i barely like, came on the radio and it made me CRY