Life and Food Porn.

May 20, 2011, 12:07 pm
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He’s back.

After some prompting from close friends, (Lang, I’m looking at you.) I thought I’d get back to posting! As to updates as to where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to, I’ll have a bit of ground to cover, so I’ll get to the guts of the food porn before I bludgeon you with a life-update or two. (It’s been a long time coming, but oh, how sweet it is.)

But you wanted food porn? Well, I’ve got some RIGHT HERE.


I’m going to warn you right now, this is slight inspiration for the coming Cake-tastrophie that I’ll be helping Brittany create in the next few weeks.

Well, there have been quite a few things of importance in the last couple of weeks, so we’ll start with the big stuff first.

About two weeks ago, my dad had a major accident. This is exactly what I’ve been told so far, so I’ll just relay exactly what I’ve been told. He was out biking on his own when his heart medication caused some kidney failure, which lead to him passing out hard into the pavement. Hard. He broke 7 ribs, and punctured his lung. Well, luckily someone found him, and called an ambulance. On the way to the hospital, his heart stopped. It took the EMT’s 25 minutes to revive him, and pretty much gave him 25 minutes without oxygen to the brain.

Oh, but we don’t stop there.

Once at the hospital, covered in blood, the doctors lowered his core temperature to 30 degrees Celsius, so they could stablize his organs before they dealt with his pain. AND YOU KNOW WHAT? He’s recovered enough to be discharged from the hospital tomorrow! Granted, he’ll be on pain medication for a while, and then dealing with a new defibrillator / pacemaker, but hey, it’s better than the alternative. It would seem that the Tangvald family is tougher to kill than one would think.

Moving on from family accidents, I bring some pretty awesome news to light. I mentioned Brittany earlier in this post, but I have to re-introduce her in a more formal way. Let me put it to you like this: Have you ever had a rogue thought completely blindside you on some idle Tuesday? So much so that it completely changes anything you’ve ever thought of on a particular subject? Well, that happened to me, and I couldn’t be happier. Sappy moments aside, she and I have decided that we’ll be having a Cake-a-palooza in the coming weeks simply to say that we could bake 9 cakes and make a cake monstrosity. Granted, these won’t be just your normal, average cakes. (Had to plan it out a bit, go from densest confection to lightest.) No, no. Not normal cakes at all. Peanut Butter Squares, Cheesecake, Brownie, just to name a few types of cake that’ll be thrown into the mix of this monstrosity of a legend.

Onward and upwards from this emotional rollercoaster of a post, I’d like to let you know that I WILL be posting a bit more frequently. Namely because I’m getting back into the swing of things writing-wise. (Alllllriiiiiiight!) So, check back often.



Oh Hey.
October 7, 2009, 6:00 am
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We’re back. More to come Thursday! Oh boy, we’ve got quite a lot in store for you.







We're gearing up for the big show!

We're gearing up for the big show!

April 16, 2009, 12:34 am
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Look very carefully...

Look very carefully...

April 13, 2009, 8:43 pm
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I am coming ever-so-close to finding the calm center in which I can finally crank out meaningful work and simply be myself. Within the past couple of months, I have been able to push myself to my physical limitations, and at the same time still find peace with the world. The strange thing is, I found this out today while doing a one-handed handstand up against a wall. One arm stretched outright, blood rushing to my head, and slight ringing in my ears, I closed my eyes and counted to five. The first second was the hardest, as if the sound of my voice alone was trying to conform with the rest of the world, but by the time I finally got to the last breath of the number five, I was practically weightless. In these little sessions of working my body to personal extremes, I’ve never run faster in my life, and now I’m not only running, I’m jumping over obstacles. Both in a literal sense and figurative sense, they’re ineffective of even blocking my path. Since I was a little kid, one of my greater strength’s has been the ability to think “Outside the box.” and only as of recently, I’ve finally come to the conclusion that the world is my playground. I’m running, jumping, climbing and sprinting faster than I ever have before. But it doesn’t stop there, I want to get faster, better, stronger, and I’m not really sure as to why even. Maybe it’s because when I think on my feet, I’m faster than anybody I know. When I see a wall, well, there’s got to be some way around it. I haven’t seen a wall yet I’ve been unable to climb, at least in the physical realm.

It seems stupid, maybe ridiculous to say that when every little thing goes to hell, if you just take a second out of your day to just relax and remember to breathe, you end up fine in the end. I have been trying so hard this year to find my little zen center, and to be my own Buddha. Not to let the points in my life dictate how I want to live and to follow my own wind, as it were. I can feel being so close to that point, that little zephyr of truth. The little breeze in which I’m not always stressed anymore/ It has felt like I’ve been holding my breath my entire life, and especially in my little running sessions, where I run until my little legs just won’t carry me, I feel like I’ve accomplished something. Not sure sometimes as to what that ‘something’ might be, but sometimes it’s nice to not have a point of knowing what exactly it is, just to know that it’s something. Feeling-wise, it’s not a feeling of lightheadedness or just simple victory, but along the lines of absolution. 

Personal Invincibility seems to be a better word for it.

Nothing up my sleeve…
April 13, 2009, 4:22 pm
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This is how I feel today. WHARRGARBL indeed.

Monday, oh man. You do me dirty every single time we come across each other. What a jam-packed day I’ve got in store for me today. I’ve got to finish up a close to four page paper on a subject I just found out about yesterday. Granted, I finished up two entire packets of reading yesterday simply on the subject, so I’m more on the know and know rather than the down-low. As a second note, I just finished my Children as Readers Book in about an hour. 221 pages, and yes, if your wondering, my eyes really do hurt. Holes is one of the coolest books I have read in a long time though. I think the reason why I consider it to be such a good novel is because of the various topics covered thematically, but also contextually within the novel. I think that one of the reasons why I love this Children as Readers class is that (As simple as this might sound…) students try to step back and take another look at the literature that has not only shaped one’s own childhood, but to also apply adult perspectives to these (literally) pivotal and shaping novels, all the while not losing the magic contained within the books to begin with.

However, I’m slightly biased, being an English major and all. I’ve got to get off to class, but I will leave you with this: If you want to relive your childhood, read a book from your past. It’ll refresh you, I promise.

Zombie Sunday.
April 13, 2009, 4:26 am
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What a day. I don’t think I’ve eaten that much candy in a long time. So much candy. Anyways, I’m taking a break from writing my Empire Within Itself readings and paper shenanigans, (four page paper due Tuesday, 15-20 page paper due in two weeks.) but I need to get some sleep, so I’m just going to simply give you this comic to read for now. Hopefully, I’ll have enough time to post sometime more substantial tomorrow.

Mission Accomplished.

Mission Accomplished.

Simplistic Perfection.
April 11, 2009, 5:35 pm
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I wish I had one.

I wish I had one.