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{ the spell of the d r e a m} ([personal profile] grazie) wrote2013-02-05 10:05 am

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So, watching Supersize vs. Superskinny has me thinking about my relationship with food. .-. So I think I'm going to keep a journal about what I eat and drink? Since I kind of want to know how I eat. IT WAVERS BETWEEN REALLY HEALTHY, I FEEL, and really, really.... stereotypical American. So, let's get down to it. I know I was raised with an extremely unhealthy relationship-- mom and dad never made me try things, and so I subsisted off of instant mashed potatoes, ramen noodles, pot pies, and pizza rolls, with the almost weekly mcdonalds. if not for braces and the pain i went through with them BREAKING APART THE ROOF OF MY MOUTH I would be a lot worse off... because that encouraged me to not eat. :')

It wasn't til I actually started living on my own in a non-college context that I started trying to experiment with food and cooking. So, like. Living with Ry and Jeva is around when I started cooking things! And cooking things that were relatively healthy at that. But the fact that I was standing for 10 hours plus a day at my job in Seattle really hid the fact that I was still eating out most of the time. Kind of like waitressing in college hid that I never ate at home.

I feel really dumb, but I bought an exceptionally expensive set of cookingware and knives at a show this week. But it comes with a lifetime warranty that transfers to my progeny (children and grandchildren apparently), so if that is true and I never have to buy pots and pans again, I think it will be worth it.

Plus he baked a fucking cake in the pot. I sat there and was amazed that a cake baked perfectly. In a pot on a burner.

So I'm torn on "yes good decision" and "hnnnngh but price." But. I'm putting away a large chunk of money into savings. And if that keeps up, I shouldn't have to worry at all.

I'm also planning on scheduling the GMAT for about 3 months from now-- gonna take it and if I get a high score, which I've been doing pretty good on the practice tests I've taken, I'll schedule for one final GRE test, and then start getting together all the things I need to apply to go to the University of Chicago. I'll be eligible for my GI Bill benefits in June, so if I apply to go in fall 2014, I can go get a good degree for free.

I'm also going to apply to UC Berkley and the University of Washington. Because no matter what, I am going to grad school in 2014. I'm not staying in the Air Force. I'm just SO tired of it, and I still have a little under a year and a half to go. I will focus on not making anymore BIG purchases, and pay down as much as I can on both my car (which I will probably increase the payments significantly 1) when I pay off this credit card, which has one more month of payments at the current rate and 2) when I get my pay raise in June.) and these pans I bought, while saving money.

I've set a savings goal of about $15000 for June after next, as well. If I can get that much saved up, I'll be in good shape for moving wherever I have to move. Which means significantly cutting on bullshit like eating out often. (see, now the pans have a purpose! probably >_>) Once I file my taxes and get my return, I'll probably throw that at the pan-set, and be off to a good start of just... getting everything paid off.

huff hrfff. We'll see. OKAY THIS IS ENOUGH BABBLE aaaaaahhhhhh thinking too much about the future gets me so excited gawd.
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[personal profile] arabesque 2013-02-05 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
...whoa, a cake in a pot. But that sounds like a good investment, especially if it makes you consciously try to use the pots more!

Also good luck with the GMAT, GRE, grad school apps and stuff! And with toughing it out in the Air Force ♥
browbeater: Ooooooh it's too real. (shallow and needy.)

[personal profile] browbeater 2013-02-05 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm hoping it is a good investment! I've been cooking all my meals for myself lately, so I already reduced how much I eat out anyway.

And thanks. The math part of the GMAT is definitely confusing, because it's been so long since I've done a math myself. I have a practice book I'm working through slowly, to reteach myself some basic high school level math, since it's been about that long since I've taken math, orz.
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[personal profile] arabesque 2013-02-05 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I know what you mean about the math. It's like I'M GETTING DUMBER...
browbeater: Ooooooh it's too real. (Yeah that's totally what I meant.)

[personal profile] browbeater 2013-02-05 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I was fine until we got to dividing by decimals. And then I realized I had no clue how that worked anymore. And suddenly middle school me was laughing at post-BA me.

[personal profile] carotid 2013-02-05 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
KITCHENWARE m0_____0m

Good luck with grad school! What sort of program are you pursuing?