Friday, April 9, 2010

vanity plates galore!

I haven't been writing about myself too much on Strawberry Says recently because I'm currently gainfully employed (HOLLA!) and sorta working on my thesis (emphasis on sorta), so my personal life is pretty effing boring as of late.

For the time being, I'll continue to post about random awesome crap.

I have this thing for vanity license plates which I'm pretty sure I inherited from my dad, who has been the past owner of such vanity plate gems as IHUG and WHYW8T. When I turned 16 and got my Jeep, my primary focus was picking out a sweet, sweet personalized license plate that perfectly complemented my sweet, sweet ride. I remember actually polling my friends at the time (via LIVEJOURNAL, ha, old school) and the top two contenders were 2XDEFUN and PLYTHNG, I went with PLYTHNG which was a good choice since my parents insistence that the Jeep would have to be shared between my twin sister and myself--hence the "2x" the fun--lasted only about three months until they caved and bought her a car, too.

Sometimes people ask me what I mean by "play thing" which is such a stupid question to me. What do you think I mean? It's a friggin' vanity license plate, it doesn't need to make sense, douche. Over the past couple of months I've been documenting as many vanity plates as I safely can, since I mostly see them while I'm driving and um, taking pictures and keeping your eyes on the road = not easy to do. There's actually an entire blog devoted to personalized license plates, if you want to check out even more.

WEHEARTBOWL - And I love you for loving bowling. Say it loud and proud, bro.


ZR8DERZ - You are a rehtard.

IHEARTQUOTA - Not sure if it's possible to get any nerdier than having a financial vanity plate.

MOHEARTPHIL - This dude lives in Modesto (my hometown) and is named Phil...but I know a guy whose nickname is "Moustache Phil" so I like to pretend this license plate is about him.

JEEP4JK - A Wrangler owned by someone with the initials J.K., or possibly it's a Jeep for joke.

HALLABAC - Holla back shorty, woot woot.

GREKLDY - There's a huge Greek population in Belmont so I'd be willing to bet there's hellza women jealous of this Ford.

FRYZEIT - Ok, this plate could have one of three meanings: 1. "Freeze it" as in a cop shouting at someone to "Freeze it, buddy!" 2. "Freeze it" as in fro yo as in my one true love 3. "Fries it" as in French fries as in the second best thing after fro yo.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

stuff white people like

I'm hoping ya'll have read the blog Stuff White People Like because it effing rules. During some down time in our Korean vacation me & Romy went through the full list of stuff white people like and checked off each one that was true for us, tallied our results, then compared them to see who was whiter. I won, obviously. (Ain't nobody whiter than me, yo.)

The staff over at SWPL must be mind-readers and know that I've been looking for a poster or two for my bedroom because they now sell Stuff White People Like posters featuring some of the best posts from their blog.

The top white people stuff I like include: breakfast places, dogs, and San Francisco.

In terms of color-scheme, the SF poster makes the most sense. Plus, I live in the bay area so it's like, relevant to my living situation and whatever.

Monday, April 5, 2010

delicious spring recipe round-up

My family started a new tradition for Easter this year and will (hopefully) be celebrating the holiday in my uncle's barn from here on out. My cousin had a barn wedding reception last fall so my uncle fixed up the old barn on his property and now that it's all fancy-schmancy it's the perfect place to hold a party.

We seriously had SO many desserts it was out of control: Sprinkles cupcakes (from yours truly), chocolate chip cookies, lemon sugar cookies, mint chip ice cream cake, wine cake, chocolate Texas sheet cake (not sure what that really means but Grandma Kitty kept calling it that), chocolate torte, cheesecake, chocolate covered strawberries, and fruit salad.

Sadly, I was "being good" so I only ate fruit salad. I spent the rest of the evening thinking about all the delicious desserts I could have consumed, and thought I would do a nice little round-up of some incredible looking desserts I've found recently.

1. Strawberry cream cake from The Busty Baker. Obviously I needed to start out with a strawberry dessert.

2. Heaven and Hell cake from All Cake's considered via Project Foodie. I'm not a huge angel food cake fan, but this combination sounds delicious.

3. White fudge-dipped oreos by Picky Palate. Oreos pwn all cookies.

4. Errr...except maybe these: Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes from Annie's Eats.

5. Vegan coconut banana cream pie from Kirsten's Kitchen. I'm not a strict vegan, but I hate eggs (barf) and don't drink milk, plus I LOVE banana cream pie so this recipe = amazing.

6. Sweet wild blueberry baskets with almond mascarpone cream from Fresh New England. These would be so sweet for a tea party!

7. Butterscotch bunny tarts from My Recession Kitchen. Another vegan recipe, yummm! As is these are pretty Easter-specific, but you could use any shape cookie-cutter (like a snail cookie cutter, to be random and hilarious).


Sunday, April 4, 2010

on the fritz

Not to be confused with being on the ritz which would be a bomb thing. My blogger app is all kinds of whack and isn't letting me post any of the entries I just made, wahhhhhh.