Monthly Archives: January 2011

Solution to Yangst

Addendum to my previous post:

I was so yangsty last night coming home for gymnastics.  I mean I was exhausted and didn’t have any energy and as a result ate it HARDCORE.  Like tore my cartilage piercing a little (it bled. ew.).  Afterwards, I felt completely overwhelmed by sadness and anxiety and ugh it was terrible.  Crate and Barrel was closed (it’s my Tiffanys) so I was like what can I do?

Bake!

So I made these delicious chocolate chip cookies.  Recipe was right on the back of the Nestle chocolate chip bag:

2 ¼  cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter – softened

¾ cups sugar

¾ cups packed brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 large eggs

2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Whisk flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.  Whip butter and sugars until fluffy.  Mix in vanilla.  Add eggs, one at a time.  Finally mix in dry mixture and fold in chocolate chips.  Form tablespoon-sized balls and place one inch apart on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 9-11 minutes (I baked them for longer because my oven runs cool).  Let cool for 2 minutes.

Enjoy! XO – Mag.

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YAngst-free Year

Happy 2011 everyone!  Holly and I have decided that on top of staying classy, we are going to make this a yangnst-free year (read: angst-free … sorry we have this speech impediment – specifically, Holly’s lateral tongue thrust (it’s a real thing) and Mag’s retainer…) although it definitely did not start out that way.

Not gonna lie, one drunk text exchange with Ex-Boyfriend, wishing him a “Happy New neyera” led my great evening to end with me sitting in the hallway of our apartment sobbing at 5 AM.  The text I received?  “Same to you sweetie.  Sorry we’re not celebrating together.  Miss you”  YO. That is MISLEADING.  But only because I was reading into it. hardcore.  5 minutes later, Holly came to the rescue and talked me out of my misery and saved me from drowning in my pool of tears and despair.

The next day, we decided that it’ll be an (y)angst-free year.  And even though we started off the year with issues with class and a stressful work schedule, we’ve realized that shit happens.  Being yangst-free is a result of how you view the situation.  As our friend L always says, “put it in perspective”.  So we’re gonna do just that.  And I’m gonna do it first.

I am stressed because my body has been freaking out – I can’t sleep, I have freakin’ hot flashes, I keep on gaining weight, I’m tired all the time… the list goes on.  On top of that, I’m quitting my job in 19 days (but going to trial, moving offices, and transitioning my cases all before then), going to Grand Cayman, Europe, and then China and then starting law school.  I have a jam packed schedule.  Too much moving around ahhh!

BUT, this is how I should look at it:

1. I’m stressed, that’s why I can’t sleep.  But I’m freakin’ going to the Caribbean in 19 days!  I will be stress-free shortly.  And then I can exercise and not gorge myself on chocolate at the office…

2. I’m going to the freakin’ Caribbean!  Nothing to stress about.  Going to Europe?  A freakin’ mazing!  And China – it’s going to be a delicious trip!

3. I’m gonna love law school.  And meeting new people!  And using my brain again!  YEAH!

So in conclusion ladies and gentlemen of the court, it WILL be a yangst-free year.

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