"Time won't fly, it's like I'm paralyzed by it."
Is a lyric from Taylor Swift's "All Too Well" (2012), and I think it encapsulates high school pretty well. When I was a freshman, I thought I would be in high school forever. Now, I'm taking my Junior year finals, touring colleges, and "studying" for the SAT. I have two more semesters left in little La Canada before going to Tuscaloosa, Boston, or New York.
I'm not paralyzed by time anymore, it's flying like a paper airplane. Right now I'm 17, and I have my whole life ahead of me, but for right now, it feels over. I know I still have Senior Year, but Senior Year is different. I already have 23 absences this year, what happens when I actually have Senioritis?
I'd like to think Ms. Swift was in my situation when she was 17. But she was on world tours, not college tours. She was winning Grammys and getting interrupted by Kanye. I have no singing talent (and haters of Taylor would probably argue that too), so I won't know what it's like to have millions of dollars,multiple houses, or friends like Gigi Hadid and Selena Gomez. I do know what it is like to be doubted, hated, loved, and called names. I don't quite have the ability to shed my snakeskin and create a new reputation, but in my few years left in this one horse town, I can make the most of my time here. For now, I can fill the blank space in my transcript, live fearlessly, and be enchanted by my surroundings. Don't blame me for shaking (it) off the rest of this treacherous, but delicate year. So long live, the memories we made, and hold onto the memories, they will hold on to you.
Enjoy your last few weeks Seniors, or the last few weeks of hell, Juniors. Underclassmen- really soak in the moments of high school, soon it will all be over. Eventually we will be 22 wishing we were fifteen, and be remembering LC all too well.
Cheesecake Factory Butter Review:
Softness: 5/5- melted in my mouth right away
Creaminess: 4/5- A little dense, and siry
Saltiness: 5/5- somehow the perfect amount?
Spread: 5/5 (on the best brown bread ever)
Bold indicates Songs, italicized indicates lyrics.
Your eyes, do not deceive you, some letters are bigger than others. Taylor writes a hidden message in all her lyrics for her fans. If you think you got it, write it in the comments below.
I have seventeen wishes:
1) I wish I were a freshmen again, because I honestly think that was the best version of myself, which is kinda sad in retrospect
2) I wish I could meet my best friends again, and remake all the memories we have
3) I wish I cared less about what people thought about me. I mean none of these people are going to affect my life moving forward, so why do I let their opinion take up space in my brain and rule my life now?
4) I wish I listened to my mom when she was just trying to be helpful
5) I wish I tried harder in school. I think one day my "no-care attitude" is going to bite me in the ass
6) I wish I didn't let things bother me so much
7) I wish to live in my happiest moments forever
8) I wish I didn't burn so many bridges, by never making them strong in the first place
9) I wish I didn't listen to Rumors (not the Fleetwood Mac, that album slaps)
10) I wish I made more time for things that make me happy
11) I wish I said "yes" more
12) I wish I were closer with my sisters
13) I wish that I stopped letting toxic people in my life
14) I wish that I listened to the universe more
15) I wish I let my creativity flow more
16) I wish to learn from my past, because it happened for a reason, and I should stop being mad at things I can't change.
17) I wish to change all the things that I want to change
Disneyland, the happiest place on earth, remains the happiest place on earth, not because of the rides, good food, or overpriced sweatpants, but because of the people we surround ourselves with when we're there. So I implore all of us to wish upon a star, spread some pixie dust, and be a little happier in 2019. If that means making a list of 17 things that you want to change about your life, then make it and change it. If that means surrounding yourselves with positive people, and cutting out negative ones, then do it. Every year on my birthday, I set a goal for myself, and this year's is to be happier. I hope you all are happier this year too, because happiness is the best thing.
I needed to use my tongue to spread it around
First sweet then a punch of salt
*it lost a point for not coming in the shape of Mickey Mouse
Also I have been writing about butter for a year and a half now, and I can't believe I didn't take a photo of the butter. That should be the first thing I change. Also this was posted the exact minute I was born hehe
On the first day of finals my teachers gave to me,
12 mental breakdowns
11 cups of coffee
10 pounds gained from stress eating
9 questions not covered in class
8 reasons to hate life
7 hours of procrastination,
6 hours of crying
5 all nighters
4 challenging tests
3 long essays
2 parents bothering me
1 hour of cram studying
I wish you all the best of luck on your final exams! This is the last post of 2018, and I hope that the year has treated you well, and if not, 2019 is only a few weeks away. It is time for a new year, new you. Happy Holidays, see you next year!
Softness 4/5, like whipped cream
Creaminess- 4/5, light and airy
Salt 5/5- not very salty, but very syrupy and maple
but I think you’ll get a 20/20 on all your exams!
Ye Olde Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in America. It’s weird to think that America started with 13 colonies, had one restaurant, and with time America now has 50 states and millions of restaurants.
This week is Hanukkah. Jewish boys and girls will be opening up 8 presents to celebrate the miracle of oil. In honor of my half-Jewish heritage, I have decided to give you 8 pieces of advice.
Creaminess 4/5, very dense
Saltiness- 3/5 not very salty at all, and had a butter taste
Spread- 3/5, it most likely would have been more helpful if the bread was not crumbly, and if the temperatures were above 32 degrees.
Have a happy Hanukkah and good luck on finals szn.
Hello! Long time no review! How is everyone doing? I've missed you!
My year is going pretty well so far. Its going great except for some spilled tea that got misconstrued, a few boring classes, and one all nighter.
On one of my many nights of procrastination, I re-watched an episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (set in New York City) where the titular character has a happy place that she goes to when life goes south. Not that I have been kept in a bunker for 15 years, but I do know the feeling of wanting a quick escape.
My happy place is Butter in New York City. I went this summer, and had the best meal of my life. The restaurant was started by my favorite top chef, Alex Guarnaschelli, popularized by one of my favorite TV shows, Gossip Girl, and named after my favorite thing to blog about.
So whenever you need it, go to your happy place. Someone says a snide comment? You are at butter eating butter. Your English teacher thinks he is God? You are at Butter Midtown on 6th and 45th (only 5 streets down from your dream job at Rockefeller Center). Aeries is proving that college is a lost cause? You are spreading herb butter on a warm Hawaiian roll. You are in your happy place.
There were two types of butter given: a regular cream butter and an herb butter.
Creaminess: 5/5, not too dense but just the right consistency
Softness: 5/5, melts right away
Spreadability: 3/5 it didn't move much (like me for the past 16 years)
* it was olive oil based, so it is much lighter
Softness: 5/5, melts right away
Hello my good friends, long time no review.
I type this in my air conditioned house fearing the outside heat of 113 degrees. Death Valley, the hottest place on record, is only 5 degrees warmer. I have never been to Death Valley nor would I ever wish to go there, but to me that is not the hottest place on Earth.
Thethree hottest places are:
The football field at graduation. I have yet to graduate, but at my eighth grade promotion practice, half of the girls got new dresses to hide their sun burns. Truly nothing is worse than waiting through all those speeches, and then all those names before you realize it's only been an hour and the caller is only at the "B" names.
The Santa Anita Mall parking lot after you have spent a couple hours in the cool Nordstrom air. Maybe you got in a heated argument with your mom about how much you REALLY need that shirt. Then you walk outside to find your car in the rows and rows of cars.
On that note, your car after it's in the sun. Everything about the car is hot, the seat (even if they aren't leather), the seat belt, and even the AC. It hasn't had time to cool down, so you turn it on and feels like a flamethrower.
I wish I were back in Maui. The hottest it ever got was 80, and I always had an ocean to jump into. Sometimes I take my body spray that I've had since the 5th grade (when everyone was obsessed with Bath and Body Works) and pretend it's the cool breeze of the Maui ocean. It's not the same.
Creaminess- 3/5 it was so dense
Softness- 4/5 light and soft on top, but hard on the bottom
Saltiness-4/5 pretty much tasted like butter but with a hint of salt
Let me know how you avoid the heat in the comments :))
Sometimes life really sucks. It's not fun to not get things you try for. It's not fun getting left on read. It's not fun that people are jerks, after you try so hard to be nice to them. Although, life is really damn long (it's literally a lifetime), and not every day can be a horrible day. Scientists discovered that there was a one in 400 trillion chance of you being born. One in 400 trillion chance that the world would not have the amazing, incredible you, to see every day. One in 400 trillion chance that you would not be someone's daughter, sibling, or best friend. One in 400 trillion chance, that you wouldn't be reading this butter blog. I may not have a super close relationship with this reader, but I am happy to have you in my life. So forget every bad day because the world is lucky to have you!
Anyway, I am happy that my one in 400 trillion chance was spent reviewing butter.
Softness- 5/5, melt in your mouth goodness
Creaminess- 4/5 dense, but since it was melting it didn't quite stick
Saltiness- 3/5, not salty, but the maple honey flavor was new for me
To me, Sacramento has just been a place where my favorite aunt lives. I didnt really have that much meaning until this weekend. It now means laughter, memories, and the best times I could have ever asked for.It means sleeping on a chair because I didn’t call the bed fast enough, making friends with people who have bandaids for our numerous blisters, and the continual search for water and chapstick. It means voting Aye to change “California” to “Cali”, voicing my opinions on bills, and being a member of the best delegation. It means tears of joy and tears of sadness that I won’t see some truly incredible people again. Sacramento, I love you
Softness- 3/5 but grainy Creaminess- 3/5 light and airy
Saltiness- 5/5 very salty
Spreadability- 5/5 it went over my pancake like the Olympic lugers
16/20 but a 25/20 weekend
Today is a very exciting day for Mudge! For the past 16 years, I’ve learned a few things and I thought I would share them with you.
1) If people aren’t that nice to you, don’t go out of your way to make them special if they won’t make you special
2) branch out and start something new (like joining an organization, starting a butter blog, meeting new people) can really work out for the best if you let it
3) bad vibes are not fun to have
4) if you throw an OP, make sure you can cover it up well
5) if people judge you for what you eat, you can eat them too
6) talk to your parents more (they’re actually kinda cool I bet)
7) everyone else is kinda bullshitting their way too
8) be on time to things (I recently found an old report card and I got a “needs improvement on arriving to school on time” just wait until I get my license and have to deal with LCHS parking)
9) trust your instinct a little more
10) drink lots of water (I know we all have hydroflasks, use them more!)
11) Take off your makeup before bed
12) sleep is about the healthiest thing you can do for yourself
13) Read the News section of Buzzfeed, or actually open that CNN notification a little more. There are so many interesting things going on outside of the bubble and it makes your problems seem insignificant.
14) Laugh when you find things funny and you shouldn’t care if others don’t
15) My phone is kinda ruining my life
16) That I’ve got so much more to learn
Softness- 5/5 dispersed throughout my mouth and
Creaminess- 4/5 very dense butter
Salt- 4/5 much like Fresno, the food had no flavor and was bland overall, the salty butter really packed a punch and created a difference in the bread
Spread- 4/5- With a lack of knives, I was subjected to using a fork, but it did spread well
Life is sort of like the first time you walk into the Fresno Cafeteria. You expect nothing much, but then you become pleasantly surprised by the little things. For me, that was 15, I really wasn’t expecting to have a good year, but thanks to a few good friends, a butter blog, and a whole lot of trying new things, it was pretty bomb and I can only hope 16 will be the same.
Good Morning Youths! We embark on our second trip out to the meth capital of California. This time we have one experience under our belts and still have so much to learn and do! Anyway, I ate this butter during a family group breakfast (which was great, because I have the best family group) and the butter was a mediocre way to start my day.
Softness-2/5 the butter was cold and hard like my soul
Creaminess-2/5 it was so thick and viscous
Salt-2/5 it had like no taste
Photo Above: Getty Images
Quote of the Month
"We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all we love each other"- Madeline