Monday, 25 June 2012

Atkins Friendly Snack!

I'm going to Ibiza next week so I've finally decided to try get into bikini shape! Probably too little, too late, but its better than nothing! So, for the next seven days I shall be eating considerably low carb and exercising like a mofo!

I want to share what I had tonight! Jalapeño peppers wrapped in bacon and fried in oil and pepper- Low carbohydrate 'Jalapeño Poppers'! Wow, they tasted so amazing and contained only 3grams of carbohydrate (not sure what the net carbohydrate is).


(Taken with my Blackberry, sorry for the awful quality)

Really I should have grilled them or baked them but I was feeling lazy. I also used canned, chopped jalapeños. The best thing would to buy fresh jalapeños, they would add more of a crunch to the snack. They would also taste better using American bacon rather than Irish rashers- But where in Dublin can I buy crispy American bacon?!

Basically all I did was place a few chopped jalapeños on one end of a slice of bacon and then rolled the bacon around them. I carefully placed the rolled bacon onto a pan of oil and fried them. The bacon seals itself in that shape and doesn't unravel itself :)

I shall definitely be making these again- And pretty soon I'd say! YUM!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Movie Review: Rock Of Ages (2012)

Directed by Adam Shankman and starring Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta Jones, Rock of Ages is a fun musical set in Los Angeles in the year 1987. The plot follows Sherrie (Hough) a 'smalltown girl' from Oklahoma who travels to Los Angeles to follow her dreams of becoming a star. Here she meets Drew (Boneta), a 'city boy', who gets her a job at the notorious Bourbon Room run by Dennis Dupree (Alex Baldwin) and Lonny (Russel Brand) where Stacee Jaxx (Played by Tom Cruise) is set to play a gig.

The film is light-hearted and pretty tongue-in-cheek, especially when it comes to the protesters who are against 'hateful' rock music because it 'promotes sex'. Catherine Zeta Jones really shines as Patricia Whitmore, wife to the city's mayor and chief criticiser with her over the top arguments and crazy eyes (and leg kicks!).



The storyling follows the blossoming relationship between Sherrie and Drew as the both struggle to persue their aspirations of becoming famous singers while also documenting the highs and lows of performing and running a rock bar.


One of the highlights of the movie was definitely the 80s vibe which manifested itself in funky outfits and great hair (I'm talking perms!).


My favorite scene was at the climax of the stand-off between the rockers and the protesters. It resulted in an amazing mash-up where the protesters were singing We Built This City by Starship while the protesters were singing We're Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister.

Overall I would definitely reccomend this film to anyone who loves musicals and also to those who are looking for a bit of light-hearted comedy, however, it's definitely not one to be dragging your boyfriend along to see!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Euros 2012 Talent

I got bored of my 30 day poetry challenge- I'm sure I'll come back to it at some stage!

In the mean time, feast your eyes on my top 5 hottest players in the Euros 2012.





NUMBER 5
Miguel Veloso (Portugal)
You just have to ignore all the ridiculous hairstyles he goes through...


NUMBER 4
Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine)
He may be getting old, yeah, but he's still a looker and he's already scored himself 2 goals in the opening match for the host nation :)



NUMBER 3
Iker Casillas (Spain)
The Spanish goalkeeper is very pretty! 



NUMBER 2
Cesc Fabregas (Spain)
Fabregas is very pretty also, he's gotten very skinny lately though which is why he's not the top spot!



NUMBER 1
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Currently captaining the Portuguese team, hopefully they'll play England so he can be a 'w*nker' again :)


Saturday, 2 June 2012

30 Day Poetry Challenge: 4

Day 4: Write a haiku (a three line poem where the first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables). Haikus are often about nature, but yours can be about anything.



'Summer'

Laptop becomes my best friend
Months are long but days stretch further
September seems so far away

Friday, 1 June 2012

30 Day Poetry Challenge: 3

Day 3: Find the nearest book (of any kind). Turn to page 8. Use the first ten full words on the page in a poem. You may use them in any order, anywhere in the poem.

Ok, so the book is The Knight by Gene Wolf, ha, don't ask! The words which I'll need to use are:
That World Is Called (Mythgarthr) I Did Not Learn 'til later...

OK! This is a tough one because it doesn't actually give you any subject to write about so I'm going to write about... A Song Of Ice And Fire!

I travel the land and sell my sword
To the lords that have most gold
'Til called to battle I keep my word
A brave warrior, valiant and bold
In a far away world, Westeros by name
And killing is my game.

I never knew my father's name
My mother did not say
It's a time where nothing stays the same
Winter is coming some day

In a far away world, Westeros by name
And killing is my game.

As a boy the sigils I did learn
And motto of each  house and family
But I prefer to think of the gold I earn
No time for fools and gallantry


In a far away world, Westeros by name
And killing is my game.