Pink. Green. Orange. Yellow. White. Chocolate. Coffee. They all taste delicious yet I swear I will get cavities. I'm glad I'm doing the buffet final with Serena. I couldn't have asked for a better partner. We work so well together!
Patty and I went out to Chipotle's for lunch today. It was so nice. I haven't went out for lunch in a long time. Plus she treated me out (for some reason... lol). Thank you Patty! I owe you one homie. I love lunching with Patty. If only I didn't have a curfew, then I'd stay Forever!
Pizza night was pretty fun. The original plus Eugene, Elizabeth and David. We took so many pictures that I bet the other customers were like "WTF! STFU!" Lol. So after, we went to Darren's, then went to Costco for gas, then back to Darren's where they were planning on what to make a video of. I coudn't stay for long. Plus I was falling asleep so I went home and showered. I'm about to go to bed now. It's only 11 and I'm crashing!
Well just for De Anza... I finally got my resume finished, I just need to get retouched and everything so it's perfect. In class, we finished our Caramel-Pear Cake and our Prentantines. Chef also demo'd pulled sugar and he made a sugar piece for one of the Chef's daughter's 15th birthday. It was effin` amazing! I definately want to try a hand in pulled sugar. It's something worth knowing how to do.
After class, Serena and I stayed for a bit. I made a new Caramel only cake using my beef gelatin and OMG the caramel mousse is to DIE for! Serena and I talked and stuff. I love talking to Serena, I look up to her so much, she helps me so much in class and I really appreciate it.
After going home, I then made plans with Darren and Wilson and we ended up playing Rockband without Kenny... But Alex Tu came. He's really funny at drums and singing. Then we just talked for about half and hour and then I went home.
I miss those moments in life when I spend time with the Guys. No matter how much they drive me friken insane, I love them to death and I miss them so much, except Darren, I see him all the time! I cherish those moments that I once took for granted.
After school, I hung out with Patty. We went to Target, where I bought chips and trail mix. I was craving them! We went over to a scrapbooking store too. Ideas are popping in my head!
Class was alright. I really felt bad for Lynn; We did worked in pairs to make a chocolate mousse (because it produced way too much) so Serena and I worked together while Lynn and Nancy worked together. I felt so bad because Lynn was doing most of the work; she scaled out everything, then she washed the dishes as Nancy casually made the mousse. Serena and I were kinda like, "WTF?" I felt bad so I helped Lynn a little. After class, I accompanied her to the store room and we talked about Jasmine. I told her not to worry about her anymore and she said that she'll probably just forget about it because her life is chaotic as is. Poor Lynn...
After class, I had a meeting with Molly about my resume and portfolio and stuff like that. I'm excited to see the outcome of it! I hope I get a job! Lol.
After that, I met up with Blake; he took care of Milo for me, then I dropped him home and headed to pizza night. It as pretty fun. I had to cut it short because I had to study for Astro.. Ughh! Lol.
Now I'm at home. Maybe I'll do my Resume tomorrow in class or something.
At PCI, Serena talked to me about typing up recipes for Lynn and putting them all together in a binder for her so she'll be more organized and stuff. I'm working on section 102 right now. FML!
In class, we made chocolate Bombe, chocolate charlotte russe cake and baba. The chocolate mousse that we used is delicious! It's so rich and flavorful. "miyam miyam!"
After class, Serena and I talked to Chef Stephany about the issue. She said that she knew it was going to happen and that we'll all go talk to Chef Alex about it. After that, Serena and I stayed after class and made croissants. I hope they turn out well! It was so peaceful after class, no wonder she likes it so much! I really look up to Serena, she's so knowledgable and wise. It was funny because she was like, "Something I think the things that Nancy say are funny" and I'm like, "What do you mean?" and she told me about today when Nancy was basically bragging about how everybody should know her in Redwood city because of her ex. I was like, "OMG! Forreals!" We talked about how we feel like she's a self-centered person. I can't believe she agreed with me! Lol! We are too much alike.
This is how I fail at life. After making croissants, Amanda texted me asking me to play softball with her. When I got out I texted her and she didn't respond back so I was just about to head home until she responded. For some reason, I don't know why, I met her, her mom and her sister at Safeway and chilled with them till 8. I drove Amanda home while she was talking only about herself. It's so ironic because she was talking about how Kira never shuts up about herself and how she's so disgusted and how she doesn't care, yet she does the exact same thing... Whatever. So yea, I dropped her off and went straight home.
After typing up the first recipe on Classic Puff Pastry and all the things you can do with it, I accidentally deleted it! FML! It took me over 2 hours to write it! So I had to speed type it. Ughh. I hate retyping!!! Anyways, I should go to bed now... I hope I don't fall asleep in class!
Dishwashing is one of those chores which I despise so much. It's so disgusting. These past couple of months, a classmate and I have been constantly doing the dishes. Why? Let's start from the beginning... or the end.
So Friday after class, when Nancy and Chef left, Serena and I had a talk. We talked about how we felt like Nancy was taking total advantage of us. I understand that she has to leave early on Mondays and Wednesdays to pick up her kids. Totally understand, but the fact that she's the slowest in class and doesn't do ANY of her dishes is what makes me mad. At first, I didn't want to say anything, I didn't want to start any unneccesary drama. But I'm glad that Serena brought it up. At first we were cool with it, doing the dishes and everything, she helped out and did some dishes on occasion, but it has come to the point where she almost never does any of her dishes!
Everyday in class, while we scale out our ingredients, I try to think of ingredients that can be put together to eliminate dishes. Serena does that also. But Nancy, she scales out every little thing, from spices to salt, seperately in their own individual container. It drives me insane! Mainly because she doesn't do her DISHES! We feel like we're being pentalized for being the fastest in class. Because we're the fastest, we usually go straight to the dishes, but this past week, I've been trying something different.
Cleaning as I go. Chef doesn't stress that out to us, but I know it's something we definately need to work on. So last week in class, I washed all of my dishes once I got something done. I cleaned it then reused some of the mixing bowls or tools that I had previously used. I feel that it eliminates dishes that don't even need scrubbing, just a good rinse down is good. I also noticed that Serena does the same thing too, and we're still the fastest, yet after class, there are still mounds on dirty dishes.
Now, you might say, "Well... What about Lynn?" Lynn is very active in our class. Even though she is slow, she still cleans her own tools, she also cleans the back table with all of the ingredients, brings the food back to the store room, and puts back the towels. But Nancy on the other hand... While she has time to do her dishes, she decides to use that time to watch chocolate set, a.k.a. Dry. W.T.F...
You might think this rant is pointless but really, this is 5 months of frustration built up. I didn't want to say anything because she could easily pull the senority card on me and say something about her kids. Really though, I understand that, but she needs to work on her time management skills. If she knows she has to leave early, then she should work faster, or something to improve. She could easily make an ultimatum for our class. No dishwashing for her when she leaves early, and she'll do the rest the other days. Right? But no... Iono. This is just really frustrating, Serena and I are going to talk to Chef Stephany about it because Serena thinks that Chef has noticed it too, but hasn't said anything. I talked to Lynn about cleaning as I go and I stressed to her about how frustrated I was kinda getting when I saw the mounds of dishes and she says that she'll help with dishwashing more. I'm not sure what to expect with Nancy. She could pull the innocent card on me, or she'll fight it. We'll see...
This is just a pet peeve of mine, but remember how I absolutely can't stand self-centered people? Well Nancy is one of those people. All she talks about is her and her kids and whatever they do that's irrevelant to school. It's just me though...
Jimmy and I are in the computer lab skipping astro. We totally walked in, signed in, sat down, and then got up and left. The teacher saw us but there's not much you can do I guess. I do feel kinda bad...
Recap on yesterday. School was boring. I'll stop blogging about it again unless something significant happens or something. At PCI, we had Chef Stephany again. We just did our thing. After class, Lynn went with me to take out the garbage. I was talking to her about how I really wanted my cake out in the lobby so whoever leaves the elevator will always see it. So Lynn mischeviously wanted to switch my cake with Jasmine's cake. I felt bad at first, but now I'm glad mines is in the front. Chef Stephany noticed that my cake wasn't where it used to and she asked me if it got moved. I told her it did and she was so happy for me! She was like, "YAY! I'm so glad your cake got out front, Jasmine's cake didn't deserve to be there." Now that I think of it, I'm happy my cake is out there. Jasmine didn't really work that hard on her cake in general and you could see it. She had a negative attitude on it and it just wasn't cool...
Anyways, after class, I stayed a bit, then as I was leaving, I bumped into Molly, who is a staff at PCI. She was like, "Jessica! You cake was favorited 3 times by other baking and pastry alumni's!" I was so shocked I was like, "W-whaat?! Really???" Lol. I'll upload pics of my cake later. It's totally different from everyone else's, maybe that's why they liked it? Iono.
So after class, I met up with Rachelle and Kim at Sunnyvale. We took black belt class and we totally rocked it. Stephanie was there too. KJN was so stoked that we were there. He brags about his Milpitas team all the time! Lol. It was pretty fun. I'm all sore now.
So today, I skipped astro and hung out with Jimmy in the computer lab. Not much after. I went to Blake's and we watched HIMYM with Sky. PCI was tiring. There were just 3 people in class today. We glazed our Chocolate mousse cake and made caramel pear cake. After class, I talked with Serena and we were talking about how Nancy gets away with everything. But I'll rant about that later. It's a confusing story.
So as I was driving home, Kim called and we decided to go get some drinks and talk. It was nice, we went to Sweethearts for about an hour and just drove around looking for things to do. There is absoulely NOTHING to do around here! So boring!!! Lol. So yea. Eventually we just went home. Now I'm at home with nothing to do, except shower. Maybe I'll clean or rant later. We'll see.
It was interesting but so boring at the same time! I couldn't help myself. Patty was out cold too! Lol. French was alright, nothing special.
After class, I went over to Blake's place. Since Sky and Em were still sleeping, Blake and I just chilled in his room. After they woke up, we went out and I made myself some toast. After a little while, I went to school. Blake didn't come with me because he was sorta sick.
Class was alright this time. Chef got mad at us for being too slow. But on the bright side, we made strawberry shortcake!
After, I decided to make some soup for Blake, so I went to Safeway and bought Cream of Chicken for him and a bunch of other food; Ore Ida, 2 frozen pizzas, ham slices, turkey slices, and arizona. It's all for them to enjoy and stuff since I go there and steal food anyways... So yea, I went back to the apartment and made some soup for him. By then he was already getting better. We enjoyed dinner together and watched Public Enemies, well what was remaining. Anyways, around 9:30, I had to leave so Blake walked me down to my car. When we got there, another car parked behind me! They left a note saying "This is my spot, next time dont park here. There's parking on Cypruss. Come get me at B104 and I will move my car"
So we went and looked for that apartment. At first, no one answered, so Blake tried to move my car so we can back it out, but he couldn't. Then we went back and tried again. In the end, this lady came out, she was really nice and friendly and stuff and just simply moved our car, no problem. Lol. So emabarassing though! But I got really lucky. I thought it was going to be a douche who was going to yell at me for parking in the wrong spot.
I went home after that and took a shower. Now I'm here... I was going to retype some of my notes for Jasmine, this girl in my class, but I came home late... I hope Serena will type it up for her.
Okay, I'm going to finish my blog by talking about my day yesterday, which is Saturday.
So I woke up early and got ready to go to PCI to help the hobby class. The class was on plating. It was pretty fun! Serena and I did the baking part of it, we made coffee ice cream and tuile. Yum! The ice cream was amazing I must say. I had trouble with the tuile so the hot foods team came in and helped/taught us. There's a special way to make tuile and how to shape it and stuff. Hecka cool. They're super nice. I kinda want to be a part of that one day, but I'm going to have to sacrifice a lot of my time, I might also have to stop going to De Anza or something.
After PCI, I waited out in the student lounge for Blake. Then we went to Rasputins. I think that's how you spell it. It's a gigantic record store. It's AMAZING! I bought 3 new CD's. I know one forsure is 30 Seconds to Mars (thanks eugene!!!) lol. I don't remember the other 2. Anyways, after, we went back to Blake's place and watched a movie. I don't remember what it's called, but it's a pretty good movie. Then Emily came home and we watched some Gabriel Iglesias. Hecka funny!
After, we went out to Taco Bell for dinner, and looked for a movie to rent. We couldn't find anything so we just went back to the pad. Kira was there, smoking. I guess she got mad at me for giving her a hard time about her money issues. Whateverrr. Instead, Blake, Em, Carlos (who came later on) and I ended up just watching a few episodes of Psych. After that, I went home.
Blake walked me to my car and was like, "Don't get into an accident or else I'll have no reason to live!" Aww! Lol. He said, he'd either kill himself or just go back down to Bakersfield because he'd have no more reason to stay in San Jose. I thought that was sweet of him to say, he makes me feel important. I couldn't stop smiling after that. We hugged about a million times before I left.
So today, I have date with him. So many ideas are running through my head. Quicklys, Color Me Mine or Tech Museum, BJ's or The Old Spaghetti Factory. Man! I really don't know what to do. For sure Quickly's. If I go to Color Me Mine, I'll go to BJ's for dinner, if I go to the Tech Museum, we'll go to the Old Spaghetti Factory. Hmm... What to do. Lol. I'll let him choose then. I wish it wasn't raining because I wanted to take him out and around SF. Dang... I gotta go back to cleaning now, I took an hour break from cleaning!