It has been three months since my last entry, so if I still have any viewers/followers left, hello! I wanted to post and tell you about some changes that have happened recently.
For starters, I have decided not to renew my Premium WordPress membership for this blog. I already thought it was too expensive before, but now the domain name isn’t even included anymore. That means I would have to pay $99 for the premium plan, plus another $18 for the domain name renewal. $117 is just too much money considering I don’t post much anymore. My premium plan doesn’t actually expire until the very end of September, so I will be able to keep it until then. I’m not yet sure what that means for this blog. It might mean I will have to go through and delete old entries because I might not have enough storage on the free plan to keep everything. The current layout/theme I’m using is also a premium theme, so my site probably won’t be as appealing looking anymore. It’s a shame because I really do like the look of this theme and the header logo I created fits it quite well. However, as I stated, it’s not worth all that money.
As you may have noticed, I’ve also been posting significantly less. I do not want to close my blog down entirely because I still enjoy making a post from time to time to check in, but I do not have the time to devote to this blog like I used to. That’s another reason the free plan will suit me better for now. I do think I might pay the $18 to renew my domain name though, at least for the next year.
I thought I would make a short update on my car as well, since I made some posts about it previously. A couple months after my wreck, I posted about how I had finally gotten my car fixed and it looked good as new. Well, guess what? Literally a month after it was fixed, some of the paint is now scraped off of the same door that was freshly painted. I’m not sure if a rock flew up and hit it or what, but I’m still really mad about that. It seems funny that I went six years without having a single mark on my car, and then this happens within a month of getting fresh paint. I think it’s because when I bought my car, I had a clear protective coat put on it. When my car got fixed, I bet you they just painted it and didn’t put that extra protective coating on it and that’s probably why the paint is scraping off so easily now. Ugh. If that guy wouldn’t have hit me, this probably wouldn’t have happened either.
Okay, enough about that. Let me get into the photos now. In my last post, I was sharing with you my newly dyed purple hair. Well, that was months ago, and my hair was starting to look pretty dull. The purple was still hanging on though. I couldn’t believe it didn’t come all the way out. When I had pink hair, the pink ended up coming completely out. I wasn’t a big fan of the what the purple faded into though, so I was ready for a change. I decided to go back to blonde. I missed it, and I always feel I look my best when I’m blonde. Also, blonde hair tends to make you look younger than darker hair. Now that I’m in my 30’s, I would definitely rather look younger. I get people telling me all the time how I definitely don’t look 30 and I look young for my age, but I have been noticing some signs of aging.
Even after getting my hair bleached and toned, some of the purple still remained. I’m telling you, that was some strong dye. That purple has been hanging on for dear life! It’s okay though because the purple is so light now that it’s almost not even noticeable. It’s very subtle and blends with the blonde very nicely. I love how it turned out!
I’ve been eating some delicious food this past week, so I thought I would share some photos to make you all hungry. 😛
I got this crispy chicken salad from Anthony’s, a local place. I put honey mustard dressing on it, and it was so delicious! The chicken was the best part because it was cooked perfectly. Plus, the melted cheese on it made it even better. This salad was massive too. The picture makes it look smaller than it actually was. I ate the whole thing though, but then I was stuffed.
After I got my hair done, I asked my mom if she wanted to go to Washington Chicken to eat. It’s one of my favorite local places. My mom got the chicken poppers meal, and I got the toasted jalapeno cornbread sandwich with mango habanero sauce, which is my favorite item on the menu. I also got a buffalo chicken salad with blue cheese dressing that I ended up taking home and eating the next day.
Today I decided to order Chinese food. I kid you not, it’s been almost a year since I’ve had any. I used to eat it all the time. Before I bought my house and moved, there was a place called Evergreen right down the road. I used to go there a lot. I thought about riding up there to get some, but I didn’t feel like leaving my house and wanted to order delivery. I looked up some nearby Chinese food places that would deliver to me and ended up ordering from Hong Kong Express. It was my first time eating their food.
I ended up ordering Shrimp Chow Fun, Szechuan Noodles, Fried Rice, and Spring Rolls. The delivery was super fast! They were here in twenty minutes! I was really hungry, so I was quite happy about that. The first thing I tried was the fried rice and the spring rolls. I usually always get those when I order Chinese food. I was honestly unimpressed with them though. I only ordered the plain fried rice since it was two dollars cheaper, and plain it was. When I would order the plain fried rice from Evergreen, they would always put onions in it for extra flavor, and I loved that. This place didn’t do that, so it ended up being pretty plain tasting and definitely not as good. The spring rolls were also smaller than the ones I would get from Evergreen. They also weren’t as crunchy and just didn’t taste as good.
I did enjoy my noodle dishes though. Evergreen did not have Shrimp Chow Fun on their menu, so I figured I would try it for something a little different. It was pretty good. It tastes just like lo mein, except with super fat noodles.
The Szechuan Noodles is what I enjoyed the most. You could order them mild, medium, or hot. I got the hot, of course. They had nice flavor and a good spicy kick to them. It wasn’t enough to really make my mouth burn or anything, but it was still a decent level. It’s the spiciest Chinese dish I’ve had so far. I used to order the szechaun shrimp from Evergreen a lot because that was my favorite meal, but there wasn’t really any heat to it. Hong Kong Express has that also, so I’ll have to try their version and see if it’s as spicy as the noodles.