Lies of the Beautiful People

Lies of the Beautiful People
by Sixx A.M.

I am trying to tell you something important…good looks are great for sex, but useless for my soul. The problem is I need the body AND brains…I want to feel like I’m staring into the sun every time I see you, I want you to be so radiant that I’ll never care when you lie, because it’ll keep me from thinking too much about why you’d think lying was necessary in the first place. -1998

It’s funny, that sense of entitlement, specifically in the standards we hold as prerequisites in relationship. When I said that so many years ago, I meant it, but I see now that time teaches what impudence lets you ignore. It’s not about learning to wear rose tinted glasses, it’s about learning to put the effort into knowing people well enough that they shine regardless. I remember someone saying, “Every man and woman is a star…” they were right 😉

Well this ain’t no sideshow
This is the great unknown
This is the poison we take
Yeah

Outside the velvet rope
Standing there all alone
Are the grotesque and ashamed
Yeah

Well if you think real beauty’s on the outside
Well that’s a far cry
From the truth

Maybe all the information you received
Well you should not believe
There’s no proof

Save yourself from all the lies of the beautiful people
It’s time to run from the lies of the beautiful people

I feel so traumatized
Doped up and televised
Life can be cruel and insane
Yeah

But we’ve got these ugly scars
On our infected hearts
Maybe it’s time for a change
Yeah

And if you think real beauty’s on the outside
Well that’s a far cry
From the truth

Maybe all the information you received
Well you should not believe
There’s no proof

Save yourself from all the lies of the beautiful people
It’s time to run from the lies of the beautiful people

Save yourself from all the lies of the beautiful people
Just run and hide from the lies of the beautiful

Save yourself from all the lies of the beautiful people
It’s time to run from the lies of the beautiful people



Tuesday’s Quickie – Roasted Cod and Veggies

Two posts in a day! It is the end! (not really)

So a little while ago I made something for lunch that came out pretty good and a few people asked for the recipe.

No hassles, it’s just mainly chop it up, throw it in, cook, eat. Here you go!

Ingredients:
10oz. Cod Filets (fresh, not breaded or frozen, I get them on sale all the time at the grocery store for like $3-4)
1 small bell pepper (if you’re using a big one you only need half)
8oz mushrooms (it doesn’t matter what kind, as long as they aren’t the ones that will make you have an out of body experience)
1 small white onion (half if its a big white onion, purple onions would work on this just as well too)
1 small zucchini squash
1 Serrano pepper

Prep:
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Take the mushrooms and put a layer of them in the bottom of a 6×9 roasting pan (like what you’d cook meatloaf in).
Fill the roasting pan with water until the mushroom are only a bit above the water.
Layer the cod filet(I had to cut mine to fit) on top of the mushrooms in the roasting pan.
Quarter the onion (well actually i cut them into eighths and let them fall apart)
Quarter the zucchini squash,
Cut the bell pepper into strips
Dice the serrano pepper
Cut the remaining mushrooms into halves
Mix everything together and layer on top of the cod in the pan.

Once the over is heated, drop the pan in for 45 minutes to an hour. Depending on your preferences on roasting veggies dry, you may want to add more water. However if you add less the mushrooms on the bottom will overcook a tad.

You’ll notice I didn’t actually use any seasoning. It’s up to you, but there are a number of good seasonings you can try, I prefer Slap Yo Mama Cajun Seasoning to most others, if only because it tastes decent and the name is unforgettable 😉

-T



Jar of Hearts

Jar of Hearts
by Christina Perri

Sometimes it’s not always my own causes I fight for. The problem is the the trail of friends and loved ones left in the wake just seems to keep growing. -2004

I related to this song because it took me so long to warm back up and start living that it almost seems like it’s too little too late, or too much too fast. I suppose that’s the funk though. You learn to fight for your values, the problem there is when those values make you stop when there is no need. Learning to climb to the top doesn’t teach you how to land, it only gives you the notion of how to fall gracefully. I guess I equated that vice with the a rational not to let anyone get close.

-T

No, I can’t take one more step towards you
‘Cause all that’s waiting is regret
Don’t you know I’m not your ghost anymore
You lost the love I loved the most

I learned to live, half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are?

I hear you’re asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
But I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms

I’ve learned to live, half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are?

It took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in my eyes
I wish I had missed the first time that we kissed
‘Cause you broke all your promises
And now you’re back
You don’t get to get me back

Who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Don’t come back at all

And who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don’t come back for me
Don’t come back at all

Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?