If you say you're not into being rich, you're lying. You know you are. Who doesn't want money? Lot of money! People can have different reasons why they want the money, but we all wouldn't mind a couple extra million to hold us over, right?
Since the departure of The Hills, and thus my weekly fix on reality television, I've since turned my attention to another popular, if not more, reality show. Keeping Up With The Kardashians anyone? That's right. Ah, to be born into the lap of luxury. How I'd love to have my sisters fly me to Cabo every time I was involved in a breakup. If that was the case, I'd be faking relationships left, right, and center.
"Blank and I just broke up."
"I didn't know you were dating someone..."
"Why don't we talk about this from our first class seats on our way to Hawaii? I've already packed!"
I'm not a superficial person, but it's hard to stay completely clean when the seemingly real lives of the rich and famous are thrown into my face (and happily received, I might add) to the end that I have no choice but to wish I was BFF's with LC or hitting Miami up with Khloe Kardashian, who FYI, is my favourite Kardashian sister. Though, if one of them came knocking and asked me to sip Cosmo's with them, I wouldn't say no.
For those who don't know, last week I went through a major chocolate detox. I seemed to have been in this funk where after lunch and dinner I needed something sweet. "Have a piece of fruit," Mother would say. "Pfft, Mom, get with it." It's not the same. I needed chocolate. So, I'd break off a piece of semi-sweet chocolate and munch on that. Well, after years of doing that, your body doesn't really move the way it use to. As a result, I chose to detox my body by not eating chocolate for one whole week. That's a lot of time, OK? I've since had chocolate here and there, but not as much as I use to, and in much smaller portions. It feels good.
I'll probably relapse in like three days. You'll be able to find me passed out in front of the TV, chocolate smeared across my face while reruns of The Hills shine but a speck of light in my shallow world.
Before I chose to cleanse myself of chocolate (it still hurts to say it) I made a trifle. Anyone ever see that FRIENDS episode where Rachel makes a Trifle? "... First there's a layer of lady fingers, then a layer of jam, then custard, which I made from scratch, then more jam, then beef sauteed with peas and onions..." Anyone? Let me know if you've seen it. I'd love to talk about friends with you. E-mail me!
My Trifle wasn't quite as comedic, but it was still tasty. The recipe is really simple, and you can put almost anything in yours.
I used a layer of chocolate cake, broken into pieces, then chocolate pudding, then blueberries and raspberries, then Cool Whip with folded in crushed up chocolate finger cookies, then some shaved chocolate. As sister K pointed out, the Trifle tastes better each day, after everything has soaked into the cake and really had a chance to blend.
Until next time, happy baking!