Green Smoothie!

I talked last week a little about my new George Foreman Mix-n-go (whatever it’s called). This week I took pictures while I made a smoothie! I wanted it to be all fancy how you see those recipe bloggers do it. But I’m not a fancy recipe blogger. I’m not even a fancy blogger. I am Fancy though. Jokes.

Anywhere. Here are some not so fancy photos:

Ingredients I used
Ingredients I used (minus the berries)

The ingredients I used were:

  • Half a lemon juice
  • a green kiwi fruit (I don’t like golden)
  • almond / coconut milk (I buy it pre mixed together, saves space!)
  • two bobby bananas
  • Plain yogurt. Which is actually very sweat and I should of gotten Greek instead
  • Kale
  • Celery
The mess I made
The mess I made

The main thing I hate about making smoothies is the mess I make. It’s not even that bad of a mess! But I dislike cleaning. 🙁

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Who am I?

Hey! You’re probably thinking “man this woman updates a lot!”  but I saw this post on BlogMatter and I thought I should give it a crack! This is a little “who am I?” post to tell all you new readers all about me! As you can tell from my answers, I’m a bit silly!

  1. My name is:
    Jana Hayes
  2. My birthday is:
    23/10/1991
  3. I live in: (Country or City):
    Christchurch, New Zealand
  4. I am currently studying/working as:
    I’m a second year student studying Bachelor of Environmental Management and Planning. I also work every Sunday at a seafood salad factory. We make and pack the salad. 🙂
  5. I have been blogging since:
    I don’t even know! Perhaps 2010 or 2009? I started with a Pizco website haha!
  6. I blog about: My personal life, mainly. I rant about a lot of things.
  7. My blog is called Jana’s Journal because:
    I had no idea what to call it. It never really had a name, it was always just “Jahemian”. Then I decided “what the hey, it needs a proper name”. Original and creative, I know!
  8. I love watching:
    OK. Ya’ll are going to laugh. Then again, I share this everywhere. I love The Vampire Diaries. Mainly the actors / actresses in it. Because I’m a perv. Aside from that, I like silly things like South Park and the Simpsons, Futurama etc, but I LOVE BBC comedy like Vicar of Dibley, The Young Ones, Black Adder, Top Gear, etc etc.
  9. I love reading:
    I haven’t read since I started uni, really. I guess Harry Potter. I wonder how many people have answered this “about me” questionnaire with that answer?
  10. I love doing:
    Learning! But in my own time and at my own pace. IE: I love reading Wikipedia for History, or watching documentaries on history.
  11. I love playing:
    PC games? WoW when I can afford it (Both time and money wise). Cities:Skylines, AoE etc etc. I also like Cards Against Humanity. 🙂
  12. I love listening to:
    Foo Fighters, Queen, Eminem, Sublime, Sam Smith, System of a Down, Tool, Rammstein, Old school hip hop, rap, what kind of question is this? 😛
  13. I love collecting:
    Rubbish? Seriously, I have paper I probably don’t need everywhere. >.< I used to love collecting stickers.
  14. Favorite book:
    Right now I don’t have one. 🙁
  15. Favorite movie:
    I had to edit this. Because first I had anything Harry Potter. Then I remembered Drop Dead Fred and how many times I’ve watched it. Mmmm. I want to watch it right now…
  16. Favorite song:
    Right now? Tro Love – Habits, Hippie Sabotage remix.
    All time? Argh, probably Foo Fighters – Everlong
  17. Favorite TV show:
    I think we spoke of this before. No but really, all time? Can I say Game of Thrones? No? Too over done? The Young Ones. Funniest. Show. Ever.
  18. Favorite game:
    CAH
  19. My pets:
    I have none. Jared (Boyfriend) has tropical fish, though!
  20. My tattoos:
    I have three, I’ll have to take a photo of them and show ya’ll!
  21. My piercings:
    I have my ears pierced but hardly ever wear anything in ’em
  22. If I was a fruit I would be a:
    Pineapple because I’m sweet and tangy? (Er)
  23. If I was a season I would be:
    Winter. because my heart is so cold. </3. Jokes. I’d be summer because summer is the bomb-digity
  24. If I was a tree I would be a:
    A Totara Tree. because I like that one the most.
  25. If I was a stone/gem/mineral I would be:
    A sapphire or a Topaz because I like blue. 🙂
  26. If I was a planet I would be:
    PLUTO because Pluto is a planet, I tell you! <3
  27. If I was a superhero/supervision I would be:
    None. I don’t know any. 🙁 I’d be the evil villain though, not the super hero.
  28. If I was a color I would be:
    I’m blue daba-de-daba-da.
  29. If I was an animal I would be:
    A tuatara because they’re all slow and big and crazy looking!

    A male Tuatara
    A male Tuatara
  30. If I was a word I would be:
    My nickname is Monkey. So maybe that.
  31. If I was a number I would be:
    Four. No reason. It was just the first that popped into my head.
  32. As a child I wanted to be a:
    A farmer! 🙂 I still love dairy farming and I might even go back when I graduate!
  33. Something I like about myself:
    My eyes are a nice color.
  34. I am proud of the fact that I:
    I’m actually in uni, in my second year. and I passed all my courses last year and last semester! Woohoo!
  35. My invention for the future would be:
    A robot that does my washing. Er. I’m not very creative.

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Monthly Favs #1

Whilst blog hopping today, I read a lot of blogs that have monthly favorites. I don’t really want to add myself to the group, mainly because I always fail at these things (This one time, I posted a Friday favorites. Saying I would post every Friday. I think that was the last time I fail-blogged).

I have a few things I’d like to share that lately I’ve been really enjoying.

Fav place

I love visiting my Grandmas place. More-so in the summer so I can swim, but any time of year and I’m happy. She’s kind of cut off from the outside world out where she lives. No internet (aside from 3G on the cell phones). We watched movies, I baked Santes Biscuits (and ate them, too!) and every day we took a nice short walk to one of the beaches.

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In which I praise my university

I felt a bit stink after my last post. Mainly because there are some cool things about my university that I should mention.

The IT team,  perhaps not totally unskilled, are very helpful if you ask questions or need help with something (that they actually know the answer to, anyway). In fact, one staff member even went out of his way to find a better image of the university logo for me to use on a poster. They’ll come over and fix printers usually as soon as you call them (and come on, it’s not their fault the printers don’t work, printers will be printers). Although sometimes you ask a question and they reply a day or two later. …

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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn’t that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.
Nellie tagged me in this at the beginning of July. I was in Auckland and having a lovely break from updating my amazingly popular blog (huehuehue). But I’m now back home in Christchurch, and I’ve just remembered about this tag! The following questions are what Nellie asked of her taggee’s (?):
  1. Describe yourself/your life in the form of a mid-2000s Fall Out Boy song title.
    We’re doing title of the song, not lyrics, right? Sugar, we’re going down Maybe it’s not related but I always feel like I’m going down. Man I’m such a downer… argh, moving on.
  2. Who is your favourite DC and/or Marvel villain?
    I always wanted to like comics and that kind of thing, but I never really did. Infact, I had to Google it incase I said something like Harry Potter (I know, I know). So, I guess I like the Joker. He’s the only villian I remember well enough, also, I like bad boys. Amiright?
  3.  If you could study anything regardless of how much it’d cost and whether you meet the pre-requisites, what would it be?
    History. Hands down a millions times history. Anything pre Elizabethan era, any country, any race. I LOVE HISTORY.
  4. What are the biggest stereotypes about people from your city/town?
    I live in Christchurch which is supposed to be the White Supremacist Capitol of New Zealand. This was recently disproved  (Can’t find article..)
  5. What is your favourite kind of cheese? If you don’t like or can’t eat cheese, what do you eat that’s your “cheese replacement”?
    Camembert, Bree or if we’re having a BBQ, Hollumi. 🙂 Yum!
  6. If you could change one thing about society at large, what would it be?
    Bullying.  I hate bullies so much. >.<
  7. You have $200. You can only spend it in one non-department store (no Target, Walmart, Warehouse, Farmers etc.). Which store would you choose?
    MAC cosmetics.
  8. If you could share a meal with someone who has passed away, who would it be and why?
    This is a tough one. I’d love to talk to family members and learn more of our history. But I also think Freddie Mercury would be cool. NO WAIT! Rik Mayall! Ah yes I bet that would be super fun! Can I have dinner with both of them?
  9. Do you have a physical feature people tend to comment on when they first meet you? Does it bother you that people comment on it?
    No. But I used to get bullied a lot of my small eyes. Kids would see me and be like “what’s wrong with your eyes?”. It also happened once when I was 16. I cried. So yeah, it bothers me, but most people are adults about it.
  10. What was your favourite toy or activity as a kid?
    I used to love playing monster tag or spot light at the school when it was dark. Other then that, I loved computers (we never had a very good one, and only got the internet when I was 15) and reading.
  11. What kind of drunk are you? If you don’t drink, what kind of drunk do you think you’d be
    This is tough because I always have my head screwed on no matter what. When I do get drunk, I just become more open, but I still sensor myself to an extent (just a lesser extent I suppose).

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