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|Friday, December 30th, 2011|
|Wednesday, August 24th, 2011|
|Sunday, December 19th, 2010|
|Jane Austen Quiz
Well, I found this quiz
on Go Fug Yourself, and of course I had to take it. It's pretty thorough for a 'which character are you?' quiz, but you have to tally the score yourself. I mention it because I scored as Elizabeth Bennet, who just happens to be the character I would have picked for myself, hahaha. Current Mood: silly
|Tuesday, October 26th, 2010|
|I prepare to win at nerding...
Sooooo, for Halloween this year I am attempting to dress as Sir Robin from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Currently, I'm done with my tunic (complete with chicken!) and the sleeves and hood of my armor. I need to spray paint the boots of my 'armor' to match the rest, since they are all made from painted knitting, as they appear to be in the movie. I also need to paint my shield and get or make a sword. Heh. I also plan on sticking fake-fur fibers to my lip for a mustache, but if that doesn't work, I'll just paint one on. Not as authentic, but still good enough to creep out my creepy admirers at work, I would think. Current Mood: dorky
|Thursday, September 2nd, 2010|
|Tuesday, August 24th, 2010|
|Good Heavens, An Update!
Sooooo, my wee sister who is no longer actually wee stayed at my house over the summer, and infected me with a new thing to fangirl: Doctor Who! I know I'm late to the party, but I tried watching an episode of the show before, and the heavy dose of silly that comes from being a (semi) children's show was too much. However, said sister made me sit through the first few episodes of the new Doctor Who, and I was intrigued. A few more episodes, and i was quite liking it. All of the first season- completely hooked, d'oh! I think I wound up enjoying it because of the structure, which is a definite season-long story arc, although I didn't realize until the finale of the first season wrapped it all up for me. I also quite liked the way the silly comes out as smart-assery sometimes, and Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper were quite entertaining. And then, of course, David Tennant, who is a master of silly faces, crazy breakdowns, and looking adorably scrawny in a pinstriped suit, something that I am a major sucker for as my slim and occasional suit wearing husband can confirm.
I mostly post this to entertain my sister, but I may have to write additional thoughts about the show later. *dorkitude*
|Friday, March 5th, 2010|
Slated for the garden this year: strawberries and rhubarb (I probably won't have a big enough crop, but strawberries + rhubarb = the tastiest jam ever), Roma tomatoes, some heat-resistant tomatoes, Anaheim peppers, regular ol' bell peppers, globe basil, Thai basil (so tasty), cilantro, carrots, beets, swiss chard, bok choy, German thyme, snap peas, and lemon cucumbers. It sounds like a lot, but it's just a plant or two of each in a pot or a small raised bed, and a lot of it won't really produce.
|Wednesday, November 19th, 2008|
I needed something to do with the last of my pomegranates, and I didn't think I had enough for jelly, so I juiced what I had and made pomegranate gelatin instead. And then to be a total wanker, I made a parfait with a cheesecake base.( In case you'd like to try it..Collapse )
|Thursday, October 16th, 2008|
|I'm a dork
Hahaha, I just ran across the term 'cisgender' while dorking around on the internet. It took me a moment. "What the hell is cisgender? The opposite of transg... LOL!" I wonder who first came up with that term, because it is the most hilariously awesome and nerdy made-up word I've seen for a long time.
|Sunday, September 14th, 2008|
Today I am making beef stew and white eyelet bloomers, because I'm just that kind of dork.
Also, because I am weiner about politics, everyone should look at this
Also also, staticfoo
made me watch Arrested Development. Come on! Current Mood: dorky
|Wednesday, July 30th, 2008|
Someone needs to kick Chris Carter in the balls. I just got back from seeing the X-Files movie and it was 98.5% suck. Just so you know.
Actually, no, someone needs to kick me in the balls, or at least pretend I have them, for thinking that after the steaming piles of crap that were the last two seasons of the X-Files, Chris Carter could actually come out with something good. I guess that's why they called it 'I Want to Believe'. ( Spoilery rantCollapse )
There's more, but that's the stuff that really annoyed me.
|Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008|
|Sewing! And Entomology!
I am making this
dress out of the best fabric EVAR.
Why is it the best fabric ever? Well, it isn't the content; it's some sort of shiny polyester knit (about like you might find on commercial versions of the dress- comfortably stretch and easy-care, but not high quality by any means), but it's printed with insects. And not just the usual ladybugs or butterflies (although it does have those too). No, this fabric, a medium green printed with darker green insects and a little bit of white highlighting, has all sorts of freaky insects printed on it. There are skipper butterflies, sphinx moths, sphinx moth caterpillars, ladybugs, grasshoppers, katydids, crickets, houseflies, dragonflies, dragonfly larvae, tree crickets
, cockroaches, tiger beetles
, assassin bugs
, honey bees, ants, termites, camel crickets
(I shit you not), stick insects, praying mantids, stink bugs
, ichneumonid wasps, cicadas, weevils, ground beetles, seed bugs
, long-horned beetles
, metallic borer beetles
, mayflies, antlions
, scarab beetles
, water beetles, leaf beetles, stag beetles
, long-horned grasshoppers, click beetles
, and a couple of flies, wasps, and a spider thing that remain unidentified.
I wanted to take pictures of all of the different insects on the fabric, but the shiny surface of the fabric combined with my old and shitty digital camera made for a 'no' on that plan.
Sorry I didn't link all of the insects listed above. I started browsing around at bugguide.net, and now I have to forcibly remove myself from the computer before I spend my entire afternoon looking at pretty pictures of crawly things.
|Sunday, April 20th, 2008|
|Thursday, March 27th, 2008|
I actually did stuff yesterday! I helped Bill wire up outlets in the garage, I made a pair of pajama pants for Bill (pajama pants are super easy- it was probably only about 2 hours of sewing), and I made carrot cake.
Today I am eating carrot cake. Mmmmm...
|Saturday, March 22nd, 2008|
My back porch smells of lilacs. Spring is almost as good as fall in my little patch of Pahrump, where Bill's mom planted all sorts of delicious things like lilac bushes and irises and apricot trees and mulberry trees and roses and daffodils and narcissi. Plus an apple tree, a pear tree, and two unidentified trees that are popped out in mid-pink and dark-pink blossoms right now. Possibly almonds, possibly cherries. My apricot trees are done blooming, but there were lots of bees out visiting them while they were, so the blooms should give way to lots of apricots, which will in turn give way to apricot pies and chicken feed.
I cracked open some of last fall's black walnuts, and the stories are true: black walnuts are much richer and tastier than English walnuts, but it would take much painstaking hammering and prying to get enough to bake anything. Perhaps they are better as a small snack when one feels like smashing things.
I was nominated for employee of the month at work, which was distinctly odd, as I don't believe I go out of my way at all to do a specially good job. Perhaps that is why a lady from housekeeping won the top spot- scrubbing toilets and being a good employee must be much harder than playing games all day like I do. I still got a $25 bonus, which I preemptively spent on fancy chocolates.
Also, I broke my purse strap, so I had been tying the broken ends together, but the pleather kept slipping apart, so Bill snuck over the hardware store and bought a leather punch and some rivets and fixed the strap for me. I = spoiled.
|Friday, March 14th, 2008|
Bill bought me two baby chicks today. I was tagging along with him to pick up some electrical parts, and he detoured to the feed store, where they just happened to have a batch of three-day-old black Sex Link chickens. (Sex Links are cross-breed chickens that hatch out with males of one color and females of another, so you know for sure that your chicks are future layers.) We assumed that the little black puffballs were Barred Rock chicks, because that's usually what the feed store stocks in spring, and I already have six Barred Rocks, so I wasn't going to get any, but then we found out what they really were, so I had to get a couple. Black Sex Links grow up to have shiny black feathers with green iridescence, and sometimes some red feathers around their face and neck. They also lay lots of fat brown eggs.
I haven't figured out what to name them yet, but one of them is a little whiner already. Probably she feels lonely with just one little friend instead of the whole flock, but eventually she will have a big flock again, when she grows up enough that the big chickens won't think she is food.
|Sunday, February 17th, 2008|
I saw an interview with the Aruban investigator in the Natalee Holloway case on tv the other day. The investigator's name was Peter de Vries. It made me think of you, although I think you'd be disappointed with Peter's complete lack of effeminacy and sappho lips.
|Tuesday, February 5th, 2008|
Monday was Bill's birthday, so I made him sauerbraten, German potato salad, and sweet & sour cabbage for his dinner, and crumb-topped apple pie for dessert. Everything came out delicious, except maybe the gingersnap gravy- I don't think I added enough gingersnaps, so it tasted a bit too much like the vinegary marinade, and not quite sweet and spicy enough. Nor did it come out a proper gravy consistency, more like a sauce. I was in a bit of a hurry to get dinner on the table because it was a work night and I still had to get ready, so I didn't do the obvious fix and crush up more gingersnaps. Bill liked it anyway.
It is almost chick season here in Pahrump. I think I will get myself a couple of little Rhode Island Red chicks, so that I will have eggs next winter. This winter, I had a long stretch of about one egg a day (all green, weird), and then a few weeks of no eggs at all. Now that the days are somewhat longer (and the weather is extra-mild) my brown egg layers have started up again, and I've collected at least one egg every day, and four on a couple of days. Now I have to get back in the habit of using eggs in my cooking.
Let's see... what else is going on? Bill and I spent a portion of today fixing cracks in the concrete pad for the garage. We mixed up some concrete patch stuff and poured in into the cracks, and leveled it of with putty knives. I like doing things like that.
|Saturday, October 20th, 2007|
|Dumbledore is gay.
Well, at least there's that. I'm still wanting to go back in time and make Rowling write in a little more Remus/Sirius action. It would have been so easy!
|Tuesday, October 16th, 2007|
Have just returned (well, yesterday at 2:00ish) from mid-sized road trip up to Florence, OR (home of my grandparents) with stopovers in Arcata, CA (school of my sister and current location of parental units). Finally put some miles on my wee car, which had previously been used mainly as a 'Sunday driver' due to my reluctance to leave it in the work parking lot, and because I almost never go anywhere except work, and sometimes the grocery store on the way home from work. I generally lead an exciting life. Anyway, pictures later of roadtrip.
Well, just over two weeks until Halloween and I have no costume. Well, I have loads of costumes, just not a new one to trot out specially, which is how I usually like to do Halloween. Current plans: Inara's red dress from 'The Train Job', which I think I can copy decently in two weeks, assuming I don't revert to my usual state of Extremely Lazy Ass. I am not expecting to be scheduled for work on Halloween, but one of our other dealers was hoping to hit an awesome Halloween party, and if he asks me to work for him, I probably will, otherwise I'll just be sitting in our house all night in costume in front of the computer. Most likely. We don't really get trick-or-treaters in this house, because it's tucked away back from the road, and most people don't realize there's a house hiding back there.
I am totally jealous of both Arcata and Florence right now, because both areas appear to be excellent garden-growing areas, whereas Pahrump is almost a complete bust on the garden front. Corn and beans will not grow here at all, according to every gardener I've spoken to since I've lived here, and my attempts at broccoli, squash, cucumbers, peas, thyme, and lettuce have all gone awry. I can get tomatoes to grow a little bit, and I have one surviving artichoke plant that will probably bear one artichoke in the spring. Basically, the only things that grow with any gusto are pomegranate trees and rosemary plants. Okay, and apricot trees. Current Mood: happy to be home