Thursday, December 16, 2004
Saturday, November 27, 2004
I haven't eaten afternoon tea in 3 years, I think. The last time was with Elinor and Sarah at the Mary Rose Tea Cottage. It's out of business now :(.
The Tuck Box is one of the few places that has my favorite type of jam - ollalieberry jam. If I had to choose, I'd say Linn's Fruit Bin makes better jam though. Both are good. It's like an A vs. A+ jam.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Sunday, November 21, 2004
Sunday, November 14, 2004
Thursday, November 11, 2004
Leave some Cheetos for me, Marvin!
I've always wanted to know who the song "Yellow". It's the sort of song you wish someone would write for you. I would never want to bleed someone dry (!), but it would be moving to have it said to you.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
"Barbie Girl" definitely deserves a spot on the worst song of all time list. They got sued for trademark infringement, if I remember correctly. Wonder how that worked out for them?
"We Built This City" definitely bad.
If you like terrible music, check out Miserable Melodies.
Sunday, November 07, 2004
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Sunday, October 31, 2004
I am not going trick-or-treating, giving out candy or wearing a costume. I am not going to carve any of my pumpkins.
My house looks dirty despite lots of cleaning.
I feel lonely. I hate Sunday mornings.
I have nothing interesting to say.
Friday, October 29, 2004
My eyedrops are so thick I can hardly see and I feel like Mr. Magoo.
If I start taking pictures into PhotoShop to see what's in my eye... then I will be officially too geeky.
Saturday, October 16, 2004
Spread unsweetened crepes with a mixture of chopped fish sperm (OMG!) and mushrooms (ya, I've seen this trick with escargot before) bound with a fish-based bechamel sauce. Roll them, place in a buttered dish, spinkle with grated Parmesan and melted butter, and heat in a 350 degree oven until the top is brown.
Just for fun, I tried opening the book at random to see if there were any off pages - not so gross. Nope. Pages 232-233 start with the basic prep for intestines with their Chicken Organs in Blood Sauce, roll through a few testicle recipes and finish with some more blood recipes.
I have had the misfortune of eating a fried turkey testicle, but that is a story for another post.
Blind Korean men pass riot police after a demonstration in Seoul.
Sunday, October 10, 2004
Friday, October 08, 2004
Back soon to talk about my last two weeks of baking and OCD activities. I know everyone can't wait :P.
Sunday, October 03, 2004
The "last Austro-Hungarian emperor... Charles I sat on the throne of the now defunct empire between 1916 and 1918."
"According to the Vatican, he cured a Brazilian nun of varicose veins."
Saturday, October 02, 2004
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Maybe I have insomnia?
Maybe I napped too much today?
If I wasn't so dragged out, I'd have spent time writing a haiku about that. Okay, I'll try...
Quiet night others sleep
Lonely Baglady blogging
Okay, now that came out wrong, because I've only had a Tylenol P.M. twice, but I probably sound like someone addicted to soft-core sleeping pills :P.
Going to make an attempt to go to bed now!
No, it's the chocolate lava cake that I baked tonight. I did something really crazy. I put in the cake right after realizing I needed it first for dinner. Cooking fish in the oven at the same time as baked goods is a BAD idea, as the milder thing can take on the stronger's odor. I covered the salmon tightly and the cake was covered tightly in it's water bath. Miraculously both turned out great.
Saturday, September 18, 2004
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
After the last batch came out of the oven, I found a possum in a tree near my front door. I tried to scare it away, but it was quite content to stay put - despite me yelling menacing things like "shoe!" (or is that "shew!" or "shoo") and swatting the tree with a broom. Now I know what that sound out my window has been and whose been leaving all those half-eaten berries on my doorstep. I don't like possums. They look like big rats.
Saturday, September 11, 2004
Mark Bittman's variation of pound cake
Cook's Illustrated's variation of their master muffin recipe
or just Lemon Duncan Hines cake mix with poppyseeds added.
I have these cool mini-bundt pans that I can't wait to use.
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Sonic Chill was on the radio and I heard some songs I hadn't heard since they first came out - They Might Be Giants and Cocteau Twins. I'd link, but they only keep playlists online for a week:
Last Broadcast - Doves
Pepper Tree - Cocteau Twins
Opened Once - Jeff Buckley
Sascha - Jolie Holland
All That I Have - Grant Lee Buffalo
Orbit of Me - Delerium
Obscurity Knocks - Trash Can Sinatras
In My Room - Everything But The Girl
Biological - Air
Inhaler - Hooverphonic
Track 3 - Sigur Ros
Distractions - Zero 7
Try Whistling This - Neil Finn
Honestly OK - Dido
Anniversary - The Cure
Lit Up - Lush
Sail to the Moon - Radiohead
Venus as a Boy - Bjork
Smokey - Red House Painters
We Are Mice - Azure Ray
Fearless - American Music Club
This is a really boring post. I feel better having admitted that.
Sunday, September 05, 2004
Monday, August 30, 2004
Saturday, August 28, 2004
"It's possible that it may seem strange... to someone, but, alas, I love him right up to this moment. And the thought never leaves me -- will I really never see him again?"
and also of Pablo Neruda's lines:
love is so short, forgetting is so long
I'm sure this is going to feel better as time goes on. I just hope he is at peace and smiling down on us all from somewhere in the beyond.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Saturday, August 21, 2004
So I'm ruminating on the exciting topic of chair recovering (yawn) and I kept hearing this chirp. I'd heard it last night too, but didn't think much of it. Now I know the source. I just looked up to find a large cricket on my wall. I of course did the unsteriotypical thing :P - I screamed and jumped out of my chair. Cricket fans will be proud that I captured it in some tupperware and threw it outside. I don't mind crickets, I just don't like them in the house.
Speaking of bugs and chairs, I am redoing my chairs in a dragonfly pattern.
Thursday, August 19, 2004
So making up for this week's missed post...
8/17/04 I made 20 cupcakes. Vanilla cake with milk chocolate frosting. They turned out great. I love foil cupcake liners. I wonder if it's true that you can use them on a baking sheet. Has anyone else had success not using muffin tins?
Saturday, August 14, 2004
Okay, so there it is... something about an inflamatory topic. Comment away.
"I can't find where the moment went wrong at all" and "I survive on the air you are finished with". - from Come Back to Bed
"I still you'd fought me til your dying day/Don't let me get away". and "there's no substance in 'for a time'" - from Split Screen Sadness
"She's like a maze where all of the walls continually change/And I've done all I can to stand on the steps with my heart in my hand/Now I'm starting to see maybe it's got nothing to do with me." - from Daughters
"I'd rather be a mystery than she desert me". - from My Stupid Mouth
I think a blog can include other people's words. It's really just a place for me to put things so I can get them out of my inner monologue. We'll see if it works or not.
It's also helping me avoid finishing my article. Ug, I hate the APA format. Why did I have to learn MLA first!?
Uh oh, my blogging is starting to bore me. I can't imagine this is interesting to anyone else. I should remember to hide this or just delete the posts when I'm done.