bookwyrm: (mlp:fim)
2012-01-26 10:51 am

Holy crap you guys!

They Might Be Giants is touring. Jonathan Coulton is opening for them. They will be in Massachusetts on 3/8.

I've already bought tickets.

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2011-08-27 12:37 pm

Crazy cat lady-dom continues apace

Vanyel has totally regretted his initial reaction to Gracie. He's been sitting outside her door pining for the last couple days. When the door is open they sit about 6 feet away from each other. He mews piteously. She hisses. I facepalm. It's all very cute.
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2011-07-03 10:56 am

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I am a Dragonite!

Mostly wrong, but hey, yay dragons.
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2011-04-28 02:48 pm

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I never expected to be a morning exercise type, but I'm finding doing yoga first thing when I wake ends up being easier than trying to do it when I get home exhausted. And it's only 20 minutes so it's not like I have to get up *that* much earlier. Beats lying in bed waiting for the alarm to go off, anyway. The best part is I feel pretty good afterwards, which is unusual for when I exercise.
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2011-04-02 12:35 pm

White Truffle Popcorn

This was invented last night, and is so amazing that I felt obligated to share. It's very rich.

1-2 tbsp coconut oil (I use Nutriva)
1/4 - 1/3 c popcorn kernels
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp white truffle oil
salt to taste

Pop the popcorn in the coconut oil. Set aside. Melt the butter in the same pot, add the oil. Toss popcorn to coat. Add salt to taste. Serves 2-3.

Also, I highly recommend the Yellow Tail Cabernet Merlot. The cab gives it richness, and the merlot gives it fruitiness. Not sweet, but not terribly dry either. You do have to air it thoroughly. It's a very good combination-- I'm probably going to pick up a collection and age 'em for a few years.
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2011-03-21 10:34 am

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The main thing to go when I'm stressed is my memory. And concentration. Concentration and memory. The two main things to go when I'm stressed are memory and concentration... and the ability to sleep. The three things to go when I'm stressed are memory, concentration, and the ability to sleep... and memory. The four... no... Among the many things to go when I'm stressed are such elements as memory, conc-- hang on, I'll come in again.
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2011-03-17 10:14 am

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Happy drinking day!

Had I been a bit more proactive, I could've brewed a batch of red ale to have ready for today. Oh well!
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2011-03-14 01:59 am

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Happy pi day!
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2011-02-21 11:46 pm

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Oh, and happy Zelda Day!
(phew, just made it.)

Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of the original Legend of Zelda. Hooray! Or as Link would say:

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2011-02-11 03:50 pm

Slice of life: Trinity/Switch

Switch: *cuddle snuggle groom cute cute lick nuzzle*
Me: Awww.
Trinity: *tramples Switch* Fun tiem yay scurry rat joy!
Switch: *sigh*
Switch: *groom groom snooze snooze cute*
Me: More awww.
Trinity: *tramples Switch again* Who're YOU? What is that? Ohh, what's that? Ooh, that thing has numbers on it!
Switch: *grumble, turn around, burrow deeper in arm*
Me: *ded of cute*
Trinity: Hello, boyos! Meesa back! *sits on Switch's head*
Trinity: SHIT! *flees*
Switch: SWITCH SMASH. *chase chase bitey chase*
Me: *racetrack for the Ratty 500*
Trinity: *hides in a sleeve*
Switch: NOWHERE IS SAFE. *pursue*
Me: Distracting treats for all!
Switch: Yay! *groom groom cute groom*
Trinity: Oh hey! You're the lady from the test! Hi! Ooooooooh! What's in here? What's this do?

... repeat until end of playtime.
bookwyrm: (skerrigan)
2011-02-10 03:39 pm

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My milkshake brings all the Zerg to the yard,
and they're like, we better go swarm.
Damn right, you better go swarm.
I would lead you, but I have to spawn.

My milkshake brings all the Zerg to the yard,
and they're like, KEKEKEKEKE ZERG RUSH ^_____^
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2011-01-29 12:48 pm

New additions to the family

I seem to have been adopted by a pair of very cute rats. Their names are Trinity and Switch. Trinity's a bit hyper and is constantly running all over (and off) the bed, while Switch is content to curl up by somebody and groom and snooze. I'll try to get pictures of them soon. Trinity is absolutely adorable, black with white paws and a white belly. Switch, as you might guess, is an albino.

In unrelated news, I've started doing yoga again. Kitty really likes to help, although I'm not entirely sure how having a cat on my back helps my posture for Plank. And lying down for Cobra is a great opportunity to crawl under the human's chin for scritching.
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2011-01-12 03:39 pm

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Laying in bed, knitting a scarf, watching the snow fall...
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2011-01-11 04:15 pm

Random confession

Cakes are one of the few things I am reluctant to make from scratch. As much as I cook, I've just never really bothered with them. I can't finish eating them before they go bad, it's hard to halve a recipe that requires a particular size container to keep the right volume and consistency, and they neither freeze nor travel well. I only know two cake recipes-- red velvet cake and seven-up pound cake, both of which require hours of sifting and baking and cooling and frosting. Compare that to less than an hour of prep and bake for a quarter-batch of cookies. Cakes are also much fussier about the temperature and proportion of their ingredients, which nixes spontaneity and is tedious for a 'dollop of this, slug of that' style cook. So, when I crave cake, I just go for a mix. Maybe I should practice with cupcakes? But then I need those little paper cups, don't I?

(This was instigated by a spectacular cake failure last night. I made a cake that smelled like spice cake and tasted like baking soda. What a waste. This is why I hated carrot cake as a kid.)
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2011-01-10 12:08 pm

Non-destructive expanding of Boot Camp Partitions

Using free/built-in utilities!
(This is mostly a record of what I had to do to get my computer sorted out. I'm sure there are better ways, this is just what I had to work with.)
This got long. )
Alternatively, plunk down $20 for camptune and save yourself an afternoon.
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2011-01-01 10:47 pm

Tron Legacy

For New Year's Eve, Buradin and I went to see Tron Legacy over at the Natick IMAX. I've got to say, the 3D was considerably better than it was for Avatar-- I could actually see things while wearing my glasses that weren't in blur-o-vision. It was amazing!
The movie itself was entertaining, at least. There were a lot of plot hooks and potential threads that didn't really go anywhere. I don't mind, though-- it could easily have bogged down in details or preachiness. Also y helo thar, Bruce Boxleitner. I'd recognize that voice anywhere. I covet the cloak-- I can't decide if I want to make it using reflective tape (which would be sensible) or EL wire or something similar (which would be AWESOME).

In all, it seemed a worthy successor to the original, but then I didn't have the hard-on for Tron that some others do. Nothing so revolutionary as the Matrix, but I'd be quite happy to go see it again on the big screen while I still have the chance.
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2011-01-01 07:09 pm

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Wow. I had no idea that South Park has been around so long there were games for it for the N64. My mind, she is blown. Am I really that old?
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2010-08-31 12:48 pm

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Due to a random conversation in trade chat I ended up looking up Mr. Rogers' article on wikipedia. For some reason the thing had me in tears. It's really affecting how genuinely, sincerely nice the guy was. I wish more kids today watched Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, as dated as I imagine it is. I think it, along with Mr. Wizard's World, were two of the most influential shows of my childhood. How about you, o friends list?

A couple of excerpts I really liked:

"You know, it's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls. It's the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that ultimately there is someone who loves our very being."


"During the 1997 Daytime Emmys, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Rogers. The following is an excerpt from Esquire's coverage of the gala, written by Tom Junod:

Mister Rogers went onstage to accept the award — and there, in front of all the soap opera stars and talk show sinceratrons, in front of all the jutting man-tanned jaws and jutting saltwater bosoms, he made his small bow and said into the microphone, "All of us have special ones who have loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are. Ten seconds of silence."

And then he lifted his wrist, looked at the audience, looked at his watch, and said, 'I'll watch the time." There was, at first, a small whoop from the crowd, a giddy, strangled hiccup of laughter, as people realized that he wasn't kidding, that Mister Rogers was not some convenient eunuch, but rather a man, an authority figure who actually expected them to do what he asked. And so they did. One second, two seconds, seven seconds — and now the jaws clenched, and the bosoms heaved, and the mascara ran, and the tears fell upon the beglittered gathering like rain leaking down a crystal chandelier. And Mister Rogers finally looked up from his watch and said softly "May God be with you," to all his vanquished children."

Despite the quotes, I don't recall the shows coming off as overtly religious. It has been a long time.
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2010-08-16 11:27 am

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Bah. Livejournal theme fail. YOU WILL UPGRADE TO AN AD-SPAMMING ACCOUNT OR ELSE. I'd sooner just drop the journal entirely...