Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Well, he's turned his consort into a zombie. An old zombie. And made her disappear. Wait, she's back. No, she's gone again. And now she's a spider."

An actual reaction to the Turkish Star Wars movie...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Just Another Tuesday Gaming Night

Teh Kid and T$, in between bouts of co-op Starcraft.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

I looked over this and last month's posts and have realized that 95% of is quotes from various sources. I suppose it's more or less that my life's in a holding pattern until Austin's here. Soon, we hope- he should have the last batch of paperwork in his hands by Tuesday, and then he can arrange for his interview.

So far, we're still looking at April for the wedding, at Bummy and Pappap's, and I'm still taking thoughts on a bachelorette party. (I think we may have the bachelor party sorted out.)




Heh. Story of our lives...


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Most of my mad money is going towards cookbooks and good porn. Gods, I love being an adult. #grins#


Okay, since someone asked the other day, the reason why Sleepy Hollow annoyed me is as follows: the script is so basic there is very little reason to have the headless horseman in the film, or any other reference to the short story, either. It's basically a 1700's whodunnit with Christopher Walken as the murder weapon. If you took him out and replaced him with, say, a normal man with a sword who owes the murderer money, or a tame bear that the murderer raised from a cub, the supernatural elements would be gone, but the script wouldn't change all that much. I didn't find it to be a waste of time, but I did think it was hugely simplistic, and I'd prefer to watch a movie that is trying very hard to realize an ambitious story, but failing, than one that just coasts along without ever attempting to be challenging.


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Saturday, February 16, 2008

"This summer I'm gonna get us a motorbike
To ride us up to Ilfracombe
And over on to Ravenscliff..."

- Hawksley Workman, "Ilfracombe"

The concept as well as the song itself are helping to keep me sane. Thank you, Hawksley!


Friday, February 15, 2008

Ersatz Hunter's Stew

Chicken breasts
Bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1 sweet onion, sliced
Garlic, sliced
Flour (one or two tablespoons per cup of liquid used)
Chicken broth powder
Half a bottle of cheap Marsala
Ground ginger
Cayenne pepper

Clean and slice the chicken breasts into chunks. Fry them in the sauce pan with a little bit of olive oil, some ginger, cayenne, and thyme. When cooked, put in a large pot. Put garlic and sliced onion into saucepan; saute until softened. Add to large pot. Add in Marsala to pot, and as many cups of water needed to make up volume. Add one tablespoon chicken broth powder for each cup of water. Spread flour out on a piece of tin foil and bake in the oven at 350 until browned slightly (at this point you should know how much liquid you've used by now, so amount of flour is derived from this). Put flour into a normal sauce pan with enough butter to make a paste when it's melted and mixed, and heat through. Put into the large pot. Mix. Add bag of frozen mixed vegetables. Mix again. Bring stew just to a boil, then back heat off to a simmer and stir at intervals until thickened. Goes well over biscuits.

Hunter's Stew is traditionally made with red wine and game, but I didn't have either, and I had the leftovers from Chicken Marsala left over, so I came up with this as an experiment. It came out reasonably well.


The internet gets a lot of crap (and it contains a lot of crap, truth be told) but sometimes I am reminded of its most amazing function- to allow a complete stranger to take a minute from their day and touch the life of someone they're never met. At those moments, I feel very humbled, and reminded that although there's a large section of humanity that are utter assholes, there's also a substantial portion that are very amazingly kind and giving.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Not that there's really such a thing as casual sex. What is that? What is that supposed to be? It's never really casual. You always have to turn up. It's never casual, unless you're both wearing Sherlock Holmes hats or something, and you're covered in crisps, and one of you's eating an omelette, the other one's doing a crossword. Then it's kind of casual."

- Dylan Moran


“You have listened to fears, Child,” said Aslan. “Come, let me breathe on you. Forget them. Are you brave again?”


"If I had a hammer
I'd wake up my neighbors
Pounding out a rhythm
All about you
If I had a pencil
I'd push me some paper
I'd build a skyscraper
To get close to you
If I had a lasso
I'd sail out the window
And land on an island
Next to you
If I had a hot rod
I'd fasten up my seatbelt
And break the speed limit
Gettin' to you
But I ain't got a hammer
And I ain't got a pencil
And I ain't got a lasso
So I'm doing it the hard way
Like a post post-modern man
If I had a credit card
I'd clear me a pathway
Through the deepest jungle
Right to your door
If I had a camera
I'd snap away my fingers
And collect up the pictures
Of you of course
But I ain't got a hot rod
And I ain't got a credit card
No chance for a camera
So I'm doing it the hard way
Like a post post-modern man
Well I ain't got a hammer
And I ain't got a lasso
No chance for a camera
So I'm doing it the hard way..."

Devo, "Post Post-Modern Man"


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

"What about flowers and chocolate and stuff?"
"They're nice, but women like it when you pay attention to what they *really* like. Like those nunchucks you bought me for Christmas."
"I've never seen you use them."
"They're in my hope chest."

- The Red Panda and Kit Baxter (AKA The Flying Squirrel), "The Red Panda Adventures - The Hidden Door"


"Can we take a break, boss? We've been reading these reports for *hours, * and my eyes hurt. Next time, can you build a lair with better lighting?"
"It'd ruin the spooky atmosphere."
"Fine, I'll just be the only sidekick in town with Coke-bottle glasses."
"You *are* the only sidekick in town. And there's a reading lamp just behind you."
"I thought that was Professor Zombie's Entrance-O-Ray?"
"It was. Now it's a lamp."

- Kit Baxter (AKA The Flying Squirrel) and the Red Panda, "The Red Panda Adventures - The Ghost Ship"


Correction: now I must lie in it and listen to back episodes of the Red Panda Adventures at Decoder Ring Theatre. I'm listening to the back eps as there won't be any new ones until March, sigh.

I have made my bed

...Now I must lie in it. W00t!


Friday, February 01, 2008

"You are a disgrace, Tony!"
"To be honest, I feel a little bit sick."
"Oh, god."
"I do suffer from motion sickness."
"Oh really, do you."
"You should see me on coaches, it's even worse!"
"Well, that's dynamite, Tony."
"As for ferries, I'm all over the shop. When me and Mrs. Harrison go to Calais, it's a nightmare. I'm on the deck the whole time."
"Take me through every mode of transportation and how each one makes you hurl, Tony, while we're lost!"
"Horses. I'm good on horses."
"If you can't even handle a little carpet, how are you going to handle the Crunch?"

- The shamen Saboo and Tony Harrison, 'The Mighty Boosh' (season 2, 'Nanageddon')