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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
8:56 pm - Stupid thoughts
For some reason, I have stupid ass songs going through my head. I.E.: "The Lama" song, "Banana Phone" "Song That Never Ends". Kill me?

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Sunday, October 11th, 2009
12:58 pm - Recipe Section
I've decided to do a recipe section :) Hopefully I can keep it up much like I've been doing with my "Krishna Recommends Book section" I'm going to add recipes and if you want to, just add them in the comments.

Recipes to be added later today.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
2.5 Cups Flour
1/2 cup butter (Land O Lakes in the BLUE box)
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 12oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

beat butter and shortening together. Add brown sugar, and sugar. Mix until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add flour and mix well. fold in chocolate chips. bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown, on ungreased cookie sheet. Makes about 72 cookies.


Butterscotch Blondies
1 1/2 sticks of butter (LoL in Blue box)
3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
10 oz package of butterscotch chips.*

Heat oven to 350 and grease 13x9x2 glass baking pan. Beat butter, brown sugar and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour and blend well. Stir in butterscotch and spread into prepared pan. Cook 25-35 minutes until top is golden brown and knife comes out clean. Cool and cut into squares.
*Optional: chopped nuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, M&Ms

Scottish Shortbread Cookies
* 2 cups butter
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2. Cream butter and brown sugar. Add 3 to 3 3/4 cups flour. Mix well.
3. Sprinkle board with the remaining flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding
enough flour to make a soft dough. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into
3x1 inch strips. Prick with fork and place on ungreased baking sheets.
4. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes.

current mood: happy
current music: Lily Allen "Alfie"

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Friday, July 3rd, 2009
10:16 pm - Books
So, I'm thinking about starting an 'interactive' list of books, authors, etc. for everybody. Y'know: science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, kids lit, etc. I'm going to try to start on it tomorrow. I'm still working on this list and I've got to link all the authors with a working link to each website if he/she has one. So far, here's the list
Adult Fantasy
Piers Anthony “Incarnations of Immortality” series, “Mode” Series, “DoOon” Series
Simon R Green “Nightside” ”Secret Histories”
Jim Butcher “Harry Dresden Files” “Codex Alera”
Michael Ende “NeverEnding Story” “MoMo”
Terry Pratchett “Discworld”
Terry Brooks “Shannara”
Neil Gaiman “American Gods” “Good Omens” “Neverwhere” “Fragile Things” “Stardust”
J R R Tolkien “LOTR”
William Goldman “The Princess Bride”
R A Salvatore “Drizzt”
Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman “Dragonlance Series”
Orson Scott Card “Alvin Maker Saga”
A Lee Martinez “Frank’s All Fright Diner” “Too Many Curses” “Jailbait Zombies”
Laura Ann Gilman “Retrievers”
Terry Goodkind “Sword of Truth”
Robert Jordan “Wheel of Time”
Douglas Adams “Hitchhiker’s Guide” (Also falls into Sci Fi)
Laurell K Hamilton "Anita Blake" and "Merry Gentry" series
Cheri Scotch
Gregory Maguire "Wicked" "Son of a Witch" "Mirror Mirror"

Adult Supernatural
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Charlaine Harris
Kim Harrison
Laurell K Hamilton
Christine Feehan
Rachel Caine
Maryjanice Davidson
JR Ward


Adult Science Fiction
Ray Bradbury “Fahrenheit 451” “The Illustrated Man” “Something Wicked This Way Comes” “The Martian Chronicles”
William Gibson “Neuromancer” “Pattern Recognition”
Phillip K Dick
Isaac Asimov
Max Barry “Jennifer Government”, “Company” “Syrup”
Pat Frank “Alas Babylon”
Orson Scott Card ‘Ender’s Saga”
Simon R Green “Deathstalker”  
Cory Doctorow "Little Brother"

Teen Fantasy
Neil Gaiman “Coraline” “The Graveyard Book”
Ellen Schreiber “Vampire Kisses”
Darren Shan “Cirque du Freak”
L J Smith “Vampire Diaries”
Elizabeth Kay “Back to the Divide”
Katherine Bell “Amaranth”
Cressida Cowell
P C Cast & Kristin Cast “House of the Night” Series
Lloyd Alexander “Prydain” “Time Cat”
Michael Ende “NeverEnding Story” “MoMo”
Astrid Lindgren "Pippy Longstocking"
Gregory Maguire "Leaping Beauty" "Five Alien Elves"

Teen Science Fiction
James Patterson “Maximum Ride”
William Sleator “The Beasties”
Maryjanice Davidson “Jennifer Scales”

current mood: tired
current music: REM "It's The End of the World"

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Monday, May 25th, 2009
9:13 am - Vacation
I've been surfing the web trying to find the "perfect" spot for our next vacation. So, the places I found are a room in a Bavarian Castle and a place 5 minutes from the Rhine River. Looking at the places, they're nice. I've told Cliff that I can pay for the trip if he'll save the 'spending' money and help out with the bills. This trip is VERY important to me. This is the first trip that we've been on that I'm planning and that I really want to go on. Last time we went to Italy and it was so-so. I wanted to go to Greece but got vetoed. This time, I'm planning this trip from start to finish. Cliff has no say-so in what/where we're going. So first off we're going to stay in the Rhine with day trips to Cologne so I can get my Hard Rock stuff and just traipse around the German countryside. Then after a week, it's off to the Bavarian Castle with day trips to Munich, Berlin (SABS!) and other places. I've gotta get my Hard Rock stuff. Hmm I collect Smurf figurines and they're made in Germany. I'm hoping that maybe we can tour the factory that makes them. I know that may be a little much to ask right now but hey. I can hope right?

So we'll be in Germany for about 3 weeks. Not enough time to really do anything, but enough time to get a taste. Cliff and I try to go to Europe every 2 years to a different country. So far, it's worked out rather nicely and we're enjoying it. I think that my work doesn't like the fact that I'm going to Europe but they can suck it.

current mood: amused
current music: Belle & Sebastian "Like Dylan in the Movies"

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
9:01 pm - I heart my class
I'm adoring this class that I'm taking right now. I've only had to buy 3 books and I'm super happy. The books I get to read: "Surviving the Applewhites", "Sounder" Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth George Speare, E.L. Koingsburg, Lloyd Alexander, "The Cat Ate My Pajamas", "The Watchman", "Hatchet", "Gambit", Choose Your Own Adventure, "Janitor's Son" and some others. Can you believe that I'm getting credit to read? I'm going to attempt to read "MOMO" in German for this one.


Rogue

current mood: geeky

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Saturday, May 9th, 2009
7:23 pm - Reading Lists
I was in a local book store this afternoon and they've already got the summer reading lists out. Here were some of the books/authors that were on the summer reading list:

Terry Pratchett
Fahrenheit 451
1984
Animal Farm
The Bell Jar
The Ender's Game
Ernest Hemingway
Tuesdays with Morrie
Lolita
To Kill a Mockingbird
John Steinbeck
1776
Hitchhiker's Guide

These are just a few that are on the reading lists. I'm VERY surprised/shocked by some of the required books. These books have been on the banned book lists for so damn long that I'd honestly thought that most people had forgotten them. I called Cliff in the middle of the store to share my shock. His take is that most teachers are our generation and they're making kids read what THEY like. I've read all these books. They're fantastic books and kids SHOULD read them. It just amazes me that we're getting away with having kids read these books now.

What happens if some kid reads "1984" and thinks that Big Brother is getting to big now? What happens with a kid reads Fahrenheit 451 and realizes that it's bad to ban reading books. Oh good golly gee willikers Mr. Wilson. What do we do then? Eh gads. What DO we do when a student/child gets an idea in his/her head that he/she needs to THINK and not be a sheep. Where are we going to be then? *please read the sarcasm that is intended for this section. Please*

I think it's wonderful that these are on the summer reading lists. It's bloody fantastic. Maybe now we're going to start re-evaluating the banned books and the lists and take some of them off. Here's a couple of lists for banned books/authors:
http://www.banned-books.com/bblist.html

http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/bannedbooksweek/challengedbanned/frequentlychallengedbooks.cfm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_banned_books

Any thoughts?

current mood: weird
current music: Belle & Sebastian "If You're Feeling Sinister"

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Sunday, March 1st, 2009
7:15 pm - Why in the hell...
...did I ever get married?

current mood: pissed off
current music: Kim Carnes "Bette Davis Eyes"

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
5:06 pm
Oh god, I don't even want to think about how long it's been since I've been here. I had 3 cavities filled today and a bone cut from my mouth. My mouth HURTS; my TEETH hurt & my body hurts. I swear to god I'm going to an oral surgeon next time something like this has to happen. I slept for a couple of hours after this but don't feel any better.

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Friday, August 22nd, 2008
9:16 pm - Been a LONG time
It's been a while since I've posted on here. I haven't really had anything to rant and rave about. Life's been pretty good lately. I made an A in my class so I've got a 4.0 in grad school right now. 3 hours down, 48 more to go. Going to bed. Wanted to update a bit. More tomorrow.

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Sunday, July 6th, 2008
1:17 pm - Kill me please?
School is kicking my ever loving ass. I mean, kicking my ever-loving fucking ass. kill me please. pretty please with sugar on top.

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Friday, June 6th, 2008
6:00 am
I'm honestly at my wit's end. I don't know what to do. DH won't do a blessed thing around the house, pays more attention to his video games, etc. I am at my complete wit's end and am going to kill the SOB one of these days. Must kill DH. I really don't think we're going to make it 5 years. I really don't. It's to the point where I don't even want to talk to him the majority of the time. I really don't know what to do. Communication doesn't work. I'm losing it. I dread coming home and I dread weekends. I can't do it anymore. I can't.

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Monday, January 21st, 2008
8:35 pm - SC Debate
Oh God I'm scared. Enough said.

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Saturday, November 10th, 2007
5:36 pm - WTH?
Sitting here watching the FSU/VA Tech game and still trying to figure out what in the world is going on. I can't figure out this game. VA Tech is kicking our ever-loving butts. We've never lost a game to VA Tech and it's looking like we're about to lose our first game. VA Tech players are intentionally trying to injure our players by going helmet to helmet. It's not right/fair/ethical/etc. In the NFL, it's illegal to go helmet to helmet. Holy Shnikes. FSU just got a T/D. I'm suitably impressed. Hopefully we can keep this up.

current mood: Amazed
current music: FSU Chiefs

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