Friday, December 31, 2004

scrappy nude deer!

scrappy nude deer!

have a great 2005, everyone!

Thursday, December 30, 2004

text message

last janurary 1st i made a resolution to read 150 books in 2004.

well, it doesn't look like i'm going to be able to meet quota, but, to date, i've read 132. (and that's not counting the ones that i got so fed up with that i threw them across the room. citizen girl, anyone?)

i'll provide the final tally new year's day. who knows, i might be able to squeeze two more books in before 2005. i mean, i did read naked pictures of famous people in its entirety today.

of course, that's not saying much...

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

radio radio

bunchofpants turned me on to a great radio station-- wxdu (durham, north carolina).

they have an internet simulcast, so give 'em a listen! (esp. when ms. pants is on the mic! (she's on every other wednesday from 4-6 pm est (plus occasional "world" shows saturdays from 1-3 pm est))

Monday, December 27, 2004

needles and pins-uh

since my tiniest cat, fujiko has decided to steal my old fashioned tomato pincushion and hide it somewhere, i'm in need of a new place to stick my pins, as it were.

i was quite overjoyed (it doesn't take much to make me happy.) when i saw this beautiful crocheted cupcake pincushion from fred flare on the awful cufflinks' front page this morning! (that enough linkage for ya'?)

and this time fujiko better watch her tiny, furry back. because if my cupcake pincushion goes missing, someone's not getting any damn treats for a while!

Sunday, December 26, 2004

homebound

you know how i mentioned yesterday that i was going to see "the life aquatic"? well, i didn't. because the roads in the f###ing town are still f###ing iced over.

which means that i haven't left my apartment in four f###ing days! i'm about to lose it! i really, really am! grrrrrr!!!

at least it's supposed to be above 50f /10c tomorrow, so maybe all of this goddamned ice will finally melt and i can go do something outside of my domicile.

this just proves one thing, i'm not cut out for prision. and it also make me wonder how my agoraphobic neighbor from a few years back could tolerate being in the same space for so long.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

happy holidays to ME!

the day has finally arrived! that's right, cats and kittens, the life aquatic with steve zissou starts today! TODAY!!!

hooray!!!! i know exactly where i'm gonna' be at 1:10pm, icy roads or no freakin' icy roads!

oh yeah, also, happy holidays to all of you that celebrate!

Thursday, December 23, 2004

better propaganda

this has got to be, hands down, my favorite source of legal mp3s.

better propaganda has a pretty varied selection of rock, hip hop, electronic and "other". and it updates daily-like.

go use it now! because their disinformation is better'n yours!

cabin fever

what is it about being snowbound that makes me crave curry? and sushi? and lime tortilla chips? and very red wine?

is it because i have none of these things in my house?

of course it is.

dammit.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

ring a ding ding!

i don't wear rings because i have a nasty habit of twisting them 'round and 'round my fingers when i'm nervous.

but i think i could break the habit if i had this rock on ring! (found via awful cufflinks)

i'm also quite covetous of the taroshoten skull ring at the giant robot store, but they always sell out of it, so i can't link to a picture. [sad emoticon]

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

salon loves us

okok, as you probably know, i am part of the flickrati. (see my flickr feed on the top right hand side of the main page for proof.)

what you may or may not know is that salon recently published an article (watching a brief ad is required to access the whole article. sorry.) about flickr.

what's really exciting is that this article had links to lots of my flickr friends' groups! (and mine too! whoo!)

so hooray for leff,
groc,
snapatorium,
vanita,
mattl and
striatic! (hopefully, i haven't forgotten anyone!)

fickle, fickle....

please allow me to bitch about the weather just once more. (any more entries about it and i'll start to sound like henry darger! see, he kept these extensive journals about the weather...oh, never mind.)

so yesterday it was bone achingly cold, right? well, today i have the windows open, the birds are a chirpin' and it's freakin' 59 degrees fahrenheit!!/15 in celcius!!!

sheesh, make up your mind already, you stupid season!

Monday, December 20, 2004

old man winter can bite my a##

so this morning it was 17 degrees fahrenheit outside. (that's around -8 or so celsius, for all my non u.s. readers).

what the hell is winter trying to prove by making it so cold? ok, i get it! winter can be cold! brrrr! *eyeroll*

now can you just warm the hell up already?!?

chr*st, i can't wait until spring.....

Thursday, December 16, 2004

more noodles!

as requested by d', here is calvo's rockinest peanut noodle recipe! (i hope you don't mind, calvo.)

okok, put all of these together over med heat:

1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1/3 cup sesame oil
1/3 cup soy sauce

1 tsp powdered ginger
1-2 tsp red pepper
bunches of chopped garlic (2 or 3 or more cloves)

and then dump over a ton of pasta. seriously. it will cover a lot of pasta.
i used udon, but you can use whatever.

oh, also add some veg if you like. i added broccoli.

it doesn't take long at all to make and this is what you get:

calvo's peanut noodles (flickr feast no. 6)

so, you know, make some already!

anyone can play skeltar

all four of you who read this blog are going to start thinking that i find all of my cool links from boing boing. and you'd be right. because i do.

case in point, here's another linky link from the wunderbar boing boing! this time it's a skeleton guitar, or skeltar as it's known in the business. (actually, it's probably not. i just like to type those words.)

if i'd had one of these when i was a tiny rocker, i might never have stopped playing.

sigh..

(found via, you guessed it, the incredible, edible boing boing)

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

cold sesame noodles with tofu

my friends calvo and second hand rose from flickr liked the looks of my noodles so much, that i decided to post the recipe here.

it's from the premiere episode of chow magazine which is a great little publication. you should pick it up! (thanks for the gift subscription, katie kat! *smoooches!*)

here's what it looks like

cold sesame noodles with tofu

and here's the recipe:

2 1/2 oz dry udon or buckwheat noodles
2 tbs veg oil
4 oz tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
salt and pepper
2 tbs pure sesame oil
1 tbs peeled and chopped fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
1 pinch red chili flakes
1 green onion, sliced
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs sugar
1 small cucumber, halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/8 inch pieces
1 samll red pepper, sliced into thin strips

bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil. cook the noodles until tender. drain, rinse well with cool water, and drain again: set aside

heat a saute pan over high heat. after a minute, add the veg oil and heat it until it begins to smoke. with a spatula, carefully place the tofu in the pan. brown both sides of the tofu. remove the tofu and place it on a paper towel to drain. sprinkle with salt and pepper

add the sesame oil, ginger and garlic to the warm pan. cook over low heat to infuse the oil with the flavors; the garlic and ginger should not brown at all. remove the pan from the heat and add the chili flakes.
using a rubber spatula, scrape the ginger mixture into a mixing bowl. add the green onion, soy sauce, lemon juice and sugar, and mix. add noodles, cucumber and bell pepper. toss well and eat!

wow. what a difference.....

oh, poor cocksuck...er, i mean blockbuster video. boo hoo! it can't compete with netflix! *sobbing*

now poor ballbust...er, i mean blockbuster has to get rid of their late fees. *tee hee!* er, i mean, *weeping!* (found via boing boing.)

in related news, go, netflix, go!!! long live netflix!!!


Thursday, December 09, 2004

m*a*s*h note

i hate m*a*s*h.

i hate seeing it when i flip past the hallmark channel.

i hate that it's on after "perry mason".

i hate m*a*s*h. it's just not funny anymore.

that is all.

it's a uterus, not a uteryou

i know that boing boing and not martha have both already written about it, but i can't help mentioning the knitted uterus in the winter knitty.

oh, baby! one of the best wombs either uteri have ever seen! period!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

ex libris anonymous

have i mentioned ex libris anonymous before?

because if you're on the lookout for a new sketchbook, these are mighty fine!

seriously, i love mine. you should get one too! (here's a picture of mine, in case you were wondering.)

another one of my sketchy books

Monday, December 06, 2004

hey, hey, hey, no f-ing way!

did everyone else but me know that there was a new live action fat albert movie?!??!

this promises to f-ing suck!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

froogle wish list

ok, so i can't make it any easier than this.

now stop your whinin'!

just came in to see what condition my subscription was in

look, folks. i'm serious about not wanting things.

but since a few of you out there (and you know who you are) don't seem to think my ideas to date have been adequate enough and are still in this get-rakka-a-present mode, here is another idea.

get me a magazine subscription. (sorry, chow magazine has already been sent to me. you need to work faster, people! (heh heh!))

any of these would do.

giant robot
budget living
seed
mass appeal
tokion
art forum
modern painters
olive

and that should just about cover it.

but for the love of pete, if you're part of my family, don't get me sweet action, as it's rather pornish.
actually, it's all pornish. so sue me.

Friday, December 03, 2004

in the red

the mule design feed store has just the shirt for me to wear to work.

send help!

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

more cuteness!

oh, i love amyville!

won't someone please get me a california roll bracelet?

or how about a fortune cookie bracelet?

i'll be your best friend!

i heart jenny hart!

i knew that jenny hart made the coolest embroidery kits in the world but today, after clicking around on her site, i found out that she has gallery rep too!