Sunday, May 29, 2005

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denomination station

this morning i woke with a start because i dreamt what food i could sell at my religious theme park (called "denomination station". i even dream in bad word games.)

see, in the dream i had some waffle fries that i then cut into the shape of crosses. resulting in "cross cut fries".

i hate it when i have nightmares!

Saturday, May 28, 2005


i'm absolutely SPEECHLESS!! look!!!


sockenbär sent me a bday present with sooooo many wonderful things including FILMSTRIPS FROM PORCO ROSSO AND WHISPER OF THE HEART!!!!!

i am absolutely, utterly speechless!!! and WAAAAY too excited to type!!

Friday, May 27, 2005

hooray for sick days!

hooray indeed! i've convinced leff to take a "psychological health" day today. (trust me, he needed to!)

once he wakes up, we're going to the zoo! and then i think we'll have indian food!

hooray for four day weekends! long live four day weekends! (note to friends in u.k.--we have a holiday on monday too!)

Thursday, May 26, 2005

the day after


after 32 fl oz (946 mL) of water, a diet cherry coke, five ibuprofin and some huevos rancheros (heavy on the guac and chipolte sauce), i'm starting to feel almost human again.

almost. i think i might have to roast a jalepeno and eat it to fully recover.

capsaicin, it's a girl's best friend.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

more katamari cake

hey! the cake's made it to game sites now! hooray and happy bday to me!

check out wonderland (and WOW! that gamecube cake effing ROCKS!!) and playgressive.

and many thanks to the fantastic pip for pointing them out to me!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


the katamari cake got a mention on not martha!

this has truly made my day!

Saturday, May 21, 2005

the katamari cake

here it is in all its iced glory.


i hope it tastes ok!

partyin'! (partypartyparty) with a WAGON!

(note for those not into homestar runner: watch this to explain the title.)

today is bday party day! we're having japanese junk food! hooray!!

only this morning i woke up with a wicked craving for mexican food.

sigh....i hate it when i don't co-operate with myself.

Friday, May 20, 2005


i made a bunch of cupcakes this week and chucked them in the freezer. (they freeze surprisingly well!) anyway, this is what i had for lunch.

orange frosted cupcake

i wish every month was birthday month so i could eat crap for lunch all the time!

aaaaaaaw, geek out!

here's the "episode iii" review---it was okay. you should watch clone wars before going. (i had to explain a lot to a friend of mine that hadn't watched it.)

things i liked-- lord grievous, ewan mcgregor and the birth of vader. and by that i mean, the actual donning of the helmet birth of vader. (the vader backstory was a bit impotent for my tastes. not enough suffering to justify his becoming such an evil baddie.)

things i disliked-- the dialogue ("so this is how democracy dies--to thunderous applause."), that stupid monster that obi wan rides while he's chasing grievous and seeing jar jar binks twice.

and that's as in depth as i'm gonna' get because i really don't feel like flying the geek flag today. besides, if you like "star wars" you're already gonna' see it.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

force feeding

it's "star wars" day, chittlins! you're lucky. you're not around to witness me stomping through the house humming the empire's theme song. (you know, duh duh duh, duh DUH duh, duh DUH duh!) (note: this happens more frequently than i would like.)

leff, katty kat, the milk king and i will be watching the end of the epic tonight. which means i can scratch one more thing off the lifetime to do list. hooray!

i'll post some semblance of a review later. as if there needs to be another review of the new "star wars" movie. i'm fully expecting to be disappointed. but hasn't that been half the fun of this franchise ever since "jedi"?

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

packagecentric day!

wow! today has revolved around packages!

first thing this morning, leff received a shipment of memory for his computer. then, about an hour or so later, his package containing xp pro showed up.

thirty minutes after that, fred flare called (well, ok, not fred flare, but someone that works there). there's been a mixup with packages. someone else got my pink jackie o sunglasses and book about cupcakes. i've yet to even see their package which i need to refuse so it can get sent back to fred flare, but that's memphis delivery all over again.

and, here's the best part, i got a package from the wonderful singasong!!! (she'd told me that she was going to send me a postcard and she sent me so many wonderful things instead! pretty sneaky!! haha!! hey, go ahead, check it out.)


do you see that in the background?!? it's a RAKKA SHIRT!!!! sas made me a shirt!!! i am so beyond speechless with joy that i can't even describe it!

and as if that weren't enough, she also included some tv mix gummie candy AND a hello kitty stationary set AND a lovely handmade card!

i have no idea what in the world i've done to deserve such lovely and thoughtful gifts!!

kd ocd

i'll admit it, i'm obsessive. we all know it. and since i'm off the meds, here's a sneak picture of the real life katamari at e3!

found, of course, via boing boing. because they're just as obsessive about this game as i am.

Monday, May 16, 2005

pieces parts

i've now finished making all the component pieces for the birthday cake royale!

here are the cupakes.

more cake parts!

but the candy dough from which i'll be doing some sculpting isn't pictured. (mainly because i haven't taken a photo yet. oops!)

it's all over now 'cept for the decorating.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

root down

i love onions. that's a weird thing to write, but it's true.

they're tasty in all varieties but my favorites by far are vidalias. and, guess what! it's vidalia season! w00t! er, i mean, r00t!

ok, that's enough about onions. (i had to open with it so i could justify using that beastie boys song title.)

things have finally cooled down in memphis. we've had a mini heat wave with temps in the 90's (30's in celsius). i know it's supposed to be warm since i live so far down south, but, come on, not this early in the year! thankfully, today it's a more sensible 72 (22 c) so i'm able to open the windows and turn off the ac.

one week left until the bday party! fingers crossed that the cakesperiment works out as planned!

Friday, May 13, 2005

half baked!

guess what? baking a cake in a pyrex bowl works!

cake half sphere!

how cool is that?!?!

as anticipated, i did have some trouble with the top browning before the middle had even begun to set up. to offset the browning, i turned the heat down to 100 degrees f (from the original 350)and left it in the oven, checking every 15 minutes to make sure things were going ok.

after about two hours of baking time, i now have half a spherical cake! rock!

wake and bake

today is an experimental baking day. first thing this morning, i began trying to create a spherical cake. (you'll have to wait for a week or so for me to show you why. but i think it'll be worth the wait!)

i mixed up a batch of this recipe, subbing 3 large eggs and 1 yolk to make it a yellow cake. then i poured the mixture into my green pyrex bowl. the idea being that i can make a sphere with two halves glued together by jam or icing or what have you.

it's baking right now as i type. i'll only be able to make half a sphere this morning since i'm all out of eggs, sugar and milk. (leff took the car, otherwise, i'd be speeding down to the grocery store right now instead of writing.)

look! here it is getting all nice and golden brown!
oven shot

Thursday, May 12, 2005

i love katamri damacy!

wowohwowohwow!!! there's going to be a real, live katamari built at e3 this year!! (found via boingboing. i'm very glad that cory doctorow loves "katamri damacy" too.)

in case you don't game, the round thing is a katamari. the little green guy is the little prince.

also, groc sent me this FANTASTIC link the other day! it has all sorts of katamri damacy paper crafts and games and, and...*EEEEEEE!*

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

links, fill up your hearts! (so you can use your sword of power)

yeah, that was an awful title, i know. but leff's in the middle of windwaker so i've got the other kind of linkage on the brain. ahem, anyway....

falling flatly into "wtf?!" territory is this little *cough* "gem" *cough* of misdirected marketing. (found via metafilter)

also "wtf", but even more "why hasn't this been done to original dr. pepper yet?!?!" is diet coke with splenda. i got a 20 oz bottle of it last night due to oncoming caffeine headache and the "low, low, introductory price of 50 cents". it tastes like regular coke. well, as i remember regular coke tasting...which kind of sucks since i don't like regular coke. but there we are.

but the coolest thing of all is an interview with keita takahashi, the creator of "katamari damacy"!!! (found via boing boing. the english translation is a bit awkward at times, but i think the lady was translating on the fly, from japanese to english, and, well, holy crap! i couldn't do that! i have a hard enough time translating american southern english into american northeastern english for leff!)

Monday, May 09, 2005


what a difference a few days will make!

i've just received news that one of my bestest friends has broken up with the s.o. (understood b) that was making her life miserable!! is it legal to be this happy for another person?!? (welcome back, super slug! we're all very, very ecstatic for you!! cupcakes are on the way!!)

also, strange and wonderful things are afoot in memphis. i can't disclose details at the moment, let's just saaaaaay everything feels like it's in fast forward without that annoying chipmunk-y sound. or the out of control feeling. or those unsightly lines in the middle of the screen.

icing on the cake? the new "star wars" movie is supposed to rock. happy birthday to me!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

vacation, all i ever wanted

hellooooooo, bottle of gin! *hic!*

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

cinco de derby is cancelled

no hybrid party this year. sorry.

i just don't have the energy or the ability to focus on a schitzoid dinner party at the moment.

maybe next year?

Sunday, May 01, 2005

pbs junkie

what a great weekend for pbs! (no, i don't carry around a pledge week tote bag, but thanks for asking.)

last night independent lens was a documentary on the ramones. i've liked the ramones for a loooooong time now and i knew that there had been a lot of infighting in the band. but, let me tell you, i had no idea to what extent. nor did i realize that johnny was such a prick.

great show, btw. if you like the early punk era, check it out when it shows in your area.

also, the new miss marples start tonight on mystery!. not usually a fan of marple, preferring poirot instead, but i've fallen prey to the ads for this one. (sorry, can't find a link for photos of those ads. you'll just have to trust me on that one.)

yeah, it's seriously geeky, but i loves me some pbs.

sound of silence you hear that? do you? no, you don't!

and why is it that you don't hear anything? (besides the obvious fact that you're not standing in my apt not hearing what i'm not hearing?)

you don't hear anything because the loud, trashy people from down the hall moved out yesterday!

*BIIIIIIG sigh of happiness!!*