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What are your favorite recipes for dressing or stuffing? This year I think I'm going to do a Cornish game hen and pretend it's sort of a turkey, and do all the trimmings. We always do my uncle's place for Thanksgiving, so I never get to try to cook this stuff. I want to do a dressing from scratch, darn it.

Also, I bought this balsamic glaze and it's to DIE for. I put in on beets this weekend and on strawberry ice cream yesterday. I'm not a big fan of strawberries, to be honest. The weird thing is, the balsamic just made it taste . . . strawberrier, if that makes sense? It was kind of a surprise. I only bought a little bitty thing of ice cream though, because I'm not big on ice cream, or strawberry ice cream for that matter. I only had a couple of bites, so it should last a while. Next time I want to try it in vanilla yogurt. I like the glaze because it adds a lot of flavor with no sodium and not much calories.

Also, I am doing really well at not eating red meat. I really have cut it down to twice a week like the doctor asked. I've lowered my butter, cheese and mayo use a little bit too, but so far that's it. I still want to work on cutting back on oil and alcohol. Ideally, I'd like to do one small glass in the evening, not three big ones.

And tonight I'm going to go lift weights and use the elliptical at the gym, both for health and to help me from going NUTS working on the family project. Maybe I'll even take the night off from the family project . . . but I doubt it. There's no good tv tonight, so I have no excuse. *sigh*

And here, this is the best thing I've ever seen: Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends. And if that did not fix your life, have one of these:
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Here's your big damn Avengers Monday, people!

Now, I have a slight cold, so you'll excuse me if I've sneezed all over them. Also, I'm afraid this will be my last pic post for awhile. My scrapbook is out of room so I have to post these one at a time through photobucket, which is just a huge pain. But I'm not going for a paid account while LJ is up in the air and everyone may be going to DW. Does anyone know of an easy way to mass post pics?

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Uh-oh, I think this one might be broken. There's no Chris Evans at all. *pokes* Nope, it's okay. Mark Ruffalo has graciously stepped in to fulfill your hottie quota.
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Today I have for you a succulent tenderloin of juicy Avenger topped with our creamy signature sauce and served with your choice of sides. I recommend the zesty lemon macro, which pairs well with the seasonal grilled .gifs. :D

You can tell I'm in a silly mood today, huh? I got a couple of really great reviews on my Steve/Loki, which really made my day. Now if I could only figure out that top!Phil fic, I'd be in good shape. I also got a lot done this weekend, though little of it was fandomish. Inspired by the very talented [livejournal.com profile] amanuensis1, I drew up an arc reactor to carve on my pumpkin. I don't know if I'll manage it but I'll give it a try. I also bought a new red winter coat (yay! My first new winter coat in about ten years!) and made some green chili and zucchini bread. And [livejournal.com profile] fl3tch3r! Thank you for the Shwarma shirt! I love it so much! <3

Anyway, I have a TASTY spread for you today (so many pics that I had to hold some back for later, lest I give y'all the vapors) so I really hope you enjoy them!

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Have some Avengers with more Avengers sprinkled on top. ;) Also posted my Steve/Loki fic on the kinkmeme today, yay! Will post here tomorrow if I can figure out the formatting.
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Yay! I think I got these uploaded okay. LJ is still acting shitty about pics, though. It took me three tries to get this to work.

I meant to thank you guys for the pandas! I'm sorry I missed panda madness! And [livejournal.com profile] fairyniamh, your card came, squee! :D I have a picture of Sebastian lying on it; I'll have to upload it sometime. You can barely tell the card is there though, because he's so freakin' furry.

Today I am debating whether to download Pink's new album. Amazon has it for only $5! I am usually an impulsive shopper and that's not good, so I'm putting it off. Maybe if I meditate on the idea, I'll feel less like I was impulsive about it, ha ha. And obviously I can't download it at work, so I'm forced to be an adult and consider the matter eight whole hours before I can even do anything about it. ;) Then in all likelihood I will download like a ravenous beast the minute I get through my front door.

Also, I worked on the Steve/Loki, yay! I think my problem has been that I've been dragging it out too long and getting too serious about it. It was a humor fic and it needs to stay a humor fic, dammit. That's my strength.

Anyway, here's your hotness for the day--Evans, Renner, RDJ.

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Guys, I don't know what's going on with my LJ, but it's not letting me post pics. It lets me upload them, but I'm having a hell of a time posting them. Grrrr. I'll try again. ETA: I think I got it fixed, but LJ is giving me SERIOUS issues. Is anyone else having problems?

Also, I have a 5k word Steve/Phil and would love a beta. I don't need critique on characterization or plot or anything, just a quick SPAG beta. There's no sex, just fluffy humor, and also I tried not to use the word 'said' too much. ;)

Now, it's time for pretty.

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Got stuck on my Steve/Loki, started another Steve/Phil. *sigh* That Steve/Loki is NEVER going to get finished.

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Okay, I realized I use this as a way to procrastinate from writing, so I'm going to cut way back on these. I'll still post some pics, but it'll probably be more like 5-15 pics a day. I decided to put it off today and I managed to write almost 2,000 words! *does a little happy dance*

But still, I can't deprive you completely. ;) *goes back to trying to make Loki and Steve smooch*
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Lol, I like that one. Would you like some tasty Avengers pics? Eat them all up!

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There. Now don't you feel a little better about life?
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Happy Adele Sparks Avengers Day, everyone!

Okay, I'm not actually here--well, I'm HERE, I'm just trying frantically to get ready to go. Sister had another fight with her boyfriend and now they made up and now she's mad that I don't want to pop for two nights in a hotel and UUUGGGHHH.

But. Today is the mighty [livejournal.com profile] adele_sparks birthday, so wish her much happiness! In honor of this special day, I've thrown some extra hotties in with your regular superheros.

OH. ALSO. Last night I watched Tim Gunn critiquing superhero costumes on Crazy Sexy Geeks. THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO ME. For serious. Tim Gunn? And tights? And discussing how Robin works for him? BE STILL MY FUCKING HEART THAT'S AWESOME.

Ahem. And now back to your daily dose of nonsense. Take care and try not to break the internet while I'm gone. Also, feel free to comment here with Avengers stuff or links to Avengers stuff so when I get back from my superhero-less exile, I can refill on goodness. ;)

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I'm getting ready to leave town to go camping Wednesday, yay! I could really use a vacation. :) Though next year, I'm staying indoors, probably. I'm not big on camping so we'll see how this goes.

In any case, I have a few pics for you.

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How are you guys doing today? My day has been totally uneventful. Which is weird.

Eat your Wheaties and have a good day, kids. I'm going to go bug Associate and demand he shuck the lilac and give me some more stuff to do, because I'm bored.

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I'm sorry for not responding to comments. I was very sick all last week. Missed a day and a half of work and went to the doctor and eventually had to be put on two kinds of antibiotics at the same time to knock the crap out of me. I'm still feeling a little rundown. I hope to catch up soon. Can't wait until I'm all better again! But the cats loved having me at their mercy all weekend. I found a bit of rope to tease Heifer with, and even Sebastian loved it. They are two well-exercised cats today, let me tell you. I think I spent two hours swinging that thing back and forth and watching them dance and pounce.

Anyway, have some pics. Mea Culpa for my absence!

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First: recs!

Brick by Boring Brick, Bruce/Thor. It's pretty.

there's people and they're young and alive, by [livejournal.com profile] amanuensis1. It's Clint/Natash fluff. FLUFF. From [livejournal.com profile] amanuensis1! It's also funny and charming and good.

The Giving of Gifts, by such_heights. Steve/Coulson, short and fab. This was the one I lost earlier and had to track down. I really, really enjoyed this one.

Papercut, by shadynaiad. Funny, cracky Thor/Steve. Very cute.

Kiss Me Anytime, by stormy_mayday. Hot, lovely Thor/Steve.

The Joke, by imbecamiel.  This is a FANTASTIC fic, where Steve can lift Mjolnir (which is canon for the comics) and no one else knows and he doesn't realize not everyone can do it. It's completely adorable and hilarious.

Kill Your Heroes by Justicemuffins is a Steve/Coulson fic with some Coulson!whump and Tony agonizing.

Get Your Motor Running by Justicemuffins is a superhot Steve/Coulson fic with motorcycle!sex. :D

And now for your picspam!
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Ugh. The squirrel is back. Well, possibly not the same squirrel, but it makes no nevermind to me. All I know is that little bastard woke me up at five this morning, and I am not pleased. I feel like Bill Murray in Caddyshack. I called the apartment complex. Hopefully they get on it soon, because it's already taken a chunk out of the siding. Grrrr.

I'd like to tell you I accomplished something this weekend, but that would be a lie. I spent the entire time playing Skyrim. It just ate me alive (now I have ALL the houses!). Well, I also cleaned house (a lot! It looks great!) worked out (I did 14 miles on my elliptical last week!) got some stuff for camping, and got chewed out by my aunt for not responding to a wedding invitation I never received (they sent it to my EX-BOYFRIEND'S old address. Mother FUCKER. I'm really glad he moved, because this would undoubtedly have started the stalking again). So, overall, it was actually kind of a busy little weekend. But I alleviated the pain with lots of Skyrim. :)

Today is Monday. Mondays are not good days. Have a heaping helping of Hiddleston to make yours better.

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I am in a grumpy mood. There is no REASON for me to be in a grumpy mood. Yet I can't help it. I want to bite someone's head off. Perhaps it's PMS, I don't know. All I know is that the world is bad and there is nothing good in it and also I want ice cream.

I am going to go to lunch today and have ice cream. The dream of future ice cream is the only thing keeping my despair and frustration in check. And I don't even LIKE ice cream, so what the shit is wrong with me today?

Anyway, I enjoyed last night's Project Runway.

I want to see Ven in the top 3, for sure. But I have to admit his personality is SO BORING. His facial expression NEVER CHANGES. "Thank you. This is overwhelming," he says in a monotone, looking at you through cold eyes. "I am very happy you recognize what an excellent designer I am. It will make things easier when I skin you and use your skin to make my next dress, Clarice." No, I'm kidding, he's not that bad. He's just not very animated at all. I was annoyed by Dylan saying he should have used more TYPES of candy in his dress, though. Seriously, lady, that's not even part of the challenge, so shut up. He did such a great job that whining about that seemed very stupid. I also want to see Sonjia in the top 3. She is awesome and her designs are candy. Literally. I'm already a bit sick of Chris/Gunnar though. Am I the only one wondering if they'll end up sleeping together? Because Christopher is protesting way too much. I mean, he's reeeeeeeeeeeeally focused on Gunnar. Anyway! Back to your regularly scheduled superheroes.


Okay, so have your pictures. I'm going to go get me some motherfucking peanut butter parfait, and maybe I'll feel slightly less homicidal. Also, some of the pictures are from yesterday, and I don't even care anymore. Stupid computer.

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Welp, I never did find those recs. C'est la vie. You can have some pics instead.

Oh, but I did want to share a conversation I had with Associate yesterday, because I still keep giggling over it. I can't remember what we were discussing, but he asked me if he should do X, and I said, "No, I think that's unnecessary. That would be gilding the lily." And he was like, "WHAT? What does that mean?" So I explained to him that it basically meant overdoing something. Then, LATER, we were discussing camping. . .

Associate: "Be sure to bring matches."
Me: "I'm not sure I would be able to strike them when I needed them."
Associate: *shows me his zipper* (Yes, by that I mean his FLY, for chrissakes.)
Me: "WHAT THE FUCK!?"
Associate: "No, I'm just showing you, you use your zipper to strike the matches."
Me: "Oh. Oh, my God, that completely threw me . . . I didn't know WHERE the hell you were going with that."
Associate: "What, you thought I was, what did you call it? 'Shucking the lilac' or whatever?"
Me: "SHUCKING THE LILAC!?" *dies of laughter*

So now we keep using "shucking the lilac" in conversation and cracking up. Jesus. The people I work with are characters, I swear.
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Okay, I accidentally hit a button and motherfucking duplicated everything again! I HATE it when I do that! Rawr. So anyway, if there's two of something, my apologies. Tried to weed them out. Have some Avengers pics, and also a gif from Whose Line Is it Anyway, because it made me laugh and I needed that. :)

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