*peeks out*

Jan. 3rd, 2013 09:07 am
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Is LJ stable yet? Just in case it's not, I'm going to try crossposting this. (I'm also on DW so feel free to friend me or circle me or what the fuck ever over there, and I will do you back).

I wanted to thank [personal profile] spike7451 and Demicus for the lovely e-cards! And [personal profile] felaine and [personal profile] amethyst_hunter and [personal profile] isisanubis for the Christmas cards! Isis, yours was so *sparkly* I keep staring at it, haha. And [personal profile] amethyst_hunter , yours really made me laugh. :) Oh, and thank you to [personal profile] fairyniamh , [personal profile] carolinelamb  and darkladyvamp for the yummy cookies! :D

I got something unexpected for Christmas; just as I was leaving the family gathering my father shouted for me (I was standing about a foot away, but he thought I'd left and panicked) and then followed me outside so he could cram a two-foot sausage in my trunk, ha ha. Actually, he gave me about six pounds of ground elk, and then, like I said, this massive summer sausage. Which I accidentally left in my trunk until the next day--I must have overlooked it when I was taking stuff out. On the plus side, it was fucking freezing out, so my sausage remained an ice block the entire time. The ground elk though--I don't know what to do with it all. Any recipes? Ground beef recipes I could substitute elk into? Keeping in mind I'm trying to be healthy.

Anyway, I don't know exactly how big that sausage is, but it's BIG. Here is a picture of it passing inspection:Read more... )
Anyway! I'm still alive, just suffering massive allergies these days. Expect a couple more posts from me about Yuletide and year end stuff. :)
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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:
Awesome gifs under the cut! )
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RL blather . . . )

RECS! <3 OMG you guys, a couple of these I've been meaning to rec forever!

A Butt Grows in Brooklyn by [livejournal.com profile] tawg this is a hilarious fic in which Phil takes an arrow in the butt and Steve is there to assist in getting it out. It's hilarious!

Uncommon Courtesy by [livejournal.com profile] adele_sparks. Eeeeeeee! My birthday gift! It's Steve/Phil sexy sweet adorable fantasticness!

Boys are Dumb by [livejournal.com profile] fairyniamh, okay, you already know I love Fairniamh, but even so I loved her even more for this. She wrote me the fic of my dreams! It's Pete Garvey/David Stanley from Zilpha Keatley Snyder's The Stanley Kids series. It's just sweet and funny and absolute perfection. It made my day. Heck, it made my LIFE.

Fantasies by [livejournal.com profile] zarabithia, lovely, LOVELY hurt/comfort in which Steve is injured and Phil takes care of him.

Win a Date with Captain America! by [livejournal.com profile] evrybodysdarlin, Phil saves Steve from a sexually aggressive fan. [livejournal.com profile] evrybodysdarlin is one of my new favorite writers. I absolutely love her Phil and Steve in here. Phil is badass but insecure and just, you know, real, and Steve is amazing--charming and flustered and earnest. I absolutely love this fic.

VIDS!
First up, two vids with Captain America set to Zero to Hero, just like God intended.
The first is by Radiobroadcast

Zero to Hero by Disneykid321

and last but not least, a fun Loki/Everyone vid set to Franz Ferdinand's Darts of Pleasure

/Loki/ Superphantastisch from Maschuldig on Vimeo.

Cats!

Nov. 9th, 2012 09:27 am
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Here, have pics of various cats and also Jeremy Renner. It's just something [livejournal.com profile] amanuensis1 deserves in her life.

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Also, if I were taking a shot every time Fabio kissed Richard on WWHL, I would be very, very drunk. I love those two so much. :) ETA: OH, MY GOD, FABIO SQUIRTING SALAD DRESSING ALL OVER RICHARD'S FACE AND INTO HIS MOUTH!!!!! YOU DID THAT ON PURPOSE, YOU HOMOEROTIC TV PEOPLE! YOU ARE HILARIOUS AND I LOVE YOU.

Also also--they caught the guy who killed Jessica Ridgeway and tried to kidnap another woman. I will sleep much safer knowing my baby sibs are that much safer.
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Last night I was on facebook messaging my sister about an upcoming camping trip when I saw something she'd shared. It was a picture of Betty White, talking about LBTG rights, and said, "I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time - and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones - I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much." ~Betty White

Cute enough, right? And my sister liked it, which makes me happy. But you know what else?

My extremely old-fashioned, very conservative, southern, self-described 'redneck' uncle also 'liked' it. I was so happy I nearly cried. I never would have expected that of him. I feel like I woke up to a slightly better world this morning.

internet-memes-my-faith-in-muppets-is-unshakeable
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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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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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NOT ONLY DID MY STUPID ASSING COMPUTER DOUBLE MY AVENGERS PICS, IT ATE MY LIST OF UPCOMING RECS AND ALL MY LINKS! I'M SO MAD I COULD SPIT.

*stomps feet*
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More pics! Also, have a pic of my grandmother from when she was prom queen. :D

I had that headache ALL DAY yesterday; it didn't stop until I fell asleep. It's so nice to be rid of it! Maybe tonight I'll work out and then do some writing. :) Associate wants me to go to some thing with him, but I'm not really dressed for it. I'd rather lift some weights and work on fic. How is your Tuesday going, peoples?

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The trip to my grandparent's house was pretty great! The drive was smooth sailing, though long, and the rented car had NO trouble with those mountain passes. Heck, I was passing other slowpokes! :D I had an absolutely wonderful time interviewing them, and they enjoyed it too. Grandpa has a great memory for his childhood and Grandma had lovely stories about hers. Also, Grandpa chauffeured me around to see elk and deer and stuff. We also went to a bluegrass festival and saw Spring Creek, and they were excellent. I have a clip of them playing. I walked a lot and saw tons of deer; one was very curious about me and came right up to me to see if I had anything for her. What a cutie! I also attended mass on Sunday morning and I have feelings about that, but I'll probably do a separate post on it. Grandma said she was so proud to have me there with her, though, so that was nice.

Anyway, have a couple of pics of deer and mountains in addition to lots of hot Avengers!

waaaaaay too many pics... )
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Okay, so something rather awesome is happening this weekend. Do you remember being a kid and watching Saturday morning cartoons? I did, every weekend. My favorite was a show that was called Petey the Puppy or something and he was on a search to find his former master, whom he'd been separated from. But either way, the awesome Saturday morning cartoons community on LJ is having a Saturday Morning reinactment this weekend!!! I know it will be hellish to get up all early, but please consider joining! Because I really, really want to watch Pee Wee's Playhouse with you guys. So please, if you'd like to hang out with me early Saturday morning (Maybe we could get drunk and chat all night beforehand, ha ha!) please let me know. COME ON, YOU KNOW IT WOULD BE AWESOME.

And in much more important planning! Which sugary 80s cereal shall I buy for the special day?
1) Captain Crunch
2) Peanut Butter Crunch (I'm leaning toward this one--it's less disgusting to my now adult mouth)
3) Lucky Charms
4) Life (I think this is acceptable, if I add at least two spoonfuls of sugar)
5) Frosted Flakes
6) Pops
7) Coco puffs
8) Rice krispies (again, only allowed with two spoons of sugar)
9) Cookie crisp
10) Apple Jacks OR
11) Fruity Pebbles. Choose  your poision, but choose wisely! :D Leave me a comment on my cereal; I demand it. Unfortunately there are no Snarryos.
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Even with the "OMG Slash? EW!" I still found Tom Felton on Conan to be pretty fricken funny.




Also, after following the discussion on Bethbethbeth's journal (Er, I don't yet know how to code for DW usernames--I don't have time right now) I decided to buy a Kindle. My dad gave me $250 in Amazon gift cards for graduation, and I have been wanting for a long time. I just couldn't justify spending that much. The rest of the money I got for graduation I'll save. :)

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