windandwater: (Mistress Sera Says)
NO LJ I DO NOT WANT YOU TO DELETE MY JOURNAL. NOT ANY OF THEM. EVEN IF I HAVEN'T LOGGED IN FOR YEARS.

IT'S MINES, PRECIOUSSSSS. IT'S MINE, MY OWN, MY PRECIOUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

Uhm

Apr. 22nd, 2013 01:22 pm
windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
Hello there, internets.

omg

Jan. 23rd, 2013 10:31 am
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
*stabs ovaries weakly*

i knew this would be a bad month i can't even capitalize or punctuate properly
windandwater: (Smile!)
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND ALL THAT JAZZ!

... okay, so this is a day late, but you can blame my NYE for that. It's the thought that counts, right? Right?

windandwater: (Smile!)
So did everyone have a good Christmas? Hmmmmm? ♥

I spent time with the extended family, which was good. But damn that felt like a long two days. My Christmas started with Midnight Mass (which ended at 2am omg), and then I didn't get much sleep before I had to be awake again so we could go to my cousin's Christmas party. Thankfully, I managed to nap in the car, but I still feel weird and tired. Bleh. The weather isn't helping either.

Now it's time to raid all those tins of fancy Christmas cookies we got as presents.
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
*stabs ovaries*
*flops over*

Got absolutely nothing done today. Argh. And why is no one else watching The Walking Dead so I can flail and geek out with you?!
windandwater: (Mistress Sera Says)
*stabs ovaries*

Oh ovaries, I didn't miss your wacky hijinks. =____=;; At least you timed yourselves properly this month. But please, I'd like to be able to eat something.
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
DAMMIT OVARIES YOU COULDN'T WAIT ONE DAY COULD YOU. JUST ONE DAY. AND IT'S SO HOT AND I'LL HAVE TO BE ON MY FEET ALL NIGHT. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGGGGHHHH!!!

*stabs ovaries viciously for being uncooperative]
windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
"Okay, mom, calm down! Now is not the time to be panicking. You go start the car, I'll get the shovels."

That is one of the best lines I have read in a fic recently. And it makes absolutely no sense out of context. XD!

Aaaaaargh

Aug. 8th, 2012 10:50 pm
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
*stabs ovaries*

I got so angry at my dad today that I started my period early. Nnnnnnnngh. =___=;; This, along with the super hot 100+ weather lately is making me cranky. And I have no chocolate or ice cream.

*diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiies*
windandwater: (Mistress Sera Says)
It seems like the week has gone by superfast, but I guess that's because I had a terrible Monday. If you don't already follow me on Facebook, Monday morning, someone broke into my house while I was in it. It was a terrible way to wake up.

I'm perfectly fine if still a little paranoid, but I wasn't hurt and nothing was stolen. Please don't freak out. I did plenty of that already.

a really terrible way to start the week )

=___=;;

Jun. 15th, 2012 10:58 am
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
*stabs ovaries*

WHY DO YOU HAVE TO DO THIS WHENEVER I WANT TO GO SOMEWHERE AWESOME?!
windandwater: (Oro?)
I TOTALLY HAVE THINGS TO SAY, BUT THERE IS. SO. MUCH.

And I'm sorta lazy.

This "here's what I've been doing for the past month lolz" post keeps getting longer and longer. It's almost like I have a real life.
windandwater: (Oro?)
*stabs ovaries*

I didn't let them stop me from going to the bead show today! The stuff I bought is worth the pain. Though I wish I had tons more money.
windandwater: (Smile!)
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

I hope everyone has a good day today. ♥
windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
GUESS WHO FINALLY HAS WIRELESS INTERNETS?!

MY LAPTOP WEEPS NO MORE.
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
*stabs ovaries*




... *chugs some Advil and Mountain Dew*

Even when I know it's coming, my ovaries still find ways to cause me pain. =___=;;
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
R.I.P. Dick Clark.

I've watched him on TV pretty much every New Year's Eve for my whole life. Even if other channels had their NYE celebrations on TV (and with better performances/people showing up), I always watched New Year's Rockin' Eve because I felt it was the "real" New Year's celebration. And I've always wanted to celebrate NYE in New York with all the people in Times Square even if it would be crazy and loud and bitterly cold.

I know the past years after his stroke affected him terribly. It always made me sad to think that someone I've seen and had good memories with would suddenly disappear from my universe of experiences. It's sort of like when John Paul II died; he was my Pope. He was the one I'd known my whole life, I was fond of him even if I'd never met him, and I didn't want there to be another.

But Dick Clark kept hosting every single year (except 2004 since that's when he had the stroke).

He persevered. He proved to the world that you can recover from a tragedy and still go on with your life. He wanted to make the people who watched and celebrated happy along with him. Even though it was obvious that hosting was becoming an ordeal for him, he still wanted to do the show he's been known for and made famous around the world. He even said: "Last year I had a stroke. It left me in bad shape. I had to teach myself how to walk and talk again. It's been a long, hard fight. My speech is not perfect but I'm getting there." This is the kind of hope, strength, and spirit that should be praised and applauded, even if you're not family, or a friend, or a neighbor, or even met the man at all.

It won't be the same without him counting down to ring in the new year.

Dick Clark is my New Year's host.
windandwater: (Smile!)
Thanks to everyone who wished me Happy Birthday on Tuesday! ♥ ♥ ♥

Having a birthday that's during the week is always kind of bleh, because you can't really go out and do stuff on a Tuesday. Boo. I had a low-key birthday day, but I still had a pleasant day that made me happy, so that's always good. Maybe this weekend I'll be able to meet up with friends and have lunch or dinner or something. I get free desserts at TGI Friday's and Buffalo Wild Wings. :3

And I found out that the Inland Empire's First Annual Chocolate Festival is being held on April 21st. XDDDDDD! I think I'm going to make that my "birthday" event, even if it's like 2 weeks after my actual bday. It's worth it for chocolate and wine tastings. Yum~

Anyway, the birthday haul... which isn't very much since I don't get presents from anyone in my family, not even my parents. So let's make this Free Stuff (or heavily discounted) I Got For My Birthday instead.

-- Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo Set from Sephora
-- free truffle FUCK YOU TOO GODIVA
-- Buy One Get One Free ice cream from Coldstone (I got Birthday Cake Remix, of course, and Oreo Overload)
-- $25 Gamestop giftcard (okay, this is a promo from eRewards that I earned, but I'm totally counting it even if it's still being shipped to me)
-- 50% off some pretty crystals I've been lusting after at Michaels. TRUEFAX: they released a one day coupon valid only on my bday, so I went to see what they had since I was out already. I thought they'd sold out of the crystals I liked months ago and never restocked them (I've been checking diligently) but I managed to find ONE STRAND buried behind a bunch of other beads in a totally different section. It is fate. So I got them. :3
-- Wishes and kisses from friends... too many to count ♥
windandwater: (Smile!)
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! ♥ ♥ ♥

And don't forget to celebrate Half-Price Chocolate Day tomorrow. :3
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
So I was watching the finale of Worst Cooks in America while I was having my lunch. I love that show because it's amazing how many fires can be accidentally set during one episode. Anyway, I missed the finale when it first aired, so I was glad to catch a re-run on The Food Network by chance. Woo TV. \o/

Anyway, one thing that bothered me was that Bobby Flay's cook (okay okay everyone knows I hate Bobby Flay but I liked the cook all through the season) had to make creme brulee for the final dessert to be served to the judges. During his test run, the guy accidentally got water into his creme brulee, so it didn't set-up properly and was basically ruined.

... for those who don't know, when you cook creme brulee (which is a custard), it has to be cooked in a water bath. Then you let the whole thing set up in the fridge before you torch the top. But if you get any water into the custard (say, from the water in the pan for the water bath), the custard will NOT set up and instead will be runny and ick. But you don't know it's ruined until you actually stick a fork in to eat.

So the cook was very careful when he was carrying his pan (filled with water for the bath and the ramekins of creme) to the oven to cook, but still managed to get a little water spilling in without his knowing about it, thus, ruined creme brulee. He was very careful again during the final cook-off for the judges, so 2 of his brulees came out perfectly. But one got water in it and was ruined (poor Marcus Samuelsson he didn't get to eat dessert).

SO.

What made me angry? Is why didn't Bobby Flay tell the cook to do WHAT PROFESSIONAL CHEFS DO (and what Alton Brown said on Good Eats)..................

PUT THE RAMEKINS IN THE PAN, PUT THE PAN IN THE OVEN AND THEN FILL THE PAN WITH WATER FOR THE WATER BATH USING A PITCHER OR GLASS OR SOMETHING.

That way you're not filling a pan with water then having the water slosh around while you carry it to the oven.

I mean, jeeze. Not that I make a ton of creme brulee, but doesn't it make sense to not carry a sloshing pan of water when you know water will ruin your creme brulee?

Sigh.

That was my little annoyance for the day.

An update

Apr. 4th, 2012 11:45 am
windandwater: (Bunny Says Dance Puppets)
The two chocolate bunnies still live, upon my gracious mercy.

They have not, however, begun to reproduce.

Alas, that my nefarious plans have been overthrown once more.
windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
On the kitchen counter/bar are two chocolate bunnies. Not Godiva though. The fuckers. But they're Dove, which makes me happy. Also, I had a dollar off coupon for them, so yay for me being cheap. Anyway, not only are they chocolate bunnies, they are chocolate fairy bunnies, which means they have delicious ears and wings for me to gnaw off.

I must be strong. I must not eat them until Easter. I can do this.











.................... or I can eat one, and save one for Easter. Yes. Yes, this sounds like a good idea, too.
windandwater: (Mistress Sera Says)
I just got an e-mail from Godiva, inviting me to make a custom Easter basket at their boutiques, and you get a free basket, ribbon and trimmings.

WELL FUCK YOU TOO YOU BASTARDS.
windandwater: (Mistress Sera Says)
SO I JUST FOUND OUT THAT THE GODIVA SHOP AT THE GALLERIA AT TYLER -- A.K.A. WHERE I GO TO GET MY FREE MONTHLY TRUFFLE FIX -- HAS CLOSED.

It's closed! Right before EASTER and MY BIRTHDAY! I totally went there today to get my free monthly chocolate and buy my family's Easter goodies basket and THE STORE WAS CLOSED. I can't even put into words how upset I was. Easter is one of my favorite holidays (CHOCOLATE BUNNIES) and my birthday is seriously on the Tuesday right after, so not only would I have gotten tasty Easter chocolates, I also would've gotten tasty Easter chocolates at HALF PRICE, and then another free monthly truffle.

*cries bitterly*

And now the nearest Godiva store is like, 50 miles away. And no, the Godiva chocolates you buy in grocery and department stores don't count because I can't pick a free truffle out of the shiny glass case. >:F WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!!!!!

Not even the knowledge that they're adding a Red Robin's to Tyler will soothe my pain. Onion rings just don't stack up against a FREE MONTHLY CHOCOLATEY TRUFFLE.
windandwater: (Oro?)
I don't know how I'll survive until The Walking Dead season 3 finally airs. ;___; The season 2 finale is tomorrow night AND OMG I AM SO FULL OF ANTICIPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...








....... SHUN.
windandwater: (Mistress Sera Says)
Ash Wednesday! Time to repent for all the sinning you did on Mardi Gras. XD!

But now it's officially Lent, which means no meat for me on Fridays. Boo. :x And, as usual, now is when I really crave a cheeseburger with bacon. *crai*

Anyway, to mix it up this year, instead of giving up something for Lent (uh besides abstaining from meat on Fridays), I've decided to do something instead. I'm going to try my hardest to make 40 new jewelry pieces for Que Sera Designs. One new piece of jewelry a day, for every day of Lent. At least. Hopefully. :/

I already have the pieces to make a cute necklace for spring! That will be my first project, starting today.

On the jewelry front, I'm also working on designs for the jewelry design contest that is being run by the Southern California Local Bead Store Association. There's some nice prizes, and I'm trying to come up with a fabulous design to really wow the judges. Thankfully, the piece isn't due until June-ish.

Wish me luck!

A miracle!

Feb. 21st, 2012 02:54 pm
windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
So the neighbor with the "band" is finally practicing new songs! Covers of songs that are already popular. Right now they're playing The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army". They get points for picking a cool song, at least. I love the bass line.
windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
I HAVE FAST INTERNET!!!

Now I just... need to buy a wireless router so that we have wifi and I have FAST INTERNETS on my laptop, and all will be perfect.
windandwater: (Smile!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

May it be filled with sparkles and tasty things and cuteness and fabulousness!
windandwater: (Mistress Sera Says)
At the moment I am:

-- doing laundry
-- flipping between the Super Bowl, the Puppybowl, the marathon of Being Human, and the marathon of Auction Hunters
-- doing things online (like FB, Farmville, RP, etc.)
-- playing Plants vs. Zombies on my DS

I have already:

-- finished 3 loads of laundry
-- cooked and ate my lunch of orange chicken and rice
-- killed zombies on my DS
-- done things online (of course)

I will be:

-- continuing to rotate through the channels depending on commercials
-- taking a shower (after the laundry is done because if I do it now the water will be cold the poor water heater)
-- probably killing more zombies
-- folding the laundry I've done or maybe I'll do that tomorrow
-- still being online :P
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
Dear Google,

When I search "where can i buy girl scout cookies?", I expect to find resources to help me find Girl Scout Cookies to buy. I love Samoas. However, when I search for "where can i but girl scout cookies?" I certainly do not expect a link to "Can you buy fleshlights in stores -- Where can i buy fleshlights".

:/

No love for you,

Me


And to those out there on the interwebs, if you don't know what I fleshlight is, I suggest that you do not Google it. You really don't need to know. If you do know what a fleshlight is, you'll understand why this should not appear anywhere NEAR Girl Scouts or their cookies. I was somewhat disturbed by this.
windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
Watching the Merlin season premiere! ♥ ♥ ♥

And OMG last season I had this little pet ship of Gawaine/Merlin because, I mean, come on. It's Gawaine, He Who Is Shirtless And Should Stay That Way. But this episode I was totally feeling the Lancelot/Merlin shippiness.

Actually, we should just throw all the knights and Merlin and Arthur in one big pile.

:3

Also, Morgana gets more evil and evil and eviler. And even when trekking through the wilderness, she's always so well-dressed. Maybe it's an evil thing.
windandwater: (Smile!)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Or:

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!

... depending on what time zone you're in and when you read this. I hope everyone has a good night and rings in 2012 happily. Because after this, we have to start preparing for the Apocalypse. :P
windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
So since it's the holiday season, I shall pimp out a fic that I found last year but now have on my 'must read list' for the season.

Make The Yuletide Gay by [personal profile] aggybird.

It's a well-written ofic (sort of) with the main pairing being JackFrost/Rudy Kringle a.k.a. Santa's son.

Yes, you read that right. Santa's son.

Yes, I'm probably going to hell. But at least it will be warm. And the fic is full of gems like this:

"Man," Rudy says later over dessert, after he thinks about it for a while. "I could have been getting laid when I was fifteen. Thanks for totally cockblocking me with that hot guy, dad. Really. Awesome job."

Mr Kringle chokes on his custard, and Mrs Kringle has to slap him on the back.


Go read it and be holly and jolly and getting merry like Christmas!
windandwater: (Smile!)
Coming back from Midnight Mass means it's officially Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! ♥




... and apparently everyone's forgotten that I write fics, since I only wrote one response to the meme in my last post.
windandwater: (Mistress Sera Says)
First of all, to get this out of the way...

*stabs ovaries*

Also, having to wander around a grocery store early in the morning without breakfast and on your period sucks hardcore. I only survived because of Super Plus tampons and the free hazelnut coffee. It was delicious and I had two cups. Then I knocked back Advil from the new bottle I bought at the store. That made things much much better.

Second, and totally unrelated, a meme! Just because I feel in a meme-y mood. 'tis the season and all that. ♥

Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you between one and three sentences from that story.

OMG SQUEE

Dec. 11th, 2011 03:01 pm
windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
GUESS WHO FINALLY HAS A PSP, BITCHES?!

THAT'S RIGHT.

ME.

And not only that, I got it for practically free, since I've been hoarding gift cards for a year. For the price of one new game, I got myself a shiny new PSP (black) and 3 games: Patapon, Knights in the Nightmare, and Jeanne d'Arc. I would've gotten Crisis Core, but they were missing the disk when I went up to pay, which made me all ;___;. But I think I'll be happy for now.

... until I start getting new PSP games for Christmas and birthdays.

>_>;;

I want Kingdom hearts: Birth By Sleep, Dissidia, Dissidia Duodecium, and Crisis Core.

BUT YES.

I AM SO EXCITE.

THERE IS NO HIGH LIKE THE GETTING STUFF AT A BARGAIN HIGH.
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
Dear Russia,

Please stop taking out LiveJournal every time you have an election, political turmoil, dissidents speaking out, or some 16-year old girl in Moscow sneezes and decides to post about it.

This DDOS thing is getting really tiresome. No love for you.

Respectfully,

Me
windandwater: (Smile!)
HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!!

Let the ravenous feast begin!

And, because I'm in a holiday mood, I'll give you one of my tips for having a very delicious turkey with crispy skin. Before chucking the turkey into the oven, places nice-sized pats of butter on the top of the turkey where the turkey is 'flattest', i.e.: where the butter won't slide off right away while it melts. Don't forget to put good-sized pats in the joints, like where the leg meets the breast and the wing joints.

Put your turkey in the oven and let it roast.

Periodically, (after those first pats have melted into deliciousness) rub the turkey with more butter, especially in places that don't seem like they're getting brown enough (like the sides). The heat of the turkey and the oven will melt the butter as you rub, so you might as well reserve a whole stick for turkey duty.

No, this is not something to do if you're counting calories, but fuck that it's Thanksgiving.

If you use one whole stick of butter on your turkey (maybe more if it's big), you should apply butter roughly three times: the first application when the turkey is cold at the beginning, a rub with butter about halfway through, and another rub with butter about an hour before the turkey finishes cooking. Your turkey skin will be golden and delicious and moist and flavorful, and doing this also means you won't have to baste your turkey, because the butter will work its way into the meat as well.

For more flavor, consider using an herb butter (homemade is just fine) to add more 'omph'.

Devour with impunity! Enjoy!



... P.S. The butter trick also works with roasting chicken. But you use considerably less butter. ♥

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