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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.

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*
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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: (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: (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.
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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*stabs ovaries*

... I suppose I should thank them for not starting up until after Art Walk and having fun last night at Sake 2 Me with Aoi, K-chan, Pet, Mikke, and Pet's two friends. I really enjoyed that sake bomb, too.
windandwater: (Smile!)
You know what I love about this time of the year?

Those big buckets tins with Christmas-y designs full of three kinds of popcorn. I love getting one for the season and methodically demolishing it through the month of December. It never lasts that long, but it's the thought that counts. I usually start with the cheese-flavored popcorn first, before moving on to the buttered popcorn, and finishing with the caramel. One of my best memories is the year I got two tins, which meant that they did last for the whole month.

The past few years, I haven't been getting them. I don't know why. Maybe it's because the size of the tins is getting somewhat smaller while the price it's going up. Maybe it's because now they seem to be putting the popcorn in plastic bags in the tins, which doesn't seem right to me. The popcorn should be freely rustling about, separated by the flimsy cardboard divider, because nothing is better than munching through cheese and suddenly picking up caramel, like a special surprise. Maybe I just forget, or I'm too busy. Lots of times I see them and tell myself I'll get one for myself, then forget to do it, because I've spent all my money on the presents I get for other people. I don't know.

But I still love them. And the memories of them. Happy memories are good.

... I also like chestnuts during the holidays, but that's a more recent thing. Chestnuts do not trump that tin of three kinds of popcorn.
windandwater: (Smile!)
TOP CHEF ALL STARS TONIGHT!! WHOOOOOOOOO!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Who are you going to be rooting for? Because you'll be watching, right? Right?!


EDIT...

PLEASE DALE. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE. YOU MAKE OUR PEOPLE SAD WHEN YOU ARE EVEN IF IT GETS YOU AWESOME CAMERA TIME.
windandwater: (Smile!)
HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!

Or Happy Thursday for those who don't celebrate. :3

My house smells so good right now. I'm hungry. ;__;
windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
Since I know all you foodies on my flist like to know what's cooking at my house during the holidays, here's our menu for Turkey Day. We stay pretty traditional, and relatives will be over this year, as they usually are. LOLZ. My aunt knows that me and my mom cook really well on holidays.

Dinner:

Roast Turkey
Pork Beef Crown Roast (lolz it's beef, not pork, I didn't look at the butcher's label)
Wild Rice
Fig/Sausage/Something Dressing (or Stuffing, whichever term you prefer)
Green Beans
Cranberry Compote
Mashed Potatoes (or Au Gratin Potatoes)

Dessert:

Apple Pie
Chocolate Silk Pie (not gonna bust this out unless we go through the other desserts first >_>;;)
Creme Puffs

Hors d'Ouvres:

Stuffed Mushrooms
Siopao (Filipino steamed buns)
Bruschetta
Salad
windandwater: (Mistress Sera Says)
... for huddling under tons of blankets. D:

I was really worried that the weather would continue to do the psychotic thing of being cold and stormy for one week, then 100+ degrees the next, but that doesn't seem to be the case. On one hand, I'm glad of non-psycho weather. On the other, IT IS FREEZING. Literally! It was 34 degrees the past two nights. It'll be hitting 30 tonight, I think. I'm almost afraid to look.

So, in honor of the season, I have busted out with my flannel sheets. ilu flannel sheets T_T ♥. They're so warm and cozy and make me not want to roll out of bed. Unfortunately, they also make me have kind of static-y hair. Bleh. It's the price I pay to stay warm, I guess.

So yes, it is overcast and rainy and windy and cold, and will likely stay this way for Turkey Day. When relatives are coming for dinner. Blargh.

In other news, there are things that I want to babble about in a geeky way. But I'm lazy. And cold. And can't feel my fingers and so I'm typing horribly. :x But I have such an urge to babble/rant/be meta. Like about The Walking Dead. Or maybe Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads. Or even Top Chef: Just Desserts.

Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh.

*rolls about*
windandwater: (Oro?)
I want to eat cream puffs. T__T And eclairs. And those pumpkin frosted donuts from Krispy Kremes. And... practically anything else sweet and tasty and delicious.

Damn you, strange and sudden cravings!

*shakes fist at*
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
Had chicken Caesar salad for dinner. It made me happy. At least something does. I've had a terrible week.
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
*stabs ovaries*

No wonder I was raging for cheesecake. And baby back ribs.
windandwater: (Smile!)
HAPPY CHEESECAKE DAY!!

Yes, indeed, it is National Cheesecake Day. So eat cheesecake with impunity. Also, The Cheesecake Factory is having a special all day today, every slice half price. So now you can have twice the cheesecake to enjoy.

.___.;; I want cheesecake. Maybe I'll get some later.
windandwater: (Smile!)
Mostly for Lav, but of interest to anyone who wants organic food.

http://www.localharvest.org/

I checked AZ for you Lav, and farmers actually do exist in your state! I know. Shocker.
windandwater: (Mistress Sera Says)
My last can of Pepsi Throwback. T___T Oh, my beloved, I will cherish you.

... until I buy a new case.
windandwater: (Smile!)
Guys. OMG.

Pepsi is currently doing this thing called "Pepsi Throwback." They're, I guess, "special" editions of Pepsi in the old style of cans, the white ones with the Pepsi logo, instead of the shiny blue they use now. But the best thing is that just for these cans, they're using real sugar for the Pepsi, instead of... well, I guess they use high fructose corn syrup for sweetening now, since everyone does because it's cheaper than real sugar.

The Pepsi made with real sugar tastes so much better. There's a case of Pepsi in the fridge, and I'm afraid that I must drink it all. :3 And I don't normally prefer Pepsi as my soda of choice, since I'm a Coca-Cola girl.

But the sugar!

windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
In a continuation of my birthday joy, I went out yesterday (before my coughing and voice issues got really bad) and redeemed my free birthday coupons for stuff. It was a pretty good haul, and I'm so glad that I'm a member of those rewards clubs at my favorite stores. I walked away with:

-- two free pieces of Godiva chocolate (both truffles)
-- 3 tablets of Godiva milk chocolate (on sale and with a 10% birthday discount)
-- an eye-centered trio from Sephora (eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara)
-- Cookie Doughn't You Want Some ice cream from Coldstone
-- a cute purse and trio of Victoria's Secret body products (Love Spell lotion, body wash, and body mist); not free, but I used a $10 giftcard to buy it, so it cut the price in half, which is awesome because just the lotion is $10

The only thing I couldn't find was a GameStop with a used version of Shin Megumi Tensei: Devil Survivor, so that I could just get the instruction booklet. I like collecting things like that, and I sort of want the instructions and tips, because I sort of have no idea what I'm doing in the game, even if it's hella fun.

Unfortunately, halfway through my shopping joy, I started coughing harder. =___=;; It's pretty bad now. I hate unproductive (a.k.a. non-phlem producing) coughs. Dry coughs just hurts my throat and chest and I know that mucus is lingering somewhere.

My voice is pretty much bullfrog-like. I'm going between losing my voice completely and being able to talk, but I sound horrible.

Damn you allergy season. Damn you.
windandwater: (Oro?)
*throttles LJ for being a whore*

Anyway, yesterday was certainly trying. It seems that everything related to technology hated me yesterday. LJ was being dickish. Facebook was abnormally slow. Farmville and Castle Age both glitched on me so I just had to give up and not do anything with them. Only Ocean Party worked reasonably well when I wanted to play it.

At the moment though, I am baking a ham. Because I feel like it and because I'm hungry and because we had roast on Easter instead of ham, so might as well not let this guy sit around too long. Also, I'm getting a naughty thrill about eating pork on a Friday, after all the Lent and fasting. XP

I think I will make mashed potatoes to go with the ham.

And no, I still haven't figured out what to do for my birthday. Which is tomorrow. But I have many chores to do today, including folding laundry, cleaning my bathroom (or at least the mirrors and sink since the rest is clean), and painting my nails.

Oh, and Merlin is on tonight on SyFy. X3;; I understand what everyone on my flist is freaking out about now.
windandwater: (Oro?)
Man, am I SO glad that I had an appointment at the DMV. I don't know why more people don't use the appointment system. It's so much easier and faster. By the time I got to the DMV yesterday, the line was all the way around the building, and I had to circle the parking lot three times to find parking. I finally ended up parking in the neighboring building's lot, and just walking across the parking lot to the DMV.

I didn't even bother getting into the HUEG (typo intentional) line either. I just walked right into the building (probably getting lots of dirty looks but whatever), and found the window with a sign above it that said 'APPOINTMENTS ONLY'. No line there. Imagine that.

I showed her my confirmation, then got my ticket with a number on it, and was allowed to wait until I was called. That still took over an hour of waiting, but I amused myself by playing a silly game on my phone (didn't bring my DS). I even managed to get a seat instead of having to stand (the chair was surprisingly comfy, especially since I was sort of crampy).

After my number was called, it literally only took like less than 10 minutes for me to get my driver's license renewed, change my weight (gained 5 pounds since I was 16), take the vision test, pay for the renewal, sign at the 'X' multiple times, AND get my picture taken and my thumbprint scanned. I'd say the whole process took about 5 minutes, not including me having to walk across the building to the eye testing chart, and to the photo-taking area (the lady had to take my picture twice since it didn't save the first time, and my fingerprints are faint so it took awhile to scan).

Then I was out of there!

So, yes, very glad I made that appointment, because I would've been pissed if I stood outside all day, for something that only took 5 minutes to do.

Afterward, I went to the mall (specifically the Godiva store) to make up a small Easter basket for the family. It's very cute! There's a milk chocolate bunny, a package of chocolate eggs (of various flavors), and a package of 8 white chocolate chicks. I got that box especially for my mom, though I'm sure I'll be able to eat half one or two. They're delicious, since I had one as a free sample a couple weeks ago. I would have bought more chocolate, but decided to wait, as it will all be half price on Monday. X3;; That's when I'll get myself a whole flat of Cadbury Creme Eggs.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.

Now, I will commence to let myself bleed out and hope it ends by Sunday.
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
Background: I gave up hamburgers from fast food establishments for Lent. This is a great torment for me.

Proof the world hates me:

1) We keep getting coupons in the mail from Carl's Jr, advertising and selling their Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger, which I think IS THE MOST DELICIOUS THING EVER. I've been having cravings for it. Damn you coupons! Don't tell me that I can buy one and get one free!

2) The show on the History Channel right now is Food Tech (or something like it) and they're focusing on cheeseburgers and fries.

3) ... I don't even want to torment myself with Food Network.

T_T
windandwater: (Smile!)
For those of you near a Ben&Jerry's, they're selling special $1 scoops of ice cream to celebrate one of the snowboarder's silver medals from the Olympics. The flavor you get is Hannah's Maple Blondie, since the snowboarder's name is Hannah.

"Maple Blondie is maple ice cream with a maple caramel swirl and blonde brownie chunks."

Go forth and devour!
windandwater: (Oro?)
*stabs ovaries*
*is a lump of not moving*

I think this is the period where I eat everything in sight. I'm having cravings, but I'm not sure what for. I just demolished half a bag of Cheetos, some pecan Turtles, and a Blow-Pop (sour apple). This after having a Lava Flow smoothie (IRONY I KNOW BUT IT WAS DELICIOUS). And I'm still hungry for dinner.

There's also Hagen-Daz ice cream and a caramel turtle pie in the freezer. And one blessed package of Cadbury Creme Eggs.

I just might survive.
windandwater: (Oro?)
It's cold, raining, and I just had a bowl of loaded baked potato soup while watching the compulsory ice dancing portion of the Olympics.

:3
windandwater: (Bunny Says Dance Puppets)
So, last night I was dragged out (in the rain!) to be sociable and stuff. Went out for the launch party of K-chan's sister's band with her, Aoi and Pet. They're called Buddha Bomb, and they were releasing their first full length CD last night. ^^ It was a pretty good time, everyone was very enthusiastic about things. Though, I'm very glad we had dinner beforehand. XD;;

Highlight of the evening was definitely seeing the many boys in kilts walking by. They were a band that played first called California Celtic. Mwehehehehe. Boys in skirts!

Before this, a couple weeks ago, I got my hair cut finally. I was starting to look like a shaggy dog again, even though I'd gotten my previous hairstyle in November. Now I've got an A-line bob, shorter in the back and longer near the front. I'm very happy to have shorter hair again.

But now it is raining (boo), so I think I'll bake chocolate chip cookies to help warm up the house (and fill my tummy). Also, I only have one more week of work. ;o; Goodbye, money. I loved you very much.
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
There are some days when you just want to chuck a katana at a DON helicopter. That was me yesterday. I'm glad today is my day off and I am feeling very much less rage-y. I was able to sleep in (yay), had an apple turnover for breakfast (yay), and just had lunch (yay). Internet is being slow (boo), but after messing around a bit online, I'll get to organizing/wrapping some of the presents I bought for Christmas (yay).



Unfortunately, some of the gifts are oddly-shaped and don't have boxes. D: I'll do my best. And then, once dad gets home, I will consider putting the light-up reindeer and the big inflatable snowglobe in the front yard. We have lights and the tree up already, but the rain had put our other decorations on hold. But it's not raining now (yay).

I feel babbly.
windandwater: (Smile!)
HAPPY TURKEY DAY!

Or for those of you who don't celebrate: HAPPY FOURTH THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER!

And, since people tend to be endlessly curious about what gets served during holiday meals at my house, here is the menu for dinner.

Hor d'oeuvres:

~ Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
~ Crab Rangoons
~ Chocolate Chip Cookies

Entree:

~ Roast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing
~ Prime Rib (brought by my cousin)

Sides:

~ Loaded Mashed Potatoes
~ Wild Rice
~ Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
~ Mixed Lemon Herb Vegetables

Dessert:

~ Apple Pie
~ Lemon Custard Pie
~ Flan

Still deciding whether I should make crescent rolls, but I think there's enough starches in the meal. Also, I am quite proud of the fact that I don't always make things from scratch thank-you-very-much. I'm pretty much handling all the side dishes and the apple pie this year. And I'm not sure if my mom is actually putting the stuffing into the bird, or making it separate in a dish. If it's seperate, I'll probably do that, too. I ate a cookie already. My dad just had to run to the store to buy more mushrooms.

Yay food! ♥

*DIES*

Sep. 6th, 2009 04:43 pm
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuugh.

Started my period late Friday night (like when I was going to bed), which was horrifically bad timing since we had family visiting this weekend. Almost everyone from SF came down because they were going to a wedding in the area, so they all crashed our house for a visit. Somanypeopleomg.

So I was on my first day, which isn't as horrifically bad bleeding-wise as my second and third days, but still very much with the needing of super plus size. x___X;; And then I was coerced into driving the kids (all my younger cousins) to the mall, because some of the girls needed dresses for the wedding still. Plus, they just wanted to get out of the house and away from their parents. There were 7 of them, ranging from the oldest (21) to the youngest (10), and mostly in the annoying high schooler stage. The youngest didn't go to the mall with us, so we all fit in our SUV. Whoo.

D:

And it was really weird because they were all on their cellphones all the fucking time. Like, they should have had their phones surgically attached to their hands. They were always twittering or texting or doing God-knows-what, so I was surrounded by little electric chirping noises and beeping the whole time.

It is only by the grace of God and Advil that I survived. And the milk chocolate caramel chocolixir from Godiva.

After we got back from the mall, most of my relatives left, since they were staying in hotels closer to the wedding. Only my Kuya Charlie's family stayed with us at our house overnight, so it was five extra (Kuya Charlie, Ate Nene, and their 3 girls). Thank god we had rooms enough for everyone to have a bed, though two of the girls shared one.

They finally left this morning, and I went back to bed at like, 10:30am after having been awakened at 8am by my ovaries. Actually, had been awakened by then no less than three times (2am, 5am, 8am) because of girly issues, so I slept pretty badly. Slept until 1pm, and woke up in time to watch the new episode of What Would Brian Boitano Make. Have been floppy and curled up not moving since then.

I love my family, but I'm really glad they're gone.
windandwater: (THIS is Sparta!)
What Would Brian Boitano Make? is a fucking hilarious cooking show. It's beyond awesome and now I shall have to watch it every week.

And yes, the theme song is "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" from South Park. That makes it more awesome.

XD;;
windandwater: (Smile!)
Japanese Mochi Ice Cream recipe, for if you wanna take a stab at making it yourself.

Or you could be like me and buy your mochi ice cream from a grocery store. This brand is decent -- though nothing compares to mochi fresh from the shop -- though it gets points for availability. If a grocery store near you actually carries these, that is. I actually found them in the ice cream section of the Stater Brothers near my house.

The third option is being super fancy and ordering Bubbies mochi ice cream to be shipped to you. It's gourmet and super-expensive and from Hawaii though. But they're apparently one of the best mochi ice cream makers in the world.

I still prefer that little shop in Little Tokyo though. XP ♥

Oh, and have a recipe for Sea Salt ice cream, too. It came up during my search, so fear my google-fu.
windandwater: (Smile!)
Damn, the milkshakes from In 'N Out are delicious. It's like sucking down an ice cream cone through a straw. I was supposed to post this yesterday, but I got emo and lazy.

Also, I just found out that they closed not only the Red Robin in Mo val (noooo the delicious onion rings!!), but Yamazato's on Hospitality Lane. T___T I loved the food at Yamazato's, especially the boats. They would fix up a special of practically everything (sushi, tempura, chicken katsu, teriyaki, etc.) and put it in this giant wooden boat that would sit in the middle of the table. Obviously, it's for sharing. Still delicious and will be missed.

Where am I supposed to go for good Japanese food now?

... oh, I suppose there's the little place by my house. But it's not the same without the boat.
windandwater: (Smile!)
It is soooooooo hot now. I know I was bitching before because it was cold, but things were pretty pleasant for two months, but now it is A BLISTERING HEAT WAY. 100+ degree temperatures. My parents finally caved and turned on the air conditioning yesterday, and the air conditioner ran pretty much non-stop for 12 hours to cool the house down. But now the house is regulated and the air conditioner now automatically turns off again! At least, until the afternoon, when it blasts for hours. XP

Also, to get away from the heat, I went out shopping yesterday. XD;; Nothing like spending the hottest part of the day in an air conditioned mall. I mostly just wandered around, though I did buy cheesy bacon fries to nosh on. Also, I had a coupon to GameStop for 20% used DS games, so I wandered in, hoping to find something good. And I did! I found a copy of Meteos for only $9.99, so the discount dropped it to like, $7-something. I'm so happy because Meteos is a puzzle game that I've been interested in, but it's out-of-stock/no-longer-printed, so I thought I'd have to pay alot for it. Lucky for me!

Saw a cute dress in a store for only $10 (on sale, I love sales) but didn't buy it because I needed a second opinion, and Aoi wasn't there with me. :/ She's my shopping buddy.

As for tips and bargains (since I always tend to know these things), here we go:

-- Sephora is currently giving away free samples of bareMinerals matte foundation, and a baby kabuki brush. It's absolutely free if you go to the stores and ask. I need to go back and get that, since I didn't know until after I got home and checked my email. Also, sign up for the Sephora Beauty Rewards club if you like their stores/products. Not only do you get special deals and sales, they give you a gift on your birthday. :3

-- Join the Godiva Rewards Club, too. I did! Just for signing up, you get a free piece of chocolate (including truffles!). And every month you spend at least $10, you get a free piece of chocolate. It's a good deal for me, because me and Aoi are shopping buddies and we usually split one of their Chocolixir drinks, which is $4.95, at least twice a month. So I will be getting my free delicious chocolate pretty regularly. *^^*

-- Este Lauder in Macy's will be having a special event around the 28th of July. They'll be giving out free samples of products and stuff. I don't know if you have to be on the list or something. I put my name down because I walked through Macy's heading for the shoe section, and the saleslady snagged me. I didn't want to buy the product I tested (though I'm interested) because I tend to have sensitive skin and certain things make my face go even more horrible than it already is. When I asked if she had any samples, she told me about the event.

Hmm... in other shopping news, I bought a cute wristlet from WalMart, of all places. I've been looking for one forever that matches my red shoes, and this was pretty close! Only $5 (on sale) too! And I didn't even spend money because I have a gift card. 8D! My mom saw it and said she wants one too, so I'll have to go back later this week.
windandwater: (Mistress Sera Says)
I like lists. I can think in lists.

-- Because I keep thinking about it, mothers, please do not let your daughters out of the house not wearing panties. Especially if they're -- for some godawful reason -- wearing minidresses (why would you let your teenage girl wear a minidress anyway). You know what, let's just make this a rule of NO ONE should ever leave their house not wearing panties (or boxers/briefs for the guys, though they can wear panties too, rock on).
-- Oh, and if you're going to be wearing a short skirt, fucking learn how to sit properly and keep your legs crossed or together and tilted to the side in the polite why so you don't flash everyone.
-- I beat the ice cream godz. The Sunday paper had coupons for buy one get one free ice cream at Baskin Robbins, so I went there with Aoi and K-chan. WTF the price of ice cream is so expensive now. But, because of the coupon, instead of getting 3 scoops of ice cream for about $6 (i.e. a single cone for each of us), we got two sundaes instead. So we got 5 scoops of ice cream, a brownie, bananas, whipped cream, nuts, chocolate and caramel sauce, and cherries. ♥
-- Dad went grocery shopping and bought food! Yay!
-- Angry at Dad for going grocery shopping and buying foor because he didn't tell me, and practically everything he bought, I have coupons for. I cut those coupons for a reason! And last time I went shopping I saved like, $40! Grrrrr.
-- I still don't like cats much.
-- I wish I'd win the lottery.
-- I can't think of anything else to write, because my life is dull and boring now. ;__;
windandwater: (Not Supposed To Be Here)
There is an ice cream truck pretty much parked outside of my house, playing its merry tune. It's been there over five minutes.

IT MOCKS ME.

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