eleneariel: (Map)
You know whose voice I love to listen to? I'll tell you. Tom Bodett. I could listen to the man all day. Well, him and Alan Rickman and Rupert Degas.

What with being gone and busy and focused on other things, I've cooked very little in the last couple of weeks (and have been subsisting primarily on olives, plain yogurt with fruit and granola, and cheese.) Last night I made marinara, or at least my own version thereof:

some onions and garlic
three tomatoes (two pureed, one chopped)
copious amounts of basil
some parsley
kosher salt
too much black pepper (oops)

Twenty minutes later it had turned into this fresh riot of colors and textures and tastes, and I ate it atop rounds of zucchini (cooked just to edible tenderness with butter and parmesan and more black pepper, OOPS.)

It was so pretty that I intended to take a picture, but I couldn't stop eating long enough to get the camera.
eleneariel: (Default)
I walked into the post office this morning to hear ... chirping! Crates of baby chicks were being mailed. I had no idea that was possible, but they sure are cute. And yellow and fluffy and adorable.
 
In about two hours I'm driving to Kansas City to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] mainhoonemily , [livejournal.com profile] ransomedsea , [livejournal.com profile] windandtherain , [livejournal.com profile] jkgeroo , and - I hope - [livejournal.com profile] amea ! FUN TIMES. Watch twitter for updates on adventures n' stuff. :D

eleneariel: (Viking)
Either I was hallucinating, or the Methodist church bells just played Yankee Doodle Dandy for ten minutes straight.
eleneariel: (Viking)
First of all I must note that it seems that if you are male and attending a Blitzen Trapper show, in order to fit in you must sport either a messy overgrown mop of hair a la Neil Gaiman, an impressive set of sideburns, a mustache of some type, or a very healthy beard. Or all of the above.

Ya'll, I have never seen so much facial hair in one place in my life.

Also I saw a dead ringer for [livejournal.com profile] patrick___ and also a lovable-teddy-bear version of David Duchovny, who I covertly watched throughout the evening (he was with a woman he obviously ADORED and therefore it was adorable d'aaw).

And ... And ... oh my gosh you guys I have never been to a show before where you just pack the house (or dimly lit and slightly smokey music hall, whatever) full of people who stand shoulder-to-shoulder in front of the (small, crowded) stage for 2 1/2 hours and listen to music so heart-stoppingly loud you walk out with aching eardrums also I got a purple lip-print stamped on the back of my hand that proved I was over 21. This seems important to note for some reason.

Also now that I have seen them, I like Venture Brothers and Batman Begins (Christian Bale FTW).

ALSO we went to a huge and rambling (and ramshackle) antique mall which was apparently the hangout for local teens. I find this an interesting social commentary on the town.

Oh and hey I took these pictures of, well, in Missouri apparently people have Mergencies. Also low-budget movies for kids don't seem to spend money on proofreaders.

MERGENCY! MERGENCY! )

Also here have a link, it made me laugh and laugh.

The End. :)
eleneariel: (genius - Fullmetal Alchemist)
Alternately titled: In Which Marie Is Baffled By Math

Day 192 )
eleneariel: (pratchett: logic)

In the category of Things I Just Don't Understand:

People who drive around in pickup trucks with the tailgate down for no apparent reason.
eleneariel: (remington steele)
1. Chocolate covered pretzels
2. Chocolate covered raisins
3. Chocolate covered espresso beans
4. Not drinking beer
5. "Speed Limit 75" signs
6. Sir Galahad the Brave
7. Mail
8. Air conditioning
9. TRAVELING

What about you?
eleneariel: (voice of doom)
After a week or two of carrying around both phones, and after spending half an hour on hold today with AT&T, I have finally canceled my old cell service and am officially a Verizon girl now. :)

...what?

May. 9th, 2009 07:16 pm
eleneariel: (prachett (out of cheese error))

I am very sad because all of my Lindt chocolate truffles are gone now.

Two random strangers in the grocery store wished me a happy Mother's Day.

???

eleneariel: (pratchett (nice try))
Also, I was very surprised to wake up and realize that today was the second of May. Yesterday I was convinced that it was April 29th. I even looked at the calender multiple times and determined that I was correct.

My brain is addled.
eleneariel: (pratchett (question))
Hey, mom? (Since I am walking out the door and you are gone and I will forget to tell you otherwise.)

I just found my library card, voter ID, personal business cards, and movie rental cards, all of which had been lost since last November.

They were in the pocket of the blue purse, which I guess I hadn't used since then.

Oops.
eleneariel: (question mark)
If anyone would care to explain to me why I have a packet of instant oatmeal* in my purse, believe me, I would be all ears.

*Apple and Cinnamon flavored, if that helps.
eleneariel: (travel (road))
I think Sir Galahad might be sick - I walked out this morning and he'd lost all his golden luster and looked positively grey.

Then again, it might be the overcast weather.
eleneariel: (women are scary)
Tonight is the night of Random. I have been eating random food and reading and writing random emails (*waves to [livejournal.com profile] ransomedsea *) and randomly cracking up about random stuff (like a random story involving a random man and six McDonald's hamburgers [*waves at [livejournal.com profile] kiwiria *])

Speaking of [livejournal.com profile] kiwiria , I have these three things to say:

1. She is made of awesome
2. Lately I seem to always mistype her name on the first go 'round as wikiria, probably because I have been playing with our work wiki for weeks on end, and
3. Whenever I go to my userinfo to find her among my friends, I always look for her in the list of "Ljers I've met" even though CLEARLY I've never been to Denmark.

There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road.
I will never read the book The Underneath because it contains (perhaps starts with?) the above sentence, which I somehow find too sad to be born.

/ random

By the way

Dec. 29th, 2008 11:01 pm
eleneariel: (women are scary)
I named my pink sansa clip Rosco.
eleneariel: (consistancy)
After I bought my Christmas stamps, I remembered that I find nutcrackers incredibly disturbing.

Oops.
eleneariel: (peace on earth)
Word of the day: triptyque

I would really, really love to be back in Minneapolis again right now.

eleneariel: (voice of doom)
Saturday I received a call at work that began with an ominous voice intoning This is the voice of DOOM calling...



Note

Oct. 11th, 2008 07:52 am
eleneariel: ((pratchett) i wrote a book)
APPARENTLY, when I say "bacon" people think "[livejournal.com profile] ruthette ".

Hmmm ...

eleneariel: (jumping scotsman)
Somebody gave me a pound of bacon.

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