Tuesday, August 31, 2010

National Trail Mix Day!


Trail mix is pretty awesome!:dummy:Good for hiking, camping, or a snack at home.:iconchibifinlandplz:We've been making some homemade trail mix for the last few weeks. It's great. It's your fave nuts, fruits, M&M's, or anything else you want to throw in. Our most recent one's a nut blend, some M&M's, dried banana chips, craisins, and chocolate covered raisins. Good stuff.:iconhungaryplz:There's many different versions you can make. Interesting that it has its own day, though.

Today's been nasty outside. Cold, a downpour, and windy.:iconwtfukplz:They installed the toilet today!:iconchibipolandplz:I can finally use my bathroom! No running downstairs to use it. It's a bit smaller than the other toilet was. But, it works pretty well!:iconchibisitalyplz:They hauled the other one away. I'm so happy about it!:icondancingrussiaplz:It's been 5 weeks since the old plumber had told us we needed a new one, we couldn't use that old one anymore, and he'd install the new one. A couple of weeks before that, I stopped using it because there was a leak coming out of the ceiling downstairs, close to where my bathroom is. So, it's been a long time!:iconwtfromanoplz:

I made chicken teriyaki last night. It was ok, but I used a little too much cornstarch, and it wasn't as saucy as it usually is.:iconpolandplz:Had my new fancy rice with it. Was really tasty all in all.:iconitalyplz:Tonight, I made Panko breaded Talapia (which was already made, just needed to cook), Beef Rice-A-Roni, and some peas. Plus, some of our 'famous' pink sauce for the fish.:iconenglandispervyplz:It's ketchup and mayo mixed together until they turn into a dark pink sauce. Awesome with fish! It was pretty easy. But, tasted so good!:iconchibispainplz:Not sure what I'll do tomorrow.:idea:

I posted a pic on dA: Seahorse It's not the clearest pic, but it's the best I could get of him. Played some more Irish tunes. It was pretty good, considering my reed was basically shot.:iconromanoplz:I forgot I had another one until halfway through. 
In Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, sensei visits his brother, who's a doctor, and asks for meds. So, he immediately gives him something, without telling him what it is. He suddenly feels much better. He just gave him vitamins, but says that sometimes the Placebo Effect makes people feel like they're better. Sensei somehow comes up with a side effects to it. First, hives. He's given 'medicinal' candy, and starts hallucinating. So, eventually his brother performs 'fake' surgery on him, and he feels like he's a new person. 
Finished the Yosenabe Udon (うどん寄せ鍋) or Udon Hot Pot/stew section, and begin the next one. お鍋のしめくくりに、凍ったままのうどんを入れ、約1分ほぐさず煮込んでください。(Onabe no shimekukuri ni, kootta mama no udon o ire, yaku 1(ichi) bun hogusazu nikonde kudasai.) While watching the pot, since the udon is frozen, boil well for about a minute, without loosening, please. 召しあがり:鍋でゆでます(1食分)(meshi agari: nabe de yudemasu [1 (ichi) shoku bun]) After dressing: boil (1 meal portion) in a nabe (or pot). 
In Kuroshitsuji, Ciel sent a letter and some baby toys to Aberlin's pregnant fiancée. (Since, Aberlin died.) Ciel and Sebastian go to the Paris Expo. Ciel sees the queen on top of the Eiffel tower. Her plan is to lead England into a bright world without filth. Apparently, her butler, Ash's an angel. It seems like all the angels in this series are rather evil. Kind of an interesting perspective. Eventually, in order to 'purify' the Phantomhive name, the Queen tells Ash to kill Ciel. Then, Ciel orders Sebastian to kill both the Queen and Ash. As soon as the Queen yells at Sebastian and Ash to stop fighting, Ciel tells Sebastian to stop. This gets him pissed or something, and that night gave a subtle farewell to Ciel. So, he's forced to find his way back to London. He's not having much luck, though. :icontinoplz:

Since I'm going to use my original character Ravel for the next meme, I decided to draw his head. I actually was thinking of chibifying him, but that didn't work out.:iconsleepygreeceplz:I'll have to simplify it even more if I want to try that again. I like how his head has turned out. Creepy, but interesting. He's supposed to look similar to a devil. But, in the story, he's not one, and is constantly being confused as one. He's kind of a made up demon. I guess, that makes it more fun.:iconprussiaplz:He has 'devil' horns and a tail, and his eyes are a bit creepy. That last part wasn't exactly planned, but it fits him so well, I'll keep them like that. I thought the horns would look horrible, but they just make him look more twisted. I drew the tail off to the side, and even that looked cool.:iconheroamericaplz:His personality isn't evil, but he may look it. He's a bit of a pervert, but kind and thoughtful. (Strange.:iconkikuplz:) I really don't know how he came about in my head a while ago, but he's interesting. 

deviantART faves: Oh Look...It's Iceland Learn Russian With Ivan Learn Russian With Ivan l.2 Character List Meme Denomic Rabbit I did not make these! First, a cute drawing of a chibi Iceland from Hetalia. Second, learning the Russian alphabet with Russia from Hetalia. (aka Ivan.) This reminded me of when I was learning it. It was only for a brief time in college, but I loved it. It was like a puzzle to me, then just a language. I might go back to it at some point, who knows? Third, is about learning Russian phrases, again with Russia. (By the same artist, obviously.) He talks a bit to China. They're phrases, like, Good Morning, and Thank You, etc. It's really very creative, the way this person is teaching it. I recognized these phrases in Russian, too. Fourth, a meme that helps people like me, who have so many characters, put them together on one sheet. Really cool! Will be an awesome tool for me. It has 40 slots, I might be able to fill in close to half of it. Would be good to have when/if I get more characters too. All of these characters are very important to me. Fifth, a drawing with a demonic rabbit holding a butcher knife. Cute, but creepy.

Monday, August 30, 2010

National Toasted Marshmallow Day!


Yay! I love toasted marshmallows!:dummy:Although, I might toast mine a bit too much. I like to have it over the flame until it turns into a giant fireball.:onfire:Then, wait until it turns black, and put the 'fireball' out. The inside is usually still nice and gooey, while the outside's a bit crunchy. Awesome!:iconchibispainplz:I've done it inside over a burner on the stove. Still, just as good as at a campfire. Less bugs, too.:iconchibicanadaplz:

I was a bit busy yesterday, so I didn't have time to post.:iconhongkongplz:Apparently, Mom has a lot of things she can't do after treatment. (Wasn't what made me so busy.) She can't clean, cook, type (why?:confused:), and other things. Like she told me, she can't do anything. But, it's only for a week after her treatment. 

Dad's going back to work this week, because the school year's about to pick up in Seattle. (She's a school psychologist.:icontinoplz:) So, she's incredibly nervous about it.:iconchibilithuaniaplz:More so than usual, because it will be the first time working as a woman over there. 

So, I'm going to have to start cooking a lot more.:iconusaplz:The only reason I haven't really done it lately, is I haven't given myself time for it. I'll just have to figure that in, I guess.:iconraivisplz:I'm thinking of making chicken teriyaki tonight. Sounds good.:iconheroamericaplz:I'll have to do something with fish tomorrow. I'll look up some ideas and plan, later.

I went to services, again!:iconyaykumajiroplz:This time Dad didn't go.:iconamericasadchibiplz:She's going to teach a class, also. And, she needed to make the syllabus still. Our rabbi led, while our cantor accompanied him. I'm always surprised who shows up.:iconseychelles-plz:The Rabbi wasn't too bad this time. His d'rash was about routines. They give us structure to our lives. And, without it there would be chaos or nothing will get done. We're also supposed to try and keep our routine fresh, so it doesn't become boring. A lot of this I agreed with, and some not so much.:iconlietplz:He talked about how he will only have a protein shake for breakfast. Just because he realized his sugary cereals were bad for him.:iconromanoplz:That alone in my head would get boring real quick. I like to have different things for breakfast. (Cereal, English muffin, oatmeal, etc.) Makes it fun.:iconchibisitalyplz:Doesn't have to be bad for you. Just have to be smart about it. I agree with the whole routine thing, but it needs to be flexible too. Otherwise, you can feel like a robot.:iconkikuplz:

Everyone surrounded Mom while she was talking about how her treatment went. Then, the Rabbi came up to me, and asked how I was. After I told him I was just worried about Mom, he slapped me on the back. I hate when people do that!:iconrussiarapefacepls: 

As we were headed back to the car, I was asked if I wanted to teach at the religious school. If it wasn't at the same time of services, maybe.:iconchibirussiaplz:I have an issue with that. I almost feel like the kids should go to services instead, and get some experience or something. Having the school at the same time, just doesn't seem right.:icongermanyplz:When I went, it was on Sundays. They should change it to maybe after services, or during the week, or something. It might be one reason why the school's in so much trouble right now. Or, why they're having problems trying to find teachers.:iconwtfukplz:

Since we've been fed up with a plumber who was supposed to deliver a new toilet 5 weeks ago, we decided to go to Home Depot. Found a pretty a good looking one, and bought it. For an extra fee, they can install it for us. So, we paid that. They're coming tomorrow to put it in. Meanwhile, it sits in our garage.:iconchibijapanplz:I can't wait!:la:I'll be able to use my bathroom! Isn't that sad to be excited for that?:iconspainplz:

We also watched Avatar. It was much better than I thought it would be.:iconfrancisplz:I don't usually think a lot of movies live up to their hype. But, this one's an exception. It was an interesting world, cool effects, a deep storyline, lots of action, and very emotional.:iconchibihungaryplz:

I played a little of Gaia's new game Frontier Skies. It was a bit addicting.:iconnorwayunimpressedplz:It's about flying your crew up to a distressed jellyfish demigod in the sky. You pick a guide, a ship, name your crew, etc. The first guide I chose was a vampire, who brought horrible luck to the crew.:iconohboyamericaplz:Didn't get far with him. The last time I played, I used the grunny as a guide. He gives you a lot of luck, but is really stupid. You're supposed to make sure you have enough food to keep everyone healthy. If you start getting low, you have to hunt. You can run out of bullets too. The ship I started with, had a normal speed and normal cargo hold for food. It was ok, just a little slow. The last ship I used was the fastest, but had the smallest amount for cargo. I think it was the better choice. Also, along the way, there are prompts about what you bump into, what happened to your crew, you found something, etc. They were hilarious!:iconeestiplz:Things like a stranger asks if you'd like some candy. If you're low on luck and press yes for the candy, it turns your crew into something and morale's low enough they slow the ship. If you have luck, then it will increase morale and speed it up. You can buy more bullets, and food at some checkpoints. Really fun game. I won the last time I played.:iconyaygilbirdplz:

deviantART faves: ABC Expression Meme Ex TinierMe Thank You I did not make these! First, an interesting oc meme. It would be a good one to fill out. It's different expressions starting with the letters A to Z. Like, Angry, Blank, Curious, etc. Sounds fun. Second, I know what that feels like, and I think I'd do something similar if I saw my ex again. (Not really, but I'd feel like doing that.) Belarus sees one of her ex's and runs over him in the comic. Third, a selfy that someone that I watch drew. (Selfy's are the avatars on TinierMe.) Cute, and I like the outfit. My Selfy probably doesn't look as cool as hers. Fourth, a beautiful, simple looking drawing from a great artist. He's saying thanks for the 3 million pageviews. Yes, he is that awesome! 

The awesomeness that is Gintama! This makes me more excited to watch when they come back:

A video of when Kanjani8 performed Wahaha on NHK: