Oct. 21st, 2013 03:15 pm
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My birthday and Christmas are coming up, and my Mum wants a wishlist.
Here you go, Mum!

- Jim Henson: The Biography - by Brian Jay Jones.
- Gift certificate from
- remote car starter (if people wanted to chip in together to get me this, that'd be super awesome)

- This would be cool. I don't necessarily need one, but it'd be cool to have. In black.
- These are awesome. Perhaps one Rebel, and one Empire?

- cash is always good. :P

- This shirt and/or this one (XL).

- gift certificate from Unreal City

- Bouchon Bakery cookbook.

- Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z boxed set by Max Brooks
- Zombies: The Recent Dead by Max Brooks, Neil Gaiman, et al.
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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Portal 2 is on sale for $4.99 on Steam.
If you haven't got it yet (really?), now's the time.
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I posted a wishlist before my birthday, and I think I got a bunch of that stuff, so now I have to post another one before I turn into my dad and stat telling people "oh I don't know... I don't really need anything." :P

- winter wiper blades for our 2010 Suzuki Swift+
- remote car starter for same.
- awesome winter gloves.
- gift certificate for
- zippered bunnyhugs. (you can never have too many bunnyhugs) - XL
- socks, jocks and chocolates (tim minchin reference! Yay!)

More later?
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So, my birthday is in 10 days, and I haven't told anyone what I want.
I guess there's not much that I DO want (I'm turning into my father!), but I'll throw together a list to give people some ideas.

Webcomic T-Shirts:
YOLO (You Obviously Like Owls) shirt from Questionable Content (large)
Boat! shirt from Hark! A Vagrant! (large)
Tanuki Plumber or Hungry Blue Hedgehog shirt from Sam & Fuzzy. (XL)

From Thinkgeek:
SNES USB Controller
The Walking Dead Compendium One (also available at most comic book stores)
The Zombie Survival Guide (also available at most book stores)

Logitech M510 wireless mouse

Can't think of anything else right now...
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When dicing habaneros, WEAR GLOVES!
also, do not touch your face!


Nov. 15th, 2010 08:08 pm
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I made Chicken con Queso soup tonight!

here's my thrown-together recipe.
In a huge soup pot, over medium heat, combine:

- 1L of chicken broth
- 2 cans of (condensed) Cheddar cream soup
- 1 jar of Salsa con Queso
- about 500mL of milk
- salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste

At this point, I thickened the soup with a roux (mix of flour and butter), and mixed with an immersion blender.
I ended up making the soup TOO thick, so I added about 500mL more milk.
Once the liquid is at about the right consistency, add:

- 3 large (skinless, boneless) chicken breasts - cooked and diced
- 2 bell peppers - diced (I used 1 red and 1 yellow)
- 1 can of corn niblets (or corn cooked from frozen - about 1 or 2 cups)
- 1 can of finely diced tomatoes (I drained most of the water out)

stir it all together and simmer over low heat until ready to serve.


It's quite tasty, and I'm going to freeze some of the AMPLE leftovers in old yogurt containers.

It's sweeter and milder than our old chef used to make.
If I wanted to give it a bit more kick, I'd add one or more of the following:

- a small jar of diced jalapeno peppers (or 2-3 diced whole peppers)
- dried chili peppers
- more black pepper and/or cayenne pepper
- chipotle paste
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Hey kids!
I deleted most of my old entries on, imported the rest to, and now I'm posting over @ DW!
I'll cross-post to LJ and people can comment at either site.

I think that so far I only have one person on my DW reading page, so I'll still be checking my LJ friends' page.

Can anyone please point me to some DW webcomic syndication feeds?


Nov. 11th, 2009 08:37 pm
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Today's my 30th birthday. I certainly don't FEEL 30...

I got a big 'ol slow cooker (from my parents) and a big 'ol cheque (from my grandma)!
It's time for stews and roasts! whee!

The big slow cooker came with a mini slow cooker as well!
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5 things

Feb. 23rd, 2009 10:04 pm
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Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

Snagged from [personal profile] opaqueplanet (my snuggle-pumpkin), who associates me with:

chocolate caramel pot de creme

I'm a pastry cook. Right now, I'm a student in the pastry arts program at the Culinary Institute of Canada. I used to work at a restaurant in Saskatoon called Alexander's. I had applied for a job as an "assistant baker" (I have previous bakery experience), and the job turned out to be making desserts. I've been baking since I was little, so it seemed like an OK way to make money while I was in school (I used to be a physics major). Pretty soon, I got REALLY into it. I found an awesome dessert cookbook and started making some of the recipes as specials at work. One afternoon, Cass and I went to Alexander's for something to eat, and we shared one of my dessert specials (the chocolate caramel pot de creme). Let's just say, Cass REALLY enjoyed it. I shall not go into details.

chest hair

I'm a hairy mofo. I remember being in gym class from grades 8 to 10 and thinking "GAH! why don't I have any hair on my legs? It looks like I shave for cryin' out loud!" That changed pretty damn quickly. By the time I got to university, I had what my friends referred to as "the sweater", as in "Hey Buck! It's 30 degrees out! Take off the sweater!" Anyways, I hated it for the longest time. I shaved (ITCHY), waxed (OW!), NAIRed (not so bad, but it still got itchy after a while), and eventually settled on trimming. It's become thicker since then, with a fair amount migrating from my head to my back in recent years, but I don't mind so much anymore. It's fuzzy and warm in the winter, and I can trim it down in the summer.

battlestar galactica

When I first heard that someone was re-making Battlestar Galactica, I was NOT interested. From what I'd seen of the original, I was expecting cheap 70s-style sci-fi with bad actors. I finally watched the mini-series at a friend's house and LOVED it. When we first started dating, Cass and I would usually watch an episode or two when she came over. We would then 'discuss' the episode (this is a euphemism). We're going to miss the show when it's over... But we'll still 'discuss' it anyways. ;-)

electric six

Oh man... when Cass and I used to volunteer at the Pride Centre on campus (where we met - ironic, yes?), she showed me this video by Electric Six. We started dating soon after, and decided it should be *our song* (we're weird, ok? shut up.) Two months later, we drove to Edmonton to see Electric Six play at a bar. We stayed at a hostel! Anyways, Electric Six rules!

stripping at drag shows

This is pretty much how Cass and I started to hang out. I had been volunteering at the Pride Centre (LGBTA Centre at that time) for a couple of years, and she started to volunteer also. Apparently, she was all "Ooh! He's dreamy! Too bad he's gay and I have a boyfriend!", and I thought she was hells of cute. Anyways... Every year, the Pride centre puts on a couple of drag shows at Louis' (the campus bar). For each drag show, the centre volunteers usually do a number as well. In my first year, I was 'Riff-Raff' in the Rocky Horror Picture Show's 'Time Warp'. For this year, we were doing "You Can Leave Your Hat On" by Tom Jones, as performed at the end of "The Full Monty." Obviously, we didn't get COMPLETELY naked, but our underpants spelled out L G B T A ! I think I was the T, and Cass was the !. Best "how did you guys meet?" story EVER.
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2 years!

Sep. 12th, 2008 08:08 pm
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I love you, babe!
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we just got back in from playing tag with Boots.
seriously. he was playing tag with us.
we were out for a walk, and he went across the road to sniff all the cars in that building's parking lot. after a while we started calling him to follow us home. he'd stay put until we walked up to him, and then he'd run partway home. we'd catch up with him, and then he'd run a bit more. now he's all tuckered out. i carried him up the last flight of stairs.
he had some food and water, and now he's stretched out on the hardwood floor behind me.



Aug. 15th, 2008 09:33 pm
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"If I was a cat, I'd totally be gay for Boots." - Me, while discussing how awesome Boots is.
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on Friday we're going to Nipawin to pick up BOOTS!


Dec. 27th, 2007 09:50 pm
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"I've often heard that love means not throwing terrified animals onto each other's naked bodies."
"Unless you're into that."

- Stephen
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this is kind of the best thing ever:

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so, a neutron walks into a bar, and the bartender says:
"for you sir, no charge!"
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