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Annoyed [Sep. 26th, 2007|09:56 am]
So the DishNET dude came, but he needs into the side yard on the other side of the double shotgun. So ... I didn't have a key for that. Landlord can't get back today and his wife is working on campus today (unusual). So the DishNET dude left. He gave me his cell tho, in case I can get in later. So I text back and forth with Patrick and he says he left a key for the side yard with Jenny (person in the other half of the double shotgun) in her mailbox like 4 days ago ... Sure enough! She never took it out. So it's unlocked and I'm waiting for the DishNET dude to come back, but now I'm going to miss class. :(
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This is one of the most interesting things I've ever come across... [Sep. 7th, 2007|07:12 pm]
And it's sad that there is so very little information regarding it.
clipped from en.wikipedia.org

Plains Indian Sign Language

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So I like to play with my food. [Sep. 5th, 2007|01:53 am]
I've been experimenting with adding fruit to food you might not normally find it in.

Made a alfredo sauce topped with grilled onions/bell pepper/pears/apples/and a bit of jalapeno and garlic and lemony lemon pepper chicken.

It was pretty good. I think I want more apple/pear and more spicy pepper. Maybe a poblano would be nicer, anyway.

Galia and Lucas (her new roomie) came to dinner, too. Lucas suggested cooking down some leeks and then adding the other plants in after the leek flavor weakened. Galia suggested some olives in with the veggies about halfway through the cooking process and some spinach leaves at the end just to let them wilt. I thought these were all nice ideas.

Lisa had the more radical thought. She suggested some mandarin orange pieces in at the end to let them wilt just a tad and have the orange flavor invade the other plants. Now this really intrigues me.

I think I'm going to make a slightly different alfredo sauce later this week and try Galia and Lisa's suggestions in two separate batches - one with all and one without the oranges. I feel much more comfortable with Galia's suggestions (more certain what they taste like, I mean), but mostly I want to know exactly how different the oranges make it so I can gauge if I like it and if I want more or less.

I think I want to cook the leeks down separately and just see what leeks are like. Apparently they should be a strong oniony flavor, which is great, but I've never cooked with them so I want to eat them alone a few times to get an idea.

I haven't really messed with new spices - I stick to the cayenne, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, lemon pepper, etc standards - but I did recently mess about with some cinnamon and apples in an interesting scalloped potatos concoction.

Basically I did 4 essential layers:

Butter, milk, potato, flower, salt and pepper, garlic powder (not much), cayenne (not much), strips of maple-brown sugar ham, mixed white cheese.
apple, cinnamon, tiny amount of sugar, flower, mixed white cheese.
zucchini, flower, salt and pepper, garlic powder (not much), cayenne (not much), strips of maple-brown sugar ham, mixed white cheese.
potato, flower, salt and pepper, garlic powder (not much), cayenne (not much), butter, mixed white cheese.

I feel like I should have put a special spice to go with the zucchini, but I wasn't sure where to go there. I was afraid to clash with my cheese/sweet/starchy game I was already playing.

Both the above dishes were quite good, but not exactly where I am going. I'm getting closer, but I think I'm probably a year away from really figuring it out.

My mom is always fascinated by the weird combinations I make and has urged me to start a database with the actual measurements and cooking times so she can try this stuff out.

All thoughts/comments are MORE than welcome.
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It brings a tear to my eye and gives me wood at the same time. [Sep. 5th, 2007|12:29 am]
Who led the NFL in offense last season? Indianapolis? San Diego? No, it was the Saints, finishing first in passing behind the unwanted Drew Brees -- discarded by San Diego, rejected by Miami. New Orleans also finished an impressive third in passing defense. Stats like that take you places, as the Saints made the NFC Championship Game for the first time ever.

In the championship New Orleans showed it was green, making numerous mental errors, especially Reggie Bush taunting Brian Urlacher as he raced up the sideline for what would prove to be the last Saints score. But now that New Orleans has been there and presumably realizes the mental discipline needed to prevail at the top, Tuesday Morning Quarterback expects the world of this club in 2007. In fact, I make the Saints my favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. This may be the first time the phrase "the Saints are the favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl" has ever been typed! Brees is fabulous; the Dolphins will need years to recover from Little Nicky Saban's blunder in not signing him. The backfield is loaded. The receivers finished first overall last season, and are reinforced by a first-round draft choice. The offensive line is among the league's best. The defense is solid. Check the depth chart -- New Orleans rivals New England, Baltimore and Indianapolis for most talent in the league. The Saints are now a monster team, and that may be the first time those words have ever been typed as well.
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New Orleans Saints
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ELL OH ELL BAYBEE! [Sep. 4th, 2007|10:12 pm]
clipped from www.wwtdd.com


Jerry Lewis is still alive and hosting that dopey Labor Day telethon apparently, and this weekend he raised more money than ever. 63 million dollars. And it's easy to see why in this clip, as the silver tongued devil stumbles around and rambles incoherently, then calls someone an "illiterate faggot".  Which isn't surprising because it's like that with all old people. When old people talk for more than 30 seconds, it feels like you could hear "fag" or "nigger" at any moment. They might not even mean anything bad by it. They could be recommending their heart surgeon. "I go to this Chink, and he's amazing..."
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I live in my head [Sep. 2nd, 2007|09:18 pm]
So I had this interesting idea about creating a language around honorifics, not entirely unlike the Japanese idea, but structured different.

It would work like this:

Honorific about speaker, sentence, honorific about whomever is spoken to.

So It would be like saying, I am a middle class person, saying all of this, to an upper class person.

The honorifics would be very short, more like just a sound. Like "Kh, sentence, jh."

I was also thinking that you could play with word order having meaning outside of the actual sentence itself. So like, for instance, the language would be fully inflected like Latin and thus word order would have not bearing in and of itself on the meaning of the sentence... but perhaps if you start with the verb that lends the action more importance. If you start with the subject, the subject is more important. Or perhaps there is no significance unless a word is last and it's not simply qualifying word.


I am a middle class person, running John in the park why, you are an upper class person.

So this is a question and the question word goes last, qualifying the sentence's meaning, but because it just qualifies it means nothing negative or positive.


I am a middle class perosn, running in the park why John, you are an upper class person.

Putting the subject last would perhaps be insulting.

Yes, yes, I know. I live in my head and I'm a weirdo.
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Finally ... News You Can Use! [Aug. 29th, 2007|11:59 am]
I think more research needs to be done.
clipped from www.pinknews.co.uk
One in four women would bed another woman
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The laugh at liberalism's apologetic tone ... and bomb us again! [Jul. 2nd, 2007|01:28 pm]
clipped from www.dailymail.co.uk

I was a fanatic...I know their thinking, says former radical Islamist

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lol [Jun. 27th, 2007|10:14 am]

Manager on phone: Yeah, I've got a little apartment on the gay side of the French quarter. Sometimes in the morning I have to beat them off to get out my doorway.

4621 West Napoleon Avenue
Metairie, Louisiana

Overheard by: PeauxBoy

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I love this website. [Jun. 26th, 2007|12:03 am]
Teacher #1: So, I went to my gynecologist yesterday, and he told me I had an exceptionally nice vagina.
Teacher #2: Oh, that was nice of him.
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