Archive for June, 2010

A girl’s best friend(s)

June 30, 2010

Vintage Star Wars necklaces

Spring has sprung!

June 30, 2010

I’m in crush twice today!

and this guy. No, not the BP guy, whoever had this idea.

Return of the Ewok

June 25, 2010

is insanly, thoroughbly enjoyable. Warwick Davis is so young and cute!

Return of the Ewok is a mockumentary produced during the filming of Return of the Jedi. Warwick Davis is hired to portray the Ewok character Wicket, but must search both the real world and the Star Wars universe to find the scene he is supposed to appear in. He meets many Star Wars cast members, both in and out of character, along the way.

It’s so fun to watch…nothing this casual and fun and cheeky would ever have been done for Phantom Menace. Vader is voiced by Prowse, trivia for you.

C3P0 making demands for him and R2, for their own dressing rooms and electricians – the frontseat for R2, he gets car sick. …I won’t ruin the rest of that scene for you! Or the rest of the film.

Thanks to MysticQuestion92 for sharing this…you are a god among humans.

June 15, 2010

I bought a dining room table, thinking it’d encourage me to have dinner parties. Make new friends. Reduce my life-loathing canape by canape. So far, fail. The most recent one was an epic fail…but the food was good.

I chopped up some fresh oregano, tarragon and garlic and mixed it with some goat cheese.

Stuffed it into some skrimps:

And, of course, wrapped them in bacon. Leftover goat cheese went into the ol’ dates:

You may remember them (no, you don’t. nobody reads this blog.) from past events.

Chopped fresh basil from the yard et voila:

Since it ended up being only me and one person (out of 20 or so invited, and six-ish confirmations who all bailed post-start time), there was plenty. And it was good. So. Good.

The chocobourbonsicles were also a fail – but since they contain bourbon and chocolate, still a win. Here’s the recipe I used, from Drink of the Week:

Ingredients

    1/2 c sugar
    3 1/2 oz chocolate chips
    2 Tbs cocoa powder
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/8 c or 1 oz bourbon
    2 c water
    2 Tbs finely chopped mint leaves


Directions:

Combine sugar, chocolate, cocoa powder, salt, and water into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring all the while. Transfer the mixture to another container, preferably one that lends itself to easy pouring, and let the mixture cool until it is room temperature, about a half hour. Stir in the bourbon and chopped mint leaves. Pour into molds and freeze for 5-8 hours until firm.

Though followed to  a T, there wasn’t anything to “boil.” The chocolate mixture kept the consistency of the granulated sugar.

So, I turned it into a science experiment.

1 – “runny”

2 – “chunky enough to spoon into thing”

3 – “like 1 + mint”

4 – “dregs of 3 and about 1/2 topped off with bourbon”

5 – “almost pudding, only capful of bourbon, cayenne”

6 – “mostly bourbon”

7 – “leftover chunkiness from 6″‘

I don’t really like bourbon, so they’re still in the freezer awaiting further research. The sangria was good, off course. Chopped up the fruits

(grapes, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, apple)

and froze overnight in Triple Sec and a bit of the sangria wine.

Even without adding the cherry club soda

there was a LOT. I guess nearly six liters? I also roasted chickpeas and pepitas, but didn’t like them at all. The ceviche takes a lot of prep work (chopping ingredients) but is so simple. And insanely delicious.

Last on the list,

homemade tortillas. I used one of my favourite plates to flatten them and it broke, gouging my thumb.

My first (and only) guest arrove (I make up words) to find me sucking my thumb, blood running down my forearm.

Luckily it stayed out of the food.

…this time.

Cross-posting about Zach Anner

June 14, 2010

I can’t rescue oily penguins from the gulf, but I can try to get Zach Anner to win his own TV show. Hopefully having Oprah on it isn’t a requirement.

I’ll tell you about my weekend later. Fuck cats jumping on trampolines, today’s hero is this guy – well, lemme splain, first. Oprah’s having some sort of contest to give somebody their own show. I can’t even imagine the dreck she’s received from people who actually watch her crap. Somehow this guy, full of awesome, made it into the running.

“No Atlantis is too underwater or fictional!!”

Go vote for him, and then email the link to everybody you know. After you’ve done that (DO IT), watch his thank you video.

Stay posted for updates  – “Tune in to watch video of me dying.”

Drag ball

June 10, 2010

Drag queens v. kings softball game, every bit as hilarious – and fabulous – as you’re thinking.

The queens changed outfits as often as they good, and littered their little community park dugout with boas and sequins.

I had some spare change at La Fiesta the other day, and decided to get some tattoos. Just some silly “bad-ass” tattoos, dragons and whatnot, to wear @ Transformus. Tattoos are so TOUGH!

Yup. HARDCORE.