Monday, May 16, 2011

ACen Edit!'s been a bit since I posted my poll. I did not get as many votes as I'd hoped, but I more importantly ran out of time and ability to create anything meaningful. That being said, I did not cop out entirely. I really really wanted to do something from Hetalia, so, instead of trying to make a costume from whole cloth, which is very difficult for me since I cannot sew to save my life, I'm doing more of an homage to a character. I'll be dressed as America in "plain clothes" on Friday. I'll try to get a picture or so taken and posted if anyone wants.
I still plan on the schoolgirl for Saturday, and, as long as I think it will be worth dressing up on Sunday, BLEACH then. If I decide it's not worth it to dress up on Sunday, I will probably have a costume change in the middle of the day, from BLEACH in the morning to schoolgirl in the evening.
But, so, there's my update.

Maybe one of these days I'll update this blog with something other than cosplay ideas. :P

Sunday, April 17, 2011


So, I still need more votes in my poll. But that is not the real reason I'm posting. I'm posting because I just made quiche, and I want you all to be jealous.

This really all started for Pi(e) day. I wanted to celebrate it, but am kind of tired with all the sweet pies, most of which I'm not big fans of. So, when I decided to make an apple pie, I decided to also make a quiche, and an entree pie instead of dessert. I looked up various recipes on the internetz, but decided on amending on
e to my own devious intentions. It turned out very well, being a potato and bacon concoction, with grueyre and cheddar cheeses. It was also my first attempt at making my own pie crusts. I also thought they tasted all right.

Then, last weekend, I went to St. Louis with my frie
nds Jenny, Ernest, and Craig. No internet monikers for them yet. Dunno if I will do so. If i get complaints, I guess. Anyways, we went so that Jenny could look at a grad school, and Craig could see the city, because he'd never been there. He's a little sheltered in the travel department, especially before he met me. While we were there, I wanted to go to the French bakery that I love. The last time I had been there and taken friends, it did not turn out so well, but this time it was a success. Also, I tried their Quiche Lorraine for the first time. And it was amazing. So, when I got home, I wanted to make more quiche myself.

As I sat at work this last week, I began devising what I'd want in a quiche. That being said, I went and bought ingredients on Friday, and made the p
ies today. They were mighty tasty. Without further ado, here they are, in all of their glory.

This first one is my "cheeseburger" quiche. It has ground beef and some onion in the bottom, french fries, and cheddar and monterrey jack cheeses.

The second is my "Italian-ish" quiche. It has pancetta, garlic, gnocchi, and fresh basil, with sharp provelone and gueyre cheeses.

Again, I actually made these pie crusts! And they're very tasty.

Ok, are you jealous yet? If not...I tried!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

ACEN poll!

Alright, so I've been AWOL again for a bit. And, again, I apologize. Lots of things have happened, some good some bad, and I really should blog about them. But today, I am blogging with a mission, albeit a selfish one. I realize that most of my blog-readers are also my FB friends, but there may be a few new visitors because of FB. That is my hope, at least.

Here is the gist of it all.
Near the end of May I will be attending ACEN, an anime convention in Chicago. It is 3 days long.
Here is my dilemma, and the poll I ask all of
you to participate in. I have 4 costume (cosplay) ideas in mind, but 3 days. Here they are:

Generic BLEACH character:

For this I already have the costume, minus the division arm badge and appropriate shoes, though I have shoes I can wear.

Generic Japanese schoolgirl:
For this, I have a white shirt, black tie, black skirt, etc. for a general costume.

Hirasawa Yui from the anime K-On!:
For this, I really don't have much, other than the same white shirt from the schoolgirl outfit. Some of this should be easy to find, though.

And last, young Hungary from Hetalia: Axis Powers:

(She is the one in green, with her hair pulled back)
I also do not have much for this one, but Items can be procured or made.

So, there you have it. 4 ideas, 3 days. What should I do? if I do 3 different ones, which 3? Or should I just go with the ones I already have, and forget about the others? These questions need answers, and so do I! Please, give me your guidance!!

Monday, February 07, 2011

I apologize ahead of time, since this is my first real post in a long time, and it's really just a short rant.

All I have to say is:

I'm sorry I wasn't hiding in my apartment all of Superbowl Sunday, and I'm sorry I didn't come straight home from work and hole up in my apartment, instead of going to the store and picking up some dinner. But, Asshat, you may not realize, and I will be so kind as to enlighten you. These carport spaces you see here, where your lowly car sits, basking in it's snow-free glory? They are assigned and paid for in our rents. And you, Sir Douchebag, do not pay for that spot that you are in. It's mine, goddammit, and I don't look forward to scraping my car in the morning just because your fuck-off of a friend also doesn't realize that they aren't "first come, first served". I will give you tonight, just because I don't expect you're going to go out to your car anymore this evening. But, so help me, if your jackass of a car is still parked there when I get home from work tomorrow, well, I may just park you in. Because, I too, can be a major jerk. Bitch, if you will. Thank you, and that is all.

Maybe I should print that out, and put it on their car?

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


This place is dusty!

Oh, *ahem*. I am sorry. I am not dead, just bogged down by the mundanity. Dammit, it's a word now. But! From now on I'm gonna try to post more often. And, I may try to redo the layout a bit. We'll see if that works.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Perhaps this is a bit random, but right now, I really want to be back in Indiana. Never thought I'd miss that state.....

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Happy Wedding!

Well, it's that time of year again, "wedding season", so everyone's getting married. This post is in honor of a good friend of mine from college who is getting married in Florida today. Congratualtions, Aerine! I wish I could be there!! I know you'll look beautiful and I wish you and Billy all the best. For you, I will post this song. Enjoy it, even if it is in Japanese. :)

Wedding March - Miyavi

Also, I hope my friends who are in Nashville tonight also have a good time, and I do hope I'll be able to attend that wedding! I think this means I need to check my mail again, as there is no invite for that as of yet...though I did get the invite for tonight (the bridal shower/bachelorette party).

Congrats again, to everyone participating in this season!!