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30 August 2009


And the cycle begins next Saturday


Indexed, by Jessica Hagy

Three Simple Words (but not those three)

"Sitting between your past and your future doesn't mean you're in the present." - Dakota Skye


So I had a long written explanation, and then I decided it was not really needed. It stands on it's own. I had just forgotten this was the case for quite a long time.

29 August 2009

Panda Bread!!!!!!!!

Rebeccarebeccarebecca, can you please make this for me for Christmas? I will never ever complain about how long it takes you to make the poppy bread again, I promisepromisepromise!!

Incidentally, there are the same number of letters in Rebecca and promise, so my begging looks a little funny. Also, not sure how chocolate/green tea bread would taste, but screw it. It would totally make up for it in cuteness. (Link to instructions by clicking the pics)


27 August 2009

Proving a Point

So, yes, I do actually act like an aunt occasionally and hold one of the Rufusi. I even smiled! Sure, she had to be dropped into my arms and I had to be told to hold her, but come on, they're wriggly and they spit up a lot. And no, baby vomit is not endearing.

Lets save your troubles for another day

I am often really amazed at the people I call close to me.

Once, dealt with my bullshit stupid reasons and held back the torrent of the terrible day just to enjoy moments like mustard all over the chin. I wish there were more moments of the good.

Twice, accidentally dejected with new truths spilling out. I felt I regained the past love and lost the terrible time of loss. I apologize for the periods lapsed, let us go forth in good tidings.

23 August 2009

Can Atheists Be Parents?

In an extraordinary decision, Judge Camarata denied the Burkes' right to the child because of their lack of belief in a Supreme Being. Despite the Burkes' "high moral and ethical standards," he said, the New Jersey state constitution declares that "no person shall be deprived of the inestimable privilege of worshiping Almighty God in a manner agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience." Despite Eleanor Katherine's tender years, he continued, "the child should have the freedom to worship as she sees fit, and not be influenced by prospective parents who do not believe in a Supreme Being."

How does the judge not see how illogical this statement is? Religious parents are just as influential over the beliefs of their children, so this statement is completely ludicrous. Don't praise the morals of someone and then deny them rights because their beliefs do not mirror your own.

NY Times Rearranges the US

So, evidently, Nevada and Wisconsin have become fed up with their normal places to exist and have invaded neighboring states. Or, the atrazine levels in New York are so high the contamination has led to the graphics department of the New York Times being incompetent at geography.

22 August 2009

A Good Day....

There are days you wonder why other people exist. There are days you wonder why you yourself exist.

Some days equal out both of those days, and you wonder why they just cannot last longer.

20 August 2009

For All the People I Know

"If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time - not tomorrow, not next year, nor in some future life after we have died. The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year. Our beliefs in a rich future life are of little importance unless we coin them into a rich present life. Today should always be our most wonderful day" - Thomas Dreier

"The most intelligent men, like the strongest, find their happiness where others would only find disaster: in the labyrinth, in being hard with themselves and with others, in effort; their delight is self-mastery; in them asceticism becomes second nature, a necessity, an instinct." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

And of course, knowing me, no quote dump would be complete without a quote from Ayn Rand:

"Any refusal to recognize reality, for any reason whatever, has disastrous consequences. There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think. Don't ignore your own desires....Don't sacrifice them. Examine their cause. There is a limit to how much you should have to bear."


Tofu, red onion and fresh, locally grown green beans stir fried with olive oil, fresh garlic and spices. Complimented with a cheap, decently dry Cabernet bearing the tag line of 'It's just wrong'.

A much better dinner than any greasy cheese burger with bacon flavored mayo and bacon bits on top. I still despise cooking, but for this type of dinner, I'll work through the pain.

Picture could be better, but I took it with my phone. And on a side note, I am ecstatic to now have the internet back.


Dear body,

Please stop waking up at 630 for no reason. You don't work until 10.


Your sleepy brain

19 August 2009

i hate the blackberry storm

Some thoughts for the night brought to you by the worlds worst smart phone.

Don't complain to me because you expect an entirely manual system to work in less than 18 minutes because you were screamed at. That is why there is a service level AGREEMENT allowing a set amount of time.

I hate this phone. I hate more that I can type long emails and blog entries on this shitty phone.

I miss the internet at home. I am crossing my fingers the package at the office is the new modem and router.

I need a couch. But not that one.

My new place seems to lack a space for outgoing mail. WTF?

Images of the Day - I Have....

18 August 2009


I think I am in love. Completely, unbelievably in love with a drink, and amazingly, there's no booze in it. Randomly picked up the Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster at the nearby farmer's market and drank it on my way to work this morning. If it didn't cost $2.50 per bottle, I could totally replace breakfast daily with this drink. I've had a lot of soy milk products before and they always taste like chalk, however, this one is so silky it actually tastes like real chocolate milk.

And yes, I am a total nerd and am super excited over this discovery. Yum!

17 August 2009

Greatest Camera Ever!

DORYU 2-16 Pistol Camera, a 16mm Japanese police-issued camera. To only be a Japanese cop.....

Furry Puppet Studio

Creations by Zach Buchman and Maria Gurevich.
I love puppets. There is just something that takes me back to childhood when I see a well made, friendly looking puppet. These are totally the type I would buy, even if I don't ever actually use them for puppetry.

14 August 2009


Ao today marks day one without internet with about a week to go (or until AT&T turns it on). Wish me luck.

Moving tommorrow. Boo. I don't mind searching for new places or packing just hate day of move.

Ready for a new town or life any moment now...

She waits...

Art by Sheharzad Arshad

10 August 2009

05 August 2009


Storm clouds outside right as I arrived home this evening. I do love thunderstorms in Texas.

“It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” - Frederick Douglass

03 August 2009


I made a mistake of setting up an expandable text for the one post in which it was needed. Turns out Blogger only allows them in code, so I seem to be temporarily stuck with the rather annoying 'read more' that gives nothing new.

Who knew a Livejournal concept could be both so helpful and annoying?

02 August 2009

Best Things Ever...

When you don't have cable/satelitte....

Male to male VGA cable = $14.99
Netflix = <$20/month
Hulu = FREE!!!


Nicole becoming daily less pop-culturally retarded.

..seriously, go technology.

Works best when slightly inebriated and helpfully passing out in your own bed. :)

01 August 2009

The Enchanted Doll

Cinderella by Marina Bychkova

I love how delicate these porcelain dolls appear. I cannot imagine the time and patience to make something like this. If my hands didn't shake all the time like I have mild MS, I would love to work on something like this. But alas, this goes into the category of thing I would be better off not trying, along with diffusing bombs or performing neurosugery.