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Random things I am currently in love with:



I saw these nesting bowls in a catalog at work last week and nearly died.  So colorful and so orderly!  Sadly, they are too expensive for me to justify since I have measuring cups and bowls, but if I needed to rebuild my kitchen supplies I would totally plop down the money.  I also think it’s neat that two of the bowls are a sieve and a colander.



I recently went on a mini-cookbook splurge after doing some freelance work (stuffing thousands of cards into hundreds of tins), and one of the books I got was Joni and Celine‘s The Complete Guide To Vegan Substitutions.  I’m not much of a recipe follower, so I generally buy cookbooks that have pictures, a nice layout, and if I enjoy reading them and learn something, I consider it a worthy buy.  Half of the cookbooks I own, i’ve made five recipes or less from.  It’s just how I roll (lazy and bad at meal planning).  So when I bought this book, I thought i’d learn some stuff from reading through, but I didn’t expect to see the picture above and read the recipe for the Macadamia Brie (stage bottom right) and nearly pee myself with anticipation.  I haven’t made it yet, but it’s definitely on my to-do list.  Also this book is super cute and you should buy it immediately.


I found out about this band (Agent Ribbons) by internet stalking Girl In A Coma, found this video on youtube, and instantly fell in love. I dare you to not play that video a minimum of five times.

And a last minute addition, I just saw these on Whedonesque and I almost died:

I have never wanted to crossstitch so badly in my LIFE. The rest can be seen here.

posted: March 4, 2011
under: books, food, lists, music, pictures, Uncategorized

Finally, all of my stage momming has paid off!

I’ve been waiting for this day for a very long time.  I always knew that Bonny was a star, and now the whole world knows!

I didn’t test for Isa and Terry’s cookie book, for weight reasons, but when she said she was going to put tester photos in the back, Melisser and I begged to be able to submit photos of our dogs.  If you’ve never seen a picture of Strummer, this is really the only one you need to look at.  All we had to do was take their picture with some cookies.  Easier said than done!  I made a batch of the Chocolate Chip Mint Icebox cookies, gave Bonny a bath, and told her to be her cutest.  In my defense, I had done something similar with Chester a few years ago…

…and it was all I could do to keep him from eating the cookies, so I was honestly surprised when Bonny’s reaction, was, well…

Sometimes, if Bonny can tell you want her to do something but she doesn’t understand what, she gets upset.  So she just stood there and shook and looked really unhappy.  I tried having her sit in Brian’s lap, but no.  Also, Bonny isn’t that into people food and we don’t feed it to the dogs hardly ever, so she had no reason to think those cookies were for her.  To be clear, I wasn’t trying to get her to eat them, I just wanted a picture of her sniffing them.  I would never feed a cookie to my dog, even without chocolate!  So finally, I broke up a dog cookie, hid it under the top cookie, and snapped away as she sniffed and ate those.  You can see the dog cookie a little bit in this last picture.

Also, I obviously totally bailed on MoFo this year.  Personal issues have kept me from eating much outside of oatmeal and cereal (the plus side to the depression diet has been losing ten pounds), and from wanting to blog a lot.  I don’t see that changing until after the holidays are over, when we’ll be moving out of this miserable cesspool.  The only interesting thing i’ve made all month is Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls for a friends birthday.

posted: October 31, 2009
under: animals, books, food, life, pictures, veganmofo

Don’t you want to hit this book up?

Like you needed anymore reason to order Yellow Rose Recipes, now we see that it has cute as hell illustrations by Amanda. She also did that drawing of me on the ‘about’ page and I liked it so much that I asked her to do one of me and Brian for his birthday.

Also, I got my copy of Veganomicon in the mail the other day. I really enjoyed reading through it and got very excited about making the food in it. I bought a couple of other cookbooks with my birthday money, and…eh. I like reading cookbooks no matter what, but after I was done they went to the shelf untouched (not naming names). Bonny got excited too, so much so that when I went to the bathroom for five minutes she tore the shit out of the cover.

When I got to the back, I was surprised to see that Isa had thanked the forum mods, so technically my name is in the book. I’m easily amused so that made me happy. I also jump up and down and scream, “The new phone book is here, the new phone book is here!” whenever they release the new phone book, so.

posted: December 16, 2007
under: books

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