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VeganMoFo: Friday the 13th

Yep, i’m tackling a biggun tonight!   Despite constantly being panned by the critics, Friday the 13th has spawned nine sequels, one mash-up (Freddy vs. Jason), and one boring remake that it thankfully seems they will not be adding to.

So why do they keep getting made and why do people keep paying money to see them?  Jason, of course!  His deformed face that only a mother could love, when covered by a hockey mask, is so familiar to us all.  Also even though there are some truly bad movies in the series, Friday the 13th never went the funny route.  Jason himself has remained scary, mostly because he is a big-ass dude who doesn’t talk, he just chops you in half.  Also, who doesn’t worry about being murdered in the woods by a maniac?  Unlike pod people or werewolves, that is something that could happen.  Probably not by some dude who drowned in a lake and who doesn’t seem to die, though.

Fun fact for those who don’t know:  Jason is NOT the original killer.  So if you haven’t seen the first one, you still have a chance to be surprised.  But the general theme of (almost) every movie is that teenagers get killed in the woods because they’re all drinking, drug taking fornicators.  Isn’t that always the case?  Horror movies were a way more powerful tool at keeping me a virgin than any birthing video in junior high.  If you have sex, you die.  Actually, even if you don’t you’ll still die, because Jason doesn’t stop to hand out sexuality questionnaires and cups to collect urine samples.

My personal favorites are the third one (3-D, the goofy Shelley, bikers!) and the fourth one (Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover’s unique dance style!).  Because of the fact that I actually want you to read this blog, if you would like to see a ranking of the films from best to worst that I pretty much agree with, here you go.  If not, onto the menu!

Entree:  What camping-friendly food will satisfy and is vegan?  Vegan tater pigs!  Tater pigs are hollowed out baking potatoes with a sausage in them, then they’re dressed like a normal baked potato.  I learned about these from a ppker, there is no real recipe.  I used an apple corer to hollow out two baking potatoes, scraping the insides until a Field Roast frankfurter would fit inside.  Then we wrapped them in foil and baked them for about an hour.  In the meantime, I made some bacon bits using Joni’s method, a cashew cream sauce, and steamed some broccoli.  We also threw some cheddar daiya on top.  Split them open and pile on your toppings!  These are a meal in themselves so you don’t need a side, especially if you add broccoli.

Here’s Brian’s so you can see what they look like without a mound of broccoli.

Dessert:  What kind of desert does a teenager on the (literal) run through the woods carry?  Trail mix cookies, of course!

 

 

 

 

posted: October 15, 2011
under: Uncategorized, veganmofo

Whiskers On Kittens

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

I’m looking for blog/etsy recommendations!

Every few months, I go through my RSS feed (and twitter) and clear out blogs I don’t want to read anymore or dead ones that clearly aren’t coming back. And then I go through whims of wanting to read about certain subjects like gardening and I add a whole bunch of sites about that and get overwhelmed and then have to go on a deletathon again. Anyway!

Right now, I mostly read my RSS feed at work, over lunch. I’m really looking for picture-heavy blogs as opposed to essay-filled blogs, so I can quickly scroll through while i’m chewing. Preferably with content that won’t get me fired if my boss comes up behind me while i’m reading. (Sorry, BME, you get skipped at work.)

Anyway, here are three photo-heavy blogs that I like:
The Dainty Squid
San Smith
Living In A Ghost Town

Apparently I have a thing for girls with tattoos and/or dyed hair. Who knew?

Also, my friend Andria is looking to put some art prints in her house, so if you sell prints on etsy or have any favorites, post ‘em! She’s having a baby boy in the spring so kid-themed but still awesome stuff would be appreciated, but I think she also wants art in general for the house. She likes cats and I don’t think she’s into fantasy art, so probably no fairies sitting on mushrooms.

Finally, finally, finally…my site is going to get majorly overhauled. I told Brian that all I want for V-Day is a new site. So we are going to work on that. I won’t even look at it because all of the pages and links are so outdated.

posted: February 12, 2011
under: elsewhere on the internet, Uncategorized

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