Wednesday, October 26, 2005

food fight

I was driving along in my car today running errands and happened to have my radio on NPR. evidently, there was a story about how the Danes are pissed off at the Greeks because they can no longer call feta cheese 'feta' (along the same lines as you're not supposed to call champagne 'champagne' unless it comes from france. if it was made somewhere else, it is sparkling wine). well, they had the agriculture secretary from Greece talk about the decision and he was happy about it and of course, they had his Danish counterpart talk about it and boy was he was pisssssedddd...he called the decision "crap". his words, not mine. he actually said that on an interview with NPR. and then he sulked about it like a little baby. it was kinda funny.

Saturday, October 22, 2005


well, just got done watching three of my six movies now (Layer Cake, Mindhunters, and Crash). out of the three, I think I'd have to say that Crash is my favorite. basically, the movie shows how the lives of the main characters are intermingled and how race and stereotypes play into it. it's shown through several different points of views. the movie is very powerful and moving, uplifting and yet demoralizing at the same time. I'd highly recommend watching it especially if you're interested in race relations and your name happens to be shannon, nicole, or nette. it's one of the few movies that I've rented that I will probably also eventually buy (the others being Mulin Rouge and Iron Monkey so you can sort of guage my taste in movies by that). it's also got a lot of big name stars in it including Sandra Bullock, Brandon Fraser, Don Cheadle, Tony Danza, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, etc. so, in summary, if you're bored sometime and/or need a movie that makes you think, rent "Crash".

not leaving the apartment

well, the weather's turning cold once again and it's raining outside. I have just gotten back from church and have just changed into my white sleeping pants and my comfy mount rushmore sweater and have decided that I'm not leaving the apartment for the rest of the weekend. I've got six movies rented (Layer Cake, Crash, Sahara, Kingdom of Heaven, Mindhunters, and Unleashed) so I will be watching those for the next two days. coupled with football tomorrow, I think my weekend's all set. well, I'm going to go and enjoy my reheated pizza now, the first real thing of any substance that I've consumed today.

Friday, October 21, 2005


well, I actually got off of work on time today (for once) so I had a little time to play on the computer and look for a new wallpaper. I came on this site below are a couple of fun pics from there. my current wallpaper is the first pic. it's called "abstract affinity". stop by the site if you have time.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

of mice and men

well, as some of you may know, I've had a mouse running around my apartment for a little while now. anyways, this weeekend, I finally got motivated enough to do something about it. I bought a mouse trap and me being me, I had to go high tech and electricy. I got the trap at walmart for about $20 and took 4 AA batteries. the way it works is that you bait the trap with peanut butter and then the mouse finds its way in there and gets trapped in a tunnel thingy and then the trap basically electrocutes the mouse. my favorite part is that on the packaging, it says in big bold letters "for a humane kill" or something to that effect. anyways, I didn't have any peanut butter so I used nutella instead...mmm....nutella....back to the story...I followed the directions like the packaging tells me and set the trap. next evening when I got home from work, sure enough, the light that tells you the trap's been activated was blinking and there was a mouse tail hanging out of the trap. very well design trap and pretty inexpensive too. I don't know how much an exterminator costs but I'm sure it's more than $20 and 4AA batteries and a jar of nutella. so, long story short, if you've gotta get rid of mice *cough* Pickle and Julia *cough* you may want to consider getting the trap.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

another recipe

well, work's been busy and hectic the past couple of weeks which is why I haven't posted much lately. after coming home from work, I barely have enough energy to eat whatever fast-food delicacy I happened to pick up on my way home and then crash. well, work was no different today. however, instead of picking something up, I decided that spaghetti sounded kinda good so I stopped over at Dillons and picked up some ingredients. I spent the rest of the night relaxingly cooking dinner and cleaning up a little. that's it. that's all I got done today which is still more than usual but yet more relaxing for some reason. I've also been looking into making some life altering changes so stay tuned for those in the next couple of months. just in case you're interested, here's the recipe for my penne lasagna caserole. it tastes a lot like lasagna but without the two hours it takes to make it. well, I didn't get much sleep last night so I'm off to bed now.

1 lb. ground sausage
4 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 large onion (chopped)
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 bag penne pasta
shredded cheese (mexican variety)

1. brown sausage and drain
2. add sausage and spaghetti sauce into pan
3. saute onions and garlic
4. add onions and garlic to spaghetti sauce
5. cook pasta and drain
6. pour spaghetti sauce over pasta. add shredded cheese on top

Thursday, October 06, 2005's the same thing...

well, I thought that chili would be a good idea to make for dinner tomorrow night 'cause the weather's supposed to be kinda cold so I went to Dillons and got some ingredients. I threw them in the crock pot, added some water, and stirred it every once in awhile. well, long story short, it looks more like gumbo now than chili. I think I went wrong when I threw the kilbasa in there... in case you're wondering, the ingredients are:

2 lbs. ground beef
4 cloves garlic
3 jalapenos
1 vidalia onion
1 kilbasa
1 can diced tomatos
chili powder
red pepper powder
meat tenderizer

it really doesn't taste half least so far. who knows, maybe the stock'll reduce down and it'll resemble chili more. the meat smelled really good when it was cooking with the sauted onions and jalenos and garlic in the skillet though. well, anyways, I'm off again.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Pictures Galore!

well, I came across this daylight bulb the other day at walsmart so now I can take pictures at night too. yea! since people have been wanting pics of warhammer stuff, I thought I'd do that now. hmmm...apparently, blogger'll only let me post so many pics per post so this'll take several posts.

here's my cursed company. I hand-painted the insignia on the shield. it's supposed to be an eye but with the ink wash, you couldn't really tell what it was supposed to have been.

the goblin musician

the high elf standard bearer

Richter, the captain

other random cursed models


wood elves

my wood elves so far

my glade guards. I just finished them this morning.

the almighty tree-man. I converted it with a little lichen (I thought it looked better this way).

tree man top close-up.

tree man bottom close-up. the brightly colored things are spites.