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(no subject) [Nov. 19th, 2009|09:43 am]
It's amazing what a little nap will do. I passed out for an hour before starting the evenings crafting. Usually I'm ready to drop dead by 10, but last night it was 1 am before I even bothered to look at the clock.

I did get a lot done, but I need a repeat performance tonight to finish. I am going to be SO GAUDY saturday. It's fantastic. You name it, I used it. Rhinestone, pearls, seashells, sea glass, marbles, xmas ornaments, plastic bits. Hell yes. I have hot glue burns, there's paint under my fingernails, and my fingertips are still coated in epoxy.

I have a bunch of stuff to finish, and I'm not sure how I want to finish them. I made a headband/headdress type piece, and it needs dangly bits, but I'm not happy with what I'm coming with. If I were doing it again, I would approach the whole things differently but what's done is done, and its pretty. And heavy.

Also tonight, I need to sew. Which is what I really don't feel like doing. I'm not in perfectionist mode. I'm in sloppy I like hot glue mode.

At least this is giving me a reason to use some of the gagillions of fat potato pearls I accidentally ordered a while back.
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Hey New York! [Nov. 17th, 2009|11:01 am]
See you Saturday at the Shipwreck Ball!
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It's fall! [Sep. 24th, 2009|01:04 pm]
and despite the raging humidity, I wanted soup and fall flavors last night. I looked up some recipes but didn't have exactly the right ingredients for any of them, so made up my own on the fly.

Butternut Apple Curry Soup

Glob of butter
1 mediumish butternut squash
1 mediumish onion
2-3 cloves garlic
2 apples- peeled and cored and diced
4 cups of some kind of broth or stock
2 tablespoons curry power (My curry powder is relatively mild and I like spicy food. You will probably need less.)
1/2 tsp(ish? I sprinkled.) rosemary, thyme, nutmeg, cinnamon
dash of allspice
1/2 cup half & half or light cream or milk
If you use tart apples (I did) you can round out the flavor with a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar.

1. Split the squash and scoop the guts. Place cut side down on a baking sheet (line with foil or parchment to avoid sticky mess) and bake @ 375 until it's tender and you can peel off the outer skin.

2. Dice the onion and garlic. Melt the butter in the pot and dump in the onion, garlic, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Sautee until onions are soft.

3. Pour in the broth. Add the roasted squash and apples. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered until apples are soft.

4. Blender time. Do not fill the blender up more than half way. It will be hot. You might want to use a potholder to hold the lid. (Ask me how I know.) Once it's all blended, return it all to the pot.

5. Add the 1/2 cup of dairy product of your choice, then add the rest of your seasonings and spices. I wait until this point to do it so I can taste it and make sure I'm adding the right amount. I imagine the kind of apples you use would greatly affect the flavor.

Voila! Reheat in the pot and serve- or, better yet, wait until the next day. Yum! Today I added some spagetti squash to it for a noodly soup.

Next time I'll use soymilk and my usual (freaking amazing) veggie stock, but I was out of both. Some grated ginger added at step 2 would be amazing, but I didn't have any of that either. One of the recipes this was based on called for pears, not apples, and that would also be crazy good.
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(no subject) [Sep. 16th, 2009|01:10 pm]

Originally uploaded by jessicamieko

I approve of the fire station.

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VERY IMPORTANT [Sep. 15th, 2009|01:24 pm]
I am keeping a running tally including fb votes (which are currently tied at 8 votes each), and I know who has already voted. This is a very serious issue. Thank you for your cooperation.

Poll #1457936 Movie Poll

Which is better?

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(no subject) [Aug. 31st, 2009|11:52 am]
Sometimes I get random messages from random people on random websites. Sometimes they say things like this:

i like your style, even if u look Mr potato head

Hey, I try.
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DSC00753 [Aug. 24th, 2009|12:10 pm]

Originally uploaded by jessicamieko

Saturday's outfit worked. Gold overskirt (actually two separate pieces for convenience) worked better than this pic might lead one to believe. The blue hat received many compliments, despite being the thing I was laziest about. Wasn't initially wearing the snood, but in the morning I was thinking about how much I wished I had one, and then I found a vendor with baskets and baskets full. Was a bit pricey, but is handmade and beautiful.

Was debating adding trim to the skirt/overskirt, but I think I'd rather keep this one simple.

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everyone lookin fly [Aug. 23rd, 2009|09:43 pm]

Picture 037
Originally uploaded by stubornson

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Pi-Con prep [Aug. 20th, 2009|10:11 am]
At some point I am going to need to go to bed stupidly early. But it will not be tonight, probably not friday, and certainly not saturday.

Did not get nearly enough done last night before exhaustion and heat did me in. Was hoping to go to the gym today, but it won't happen. I really needed to make an overskirt, but I only kinda half-made the back of an overskirt. Which now needs to be finished by hand because I'm dumb. I didn't get to the store.

I did shape a hat, but that means it has to be finished tonight. Not that I want to complain about that one (decorating hats is like, my favorite) but that means the paint job has to be rushed and probably won't fully dry, and it will be an excercise in creativity since I'm running low on fake flowers and glittery xmas picks. Colors are gold, navy, and drab green, so hat gets painted navy and I cross my fingers that I've still got some gold shiny stuff somewhere.

Shit, I hope it dries. I should have left it in a room with an open window. I didn't. If it's still wet when I get home... it might have to meet the hairdryer.

Still trying to figure out something cool & non-restrictive to dance in. Have a few ideas. Would love to break out the pink skirt, but the possibility of dancing in that is zee-ro. Plus everyone's seen it. Dunno. It sparkles.

I was trying to get down for a couple hours tomorrow, then head home to pack satutday stuff, but I may not make it there at all until saturday morning.

*sigh* stress. fun.
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(no subject) [Aug. 17th, 2009|01:52 pm]
Well maybe you should just drink a lot less coffee,
And never ever watch the ten o'clock news,
Maybe you should kiss someone nice,
Or lick a rock,
Or both.

Maybe you should cut your own hair
'Cause that can be so funny
It doesn't cost any money
And it always grows back
Hair grows even after you're dead

And people are just people,
They shouldn't make you nervous.
The world is everlasting,
It's coming and it's going.
If you don't toss your plastic,
The streets won't be so plastic.
And if you kiss somebody,
Then both of you'll get practice

The world is everlasting
Put dirtballs in your pocket,
Put dirtballs in your pocket,
And take off both your shoes.
'Cause people are just people,
People are just people,
People are just people like you.
People are just people,
People are just people,
People are just people like you.

The world is everlasting
It's coming and it's going
The world is everlasting
It's coming and it's going
It's coming and it's going

Regina Spektor
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