Archive for May, 2009

Your Sci-fi Girl


Oh, hello there. I was just staying up until 3am watching Max Headroom.

At the moment I’m watching S01E05 War. “Since when is the news entertainment?” Exactly Edison! Every time I turn on HLN I wonder the same thing…

Here are some screen captures from The Blanks Season 01 Episode 06. A gift from me to you. Low quality!

I was dreaming of the past…

…and my heart was beating fast :link: .

Oh, Imagine, I could listen to you forever if I didn’t have to scramble over the side of the speaker just to place the needle on the record.

I have particularly fancied Jealous Guy today :heart: . The lyrics hit close to home I suppose.

Lately, both Lennon and Harrison have been regulars on my turntable. To be fair it is either them or Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and at the moment ELO is a bit too manic for my taste.

Recipe Monster (an unlikely love story)


I imagined that, by this point in my life, I would have someone to cook for. As it happens I don’t and I don’t even have a functioning oven :( .

Well, that is only half true. I have a hand-me down toaster oven that is an approximate 0.25 Cu. Ft capacity. I do cook chicken, waffles, toast, 7 layer bars, and potatoes in it but in very small portions for many hours.

Last night (as well as Memorial Day), I made Tandoori Chicken in it. I’m fairly certain the recipe I used is the farthest thing from traditional Indian cooking but the food was delicious. The chicken took about 1 hour to bake and remained a little pink so I ended up popping it in the microwave for a bit just to be safe.

Tandoori(ish) Chicken 01

I’m not what you would call skilled in the kitchen but I am willing to learn and make food for people willing to sign waivers :link: .

Oh, there isn’t really a love story or recipes but there is a monster… lurking, somewhere.

^ Note: Cooking at home and at work are entirely separate realities. At work Ducky is an immaculate example of professionalism. It is at home where her skills are questionable due largely in part to faulty equipment and a serious case of the “who gives a damn I’m the only one who is going to consume it” itus. :link:

Blue Skies

sky01 sky02 parkinglot
In lieu of taking photos of something terribly interesting here are some photos of the glorious sky (and parking lot) just before a thunderstorm I nearly got stuck in, but didn’t :yay: .

I didn’t get anything spectacular done today. Scouted out jobs (though I’d already applied to the places I visited less then 3 months ago). Bought 1/3 of a can of Pringles for lunch at .69 cents. The sandwich and food places in the area are so expensive!

I ate outside and got bit by some kind of bug while I was perched on a retaining wall for a flowerbed. I’m assuming it was an ant or a mosquito. Admittedly, it was a bad place for a meal but there weren’t very many other amenable locations.

I was quite lucky to avoid a sudden downpour and subsequent storm. I dashed into a store, in which I had no intention of purchasing anything from, on a whim, and like magic, a summer shower!

Thank goodness for small miracles :content: .

The Missing Link

So, have you heard about this new Ida character? I saw a little blurb about her on the web and I wasn’t too impressed. Later in the day someone asked me if I heard about the “missing link” and of course having seen Ida I dismissed it and said, “No” I hadn’t. A few minutes into the description of the “missing link” I started to develop a massive headache. Ida, that piece of beef jerky looking skeksis thing is the “missing link”? I must not be comprehending because there was no way that little bugger Ida was the immediate common ancestor of chimps and humans. Ida had a tail amongst other things.

No, Ida isn’t that missing link. Ida isn’t some kind of giant Sasquatch or baboon like animal that eventually became bipedal to escape predators, cool it’s massive brain, or see over tall grasses. Ida is the link between lemurs and other primates, maybe. I’m not entirely clear on whether or not scientists believe Ida is step between or before. Frankly, I’m a bit removed and really don’t want to do any major research (I don’t see a tooth comb…or do I… is it a haplorrhini or strepsirrhini… why is this journal only in German? etc. etc.)
I have made very terrible visual aid for fun (I can’t sleep).
Now, it has no time a attached, it lacks pottos, and I probably misspelled something or placed siamangs somewhere odd, but, it is practically 5 in the morning and I’ve yet to sleep.

I think that this initially started out as a rant of the generalization of the term “missing link” or perhaps the sensationalism behind it. I’m kind of stumped how it turned into an excuse to draw something pointless.


Nictoria Welcome to, “The Arbitrary Life of Nictoria”. This is a little cover work for a obviously non-existent comic starring a plucky little pink haired girl with and no purpose whatsoever.

I imagine the comic would be a comedy with a bit of romance thrown in. She works a dead end job as a waitress and has a pet hamster named Puddles.