Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thoughts #7

Thoughts #7
Harper to Hull

I went to the library, and in that time I had all these thoughts:

My nose has been stuffed recently because I've been sick, but when it was outside it smelled like something. I couldn't put my finger on it, but I found it weird that the outside smelled. Usually, outside doesn't smell. It went on for so long I figured it must be my nose that smelled. I thought to myself, "My boogers must be moldy," but then it stopped when I got inside. I think it was a pseudo-sweet-bready-moldy smell.

While looking at the ground and walking forward, it felt like I was moving backwards. I wasn't sure why at first, but then I realized that, truly, the entire world was moving backwards. That's what happens when you walk forward: the world moves backwards. Then, it felt like I was walking in place and the world was moving past me, like a treadmill. It wasn't so bad when I looked up and in the distance. I think the only solution to this is for me to walk backwards to go anywhere, so that it feels like I'm actually moving in the positive direction.

The sensation I felt in my brain in the above paragraph gave me a similar sensation as to when I close my eyes while sitting in my desk chair. Sometimes, it feels like my head/consciousness is a about two feet above my body. Disembodiment?

The top of Hull Gate almost looks like a veve, or, at least, it has some similar characteristics. Incidentally, I've been obsessing a little bit over veves recently. Look them up; their these magical symbols used in voodoo.

Scenario #3
Bareback Flip

It is night time and a young man is walking on his college campus. He finds himself completely alone--no one in sight for as far as he can see. He takes off all his clothes as fast as he possibly can, does a backflip completely naked, puts his clothing back on, and then continues walking. Little does he know, someone is in their office sitting by the window and sees the whole thing. She thinks to herself, "Did that just happen?"

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Recipe #5

Recipe #5
Harry My Potter

First, before the recipes, I just want to talk about a few food related things.
The first: Popcorn is my favorite food. When I first realized it an said it out loud, I felt like I finally found my place in the world.
The second: I recently discovered another favorite: SUGAR WATER!!! It's delicious.
The third: I want to develop a recipe, and the recipe is Popcorn Pie.

Now on to the recipes. I made Harry Potter study break, and they were these:

Cauldron Cakes

First, make some chocolate cake batter, from a box or otherwise. I added cinnamon, cayenne, and ginger until it had a ever-so-slight kick.

Second, fill your cupcake tin, lined with those paper cups, until about half to two thirds full. Put a giant marshmallow in the middle.

Third, bake as you normally would bake cupcakes.

Fourth, remove from oven and allow to cool a little, then deflate and open the marshmallows to reveal a chasm within the cupcake. Allow to cool completely.

Fifth, make the filling. I made mine by getting a package of cream cheese and whipping it with a little bit of sugar with a electric whisk. When the cream cheese was fluffy, I added some whipping cream and continued to mix until it was the consistency I wanted. It was about one 8 oz package of cream cheese to maybe ½ cup to a cup of whipping cream. Then I added some neon food coloring and almond extract. Taste along the way to see if you need more sugar or flavoring.

Sixth, put the filling in a pastry bag and fill the holes of the cupcakes up.


First, make some butterscotch:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup whipping cream

1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp rum extract
½ tsp salt

Measure everything and set aside; this is a delicate process that you don't want to mess up.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and then brown it if you want.
Add the brown sugar in all at once.
With a wooden spoon, stir every once in a while for about 5 to 10 minutes.
The consistency of the sugar will go from wet sand to grainy to smooth and consistent, like molasses.
Lower heat and switch to a wire whisk.
Add in cream all at once and stir until mixture settles down.
Continue to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool for a little bit.
Taste and add flavorings as desired.

Mix with cream soda and a little bit of cream until it's the flavor and consistency desired. It's nice if you either have it really warm or really cold; in the middle it's just not as good.

Recipe and instructions for butterscotch with slight modifications from

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Today #19

Today #19
Le Birthday Cake (of doom)

Today, being the birthday of Michelle and Lil Lil and Lexie almost, I have so many things to say. But mostly:

We were eating Michelle's birthday cake. But actually, first, Susan Art was just serving it to everyone. So everyone had a slice of Michelle's birthday carrot cake, and I was waiting for the birthday girl to take the first bite so I could eat the first bite. BUT! They ordered Potbelly's sandwiches, which I didn't eat because I don't like vegetables, so I didn't eat any lunch except for chits (chips), so I was hungry. So we had her cake, and I was waiting, but she wasn't eating any so I thought, "maybe she won't eat any at all," so I took a bit, BUT THEN SHE ATE SOME. I TOOK A BITE OF THE BIRTHDAY CAKE BEFORE THE BIRTHDAY GIRL and I feel soooooooo bad, and I'll always remember, because this isn't even the first time I've done it in the past few birthday I've been a part of. They take too fuckin' long to take a bite. So I took a bite first, because everyone else did first, and now I feel bad. Anyway, at Lexie's: (Nut)Meg and (N)athalie. (Nataly?)

(I luv eatting candy and cookies.) Also, (i luv the colur blue-magenta.)

THERE'S SO MUCH DRAMA IN THE 1500's and stuff.

Also, I finished 4 bags, almost 6, of candy today (2day) and 0 of them belonged to me. One of them was a GIANT STALE marshmallow, which is my favorite. WTF? I just wiped my harddrive and re-installed Ubuntu, and my spellcheck is on English, so it's telling me to spell it "favourite." Wrong. Wow, it's bed teimz now pls.

Also, my dream last night was cray-cray. I sobbed uncontrollably because of the evil mastermind sinister plot of an astrologist and sugar coated, slightly stale gummies.

WOAH, ALSO, my evil eye protected Ainsley <3

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Recently #5

Recently #5
Novi Amici

Being the new year, I thought I'd make some new friends.

Saturday, I made a new friend named Alphonz. He was feeling a little ill and probably doesn't remember what I look like. Monday, I made two more friends in my social science class. They can't keep their mouthes shut, but they should be gone by the weekend. Today, I reacquainted with the prince. He's sometimes a little intimidating to my other friends, so we might part ways again soon.

Dang, I'm not very good at this.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Miscellaneous #3

Miscellaneous #3

WAIT!! Magnets are the coolest things ever. Like, seriously.

A while ago, my brother John sent me this "magnetic putty," and it has been so incredibly fun to play with it.

Long story short, I was playing with the repulsive ends of magnets (S-S / N-N), and even after I was done, I still feel the strange but distinctive feeling in my fingers. You know what I'm taking about. THE FORCE FIELD ONE. Yeah, magnets are magic. And I want to make clothings that have magnets so I can always feel the repulsive force of magnets in my life.

Also, magnets should be spelled magnics, because that's what I kept typing.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thoughts #6

Thoughts #6
There's Nothing Funny About Freedom

One: Why does funny exists? How are jokes actually something? I'm talking about at an evolutionary level here. What would be the benefit of humans finding puns entertaining? Is it just a byproduct of something else?

Two: Everything needs to be open source; the world be so much better. I guess I don't really know what I'm talking about--I'm sure a lot of people would lose money and probably their jobs--but I think information should be free (both as in beer and in liberty). This is why I like WikiLeaks so much. I know it's never going to happen, so a simpler request (which will also never happen) is that stupid companies like HP stop installing all this shit onto their products. I just got this external hard drive, and it keeps mounting this stupid virtual disk when I run Ubuntu, and I can't disable it.