Caroling!

Dec. 24th, 2009 11:42 pm
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And I'm finally in the Christmas spirit. Better late than never? That's what midnight mass'll do to you, apparently (they had a donkey and a llama!!!).

Month of December meme )

Lia
bohemia: (Psych - Slave to my visions)
Last night I had another random dream.

Dream )

Anyway, I wasn't around last night because I got sleepy at midnight and got excited I was sleepy early. So here's that month meme.

Month of December meme )

Now back to Gunslinger Girl, which is depressing and slightly boring, but intriguing enough to for me to want to finish.

ETA: NEVER MIND, WE'RE APPARENTLY WATCHING LOTR: FOTR EE (AS IF THERE'S ANOTHER ONE). BRB GOING TO ISENGARD.

Lia
bohemia: (SPN - Sippysip)
Men of a Certain Age )

Day 21 → A recipe

Back in high school, I was obsessed with Ewan McGregor and decided, randomly, that I should learn to cook English and Scottish recipes. Only because I wanted to be different, and have my friends be like, "Of course you can't cook anything Spanish but you make [insert random Highland dish here]!" But it turns out a lot of Anglo recipes have to do with red meat, of which I am not a fan. So I learned things like shortbread and scones. And baking is supposed to be difficult, but I've never had problems with anything I've baked.

Simple Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, frozen
1/2 cup dried fruit or nuts (raisins, craisins, dried pineapple, dried apples, dried blueberries, walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc. anything that won't immediately squish and make the flour marbled)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter, then stir in raisins.

In another bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.

Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. Don't add more liquid, work at it until it all comes together.

Place dough on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with a teaspoon of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles-- or like a pizza. Place on a cookie sheet (I use my mom's stoneware), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.


They're the best for breakfast because they're filling enough to last you until lunch, and great with tea, especially Earl Grey. :3

Lia
bohemia: (SPN - Team Castiel)
This has broken my brain. Is he for real for real? Are they? I DON'T KNOW ANYMORE.

Also, there was this exchange:
psych_usa (Seriously? Can someone else please answer this... lol )RT @wineclubguy: No Christmas episode this year?
@psych_usa not for nothing but all usa gave us for christmas this year was a bittersweet monk finale and a crazy white collar cliffhanger :(
@boheme06 Well that certainly didn't sound bitter at all... LOL


I TAKE MY CHRISTMAS PSYCH SERIOUSLY, OKAY. :(

Anyway, my mom came home today with this 3 foot "stunner" of a (fake) tree and decorated it just now. So we have a tree? I go in and out of feeling festive, so I'm not "FINALLY!" I tried listening to Christmas music and it worked for a day and then the feeling went away. Christmas is next week and I'm not excited or giddy, just "Oh, yes, that's happening." I'm more excited for my birthday in January, even though I won't be doing anything. I'm starting to like the feeling of "leveling up" as it were, so that's why.

Actually, the only festive-like things I'm enjoying right now are the 12 Days of Christmas going on at [livejournal.com profile] capslock_spn and Markshakkah at [livejournal.com profile] mishaland.

I realized I hadn't mentioned anything about TV on Monday, but HIMYM was being completely filler (and what's with that lately?) and Accidentally on Purpose was being funny yet still struggling. The real winner was The Big Bang Theory, so I'll cut those thoughts.

The Big Bang Theory )

Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Poseur Ink. I spent my morning on this site catching up on their webcomics. I don't have anything else to pimp...

Lia
bohemia: (Celebs - Schwartzbros)
I was thinking too much this morning, so I threw away my little schedule and went all happy place.

Coconut Records/Rooney blah )

Month of December meme )

Have some links:
This is a beautiful slideshow of New York storefronts. Do people really not have Optimo stores elsewhere? There's so many here I thought it was a chain in itself! And Frank Bee's, that's where I used to get my school uniforms! I know that place is still there, at least. Never seen most of the others to know about them.

LOL this child's drawing of her mom's job. Honestly, before I even read what was going on or what you'd assume it was, it looked like a cashier kiosk and the pole that has the numbers of the lane on it.

Lia
bohemia: (Movies - Beautiful lies)
I'm actually missing the 10 year birthday cake, but I like this theme LJ's got going on too. Even if it's obviously Christmas and not like, aurora borealis.

Month of December meme )

Also this happened, so I have those to give if you want them. haha, I'm sorry for not being more festive about it. I just... today's not the day.

Lia
bohemia: (Chowder - Ehhh)
Haha, okay, so I've been on a bit of a Coppola kick lately. YOU CAN'T BLAME ME. Anyway, I'm trying to watch all these movies on my "must-watch" list before I succumb to a Coppola marathon. But then today I kept seeing references to them. They were playing Jason movies (random ones he's barely in like Hitchhiker's Guide and Bewitched), [livejournal.com profile] wandersfound tweeted about Princess Diaries 2 (which is the wrong movie but whatever), and I found all this information about Sofia's new movie (which I'm actually excited about for once--cast!!!). So I had to slowly back away for a second before I ran and like, re-watched Bored to Death and Lick the Star again.

Instead I tracked down the Gunslinger Girls anime to watch. I saw the first episode at this anime and gaming club they had at Pace, but never got around to watching the whole thing. I know there were only two seasons but Blockbuster has a vol. 3, season 2 and a DVD collection all with three discs so I can't tell what is what. I found the first season elsewhere, though. I just need the second season. I'd get the manga too, but that's like 67 collections and lol, I'm not tracking all that down. I might, if I enjoy the anime more than I expect I will. I don't even watch anime! The last thing I watched in that genre was Appleseed. And I hate that it's considered a genre, because there's different anime. Like there's different animation. So that'll be my "thing to watch" for this weekend, when I'm done catching up on comics.

Month of December meme )

Anyway, I'm going to go watch Cole Hauser torture people or something. Whatever, Emmanuelle Chriqui has something to do with it.

Lia
bohemia: (Lost - Fishes)
I've realized something. If I'm ever in a sour mood or my patience is wearing thin, I can just go get snacks and it makes my mood so much better. Yesterday I was angry and I grabbed some Cheeze-Its and I was all :DDDDDDDD. Same for just now when I went to watch a movie while munching on pretzels because I'd had enough of the internet. Also, pretzels and Ritz crackers are the only snack food that I eat one at a time. Everything else I grab enough to fill my hand. I'd say it had to do with the size of the individual food, but I eat two Saltine crackers at a time, so it's not that.

I JUST WROTE A PARAGRAPH ON MY EATING HABITS. WHAT. Here's a bunch of memes since the movie I watched was super-boring and I didn't do anything else interesting today besides eat.

Day 14 → A non-fictional book

The Art of Styling Sentences. I had to think about this one because I don't read a lot of non-fiction. But this was one of my textbooks back at Pace. We only got through the first two kinds of sentences before the class went full-spin into the drama aspect of the course (it was one of those joint classes). And I kept it, like I do with textbooks that interest me, and finally read it this summer. It really helped me as a writer.

Year in Review meme )

Read more... )

Lia
bohemia: (Psych - Little!Shawn)
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
I just re-organized my photobucket of .gifs and macros, sooo...
.gif party! )

Day 13 → A fictional book
I assume they mean a fiction book, but I'll give you both anyway. ;)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is good. I'm not done reading it (can't find it!) but you know, dystopian literature is awesome.

From Outer Space by Jose Chung. I really wish this one was real.

Lia
bohemia: (Celebs - Schwartzbros)
Month of December meme )

And Solobob has his own website now! If you sign up for the newsletter, be warned that the mp3 link isn't working. I don't mind so much because I ripped it from MySpace a while back and if this ever gets to being released, I will get that too. But the first email/letter you get for signing up is adorable. Apparently Roman Coppola helped him with the video shoot.

Oh, today I finally saw Fantastic Mr. Fox, and I haven't yet stopped thinking about it. :) It was me, my sister and some random dude at the back of the theatre. When the crowd is that small it's kind of awkward when someone isn't laughing at the same thing, but we were all laughing at the same bits so that was good. I'm still deciding whether I liked it better than Darjeeling, but it was better than Life Aquatic and that was Wes and Noah writing together too. I think I need to re-watch Life Aquatic or something. I know at least three people who say that's their favorite Wes movie and each time I immediately go, "lol. No, wait, really?!" But first, I have a zillion other things on my plate for this week.

Lia
bohemia: (RL - Bijou cuddle)
Month of December meme )

Lia
bohemia: (Departed - Cells)
I guess I'll just be posting these things a day later than necessary. Whatever, I'm clearly a night owl.

BTW, that makes no sense. Most owls are nocturnal. If anything the anomaly would be a day owl. I just didn't want to say, "I'm a vampire," and then have to come up with a witty Twilight statement.

Month of December meme )

Also, thank you for all these virtual gifts you guys! Definitely made my morning. I don't know how I missed the gift memo, but thank you anyway.

Can anyone tell me if this actually says "love at first sight"? I want a pin for my schoolbag and a t-shirt and that design's obscure enough for me to like it, but I want to make sure it actually says that before I buy it.

Which reminds me-- people are starting to do those wishlists again. I don't think I'm making one this year (I can't even think of what to tell my family to get me, much less my flist) but if you've made one so far link me to them! [livejournal.com profile] wandersfound and [livejournal.com profile] xphoenixrising, I bookmarked yours already.

Lia
bohemia: (Psych - Shawn sleeping)
Day 01 → Your favorite song
Day 02 → Your favorite movie
Day 03 → Your favorite television program
Day 04 → Your favorite book
Day 05 → Your favorite quote


Maybe not my favorite quote, but I like it enough.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. - Ernest Hemingway

Lia
bohemia: (White Collar - Le team)
Last night I watched this movie called After Sex. I LOVED IT. It's a series of vignettes of couples talking right after sex. If you liked Waking Life or movies like that where it's all just talk (I call them "straight plays on film" even though most films can technically be called that), I recommend you seek it out. :) It was only on my radar because Emmanuelle Chriqui was in it but the rest of the cast is pretty good, as are the conversations. Also, James DeBello was never really on my radar much before (creeper from Swimfan!), but in this movie I realized he looks like a cross between Seth Rogen and Brendan Fraser and that kinda blew my mind.

THERE'S A NEW PSYCH COMMERCIAL, EVERYONE. Apparently they can't officially upload it until January due to licensing or something but omg, I love this showwwww. I just wish Henry was in it too. There's six people in the original video. :/

White Collar )

Monk )

Month of December meme )

Lia
bohemia: (Psych - The Gang)
I woke up at 10am this morning on my own, after a night of the most shallow sleep ever. I was in a fog most of the day, so my plans to watch a few movies before I go to sleep may not be the best choice for tonight. But I will try it anyway!

Month of December meme )

Lia
bohemia: (Movies - Beautiful lies)
I know it's not Day 2 anymore where I am, but I woke up uh, rather late and am only now getting to the point where I can work on things. I expect not to sleep at all tonight, yet again.

Month of December meme )

Lia
bohemia: (Celebs - Katie)
I HAVE NEW FRIENDS, HELLLOO. Um, relevant links for you: a round-up of links, contact info and a introduction post here, a poll for a meetup I'm trying to organize here and the opt-in poll for my J2 writing filter (that will finally go into affect the moment I finish this fic I'm writing now) here.

Only three of my shows are new this week. And I guess Monk, because it's the last one and I have to see how it ends. I'm still not over Psych becoming the oldest show on USA. What is that. And I'm not over the random new move to Tuesdays either. That's Melrose Place/V/Lost night. And My Boys, I think. I never had shows on Tuesdays and then suddenly they're all attacking me that night. D: And the most TV I can watch live without DVR is two hours straight before I zone out so there will be problems with this schedule. DNW.

Anyway, have some memes and then some commentary/review/whatever on TV.

My favorite icon meme )

Month of December meme )

White Collar )

Brothers & Sisters was fun, despite all the melodrama.

Melrose Place )

Okay, I'm going back to writing. I'm determined to get to my J2 epic fic next week so I want to edit all the ones that have been beta'd and then finish this Britney/Justin one. I'm aiming for 12K but so far I have written only 2K in two days and it's only scenes here and there and nowhere near a cohesive story. IDK, I might just turn them into a series instead because it's super sloppy and I'm not sure I can fix it. It depends on what it looks like at the end of the week when I've written the skeleton.

Lia

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