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  1.  (10374.41)
    Night before last, I grilled filet mignon fajitas.

    Good God Damn.

    Since my girlfriend and I started dating, she has slowly encouraged me to cook more often. Since she has been working full time, attending AA minutes every day, and participating in outpatient rehab, I've started cooking more often. In the past 3+ years, I've gone from burning water, to these badass fajitas.

    For one of the first times ever, I basically ingored any type of recipe, just bought a bunch of shit, threw it together, and made a dinner that I'm usually used to spending $150+ at a restaurant.

    Also, I have a habit of lacking confidence in my cooking, and downplaying any sort of compliments.

    This time, Fuck That! These were probably the most badass thing I've ever cooked, and I'm sufficiently impressed with myself.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2011
     (10374.42)
    Having a Very Whitechapel Christmas. Got my wife Ms. Tyrell's "Dad Sold Crack Here" (which is fucking gorgeous, btw), and an iphone case with a Zoetica design (Turquoise Tart, for those keeping score at home). I also got her the first Walking Dead collection and a pretty necklace, but nobody gives a shit about those things.
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    I picked up a firepit for my girlfriend, and a snuggie.

    She's not very nerdy, but I know she'll appreciate the Pollos Hermanos tshirt I picked up for her, from the restaurant used to front Gus' drug business in Breaking Bad.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2011
     (10374.44)
    I need to catch up with that program. I don't know why I missed out the first time around.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2011 edited
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    Two finals. 429 total questions. Test 1? 99.24%. Test 2? 94.62. VICTORY!
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2011
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    WOOHOO!!! Beamish, that is GREAT.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2011
     (10374.47)
    @Beamish: KICK ASS!

    Me, I just bought my train tickets to go see Alan for a week in January. :D
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2011
     (10374.48)
    @Beamish

    Rock on.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2011
     (10374.49)
    @Beamish

    HOLY SHIT! That makes you a level 7 intelligence!
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2011
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    Kickass, Beamish!
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2011
     (10374.51)
    @ Beamish: That's some serious skillz ya going there mate.Can i borrow your head when i go back to school?I promise to return it intact.

    A little one for me.I know it aint new but i picked up a box set of Dexter seasons one,two and three for only £10 and i've only seen season one.Which i've just consumed again.Good fun for me.

    I'm still trying to be a better person each day and walking the line.Ignore the crap.It's never too late to go on.No matter how bad you feel emotions will pass and you can look back and smile.

    Shit.Positive Pete.That's me!!
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2011
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    Thanks everyone, it has been a long, exhausting semester.
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    @Beamish - Late to the party, but well done mate!

    @OldHat/Anchorbeard - You kids have fun in January. And by that I mean "too much fun." By which I mean, this is why these hugs are vile.

    I'm still waiting to hear back, but it's possible that I have two first dates this weekend. (or none, things are still a little up in the air).
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2011
     (10374.54)
    Just got a pretty awesome gift for my mom for this Christmas. I'm pretty damn sure she'll love it. :D
  4.  (10374.55)
    Today had all the makings of being a sucky day. My eyes and skin truly exploded, so I went to a private doc, who gave me seven different varieties of medication and noted that there was some loss of vision in my right eye. Well, shit.



    Went to a cafe to have a massive chocolate cookie and some cinnamon coffee, while reading an awesomely entertaining book.

    I got home, where my fiancé was busy cel-shading an awesome picture. During the evening I could only distract her to come and have a pizza with pals, and drove her back to finish it.

    I went to a bar with my pals for a music quiz, where I'm usually just a bystander, but I got one answer right which is weird since I'm a music trivia moron. Spent a fun evening talking with pals, talked fun stuff and intense important shit, and had good beer and bubbly.

    I just got out of my pal's apartment and while waiting for a taxi, I spotted some moss, which was surprisingly hard to come by in Helsinki downtown, and which I've tried to find in a reasonable quantity for some time. I just got back home, feeling well for the first time in a couple of weeks because of the medication, and I have the ingredients for my plan for the next summer. :P

    I'm holding my combustible lemon!
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2011
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    Ha.I love the lemon thing.I was thinking about that "make lemons" analogy (or whatever it is) a while back.

    When life gives me lemons i cut them in half,squirt them in the eyes of innocent bystanders and snigger as they stumble into traffic to be turned into humanade.
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    YES, YES, YES. I was wondering why I was feeling sort of... unencumbered, then realized it and dashed in front of a mirror to check. The infection around and in the eyes is almost totally vanished, and the vision on the other eye has returned almost to normal. Three weeks of feeling like I'd like to take a cheese grater on my face and chest, and feeling like I had cookie crumbs under my eyelids - gone. MEDICINE FUCK YEAH! \o/
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2011
     (10374.58)
    I always liked Ron White's take on the analogy--"When life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade--and find someone who's life has given them vodka, and have a party!"
  6.  (10374.59)
    Life actually co-operating for a change...
    After the previous amusing delays, I now have my Decree Nisi. I'll be a free man on 27th January, 2012.

    And... my first professional writing sale, a piece on the Slenderman phenomenon, has reached print in the Fortean journal Darklore, vol.6.
    If you're interested, it's available as a free pdf sample at the Darklore site.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2011
     (10374.60)
    Excellent article, Cat. I'd been following Slender Man lore for a while now, and that's probably the best analysis of the phenomenon I've seen. Grats!

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