Thursday, April 05, 2012

I moved to wordpress

Sorry!  The new address is http://mollyprice.wordpress.com/ 

I hope to see y'all there!  <3

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thank you, Eco Experts!

Nerdiest spam subject ever: "Receive a government backed RPI linked 25 year incentive!"

What?  No v1agra?  No ci4li$?  I AM INSULTED.  I DEMAND PENIS MEDICATION OFFERS IMMEDIATELY.

FYI - they were trying to sell me solar panels.  In England.

Wut.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Borrowed time runs out.

When you adopt an adult pet, the moment they're yours, you're immediately buying time.  An eleven year old Maltese might have another 5 years in him.  Six, if you're lucky and can afford trips to the Pet ER.

This is the table you're invited to sit down at when you adopt any animal.  Your new host will let other guests come and take a little bit with them if they leave.  Such is the greed of Illness and Accidents.  Sometimes Lost comes to take your host from the table for a while, but hopefully not for long and not meeting with Accidents on the way home.

Yet, at some point you will have to leave the table yourself, and it's a hard, sad goodbye.

Yesterday I said my goodbyes to Lester.  He was my sweet, sweet boy, and I won't ever forget him as long as I live.





Lester on film

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Recipe: Chicken and Onion Pie

This is another recipe in the vein of "what do I have sitting around the house and what can I make out of it?" Last night's dinner was conceived during my drive home from work keeping a few things in mind.  It is getting colder, so I wanted to cook something warming.  We haven't gone grocery shopping in a while and I was feeling lazy so it needed to be stuff we had in the house.  I did a mental inventory: I roasted a chicken a few days ago that needed to either become soup or be frozen in the next few days.  We had a sack of onions that was starting to look a little peaky when I roasted the chicken.  We had flour, and butter, and some milk and eggs.

SAVORY PIE.  I noodled around on the internet and got the basic idea from a few different websites.  I decided to do an entirely different crust and voila: Chicken and Onion Pie!

Recipe after the jump!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Oh, hello there.

What I have been up to in the last little while:
- SPX was AWESOME.  I got busy shortly after and never got a chance to post about it, but I managed to wrangle hand-shakes out of several of my favorite internet celebrities. I still haven't washed my hands. [this is possibly a lie.]
- Readying our house for a swinging Halloween party. Happy Hallo-Whedon, everyone! I'm dressing up as Saffron. [wiki]
- Readying our stuff to move into a new house. [Coming in December! WE ARE SUPER EXCITED. Same neighborhood-ish - on the other side of JHU.]
- Devoting all the squees over my niece Eleanor. SHE IS SO GREAT. I went out there in early August and got to snorfle her for DAYS.
- Resisting the nigh-irresistible urge to both gnaw my hands off and claw my eyes out whilst waiting for the Machine of Death Vol. 2 stories to be announced. I submitted mine back in July and I have been on tenterhooks ever since.
- Private personal health issues [Sorry, curious kitties, the only health stuff I'll ever blog about is colds and if I ever get pregnant.] [I'm totes not pregnant.].
- Other personal stuff.
Various and sundry media and literary news:
- Got my roommate hooked on The Guild.
- We love Once Upon a Time so far.  We're going to start watching Grimm this week.
- I am deeply in love with the new seasons of Leverage, Castle, Psych, and Community.  I am going to have all of their television babies.
- I quite liked Game of Thrones.  I cannot wait until season 2 arrives.  Then I'll have to actually finish book 3 and start 4.  Maybe I should do that anyway.  THEY'RE SO LONG.
- I've just re-read the Abhorsen series by Garth Nix.  Y'all, read these books.  They're available on all e-readers, and they are the very best kind of fantasy.  Strong, autonomous female characters, an interesting and new magical premise, mystery, love, sadness, sacrifice, friendship.  THEY'RE REALLY GOOD.

So there you have it. And by "it" I mean random factoids about three months of my life.  ARE YOU HAPPY NOW.

I am.

<3

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Things My Momma Taught Me

Today is my Momma's birthday, so I decided to share a poem that I wrote for her on Mother's Day this year. Here's hoping she lives forever!

Things My Momma Taught Me:

How to read.
How to say “please.”
How to poop in a toilet.

How to knit.
How to make a pie.
How to drive a stick shift [Dad helped].

To enjoy strong tea.
To enjoy music.
To enjoy naps.

To think before I speak [an ongoing lesson].
To consider others before myself.
To smile before frowning.

To love words.
To love people.
To love myself.



Happy Mother's Day Birthday, Momma. I love you.

Molly and Momma

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Heart Walk!

I am so close to my goal [which was v. modest, because I am reasonable] and I could sure use your help! I've had wonderful support by my friends and family, and I am so grateful. A little push is all I need to make the goal [and blow it away, if possible!].



All donations will be rewarded with a big floppy hug and a few excited squees. <3

related posts: Heart Health Walk!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

SPX is here again!

SPX is finally upon us again! I don't know about y'all, but I will be at that hotel in Bethesda on Saturday morning, helping out. AND I AM REALLY EXCITED.

Pls see last years post about it, and then add on a few more exclamation points of excited.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Compost, naturally.

So, I don't garden. I've got a black thumb and a bad track record with anything alive that can't tell me when it's hungry. [At least fish move and catch my attention...]

But my roommates and I eat a lot of fresh produce [woooo co-op!], and I feel terrible just... throwing those scraps away.

So I have a proposition. We have a large, shaded yard, and plenty of space to keep a compost bin. Would anyone out there who uses a community garden, [or container pots, or something else along those lines] like to get in on some sweet sweet composting action?

I'd like to vermicompost, with some red wrigglers, so if that interests any of y'all, drop me a line! molly [at] mollyprice [dot] net.

As much as I'm sure people would like it to be straight-up organic, it won't be. I'm more concerned with supporting local farms, whether they're organic or not. Luckily, many of them are IPM at least, so there's that.

So, whaddaya say? Want my worm poop?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Heart Health Walk!

This October, I'll be participating in the American Heart Association's Baltimore Heart Walk with my office.

My grandmother died of heart disease, and I know countless others who are affected by heart disease daily.  The American Heart Association works constantly to perform research and promote heart healthy activities, and offers CPR programs at all levels.  It is one of my favorite organizations.

If you'd like to support me, and in turn, promote heart health, then please donate some money to me and my team here!  I will be eternally grateful, and if I ever see you in person, I'll give you a HUGE HUG.

Or a medium-sized one.  Depending on my mood.  And how big your donation is.  

<3

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wondermark caption contest!

So, y'all may or may not know that I am a web comics nerd.  I attend SPX and volunteer every year [*ahem* take a look at the author of this little announcement...], and my google reader feed for comics alone numbers in the hundreds.

I love web comics.

So, you can imagine my delight when I saw that David Malki ! was hosting his third caption contest!

I went and entered at least a hundred times.  Okay, so it was probably closer to twelve [ETA: I went back and counted, and it was thirty-three.  Um.  haaaaah...], but that's beside the point.

The point is: I almost won!  I don't even mind that I didn't actually win, because, guys, I. ALMOST. WON.


Today is a fantastic day!  Now, all I need to do is get accepted for the Machine of Death Volume 2, and my life's work will be complete.  WHERE COULD I POSSIBLY GO FROM THERE.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Google+, and various other links.

I'm on it! If you'd like to add me, I can be found here.

And as always, the Mollexicon continues to be updated Wednesdays.  Stop by and see the latest definition!

I said "other links" in the subject, but I guess I really only had the one.  Here, have a Wikipedia article.

HAPPY MONDAY, Y'ALL.  GO HUG SOMEONE YOU LOVE.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Recipe: Accidental Chicken Stew

So, it all started on Monday evening. Lisa and I went to the grocery store after work and stocked up on a ton of fruits and veggies and some chicken, both a whole roaster and some boneless & skinless breasts [there was a buy one get one sale!].

We get home, put stuff away, and I turn on the oven in preparation to roast this bird. I am a pro at roasting chickens, y'all, and it's quite possibly the easiest and most rewarding recipe ever. Whole chicken, couple tablespoons of oil, salt, pepper, half an onion and lemon. You shove the lemon and onion bits up the chicken's... cavity, and then rub down with oil and salt and pepper. Then I put it in a pan breast-side down [that is important] and roast at 450 for about half an hour. Then I flip it over and roast at 400 until it's done and golden [165 degrees Fahrenheit].

This is a recipe that has NEVER FAILED ME. The chicken comes out golden and succulent, with crispy, salty skin, and everyone ends up fat and happy.

Well, on Monday night? The oven didn't heat up. At all. We turned it off, we turned it back on, we tried lighting it manually, nothing. Bupkiss. So, I wrapped the chicken up, called the landlord, and we ate sandwiches and fruit.

Tuesday came and the landlord hadn't come by, so there was no chicken again. My roommates were at work and class, so I ate another sandwich [ham, mustard, avocado = YUM.] and some ice cream [what, I am a grown-up, I can eat ice cream whenever I want.] and stared mournfully at the chicken while chewing.

Last night: still no landlord, and dammit, I wanted chicken. So I improvized, and oh sweet jesus am I glad I did.

Recipe after the jump!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Change of plans!

Does anyone want to buy MY ticket to the Senator? $10: I accept paypal, and can e-mail the ticket to you.

<3 eta: Alright, I've had a taker. Hope everyone gets to see it where and with whom they want!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

And now for something completely different...

Do you guys have, or know of anyone who has, an extra ticket [preferably 2] for the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at the Senator in Baltimore/Towson? I already have mine, but my roommate waited too long [part 1 totally threw us off, they didn't sell out] and now they're sold out. We'll pay the online convenience charge, too!

Please pass this along to anyone you can think of! You'll have my eternal gratitude, and if they're your tickets we buy, some money too!

<3333333333

Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Things - June 2011 edition, y'all

HAPPY STUFF, Y'ALL.
My new niece, Eleanor!
    Eleanor
new bras [it's not TMI, it is a fact of LIFE, people.]
iced coffee beverages
pockets of wind on my walk to work.
pony tails
restaurants that give your dog a bowl of water when you're eating out side.
sweet tea
asparagus
love
bare feet
wall calendars
notes
secret codes
books
anti-heroes
alcohol swabs
sun spots
space [♥!]
Baltimore.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

So, you're probably aware that this is going on.

Can we take a minute and talk about the bravery of the survivor? It takes tremendous guts to come forward and report a sexual assault in any situation, but this woman is now probably facing death threats, extreme invasion of her personal life and privacy, and now threats on her credibility.

I agree with prosecutor Illuzzi-Orbon. It is extremely troubling that the defense is making public remarks about her credibility as a witness and survivor. It is, in fact, appalling. I would even go so far as to say it is nothing less than victim intimidation. If this woman was simply a witness, they would be guilty of witness intimidation. The right to a fair trial goes both ways.

I call shenanigans, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. You and your defense ought to be ashamed of yourselves. If you're innocent, the evidence will prove it. If you're not, don't be a coward.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Mollexicon Post!

Shakings.

[I am in Portland right now, eagerly awaiting my sister and brother-in-law's first child. Tomorrow is my birthday, I hope I get a baby!]