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.  


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.


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!