Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Advances in malt technology

Go here. Read the recipe. Duplicate it at home. Revel in the joys of the malted whipped cream mousse studded with Whoppers.

That is all.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

True confessions

Sometimes I am so lazy that I can't be bothered to stand up to take a Golden Girls DVD out of my DVD binder. That's when I scour YouTube for illegal uploads of full episodes. Google keeps takin' 'em down, and devoted fans keep puttin' 'em back up. I just watched "Blanche and the Younger Man" for the umpteenth time, while eating egg noodles in vegetable broth. I am an old lady.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Twice in one day

Posting again! I will make up for my lack of posts with a barrage of them now.

Jury duty is complete. I held my breath with hundreds of other people while they called out names for a more-than-a-month-long trial, and I was not called. I have a shiny new certificate that says no jury duty for a year!

Unrelated news:

My class at UCLA is four people. The first of us, the only one to start the program with a Masters degree, defended her dissertation today. She is, of course, a rock star (now Dr. Rock Star). The rest of us (or at least I) can now hear our academiological clocks ticking. Ticking. Ticking.

It doesn't help that I've been writing a lot about Tik-Tok of Oz in this chapter. I feel like Captain Hook.

The slave of duty

I'm off to jury duty this morning! I'm not sure if I want to be selected for a jury or sent home immediately. I know I don't want to sit around waiting to be selected (or not selected) for a very long time. I know I do want to take the Metro downtown because it's like living in a normal city for half an hour.

Sorry about the scarcity of blog posts lately. I've been busy much of the time, and watching Star Trek the rest of the time. Whoops.


I have crossed the halfway point in my dissertation! Two chapters drafted and one that is more than 50% done out of five total! I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF GRADUATE SCHOOL!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bah, humbug

Yesterday, my boyfriend left to go back to the east coast.

This morning, Maurice Sendak died.

This afternoon, the rescue dog my dad was hoping to adopt was diagnosed with a pancreas disease that makes her unlikely to be adoptable.

This evening, North Carolina passed an anti-gay constitutional amendment.

On the positive side, I wrote four pages of dissertation and did some other good things today. I'm trying to remember that, but it's hard.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The perils of physical media

Like an idiot, I went and scratched my An American Tail: Fievel Goes West DVD so badly that it won't play. Anybody know how to fix that? For free or free-ish?