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This cold has stolen my sense of humor. I have the Yips. This situation is actually pretty hilarious, but as I have been reduced to Totes McGotes status, I cannot express it.

Just, literally everything I say today is really awkward and lame. Even Boondock Saints was running circles around me, and he thinks he can power a house with lightning rods in the front yard.
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I literally cannot stop laughing at this right now. I'll post about Dragon*Con later but right now, holy shit, this is too amazing not to share.
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I need help from someone who is good with words on a new screen name for another site that's completely unrelated to any screen name I have now, because I don't want the nerds I anger to find me.

I have this wild urge to be Indiana, but that's...just because...I'm...lame. But I want to look into other things. I really like Dr. Girlfriend's name, but I don't particularly want to rip anything off completely.

I'm looking at [livejournal.com profile] iammeinuk here because she came up with Dr. She-Bloggo for herself, and that's amazing.

I need something authoritative, maybe punny, not too ~poetic~.

Seriously, I'm begging here. I've been putting off assuming a moderating position on another site because I can't figure out a good name.
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Grant: You finish season 4 of Who yet?
me: Not yet [...] I want to but I want to like have it be perfect
like I'll light candles or something
and put on a silk nightie
and get some wine
and get ready for my night with the Doctor
Grant: Just watch the fucking episodes
me: on an unrelated note, Eccles was in my dream last night
Grant: Was it a sex dream?
me: IT WAS ACTUALLY NOT
all we did was decide that we liked each other and that we would totally do it
AND THEN THE DREAM CHANGED THEMES AND HE DISAPPEARED AND WAS REPLACED WITH LEA MICHELE MAKING AN ANGRY FACE AT ME
which has happened a lot lately
laurelin_kit: (himym - barney suicide - _jems_)
On Monday, it rained. I was parked as far from a building as you can get, so after spending one of the four hours I had between classes in the library waiting for the class registration system to come back online (because the first day of class is the BEST time to take the site down), I decided to take the on-campus bus to get nearer to my car. It was raining too hard once I got on to consider getting off again, so what the hell, I think, I'll just go around one more time and get off after the next loop.

No, no, I can't do that. Why? Because the bus hit a fucking car. I was sitting there, watching it turn left and looking at the car nearest the bus, and thinking, gosh, that's close. But the bus driver, he knows his shit, he'll move. And then the most horrible SCREEE-EEEE-KRRRSHHHHHHH as the bus just TEARS along the back end of the little purple hatchback. This, of course, is a good quarter of a mile away from my car, and it's still drizzling. So the bus driver pulls over, opens the doors and is all LATER, GUYS. HAVE FUN WALKING.

By the time I make it to my car, I have enough time to gas it up, and then return promptly to campus for the next class. That's right, four hours down.

TUESDAY. I get out of class early so I think oh, I'll walk across campus to the new bookstore. It's not an insignificant walk, but I have an hour. WHYYYYYY NOT. I walk, there is nothing, I go back and sit outside my classroom with a half an hour until my next class. I check the class registration and my blood runs cold. THERE IS AN OPENING.

Now let me back up here. On Monday, I sat in on Molecular Cell Biology hoping to ask for an override in, since I didn't pass Organic I. The professor says SURE, NO PROBLEM. But ONLY if there's an open seat. And if there's an open seat, I have to go up to the biology office on the third floor, get the paperwork, and then go to a DIFFERENT building and turn it in. They won't give me the paperwork in advance because they know, rightly, that I would just turn it in regardless of whether there's an opening or not.

SO. LAURA. YOU HAVE A HALF AN HOUR. YOU ARE IN THE HPA BUILDING. YOU NOW HAVE TO RUN TO THE BIOLOGY BUILDING, GO TO THE THIRD FLOOR, AND THEN THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, AND THEN RETURN TO HPA BEFORE EVOLUTIONARY BIO BEGINS. THIS IS YOUR MISSION. YOU HAVE NO BICYCLE. YOU CANNOT RUN, BECAUSE YOUR SHOES WOULD MURDER YOU AND YOUR BAG PREVENTS IT.

DO. YOU. HAVE. WHAT IT TAKES.

And that is the story of how the biology department was privy to a wide-eyed, frizzy haired, redfaced biologist staggering in the door and stammering I HAVE AN OVERRIDE, SEE, THAT POST-IT, RIGHT THERE, THAT IS MY NAME, IT SAYS I HAVE AN OVERRIDE, PLEASE GIVE ME THE LITTLE ORANGE PAPER SO THAT I MAY DIE.

To take the suspense out of this story, I got it in and made it to evo bio with a minute to spare, and everyone around me clearly wondering what on earth I was so anxious about, and oh, how lucky she is to get that single open seat, it's not like she was checking the website every hour or anything.

And then today I missed that class I worked my ass off to get because there was no parking anywhere on campus, and I drove around campus like a shark for an hour hunting for people walking out so I could follow them and take their space.

Oh, and did I also mention how I have teenage girls staying in my apartment, and my roommate and I had to go save them from a terrible vacation at 10 pm last night an hour away? No? Well, that happened too. So I apologize to anyone who received a phone call late at night asking what you do to entertain teenage girls.
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Freezer Ragu

1 can crushed tomatoes ($1.19)
1 pound ground beef (approx $3)
3 carrots (89¢ for 1 bunch)
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced (50¢)
1 large onion (75¢)

Season beef with salt and pepper, brown in pot. Remove ground beef with slotted spoon, set aside. Cook onions and minced carrots in pan for around 10 minutes, or until the carrots are softening and the onions are beginning to brown. Add minced garlic, cook for a few minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant. Splash about 1/4 C water, chicken stock or cooking wine in the pan to deglaze any brown bits stuck to bottom. Add ground beef back to pan with any juices that accumulated on the plate. Add can of crushed tomatoes, simmer for 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and any other seasonings you wish. Let cool, divide into freezer bags and freeze.

Dr Grant

Jul. 25th, 2010 07:46 pm
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futuredoctor


Look at this GQMF right here.

Shopping haul for Grant: tie (J. Crew), shirt (Banana Republic), socks (Urban Outfitters), blazer (Zara).

My haul: cardigan (Banana Republic), wrap shirt (Banana Republic), skirt (Anthropologie)

iliketopresswildflowers

Artichoke.

Jul. 20th, 2010 12:42 pm
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Inside Insides: magnetic resonance imaging of food.
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[livejournal.com profile] skyblade writes about the Avengers movie.

What we have is the release of several different movies. with an end-game in mind. To be honest, it strikes me as one of those "Charge you to see more than one movie" deal. There were several criticsms of Iron Man 2 when it came out, and a lot of the defenders used the reasoning that they had to "set things up." I don't think that really flies as an excuse, however. One should now have to spend ten dollar and wait two years for something to pay off. Hundreds of millions of dollars for a set-up? Besides, if you're not enjoying the ride, I have serious doubts about the destination.


He's going to yell at me for picking that quote but I have no idea what else to pull.



Ferris Club, featuring the best character.
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Grant: I LOVE Rose. Rose is awesome.

Grant:I just think she's totally kick ass.
me: She is. She gets more kickass.
Grant: Like, I want to give her high fives for an hour
me: Haha
Grant: Yeah, they hinted that she comes back. I did a back flip. NO SPOILERS. I WILL KILL YOU.

Grant: Yeah, I like both nine and ten a LOT. But the nine+Rose duo is the best.
me: YES. IT IS.
Grant: Better than ten+Rose
me: AND THERE IS NOT ENOUGH.
Grant: I know! I feel deprived.

I'm basically just baiting [livejournal.com profile] lafemmezilla into commenting here.
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This was the unofficial soundtrack for about three days of the road trip. We'd just be sitting there in a diner with some oddly misspelled or punny name and one of us would just quietly sing "Thought it was a perfect paaarty, now it's just a lot of Ed Haaardy." I'd hear Grant singing "to the douche, to the douche, to the mothafuckin' douche!" absently as he rooted through his bag for a toothbrush.

NINE/ROSE

Jul. 17th, 2010 03:17 am
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From [livejournal.com profile] lafemmezilla

Every time you see someone post the words "PRAIRIE DOG", POST SOME DOCTOR/ROSE.

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bookshelf


I'm still cleaning. Just took a minute to post the photo of my completed bookshelf.

Next stop: making another one for Grant.
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So I'm taking a break from deep cleaning my entire room (something I'm almost certain needs to be classified under "manic episode" or "temporary insanity") and I decide to check out My Blogs, and by My Blogs I mean the things I check every two hours. I come upon this entry from Dooce. (And as an aside, I always feel really stupid linking to something from either Dooce or Kottke.Org because chances are most of the people who read my blog are the same kinds of people who read Dooce or Kottke, and it's kind of like going "Hey did you know about that Old Spice guy? Hilarious, right?")

But whatever, here's what Dooce says. (and I just realized this is like a nesting doll of Links Everyone Has Already Seen because it's from kottke anyway, but still)

I was reading one of my favorite websites, kottke.org, the other day when I saw that he had posted this video of an iPhone app called Talking Carl dueling it out with another Talking Carl. Unbeknownst to me, Jon was over at his desk watching the same thing, and there we were laughing to the point of hyperventilation simultaneously. I was like, dude, you have got to see this, and he was all, no wait, you need to see this first. So take it from us, you need to see this:


Whatever, I think, I'll watch it, but it can't be that funny, right? WRONG. Within the first twenty seconds I was rigid with laughter and I ended up laughing to the point where sound was no longer coming from my mouth and tears were in my eyes. I laughed so hard that I am risking everyone rolling their eyes at this nesting egg of old meme because I CANNOT RISK YOU NOT SEEING THIS.

Full disclosure: funny voices almost always make me laugh.

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Remember back when Garden State came out and everyone became immediately obsessed with Let Go, by Frou Frou, and when Sin City came out, and everyone was obsessed with Cells, by the Servant, and when Closer came out, and everyone listened to a lot of Damien Rice?

Get ready to love Scala and Kolacny Brothers, motherfuckers, because their cover of Creep was just used in the theatrical trailer for The Social Network, David Fincher's Facebook movie. (Yes, that is an extreme oversimplification of the plot.)

I have been listening to this Belgian girls choir for at least five or six years. It is next to impossible to find any illegal downloads of their music, so you'll just have to spend some money. (amazon) (iTunes)



I found them during Covers week on [livejournal.com profile] audiography at some point in time, first with a download of their cover of I Touch Myself by the Divinyls. The cover is so sweet and earnest - a complete change from the playful tone of the original. They have a few music videos on Youtube, including one for the Cure's Friday I'm in Love and several live performances which include unreleased songs.

They are honestly one of my favorite groups. I love well-done covers, and I've always loved choral arrangements of songs. Another similar favorite of mine is the Langley Schools Music Project. Their cover of God Only Knows is completely fantastic. (here and sorry about the baby home video, it's the only one I could find)

There, a quick primer on Scala and Kolacny Brothers. Now you can download all their music as quickly as you can and pretend you knew about them before.

eta: WELL FINE APPARENTLY TRENT REZNOR STOLE MY FAVORITE CHOIR'S CHANCE AT THE BIG TIME. VEGA CHOIR DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A WIKI PAGE.
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This is, more or less, the color palette of the living room at my parents house. I do not love it.

From right to left, the colors represent the walls, accent color, accent color, the couches and the wall units. The first, fourth and fifth are the ones that are difficult to change. The walls and the wall units actually look pretty nice together. The couches are a cool light brown, and the wall units are teak. I kind of hate the dark blue and vivid red for the accent colors, but aside from just looking at it and going "ugh" I can't quite figure out what would be better. Does anyone have any ideas?
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I love all my children equally.



I built this one for [livejournal.com profile] windancer. She's always wanted a child.

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