Gothic Charm School

July 31, 2008 at 9:45 pm (books, fun) (, , , , )

If you look down the right hand column of this blog you will see a link to theGothic Charm School. Jilli is a friend and will be publishing a book based on her column in 2009. ( yes, I met her through my BTVS board) It is a sharp column for anyone that lives out side the expected norm, and entertaining and informative for everyone else. Her day job, a technical editor at Microsoft. Here is a 30 minute interview with her at Microsoft. And before you ask- Yes, those are her everyday clothes.

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Dr Horrible , revisited.

July 29, 2008 at 5:05 pm (fun, movies, tv) (, )

Just in case you didn’t know,WhedonTube now exists. Yes, it has DR. Horrible on it, plus some other stuff that is less family friendly ( though DR. Horrible isn’t for the youngest members ). Not sure who is doing it or why or how long it will be there, but there is another place to see DR. Horrible. I just want the DVD…

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¡carnitas!

July 28, 2008 at 6:17 pm (domestic life, food) ()

This … method came from one of DH’s friends. How much is the confusing part . We used Dr.Pepper for the liquid — and we needed less. I used a pork loin, it worked. We needed more heat. (spice) Needed more lime. We did the crcokpot on low over night for about 12 hours ,then did the oven part. Our first try was damn good.

Toss a hunk o’ pig shoulder in the crockpot, cut up an orange with the peel and throw it in, add garlic, cumin, oregano and cilantro, some clove, cinnamon or allspice if you like, maybe a lime. A chile or two is mandatory — I like pasillas, but it’s up to you. Jesus, don’t forget the black pepper; without it it’s like a rock band without a bass player. Some folks add milk and others a can or two of cola. Yes, cola. I’ve used Dr. Pepper but never tried it with milk. Once the meat’s falling apart, pull it apart real good, then toss it all in a roasting pan with the liquid. Put in a 350°-375° oven and stir every 20-30 minutes until the liquid’s absorbed and the edges of the pork are caramelizing and crisping. I want some right now, goddammit.

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WOOD Wood woodwood

July 26, 2008 at 5:20 pm (domestic life) (, )

Nothing like spending the day making floor boards to make scrubbing the bathroom sound easy. But,we are Done! Next Step: Removing the evil carpet.

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happy system administrator day

July 25, 2008 at 6:08 pm (cats, fun)

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Floor update

July 22, 2008 at 6:39 pm (domestic life) (, )

Well,we worked on the floor boards this weekend.This is one of those parts of the projects… the not fun time. The time where the work seems like it will go on forever and there are just hitches along the way. We used the jointer to make a straight side on a the boards and then cut everything to just over 3 and 1/4 inches wide. ( hint:recheck the table saw frequently ).I used the Jointer ( yay me ). I found it easy ,if physical ( it needs to be a couple inches lower for me to use it efficiently ).  Happily, by the end of Sunday the project felt more managable.   

Still up for debate:  tounge and grove the boards , or face nail?

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