coley_merrin: (Chef in ze Kitchen)
Every once in a while I get a need for shepherd's pie. I've written about it here every so often.

So I took a few pics.

And decided I needed cake. So I made that right after. Cake and pie. (not together. :P) And this was most of my yesterday afternoon.

Cake 'n' pie )
coley_merrin: (Chef in ze Kitchen)
Chicken nuggets.

yum )
coley_merrin: (Chef in ze Kitchen)
The weekend's cooking accomplishments, sigh.  lol~

Read more... )
coley_merrin: (Siwon snowflake)
Siwon is exceedingly proud of himself... He just won himself back his spot as default icon. XD

I had to literally hide the bread on top of the microwave to keep someone from cutting into it while piping hot. I explain to him again and again that cutting into the bread is releasing all the moisture, fweee, into the air, but someone can't resist the smell of hot yeasty bread. Sigh. ...And of course then I have to go get a piece, because it's required. Haha. I really like the crumb I'm getting on this bread. It's very lovely and slice-able despite the fact that I'm using all whole white wheat flour. I think I want to do a mix of 2/3 whole white with 1/3 regular whole wheat next time, just to see what kind of flavor it gives it. And you can make sandwiches with it without feeling like your teeth are trying to saw through slabs of petrified cardboard. _-_ Finally got pics up below~

Cut for writing blather, pictures... food, swag, and... Batduck~ )

Ooh, ahh...

Nov. 5th, 2009 05:08 pm
coley_merrin: (Elisa claw marks)
This is like the post of posty posty doom. Forewarning. It is full of random and incoherence and wangst and whatever.

...Meaning, I had three drafts of a post saved with about three days worth of me being random. However. lol. :| Pushing the post button is too much for my delicate sensibilities.

Wangst and...stuff )
...Animal!verse part three is 10k. Heaven help us all. I don't know if I regained my brain cells. I...yes. Quantity =/= quality. Though I'm semi-satisfied.

Prince!SiHan with the invasion of Kyu and Mi (so...both combined...) is...17k. >.>

I'm "doing" NaNoWriMo in that I am trying to write the minimum of words on my fics per day... Which means when these hit the "ready" stage people will be ready to kick me into the stratosphere to stop my cluttering of their flists. Sigh. I made my goal three of the first four days, but I made up for the missed goal with some excess. I've written about...18 words today, and I'll be out of the house for an hour and a half. I'm not too worried, since my Geng scenes rolled quick last night. *stares at Jun* Cooperate. I contemplated working on the novel for about...1.5 seconds. But. If I take my eyes off these fics, I'll never come back as I should. It's a sad truth. So it is the month of fic progress, for yay~
coley_merrin: (starry night)
Hm, I just ranted for 500 words on my relative failings at people interaction and wistfulness and discarded it because... bulleting it is easier. And sounds less deranged.

  • I am involved.  I write.  Wangsting about achieving a grand total of six posts in six months and feeling like a speck is counter productive.  Deal, please. 
  • I am okay with who I am... rinse and repeat.
  • I heart you all, okay?  I wish I were more forward and less whatever or you know, not be sort of mousy, but HEY.  I'm the same breed of dork as everyone else, and it's okay, I promise.  XD
  • I just bought four romance novels and ordered five more from the library.  My heart.  <3  Speaking of... I need to get rid of some.  Umm.
  • Also getting Dan Brown's new book to read.  He may have the most obvious formula known to man about figuring out who his villains are (in the books I've read), but is quite a bit more readable than some I could name.
  • ETA:  Also the 30 versions of this icon I've made are still not working.  A big :P to the pic, but NO, I will overcome!  Bad lighting or no, I will have my icon.  *determination*
  • 4k on the KyuMi basebally AU is done and I will ogle them forever and be happy about it.
  • I also caved and joined twitter.  Ruh roh.
  • Did I mention ogling KyuMi forever?  Yes.
I'm also cooking this interesting chicken dish that has salsa and pinto beans and onion and pepper and stuff.  Well.  The crock pot is cooking it.  :P  I cried all over my red onion this morning.  It called for chipotle chilies which I I bought (in adobo sauce) which is... I've never used them before.  Opening the can sort of smelled like... smoky kechup.  I am attempting to expand my cooking horizons.  So we'll see if it tastes at all decent.  ...Why doesn the envious mood look like it's angry and swearing?  -_-

I also have lemon merenge pie.  The world cannot possibly be too bad.
coley_merrin: (Chef in ze Kitchen)


What food did I make with those dirty hands?

Oh wait. No. That was just from the brakes I helped change today.

Drum brakes are from the devil.
Food is food is food is food is... )
coley_merrin: (Historian - remain calm)
Work will drive me crazy. :D We will not focus on that. But did finally have the chance to be productive for the first time in a few days, which was nice.

Not a lot of writing over the weekend. :\ But did get a chance to expand on a few stories, and more over the past couple days. I keep posting things, and feeling like I'm posting way too often, but the bank of screaming stories waiting to be finished never seems to drop in number. Should I be concerned by that? Disenchanted? I need a magic wand. XD; But any progress is progress. Progress is good. <3

I am slooooooooooooooooowly attempting to push myself out of my nest. As in. Make a comment, reply to a thread, something... Something more than once a year. I feel it should not be this hard to do this. I have absolutely no desire to be a social butterfly, and couldn't even if I did, hah. But somehow dragging me away from my "nooo, someone will see me D:" mentality which has melded with my bone deep gratuitous laziness can, with hope, only end well...

I just made mac and cheese from scratch. Hm. The recipe was probably fine, but I think it heated too long, because it came out a little more texture-y than one would care for. Win some, lose some. I really should have halved the recipe. XD;;;;;; Better than that cake mix out of the box that turned out... ...*shudder*
coley_merrin: (unicorn)
Oh good, I have family hanging off of my elbows, and my muse is all HAY, HOWDY. *breathes* I was going to make a long post about Adventures in Bread from yesterday, but I'll save that for another time. I will one day make more interesting posts...

...I'd like to know how the genderwitch continuation crested 2k yesterday. No really. Where is it going? It has lots of fragments is a bit directionless in the beginning. :| ...But it does have SiHan, which makes my little heart happy. Poor Geng. Poor Hae. ...Also, poor Kyu. The things I put him (her) through... It was not supposed to want to grow a plot or back stories, okay. This is what the power of suggestion does to me. I am made of putty.

The SiHan proper is 7k, though. I've got mental plans for three scenes in chapter two, so now just gotta sit and do it. I've been poking at it through the day. I think it may need one more scene to round it out, but we'll see what smacks me. ...And then to plan chapter three.

Things To Do This Weekend No Matter What:
1. Write
2. Write
3. Talk to people who are not related to me. *throws myself at AIM with every ounce of my soul*

Gotta go rescue my shepherd's pie. -_-
coley_merrin: (starry night)
You know those pics of kittens clinging to tree limbs? This is me during "Emergency LJ Maintenance." Me: Don't leeeeeave meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I go a little crazy. I even started working. >.> Hurrah, site maintenance.

I also spent a good deal of time eyeballing a picture I really want as an icon. I spent 30 minutes tinkering, called it good, uploaded it, took it right back down. Apparently making an icon I really want is totally different than tinkering with a random image. I could hardly be accused of being an icon maker under the best of situations. -_- Will try again tomorrow.

I'm doing a negative amount of writing due to the fact that Coffee Prince is playing on my tv. Since I finally got the courage to restart the computer. \o/ Hurrah for being lazy on the couch. Finally split Fics Posted, including the one from the other day, from Fics Not Done. I was tripping over what I'd finished, since they were all in the same Word doc. -____- (behold, organization)

I also cooked brown rice today in the cooker for the first time... Hmm, kind if mis-estimated the amount of water needed. Oh well. Five minutes with more water in the microwave and it was edible. Will know better next time. -_-;

*toasts the world with Oreos and goes back to work... albeit late*
coley_merrin: (starry night)
Crock pot owns me soul. Just finished extracting creamy chicken and potatoes and it is, lo and behold... good! I finally bought more buttermilk, so will make more soda bread tomorrow.

She cooks, she bakes, she hides under the couch when she posts fic to a new fandom.

...Someone just walked in with three... Three!... boxes of chocolate covered cherries. What do I do with him?

Ugh, did I mention this was good? So good. I could make myself ill on this. (Thank you, recipe makers! Even I can make it!) It wanted me to add peas, and I said "Nahhhh" because peas and I, not so much. And the only thing I had in the freezer was a pea/carrot combo... There were carrots in it already, and while I do love me some carrots... Yeah. The peas thing was a no-go. (And in my defense, I did not buy that pea/carrot blend... That would be the same person who bought THREE boxes of chocolate covered cherries after moaning about needing to drop 10. He has all the impulse control that I do. Impressive.)

Well, I think that takes care of Monday.

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