Moving
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My host has gone under leaving my high and dry without access to my cpanel and all emails to them for help just bounce back.  Not sure what’s going to happen, but I obviously have to move hosts.  I don’t really blog the way i used to, so i’m not even sure if it’s worth it, but i can’t bear the thought of losing my beloved crumpledpaper.  Also, i’ve been doodling again lately and was feeling like maybe i wanted to start up my comic again! So this whole web disaster is bad timing.  Because i havent blogged a lot lately, i dont have a recent back up of my files.  Which means I might lose everything! We’ll see.

Wish me luck!

Originally published at C.P.. You can comment here or there.


fffractures: i cannot stop thinking about divergent over and over in my head  you know you’re aR
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fffractures:

i cannot stop thinking about divergent over and over in my head 

you know you’re a book nerd when you’re still thinking about every detail of a novel two days after finishing it.

Ditto.

Originally published at C.P.. You can comment here or there.


fffractures: i cannot stop thinking about divergent over and over in my head  you know you’re aR
hermione.
crestfallenpoet

fffractures:

i cannot stop thinking about divergent over and over in my head 

you know you’re a book nerd when you’re still thinking about every detail of a novel two days after finishing it.

Ditto.

Originally published at C.P.. You can comment here or there.


fffractures: i cannot stop thinking about divergent over and over in my head  you know you’re aR
hermione.
crestfallenpoet

fffractures:

i cannot stop thinking about divergent over and over in my head 

you know you’re a book nerd when you’re still thinking about every detail of a novel two days after finishing it.

Ditto.

Originally published at C.P.. You can comment here or there.


The Simple Things
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Good Afternoon everyone!!

I love enjoying the simple things in life.  The taste of my morning coffee, the slight twitch of Chibi’s ear as she keeps me company while I type,  and the soft  feeling of my slippers keeping my toes warm.  I just love Saturday mornings!  After a long week, there is nothing better than giving myself a few hours to relax, work on some crafting and indulge in a most delicious coffee.  There’s always so much to do on the weekends; cleaning the house, doing laundry, going to the gym, visiting family etc, that I often feel like I haven’t had much of a weekend at all! Before you know it, it’s Sunday night and back to work!  So for me, it’s very important that I allow myself a few hours to do nothing. To just relax, and not worry about all the work I have ahead of me.

On of the projects I want to work on this weekend is a Valentine’s wreath.  I was in Micheal’s the other day and I saw all these cute door hangins, ranging between $10-$15 and I was almost sucked in!  Then I thought, wait a minute, this is a craft store! I should make one!  Universe knows I have enough ribbon and flowers and what not.  So all I needed was a few wooden hearts to decorate.  So I popped down to the wooden section and picked up a few hearts for 49cents a piece! So For a few dollars I will make a most lovely wreath! On my way home I remember that I have a heart shaped wreath that I was going to turn into a spring one.. and I still might as I’d hate to use it for something that will only be up for a few weeks at most.  But i pulled it out for some inspiration and promptly Chibi decided that it was a most comfortable place to sit. She’s still there right now, curled into a cozy little ball.  I love my Chibi-kins so much!

Any who, I’m about to run to the gym for my weekend work out but before I do, I want to share with you my dinner from last night! It was my first attempt cooking Quinoa.  My older sister cooks with it fairly frequently, and it’s always tasty,  but I never have so it was high time I tried!  Using The Edible Perspective’s recipe for Perfectly Cooked Quinoa, which is almost exactly how I cook rice, I gave it a whirl!  And I was most successful.  I added some garlic salt and spices while it was cooking cause I knew I intended to make a stir fry with it.  But her advice to cook it plain so that you can use the left overs for anything is very valuable information.

I also used her Slow and Low Sweet Potato recipe and Oh. My. Goodness.  Were they ever delicious!!!!  Can you tell I’ve become a fan of Ashley? (The Mistress of The Edible Perspective!)  Talk about the simple things in life! This recipe is seriously nothing more than olive oil and a pinch of salt.  I can see that this is going to become one of my go-to side dishes.  I think a lot of people stay away from sweet potato because they assume cooking a dish with it is bound to be a lot of work and I am here to tell you that nope! It’s amazing.  Oh ya! So back to the quinoa, after i cooked it, I scrambled up some eggs, added some yellow pepper, onion and zucchini, and then added the cooked quinoa last.  It was super yummy! Complete it with some steamed broccoli and bam! Dinner is served.  If you’re not a fan of eggs, you could easily remove the eggs and use tofu instead.  Or if you eat meat, some chicken or pork or what not.  I really like the texture and taste of quinoa.  I think it may just replace my use of white rice! (I know, i still was eating white rice?!) After some googling the subject, I see that it’s super good for you, and is rich in amino acids, proteins and all that other junk that is good for us.  I’m hooked!

All right, all right.  Enough stalling, off to the gym I go to torture my poor body!

Peace and Love!

Christine and Chibi <3

 

Originally published at C.P.. You can comment here or there.


Taco Madness!
hermione.
crestfallenpoet

Hello everyone!!  How are you guys today?  Hope you all had a most lovely Thursday :)!  My Thursday was much like any other Thursday.  I woke up, got ready for work, went to work, worked, walked home from work, made dinner, did dinner dishes, puttered around online, watched some telle and cuddled with Chibi.  All in all, a most enjoyable day!

There is one note about my breakies that I want to share!  In keeping with my new health regime, I’ve been trying to find a healthy breakfast that sticks. I’m trying to cut down on eggs and bread and the butter that usually goes with it, but I still wanted something tasty!  Breakfast is, after all, a very important start to my day.  For a while I was trying to eat granola and yogurt, but it just wasn’t doing it for me, so then I’d made hot oatmeal w/ what ever fruit I have on hand.. but that wasn’t really doing it either.  I don’t know why, it just bored me.  But then, i saw a great idea on The Edible Perspective, (that new blog I love) that has revolutionized my mornings! What secret is this you ask?  It’s to combine them in a glorious union of hot and cold.  So now I make a small scoop of hot oatmeal, throw in a scoop of granola cereal, then a scoop of yogurt, or peanut butter or what ever you’re feeling, and throw some fruit on there if you have it.  It’s crazy yummy! I don’t know why! I don’t know why I never thought of it!  It may be obvious to some of you, but it really just never occurred to me to combine them all. I love the crunch of the granola mixed with the hot yumminess of oatmeal.

Any who! On to the taco madness!  As I said in a recent post, Andy worried that my new resolve to not eat red meat would be the end of tacos. Little did he know what I was just itching to try out a chickpea taco filling! Once again I looked for some recipes online and ended up just winging it with what I had on hand.  I took a cup of chickpeas (canned and rinsed), onion, red pepper, zucchini and mixed it up with all kinds of spices.  Chili powder, garlic, onion powder, kosher salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, and.. something else? Can’t recall.

I saw a recipe that called to bake it for 20-30 mins that would give it a nice crisp coating and I would have tried that had it not been a long work day.  I was super hungry so I just pan fried it up till it looked fairly cooked.  Have I ever told you how much I love zucchini? I really really do.  I can’t wait to try a zucchini loaf!

Then we heated up the tortillas. Like so ~_~


Then I whipped up some guacamole which is the best thing you can do with an avocado that’s a bit too ripe.  For me, there’s a point when the avocado is a bit too soft and I can’t eat it on a sandwich or on it’s own, but I can mush it up and add copious amount of garlic and it’s just fantastic.

So there you have it!  Add a bit of cheese and salsa and BAM! Veggie tacos extraordinaire! Doesn’t it look delicious? MMM. I devoured them. Nom nom nom!

After I took that final picture, Andy said Hey! What about mine?? He had worked very hard on his marinade for his red meat and he said they tasted delicious! The lighting it a little terrible, and to me they don’t look nearly as scrumptious as mine, but i guess that means I’m happy with my life change!

So there you have it, another cooking adventure with Christine the aspiring vegetarian!  I’m pretty sleepy now and I’m about to head to bed, but there’s one last thing that happened today that I have to share!  On my lunch break, i stopped in at a pet store to pick up a litter box filter and saw a little “Grow your own catnip” kit.  It’s made here in BC  and came with a little sample bag of catnip so i thought why not? Chibi hasn’t shown too much interest in catnip yet, but she’s young yet, and i thought by the time the plant is grown, maybe she’ll have developed a liking. When I got home from work I set the bag down by the door and because the cat nip was in a little bag, within a bigger bag that was in yet another bag, i didn’t think much of it.  Well, I’ve sure learned my lesson.  While the hunny and I were watching some after dinner telle,  I noticed I hadn’t seen the cat in a while, which is unusual as Chibi is almost always in the same room as us.  So I got up to see where she was and when I walked into the bedroom, i almost died from cuteness overload mixed with horror.  There, upon the bed, was Chibi rolling around in cat nip that was also all over the bed!  She had dragged the bag up there and torn it to shreds, along with the instructions on how to grow the seeds!

Oh Chibi… my silly kitty, how I love you so very much that you can make a colossal mess and I still think you’re so darling!

Any who, enough blogging, off to bed for me!

Lots of Love,

Christine and Chibi

Originally published at C.P.. You can comment here or there.


Maurice Sendak on The Colbert Report, January 24, 2012 This…
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Maurice Sendak on The Colbert Report, January 24, 2012

This interview was prolly the best and greatest interview I’ve ever seen Steven do.

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adriofthedead: sleeplikedeadmen: marioninstitutionformentalheal…
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[Flash is required to watch video.]

adriofthedead:

sleeplikedeadmen:

marioninstitutionformentalhealth:

iamjustacoat:

tccooksshit:

demonsistersruru:

randomredux:

fanaticality:

supercomputer:

phaibooty:

Wow. 

Pardon my French – fuckin’ hell, that was moving.

Oh…oh my.  Even if I could word this properly, there are no words to describe the truth of a video that speaks for itself except to say, “If you don’t watch it, you miss out.”

Always reblog.

{Time to reblog this again?

Cool with me.}

((Oh hey Charlie Chaplin. What’s that? You have a speech in your first talking picture? Well isn’t that sweet, I’m sure it’s very ni-whoa…))

legit crying right now yeah

I agree whole-heartedly.

I just really really like this video, I find it all kinds of inspirational

I’ve probably said this like 8 million times in the past but everyone needs to watch “The Great Dictator” at least once. While the majority of the movie is very funny and lighthearted, the end speech (this speech) is probably hands-down one of the greatest in cinematic history.

wow.

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adriofthedead: sleeplikedeadmen: marioninstitutionformentalheal…
hermione.
crestfallenpoet

[Flash 10 is required to watch video.]

adriofthedead:

sleeplikedeadmen:

marioninstitutionformentalhealth:

iamjustacoat:

tccooksshit:

demonsistersruru:

randomredux:

fanaticality:

supercomputer:

phaibooty:

Wow. 

Pardon my French – fuckin’ hell, that was moving.

Oh…oh my.  Even if I could word this properly, there are no words to describe the truth of a video that speaks for itself except to say, “If you don’t watch it, you miss out.”

Always reblog.

{Time to reblog this again?

Cool with me.}

((Oh hey Charlie Chaplin. What’s that? You have a speech in your first talking picture? Well isn’t that sweet, I’m sure it’s very ni-whoa…))

legit crying right now yeah

I agree whole-heartedly.

I just really really like this video, I find it all kinds of inspirational

I’ve probably said this like 8 million times in the past but everyone needs to watch “The Great Dictator” at least once. While the majority of the movie is very funny and lighthearted, the end speech (this speech) is probably hands-down one of the greatest in cinematic history.

wow.

Originally published at C.P.. You can comment here or there.


motleycrafter: Ravelry: Honeymoon cottage potholder pattern by…
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motleycrafter:

Ravelry: Honeymoon cottage potholder pattern by Lily Mills Company

So cute!  Oh Tumblr, how I’ve missed you!!!

Originally published at C.P.. You can comment here or there.


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