Monday, April 30, 2007

Yee ha!

I don't normally do CSI New York, but when I heard the legendary Suicide Girls were in this episode I had to watch!
Not as much as I would have hoped for. But still it was nice to see them out somewhere else. But CSI New York was fitting I suppose since New York is home to Coney Island!

I've been meaning to check out Knitty for the last couple of days, the e-mail landed in my Inbox and the promise of a knitted parasol had me sorely tempted. It's the kind of quirky thing I'd like to knit.

Speking of quirky I do believe the new Anticraft should be up this week! I am so looking forward to that, it is what the world of knitting has badly needed - a total VAMP!!!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Hubble Bubble!

I had planned to have the day to myself, but the best laid plans never seem to pan out how I expect. However I got to make a batch of Potato and Leek Soup in the Slow Cooker today so not a total loss.

Tomorrow is Pumpkin Soup, a new recipe as well! And a Tuna Slice I have had the recipe knocking about for absolutely ages.

I stumbled upon a recipe for Pumpkin Scones I have also been saving for ages and one I forgot I had, Raspberry Scones. Which prompted a discussion with Sandra D about what I consider to be a old wives tale, scone makers are born not made.
Now I think this a load of old carpet! Scones like anything else you cook, provided you make the time and effort to do it right, you should get at least edible results every time if not always picture perfect. There's a lot of bad cooking going on out there, so is it good cooks are born not made? Or is it simply everybody has the potential to be a good cook should they make an effort?????

Sideshow again tonight, I can't last week's totally inspired me. But it was the first I suppose. New Tricks I also see is being repeated, I am a little disappointed it's not a new season.
Tomorrow is another day so we shall see what it brings. I've already got my jobs mentally lined up for tomorrow. Chiefly washing should the weather be nice, and plenty of other things if I put my mind to it, and there should be time while the soups practically cooking itself!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Wednesday was Anzac Day. Yesterday I went to a funeral, realised I had no idea what the Lord's Prayer was (Note to self - no Lord Prayer at own funeral.).
And today I had a doctor's appointment but on the upside it seems I am in fact still alive and haven't unknowingly slipped into the land of the undead. Very satisfying I think. This afternoon I finally got to see the Queen with Helen Mirren. It was a good movie, Helen Mirren was excellent. But it seemed to focus on the Royal Fmaily through the whole Diana period. It was a very serious watch.

I watched Hoodwinked yesterday, I loved it. It was very very funny! Tonight I find out how good The Stepford Wives (remake with Nicole Kidman) is. And just in case I am soooooooooo inspired to be all I can be and so very very much more, I may have to take up some of this advice!

Yesterday I made Curried Meatballs for dinner, and today I made Chicken and Corn Soup in the slow cooker. It was really good! I'm looking forward to making that again sometime soon.

My next goal is to start organising my photos, I need to get an album for them. I don't really do photos. I'm not one of these have them put on display all the time. I just don't see the point, all they do is gather dust and make more housework then! But I have them floating loose in boxes and drawers, so it's about time I did something with them.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

In answer to Amanda's question I'm going to give a shameless plug to My Pumpkin Soup recipe, not only is it easy it's tasty and even Miss Stash who doesn't like soup will eat it!

Made the Slow Cooked Chicken again today from Punk Rock Domestics, that I can see will become a firm fave. I also whipped up a batch of scones, the recipe was called the Best Ever Cafe Scones and my word they were good! So light, and not at all floury. They were really good with some homemade raspberry jam and topped off with some whipped cream.

Haven't got Nigella's Chocolate Fruit cake made yet, I had hoped to try it today but I just couldn't fit it in time. So that is waiting for another day along with a Thai curry, marinara sauce from the Oxygen mag, Tofu and Veg Satay and self saucing choc pudding in my slow cooker. And some Chicken and Corn Soup also in the slow cooker, must look the recipe out before the end of the week, because I am hoping to make it by then.

What I need to post the recipes for is the Boiled Fruit Cake I made the other week, Beefburger Risotto! How long have I been meaning to post that?? I still have to try the Bolagnaise sauce, but I will put the scone recipe up for anyone who is interested. I am very into food at the moment I find I am a little more in the right mood to actually enjoy cooking, I love cooking. It is one of my fave things to do, but some times your so frazzled or so annoyed you end up eating toast or possibly just bread depending on what kind of day it was.

I love cooking! I've been doing it since I was very young, and I suppose it then could have gone one of two ways, I would hate it and never do it again. Or I would develop a unyielding passion for it! Fortunately it's been the last. I owe a lot of that inspiration to my grandparents and the many school holidays spent with them, usually a certain portion would be spent in the kitchen which was always exciting. Things like Tea Cake and Choc Chip Biscuits were pretty standered, occasionally Rock Cakes, probably the chocolate slice we always had and the good old slab cake!
What fascinated me most was watching my grandfather making bread, he usually did a loaf but occasionally he would make it into a plait.

We hit the video store yesterday to look for something to watch this afternoon after lunch, tried to convince Sandra D and Miss Stash that Hoodwinked should be funny - they weren't convinced. I think I might rent it when I return Ultraviolet (with Milla J!) for myself.
If you look at the spectrum as Do you want to do the job properly or just look nice? I'd put Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Garner closer towards the "looking nice" side of the spectrum. Milla is very ordinary looking in comparsion to these absolutely stunning women but when it comes to pulling off an action flick. It reminds me more of those guns blazing-buildings exploding-macho men action flicks I grew up with. I know where Bruce Willis is, and Arnold. And Sly pops up in the most unexpected places. But what ever happened to Dolph Ludgren? Jean-Claude Van Damme (who admittedly seemed to get a better run than Dolph)? Don "The Dragon" Wilson?
Eddie Murphy went from Beverly Hills Cop to Dr Doolittle! Mel Gibson went form Mad Max to ?????? Am I the only one who thinks since he decided to make the Passion of Christ he's been sightly odd???? The Rock! Who I adore, the man is gorgeous! But up until Doom he seemed to do well, but everybody I suppose makes a dog of a movie somewhere along the line. Then they tried to flog it in two pack with Serenity! Which while not as good as the TV show, further disappointed me when we finally saw the Reavers (big bad madmen of space), how unscary where they???

I am disappointed, very very disappointed! Action heroes have all gotten old and retired, and the villains are getting lame! An unwashed horde that looks like it could be easily conquered provided you stood upwind of them and blasted them with a fire hose just doesn't cut it. However I do like suits working for sinister corporations especially when they secretly cook up some bio weapon that gets loose and everything goes very very very wrong!

Anyway enough of my disappointment, while in the video store there was a sale on, so I ended up getting a couple of new DVDs. Shirley Valentine (I love this movie! Sometimes do what you want as opposed to what you should can be the right thing.) and that classic Dirty Dancing - oh how this takes me back! I got to rent it for my birthday when I was about 10, I think it was.
I've also got on loan from Miss Stash CSI Season 4! Which is very exciting. Hopefully I can watch some more tonight.

Cup of tea time I think. And the Daft White Cat apparently wants something??? What do you want??? The silence is deafening!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Best Laid Plans!

My Saturday did bot go at all how I planned, it became rather stressful and I had to come home and lie down for an hour in a quiet dark room to get over it.

I cooked something and was about to tell you about it, but it's gone! I'm making the Slow Cooked Chicken again on Wednesday, or the Drunken Chook as Sandra D likes to call it. I leave her unsupervised....Miss Stash was supposed to be watching her, a dash of Marsala says the recipe. And how much did she put in???? Drunken Chook?
Beef Stroganoff! That's what I made Friday in the slow cooker, Sandra D made corned beef in it Thursday and Miss Stash has not stopped eating the corned beef since, it turns out Mr Naughty also likes corned beef...

Anyway the stroganoff turned out well, dished up and then remembered I had forgot to put the sour cream in before serving, just dolloped it on to people's plates and they had to mix it in themselves. It worked, it tasted fabulous!

It turned out Sandra D did have a copy of the Margaret Fulton Crock Pot recipe book as I said, then she discovered she had two copies! So one has actually made it home with me, how exciting is this I can ring her up and we can both look at our books together and have consultations. Thanks to Sharon I will be looking out the French Onion Stew recipe. I was thinking about the French Onion Soup, theres a blast form Sandra D's past she used to make it on the stove top about 30 years ago? Maybe a fraction more.I have my book out now, does everybody else have theirs out???

Due to all the excitement, what is that Chinese curse? May you live in interesting times? I have got no knitting done what so ever, I am just too fed up to even look at it. Kind of like I am with the Daft White Cat he is a bit of a nuisance, oh just go away and play! When he does go off and play he is a bit of a clown, and I must admit it does amuse me

Speaking of clowns tonight is Alan and Denny night, followed by Scrubs! I feel a late night TV watching must coming on Toasted TV Tortilla! Yum!
And has anybody else tried that new carton of soup pumpkin with sour cream and sweet chili? I bought it the other week and had it, I remembered it last night after seeing an ad for it. While like most of these carton things it didn't really taste that much of pumpkin. It has inspired me for my next batch of soup.

Enough waffle! I should at least think about being productive. And watch some CSI, love CSI! I'm not sure if I will do New York tonight, I've never really taken to it.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Avast Me Heartys!

I am huge follower of too much of a good thing is wonderful, but too much of a good thing gone bad....Pirates I love them dearly, but there comes a time when most things hit an all time high and suddenly it's everywhere!

Now it's Pirates...which isn't so bad we could do with some more skulls and things in our lives I think. But sometimes it's a little too much, and not always particularly brilliant. But this could top it all, or surprise me in a good way.
We are talking about reality television here, the Pirate Master. I'll have to wait and see to judge.

On the knitting front, I temporarily put aside Miss Stash's HUS Armwarmer from SNB Nation. To start something else, took me two hours the other evening and I almost got it finished. My only regret was not starting earlier in the evening because I could have got it all done! Back to the Armwarmer today....

At home, I have started to have the big purge I promised myself I will always do. So far I have started on one of the biggies (and easiest!) the Recycling!
I read magazines, lots of magazines, I acquire them myself, from other people or sometimes in a second hand store.
Finally got around to sifting through them, I tossed a whole heap into the Recycling, which was very satisfying. Mostly I was keeping them because they had recipes I wanted. So I pulled out what I wanted, then I got to sort my recipe collection. Put all the things I want to make in the near future in a special folder and stacked the others into another folder ready to sort for future reference.

Now, I am going to invest in a large plastic crate to store all my food magazines in! As I am not going to part with any of them in the near future, they all live in a giant stack at the moment, apart from my Delicious which live on the cook book shelf because I really love them.
Speaking of Delicious, I discovered I could download the recipe index's for each year 2002 to 2006 as PDF's. And learned how to search them! How excellent!

I Touch Myself by the Divinyls is playing on the radio, there is a great Buffy reference to this, form the episode Lie To Me in the first season.
Tonight is the first episode of The sideshow with Paul McDermott and the final of West Wing....Although Miss Stash says she thinks they did make a single season of the new president????

Today is all my own, I have had a flat out week this last week, actually the week before it was quite busy as well. However today I am going to sit around in my dressing gown, drinking tea and eating toast and jam. Possibly planning the next adventure of Captain Denny and Matt Caveman. We haven't had one for a while. I have no idea where they may go this time.
And also because they are so much fun, the Armwarmers, the colour changes and how nice the Noro feels may outweigh the fact that it breaks and I may invest in some for myself to knit a pair next. Actually there is a scarf I want to make in it as well, I may get all the same colour # and see if I can create a coordinating set.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! Off to work we go!

I was going round to Miss Stash's to sit with Mr Naughty after work and had organised to leave my knitting bag there, forgot i had lent Miss Stash my spare key to her house and of course couldn't get in. Mr Naughty did not get sat with and I can not do any knitting.

My rice cooker hunt is over, I am after the Breville Avance Rice Duo! Now I just have to shop around stores and find the best price for it. I know 16 cups sounds a lot but I am getting into the one off cooking sessions to freeze so I can have ready made diners the days I don't have time to cook.

And as for the slow cooker, I thought I might be a weird obscure item that I would have trouble finding anything for. A quick Google reveals masses of information on them! Not only that but there are modern cook books for them as well! And yes Sharon I have tracked down Margaret Fulton's book, Sandra D had it in her cupboard! Now we will all have to pop over to Sharon's blog and ask her what colour hers is!!!!!
She's even kindly offered to share her recipes with me, and from past experience Sharon makes some fab stuff, I am highly addicted to her Date Scones!

I had a nap earlier this afternoon, so am having a supper rather than dinner tonight. I'm polishing off some leftover slow cooked chicken. Yummy!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Naughty Noro!

I have to ask has anyone who has knitted with Noro found it to break a lot???? I ma currently knitting up a Hurry Up Soring Armwarmer for Miss Stash out of some Noro, it runs thick and thin which I don't mind. What I do mind is the fact that it's taken to breaking at the most inconvenient points!

The Slow Cooked Chicken was a rousing success! I will be making it again, but purely for myself, I am not sharing it with anyone else. No one else!

And inspired by my recent success and some inspiring reads while seeking out recipes for the new slow cooker, I have decided to start shopping around for a rice cooker.
I'm keen to track down on of the ones that also has a steamer insert in it, kind of dual cooking. Very helpful.

Today was knitting coven day, we all got little cards with every ones birthday and colour preferences on it made by one of our members. Apparently one of my fave colours is turquoise!!!!!!!!!!

Something that is my fave, is CSI and the cat and I are going to make ourselves at home on the couch and watch it. Should be good, although I think tonight is meant to be a repeat. Never the less, I am enjoying my evening's on the couch, watching something on TV, reading or knitting. Really makes a nice change at the end of the day. My days seem so long at the moment, and there always seems so much to put into them.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Yesterday I had a blissful domestic day, I made a batch of Chili Con Carne in my new slow cooker. Which is neither orange or olive green "with a little kind of geometric greek key pattern around the top in a darker colour" alas, pity because that last one sounds very kewl!

The Chilli Con Carne was a success! I have some American recpies for Chilli, which involves neither mince or amazingly more so not one kidney bean! No! I kid you not! Not one single kidney bean!
I'm not a huge fan of Chilli Con Carne or kidney beans, having eaten a lot that wern't all that nice. But I have found the Annalisa brand do kidney beans (one side of the lable says kidney beans the other has fagoli rossi (fagoli meaning bean in Italian, and rossi meaning red), it all depends which sides facing out). I'm very keen on their chopped tomatoes so decided to try their kdineys as well.

I have learned a lot from cooking shows, magazines, books, websites and studying to be a food wench, however I cannot correctly pronounce coq au vin. Never mind I don't particulary fancy making it anyway.
However if I can get my tongue round the French translation of Beef in Burgandy I will be a slightly happier woman.

Powered through a pile of ironing yesterday, how exciting was that? Not really, I find it quite peaceful. I think it's all that repetitive motion - which is what Nigella says about risotto or any other dish that needs constant stirring, the repetitive motion is very soothing.

Then I topped the day off with eating of the Chilli Con Carne, and some knitting! Yes it's that project I haven't named yet, hopefully I will get a bit more done tonight so it looks more ipressive when I show Miss Stash tomorrow.

So far the Daft White Cat and I have had a hot shower, I got into my flanlette nighty, dressing gown with penguins on and slipped my ugg boots on, there will be some warm blackcurrant for me and the DWC???? He mght be under the blanket, he likes to hide under it and purr. I don't ask.

There's a bit of time to fill before Boston Legal tonight, I may work my way through Agatha Christie's Murder in Mesopatamia, it's a Poirot one but I do not remember it at all!!!!!!!!!!

While I remember the Slow Cooker Chcken! Testing it tomorrow so will let you all know how it turns out.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Hats are like sugardaddys, you can never have too many of them!

Well? Did you all survive Friday the 13th? If you've lived to tell a tale you should check out this awesome hat by Obsidian Kitten, so going to whip one up for myself.

I had a surprising find, I discovered I had hidden some of my Christmas cheque bounty away. Now last week when one of the department stores catalogues came out, they had a slow cooker for $50 and it was 6 litres in total, but divided into two sections - 4 and 2 litres each. Allowing you to cook two different things at once, ie dinner and dessert, main meat dish and vegetarian version main.
Now I had been planning on making a trip in and perhaps lay-bying it since there was no rain check and didn't want to miss out on an offer this good. But what do you do on a Saturday morning when you need a cheque cashed so you can hot foot into a department store and buy a split-level slow cooker?????

You ring your mum of course! No answer, after waiting all morning and not hearing form her I rang again. She hadn't checked her phone so had no clue I had rung her. We agreed to cool foot it in now, all that excitement wore the heat off.
None, zero, zilch, zip! We found a boy, looked all of about 12, he had to find someone else, the someone else looked about 16 and tried to at first sell us a rice cooker by the same brand name. No a slow cooker. "Is that different?" Yeeeeeeeeeesssssssss...............
We wait while he goes to check the catalogue and see if there is any left in the system. No, none left, last one sold this morning.
"Curse you for being not home!" I say to my mother. We go to look in another store and see what they have, we detour via the boogelly store who shall get no advertising what so ever from me. I spy the slow cooker like a I wanted, no not quite it's straight 6-litre. But still. Wait there's no price! My mother and I searched fruitlessly on the shelves for a price (a lot of things didn't have prices on the shelf!), then she espied on a tiny ticket at the bottom of one side of the box a price - $90.
No! Far too much. Besides by the time I got it to the counter and had it scanned it could have been $1 million! That would not do at all, besides I've yet to have been served in a timely fashion by any staff member, I could overlook that there always crabby if they'd serve me sooner. The sooner you sell me the stuff the sooner I will go away, it's very simple.

Made my way into the next department store after navigating my way around prams and marauding children, why are all prams suddenly 10-feet wide?????
The exciting thing was it turned out there was a 10% off sale on small electrical appliances, unfortunately no pram disintegrating ray guns or small child stun guns. But I managed to got a slow cooker, 5.5 litre with the 10% discount and my now found Christmas bounty I got my slow cooker for the bargain price of $12!
Tomorrow, tomorrow I make Chilli Con Carne in it! Then later in the week I am hoping to make this slow cooked chicken recipe from Punk Rock Domestics forum, and now I can't find it.....I'll find it later.
I've also come across a Tofu and Vegetable Satay which sounds yummo!

I don't mind vegetarian dishes at all, vegan I think may be a little extreme for me. I'm not sure I'm ready to commit that much! But I discovered this site while searching for recipes - Fat Free Vegan. And it had a crock pot section! Hurrah!!

On that note it is hot chocolate time, possibly white I think, I am very partial to it. And some toast and jam to go with.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Horror Movie Survival Guide

1. When it appears that you have killed the monster, NEVER check to see if it's really dead.

2. If someone passes you a videotape and tells you everyone who watched it died seven days after, for heaven’s sake, go rent something else.

3. If you're searching for something which caused a noise, and find out that it's just the cat, IT’S NOT. Leave the room immediately if you value your life.

4. If you find that your house is built upon or near a cemetery, was once a church used for black masses, had previous inhabitants who went mad or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices in your house, or if household objects start moving by themselves, move out immediately.

5. If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, or using a voice which is other than their own, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. NOTE: It will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared.

6. If you find a town which looks deserted, it's probably for a reason. Just avoid it.

7. If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, fangs, increasing hairiness, scurrying about on all fours, etc, get away from them as fast as possible.

8. If you're running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are a scantily-clad female. Also note that, despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.

9. If your car runs out of petrol at night, DO NOT go to the nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help.

10. And if for some stupid reason, you enter the deserted-looking house as a group, DON’T split up to go looking around.

11. If you have a friend who says he can see dead people, see other friends.

12. It’s not a good idea to do a school project on a local witch/series of murders/place where people disappeared mysteriously, etc.

13. As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.

Happy Friday the 13th!!!!! Remember I can see you at your computer reading this....

Thursday, April 12, 2007

So much reading, so little time!

And too little funds, I need to give up all but one of my many and varied interests.

I was out at the local K-Mart today , they had 25% off Bratz, and I had seen those wonderful Wicked Twiins there and thought I would take advantage of the savings.
Unfortunately the shelves of Bratz no longer consisted of the Twiins. The search resumes...

However I did see the third book by Leigh Redhead - Cherry Pie. No matter I still haven't read the first two, despite reading an interview with her when the first was released. I have been waiting for them to come on sale. So far no luck!
Also on the wish list is the third and fourth installments from Kirsty Brooks - The Millionaire Float and The Lady Splash. And I am hanging out for Janet Evanovich's latest Stephanie Plum when it's released, Lean Mean Thirteen (unless it's out, haven't sped it yet??). I had the joy of discovering a Between the Novel's Novella a couple of weeks ago. I read it in an hour and half. It was pretty good.
And what do they all have in common? They fulfill my crime novel passion! Of course there are my old Agatha Christie paperbacks with the weird covers of the time....

On the knitting front, I am starting something new tonight, so will see how it goes before I reveal more, and possibly include a photo of said object if it turns out well!!!!! On with I must go!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


This first one is Lela! Only this I think is the US version because the Aussie version dosen't have as cool as lipstick, bah!

This is what I am next hoping to add to my collection, the Wicked Twiins!

Monday, April 09, 2007

It was an exciting long weekend, I've been away to Hobart to catch up with the family. Miss Stash gave me huge Milky Bar Easter Egg! The Daft White Cat clearly twigged something was on and bought me an Eggasaurus Egg. At times he's quite cluey.

Then I discovered the upcoming Sideshow with Paul McDermott, I am so looking forward to that.

Then I finished the first Bowhunter Wrsitwarmer, not as brilliant as I hoped, but towards the end I got my groove on and it really picked up. So now I know what I am doing the second one will be perfect!
I also knitted up Saturday evening the first half of a pair of mittens for me! Two in one finished!

Then today I got my very first Bratz doll! I was quite keen on a lot of the styles, but I noticed in a catalogue while in Hobart one of the ones I was looking for and it was on sale for $10! (Well $9.70 to be exact, reduced form it's normal price of $20.70).
I have perched on my desk so I can admire it, Lela from the Costume Party series in a Witch outfit. I nearly thought I had missed out as all the shelf appeared to be full of was Yasmine in her Angel costume. But tucked away right at the back was one Lela.
I ummmed and ahhed over Yasmine, but her outfit didn't inspire me. And there seemed to be no others on the shelf so I decided to wait and see if I came to a more definite answer before I bought her.

While in Hobart, around my knitting success, I whipped up a batch of Nigella's Gingerbread Muffins, a Boiled Fruit Cake (recpie I found on the back of a packet, turned out brilliant!) and Nigella's Meatballs (tomato sauce). Also Sandra D and I cooked up a roast for Sunday lunch. A very enjoyable weekend, with lots of cooking and knitting!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Life is like a ???????

I saw this over at Skulls n Bats just waiting to be snagged by someone, and thought why not me???

Directions: If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be?

1. Open your mp3 library
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press Play.
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the Next button.
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool.
7. Don’t skip songs.

My Movie:

1. Opening credits: Gone - The Butterfly Effect
2. Waking up: Creep - Radiohead
3. First day of school: Lightening Crashes - Live
4. Fight song: Black Fingernails, Red Wine - Eskimo Joe
5. Breaking up: Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
6. Happiness: Post Modern Sleeze - Sneaker Pimps
7. Life’s okay: Caught Out There - Kelis
8. Mental breakdown: Never Tear Us Apart - Inxs
9. Driving: I Want You Bad - Offspring
10. Flashback: Call Me When Your Sober - Evanescene
11. Getting back together: Again - Lenny Kravitz (now this fits, will I ever see you again? Will that day come?)
12. Wedding song: Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
13. Birth of first child: I'm Not An Addict - Janes Addiction
14. Final battle scene: Venus in Furs - Velvet Underground (Shiny, shiny boots of leather!)
15. Death scene: Ballad of Lucy Jordan - Marianne Faithfull (No I didn't rig it! But it is apt I suppose.)
16. Funeral song: Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
17. End credits: Black Leather - Guns n Roses

Alright I should have lied! And cheated! Ah well at least Shaggy featuring Rik Rok - It Wasn't Me didn't come up for the funeral song or death scene, although it could be interesting, what kind of movie would that be?
Probably one directed by Denny Crane! Yes it's that time of week again, my fave day of the week is Monday's, it's Denny Crane Day. Which is a wee bit sad, but life is short you need to take your thrills where you find them. Like in the early episodes of the X-Files. David Duchovny with his shirt off!

However I am now quite fond of West Wing, but am not looking forward to next week's episode, it's going to be a box of tissue's episode I suspect!
However on the bright side there are five whole series before this waiting for me to see, plenty of time for old man perving. It all started with ageing rock stars....

Sunday, April 01, 2007

By the pricking of my black thumbs! Something green this way grows!

I bought a basil plant on Tuesday and so far my notorious black thumbs have not managed to kill it! If it does survive a bit longer, at least another week, possibly two to be sure, I am going to have a go at Italian parsley. From there, possibly some oregano.

Tonight I make for the first time ever, an Easiyo yogurt in my Easiyo yogurt maker. Up until now I have been making my own yogurt up from a mix of skim milk powder, water and some natural yogurt to start it off.
Fingers crossed it all goes well.

I was working away on the Bowhunter wirstwarmer this afternoon, and suffered momentary panic when I thought I had made a mistake and would need to take it back. My panic was unnecessary, I had merely miscounted!
It's really beginning to take shape and I am pleased with it, can't wait to start the 'back'!

Tonight is Miss Marple night, I have no idea what the story is as I can't quite put the description of it to a book, Sandra D thought perhpas they were doing the Pale Horse. Will wait and see.