First of all, thank you all for the suggestions! As I was home alone and needed to keep to small portions, I did tiny versions of several of the suggestions given: butternut squash was NOMFUL and pretty cheap since I used it in three different meals and the amount I got pre-chopped was like... $2.00; cake recipe was nomful! Chocolate cake recipe was nomful. Other recipes will be used when family is home and they WILL TRY IT, DAMMIT.
Used the GC that I got from my step-brother for Christmas/Birthday to get Dragon Age: Awakening
which I am enjoying VERY VERY much if only for the shiny new skills and the spiffy new armors. I imported my Warden, since poor Liir is just one of my favorite characters for playing through in that game. My poor wee little elf mage ^_^
Watched the new Who
and am ABSOLUTELY THRILLED with Matt Smith's Eleven. Thrilled and tickled pink and love and squee. I was capslocking a full half hour after I watched it the first time and then had a brief five minute capslock period after the second. No, no, really, I liked the whole thing. If you didn't, that's your business. But I liked it. Watched it twice, thought about it, looked for fridge logic... STILL LIKED IT. Companion and all ^_^. Especially companion! Also discovered that old iPod cord works to connect iPhone to TV so yay don't have to buy a new one.
Discovered new way to make microwave coffee cup cakes. YAY for pudding and honey.
Made steak into deliciousness tonight with a lovely salt rub etc. Quite pleased with the results since it was very cheap meat initially but it all turned out all right. Actually only ate about half of it and wrapped the rest for the fridge.
Hopping back, went to go see Joco and Paul and Storm on Friday and they were BRILLIANT. Loved it. Terrible service for the food but loved the experience. AND AND AND the one thing I was craving at the concert (... dear Highline Ballroom, whatever you served me was NOT 'cod fritter' by any definition; this
is a cod fritter, goddammit and PS: marzipan is not almond meal mushed with stuff and baked into annihilation) was what my grandpa randomly made for me on Saturday, so I NOMMED omg. NOOOMMED.
Watched all of Pumpkin Scissors
(which was good even if the anime stopped just when the Real Plot starts, dammi!) and then pulled out Martian Successor Nadesico
which apparently mephron
has not really seen which I declared a TRAVESTY and will be correcting soon enough.
But my SPAZZIEST spaz achievement goes to my yarn work. Recently, honestly, I haven't had a knitting urge... I've been spinning yarn, using some roving I bought to try and some roving I was given as a present by a dear friend (*waves to mephron
*). The first try, using some old wool that I'd bought ages ago, came out... all right. Pretty thick and thin, a little over spun at parts. Second try came out thick and thin as well, though less so. I was happier with that yarn. Third try, however... *points below the cut* ( Collapse )
SO YEAH. Weekend home alone was kind of lonely but not BAD and there was good food and there was spinning and productivity and I bought a new shampoo and conditioner today and I'll be trying it during my shower tonight BWEE!
So, uh, HAPPY EASTER!