Saturday, November 05, 2005

Lasagne. Yum.

I made a really tasty cheese lasagna today. It turns out the the meat in lasagna is pretty unnecessary. I used a 24 oz. tub of cottage cheese, a 15. oz tub of ricotta, about 3/4 c. of grated parmesan and romano (sprinkle cheese, as my kids call it), and about half a pound of mozzarella all mixed together with an egg and a couple of dashes of basil. I used sauce from a jar, boiled up some noodles and constructed the lasagna in one of my white casserole dishes, putting the shredded the other half pound of mozzarella on the top.

Now I am going to get back down to some NaNoWriMo writing. It's going pretty well, but I have a lot of ground to make up. The new story is a lot more fun than the one I started with.

Friday, November 04, 2005

An overdue apology

I few days ago, I had a strange experience. I was at the grocery store, buying a few things for lunch, when an ex-boyfriend who figured largely in why I am such a screwed up individual walked up and started talking to me. After a little small talk, he apologized for screwing up my life. I told him I was 34 now, and was over it, and it was at that moment that I realized that I was right. I really am ok now. He said he didn't know how much it meant now, but I said that he thought enough to say it, and that had to mean something. It was, on the whole, a strange thing, but I think actually getting an apology really does mean something to me. It doesn't change anything, but at least I know that at least one other person out there has given some thought to things that happened to me. And, in the end, I am okay.

One little post about Tapioca...

I post one little thing about tapioca, and suddenly Google Ads is matching me up with "Aging", "Senior Chat" and "Women over 40". Ah, well... A few days ago, it was showing ads matching "Islam Jihad" and so on, as if my blog, on the whole, was of particular interest to Muslims or jihadis. And then, of course, for quite a long time before that, it had my content pegged as the kind of thing that you'd attach ads for HipHop to.

Watching what comes up on my Google Ads is getting to be some sort of weird hobby of mine. It makes me want to post things about rare species of birds and extreme babysitting, just to see what their program thinks would be a good match for my content.

Which reminds me... I have another site, mmorpg related, that I have broken completely. I originally signed up for the Google Ads for that site, and just added them here when I saw a link to them on the site. I need to fix my other site so that I can enjoy the wonder and joy that is Google ads.

I love Blogger, by the way. I have had blog/journal/diary type things elsewhere, but this remains the one I actually use.

Oh, and my display name... I saw my randomly generated Spammer name and thought it was funny. A few days later, it was still funny, so I thought I would use it for a while.

NaNoWriMo Notes

On Day 3, I scrapped everything I had written and started over. I wrote 600 words in under an hour, which isn't exactly blazing speed, but is a much better start than I had. I figured I could afford to scrap the mere 800 words I had written in the first two days for a better foundation. It is a bad sign when you're only 800 words in and you are already tired of the story you are writing. The new idea is going to make it much easier for me to reach that 50k goal. Instead of trying to hash out a bad fantasy novel, which has never been a genre that I had any talent for, I am going to write porn. I am not even going to call it "erotica" because that might make it sound like it was supposed to have some sort of literary merit. But no, it is just going to have a lot of explicit content, cramming in as many of my own pet perversions as I possibly can.

600 words in and noone has taken off their clothes yet. It looks like it will be at least another 600 words before the first person gets undressed... And I am really looking forward to getting there.

Yeah, this is going to go a lot better.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Because One Randomly Generated Name Is Never Enough

Your Japanese Name Is...

Kaida Anenokoji

Your French Name is:

CĂ©line Galland

Your Hawaiian Name is:

Lokelani Kiele

Your 1920's Name is:

Vivienne Leota

Your Irish Name Is...

Grainne O'Brien

My Your Easter Bunny Name is: is Posey Hoppity.
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Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.

My spammer name is Extraterrestrial Q. Euclid.
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The calendar says I am 34, but...

You Are 24 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

I can live with that. I am not sure I agree, but I can live with it.