*sad trombone*

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 19:36
sofiaviolet: bell peppers: the only vegetable I will eat! (cooking)
So, I frequently make stir-fry. Specifically, I make my favorite: Pepper Steak with Onion. While Mom was in town, she showed me how to make my own sauce (I was dependent on bottled stir-fry sauces and packets of sauce mix, and nothing was ever quite like what I get from Food Wall).

Her process includes marinating the meat in soy sauce and rice vinegar. So last night I dutifully cut up my beef, mixed equal parts soy sauce and rice vinegar in a bowl, covered it, and stuck it in the fridge. And then between housework and a sudden desire to go to the grocery store, I didn't actually cook it last night.

So tonight I drained my marinade, made my stir-fry, cooked some rice, sat down to eat...

IDK if it was the proportions, the sheer volume of marinade (I actualfax covered the meat in liquid), or the fact that I left it marinating for ~24 hours, but congratulations, self! I have just invented SOUR Pepper Steak with Onion. Which would have been great if I liked sour.

(The bell peppers turned out fine though. And the rice. I have never disastrously fucked up a pot of rice.)


Sunday, October 31st, 2010 19:06
sofiaviolet: my life is one of those you had to be there jokes (you had to be there)
So my Saturday totally sucked!

Remember how I was really worried about making my connection at JFK? It turned out not to be an issue at all, but for all the wrong reasons.

Read more... )

But I did finally make it to Grand Forks, four hours after I should have. And then I slept for 16 hours.

general fyi

Monday, August 11th, 2008 22:39
sofiaviolet: drawing of three violets and three leaves (Default)
My computer did actually die of water damage. It just took two weeks for the logic board to fry all the way through.

So it's off for repairs, and I don't know when I'll get it back. I'm hoping for some time next week and fearing that's too optimistic.

I am checking my email once or twice a day, but I'm not going to be reading my flist until I get my own computer back. I'll try to catch up then, but no guarantees.

... oh, who am I kidding? Yes, I'll catch up, although it might take me anywhere from a couple of days to the better part of a week, depending on what else is going on.

ETA: Wow, I'm all kinds of dumb lately. I never actually posted about this. But yeah, in a stunning display of fail, I dumped about three ounces of water on my laptop on July 27th. It finally gave up the ghost on August 8th.
sofiaviolet: awesome (awesome)
• Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] kisingchaos9 and [livejournal.com profile] ladysorka!!!!

• I have completed my take-home midterm for Gender & Society. I think I accidentally went over the time limit, but that's just what happens with me (at least when I manage to focus on something).

• Directly related to the above, I'm stimulated again with regard to that semi-academic bandom thing I said I was going to write. I'll jot down my thoughts over the next few days, try to give it some structure.

• Note to self: "brb, South Station at ass crack of dawn."

• MBTA trip planner hates me. :(

• As a result, I'm going to actually go to South Station at the ass crack of dawn tomorrow, because I need to see what time I can get there by. Then I will go to campus and hang around the library until class. \o/ I am insanely devoted.

• Or perhaps just insane. Even more insane than you're probably thinking. All shall be revealed in due course. *mysterious*
sofiaviolet: welcome to bandom - no, you're not dreaming (bandom)
More for the Auriel Skippy's list:

13. I will not write band boys into Auriel in any context.

14. No, not even as unnamed background characters.

15. And certain not as things like a major character's roommate or coworker.

16. I am also not allowed to graft bits of their appearances or personalities or life stories onto otherwise original characters, because that way lies madness and eventual violation of 14 and 15.
sofiaviolet: animated Hello Kitty-as-Cthulhu (Hello Cthulhu)
... and we've been saying all along that we want to share an apartment because dorms just suck. However, we may not agree on the decor...

[livejournal.com profile] zachens: http://xkcd.com/c150.html
[livejournal.com profile] zachens: We could do that.
[livejournal.com profile] sofiaviolet: YES PLZ
[livejournal.com profile] zachens: haha
[livejournal.com profile] sofiaviolet: NO SRSLY
[livejournal.com profile] zachens: ...
[livejournal.com profile] sofiaviolet: THAT'S WHAT WE'LL DO WITH THE THIRD BEDROOM
[livejournal.com profile] zachens: XD
[livejournal.com profile] zachens: I was thinking we could you know put in our desks and a futon, maybe the TV too, make it a study/guest room
[livejournal.com profile] sofiaviolet: BALL PIT

April 2014

  123 45

Most Popular Tags


Not nice, but friendly.


RSS Atom