Home Again!

Feb. 8th, 2016 09:07 pm
maybe_amanda101: (adopt a tribble)
Okay, THAT was an episode!  Damn, Gillian can act. (David, too ;) )

Home Again?

Feb. 2nd, 2016 02:49 pm
maybe_amanda101: (adopt a tribble)
I just kept hearing "Cheer up, Murray" playing in my head.  And thinking David needs to get that left eye done, pronto.
maybe_amanda101: (things_that)
It was just so nice to see Mulder and Scully again. :D
maybe_amanda101: (xmas_ornament)
First Kryceks of the year, ready for the oven.

kryceks
Yum.
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Anyone listening to Serial? Real life murder mystery. I'm working my way through it. It's fascinating.
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Stocking stuffers for adults (as opposed to Adult Stocking Stuffers, which, um, no) - Anyone got any awesome ideas?  I'm making jars of Epic Hot Chocolate (correctly named) but I could use some other ideas  - whatcha got?
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Cookies are done - gotta go!
A
maybe_amanda101: (adopt a tribble)
Didn't get half of what I wanted to accomplish done today. Barely got any of it started.  Apathy is a cruel mistress.
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Someone asked if I will do the annual Holiday Fic of the Day over at Haven.  Um...I suppose.  Yes?  No?  Bueller?
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Do you send Christmas/winter holiday of some sort cards? I love THESE, THESE, and THESE, but the notion of ordering them, writing on them, putting them in envelopes and then, ugh, mailing them?  Ugh. I don't even have the vaguest idea how much a stamp costs anymore.
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THESE is a very strange word.  Say it to yourself a few times.  Go on.  You'll see what I mean soon enough.
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I made these (there it is again!) last year:

They were insanely delicious.  I think I will make them again.
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And how was your Saturday?
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maybe_amanda101: (adopt a tribble)
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Hubby's coming home tomorrow.  I loaded the dishwasher all higglety-pigglety again, probably for the last time in a long while.  My main question is how did I manage to make so many dishes dirty in just a few days?  Mysteries abound.
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Buffalo has many awesome parks. buildings, and cultural venues.  They also have alllllllllllllllllllllll the snow. I do not evny them this one bit.
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And people think Canadians are dull:

Toronto streetcar sex involved 3 people, police say

The Ford Effect, I say.
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I haven't watched a full episode of Saturday Night Live, in, oh, 15 years?  But for this I might, even if it's only to see how many times Martin Freeman swears during the live broadcast.  (Also, who is Charli XCX??)
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The Duchess of Alba died.  Just because you CAN have plastic surgery doesn't mean your SHOULD have plastic surgery.
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Today's topic:

Do you have a book in you?

If you took all the fic I've written and stuck it between covers, I think there's enough there to constitute a book, so yes.  Another book? Something original?  Not yet. Or bloody likely.

Fact or fiction?

Fiction.  If I had to write a factual book (or do I mean non-fiction?  Hmm...) it would probably be of the "101 Things to do with Googly Eyes, Silly String, and a Pound of Soft Cheese" or "How to Attract Wild Animals to Your Yard (and Then Have Them Move Into You Attic, Causing Thousands of Dollars of Damage in the Process.)"

Publishers, feel free to contact me.
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These would make my annual Gingerbread Kryceks all the more awesome:
maybe_amanda101: (no_just_no_scully)
Happy Friday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!

To absolutely no one's surprise Sherlock is back January first on BBC One.  (And the beeb's marketing department is AWESOME!)

Today's prompt:

29. What movie, book, or TV episode makes you cry without fail? (Or get wibbly, if you're not a crier.)

Truly, if my mood and my hormones are right, I can cry at mutual fund commercials. I have cried at many a goofy damned thing (I wept like a baby when Angel took Connor's crib apart!  I cried along when Scully stood by William's bed and cried!  And do not get me started on John Watson talking to Sherlock's gravestone. Just don't)  I cry at fic, for heaven's sake.  So there's no one thing.
maybe_amanda101: (tardis)

Happy Who Day 2, and a joyous simulcast to all!
(Plans?  Me?  Not really.  Just unplugging the phone at 2:30 p.m., that's all.)

Today's topic:

23. The holidays are coming. Which means good food. Share a recipe for a dish you love to enjoy during the Merry Thanksmas season. (So we can enjoy it too!)

The holidays are HERE!  Celebrate!



If you like something a little more traditional:

Gingerbread Kryceks
(Yes, I really do make these every year.  The kids would be very disappointed if I did not. It would be like not having a Klingon with a bat'leth on the tree.)

Ingredients:
3 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
1
½ tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 egg
¾ cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
gingerbread man shaped cookie cutter(s)
parchment paper
(trust me on this one)

Method

Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl
with a whisk and set aside.

In a large bowl mix together
butter and brown sugar on medium speed until fluffy.

Blend in spices. Blend in the egg, molasses and
vanilla extract.

Gradually blend in the flour mixture.

Wrap the dough and chill for 1 to 2 hours.

Roll chilled dough on a floured surface to approx. 1/8-inch
thickness.  Cut out tough-guy cookie shapes. 
With a dull knife
(for maximum authenticity), remove left arm from each cookie.

Place the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated
350 degree oven for about 12 minutes, or until edges start to brown.

Cool completely. Decorate as desired. (Black icing makes nice oilien eyes)

Have a great day!

maybe_amanda101: (no_just_no_scully)

My car is full of ants. ANTS!!!!!!!!!  Happy fucking Monday to me.

Today's suggested topic: 

18. Share your favorite fandom places/sites outside of LJ.

Um, I don't really have any inside LJ, so, um. Yeah. Honestly, I don't exactly get how LJ works, or is supposed to work (since sometimes "works" and "LJ" seem incompatible terms). So I do all my fangirling at the usual places:

Haven

Ephemeral

Gossamer

AO3

FF.net

Sherlockology

Geekcrafts

Craftser (how do you not love a place with the motto "no tea cozies without irony" ?)

(I also fangirl the Vlogbrothers a bit.  John more than Hank, but well.  Yeah, Nerdfighter from WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back)

maybe_amanda101: (adopt a tribble)


Greetings from Glitter Central !!!!!!!!! (they don't call it "the herpes of the craft world" for nothing.)

Today's question is easy:

17. What song(s) always reminds you of that One Fandom Moment?

There are a few songs I associate with fandom-y things, but none as strongly as this one (sorry the quality is crap - it's all I could find):

No matter who is singing, no matter if I'm in the car or at the mall or in the frozen food aisle, I grin every time I hear Walking in Memphis. And not a small, furtive, secret grin, either, but the kind of grin which almost inevitably makes whoever I am with ask exactly what the heck I'm grinning about, (when it should be obvious - Philistines!)

Of course any bit of the theme song from Shaft gives me the giggles, too.


Canyoudigit???

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Title: Life-Getting 101
Author: MaybeAmanda (Amanda Wilde)
Email: maybe_underscore_a at rocketmail dot com
Word Count: 1600-ish
Rating: G
Timeline: the week before Christmas, 1993 (between Fire and Beyond the Sea)
Archive: Sure.
More Disclaimed Against than Disclaiming: Chris Carter owns M&S;
Fox owns The X-Files.
Thanks: to Circe, for emergency beta
For: forbiddenxspark. This is more start of friendship that true friendship, but these things have to begin somewhere :D

Summary: When she'd told Ellen not long after Ethan's departure that she had to get herself a life, she meant it. Well, the life-getting officially starts now.


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