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2012-12-11 12:29 am
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I have made ALL the candy!

5 hours of work (4:30 of mixing and dipping plus about 30 minutes of set-up and clean-up) and I have quadruple batches of white chocolate pretzels with green and red sugar (~360) and peanut clusters (~260). Plus this year I tried making about a cup of chocolate covered raisins for Mom with the some chocolate mixture left over from the clusters.

I am exhausted and my legs and back are sore from standing for 5 hours straight and bending over to dip the candy out. My fridge and freezer are full of containers of clusters. But I feel so accomplished. Now I just have to not eat it before it's time to put it all in the individual packages and take it to work to give out.
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2012-07-28 01:31 am

Olympic Opening Ceremony

Just got home from a show. Now for the Opening Ceremony! I'm going to try sort of live-blogging my reactions to this.

Cut for O.C. ramblings and a little ranting )

The cracky opening was fun but no Sherlock in any incarnation, no Arthurian references, and no Dr Who references at all? That is ridiculous given all the crap they showed in the music/teen lust/social media montage-that-wouldn't-end. Plus I read that they licensed the Dr Who theme for the ceremony but I never heard it.
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2011-05-26 11:14 pm
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Writer's Block: Revenge of the midnight movie

[Error: unknown template qotd]Noises Off, Clue, or Princess Bride.
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2009-04-12 06:40 pm

Google Bomb

Amazon Rank

Last week made me so happy about the shifting zeitgeist with Iowa (yay!) and Vermont. This corporate homophobia annoys even more in light of that.

This is the email I sent them (through my account so they can see I'm a customer who ordered from them just last week):

I was appalled to learn today of your new policy censoring gay books by stripping them of their sales rankings and removing them from search
results. Especially given the transparently hypocritical "explanation" for these actions that automatically classes gay content as "adult" while
explicitly sexual heterosexual materials are not so labeled. Please tell me in what possible way "Heather Has Two Mommies" or "The Filly"
are more Adult than books of Playboy centerfolds?

As a straight woman who believes in civil rights, I cannot in good conscience order further from your company until this policy is reversed
and rankings/search-ability restored to all products on your site.
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2008-12-11 06:19 pm

That was...obvious

Which Torchwood Character Are You?
Your Result: Ianto Jones
 

You most resemble the team's composed, sarcastic general support. Passionate but excellent at hiding it under a reserved exterior, you care deeply about people and have a hard time letting go. The downside of keeping such a tight leash on your external emotions is that sometimes you lose control and have to let it all out. Competent and hard-working, you like to be on top of things.

Toshiko Sato
 
Gwen Cooper
 
Captain Jack Harkness
 
Owen Harper
 
Which Torchwood Character Are You?
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2008-12-07 04:47 pm
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It's Calendar Time again!

I loved the calendar I made last year, so I'm doing it again this year. Once again, I'd love help narrowing it down. And there's a lot more to narrow this year because my obsessive-compulsive streak kicked in and I got on a roll that led to staying up to 4:30 last night making motivators. Hence the 49 motivators vying for 12 calendar spots.

There are 12 shows represented, but I'm not married to having all 12. I could have 2 from 1 or 2 of the shows. There are multiple picture choices for some of the sayings, sometimes from different shows. If you're wondering, the shows are: Buffy, Firefly, Stargate SG1, Doctor Who, Farscape, Stargate Atlantis, Lost, Torchwood, Battlestar Galactica, Dr Horrible, West Wing, and Psych. It's a little sad how many of the shows have either gone off the air (5) or are in their final season(2) And funny that a quarter of them are Joss shows.

So help me, friends!

phantmchic/2009 Calendar
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2008-12-04 01:28 am

NPH for the win!

King of the internet musicals! With bonus Allison Janney!

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2008-12-02 11:09 pm

I'm tempted...

to deliver this to our Kris Kringle tomorrow just to confuse him.

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In September I pulled over and changed [livejournal.com profile] lanning's flat tire (15 points). In June I broke [livejournal.com profile] alyburns's X-Box (-12 points). In May [livejournal.com profile] maniac64 and I donated clothes to the needy (11 points). Last Sunday on a flight to Vancouver, I stole the emergency flight information card (-40 points). In July I ruled Duluth, Minnesota as a kind and benevolent dictator (700 points).

Overall, I've been nice (674 points). For Christmas I deserve a Sony Playstation 3!

Sincerely,
phantmchic

Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:
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2008-11-25 03:16 am

I feel kind of illiterate now...

What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you read for school, underline the ones you started but didn't finish (or are on the shelf waiting for a free week).

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
Emma
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King

The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1984
Angels & Demons
Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables – But I have the musical memorized!
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon

Oryx and Crake
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield

I want credit for having read 80% of the works of Shakespeare and a ton of plays (especially Greek classics).

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2008-11-21 11:30 pm

Sanctuary

So watching tonight's episode of Sanctuary, the biggest impact for me was in watching Edward draw while they scanned his eyes.  Because all I could think was "this kid is like the secret weapon of Cranium teams; perfect sensosketches in less than a minute."

I have not yet been able to bring myself to watch Atlantis.  A whole McKeller episode?   A love Rodney, but he needs tempering and that's not something Keller does well with him.  Why would they waste one of the last eps of the series on this?  Is the Bill Nye stuff cool enough to make it worth it?  I saw the last 10 seconds before Sanctuary and the first minute or so of the reairing, if that's really all the John and Ronon in the ep I'm not feeling motivated.
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2008-10-11 12:08 am

Not a single jelly baby...

Geez, maybe it's just as well there's a show on Halloween (even if it's a Christmas show w/ no audience). I thought going as Vala would get me better "treasure".

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
phantmchic goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Vala Mal Doran.
alyburns tricks you! You get a block of wood.
cesperanza gives you 10 light green grape-flavoured nuggets.
copperbadge gives you 17 green cola-flavoured gumdrops.
ddayspring gives you 12 mottled green evil-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
lanning gives you 17 red-orange cola-flavoured gumdrops.
maniac64 gives you 4 tan passionfruit-flavoured nuggets.
mmmchelle gives you 10 orange lime-flavoured nuggets.
nynaeve1723 gives you 15 red-orange coffee-flavoured nuggets.
phantmchic ends up with 85 pieces of candy, and a block of wood.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.
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2008-06-11 01:23 am

Mash Game from Alyburns

Â
Behold... My Future
 I will marry John Crichton. Â
 After a wild honeymoon, We will settle down in Iowa in our fabulous Apartment. Â
 We will have 42 kid(s) together. Â
 Our family will zoom around in a Indigo Porsche 911.
 I will spend my days as a Explorer, and live happily ever after. Â
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whats your future
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2007-12-10 08:33 pm

Calendar Choices

I want to make my own Calendar for 2008 (mostly cause I can't find one I like as much as last year's Princess Bride Calendar). But I came up with too many choices. I've got 19 possible Motivators for 12 months, plus multiple possible photos on some of those Motivators. Please help me narrow it down!

Which picture is best for the multiple photo variations (Adversity, Challenges, Destiny, Dysfunction, Individuality, Potential, Power, Pretension, Teamwork)? Which 12 Motivators are best? One caveat, I want variety so I don't want to use all the Stargate ones or all the Firefly ones.

Photobucket Album
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2007-10-14 12:55 am

I love this Meme!

Stolen from Kel:

Rules:
- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD

I integrated Kel’s list and added a few of my own.



Now the real question.  Does all this mean I:

A) Watch too much TV

B) Am a Geek

C) Am a procrastinator

D) All of the Above



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2007-10-08 01:34 am

Spike on Torchwood Season 2

Oh my god!  I realize season 1 of Torchwood hasn't finished airing yet (watched 3 eps yesterday including the most recent Small Worlds) but can I have season 2 now?  Because I read this paragraph from an article linked on the UK-pace thread on TWoP and now I think my head is going explode.

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2007-10-07 11:02 pm

At least I'm not Clark...

Your results:
You are Spider-Man
Spider-Man
75%
Hulk
60%
Supergirl
57%
Wonder Woman
52%
Robin
52%
Green Lantern
50%
Superman
50%
Batman
30%
Catwoman
15%
The Flash
15%
Iron Man
15%
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.


Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz

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2007-08-26 05:22 pm

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At least Sirius likes me...







What do the Harry Potter adults think of you?



Result #2Albus Dumbledore is glad you are an Order member but thinks youre too anxious.Lord Voldemort sees you as a major threat and wants to have you killed as soon as possible.Minerva McGonagall thinks you misbehave way too much.Severus Snape hates you.Rubeus Hagrid thinks youre a good person.Horace Slughorn thinks you were a brilliant student with great potential.Sirius Black loves you with all his heart and would kill for you.Remus Lupin thinks youre a great friend.Bill Weasley is secretly madly in love with you.Lucius Malfoy acts like he hates you but actually has sick fantasies about you.Bellatrix Lestrange wants to personally torture and then kill you.Peter Pettigrew thinks youre scary.
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2007-08-26 05:06 pm

Ooh, I like this meme...




You're Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

by Lewis Carroll

After stumbling down the wrong turn in life, you've had your mind
opened to a number of strange and curious things. As life grows curiouser and curiouser,
you have to ask yourself what's real and what's the picture of illusion. Little is coming
to your aid in discerning fantasy from fact, but the line between them is so blurry that
it's starting not to matter. Be careful around rabbit holes and those who smile to much,
and just avoid hat shops altogether.




Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.