Breakfast of Champions – or wannabe champions

•January 6, 2008 • 6 Comments

I am trying out a new energy regime, and decided to start drinking an energy/detox drink every morning. I have never tasted anything so healthy before in my life.

before it gets blended it looks like this…

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and after it’s blended it looks like this…

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I need to add a bit of water to it, today it was so thick that I had to eat it with a spoon. I didn’t think of remixing it with more water. I will know better tomorrow. I suppose that’s why they say hindsight is 20/20.

This drink actually works. I could feel the energy dancing on my tongue. I have enough of this stuff, to last me almost an entire week. If you want the recipe, I have posted it on CFS Squared: Tales of CFS, or come over and visit – I have plenty to share.

**edited to say, apparently this is supposed to be juiced, and so it would be umm juicier.  You are not supposed to eat it with a spoon!  Regardless- it still works as a blended beverage.

Christmas Has Been Ruined

•December 22, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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I went and had some tests done yesterday, and had a very major seizure.  My condition – whatever it is, is worsening.   Nice time to find this out – 5 days before Christmas.  So this year, I am not participating in the big event. Whether it pisses people off or not, I am really not caring.

So my family members don’t all feel left out, here is a list of what you technically should be opening on Christmas morning.

Dad – an art set, with lots of different paints, a sort of easel, a framed canvas, and a book on how to tap into your creative spirit.

Mum – 2 books The Little Prince, A Year in the Merde , and a crepe maker.

G – the craziest documentary ever made – Cane Toads: an Unnatural History, and a book of short stories by Irvine Welsh.

C – A book – Peony in Love, and yummy tea.

c – a rhinoceros puppet…its sooo cute!

Have fun on xmas morning people.  Sorry  I won’t be around.

Need a Doorstop?

•October 28, 2007 • Leave a Comment

There are bakers on both sides of my family.
My great grandfather was a professional baker. My baba was a stay at home baker, but made yummy concoctions all of the time. I spent many hours of my youth, learning how to bake, with her.  You would think that I would have inherited some kind of baking gene.  Sadly, I did not.

They will both be having a great laugh at their grand-daughter who couldn’t find her way out of a dough nut hole.

I tried making whole wheat bread today, and it turned out like this….
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It looks like some really bad meatloaf.  It ended up being a door stop.  I am not kidding….that door will not be moving anytime soon.

I better stick to playing the guitar.

Have a Little Mozart, Mr. Bond

•October 21, 2007 • Leave a Comment

I love these guys.  The intensity on the pianist’s face makes it all worth it, for me.

link via neatorama 

Bunnies Made From Clay

•October 6, 2007 • 2 Comments

Anyone who really knows me, knows that I can not get enough of the Sony Bravia commercials.  I am still totally in love with the commercial that they shot in San Francisco with thousands and thousands of super balls.  I could watch that commercial all day long.  To be honest, it makes me cry – and there aren’t a whole lot of ads out there, that can do that for me….I don’t even cry at long distance commercials.

The people at Sony Bravia (and their ad representatives) have put out another great commercial, this time featuring lots of bunnies made from clay.  If you live in a country, where this is not shown (such as Canada) here is a taste. 

And this will be where the in-laws sleep

•October 5, 2007 • 1 Comment

Do you reside in a small yet funky place?  Are your in-laws coming to visit….but you don’t have anywhere to put them?   Let’s be honest, who wants their in-laws (or parents) coming to stay long term.  Here is the perfect solution to the problem.  Purchase one of these bookcase/murphy beds and offer it to them, as their little comfort away from home.  This bed does not look like it would be comfortable enough to sleep on night after night after night.  But rather a fun and innovative piece of furniture that can be offered to overnight guests.  Chances are it will prompt them to go home the next day, or find a hotel somewhere close by.

The two puzzle pieces fit together to make a complete bed….but I think the seam that the pieces make, might be a little bothersome.  Really though, I think the idea is an ingenious one.  Check out this design and other functional pieces at Yanko Design.

Me Me Me Me Me Me Me!

•October 4, 2007 • Leave a Comment

I saw that Hsien took the Enneagram Personality Type Indicator test, and posted her results on cottontimer. In case you didn’t know this, I have to do everything that Hsien does (part of the job of being a shadow). Kidding. I hardly do anything that she does. But I thought it would be interesting to see how accurate the test is. Turns out, its very accurate.

I scored highest on Type 4 – The Artist – The intuitive reserved type – with a score of 10.

I scored lowest on Type 1 – The Reformer – The rational idealistic type – with a score of -14.

So I know you all want to know more, so here is the run down.
Artists have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.

Need to get along better with me – perhaps you should try the following:

  • Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.
  • Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me learn to love and value myself.
  • Respect me for my special gifts of vision and intuition.
  • Though I don’t always want to be cheered up when I am feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.
  • Don’t tell me that I am too sensitive, or overreacting.

Why I am better than you.

  • my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level.
  • my ability to establish warm connections with people.
  • admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life.
  • my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor.
  • having aesthetic sensibilities.
  • being able to easily pick up the feelings of the people around me.

It’s all true people.

Considering the fact that I am a musician – I can pretty safely say that I am an artist.  And so I guess it would make sense that I would have the qualities that make up an artist.

What type are you?