All posts for the month May, 2006

‘average homeboy’

Published May 30, 2006 by lisaolisa
John Richards’ playlist mailers include a link demonstrating that "the end is near." These links often lead us to, where we find us denny ‘blazin’ hazen. Ouch.
–> ‘average homeboy’
–> john richards

irish bread

Published May 27, 2006 by lisaolisa
360 gr. Wholemeal flour (You can find it in Trader’s Joe)
120 gr. Plain white flour
1 table spoon wheat germ
1 table spoon oatmeal (You can find this in Trader’s Joe as well)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg beaten
A pinch of salt
300 ml buttermilk (regular milk works as well)
Mix it together and bake it for 40 minutes at 400 F. You can brush some of the remaining of the egg on the top of the loaf before baking it. It will give it a nice warm color. Also, you want to cut a cross on the top of the loaf before baking it.


Published May 26, 2006 by lisaolisa
This tool take safe results and dirty results, does some math, and tells you how much of a slut you are. Surprisingly, Bill Gates rates Promiscuity: 22.24%, while personal hottie Ralph Fiennes rates Promiscuity: -40.91%.
–> Slut-o-meter

where user pictures are stored

Published May 26, 2006 by lisaolisa
On Windows XP these pictures are stored in: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures
There is also one image – the Guest account icon – stored in the folder one up from that folder: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account Pictures
Each picture is a 48×48 pixel, 24-bit colour bitmap.

whiskered wife

Published May 26, 2006 by lisaolisa
All the good things are worth the wait
but an empty pocket and a burning shoe
make it easier just to clean the slate
and what’s a family but a bill that’s due

protein bars

Published May 26, 2006 by lisaolisa
Alton Brown, 2005

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 24 (2-inch) squares

4 ounces soy protein powder, approximately 1 cup
2 1/4 ounces oat bran, approximately 1/2 cup
2 3/4 ounces whole-wheat flour, approximately 1/2 cup
3/4-ounce wheat germ, approximately 1/4 cup
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 ounces raisins, approximately 1/2 cup
2 1/2 ounces dried cherries, approximately 1/2 cup
3 ounces dried blueberries, approximately 1/2 cup
2 1/2 ounces dried apricots, approximately 1/2 cup
1 (12.3-ounce) package soft silken tofu
1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice
4 ounces dark brown sugar, approximately 1/2 cup packed
2 large whole eggs, beaten
2/3 cup natural peanut butter
Canola oil, for pan
Line the bottom of a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish with parchment paper and lightly coat with canola oil. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the protein powder, oat bran, wheat flour, wheat germ, and salt. Set aside.
Coarsely chop the raisins, dried cherries, blueberries and apricots and place in a small bowl and set aside.
In a third mixing bowl, whisk the tofu until smooth. Add the apple juice, brown sugar, eggs, and peanut butter, 1 at a time, and whisk to combine after each addition. Add this to the protein powder mixture and stir well to combine. Fold in the dried fruit. Spread evenly in the prepared baking dish and bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 205 degrees F. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting into squares. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container for up to a week.
–> Source: The Food Network

how to talk to a new yorker

Published May 21, 2006 by lisaolisa

I’m listening to You Just Don’t Understand: The Sociolinguistics of Everyday Conversation, partly because of the sociology, partly because of the linguistics, and partly because after so many years of trying, I still haven’t melted into the pot of Puget Sound. On a conscious level, I expend much energy doing my best imitation of a Californian. I can hear my self-editing self sounding drunk or retarded most of the time, and see listeners impatiently watch me struggle to express myself through this filter. Invariably the New Yorker goes off, as off-putting and confounding as a percussion grenade in this tea room we call home. Here, I am retarded and inarticulate, except for the times I am explosively unpredictable.

–> PBS: Do You Speak American? New York style
–> That’s Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Your Relations with Others (abridged and less interesting version)