Wednesday, September 16, 2009


okay, so I finally managed to squeeze in that extra hour-and-a-half of sleep. I was awakened around 9am by a combination of landscapers mowing, kittens mewing, and the sun being a downright cantankerous b*stard. our bedroom window faces due east, so as soon as dawn breaks, all hell breaks loose. the temperature skyrockets, the light fills the room, and the blinds don't do a damn thing to stop all of that.

so, here are the rules for getting back to sleep in my apartment:

  1. go to the bathroom. a full bladder does not a restful sleep make. sorry if that's TMI, but it's true.
  2. FEED THE DAMN CATS. otherwise, be prepared for long, drawn-out yowls from Severus. because he's annoying like that.
  3. climb up on top of J's computer desk, armed with heavy-duty duct tape and a fleecy, grey blanket. and tape that sucker over the window, being sure to cover both top corners, with a strip of tape loosely holding up the upper-middle portion.
  4. after that, be sure that the floor fan is on 'high', and facing toward the bed, and check to make sure that the A/C is set firmly at 65 degrees.

it's around that time that I climb back into bed, turn on 'Spirited Away' on my laptop, and play a few games of Scrabble on my ipod, until I'm finally cold enough and sleepy enough that I can cuddle under the covers and sleep like a baby(who happens to be dreaming about zombies--see, I had a use for that title, after all!).

anyway, that kind of brings me to my next point: Scrabble.

I am a Scrabble genius. there's no room for debate there, and no point to telling me how hubristic I am.

I downloaded the Scrabble app. for my ipod on...(runs to check itunes)...May 2, 2009. since then, I have played 1,081 games, and have won 91% of those(for those doing frantic math in their heads--likely, no one--that's 983 games won).

one of these days, I'm going to post an ad on Craigslist for a 'Scrabble Night' and actually respond to peoples' emails regarding the ad...yea, I kind of dropped the ball last time LOL.

on to politics: has anyone heard what former President Carter has been spouting? *shakes head*'s the article:

obviously Carter, like many people(black and white) of his generation, is not taking into account the myriad intelligent people(black and white) who do not support much of what President Obama is doing. I've said it before and I'll say it again: opposing the decisions of the president does not make you a racist.

but, Carter, like many people I know, comes from a generation where attitiudes toward black people was based largely upon race. it's different nowadays, but that generation cannot understand that, unfortunately.

anyway, time to straighten up the house, get spiffy, and eat something, maybe.


Recipe Time!

so, the other day at the supermarket, I came across these adorable baby cauliflower(s?), and bought them on a whim.

tonight, I boiled them in some salt water for 4 minutes(until they were tender), and then transferred them to a saute pan, where I added some chopped red onions, fresh lime juice and lemon juice, minced garlic, fresh dill, fresh chopped salsa, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, dried basil, garlic pepper, powdered ginger, and a bit of cumin...fantastic!

Amusez-vous bien!


  1. Thanks for the comment on my blog! How many cats do you have? I like your user pic!

  2. I have 7 cats :D I posted pics of all of them in the last post, but I have to put up some more recent ones, this weekend :)

  3. I would like to comment on your statement, "where attitudes toward black people was based largely upon race. It’s different nowadays..." Please tell me what world do you live in? (Besides the cozy comfort of your bed!) America was built on exploiting racial differences, may it be the Asians building the railroads across America or may it be the Irish and Italian children working in milling and mining factory working 20 hour days. Racism is inbreeded in our culture as Americans. Yes, today we don’t have the daily lynching of black men or the attempts of busing black children to white schools, but we still have the prejudices and the “be-little-ing” of what blacks other minority groups have contributed to America on an hourly basis.

    Former President Carter comes from an era of time where it was publicly accepted to practice such prejudices. He also see and realizes that those errors of our ways (sort of speak) are resurfacing. Now, I don’t 100% agree with everything that President Obama put forth, but I do have a great respect for a man that is intelligent and is willing to step into a position that more then half of America, because of it’s prejudices, will kill him for being in, based solely on his race.

  4. litreddish--I, unlike you, live in the REAL world, where there is just as much prejudice from ignorant whites toward people of color as there is from ignorant blacks towards whites.

    President Carter is living in the past, and making generalizations based upon the past. as I said, he has not taken into account the millions of INTELLIGENT dissenters in this nation.

    and, I do respect President Obama, but I do not support much of what he has been doing, and the fashion in which he has been doing it.